Website Privacy Statement
Information About You
We collect various forms of information that you give us when you use our Site. Examples include the following:
Membership and Transaction Information - When you become a Member of Somewhereinthewoods.net, we may collect various kinds of personal information about you, including your name, email address, address, phone number, and a user-chosen username and password. We may also collect demographic information from you as well, such as your location and birth date.
Submissions and Member Service - We occasionally perform online user surveys. Our online surveys may ask visitors for certain forms of general information, usually about an upcoming event or planning issue. We use this data from our surveys to help Somewhereinthewoods.net support the needs of its Membership. This information is never sold or distributed to other organizations and is for internal use only. Also, we may collect information that identifies you personally when you send us Member comments, questions or suggestions, or if you send us other business-related contacts.
Public Forums - Our Site may make forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Somewhereinthewoods.net prohibits users from using any information gleaned from public profiles or other personal information contained on our forums, or other Somewhereinthewoods.net web services, for the purpose of sending unsolicited commercials emails, “hate emails,” or “spam” to our Members. Client and project listing information is posted on the Site for the sole purpose of assisting Members in communication with Somwhereinthewoods.net, and is not to be used to form solicitation lists of any kind.
No Information About Children - Somewhereinthewoods.net does not knowingly, directly or passively, collect information from children under the age of 13. If we create offers and products that make it appropriate to collect information from children under the age of 13, we will notify you of the change in this Policy.
Use of Personal Information
Internal Use of Personal Information
In general, we use personal information internally to serve our Members and enable them to take maximum advantage of available products and services. For example, we use personal information to provide services or complete transactions you have requested, to anticipate and resolve problems with our Site, to respond to Member support inquiries, to understand our Members’ interests and other trends among our users, and to create and contact you to inform you of new and better products and services from Somewhereinthewoods.net.
We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your Membership, such as Member service responses and other administrative messages, without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Others
We do not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies without your prior concept except (i) as necessary to complete a transaction you have requested, (ii) as necessary to perform internal analysis and business functions, or (iii) when permitted by law or to protect our rights or property. The following section describes these disclosure circumstances more fully.
Transaction Processing - We may disclose personal information to third party vendors as necessary to complete a transaction you have requested or to perform a service on our behalf. In the event that we use third-party vendors to assist us in performing these functions, the third parties may not use or disclose your personal information for any other purposes.
Internal Analysis - We may use information about you for our own internal purposes; such as to estimate our audience size, measure aggregate patterns as well as to understand demographic, Member interest, and other trends among our users. In the event that we use third-party vendors to assist us in performing these functions, the third parties may not use or disclose your personal information for any other purposes.
Protection of Somewhereinthewoods.net and Others – We may disclose personal information in the good faith belief that we are lawfully authorized to do so, or that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process of authorities, respond to any claims, or to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Somewhereinthewoods.net, our Members, our employees or the public.
Please be aware that we may provide links to third-party websites from the Site as a service to our users and we are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those sites. Please also note that these websites’ privacy policies may differ from those of Somewhereinthewoods.net. Therefore, we encourage you to review and understand third-party privacy policies before providing them with information.
Network and Information Security
We use commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personal information. While we have taken efforts to guard your personal information, we cannot guarantee that your information may not be disclosed or accessed by accidental circumstances or by the unauthorized acts of others.
Your Membership information is accessible online through the use of a username and password. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of our Site by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.