Your Personal Information may be processed by us in the country where it was collected as well as other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country.
Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use BPUB Assist and we do not intentionally collect or maintain Personal Information from those who are under 13 years old. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. Thus, if we obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 13, we will take steps to remove that user's Personal Information from our databases. We recommend that children between the ages of 13 and 18 obtain their parent's permission before submitting information over the internet. By using BPUB Assist, you are representing that you are at least 18 years old, or that you are at least 13 years old and have your parents' permission to use BPUB Assist. We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to verify that a user identified as being at least 13 and under 18 to has parental permission to use BPUB Assist and, absent such verification, to suspend or remove that user's access to BPUB Assist.
Collection and Use of Information
In general, we collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily through BPUB Assist. We also collect information that you submit in the process of creating or editing your account and user profile on BPUB Assist. For example, our registration and login process requires you to provide us with your name, valid email address and password of your choice. When you personalize your profile and use the features of BPUB Assist, we will collect any information you voluntarily provide, and we may also request optional information to support your use of BPUB Assist, such as your year of birth, gender and other demographic information. We collect information in the form of the content that you submit during your use of BPUB Assist, such as photos, comments, ratings and other information you choose to submit. We may also collect information about you and your friends, from any social network you may have connected from, in order to provide you with a more personalized experience. For instance, we may collect your user ID or profile information that you have permitted to be displayed through BPUB Assist in order to display you as a friend or in association with your profile and collections. When you order our products or services, you will need to submit your credit card or other payment information so that our service providers can process your payment for those products and services. If you choose to sign up to receive information about products or services that may be of interest to you, we will collect your email address and all related information. Additionally, we collect any information that you voluntarily enter, including Personal Information, into any postings, comments, or forums within the BPUB Assist community.
Personal Information from Other Sources
We may receive Personal Information about you from other sources with which you have registered, companies who we have partnered with (collectively, "Partners") or other third parties. We may associate this information with the other Personal Information we have collected about you.
E-mail and E-mail Addresses
If you send an e-mail to us, or fill out our "Feedback" form through BPUB Assist, we will collect your e-mail address and the full content of your e-mail, including attached files, and other information you provide. By submitting an e-mail to us, you expressly consent to our use and release of your e-mail address as described in this Policy. We may use and display your full name and email address when you send an email notification to a friend through BPUB Assist or the social network from which you have connected to BPUB Assist (such as in an invitation, or when sharing your content). Additionally, we use your email address to contact you on behalf of your friends (such as when someone sends you a personal message) or notifications from a social network or other website with whom you have registered to receive such notifications. We may use this e-mail address to contact you, for things such as notifications of limited edition shop sales and other related information. You may indicate your preference to stop receiving further promotional communications as further detailed below.
Information Collected Via Technology
An "Internet protocol address" or "IP Address" is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address probably varies from session to session. For example, we, or our service providers, may track your IP Address when you access BPUB Assist to assist with ad targeting.
"Cookies" are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer's hard drive while you are viewing a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until it expires or you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience with BPUB Assist. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. In order to use our services offered through BPUB Assist, your web browser must accept Cookies. If you choose to disable Cookies, some aspects of BPUB Assist may not work properly, and you will not be able to receive our services.
Use and Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
In general, Personal Information you submit to us is used by us to provide you access to BPUB Assist, to improve BPUB Assist, to better tailor the features, performance, and support of BPUB Assist and to offer you additional information, opportunities, promotions and functionality from us, our partners or our advertisers at your request. Additionally, we do share your content preferences and other information with the social network from which you have connected to BPUB Assist, along with those companies and persons you have asked us to share your information with.
We may disclose your Personal Information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (b) to protect and defend our rights or property, you, or third parties.
The Ability of others to View Publicly Posted Information
Helping you to protect your information is a vital part of our mission. It is up to you to make sure you are comfortable with the information you choose to provide us and the information you choose to publish. You understand that when you use BPUB Assist, certain information you post or provide through BPUB Assist, such as your name, profile, comments, posts and ratings, may be shared with other users and posted on publicly available portions of BPUB Assist, including without limitation, chatrooms, bulletin and message boards, along with other public forums. Please keep in mind that if you choose to disclose Personal Information when posting comments or other information or content through BPUB Assist, this information may become publicly available and may be collected and used by others, including people outside the BPUB Assist community. Your use of such public forums using BPUB Assist indicates your consent to the disclosure of information you submit. We will not have any obligations with respect to any information that you post to parts of BPUB Assist available to other members of the public, and recommend that you use caution when giving out personal information to others in public forums online or otherwise.
Third Party Sites and Advertising
BPUB Assist may contain links to other websites, including links to websites that may occasionally be posted by uses of BPUB Assist. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every website they visit. This Policy applies solely to information collected by us through BPUB Assist and does not apply to these third-party websites. The ability to access information of third parties from BPUB Assist, or links to other websites or locations, is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such third-parties, their products, their services, other websites, locations or their content.
Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Information. When you receive promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further promotional communications from us and you will have the opportunity to "opt-out" by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly (please see contact information below).
You may change any of your profile information by editing it in the profile settings page. You may request deletion of your Personal Information by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org, but please note that we may be required (by law or otherwise) to retain this information for some period prior to deletion in order to .comply with such requirements. When we delete Personal Information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives.
We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Even though we have taken significant steps to protect your Personal Information, no company, including us, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.
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