Privacy Policy and Discloures

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Sakeriver we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Sakeriver collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Sakeriver’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Sakeriver’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Sakeriver may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Sakeriver also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Sakeriver does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Sakeriver’s websites choose to interact with Sakeriver in ways that require Sakeriver to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Sakeriver gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who register for an account in our web forum to provide a username and email address. In each case, Sakeriver collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Sakeriver. Sakeriver does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Sakeriver may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Sakeriver may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Sakeriver does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Sakeriver discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Sakeriver’s behalf or to provide services available at Sakeriver’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Sakeriver’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Sakeriver will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Sakeriver discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or with the permission of the affected individual, or when Sakeriver believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Sakeriver, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Sakeriver website and have supplied your email address, Sakeriver may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Sakeriver and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Sakeriver takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Sakeriver uses cookies to help Sakeriver identify and track visitors, their usage of Sakeriver website, and their website access preferences. Sakeriver visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Sakeriver’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Sakeriver’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Sakeriver and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Specifically, with respect to the Google ads:

  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site.
  • Google's use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or 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.


Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Sakeriver may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Sakeriver’s sole discretion. Sakeriver encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

This Privacy Policy was most recently changed on June 17, 2010.

Advertising/Affiliate Disclosures

Sakeriver is a member of several affiliate programs, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Orbitz. In the interests of full disclosure, you should note that Sakeriver receives commissions for all purchases generated by in-text product links (e.g. "Purchase from Amazon and support Sakeriver") or via the banner advertisements. However, none of the reviews or opinions hosted at Sakeriver have been solicited or sponsored by any companies involved with the products mentioned.

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