THIRSTY GIRL® PRIVACY POLICY

 

This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) describes how Thirsty Girl, LLC treats the information (the “Information”) that it collects from you when you use the Site and forms part of and is incorporated within Thirsty Girl’s Policies (the “Policies”). We created this Website Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) to give you confidence as you visit and use the Site, and to demonstrate our commitment to fair information practices and the protection of privacy. As a reminder, you should review the Policies in connection with your use of the ThirstyGirl.com website (the “Site”).

 

Your use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of all of the Thirsty Girl Policies, including the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy including, but not limited to, that all disputes are to be resolved in Sonoma County, California. Capitalized words used in this Privacy Policy but not defined herein shall have the definition ascribed to such term in the Policies. Questions or comments regarding this privacy policy or any other aspect of the Site should be sent to our corporate offices at: THIRSTY GIRL, LLC, 921 Transport Way, Suite 5, Petaluma, CA 94954, Email: webmaster@ThirstyGirl.com.

 

Collection and Use of Information.                                                                                When you register with Thirsty Girl to become an authorized, registered User, you may be required to submit certain personally identifiable information, such as your name, email address, gender and zip code. We may also collect other Information from you from time to time including your username and password. Furthermore, after you have become an authorized User you may elect to voluntarily provide additional information to Thirsty Girl which may enable you to better identify yourself to other Thirsty Girl Users. You should note that your Information may be embodied or incorporated in your User Content (as defined in the Thirsty Girl Policies (Policies) and that this Privacy Policy shall not limit the rights granted by you in the Thirsty Girl Policieshttp://www.thirstygirl.com/index.php/legal/ with respect to any User Content. You may always refuse to supply any Information with it being understood that such refusal may not allow you to access certain portions of the Site, and may not allow us to notify you if you want notifications.

 
We collect such Information to provide our users with a personalized interface. Additionally, Thirsty Girl or its affiliates, sponsors and business partners (including certain third parties, “such as” or “by way of example…”) may use your Information to market to you, and provide you with information about their products and services. We adhere to an opt-out policy in communicating with our Users and thus, if you no longer desire to receive any such information or communications from us, please follow the unsubscribed instructions provided in any of the communications. Please note, however, that if you register as a User on the Site, you may not opt-out of receiving certain administrative and service-related messages.

 
When Users visit and use the Site, the web-servers serving Thirsty Girl may automatically collect and record certain information about such User’s use of the Site that is not linked with User’s personal information. Such information may include the domain from which the User is using the Site, the web pages visited by the User and other information relating to the User’s use of the Site. Such Information shall be used for administration purposes in connection with an internal review of User’s use of the Site. We also provide this Information (as well as information from third-party market researchers) about our Users on an aggregated, anonymous basis to our advertisers and sponsors. Any Information provided by subscribers online as part of an advertiser promotion online (i.e. online coupons) may be provided directly to advertisers. Please note that certain Information provided by you on the Site or created through your use of the Site must remain publicly available through the Site as it is viable to the community aspect of the Site. None of such publically available information will identify you or link it to your personal information but will be used as aggregated information only.

 

Third Party Websites.

This Privacy Policy only applies to information collected by Thirsty Girl. Thirsty Girl does not control the privacy policies of our affiliates, sponsors and business partners which may be accessed, directly or indirectly, through the Site or though a link. Any information you provide to, or that is collected by, third party sites may be subject to the privacy policies of those sites, if any. It is the sole responsibility of such third parties to adhere to any applicable restrictions on the disclosure of the Information on these third party sites and Thirsty Girl is not liable for wrongful use or disclosure of your Information by any other third party. You should also be aware that if you submit information to “forums”, “chat-rooms” or other “message boards”, such information may be deemed public information and you agree by clicking on “I Agree” to the Thirsty Girl Policies, and that you have no expectation of privacy in those public information forums and that you might lose any privacy rights you may have with respect to such information.

