PRIVACY & SECURITY PHILOSOPHY
This policy explains how ORGANIC BOB handles information collected from you during your visit to our website. The following information you provided to ORGANIC BOB during the application process is already entered on this website: your name, email address, membership number. This website is a private website. Industry best practices and measures are in place to insure access is NOT available to the general public and other non-members. You understand that it is completely optional for you to visit this website and visiting this website is not a requirement for membership in the ORGANIC BOB.
ORGANIC BOB won’t collect personal information about you unless you choose to provide it through the application process. ORGANIC BOB doesn’t give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information for commercial purposes.
ORGANIC BOB may amend this policy on occasion, and will prominently display on this website any major changes in the way it uses your personal information.
Collection and use of information
When you browse the website, read pages, or download information, ORGANIC BOB may gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information is associated with your association membership which may identify you personally to other members. The following information may be automatically collected and stored about your visit:
Internet domain you use to access the site (e.g., “xcompany.com,” “yourschool.edu,” etc.)
Your IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you surf the web).
Type of web browser and operating system you use to access the site
Date and time of your visit
Pages you visit
Keywords you used in a search to arrive at the site or page
ORGANIC BOB analyzes this information to gain insight into web user behavior, to make the website more useful to you and your Association.
Personal information and choice
When you send an email to the ORGANIC BOB web team, your comment or question may be forwarded to other staff who can better help you. The web team only shares the email with a government agency as otherwise required by law. ORGANIC BOB does not use personal data you provide for commercial marketing or outside the business of the ORGANIC BOB.
Public access information and disclosure of information to third parties
Several state and federal laws protect the privacy of the information ORGANIC BOB collects about you. ORGANIC BOB does not disclose personally identifiable information you provide online unless authorized by state or federal law or with your written permission.
You can decline to participate in any activity that asks for information (for example, surveys or emails). Declining to participate won’t affect your ability to access information on other ORGANIC BOB websites.
To better serve our web visitors, this website occasionally uses “cookies” to customize the browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by web browsers when users first visit a website. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to websites. Cookies are used to identify a web user and optimize the experience on ORGANIC BOB site by remembering what the user has viewed there. Web browsers normally accept cookies, unless the user has specifically turned them off.
ORGANIC BOB shall not be liable to any person or entity for any loss or injury arising, directly or indirectly, out of or caused in whole or in part by ORGANIC BOB ’s errors, acts, or omissions in procuring, compiling, collecting, interpreting, reporting, communicating, delivering, or assembling the information, data, or records displayed on this website.
The information contained in this website was accurate and complete at the time of publication. All content on this site has been reviewed and approved by the ORGANIC BOB Board of Directors or their assignees. ORGANIC BOB reserves the right to make changes and improvements at any time and without notice and assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions, discrepancies, unauthorized modification of electronic data, errors in transmission, web browser incompatibilities, and other aspects of electronic communications that are beyond the ORGANIC BOB ’s control.
Links to other websites
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
To ensure website information remains available to all users, ORGANIC BOB employs commercial software programs to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.
ORGANIC BOB uses a system that allows employees and Board members to publish and manage content on the website.
To comment about this policy or the site in general, contact the web team through our Contact Us page.
PRIVACY & SECURITY PHILOSOPHY
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you register, your personal information is tracked in a database and is accessible to your ORGANIC BOB. The credit card transaction information (mailing address, credit card number, credit card expiration date and phone number) are processed through PayPal and are not accessible to ORGANIC BOB.
When you submit personal information on this site, you understand and agree that this information may be transferred across national boundaries and may be stored and processed in any of the countries in which ORGANIC BOB and its affiliates and subsidiaries maintain offices, including without limitation, the United States. You also acknowledge that in certain countries or with respect to certain activities, the collection, transferring, storage and processing of your information may be undertaken by trusted vendors.
USING YOUR INFORMATION
E-mail addresses are collected from those who communicate with us, such as from site registration. We will not share any information with third parties unless they have agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the personal information they obtain from us. We may also share aggregate or summary information regarding its users with partners or third parties. These activities will be undertaken in accordance with governing laws and regulations and will not disclose individual information.
Although we use these industry-standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.
LIMITS ON OUR ABILITIES
Your privacy is very important to us. However, due to the existing legal and technical environment, we cannot ensure that your personally identifiable information will not be disclosed to third parties in ways not described in this policy. For example, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Additionally, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to private entities, law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to address or resolve inquiries or problems.
In addition, ORGANIC BOB allows administrators to upload content to the site for viewing by ORGANIC BOB users. We cannot be held accountable for files uploaded by third parties that result in software problems or the transmission of viruses.