This document was last updated on March 30, 2009.
1. ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Backwoods Home Magazine, Inc. is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with our website. By accessing www.backwoodshome.com, whether directly or through alternate web addresses, links from other websites, advertising banners, or any other means, you acknowledge and fully understand Backwoods Home Magazine, Inc.’s Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Website Privacy Statement.
2. MAILING LISTS
Backwoods Home Magazine, Inc. respects the privacy of its subscribers, customers and readers. We never have, and never will, sell, rent, loan, give away, or otherwise share the name and address of anyone who does business with us or communicates with us, by whatever means, if they have requested we not do so.
When you do business with us, we ask that you tell us if you do not want your name and mailing address included on our list of people who would like to receive information from other companies with products or services of interest to self-reliant people.
Regardless of your choice, we will NEVER provide your name to any business that promotes hate, bigotry, pornography or the like.
If you tell us you do not want to be part of the mailing list, we will permanently flag your account so that it will not be used when compiling mailing lists. If you change your mind, you must contact us and request future inclusion on the list.
If you are included on our mailing list, you may request removal at any time. All requests for inclusion, removal or other matters relating to the Special Offers list should be emailed to email@example.com You may also send your request via U.S. Mail to: Customer Service, Backwoods Home Magazine, P.O. Box 712, Gold Beach, OR 97444.
3. COMMUNICATING WITH US
When you communicate with us by sending comments about the magazine, web site, articles, or other issues, we may include your letter in the "Letters" section of the magazine or in the "Feedback" page on the web site, or both. If we use your letter or comment we may include your name, city or town, state or province, and country (if not USA).
If you do not want your letter published, or if you do not want your name, city or town, state or province, or country published, we ask that you tell us each time you write, preferably at the beginning of the communication.
Editorial comments may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments about web site issues should be addressed to email@example.com.
4. PARTICIPATING MERCHANT POLICIES
Related services and offerings with links from this website, including vendor sites, have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Online merchants and others who participate in Backwoods Home Magazine, Inc. services are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives and to take a responsible attitude towards consumer privacy. However, since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend and encourage that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.
5. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
Backwoods Home Magazine, Inc. collects certain information from and about its users three ways: directly from our Web Server logs, the user, and with Cookies.
A. Web Server Logs
When you visit our Website, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:
- Your Internet protocol address.
- The kind of browser or computer you use.
- Number of links you click within the site.
- State or country from which you accessed the site.
- Date and time of your visit.
- Name of your Internet service provider.
- Web page you linked to our site from.
- Pages you viewed on the site.
B. Personal Information From Users
Visitors to our website purchase goods and services. When you register and/or check out, we will request some personal information such as name, address, email, telephone number or facsimile number, account number and other relevant information. If you are purchasing goods or a service, we will request financial information. Any financial information we collect is used only to bill you for the goods and/or services you purchased. If you purchase by credit card, this information may be forwarded to your credit card provider.
For other types of registrations, such as for our Readers' Forum, we will ask for the relevant information.
You may also be asked to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, such data may be warranted in order to provide online technical support and troubleshooting.
We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties if you ask us not to except to the extent necessary:
- To fulfill your requests for goods or services, or
- To protect ourselves from liability, or
- To respond to legal process or comply with law, or
- In connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the company.
If you use our Tell-A-Friend form to let someone else know about one of our websites, we will collect your name, the other person's name, and both email addresses. Email addresses are not added to any mailing list. If you are selected as a winner, we will use your email address to notify you. If you respond before the date listed in the notice, we will use your name and mailing address to send you the prize you selected. Winner's names, mailing addresses, and email addresses are added to our customer database and mailing list.
Forum & Chat Room
Our Forum has a separate User Agreemenet which may be reviewed at http://www.backwoodshome.com/forum/vb/faq.php?faq=terms_header#faq_terms_and_conditions
The service which hosts our Chat Room makes daily transcripts of all posts which transcripts are emailed to and archived by Backwoods Home Magazine, Inc. or its representative.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within the site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality.
Backwoods Home Magazine, Inc. reserves the right to share aggregated site statistics with partner companies, but does not allow other companies to place cookies on our website unless there is a temporary, overriding customer value, such as merging into www.backwoodshome.com a site that relies on third-party cookies or serving third-party advertising.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Website. You also have the ability to delete cookies at any time. Refer to your web browser's documentation for details.
a. Third-party Advertising
Backwoods Home Magazine, Inc. uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
I. Google and DoubleClick
Google's use of the DoubleClick DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site(s) and other sites on the Internet. The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in the ads served on publisher websites displaying AdSense for content ads. When users visit an AdSense publisher's website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user's browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help Google better serve ads of interest to visitors and AdSense publishers better serve and manage the ads on their site(s) and across the web.
6. USE OF TRACKING CODE, WEB BEACONS OR GIF FILES
Backwoods Home Magazine’s Web pages may contain tracking code or electronic images known as Web beacons – sometimes also called single-pixel gifs – that allow Backwoods Home Magazine, Inc. to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. Backwoods Home Magazine, Inc. may include tracking code or Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
Some of these tracking codes and/or Web beacons may be placed by third party service providers to help determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns or email communications. These tracking codes and/or Web beacons may be used by these service providers to place a persistent cookie on your computer. This allows the service provider to recognize your computer each time you visit certain pages or emails and compile anonymous information in relation to those page views, which in turn enables us and our service providers to learn which advertisements and emails bring you to our website and how you use the site. Backwoods Home Magazine, Inc. prohibits tracking codes and Web beacons from being used to collect or access your personal information.
7. CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
Backwoods Home Magazine, Inc. has the discretion to occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the “updated” date at the top of this Privacy page. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.
8. CONTACTING US
If you have questions regarding our Privacy Statement, its implementation, failure to adhere to this Privacy Statement and/or our general practices, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or send your comments to:
Backwoods Home Magazine
P.O. Box 712
Gold Beach, OR 97444
Backwoods Home Magazine
29545 Ellensburg Avenue
Gold Beach, OR 97444
Telephone — 1-541-247-8900
Fax — 1-541-247-8600
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time
Backwoods Home Magazine, Inc. will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly respond and resolve any problem or question.