- COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
1.1. Access Information. The site collects information from authorized users when such authorized users submit information via an online forms (As used herein, “online” means using the Internet, including the websites and related technologies, and “offline” means by methods other than online, including in person, via postal mail, telephones, and other similar means.)
1.2. Other Information. Other occasions when the site obtains information from authorized users include when such authorized users (1) request assistance through the site’s customer service department, and (2) voluntarily enter the site or access any pages within site (collectively, “Other Information”).
1.3. Cookies, Web beacons, and Other Information Collected Using Technology. The site may use cookie technology to associate certain Internet-related information about authorized users with information about such authorized users in our database. Additionally, the site may use other new and evolving sources of information in the future (together, “Technology Information”).
- Cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data stored on the hard drive of the individual’s computer that allows site to identify the individual with his or her corresponding data that resides in the site’s database. You may read more about cookies at http://www.cookiecentral.com/. You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies some parts of our site may not work properly in your case.
- Web beacons. Web beacons are graphic images, often transparent and no larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel, that are placed on a Web site or in an e-mail. Web beacons are used to monitor the behavior of the user visiting the Web site or opening the e-mail. When the HTML code for the Web beacon points to a site to retrieve the image, it simultaneously can pass along information such as the IP address of the computer that retrieved the image, the time the Web beacon was viewed and for how long, the type of browser that retrieved the image and previously set cookie values. The site, or third parties acting on the site’s behalf, may utilize Web beacons on Web pages or in email for any legally permissible purpose.
- Information Automatically Collected. For site maintenance, optimization, security and other legally permissible purposes, the site’s servers (or third party servers) may collect certain information about website visitors automatically. Such information may include such visitors’ IP address, browser type, date, time and duration of visit and particular pages viewed, and such other information as is permitted by law.
1.4. Outside Information. The site may receive Outside Information about authorized users. For purposes hereof, “Outside Information” shall include: (i) any non-personally identifiable information received about authorized users from a third party or from other sources of information outside of the site including information located in public databases; provided however, that “Outside Information” shall not include any information which allows the site to directly or indirectly personally identify any end user, and (ii) any information received in connection with any merger, acquisition, reorganization, change in capital structure, sale of all or substantially all of the assets of any site division or website databases (“Outside Information”).
1.5. Individual Information. As used herein, “Individual Information” means Information, Other Information, Technology Information, and Outside Information, and any other information the site gathers or receives from authorized users.
- USE OF INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION:
2.1. In order to better provide you with services as requested, we collect two types of information about our users: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with an, efficient, and customized experience while using our site, as authorized.
2.2 Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are and details regarding your request. When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as registering for authorized uses, submitting content or sending us feedback, we may ask you to provide certain information about by filling out and submitting an online form. We may ask that you provide us personal information, as required by your authorized use. Depending upon the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.
2.3 Non-Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about you based upon where you visit on our site in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include the Web site’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you go to next, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. An URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (“TCP/IP”) site, such as the World Wide Web. Sites like the Web use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web, allowing web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet.
2.4. Discretion to Use Information. THE SITE MAY USE INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE IN THE SITE’S SOLE DISCRETION. The following paragraphs in Section 2 describe how the site currently uses Individual Information, but the site may change or broaden its use at any time as permitted by law and as restricted by your authorized use. As noted below, the site may update this policy from time to time.
2.5. Storage of Individual Information. The site stores Individual Information in a database on site computers. Site computers have security measures (such as firewalls) in place to reasonably protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under the site’s control. These security measures are established by your authorized use.
2.6. Rights of Third Party Affiliates. We do not sell, trade, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to others. We provide services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers, partners and other third parties. We and our service partners use your Personally Identifiable Information to operate our sites and to deliver their services in accordance with the confidentiality requirements of such contracts.
- DISSEMINATION OF INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION
3.1. Third Parties. The site may be required to use Individual Information as required by duly authorized third parties as provided in 2.6 above.
3.2. Legal Process. The site may disclose Individual Information to respond to subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, or other legal process. Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.
3.3. Summary Data. The site may transfer non-individualized information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information about all persons or sub-groups of persons. We may also provide Non-Personally Identifiable Information about traffic patterns, and related site information to third parties, but these statistics do not include any Personally Identifiable Information.
- Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information Collected Through this Website
4.1 Bluemark, LLC is strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through this website against unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Consequently, Bluemark, LLC limits employee access to personal information collected through this website to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their duties. Employees who have access to this information follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.
4.2 Bluemark, LLC has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this website as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information. For website security purposes and to maintain the availability of the web site for all users, Bluemark, LLC employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage this website.
- PRIVACY PRACTICES OF THIRD PARTIES
- Updating Personally Identifiable Information
6.1 You may change any of your Personally Identifiable Information in your registration online at any time by linking to your account in accordance with instructions posted elsewhere on this site. You may also access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by writing us at:
40 Sunset Ridge – Suite 120
New Paltz, NY 12561
Please include your name, address, and/or e-mail address when you contact us.
We encourage you to promptly update your Personally Identifiable Information if it changes.
7.1 At our site you can be assured that your Personally Identifiable Information is secure, consistent with current industry standards. The importance of security for all Personally Identifiable Information associated with our user is of utmost concern to us. Your Personally Identifiable Information is protected in several ways. Access by you to your Personally Identifiable Information is available through a password and unique customer ID selected by you. This password is encrypted. You are contractually prohibited from divulging your password to anyone improperly. In addition, your Personally Identifiable Information resides on a secure server that only selected Bluemark, LLC personnel and contractors have access to via password. We encrypt your Personally Identifiable Information and thereby prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to us.
7.2 Personal information that you provide that is not Personally Identifiable Information also resides on a secure server and is only accessible via password. Since this information is not accessible from outside Bluemark, LLC you will not be asked to select a password in order to view or modify such information.
7.3 While we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this site cannot be 100% guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be subject to illegal “hacking” and viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.
- MORE INFORMATION
For more information about protecting your privacy, you may wish to visit http://www.privacyalliance.org
You must be at least 18 years old to have our permission to use this site. Our policy is that we do not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about visitors that are under 18 years of age.
Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer
40 Sunset Ridge – Suite 120
New Paltz, NY 12561
You may also contact us by e-mail at [e-mail address].
THE SITE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO UPDATE THIS POLICY FROM TIME TO TIME, SO YOU SHOULD REVIEW THIS WEB PAGE PERIODICALLY.