CT Legal Information & Privacy Policy

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                                                     Revised - 2nd of January, 2010

             General Information:
                  The Venture Crew #488 program and the affiliated program Canoe Trails all
                  encompassing legal information and privacy policy is designed to help one understand 
                  how data is collected and used by the afore mentioned entities. The legal and privacy
                  policies also apply to data distributed between the Venture Crew #488 program, the
                  affiliated Canoe Trails web server and the userís computer system.

                  By using or accessing the Venture Crew #488ís affiliated Canoe Trails website in any
                  form, you are accepting the practices described herein.

              The Information Collected:
                  When you visit the Venture Crew #488ís program and the affiliated Canoe Trails website,
                  you may provide us with two types of information. The first pertains to any personal
                  information you knowingly choose to disclose within forums, email, or any other service
                  or webpage on the Canoe Trails website that gives you the ability to interact.

             The second relates to web server statistics that the canoetrails.us web server collects.

                                                                         The following is collected:

  • Your domain and the Internet protocol (IP) address from which you access the canoetrails.us website.
  • The type of browser and operating system you use to access the canoetrails.us website.
  • The date and time you access the canoetrails.us website.
  • The Internet address (URL) of the website that which brought you to the canoetrails.us website.
  • The pages you visit on the canoetrails.us website.

                  In addition to the aforementioned data collection, the Canoe Trails website stores
                  certain information from the userís browser/session using "cookies." The definition of a
                  cookie is that of a file which holds data about the specific user, their computer, and
                  most recent session and is stored locally on the userís computer system. The Canoe
                  Trails website uses session ID cookies to confirm that the user is logged in by means of
                  the Canoe Trails forum with proper identification (proper moniker). These cookies are
                  designed to terminate once the user ends the most recent session.

                  While the Venture Crew #488 program and the affiliated Canoe Trails program
                  administrators will attempt to monitor the web forums and all other online services
                  offered, we cannot control the actions of other users. Thus, we cannot and do not
                  guarantee that user content posted by another member on the Canoe Trails website or
                  Canoe Trails forum will be deemed as appropriate or safe to view. The Canoe Trails
                  administrators will remove anything deemed as offensive without warning or approval
                  immediately upon discovery.

                  The Venture Crew #488 program and the affiliated program Canoe Trails will not be held
                  liable for any type of inappropriate user content posted on or sent to Canoe Trails 
                  visitors and members. While the Venture Crew #488 program and the affiliated Canoe
                  Trails program will make every attempt to maintain an environment for youth and adults
                  alike, the aforementioned programs cannot guarantee non Canoe Trails content being
                  acceptable to all ages. If content located on the Canoe Trails website or forum is deemed
                  as offensive, please contact the Canoe Trails administration immediately at 
                  webmaster@canoetrails.us.

                  Please note that even after removal of data from the Canoe Trails website and any
                  services offered, copies of user content or data may remain viewable in cached and
                  archived pages indefinitely.

                  Online information you submit to the Venture Crew #488 program and the affiliated
                  Canoe Trails program and its subsidiary services may be available to all visitors--both
                  human and technical. Your profile name, profile picture, account(s), email(s), etcetera
                  may be visible to any individual that does a basic Internet search. While the Venture
                  Crew #488 program and the affiliated Canoe Trails program will make every attempt to 
                  keep the services it offers secure, you agree to not hold the Venture Crew #488 program
                  and the affiliated Canoe Trails program, the Boy Scouts of America, and any other
                  organization participating with Canoe Trails liable for any loss of data, both personal
                  and non-personal, when accessing or utilizing Canoe Trails online services.

             Children Age 13 and Under:
                  The Venture Crew #488 program and the affiliated Canoe Trails program and its
                  subsidiary services do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from
                  anyone 13 years old and younger. If you are 13 years old or younger, please do not
                  attempt to register for any service or send any information about yourself, of which
                  includes your name, address, telephone number, or email address, without parental or
                  legal guardian consent. In the event that the Venture Crew #488
program and the
                  affiliated Canoe Trails program learn that we have inadvertently collected personal 
                  information from a child age 13 or younger without parental or legal guardian consent, 
                  we will delete collected information as quickly as possible, excluding web server
                  statistics/records. Though the Canoe Trails administrators will remove the data from the
                  canoetrails.us web server and any subsidiary services offered, we do not guarantee that
                  it will not be viewable by other means not associated with Canoe Trails. If you believe
                  that we might have any information from or about a child under age 13, please contact
                  us at canoetrails@canoetrails.us.

             Children between the Ages of 13 to 18:              
                  The Venture Crew #488 program and the affiliated Canoe Trails program recommends
                  that minors over the age of 13 and younger than 18 ask their parents for permission
                  before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet, including
                  the Canoe Trails website and its subsidiary services. It is also requested that anyone
                  under the age of 18 not give or use any type of personal information that another could
                  discover ones true identity or location.

                  The Venture Crew #488 program and the affiliated Canoe Trails program will NEVER send
                  an email, post a message, or send a private message asking for personal information
                  including age, gender, location, email address, social networking identification,
                  password(s), and phone number(s). Please note that this list is constantly evolving and
                  is not all inclusive as to what one could or should not post or send to another on the
                  Internet.


                  Please refer to your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) for any questions pertaining to
                  information that is safe to post on the World Wide Web.

             Right to Revise:
                  The Venture Crew #488 program and the affiliated Canoe Trails program maintain the
                  right to change and alter any regulations or wording within the legal information and
                  privacy policy documentation herein at any point in time without future notification.

             Disclaimer of Endorsement:
                  Reference to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name,
                  trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply the endorsement,
                  recommendation, or favoring by the Venture Crew #488 program and the affiliated Canoe
                  Trails program, the Canoe Trails website and its members, the Boy Scouts of America, or
                  any other organization participating with Canoe Trails. All proper copy rights, names, or
                  trademarks belong to their respective owners.

             Law Enforcement Action:
                  The Venture Crew #488 program and the affiliated Canoe Trails program will cooperate
                  fully with any law enforcement member when approached for any criminal activity
                  taking place on the Canoe Trails website or any subsidiary service offered by the
                  program. The Canoe Trails administration will turn over any requested data to law
                  enforcement without the need for a search warrant or approval by the member(s) in
                  question.

             Contacting the Web Site Administrators:
                  If you have any questions about this privacy policy or legal information, please contact
                  Canoe Trails at canoetrails@canoetrails.us.