In this policy, "BPP" refers to the BPP group and volunteers all of whom are bound by law or contract to keep information they receive as part of their assistance to BPP confidential.
BPP does not sell or rent donor information under any circumstances, and we do not share information without prior consent except as compelled by law. Because BPP provides our own OSP services (we manage our own IT and only rely on other facilities for bandwidth and storage space) we hold on to very little information that is subpeonable. We do this to increase our users privacy and decrease our liability. (See discussion below.)
Information gathered by BPP
For visitors to our website, we may, but generally do not, log standard technical information, such as the numerical Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. Circumstances in which we temporarily log standard technical information include conducting site testing, diagnosis of technical problems, and defending against attacks on the site. We generally do log the date and time users access our site on an anonymous basis.
We may ask for additional personal information when you provide feedback or comments, or otherwise communicate with us. While we respect anonymous donations, please note that your personal information is required if you choose to donate using our online form.
Use of Information
BPP uses the information provided by you to further its mission. Primarily that use is to assess the technical capabilites of our service and schedule the growth of our services.
Third-Party Service Providers
The BPP site provides links to a wide variety of third-party websites. BPP is not respons ible for, and does not have any control over, the privacy practices or the content of such third parties. We encourage users to read the privacy policies of any website visited.
Disclosure of Your Information
While BPP endeavors to provide the highest level of protection for your information, we may disclose personally identifiable information about you to third parties in limited circum stance, including: (1) with your consent; or (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order.
If we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted, we will at tempt to provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will a ttempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address, or by postal mail if you have entered a postal address. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.
In addition, we will independently object to requests for access to information about users of our site that we believe to be improper.
Updating or Removing Your Information
You may choose to correct, update, or delete the membership information you have submitte d to us by sending an email requesting changes to blackpowder [at] riseup [dot] net. Furthermore, if we inadvertently collect more personal information than intended, we endeavor to delete t he extraneous information. However, please understand that deleted information may continue to persist on back-up media.
Changes to Our Policies
BPP employs industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alterati on of the information under our control. Information submitted through the shopping, membership, and donation processes is encrypted through a Secured Socket Layer (SSL) connections, which protects the information in transit.
Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by BPP in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security. Information collected by BPP will be maintained for a length of time appropriate to our needs. However, we generally do not retain credit card information.