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Privacy Policy

wavingwhale.com is founded on the principles of helping people to discover new information by enabling them to share what they find interesting with one another. By visiting the wavingwhale.com website, you are accepting the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy covers wavingwhale.com's treatment of personal information that wavingwhale.com gathers when you are on the Waving Whale websites and when you use wavingwhale.com services. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that wavingwhale.com does not own or control, or to individuals that wavingwhale.com does not employ or manage.

Information Collected by wavingwhale.com

We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our website, which is to enable users to discover and share information with one another. This information allows us to provide you with a customized and efficient experience. We do not process this information in a way that is incompatible with this objective. We collect the following types of information from our wavingwhale.com users:

  1. Information You Provide to Us:

    We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features.

    • Registration: In order for you to use wavingwhale.com services, such as submitting new pictures to the website, you must complete a registration form. As part of this registration form, we require select personal information (including your name and e-mail address).
    • User Profile: To allow you to express yourself beyond just the information collected during registration, we enable you to provide additional information, such as a bio, your website, and instant messaging IDs. In addition, you may choose to include photos of yourself in your profile. As indicated below, in the section titled "Sharing Your Information", you can control how your information is displayed and used.

  2. Automatic Information:
    • We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. wavingwhale.com and its authorized agents automatically receive and record certain "traffic data" on their server logs from your browser including your IP address, wavingwhale.com cookie information, and the page you requested. wavingwhale.com uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with its servers, analyze trends and administer the website.
    • wavingwhale.com may collect and, on any page, display the total counts that page has been viewed. This includes User Profile pages.
    • Many companies offer programs that help you to visit websites anonymously. While wavingwhale.com will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these programs are available.

E-mail Communications

wavingwhale.com is very concerned about your privacy and we will never provide your email address to a third party without your explicit permission, as detailed in the "Sharing Your Information" section below. wavingwhale.com may send out e-mails with wavingwhale.com-related news, products, offers, surveys or promotions. You may also receive notification e-mails from wavingwhale.com, which inform you of actions that have been performed on the site. If you do not want to receive e-mail from us, please visit the Email Preferences section of your Account Options and/or follow the instructions contained in the unwanted e-mail message. However, please note that in all cases you will continue to receive all system e-mails (e.g. those regarding forgotten user passwords) and legal notices (e.g. updates to our policies) from us.


Sharing Your Information

Because wavingwhale.com enables people to discover and share information with one another, information about the people who use wavingwhale.com is an integral part of the wavingwhale.com experience. Rest assured that we neither rent nor sell your personal information to anyone and that we will share your personal information only as described below.

Keeping Information Secure

Ways to Control Display and Use of Your Information

Children Under 18 Years of Age

You must be 13 years and older to register to use the Waving Whale website. As a result, wavingwhale.com does not specifically collect information about children. If we learn that wavingwhale.com has collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. We recommend that minors between the ages of 13 and 18 ask and receive their parents' permission before using wavingwhale.com or sending information about themselves or anyone else over the Internet.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

wavingwhale.com may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at its sole discretion. 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 wavingwhale.com website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed.

Conditions of Use

If you decide to visit wavingwhale.com website, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages and, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law.

Effective Date of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of January 1, 2012.