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Swampum: Privacy Policy

Swampum™ LLC & swampum.com Privacy Policy (updated July 17, 2014)


This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Swampum™ LLC collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the www.swampum.com website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Swampum™ LLC. In the course of this policy, "we" "our" and "us" refer to Swampum™ LLC; "you" and "your" refer to you, the user of the site.


Privacy principles

We value your privacy as much as we value ours. That's why we at Swampum™ LLC wish to emphasize these underlying principles:


It is Swampum™ LLC's policy to respect and keep private any personal information we may collect from you in the course of operating our website.


Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site-related activities.


Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.


Site registration

Registration is not required to be able to browse this website. But to be able to participate and engage in transactions with other users, a registration form must be filled out completely with your desired username, password, first name, ZIP code and email address. Your first name is used to personalize emails sent to you. Your ZIP code is used to assign you to a group of other users in the same ZIP code. Your email address will be used to verify your membership and to communicate with you about your account activity. Swampum™ LLC retains sole ownership of all the information collected on this website. We do not share any personally identifying information with outside third parties.


Legal disclaimer

Swampum™ LLC reserves the right to disclose personally identifying information when legally required and when the information is relevant for the protection of our rights, including but not limited to compliance to a legal process or court order served to our website.


Log files

Log files contain information that is usually made available by your web browser and may be stored on our web server. This non-personally identifying information includes the following: browser type, language preference, referring site and the date and time of every page request. Just like most other sites, we collect this information to: have a better understanding of how our visitors use our website, be able to generate reports on the trends relevant to the usage of our website, help with website administration, analyze user activities on the site, and collect information about our user base in general. We do not link the information contained in these log files to personally identifying information and we will never distribute them to outside third parties.


Cookies and web beacons

A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer. This file contains information that your browser provides to the website each time you return. Cookies are used for record keeping purposes. A web beacon is a transparent graphical image that serves to monitor your interaction with a website. This, along with cookies and log files, provides us with analytical information that we can use to improve website performance and user experience in general. We do not link this information to personally identifying information nor do we give this information to outside third parties. This privacy statement regarding the use of cookies and web beacons is only applicable to the Swampum™ LLC website.


IP addresses

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Internet. Web servers (computers that "serve up" web pages) automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When visitors request pages from our website, our servers typically log their IP addresses. We collect IP addresses for purposes of system administration, to report non-personal aggregate information to others, and to track the use of our website. IP addresses are considered non-personal information and may also be shared as provided above. We reserve the right to use IP addresses and any personally identifiable information to identify a visitor when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our website rules or to: (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend our legal rights or property, our website, or other users; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health and safety of our website's users or the general public.


Third-party ads

Our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons in the ads that they serve on our website. The use of such technologies will enable the advertiser to store information about your web surfing interests, so that they can show you targeted advertisements that they believe will interest you the most. Our Privacy Policy does not cover the use of cookies and web beacons in the ads of our third party advertisers.


Managing cookies

If you do not wish to enable cookies, simply adjust your browser settings before using our website and turn off cookies for Swampum™ LLC or our third party advertisers. Bear in mind, however, that disabling cookies may affect how our site will function for you (e.g. being unable to log in).


Links to other sites

Our website may contain links leading to other websites that are not owned or managed by us. Because we are not responsible for how these sites handle your privacy, we encourage you to check out the privacy policies of those other websites before giving out your personal information.


Swampum™ LLC may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:


Site user information

If you are a user of the site, please be aware that when you post personally identifying information in your use of the site, that that information can and may be seen, stored or used by other site users with whom you choose to share the information, and may result in you receiving unsolicited messages and other forms of communication, depending on the information you have shared. Swampum™ LLC will not be responsible for personally identifying information that you share or post to the site or how others may use that information.


Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.


How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.


Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.


Advertising

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Google Adsense

Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses "non-personally identifiable information" and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html


Amazon Associates Program

Swampum™ LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.


Changes to this privacy policy

Swampum™ LLC has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site and/or revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to check this page frequently for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.


Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.


Contacting us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

Swampum™ LLC
www.swampum.com
support@swampum.com

This document was last updated on 17 July 2014

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