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Personally Identifiable Information defined
Collection and Use of Information
Registration and Payment
Links to Third Party Websites
Sharing and Disclosure of Information
The Nature of Bulletins and Directory Listings
Limited Access Areas (including Private Bulletins and B2B Bulletins)
Changes to this Policy
Special Note to Parents
Modify Email Address
Responding to Bulletins
Terms of Service
California Privacy Statement
- This policy does not apply to any companies that Bella FSM does not own or control, nor to people that Bella FSM does not manage or employ.
“Personally Identifiable Information” refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains. This includes information that is used in a way that is personally identifiable, including linking it with identifiable information from other sources, or from which other Personally Identifiable Information can be easily derived, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, bank account and credit card information. To the extent unique information (which by itself is not Personally Identifiable Information) such as personal profile, unique identifier, biometric information, and IP address is associated with Personally Identifiable Information, then such unique information will also be considered Personally Identifiable Information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (i.e. without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.
“Third Party Personally Identifiable Information” includes Personally Identifiable Information that is collected by Bella FSM through the site from a person other than the person to whom it pertains or whom it identifies.
You may visit and use many of the features at bellafsm.com without registration. However, it is required that you receive the directed communications from us which have been requested by you.
- Bella FSM does collect Personally Identifiable Information from you under various circumstances. The primary circumstances include registration, our delivery of materials to you (e.g., emails) and your requests for the inclusion of your information.
- Bella FSM may also receive information on its server logs from your browser, including your IP address. We may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to Personally Identifiable Information.
- We also collect Personally Identifiable information whenever users contact us. Their comments may be retained to help us improve our website.
- Bella FSM uses this Personally Identifiable Information for three general purposes: to customize the responses that are requested by you from us in emails or notifications, to fulfill your requests for certain products and services or to contact you about specials and new products.
We request information from the user on our registration and payment forms. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and address) and possibly financial information (like credit card and expiration date). We may make photocopies of personal checks and other payment instruments. This information is used for billing purposes and to process orders and invoices. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.
When you visit our site, you can request to receive notifications by email notifying you of information made available by and through us. In requesting that email and ensuring that we provide you with information that you consider relevant, we require you to provide Personally Identifiable Information (including your name and email address) as well as information on the materials that interest you.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that even if these third-party websites are listed as affiliated or as those with whom we have a “partner” relationship, Bella FSM has no control over these linked websites. These websites each have their separate privacy and data collection policies independent of Bella FSM. Information collected by these affiliated and “partner” websites is not received, stored or used in any way by Bella FSM. As such, Bella FSM is not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or actions of any such other sites. These links are only provided for your convenience and you therefore access them at your own risk. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects Personally Identifiable Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Bella FSM.
Bella FSM may, from time to time, share information only in the aggregate form with others. This information would not contain any Personally Identifiable information. It would typically be of a demographic nature. Some examples are as follows: (1) How many members reside in any given zip code; or (2) how many members reside within any particular area code.
Bella FSM does truly strive to limit the access to these areas. However, no system in this world is absolutely foolproof. For this reason, we suggest that you use caution before including any Personally Identifiable information or any other types of sensitive information in the information you provide here or in any other Content that you may post to these Limited Access Areas.
Bella FSM may make changes to this policy from time to time. We may not inform you at the time these changes are made. Please check this policy on your own. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of the policy that is in force at that time.
Pursuant to the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we are not permitted, and therefore do not, collect Personally Identifiable information from children we actually know to be under the age of 13, without the consent of that child’s parent or legal guardian. In fact, we require that all persons who register be at least 18 years of age and all persons who review the site be at least 16 years of age or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children, to participate in the interactive activities offered online, and for children to consult with their parents before submitting any information to this or any other website.
Please keep in mind that the internet environment is never failsafe. Bella FSM will strive to maintain personal information with modern security methods. But, computer systems do fail from time to time, and devious individuals are always becoming more sophisticated. We’ll do the best we can, but nothing in this world is absolutely foolproof.
To better ensure compliance with updated security technology, Bella FSM recommends using one of the following browsers, each of which can be downloaded free of charge: Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Internet Explorer. To ensure the highest level of security available today, Bella FSM suggests that you select the highest-bit encryption level. When you submit information to us (or to any other website) over the internet, the information may travel over many systems and networks that are not under the control of Bella FSM. The internet is not completely secure and others may intercept the information that you are sending. Further, anything you voluntarily provide in any public area of the internet, including on Bella FSM’s website, will be publicly available to others on that website and potentially to other third parties, and you should always use caution when deciding to publicly disclose any of your personal information.
To change your email address information, simply go to the Modify Registration Information Webpage. Once there, just type in the new address.
We provide the opportunity to opt in and opt out of direct email communications from us at your convenience. Simply go to the Modify Registration Information webpage or any implementation of this option in the emails themselves. Once on the webpage (or after following the hyperlink), just select/deselect the preferences as you desire.
Please remember that whenever you respond to messages, you are giving that sender the opportunity to obtain your name and email address. Correspondingly, when you reply to someone else’s email, they also have the opportunity to obtain your name and email address.
Please also visit our Terms of Service establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of the entire Bella FSM website.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please send an email to email@example.com.
Or you can reach us by posted mail at:
Bella FSM, Inc.
11654 Plaza America Drive
Reston, VA 20190
California law requires that businesses provide to requesting customers who are California residents, no more than once per calendar year, the following information:
- The names and addresses of all of the third parties that received personal information from the business for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year.
- The type of personal information disclosed by the business to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes (with certain exceptions).
You may request this information from us by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can reach us by posted mail at:
Bella FSM, Inc.
Attn: California Privacy Statement
11654 Plaza America Drive
Reston, VA 20190
“Third party” is defined to include related companies if the companies are separate legal entities. As a general rule, Bella FSM does not share personal customer information with unrelated third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. During the year 2005, Bella FSM did not share personal customer information with third parties that are affiliated companies of Bella FSM or partners of Bella FSM for their direct marketing purposes. Additionally, during the year 2005, Bella FSM did not share personal customer information with members of Bella FSM based on your requests.