Privacy Policy

To let you know how we collect and use your information, we have established the following privacy policy. Since this policy may change from time to time, please refer to it regularly.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy please direct them to privacy@polarhusky.com. You may also send a letter to:

NOMADS Adventure & Education
Attn.: PolarHusky.com
4648 Sawyer Rd
Sawyer,MI 49125

Our toll-free phone and fax numbers are:
Toll Free (888) 753 5629
Phone (269) 426 4576
Fax (269) 426 4577

NOMADS cares about protecting your online privacy. We will not disclose any of your personal information to third parties without your consent.

Children's online privacy is a top priority for NOMADS Adventure & Education. Please read our Children's Privacy Policy to be aware of how we treat personally identifiable information collected from children.

Are you a kid? Learn to be safe while surfing on the Internet. Find out how kids can protect their online privacy.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Our Sites
Security
How We Use Any Information
How to Access Your User Information
How to Change Your User Information
Privacy Policy for Children Under 13 Years of Age
Are You Under 18? - You Too Should Know About Online Privacy!
When NOMADS Is Forced to Disclose User In formation
Opt-Out and Opt-In
Links to Other Sites
Email Links
Your Acceptance of These Terms
Privacy References
OUR SITES

NOMADS Adventure & Education own and operate PolarHusky.com, Arcticblast.PolarHusky.com, NomadsAdventure.com, SeePolarBears.com and GoDogsledding.com as a single "Site". To learn more about our company, visit About Us.

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SECURITY

NOMADS will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or email. To protect your account, please keep your password secure. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information.

To protect your online order data, NOMADS uses industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for providing secure online transactions, taking every precaution to protect our users’ information. When you enter your name, address, credit card number, and other information in an order form at our online store, SSL encrypts the data so that it cannot be decoded as it travels over the Internet.

You can check the security of your connection by looking the address in your browser window. After you have accessed a secure server protected by SSL, the first characters of the address will change from "http" to "https."

To ensure that others cannot access your personal information - i.e. in a shared setting such as a school computer lab, library or Internet café - remember close your browser window whenever you leave your computer.

If you have any questions about the security of our Web site, please email info@polarhusky.com

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HOW WE USE ANY INFORMATION

we do not use any information about where you personally go on our Site, nor do we give such information out to third parties; except in aggregate format, as described below;
we do not give out your name, telephone number, credit card or other personal information, unless you (or, if you are a child under the age of 13, your parent or teacher) authorize us to do so or except where needed to deliver a product or service you ordered;
unless you are an adult and you personally divulge personal information, we will not give out information that would link your profile, Member ID, or nickname with your actual name without your (or, if you are a child under the age of 13, your parent's or teacher's) prior consent; and
we will always give you (or your parent or teacher) the opportunity to access and correct your personal contact and billing information at any time.
PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT YOU GIVE TO US

We either require or permit you to transfer personal information voluntarily at various areas on our Site. We only use this personal information for the specific purpose specified at the time you input such information. We never divulge such information to third parties without your consent.

Teacher Membership. To offer you enhanced functionality and safety at our site we require personal information from you. In order to become a member of NOMADS Online Classroom Expeditons, we ask you for your first and last name, email address, primary role, school affiliation, school name, school address, school zip code, and the grade levels and subjects most relevant to you. We also ask whether or not you'd like to receive email from NOMADS Adventure & Education. This membership is meant for teachers, administrators, and interested parents. It is not intended for children or K-12 students.

Please see our Children's Privacy Policy below for further information relating to our treatment of children's personal information.

For educators around the world to have the opportunity to collaborate, as a teacher you can choose to share additional personal information publicly. Information to display includes your interests, first year of teaching, number of computers in your classroom/lab, and a teacher interview. This information will be shared entirely on a voluntary basis.

To ensure our teachers' safety, initial teacher to teacher contact remain anonymous for the recipient, since it is our policy not to divulge email addresses to third parties. All emails must go through our server. It is then forwarded by us to the intended recipient. Upon receiving the email, the recipient will see the email address of the sender and will have the option of responding. The header of such email will notify the recipient that the contact was made through NOMADS Online Classroom Expeditions.

