Effective Date: September 18, 2017
What information do we collect?
We collect information you provide to us through various means while using our Websites. The information we may collect includes personally identifiable information, such as your name, home address, billing address, other payment information, membership information, date of birth, email address, telephone number, and other information. We also may collect non-personally identifiable information you provide, such as your gender and age. We collect information from you when you sign up with us and/or use any of our service providers’ sites to, for example, sign up for a class or otherwise give us information. We also collect information when you fill out a franchise information form or when you submit a success story.
We may use electronic tags. When you visit or use our Websites, we may send one or more “cookies” or other tags that are sent to your computer to enable us to recognize your browser on future visits and/or monitor the use of our Websites.
We may also collect log information as you use our Websites, including your IP (Internet Protocol) address, browser type, computer type, type of mobile device (as applicable), the service provider for your mobile device, your navigation on our Websites, the time and date of your use of the Websites, and other similarly anonymous information. We do not link any such information to your personally identifiable information.
What do we use your information for?
We use your information to provide products, services and information and improve our services. We may use your information to provide communications to you concerning us and/or our services, and/or for business purposes such as data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, to develop new products and services, and to enhance, improve, and/or modify our Websites. Additionally, if you make a Franchise Inquiry, we use your information to better understand your questions/inquiry about becoming a Bar Method Franchisee. If you provide a success story, we will contact you and possibly use your submitted information on our Website as a success story. We may use non-personally identifiable information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise by applicable law. To the extent we do combine any non-personally identifiable information with personally identifiable information, we will treat the combined information as personally identifiable information so long as it remains combined.
We may disclose also your personal information to appropriate third parties if we are required to do so by law, including (i) to comply with legal process, (ii) to protect our rights, (iii) to investigate breaches of the Terms and Conditions (as defined below), or (iv) in the event of an emergency.
How do we protect this information?
Any information you submit is used for only the purpose you identified. We use a variety of industry standard physical, technical, and administrative security measures to ensure the safety of your information. If you have any reason to believe your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel the security of any account you might have with us or our service providers has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
Other than sharing the information between ourselves (i.e., with and from The Bar Method franchisees and affiliates), we may share your information with outside third parties only to the extent you have given us permission to do so. When you submit a success story, for example, you are agreeing to allow your story to be posted on our Websites. Similarly, if you post comments, information, or other materials on any messages boards, blogs, social media pages, or other services offered by us or third parties, please note that any such information will become public information and may be available to users of our Websites, the websites on which you post, and/or the general public. We may also share information you post to our website to your friends associated with your social media accounts, your social media service, or other members in connection with your social sharing. We urge you to be careful about the information you share in a public manner.
Your California Privacy Rights:
Residents of the State of California, under the California Civil Code, have the right to request from companies conducting business in California, a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. Except with respect to the limited exceptions described above, we do not share your personal information with any third parties for direct marketing purposes.
If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices, you must send a request to us with a preference on how our response to your request should be sent (email or postal mail).
California Do Not Track Notice Disclosures:
We do not track our users and visitors over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising. Consequently, we do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. Other third party websites may keep track of your browsing activities when they provide you with content, which enables them to customize what they present to you on their websites.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance:
We do not intentionally collect personally identifiable information about children under the age of 13 and assume all user accounts are opened by adults. If you are under the age of 18 (but at least 13 years of age) you may use this Website only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by Terms and Conditions posted on this Website (“Terms and Conditions”). Children under the age of 13 may not use this Website, and parents or legal guardians may not agree to the Terms and Conditions on their behalf. If you do not agree to (or cannot comply with) any of the Terms and Conditions, do not use this Website.
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