What Personal Information Do We Gather?
In order to provide you with quality service, BatesForum gathers the following types of information:
Information You Give Us:
For example, the contact information you provide (such as name, shipping address, billing address, telephone number, e-mail address) when you subscribe to a newsletter, create an account to access password protected content or participate on discussion boards, participate in a survey, or purchase publications.
Automatically Collected Information:
1. The Internet domain from which you access the Website;
2. The IP address (a unique number for each computer connected to the Internet) from which you access the Website;
3. The type of browser (e.g., Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer) used to access the Website;
4. The operating system (Windows, Unix, etc.) used to access the Website;
5. The date and time you access the Website;
6. The URLs of the pages you visit;
7. Your username, if it was used to log in to the Website; and
8. If you visited BatesForum’s Website from another website, the URL of the forwarding site.
This information is only used to help BatesForum make the Website more useful for you. With this data BatesForum learns about the number of visitors to the Website, the information and materials that users are most interested in, and the types of technology BatesForum’s visitors use.
When and With Whom Do We Share Personal Information?
BatesForum does not share your personal information with other companies.
BatesForum reserves the right to disclose any personal information about you or your use of the Website without your prior permission if BatesForum has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process (such as subpoenas, search warrants and court orders); (2) protect and defend the rights or property of BatesForum or its affiliated companies; (3) enforce the Terms; or (4) act to protect the interests of BatesForum’s members or others.
This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the Website. Please be aware that the Website contains links to other sites, and BatesForum is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you users to be aware when you leave the Website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
The BatesForum Website, like many other commercial websites, may utilize a standard technology called “cookies” to collect information about how the Website is used. A cookie is a special packet of data designed to help a website operator determine whether a particular user has visited the website previously and what that user’s preferences are. Your browser’s Help resources tell you more about managing cookies.
From time-to-time, BatesForum requests information from Website users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user, therefore, has a choice whether or not to disclose his or her personal information. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of the Website.
Notices and Communications
We may send service and other specific announcements without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.
Use of the Website By Minors
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act requires that we not knowingly collect or share personal information from children under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or guardian. If a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information without such consent, please contact us at the address below so that we can delete such information. Youth under the age of 18 are encouraged to use our site only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.