Privacy Policy

(Effective September, 2011)

  1. Use of This Site by Children

    The Site is not directed to inpiduals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that such inpiduals do not provide Personally Identifiable Information (as defined below) through the Site. Children under the age of 13 may only register as a member with the confirmed consent of a parent or legal guardian. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information without the parent or guardian's consent by, for example, misrepresenting his or her age, that parent or guardian should contact us atprivacy@woodsandwaterguides.com.  If Woods and Water Guides determines that it has collected personal information of children under the age of 13 without parental consent, Woods and Water Guides will immediately delete such information and any accounts believed to be held by children under 13. Please see our Terms of Use for additional information regarding the use of this Site by minors. Accordingly, we request that person's age and residence before we permit anyone to register with our site, open an account, register for our newsletter, participate in any games, contests or sweepstakes, purchase tickets or other merchandise, join a mailing list or to request any information, products or services offered by our site. We do not accept any such registration from, or provide any product or service to, any visitor who identifies himself or herself as being under the applicable age limit without confirmed parental consent. If we discover any Personally Identifiable Information from anyone who is under the applicable age limit provided without parental consent, we will promptly delete it. During the sign-up process for this site we may have collected parents' credit card information for two reasons: 1. To verify your parental consent for your child to become a member of the site and have access to all of its features. 2. To process your membership fee. By providing your credit card information and email address you are giving consent for your child to use all of the features of the web site. During the registration process, we will directly collect from your child their first name, username, date of birth and password for the site. We will also collect your email address and billing information and your child's email address from you. None of this information is ever shared with 3rd parties. After registration is completed with your consent, your child will have access to all of the interactive features of the web site including chat, message boards, community section, community profile, and community inbox. You should be aware that your child will be able to disclose personal information about themselves to any other members accessing these features. You will receive an email confirming your consent for your child to become a member of the site, with the option to decline membership.

  2. How Personally Identifiable Information We Collect Is Disclosed

    a. Affiliate Communications: If you choose to opt-in, we may share your PII with our affiliates so that they may send you announcements and notifications of events, products or services that might be of interest to you. For further information, please see the "Opt-In Policy" section below. 

    b. Third Party Communications: If you choose to opt-in, we may also share your PII with third parties to allow such third parties to send promotional communications to you. For further information, please see the "Opt-In Policy" section below.  

    c. Woods and Water Guide's Service Providers: We work with third parties who provide services including but not limited to data analysis, order fulfillment, credit card processing and other services of an administrative nature. If you use our services, we reserve the right to share your PII with such third parties for the purpose of enabling these third parties to provide such services. We take reasonable steps to ensure these third parties treat PII in a manner comparable to how we do so.  

    d. Public Forums and Other Interactive Features: Please be aware that when you disclose PII in a chat room, forum, message board or news groups on the Site, the information may become public and accessible to all or a part of the Site community, so it is important for you to exercise discretion and appropriate caution when deciding to reveal PII in these areas. In addition, when you choose to make a posting on such services, certain PII may be available for other users to view. We urge you to exercise discretion and caution when deciding to disclose your PII, or any other information, on the Site. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE OF ANY PII YOU VOLUNTARILY DISCLOSE THROUGH THE SITE VIA THESE FORUMS AND OTHER INTERACTIVE FEATURES. Please note that we reserve the right, but have no obligation, to republish content posted in a chat room, forum, message board or news group (including any PII contained therein) as further set forth in our Terms of Use Agreement.  In the event that you encounter any Site user who you believe is improperly collecting or using information about you or other users, please visit our Help Page to send us an email about such collection or use.  

    e. Online Surveys/Sweepstakes and Contests: We reserve the right to share PII collected in connection with Promotions with the third-party sponsors of any such Promotions (irrespective of whether such Promotions are hosted by us), or otherwise in accordance with the rules applicable to such Promotion. You should carefully review the rules, if any, of each Promotion in which you participate through the Site, as they may contain additional important information about a sponsor's or other third parties' use of your PII. To the extent such rules conflict with thisPrivacy Policy, such rules will govern that particular Promotion.  

    f. Compliance With Applicable Law: Woods and Water Guides may also access and disclose PII as needed to: (1) comply with applicable laws; (2) respond to governmental inquiries or requests; (3) comply with valid legal process; (4) protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Woods and Water guides, Site visitors or the public; (5) permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; and (6) enforce our Terms of Use or other published guidelines.  

    g. Assignment: We reserve the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from users of the Site to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of Woods and Water Guides's business, assets or stock (including without limitation in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).