EMAIL LIST AND COLLABORATION LIST SIGN-UP

NOMADS DOES NOT share email addresses or any other personal information about our members or subscribers with advertisers, business partners, sponsors or other third parties without your consent.

NOMADS email lists connect educators, keep you up-to-date with Internet resources, and provide the latest news on NOMADS Online Classroom Expeditions. Our collaboration list, give teachers the opportunity to collaborate in a gated environment online. Teachers give us their names and email addresses in order to subscribe to the lists they choose. This information (name and email address) is not shared with any third parties. Our email lists are hosted by NOMADS staff as well as by expert educators. At any time, the teacher may unsubscribe from such email lists.

There may be other times we request or acquire your email address, such as when you email us with questions or comments. We will only use your address to respond to emails from you, forward and send your emails to and from other NOMADS Online Classroom Expedition members and internal NOMADS employees who may be able to respond to you, send information to you concerning your account, and inform you of updates to our Web site if you have opted-in for such notification. Our email and collaboration lists are not intended for children.

Collaboration and Sharing. Students can post to our Site their classroom projects in the form of text, graphic, html, sound, or other multimedia files. Please see our Terms of Use, for restrictions and licenses before K-12 students or children may use or be allowed to post to these galleries. Since it is our general policy not to allow K-12 students to post personally identifiable information, we first review the intended posts before allowing any actual posting.

We require prior parental or teacher consent through a postal mailed or faxed form (Permission Form) before intended postings containing a photograph of the student with the project (or any intended personal information) will be posted to the Site.

Messageboards and Postings. NOMADS offers message boards and other similar posting opportunities. Please see our Terms of Use before using such boards and/or postings and make sure to post only information that you are comfortable sharing. We have separate boards for K-12 students and teachers. Before we allow any actual posting ALL posts to NOMADS boards are first reviewed by us in order to ensure compliance with our Terms of Use. In order to keep our student boards safe, it is our policy not to allow students to post personally identifiable information. We will make every effort to remove, edit, or restrict all such postings from these student-oriented boards.

ONLINE STORE

Our site visitors can buy products from our online Store.

If you choose to order offline we ask that you print out an order form which requests payment information, including credit card and expiration date, purchase order, and checking account. We also ask for your billing and shipping information which includes name, title, school name, address, email and phone number. This information is only used for the purpose of completing your order.

If you order online, we require your billing information exactly as it appears on your credit card statement so that we can process your order. Online orders also require your name, address, phone number, and email. Email is required so that we can send you a confirmation of your order. The information you provide is used solely for the purpose of completing your order.

When you buy from us online, our system automatically gathers purchase data, and we also record information about purchases made through our telemarketing, mail order, and other marketing operations. We give you the option to choose between online and offline purchase options. Product ordering is only intended to be by teachers, administrators, and interested parents and is not intended for children or K-12 students.

INFORMATION THAT NOMADS OBTAINS FROM YOUR USE OF OUR SITE

To improve the content of our Web pages and for general internal purposes we might gain less obvious, information, from you aside from information you actively disclose to us.

We keep records in your account history of your contact with NOMADS, any complaints you may have about other members’ online behavior, and any reported violations of our Terms of Use that you or someone on your account may have committed.

Computer Information. To allow subscribers access to NOMADS Online Classroom Expeditions gated community access we use an identifier in the form of a Member ID.

To help us fit our services to your individual needs and to help us diagnose problems you may be having with your system, we automatically query your computer for information about your computer system such as the speed of your modem, error messages you may have received, or operating system type.

Aggregate Information To make our site better for our users our system automatically gathers information about the areas you visit on our Site. We may share this aggregate statistical information with our partners, or other outside companies. But we never disclose individual names or personal navigational information.

Here are some examples of how we aggregate such information:

Cookies. Cookies enable you to interact with our site. Cookies speed up and ease your navigation. Cookies prevent our members from having to retype Member ID and Password every time you move to another location within the gated community site. As a community member your cookie enables you to vote, send email, post messages, and otherwise interact with the site. Cookies allow us to customize the information we provide according to your profile and preferences. We use cookies to enable sign-in, membership, and personalization, as well as in conjunction with our online Store to keep track of your shopping cart, and to record billing and shipping address.

