Definitions: “we” and “us” below refer to Bedbugger.com. “You” and “visitors” below refer to anyone who reads, comments, or posts in the forums.
The privacy of our visitors to Bedbugger.com is important to us.
At Bedbugger.com, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use visit Bedbugger.com, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
Email Addresses, phone numbers, names
The email address you use to register or post can be seen by us, but we do not share this with third parties. We can’t be responsible for deleting email addresses or phone numbers you choose to post. We ask that you consider carefully whether you wish to use your real name on Bedbugger.com or not, before posting.
We may email you at the address provided in your profile in connection with your site use.
As with most other websites, we collect and may use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the type of computer (Windows, Mac), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site. The “Clustermap” on the blog sidebar, which shows the location of recent visitors, is an example of how the IP information is used (in aggregate form and anonymously).
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements on Bedbugger.com to support the site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Chicago-related ads to someone in Chicago, for example).
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
We show ads from third-party vendors which may include those listed on the following page What vendors are certified for third-party ads? (Google). You may visit those vendor websites to opt out of cookies (if the vendor offers this capability).
Google DART Cookie
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here to read Advertising and Privacy from Google.
Other uses of information
We may use your information (including IP address, ISP, email, and other information provided by you or otherwise tracked as noted above) to enforce Bedbugger.com’s Terms and Conditions of Use or prevent or respond to improper activity related to the site or to prevent or respond to illegal activity. In the event of suspected illegal activity, this information may be shared with law enforcement.
We use a secure contact form. If you choose to send a message via the contact form, it will go to nobugsonme, the site owner.
*This statement was based in part on a template by JenSense. Thanks JenSense!
- Section on “Email Addresses, phone numbers, names”: added:
“We may email you at the address provided in your profile in connection with your site use.”
- Added link to contact form
- Added new section: Other uses of information
“We may use your information (including IP address, ISP, email, and other information provided by you or otherwise tracked as noted above) to enforce Bedbugger.com’s Terms and Conditions of Use or prevent or respond to improper activity related to the site or to prevent or respond to illegal activity. In the event of suspected illegal activity, this information may be shared with law enforcement.”