GrillwithBIC.com is committed to protecting your online privacy when visiting our Website. The purpose of this policy is to inform you about the types of information we gather about you when you visit GrillwithBIC.com, how we use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of the information.
GrillwithBIC.com does not require personal information from visitors in order to gain access to any part of our Website. Any personal information you may provide will be on a voluntary basis.
Use of Personal Information Which We Collect.
If you e-mail us for information, we may ask you to voluntarily provide us with personal information including your name, e-mail address and mailing address so that we may contact you to respond to your comments, questions, or requests for information. Aside from a reply to an e-mail received by us, it is not our intent to contact you unless you request particular information, participate in our online promotions or opt-in to receive future information as described below.
If you participate in our online promotion or activity, including but not limited to: on-line coupon, rebate, sweepstakes, contests, offers, activities or other online promotions, we may collect your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number and birth date or any other personal information you voluntarily provide to BIC for the following purposes:
entering you in our promotions and contacting you to respond to inquiries;
if you are eligible to receive a prize pursuant to a promotion terms, rules or other entry guidelines;
analyzing the participation in our on-line promotions.
Access to such information is limited to only those employees and representatives of BIC or an agency working on BIC’s behalf who need to use it in the course of their assigned responsibilities.
If you visit GrillwithBIC.com or participate in any of our online promotions, you may be asked whether you wish to receive information relating to BIC promotions, products and Website updates and you may opt-in to receive this information by checking the appropriate opt-in box. If you choose to opt-in to receive information about BIC promotions, products and Website updates, your personal information will be kept in a secure database and will be used to send you information relating to BIC promotions, products and Website updates. The GrillwithBIC.com website may allow you to send, from the GrillwithBIC.com website, an e-mail inviting a friend to visit the Website (hereinafter "Electronic Messages"). Any names and/or e-mail addresses collected for Electronic Messages (data collected to deliver the Electronic Message to the recipient's e-mail addresses) are stored temporarily in a transaction log file for security purposes, and are deleted after a specified holding period. After that, all personally identifiable information relating to the transaction is deleted from our system.
We may use Google Analytics or other third party analytic tools to analyze user behavior which allows us to measure consumer interest in the various areas of our Website for product and Website development purposes. These third party analytic tools tell us aggregate and collected information such as, how the site was accessed and how long visitors stayed. This information is used for our own internal purposes to improve the content of this Website, to enhance users’ experience when visiting our Website, and to customize the content and/or layout of our pages. All information of user behavior described herein will be recorded on a group basis, and such analysis may be shared with our Website development consultants. This information is aggregated and not personally identifiable. To learn more about Google Analytics and how it uses your data, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
Links to or From Other Web Sites
We may offer links to other sites; for example, coupons for BIC may be made available through a link to an agent that specializes in the distribution of on-line coupons. BIC has no control over and assumes no responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of these websites. If you visit another site, you should review their privacy and other policies.
Technical Information Gathering.
We may collect information about the services that you use and how you use them, like when you visit different parts of our site or applications and what selections you make on the services. We may also automatically collect certain technical information such as:
We may collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile information if you use a mobile device to access the site).
When you use our services or view content provided by us, we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This information may include:
- details of how you used our service, such as your navigation paths and search queries.
- mobile related information if you access our website using your mobile device.
- internet protocol address.
- device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL.
- cookies that may uniquely identify your browser, mobile device, or your account.
- browser type, operating system, and other technical information.
Do Not Track.
Some browsers have a “do not track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. These features are not yet uniform, and our website is not currently set up to respond to those signals for tracking on our website.
Interest Based Advertising
We may also participate in interest-based advertising using similar technology. This means that you may see advertising on our website tailored to how you browse or shop, or you may see advertising for BIC on other websites based on your browsing behavior across websites. Some websites where we may advertise belong to ad networks that use your web browsing history to choose which ads to display on their network websites; these ads include advertising for BIC, but no personal information about you is shared with those third party ad networks. Other websites where you see our ads, such as Facebook, may use interest preferences that you have chosen on those sites, as well as registration and other information about you, to choose which ads to display to you. Some internet browsers, websites such as Facebook and mobile devices offer opt-outs for interest-based advertising. Please refer to the website that you are visiting, your browser and/or your device settings for additional information.
You can opt-out of receiving interest-based ads from third parties who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAA website.
Disclosure To Third Parties.
Except as specified herein, we do not share personal information about you with any third party without your permission and we do not allow third parties to collect personally identifiable information from users on this website.
Social Media Applications.
You may have the opportunity to utilize applications on third party social media websites and services like Facebook through an application on our Facebook page. Consequently, your personal information may be shared with that third party social media service provider and they may share data with us. In the event that you choose to provide your information to a third party social media service provider, your information will be governed by the policies of those service providers. We don’t exercise control over third party social media service providers. Those service providers may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, solicit personal information from you and follow different rules regarding the use of the information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.
If you utilized an application on a social media website through our Facebook page, we will have access to your Facebook profile, basic account information and other information that you grant us access to when you connect with our application. This information may include your name, date of birth, e-mail address, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID, list of friends, photos uploaded by you , photos uploaded by your friends and your photo albums. This information will not be shared with us unless you accept our social media application. We (or an agency working on BIC’s behalf) will only have access to your information only as necessary to operate our application. If you contact us with questions regarding the application, we may use your name and email address in order to respond to your question. We will not store you information and if you remove the application from your Facebook privacy settings, we will no longer have access to your information.
GrillwithBIC.com and its service providers may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. We may also disclose personal information where necessary for the establishment, exercise or a defense of legal claims, or as otherwise permitted by law.
Collection and Use of Personal Information from Visitors under 13 Years of Age.
The GrillwtihBIC.com website is primarily designed and intended for adults. Although visitors of all ages may navigate through our website, we do not knowingly collect or store personal information from persons under the age of 13 and the GrillwithBIC.com website is not designed to collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
Contacting Us Regarding Your Personal Information.
One BIC Way, Suite 1
Shelton, CT 06484-6299
Revised January 2016