Privacy Policy

This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") is effective as of September 23, 2009 for the Web site available at www.brightstartla.org (the "Site"). This statement discloses the privacy practices for BrightStart and its affiliates. Your use of this Site signifies your understanding and acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy.

BrightStart recognizes the importance of privacy to visitors on our Web site and will work to protect the security and privacy of any personal information that you provide to us. BrightStart will collect no personal information about you when you visit our Web site unless you choose to provide that information to us.

If you have any concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, or would like to exclude your personal information from our direct marketing purposes, you should contact BrightStart Melanie Bronfin by email at BrightStart contact mbronfin@tulane.edu.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse/search through the Web site, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our Web site;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The length of time you spent on our site;
  • The pages you visit;
  • The search term(s) used in our search engine; and
  • If you linked to BrightStart Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.

We use this information to help us make our Web site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

Types of Information We Collect

Our Site has certain areas where you may submit information to use. References to "personal and account information" contained in this Privacy Policy means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, your name, company name, account number, address, telephone number, email address, and any other information that personally identifies you or would permit us to contact you.

Our Site does not target and is not intended to attract children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 or send them requests for personal information. No information should be submitted to BrightStart, or posted on this Site by a child under the age of 13 without a parent's or guardian's consent.

Information You Voluntarily Provide

If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an email to BrightStart, by registering online with BrightStart, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through our Web site, we use that information to respond to your message, to fulfill your request, and to help us provide you with information.

If you choose to register online with BrightStart, BrightStart reserves the right to use your contact information to communicate recent information and news to you. You can opt-out by emailing us at mbronfin@tulane.edu.

BrightStart does not disclose, share, release, publish, disseminate, rent, or sell any personally identifiable information to any third parties.

Links: We sometimes provide links to external sites as a matter of convenience, but we cannot be responsible for any other Web site, or their respective privacy policy or how they treat information about their users. We strongly advise you to review their privacy policies to find out how they are treating your personal information.

When and with Whom We May Share Your Information

Legally affiliated entities: In the event that BrightStart is merged or in the event of a transfer of our assets, Site or operations, BrightStart may disclose or transfer your personal information in connection with such transaction.

Legally compelled disclosure: We will also disclose your personal information when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena or other legal obligation, in response to a law enforcement agency's request, or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing your personal information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (whether intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property. Bankruptcy: You should also be aware that courts of equity, such as U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, may have the authority under certain circumstances to permit your personal information to be shared or transferred to third parties without your permission.

Consent to processing: By providing any personal information to us, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to the transfer of such personal information to, and the collection and processing of such personal information in, the United States and other countries or territories. Your personal information will be stored and processed on our computers in the United States. The laws on holding personal information in the United States may vary and be less stringent than laws of your state or country. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to hold and transmit your personal information in a safe, confidential and secure environment. If you object to your personal information being transferred or used in this manner please do not register with or use the Site.

Your Right to Review and Modify Data and Information

You have the right, at any time, to review and/or modify any of your personally identifiable information that you provide during registration, or any other voluntarily provided information. You may also remove yourself from our active databases of email lists. To do so, you should send an email to contact mbronfin@tulane.edu requesting that (a) we provide a copy of your profile of personally identifiable information, (b) we update or modify certain personally identifiable information, and/or (c) you be removed from our databases of active email lists.

We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably possible. To protect your confidentiality, we can only send a requested profile to the email address listed in the profile. In any event, our back-up files will maintain copies of your personally identifiable information. We reserve the right to contact former customers or users of the Web site from time to time.

Your election not to receive promotional and marketing correspondence from us will not: (a) preclude us from corresponding with you, by email or otherwise, regarding your existing or past relationship with us, and (b) preclude us, including our employees, contractors, agents and other representatives, from accessing and viewing your personal information in the course of maintaining and improving the Site.

Your Acceptance of this Privacy Policy: By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this Privacy Policy at any time so visitors are encouraged to review this Privacy Policy from time to time. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of changes to these terms means you accept these changes.

Changes to this Privacy Policy: We may amend this policy from time to time. If we make substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, we will make that information available to you by posting a notice on this Web site. Your continued use shall be deemed acknowledgement and acceptance of any changes and amendments to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Site. This Privacy Policy is not intended to create legal or contractual rights on behalf of any party.

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