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FoodSherpas.com Privacy Statement
FoodSherpas.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: FoodSherpas.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.
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. 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.
Cookies
Our Site uses cookies to deliver content specific to your preferences on the message boards. We also use cookies to save your password so you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit our site.
FoodSherpas.com places a cookie on your computer:
A cookie is placed in FoodSherpas.com 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 use cookies in any other way at this time.
We do not keep track of them at all on our side. .
NOTE: Other cookies may be set by advertising banners. See the Third Party Relationships section below.
Advertisers
We use an outside ad company to display ads on our site. These ads may contain cookies. While we use cookies in other parts of our Web site, cookies received with banner ads are collected by our ad server, and we do not have access to this information. See the Third Party Relationships section below.
Registration Forms
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
Our online surveys ask visitors for contact information (like email address). We gather various demographic information that we may make available to advertisers at a macro level.
Users may opt-out of receiving any mailings from the site; see the choice/opt-out section below.
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.
External Links
This site contains literally thousands of links to other sites. FoodSherpas.com is not 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 at admin@foodsherpas.com.
Special Third Party Relationships
FoodSherpas.com provides several services that, while being FoodSherpas.com branded, are administered by third parties.
Our @FoodSherpas.com email service is administered by netfirms.com
Our Advertising banners are provided through the various networks. For specific ad information, email your inquiry to matt@foodsherpas.com
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.
Public Forums
This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, 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.
Security
This site has taken reasonable security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.
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.
Email and Message Board registrations can be setup so that the user doesn’t receive any emails from the FoodSherpas.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 make these lists available to ANY third parties.
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@FoodSherpas.com to request a change. Some “changes” actually require inactivating an account and setting up a new one. Email us for more details
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 any of the following:
Matthew Peloquin
Owner & Editor
FoodSherpas.com
matt@foodsherpas.com

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