Privacy Policy for Packed to Live

The privacy of visitors to Packed to Live is important to us.

At Packed to Live, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here are details on the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit Packed to Live, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell or distribute your personal information to third parties (with the exception of law enforcement where compelled by legal warrant/writ).

Volunteered Information

Should you register an account on Packed to Live, you may be asked to volunteer certain pieces of information. This includes a name, username and an e-mail address.

This information is used solely to associate your account with you. We do not share your e-mail address (or any other information you volunteer, the accuracy of which is entirely within your control), and we use industry-standard data protection practises to protect this information from unsolicited abuse (such as intrusion by “hackers”).

The entire Packed to Live website employs an SSL certificate, and all requests to non-secured addresses within our domain are automatically redirected to the SSL-protected address. This means that all information exchanged between the servers hosting Packed to Live, and your device, is encrypted to the industry standard.

Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, information about your ISP (internet service provider), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as for the purpose of engaging in discussions on our articles.

We also use third party advertisements on Packed to Live in order to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have addons/plugins such as Flash installed. This is generally used for geo-targeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to visitors in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to visitors whom frequents cooking sites).

DoubleClick DART Cookies

We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”).

The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (for example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.

You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx

You can choose to disable, or selectively turn off, ours and/or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Anti Virus and similar system security solutions. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

Our commitment to your privacy

Like most websites on the Internet today, Packed to Live consumes third-party services and solutions in order to deliver our content to our visitors.

In order to ensure that personally-identifiable information about our viewers is NEVER collected, great care is taken each time a third-party service or solution is selected, as well as when each of these are updated.

This Privacy Policy serves to explain not only our own policy on personal information collection (which is to say that we don’t collect any) but also details on the individual and collective Privacy Policies of third-party services and solutions.

It is our commitment to every visitor that we will not consume any third-party service or solution that attempts to collect, store or share personal information.

Sharing of information with Law Enforcement

While Packed to Live does not collect any personal information on our visitors, the contents of our log files and/or our databases/tables containing visitor-generated content (such as comments on articles) could conceivably be subject to warrant or writ as part of a law enforcement action pertaining to one or more visitors.

An example of where such request would be made could be where a visitor has shared (or attempted to share) illegal materials through our website. Such action would constitute a criminal act, and where criminal prosecution is not sought independently (e.g. the result of another visitor reporting such materials to law enforcement), Packed to Live will inform appropriate law enforcement ourselves.

Where provided with a clear and relevant legal warrant/writ pertaining to one or more specific legal actions, Packed to Live will provide any and all information necessary for the execution of said legal action.

The extent of information Packed to Live could provide for the purpose of specific legal action is as follows:

  • IP addresses of one, more than one, or all visitors from our log files and – to the extent stored – our visitor-populated database tables (e.g. comments posted on our articles).
  • Information about one, more than one, or all visitors’ Internet Service Provider (ISP) from our log files and – to the extent stored – our visitor-populated database tables (e.g. comments posted on our articles).
  • Dates and times associated with IP addresses and ISP information about one, more than one, or all visitors from our log files and – to the extent stored – our visitor-populated database tables (e.g. comments posted on our articles).

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