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PRIVACY AND SECURITY

Your Privacy is Important to Us

At Backhausdance.org we recognize and respect the importance of maintaining the privacy of the users of our website. Below we describe why we gather customer information, what information we collect, how we collect it, what we use the information for and how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use or disclosure of that information. We maintain very strict privacy and security standards for our users that were created to protect your personal information.  We apply the same rules to former users as current users.

Why do we gather information?

We gather personal information about you to allow us to process your orders, to provide an enhanced and personalized experience, to contact you from time to time regarding products and services that might be of interest to you and to provide you with information about us.

Personalization

Although you may use many features of this site without completing a registration or sign-up form, visitors who do register and/or sign up for special services may have access to additional features of the site and are more likely to receive information suited to their interests. For example, a registered user is eligible for additional services provided by this website such as listener clubs and personalized content. Our registration and special services sign-up forms may ask you for contact information (like name or email address) and demographic information (like zip code or age). You must provide the information in order to receive the benefits of registration or of the special service.

We may use the contact information you give us to better tailor your website experience to your interests, and to send you information about Backhausdance and its services as well as promotional material. We use other information that you provide to us to show you content in which you may be interested and to display the content according to your preferences.

In addition, we may share this information with advertisers or other third parties that are not part of Backhausdance on an aggregate or other basis that does not disclose your identity or contact information.

Online Surveys/Contests

From time to time, we may conduct online surveys and contests. These ask you for contact information (like name or email address) and demographic information (like zip code or age). We may use this contact information from our surveys and contests to provide you with information about our company and promotional material on behalf of some of our partners, and to contact you when necessary.

Supplemental Information 

To enhance Backhausdance's ability to tailor this site to your preferences, we may combine information that you provide us on registration and other online sign-up forms with other information about you that we may obtain. We do not share that information with any other party.

Public Forums

This site may make available chat rooms, blogs, forums, message boards, and news groups. Please remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

What types of personal information do we gather?

We collect nonpublic personal information about you from the following sources: (i) the member forms that you complete with Backhausdance for any of our services, including Backhausdance.org, or by ordering any items from our store, and other products and promotions that we may offer from time to time; (ii) any information you enter on our website or give to us in any other way, including information about your transactions and experiences with us, and (iii) information that is collected when you interact with us, such as information gathered through the use of "cookies" and other electronic collection or identifying devices.

How we use or disclose information we collect about you:

Backhausdance does not disclose any nonpublic personal information about you or any of our former customers to anyone, except as permitted by law.  We limit the collection and use of your information to the minimum we require to deliver our services to you, including advising you about our products and services in connection with administering our users.

Backhausdance may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, traffic patterns, and related site information to outside parties (i.e., third party partners, industry analysts or the media); however, these statistics will not include personally identifiable information or account information about any of our individual customers.

We may disclose some or all of the information we collect (as described in the preceding paragraphs) to third parties to provide functions on our behalf, such as marketing services, maintaining and servicing your account or maintaining our website. Other examples of the work they may be doing for us include fulfilling orders, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, and providing customer service. These third parties have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

In addition, as we continue to develop our business, we might sell, buy, transfer, exchange, or merge all or a portion of a business or an operating unit.  In such proposed or actual transactions, nonpublic personal customer information may be shared and may be one of the transferred business assets.

How we use "cookies" and other electronic devices.

A "cookie" is a small file stored on your computer by a website which gives you a numeric user ID and stores certain information about your activity on the site. We use cookies and other electronic devices to establish a user session and monitor certain usage while you are on our site. Your usage is tracked primarily so that we can (i) if necessary, modify the website according to your usage to make the information you are looking for easier to find in the future,  (ii)  maintain sufficient hardware, software and personnel to provide you with a high level of service, and (iii) let third parties know about certain usage on our site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but most allow you to instruct your browser to prevent the use of cookies. However, if you disable this feature, certain aspects of our website may not function properly.

Will Backhausdance Use Your Information for Direct Mailings?

When you become a member or register with Backhausdance, you are automatically "opted-in" to receive mailings or e-mails from us relating to (1) our Newsletter, (2) new features and/or services and (3) articles on our website.  Only Backhausdance (or people working on our behalf and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these offers and mailings. If you do not want to receive such offers and mailings, you can let us know by clicking the "no" buttons on our registration page. By doing this you will be "opting out" of receiving further commuincation of that type from Backhausdance.

E-mail Announcements and Newsletters. Backhausdance uses e-mail to send announcements regarding shows, events, new products, services, and/or promotions, and informational newsletters. Announcements via email are on an opt-in basis only. By posting material on any of our interactive areas, you are opting in to receiving these e-mail announcements. You can choose to unsubscribe to Backhausdance's e-mail at any time by sending an email to support at backhausdance dot org. Backhausdance will also send replies to customer e-mail via e-mail. Finally, if you have sent a request to Backhausdance about which we need to communicate with you, we may do so by e-mail. Invoices and membership renewals are also sent via email. Please be sure to add backhausdance.org to your address book to insure prompt delivery to your email inbox.