Privacy Policy

BeaverCountian.com Privacy Statement

Effective Date: November 1, 2010
Contact: webmaster@beavercountian.com

BeaverCountian.com respects and is committed to protecting your privacy, which is why we have adopted this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy lets you know how your personal information is processed and explains data collection and use practices for our site. For the purposes of this privacy policy, “BeaverCountian.com” includes all of our webpages, newsletters, blogs, discussion forums and lists and opt-in announcement lists. By accessing BeaverCountian.com, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this Privacy Policy.

We promise that we will use your personal information only in ways that are compatible with this Privacy Policy as follows:

What information are you collecting and how are you collecting it?

Do you collect IP addresses?
Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers that serve as that computer’s “Internet Protocol” IP address. When a visitor requests a page from BeaverCountian.com, our Web servers automatically recognize that visitor’s domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our Sites. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, and to investigate misuse of our site, its users, or to cooperate with law enforcement. Our Web servers do not automatically record e-mail addresses of the visitors.

What are cookies?
From time to time, BeaverCountian.com or its advertisers may send a “cookie” to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your Internet browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie can’t read data off of your computer hard disk or read cookie files created by other Web sites. Cookies do not damage your system. We use cookies to identify which areas of BeaverCountian.com you have visited or customized, so the next time you visit, those pages may be readily accessible. Our advertisers may also use cookies to ascertain how many times you’ve seen an advertisement. Our advertisers and we may use this information to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions that you see on our Site. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your Internet browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our Site and other Web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

How do you use single-pixel gifs?
BeaverCountian.com, its third party service providers and advertisers may use single-pixel gif images, sometimes referred to as Web beacons, to count Web page accesses and gather some general statistical information. BeaverCountian.com does not gather personal information through the use of these images. Our advertisers and third party providers may use single-pixel gifs that can track personal information from cookies that may have been previously placed on a user’s computer. BeaverCountian.com also uses various third party providers to track and analyze non-personally identifiable aggregate usage information from visitors to our Web sites in order to continuously improve the quality of our sites and services to you.

What personal information do you collect?

Wherever BeaverCountian.com collects personal information we make an effort to include a link to this Privacy Policy. We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. The personal information we collect may include your name, title, company or organization name, e-mail address, phone number, work or home address, information about your job function, information about your company, and credit card information.

We may request your e-mail address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a contest or to provide additional services (for example, subscriptions to announcement lists or information about conferences and trade shows). Participation in contests or other promotions on BeaverCountian.com is completely voluntary and you have a choice whether or not to disclose personal information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes.

If you are purchasing something on BeaverCountian.com, we, and any third party provider, need to know your name, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card number and expiration date. This allows us, or third party providers, to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status. Credit card and e-mail information will not be shared or sold to third parties for any purpose except as provided in this Privacy Policy without your express permission.

BeaverCountian.com also offers access to some services that require registration. We may use your registration contact information to send notification to you of products and services by e-mail and/or postal mail. We may share that information with our clients and they may also send you promotional materials. We may also use your IP address internally and share it with third parties.

When you sign up for an BeaverCountian.com e-mail newsletter, you may be given the opportunity to sign up for targeted third-party mailings. Whether or not you want to receive these announcements is your choice. If you choose to receive an announcement from a specific distribution list, you will receive commercial messages from independent third parties that have contracted with BeaverCountian.com to send messages to the list. You may stop the arrival of these announcement lists at any time by removing your e-mail address from the list by forwarding the announcement list by following the instructions on the e-mails you receive.

When you sign up for an BeaverCountian.com discussion forum, your name or alias is recorded solely for purposes of maintaining your own account within the forums. This information is not used to monitor your activity within a forum, nor is it used to identify you outside of BeaverCountian.com.

When you use co-branded services, or those provided by a third party, within BeaverCountian.com, your information may be passed to the co-brand or third party provider and their use of your information is subject to their applicable privacy policies.

We may from time to time send e-mail announcing new products and services. If you choose to supply your postal address in an online form, you may receive postal mailings from BeaverCountian.com or third party companies.

Will you disclose the information you collect to outside third parties?

BeaverCountian.com may disclose personal information and/or an IP address:

1) To contact you regarding other products and services which may be of interest to you (including those we may offer jointly with other companies). At any time, however, you may opt out of such contact;
2) When required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:
a) Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities and conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on BeaverCountian.com;
b) Protect and defend the rights or property of BeaverCountian.com’s sites and related properties, or visitors to BeaverCountian.com’s sites and related properties;
c) Identify persons who may be violating the law, BeaverCountian.com’s legal notices or Web site User Agreement, the rights of third parties, or otherwise misusing BeaverCountian.com or its related properties;
d) Fulfill a user’s order or request;
3) To process and fulfill your order or notify you of order status;
4) When we have your consent to share the information;
5) When you use co-branded services within our network of sites, you grant us permission to pass your registration information back to that service partner. Their use of your information is subject to their applicable privacy policies.

We maintain a strict “No-Spam” policy that means that we do not sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party, without your consent or as permitted by this Privacy Policy.

What else should I know about my privacy when online?

BeaverCountian.com may use third-party advertising companies and advertising networks to serve ads to you based on information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to our Web sites in order to provide targeted advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you while visiting other Web sites.

BeaverCountian.com contains many hyperlinks to third party Web sites. BeaverCountian.com also contains advertisements of third parties. BeaverCountian.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third party Web sites or advertisers. BeaverCountian.com does not share any of the individual personal information you provide us with the third parties to which BeaverCountian.com links, except as stated elsewhere within this Privacy Policy, although BeaverCountian.com may share general, aggregate data with such third parties (such as how many people use our Site). Please check with those Web sites to determine their privacy policy.

If you post to discussion threads or blogs, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these features, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these features. In order to avoid your e-mail address or other personal information from being gathered and used by others for inappropriate or harmful purposes, BeaverCountian.com advises that you should be cautious about posting a real e-mail address or other personal information to groups, chats, blogs, or other public forums.

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example through e-mail, discussion lists, or elsewhere – that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Certain BeaverCountian.com properties use a shopping cart feature that safeguards this information by using industry standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encrypted servers. SSL codes the information transferred between you and the server, rendering it unreadable to anyone trying to intercept the information. Other BeaverCountian.com properties do not use SSL and thereby do not offer a secure coded way to transfer information.

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online.

Business transfers

We are always seeking to improve our network of Web sites and our business. In accomplishing these objectives, we may sell a company, assets or Web sites or one or more of the companies in our family may merge with, or be acquired by, another company. In connection with the foregoing, we may transfer some or all of your information in order that the service being provided to you may continue or for other business purposes.

Your Consent To This Agreement

By using BeaverCountian.com, you consent to the collection and use of information by BeaverCountian.com as specified above. We reserve the right to modify this Policy. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Please send any questions about BeaverCountian.com’s Privacy Policy to: webmaster@beavercountian.com