Your browser is most likely set up to accept cookies automatically. If you’d like to disable cookies, you may do so by adjusting the options or preferences in your browser. See our help section on cookies for more information.

Note: by doing so, you will lose some of the functionality of our site, will not be able to access our subscription areas, and will lose ability for personalization.

IP Addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you begin service with an Internet Service Provider. NOMADS collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of our Site. Each time you sign onto our Site and each time you request one of our pages, our server logs your IP address.

Although we log your session with us, we will not normally link your IP address to anything that can enable us to identify you. However, we can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules or Terms of Use or to protect our service, Site, members or others.

NOMADS may require other information for tracking and/or verifying compliance with NOMADS Adventure & Education policies, fulfilling any prizes or promotions we may offer, as well as abiding by federal, state, and local laws, and/or for editorial and feedback solicitation purposes.

From time to time, we may use your information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices materially change at some time in the future, we will contact you (or post such change to the Site) before we use your data for these new purposes. We will notify you of the policy change and provide you with the ability to opt-in or opt-out. Please periodically check our privacy policy.

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HOW TO ACCESS YOUR USER INFORMATION

Email myprofile@polarhusky.com and request access to transaction information (e.g., dates on which you made purchases, amounts and types of purchases), communications that you have directed to our Site (e.g., emails, user inquiries, and contact information (such as name, address, or phone number).

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HOW TO CHANGE YOUR USER INFORMATION

To change or update your user information, including Shipping and Billing Info, Subscriptions, and Community Profile email myprofile@polarhusky.com.

To edit or delete a messageboard post or a gallery post please email editor@polarhusky.com.

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PRIVACY POLICY FOR CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE

If you are a kid, click here to learn more about your privacy.

Our student users who are under 13 years of age need special safeguards and privacy protection. It is our intent to fully comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (or "COPPA").

We have special privacy policies to protect children using areas on the service specifically designed for them because we realize that children may not understand all the provisions of our policy or be able to make thoughtful decisions about the choices available to adult members.

We urge all parents, teachers, and classroom administrators to teach their children and/or students about protecting their personal information while online.

A good starting point for learning about children’s privacy online is the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s privacy section.

No personal information any other areas should be submitted to, or posted by, students under 13 years of age without the consent and guidance of their parent, teacher or guardian.

It is important to understand that only certain portions of our site are intended for or directed at children under the age of 13 years old.

We do not allow children under 13 to provide any direct personally identifiable information (for example, name, address, and telephone number information); all such information will be collected solely from teachers and/or parents. Such personal information provided by teachers and/or parents will be available only to the teacher, the student, and the student’s parent or guardian.

Without prior teacher or parental consent we will never otherwise share or use such information. While the information will generally not be personally identifiable information or third party personally identifiable information, to the extent that it is, we will:

Maintain reasonable security procedures to protect personally identifiable information from the child or third party personally identifiable information from the child.
Get consent from the child's parent or teacher before giving the child access to services that allow the child to publicly post or distribute personally identifiable information or third party personally identifiable information (with the exception of Epostcards).
Ensure that no information collected from children under 13 years of age is knowingly used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever, either inside or outside NOMADS Adventure & Education except as explicitly stated during registration for contests or promotions (and in that case, the information collected will be used only for the specific contest or promotion). In addition, although children under 13 years of age may be allowed to participate in some contests and promotions, if such a child wins, notification and prizes will be sent to the child’s teacher, parent, or guardian. Publication of contest winners' names, ages, or images for individuals under 13 will require parental or guardian consent.
Not entice a child by offering a special game, prize, or other activity to give more personal information than is needed to participate in that activity.
Get consent from the child's parent or teacher (for example, by sending in a permission form by regular mail or by fax, or by email where permitted by COPPA regulations in effect April 21, 2000) before collecting, using, or distributing to third parties any personally identifiable information from the child or any third party personally identifiable information from the child. We will not otherwise share such information from the child with third parties.
Provide the child's parent or teacher, upon request, with (1) a description of the specific types of personally identifiable information or third party personally identifiable information collected from the child and allow the parent or teacher to refuse further use or future online collection of such information; and (2) a means that is reasonable under the circumstances for the parent or teacher to obtain any personally identifiable information or third party personally identifiable information collected from the child.
Use online contact information for the child (such as an email address) (a) only once to respond to a specific request from the child; (b) in order to request the name or online contact information of a parent or teacher in order to get the parent's or teacher's consent or provide notification to the parent or teacher; and (c) to respond more than once directly to a specific request from the child and not to recontact the child beyond the scope of that request. When the information is used to contact the child more than once, reasonable efforts will be taken to provide notification to the parent or teacher of the child.
Make student registration available only after the student's teacher registers the classroom with NOMADS Online Classroom Expeditions creating student’s personal account. Such student registration may consist of asking the student for a nickname or user name which the teacher will be able to track.
Monitor all the message boards and posts made on our Site. If NOMADS believes that the subject matter is inappropriate, we will refrain from posting the message on our Site, or we may simply remove all personally identifiable information.
If you have questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy and children, please contact us at privacy@polarhusky.com.

