Terms & Policies


Terms of Use

Revised August 2015

Acceptance of Terms

By accessing PeakBucket on a computer, mobile phone, tablet or other device, you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and any other applicable law, whether or not you are a registered user of PeakBucket. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, then please do not use PeakBucket.

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You agree to the following if you choose to use PeakBucket.

Description of Service

PeakBucket is a free website that offers a way to track and visualize your peakbagging activity over time in a variety of ways. Your access to and use of the website may be interrupted from time to time as a result of equipment malfunction, updating, maintenance or repair of the website or any other reason within or outside the control of PeakBucket. PeakBucket disclaims all responsibility and liability for the availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the website. PeakBucket also reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the website with or without notice at any time and without any liability to you or anyone else.

Visit our FAQ to learn more about peakbagging and PeakBucket.

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We develop and provide a data tracking and visualization website for peakbaggers and we will develop more features in the future. At times things can go wrong and your access to PeakBucket may be interrupted. Unlikely, but sometimes things go very wrong.

Use Restrictions

PeakBucket is made available for personal, non-commercial use only. The materials contained on this website are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law. You agree not to change or delete any ownership notices from materials downloaded or printed from the website. You agree not to modify, copy, download, print, reproduce, distribute, post or transmit any content appearing on the website without PeakBucket's prior written consent, unless it is content that you have made available on or through the website.

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If it's not yours, then don't remove it from PeakBucket.

Warranty Disclaimer

The content on PeakBucket's website is provided "as is". To the fullest extent permitted by law, PeakBucket disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. PeakBucket cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the website. PeakBucket does not represent or warrant that the website will be uninterrupted, error-free or that any defects will be corrected. To the fullest extent permitted by law, PeakBucket does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of the content on the website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, reliability or otherwise. PeakBucket reserves the right to change any and all content used or contained on the website at any time without notice. Some states do not permit limitations or exclusions on warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

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PeakBucket doesn't come with a warranty.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall PeakBucket be liable for any direct, special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages, including any lost data, that result from the use of, or the inability to use, this website, even if PeakBucket has been advised of the possibility of such damages. You assume total responsibility for the use of the website. Your only remedy against PeakBucket for use of the website or any content is to stop using the website. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

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PeakBucket is not liable if something goes wrong.

Privacy

Our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms of Use by this reference, further describes the collection and use of information on the PeakBucket website.

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See PeakBucket's Privacy Policy below.

Links

PeakBucket's website may contain links to other websites. PeakBucket does not monitor, have any control over or endorse these websites, which have separate terms of use and privacy policies. PeakBucket is not responsible for the content or policies of external websites and you access such sites at your own risk.

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PeakBucket is not responsible for, nor does it endorse, the content of linked sites.

Registration

To access some content on the PeakBucket website, you may be required to register for an account by providing your name, email, birthday, password and other registration information. You agree to provide accurate and current information about yourself in all registration forms on the website. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your PeakBucket account.

Name: You may not use the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trade mark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene.

Email: By providing an email address, you consent to receive communications from PeakBucket electronically.

Password: You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are solely responsible for all activities resulting from the use of your password and conducted through your PeakBucket account.

Age: PeakBucket is intended solely for users who are thirteen (13) years of age or older and it is a violation of these Terms of Use for anyone under 13 to register for an account on PeakBucket. You represent and warrant that you are 13 or older. Your account may be deleted without warning if you misrepresent your age, whether older or younger.

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You need to be who you say you are, and you need to be 13 or older, in order to register for a PeakBucket account. PeakBucket may email you and you need to keep your PeakBucket password confidential.

Termination

PeakBucket reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate your account, to include deleting your profile and any of the content that you have made available on or through the website, or restrict your use of all or any part of the website for any or no reason, without notice, and without liability to you or anyone else. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the website will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the website or delete your account. You understand and agree that some of your content, such as that which is displayed outside your profile, in other parts of the website, or on other websites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc), may continue to appear on the website or on other websites even after your account is terminated. All provisions of the Terms of Use which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, use restrictions, warranty disclaimer and limitation of liability.

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PeakBucket may terminate your account at any time. You can stop using your account or delete it at any time as well.

Modification

PeakBucket reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms of Use at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the terms, PeakBucket will notify you by posting an announcement on the site. What constitutes a material change will be determined at PeakBucket’s sole discretion. You shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Using any service or viewing any content following notification of a material change to the terms shall constitute your acceptance of the Terms of Use as modified.

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If there's a change to the Terms of Use, then PeakBucket will let you know.

