Privacy Policy

Belmont Bee Company

Privacy Policy

Effective Date:  Feb 15, 2021

General Purpose 
Belmont Bee Company (“BBC”) has developed this Belmont Bee Company Privacy and Cookie Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) to demonstrate our commitment to protecting the privacy of users of the www.Belmont Bee Company.com website (our “Site”). This Privacy Policy sets forth how we may now, or in the future, collect information from users of our Site and how we use that information.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. Please note that, when used in this Privacy Policy, the term “including” means “including, but not limited to,” and is meant to be inclusive, not exclusive. This Privacy Policy forms part of our Belmont Bee Company Terms and Conditions of Use.

By accessing our Site, you are consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Each time you use the Site, the current version of the Privacy Policy will apply.  Accordingly, when you use our Site, you should check the “Effective Date” at the top of the Privacy Policy.

We may collect information submitted by users, information received on the basis of users’ visits to, interactions with, and activities on our Site. We may use various technologies (e.g., cookies) on our Site to collect information about your device and about your activities on our Site, including which pages of our Site that you visit.

Data Collected through User Submissions
We collect and store information that you submit to us, including via registration or purchase activities. If you identify yourself by sending us an email, we collect and store your email address and any other information you provide in your email. As described in more detail in the “Use of Collected Data” section below, we use this information for our operational and commercial purposes, including to contact you and/or send you information, including marketing information, about our products.

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain information that can be used to contact, identify, or locate you. Such information includes, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Address, City, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, Country

You are not under any obligation to provide this information. However, if you withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide certain services or products to you.

Data Collected through User Visits, Interactions, and Activities

Use of Cookies and Other Online Tracking Technologies

We use cookies, pixels, and other online tracking technologies to collect information, including to understand visitor activity on our Site and to help improve visitors’ experience while using our Site.

A cookie is a small alphanumeric text file sent by a web server and placed on your computer by your web browser. Cookies can be divided into two different types: session and persistent. Session cookies are typically deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies, in contrast, remain stored on your computer after you close your browser until they are deleted either because they expire, or you delete them.

The types of cookies we use are:

  • Session Cookies. We use session cookies to operate our Site, for security purposes, and to customize our users’ experiences.
  • Persistent Cookies. We use persistent cookies to remember your preferences and other information, including products you may be interested in, and various settings, and to customize our users’ experience.

Cookies are often used in conjunction with other technologies to understand online behavior. For example, Belmont Bee Company uses cookies, which are small sections of code, that we may place on our Site, to associate particular online activities to a browser or device (e.g., to understand that a browser or device has visited a specific page of our Site and/or to understand the total number of unique users that have visited a specific page of our Site).

We use session cookies in connection with our Site, for security purposes, and to provide you with customizations of your experience, such as highlighting your recently viewed items, to detect and remember your region and language preferences, and track your activities on our Site. We use persistent cookies to ensure you are directed to the correct regional version of our Site, to remember items you may have put in your “Cart”, and for other customization purposes. We may use the services of third-party providers in connection with our use of cookies.

None of these cookies is strictly necessary to access our Site. You may set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being set. However, if you do not accept cookies, parts of our Site may function differently, and you may not be able to use some portions or features of our Site. For more information about how to manage your cookies and your cookie preferences, please use the “help” menu of your web browser or explore the customer support sections of your web browser.

Usage Data 
We also collect certain passive tracking data concerning your device and how you access and use our Site (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data includes information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, and browser version, as well as the pages of our Site that you visit, the times and dates of your visits, the time spent on, and interactions with, those pages, location data, and diagnostic data.  You can enable or disable location services when you use our Site at any time, through your device settings.

Analytics
We may use third-party technology providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Site. This includes Google Analytics – for more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

Tailored Advertising
In the future, Belmont Bee Company may use third-party services to advertise our products and services to you after you visit our Site. We, and our third-party vendors, use cookies and other online tracking technologies on our Site and in third-party services (including in emails and advertisements and on other digital properties) to track your activities across time and services for purposes of associating the different devices you use, and delivering relevant Tailored Advertising and/or other content to you and others on our Site and in third-party services or third-party digital properties after you have left our Site.

Your Choices
Unsubscribe/Right to Withdraw/Revoke Consent
If you do not want us to contact you or send you information by email, postal mail and/or telephone, or if you would like to change any of the information that you have previously provided to us, please let us know by emailing us at Privacy@BelmontBeeCompany.com.  You may also unsubscribe from receiving our newsletters, marketing and promotional materials by following the unsubscribe link in our marketing and promotional emails or the instructions provided in any other communication we send.

Opt-Out/Right to Withdraw/Revoke Consent
You may refuse or remove persistent cookies by adjusting your browser settings to refuse or remove cookies.  Please note that there may be a slight delay between your unsubscribe or opt-out elections and the processing of such elections. Please also note that we are not responsible for third parties’ failure to comply with opt-out instructions.

Use of Collected Data
We use the information we collect for our operational and commercial purposes, including:

  • Product, Service, and Order Fulfillment
  • Customer Support (including to manage and administer our relationships with our customers and potential customers, and to maintain and improve the experiences of our customers and potential customers)
  • Quality Assurance
  • Site Performance and Administration (including to measure the number of visitors to different sections and pages of our Site, to determine how best to enhance the usability and performance of our Site, and to detect and prevent fraud)
  • Marketing and Advertising (to send marketing information about our products and services to you or other consumers).
  • Other Communications with Customers
  • Internal Financial, Employment, and Administrative Purposes
  • Compliance with Legal/Regulatory Obligations

Retention of Personal Information
Belmont Bee Company will retain your personal information only for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. The criteria used to determine the retention periods include: (i) how long the personal information is needed to provide the services (including in connection with our guarantees) and operate the business; (ii) the type of personal information collected; and (iii) whether we are subject to a legal, contractual or similar obligation to retain the data (e.g., mandatory data retention laws, government orders to preserve data relevant to an investigation, or data that must be retained for the purposes of litigation or disputes).

Belmont Bee Company will retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Site, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Sharing and Disclosure of Data
We do not sell or share your personal data outside BBC.

Disclosure for Law Enforcement or Legal Requirements
Under certain circumstances, Belmont Bee Company may be required to disclose your information if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g., a court or a government agency).  We will disclose such information in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Belmont Bee Company
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with our Site
  • To protect the personal safety of users of our Site or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security of Data
Data security is important to us, yet please keep in mind that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage or transmission is 100% secure. While we strive to use reasonable and appropriate means to protect information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. We do and will take reasonable and appropriate steps designed to ensure your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and we will not transfer your personal data to an organization unless there are adequate controls in place, including with respect to the security of your personal data.  We are committed to honoring your privacy choices. For more information, please see the “Your Choices” section above.

Links to Third-Party Websites and Third-Party Features
There are a number of places on our Site where you may click on a link to access another party’s website that does not operate under this Privacy Policy. For example, if you click on an advertisement or a search result on our Site, you may be taken to a third-party website that we have no ownership or control. These third-party websites may independently solicit and collect from you and in some instances provide us with information about your activities on those websites. We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page. We will let you know via a notice on our Site and update the “Effective Date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, or if you would like to contact our data protection representative, please feel free to contact us by email to Privacy@BelmontBeeCompany.com.

Give us a Buzz

We are always happy to receive ideas, suggestions, and questions about our operation, the bees, and the colonies we care for…so drop us a line. The bees will appreciate it, and we will, too!

Belmont Bee Company

19 Greensbrook Way
Belmont, Massachusetts 02478

info@belmontbeecompany.com

 

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