 

 

 

Cookies.
Cookies are small bits of information that may be placed on your computer. Thirsty Girl uses cookies to identify your internet browser, store your preferences, and determine whether you have installed the enabling software needed to access certain material on the Site. Cookies also may make your sign in return visits automatic or easier. Data in cookies may be read to authenticate user sessions or provide services. Cookies alone tell us nothing about who you are unless you specifically give us personally identifiable information. By adjusting settings on your browser, you may elect not to allow cookies to be collected. Third party websites linked to on the Site may also contain cookies. Thirsty Girl does not control these third party websites or cookies and Users of the Site should check the privacy policy of the third party website to see whether and how it uses cookies.

 
Other Service Providers.

 

We hire third-party vendors to provide specialized services such as customer support, hosting, security, caching, email message deployment, suppression, merge and de-duplication services, data processing, credit card processing, shipping, and validation, and special products or services that you have requested. These companies are only allowed to use the Information in order to help us fulfill our services to you. We do not provide your Information to these companies for their own, permanent use.

 

Change in Control.
We are always seeking to improve the Site and our business. In accomplishing these objectives, we may buy or sell a company, or one or more of the companies in our business family may merge with, sell all or substantially all of its assets to, or be acquired by another company. We may transfer some or all of your Information as a part of these or similar transactions in order that the service being provided to you may continue or for other business purposes. We will notify you either on this website or in emails if this occurs. You may then opt in or out of further use of this site.

 
Compliance with Laws.

 

Thirsty Girl will disclose any Information to any government or law enforcement officials or private parties as Thirsty Girl shall determine, in its sole and absolute discretion, is necessary or appropriate to respond to any claim or to comply with any legal process such as a Court order or Subpoena, to protect the rights of Thirsty Girl, its users, or any other third party or to comply with any international, federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance or to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical or actionable activity.

 
Modification of Policy.                                                                                                                                From time to time Thirsty Girl may modify this Privacy Policy to reflect, among other things, changes in the law or our Information collection and use practices and such modifications shall be effective upon posting by Thirsty Girl on the Site. We reserve the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update, or modify this Privacy Policy, simply by posting such change, update, or modification on the Site and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after a revised Privacy Policy signifies your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy. It is therefore important that you review this Privacy Policy regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

Miscellaneous.
Thirsty Girl uses commercially reasonable efforts to protect your information that you submit through the Site. You should be aware, however, that we make no representation or warranty that your information will be completely secure from loss or unauthorized access, use, interception or distribution.

 

Upon your request, we will provide you with a summary of the Information we collect about you. You may comment, or delete this Information by sending an e-mail to webmaster@ThirstyGirl.com.

 

 

 

User Ability to Access, Update, and Correct Personal Information. We maintain a procedure in order to help you confirm that your Personal Information remains correct and up-to-date. At any time, you may visit your personal profile at webmaster@ThirstyGirl.com. Through your personal profile you may: (a) review and update your Personal Information that we have already collected; (b) choose whether or not you wish us to send you information about our company, or promotional material from some of our partners; and/or (c) choose whether or not you wish for us to share your Personal Information with third parties.

 

 

 

Lost Or Stolen Information. You must promptly notify us if your credit card, user name, or password is lost, stolen, or used without permission. In such an event, we will remove that credit card number, user name, or password from your account and update our records accordingly.

 

Enforcement.
All claims made under this Policy are agreed to be first reported to Thirsty Girl via email to webmaster@ThirstyGirl.com. User agrees to provide Thirsty Girl thirty (30) days to resolve a claim. All claims unresolved are agreed to be arbitrated by the American Arbitration Association, under its Commercial Arbitration Rules at San Francisco or Sonoma County, California.

 

Special Note.

You must be 21 years or older to register, log on and participate as a User on www.Thirstygirl.com.

 

 

 

© Thirsty Girl, LLC 2010, Revised November 21, 2011