Your privacy is critically important to us. At the Best Practices Conference, we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop and market our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
The Best Practices Conference (“BPC”) operates bestpracticesconference.com. It is BPC’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, BPC 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. BPC’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how BPC’s visitors use its website. From time to time, BPC may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
BPC may also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on maplegrovefirearms.com. BPC only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to BPC’s websites choose to interact with BPC in ways that require BPC to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that BPC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with BPC – by purchasing products and/or services are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, BPC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with BPC. BPC 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.
BPC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, BPC may monitor the most popular blog posts. BPC may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, BPC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
BPC 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 BPC’s behalf or to provide services available at BPC’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 BPC’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. BPC 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, BPC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when BPC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of BPC, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an BPC website and have supplied your email address, BPC 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 BPC and our products and services. BPC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If BPC, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that BPC 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 acquirer of BPC may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.