Your use of the Gay-Bears.com Site and services constitutes your acceptance
of our recently updated User Agreement.
You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with all of these terms.
because we value our members and recognize their right to keep personal information private.
This statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the
World Wide Web site located at www.Gay-Bears.com (the "Gay-Bears.com Site").
We believe very strongly that private information should remain private.
We'd like to hear your feedback about this statement. If you have comments or questions,
please e-mail us by clicking
Our Web site sets cookies to keep track of the contents
to administer our site, to gather broad demographic information,
to deliver content requested by you or specific to your interests,
to customize our Web site for you, and to save your password and member name
so that you don't have to enter it each time you visit.
A cookie is a small line of data that is stored on your hard drive.
Some cookies are only stored for the duration of a single browser session;
others persist across sessions. We only save your password and member name if you
tell us to do so; your password is encrypted, stored on your computer and transferred
over the Internet in an encrypted format. Keep in mind that anyone using your Web browser
would be able to access the Gay-Bears.com Site as you if you choose to store your
member name and password. Gay-Bears.com's Web servers also set session ID cookies
that are used to allow our servers to deliver information you request (e.g., search results).
Members who do not want to receive cookies can instruct their Web browsers to refuse them;
however, doing so may prevent certain parts of Gay-Bears.com's site from working
(e.g., anything that requires login, including member chat, profiles or message boards).
Other organizations that place advertising on Gay-Bears.com sometimes have the ability
to assign a different cookie to you in a process that we do not control.
Unless you've saved your member name, cookies aren't useable for identifying
individuals (your computer will be assigned a random number and neither Gay-Bears.com
nor advertisers will know who you are. While cookies set by Gay-Bears.com may be used
to collect personally identifiable information and can be traced to an individual user,
this personally identifiable information is used only for internal purposes;
when information collected through cookies is shared with third parties,
it is only used in aggregate form.
Membership on the Gay-Bears.com Site is completely optional.
Gay-Bears.com's registration form requires users to give contact information (e.g., your name,
address and e-mail address) and demographic information (e.g., your birthdate).
On our join form, required fields are marked with an asterisk. We use this information
to send members information and announcements about Gay-Bears.com (e.g., a weekly newsletter)
and our partners.
During registration, you may be offered the opportunity to receive information
from third parties or to register for third-party products or services.
By choosing to accept such an opportunity, you consent to Gay-Bears.com's disclosure
of your contact and demographic information to that third party. Please remember
that the use of your contact and demographic information by the applicable third
At times and only with a member's permission, Gay-Bears.com may share names
and mailing and e-mail addresses with carefully selected organizations.
Members may opt out of these programs by answering No on "Visible Email Link"
on our registration form. Aggregate demographic information collected through
the registration process is shared with advertisers and other partners.
This aggregate information is not traceable to an individual user.
ORDER FORMS/PURCHASES/PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information:
You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by the information submitted in a member's profile. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.
You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error.
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
How To Contact Us:
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email at
At times Gay-Bears.com may run online surveys asking
for specific contact or demographic information. These surveys are always optional.
At times Gay-Bears.com may share both the results of, and individual entries in,
surveys with the sponsors of the survey. Results of surveys may be shared with partners
and advertisers on an aggregate basis.
At times Gay-Bears.com may run contests on the Site where we
ask for contact or demographic information. These contests are always optional.
At times Gay-Bears.com may share both the results of, and individual entries in,
contests with the sponsors of the contests. Results of contests may be shared with partners
and advertisers on an aggregate basis.
MESSAGE BOARDS, CHAT ROOMS, POLLS, AND COMMUNITY TOOLS
Gay-Bears.com provides many venues for member interaction and community, including
message boards, chat rooms, online polls, and other tools. In some cases use of such
tools (e.g., profiles, chat rooms and message boards) may reveal a user's member name
or e-mail address and may permit users to publish certain personal information
(e.g., Web page links and content ratings) on the Gay-Bears.com Site. In all cases,
users affirmatively choose to expose or place this information in public areas of the
Gay-Bears.com Site, and thereby agree that such information may be viewed by or forwarded
to anyone. Users who do not want this information to be publicly available should not
use these optional features on the Gay-Bears.com Site. The aggregate result of polls may
be shared on the Gay-Bears.com Site.
