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The following statement has been developed to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy.

Information Collected

Bridging The Gap collects personally identifiable information (name, e-mail address, etc.) and demographic data (zip code, gender, interests, etc.) provided by you when you:

  • Register for our services
  • Complete a survey
  • Register for a promotion, contest or sweepstakes
  • Make a purchase or order a publication through the mail or online
  • Make a purchase from our online store, or
  • Send us an e-mail message.

You are not required to disclose any personally identifiable information to us, although portions of our Web site may be unavailable to you without such information.

How we use Information

We use the information you provide to process and maintain your account, compile demographic statistics about our users and display information and advertisements that match your interests and profile.

We may also use this information to contact you about your account, or to send you necessary information directly related to the products or services you have requested. We share personally identifiable information with our third party partners where necessary to process the services you have requested.

If you order products from Bridging The Gap Store, you will be required to provide contact information (e.g., name and shipping address) and financial information (e.g., credit card number and expiration date).

With your permission, we may use your contact information to inform you of new features and special offers from Bridging The Gap. As part of the registration process, you have the option to inform us if you do not wish to receive these announcements and promotions.

We will not provide your contact information to unaffiliated third parties without your express permission. Credit card information will be shared with third parties only as necessary to provide products and services that you request.

Email Links

Bridging The Gap provides various e-mail links throughout the site to help you communicate with us easily. We review the questions and comments that we receive to help us improve the site and set the direction for future enhancements. Any personal information that you provide will not be used or shared with any third parties without your explicit permission.

IP Addresses and Cookies

Bridging The Gap uses IP addresses (random numbers assigned to individual computers) to help diagnose problems with our servers, administer our Web site and anonymously track content preferences and traffic patterns. We also use cookies (small text files transferred from our Web site to your hard drive) to recognize repeat users, track usage behavior and facilitate your access to and use of our site. Cookies do not damage files or allow anyone to access your personally identifiable information – they simply allow us to tailor information and advertisements to make your visits more enjoyable and meaningful (and enable us to provide you with personalized weather information, if you choose). They also provide information to us about site usage to help us improve and update our site. We may share aggregate (not individual) site usage statistics and demographic information with advertisers and other third parties, but this information will not include any personally identifiable information.

Security and Links

The security of the information you provide to Bridging The Gap is important to us. We use encryption software and other security measures to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of sensitive information under our control. However, Bridging The Gap’s site includes links to other sites, and when you choose to visit those sites, we are not responsible for their privacy policies or how they treat user information. In addition, we may permit third parties to offer registration-based services through our site. We are not responsible for the actions and policies of these third parties, and you should review the privacy policies of these parties when supplying personally identifiable information to them.

Children’s Privacy

Bridging The Gap is committed to protecting the safety and privacy of young people using the Internet. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information about children and believe that children should get their parents’ consent before giving out any personal information.

Our Web site may contain links to third party Web sites geared to children. The linked sites are not under the control of Bridging The Gap. We are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, nor are we responsible for the privacy policies relative to children on those linked sites. We strongly encourage parents to review the privacy policies of all linked sites.

Making Changes

To make changes to your preferences, update your personally identifiable information, unsubscribe to any e-mail subscriptions or to opt-out of any services, please contact us directly.

Additional Information

Bridging The Gap reserves the right to alter our Privacy Policy as business needs require. Any changes to this policy will be posted on our Web site in a timely manner. In the event that we change the way we use personally identifiable information, users will be notified via e-mail and will be given the opportunity to opt-out. This statement and the policies outlined here are not intended to and do not give you any contractual or other legal rights.

All personally identifiable information and/or third party personally identifiable information is subject to disclosure (i) pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or orders, (ii) where otherwise required by law, or (iii) where Bridging The Gap believes our property or an individual’s safety or security is at risk.