This site is owned and operated by Great Safaris, LLC.
Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Great Safaris, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
Our homepage on the Web is located at www.mervissafari.com
Users may opt-in or opt-out of Greatsafaris.com e-newsletters at anytime.
We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy. You may contact us by mail at the following address:
505 North Brand Blvd. Suit 810
Glendale, CA 91203
You may contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dispute Resolution and Privacy Seals
We have the following privacy seals:
Dispute Resolution: You may contact us to resolve any Privacy Disputes you feel this policy does not cover.
P3P policies declare the data they collect in groups (also referred to as “statements”). This policy contains 1 data group. The data practices of each group will be explained separately.
We collect the following information: Usage tracking
Greatsafaris.com tracks user traffic patterns throughout our entire site. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Greatsafaris.com does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, IP Address, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).
Greatsafaris.com sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in a search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas.
We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall.
This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
- Click-stream data
- HTTP protocol elements
- HTTP cookies
- Search terms
This data will be used for the following purposes:
- Completion and support of commerce on this site.
- Web site and system administration.
- Anonymous Research and development.
- Anonymous user analysis.
- Anonymous user profiling and decision-making.
This data will be used ONLY by ourselves and our agents. The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:
We require certain information to process orders for people who wish to order some of our services or products. Every other method of acquiring information is simply for statistics and anonymous tracking of our site’s traffic.
Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
Cookies are used for the following purposes:
- Site administration
- Completing the user’s current activity
- Pseudononymous analysis
- Pseudonym-based decision-making
- Research and development
Electronic newsletters (Dispatches)
We offer a free electronic newsletter to users. Great Safaris News the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page.
USE OF INFORMATION
Greatsafaris.com uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience on our site, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in surveys. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. Great Safaris never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don’t track which terms a particular user enters. Greatsafaris.com creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don’t track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
Greatsafaris.com uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience’s demographics. This is essential to keeping some of our services free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
Greatsafaris.com operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
- Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
- Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and later and other operating systems will evaluate this policy’s compact policy whenever it is used with a cookie. The actions IE or other operating systems will take depend on what privacy level the user has selected in their browser (Low, Medium, Medium High, or High; the default is Medium. In addition, IE and other operating systems will examine whether the cookie’s policy is considered satisfactory or unsatisfactory, whether the cookie is a session cookie or a persistent cookie, and whether the cookie is used in a first-party or third-party context. This section will attempt to evaluate this policy’s compact policy against Microsoft’s stated behavior for IE6 or later as well as other operating systems.