Effective Date: January 15, 2008
ArmenianBD.com has a firm commitment to privacy. We take your privacy concerns seriously and want to make every effort to address them as we strive to offer our site visitors a high quality and personalized experience. That is why we have adopted the following policy, which explains our position on information gathering and how we intend to use and share any information we collect. It is important to note that this policy applies only to information collected by ArmenianBD.com and does not apply to information obtained or used its affiliates through other means.
Information We Collect and How it is Used
Some features and services may require additional Personally Identifiable Information or other demographic information. We may collect other personal information when you provide feedback, comments, or if you contact us offline. For example, when you contact us by phone you will be asked to also provide your phone number or e-mail address so that we can the proper group or division reach you in the event you need further assistance. All users may decline to share such information with us.
Passive Data Collection and Use
Like most Web sites, ArmenianBD.com also collects and logs information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to you, such as your IP address, the name and location of your Internet Service Provider, the type and version of your browser, the length of time that you stay on ArmenianBD.com, search queries, your click-stream data, the location that referred you to ArmenianBD.com and the average number of pages viewed. If you visit another website prior to browsing ArmenianBD.com, that website might place personally identifiable information within a URL, which may be logged by us. Your IP address is the identifier assigned to your particular computer when you access the Internet. Depending on how you connect to the Internet, your IP address may always be the same, or it may change each time you access the Internet. Note that logging your IP address does not in and of itself provide us with your name, e-mail address or home or work address. We use this log information for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes and may also use it to gather general demographic information about you such as your general location and your Internet Service Provider. In order to better provide our services to you and to develop member profiles that enable us to focus our site, services, and advertisements on your interests, we may correlate this log information with other information about you.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information
Use of Aggregated Information
In order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and others, we may use your Personally Identifiable Information to create a compiled, aggregate view of the ArmenianBD.com audience and their usage patterns. We use Aggregated Information to operate our services and to better understand our audience as we develop new content and services. Aggregated Information may also be shared with third parties we contract with to provide content and services on ArmenianBD.com as well as advertisers so that they can better understand our audience. For example, we might disclose that a certain percentage of our users are female or within a certain age range or live within a cluster of ZIP codes.
ArmenianBD.com does not rent, sell, barter or give away its user’s or members' names, e-mail addresses or mailing addresses for use by advertisers and other third parties for the purpose of solicitations. When a user specifically authorizes e-mail solicitations we make available the user names and other Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with the applicable license. Our HTML-encoded e-mail messages may include graphic files, which we use to gather information about e-mails sent to our users. When such a message is opened in an HTML-capable e-mail program, the recipient's computer accesses our server to retrieve the graphic file and allows us to record and store the date and time, the recipient's e-mail address, and other standard logging information. These HTML-encoded e-mail messages may also read cookies.
We may use your email address to send you information about the ArmenianBD.com and ArmenianBD.com Vendors (such as news and events, special programs, fundraising campaigns, business services).
Affiliated Sites, Linked Sites, and Advertisements
ArmenianBD.com expects its partners, providers of content and services and advertisers to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, providers of content and services, advertisers and others accessible through our site may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to ArmenianBD.com, you may link to or view as part of a frame on an ArmenianBD.com page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also through ArmenianBD.com, you may be introduced to, or be able to access information, services, Web sites, features, contest or sweepstakes offered by other parties. ArmenianBD and ArmenianBD.com are not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.
Electronic Commerce with ArmenianBD.com
For certain electronic commerce services on ArmenianBD.com, such as placing classified ads electronically or subscribing to the ArmenianBD.com newspaper, we require additional information. To complete these transactions, we may collect information from you such as your name, credit card number and other financial or Personally Identifiable Information. We endeavor to protect the security of your payment information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, which encrypts the information you submit. ArmenianBD.com uses the credit card and shipping information for the purpose of completing the transaction and does not provide this information to third parties except for the issuers of credit cards in order to process the transaction, or as otherwise set forth in this policy.