Privacy Policy for SmokyMountainNavigator.com

Introduction
Smoky Mountain Navigator takes your right to privacy seriously, and wants you to feel comfortable using this web site. This privacy policy deals with personally-identifiable information (referred to as “data” below) that may be collected by this site. This policy does not apply to other entities that are not owned or controlled by Smoky Mountain Navigator or that are not under Smoky Mountain Navigator’s control. Please take time to read this site’s terms of use.

Collection of data
The creation of an user account on this site requires only a valid e-mail address and a user name that has not been used already. You are not required to provide any other information if do not want to. Please be aware that the user name you choose, the e-mail address you provide and other information you provide may render you personally identifiable, and may possibly be displayed on this web site intentionally (depending on choices you make during the registration process, or on the way in which the site is configured) or unintentionally (such as, but not limited to, subsequent to a successful act of intrusion by a third party). As on many web sites, Smoky Mountain Navigator may also automatically receive general information that is contained in server log files, such as your IP address, and cookie information. Information about how advertising may be served on Smoky Mountain Navigator is set forth below.

Use of data
Data may be used to customize and improve your user experience on this site. Efforts will be made to prevent your data being made available to third parties unless (i) provided for otherwise in this Privacy Policy; (ii) your consent is obtained, such as when you choose to opt-in or opt-out for the sharing of data; (iii) a service provided on Smoky Mountain Navigator requires interaction a third party with or is provided by a third party, such as an application service provider; (iv) pursuant to legal action or law enforcement; (v) it is found that your use of this site violates this policy, terms of service, or other usage guidelines, or if it is deemed reasonably necessary by Smoky Mountain Navigator to protect our editor’s legal rights and/or property; or (vi) Smoky Mountain Navigator is purchased by a third party, in which case that third party will be able to use the data in the same manner as set forth in this Policy. In the event you choose to use links that appear on Smoky Mountain Navigator to visit other web sites, you are advised to read the privacy policies that appear on those sites.

Cookies
Like many web sites, Smoky Mountain Navigator sets and uses cookies to enhance your user experience, such as retaining your personal settings. Advertisements may appear on this web site and, if so, may set and access cookies on your computer; such cookies are subject to the privacy policy of the parties providing the advertisement. However, the parties serving the advertising do not have access to Smoky Mountain Navigator’s cookies. These parties usually use non-personally-identifiable or anonymous codes to obtain information about your visits to Smoky Mountain Navigator. You can visit the Network Advertising Initiative if you want to find out more information about this practice, and to learn about your options, including your options with regard to the following companies that may serve advertising on this site:

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to this site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Editing or deleting your comments
You may request deletion of your comments to articles or any other participation you may have on Smoky Mountain Navigator by contacting the webmaster at any time.

Changes to this privacy policy
Changes may be made to this policy from time to time. You will be notified of substantial changes to this policy either by through the posting of a prominent announcement on the site, and/or by a message being sent to the e-mail address you have provided, which is contained in your user settings. The date of the most current changes will always be displayed at the top of this privacy policy.

NO GUARANTEES
While this privacy policy states standards for maintenance of data, and while efforts will be made to meet the said standards, Smoky Mountain Navigator is not in a position to guarantee compliance with these standards. There may be factors beyond Smoky Mountain Navigator’s control that may result in disclosure of data. Consequently, Smoky Mountain Navigator offers no warranties or representations as regards maintenance or nondisclosure of data.

Contact information
If you have any questions about this policy or this web site, please feel free to contact us.