2. Information Collection & Use.
In order to upload Supplied Content to the Service, you must first complete the registration form and/or create a user name and password. During registration you must provide contact information, including your name and email address. We use this information to contact you about the services on the Service.
You may have the option to provide demographic information (such as income level and gender) to us; we encourage you to submit this information so we can provide you a more personalized experience on the Service.
BlueStarHighway.com is the owner or licensee of the information collected through the Service and on the BlueStarHighway.com web site. BlueStarHighway.com collects personally identifiable information from our users at several different points on our Web site.
If you purchase a product or service from us, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address, phone) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date, billing address, CCV).
We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.
If you purchase certain products or services related to the Service, we may require that you provide financial information, which would include certain personally identifiable information, including your name, address, phone number and credit card number. This information may be necessary to process your application and to contact you. Credit card transactions will be processed using secure socket layer encryption technology (SSL).
Surveys or Contests
From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on the Service. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information such as name and shipping address, and demographic information such as your zip code.
We may use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes, to monitor site traffic or personalize the site (in the case of anonymous information collected in surveys), to send participants an email newsletter or other communications.
We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about the Service, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. BlueStarHighway.com stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.
Your friend may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
Uses of Information
Personal information we collect may also be used for other purposes including administration and troubleshooting of our web site and the Service. We may also provide access to such information to third parties who assist us by providing technical support for the operation of our web site and the Service, web hosting services, newsletter services and other services such as billing, processing, shipping, promotions management or email management.
Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. As one example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive. Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners, but cannot be used to contact you individually.
BlueStarHighway.com does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any personal information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe BlueStarHighway.com has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.
3. Communications from the Site
Information Regarding Products and Services
We will occasionally send you information on various products and services. You can sign up for these emails from us on our registration page when we initiate this service. We will provide you with the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see the “Choice/Opt-out” section below.
If we offer a newsletters, we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. We will provide you with a way to unsubscribe. Please see the “Choice/Opt-out” section below.
We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if the Service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might notify you by email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account. Please see the “Choice/Opt-out” section below.
Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password. We may also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account.
We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, clear gifs, and/or third party sources to create a “profile” of your preferences for use on a session-basis only.
Supplementation of Information
In order to provide certain services to you, we may on occasion supplement the personal information you submitted to us with information from third party sources.
We may use a third party or third party software to verify your identity and/or address and, for example, confirm the existence of a business, in connection with providing the Service.
Enhancement of Profile Information
We may purchase marketing data from third parties and add it to our existing user database, to better target our advertising and to provide pertinent offers in which we think you would be interested. We may tie this information to the personally identifiable information users have provided to us in order to enhance users’ information profiles.
4. Information Sharing and Disclosure
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners and advertisers. This information does not identify individual users. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.
Personally identifiable information:
We share personally identifiable information only with our parent company, subsidiaries and/or affiliated companies. We do not share personally identifiable information with Third Parties.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us.
We provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. For example, if you purchase a product/service but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference on our order form.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at email@example.com. Or, you may contact us at the address below.
You will be notified when your personal information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.
6. Log Files
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information consist of all or some of the following: internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.
If you reject cookies, you may still use the Service, but your ability to use some areas of the Service, such as contests or surveys, will be limited.
8. Third Party Advertisers
9. Links to Other Sites
10. Bulletin Boards/Chat Rooms
Please be aware that if you use a bulletin board or chat room on this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums, nor for any consequences of your disclosure of such information or its use by others as a result.
11. Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire the Service, you may correct or update it by making the change on our account management page or you may delete or deactivate your account by emailing Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable and reasonable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can send email us at email@example.com.
13. Business Transitions
In the event BlueStarHighway.com goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred.
14. Changes in this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.
15. Contact Us
1017 Court Street
St. Joseph, Mi 49085