Privacy Policy

© 2011 Girls That Roam. All Rights Reserved. Last revised on August 15, 2011.

It is the policy of Girls That Roam to respect your privacy, and the privacy of all visitors to our website. This policy statement has been established to help you understand our commitment to protecting your privacy, and the steps we take to ensure it.

Your privacy is very important to us and we want you to know everything we do and don’t do with the information you provide. Our guiding principle is that any information we collect from you will be treated with the utmost care and respect, and every effort will be made to ensure the information is kept private.

Girls That Roam automatically collects certain information to help us understand how our users use the site. For example, each time you visit the site we automatically collect your IP address, browser and computer type, access times, the web page from which you came, and the web page(s) you access. We use this information only to better understand your needs and the needs of Girls That Roam users in the aggregate, and to be able to trace fraudulent activities if necessary.

This Privacy Policy governs Girls That Roam’s data collection practices. At the same time that Girls That Roam is committed to bringing you information tailored to your individual needs, we recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of your personally identifiable information. In adopting this Privacy Policy, our intent is to balance our legitimate business interests in collecting and using personally identifiable information and your reasonable expectations of privacy. Please note: this policy applies only to information collected by Girls That Roam, and does not govern or apply to information collected or used by Girls That Roam, or their affiliates through other means.

Information we collect

Personal Information. We receive and store any information that you choose to enter through the Service. This includes personal information, such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number, address, and other information about you that you may submit through the Service, including through any material that you post to your account page or other content that you provide on the Service. We may require that you provide some personal information in order to register and participate in certain features offered through the Service, including to post content and sign up for newsletters and alerts. In some cases, we may combine this information with personal information we have collected about you from other sources, such as affiliated companies and through our subscription process.

Automatic Information. We may automatically collect some information about your computer when you visit the Service. For example, we may collect your IP address, Web browser software (such as Internet Explorer), and referring web site. We also may collect information about your activity on the Service, such as the activities in which you participate. We may combine this automatically-gathered information with other information, including personal information we have collected about you.

Cookies. Girls That Roam might use tracking technology (“cookies”) on our site(s), and by using this site you agree to their use. When you visit the Service, we may assign your computer a “cookie” (a small, unique identifier text file) to remember who you are. We also may include other information in our cookie files; for example, if you arrived at the Service via a link from third-party site, we may include the URL of the linking page. Girls That Roam might use cookies to collect data regarding the functionality of the site or to help analyze browsing patterns and use of the site. Girls That Roam might combine the information we collect through cookies with other information, including personal information we have collected about you. You may opt out of the cookies delivered by Girls That Roam by changing the setting on your browser. However, deleting these cookies may reduce your user experience on the site by requiring you to re-enter certain information such as login information. Also, please be aware that this will disable all cookies delivered to your browser, not just the ones delivered by Girls That Roam.

Aggregated Information

Girls That Roam might use your personal information to generate Aggregated Information that does not allow you to be personally identified or contacted. Aggregated Information shows user activity as a whole rather than on an individual basis and may be used by Girls That Roam to provide insight on the usage of the services. For example, we might compile personal information in order to determine the percentage of users that live in a particular geographic area.

How we use this information

It is Girls That Roam’s policy to collect only certain personal information, such as email addresses or demographic data, when that information is voluntarily submitted by our visitors. Your email is required to set up an account with Girls That Roam, and an account is required for certain functionalities of the website. Other information such as sex, age, geographic location, education level, income level, and relationship status may also be collected, but their provision by you is voluntary. This information will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, loaned or otherwise disclosed to anyone outside Girls That Roam and our necessary service providers. We use this information only to answer your requests for information, or to better understand your needs and the needs of Girls That Roam users in the aggregate.

We may use the information we collect about you in certain ways in connection with our business. These uses include:

  • Providing you with the products and services you request;
  • Managing your account, including processing bills, handling subscriptions, and sending renewal notices;
  • Responding to your questions and comments;
  • Providing you information about products and services offered by Girls That Roam, our affiliates, and selected third parties.
  • Soliciting information and feedback from you, including through surveys and questionnaires, and for other editorial purposes;
  • Delivering targeted advertisements to users meeting various demographic criteria (e.g., females over 25 years of age);
  • Performing business analyses or for other purposes to improve the quality of our business, the Service, and the products and services we offer; and
  • As otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.

With whom we share this information

We will not sell your personal information to any entity. We may share the information we collect about you in limited circumstances, including:

  • With our authorized service providers that perform certain functions or services on our behalf (such as to host the Service, manage databases, or provide certain components of the Service);
  • To respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, in response to a request for cooperation from law enforcement or another government agency, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
  • When we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or as otherwise required by law, situations that involve abuse of our site infrastructure or the Internet in general (such as voluminous spamming, denial of service attacks, or attempts to compromise the security of the site infrastructure);
  • To enforce our Terms of Use and other agreements, or otherwise protect or defend the rights or property of Girls That Roam, its affiliates, or others, or the safety of the public;
  • In connection with a corporate transaction or to a parent company, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, asset sale, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control with Girls That Roam (in which case we will require such entities to honor this privacy policy);
  • In aggregated or another non-personally identifiable form to third parties for various business purposes, including to improve the quality of our business, the Service, and the products and services we offer;
  • From time to time we may send out select e-mails to certain past customers with exclusive offers (not available to the general public). You can request not to receive these updates at any time by emailing us; and
  • As otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.

How you can access your information

You can access and update the personal information you have provided on our website through our account management system by clicking here.

How we protect your information

We have implemented security procedures to help protect the personal information that you provide to us. However, no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used, or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy.

Children’s privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never willingly collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 18, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 18. Should we learn that a child under 18 has provided us with personal information, we will delete that information from our database.

Behavioral advertising and third-party cookies

We currently do not use a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit our site. We reserve the right to partner with a third-party advertising company in the future. If you have any questions about third-party advertising, please feel free to contact us.

A special word about user submissions

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online in public forums, that information can be collected and used by others. For this reason, we encourage all users to refrain from providing or sharing their personal information in article and blog comment threads, discussion forums, message boards, and other areas in which we allow users to submit content to be made available to the public. For information on our requirements for user content, please see our Subscriber Content and Communications Submission Guidelines.

External links

If any part of the Service links you to other websites, those websites do not operate under this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you examine the privacy statements posted on those other sites to understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We may notify you about material changes to this Privacy Policy by sending a notice to the e-mail address you provided to us or by placing a notice on the Service.

How you can contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us by emailing us. Please indicate in the “subject” that your question concerns privacy.