Your privacy is very important to me and The Backcountry has a few fundamental principles that I follow:
- I don’t ask you for personal information.
- I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
- I don’t store personal information on our server unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
Like most website operators, The Backcountry website collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Backcountry’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Backcountry’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Backcountry may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Backcountry website choose to interact with The Backcountry website in ways that require The Backcountry to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Backcountry gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, I ask visitors who contact me via our Contact Form to provide a name and email address. The Backcountry collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Backcountry. The Backcountry does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
The Backcountry may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Backcountry may monitor the most popular pages on the www.thebackcountry.org site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. The Backcountry does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Where appropriate The Backcountry provides links to third party web sites operated by individuals or companies unrelated to The Backcountry. These links are for information and convenience, and do not indicate endorsement of the third party (or any of its products or services), or any official or formal relationship with such third parties, unless specifically stated. I cannot guarantee these third party sites, and you access them at your own risk. I am not responsible for the privacy practices of such third-party web sites, and I recommend that you review the privacy policies posted on such third party web sites prior to utilizing them.