The BSBFB respects the privacy of visitors to our website.
At the BSBFB, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important to you. That’s why we’d like to spell out the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit the BSBFB, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
Like most websites, we collect and analyze data contained in log files. The information in log files may include things like your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, like your cable company), the browser you use when visiting our site (such as Google Chrome or Firefox), the time you visited our site, and which pages you visited.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We display third party advertisements on the BSBFB to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have certain applications installed that affect the display of their ads. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Maine real estate ads to someone in Maine, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing home improvement ads to someone who frequents websites about home improvement).
DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick service. These place a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (“interest based targeting”).
The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Lewiston/Auburn Maine, you may see Lewiston-Auburn area hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about travel). DART uses “non personally identifiable information.” It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.
You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this form of advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or comment forms.
Deleting cookies at the end of your browsing session does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
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