What personally identifying information about me is collected and who collects it?
Personally identifying information, or personal information, includes your name, home or other address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other information that tells another person who you are. When you register as a SK8TRIP.COM Member, we ask for some personal information such as your e-mail address, birthday, physical address, phone number(s), and interests. This allows us to send you rewards from time to time. We also may collect personal information when you contribute an article, video, or other feature for SK8TRIP.COM. This allows us to credit you by name.
You should be aware that some companies that advertise on our site and or have links on our site may place cookies on your computer when you click on these links and advertisements. They may also use these cookies to develop profiles about you. SK8TRIP.com’s privacy statement does not address the information practices of those Web sites or advertisers."
Please Note: Whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on message boards, in e-mails, or in chat areas, that information can be collected and used by others. If you post personal information in public places, others may send you unsolicited e-mail messages. Always be cautious about the information you provide online.
What are cookies and how does SK8TRIP.COM use them?
How is my personal information used?
Our primary goal in gathering your personal information is to provide you with a personalized experience and send you prizes as you qualify. Currently we do not customize the content you see based on any information you have provided, but we eventually intend to do so. Essentially, we will compare your profile with other member profiles and, based on their interests, we will make predictions about your interests. Based on these predictions, you may see specialized content, including advertising banners. Advertisers will never have direct access to any of your personal identification information.
If you are a member, we will send you e-mail notices about products, companies, and events that we think might interest you. If you do not want to receive these messages, simply tell us that when you give us your personal information. Or, you can easily edit your SK8TRIP.COM Profile to indicate that you no longer want to receive these messages. After you log in, just click on "My Account". This will send you into the pages where you can review and modify your membership information and profile.
SPECIAL NOTE TO NON-MEMBER CUSTOMERS
If you are a customer and choose not to become a member, we only collect personal information that is essential to fulfilling your order and notifying you of your order status. Additionally, you will automatically be added to our periodic shop email newsletter and catalog mailing lists. If you want us to remove you from these lists, you have two ways to do this: 1.) When you receive your first email newsletter, you can opt-out of future mailings from us by following the opt-out instructions in the newsletter (this is to opt out of the email newsletter only). 2.) You can contact us at info@SK8TRIP.com. Your message should state that you do not want to receive any emails or any catalogs from Skateboard.com.
We also may match information obtained from cookies with data provided by you. This allows us to analyze this data both in the aggregate (for example, one-tenth of our users ride goofy) and in connection with individual users (for example, John Doe visits the Trick Tips Page the most). This information lets us tailor our services to your interests. We also provide the analysis of our users (as a group) to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties. We do this so that our advertisers and us understand your needs and interests better, which allows us keep bringing you cool stuff free of charge.
Finally, we may disclose user information when we are required to by law, or when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other SK8TRIP.COM users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
Can I update or correct my personal information?
Your account information is contained within your SK8TRIP.COM Profile. You may edit your profile at anytime; all you need is your Member ID and Password. After you log in, click on "My Account" from the members’ homepage and you can view, update, and correct your account information.
How does SK8TRIP.COM protect my information?
Your SK8TRIP.COM Profile is password-protected so that you and only you have access to this information. In order to maintain this protection, do not give your password to anyone. Also, we recommend that, if you share your computer with other people, you sign out of your SK8TRIP.COM Account and close your browser window when you are done. Signing off will protect your information if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library. We make every effort to ensure that your information is secure on our system. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
What about privacy for users under 14?
Our registration process is designed to ensure that no one under the age of 14 joins SK8TRIP.COM. If we receive notice that a member has provided incorrect information during registration and is actually under 14 years old, we will immediately close their account.