  3. Collection of Information By Third Parties

    a. Co-Branded Pages - We may enter into relationships with "powered by" partners, business partners, sponsors, and co-branded sites (referred to here as "co-branded pages"). These might include, for example, pages that share our name and that of another entity. You should look for a specific privacy policy on any such co-branded page. Any PII that you provide when signing up at any co-branded page may be collected by, or shared with, our third-party partner. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, our partners' use of your PII. You should check our posted partners' websites for information regarding their privacy policies.  

    b. Transactions With E-Commerce Partners, Vendors and Advertisers - When you provide PII to one of our Site's e-commerce partners, vendors or advertisers, this transaction will occur in connection with the site of the e-commerce partner, vendor or advertiser, not on the Site, and, as such, the PII you provide is collected pursuant to and controlled by the privacy policy of such e-commerce partner, vendor or advertiser. Woods and Water Guides is not responsible for such parties' privacy policies and we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the applicableprivacy policy of the e-commerce site with which you transact business or to contact the operator of such site for more information. Please be aware that at times, at the request of or on behalf of our e-commerce partners, vendors or advertisers, Woods and Water Guides may "pre-populate" forms with your PII for your review, and, if you so choose, for submission to such e-commerce partners, vendors or advertisers. Accordingly, we encourage you to review each pre-populated form carefully before agreeing to submit your PII to determine who is seeking to collect your information, and to familiarize yourself with the applicable privacy policy governing use of any PII collected about you.  

    c. Third Party Advertising - The ads appearing on this Site are delivered to you by our web advertising partner. Non-PII about your visits to this Site, such as number of times you have viewed an ad, is used to serve ads to you. In the course of serving advertisements to this Site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.  

    d. Third Party Links - The Site may contain links to third-party Internet websites, which are not owned or operated by Woods and Water Guides. We provide such links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link on the Site does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Woods and Water Guides. If you provide any PII through any such third-party website, your transaction will occur on such third party's website (not the Site) and the PII you provide will be collected by, and controlled by the privacy policy of, that third party. We are not responsible for theprivacy practices or the content of such third-party websites, including such websites' use of any PII that you provide to them. We strongly encourage you to become familiar with the privacy practices of those sites.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POLICY DOES NOT ADDRESS THEPRIVACY OR INFORMATION PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTIES.

  4. Opt-In Policy

    a. Woods and Water Guides - When you supply Woods and Water Guides with PII, from time-to-time, in Woods and Water Guide's discretion, you may be asked to indicate whether you are interested in receiving information from us about special offers in connection with the Site, the Club, Woods and Water Guides and/or our advertisers and partners. If you do choose to opt-in to receive such communications, we may, from time to time, send you marketing communications. If at any time you change your mind and no longer wish to receive marketing communications from us, you may opt-out of such marketing communications by either: 

    Using the link provided in our newsletters or commercial email messages to opt-out of receiving further marketing communications from us; or 
    Changing your contact preference to "Do Not Contact Me" at any time by updating your "Profile". 

    If you decide to contact us to change your contact preference to "Do Not Contact Me", Woods and Water Guides will implement this change in a reasonable time frame. Please be aware that your requested change will not be effective until Woods and Water Guides implements such change and such requests will be implemented only in connection with your Site profile, and will not impact any preferences you may have made to any other site controlled, owned or operated by Woods and Water Guides or its affiliates.  

    b. Affiliate and Third Party Communications - From time-to-time in Wood and Water Guide's discretion, you may be provided with the opportunity to opt-in to receive offers directly from Woods and Water Guides, our affiliates and/or from third parties. If you do choose to accept any such offer(s), any PII provided to Woods and Water Guides for such purposes may be shared with our affiliates and such third-party partner(s), to allow our affiliates and/or such third parties to provide you with such offers. If you change your mind and would prefer that we no longer share your PII with our affiliates and/or with third parties for their marketing purposes, you may opt-out of such future sharing at any time by using the "Ask a Question" tab on our Help Page, and specifying which choice you are opting out from, provided however, you may not be able to opt out of certain third party offers that are displayed on our Site.  

    c. Allowing Woods and Water Guides to share PII with affiliates for their marketing purposes and/or Allowing Woods and Water Guides to share PII with third-party companies for their marketing purposes - Please note that if you opt-out as described above, (i) we will not be able to remove your PII from the databases of affiliates or third parties with which we have already shared your PII (i.e., to which we have already provided your PII as of the date that we implement your opt-out request), therefore you must contact such affiliates or third parties directly in order to opt-out of further marketing communications made directly from them or utilize the opt-out mechanisms set forth in their respective privacy policies or marketing messages; and (ii) you may still be presented new offers from Woods and Water Guides and/or its affiliates or third parties while you are within the Site, including offers from those third parties which you have opted-out of receiving direct offers; but in connection with each new offer within the Site you will have the right not to accept such offers. In the event you receive an offer from a third party through our Site, but choose not to accept it, your PII will not be shared.

