- 1. Background
- 2. RESTRICTED ACCESS
In the event that BUA or our affiliates unknowingly send an e-mail or other message to a child (a person under the age of 18 years) who has improperly registered with THE BUA WEBSITE, the child or the child's parent or legal guardian always have the right to unsubscribe (opt-out) from receiving future e-mails or text messages using the opt-out (e.g., unsubscribe) mechanism contained in the e-mail or message, or to request termination of the child's registration and status as a registered user with THE BUA WEBSITE.
- 3. General Privacy Information
THE BUA WEBSITE is designed and targeted to United States ("U.S.") audiences and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of "United States" BUA makes no representation that THE BUA WEBSITE is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations or is governed by other nations. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the U.S. and you use THE BUA WEBSITE, you do so at your own risk and initiative and you are responsible for compliance with all of the laws and regulations that apply to you. Please be aware that any Personal Information you provide to BUA or BUA obtains as a result of your use of THE BUA WEBSITE, will be transferred to the U.S and subject to U.S. law. By using THE BUA WEBSITE, participating in any THE BUA WEBSITE activities and/or providing BUA with your Personal Information, you consent to the transfer and processing of Personal Information to the U.S. and in other countries that may not have an equivalent level of protection or a level of data protection considered adequate in the European Union or European Economic Area. Consequently you hereby waive any claims that may arise under the laws and regulations that apply to you in or of any other country or jurisdiction.
- 4. California Privacy Rights
A California resident who has provided Personal Information to a business with whom he/she has established a business relationship for personal, family, or household purpose is entitled to request information about whether the business has disclosed Personal Information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. In general, if the business has made such a disclosure of Personal Information, upon receipt of a request by a user, the business is required to provide a list of all third parties to whom Personal Information was disclosed in the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of the categories of Personal Information that were disclosed.
If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices you may send an e-mail to [email protected], or you may contact us by regular mail at: BUA, Inc., Attention: Legal Affairs, PO Box 4308 Valley Village, CA 91617.
All requests sent via postal mail must be labeled "Your California Privacy Rights" on the envelope or post card and clearly stated on the actual request. For all requests, please include your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. (Your street address is optional if you wish to receive a response to your request via e-mail. Please include your zip code for our own recordkeeping.) BUA will not accept requests via the telephone or by facsimile. BUA is not responsible for notices that are not labeled or not sent properly or do not have complete information.
- 5. Collection and Use of Personal Information
BUA collects Personal Information about you when you visit THE BUA WEBSITE and when you input information, whether you are registering to use any services, features or functions of THE BUA WEBSITE, participating in promotions, or in the course of any other exchanges of information, transactions and activities. BUA may use the information BUA obtains from you, including Personal Information, to tailor your experience on THE BUA WEBSITE, to display Content BUA thinks may be of interest to you, or to let BUA customize what you see when you visit THE BUA WEBSITE according to your preferences.
It is your responsibility to give BUA current, complete, truthful and accurate information and to keep the Personal Information that you provide to BUA up to date. BUA cannot and will not be responsible for any problems or liability that may arise if you do not give BUA accurate, truthful or complete information or you fail to update the information you give BUA.
You are solely responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your user name and password and for any charges, costs, expenses, damages, liabilities and losses we incur or may suffer as a result of your failure to do so. You are solely responsible and liable for your activity, behavior, use and conduct on THE BUA WEBSITE and for any use of the website or any other activity or conduct in connection with THE BUA WEBSITE, by any others who use your user name or password, unless and until you notify BUA that your user name or password may have been compromised, misappropriated or improperly taken, or used by another party. Bear in mind that when you submit information to BUA, it does not guarantee that BUA will permit you to use any or all of the features of functions of THE BUA WEBSITE.
