IN A NUTSHELL:
YOUR PRIVACY IS IMPORTANT TO US. IMGOAT STRIVES TO COLLECT AS LITTLE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE, AND WE WILL NEVER DISCLOSE THIS INFORMATION UNLESS REQUIRED BY LAW.

THE LONGER VERSION:
THIS PAGE EXISTS TO GIVE USERS A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW WE COLLECT, STORE, USE, PROTECT, AND OTHERWISE HANDLE YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION (PII).

PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT GETS COLLECTED
IMGOAT DOES NOT REQUIRE REGISTRATION IN ORDER TO UPLOAD IMAGES. YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS NOT RECORDED WHEN UPLOADING ANONYMOUSLY.

USERS WHO OPT TO REGISTER AN ACCOUNT WITH IMGOAT MAY BE ASKED TO PROVIDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS, USERNAME, OR OTHER DETAILS, WHICH IS RECORDED. IN ADDITION, A TIMESTAMP FOR WHEN THE REGISTRATION OCCURRED IS ALSO RECORDED.

IMAGES UPLOADED TO OUR SITE CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: A TIMESTAMP FOR WHEN IT WAS UPLOADED, THE ORIGINAL FILENAME, THE USER WHO UPLOADED IT (IF LOGGED IN), AND THE NUMBER OF VIEWS THE IMAGE HAS RECEIVED.

IMAGE METADATA IS AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED DURING UPLOAD.

PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION
OUR SITE IS CHECKED ON A REGULAR BASES FOR SECURITY HOLES, KNOWN VULNERABILITIES, AND OTHER BUGS. WE STRIVE TO MAKE IMGOAT AS SAFE AND SECURE AS POSSIBLE.

YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS STORED IN A SECURE DATABASE THAT IS ONLY ACCESSIBLE BY A LIMITED NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS, SUCH AS THE ADMINISTRATION AND SENIOR DEVELOPERS. THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE REQUIRED, AND HAVE AGREED, TO KEEP YOUR INFORMATION CONFIDENTIAL.

YOUR PASSWORD IS ENCRYPTED.

YOUR CONNECTION TO IMGOAT.COM IS ENCRYPTED VIA SECURE SOCKET LAYER (SSL). CONNECTIONS TO IMGOAT.COM MUST GO THROUGH HTTPS.

COOKIES
YES, LIKE MOST SITES, IMGOAT USES COOKIES TO STORE INFORMATION. THESE ARE SMALL TEXT FILES STORED ON USERS' HARD DRIVES, IF ALLOWED, THAT ENABLE IMGOAT TO PROVIDE A BETTER EXPERIENCE FOR RETURNING USERS. IN THAT REGARD, IMGOAT USES AS FEW COOKIES AS NECESSARY.

YOU ARE WELCOME TO TURN OFF COOKIES IN YOUR BROWSER SETTINGS.

THIRD-PARTY DISCLOSURE
WE DO NOT SELL, TRADE, OR OTHERWISE TRANSFER TO OUTSIDE PARTIES YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION. EVER. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE HOSTING PARTNERS AND OTHER PARTIES WHO ASSIST US IN OPERATING IMGOAT, CONDUCTING OUR BUSINESS, OR SERVICE OUR USERS, SO LONG AS THOSE PARTIES AGREE TO KEEP THIS INFORMATION CONFIDENTIAL.

HOWEVER, IF NECESSARY, WE MAINTAIN THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT; INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ISSUES INVOLVING CHILD ABUSE AND CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

OUR POLICY IS TO REPORT ANY ATTEMPT AT UPLOADING ILLEGAL CONTENT TO OUR SITE, ESPECIALLY CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, TO THE FBI.

COPPA
THE CHILDREN ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT, INITIALIZED AS COPPA, IS A LAW THAT WE RESPECT, AND THEREFORE DO NOT MARKET TO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 YEARS OLD.

RESPECTING COPYRIGHT
IMGOAT COMPLIES WITH THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (DMCA). OUR USERS ARE ABLE TO NOTIFY US OF INFRINGING CONTENT VIA EMAIL OR CONTACT FORM, WHICH OUR TEAM WILL REVIEW AND REMOVE IN A TIMELY MANNER IF DEEMED NECESSARY. USERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO UPLOADED CONTENT UNLESS THEY HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO DO SO.