This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) governs how the barzensuit.org website (“Site”) collects, stores, uses, and discloses information about users of the Site. This Policy applies to the Site and partner websites that link to this Policy. This Policy does not apply to websites, applications, or services that display or link to different privacy statements.

Information You Provide to Us

Certain actions on the Site require that you transmit information to the Site. These actions include but are not limited to:

  • Creating, accessing, and updating user account information

  • Leaving comments

  • Participating in online discussions

  • Providing feedback

  • Corresponding by way of the Site contact forms

  • Creating or updating Content

  • Signing up for notifications

The information you provide may include details such as your username, password, email address, mailing address, phone number(s), and other Content you may choose to post or otherwise make available in comments or forum posts.  When you are asked to provide personal information, you may decline. But if you choose not to provide information that is necessary for certain products or features, those products or features may not be available or function correctly.

 

The personal information the Site collects depends on how you interact with the Site, the features you use, and the choices you make. The Site collects and processes personal information about you with your consent and/or as necessary to provide the features you use, administer the Site, meet contractual and legal obligations, protect the security of our systems and other users, or fulfil other legitimate interests.

 

The Site may also combine information users provide with data the Site collects automatically (as further described below).

 

Information the Site Collects Automatically

Site Data

The Site may collect information automatically about users when they visit the Site. This may include details about the user’s browser type and installed extensions, operating system, access times, language, IP address, and referring URLs, along with other similar data.

 

Barzensuit.org is a website serving an online community of users that is created and maintained by volunteers, some of who have assumed full responsibility for the ongoing maintenance and administration of the Site and as such have the right, at their sole discretion, to take any of the action(s) described in this Policy for the purpose of protecting the Site and its users. Since some actions may be triggered automatically (e.g. writing cookies or beacons to a users device, sending notifications of certain user actions and so on) whereas others require human intervention, for the purpose of this Policy the term “the Site” will refer to both automated and human entities serving the online community.

Cookies and Beacons

The Site uses cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to provide features such as account logins, to remember user preferences, and to analyze user behavior. Cookies are small text files placed on your device to store data that can be recalled by a web server in the same domain that placed the cookie. The text in a cookie often consists of a string of numbers and letters that uniquely identifies your device, but it can contain other information as well. The Site may use web beacons (also called single-pixel gifs), for example, to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage of the Site and tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.

 

Third Party Sites and Services

The Site may link to the sites of partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors, and other third parties. The Site does not control the content of third party sites, and is not responsible for their practices or policies. The Site recommends our users review the relevant third-party privacy policies to better understand how those sites and services affect their privacy.

 

The Site employs a variety of third-party services. These may include payment gateways, shipping providers, content-distribution networks, advertisers, analytics, and monitoring tools. Some of these services store information about users, and may track individuals across sites, applications, and services. These services may collect information in a similar manner as described above, including, for example, IP address, access times, browser type, language, device type, and device identifiers.

 

By interacting with the Site, certain information about user devices may be exposed to third parties using cookies and other tracking mechanism, these third parties include the entities in the charts below.

 

Service Name

Function on barzensuit.org

Privacy policy

Google Analytics

 

web analytics service

privacy policy

Google Adwords

online advertising service

privacy policy

Youtube

Online video service

privacy policy

 

You may find more information on each company's practices, including the choices it offers, by clicking on the above.

 

Some may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), which each provide a simple way to opt out of ad targeting from participating companies., which you can access at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.aspx and http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

 

While the Site and others give users the choices described in this Policy, there are many ways through which web browser signals and other similar mechanisms can indicate user choice to disable tracking, and the Site may not be aware of nor honor every such mechanism.

 

How the Site Uses Collected Information

We may collect and use users’ personal information for the following purposes:

 

  • To improve user experience

    • Information users provide helps the Site respond to user service requests and support needs.

  • To improve the Site

    • The Site may use feedback users provide to improve features and services.

    • The Site may use information in the aggregate to understand how users as a group use the services and resources provided on the Site.

  • To provide personalized experiences

    • To offer our users relevant content and recommendations

  • To prevent fraud and abuse

    • The Site may use information collected to prevent illicit activity or violations of the Site terms and conditions.

    • The Site may use network addresses and similar data to block or report abusive and harassing users. In cases involving potential harm to individuals, the Site may submit personally identifiable information to law enforcement or other third parties.

  • To send periodic emails

    • The Site may use the email address to send users information pertaining to their accounts. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and other requests.

    • If our users so choose, we may send them emails about events, promotions, and other subjects of interest.

