1. Types of Personal Information BassBlaster Collects
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with a friendly, customized, and efficient experience. We collect the following types of information from our users:
a) Information You Provide to Us
We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of what we offer.
b) Automatic Information
Our servers – which we do not own – receive and store certain types of non-personally identifiable information whenever you interact with us. BassBlaster servers automatically receive and record certain “traffic data” on server logs from your browser including your IP address, BassBlaster cookie information, and the page you requested.
Cookies & Log Files
A cookie is an alphanumeric identifier in the form of a tiny data file that our servers transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable the systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people. BassBlaster cookies do not collect personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or email address is.
You may, on your browser, disable or reject cookies, but if so you might not be able to access all of the BassBlaster website content.
One type of cookie, known as a “persistent” cookie, may be set so that the next time you visit the BassBlaster.rocks/.com website, the persistent cookie will allow the website to recognize you.
Another type of cookie, called a “session” cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to BassBlaster.rocks/.com. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.
Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit BassBlaster.rocks/.com our servers automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave BassBlaster.rocks/.com. Our servers also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, as well as the name of your ISP. This information may be used to analyze overall trends to help us improve BassBlaster.rocks/.com. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information will never be shared by us with third parties without your permission, except when required by law.
Any sensitive information that you provide will be secured with all industry standard protocols and technology.
We may allow ad networks to serve advertisements to BassBlaster.rocks/.com users. Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms. BassBlaster.rocks/.com may “target” some ads to readers that fit a certain general profile – for example, “fishermen in Minnesota.” To our knowledge, these third parties do not use personally identifiable information to target ads.
To deliver these ads properly, our site/servers might include a file, called a web beacon, from these ad networks within pages served by BassBlaster.rocks/.com so the networks may provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for advertisers as well as to target ads to you while you visit other websites.
Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network’s servers, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.
These web beacons may also be used by ad networks to display targeted ads on other websites as a substitute for random, irrelevant ads.
BassBlaster.rocks/.com might use technology like Google-owned DoubleClick Inc. to serve ads. DoubleClick may use non-personal information, such as your state or zip code, in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you while you visit BassBlaster.rocks/.com. In the course of serving advertisements to BassBlaster.rocks, DoubleClick may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by DoubleClick, please go to http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/index.aspx. Note that when you opt-out of the DoubleClick cookie a special DoubleClick “opt-out” cookie will replace the DoubleClick Ad cookie. If you ever delete the cookies on your browser you will need to again opt-out of the DoubleClick Ad Cookie.
If you opt-out you could lose the potential benefit of receiving ads that are more targeted to your interests.
BassBlaster may display a counter on any page indicating the total number of times that page has been viewed. This includes member profile pages.
Cookie and similar information may be used to help you share BassBlaster.rocks/.com content across social networks.
2. How BassBlaster Might Use This Information
We may use the information we gather for these general purposes:
a) To customize the content and advertising you see.
b) To enhance the user experience. Tracking information helps determine how well each page performs overall based on aggregate user demographics and traffic patterns to those pages. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
c) To fulfill your requests for certain products and services, such as sending out electronic newsletters (e-newsletters, emails, texts) and enabling you to participate in paid services, polls, contests, and message boards.
d) To send you information you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you.
BassBlaster allows other users/members to browse comments that you have written.
Traffic data: BassBlaster uses traffic data, including information gathered from cookies, to help diagnose problems with the servers, analyze trends, research the market for our services, and administer the website. Information that does not personally identify you as an individual is collected by our servers from the site (such as, by way of example, patterns of utilization) and is exclusively owned by us. This information can be utilized by us in such manner as we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate.
Newsletters, Discount Alerts and Other Emails and Text Messages
If you subscribe to the BassBlaster by email or text, you will receive regular 2x/week emails updates (approximately, sometimes more per week), which may include special offers, new services, and other noteworthy news items. You may always choose to decline to receive these email messages and text messages at any time (see below).
We will never sell or rent your personal information, including your email or phone number with third parties for marketing purposes without your express permission, except as outlined below. We may share your personal information with our service delivery providers for the purpose of delivering our email and text messages to you or as required by law.
Our users are given the opportunity to opt-out of emails and text messages to which they have previously opted-in. This does not apply to emails that are automatically generated by the system (registration confirmation emails).
Your wireless carrier may collect data about your wireless device usage, and its practices are governed by its own policies.
We take measures to protect your sensitive personal information but because of the nature of the Internet cannot guarantee its security in transit or storage.
3. Will BassBlaster Share Any of This Information?
We will not rent nor sell your personal information to anyone, except as described below.
We may provide aggregated data about the usage of our services to third parties for such purposes as we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate. We may segment our users by role (i.e. product managers, vice presidents), industry, geographic location and company.
Only BassBlaster or Sasquatch Media LLC personnel who need personal information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to user information. All of our employees personnel are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices.
BassBlaster and our service providers (such as web hosting and email sending providers) maintain commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of personal information. Wee cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to BassBlaster and you do so at your own risk.
Once we receive your transmission of information, BassBlaster makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of the physical, technical, and managerial safeguards we and our providers emnploy. This information includes any User Content. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your User Content.
a) You can leave comments on the BassBlaster.rocks/.com Site. When you do this, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records, in part from regular site backups. If the Site ever encounters a technical issue requiring that a historical copy of the Site or part of the Site has to be used, your comment may be lost in which case you would have to comment again. You agree that we have no responsibility or liability for the storage or the deletion of, or the failure to store or delete, any of your information.
b) If you are under the age of 18, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 18 should provide any personal information to or on BassBlaster. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a person under age 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us at bassblaster AT BassBlaster DOT com. Thank you.
Posting Decorum Guidelines
When it comes to comments, please be civil, embrace The Golden Rule, and no obscenities. Thank you. Decent people will do this. For the non-decent, here’s more.
> Do not post obscene, threatening, harassing, defamatory, or libelous material.
> Do not post links to external sites that are obscene, pornographic or which have nothing to do with fishing.
> Do not intentionally make false or misleading statements.
> Do not offer to sell or buy any product or service unless explicitly authorized in writing by BassBlaster personnel.
> Do not post material that infringes copyright.
> Do not post information that you know to be confidential or sensitive or otherwise in breach of the law.
> Keep all comments relevant to the particular topic or post where the comment is being posted.
2. We reserve the right to move or remove any posting, including comments and/or blog posts, without notice or explanation at our sole discretion. We do not commit to preserving every posting – please bear this in mind if you post or comment. While we sometimes do explain deletions, the number of posts vs. the size of our staff makes it impossible to always do so. Please don’t take deletions personally. No one likes to have their posts deleted, but users appreciate a high signal-to-noise ratio.
3. That said, we don’t have the resources to review every post on the site. If you see a post that you feel is inappropriate, please send an email with the URL of the post in question to bassblaster AT bassblaster DOT com. We also can’t promise 100% consistency in administration of comments though we endeavor to do so.
4. BassBlaster cannot and will not accept responsibility for information posted by anyone other than BassBlaster staff.