Privacy Policy

This policy sets out our privacy practices and explains how we handle the information we collect when you visit and use By The Bay's sites, services, mobile applications, products, and content (“Services”).

What we may collect

We collect information about what BTB pages you access, information about your mobile device (such as device or browser type), information you send us (such as an email address used to register or communicate with us), and referral information.

When you use BTB Services ("BTB"), we may collect and store your Internet Protocol address. We may use this information to fight spam and other abuse; to personalize BTB Services; or to generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use BTB Services.

When you create your BTB account, we may collect, store, and periodically update the contact lists associated with that third-party account, so you can connect with existing contacts from that service who are on BTB.

Email from By The Bay

Sometimes we’ll send administrative emails about account or service changes, or new policies. You can’t opt out of them. You can always opt out of non-administrative emails such as daily digests.

We won’t email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, send it to us so we can investigate.

Disclosure of your information

As a rule, we don’t share your personal information outside the company. We won’t sell your personal information. We may share your personal information with third parties in limited circumstances, including:
  1. With your consent;
  2. To a vendor or partner who meets our data protection standards; or
  3. When we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process
If we’re going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you advance notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited from doing so by law or court order. We will object to requests for information about users of our site that we believe to be improper.

If we merge with another company such that your information will become subject to a different privacy policy, we’ll notify you before the transfer. You can opt out of the new policy by deleting your account during the notice period.

Cookies

We use cookies and similar technologies such as pixels and local storage to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example to log you in, remember your preferences (such as default language), evaluate email effectiveness, show relevant ads, and personalize information.

We respect Do Not Track (“DNT”) settings in browsers. If you’re logged out of our Services and have DNT enabled, we will not set cookies. By logging in you are opting to allow BTB to ignore the DNT setting and to use cookies in order to provide you a personalized experience.

Some third-party services that we use, such as Google Analytics, may place their own cookies in your browser. This Privacy Policy covers use of cookies by BTB only and not the use of cookies by third parties.

Data Storage

BTB uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as Amazon Web Services, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology to run the site.

Data security

We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account (like using a strong password).

Changes to this Policy

BTB may periodically update this Policy. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it.

Questions

We welcome questions, concerns, and feedback about this policy at hi@bythebay.cool.
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