Privacy Statement

The Bay Area Council is committed to honoring the privacy of visitors to our web site (the “Web Site”), www.bayareacouncil.org. This privacy policy governs any personal and business information collected from visitors to the Bay Area Council web site. Our goal is to protect online information with the same diligence that we protect information obtained through other means.

Information Collection And Use

The Bay Area Council web site collects information about each visitor to the Web Site in four ways: (1) through your IP address, which does not contain any personal information, (2) through any email correspondences you send to us, and (3) when you submit information using an online order/input form on one of our web pages. (4) e-newsletters.

1. IP Address Note:
Your IP address does not contain or reveal personal information about you. Information such as your name, address, or phone number cannot be obtained through your IP address alone.

2. The Bay Area Council’s web servers log all Web Site visitors’ IP addresses to automatically collect information about usage of the Web Site. This information is collected only to help diagnose problems with our servers, administer our Web Site, track traffic patterns, and identify ways to make our Web Site more useful. Information is never used to track or monitor individual users.

3. Email Correspondences and E-Newsletters
Unless specifically requested, any email messages you send to the Bay Area Council, including your email address, are kept private and will not be disclosed to third parties.

4. Online Input and Order Forms
Unless specified by the form, all information submitted to the Bay Area Council using our online input and order forms are kept private. The information is used to contact you about our services that have already expressed interest in. We occasionally share the information with our partners for reasons related to services and resources provided through Bay Area Council. We also reserve the right to rent our general mailing list. We do not share email lists of any kind. If you previously chose to have your information shared, you may opt-out or change your information at any time. See below for information about how you can contact us. Orders placed using our secure e-commerce transaction may require your name, e-mail address, shipping address, credit card billing address, card number, and expiration date. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for other purposes. If we have trouble processing an order, the contact information you provided is used to get in touch with you.

5. E-newsletters
If you wish to subscribe to any of our newsletters, we require certain contact information (name and e-mail address) so we can make sure you receive the newsletter as requested. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter may opt-out of receiving these communications using the specific instructions found at the bottom of each newsletter or its corresponding web page.

Links

The Bay Area Council web site contains links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of sites other than the Bay Area Council web site. Nor does information regarding referrals to other sources of assistance constitute an endorsement of the individuals or entities listed.