Privacy Policy

BPI is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy is designed to tell you about the type of information we collect when you visit bpichicago.org (“this Website”) and to explain the manner in which we collect, store, maintain and protect that information.

Modifications to this Policy

This Privacy Policy was updated on October 4, 2013. We reserve the right to change the terms of this Policy at any time. Please check back periodically for any future changes. If we decide to change our data collection and use practices, we will first publish a new policy on this Web page before doing so. Your only notice of changes in our data collection and use practices will be by visiting our website. Your continued use of the BPI Website constitutes your agreement to any future changes made.

What Personal Information Does BPI Collect?
When you visit the BPI Website, you remain anonymous.  BPI collects personally identifiable information from users who make donations, comment on our weblog, or complete other transactions on this Website. BPI may use your personal information to send you materials about BPI and/or solicit donations.  Personal information is also available to any third party that collects and processes credit card information for donations.

BPI does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any children under age 13.

As you browse this site, BPI and its web hosting service may collect hit data or other web statistics in order to monitor site traffic patterns. BPI does not attempt to link web traffic patterns to personally identifiable information. BPI uses all non-personally identifiable data that it collects internally and together with its web site designer and host in order to improve BPI's web site. The information is used, for example, to evaluate which parts of the Website are more popular than others, to determine from where visitors came, and to measure how many times particular pages of the site were accessed in aggregate. BPI personnel use the data to prepare reports regarding web site activity as part of the process of maintaining and improving the site.

BPI is required to provide personally identifiable information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required by law. We may also disclose personally identifiable information to assist us where necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.

Sharing Information with Outside Parties
All of our service providers share our concern for privacy. Any service providers with access to your information are subject to reasonable obligations of confidentiality and non-disclosure.

In general, our service providers do not have access to your personal information, and we do not share any personal information with them. However, in the course of normal business activities, it may be necessary at times for us to share your personal information.

Cookies
The host of the BPI Website may use "cookies." Cookies are small text files that are placed on a visitor's computer hard drive that, among other things, allow BPI and/or the host of its Website to record how many times a user (or computers within a user's network of computers) has visited this Website, the number of times various pages of the Website have been accessed, and other such information. You may disable receipt of cookies using features of your web browser that disable or turn off cookies. BPI does not use cookies to retrieve information that is unrelated to your visit to or interaction with BPI's site.

What Steps Does BPI Take to Protect Your Privacy?
BPI and the host of its web site take reasonable security precautions to maintain the privacy of the data that is collected, such as ensuring that it is accessible only to appropriate personnel and that the information is user ID- and password-protected.

Third Party Links
This site provides links to other sites as a benefit to you. BPI is not in control of the information collection and dissemination practices of the sites to which this site links, nor do we necessarily endorse the practices of other sites merely by providing links. We urge you to use discretion in providing personal information to the sites to which we link and to review the privacy policies posted on these third party web sites when you first visit such sites.  We undertake no obligation to review or ensure enforcement or compliance with the privacy policy of any web site to which the BPI Website links.

How to Access and Update Your Personally Identifiable Information
If you have submitted personally identifiable information to us through this Website and would like to correct or update this information, or request that information be deleted from our records, please contact us by email at info@bpichicago.org. We will use reasonable efforts to correct or delete this information from our files.  If you no longer wish to receive communications from BPI, contact us by email at info@bpichicago.org.  However, please note that changes may not be effective immediately.

Contacting BPI
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, this site’s information collection and use practices, or any dealings with this Website, contact us by email at info@BPIchicago.org.

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