Your privacy on the Internet is important to us. As part of the operation of this site, we gather certain types of information about our users, and we would like to explain the types of information we gather, what we do with it and how to correct or change the information.


We collect two types of data from users: volunteered personal data (such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses, etc.); and aggregated data (such as information about traffic patterns on




Personal data is collected when users provide personal data to us, for example when submitting photos for our contest.




Aggregated information, such as which pages users access or visit and is collected through various methods. For example, collects IP addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re surfing the Web. Web servers, the computers that “serve up” Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address, and when you request a page from, our servers log your IP address. does link IP addresses to photo submissions. collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to generate aggregate data.


USE OF COOKIES also uses “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that most major web sites write to your hard drive for record keeping purposes when you visit them. Cookies allow to measure activity on the Site and to improve your user experience, for example, by remembering where you are in the submission process, thus allowing you to visit various of the Site without re-registering. does not use cookies to retrieve information from your computer that was not originally sent in a cookie. Except for personal information voluntarily provided by you (i.e., during photo submission or a request for information), does not use information transferred through cookies for any promotional or marketing purposes, nor is that information shared with any third parties whatsoever.


Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you’d prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is impossible to submit photos this way.


Use of Information Collected by uses both the personal and aggregated information we collect for multiple purposes. The information is used to improve the content of the Site, to customize the content and/or layout of the Site for each individual user and to send you more information about Homer, Alaska if you have chosen during the submission process. does not share your personal information with third parties without your permission.


CHILDREN AND PRIVACY encourages parents and guardians to spend time with their children online, and to be fully familiar with the sites visited by their children. No information should be submitted to or posted on the Site by users under the age of 13 without the consent of their parent or guardian.




It is important to note that contains links to sites other than, and that those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as For instance, if you click on an advertisement on, this will take you away from and to an entirely different site. This can include links from advertisers, content providers and partners who may use’s logo and/or style as a result of a co-branding agreement. These sites may send their own cookies to you, and may collect data and make uses of it that would not. reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying users of the existence of a revised privacy policy. You can e-mail us with any further questions at