Privacy Policy

Effective June 1st, 2008

All Bay Distributing owned sites, including www.baydistributing.com , this site, are covered by the policies herein. Bay Distributing affiliates may each have their own Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. Please review all affiliate's policies to understand the privacy terms applicable on their sites.

Because Bay Distributing wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, it is disclosing its information practices. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact Bay Distributing according to the contact information provided on this site.

When does Bay Distributing collect my personally identifiable information?

When you register for one of Bay Distributing's services on any of our sites, we collect personally identifying information from you. During registration you may provide information such as your email address and some demographic information including such items as your gender, year of birth, and address. The more information you provide, the better we are able to customize our services and your experience to suit your needs and preferences. In addition to registration, we may collect personally identifiable information from you when you participate in promotions and special programs, register for premium or customized services, or register at one of our merchants or partners.

If you are making a purchase or enrolling in a premium service for which there is a fee, we, or a 3rd party working in partnership with us, will collect your credit card, billing address, and other verifying information. In addition, we may collect personally identifiable information from you when you provide content to us for display or use on Bay Distributing site, including but not limited to, when you participate in user surveys, post messages to bulletin boards or chat areas.

If you use our referral service ("Send a Friend") to tell a friend about our site, we will ask for your email address and theirs. We automatically send a one-time email to the address you provided. Neither your email address nor the email address you provide is stored or used for any other purpose.

How is my personally identifiable information used?

Our main goal is to provide you with a customized and more relevant experience on Bay Distributing site. We review our users' preferences, traffic patterns, and other information in aggregate so that we can better understand what it is you want. Please note that we do not share your personally identifying information with the anyone.

We may use a third party to serve ads when you visit our site. This third party ad server may use certain information about your visit to our site in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you, but they are not allowed to collect or use personally identifiable information about you for their own purposes.

All credit card information is transmitted in an encrypted form, using SSL (secure socket layer) encryption, the industry-standard. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Bay Distributing assumes no liability for disclosure of data due to errors in transmission or unauthorized third parties. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us according to the contact information provided on this site.

The email address provided by you at registration, or as updated, may be used by Bay Distributing and its affiliated entities, to contact you for any reason, including: (1) Your account status (including an email confirmation of registration), (2) Major changes to the website, the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, (3) Participation in user surveys, asking for feedback on the website and (4) notifying you of existing or prospective products and services offered by us or our advertisers and partners. This information helps us to improve our website.

What other information does Bay Distributing collect and how is it used?

Cookies. Bay Distributing uses cookies to store and track your preferences to provide you with a more personalized user experience. A cookie is a message that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Most Internet sites use cookies. You can set your browser preferences to reject all cookies but then you will not be able to participate in most customized services, and you may be required to repeatedly log in to participate in various services, promotions, or product offerings. Cookies make your experience easier by saving your preferences and passwords.

Most browsers can be configured to reject cookies or alert you when cookies are being sent. Keep in mind that if you refuse cookies, it is possible that some portions of any web site including Bay Distributing site may not function exactly as intended.

IP Address. Bay Distributing may also collect IP addresses for the purposes of systems administration, security or to collect information in aggregate (e.g. how many visitors logged in to a Bay Distributing site). An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer automatically when you use the Internet. When you visit a particular Bay Distributing web page, our servers log your IP address. Your IP address is not linked to anything personally identifiable.

Who does Bay Distributing share information with?

We will not disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties except to the extent requested by you as necessary to provide you with a requested product or service. If you do not accept any of the offers, your information will not be retained by our registration offers partner.

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.

What else should I know about my privacy?

You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personal information online in a public area, that information may be collected and used by others. We do not control the actions of our visitors and registered users. If you disclose personal information in a chat room, forum, on a web page, or any other publicly accessible place whether on a Bay Distributing site or elsewhere, you do so at your own risk and you understand that your submitted information may be collected and used by others to send you unsolicited messages, advertisements, or for other purposes.

Please remember that protection of your privacy begins with you. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any password you use to register, and you should always be careful and responsible whenever disclosing information online.

This web site may contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Bay Distributing. Please be aware that we, Bay Distributing, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.

PRIVACY PROTECTION FOR CHILDREN. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we will not knowingly provide access to Bay Distributing site to persons under the age of thirteen (13). If Bay Distributing later learns that any registered user is under the age of thirteen (13), we will take appropriate steps to remove the user’s information from the database and we will restrict this individual from future access to Bay Distributing site. We feel strongly about protecting the privacy of children. We encourage kids to involve their parents in any interactive activity they participate in online. Except where otherwise disclosed, we will not collect or use any personal information from children we know to be under the age of

Acceptance of Privacy Policy. By using Bay Distributing site and services, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree or are not comfortable with any policy described in this Privacy statement, your only remedy is to discontinue use of Bay Distributing site. We reserve the right, to modify this Privacy Statement at any time. If we materially change how we use your personal information we will notify you either by email or through a prominent notice on the web site. Your continued use of any portion of Bay Distributing site following notification or posting of such changes, will constitute your accept of those changes. If you have questions or concerns about our specific policies, please contact us through our contact form

Want more information? Check out these helpful links...

Electronic Frontier Foundation - a civil liberties organization working to protect your rights online.

Electronic Privacy Information Center - established to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues relating to the National Information Infrastructure.

Privacy Issues Page - from the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT).

Cookie Central -- dedicated to provide full information upon Internet Cookies.