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Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement for TideFans.com

TideFans.com has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site: www.TideFans.com. This policy may change from time to time without notice. If you are concerned about your privacy, be sure to check here frequently for any updates.

Data Quality/Access

Data Quality/Access

This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided:

Message Boards & Email:
You can modify personal information provided about yourself in the message board by clicking preferences or profile in the message boards or "Options" in email.

Other:
You can send email to: admin (at) tidefans.com to request a change. Some "changes" actually require inactivating an account and setting up a new one. Email us for more details.

Cookies

Cookies

Our Site uses cookies to deliver content specific to your preferences on the message boards. We also use cookies to save your username and password login so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our site.

TideFans.com places cookies on your computer:

A cookie is placed in tidefans.com/forums and is used to remember your preferences on the message board. It remembers your username & password and other preferences like how many days messages to show, etc.

We do not keep track of them at all on our side and make no use of them in anything outside making your TideFans.com experience more enjoyable and efficient. So, it's really for your own benefit to enable them on TideFans.

We use third party advertisements on TideFans.com 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 Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in your browser. 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 your accounts.

NOTE: Other cookies may be set by advertising banners, etc. See the Third Party Relationships FAQ for more info on this.

Information Automatically Logged

Information Automatically Logged

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. IP addresses are also logged within the message boards and may be used to eliminate and/or identify spammers or hackers. These do not identify any specific person, but help us in maintaining site and board security. This information is not disseminated in any way other than at a macro level (i.e. we received 100000 page views from 1000 different IP addresses) to any outside source.

In addition, you may be requested (by a TideFans staff member) to produce evidence of your identity due to multiple user names, previous spam registrations from the same IP address, etc. Such requests may include name, address, permanent email address and phone numbers. This information is not disseminated outside the TideFans.com staff. Refusal to provide such information may result in the suspension of your membership and/or posting privileges.

Advertisers

Advertisers

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

While we use cookies in other parts of our Web site, cookies received with banner ads are collected by the ad server, and we do not have access to this information.

We have revenue sharing agreements with one or more of the following e-commerce sites: FootballFanatics.com (via TideFansStore.com)
CafePress.com

Our Advertising banners may be provided through one or more of the following advertising networks:
AdThrive
Google Adsense
Google DFP
Amazon
MediaStrike
Stanza
Share-a-Sale

Each of these has its own privacy policies that you may wish to review.

Registration Forms

Registration Forms

Our message board registration form requires users to give us contact information (like their name, email, etc), unique identifiers (username and password), and demographic information (location, alum status, etc)

Contact information from the registration forms is used to get in touch with the customer when necessary and to administrate the message board and other features of the site (like TideFans.com branded email and TideFans.com branded personal websites).

Users may opt-out of receiving mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

Unique identifiers (such as email addresses) are collected from Web site visitors to verify the user's identity, and for use as account numbers in our record system.

WE NEVER EVER EVER EVER SELL OR DISTRIBUTE THESE LISTS.

Surveys

Surveys

Our occasional online surveys may ask visitors for contact information (like email address). We gather various demographic information that we may make available to advertisers at a macro level (i.e. we have 5000 users who live in Alabama and are ages 35-45). We may also ask you to participate in various other surveys. Participating in these surveys is always at your own choosing.

Users may opt-out of receiving any mailings from the site; see the choice/opt-out section.

We also reserve the right to use data collected on TideFans (through surveys or online postings) in academic research relating to online communities.

External Links

External Links

This site contains literally thousands of links to other sites. TideFans.com is not and can not be in any way responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites and only supplies these links as a "public service" to our users. If you should find a link that you believe we should remove, please contact us immediately and we will review the link immediately.

Third Party Relationships

Special Third Party Relationships

TideFans.com provides several services that, while being TideFans.com branded, are administered by the following third parties:

Our @TideFans.com email service is administered by Everyone.net.

We have revenue sharing agreements with one or more of the following e-commerce sites: FootballFanatics.com (via TideFansStore.com)
CafePress.com

Our Advertising banners may be provided through one or more of the following advertising networks:
AdThrive
Google Adsense
Google DFP
Amazon
MediaStrike
Stanza
Share-a-Sale

You can visit each of these sites to ascertain the level of privacy by each of these sites. We have selected these partners because they are the "best of breed" services and provide great, reliable, and free services to our users.

Other relationships may occasionally exist with companies not listed here, but these are the main relationships we have developed as of February 15, 2019.

Public Forums

Public Forums

This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and newsletters available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas immediately becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information.

Contest Entries

Contests

We occasionally run contests on our site in which we ask visitors for contact information (like email address), and unique identifiers (like username).

Contact information from the contests is used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary to inform them of results of the contests..

Unique identifiers are collected from Web site visitors to verify the user's identity, and for use as account numbers in our record system.

We DO NOT provide this information to a third party unless noted in the contest.

Security Measures

Security

This site has taken reasonable security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

Regardless, you should never give out any information to anyone representing themselves as someone from TideFans. Occasionally, email spammers may try to get personal information from you by representing themselves as someone from this site.

We will NEVER ask you for any personal or login information in an email unless you have contacted us FIRST with a login problem or in the event a staff member deems it necessary to establish your identity. You can contact our administrators via the board private message system to confirm validity.

Opt in / out & Choice

Choice/Opt-Out

This site provides various services of which we are able to distribute occasional information via email. However, in each of these, you can opt out of receiving any future emails. You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in your browser. 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.

Email and Message Board registrations can be setup so that the user doesn't receive any emails from the TideFans.com staff. HOWEVER, as these are used only to disseminate critical information pertaining to the site, we do not recommend you eliminate your email from our distribution list. We NEVER EVER EVER make these lists available to ANY third parties.

Contact us about privacy

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact an administrator or:

Brett Young
Publisher & Site Administrator
TideFans.com
BamaNation Partners, LLC

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