Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Website (“Site”) of Rod Bender Baits™ (“Rod Bender Baits”). Rod Bender Baits is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our website. This privacy policy explains:

  • the information we collect when you visit our website,
  • how we collect it,
  • how we use it, and
  • how we protect it.

This Policy does not apply to offline activities.  

Our Detailed Privacy Policy…

Anonymous Information

Rod Bender Baits may collect anonymous information about users who visit our site and aggregate this anonymous information for statistical analysis. For instance, we may use it to determine usage patterns so we know which parts of our site are most popular. Examples of the type of anonymous information we collect and how we collect it are:

Internet Tags: provide information about your browser (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer®, Firefox®, Google Chrome®), operating system (e.g., Windows, OSX), Internet service provider, geolocation and similar information.

IP Addresses: a number assigned to your computer by a Web server when you are on the Internet; we might use IP address information to determine the number of users who have visited a specific area of our site. Please note we could use this information to identify you if necessary to comply with legal requirements or for security issues.

Personally Identifiable Information

What is Personally Identifiable Information? Personally Identifiable Information (“Your Information”) includes information such as your name, email address, Rod Bender Baits, telephone number and copies of communications shared through our contact forms or post comments. If you purchase through our store, your credit card information is stored securely on PayPal’s system, and we have no access to your financial data save for the information about the actual purchase (what was purchased, when it was purchased, amount spent and the shipping details).

How We Collect Your Information. Rod Bender Baits collects Your Information only when you voluntarily provide it to us on our site to enroll in a workshop or special event (potentially we may ask you to pay a registration fee online), sign up to receive our email, or complete a contact form. 

You may need to provide Your Information to participate in certain Rod Bender Baits programs and activities or receive certain services or offers.

We use MailChimp for our email distribution. When an individual subscribes to email or newsletters on our website, that data is transferred to the mailing list for that instrument and stored with our MailChimp account.

How We Use Your Information. Rod Bender Baits will use Your Information for the purpose for which you give it to us (e.g., to complete an online request or contact form or subscribe as a user in order to comment on a blog post and receive updates,).

We may use Your Information to send you occasional postal and/or electronic mailings about Rod Bender Baits and our services and programs that we think will interest you. While presently not within the scope of our activity, in the future Rod Bender Baits may also use Your Information to send you occasional postal and/or electronic mailings about third parties whose information or services we think may be of interest to you.

How We Share Your Information. Rod Bender Baits may share Your Information with third parties that perform services for Rod Bender Baits such as soliciting event attendance. Rod Bender Baits also reserves the right to disclose Your Information in circumstances that the Rod Bender Baits deems necessary or appropriate, such as to respond to legal process or request from a governmental agency, security reasons or similar situations.

Security. Rod Bender Baits follows best practices to keep Your Information secure and safeguard it from unauthorized access by using special software tools and firewalls to protect our servers and virus/intrusion/malware detection software. However, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so you provide Your Information at your own risk.

Links to Other Websites. Our Site may include links to other Websites that may be of interest to you or are referenced within the body of a post. Any links are provided only as a convenience and do not imply any endorsement of another site. Be sure to read the privacy policies on other sites other Websites.

We monitor our website for broken links, but especially with third-parties, we cannot guarantee that a link will remain valid. External links are more difficult to monitor than those linking internally on our site. If you encounter a broken link (a 404 Error – file not found or other server error), we would appreciate an email via our contact form or directly to info@rodbenderbaits.com with the information so we can secure some type of correction. Sometimes we can re-establish a connection with a new third-party link (sometimes other sites change without notice), and other times, we are forced to remove the link altogether if the data is no longer available. We have no control over third-party information or websites.

Transfer to the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States and that by providing Your Information, you consent to this transfer and storage of the data in the United States.  We do not openly solicit business outside the United States and our official target audience for Google is listed as the United States.  While it is not necessary for us to comply with such International protocols such as GDPR, we are always happy to manually remove your data from our site. However, by using our website, we assume that you accept our policies to include our Legal Disclaimers & Terms of Service.

Review and Correction.  If you would like to review or correct the information that you provided to Rod Bender Baits or if you have comments or questions about our Site, please email us directly at info@rodbenderbaits.com.

Date last updated:  26 May 2018