Website VisitorsLike most website operators, BeanSmart collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. BeanSmart's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how BeanSmart's visitors use its website. From time to time, BeanSmart may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
BeanSmart also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on BeanSmart forums. BeanSmart only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying InformationCertain visitors to BeanSmart's websites choose to interact with BeanSmart in ways that require BeanSmart to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that BeanSmart gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a forum user account at BeanSmart to provide a username and email address. We advise users not to use their real names for the username as this information is shown publicly on pages of this website. Email address is not shown publicly. In each case, BeanSmart collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with BeanSmart. BeanSmart does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Aggregated StatisticsBeanSmart may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. BeanSmart may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, BeanSmart does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying InformationBeanSmart discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on BeanSmart's behalf or to provide services available at BeanSmart's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using BeanSmart's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. BeanSmart will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, BeanSmart discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when BeanSmart believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of BeanSmart, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an BeanSmart website and have supplied your email address, BeanSmart may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with BeanSmart and our products. We expect to keep this type of email communication to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. BeanSmart takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Business TransfersIf BeanSmart, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that BeanSmart goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquiror of BeanSmart may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
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