If you have more questions or concerns about how to safeguard children's privacy, please visit the Federal Trade Commission's site

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ARE YOU UNDER 18? - YOU TOO SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ONLINE PRIVACY

Your online privacy is very important to us. To protect you, we have rules we follow about how we collect and use information from children under 18. Make sure your teachers and parents read our Privacy Policy so they know all the details!

What WE do to keep our site safe for children under 18:

We do not allow students under 18 to post any "personally identifiable information" such as full name, email address, IM name, home address, and telephone number in our discussions and galleries. We look at each message we get from members under 18 to make sure it includes no PII. So, if you accidently try to post any PII on a student discussion, it won't get posted.
You must first have your teacher or parent send us a permission letter if you want to post a photo of yourself or your class, such as the Student Gallery, in the public areas of our site.
If you email a NOMADS team member or other NOMADS person, we will reply to you once, but we will use your email address to send you other email.
What YOU can do to keep safe online:

Never give out personal information.
Keep your password a secret.
Always use a nickname when posting in public areas, or use only your first name. Never use your last name.
If you receive email from a stranger, tell your teacher or parent before replying.
Look at a site’s privacy policy to see how the site uses the information you give them.
Have fun online - But remember to be safe! For more information on children's online privacy, check out the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s KIDZ Privacy section. For more information on safety on the Internet for children also visit Internet 101’s excellent article back-to-top

WHEN NOMADS ARE FORCED TO DISCLOSE USER INFORMATION

NOMADS disclose personal user information when we when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on our Web site.

Also, NOMADS may disclose user information when we have reason to believe that disclosing user information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) NOMADS rights or property or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities

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OPT-OUT AND OPT-IN

NOMADS seek to keep you in full control of your personal information. You will have ability to opt-in or opt-out, as the case may be, of certain uses of your personal information. If at any time you object to the use of your information for any reason, you may stop that use by email request to editor@polarhusky.com.

To unsubscribe from a NOMADS list, please email your request to lists@polarhusky.com

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LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Linking to other sites is an integral part of the functionality of the Internet, including the NOMADS Site. We monitor the sites that we link to and make every attempt to ensure their quality.

Any link to a page which displays a URL of a non-NOMADS site (see Who We Are for a list of our sites) in the address window of your browser, is a link to a site outside of our service.

This includes links to our partners, resource links, links to any other partners that may link to NOMADS, as well as other suggested links or links our users may post. These other sites may send their own cookies to you, collect data or solicit personal information. We cannot guarantee and are not responsible for the content of outside sites. We cannot guarantee the security and privacy of any information you disclose at other Web sites, and you do so at your own risk.

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EMAIL LINKS

You can contact us directly via email links on our site with any questions or comments you may have. We read every message sent in and try to reply promptly, answer your questions, and note your comments. We rdiscard your information once reviewed or may file your comments to improve the Site and our services.

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YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

By using this Site, you signify your assent to our Site Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. If you do not agree with these policies, please refrain from using our Site. If you have questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy and/or Terms of Use, please contact us via email at: privacy@polarhusky.com

PRIVACY REFERENCES

U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) privacy section