Miscellaneous

No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of these Terms of Use and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind PeakBucket in any respect whatsoever. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. PeakBucket shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond PeakBucket’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms of Use shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. PeakBucket may transfer, assign or delegate the Terms of Use and its rights and obligations without consent. Any claim relating to PeakBucket's website shall be governed by the laws of the State of Connecticut without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Both parties agree that the Terms of Use are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of the Terms, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein.

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Things can happen; PeakBucket is not responsible.


Privacy Policy

Revised August 2015

Privacy is important to us here at PeakBucket. We know that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy very seriously. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect and use your information through a variety of digital means. By accessing or using this website on a computer, mobile phone, tablet or other device, you consent to our Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and is subject to, the Terms of Use.

Information Collected

What you give us: We receive and store information you give us or permit us to access. Information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email, birthday, location, picture and activity information.

What we record from you: Our servers may automatically record information regarding your interaction with, and use of, our website. Information collected includes, but is not limited to, device identifier and hardware information, IP address, browser type and language, cookie information, system type, access times, referring website URLs and other information about your interactions with us.

Children's privacy: We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under 13.

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We receive and store your registration and user profile data. Our servers record website traffic data.

Use of Information Collected

Enable your use: We use the information you give us or permit us to access to provide, personalize and enhance the features and communications you receive from PeakBucket.

Analyze and improve: We use the information automatically recorded by our servers to maintain and improve the PeakBucket website, to include the analysis of user behavior and trends by our authorized agents.

Promote and market: We also use this information to communicate with you about PeakBucket and display marketing from our partners that is relevant to you. Rest assured that we do not sell your personal information.

By law or to protect rights: We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with a law, to enforce or apply our Terms of Use or to protect the rights, property, or safety of PeakBucket, our employees, our users, or others.

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We use this information to provide, personalize and improve the PeakBucket website and your experience while using it. We never sell your information to anyone.

Sharing Your Information

Default sharing: When you register for a PeakBucket account, the default setting is to publicly share a basic amount of information, which may include your picture, name and activity. You have the ability to customize this setting (see Controlling the Display and Use of Your Information).

Sharing you choose: In order to participate in certain features of the PeakBucket website, you may have to adjust your privacy settings and share more information. You may also choose to share your activity on other websites, such as Facebook, Twitter and Google. Please read the privacy policies of those websites, because your PeakBucket activity published on those sites will no longer be governed by PeakBucket's Privacy Policy.

PeakBucket sharing: Information that is publicly shared may be used by PeakBucket for promotional purposes.

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By default, PeakBucket accounts share some of your information on the site; you have the ability to share this information on other sites if you choose.

Controlling the Display and Use of Your Information

Updating or deleting your information: You can correct, amend, add or delete your information by visiting your profile page on our website.

Limiting sharing: You have the option to make all of your PeakBucket information private during the signup process or by updating your profile settings, but then you may be unable to use certain features on our website.

Cookies: Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people. PeakBucket cookies do not collect personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are. The "help" portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. We recommend that you leave cookies activated because they enable you to use some of PeakBucket's features that make your experience more efficient. Some of our partners may use cookies on our website. We have no access to, or control over, these cookies.

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You can choose not to share your information on PeakBucket, but your experience of the site may be limited.

Keeping Your Information Secure

How we keep your information secure: We use a variety of security measures, including encryption and authentication tools, to help protect your information.

How you can help keep your information secure: You can help protect against unauthorized access to your information by maintaining the confidentiality of your password and logging off once you have finished using a shared computer.

No guarantee: However, like other websites, PeakBucket cannot guarantee 100% the security or confidentiality of the information you provide to us.

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Your PeakBucket account is protected by an encrypted password. We keep it secure; you must also keep it safe.

International Users

Our digital operations are conducted, in whole or in part, in the United States. Regardless of where you live, you consent to have your personal data transferred, processed and stored in the United States, and allow PeakBucket to use and collect your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

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PeakBucket's located in the United States, so that's where your information will be stored, too.

Modification

PeakBucket may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at its sole discretion. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the site so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed. Your continued use of the website constitutes your acceptance to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

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If there's a change to the Privacy Policy, then PeakBucket will let you know.


Safety

Warning

Hiking and climbing are inherently dangerous activities that may result in serious injury or death. Do not venture into the mountains without the necessary equipment, skills and experience. If you choose to use any information on this website to plan, attempt or summit a particular peak, then you do so at your own risk. PeakBucket is not responsible or liable for any injuries or damages you may sustain as a result.

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Mountains can be extremely unforgiving environments. You could die if you're unprepared, so venture at your own risk.


Environment

Leave No Trace

One of the many joys of outdoor recreation is the experience of nature in its unspoiled form. Here at PeakBucket, we believe that everyone has an ethical imperative to minimize their impact on the natural world. Check out the Leave No Trace Center For Outdoor Ethics to learn more about leave no trace principles.

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Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but pictures. Kill nothing but time.