Our Privacy Policy

Geocaching Online automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie information, and the pages you request.

Geocaching Online may collect personal information when you are required to register. Geocaching Online may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.

When you register, Geocaching Online may ask for information such as your name, email address, birth date, gender, postal code, and personal interests. Once you register you are not anonymous to us.

Geocaching Online uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, send site updates and conduct research.

We also use outside ad companies to display ads on our site. These ads may contain cookies or web beacons and are collected by the ad companies themselves. We do not have access to this information. We work with ad companies such as Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc. Please check their websites for their respective privacy policies.

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in privacy control type programs. 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 forums or your user account.

Geocaching Online does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;

  • We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of this Agreement, or as otherwise required by law.

  • We transfer information about you if Geocaching Online is acquired by or merged with another company.

We recognize and respect the importance of maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information provided to the Service. Geocaching Online will use its best efforts to keep confidential all information you supply to Geocaching Online, and to use, retain, or disclose such information only for the purposes for which such information was disclosed or as required by law.

Whenever we obtain your personal information, we use commercially reasonable efforts to protect it from unauthorized access or disclosure. However, we are not insurers of the security of your personal information. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control.

The content that you store, post, or transmit on or through Geocaching Online, such as message board postings, event postings, and profiles, may be accessed by other users, including people that you do not know. We are not responsible for the actions of others. Therefore, you should use care in communicating with other users and only disclose your personal information to other users that you know to be trustworthy. You should not assume that your content will be kept private.

Further, we do not control the privacy policies of the sites to which we provide links. If you click through to such a site, you will be subject to that site's privacy policies.

By using our web site, you consent to the collection and use of information by us as set out above. If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of how we use the information we collect, and the circumstances under which we disclose it.