The Southern Boot (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates http://thesouthernboot.com (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site. We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
1.1. POLICY OBJECTIVE.
The website was created for a general audience but there could be some content not suitable for very young audiences aged 13 years old and below. This serves as a disclaimer in respect to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act 1998.
COLLECTING INFORMATION PRACTICES
2.1. WHAT PERSONAL DETAILS DOES THE COMPANY NEED FROM THE USERS?
The website collects personal information from users and customers in different parts of website usage. The first part is when you contact us via our “Contact” page found in the menu wherein the site will ask for your name and email address before you are able to email us. The second part is when you post a comment in our blog posts wherein basic information such as name and email address will also be needed before you are able to comment on a post.
2.2. WHAT ARE OTHER PIECES OF INFORMATION THAT THE COMPANY COLLECT?
AUTOMATIC COLLECTION. The website automatically collects domain names and IP addresses of users. These are the only pieces of information automatically collected by the site. There are also “traffic data” automatically collected but they do not contain any personally identifiable information of users.
The website avails of the “Cookies” feature offered by browsers. This feature allows us to save bits of data into your computer or device when visiting the site. These “cookies” help us optimize our website through tools like Google Analytics in order to further improve users’ navigation experience the next time they visit the site. We also take advantage of cookies for social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus for optimization purposes. Users have the option to disable this feature depending on the browser that they use but in doing so, we cannot do anything to improve the navigation experience of users the next time they visit the site.
SPONSORS AND ADVERTISERS. We always welcome advertisers and sponsors in our website. Due to this, users can expect to encounter advertisements and other marketing pieces as a part of the navigation experience when visiting our website.
SHARING OF USER’S INFORMATION
3.1. WHAT DOES THE COMPANY DO WITH THE INFORMATION?
PERSONAL INFORMATION. Personal information that the website has gathered will never be share to other parties except when sponsors and affiliates ask for them for marketing purposes. However, there are times when we use personal information in order to resolve site issues and other problems associated with the website.
ANONYMOUS INFORMATION. We use anonymous information for website traffic data analysis. These data can also be used to resolve site issues and for optimization purposes to improve user experience. Transaction details and web traffic also come as anonymous information to sponsors and affiliates.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION. All data and information collected by the website are kept confidential at all times except when a law or court of jurisdiction require them to be disclosed such as (1) to conform with law or any form of legal jurisdiction; (2) to protect the privacy and intellectual property rights of users; (3) instant reaction to certain circumstances that can protect our company, its users, customers and the general public.
INFORMATION SALE. We are open to the idea of selling or purchasing shares for the betterment of our company which may affect data and information gathered by the site. User information and transaction details could be included in the acquisition in case another party purchases a share of the site.
We have deployed security measures to protect prohibited areas particularly our database. However, we cannot assure that we are totally safe from damage or loss that can lead to misuse or alteration of information and data found in our database.
5.1. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
CONTACT INFORMATION AND POLICY UPDATES
6.1. CONTACTING US
6.2. UPDATES AND CHANGES