I. Bigfoot Privacy Notice and Choices:
As set forth in the Conditions of Use, Bigfoot provides (a) computing
and information services and (b) telecommunications services (including
the Bigfoot SMS Manager, Bigfoot Conference Call and Domain Registration)
(collectively the "Services" or the "Bigfoot Services")
to persons who join Bigfoot as non-paying Members or Premium Users
or other persons using the Services ("Members" or "Users"
or "you"). As part of the registration process for the Services,
you are asked to provide certain personal information and (if applicable)
credit card or other billing information. The policy of Bigfoot is
to protect the privacy of Bigfoot Members who are using any of the
Bigfoot Services. Please be aware, however, that as a condition of
membership and use of the Bigfoot Services, Bigfoot requires Members
to select areas of interest and thereby agree to receive marketing
materials from Bigfoot or third parties related to those interests.
Members may choose at any time to opt-out of mailings on their profile,
including during registration and when they receive any third-party
mailings from Bigfoot; however, Bigfoot reserves the right to cancel
the membership of Non-Premium Users in the event such a Member chooses
to completely opt-out of all mailings.
Please recognize that it is the policy of Bigfoot to protect the privacy
of its Members, and thus Bigfoot will only allow third parties to
have access to information concerning Users ("User Information")
in the following situations:
(i) Bigfoot will provide access to certain User Information to third-party
suppliers in order for them to perform certain functions for us as
necessitated by the Member's use of any of the Services -- for example,
credit card numbers are sent to a credit card processing company for
billing. These suppliers are not authorized to release this information
to other third parties.
(ii) Bigfoot will disclose User Information in cases where, in its
discretion, it deems such disclosure required or appropriate in order
to comply with applicable laws and regulations.
(iii) Bigfoot is a commerce and advertising supported business and the availability of the Services depends substantially on its perceived value among marketers that pay for advertisements and retail opportunities through Bigfoot. Marketers seek to direct advertisements and shopping opportunities to Members who have expressed interest in a category relevant to the offer. Accordingly, Bigfoot may provide User Information (name and email address, but never your credit/debit card information or other payment information) to third parties for purposes of providing you information about third party products, promotions and services that are likely to be of interest to Members. If at any time you decide you do not wish to receive such third-party product information, you may opt-out of future mailings by contacting us at http://contactus.bigfoot.net and Bigfoot will honor such a request without question. Bigfoot reserves the right to cancel a Non-Premium User's membership in the event a Non-Premium User chooses to completely opt-out of all mailings.
(iv) If you visit or utilize the Bigfoot Directories service, we will
collect certain information concerning your visits to the Bigfoot
Directories, any information voluntarily provided by You to Bigfoot
in the registration process, and information about websites a user
visits and pages viewed by Bigfoot Users. We do this at Bigfoot because
the information we collect aides in our efforts to analyze the aggregate
usage patterns of our Users and to improve the Services offered by
Bigfoot. But, you should feel comfortable in knowing that the collected
information is not used to correlate your personal identity to your
Internet usage behavior or activities. If you have any questions concerning
Bigfoot's information collection policies, please contact us at http://contactus.bigfoot.net.
(v) Bigfoot will disclose User Information if the User gives permission,
requests products that require identifying information for fulfillment,
or we are required to do so by law or regulatory authority.
Bigfoot reserves the right to sell or otherwise transfer your User
Information to one or more third parties in connection with a sale
of all or substantially all of the assets of Bigfoot or in connection
with the sale of all or substantially all of the stock or ownership
interests in Bigfoot.
Bigfoot may send Users periodic emails containing information about
Bigfoot, administrative notices about a User's account (such as notices
about pending activities), updates on new Service features, usage
tips relating to the Services, information about Bigfoot or third
party products and services that are likely to be of interest to you,
and user satisfaction questions. Bigfoot may also access user information
for the following administrative purposes: (a) to examine system accounting
logs and other company records to resolve email and other system errors
or problems and (b) for billing purposes.
(vii) Like many companies, we transmit cookies to the hard drive of
your computer. These cookies assign your Web browser a unique series
of numbers, letters, or characters that enable Bigfoot servers to
recognize and identify your Web browser when you are using the Service.
They also enable Bigfoot to track and store information about your
functions as verifying that you are a Service user and counting and
the number of visitors that came to the Bigfoot Directories Web site
through a particular advertisement, and your cookie number is also
used to create usage paths and to correlate those with any demographic
information you provide. We do not, however, use your cookies, or
usage paths to attempt to determine your identity.
II. Credit Card Information:
If any person uses a credit or debit card to pay for any of the Services
offered by Bigfoot requiring payment of a fee or fees (including
the Premium User Service and any of the Bigfoot Services), Bigfoot
will continue to charge your account until you provide Bigfoot notice
of termination of use of the service (in accordance with the Conditions
of Use) and all usage fees have been paid. Notwithstanding termination
by a Member of the Premium User Services or of any other Bigfoot
Service, Bigfoot will not refund any portion of the annual fee,
any prepaid fee or any charges (except as may be expressly provided
in the terms and conditions of use of any of the Bigfoot Services).
