Blue Thong Society
Website Privacy Statement
Information About You
We collect various forms of information that you give us when you use our Site. Examples include the following:
Membership and Transaction Information: When you become a member of Blue Thong Society, we may collect various kinds of personal information about you, including your name, e-mail address, address, phone number, and a user-chosen member ID and password. We may also collect demographic information from you as well, such as your gender, or zip code. When you purchase a product from us, we also may collect payment and purchasing information such as product orders, shipping address (es), and credit card information.
Submissions and Member Service: We occasionally perform online user surveys. Our online surveys may ask visitors for certain forms of general information, usually about an upcoming event or topic of interest issue. We use this data from our surveys to help Blue Thong Society support the needs of its membership, sponsors, and business partners. This information is never sold or distributed to other organizations and is for our internal use only. Also, we may collect information that identifies you personally when you send us member comments, questions or suggestions, or if you send to us job applications, resumes, or other business-related contacts.
Public Forums: Our Site makes forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Blue Thong Society prohibits users from using any information gathered from public profiles or other personal information contained on our forums, message boards, news groups, or our Chat rooms, or other Blue Thong Society web services, for the purpose of sending unsolicited commercial emails, "hate emails" or "spam" to our members. Chapter listing information is posted on the Site for the sole purpose of assisting members in communication within the Blue Thong Society only, and is not to be used to form solicitation lists of any kind.
Automatically Collected Information: We automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, when you visit the Site, our systems automatically collect your IP address and the type of browser you use. We also collect various types of "clickstream" information, which is information about your browsing behavior, such as IP address information, entry and exit points for the Site, search terms, Website addresses you visit, page views, and impressions.
No Information About Children
Blue Thong Society does not knowingly, directly or passively; collect information from children under the age of 13. If we create offers and products that make it appropriate to collect information from children under the age of 13, we will notify you of the change in this Policy.
Use of Personal Information
Internal Use of Personal Information
In general, we use personal information internally to serve our members and enable them to take maximum advantage of the products and services available to Blue Thong Society members. For example, we use personal information for billing purposes, to provide services or complete transactions you have requested, to anticipate and resolve problems with our Site, to respond to member support inquiries, to understand our members' interests and other trends among our users, and to create and contact you to inform you of new products and services from Blue Thong Society that better meet your needs.
The email web blast, Blue Thong Society Thongs Up, is sent to users who have signed up to receive it. Users may opt-out of receiving future Blue Thong web blasts by unsubscribing as noted at the end of each web blast. We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your membership, such as member service responses and other administrative messages, without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Others
We do not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies without your prior consent except (l) to offer you co-branded Blue Thong Society products and services, (ll) as necessary to complete a transaction you have requested, (lll) as necessary to perform internal analysis and business functions, or (lV) when permitted by law or to protect our rights or property. The following section describes these disclosure circumstances more fully.
Transaction Processing: We may disclose personal information to third party vendors as necessary to complete a transaction you have requested or to perform a service on our behalf. In the event that we use third-party vendors to assist us in performing these functions, the third parties may not use or disclose your personal information for any other purposes.
Internal Analysis: We may use information about you for our own internal purposes; such as to estimate our audience size, measure accumulated traffic patterns as well as to understand demographic, member interest, and other trends among our users. In the event that we use third-party vendors to assist us in performing these functions, the third parties may not use or disclose your personal information for any other purposes.
Protection of Blue Thong Society and Others: We may disclose personal information in the good faith belief that we are lawfully authorized to do so, or that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process or authorities, respond to any claims, or to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Blue Thong Society, our members, our employees or the public.
Please be aware that we may provide links to third-party Websites from the Site as a service to our users and we are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those sites. Please also note that these Websites' privacy policies will differ from those of Blue Thong Society. Therefore, we encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices before providing them with information.
Network and Information Security
We use commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personal information. While we have taken efforts to guard your personal information, we cannot guarantee that your information may not be disclosed or accessed by accidental circumstances or by the unauthorized acts of others.
Your membership information is accessible online through the use of a member ID and password. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of our Site by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.
Updating This Policy
Blue Thong Society, Inc., P.O. Box 231426 Encinitas, CA 92023-1426.