Gay-Bears.com permits users to submit personal information for use in our
Profiles. This information is stored for the purposes of member
self-publishing and interaction and we may also use this information to customize
your Gay-Bears.com experience. By registering for Gay-Bears.com Profiles and submitting
your user information, you understand that anyone may have access to and forward this
information. As with all parts of the Gay-Bears.com Site, we will not use Gay-Bears.com
Profiles to knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18.
Gay-Bears.com permits users to submit additional adult-oriented personal information
for use in the Gay-Bears.com Profiles service. This information is also stored
for the purposes of member self-publishing and interaction and to customize the user's
Gay-Bears.com site experience. By registering for Gay-Bears.com Profiles and
submitting your additional user information, you understand that anyone may access and
forward this information. Gay-Bears.com will not knowingly collect Profiles
information from those under the age of 18.
Gay-Bears.com stores feedback members send to us. This feedback is used to administer and
refine the Gay-Bears.com Site and associated services and at times may be shared
with Gay-Bears.com partners either in aggregate form or individually with specific
identifying characteristics about the Member (e.g., e-mail address or name) removed.
IP ADDRESSES/CLEAR GIFs
Gay-Bears.com tracks individual IP addresses
and uses clear GIFs to help diagnose problems with our service, to administer our site
and to gather broad demographic information. User IP address information is used only
for our internal purposes. Information gathered through our use of clear GIFs cannot be
traced to an individual user and is used only for our internal purposes.
ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURE SCENERIOS
Notwithstanding anything else in this policy, Gay-Bears.com may also disclose personal
and aggregate information when required by a valid legal mechanism such as a search warrant,
subpoena, or court order, or when we deem it necessary, in our sole discretion, to protect
our rights and the safety of others, or our members, employees, or properties.
Gay-Bears.com believes that members' private communications in chat rooms, e-mail,
and instant message-like conversations should generally remain confidential.
Gay-Bears.com does not disclose private communications unless ordered to do so
through a valid legal mechanism such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order, to
protect the company's rights and property, or during emergencies when we believe safety
is at risk. Please remember that what you write or post in public areas such as chat rooms
and message boards is available to all Gay-Bears.com members, and in many cases other
visitors to the Gay-Bears.com site. Also keep in mind that Gay-Bears.com is not responsible
for what other users may do with private communications you've had with them.
Gay-Bears.com reserves the right to share some or all of your personal information
with its parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures or other companies under common
control with Gay-Bears.com, in which case Gay-Bears.com will require such entities
that company will obtain the member information collected by Gay-Bears.com and will assume
Gay-Bears.com provides links to other sites.
Gay-Bears.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of these other sites.
SYNDICATED GAY-BEARS.COM CONTENT
Gay-Bears.com may syndicate its content to and distribute its content through other sites
on the Internet. Although you may see the Gay-Bears.com logo on these pages, your activity
on these sites is governed by the privacy statement on the site you're visiting.
Our site provides users the opportunity upon registration to
opt out of receiving communications from us and from our partners, affiliates, and
advertisers. These options are available during registration, and through the preferences
setting on the "Profile Control" page. You may further opt out of certain information
uses when providing information on forms such as the Profiles profile forms.
Please note that even if you have chosen to opt out of receiving communications from us,
or the Gay-Bears.com User Agreement.
Gay-Bears.com gives users the following options for removing their information from our
You can send e-mail to
Please be sure to include your member name,
e-mail address and name.
Gay-Bears.com is not responsible for removing information from third-party lists
or databases with whom users have previously authorized us to share their information.
Gay-Bears.com gives users the following options
for changing or modifying information previously provided:
1. Visit http://www.gay-bears.com/members/
2. Send e-mail to
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site,
or your dealings with this site, you can contact us:
Gay-Bears.com may use a reputable third party to serve some of the
advertisements you see on the pages of the Gay-Bears.com Site. We use clear GIFs,
or pixel tags, provided by our ad serving company to help manage our advertising.
These clear GIFs allow our ad serving company to recognize a browser's cookie when
the browser visits the Gay-Bears.com Site. This allows us to learn which banner ads
bring users to our site. The information we collect and share through this technology
is not linked to any information that would allow our ad server to personally identify
From time to time we may revise this privacy notice. If we make a material change,
we will post a notice on the Gay-Bears.com Web site or notify you by e-mail,
at which time you'll be able to "opt out" of these new practices by contacting us
(using the contact information above).