Unless you advise Bigfoot of your desire to cancel the Premium User
Service, your membership will be automatically renewed on quarterly
basis and the quarterly fee will be charged to the credit or debit
card you provided. As annual, quarterly, monthly or other periodic
fees or charges may apply to the other Bigfoot Services, you are
advised to review the terms and conditions of use for any of the
Bigfoot Services you may use. If you give us credit or debit card
information for any purpose other than payment of fees or charges
associated with the Bigfoot Services or to pay for any other type
of purchase, it will be used one time only to fulfill one order,
and Bigfoot will not store your credit card information. Each User
is responsible for all charges resulting from use of the Services,
including unauthorized use prior to your notifying Bigfoot of such
use and taking steps to prevent its further occurrence. Further,
each User agrees to be financially responsible for use of the Services
(as well as for use of your account by others, including minors
living with you) and to comply with your responsibilities and obligations
as stated in this Agreement.
III. Children May Not Use the Services Without Parental Permission:
Children under the age of thirteen may not use the Premium User Service or Bigfoot Conference Call Manager (or other Services requiring payment of a fee) and must always ask parents or a legal guardian for permission, and provide verifiable consent of a parent or legal guardian, before becoming a member of Bigfoot and before sending any personal information to Bigfoot, or anywhere on the Internet. All other children should always ask parents or a legal guardian for permission before sending any personal information to Bigfoot, or anywhere on the Internet. Parents are encouraged to spend time online with their children to become familiar with the types of content available through Bigfoot and over the Internet in general and to regularly oversee their children's use of email and other online facilities. Children should check with their parents before supplying any information about themselves or their likes and dislikes, before they sign up for Bigfoot. Moreover, as it is a condition of membership in Bigfoot (and may be a condition of use of the Bigfoot Services) that Users provide certain information concerning the User's interests and agree to receive marketing materials from Bigfoot or third parties related to those interests, parents or a guardian of a child can contact us at http://contactus.bigfoot.net if they would like a child's membership terminated and this information deleted from our records. If Bigfoot determines that information has been provided by any child without permission of a parent or legal guardian, Bigfoot will immediately terminate the account and delete the information from our records.
IV. Bigfoot Information Practice, Access and Security:
A. Please be aware that use of the Bigfoot Services is subject
to the Conditions of Use (as applicable to the Bigfoot Site and
B. Bigfoot will limit the information we collect about Members to
what is needed to accurately provide the Services or products requested
by Members. Bigfoot will only use or release User Information in
C. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Site. Third-party advertising companies also separately place or recognize a cookie file on your browser in the course of delivering advertisements to this Site. These companies may use information about your visits to the Bigfoot Site 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 having this information used by these companies, click on: http://contactus.bigfoot.net.
D. Bigfoot will be aggressive in terminating accounts of users who
violate Bigfoot's Conditions of Use. If we must deny a consumer's
application for service or terminate a consumer's relationship with
us, in cases other than fraud or violations of any law, rule or
regulation, we will provide upon request the reasons, nature, substance,
and information Bigfoot used in the decision.
E. Bigfoot provides you access to your Profile information for the
purpose of reviewing and/or updating such information. In order
to view or make any changes to your Profile, go to the Bigfoot home
page, log into your Bigfoot address and click on Bigfoot Directory
to update your directory information, and Bigfoot Interests to update
your interests' profile.
F. Bigfoot is concerned about protecting User Information (including
any credit card information) and therefore we work to protect this
information by utilizing all appropriate technology to prevent unauthorized
access to the information you provide Bigfoot. To prevent unauthorized
access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of
information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic,
and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect
online, including SSL security for credit card submissions.
Notwithstanding the security measures, please be aware that no data
transmission over the Internet or information storage technology
can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
If you would like more information on Bigfoot's Information Practices,
please contact us at http://contactus.bigfoot.net.
V. Bigfoot Employee Standards
A. Only those employees needed to carry out the business functions
may have access to information on individual Bigfoot customers.
We employ security techniques to safeguard User Information.
B. Each employee has a personal responsibility for maintaining Member
confidence in Bigfoot. We train each employee on the Bigfoot Privacy
Principles, and those violating these principles will be subject
to disciplinary action, including dismissal in appropriate cases.
Bigfoot will employ rigorous technology and employee practices to
ensure the highest possible standards of accuracy, completeness
VI. Conditions of Use and Revisions
A. Please be aware that use of the Bigfoot Services is subject
to the Terms and Conditions of Use as pertain to each of the Bigfoot
B. Since offerings and technologies change, we reserve the right
or Conditions of Use at any time without prior notice. Please periodically
any Bigfoot Service you may use for changes. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE
FOR REGULARLY REVIEWING THE BIGFOOT WEBSITE TO OBTAIN TIMELY NOTICE
OF SUCH MODIFICATIONS. YOU SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE ACCEPTED SUCH
MODIFICATIONS BY CONTINUING TO USE THE SERVICES AFTER SUCH MODIFICATIONS
HAVE BEEN POSTED OR INFORMATION REGARDING SUCH MODIFICATIONS HAS
BEEN SENT TO YOU. If at any time you are uncomfortable with any
of Use and wish to cancel your membership, please notify Bigfoot
at http://contactus.bigfoot.net and type
the word "remove" in the subject line.
C. The Internet community is a rapidly changing environment and
therefore Bigfoot may sell or liquidate its assets or its business
or may purchase the assets or business of other companies ("business
transfers"). In such transactions, user information generally
is one of the transferred business assets and therefore Bigfoot
Members and Users should be aware that such business transfers may