Effective April 5, 2009:
The FishAddix Website is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect PII from children under 13 years of age.
COLLECTION AND SUBMISSION OF PII AND NON-PII ON FISHADDIX
General. When FishAddix collects PII from you it is because you are voluntarily submitting Registration PII to us in order to register as a Member of FishAddix. FishAddix may also collect PII from you if you choose to participate in FishAddix Services activities like sweepstakes, contests, and surveys, because you want us to furnish you with products, services, newsletters, or information, or in connection with content or suggestions you submit to FishAddix for review.
In addition, FishAddix collects other non-PII including IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type. This data is used to manage and improve the FishAddix Services, track usage, and for security purposes.
FishAddix Members may also choose to provide or store non-PII information in their profiles, including but not limited to date of birth, interests, hobbies, lifestyle choices, groups with whom they are affiliated (schools, companies), videos and/or pictures, private messages, bulletins or personal statements (collectively “Profile Information”). The Profile Information in a Member’s profile is provided at his or her sole discretion.
You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, block third party cookies or block all cookies. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on the FishAddix Services.
Some of the advertisements that appear on FishAddix Services may also be delivered to you by third party Internet advertising companies. These companies utilize certain technologies to deliver advertisements and marketing messages and to collect non-PII about your visit to or use of FishAddix Services, including information about the ads they display, via a cookie placed on your computer that reads your IP address.
Third party applications (such as widgets) created by third party developers may also be available on the FishAddix Services. Third party applications are small bits of software, often with interactivity, that can be installed into Members’ profiles or shared with other Users. However, FishAddix does not control the third party developers, and cannot dictate their actions. When a Member engages with a third party application, that Member is interacting with the third party developer, not with FishAddix. FishAddix encourages Members not to provide PII to the third party’s application unless the Member knows the party with whom it is interacting.
USE: FISHADDIX'S USE OF PII
In order to locate other FishAddix Members that you may already know in the physical world, FishAddix allows Users to search for Members using Registration PII. FishAddix may also enable Members to publicly display some Registration PII as an element of their Profile Information if they choose to do so via a profile setting under “Edit Profile.” Search engines may index the portion of a Member’s profile (including the Profile Information it contains) that is publicly displayed.
By your use of FishAddix you have consented to receive promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications from FishAddix, FishAddix may periodically use your email address to send you such materials related to the FishAddix Services, as applicable.
FishAddix employees, agents and contractors must have a business reason to obtain access to your PII. FishAddix may share your PII with those who help us manage or provide FishAddix Services’ information activities (for example, message board administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses, data processing), or with outside contractors, agents or sponsors who help us with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment aspects of contests, promotions and sweepstakes.
These outside contractors, agents or sponsors may temporarily store some information on their servers, but they may only use your PII to provide FishAddix with a specific service and not for any other purpose. FishAddix may also provide your PII to a third party in those instances where you have chosen to receive certain information and have been notified that the fulfillment of such a request requires the sharing of your PII. FishAddix also may share your PII with Affiliated Companies if it has a business reason to do so.
As described in “Notice” above, FishAddix may customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on the FishAddix Website, or may work with outside companies to do so. Your non-PII and/or Profile Information may be shared with these companies so this customization can be accomplished. FishAddix prohibits these companies from sharing your non-PII and/or Profile Information with any third party or from using it for any other purpose. Anonymous click stream, number of page views calculated by pixel tags, and aggregated demographic information may also be shared with FishAddix’s advertisers and business partners.
There may be instances when FishAddix may access or disclose PII, Profile Information or non-PII without providing you a choice in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of FishAddix, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of Users of the FishAddix Services or members of the public including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if FishAddix sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of all or a material part of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, FishAddix may transfer your PII to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
When a Member who is located in the European Union chooses to post Profile Information that will be publicly disclosed, that Member is responsible for ensuring that such information conforms to all local data protection laws. FishAddix is not responsible under the EU local data protection laws for Member-posted information.
SECURITY: FISHADDIX PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF PII
FishAddix uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII and credit card information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, FishAddix uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete.
ACCESS, REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE: HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT OR CHANGE YOUR PREFERENCES REGARDING YOUR PII AND HOW TO CONTACT FISHADDIX ABOUT PRIVACY CONCERNS
If you ask FishAddix to stop using your PII, FishAddix will honor that request while retaining any record of your PII that is necessary to comply with applicable federal, state or local law.