Privacy Policy

Aquarist.me wants you to know we take your privacy very seriously and wants to explain how your information will be used and shared. By visiting and registering on the aquarist.me website, you are accepting the practices outlined in this policy.

This statement describes our privacy policy. aquarist.me reserves the right to revise this policy at any time without notification to you, so please re-read it often in connection with your use of the aquarist.me website.

  1. We make this promise to you
  2. Personally Identifiable Information
  3. Passwords
  4. Use of Cookies
  5. Minors on aquarist.me
  6. Security
  7. Ads and Links
  8. Changes to our Privacy Policy
  9. Questions?

We make this promise to you

Thank you for visiting aquarist.me. We know that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust. We hate spam and we won't support it.

  1. We will never share your e-mail address or other identifiable information with any third party company (no external spam).
  2. We won't send you any spam email or canned spam either.
  3. We protect your information through the use of secure databases and other methods as necessary.

Personally Identifiable Information

We collect the personally identifiable information that you submit on the registration and user profile forms to permit you access to our site. Please note that any optional information you fill out might be visible to other users on the site (i.e. your aquarium details, or location in the world). If you do not feel comfortable with others knowing this information, then leave it blank.

Generally, the information aquarist.me collects helps us to communicate with you regarding media licensed from or to you. For instance, we use your email address to provide you with an email confirmation of your registration and to notify you of information concerning your media on our site. In addition, users on the site will be able to communicate with you via comments on the site, but they will not know your e-mail address or other personal identification information aside from your username (and therefore will not be able to add you to spam lists, etc).

We will not share, rent or sell your personally-identifiable information with any entity, subject to the provisions below. We may share your information with our vendors in connection with system maintenance and other services that these individuals or entities perform for us. In some cases, we may run a joint marketing effort with third parties.

We will only release personal information without your authorization in the following situations:

  1. To the authorities when necessary to comply with the law (i.e. answering subpoenas).
  2. To enforce or to apply our Terms of Service and other agreements
  3. To protect the rights, property, or safety of aquarist.me, our users or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

To enable us to provide the best possible product to our partners, aquarist.me uses a 3rd party service provided by google analytics which aggregates information about how our site is being used. We do not collect any personally identifiable information about users or their photos.

Passwords

We are assuming aquarist.me isn't the first website you ever signed up to use. As a reminder when you sign up, make sure that your password is 6 or more characters and contains both letters and numbers. We use a password to protect your aquarist.me account information. Only aquarist.me representatives who need personal information to perform a specific job (for example,customer service) are granted access to it. All of our representatives are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide features that recognize your account as logged on and other site features. Further, to help us tailor our site to the needs and interests of our visitors, or for other purposes, we may gather aggregate, non-personally identifiable information via cookies. Examples include the type of Internet browser our visitors are using, the frequency of visits to our site and which pages our visitors viewed. We may share these aggregate statistics with others. The use of cookies is standard on the Internet and many major web sites use them. Cookies stored on your computer that are designated for aquarist.me use, can not be retrieved by other websites. Please utilize the help section of your browser if you wish to disable cookie acceptance but note that some website features might not be available to you.

Minors on aquarist.me

Children below fourteen years of age should not use our website, nor do we have any intention of collecting any personally identifiable information from individuals under fourteen years of age. If you are aware that a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, please contact us and we will remove the information.

Security

We understand that many users are concerned about security on the Internet. The security of the information that you provide to us is also very important to us. To prevent unauthorized disclosure, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have in place reasonable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure any information we collect online. Any required information (with the exception of your username), will be completely hidden from the public.. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. When using a shared computer, be sure to sign off and do not opt to stay logged in to aquarist.me. Should you realize that you accidentally allowed a third party to access your account, you must let us know immediately, as you may be held liable for their actions in your name.

In the event we are hacked or have a breach in security, we will notify our users as soon as possible.

Ads and Links

We do not have any control over the privacy practices of any external websites linked from the main aquarist.me domain (or any of the websites that are hosted on our server and aren't affiliated with aquarist.me). Therefore you should review their privacy policies separately from ours and know that we in no way have any control over their practices.

Third party advertisers can collect certain information that is available to them through your interaction with their advertisements. aquarist.me has no control or knowledge as to their practices and it is suggested that you read their privacy policy separately before clicking on any advertisements.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

aquarist.me may amend our Privacy Policy at any time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement, how we do things at aquarist.me, or your user experience with our web site, please email us at feedback@aquarist.me