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INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
Boxcar is the sole owner of the information collected on BerkshireAds.com. Boxcar will not sell, share, transfer or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Boxcar collects information from its users on every classified ad page as well as on the "Members", "Post Ad", "Modify Ad", Honor Payments", "E-mail Newsletter", and "Forum" pages.
If you would like to place an ad on BerkshireAds.com, some of your personal contact information is shown with your ad, including your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, and any other information that you specify.
There will be a link from your ad that users can click on in order to e-mail you if they are interested in your ad.
Prior to the expiration of a listing, Boxcar will e-mail a reminder to the seller that the listing must be updated, renewed or deleted.
If you click on a classified ad, this will bring up a page that asks for your Classification Number, Password and e-mail address. An e-mail can then be sent from you to the user who placed the ad. Boxcar does not use this information for any marketing purposes.
If you "Save To Favorites" an ad, that ad will be stored on your behalf for future access.
When you provide BerkshireAds.com with a testimonial about your BerkshireAds.com experience, we may ask for your name, e-mail address, phone number, and feedback regarding your experience. We may use this information to contact you regarding your testimonial. If you indicate that we may quote you, your name and experience may be shared with others or posted publicly to our site and you may be contacted about your experience.
In order to use all the services of BerkshireAds.com, a user must first complete the "Member Profile" registration form. During registration, users are required to give information such as name, address, e-mail address, age, gender, online purchase habits and income. Mailing address and e-mail address is primarily used to confirm the identity of the user. This information is also used to contact the user about the services on BerkshireAds.com for which he/she has expressed interest. Information as to the age, gender, purchasing habits, and income level and other unique identifiers (such as interests) are requested to help Boxcar provide a more personalized experience on BerkshireAds.com.
OPT OUT PROCEDURES
You always may opt out of receiving future mailings or other information from Boxcar. To request that you not receive future communications, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the type of information that you no longer desire to receive.
Users who no longer wish to receive the Boxcar e-mail Newsletter or promotional materials from our partners may opt out of receiving these communications by updating their profiles on the "Member Profile" page of the web site.
A cookie is data stored on the user's computer. Use of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on BerkshireAds.com. Once the user closes his or her browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on BerkshireAds.com, the user would not have to log in a Password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, he or she may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user may be limited in some areas of the BerkshireAds.com site. Cookies can also enable Boxcar to track the interests of BerkshireAds.com users to enhance the experience of the BerkshireAds.com site.
Boxcar may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
BerkshireAds.com does not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you have requested, when Boxcar has your permission, or under the following circumstances:
By using BerkshireAds.com and its various features, you may make some of your personal information public or you may choose to share some of your personal information with others. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY
Boxcar takes all necessary precautions to protect users' personal information both online and off-line.
However, Boxcar is not responsible for the confidentiality, security or distribution of your own personal information by our partners and third parties which occurs outside the scope of your agreement with Boxcar.
Boxcar shall not be liable for the transfer of any personal identification information resulting from loss or distribution of data, the delineation or corruption of storage media, power failures, natural phenomena, riots, acts of vandalism, sabotage, terrorism or any other event beyond Boxcar's control.
Boxcar may contain links to other sites. The linked sites are not necessarily under the control of Boxcar. Please be aware that Boxcar is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. Boxcar encourages users to be aware when they leave BerkshireAds.com and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. If you decide to access any of the third-party sites linked to this site, you do this entirely at your own risk. Any links to any partner of BerkshireAds.com should be the responsibility of the linking party, and Boxcar shall not be responsible for notification of any change in name or location of any information of the site.
CHILDREN'S AND MINOR'S PRIVACY
Boxcar strongly encourages parents and guardians to supervise the online activities of their minor children and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers to help provide a child-friendly online environment. These tools also can prevent minors from disclosing their name, address, and other personally identifiable information online without parental permission. Although BerkshireAds.com is not intended for use by minors, Boxcar respects the privacy of minors who may use the Internet. Whenever Boxcar becomes aware that a user is under the age of 13 years, the following additional terms, conditions and notices apply to use of BerkshireAds.com:
Boxcar sends all new members a welcoming e-mail to verify password and e-mail address. Established members will occasionally receive information on [OPTIONAL: products, services, special deals, etc.]. Out of respect for the privacy of BerkshireAds.com's users, we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see our "Opt Out" section above.
If users wish to subscribe to Boxcar's newsletter and/or periodic correspondence, we require their e-mail addresses. If they are under 13 years of age Boxcar will not send them a newsletter.
SITE AND SERVICE UPDATES
As necessary, Boxcar may send the user site and service announcement updates. Users are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. Boxcar communicates via e-mail with users to provide requested services and to resolve issues relating to their accounts.
CORRECTION/UPDATING PERSONAL INFORMATION
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as ZIP code), or if user no longer desires Boxcar's service(s), he/she can update his/her profile on the "Member Profile" page of the BerkshireAds.com web site. BerkshireAds.com will endeavor to correct, update or remove the personal data provided by the user.
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
If a user elects to use BerkshireAds.com's referral service called "Recommend Ad" to tell a friend about the BerkshireAds.com site, Boxcar asks for the friend's name and e-mail address. Boxcar will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting the friend to visit the site. Boxcar stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail. The friend may contact Boxcar at email@example.com to request the removal of this information from Boxcar's database.
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102 Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247
Tel: 413.663.3384 Fax: 413-473-8799