Use of your Personal Information Scout uses your personal information to identify who you are and to provide you with the services you have requested. Scout also uses your personal information to inform you of products and/or services available from Scout. Scout does not sell, rent or lease your information to third parties. However, Scout will provide your information to your local Scout Authorized Distributor. It is Scout’s practice to require such Authorized Distributors to handle information in a manner consistent with Scout’s policies. Scout uses aggregated and de-identified survey and feedback information for the purposes of monitoring and improving the use and features of the Scout Websites, and for any other specified purposes relating to such survey or request for feedback. We use clickstream data to help us to understand how the Scout Websites are used (e.g., which pages or sections are most popular and when are the peak activity times). This enables us to provide personalized services and assists us in planning for future improvements to the Scout Websites to better meet our visitors’ needs. Scout will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (i) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Scout or the Scout Website; (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Scout; and, (iii) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of the general public.
Information Security and Quality We intend to protect your personal information and to maintain its quality. We implement appropriate measures and processes, such as using encryption when transmitting certain sensitive information, to help us to keep your information secure and to maintain its quality.
Supplementing Information From time to time we may supplement information you give us via the Scout Websites with information from other sources, such as information validating your address or other available information about businesses. This is to help us maintain the accuracy of the information we collect and to help us provide a better service.
Use of Suppliers In some cases Scout uses suppliers to collect, use, analyze and otherwise process information on its behalf. It is Scout’s practice to require such suppliers to handle information in a manner consistent with Scout’s policies.
Personalized URL Link On occasion, we may personalize and customize Scout Websites sites for certain visitors. If you visit one of these sites, you may find it customized with references to products and/or services that we believe may be of interest to you, based on your previous interactions with Scout and information you have provided to us. While you are visiting these Scout Websites, we may collect information about your visit to better tailor the site to your interests. An invitation to visit one of these Scout Websites is usually presented as a personalized URL in an e-mail, a notice on a Scout Websites registration page, or as a response to you logging on to a certain Scout Websites. If you choose to visit one of these Scout Websites, you are agreeing to let Scout collect information about your visits and also to its association with other information about you and your relationship with Scout. If you do not wish your information to be used in this way, do not accept the invitation to visit these sites.
Links to Non- Scout Websites Scout Websites may contain links to other websites. Scout is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other websites.
Notification of Changes This Privacy Statement was last updated on July 1st, 2009. Scout will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect company and customer feedback. Scout encourages you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to be informed of how Scout is protecting your information.
Privacy Questions and Access If you have a question about this Privacy Statement or Scout’s handling of your information, you can contact us at:
If you become aware the information you have provided to Scout is incorrect and you would like us to correct it, contact us as indicated above or through your Login account at Scout. Before Scout is able to provide you with any information or correct any inaccuracies, however, we may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details to help us to respond to your request.