Your privacy is critically important to us. We have a few fundamental principles:
Like most website operators, we collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our website’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use its website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
We collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our websites. We only disclose logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that personally-identifying information is used and disclosed as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the website where the comment was left.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users and their usage habits.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, as amended and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
We use some social media tools and websites to interact with its customers and resource partners. Social media websites may be used by third party websites to solicit and collect personal information from individuals. Any personal information collected by a third party website will not be transmitted to us unless required for law enforcement purposes or as otherwise permitted by law.
Our privacy and other policies do not apply to these third party sites and we encourage you to read the policies of the third party site when deciding whether to use it. Our “social media” sites may include, but not be limited to, social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Credit card information that credit authorizers and you provide for any purchase of products or services on this site will only be used to process the transactions you request. Additionally, by using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any message or information you send to the Web Site may be read or intercepted by others, even if there is a special notice that a particular transmission (for example, credit card information) is encrypted.
We provide you with the ability to edit the information in your user account information that you provided to us during registration by using the “My Account” feature on this site. You may request deactivation of your user account by contacting us. Content or other data that you may have provided to us and that is not contained within your user account, such as posts that may appear within our forums, blog or product reviews, may continue to remain on our site at our discretion even though your user account is deactivated. In addition, as further described below, you may opt-out of the storage and retention of cookies.
Certain visitors to BoarBuster.com choose to interact with us in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at boarbuster.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with us – by purchasing a BoarBuster™ System subscription service, for example, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions.
In each case, we collect such information on boarbuster.com only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with us. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities. Please note that your e-mail address or any other submissions that you make on this site may contain your real name or other personally identifiable information and, as a result, such information may appear on this site.
We may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to our website. For instance, we may monitor the most popular webpages on boarbuster.com. We may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Registered users of the website may voluntarily use the website to submit data on their successful hog capture activities. The total number of hogs captured will be publically available on our website, and the individual hog capture reports will be provided to the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. The data provided in these reports will include the number of animals captured, the date on which they were captured, the zip code in which they were captured, and your email address. The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, which originally developed the BoarBuster system, is an independent, nonprofit institute dedicated to assisting farmers and ranchers, conducting plant science research and agricultural programs, and enhancing agricultural productivity. The Noble Foundation may use the anonymized hog capture data in their scientific research and publications, but your account’s email addresses will only be used to contact you in the event a clarification of your report is required. Reporting your hog capture successes is not a requirement of continued use of the system, but by submitting data, you will help researchers understand and characterize the wild hog problem.
We disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of our employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available at the boarbuster.com website. If you are a registered user of boarbuster.com and have supplied your email address, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with boarbuster.com and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If boarbuster.com, or its owner, or substantially all of the assets of its owner, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that boarbuster.com’s owner goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of boarbuster.com may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.