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Privacy Policy for Outdoor Retailer The Ski Bum

Protecting Your Privacy

The ways we protect and use information collected over this Website depends upon the type of information involved. Certain personal information, such as your full name or credit card information, is used only for limited purposes. Other information, such as which page on the Website is the most popular, is not deemed confidential and may be shared with third parties.

What is Non-personal Information?

Each time a computer visits this Website we may collect certain information from that computer. This information is automatically collected from the computer’s web browser and may include information such as the following (“non-personal information”):

  • The type of web browser software the computer uses (for example, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer)
  • The name of the domain from which the computer accessed the Internet
  • The Internet address of the website from which the computer linked directly to the Website
  • The date and time the computer accessed the Website

Non-personal information does not tell us who you are.

Also, we may place a text file called a cookie in the browser files of computers that visit this Website. Cookies are pieces of information issued by a website that, among other things, allow your computer to utilize all the features on this Website. If and when your computer accepts a cookie, the cookie may be stored on the computer’s hard drive. The information that we collect using cookies is non-personal information.

US Government Information Bulletin (I-034) contains a good description of cookie technology at: http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/i-034.shtml. You may decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of the Website may not work properly if you do so.

What Do We Do with Non-personal Information?

We will use non-personal information to help us make the Website more useful to visitors and for other business purposes. For example, we may tell business partners how many computers visited this Website or what pages were most popular. We may prepare reports and other materials using non-personal information. Since these reports and materials contain no personal information, we may share them with others.

What is Personal Information?

In the process of registering for an Account, in making a purchase, or in using this Website, some visitors may choose to provide us “personal information”. Personal information includes information that tells us specifically who a person is, such as a person's name, email address, financial information, or similar information.

How Do We Use Personal Information?

If you submit personal information, you agree that we may keep a record of the personal information. For example, we may keep a record of your name and e-mail address in order to keep track of the username and password we assigned to you. We may notify you of this personal information by mail, but only to an address you provide us. We also may use personal information to help us in our business, including but not limited to improving this Website, marketing, product development, or to contact you if necessary for business purposes. You also agree that we may share personal information with other businesses that help us with these activities. For example, if you pay for your purchase by credit card, we will share your personal information with financial services companies so that we can process your payment. These other companies may not use or share your personal information with others except for the purpose of assisting us with our business activities pursuant to our request. Also, we may share personal information with other companies we do business with, such as business partners, affiliates, or successors.

We may also share personal information if required to comply with a law, regulation, court order, or other legal process. We may share personal information if necessary to protect our legal rights or property.

What About Privacy on Other Sites?

This Website may contain links to other websites. We provide these links for your convenience, but we do not review, control, or monitor the privacy practices of websites operated by others. We are not responsible for the performance of these sites or for your business dealings with them. Your use of other websites is subject to the terms and conditions of those websites, including the privacy policies of those websites.

Secure Shopping Environment

At theskibum.com, we know your personal information is important. That’s why we always use an encryption protocol known as Secure Socket Layer (SSL). SSL is an industry standard encryption that helps to protect Internet communications and to keep your personal information private. However, as with all aspects of the Internet, there can be no absolute assurance that certain data might not become compromised. Most credit card companies provide protections against fraudulent activity. Please review the terms related to your chosen credit account provider if you have further questions on this matter. If you believe there is a security issue related to this website, please contact us immediately at cutomerservice@theskibum.com.

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