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EarthCam - Privacy Policy

EarthCam's policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our users. EarthCam takes your privacy concerns seriously and firmly supports protecting your privacy online. EarthCam will never deliberately reveal private information about our users to any third party without first receiving that user's consent. EarthCam will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. Please read through this policy statement to understand our practices regarding privacy and learn how we use the information collected from you. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

Information Gathering
There are instances where EarthCam asks for personal information, such as name and email address, to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to EarthCam. We do this when you submit a camera site to EarthCam, sign up for EarthCam's free newsletter, sign up for EarthCam's services, post an image to Facebook or Twitter, and send postcards or whenever you enter an EarthCam sweepstakes or other EarthCam promotions. The user's contact information is used to allow the user to utilize EarthCam features; contact the user when necessary; and advise them about new services, products and/or software upgrades. The user's Facebook and Twitter account information will only be utilized to post an image or video to the user's account as requested by the user. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. If EarthCam intends to disclose personal information in some restricted situation, this is specifically explained to you when we collect the information in the rules of sweepstakes or other promotions.

EarthCam also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site. This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.

Unique identifiers are collected for use as account numbers in our record system. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. We use this data to tailor the user's experience at our site and in displaying the content according to their preferences.

EarthCam shares information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. We refer to our users as an entirety, not as individuals. For example, we will compare EarthCam's audience of females vs. males with the use of variables such as x and y.

Use of Cookies
EarthCam uses cookies to keep track of your custom created EarthCam account and it's data. We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our site. EarthCam also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, EarthCam cookie information and the page you requested. We use your IP address to help identify you, generate our statistic logs and to count the traffic statistics for our site.

EarthCam uses cookies to store users' preferences and to record session information, for purposes including ensuring that users are not repeatedly offered the same advertisements and to customize newsletter, advertising, and web page content based on browser type and user profile information. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set - each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences - however, you must enable cookies from EarthCam.com and WebcamPlus.com in order to use most functions on the site. Please note that EarthCam allows third party advertisers that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Advertisers' use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not the EarthCam Privacy Policy.

Links Outside EarthCam
EarthCam contains links to sites. You could be directed to other websites that are outside of our services and control. EarthCam is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. You are responsible for voluntarily disclosing personal information online through email, chat areas, message boards, etc. This information is accessible to the public and can be collected and used by others. Keep in mind that when you visit a site, it may be collecting information about you without your knowledge. You should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Remember to be responsible and safe when online.

Public Forums
This site makes blogs, chat rooms, journals and web logs, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Choice/Opt-Out
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the user.

This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service:

1. At the bottom of all EarthCam newsletters and advisory notices regarding new services, products and/or software upgrades, a user can elect to unsubscribe.

2. Send an e-mail to newsletter@earthcam.com, re: Unsubscribe.

Reporting a Violation
EarthCam provides users with the ability to report a violation they find on EarthCam by filling out and submitting the EarthCam Contact Us Form.

Correct/Update
Users who have submitted their camera for inclusion in the EarthCam database can change and/or modify the information they have previously provided to EarthCam by sending an email documenting the necessary changes they wish to make; and EarthCam will make its best efforts to update this within 72 hours.

Users with a My EarthCam account can change and/or modify the information they have previously provided by logging in to their account and editing their information on the Account Management page. User can simply make all their changes they want and then click the Submit button located on the bottom of the page. The new information is updated instantaneously.

Third Party Advertising
Ads appearing on this website may be delivered to users by EarthCam or one of our advertising partners (http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy/). Our advertising partners may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad servers may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by EarthCam and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Security
EarthCam member accounts are secured by member-created passwords. EarthCam takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information.

Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information
Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, EarthCam will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by EarthCam, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the EarthCam Terms of Service or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service. EarthCam reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of EarthCam or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest.

Contacting the Website
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can send an email or write to us:

EarthCam, Inc.
84 Kennedy St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Please check this page periodically, for we reserve the right to make changes to this policy at our discretion at any time.

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