Effective as of March 29. 2010
Online Privacy Standards. We follow the principles supported by the Federal Trade Commission’s Fair Information Practices Principles, currently available at http://www.ftc.gov/reports/privacy3/fairinfo.shtm.
What This Policy Covers. This policy covers the ways in which The Whaler treats information, including personally identifiable information, which we obtain when you use our Service. We regard personally identifiable information as information that someone can use to identify or contact you in person, such as your real name, telephone number, birth date, email address, or physical mailing address. Information that we use internally to identify you as a user in our system is not considered personally identifiable information.
What This Policy Does Not Cover. This policy does not cover the privacy practices of third parties that we do not own or control. In addition, we may provide links to other services and on occasion to other sites that may interest you. All of these sites operate independently of The Whaler and each has its own privacy and security practices. For your best on-line experience, we encourage you to review each website’s privacy and security policies before submitting any personal information to that website.
2. HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION
Information Producers Provide During Member Account Creation
Registration Information For Owners. During the process by which owners can register for a Member account, we require that you provide your real name and email address. We will send you an email to verify that you are the owner of the provided email address. You will also be required to select a display name and password.
Access To Your Personal Information. In general, we make it easy for Members to view the personally identifiable information we have collected from that Member. That information is available through the Member’s “membership management” tab, where Members can add, edit, or delete such personally identifiable information as they see fit.
Optional Information You Provide
Additional Member Information. Members may also elect to provide optional information within their Member profile. Providing this information, including phone number, fax, and instant messaging information, is purely optional.
Information We Do Not Collect From Any Users
Information We Track
Log Files. Similar to many websites and internet services, we gather certain anonymous, non-personal information automatically and store it in web server log files. This information includes internet protocol addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), site entry/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click stream data. We use this information to improve our site, analyze trends, administer the site, and gather aggregate information about our user base as a whole. Aggregate information is data we collect about a group or category of services or users from which individual user identities have been removed, and therefore does not include your personally identifiable information.
Cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. It can also help us understand how our site visitors and Members arrive at our site, what pages they view during their visit, and their account and preference information as Members of the Service. Similar to many websites, the Service stores an encrypted cookie on your computer so we can remember you when you come back without requiring you to log in each time. Cookies also allow us to track and understand the interests of our visitors and Members and to enhance the overall experience on our Service. Cookies used by The Whaler do not include your personally identifiable information
If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can set your web browser software to disable them. To do so, please refer to the help section of your specific browser for more information on how to manage or disable cookies. Please note that your browser must be configured to accept cookies to use some components of the Service.
3. HOW WE USE INFORMATION
The Whaler Communications
We use emails and/or prominent notifications on our website as our primary means to inform our users of important Service announcements.
Service-Related Announcements. When a Member establishes an account at http://kaanapaliwhaler.com, we use the email address provided during account creation to deliver important Service-related announcements to that Member. Examples of Service-related announcements include: email verification during registration, requests for password reset, important security or server maintenance updates, upgrades, new releases, and policy changes. These Service-related announcements are considered a fundamental part the Service, and Members cannot opt-out of these email announcements.
On Our Website
Identification Of Members By Display Name. When Members publish content through the Service, that content will be identified by the Member’s “Display Name.” In these circumstances, we will only identify a Member by their Display Name. In using our Service, Members are not required to provide or publicize any personally identifiable information in connection with content published using the Service.
Site Statistics. As noted above, we use information collected from our web log files to calculate and publish anonymous, non-personal, aggregate statistics that we believe our users are interested in viewing. For example, we may track and publish the total number of users who have viewed a particular piece of published content. We publish this data in aggregate form only, and do not tie it to any personally identifiable information.
For Internal Reporting and Analysis
As noted above, we use information gathered from log files and cookies to improve our site, analyze trends, administer the site, track the movement of users around the site, and to gather aggregate information about our user base as a whole. We do not tie this data to personally identifiable information.
4. HOW WE SHARE AND DISCLOSE INFORMATION
Sharing, Renting, and Selling Information We Collect. We will neither rent nor sell your personally identifiable information to anyone. Occasionally we share anonymous, non-personal, aggregate information about our user base with partners or advertisers, and we may publish these aggregate usage statistics on our website for the interest of our users. We do not tie this shared or published data to the personally identifiable information of any person.
Linked Services. In some cases, we allow you to access or link to other web services through our website. We make it easy for you to determine when you are accessing or linking to these other web services through our website. In all of these cases, those sites may choose to collect your personal information as they deem appropriate. As noted above, we are not responsible for or in control of how third parties collect, use, or disclose your information obtained through these linked services. We encourage you to be aware when you are using these third party services and, for your best on-line experience, we encourage you to review their policies before submitting any personal information to them.
As Necessary In Certain Legal Circumstances
5. HOW WE KEEP INFORMATION SECURE
Security of Account Information. Member’s account information is password-protected. We will not share your password with anyone. Please do not share your password with anyone, and remember to change your password from time to time to keep your account information secure.
6. YOUR PERSONAL CHOICES
Receiving Communications. If you subscribe to any optional communications, such as individual pages or comment threads within the Service, you will be able to unsubscribe from these communications through your membership management tab.
Editing / Deleting Member Information. Any Member can view the personally identifiable information we have collected from that Member. That information is available at the Member’s membership management tab, where Members can add, edit, or delete such personally identifiable information as the Member sees fit. To completely delete your account and accompanying personal information, please contact us at email@example.com.