Privacy Statement


Bless It Forward (BIF) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Bless It Forward Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Bless It Forward website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.


Collection of your Personal Information


Bless It Forward collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Bless It Forward also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by BIF. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Bless It Forward for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Bless It Forward web site. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Bless It Forward public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Bless It Forward encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Bless It Forward so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Bless It Forward is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Bless It Forward and Bless It Forward family of Web sites.


Use of your Personal Information


Bless It Forward collects and uses your personal information to operate the Bless It Forward web site and deliver the services you have requested. Bless It Forward also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Bless It Forward and its affiliates. Bless It Forward may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. Bless It Forward does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Bless It Forward may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Bless It Forward may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to BIF, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. Bless It Forward does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. Bless It Forward keeps track of the web sites and pages our customers visit BIF, in order to determine what Bless It Forward services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Bless It Forward to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. Bless It Forward web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Bless It Forward or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of BIF; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of BIF, or the public.


Use of Cookies


The Bless It Forward web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you create a profile on Bless It Forward, or register with Bless It Forward site or services in any way, a cookie helps Bless It Forward to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Bless It Forward web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Bless It Forward features that you customized. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Bless It Forward services or web sites you visit.


Security of your Personal Information


Bless It Forward secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Bless It Forward secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.


Changes to this Statement


Bless It Forward will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Bless It Forward encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Bless It Forward is protecting your information.


Contact Information


Bless It Forward welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Bless It Forward has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Bless It Forward at . We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.