Last Updated on 1 October 2010.
0.2 The terms “we”, “us”, and “BFT” refer to www.bigfoottraveller.com a project by Green Mussels Investments Singapore business registration 53148676A. The terms “you” and “your” refer to you, as a user of the Site. The term “personal information” means information that you provide to us which allows you to be contacted or identified, such as your name, phone number, email address, and any other data that is tied to such information.
1.0 Information We Collect and How We Use It
1.1 We use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that the collection of personal information is limited to that which is necessary to fulfill the purposes identified below.
1.2 Account information. If you create an account to take advantage of the full range of services offered on the Site, we ask for and record personal information such as your name and email address. We use your email address to send you updates and news, and contact you on behalf of other users. You may choose not to receive e-mail of this type by accessing the “Account” tab after you log on to the www.bigfoottraveller.com website and updating your notification settings.
1.3 Submissions. We store and may publicly display your submissions in order to provide the services that we offer. When we display your submissions, we do so together with your account name (first name and last initial). The term “submissions” refers to the information that you submit or post to the Site for public display, such as business information, comments, photos, compliments, and the information that you display as part of your account profile.
1.4 Feedback. If you contact us to provide feedback, register a complaint, or ask a question, we will record any personal information and other content that you provide in your communication so that we can effectively respond to your communication.
1.5 Activity. We record information relating to your use of the Site, such as the searches you undertake, the pages you view, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp information. We use this type of information to administer the Site and provide the highest possible level of service to you.
1.6 Cookies. We send cookies to your computer in order to uniquely indentify your browser and improve the quality of our service. The term “cookies” refers to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the site. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). Persistent cookies can be removed by following your browser help file directions. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Site may not work properly or at all.
2.0 Transfer of Information
2.1 We may distribute your submissions to third parties, as permitted pursuant to our Terms of Service. The third parties may in turn publicly display or publish your submissions in connection with their own websites and media platforms. When we distribute your submissions to third parties, we typically include your account name (but not your personal information unless you include it within your submissions).
2.2 We may share your personal information with third parties to provide you with services that we offer through the Site, conduct quality assurance testing, facilitate creation of accounts, provide technical and customer support, or provide specific services, such as synchronization of your contacts with other software applications, in accordance with your instructions. These third parties are required not to use your personal information other than to provide the services requested by you.
2.5 We may disclose information in the aggregate to third parties relating to user behavior in connection with actual or prospective business relationship with those third parties, such as advertisers and content distributors. For example, we may disclose the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, advertising banners.
2.6 We use third party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites 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.
3.0 Others’ Information
3.1 You may choose to provide us with another person’s e-mail address to invite the person to use the Site. We use this information to contact and, if necessary, remind that person about the invitation. By providing us with another person’s e-mail address, you represent to us that you have obtained the consent of the person to share his or her e-mail address with us. All invitees are provided with the option not to receive further invitations. We may disclose such information if required to do so in order to comply with legal process, as described above.
4.1 The Site may contain links to third party websites to which we have no affiliation. We suggest you read the privacy policies on all such third party websites.
5.0 Controlling Your Personal Data
5.1 To the extent you include personal information within your submissions (such as a photo of yourself), third parties may be able to identify you, and associate you with your user account, and contact you. Third parties can also associate you with your user account using the “Member Search” feature on the Site, but only if the third party already knows your full name and you include information in your submissions that allow the third party to distinguish you from other users who might share the same full name. Please do not include information in your submissions that you expect to keep private. In addition, you can reduce the risk of being personally identified by choosing a fictitious account name, though doing so may detract from the credibility of your submissions among other users.
5.2 Please also note that the personal messages you send or receive using the Site’s personal messaging feature are only private to the extent that you and the sender/recipient keep them private. For example, we do not have any control over whether a recipient of one of your personal messages publicly posts the contents of such a message.
5.3 As a registered BFT user, you can modify some of your personal information and your privacy preferences by accessing the “My Account” section of this website. For example, you may choose not to receive e-mail solicitations from FBT by accessing the “Account” tab on the Site and updating your notification settings.
5.4 If you close your account, we may still retain your personal information in our systems.
6.2 You hereby acknowledge that BFT is not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
7.0 E-mails and Opt-out
9.0 Dispute Resolution
9.2 IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY) CULPA IN CONTRAHENDO, POSITIVE BREACH OF DUTY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY OR OTHERWISE HOWSOEVER, AND WHATEVER THE CAUSE THEREOF,
i) FOR ANY INCREASED COSTS OR EXPENSES, OR
ii) FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFIT, BUSINESS, CONTRACTS, REVENUES, OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, OR
iii) FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY OTHER SIMILAR KIND OF LOSS OR DAMAGE WHATSOEVER, OR
iv) FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING OUT OF THE BUSINESS ACTIVITIES OR ANY RELATIONSHIP WITH EXISTING OR PROSPECTIVE USERS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, PURE ECONOMIC LOSS, LOSS OF USE, AND OR LOSS OF REPUTATION OR GOODWILL.
10.0 Contacting the Website