First, in plain English: Planet Pigs does not and will not sell, as a service or product, any personally identifiable information.
Through this web site, Planet Pigs will collect information that can identify you, such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and other similar information (“Your Information”) when it is voluntarily submitted to us (however, see discussion below about “IP Addresses”). We will use Your Information to respond to requests you may make of us, and from time to time, we may refer to Your Information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our web sites, products and services. We may also use Your Information to contact you and/or provide you with information about our products and services. We may also enhance or merge Your Information with data obtained from third parties for the same purposes.
Any other information transferred by you in connection with your visit to this site (“Other Information” – that is, information that cannot be used to identify you) may be included in databases owned and maintained by Planet Pigs or its agents. Planet Pigs retains all rights to these databases and the information contained in them. Other Information we collect may include your IP Address and other information gathered through our weblogs and cookies (see below).
This site may collect weblog information. Web log information is gathered when you visit one of our web sites through the computer that hosts our web site (called a “webserver”). The webserver automatically recognizes some non-personal information, such as the date and time you visited our site, the pages you visited, the web site you came from, the type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows, Mac OS X, etc.), and the domain name and Internet Protocol (IP) address of your Internet service provider.
This web site may use a technology called a “cookie”. While most people want real, edible cookies, a cookie is a piece of information that our webserver sends to your computer (actually to your browser file) when you access a web site. Then when you come back our site will detect whether you have one of our cookies on your computer. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the site and help us analyze site usage more accurately. For instance, our site may set a cookie on your browser that keeps you from needing to remember and then enter a password more than once during a visit to the site.
This web site uses Internet Protocol addresses. An IP Address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet. Generally, an IP Address changes each time you connect to the Internet (it is a “dynamic” address). Note, however, that if you have a broadband connection, depending on your individual circumstance, it is possible that your IP Address that we collect, or even perhaps a cookie we use, may contain information that could be deemed identifiable. This is because with some broadband connections, your IP Address doesn’t change (it is “static”) and could be associated with your personal computer. We use your IP Address to report aggregate information on use and to help improve the web site.
You should be aware that this site is not intended for, or designed to attract, individuals under the age of 18 years old. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is an individual under the age of 18 years old.
We may share Your Information with agents, contractors or partners of Planet Pigs in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for, or with, Planet Pigs. These agents, contractors or partners are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for Planet Pigs, or services for the collaboration in which they and Planet Pigs are engaged (for example, some of our products are developed and marketed through joint agreements with other companies). We may, for example, provide your information to agents, contractors or partners for hosting our databases, for data processing services, or so that they can mail you information that you requested.
Planet Pigs reserves the right to share Your Information to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law.
As a convenience to our visitors, this web site may contain links to a number of sites that we believe may offer useful information. The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to those sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy, security, data collection, and distribution policies.
To be removed from our contact lists, please write to Planet Pigs at the following address:
PO BOX 188 Pipestone, MN 56164