  5. Accessing, Updating or Deleting Information Collected About You

    This Site also gives you the opportunity to modify or remove PII that you have provided to us by way of this Site. You may do so by modifying your password-protected registered user information on the Site. To the extent that such information is stored in our databases, we will respond to your changes as soon as reasonably possible, although please understand that although this information, once deleted, is not available on the Site, that information may remain stored indefinitely in our backup and archival records. To the extent that such information is not stored in our databases, we cannot always ensure that these corrections or deletions will reach such other databases in a timely manner.

  6. Security of Your PII

    Woods and Water Guides employs reasonable security measures consistent with standard industry practice, for PII collected through this Site, including physical, electronic and operational measures to maintain security and prevent unauthorized access. While Woods and Water Guides takes all appropriate steps to safeguard PII under our control, unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or method of storing data can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As such, we cannot guarantee that PII supplied by users will not be accessed on our servers, or intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. We assume no liability for any damages you may suffer as a result of interception, alteration or misuse of information during such transfers. If you have reason to believe that there has been any breach of the security of the Site, please contact us at support@peak38.com.  Please remember that security of the username and password you create when you register with the Site is your responsibility; we recommend that you do not share them with anyone. If you share your username and password, you are providing access to your PII. You will be responsible for all uses of your registration, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify Woods and Water Guides of any unauthorized use of your username or password.

  7. Offline vs. Online practices

    Please note that this Privacy Policy applies solely to our online information gathering and dissemination practices in connection with the Site, and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline

  8. Contacting Woods and Water Guides Regarding this Site

    If you have any questions concerning this Policy, you may send them by email to our Privacy Officer at support@peak38.com. Please note that email communications will not necessarily be secure; accordingly you should not include credit card information or other sensitive information in your email correspondence with us.

  9. Access to Your PII

    We appreciate your assistance in keeping your PII up to date and accurate. You are entitled to access, verify, amend and/or correct your PII collected by Woods and Water Guides. You are encouraged to contact our Privacy Officer at support@peak38.com, or the above postal address to verify, correct or update your PII.  If you have a concern regarding the collection, use or disclosure of your PII by Woods and Water Guides, please contact our Privacy Officer. Your concern will be investigated and you will be notified as soon as possible of the outcome of the investigation and any action required as a result.

    Warning About Online Disclosure of Information

    If you are a member of Woodsandwaterguides.com, you should note that when you complete your "Member Profile," this information can be viewed by other members. Accordingly, you should not provide any information in your Member Profile that you do not wish to share with third parties and you should have no privacy expectations with respect to the information contained within it. You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose information online in a publicly accessible area, such as in your member profile, a message board or chat room, that information may be collected and used by others. We do not control the actions of our visitors. If you disclose Personal Information in your member profile, message board, or any other publicly accessible place on the Internet, you do so at your own risk and should understand that your submitted information may be collected and used by others to send you unsolicited messages, advertisements, or for other purposes. Please remember that protection of your privacy begins with you. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any password you use to register, and you should always be careful and responsible whenever disclosing information online.

    Opinions, Questions and Comments

    If you send us your opinions, questions or comments, they may require personal information for a response. Please do not submit any unsolicited or unique creative ideas, drawings or other materials, which we cannot accept as a matter of policy.

    Updating Your Personal Information and Opting Out

    During the creation of your account on the Site, we will give you the opportunity to opt-out of the receipt of certain communications from us and third parties, other than our Event Partners. We also give you the opportunity to opt-out and/or modify information you have provided to us at anytime by logging on to the applicable section (for example, newsletter subscriptions or "my account") and selecting those portions of your personal information that you would like to update. As you complete a purchase transaction on the Site, we will automatically set certain email preferences for you. When you receive an email confirming your purchase, you will be reminded of these email preferences and provided with a link to change your preferences. You will be able to edit these preferences by logging on to the Site and signing on to the members section with your user name and password. Please note that changing or deleting your information through your Member Profile, or otherwise opting-out of receipt of email communications from us and third parties (other than Event Partners) will only change or delete the data in our system for purposes of transacting future business on the Site and for managing future communications from us and third parties. However, we cannot change or delete the following information: A) Information already collected as part of a particular ticket purchase in our transactions database which may be shared with our Event Partners regardless of your email preferences; B) Information that we may have already forwarded to Event Partners, credit card companies or any other third parties, all as provided above in this Privacy Policy. C) Personal Information that we collect in connection with or in anticipation of any claim or legal proceeding.

    Questions and Comments About This Privacy Policy

    If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with the Site, you can contact us at: Privacy Officer, Woods and Water Guides: 858 W Armitage #238, Chicago, IL 60614 support@PEAK38.com.