Remember this section? You should, because you have read our Terms of Service! Throughout this document, we may use certain words or phrases, and it is important that you understand the meaning of them. We know that you probably do understand them because they’re simple, but some big fancy city lawyer told us to include this section anyway. The following is a non-exhaustive list of definitions of words and phrases found in this document:
Whenever you visit our Site, we may collect non-identifying information from you, such as your IP address, referring URL, browser, operating system, cookie information, and Internet Service Provider. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, this information alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
We may use your information to:
Users may in some cases be able to review and edit the personal information they have provided to us by logging into your account on the Site and editing their account. Although most changes may occur immediately, information may still be stored in a web browser’s cache. We take no responsibility for stored information in your cache, or in other devices that may store information, and disclaim all liability of such. In addition, we may, from time to time, retain residual information about you in our backup and/or database. Please don’t post anything online that would make your boss fire you or your mother cry if they saw it, because we can’t guarantee that someone won’t copy your info and post it elsewhere without our permission.
ScratchBang may post links to third party websites on its Site. These third party websites are not screened for privacy or security issues by ScratchBang, and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third party websites.
Although you are entering into an Agreement with ScratchBang to disclose your information to us, we do use third party individuals and organizations to assist us, including contractors, subcontractors, quasi-contractors, pseudo-contractors, super-contractors, and contractor contractors, as well as other parties.
Throughout the course of our provision of our Service to you, we may delegate our authority to collect, access, use, and disseminate your information. For example, our web host stores the information that you provide us, and we may hire outside contractors to perform maintenance or assist us in securing our Site.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you authorize us to collect, share, store, and otherwise use your information in conjunction with Google Analytics.
At times it may become necessary or desirable to ScratchBang, for legal purposes, to release your information in response to a request from a government agency (often known colloquially as “the po-po”) or a private litigant. You agree that we may disclose your information to a third party where we believe, in good faith, that it is desirable to do so for the purposes of a civil action, criminal investigation, or other legal matter. In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, we may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either. We may also proactively report you, and release your information to, third parties where we believe that it is prudent to do so for legal reasons, such as our belief that you have engaged in fraudulent activities. You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants, including but not limited to excessive 4 a.m. no-knock SWAT team raids on your house that occur because you did something silly like post a picture of a joint online. God bless America.
We take certain measures to enhance the security of our Site and Service, including using SSL certificates and chaining rabid snapping turtles to our server hardware. However, we make no representations as to the security or privacy of your information. It is in our interest to keep our website secure, but we recommend that you use anti-virus software, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security threats.
Last Modified: February 6, 2015