 

How Collected Information is Shared

Users may share certain of their information, for example, when users post comments or make forum posts. If a user posts comments or forum posts, they should remember that this information, together with certain user profile information, may be available to the public. The Site cannot control the privacy or security of information that users choose to make public.

 

With the exception of the behavioral and analytics data described above and except as set forth below, the Site does not sell, trade, or rent users’ personally identifiable information to others. However, the Site may share aggregate demographic information, that does not identify any individual user, with business partners or service providers.

 

The Site may share user information in the following ways:

 

  • With user consent. For example, if a user asks the Site to share their information with Site partners.

  • For legal, protection, security, and safety purposes. Including to comply with law or regulatory requirements, to respond to lawful requests and legal process, to protect Site and user rights and to protect the Site network, or in an emergency.

 

How the Site Protects Your Information

The Site adopts appropriate practices and security measures designed to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of personal information.

Data exchange between the Site and its users happens over an HTTPS secured connection and is encrypted and authorized by digital signatures.

 

Retention of Personal Information

The Site retains personal information for as long as necessary to provide the services and resources you have requested, or for other essential purposes such as complying with legal obligations, resolving disputes, and enforcing agreements. Because these needs can vary for different data types in the context of different products, actual retention periods can vary significantly based on criteria such as user expectations or consent, the sensitivity of the data, the availability of automated controls that enable users to delete data, and legal or contractual obligations. For example, the Site keeps access and error logs on active servers for a maximum of 60 days, for the purposes of improving user experience.

 

Location of Personal Information

The personal information the Site collects may be stored and processed in your country or region, or in any other country where service providers maintain facilities. Currently, the Site primarily uses data centers in the United States. The storage location(s) are chosen in order to operate efficiently, to improve performance, and to create redundancies in order to protect the data in the event of an outage or other problem. The Site takes steps designed to ensure that the data collected under this statement is processed according to the provisions of this statement and applicable law wherever the data is located.

 

The SIte transfers personal information from the European Economic Area and Switzerland to other countries, some of which have not been determined by the European Commission to have an adequate level of data protection. To learn more about the European Commission’s decisions on the adequacy of personal information protections, please visit: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/adequacy-protection-personal-data-non-eu-countries_en

 

Information Choices and Changes

Users may send requests about their personal information to the Site through the SIte contact information below. They can request to change contact choices or marketing choices and to update, access, delete or make other changes regarding their personal information or content that they post on the Site. The Site may not honor all such requests unless required by law.

Regarding tracking technologies, the Site and third party service providers provide Site users the choices described above. User can also use browser settings to assert choice regarding cookies. Many web browsers accept cookies by default. Users can usually change their browser's settings to reject and/or to remove many cookies. As the precise means by which this can be done will vary from browser to browser, users can view their browser's help menu for more information. These choices will apply only to the specific browser and device from which the choice was made and may not affect activities on other browsers or different devices. Please note also that choosing to reject or remove cookies may prevent certain features or services of the Site from working properly. Since cookie opt-out preferences are also stored in a cookie in a browser, please also note that deleting all cookies, using a different browser, or buying a new computer, may require renewal of opt-out choices.

European Data Protection Rights

If the processing of personal information about you is subject to European Union data protection law, you have certain rights with respect to that data:

  • You can request access to, and rectification or erasure of, personal information;

  • If any automated processing of personal information is based on your consent or a contract with you, you have a right to transfer or receive a copy of your personal information in a usable and portable format;

  • If the processing of personal information is based on your consent, you can withdraw consent at any time for future processing; and

  • You can to object to, or obtain a restriction of, the processing of personal information under certain circumstances.

To make such requests, contact the Site at webmaster@barzensuit.org.  You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, but we encourage you to first contact the Site with any questions or concerns.

General Inquiries

Other general inquiries may be sent via e-mail to: webmaster@barzensuit.org.

Special Thanks

The Site is obligated to pay a debt of gratitude to Adafruit (https:://adafruit.com) as the privacy policy on that site was used as the basis for drafting this Policy.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

The Site may update this Policy at its sole discretion at any time by posting the amended version here or by providing such notice about or obtaining consent to changes as may be required by applicable law. When the Policy is updated, the Site will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. The Site encourages users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how the Site is helping to protect the personal information the Site collects.

 

Contacting the Site

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with the Site, please contact the Site webmasters team at:

 

Barzensuit.org webmasters team

343 Dewey Ave

Evanston, IL 60202

webmasters@barzensuit.org

 

This document was last updated on June 22, 2018.