BTSD’s policies exist to ensure that BTSD is transparent and that the individuals accessing the website have the knowledge of information that could potentially be collected. During your visit to the BTSD website, information that is not readily identifiable to an individual may be automatically collected and stored.
What type of information does BTSD collect? How is it used?
If you check our website out by browsing and/or downloading information, we may automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
- The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used, but not the email address. The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer. We use the IP address to direct Internet track to you;
- The type of browser and operating system you used and your connection speed;
- The date and time you visited this site;
- The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
- The website you visited prior to coming to this website.
We use this information to help us improve the content of our Web services and to understand how you are using our service. Additionally, the data we collect helps us route Web traffic and track down viruses and attacks against our site. Our website logs do not identify anyone personally, and we make no attempt to link them with the information about you from other sites.
If during your visit to the BTSD website you participate in a survey or send an email, the following additional information will be collected:
- E-mail correspondence: The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail;
- Surveys: Any information you volunteered in response to a survey.
The information collected may not be limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us. BTSD may use your email to respond to your message, to assist in obtaining information you have requested, to address issues you identify, to further improve our website, or to forward the email to another agency for appropriate action. Survey information will be used for the purpose designated.
What does Personal Information mean to BTSD? How does choice factor in?
“Personal information” is any information about an individual that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes personal identifiers such as an individual’s name, address, and phone number. A domain name or IP address is considered personal information.
We will not collect personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (i.e. sending an e-mail) or from your voluntary use of our website (i.e., clicking on a link). If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of the company’s website.
You may choose to provide the company with additional personal information, such as sending an e-mail to a Company employee or by filling out and submitting an online form located on the company’s Website.
Access to and Correction of Personal Information
You can submit a written request to review any personal information we collect about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe is in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error and providing your contact information. We will verify your identity prior to any changes to the personal information on record. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
We may place cookies (pieces of code) on your device when you visit our website. These cookies may be used to collect information about how you access and use our website. You may choose to block the usage of cookies in your browser or mobile device; however you may not be able to fully access our website if you do so.
BTSD is a general audience site and is not directed at and does not target children under the age of 13 years old. If we obtain actual knowledge that any information we collect has been provided by a child under the age of 13, we will promptly dispose of that information.
California Privacy Rights
We do not share any personal information with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. If this practice changes, we will notify you by prominent posting on our sites.
If you are a California resident under the age of 18, and a registered user of any site where this policy is posted, California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits you to request and obtain removal of content or information you have publicly posted. To make such a request, please send an email with a detailed description of the specific content or information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that such a request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information you have posted and that there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal even if requested.
We may sell, transfer, or otherwise share some or all of our assets, including personal information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy.