Terms of Service, Cookie Policy and Other Stupid stuff

Privacy Information and Website Terms of Use for BearMar.com (SBC)

GPDR Policy: Citizens from any EU country are not authorized to use this site. Please do not use this site. I don’t ship to your countries. I won’t ship to your countries. I won’t accept payments from your countries. Please stop use immediately.

If you require any more information or have any questions about the BearMar.com privacy policy and terms of use, please feel free to contact BearMar.com by using the contact form. Honestly, I would probably prefer that if you are all worried about this page and what is on it, I would ask that you leave and just don’t use my site. Sorry, but you will likely be too much trouble for a piddly $20 purchase.

At , SBC (BearMar.com) we consider the agreement between us on what this site is *AND* the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. This policy document describes in detail the types of personal information is collected and recorded by and how we use it.


This entire section defines the definition of the word Purpose relative to this site. This sites Purpose is to sell cool or just useful inventions I make. 


SBC has links that have users leave the SBC website and go to 3rd party websites. SBC is sometimes compensated by the 3rd parties when users click on that link. The link itself has identifying information about SBC that the 3rd party can clearly identify SBC. SBC does not receive any uniquely identifying information about the user from the 3rd party. As far as SBC is concerned the user is anonymous and has no way of making the user un-anonymous.

IP address and web surfing information

IP addresses are recorded as a matter of regular web site operation. Additional information is collected as well. SBC does not correlate any of the web log information to the user information. SBC does use the information in an anonymous manner to statistically understand how to create a better web site. None of this information is currently shared with 3rd parties, however the statistics and analyzing capability is provided by a 3rd party, specifically Google.com, Clicky.com, visualwebsiteoptimizer.com, WordPress.com, and others. Users are never individually identified.

3rd Party Terms of Service that BearMar.com must pass along

Youtube Videos found in BearMar.com Video Collections

By using this site, and in particular the video collections on many pages inside BearMar.com, you agree to YouTube’s Terms of Service (https://www.youtube.com/t/terms) and and by using the videos and video collections found on BearMar.com, you are agreeing to be bound by the YouTube Terms of Service.


Users may comment publicly on SBC in response to articles. When commenting, users must provide an email address. To the extent that the email address is used as part of the WordPress commenting system or that users indicate when commenting they would opt-in to the BearMar.com newsletter, there is no other current use of the email address. The email address is kept private from the public. However, other information in the commenting field is made public such as the web URL or the provided name. SBC may have the right to decline or remove the comment if the comment is found to use profanity or be incorrect, insulting and inappropriate – as determined solely at SBC’s discretion. Users may also be banned from the site for such behavior.

Comments are the responsibility of the commenter.

All users of this site indemnify and release SBC and its owners from any and all liability from comments that they make on this site. Users also indemnify and agree to release SBC and its owners from liability of any kind from any and all uses or related uses of this site or its information in exchange for the use or potential use of the site.

Users may request removal of comments which may be removed by SBC at SBC’s discretion. Users agree that the best way to correct a negative comment would be to have other users post comments earned fairly with quality service, on their behalf and agree to utilize commercially reasonable efforts to obtain such positive comments.


SBC may use cookies to provide a better web browsing experience to users. SBC does not share cookie information with 3rd parties.

However, 3rd parties that SBC uses to perform specific functions on SBC’s behalf, may utilize cookies. SBC does not get access to those cookies.

Tracking and other creepy stuff that sounds worse than it is

SBC sometimes utilizes capabilities that helps SBC understand the people that come to SBC better.