- 6. Registration
When you register with THE BUA WEBSITE, you are required to provide BUA with your e-mail address, as well as additional Personal Information. BUA will allow you to change the password portion of your User ID, as well as certain other Personal Information you have given BUA in order to keep your information current, but once you select a user name you will not be able to change that user name you have given BUA during registration and which is associated with your User ID. Among other things, these kinds of information help BUA securely identify you as a registered user of THE BUA WEBSITE and those services, features and functions you have registered or are otherwise authorized to use (e.g., Communities, User Submission). As a registered user of THE BUA WEBSITE, from time to time, BUA may also provide you with certain options to opt-in to subscribe to e-mail newsletters and other periodic information. You will also have the right to opt-out or change your preferences at any time by logging in with your User ID and changing the settings in your account or you can opt-out or unsubscribe to particular e-mail communications by responding to that e-mail and using the 'unsubscribe' or opt-out procedure included in that communication.
- 7. Credit Card Information
BUA may ask you to provide your credit card and billing information. Before providing you goods, content, products, memberships or services requiring payment, BUA must verify that the credit card you provide to BUA is valid. All of this information is used for credit purposes and is shared with third parties only as necessary for the processing of payments. All credit card information is handled over secure, encrypted connections provided it is submitted by the user through the normal registration process; however, BUA does not guarantee that unauthorized access will never occur.
- 8. Contests and Sweepstakes
Registration may not always be required to enter promotions such as contests and sweepstakes (collectively, “Promotions”) on THE BUA WEBSITE. These may have a separate registration or entry process and may require your submission of Personal Information. The entry page and/or Rules will provide the specific requirements for the Promotion involved. You may also have the opportunity to opt-in to special offers from our advertisers in connection with many of these types of Promotions.
- 9. Promotions and Offers
BUA may contact THE BUA WEBSITE registered users or others that have registered for or participated in various THE BUA WEBSITE Promotions, transactions or events, or send offers for the purchase of goods and/or services that may of interest to users. You may opt out of receiving marketing and promotional e-mails from BUA at any time by logging into THE BUA WEBSITE as a registered user with your User ID and editing the preferences and selections available to you and the information associated with your account. You can also use the opt-out mechanism that is contained in the e-mails BUA sends you. However, BUA may continue to contact you via e-mail for administrative or informational purposes, including follow-up messages regarding the administration of your registration, any services, features or functions you have enrolled or registered to use, any Promotions you have participated in or have entered, goods or services you have ordered or other transactions you have undertaken with THE BUA WEBSITE.
- 10. Polls & Surveys
BUA may from time to time request that you participate in polls and/or surveys. The information you provide to BUA if you participate in such polls or surveys is provided voluntarily by you. If you participate in polls or surveys, you do so with the understanding that BUA reserves the right to store the information you provide and to use such information for the general improvement of THE BUA WEBSITE.
- 11. Sharing of Aggregate Information with Third Parties
- 12. Use of Communities
If you use any of the community features and functions that may be made available on or through THE BUA WEBSITE, please remember that any information disclosed in these venues is automatically made public. You should exercise caution when disclosing any Personal Information in such communities, as you do not know who will access and use your Personal Information or for what purposes. BUA will be in no way responsible for the accuracy, use, or misuse of any information that you disclose or receive through these venues, if any, and you should assume that any disclosure you do make in these venues will be available publicly, even without your knowledge or authorization. Additionally, to the extent that THE BUA WEBSITE may have certain features that allow you to send information to others, BUA may monitor such messages via electronic software or personnel to check for obscenity, defamation or other types of abusive language, as well as for content that may infringe BUA’s rights or the rights of others, all of which we may remove at any time. BUA will not otherwise access these messages except in certain cases, including but not limited to times when we receive specific complaints related to a particular message or are compelled to do so by law. Also for administrative purposes, BUA may opt to keep a mail log that will include a record of which users sent messages and to which users or email addresses they were sent. We will use the addressee information you enter only to send the emails you request.
- 13. Cookies
- 14. Log File Information
When you use THE BUA WEBSITE, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
- 15. WEB BEACONS
When you use The BUA, we may employ "clear GIFs" (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.
