Privacy Policy

This document explains the privacy and security Policy for www.bcochicago.org. It also explains how we safeguard your privacy as a user of this Website. It describes what types of personal information we collect and how we use this information.

General information Collected

We automatically collect non-personal information about your visit to our site, such as the date, type of browser used, and technical Internet protocol data. We collect this information from our user logs, and refer to it in summary form for identifying trends. Our goal in using this type of information is to help us make our site more useful to visitors. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

Personal information Collected

We only collect personal information if you voluntarily provide it. During your visit to our Website you may choose to participate in a survey, send an email, or perform some other transaction on-line. To complete a transaction you may be asked to provide personal information, such as: your name, address, phone number or payment account. You always have the option to decline participation in any activity that asks for personal information. Choosing not to participate will in no way affect your ability to browse, read or download general information provided on the Website.

Information provided for a transaction is used only for the purpose of completing and recording the transaction. The BCO contracts with some third parties to provide Internet related services. The BCO Website discloses personal information to third party service providers when required in order to ensure the accurate operation, protection, security and maintenance of the services provided to you. Information requested will be no more specific than if a visitor were engaging in the transaction by other means, including by telephone or in-person while visiting a city facility. In all cases, the BCO strives to collect the minimum information necessary to comply with applicable law or provide the service requested.

If you submit a question or comment that contains personal information, we will only use the information to respond to your request and analyze trends. If necessary, we may redirect your message to another agency or person who is in a better position to answer your question.

The BCO does not sell or rent or otherwise distribute user information, including electronic mail addresses, to any outside company or organization, unless legally required to do so. This applies to information that may be collected on the BCO’s Website and on that of any third party with whom the organization contracts to provide Internet related services.

How we protect your personal information

The BCO now accepts electronic payments for membership, donations and merchandise. Such transactions are conducted by Transfirst, a third-party payment processor used by the North Community Bank branch of Bowmanville, the BCO’s banking provider. Transfirst has its own practices to safeguard the confidentiality the personal information you provide during transactions on the BCO Website. We will take all reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of such information, but may NOT be held liable for any injury caused by the disclosure of that information, whether caused by security breach, accident, inadvertence, or any other act resulting in disclosure.

How we protect the information on our Website

The BCO Website collects a minimal amount of voluntarily-provided personal information about its visitors, and does not store membership information on the website. The small amount of private information collected by the Website is accessible to authorized Website administrators.

This document should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via the BCO’s Website.