Braen Stone Company (“Braen Stone”) operates braenstone.com and may operate other websites. It is Braen Stone’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Braen Stone collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Braen Stone’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Braen Stone’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Braen Stone may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Braen Stone also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on braenstone.com blogs/sites. Braen Stone only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Braen Stone also collects, stores and uses information that is available to us as a result of your use of our website and/or products and services, such as the volume of products and services that you purchase and the frequency with which you purchase them.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Braen Stone’s websites choose to interact with Braen Stone in ways that require Braen Stone to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Braen Stone gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at braenstone.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Braen Stone are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Braen Stone collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Braen Stone. Braen Stone does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities. You are always free not to provide information to us, but then you might not be able to take full advantage of Braen Stone’s services.
Braen Stone may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Braen Stone may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Braen Stone does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Braen Stone discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Braen Stone’s behalf or to provide services available at Braen Stone’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Braen Stone’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Braen Stone will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Braen Stone discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Braen Stone believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Braen Stone, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Braen Stone website and have supplied your email address, Braen Stone may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Braen Stone and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Braen Stone takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Braen Stone, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Braen Stone goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Braen Stone may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
How We Use Your Information
Braen Stone will use the information that has been collected from you to provide products and services to you. Braen Stone uses the information to recognize you when you return to the website, to aid you in using the website and to improve your customer experience with Braen Stone and the overall quality of Braen Stone’s services to you. Braen Stone may use your email address and other contact information to let you know about additions, changes or improvements to our products or service offerings. Braen Stone may also send you special offers, unless you opt-out of receiving such offers at registration or request to “unsubscribe” within the offer. You may “opt-out” of any of these offers at any time.
Braenstone.com is a general audience site and is not directed to children under the age of 13. Braen Stone does not knowingly collect, maintain or use personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child under 13, we will take the necessary steps to delete that information as soon as possible.
IN NO EVENT WILL BRAEN STONE BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR AN USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER HYPERLINKED WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE ARE EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.