BICFightForYourWrite.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 BICFightForYourWrite.com, how we use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of the information.
BICFightForYourWrite.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.
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 or participate in our online promotions as described below.
If you participate in our online sweepstakes, contests, or other online promotions or activities we may collect your personal information including your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number and birth date for the purpose of entering you in our sweepstakes, contests or other online promotions or activities, and contacting you if you are eligible to receive a prize and otherwise as specified in any official rules or other entry guidelines. 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 participate in our online sweepstakes, contests, or other online promotions, you may be asked whether you wish to receive information about 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 via e-mail or regular mail about BIC promotions, products and Website updates.
If you sign BIC’s online pledge to help save handwriting, we will post your first name, the first initial of your last name, city and state on the pledge and we will identify on our map the total number of signatures we have received from each state.
If you contact us via our CONTACT US link on BICFightForYourWrite.com, you may be asked to voluntarily provide personal information including your first name and e-mail address so that BIC or an agency working on BIC’s behalf, may contact you to respond to your comments, questions, or requests for information by you. Aside from a reply to an e-mail received by us, it is not our intent to contact you unless you request particular information. Although we will retain your contact information in our database, we will use it only to respond to your requests.
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.
You may have the opportunity to utilize BIC Fight For Your Write applications on third party social media websites and services like Facebook. Consequently, you may share your personal information 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 utilize a BIC Fight For Your Write application on a social media website such as on Facebook, 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 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 use this 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 your information and if you remove the BIC Fight For Your Write application from your Facebook privacy settings we will no longer have access to your information.
The BICFightForYourWrite.com Website and social media applications may contain links to other websites. BIC has no control over and assumes no responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of these websites. You should review the privacy policies of each website you visit.
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:
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.
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. (http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/) and (http://www.aboutads.info/choices/)
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.
The BIC Fight For Your Write Website is primarily designed and intended for adults. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we do not knowingly collect or store any personal information about children under age 13, and the BIC Fight For Your Write Website is not designed to collect personal information from children under age 13.
BIC Fight For Your Right Website Privacy
One BIC Way, Suite 1
Shelton, CT 06484-6299