Big Apple Information Systems and its associates recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of our web sites, all customers of our products and services. We created this policy with a fundamental respect for our customers' right to privacy and to guide our relationships with our customers. This Privacy Statement discloses the privacy practices for all products and services owned by Big Apple Information Systems. A current list of our products and services can be found at http://www.baisys.com.
Big Apple Information Systems collects information from our consultants, employees, website users, subscribers and other customers via our websites, emails, fax and other methods. In this section of our Privacy Statement, we describe the type of information we collect and how we use it to provide better services to our customers.
We have features where our customers can submit information to us (such as our feedback forms). Where such submissions include requests for service, support or information, we may forward them to our agents, as needed, to best respond to the specific request. In addition, we may retain e-mails and other information sent to us for our internal administrative purposes, and to help us to serve customers better. Please note that letters to the editor and similar submissions may be made public.
Our web sites, from time to time, contain products and services have features that automatically collect information from customers. This information assists us in creating products and services that will serve the needs of our customers. For example, we use "cookies," a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies benefit the user by requiring login only once, thereby saving time while on our web site. If users reject the cookies, they may be limited in the use of some areas of our web site.
When we have strategic alliances with other products and services suppliers, or when we join with other parties to provide specific, then we may share (provide and receive) personal information with such third party, subject to the given customer's permission. Other than as set forth above, we do not share personally identifiable information with other companies, apart from those acting as our agents in providing our product(s)/service(s), and which agree to use it only for that purpose and to keep the information secure and confidential. Also, our parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies, entities into which our company may be merged, or entities to which any of our assets, products, sites or operations may be transferred, will be able to use personal information.
We will also disclose information we maintain 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 this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property. Users should also be aware that courts of equity, such as U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, might have the authority under certain circumstances to permit personal information to be shared or transferred to third parties without permission.
If your personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code), or if you no longer desire our product(s)/service(s), we provide a way to correct or update your personal data.
We use reasonable precautions to protect our consultants, employees and customers' personal information and to store it securely. Sensitive information that is transmitted to us online (such as confidential data) is encrypted and is transmitted to us securely. In addition, access to all of our customers' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
Our web sites contain links to other sites. Big Apple Information Systems is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each web site to which we may link that may collect personally identifiable information.
Big Apple Information Systems websites are not directed at individuals less than eighteen years of age, and Big Apple Information Systems does not intend to collect any personally identifiable information from such individuals.
If our Privacy Statement changes, we will post those changes on this page so our users are aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under which circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Users should check this policy frequently to keep abreast of any changes.