Although BUA may track the numbers of visitors to inform BUA on how best to improve and update THE BUA WEBSITE and enhance the experience for all visitors, Personal Information is not extracted in this process. BUA uses tracking information on an aggregated basis to help BUA operate THE BUA WEBSITE, enhance and improve BUA’s service, improve the look of THE BUA WEBSITE and display advertising and marketing information.
- 16. Advertisements/Links
- 17. User Submissions
- 18. Disclosure to Third Parties
BUA does not sell, rent, lease or disclose your Personal Information to unaffiliated entities or entities that are not our advertisers, except in the limited circumstances listed below. When BUA plans to disclose your Personal Information to advertisers, BUA will ask you to opt-in to do so, in which case their use of your information is subject to the advertisers' own privacy policies. BUA may disclose Personal Information to affiliates for marketing or administrative purposes.
- 19. Operational Service Providers
BUA retains the right to disclose your Personal Information to third parties for the purpose of administering and maintaining THE BUA WEBSITE services, features, functions and operations. BUA will refer to these third parties as "operational service providers" and BUA uses operational service providers to efficiently provide the full range of Content and the services, features and functions we bring you and we request that our operational service providers also protect your privacy and not disclose your Personal Information to third party marketers that are not associated with THE BUA WEBSITE. Additionally, such operational service providers are not permitted to use your Personal Information for their own marketing or promotional purposes.
- 20. Other Non-Affiliated Third Parties
BUA will make your Personal Information available to non-affiliated third parties in the following limited circumstances:
- When BUA is compelled to do so by a governmental agency, court or other entity (e.g., to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process);
- If, in its sole discretion, BUA believes such disclosure to be necessary or appropriate to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, to protect BUA’s business and assets, to defend BUA’s interests and/or to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;
- or in the event of a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, transfer of control, joint venture or other business combination involving BUA.
- 21. Security & Protection of Personal Information
BUA maintains reasonable standards of security and confidentiality. However, for most Internet sites, it is possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications over an unsecured transmission. BUA also limits access to THE BUA WEBSITE by our own employees to those individuals who are authorized for the proper handling of such information and any employee found violating our standards of security and confidentiality will be subject to our disciplinary processes. BUA requests that our service providers follow the same policy.
- 22. Review, Update or Delete Your Personal Information
Generally, you may review, update or delete your Personal Information collected by THE BUA WEBSITE. You may also correct factual inaccuracies. However, Personal Information that is necessary to check eligibility cannot be deleted, but can be modified with sufficient verification of the correct information. Deletion or attempted deletion of certain Personal Information, such as your user name, may not be permitted and/or may result in suspension or termination of any registration you may have made. To review, update or delete your Personal Information collected by THE BUA WEBSITE, please go to your account page from either the BUA.com home page or any of the links to edit your preferences or the information associated with your account on THE BUA WEBSITE.
If you wish to review Personal Information collected for Promotions such as contests and sweepstakes, you will need to send an e-mail to [email protected], or you may contact us by regular mail at: BUA INC., Attention: Legal Affairs, PO Box 4308 Valley Village, CA 91617. Personal Information collected for certain Promotions, such as contests or sweepstakes entries are subject to corporate and regulatory recordkeeping requirements and will not be deleted upon the user's request unless the entrant is a child under the age of 18 years old.
- 23. Reservation of Rights
BUA reserves the right to deny access, use and registration privileges to any user, including, without limitation, a registered user of any services, features or functions of THE BUA WEBSITE, if BUA believes there is a question about the identity of the person trying to access any services, features or functions of THE BUA WEBSITE. If the burden or expense of providing access to your Personal Information is disproportionate to the risks to your privacy, or if the legitimate rights of others would be violated, we may decide not to provide access to such information. In such cases, BUA will provide to you an explanation of why access cannot be provided and a contact person for further inquiries.
- 24. Questions
Effective Date: January 1, 2015