BananaBay.org is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the BananaBay.org Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the BananaBay.org website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
BananaBay.org collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. BananaBay.org also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by BananaBay.org. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by BananaBay.org for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the BananaBay.org Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through BananaBay.org public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: BananaBay.org does not read any of your private online communications.
BananaBay.org encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from BananaBay.org so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. BananaBay.org is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the BananaBay.org and BananaBay.org family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
BananaBay.org collects and uses your personal information to operate the BananaBay.org Web site and deliver the services you have requested. BananaBay.org also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from BananaBay.org and its affiliates. BananaBay.org may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
BananaBay.org does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. BananaBay.org may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, BananaBay.org may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to BananaBay.org, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
BananaBay.org does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
BananaBay.org keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within BananaBay.org, in order to determine what BananaBay.org services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within BananaBay.org to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
BananaBay.org Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on BananaBay.org or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of BananaBay.org; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of BananaBay.org, or the public.
NOTE: Any posts you make on bananabay.org.com will display your username and the state you entered on your registration form. The username is built with your first name and last initial. This allows friendly conversation on the site by use of first name but protects the privacy of members by only using the last initial. Posts made to bananabay.org.com are visible to bananabay.org members and the general public, so they will appear in search engines. Please be aware of this and do not post private information on the site.
The BananaBay.org Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize BananaBay.org pages, or register with BananaBay.org site or services, a cookie helps BananaBay.org to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same BananaBay.org Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the BananaBay.org features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the BananaBay.org services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
BananaBay.org secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. BananaBay.org secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
BananaBay.org will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. BananaBay.org encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how BananaBay.org is protecting your information.
BananaBay.org welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that BananaBay.org has not adhered to this Statement, please contact BananaBay.org using the public contact information posted in the contacts section of this site. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.