Privacy Statement

Collection of your Personal Information

SCOUTS Direct collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. SCOUTS Direct also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by SCOUTS Direct. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by SCOUTS Direct for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the SCOUTS Direct Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through SCOUTS Direct public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: SCOUTS Direct does not read any of your private online communications.

SCOUTS Direct encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from SCOUTS Direct so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. SCOUTS Direct is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the SCOUTS Direct and SCOUTS Direct family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

SCOUTS Direct collects and uses your personal information to operate the SCOUTS Direct Web site and deliver the services you have requested. SCOUTS Direct also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from SCOUTS Direct and its affiliates. SCOUTS Direct may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

SCOUTS Direct does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. SCOUTS Direct may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, SCOUTS Direct may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to SCOUTS Direct, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

SCOUTS Direct does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

SCOUTS Direct keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within SCOUTS Direct, in order to determine what SCOUTS Direct services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within SCOUTS Direct to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

SCOUTS Direct Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SCOUTS Direct or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SCOUTS Direct; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SCOUTS Direct, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The SCOUTS Direct Web site use "cookies" to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise SCOUTS Direct pages, or register with SCOUTS Direct site or services, a cookie helps SCOUTS Direct to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same SCOUTS Direct Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the SCOUTS Direct features that you customised.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the SCOUTS Direct services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

SCOUTS Direct secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. SCOUTS Direct secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

SCOUTS Direct will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. SCOUTS Direct encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how SCOUTS Direct is protecting your information.

Contact Information

SCOUTS Direct welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that SCOUTS Direct has not adhered to this Statement, please contact SCOUTS Direct at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.