Like most website operators, BeanSmart.com
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.com
's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how BeanSmart.com
's visitors use its website. From time to time, BeanSmart.com
may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
BeanSmart.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on BeanSmart.com forums. BeanSmart.com 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 Information
Certain visitors to BeanSmart.com
's websites choose to interact with BeanSmart.com
in ways that require BeanSmart.com
to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that BeanSmart.com
gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a forum user account at BeanSmart.com
to provide a username and email address as well as, optionally
, the first and last name. Those who engage in transactions with BeanSmart.com
- by purchasing a product or service, for example - are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, BeanSmart.com
collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with BeanSmart.com
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.
may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. BeanSmart.com
may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, BeanSmart.com
does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
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.com
's behalf or to provide services available at BeanSmart.com
'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.com
's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. BeanSmart.com
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.com
discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when BeanSmart.com
believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of BeanSmart.com
, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an BeanSmart.com
website and have supplied your email address, BeanSmart.com
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.com
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.com
takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. BeanSmart.com
identify and track visitors, their usage of BeanSmart.com
website, and their website access preferences. BeanSmart.com
's websites, with the drawback that certain features of BeanSmart.com
's website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.
, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that BeanSmart.com
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.com
may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
DoubleClick DART Cookie
- Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to BeanSmart.com users based on their visit to BeanSmart.com and/or other sites on the Internet.
- Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting aboutads.info
Third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send the advertisements and links that appear on BeanSmart.com
BeanSmart.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.
Although most changes are likely to be minor, BeanSmart.com
's sole discretion. BeanSmart.com