Privacy and Security Statement
So that you can better protect your privacy, TheSportsmanChannel.Com provides this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your personal information is collected and used. This Privacy and Security Statement applies only to www.TheSportsmanChannel.com, operated by The Sportsman Channel, Inc. In this Privacy and Security Statement, “Sportsman” refers to The Sportsman Channel, Inc, the operator of this website.
This policy is not intended to govern any existing or future web sites and/or services operated by third parties or companies affiliated with Sportsman, or those featured as “links” to TheSportsmanChannel.Com. We suggest that you review the privacy policies of those websites to learn how they collect, protect and use your information collected on their sites.
The Personal Information We Collect, How it is Gathered and Used
If you choose to purchase products and/or services from our site, you must provide the following information: your name, credit card information, telephone number (in case our customer service personnel need to reach you about your order), mailing and/or shipping address, e-mail address (so that we may send an e-mail message about your order and, if you are registered as a member, to send you our e-mail newsletter and/or special offers). In the following paragraphs, we outline the services and activities in connection with which we gather your Personal Information and provides details on how that Personal Information is used.
All of these services are optional; if you do not wish to provide Personal Information, you may simply decline to take advantage of that service.
Personal Information is collected in the following ways:
Online Purchases – To process your order, to contact you regarding your order, or to answer any questions/concerns you might have expressed.
Online Membership Registration – You must register on our site to shop online. As a registered member of our site, you give us permission to store Personal Information about you, such as your e-mail address, online. This information is “remembered” each time you purchase and allows us to customize your site experience to your interests and to speed up the shopping process. Note: we do not store credit card information, which must be entered each time you order from us.
E-Mail Communications Policy – By registering with TheSportsmanChannel.Com and providing us with your e-mail address you agree to accept essential communication concerning the services and operation of TheSportsmanChannel.Com including, but not limited to: registration confirmation, additions or deletions to our core services, notifications of product enhancements and notification of service interruption. Registered users of TheSportsmanChannel.Com do not have the ability to “Opt Out” of these messages.
All e-mail communications from TheSportsmanChannel.Com or from third parties wishing to contact our users are sent by TheSportsmanChannel.Com or a service under contract to TheSportsmanChannel.Com. At no time will we ever sell your e-mail address to another company.
Sportsman uses reasonable precautions to keep user information disclosed to us secure, as described more fully herein. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. Sportsman will disclose such information to third parties, under contract to us, as required to operate our site. We will only release this information to those firms that we believe to be responsible. However, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties who receive the information.
Certain Technical Information You Should Know
Our Use of Gifs
We employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that helps us better manage content on our site by informing us about the content that is of interest to our customers. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. The main difference between the two is that clear gifs are invisible on the page and are much smaller, about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
TheSportsmanChannel.Com pages may contain Web beacons, sometimes called single-pixel gifs that allow Sportsman to count users who have visited certain pages. Sportsmanmay use web beacons in conjunction with: promotional e-mail messages, online (banner) advertising or newsletters in order determine the effectiveness of these vehicles. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including the cookie, which identifies the source, pages viewed and the time of access. Web beacons are not used to access your personal information on TheSportsmanChannel.Com.
How We Strive to Protect Personal Information
At Sportsman we have electronic and corporate policies and procedures in place for the security of every order placed online. We use Secure Socket Layer technology (SSL) to keep others from intercepting your information while it is being transmitted across the Internet. SSL technology is the industry standard method of communicating secure online transactions and is built into most major browsers. The secure mode begins when you initiate your order. All information, once on our server, is protected from any external intrusions. Once your order is processed, we will not retain your credit card number in our online systems. Only Sportsman employees who require your Personal Information to serve you have access to your data, which is password protected.
There are many unscrupulous individuals operating on the internet today who would think nothing of fabricating an e-mail to make it appear that it comes from Sportsman. These individuals may be engaging in a practice know as “phishing” in which they attempt to trick unwary recipients of e-mail into divulging Personal Information. Sportsman will rarely, if ever, request Personal Information in an unsolicited e-mail message to you.
If you have any question about the genuineness of an e-mail you receive that appears to be from Sportsman contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and do not furnish Personal Information in response to the e-mail unless its authenticity can be verified.
Other Matters You Should Know
Our Policies Regarding Children
We do not sell products for purchase by children; however, we do sell children’s products for purchase by adults. If you are under 18 years of age, please do not submit any information without the express consent and participation of a parent or guardian. We will not knowingly collect Personal Information about any person under 13 years of age. If you believe that we have information from or about anyone under 13 years of age, please notify us by e-mail at: email@example.com.
Links to Other Sites
We provide links to affiliated entities and on occasion to other sites we think you may enjoy. These sites operate independently of Sportsman and have established their own privacy and security policies. For the best online experience, we encourage you to review these policies before submitting any Personal Information through these sites.
Consent to Transfer
This web site is operated in the United States. Please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using this web site and/or providing us with your Personal Information through this web site, you consent to this transfer.
The materials on this site are provided “as is” without warranties of any kind either expressed or implied. To the fullest extent possible pursuant to the applicable law, Sportsman disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or their violation of rights. Sportsman does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use, validity, accuracy, or reliability of, or the results of the use of, or otherwise respecting, the materials on this site or any sites linked to this site.
Limitations of Liability
Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall Sportsman be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, loss of data or profit, arising out of the use, or the inability to use, the materials on this site, even if a Sportsman authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. If your use of materials from this site results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, you assume any costs thereof. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you.
Updates to this Statement
We reserve the right to make changes at any time to our policies and/or alter the look and functionality of our web site. However, if we change how we use your Personal Information, we will post the policy change notification on the web site and we will update this Statement accordingly. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement for the latest information on our privacy and security policies.
Our current Statement was last updated June 29, 2009.