The following information pertains to all Web sites within Ballerhouse, Inc.’s Web site network (a.k.a. the Ballerhouse Network), including BallerHouse.com, BallerRide.com, BallerHub.com, and all future sites introduced as a part of the Ballerhouse Network.
Ballerhouse, Inc. understands the importance of protecting the privacy of its users. The information collected is used to market and improve the services we offer, to improve the Ballerhouse Network’s Web site content, and to contact you with updates to the Web site, provide you with subscribed deliverables, or for other marketing purposes.
Certain areas of Ballerhouse Network, including but not limited to photosharing, forums, discussions, and comments, require registration or a password for access. Information obtained from registered users of these areas may also be used for Ballerhouse, Inc. marketing purposes, and cookies may be used in those and other areas, as is described in this Policy.
Information obtained in these areas may also be used in accordance with agreements governing access to and use of the specific areas. In addition, visitors to Ballerhouse, Inc.’s network may choose to register for a Login user ID and password to gain access to some interactive features on the network. Log file data and other information gathered from registered users of the Ballerhouse network are used to improve the Ballerhouse customer experience.
When attending our in-person events, using portions of our Web sites, and signing up for selected services (eg. contests), users must first register. When Ballerhouse, Inc. provides some clients with customized, private label, sponsored products and services, or when we join with other parties to provide specific services or events (we do not share credit card information with such third parties), then we may share (provide and receive) information about our customers with such third parties, subject to the customer’s preferences (as described in the “Permission” section below). Ballerhouse, Inc. is not responsible or liable for the independent privacy policies of our third-party sites and sponsors. You should consult the privacy policies at those sites to determine how your information may be used.
What information does Ballerhouse, Inc. capture about visitors to its Web sites?
The Ballerhouse Web server uses an extended log file format which captures: date and time of visit, referring address (location from which a visitor comes to any site in the Ballerhouse Network), type of Internet browser, and visitor’s IP address. (Each computer that connects to the Internet is assigned a unique number, an IP address, for identification purposes). The log file does not capture a visitor’s email address or passwords. For services that require payment (eg. certain events, products and subscriptions), we also collect credit card information (eg. account name, number and expiration date). We may collect unique identifiers (eg. mother’s maiden name) that we disclose to the auditors strictly for industry standard reporting and audit verification purposes.
Does Ballerhouse, Inc. ask for personal information?
Several areas within the Ballerhouse Network ask for personal information. In these areas, your name, address, email address, billing information are required, and other information may be requested. This information is collected to help us further develop our services, to provide you access to valuable Ballerhouse, Inc. Internet-based information and services, provide you with our printed magazines and publications, and to bill you for pay services if you elect to use them. We also may collect information about a user’s personal interests and professional information.
How does Ballerhouse, Inc. use the information?
The information collected through the Ballerhouse, Inc. Web site network helps us identify the type of Web site content our customers value most. We use this information to communicate with users and provide requested services, and, for our Web site visitors, to provide a more personalized experience on our Web sites to market and improve our Web sites and services. We also use this information to send you email notifications about updates to the Web site, and to contact you by other means for marketing and/or for industry reporting purposes.
Correction/Updating Personal Information
If information you provide Ballerhouse, Inc. changes, or if you no longer desire our product(s)/service(s), we provide a way to correct or update your personal data.
Communications from Ballerhouse
In order to best serve our customers, we may send updates that contain important information about our products and services. We may also communicate with a customer to provide requested services and for account-related issues via e-mail, phone or regular mail. In addition to such service and product-essential messages, BallerHub.com users may receive information about our company, related products, services and special deals. Users, however, can choose not to receive these communications from us, as set forth in the “Permission” section below.
You may choose to opt-out of certain brands and products selectively or for all our lists. To do so, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your removal request, or click on the opt-out link in any of the Ballerhouse, Inc. newsletters. In addition, for those customers that are California residents, you may have additional rights, as described in the “Your California Privacy Rights” section below.
Please note that we will endeavor to implement your permission requests within a reasonable time, although for a time you may continue to receive mailings, etc., transmitted based on information released prior to the implementation of your request. In addition, please note that even after such request is implemented, you will continue to receive information directly related to the product or service for which you registered (or which you otherwise agreed to receive), so you always are kept informed.
What happens when I leave a Ballerhouse Network Web site to visit a Ballerhouse, Inc. linked Web site?