One in particular is that SBC sometimes (we turn it on and off for speed purposes) utilizes a special pixel from Facebook and may do so from other providers as well – Facebook is used to illustrate the use. When people come to our site and are Facebook users, over time SBC can get a picture of the types of users that come to SBC by utilizing Facebook’s analysis tools. By doing this, SBC can tell Facebook to advertise to a SIMILAR Facebook audience. (As of 2020, SBC has not enabled this, but this is here just in case SBC does)

Here is what Facebook wants SBC to put on this privacy policy – it is lots harder to read than what SBC wrote: “clearly explain that (a) third parties may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect or receive information from your website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads, (b) how users can opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting, and (c) where a user can access a mechanism for exercising such choice –> www.aboutads.info/choices .”  To opt-out of Facebook tracking, users would need to go to Facebook and modify settings to opt-out. This would be the same with Google.


SBC may have advertising on its site. This advertising may be administered by a 3rd party advertising entity. SBC does not share information collected by SBC with 3rd party advertisers.

I have more detail below – please continue reading.

Web Crawlers and Robots

You agree that web crawler is an industry and societally accepted word describing a computer program that reads and analyzes SBC at an expense to the SBC. You agree that web crawling SBC without being consistent with the Purpose may bring irreparable and immeasurable harm.

With the sole exception of the Purpose, web crawlers are forbidden from using this site without express written permission from SBC. 

For example, Google is a permitted because Google helps users find and consume information from SBC consistent with the Purpose. Additionally, Yahoo, Bing, Duckduckgo are all permitted web crawlers.

If you are crawling SBC for e-discovery, data acquisition, you are expressly forbidden from using this site. If you are blocked by SBC and circumvent the block, then you agree that you have damaged SBC and that the minimum you agree to pay for such damages is $100,000 not including attorney’s fees (SBCs fees will be paid as well).


SBC may have products that it sells to users. To the extent needed to provide the products to the user, SBC will use that information to deliver that product. SBC may use that information to contact the user at a later date regarding the use of that product or to provide information about related products. Users may inform SBC that they no longer want to SBC to contact them. Contact will be managed through industry standard email management software tools that will provide the opt-in/opt-out capability that users should be familiar with.

SBC does not receive any credit card information. We use industry standard payment processors: Paypal and Stripe. Occasionally, we use the USPS, UPS, and Fedex to deliver your packages. They will have your address information and you agree to be subject to their privacy policy. This is just common sense. Please stop use immediately and do not order from SBC if you have trouble with this.

Email Newsletter

SBC may have a newsletter. SBC cannot send email without having the users email address. In addition to the users email address, other optional information may be collected, at the users discretion. This information is used for providing a fun birthday email and other personalization, such as addressing users by name. This information is not shared with 3rd parties as normal course of business. However, such information may be provided to 3rd parties in the event that BearMar.com sells, transfers, or disposes of, some or all of the assets of BearMar.com. Management of this user information, including the sending of the lists is handled by a 3rd party email list management company (mailchimp for example). SBC believes that these 3rd party email managers provide better security and privacy to the users than managing the email by SBC itself. Users are sent opt-out information in every newsletter so that it is easy to opt-out. Opting out from the email newsletter will ensure no more newsletters from SBC.

Errors and Omissions

SBC believes that this policy is  accurate. However an error or omission can occur. To correct, SBC would enjoy being contacted by any party bringing the issue to SBC’s attention. SBC will then update the policy to reflect the current state.

As part of using BearMar.com, the user understands that SBC does not provide any warranty or guarantees and that the user uses this information completely at their own risk.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’s analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons
uses cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

→ Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on .
→ Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our site’s visitors based upon their visit to and other sites on the Internet.
→ Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Our Advertising Partners

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include but are not limited to …….

  • Google
  • Commission Junction
  • Amazon
  • Clickbank
  • Linkshare
  • Ebay

While each of these advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their site, an updated and hyperlinked resource is maintained here: Privacy Policies.
You may consult this listing to find the privacy policy for each of the advertising partners of .

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site’s third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site.

SBC has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. ‘s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. You may find a comprehensive listing of these privacy policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. What Are Cookies?

Children’s Information
We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact in the first paragraph) and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only
This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Venue and Law

You agree that the law governing this site will be Texas law and that the venue will be chosen by SBC to be in San Saba County Texas. 

By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to these terms and conditions.