I. Data Collection
We may collect your personally identifiable information (“PII”). PII, as used in U.S. privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.
You may be asked to enter your email address or other details when you take certain actions on or through our Site, such as registering for membership, subscribing to our e-newsletter, posting or commenting on our forums, listings, or blog, or otherwise entering information on our Site. If you choose not to provide such information, you can still use the Site anonymously, but will not be able to use those services for which such information may be required.
There may be occasions in which we request optional demographic information, such as gender or age, to personalize our offerings or correspondence to you or to distinguish adults from minors.
II. IP Address and Other Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Where possible, our server automatically recognizes and collects certain non-personally identifiable information regarding visitors to the Site, including by way of example, IP address, browser type, and other information regarding the system and connection of each visitor or user. It is essentially “traffic data” which cannot render you personally identifiable, but is helpful to us for improving our services. For example, it enables us to display content according to your preferences, diagnose problems with our server, and identify which areas of the Site are most heavily used. Such traffic data collection does not follow a user’s activities on any other sites in any way. Sometimes, we utilize the services of a third party to help us understand this information better, although the information that is disclosed to these entities remains at all times in anonymous and non-personally identifiable form.
III. Sensitive Information
BBI does not knowingly solicit or collect, and you should not provide, any information regarding your medical or health condition, race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs or other sensitive information.
As with many websites, BBI may use the standard “cookies” feature of major web browsers to enhance your user experience. Cookies are small files that a website or a service provider stores on your computer that contain certain information about the user. As an example, planting and collecting a cookie may enable us to remember the specific studio page you have visited or items on your shopping cart so that the next time you return to our Site you do not have to select that studio or item again. We may also use third party services to track this information on our behalf.
You may set your web browser to disable cookies or to warn you every time a cookie is sent. See your browser’s Help menu for these instructions. We do not plant or track cookies or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place, and we do not allow third party behavioral tracking . Please note that disabling cookies may diminish your experience on the Site and some features that make your user experience more efficient may not work as intended. Please refer to your browser or email software instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.
V. Use of Data
We use the PII you submit to personalize your user experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and service or product offering in which you are most interested. We may also use your PII to compile usage statistics and other data regarding the use of BBI’s services and/or products.
We may employ other companies and individuals to perform such functions on our behalf. They have access to PII needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for any other purpose.
VI. Third Party Disclosure
Like many online services, BBI may share with our business partners and advertisers anonymous data on an aggregate basis. This may include information contained in server log files, such as your IP address and cookies, generalized traffic flow data, and aggregated statistical data that are not personally identifiable, including users’ demographic information. We reserve the right to provide any and all such aggregated and non-individually identifiable data to third parties.
Note that whenever you voluntarily make your PII available online for viewing by third parties, such as on blogs, message boards, listings, or chat areas, the information you share also can be seen, collected, and used by third parties. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third party use of such information that you voluntarily share.
VII. Third Party Links
This Site may contain links to other websites or offer third party products or services. When you use the links displayed on this Site to visit third party sites, you are leaving BBI’s Site to another website, where BBI’s privacy policies no longer govern.
VIII. No Spam
We will take the necessary steps to ensure that we are compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial emails and messages.
Accordingly, we agree to: (a) not use false, misleading, or deceptive header information or subject lines; (b) identify the message as an advertisement, where applicable; (c) include the physical address of our business; (d) honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests promptly; (e) allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email; and (f) monitor third party email marketing service for compliance, if one is used.
Our Site is directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. When we collect information for membership inquiry purposes, users are informed they must be at least 13 years of age or have parental consent to provide PII to us. We encourage parents to monitor children’s Internet use to keep them safe while navigating BBI’s Site and all other areas of the Internet.
X. Your California Privacy Rights
BBI has adopted a policy of allowing you to opt-out of the disclosure of your personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes and thus falls within this exception. Instructions for opting out can be found in the section below entitled “Choice and Opt-Out.”
XI. Choice and Opt Out
We provide you with a choice whether to receive certain emails and other communications through the Site and our services.
We provide you the opportunity to “opt-out” of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes. If you are a user of the Site or our services and you no longer wish to receive emails or other communications from us or have your email address or other contact information shared with third parties, you may opt-out of receiving email or other communications from us or having your email address or other contact information shared with third parties.
In addition, if you would prefer that we not share your personally identifiable information with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, you may opt-out of having your personally identifiable information shared with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.
If you do not wish to receive our emails, you may opt-out from future mailings at any time through the unsubscribe link on our emails.
We manage email lists through a list management system. Although we strive to update our email list as frequently as possible, you might receive another contact from us before we are able to remove you. Unsubscribing from one list managed by us may not necessarily remove you from all publication email lists. Even after you opt-out of receiving emails, you may still receive from us communications related to your account, such as important service alerts.
If you have questions or are experiencing problems unsubscribing or editing or deleting account data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that it may take up to 30 days to remove your contact information from our marketing communications lists, so you may receive correspondence from us for a short time after you make your request.
XII. Data Storage and Security
Your personal information is stored through a data management system. Your information can be accessed only by those who help manage that information and are required to keep the information confidential.
BBI will use at least industry standard measures on the Site to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. While there is no such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet, BBI will take reasonable steps to provide for the safety of your personal information. For example, our policy is that only those individuals who need your personally identifiable information to perform a specific job are granted access to that personally identifiable information. Likewise, all employees and contractors are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.
XIII. No Guarantee
YOU SHOULD NOT PROVIDE BBI WITH ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFROMATION (OR SUBMIT OR POST ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION TO THE SITE OR IN RESPONSE TO ANY EMAIL OR OTHER COMMUNICATION) UNLESS YOU WOULD LIKE THAT INFORMATION TO BE USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS POLICY.
XV. Notification of Changes
September 3, 2019