BIGELOW Website Innovation (BWI) is committed to protecting your privacy and
developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online
experience. This statement of privacy applies to the BWI Web site and governs data
collection and usage. By using the BIGELOW Website Innovation website you
consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
BWI collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail
address, name, home or work address or telephone number. BWI also collects
anonymous demographic information which is not unique to you such as your
postal code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is
automatically collected by BIGELOW Website Innovation. This information can
include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and
referring Web site addresses. This information is used by BWI for the operation
of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general
statistics regarding use of this web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable
information or sensitive data via BWI public message boards, this information
may be collected and used by others. BWI does not read any of your private
BWI encourages you to review the privacy statements of web sites you link to
from BWI so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share
your information. BWI is not responsible for the privacy statements or other
content on web sites outside of our control.
Use of your Personal Information
BWI collects and uses your personal information to operate the BWI Web site
and deliver the services you have explicitly requested. BWI also uses your
personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services
available from BWI and its affiliates. BWI may also contact you via surveys to
conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new
services that may be offered.
BWI does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. BWI
may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners
about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases,
your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address,
telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, BWI may
share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send
you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries.
All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information
except to provide these services to BWI, and they are required by law to
maintain the confidentiality of your information.
BWI does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race,
religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
BWI keeps track of the web sites and pages our customers visit within
bigelow.ch in order to determine what services are the most popular. This data
is used to fine-tune content within bigelow.ch for customers whose behavior
indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
BWI will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if
required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is
necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process
served on BWI or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of BWI;
and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of
users of BWI, or the public.
BWI use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience.
A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server.
Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in
the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature
to save you time by restoring the previous viewing state when you return to a
specific page. As another example, if you personalize BWI pages or register for
an account on BWI, a cookie allows the web server to recall your specific
information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your
personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on.
When you return to BWI the information you previously provided can be retrieved
so you can more easily use customized features.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers
automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting
to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not
be able to fully experience the interactive features of the BWI services or
other web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
BWI secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or
disclosure. BWI secures the personally identifiable information you provide on
computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from
unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a
credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through
the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
BWI may occasionally update this privacy declaration to reflect company and
customer feedback. BWI encourages you to periodically review this declaration
to be informed of how BWI is protecting your information.
BWI welcomes your comments regarding this privacy declaration. If you
believe that BWI has not adhered to this declaration, please contact the
founder at firstname.lastname@example.org. We
will use all reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy your concerns.
Our mailing address and telephone numbers are provided on the Legal page in the
Imprint section and also on the Contact page.