Best Black Buys.com only requires visitors who volunteer to join the email newsleter and/or register as a site user to furnish personally identifying information such as names, email addresses, and phone numbers. This information is only used by Best Black Buys.com to identify registered users and is not shared with advertisers or any other company or organization. Like most website operators, Best Black Buys.com does collect non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, operating system, language preference, referring site and date and time of each visitor request. Best Black Buys.com also collects potentially-personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which are non-personally identifying in and of themselves but could be used in conjunction with other information to personally identify users.
The purpose in collecting this information is to better understand how Best Black Buys.com visitors use the website. To that end, Best Black Buys.com may share potentially-personally identifying information with its employees, contractors, service providers, and subsidiaries and related organizations. Best Black Buys.com may also release its results of such analyses of non-personally identifying information about visitors by publishing a report on website usage trends. Otherwise, Best Black Buys.com will not publicly release potentially-personally identifying information, except under the same circumstances as explained below.
Certain members of the Best Black Buys.com community (contributors, customers, etc.) choose to interact with Best Black Buys.com in ways that require Best Black Buys.com and others to know more about them. The amount and type of information that Best Black Buys.com gathers from those members depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, members who wish to post content to certain portions of the Best Black Buys.com website or participate in live chat session(s) are asked to provide usernames that are used to identify content as having been posted by a particular member (who is identified by the username).
Developers, by comparison, are asked to provide contact information, up to and sometimes including telephone or fax numbers, so that they can be contacted as necessary. Typically, developers will be contacted by email, IRC (internet relay chat), or IM (instant messaging services). However, in the event of a time-sensitive question relating to the work the developer is doing in connection with Best Black Buys.com and where other means of contact have failed, a developer's phone number or fax number may be used to contact the developer. This information is available to Best Black Buys.com employees, contractors, subsidiaries, and potentially to other members of the community. A developer can choose not to provide a phone number or fax number.
Customers of the Best Black Buys.com merchandise pages (which sell merchandise and other items) are asked to provide even more information, including billing and shipping addresses and credit card or similar information to third party vendors so that their transactions can be processed and fulfilled by Best Black Buys.com or a third-party fulfillment vendor.
We also permit community members to provide their names and email addresses so that they can have a more direct engagement with Best Black Buys.com and so that Best Black Buys.com can send them information related to Best Black Buys.com, such as educational material, promotional and cross-promotional material, surveys to be completed, events information, and other such information and materials. These are opt-in interactions where community members affirmatively sign-up for inclusion in a direct communication with Best Black Buys.com (and with an ability to unsubscribe/opt-out on any email received). These campaigns may be conducted with the help of a third-party customer relationship manager to help us manage the database of information and its analysis and use, in each case such third party's involvement with all the data collected will be solely on behalf of Best Black Buys.com. As part of these marketing campaigns, we might also ask you to provide demographic information such as gender, age, job or role, country, geographic location, and areas of interest. If we ask you for this information, we will use it to customize our communication with you and to better understand those interested in Best Black Buys.com and its products. As part of these marketing campaigns, we may collect a campaign source ID, marketing campaign ID, and a campaign referrer ID. These types of information are used so that we may better understand your interests and the effectiveness of particular marketing campaigns. We may also use this information to customize our communications with you.
Best Black Buys.com is not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that such individuals do not provide personally identifying information through our websites.
Best Black Buys.com undertakes a range of security measures including physical access restraints, technical security monitoring, and internal security reviews of the environment to help to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. We also have policies in place to prohibit employees from viewing personal information without business justification.
Updating of Personally-Identifying Information
You may request access, correction, or deletion of your personally identifiable information or potentially personally identifiable information, as permitted by law. Best Black Buys.com will seek to comply with such requests, provided that we have sufficient information to identify the personally identifiable information or potentially personally identifiable information related to you.
Cookies and Clear GIFs
What Are Clear GIFs? Clear gifs (also known as web beacons) are used in combination with cookies to help website operators understand how visitors interact with their websites. A clear gif is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a site. The use of a clear gif allows the site to measure the actions of the visitor opening the page that contains the clear gif. It makes it easier to follow and record the activities of a recognized browser, such as the path of pages visited at a website.
Best Black Buys.com will use the web analytics data only to determine aggregate usage patterns for our websites as described above. Best Black Buys.com does this by using either our own internal analytics software or by sending this information to a third-party service provider to help analyze this data. Best Black Buys.com has agreements with its third-party service providers that they will not share this information with others or use the information for purposes other than to maintain the services they provide to Best Black Buys.com. It is possible to link cookies and clear gifs to personally identifying information, thereby permitting website operators, including our third-party analytics providers, to track the online movements of particular individuals. Best Black Buys.com does not do so and its third-party service providers are not allowed to correlate Best Black Buys.com data with any other data.
Best Black Buys.com uses the information provided by cookies and clear gifs to develop a better understanding of how visitors use the website, and to facilitate those visitors' interactions. Best Black Buys.com may make the aggregate data obtained from web analytics (including from our third-party analytics providers, if applicable) publicly available. If this data is made available, none of the information will be personally identifying information or potentially-personally identifying information.
If you do not want to allow your session visitation information on the Best Black Buys.com website to be aggregated and analyzed by Best Black Buys.com (or its third-party analytics providers) you may send an Email request to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, if you signed up to receive but no longer wish to receive electronic marketing communications from Best Black Buys.com, you can opt-out from receiving these communications by following the "unsubscribe" instructions in any such communication you receive.
Legal Process and Other Disclosures
Consistent with our privacy commitments, we will scrutinize third party requests for information about you for compliance with the law, including those coming from governmental agencies or civil litigants. We may access, use, preserve or disclose information about you only when we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to do so to satisfy the applicable law, regulation, legal process or lawful governmental request of any country, or to protect the rights, property or safety of Best Black Buys.com, its users or the public. We will provide notice of legal process or governmental requests unless prohibited to do so by law or the circumstances warrant otherwise.
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