What Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use It
We understand that you expect to learn about our company when you visit this website. Similarly, we hope to learn about your needs as a current or potential customer through your visits to this website. On some of our web pages, you may be able to ask questions, register to receive information and/or enter sweepstakes.
Collection of Personal Information
Many of our web pages do not require any form of registration or identification. However, on some of our web pages you may be able to ask questions and register to receive information or offers. On these pages we will ask you for the personal information necessary for us to respond to you, such as your name, mailing address, electronic mail address, telephone number and other information/submissions that may be requested in connection with any contest. If you opt to not provide us with personal information you can still access most of our website; however you may be unable to participate in certain promotions, receive product information, responses to requests for materials or information, participate in certifications or interactive advertisements.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that personally identifiable data collected is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete and current. We limit the collection and processing of the personally identifiable information that you provide to us to only what is necessary to fulfill the purpose.
Consent to Provide Your Information
We request your permission to collect your personally identifiable information when you seek to register for any of our programs or services. In doing so, we also explain the purpose for the collection of your personal information and how we plan to use it. We also offer you the option to discontinue your consent ("opting out" or "unsubscribing") if you later decide that you no longer want to participate in a program or service. If we wish to use this information for purposes that differ from those for which the data was initially collected, we will first request your permission to do so.
Aggregate and Statistical Data
Cookies and Web Beacons
When you view our websites, we may collect some non-personal information about you. The collection of this non-personal information is done either through the "cookie" technology, your IP address or with "web beacons" (also called "single-pixel gif" or "web pings"). Neither our cookies nor web beacons nor web log information collect any personal information.
When you view one of our websites or interactive advertisements, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a small text file, also called a "cookie". Cookies help us in many ways to make your visit to our website more enjoyable and meaningful to you. For example, cookies avoid you having to log in every time you come back to one of our websites. They also allow us to tailor a website or advertisement to better match your interests and preferences. Most browsers can be configured not to accept cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. B’laster does not collect personal information automatically, but we may combine non-personal information collected automatically (e.g., through cookies) with your previously submitted personal information. When this non-personal information is collected and combined with your submitted information we will treat the combined information as personal information. Our cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive, cannot read cookie files created by other websites and cannot track any personal information about you. If you erase or reject a cookie, you may still use this website.
Web beacons are site instrumentation that help us to determine, for instance, whether a page has been viewed or not and, if so, how many times. When you ask us to send you information on a promotion or a newsletter, we may use web beacons to establish how many of the emails are actually opened. In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page, including an ad banner, can act as a web beacon.
If you would like more information about web beacons and cookies associated with on-line advertising or how to opt out of third party collection of information, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative website, an independent website not sponsored by or affiliated with B’laster.
What Do We Do With Your Information
We will use the information that you provide us to better understand your needs and to provide you with better products and services. At the most basic level, we will use information you provide to communicate with you, to update you on our products and services, provide special offers, and to personalize our website for you. Web logs may be used if necessary to help identify any person attempting to break into or damage our website. We may share web log information as well as any associated personally identifiable information with law enforcement agencies if we believe that we have evidence of a violation of computer security or related laws.
Periodically, we may survey you about your use of products for other market research or to provide you with marketing information we think will be useful to you. Of course, it is not required that you participate in these surveys or accept this marketing information to continue to use our websites or continue to receive communications from us.
Third Party Information
We will not, under any circumstance, provide or sell your personal information to third parties. Except as specifically provided for in this policy, we will not sell or share the personal information which you give to us to unaffiliated third parties, such as marketers, for their own separate use unless we have obtained your explicit opt-in consent to do so. We may make your provided personal information (such as name, mailing addresses and email addresses) accessible to our business partners, vendors, contractors or partners in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for or with B’laster, such as companies we retain to fulfill requests for information or provide assistance to us on specific programs or projects; and non-personal information with vendors, contractors, and other third parties. These vendors, contractors or partners are restricted by law and/or contract from using this data in any way other than to provide services for B’laster and they may not share or resell this data. The services they provide for B’laster include, among other things, mailing product samples, or contacting the winners of our contests.
There may also be instances where we may be required to share your information with third-parties who have not been retained by us (directly or indirectly) and B’laster reserves the right to share the information to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities, protect or defend the rights of B’laster or any of its shareholders, directors, officers, employees, or agents, or where required by law. For example, we may be required to do so because of an applicable law, court order or governmental regulation, or if such disclosure is otherwise necessary in support of any criminal or other legal investigation or proceeding in the United States or abroad. Many entities receiving personally identifiable information under these conditions have privacy requirements that apply to their handling of your information.
Links to Other Sites
Privacy and Protection of Children
This website is not designed for, or directed to, children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect, use or disclose personally identifiable information from a minor under the age of 13. Should a child whom we know to be under 13 provide personally identifiable information to us we will immediately remove that child and delete all personal information provided by the child from our records.
We are committed to keeping the data you provide us secure and will take commercially reasonable precautions to protect your personal information from loss, misuse or alteration. We use appropriate technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect data that pertains to you. Of course, no organization can guarantee the absolute security of personal information. You should keep in mind that Internet transmissions, particularly email transmissions, are never 100% secure or error-free. Accordingly, we caution you to guard your own computer and password against unauthorized access by others. This includes logging out when finished using a secure portion of the web site.
Occasionally, visitors will have the opportunity to forward product sampling opportunities or other information on the website to friends/relatives or to send messages from our websites or interactive advertisements to friends/relatives. The personal referral information you provide to facilitate this communication is used on a one-time basis and is not further used by B’laster to re-contact referred individuals, except in circumstances where we obtain consent from the people you have referred to receive communications from us. We may also retain such information for analysis to better serve our customers.
We appreciate your participation in B’laster/B’laster University’s social media channels (e.g. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.). Please be aware of the following policies and guidelines:
All content (such as photos, text, images, videos) submitted or linked on this site or through social media is the sole responsibility of the person from which the content originated.
B’laster reserves the right to remove any content that is deemed inappropriate, obscene, slanderous or malicious and may block users that contribute such content.
Remember that B’laster/B’laster University’s website and social media channels are public forums. Any information you share may be viewed by others. By posting content to B’laster/B’laster University’s website or social media, you grant us permission to display, modify, reproduce and distribute this content without compensation.
By participating in B’laster/B’laster University’s social media channels, you release B’laster Corporation from any liability associated therewith, and agree to recompense B’laster against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs or expenses arising out of a claim by a third party relating to any posts you have made.
Updating Your Information
We encourage you to update the information that you provide to us, such as providing us with a new mailing or email address. This will help us continue to provide information to you that best meets your needs.
In addition, we comply with laws and regulations applicable to the right to amend your data in our files. These rights are limited in some ways. In addition, in order to protect your data from unauthorized access or alteration by third parties, all requests to update or access your information will be subject to verification of the identity of the requesting individual.
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8500 Sweet Valley Dr.
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Your Acceptance of Our Privacy Practices
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