Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU) 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 BVU Website and governs data collection and usage. By using the BVU website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
BVU collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. BVU also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by BVU. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Website addresses. This information is used by BVU for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the BVU Website.
BVU encourages you to review the privacy statements of Websites you choose to link to from BVU so that you can understand how those Websites collect, use and share your information. BVU is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Websites outside of the BVU Website.
Use of your Personal Information
BVU collects and uses your personal information to operate the BVU Website and deliver the services you have requested. BVU also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from BVU. BVU may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
BVU does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. BVU 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 BVU, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. BVU does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
BVU keeps track of the Websites and pages our customers visit within BVU, in order to determine what BVU services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within BVU to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
BVU Websites 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 BVU or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of BVU; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of BVU, or the public.
The BVU Website 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 page 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. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize BVU pages, or register with BVU's site or services, a cookie helps BVU to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information. When you return to the same BVU Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the BVU features that you customized.
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 BVU services or Websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
BVU secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. BVU 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 Websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
BVU will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. BVU encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how BVU is protecting your information.
BVU welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that BVU has not adhered to this Statement, please contact BVU at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.