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    Thank you for visiting TidalFish.com (Tidal Fish), a site founded by me (a life - long passionate angler) specifically created for angling enthusiasts of all types to share in the passion of fishing. The site is designed to share fishing information, fishing reports, learn from one another, talk about fisheries conservation issues, sometimes just shoot the fishing bull, and meet fellow anglers in a safe, fun and friendly online environment and, in some cases, offline at Tidal Fish events. Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

    For your information purposes. TidalFish.com is owned by Tidal Fish Ventures. Out mailing address is 8673 Commerce Drive, Suite 4, Easton, MD 21601. The below information details our privacy policies; I hope you enjoy your TidalFish.com experience. Should you have any questions or general inquiries you can always email us at: [email protected].

    Good Fishing & Good Times!

    Brandon
    Chief Angler
    TidalFish.com

    The Information We Collect
    At TidalFish.com you can read participate in one of our online forums or communities, enter contests, vote in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services such as our online newsletters, sell your products in our classifieds, check the weather, find information on fishing tackle shops, marine services, fishing trip information and other fishing related information, or you can order products via our site. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages include: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card information, type of boat, name of boat, and information about your fishing interests in and use of various products, programs, and services in order to process a transaction or customize your experience.

    At some sections of our site, such as in our online forums/message boards, you can submit information about other people. For example, you might submit a person's name and e-mail address to send a page to a friend, you might send an electronic greeting card, you might rate another user in our forums/message boards and, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you might submit the recipient's name and address. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected about other people at these pages include: recipient's name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number. This information is used to process the above and like transactions.

    At certain sections of Tidal Fish, only persons who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to have access to certain sections of the Service, order products, programs, and other services or otherwise participate in the site's activities and offerings.

    We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit Tidal Fish’s web pages such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows '95 or Mac OS), how long you stay, the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink), your IP address and other such information. We do this to customize your experience as well as help us optimize the TidalFish.com site. Your IP is logged in case it is needed to take action(s) if there a violation(s) of our Terms of Service.

    How We Use the Information
    We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our service(s), products, and programs, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, and/or to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you.

    We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when we have new features, there is a hot fishing report, you have won one of our contests or when we make changes to our subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter or other online applications, or to contact you about your account with us.

    We use the information that you provide about others to enable us to use your feedback to rate them in on forums/message boards, send them your gifts or cards or fulfill other like requests. From time to time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them.

    The information we collect in connection with our online forums and other community interactive features is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in these online forums and communities and, from time to time, to offer you products, programs, or services.

    If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g., a "letter to our editors"), we may publish your screen name and other information you have provided to us.

    We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. An example would be when you provide us your zip code so we can serve you your local weather and/or fishing report(s) which we believe is important for all anglers to know. We also may use your zip code so that you can search for other fellow Tidal Fish anglers that live and/or fishing within a given radius from you or fish the same waters are you do. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.

    We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request, or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, harassment of Tidal Fish members, violations of our Terms of Service (please see our Terms of Service), or as otherwise required by law. In addition, we may transfer information about you if we are acquired by or merged with another company and will to our best to assure that their Privacy Policy is in the same spirit as ours. Should we be acquired or merge with another company and these Privacy Policies significantly change we will alert you via one of our communication methods: our private messaging system, via email and/or a alert notice on our homepage.

    Agents and contractors of Tidal Fish who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy/Notice by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for Tidal Fish.

    Although we take all appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, because hackers and other mischievous people are beyond our control, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice. As mentioned however, we do our very best to assure that your information is secure and remains private.

    We will not sell your information to any other entity
    We will not sell your information to any other entity for any reason. We do allow our sponsors and advertisers to reach you through our newsletters and online via banner and text ads, but we will never turn over our mailing list to an advertiser for their use. We will also not allow any advertiser to contact you with out your permission or some prompt. Should you receive any communication which is not in line with the above please contact us immediately ([email protected]). We take violations seriously and will do our best to prosecute the violator(s) appropriately.

    Cookies & Web Beacons
    To enhance your experience with our site, many of our web pages use "cookies." Cookies are text files we place in your computer's browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, by registering. However, once you choose to furnish Tidal Fish with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.

    We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience (e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to our site), save your password in password-protected areas, and enable you to use shopping carts on our site. We also may use cookies to offer you products, programs, or services.

    "Web beacons" or clear .gifs are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page. We may use web beacons on this site from time to time for this and other purposes.

    Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites, Ad Servers, and Sponsors
    We may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

    We sometimes may offer content (e.g., contests, sweepstakes, or promotions) that are sponsored by or co-branded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that you/visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the site activity. We have no control over these third parties' use of this information. We will notify you at the time of requesting personally identifiable information if these third parties will obtain such information.

    We may sometimes use a reputable third party to present or serve the advertisements that you may see on Tidal Fish. These third party ad servers may use cookies, web beacons, clear .gifs or similar technologies to help present such advertisements, and to help measure and research the advertisements' effectiveness. The use of these technologies by these third party ad servers is subject to their own privacy policies and is not covered by our privacy policy, so please be aware should you click on an ad. Specifically as it relates to Google and our use of their ad affiliate network which we use from time to time to serve ads:

    Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site.

    Google's use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to our site on the Internet.

    You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

    Our Commitment to Security
    We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

    How You can Access or Correct Information
    To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to your account.

    Special Note for Parents
    Tidal Fish is a general audience site.

    How to Contact Us
    If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy for this site or its implementation you may contact us at [email protected].

    Updates & Effective Date
    From time to time, we may update this privacy notice. We will notify you about material changes in the way we treat personally identifiable information by placing a notice on our site. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and to whom we disclose it.

    The Privacy Notice posted on this site was last updated 10/17/09.

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