Revised December 9, 2017
Your Information that HBCA May Collect Online
You can affirmatively submit to HCBA certain user information pertaining to your interaction with HCBA. User information may include a search query or other information as described more fully below. You can also provide location information, or billing or donation information. We also may infer your geographic location based on your IP address or other information. User information may also include information such as your name, postal and e-mail address, phone and facsimile numbers.
When you submit a comment to blog posts on the HCBA website, you also submit your name and email address. When you apply to be a HCBA member, you submit your name, address and contact information, and other voluntary information.
HCBA's website is not designed with the purpose of attracting any person under age 18 although member's family may include persons under the age of 18. HCBA does not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information from children under the age of 18.
How HCBA Uses Your Information
We will use information you affirmatively submit to HCBA for the purpose for which it is submitted, such as to reply to your email, handle your inquiry, publish your comment, process billing and donation transactions, respond to requests related to HCBA participation, and review applications to be a HCBA member. We may also use such information to provide operational notices, in program record-keeping and to conduct research on industry related to beekeeping. We may publish aggregate data, but the aggregate data will not include any unique or personally identifying information you provided to us. We may use third party contractors to act on our behalf, and these contractors are obligated to not disclose or use your information for other purposes except by your consent.
At certain points where your information is collected on our site, there may be a box where you may indicate you would like to be on a mailing list to receive information about HCBA or its affiliated organizations. This election box only appears in places where the service collecting your information maintains such lists. You can remove your name from a HCBA mailing list by utilizing the appropriate unsubscribe feature contained in the emails.
Cookies and Other Persistent Identifiers
HCBA or third parties we contract with may use persistent identifiers such as cookies, embedded scripts, beacons, tags and similar technologies for a number of purposes, such as to provide easier site navigation, access to forms, analytics and advertising. You can still use HCBA's websites if you have set your browser to reject cookies, but it may prevent you from viewing or accessing some of the features of our sites.
Uses of Persistent Identifiers for Analysis and Advertising
HCBA or third parties may use identifiers to generate certain kinds of site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used to understand how visitors use our sites and provide better services to you. HCBA or third parties may also use identifiers to personalize the display of sponsorship or advertisements and customize the content you see while using our sites and sometimes while visiting other websites.
HCBA may transfer, or allow third parties to collect, analytic information about your visit to HCBA websites to help us improve our websites and better serve you when you visit us online in the future. Analytic information may include such identifiers as your browser type, IP address, referring site URL, web pages you view and links you click on while navigating within our sites.
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Other Ways Your Information May Be Shared
Other purposes HCBA may also share your information under the following circumstances:
- We routinely share complaint information with the Federal Trade Commission for its consumer protection activities.
- We respond to requests from governmental agencies or where required by law (such as by subpoena, investigative demand, court order or regulation).
- Where our records indicate a company may be engaged in fraudulent activity or other unfair or deceptive practices that we believe should be referred to a governmental agency or a private organization.
- To appropriate persons or governmental authorities, where your communication suggests possible harm to others.
- HCBA may share business information with third parties, for such purposes as allowing search engines to identify HCBA partnerships.
If you are visiting our site from outside the United States, be aware that your information will be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located within the United States. The collection, use, retention and any other processing of your information will be governed by United States law.
If HCBA changes this policy in the future, we will post the changes here and indicate the date of the changes at the top of the policy.
At this time we do not respond to “do not track” signals issued by web browsers.