Respecting your privacy is of paramount importance to DCSki. We believe it is necessary in order to build a relationship of trust that DCSki's success is dependent on. Below, we describe the steps we take to preserve your privacy.
DCSki makes no attempt to collect personally-identifiable information that you do not specifically volunteer. Most pages on DCSki can currently be viewed without registering. Some features of the site, such as the DCSki Message Forum, require registration before readers can post messages. We do this to help prevent the posting of unsolicited spam on the message forums. To receive an account on the DCSki Message Forum, you must provide your valid e-mail address. We do not share this e-mail address with anyone else. When you register to receive a Message Forum account, you have the option to show or hide your e-mail address from other DCSki readers. We recommend that you do not show your e-mail address, as the address could be harvested by "spam bots" visiting DCSki's pages.
It is possible that DCSki will add new features in the future that require registration. Our policy is to keep personally-identifiable information private; we do not share any personally-identifiable information with third parties. For example, we do not share e-mail addresses of DCSki readers with advertisers.
When you visit DCSki, our server logs non-personally-identifiable information such as your browser type and the IP address you are visiting from. In addition, we log each time an advertisement is displayed or clicked on. This type of information may be analyzed in aggregate form to determine usage statistics, but does not include personally-identifiable information.
Many areas on DCSki allow readers to submit and instantly publish their own comments. For example, readers can post messages in the DCSki Message Forum on a wide variety of subjects, or can attach comments directly to an article. Any time you submit comments in this manner, please understand that the information you include will be published immediately on DCSki. Do not include any information in the comments that you do not wish to be shared with a large audience. We recommend that you do not include your e-mail address in comments, as it could be harvested by a "spam bot."
For your protection, we allow readers to use an alias, nickname, or partial name when posting messages or comments. We respect our readers and trust that they will not try to assume someone's else's identity when posting messages or abuse DCSki to post profane or slanderous information. We reserve the right to edit or delete any messages or comments that appear to be posted under false pretense, that contain profanity or inappropriate language, or for any other reason we choose. Please note also that your I.P. address is logged when posting a message. Although we do not publicly share this I.P. address, we reserve the right to use it to combat or address violations of DCSki's posting policy, for example to block abusive users from accessing DCSki or to report abuses to Internet Service Providers. Also note that any time you submit information to be published on DCSki, you agree that you will not receive any type of remuneration for your efforts, and agree that DCSki can publish the information throughout the site.
This page was last updated on August 18, 2007.