Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which the Preservation Association of Beaver Island (“PABI”) collects, uses, maintains and discloses personal information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the website www.biccenter.org (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy applies to the Site. It does not apply to other services or products offered by or through the Site. This Privacy Policy is a disclosure of the practices we intend to follow in using your personal information. It is not an agreement.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our Site, register on the Site, subscribe to a newsletter or blog, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, mobile number, credit card information, employer, and occupation. Users may, however, visit our Site without submitting such personal information. We will collect personal identification information from Users only to the extent such information is voluntarily submitted to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users’ means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” and other tracking technologies to enhance User experience. A User’s web browser places cookies on the User’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about that User. A User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert the User when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly. Other tracking technologies record what portions of the site you visit, the duration of your visit and other information about your use of the Site/

How we use collected information

PABI collects and uses Users’ personal information for the following purposes:

To personalize User experience

We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

To improve our Site

We continually strive to improve our Site offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.

To process transactions and provide services

We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order to respond to or provide services or products that were ordered. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to process reservations, expressions of interest in the third party’s products or services, payments, respond to inquiries or provide the services or products.

To send periodic emails or texts

If User decides to opt-in to, or not opt-out from, our mailing list, they will receive emails or texts that may include news, updates, requests for donations, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails or texts, we include unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or the User may contact us via our Site.

Other uses

We will share Users’ personal information as required by law or in order to support investigations or reports; prevent or take action regarding illegal or disruptive activities; in response to violations of our rules governing the use of the Site; to protect the safety of any person or property; to protect our rights or property; and for other reasons in our reasonable discretion. We may also share Users’ personal information with third party service providers who are helping us operate the Site or provide our services and products to you.

Security of your information

The Site is not designed to process sensitive information other than payment information, which is discussed in the next sentence. Accordingly, you should not provide sensitive information to us using this site except for payment information. The Site does not process payment information directly. Instead, all payment information is processed by payment process providers that we believe take appropriate measures to protect such information. If you believe any of your payment information has been compromised by any of our providers, you should let them and us know immediately so we can investigate and respond accordingly.

Transfer of your personal information

We may disclose or transfer Users’ personal identification information to our service providers for the purpose of receiving services from them to operate the Site and our related operations. We may also disclose or transfer such information in connection with an assignment or sale of all or substantially all of the assets of all or any unit of our operations, including WVBI. We may also share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and Users with our business partners, affiliates and advertisers.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be inaccurate and constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interacting with any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

PABI has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site and revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are handling the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications. Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this privacy policy. If you do not accept this policy, you are not permitted to use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, including a request to opt-out of our use of your personal information, please contact us at:

Preservation Association of Beaver Island
26215 Main Street
P.O. Box 494
Beaver Island, MI 49782
Phone: (231) 448-2022
Fax: (231) 448-2103
Email: info@biccenter.org

Last Updated on: May 17, 2017

Terms of Use

The Beaver Island Community Center (“BIC Center”) website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the notices, liability limitations and disclaimers contained herein. Your use of the BIC Center website constitutes your agreement to all such notices, liability limitations and disclaimers.

As a condition of your use of the BIC Center website, you agree that you will not use it for any purpose that violates any applicable laws or regulations. You may not use the BIC Center website in any manner that would damage, disable, overburden or impair the BIC Center website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the website. You further agree not to use the BIC Center domain or any other Preservation Association of Beaver Island (“PABI”) domain to send mass unsolicited email. You understand and agree that violations of these terms would constitute unauthorized use of PABI computer systems which may constitute a felony under applicable law.

You will not use the BIC Center website to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others; publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic or information; or falsify or delete any author attributions or proprietary designations of the origin or source of software or other material contained in uploaded material. The BIC Center and PABI have no obligation to monitor any communication services. However, the BIC Center and PABI reserve the right to review materials posted on the BIC Center website; to terminate your access to the BIC Center website, the related services or any portion thereof, at any time without notice and for any reason whatsoever; to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or government request; or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in the BIC CenterI’s and/or PABI’s sole discretion.

The BIC Center website may contain links to other websites which are not under the control of PABI, and PABI is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. BIC Center is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the BIC Center or PABI of the content of such sites or of their policies or products.

The information, software and services included in or available through the BIC Center website may include inaccuracies. The BIC Center or its suppliers may make improvements and/or changes in the website at any time. Advice received through the website should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions, and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice. The BIC Center and PABI make no representations or warranties about the suitability, reliability and accuracy of the information and services contained on the website for any purpose. The BIC Center and PABI further disclaim any and all liability for any damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the website or related services, to the maximum extent permitted by law, including any claims based on express or implied warranties, contract, negligence or otherwise.

If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the BIC Center website, or with any of these conditions of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the BIC Center website. However, we invite your suggestions for improvements in service by filling out our online comment form. All suggestions become PABI’s property.

Proprietary Rights

This website and its associated software are protected by copyright and are Copyright © by The Preservation Association of Beaver Island. All rights are reserved. Preservation Association of Beaver Island, BIC Center, WVBI, The Voice of Beaver Island, Cottage Mix and the BIC Center and WVBI logos are trademarks and/or service marks of the Preservation Association of Beaver Island.

Venue for Resolution of Disputes

Any dispute concerning the BIC Center Website that is not informally resolved shall be brought only in the state courts in Charlevoix, Michigan and federal courts in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Last Updated on May 17, 2017