Blue Wolf & Friends Privacy Notice
(last updated: July 2003)
Progressive Language (PLI) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Progressive Language Statement of Privacy applies specifically to Blue Wolf & Friends (BWFriends.com) and does not govern other sites associated with Progressive Language. Please read the details of the Progressive Language Statement of Privacy below to understand our efforts to protect the use of your personal information.
BWFriends.com is a general audience web site, intended for users of all ages. Personal information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as described in this Statement of Privacy below.
Collection of your Personal Information
At this site, personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number is collected. Also, demographic information, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and English proficiency may be collected.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personal information through BWFriends.com Chats, Clubs, BBS or other public online forums, this information may be collected and used by others.
Progressive Language encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from BWFriends.com so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses BWFriends.com. A number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit Web sites anonymously. Although we will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience at BWFriends.com if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these tools exist.
E-mail Communications: To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from BWFriends.com if your computer supports such capabilities. We also compare our customer list to lists received from other companies, in an effort to avoid sending unnecessary messages to our customers.
Information from Other Sources: We might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.
Use of your Personal Information
Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share customer information only as described below and with subsidiaries or agents of Progressive Language, Inc. controls that either are subject to this Privacy Notice or follow practices at least as protective as those described in this Privacy Notice.
Agents and Distributors: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
Promotional Offers: Sometimes we send offers to selected groups of BWFriends.com customers on behalf of other businesses. When we do this, we do not give that business your name and address.
Business Transfers: As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy stores, subsidiaries, or business units. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Notice (unless, of course, the customer consents otherwise). Also, in the unlikely event that BWFriends.com, Inc., or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
Protection of BWFriends.com and Others: We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of BWFriends.com, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.
With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
Personal information collected on this site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Progressive Language or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
BWFriends.com does not sell products for purchase by children. We sell children's products for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may use BWFriends.com only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
Security of your Personal Information
Progressive Language is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure
Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions
If you choose to visit BWFriends.com, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the state of Arizona.
Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Conditions of Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.