1. Information Collection & Use
We are committed to protecting online user privacy. In order to ensure your privacy, information we collect is used only in the manner and for the purposes described below.
Surf Canyon Incorporated ("Surf Canyon") collects personal information when you use the Surf Canyon browser extension. Surf Canyon is the sole owner of the information collected by the Surf Canyon browser extension.
Surf Canyon is not directed towards children 13 years of age or under and we do not knowingly collect any information from children 13 years of age or under through our web site.
1.3 Uses of Information
Surf Canyon uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the search results on selected search engines (currently Surf Canyon, Google and Yahoo!), to customize sponsored results (which are always clearly labeled as such) on Surf Canyon's search engine, to improve our services, and to provide anonymous, aggregate reporting for internal and external clients.
We store information that we collect through client-side cookies and server-side log files to create a "profile" of your preferences. We tie your personally identifiable information to information in the profile in order to provide tailored search results and sponsored results for you. We share your profile with other third parties in aggregate form only. We do NOT share your profile with any third parties.
1.5 Refinement Links
Specifically with respect to the display of Refinement Links, as described in http://blog.surfcanyon.com/2009/04/30/v204-further-refinements, and as delivered by either Surf Canyon's browser extension or any of our partner browser extensions, the functionality requires that the user's query and IP address be sent to Surf Canyon's server. Neither the query nor the IP address are ever sent to any third party. Furthermore, this data is never stored and is immediately discarded once the server responds with the Refinement information.
2. Information Sharing and Disclosure
2.1 Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners. This information does not identify individual users. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information. No registration, login or cookies are required to use any of our services.
2.2 Personally identifiable information:
We DO NOT Share Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties.
3. Legal Disclaimer
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site
3.1 Log Files
As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.
With respect specifically to the display of Refinement Links, as discussed in section 1.5 above, all information is immediately discarded and no information is stored in any log files.
3.3 Third Party Search Engines
When you execute a query on selected search engines (currently Google and Yahoo), the Surf Canyon browser extension may make additional network connections to the search engine and execute additional queries. The additional network connections may cause you to exceed a search engine's bandwidth limit more quickly. The additional search engine queries may affect the search engine's own personalization algorithms.
3.4 Third Party Advertisers
The ads that we deliver to users may be provided by our advertising partners. We share Web site usage information about users with reputable third parties for the purpose of targeting our advertisements on this site. The information that our advertising partners collect is not personally identifiable.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us using our contact page.
4.1 Business Transitions
4.2 Changes in this Privacy Statement
- 1. Desciption of Service
- 2. Disclaimer of Warranties
- 3. Limitation of Liability
- 4. Indemnification
- 5. Modifications and Interruption to Service
- 6. Third-Party Sites
- 7. Disclaimer Regarding Accuracy of Vendor Information
- 8. Governing Jurisdiction of the Courts of California
- 9. Compliance with Laws
- 10. Copyright and Trademark Information
- 11. Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement
- 12. Other Terms
1. Description of Service
Surf Canyon is providing Member with use of Surf Canyon's browser extension and website. Member must provide (1) all equipment necessary for their own Internet connection, including computer and modem and (2) provide for Member's access to the Internet and (3) pay any fees relate with such connection.Back to Top
2. Disclaimer of Warranties
The Services are provided by Surf Canyon on an "as is" and on an "as available" basis. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Surf Canyon makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the use or the results of these Services in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. Surf Canyon shall have no liability for any interruptions in the use of these Services. Surf Canyon disclaims all warranties with regard to the information provided, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, therefore the above-referenced exclusion is inapplicable.Back to Top
3. Limitation of Liability
SURF CANYON SHALL NOT be liable for any damages whatsoever, and in particular SURF CANYON shall not be liable for any special, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages, or damages for lost profits, loss of revenue, or loss of use, arising out of or related to this service or the information provided by it, whether such damages arise in contract, negligence, tort, under statute, in equity, at law, or otherwise, even if SURF CANYON has been advised of the possibility of such damages. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THEREFORE SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IS INAPPLICABLE.Back to Top
Member agrees to indemnify and hold Surf Canyon, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of Member's use of the Service, the violation of this Agreement, or infringement by Member, or other user of the Service using Member's computer, of any intellectual property or any other right of any person or entity.Back to Top
5. Modifications and Interruption to Service
Surf Canyon reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service with or without notice to the Member. Surf Canyon shall not be liable to Member or any third party should Surf Canyon exercise its right to modify or discontinue the Service. Member acknowledges and accepts that Surf Canyon does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our service and operation of our service may be interfered with or adversely affected by numerous factors or circumstances outside of our control.
The Surf Canyon browser extension may automatically download and install updates from Surf Canyon from time to time. These updates are designed to improve, enhance and further develop the Services and may take the form of bug fixes, enhanced functions, new software modules and completely new versions. You agree to receive such updates (and permit Surf Canyon to deliver these to you) as part of your use of the Services.Back to Top
6. Third-Party Sites
7. Disclaimer Regarding Accuracy of Vendor Information
Product specifications and other information have either been provided by the Vendors or collected from publicly available sources. While Surf Canyon makes every effort to ensure that the information provded by the Services is accurate, we can make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or reliability of any information provided by the Services.
Surf Canyon makes no warranties or representations whatsoever with regard to any product provided or offered by any Vendor, and you acknowledge that any reliance on representations and warranties provided by any Vendor shall be at your own risk.Back to Top
8. Governing Jurisdiction of the Courts of California
9. Compliance with Laws
Member assumes all knowledge of applicable law and is responsible for compliance with any such laws. Member may not use the Service in any way that violates applicable state, federal, or international laws, regulations or other government requirements. Member further agrees not to transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation.Back to Top
10. Copyright and Trademark Information
All content included or available on this site, including site design, text, graphics, interfaces, and the selection and arrangements thereof is ©2006-2014 Surf Canyon, with all rights reserved, or is the property of Surf Canyon and/or third parties protected by intellectual property rights. Any use of materials from our Services, including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, or replication, any form of data extraction or data mining, or other commercial exploitation of any kind, without prior written permission of an authorized officer of Surf Canyon is strictly prohibited. Members agree that they will not use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process to connect to our Services without prior written permission of an authorized officer of Surf Canyon.
Surf Canyon and SurfCanyon.com are proprietary marks of Surf Canyon. Surf Canyon's trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not provided by Surf Canyon, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Surf Canyon.
All other trademarks displayed by Surf Canyon's service are the trademarks of their respective owners, and constitute neither an endorsement nor a recommendation of those Vendors. In addition, such use of trademarks or links to the web sites of Vendors is not intended to imply, directly or indirectly, that those Vendors endorse or have any affiliation with Surf Canyon.Back to Top
11. Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement
Pursuant to Section 512(c) of the Copyright Revision Act, as enacted through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, notifications of claimed copyright infringement may be sent by email to:Back to Top
12. Other Terms