Blue Ridge Outdoors, Inc. is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information that you provide to us when using (hereafter referred to collectively as the "Services"). This Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information received about you when you visit or subscribe to the Services. This Privacy Policy also describes the rules and regulations for reusing content on this site and the rules and regulation for Membership Services. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any personal information received by Blue Ridge Outdoors, Inc. in connection with your subscriptions to the print editions.
We may make content or services from other Web sites including our affiliated or co-branded Web sites available to you from links located on the Services. These other Web sites are not subject to this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you review the privacy policy at each such Web site to determine how that site protects your privacy. By using this Website, you agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

General: No part of this online publication, or pages that include “” in the address or content within can be reproduced without direct written permission from the President of Blue Ridge Outdoors, Inc and Summit Publishing, LLC in an email, fax or letter. To receive written permission to reproduce any of the content on this site, send an email, fax or letter to:
Blake DeMaso
Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, Inc
977 Seminole Trail
PMB 294
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Fx: 434.817.2760
[email protected]

General: There is no refund available for online membership and subscription services for any reason.

General: When you register, and at other times, we will collect personally identifiable information from you that may include your name, age, address, e-mail address, credit-card number and facts about your interest in outdoor products, activities and similar information. We do not, however, knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen.
Surveys and Contests: We may conduct occasional online surveys. For example, when you're within the Services, you may be offered the option of participating in a survey. These surveys are entirely voluntary and you may easily decline to participate. We will collect personal information for online contests. In some instances we will share this information with other reputable businesses whose products and services might be of value to you, for example the company which sponsors the contest prize for which you are entering. If you do not want us to share your information with other companies, please contact us at [email protected] or through the other contact options on contact us We will retain opt-out information for 5 years.
Web Site Usage Information: We automatically collect IP addresses and Web site usage information from you when you visit the Services. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors and subscribers use and navigate our Web sites, including the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each Web page, and the length of their visits.
Other: Any information that you upload, post or otherwise transmit is sole responsibility of the person from where the content was uploaded, posted or otherwise transmitted. Blue Ride Outdoors, Inc. does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using this site, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.

We may use information in the following ways:

  • As described in Surveys and Contests (above)
  • For the purposes for which you specifically provided the information including, for example, to enable us to process, validate and verify subscriptions.
  • To send you e-mail notifications about our new or existing products and services, special offers, or to otherwise contact you.
  • To enhance existing features or develop new features, products and services.
  • To provide advertisers and other third parties with aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns.
  • To allow us to personalize the content and advertising that you and others see based on personal characteristics or preferences.

We may combine the information that we collect from you on the Services with information that you provide to us in connection with your use of our other products, services and Web sites.
We may hire other companies to perform services on our behalf including, without limitation, facilitating some aspects of the Services, sending e-mail, and fulfilling purchase requests. These other companies may be supplied with or have access to your personally identifiable information solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf.
We may also disclose or use your personal information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.

The Web Boards section of provides you with an opportunity to tell us what you think and read what other readers have to say. You take personal responsibility for providing this information. When you use our Web Board features (for example, by posting a message on our message boards) any information that you provide may be made public.

If you subscribe to the Services, you may occasionally receive email messages about the Services that are intended to assist you in making the most out of your subscription. We call these the Blue Ridge Outdoor E-mail Newsletter and each one contains a link that you may use to opt-out of receiving further Advantage messages. You may also decline to receive them by contacting Blue Ridge Outdoors Inc. through information provided on the contact page.


Any information that is transmitted or otherwise submitted is content that you have granted us the non-exclusive right to reproduce, modify and distribute as we see fit. By submitting information you acknowledge that the material does not violate, plagiarize or infringe upon the right of a third party unless you have specifically sited the source of the information.

By using this site you agree (i) you will not post content that can be harmful to others (ii) you will not impersonate another individual (iii) you will not post unrelated content generally identified as spam or unauthorized promotions.

When you view an ad for the Services on other sites, our third-party advertising company may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. The Services and our advertising company may also use Web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) to note which Services pages you visit after viewing our ads. The information that is collected through the use of these images is not personally identifiable and is used only to track response to our advertising efforts.

The personally identifiable information we collect about you is stored in limited-access servers. We will maintain safeguards to protect the security of these servers and your personally identifiable information. We always use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving personal data.
We will save your information as long as necessary to permit us to use it for the purposes contained within this Privacy Policy.

You may review and update the personally identifiable information/registration information that you have provided to us by contacting Blue Ridge Outdoors Inc. through information provided on the contact page.

When we make any material change to this Privacy Policy, we will inform you by posting a notice on the home page of this site that the policy has been updated and by changing the date on this page noting when the policy was last updated.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our Privacy Policy, you may contact us  through information provided on the contact page.

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.