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is strongly committed to your right to privacy and to keeping your personal and financial information secure. To earn your trust and confidence in us, we are fully disclosing our privacy practices. We encourage you to read this privacy statement so that you may understand what types of personally identifiable information we collect and how we use this information.

Information collected by

Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as the OrchidTalk forums.

We also use third party advertisements on to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York orchid ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

DoubleClick DART Cookie

* Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on
* Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to and other sites on the Internet.
* Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL -

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include:

* Google Adsense has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.'s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts

Disclosure of Information: will only disclose personally identifiable information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with legal process served on the site or its owners; (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of the site-owners, the site, or the users of, and (iii) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of, the site, its owners, or the public.

Member Interaction: provides services which allow members of our forums to disclose their identities to and communicate with others. Your use of such services and your disclosure of any personal information (e.g. name, e-mail addresses, etc...) through our web site is completely voluntary. accepts no responsibility for any disclosure of personal information by you to other individuals or institutions. However, if you feel that your privacy has been compromised through no fault of your own as a result of a breach in our services, you should notify us immediately by using this form so that we may investigate the matter.

Other Web sites: provides links to certain third party Web sites as a courtesy to our users. While we have posted these links in the good faith belief that the Web sites to which they connect do not pose a threat to your privacy, is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Web sites. By providing these links, we are not endorsing, adopting or agreeing with any of the content of the linked sites or the products or services of that third party. We do not review or control the content of third party sites and that content is not part of our web site. We urge you to use discretion when you access any third party sites linked from our web site.

Privacy and Children:
complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), and we encourage parents and guardians to spend time with their children online and familiarize themselves with the sites their children visit. We will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. While we welcome exploration of and participation in our web site and forums by children under 13 years of age, we do not solicit business from nor knowingly encourage any child to initiate financial transactions with us, nor do we require anyone to submit personally identifiable information other than a verifiable e-mail address to participate in our forums or virtual 3D chat. To curtail objectionable behavior and enable certain enriching activities in our 3D chat world, Casmira, we require the submission of verifiable address and telephone information prior to granting virtual world "citizenship." If, however, we become aware that a customer is under the age of 13, has registered on our forums, or has submitted personal data to enable Casmira's augmented activities without prior verifiable parental consent, we will promptly remove his or her personally identifiable information from our files. Our auction feature, Orchidbids, requires members to be at the minimum 18 years of age. If someone under 18 enters information into this system and completes a sale or purchase, the individual with whom they have completed a sale will be given access to their personal information. If we become aware of a violation of our age limit policy in the Orchidbids feature, we will remove that underage person's data and disable his/her access to the feature.

To find out more about COPPA, please visit the COPPA home page.

Notification of Changes:

Should make any modifications to its privacy practices which substantially alter its methods of handling your personally identifiable information, conspicuous notice shall be posted on the web site for a period of 30 days alerting you that changes to our privacy practices have been made and directing you to this document in which the details of such modifications can be found.

Business Transitions:

In the event that should undergo a business transition such as a merger, acquisition, sale, or other transaction in which its its customer base shall become available to third parties outside of its direct control, conspicuous notice shall be placed on the web site 30 days prior to finalization informing you of the transition and allowing you to modify or delete your personally identifiable information as you deem appropriate.

Alert us:

If at any time you believe that River-Valley Orchidworks, Inc. or its employees have not adhered to the privacy practices outlined above, please notify from the Web or by phone between the hours of 8 AM and 5:30 PM Central Time at (479) 754-3262 and we will use all commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and rectify the problem.
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