Privay Policy

Terms and Conditions For Use of This Website ("Shmat.com and ALL related sub-sites - www.shmat.com/", referred to in this document as the "Site")

The privacy of visitors to the Site (shmat.com) is important to us.

We recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. The following is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use or visit the Site, and how we safeguard that information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files

As with most other websites, we do collect and use data contained in log files. Informaiton in the log files can include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Charter Cable), the type of browser you used to visit the Site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited the Site and which pages you visited throughout the Site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include (but is not limited to) showing you specific information based on whether or not your have used the site before, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as comments.

We also use third party advertisements to support the Site. Some of these advertisers may use technologies such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on the Site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information which includes your IP address, your ISP, the type of browser you used to visit the Site, and in some cases, whether or not you have Flash installed. Generally, this is used for geotargeting purposes (showing regional specific advertising to someone living in California, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off cookies from the Site or third-party cookies from other sites in your browser settings, or by managing your preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with the Site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to or use services or programs, leaving comments on posts, or participating in online polls.