The BBF never automatically collects any information that specifically identifies Site Users, such as their name, address, or e-mail address. The BBF may collect personally identifiable information from Site Users only when Site Users voluntarily provide it as part of the registration process (“Registration Information”). We always ask Site Users whenever we need Registration Information that identifies Site Users or allows us to contact Site Users.
The BBF may collect and use personally identifiable information from Site Users for purposes other than Website registration, e.g., such as subscribing to a newsletter, participating in polls, surveys, and questionnaires, or receiving technical support.
Consent and Security
It is Your choice whether or not You provide Your Registration Information to the BBF, but Registration Information may be required in order for the BBF to provide You with certain services (the “Services”).
Use of Personal Information
Non-personally identifying information (“Usage Information”) comprises information that does not identify any particular Site User. Examples include: information about which of the BBF’s pages are visited on an aggregate level, browser type, operating system type, or IP address of a Site User.
The BBF may collect other types of non-personally identifying information, e.g., age, date of birth, gender, fields of interest, or other demographic information.
Use of Usage Information
Your Usage Information may be disclosed internally within the BBF and to third parties working for us. For example, the BBF may disclose Usage Information in order to better understand which parts of the Website Site Users are visiting, to improve the content of the Website, and for research purposes.
Cookies and Log Files
The Website may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of Your computer. Cookies can be used to provide You with tailored information from the Website. The cookie itself does not contain Registration Information. You can set Your browser to notify You when You receive a cookie, giving You the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. The BBF also records information that Your web browser sends whenever You visit any website, such as Your Internet Protocol address.
The Website may use a variety of technical methods for tracking purposes, including web beacons. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of websites. We may also use these technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on the Website, such as the frequency with which our Site Users visit various parts of the Website. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another party authorized by us to collect information on our behalf. We may collect information from use of these technical methods in a form that is personally identifiable.
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Website, in which case the BBF may not be able to provide certain Services or features of the Website to You.
To protect Your privacy and security, the BBF may take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify Your identity before granting You profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of Your unique password and account information at all times.
If at any time You decide to remove Your personally identifiable information from our database, You may do so by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting us via the following mailing address:
955 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 330
Cambridge, MA 02139
Upon such removal, the BBF may not be able to provide certain Services or features of the Website to You and may change the means by which you may establish privacy settings at any time.
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Our Commitment To Data Security
BBF uses reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of Your personally identifiable information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information You provide to the BBF and You do so at Your own risk. Once We receive Your transmission of information, the BBF makes reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, the BBF does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Website from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If You are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Website at any time or in any manner. If the BBF learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the Website without verified parental consent, then the BBF will take appropriate steps to delete this information.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a resident of the State of California, we provide you with information on how to exercise your disclosure choice options such as your right to opt-out (which we may sometimes refer to as “unsubscribe“) or opt-in for use of Your Personal Information by third parties. Therefore, pursuant to the California Civil Code, we are not required to maintain or disclose a list of the third parties that received Your Personal Information for marketing purposes during the preceding year.
If you are a California resident and wish to request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices, please send a request by email to email@example.com or contact us via the following mailing address:
955 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 330
Cambridge, MA 02139
All requests must be labeled “Your California Privacy Rights” on the email subject line or envelope or post card. For all requests, please clearly state that the request is related to “Your California Privacy Rights“, include your name, street address, city, state, zip code and e-mail address (your street address is optional if you wish to receive a response to your request via email) and indicate your preference on how our response to your request should be sent (email or postal mail). We will not accept requests via the telephone or by facsimile. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or do not have complete information.
Special Note to International Users
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