Thank you for visiting PatsFans.com. We are fans just like you, and we value our privacy just as much as you do. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the way the information is used.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
At some areas of the site, you can order products, enter contests, vote in polls, subscribe to services such as online newsletters, e-mail lists, etc, and participate in our messageboard communities. The types of information that may be requested and collected at these pages are:
Credit Card Information
We also may collect non-personally identifiable information when you visit our web pages such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer) , your I.P. Address, and the address of the website you were referred from.
We may also request that you participate occasionally in an anonymous survey, requesting just your sex, age, household income, and other information which is used to put together demographics for our advertisers. The survey will not be able to personally identify you, and simply helps us work with advertisers to design a campaign that will fit the needs of those who visit this site.
There may be other occasions where you can submit information about other people. For example, you might submit a friend's name and e-mail address to send a story, or invite them to our site. We collect this information but only in the event we need to step in to prevent abuse or other misuse of that e-mail tool (e.g. someone e-mailing that story 300 times to one person).
HOW WE USE THE INFORMTATION
We may use the information that you provide for account set up and to fulfill your request for products, programs, and services. We will sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you of when you have won a contest, when changes to your account may be required, or to notify you in the event of any major changes in policy or services offered here at the site.
The non-personal information we collect is used to monitor traffic and also allows us to improve our site to better fit the needs of the fans who use it.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION BY THIRD-PARTY SITES AND SPONSORS
Some of our pages will contain links to products to affiliate sites, or direct links to the site itself, and their information practices may be different than ours. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the site activity. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices as we have no control over the information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
To enhance your experience with our site, some of our web pages use "cookies." Cookies are text files that are placed in your computer's browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. However, once you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.
Like most standard Web site servers we analyze traffic via log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and similar information. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request.
Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice.