Snowmobile World Site
SnowmobileWorld takes very seriously the issue of
safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the
following to understand our views and practices
regarding this matter, and how they pertain to you
as you make full use of the Site (SnowmobileWorld.com).
This statement discloses the privacy practices for
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does SnowmobileWorld ask for
In general, you are not required to divulge any
personal information in order to read the content
on the Site. However you may be asked for some information
when accessing certain areas of the Site such as;
When subscribing to any Site mailing list you will
have to supply your email address in order to receive
the Email. Lists of the subscribers and their email
addresses ARE NOT sold or otherwise distributed
You may be asked to supply a name and your email
address to prevent abuse of our system. This information
is not used for any other purpose. Your email address
will NEVER be sold or distributed to anyone. Please
note that all communications, public and private
are recorded in the forums and is reviewed periodically
to address site security issues and problem users.
Please note that all communications,
public and private are recorded in Chat Room in
log form and is reviewed to address site security
issues and problem users.
Contests or Sweepstakes:
In order to enter any of SnowmobileWorld's contests
or sweepstakes you will be required to enter certain
personal identifying information such as your name,
address and phone number and may be asked certain
demographic information as well. The necessary identifying
information such as names and addresses may be supplied
to the companies furnishing the prizes for these
contests. The demographic information, without any
specific personal identifiers, is used by SnowmobileWorld
to develop summarized demographic information about
our readership. Companies sponsoring contests or
sweepstakes in direct partnership with SnowmobileWorld
agree not to sell or distribute the information
derived from that contest.
SnowmobileWorld is an advertising supported Site.
Companies may run ads on our Site and those ads
may lead to the companies' web sites and/or product
order forms. Those sites, ads or order forms, whether
hosted on or off our Site, may ask you for certain
specific information. SnowmobileWorld has no control
over what these outside companies may do with the
information that you supply them.
Commercial Inquiries/Personal Web Sites:
Companies or individuals seeking information about
advertising on SnowmobileWorld or entering a listing
into our Links Database System are asked to provide
information about their business and/or personal
site. The information collected is used by our marketing
staff to respond to the inquiry and create the appropriate
listing. This information is not used outside of
How does SnowmobileWorld use
my personal information?
SnowmobileWorld's goal in collecting the limited
personal information it does is to provide you,
the user, with the best web experience possible
and to prevent the abuse of our services.
What if I make a purchase
through a site hosted by SnowmobileWorld or a merchant
who advertises on SnowmobileWorld?
If you place an order at a merchant site hosted
by SnowmobileWorld or with a merchant advertising
on SnowmobileWorld, they may collect information
from you, including your credit card and contact
information. This information will be used by the
merchant. SnowmobileWorld does not own these businesses
and all transactions and use of any customer information
are the sole responsibility of the merchant. For
further information regarding the merchant�s use
of customer information, contact that business or
Will SnowmobileWorld disclose
any of my personal information?
SnowmobileWorld will not disclose any of your personal
information, except as described above, or when
we believe in good faith that the law requires it,
or to protect the rights or property of SnowmobileWorld.
SnowmobileWorld does disclose personal information
in some limited circumstances, but this is specifically
described to you when we collect the information.
SnowmobileWorld may disclose aggregated user or
demographic statistics in order to describe our
services to prospective partners, advertisers, and
other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
If you make a purchase from a site hosted by SnowmobileWorld,
or from a merchant advertising on SnowmobileWorld,
the information obtained during your visit to those
sites, and the information that you give such as
your credit card number and contact information,
is provided to the merchants. These merchants have
separate privacy and data collection practices.
SnowmobileWorld has no control, responsibility or
liability for these independent policies. For more
information regarding the merchant, their sites
or stores, and their privacy policies, contact them
Will SnowmobileWorld use my
information for direct mailings?
In general, SnowmobileWorld will not, however if
you enter a contest or sweepstakes the contact information
from your entry form may be provided to the sponsor
of that contest. These contest sponsors may use
it to mail you further information about their products
or services, but they have agreed not to distribute
or sell these lists. If you have signed up for a
SnowmobileWorld mailing list you will be sent that
mail and may receive mail from other users of the
Cookies may be periodically used on SnowmobileWorld.
purposes, such as remembering your local forecast
when entering the Weather Center. Cookie approval
is never mandatory for Site usage. Cookies are used
solely for user convenience and are never used to
collect personal data. Advertisers or merchants,
either on or off of our site may use cookie-based
technology. We have no control over their use of
Does SnowmobileWorld use or
collect my IP Address?
SnowmobileWorld collects IP addresses for the purposes
of system administration and to track and report
readership and site performance statistics.
What else should I know about
It is also important to note that no area on the
site is 100% completely private. Private messages
in the message forum are stored in a database until
deleted by the user, and until deleted, can be read
by the site admin to investigate possible site security
issues or identify problem users. The Chat used
on this site also keeps a "running" log
on all communications, public and private, that
takes place in the Chat. A copy of this log is sent
to the site admin daily and is reviewed, again,
to guard against problem users or site security
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily
post or disclose personal information online - for
example on message boards, through email, or in
chat areas - that same information can be collected
and used by others or by this site. In short, if
you post personal information online that is accessible
to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages
from other parties in return.
Furthermore, while we endeavor to take all reasonable
precautions to protect your personal information,
SnowmobileWorld cannot guarantee or warrant the
security of any information you transmit to us,
and you do so at your own risk.
In addition, SnowmobileWorld advertisers, merchants,
partners, and third party Internet sites and services
accessible through or linked to SnowmobileWorld
or parties whom we inform you are collecting data
in connection with sweepstakes, promotions, etc.,
have separate privacy and data collection practices,
independent of us. SnowmobileWorld has no control
over, or responsibility for or liability in regards
to these independent policies or actions.
REMEMBER: You are solely
responsible for protecting your personal information
and the secrecy of your passwords and/or account
information. Please be careful and responsible whenever
you�re online. We do not have any control over sites
that may advertise with us, or merchants that may
have various forms of advertising, sites, or storefronts
on our servers, or sites which may be linked to
us. However, if you become aware of any privacy
abuses by any of those merchants, sites or services
please inform us so we can take necessary action.
Please direct all privacy questions and/or complaints