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High Desert Insider's Privacy Policy

Scope Of Privacy Policy
This policy applies to your use of this web site which is operated by High Desert Insider and any other site that we may own or operate currently or in the future (collectively, the "High Desert Insider Web Site"). Once you leave this web site via a link or otherwise, this privacy policy does not apply and High Desert Insider cannot and is not responsible for how data and information obtained from you on other web sites is used by the operators of such web sites.

High Desert Insider is committed to respecting your privacy on our Web site. The following statement describes how we gather and use information from our visitors. From time to time, we may revise this policy to address new issues or changes to our web site. These changes will be posted on this page so that you will always know our position on privacy. Please check this policy periodically to see if there have been any revisions.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to the High Desert Insider site coordinator by sending an email to contactus@highdesertinsider.com and writing "Privacy Policy" in the subject line.

About Information We Collect
High Desert Insider collect two types of information about our visitors: (1) aggregated (collective) data that tracks visitors as a group, and (2) individual user data that is volunteered.

Aggregated Data
High Desert Insider gathers aggregated data to monitor visitor activity on the site as a whole. This data does not identify you personally. Aggregated tracking allows us to monitor traffic on the site to determine which areas of High Desert Insider are most attractive to visitors. This type of information helps us to make improvements and to add new features and services based on visitor interests. We may disclose this aggregated information to third parties such as our advertisers and partners.

Individual User Data
We request individual user data when you voluntarily sign up for onsite registration or personalized services, or when you register for sweepstakes or other promotional programs (such as name, address and phone number [optional]). For example, in our online registration form, we require you to provide us with certain information including a user ID, password, email address, and date of birth (which is used in case you forget your log-in information). Except as explained below, this information will not be disclosed to parties other than High Desert Insider and in any way that personally identifies you, without prior notification.

Personal Identification Information
We will never intentionally disclose any personal information about you that can be used to identify you as an individual user ("Personal Information") to any third party without having received your permission other than as set forth in this Privacy Policy or unless you are otherwise notified. We may request Personal Information from you in connection with your use of or requests for additional information on the High Desert Insider Web Site.

If you do provide us with Personal Information, we may use it in order to conduct the activities or provide you with services and resources described in the High Desert Insider Web Site. If you identify yourself to us by sending us an e-mail with questions or comments, we may use your Personal Information to respond to your questions or comments. We may file your comments for future reference. If you request information about High Desert Insider, we may use your Personal Information to provide you with marketing and other information about High Desert Insider. If you send us your resume or request information regarding employment, we may use your Personal Information to contact or evaluate you in connection with potential employment at High Desert Insider.

We also reserve the right to provide or use your Personal Information in the following circumstances. We will release specific information about you to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order. We will also release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of the security of the High Desert Insider Web Site, or a physical threat to you or others.
How We Collect Information
Like most other Web sites, High Desert Insider's servers automatically track certain information about your activity on High Desert Insider. This information includes:
  • the browser you are using
  • your IP address
  • the referring URL and all High Desert Insider URLs you visit

Cookies
Cookies used on certain pages of our site to help us establish traffic patterns on High Desert Insider. Cookies do not identify you personally. Cookies allow you to store your user name and password without having to frequently reenter it during a session. Cookies also help us tailor content, special features, and marketing messages that match your interests. Cookies are stored on your hard drive, not on High Desert Insider. You are always free to set your browser to decline our cookies and you can delete cookies on your computer. If you do so, you will still be able to access the site, but may find that some areas of our site may not work properly and you will be required to reenter your password more frequently during a session.
High Desert Insider places advertising on our site that originates from the outside advertiser or their agency. At times, the advertiser may assign a cookie if you click on their banner or ad. High Desert Insider does not control these cookies. Again, cookies are stored on your hard drive, not on High Desert Insider's servers. You are always free to set your browser to decline cookies on High Desert Insider.

How We Use Information We Collect
Except as described below, we do not provide your personally identifiable information to anyone outside of High Desert Insider. However, on certain pages, such as sweepstakes, we may collect your volunteered personally identifiable data and we will explicitly tell you that the data you give us will be shared with third parties, such as an advertiser. Such disclosures will override anything to the contrary stated in this policy.

High Desert Insider Content Providers, Advertisers, and Partners
We do not give your personal information to anyone outside of High Desert Insider except in limited circumstances mentioned above, such as sweepstakes, and then only with your consent. However, High Desert Insider contains links to other sites and those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as High Desert Insider. For example, when you click on an ad on High Desert Insider or purchase a product using links on High Desert Insider, this can take you away from our site to the advertiser's site. These links include advertisers, content providers, retailers and business partners who may use the High Desert Insider logo and/or style as part of a co-branding agreement. These sites may send their own cookies to you, and as a result, may collect data and ask for personal information.

If you have provided personal information to a company or advertiser that is linked to High Desert Insider and have not been informed by High Desert Insider as to how such information will be used, or if want to understand the privacy practices of such company or advertiser, you should contact that company or advertiser directly. You can do this by going to their Web site's home page and looking for a company profile or contact information area on the site.

Data Security
High Desert Insider employs industry-standard practices for safeguarding the personal information of our visitors. Our system has been secured by a certified Security System Specialist.

Children and Privacy
High Desert Insider does not have special interest areas for children, although parents and their children together can participate in the entertainment, events, and sports listed on High Desert Insider. We ask that minors not submit any personal information to us and use our site only in conjunction with a parent or guardian.
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