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Privacy Policy for SSN-680.org

This U.S.S. William H. Bates website (SSN-680.org) is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our website, e-mail or other services ("Services").  In this policy we explain how and why we collect your information, what we do with it and what controls you have over our use of it.

From time to time, we may add or change functions, features or products to our Web Sites or add or change Services.  This, and our commitment to protecting the privacy of your personal information, may result in periodic changes to this Privacy Policy.  As a result, please remember to refer back to this Privacy Policy regularly to review any amendments.

Any questions regarding our Privacy Policy should be directed to the Site Administrator through our Contact page.

Your acceptance of these Privacy Statement terms

By using the SSN-680.org site  ("Web Site") or our Services, you unconditionally agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

What data do we collect and how do we use it?

SSN-680.org collects and processes information about you in order to:

  • identify you each time you visit the Web Site or wish to have a Service provided;
  • process orders or applications submitted by you;
  • improve our Services and Web Sites
  • Customise your experience, for example, provide articles that we think are relevant to you and which support any specific requests for information you may make through keyword searches;
  • carry out research on the demographics, interests and behaviour of all of our registered users; and
  • send you information we think you may find valuable, including information about changes to the SSN-680.org website.

You may be asked, either when you register with us, or at other times, for information about yourself, such as your name, e-mail address, postal address and telephone number.  You may also be asked to share with us your interests, hobbies and preferences. In addition, if you order certain goods or services from our Web Site, we will need to know your credit/payment card number and expiration date.

You are under no obligation to provide this information, but if you don't then we may not be able to provide you with certain services or personalize your experience and tailor our Services for you (for example, tell you about special offers on things you're interested in).

Log files/IP addresses

When you visit our Web Site, we automatically log your IP address (the unique address which identifies your computer on the internet) which is automatically recognized by our web server.  We use IP addresses to help us administer our Web Site and to collect broad demographic information for aggregate use.  We do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information.

Non Personal Information

We may automatically collect non-personal information about you such as the type of internet browsers you use or the site from which you linked to our Web Site.  You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in providing an effective service on our Web Sites. We may from time to time supply the owners or operators of third party sites from which it is possible to link to our Web Sites with information relating to the number of users linking to our Web Sites from their sites. You cannot be identified from this information.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a Web Site transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes track information about you.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that.  However, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Web Site if you do so.  Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web.  Although they do identify a user's computer, cookies do not personally identify registered users or passwords.  Credit card information is not stored in cookies.

We use cookies for the following reasons:

  • To identify who you are and to access your account information;
  • To estimate our audience size and patterns;
  • To ensure that you are not asked to register twice;
  • To control how often visitors see similar advertising or information;
  • To track preferences and to improve and update our Web Site; and
  • To track the progress and number of entries in some of our promotions and contests.

With whom is the information shared?

SSN-680.org will not share, sell or rent your personal information to third parties.  However, we may disclose your personal information to third party suppliers who provide services on our behalf.

SSN-680.org may disclose aggregate statistics about our sales, our Web Site visitors and registered users in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes, but these statistics will not include personally identifying information.

SSN-680.org may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or if it believes that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights, property or personal safety of company name and its Web Sites, visitors to the Web Sites and registered users of our Services.

Our Web Site contains links to the sites of third parties.  When you visit these sites, we suggest that you read their privacy policies.  SSN-680.org is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such sites.

We will only sell or rent your personal information to a third party either as part of a sale of the assets of SSN-680.org or having ensured that steps have been taken to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

Information About Products and Services

It is very important to us that we provide you with the highest level of service.  In order to help us do this, from time to time SSN-680.org may send you details of our products and services which we think may be of interest to you.  If at any time you do not wish to receive these details, please e-mail us at privacy (@) ssn-680.org.

Security

SSN-680.org places a great importance on the security of all information associated with our registered users. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of user data under our control.  For example, our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized personnel have access to user information. With regard to our Web Site, we use secure server software (SSL) to encrypt financial information you input before it is sent to us.  While we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur, we use our best efforts to prevent this.

Where Is The Information Stored?

Information which you submit via our Web Site or our telephone services is stored on a computer located in the United States.  This is necessary in order to process the information and to send you any information you have requested.

Comments

Please e-mail any questions, concerns or comments you have about our Privacy Policy to privacy (at) ssn-680.org or write to us at:

ATTN: SSN-680.org Security

12280 Tower Hill

Sawyer, MI 49125

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