Information Collected by Us
Surveys or Contests
From time-to-time, River Sherpa may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys. If you participate, we may request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). We use this information to better monitor site traffic for the improvement of the site and categorization of our users for advertisers.
Blogs, Forums, and Wikis
If you use a blog, forum, wiki, or other publicly published content product on this Web site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
From time to time, we post customer testimonials/comments/reviews on our web site, which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the customer's consent via email prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial.
How We Use Your Information
Information such as your full name, profile photo and any personally identifiable information you have included in your profile may be shown to users, primarily in conjunction with articles you have contributed to. We use information supplied to us to respond to your feedback or inquiries. In addition, part of the service is a real time feed that displays user activity. For example, if you post an article - a streaming notice will be posted about that activity or the activity of other users. This is part of the service and you may not opt-out of this functionality. Your full name and email address may also be used when you send an email notification to another user on our site. We may also use your email address to send you communications from us or messages that we send you on behalf of other users, but you may opt out of receiving emails by changing your email preferences in your profile settings.
We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.
Browser-type related information, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, timestamp data, and other information help us diagnose problems with our server, administer River Sherpa, and otherwise provide the highest possible level of service to you. In addition, we use this non-personally identifiable information to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site.
Updating/Accessing Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, or delete/remove it by making the change on your profile page or by emailing our Customer Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Transfer/Disclosure of Information
We will notify you when information about you may be provided to third parties in ways other than explained above, and you will have the option to prevent such information sharing.
Your River Sherpa account is password-protected. We try very hard to protect our users' information. If you have any questions about the security at our website, please contact us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.
You hereby acknowledge that we are not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
Email/Direct Mail and Opt-out
Registered members can opt-out of personal messages initiated by users and/or opt-out of receiving notifications initiated by us by going to the preferences section of the Profile area of the Web site. Unregistered and Registered users that do not wish to receive emails may opt-out of receiving any communications by following the instructions contained in all emails.
Controlling Your Personal Information
You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., user name, e-mail address) via reviews, messages, forums, postings, or in other areas of the River Sherpa site, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of River Sherpa. Please do not post any personal information on the River Sherpa site or in other areas that you expect to keep private.
As a registered River Sherpa user, you can modify your personal information at any time by accessing your profile by clicking on your username in the account section of the shelf.
Respecting Children’s Privacy
This website is not directed to children, and we do not knowingly solicit information from any child under the age of 13. Should a child whom we know to be under 13 send personal information to us we will delete it as soon as possible.
Our website may contain links to third party websites to which we have no affiliation. We do not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy polices on these third party websites.