We gathers two types of information:
- Account Information: Information that you have provided to BOBS GUITAR for the purpose of maintaining an account with BOBS GUITAR as an essay registrant, e-mail subscriber or other relationship. Account information may be required in order to receive access to certain information or services. Account information can include both demographic information (name, address, phone number, postal/zip code, email address, etc.),
- Usage information: Information that is automatically provided by each user’s browser for each page requested on our site (commonly referred to as web site log data).
Account Data Use
Account data will not be sold, rented, or donated to anyone other than BOBS GUITAR and entities acting on behalf of BOBS GUITAR, except to the extent necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws or in legal proceedings where such information is relevant.
BOBS GUITAR does not knowingly accept or use account information from children younger than 18 years old without parental consent.
Usage Data Use
Our web servers gather and analyze usage data from web site visitors to help with a variety of site management issues. None of the usage data collected will be used in conjunction with or related to your personal identity in anyway. For example, we use log data to:
- diagnose problems with our server,
- evaluate the sources of our user traffic (ie. where site visitors clicked from to reach us),
- determine traffic patterns through our site (to build better internal links and improve your ability to find what you want),
- understand and optimize our site for the broadest selection of browser types (again, to improve your experience).
Cookies are required in order to access any of our restricted access sites. All cookies used on our web site are temporary and only exist while you are on our site with exception for some cookies that you may actively choose to keep on your computer after your session has ended. Finally, cookies provide us with no information about who you are other than the information you have actively provided to us. Cookies also do not tell us where you go on the Internet when you are not at our site.
In addition, you understand and agree that we may, without further notice or warning and in our discretion, monitor or record telephone conversations you or anyone acting on your behalf has with us or our agents or project team members for interview purposes or for our own protection. Not all telephone lines or calls may be recorded by BobsGuitar.org/Bobs Guitar so we do not guarantee that recordings of any particular telephone calls will be retained or retrievable.
Email Record Retention
You acknowledge and agree that BobsGuitar.org/Bobs Guitar may, in its sole discretion, permanently erase email records (e.g. copies of emails sent and certain information relating to sent emails) after thirty-five (35) days of such emails being sent, and BobsGuitar.org/Bobs Guitar has no obligation to retain such records beyond the thirty-five (35) day period.
We acquire no personal or account data about our users except what you explicitly and voluntarily provide (ie. essay registration). We reserve the right to use this information specifically for the purposes related to your registration and generally for any necessary future communication regarding your registration or status.
We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.
Essay registrants can update their information by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We only accept changes for new contact information such as an email, phone number and mailing address. Make it clear in the subject line by saying “Update Contact Info” without exception.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, please contact us as follows:
The BobGuitar.org/Bobs Guitar has taken all reasonable steps to ensure the security of this Web site. We have used sophisticated encryption technology and incorporated other procedures to protect your personal information at all times. However, the Internet is a public network and there is the remote possibility of data security violations. In the event of such occurences, the BobsGuitar.org/Bobs Guitar is not responsible for any damages you may experience as a result.