Issued: 5/19/2006

Protecting your privacy is a serious matter and doing so is very important to us. Please read this privacy policy statement (the "Policy") to learn more about our privacy policy. This Policy describes the information we collect from you and what may happen to that information, and only applies to such information. This Policy applies to all sites under the domain.

Disclosure of Your Information

WE DO NOT SELL, RENT OR OTHERWISE SHARE YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WITH OTHER THIRD PARTIES, UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUIRED AS DESCRIBED BELOW UNDER "REQUIRED DISCLOSURES". INSTEAD, TO THE EXTENT WE SHARE INFORMATION WITH OUR PARTNERS AND ADVERTISERS, WE SHARE ONLY AGGREGATED INFORMATION THAT IS NOT LINKED TO YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION. Aggregated information that we may share with our marketing partners includes, but is not limited to, information showing the relative popularity of one venue over another (for example, the number of individuals present who play limit vs no limit poker games).

You should understand that information you provide through the registration process or use of our Platform (including your name and general location information may be accessible by and made public through syndication programs and by search engines, metasearch tools, crawlers, metacrawlers and other similar programs.

Required disclosures. Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose your personal information when required by law or if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website, (b) enforce this Policy or the Terms of Service Agreement, (c) respond to claims that your Personal Information violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property or personal safety of, its users and the public. You authorize us to disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us or you to legal liability.

Information Collection

We collect the following information about you and your use of our Website, platform and service (together, our "Platform") in order to create a better, more personalized experience for you:

In the future we may automatically track certain basic information about our users (such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, click patterns, etc.). We will use this information to do internal research on our users' usage patterns, demographics, interests and general behavior to better understand and serve you and our community.

In the future we may contract with online partners to help manage and optimize our business and communications. We will use the services of a site analytics partner to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising and how visitors use our site. To do this, we will use web beacons and cookies provided by our site analytics partner on this site. A "cookie" is a piece of data stored on your computer that is tied to information about you. The type of information collected includes the URL you came from and go to, your browser information, and IP address, and helps us learn how to improve our service. No information shared with our site analytics partner will be directly linked to your email address. If you wish to opt-out of these website analysis tools, you may do so here.

For our users convenience, we also use "cookies" to allow you to enter your password less frequently during a session and to provide for an easier registration process. We do not use cookies for any purpose not described in this Policy. If you configure your browser or otherwise choose to reject the cookies, you may still use our site. However, to best experience our website and platform and most easily use our Platform you must have cookies enabled.

Also, if you post messages in message areas (including the personal introduction section of each topic group) on our website, send us personal correspondence, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on our website, we may collect such information and include it in your member account profile. Your member account profile is not accessible to other users or third parties other than personnel.

Use of Information

We use the information we collect about you (including your personally identifiable information) to create a better, more personalized experience for you based on your individual usage habits, improve our marketing and promotional efforts, analyze site usage, improve our content and product offerings, and customize our site's content, layout and Services. These uses improve our site and allow us to better customize it to meet your needs. We also use the information we collect about you to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, and enforce our Terms of Service Agreement.

We may compile the information we collect about you and use it, in an aggregate form only, in the negotiation and establishment of service agreements with public and/or private enterprises under which such enterprises will serve as partners or as venues for meetings between our users ("Pals").

We may use your information to contact you and deliver information to you that, in some cases, are targeted to your interests, such as topic group newsletters or announcements (which also may include promotional communications), administrative notices, product or service offerings, and other communications relevant to your use of our Platform.

We may use for promotional, sales or any use that we consider appropriate your correspondence with us or photographs submitted for publication on our website, be it via email, postings on our website, or feedback via the user polls. We will not link any of this correspondence or photographs to your personally identifiable information.

Communications from Us

You will occasionally receive the following types of communication from us in the normal course of our providing you our Services:

The PRIMARY purpose of any communication from us will be announcements or information regarding your membership. At no time will the PRIMARY purpose of a communication be of a paid promotional nature.

Communications with the Group Organizer

You may receive communication from members in the normal course of utilizing our Platform. By joining you agree to receive this communication from other members, who will not be provided with your email address by us, but will communicate with you through our Platform.

Reviewing, Updating, Deleting and Deactivating Personal Information

After registration for our Platform we provide a way to update your personally identifiable information. Upon your request, we will deactivate your account and remove your personally identifiable information from our active databases. To make this request, email Upon our receipt of your request, we will deactivate your account and remove your personally identifiable information as soon as reasonably possible.

Nonetheless, we will retain in our files information you may have requested us to remove if, in our discretion, retention of the information is necessary to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems or to enforce the Terms of Service Agreement. Furthermore, your information is never completely removed from our databases due to technical and legal constraints (for example, we will not remove your information from our back up storage).

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change this Policy, we will post those changes on or post a notice of the changes to this Policy on the homepage ( and other places we deem appropriate, so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy statement under which the information was collected.

Dispute Resolution

Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Policy or previous or future privacy policy statements shall be resolved through negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

Contact Information

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding this Policy, please contact

This Privacy Policy is Effective as of May 19, 2006.