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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is of the utmost importance to Fishing Network. Because we ask for some basic personal information during registration, we want you to be fully informed of how this information is gathered and used.

Registration
Some basic personal information is required in order to register with the Fishing Network Forums:

1. Email Address - Your e-mail address is used to confirm your registration with the Fishing Network Forums. If you provide an incorrect e-mail address, you will not be able to activate your account.
2. User Name - This is how you are identified when you participate in forums. While many other aspects of your account can be updated regularly, your user name cannot be changed.


Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
Children under 13 must have written parental permission to participate in the Fishing Network Forums.

Participation

The above describes information that is provided "actively" - meaning, you choose to submit this information to us when you join Fishing Network Forums, or update your account at any point after having joined. Some other information is provided "passively" - meaning, that Fishing Network Forums obtains this information when you login to your account and use the service. This is done primarily through the use of "cookies." Cookies are used on Fishing Network Forums to verify your login information, and to optionally store your password in your browser so that you do not need to type it in each time you visit. Any time that you point your browser to a 'members-only' area, Fishing Network Forums checks your browser's cookie file to see if you have already logged in, and if you have, you're taken right to the page that you have requested. If not, you'll be directed to the Fishing Network Forums login screen, where you can quickly and easily login to your account, or signup for Fishing Network Forums if you are not yet a member. Cookies are also used in conjunction with some ad banners to determine their effectiveness.

Cookies

Fishing Network Forums uses cookies to customize your experience while using the Forums. A cookie is a small text file that many Web sites write through your browser when you visit them. A cookie can only be read by the site that places it, so Fishing Network Forums can't "see where you've been" based on any other cookies in your browser. Cookies are generally supported in version 3.0 and newer of Internet Explorer, 2.02 and newer of Netscape, and 3.0 and newer of AOL. Netscape Navigator uses a single file called "cookies.txt" to record all cookies, and you can open this file in any text editor to see what it looks like. On a Macintosh computer, the Netscape cookie file is called "MagicCookie". Internet Explorer uses a separate file for each cookie, which typically reside in "C:\Windows\Profiles\User\Cookies." Most browsers also allow the option of displaying a warning before accepting a cookie, or refusing all cookies. Declining cookies while participating in forums may result in some of features not working properly.

Advertising

Fishing Network Forums uses third-party advertising companies and advertising networks to serve ads to you on our behalf when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other Web sites 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, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp). Personally identifiable information such as your name, address, email address or telephone number are not shared with advertisers without your permission. We may use personally identifiable information in order to fill in forms on third-party sites we use to present advertising offers. But this information will not be shared and will not be stored by any third parties if you decline these offers.


Public Forums
Please remember that any information that is disclosed in public forums becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Security

Fishing Network Forums' site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under its control. Fishing Network Forums' servers have strict security in place to prevent an intruder from retrieving personal information about its users.


Summary
In this electronic era, when personal information can easily be obtained through various sources, Fishing Network appreciates the sensitivity of any private information that you disclose to us. It is our intention to treat your account information with the highest level of care.

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