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S.R. Staley transports you back to a time when the flapping of canvas, the roar of ships' cannons, and the flash of cutlasses are seen through the smell of gunpowder and smoke. The Pirate of Panther Bay, the young Isabella, prowls the seas. She is dogged by a Spanish man-o-war commanded by a dashing young Spaniard who also commands her heart. A great adventure romance!
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Privacy Policy

UPDATED: December 21, 2004

Thank you for visiting www.PantherBay.com, which is controlled and operated by iZs, inc.

iZs, inc. is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated. You can always review the current version of the policy by clicking on the "Privacy" link on our home page. In addition, if we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time you provided it to us, we will notify you by way of an email in order to provide you with the opportunity to decide if we can use your information in the different manner.

This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, record and use information about you. The ticking of the tick box or the clicking of the "continue" or "submit" or similarly labelled buttons during your initial registration with our Web site will indicate your consent to this Privacy Policy.


The Information We Collect

When you visit our Web site, our Web server automatically records the name of your Internet service provider, the Web site from which you visit us, the pages on our sites you visit, and the date and length of your visit.

We store additional personal information if you volunteer it, for example in the context of online registration, competitions, message boards, surveys, quizzes, etc. The types of information we collect include: your first and last name, username, password, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, debit/credit card data and information related to providing products and services. We may also collect other information, including your interests, preferences, purchasing behaviour, transactional information, and demographics (e.g., age, gender, and income information). We may on occasion combine information we receive online with other records (such as those from telephone and direct purchases) to develop a customer profile relating to you.


Cookies

We send "cookies" to your computer primarily to enhance your online experience. "Cookies" are files that can identify you as a unique customer and store your personal preferences as well as technical information (including click through and click stream data). Cookies can either be permanent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser).

On their own, cookies do not contain or reveal any personally identifiable information. However, if you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information can be linked to the data stored in the cookies.

By accepting this Privacy Policy, you specifically agree to our use of cookies as described herein. You may adjust your browser to reject cookies from us or from any other Web site. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information. However, certain areas of our sites can only be accessed in conjunction with cookies or similar devices and you should be aware that disabling cookies or similar devices may prevent you from accessing some of our content.


Publicly Available Information

If at any time our sites offer any chat rooms, message boards, newsgroups, etc., we may collect the information that you disclose. Such information will be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Please note that we cannot be responsible for other parties' use of the personal information which you make available to such third parties through any chat room, message board, newsgroup, etc. on our sites.


The Purposes for Processing Your Information

We collect information so we are able to: provide services or products you request (e.g., send you by e-mail or other electronic means our newsletters or information about products or services in which you express an interest); allow you to participate in recreational activities on the site (e.g., participate in message boards); manage our relationship with you; inform you of changes made to our sites; inform you of products, services, promotions, offers and competitions which you may find interesting; respond to any queries you may have; develop a more direct relationship with you for the purposes described in this section; develop an online customer profile of you; and understand general customer trends and patterns so we can develop and support existing and ongoing marketing strategies.

We use cookies and technical information to personalise your visit to our site (e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to our site), analyse Web site traffic and to track customer trends and patterns. This helps us improve the design and content of our site for visitors and assists us in our marketing initiatives.


To Whom Your Information is Disclosed

We store your information on a central database located in the United States. We do not sell, rent, loan, trade, or lease the addresses on our list to anyone. In addition, we configure our email list server software to refuse to divulge the email addresses of our list subscribers to anyone but authorized iZs, inc. staff, including other list subscribers.


Links, Advertisers, Third Party Sponsors & Ad-servers

Some of our sites contain links to other sites that are not covered by this Privacy Policy and where information practices may be different from ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices as we are not responsible for and have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third-party sites.

Reputable third parties may present or serve advertisements under different terms regarding use of information and privacy policies. This Privacy Policy does not cover any use of information that a third-party ad server may collect from you.


Security

Although absolute security cannot be guaranteed on the Internet, please be assured that we have in place reasonable technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal information against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against unauthorized disclosure or access to the information we collect online. We will continue to maintain and improve these measures over time in line with legal and technological developments.


Storage

Your information will not be stored for longer than is necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.


Your Rights

To see the personally identifiable information we have collected through this site that relates to you, to cancel it and/or to correct or update this information, you may email us at privacy@pantherbay.com. In addition, we will always give you the opportunity to update your preferences regarding our use of your information. To protect your privacy and security we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access.

If you have any additional questions about what personal data relating to you that is stored by us as defined by local law, please contact us at privacy@pantherbay.com.


Children

It is important to us that children can enjoy our sites in a responsible fashion. We, therefore, encourage children to consult with their parents before providing personally identifiable information. We also encourage parents to supervise their children's online activities by, for example, adopting parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a child-friendly online environment. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing online their name, address, and other personally identifiable information without parental permission.

Your child's privacy is important to us. We are committed to safeguarding children's personally identifiable information collected online, and to helping parents and their children learn how to exercise control over personal information while exploring the Internet. To this end, we take additional measures to protect the privacy of our younger visitors.

Visitors to this site may participate in many activities without providing any personally identifiable information. However, if a user wants to participate in certain of our interactive features, we ask the user to provide us with certain information, such as the user's email address and age. When the person who registers indicates that he or she is a child, we will take one of four steps: (1) collect no information from that individual; (2) require the child to provide a parent's verifiable consent; (3) collect only the user's email address to respond to the user's specific request; or (4) collect the e-mail address of the user's parent in addition to the user's e-mail address to seek the parent's verifiable consent or to notify them of their child's online activities. We also use the e-mail addresses of parents to enable them to unsubscribe their child from a newsletter or other similar activity. We do not share children's information with outside third parties not bound by this Privacy Policy without prior parental permission. Even with the parents' consent, if a user is a child, we will not condition his/her participation in an online activity on the disclosure of more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity.


Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, the changes will be posted on this site so that you are always informed of the latest version. Please check this page to keep up-to-date.

We will not use or disclose personally identifiable information provided to us pursuant to this Privacy Policy in ways other than the ones described herein, without informing you and providing you with the opportunity to consent to such modified conditions concerning the use and disclosure of your data.


How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy please feel free to contact us at privacy@pantherbay.com or iZs, Inc., 34 E. Franklin Street, Bellbrook, Ohio 45305.