At Hikers For Life, your privacy is very important to us. We have a few fundamental principles that we follow. Read this carefully, so you know your rights.
Your privacy is very important to us. At Hikers For Life we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
Hikers For Life respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Hikers For Life collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Hikers For Life’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Hikers For Life’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Hikers For Life may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Hikers For Life also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Hikers For Life only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Hikers For Life’s websites choose to interact with Hikers For Life in ways that require Hikers For Life to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Hikers For Life gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a name and email address. Those who wish to receive Hikers For Life updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Hikers For Life collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Hikers For Life. Hikers For Life does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Hikers For Life may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Hikers For Life may monitor the most popular pages on hikersforlife.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Hikers For Life may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Hikers For Life does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Hikers For Life discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on Hikers For Life’s behalf or to provide services available at Hikers For Life’s websites. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Hikers For Life’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Hikers For Life will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone, other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above.
Hikers For Life discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Hikers For Life believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Hikers For Life, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of an Hikers For Life website and have supplied your email address, Hikers For Life may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Hikers For Life and our products. We primarily use our various blogs and social network channels to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.
Hikers For Life takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.