Beccastone Privacy Policy


by Beccastone

Effective as of April 1, 2016

Beccastone cares about your online privacy.  This privacy policy serves to inform you of what information we may collect about you on this website (the “Site”), and how we may use that information.  Please note that this privacy policy may change from time to time.  We will post any revisions to the policies on this page.  Any material changes to the policy will be effective thirty (30) calendar days following such notice to prior users of the Site, and will be effective immediately for new users of the Site.  Continued use of our Site following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes.  Each version of this policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please submit them via email to administrator@beccastone.com.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1.  How, Why and What Information May Be Collected
  2. How Information May Be Shared
  3. Children’s Privacy Statement
  4. User Control Over Collection and Use of Information

I. HOW, WHY AND WHAT INFORMATION MAY BE COLLECTED

Profiles; Stories; Posts

Beccastone may have profile forms that are public.  These profile forms ask you to provide information that may include member name, family description, interests, and other information.  Beccastone may also obtain information regarding your use of the Site and its offerings.  Beccastone uses this information to fulfill your requests with respect to Beccastone’s offerings, support the activities of Beccastone and improve the Site and its offerings.  Beccastone may from time to time use your email address to contact you regarding Beccastone and issues and activities of likely interest to you.

If you elect to use the Site to share a personal story and/or photos, Beccastone reserves the right to edit your story and post it on the Site at its discretion.  By submitting a story to Beccastone, you consent to its editing, posting and other use on behalf of Beccastone’s goals and activities. You also agree to comply with Beccastone’s Terms of Use.

Beccastone on occasion uses third-party vendors to provide services to its Site or to Beccastone.  The information you provide on Beccastone’s Site may be provided to these vendors on a confidential basis solely for the purpose of providing these services.

Promotions
From time to time, we may request information from you via online polls or surveys.  Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary; you have a choice whether or not to disclose information required to enter.  Information requested may include personal contact information such as your name and email addresses.  This contact information will be used to provide you with further information about Beccastone’s services, as well as for the purposes of monitoring or improving the use of and user satisfaction with the Site.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data placed on your hard drive when you visit our Site.  We may also use cookies to help us monitor traffic on our Site.  This will help us better tailor our Site and provide you with offers that we think may be of interest to you.  We also may use cookies to help us recognize you when you come back to our Site.

Other Web Sites
The Site contains links to other web sites.  Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another web site for which Beccastone has no responsibility.  Beccastone encourages you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different from Beccastone’s policies.

IP Addresses and Environmental Variables

Beccastone may also collect information through IP addresses or environmental variables.  An “IP address” is a number used by computers on the network to identify your computer so that data can be transmitted to you.  “Environmental variables” include, among other things, the domain from which you access the Internet, the time you accessed our Site, type of web browser and operating system or platform used, the Internet address of the web site you left to visit Beccastone, the names of the pages you visit on our Site, and the Internet address of the web site you then visit.  We collect all of this information to allow us to detect broad demographic trends, to provide information tailored to your interests and to enhance your experience on the Site.

II.             HOW INFORMATION MAY BE SHARED

We may share personally and non-personally identifiable information with our partners for purposes of developing demographic and other information about Beccastone users.

III.           CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Our Site is not directed to children under the age of eighteen.  We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of eighteen.  If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of eighteen, we will delete such information from our records.

We do not knowingly allow children under the age of eighteen without the consent of parents or legal guardians to publicly post, publish stories, or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information.

IV.          YOUR CONTROL OVER OUR COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

You may set your browser to:  (1) inform you when cookies are being set before a cookie is stored; (2) not accept cookies at all; and (3) erase all cookies from your hard drive.  However, if you choose to reject or erase cookies, your ability to navigate our Site may be limited.

You may choose not to provide Beccastone with any contact information.  However, without such information, we will be unable to respond to your request for information from and about Beccastone or to otherwise communicate with you or enable you to post comments online.