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Tactical Informatics Privacy Policy

This document was last updated on February 14, 2010.

Acknowledgement of Policy

Here at Brewasaurus.com, we may collect some information from users in order to promote a useful, unique and interesting experience at our site. This privacy policy describes what information we may collect and how it is used during and in between visits to Brewasaurus. By visiting Brewasaurus.com, you hereby accept the procedures listed in this privacy notice, and acknowledge that Tactical Informatics reserves the right to collect, use and/or manipulate information provided to us as outlined in this agreement. Tactical Informatics also retains the right to modify this agreement at any time without prior notice, and visitors will continue to be bound by the terms in the updated agreement. If we do modify our privacy policy, the date specifying the last update at the top of this page will be updated to reflect the most recent changes. It is the users' responsibility to periodically return here to stay up to date with our policies as they pertain to you. If for some reason, changes are made which affect the sharing of personally identifiable information, and these changes are outside the scope of this agreement, Tactical Informatics will notify members, either by email or by on-site notifications. Continuing to use Brewasaurus.com after being notified of these changes signifies acceptance of the new terms outlined in the updated agreement.

What Information Do We Collect?

Personal Information

If you sign up for an account at brewasaurus.com, we ask you for the following information:

  1. Name
  2. User Name
  3. Password
  4. Email Address
  5. Date of Birth
  6. Zip Code, City, State and Country

Browsing Information / Cookies

While browsing Brewasaurus.com, we keep track of some information in order to properly administer our website, to diagnose problems and reconcile differences in browsing software, and to ensure a more secure experience for our users. These include:

  1. IP Address
  2. Browser Information (Brand, Version, etc.)
  3. Operating System
  4. Referring Domain
  5. Pages Visited
  6. Search Terms

We also use cookies to store certain visitor-specific information.

Published Content

Registered users of Brewasaurus.com are encouraged to participate in the site by contributing information to various sections of the site. This includes original information such as recipes, comments, messages to other users, updates, etc.

What Do We Use This Information For?

Personal Information

  • Email address and password are required to gain access to several features reserved for registered members.
  • Email addresses are also used to provide notifications of new activity on Brewasaurus.com to its members. Users can easily opt out of any and all of these notifications by following the provided link in the emails from Tactical Informatics, and/or changing the settings under My Account.
  • Name and location data may be used to enhance user experience by providing area-specific information or opportunities.
  • Date of birth is used primarily to ensure that users are of legal drinking age, as Tactical Informatics does not promote the use of alcohol by anyone under the legal age.
  • Some of this personal information (Name, Username, Email Address, Location) is also made available, depending on your account settings, to other registered users when searching for people or viewing profiles
  • Username is publicly available to any visitor when viewing or searching for user-submitted content added by Brewasaurus.com members or as criteria when searching for friends, if privacy settings allow.

Browsing Information / Cookies

A cookie is a small text file stored on the visitor's machine that allows website administrators to remember certain things about the user, such as preferred options and previous activities. This allows us to customize the website to the user's behavior in order to provide the most useful and convenient browsing experience possible. Cookies are safe and will not affect the security of the user's internet experience in any way. Cookies can be disabled if desired by changing the settings in the browser, however doing so may disable some of the features available on Brewasaurus.com.

Privacy / Information Sharing

Personal Information

Tactical Informatics has implemented granular privacy controls for personal information in order to provide users with whatever level of privacy they desire. By changing settings in My Account, or by editing the "display to" settings in your Profile, any and all personal information can be made available to different potential viewers, based on their relationship with the member. Users also have control over what level of relationship is required to view their profiles or to find them in search results for new friends. Published content is not included in this statement, and if content is submitted by users, it will be available and shown with the Username of the contributing member. More information about how we handle user-submitted public content can be found in our Terms of Use. The relationship levels available for privacy control are as follows, from most (completely hidden) to least restricted:

  1. No one
  2. My Friends Only
  3. Friends of Friends
  4. Everyone

Tactical Informatics does not share personal information on an individual basis. Aggregated statistics such as members' average age, most popular locations, anonymous website traffic patterns, etc. may be collected and shared in a manner consistent with the terms in this agreement. Tactical Informatics may also share members' personal information if required by law, to protect the property and/or rights of Tactical Informatics, to protect from fraud, or to protect the safety and/or security of its users. In addition, if any transfer of ownership or change in management structure of Tactical Informatics or Brewasaurus.com takes place, users' information may be transferred to the new ownership, but will remain protected under the terms of this agreement.

Public Content

Any public content uploaded to the site (i.e. recipes, comments, etc.) by visitors may be shared.

Third Party Services

Brewasaurus.com uses various third party services, including, but not limited to:

  1. Google Analytics
  2. Google Adsense
  3. Amazon Associates

These services that appear on our site may collect information sent by visitors' browsers in order to better perform their functions of assisting Brewasaurus.com in providing related content and advertisements and monitoring performance. While we strongly believe any third party services we make use of are fully compliant in terms of providing safe, private user experiences, Tactical Informatics is not responsible for maintaining their policies, and as such, it is strongly recommended that you view their respective privacy policies and terms of use to fully understand what information they collect and how it may be used.

Security

Personal information submitted during the registration process, as well as passwords used when logging in, are encrypted upon submission using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Software and are also stored with encryption keys.

Children's Online Privacy

Tactical Informatics does not knowingly accept information from children under 13. Furthermore, because of the age specific content matter, users are required to enter their date of birth upon registering for the site, and Tactical Informatics does not approve the use of any services at Brewasaurus.com by anyone under the age of 21, or the legal drinking age as defined by law, whichever is greater.

Contact Us

Any questions or comments concerning Tactical Informatics' Privacy Policy can be submitted to us using our Contact Form.

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