by Michael D. F. Caerwyn
2003-07-11 (rev 0.4)
This describes what BPSI.NET will, and will not do with the data that it gets from the visitors to its web pages. What steps it will take to protect that data, how one can check and correct this data.
In coming to our website you provide us with information about yourself, either automatically or voluntarily. We collect this information to work on improving your experience with our website, as well as giving you better overall service. We realize that your right to privacy is extremely important to you and that you trust us to act responsibly with all the information given to us. To fulfill this trust we have created this privacy statement which summarizes our practices for the website: www.winternet.com. This policy is re-evaluated on an ongoing basis using feedback we receive.
2 Information Collected
We collect the following information from all the visitors to our web site: domain name, hostname, and information regarding accessed pages. In addition we may collect information volunteered by you such as contact information (name, company name, street address and telephone number), email address, site registrations, survey information as well as other personal and/or business information. This information is used to administer, improve, diagnose problems, and deal with SPAM. For more information about SPAM please see the web page http://spam.abuse.net as a starting point.
We may also add 3rd party information to any information that you have supply. For example demographic information such as zip codes, area you live in, or availability of a service.
2.1 What are cookies?
Cookies are small files written to your hard drive by your web browser for a web server. These files temporarily store a piece of information which is read back at a later time by that web server. This allows the creation of a better experience for you when visiting a website. All cookies are temporary and will expire. These files contain only information you provide. A cookie cannot read data directly off your hard disk, and our server can only read back cookies that it created. A cookie is not a secret way for a web server to find out everything about your computer, or you, it can only store what a web server tells it to store so you have to first give your private information to the web server, and then that server has to store it back onto your computer before a cookie can contain any private information.
If you prefer not to receive cookies you can set your browser to warn you before accepting any cookies, or to reject all cookies. You do not need cookies to use most of our web pages, and will be warned if your browser has been set to alert you.
2.2 Sharing information
BPSI.NET does not sell any customer information collected.
BPSI.NET does not share or disclose any customer information collected, with the following exceptions:
- When responding to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
- When working with a third party that is involved in setting up, installing or delivering a Winternet service to you, including, but not limited to the telephone company, a courier, or the US Postal Service.
- When your bill is over due, and repeated attempts to settle your bill have failed. In this case, we reserve the right to share your information with a collection agency.
3 Data Security
BPSI.NET will take all appropriate and reasonable steps to protect all personal information you give us. Please remember that NO computer system is 100% safe from intrusion.
Also remember that E-Mail may pass through many systems to get to its intended recipient and is not a secure form of communication unless encrypted, and then it is only as secure as the encryption used. Think of E-Mail as an electronic postcard.
4 Data Quality
BPSI.NET is committed to the accuracy of the information you have given us. To check the accuracy of the information, or to change any of your information previously given to us you may write us at:
2402 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55114
Send us E-Mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us during business hours at (612) 333-1505, or fax us at (651) 645-9798.
For all requests please include your name, a contact phone number, your E-Mail address so we may reach you if there are any questions, and what corrections you wish to have made. Some modifications may need to be received in writing or via fax, if this is the case we shall request a written copy if it has not already been received.
5 Public/Other Areas
This site may make available some part time, or full time, access to chat rooms, technical boards, public boards, forums, mailing lists, and/or newsgroups. Please remember that any personal information posted in these areas is public.
This site also contains links to other sites as well as sites controlled by customers of BPSI.NET. BPSI has no control over these sites, their content, or their privacy policies, and we encourage you to review their privacy polices before posting any information, or using these sites.
Our site is an Opt-In site, but if you wish to stop receiving anything for which you opted-in, our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving all free communications from us by contacting the office at (612) 333-1505 or via E-Mail at email@example.com.
7 Policy changes
We may make changes to this policy from time to time, all such changes will be posted to this web page so be sure to check back, or you can send E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and be added to a mailing list which will be notified of changes to this policy as well as our Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).
8 Questions, Issues, Feedback
If you have any questions about, issues with, or suggestions for improving this policy, the privacy practices of this site, or your dealing with this site, we welcome them. You may E-Mail them to us at email@example.com, or send them to us at:
2402 University Ave West
St. Paul, MN 55114