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Privacy Policy

 Privacy Policy  

SurfBuddies is committed to protecting your privacy on-line. We hope the following information will help you understand how SurfBuddies collects, uses and safeguards the personal information you provide on our website and through your use of our applications and/or services. This SurfBuddies Privacy Policy is in effect for all of the Web pages and Web sites owned and operated by SurfBuddies, including www.SurfBuddies.com.

This policy will let you know about:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you?

  2. How SurfBuddies uses the information that we collect from you?

  3. Who is collecting your information and with whom it is shared?

  4. What options you have regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information?

  5. The kind of security precautions that are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information.

  6. Use of the SurfBuddies web site by children.

What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected From Me:

In general, you can visit the SurfBuddies web site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. IP addresses (e.g., whether the user is logged on from a .com, .gov or .edu domain), and domain names (the Internet address of a computer) are logged to track a user's session. This gives us an idea of which parts of our site users are visiting and how long they spend there. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a user's session will be tracked, but the user will be anonymous. The user's browser also lets us know the type of computer and operating system being used (e.g., a Netscape browser on a Macintosh platform). Purchasers of SurfBuddies services, however, will be required to provide contact and billing information about themselves, including your name, email address, postal address, shipping and billing addresses, and possibly credit card information. Whenever SurfBuddies collects personal information, we make an effort to include a link to this Privacy Policy on that page. Any time we ask for a credit card number, we transmit that credit card number in an encrypted format using industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.

How Does SurfBuddies Use the Information Collected:

When we capture such information about your session or about you, we may use it for research or to improve our site and the services we offer you, check the user's qualifications for registration, or to bill the user for products or services. We will ask you if you want us to use the information you provide to continue contact with you either via email or postal mail (for example, to send you information or special offers, or for other marketing purposes).

A cookie is a small file containing personal information which is placed on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Only that information which you provide is included in the cookie, and cookies cannot take any additional information from your hard drive.

Who Is Collecting My Information and With Whom Is It Shared:

When you are at the SurfBuddies site or using the SurfBuddies services, and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information only with SurfBuddies and its customary business partners unless otherwise specifically stated. For example, if you are ordering an upgrade through the SurfBuddies site, we will be sharing your shipping address with our manufacturing and shipping partners to ensure the package is delivered to you, and we will be sharing your credit card number with other financial partners to affect payment. This is to enable the transaction to take place. In some cases, we may offer a service or promotion in conjunction with another company, and collect information that will be shared by both companies. If data will be shared in that manner, you will be notified prior to the time of data collection or transfer. If you do not wish to have your data shared, you can simply opt not to use such service or participate in such promotion. Occasionally SurfBuddies may selectively provide certain personal information (other than credit card numbers or bank account information) to other companies or organizations that have products or services we think may interest you. If you do not wish to have your data shared in this manner, you may indicate such preference when you provide the personal information to SurfBuddies. 

The other circumstance under which SurfBuddies may disclose your personal information to another party is when we believe in good faith that the law requires such a disclosure. For example we will share such information if we have reason to believe that the information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be either causing injury to or interference with SurfBuddies' rights or property, other SurfBuddies customers or affiliates, or anyone else accessing the web site. Please keep in mind that any other web sites that may be linked to from our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The data collection practices of those web sites are not covered by SurfBuddies' privacy policy.

What Options Do I Have Regarding the Collection, Use and Distribution of My Personal Information:

If you provide us with your e-mail or postal address, or have done so in the past, we may use it to send you updates on the latest SurfBuddies products and promotions. We may use information you have given to us, for example, to measure consumer interest in our various products, or to inform you about new products and services. These offers may be based on information you provided in your initial transaction with us or in surveys. SurfBuddies provides customers with an easy means to decline to receive such e-mail offers. All e-mail offers that you receive from SurfBuddies will tell you how to decline further e-mail offers. From time to time, we may also ask if you want us to share your personal information with other companies that offer related services. If you do not want SurfBuddies or other companies to contact you, you can choose to not have such information shared and SurfBuddies will respect your wishes. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data may be shared with a third party and you will be provided the option of either requesting that we not transfer your personal information or not participating in the particular promotion. 

What Kind of Security Precautions Are In Place to Protect the Loss, Misuse or Alteration of My Personal Information:

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, SurfBuddies cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our on-line products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make all commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems. 

Please note, that as a global company, SurfBuddies may have international offices and users all over the world. When you give SurfBuddies personal information, that information may be sent electronically to servers outside of the country where you originally entered the information, such as to the United States or other countries. In addition, that information may be used, stored or processed outside of the country where you entered that information. Whenever SurfBuddies handles personal information as described above, regardless of where this occurs, SurfBuddies takes steps to ensure that your information is treated securely, in accordance with this Privacy Policy and any applicable local laws.

Use of the SurfBuddies Web Site by Children:

While SurfBuddies' product ad campaigns and marketing materials may be viewed by children, our on-line services are not directed to children and we do not generally target children as customers, or solicit data, or knowingly collect personally identifiable information from them. SurfBuddies encourages parents and guardians to spend time on-line with their children and to participate in the interactive activities offered on the sites their children visit. No information should be submitted to, or posted at, SurfBuddies' web site by visitors under 18 years of age. Users under 18 are not permitted to register for SurfBuddies' services.

Your Acceptance of These Terms:

By using this site or registering for the SurfBuddies Products and/or Services, you signify your assent to the SurfBuddies Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site or register for our products and/or services. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of the SurfBuddies site following the posting of changes to these terms means you accept the changes. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of this Web site, or your dealings with us, please contact us. You may send email to: , or you may send regular mail to the following postal address: 

SurfBuddies

PO Box 81924

San Diego, CA 92138-1924.