First let’s quickly get the legal mess out of the way. The FTC has declared that all websites in the US that earn income disclose that information. We earn money from SHTFBlog.com, SurvivalCache.com, Forge Survival Supply, and Secure America through what is called affiliate sales. Certain sites, such as Amazon.com, pay referral fees on sales that were referred from another site. Meaning: if you read about a piece of gear here on SHTFBlog, click on the Amazon link, and then buy the product we will earn a small referral fee. As we mentioned on the “Support” Page, this is how we are able to keep SHTFblog.com and SurvivalCache.com free of ads. We also accept paid advertising in the way of ads on our website. To learn how you can help keep SHTFBlog.com going, please visit our Support page. (hint: It’s Free for You!)
What this does not mean
Please don’t think that we are writing about and recommending products and gear simply to make money from the sales. We certainly are not. I can assure you that everything we write about will have been researched, and if we recommend it as survival gear, it is because we think it would be useful for you in a survival situation. The survival community is full of intelligent people who walk the walk; if we went around recommending useless or crappy gear we would quickly have no reputation as a survival gear website.
What this means for you: 2 Things
1. The flip side of our quality guarantee. If we recommend a piece of gear that is sub-par, we expect you to call us on it. Period. You can leave a comment on the article or Email Us.
2. As we continue to build our site and learn about survival gear, you will know that you can come to SHTFBlog.com or SurvivalCache.com and always find good information on quality gear that is supported by the survivalist community.
Thanks for your support and as always: Be Prepared.
Drew @ SHTFblog
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Section 1: Collected Information
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- Web page http headers (home server domain names, IP address, type of client computer, and type of Web browser);
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- information, user specific or aggregate, on what pages our visitors access; and
- E-mail addresses of visitors that communicate with SurvivalCache.com via e-mail.
Section 2: Use of Data Collected
We use your personal, demographic and profile data to enhance your experience at our site and to enable us to present content we think you might be interested in. We use your contact information to send you information about our company and promotional material from our partners. We may also use your personal, demographic and profile data to improve our site, for statistical analysis, for marketing and promotional purposes, and for editorial or feedback purposes for our advertisers. Information collected by us may be added to our databases and used for future telemarketing, SMS text-messaging, e-mails or postal mailings regarding site updates, new products and services, upcoming events, and/or status of orders placed online. By using this site, you agree that you may be contacted in any manner contemplated in this section even if your number is found on a do not call registry, in-house list or similar registry.
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- as required by law; and
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Section 6: Our Right to Contact You
Section 7: Our Right to Change
Section 8: Our Contact Information
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Section 9: Anti Spam Policy. Can-Spam Act Compliance
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- Acknowledging your application has been received and requesting additional action
- Requests for additional information to support your current application
- Response to your inquiries regarding the status of your transaction requests
- Thanking you for your valued business
- Advertisements for our products, services, changes in services, new product availability
- Advertisements for third party products and services where we have determined that such product or service may be of interest to our customers
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- All emails sent to you by Survival Cache will clearly identify Survival Cache or Forge Survival Supply as the sender. FROM / SENDER: someone@SurvivalCache.com or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (NOTE: The actual sender will alter from department to department, but all from addresses will end with @SurvivalCache.com or @forgesurvivalsupply.com or @secureamerica.com).
- The Subject Line of any email you receive will always accurately describe the subject matter of the email.
- Any email from Survival Life will include the ability to unsubscribe from future email messages.
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Email Address: contactATsurvivalcacheDOTcom
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SHTFblog.com or SurvivalCache.com, Forge Survival Supply, Forge Solutions LLC, & Secure America understands consumers’ concerns over the use of their personal information. We hope this information will relieve any concerns your company may have regarding our email policies. Survival Life and its affiliated sites use only an “opt-in or opt out” method of obtaining customer information, and it is not our policy or desire to send unsolicited email. We obtain email addresses and personal information from third parties that follow the same set of policies. SurvivalCache.com, Forge Survival Supply & Secure America email messages sent always include information about the origin of the emails and instructions on how recipients can unsubscribe from receiving future email messages.
From time to time, SurvivalCache.com, Forge Survival Supply, Forge Solutions, LLC, & Secure America will enter into an arrangement with a third party website to allow individuals to opt into our marketing program on those third party websites. In each case the third party websites have represented and warranted to us, among other things,
- that the data was collected voluntarily from individuals on website registrations and co-registrations,
- that the sellers have a right, under any applicable privacy statements, to transfer the data to us, and
- that SurvivalCache.com, Forge Survival Supply, Forge Solutions LLC, & Secure America has the right to send marketing offers to the individuals.
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