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Privacy Policy

By GreatOutdoors Staff - January 18th, 2008

We will never sell, lease, rent or give your e-mail address to anyone else without your permission except as described in this policy. Period. We implemented this policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy.

The GreatOutdoors.com web site (the “site”) is owned and operated by Altrec.com, Inc. The following privacy policy (“policy”) is enacted to show our firm commitment to user privacy. By using the site or any of the services available at the site (“services”), or registering or otherwise providing information to us, you are accepting the practices described below.

Personal information we collect and how we use it

“Personal information,” as used in this policy, is information that may be used to identify an individual, such as name or email address. We collect personal information in the course of providing our services to you, through internal and external services Below are some examples of the types of personal information we collect and the ways in which we use it:

Information you provide - We collect personal information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions, such as the use of email and our survey and contest forms. We use personal information we collect to respond to your inquiry or request, to provide, improve, and develop our services, to tailor your user experience, to prevent fraudulent usage of our services, and for the other purposes described in this policy. In addition, we may use your email address to deliver targeted marketing messages from us. You may opt-out from receiving these marketing messages by following the instructions provided below. If we will be transferring your personal information to a third party, we will do so only after disclosing the transfer to you. You may also provide personal information to us in other ways, such as by requesting user support or sending us a resume.

Usage tracking - We may collect personal information from your use of our services. For example, we may collect information about user traffic and usage patterns throughout our site, and similar information regarding the use of our services. We may also track click-through information, such as IP addresses, from the messages we send to our users. We use the information we collect in these manners to improve our services, to develop new products and services, to gauge the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns, to discourage and address abusive and fraudulent use of our services, and to help our users with troubleshooting issues.

Cookies - When you visit our site, we may send one or more cookies - a small file containing a string of characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service by storing user preferences and tracking user trends, and to customize your experience. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

Information from third parties - We may receive information, including personal information, from third parties about their users, and may combine this information with other personal information we maintain about you. If we do so, this policy governs the combined information.

To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visithttp://www.networkadvertising.org/.

Protecting Children

Altrec.com & Greatoutdoors.com take special care to protect the safety and privacy of children. Our web sites are general audience sites, and we do not permit anyone under the age of 13 to register with us. We also do not send email correspondence to anyone who has told us that they are under the age of 13.

Children under the age of 13 should always ask their parents or guardians for permission before providing any contact information to anyone online. We urge parents and guardians to participate in their children's online activities and use parental controls or other web filtering technology to supervise children's access to the Internet.


Non-personal information

We may also collect information that is not personally identifiable, and may aggregate personal information or otherwise render it anonymous (that is, non-personally identifiable). We may use this anonymous information for various purposes and may share it with third parties.

Disclosure of personal information

We may provide personal information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies and other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of providing our services and for our other purposes described in this policy. We limit the personal information shared with these third parties to that which is necessary to carry out those functions. Except as described in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes. We may share personal information with third parties in order to carry out a user's request or if we believe that doing so is legally required or is in our interest to protect our property or other legal rights (including, but not limited to, enforcement of our agreements), or the rights or property of others.

Links and Third Party Sites

This site contains links to third party sites. Any personal information that you provide to such third party sites, including any GreatOutdoors.com partner, is subject to that third party’s privacy practices and policies, not this policy. We encourage you to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with personal information.

Business transfers

Information about our users, including personal information, may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, or sale of company assets, as well as in the unlikely event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which personal information would be transferred as one of our business assets.

International Visitors and Customers

This site is hosted in the United States, and we provide our other services from the United States. If you use our services from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States. The United States does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and some other regions. By providing your personal information, you consent to the transfer of your personal data to the United States and the use of your personal information, in accordance with this policy.

Security

The security of personal information is important to us. We use security measures reasonably calculated to protect personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. For example, when we collect sensitive personal information, we use an encryption technology called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to protect it while in transit. However, no transmissions over the Internet, and no data security measures, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot represent or guarantee that any information, including personal information, will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed.

Gear Store

Our Gear Store is provided by Altrec. When you make a purchase in the Gear Store, or otherwise provide personal information to the Gear Store, any personal information you provide is governed by the Altrec Privacy Policy located at http://www.altrec.com/helpdesk/cs.yourinfo.jhtml.

Choice/Opt-Out

Our site provides you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us at the point where we request contact information from you. You may also do so by contacting us by email or phone:

customerservice@greatoutdoors.com
1-800-369-3949

We reserve the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out from receiving marketing communications or other voluntary email notifications.

Changes to User Accounts

You may change or delete your personal account information by going to the "My Account" section in the site, located in the navigation bar. Questions about accounts can be answered by the Customer Service group. Please send an email with your request to customerservice@greatoutdoors.com.

User Postings and Controlling Your Information

We may make available to users chat rooms, forums, message boards, and other interactive features. You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g. user name, e-mail address) via chat rooms, forums, message boards, postings, profiles, or other areas of the site, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in your communication, can be collected, correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond our control. Please do not post any personal information that you wish to keep private anywhere on the site.

Changes to Privacy Policy

Internet dynamics continually change and it is possible that this policy could undergo slight changes, although any such changes would most likely be minimal. However, if we make any material changes to the policy, we will post the updated policy and update the “Effective Date” above. If, as a result of the change, we will treat your personal information in a way that is materially less restrictive than under the previous version of this policy, we will notify you of the updated policy and provide you with an opportunity to opt out from change.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you may contact privacy@greatoutdoors.com or:

GreatOutdoors.com
Attn: Customer Service - Privacy
725 SW Umatilla Ave.
Redmond, OR 97756


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