Parts of sites within the Ballerhouse, Inc. network consist of products and services hosted by third-party businesses. When you leave the Ballerhouse Network, Ballerhouse may pass your information to affiliated third-party sites and sponsors. Ballerhouse, Inc. is not responsible or liable for the independent privacy policies of our third-party sites and sponsors. You should consult the privacy policies at those sites to determine how your information may be used.
By registering as a member of Ballerhouse, Inc.’s community website, BallerHub.com, you consent to receive regular communication from Ballerhouse, Inc. and its selected partners. If you do not wish to receive communication from Ballerhouse, Inc. you may choose to opt out by clicking the Ballerhouse, Inc. mailing list.
Surveys and Contests
Periodically we invite Ballerhouse network users and other customers to provide information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the Web site user or other customer therefore has a choice whether to disclose requested contact information (eg. name and mailing address) and demographic information (eg. zip code, age, and annual income).
Ballerhouse, Inc. offers interactive and community features (eg. discussion boards, classifieds, messaging, and user profiles). Note that all personal information provided via such features becomes public information for which we are not responsible.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a series of data characters that, when programmed into a Web site, is placed by the Web server into the browser’s application folder on your computer. Once placed onto your machine, the cookie will allow the Web site to “recognize” you as a unique individual.
Can cookies be removed from my hard drive?
Yes, cookies can be removed from your hard drive. Also, depending on what type of Web browser and what browser version you are using, you may be able to change the properties on your cookie file so that cookies are not used or saved. Please check with your browser provider for more information on removing cookies. If users reject Ballerhouse, Inc. cookies, they may be limited in the use of some areas of the Ballerhouse Network (eg. a user may not be able to participate in sweepstakes, contests or drawings, forums, discussions, etc.)
What is a Web beacon?
Also called a “Web bug”, a “pixel tag” or a “clear GIF”, used in combination with cookies, a Web beacon is an often-transparent graphic image, usually no larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel, that is placed on a Web site or in an e-mail that is used to monitor the behavior of the user visiting the Web site or sending the e-mail. When the HTML code for the Web beacon points to a site to retrieve the image, at the same time it can pass along information such as the IP address of the computer that retrieved the image, the time the Web beacon was viewed and for how long, the type of browser that retrieved the image and previously set cookie values. All data available through the use of Web beacons is in most cases already gathered by the serving Web server’s log files.
Does Ballerhouse, Inc. use Web beacons?
Ballerhouse, Inc. employs the use of Web beacons to track user visits to all Ballerhouse, Inc. online content. The use of Web beacons enables us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on Ballerhouse, Inc. sites and via our email newsletters.
In addition, we use Web beacons, provided by our ad-serving partner, to help manage our online advertising for Ballerhouse, Inc. products and services. These Web beacons enable our ad server to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits these sites and to learn which banner ads bring users to our Web sites. The information used in this process is not personally identifiable.
Third Party Cookies
Ballerhouse, Inc. uses third-party advertising technology to serve ads for our products and services. This technology uses non-personal information about your visits to these Ballerhouse Inc. Web sites, to serve advertisements to you. In the course of this service, a unique third-party cookie may be sent to your browser.
Ballerhouse, Inc. Web sites contain links to other sites. Ballerhouse is not responsible or liable for the independent privacy policies of our third-party sites and sponsors. You should consult the privacy policies at those sites to determine how your information may be used.
Ballerhouse, Inc. uses industry standard technology to protect information about our customers stored on our servers and in transit to our vendors for processing on our behalf. Sensitive information that is transmitted to us online (eg. credit card number) is encrypted and transmitted securely. Access to ALL stored customer information is restricted based on administrative permissions. Employees of Ballerhouse, Inc. and our service providers who need information to perform specific tasks are granted access to personally identifiable information.
Additional resources on information privacy
The Electronic Privacy Information Center focuses public attention on emerging civil liberties issues relating to the National Information Infrastructure. EPIC Alert is the online newsletter of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC. The newsletter is bi-weekly and covers issues related to privacy and civil liberties in the information age.
California Privacy Rights
Beginning on January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits those customers that are California residents to request that Ballerhouse, Inc. not share your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing use. To make such a request, write us at: Ballerhouse, Inc. 2951 Bush St. Suite A, San Francisco, CA 94115.