Border Collie Trust GB (BCTGB) 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 BCTGB web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the BCTGB website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
1. Collection of your Personal Information
BCTGB collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. BCTGB also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your post code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by BCTGB. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring web site addresses. This information is used by BCTGB for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the BCTGB web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through BCTGB public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: BCTGB does not read any of your private online communications.
BCTGB encourages you to review the privacy statements of web sites you choose to link to from BCTGB so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. BCTGB is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on web sites outside of the web sites operated by BCTGB.
2. Use of your Personal Information
BCTGB collects and uses your personal information to operate the BCTGB web site and deliver the services you have requested. BCTGB also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from BCTGB and its affiliates. BCTGB may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
BCTGB does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. BCTGB 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, BCTGB 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 BCTGB, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
BCTGB does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
BCTGB keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within the BCTGB web sites, in order to determine what BCTGB services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within BCTGB to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
BCTGB Web sites 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 BCTGB or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of BCTGB; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of BCTGB, or the public.
The BCTGB web site use "cookies" to help you personalise 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 personalise BCTGB pages, or register with the BCTGB site or services, a cookie helps BCTGB 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 the same BCTGB web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the BCTGB features that you customised.
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 BCTGB services or web sites you visit.
4. Security of your Personal Information
BCTGB secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. BCTGB secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised 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.
5. Changes to this Statement
BCTGB will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. BCTGB encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how BCTGB is protecting your information.
6. Contact Information
BCTGB welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that we have not adhered to this Statement, please contact Ben Wilkes at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.