Thursday, May 1, 2008

Privacy Policy

Balalaberry Media LLC is committed to respecting the privacy concerns of its visitors to our websites. We have enacted this privacy policy (the “Policy”) to put in place guidelines that will govern the collection, use, protection and disclosure of the personal and non-personal information of visitors to the websites of Balalaberry Media LLC.

Balalaberry Media LLC collects three kinds of information from the Websites: (1) anonymous non-personal information; (2) “cookie” based information; and (3) personal information voluntarily provided by visitors.

(1) Anonymous Non-Personal Information: When visitors visit the websites of Balalaberry Media LLC, anonymous, non personal information about their visit is automatically collected. This information may include the length and date of the visit, how the visitor navigated the site they were visiting, what pages the visitor viewed, the type of browser being used by the visitor, the type of operating system used by the visitor and the domain name of the visitor’s Internet service provider. Balalaberry Media LLC uses this Anonymous Non-Personal Information to track the success of its sites with its visitors and to better tailor the sites to visitors’ needs and interests. This Anonymous Non-Personal Information may be shared in aggregate form with other parties, such as advertisers, sponsors and partners.

(2) Cookie-based Information: Balalaberry Media LLC may use cookies on its sites. “Cookies” are pieces of information that a website transfers to a visitor’s hard drive for record keeping and identification purposes. Cookies are used to make the visitor’s use of a website easier by saving visitor preferences and passwords and to identify which areas of the website are popular and which areas need improvement and how to target certain advertising to its visitors. Balalaberry Media LLC does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information. Visitors may visit the sites with browser cookies turned off to avoid the collection of Cookie-based Information.

(3) Personal Information: Balalaberry Media LLC does not collect in any automated manner identifiable personal information, such as name, address, phone number, email address and other personally identifiable information, from its visitors (“Personal Information”). From time to time, Balalaberry Media LLC will collect Personal Information that is voluntarily provided by its visitors for delivering contest prizes and subscribing to newsletters/site feeds and for other activities carried out on our sites. Balalaberry Media LLC will only collect and use such Personal Information solely for the purpose(s) disclosed at the time of collection and only after the visitor has voluntarily agreed to such collection and use, by voluntarily submitting the information for a specific purpose. Balalaberry Media LLC also sometimes use email addresses that have been voluntarily provided by its visitors to respond to visitors who communicate with us via website comments, or to notify winners of contests. All automatically generated emails from Balalaberry Media LLC to its visitors such as email subscriptions to our site include instructions on how to discontinue receipt of those emails. Email addresses from visitors who wish to discontinue receipt of Balalaberry Media LLC’s emails will be removed from our distribution list. No Personal Information that may identify a visitor and which has been collected with the visitor’s consent by Balalaberry Media LLC is disclosed in any identifiable form to any other party outside the company except for the fulfillment of the specific purpose identified to the visitor at the time of collection. However we may disclose such information in anonymous, aggregated and non-personally identifiable form to other parties for marketing, advertising or other purposes and to better understand visitor’s use of the Website. At any time, a visitor may send an email to to request that Personal Information be changed, removed or updated in our databases or from our sites.

Linked Websites: Balalaberry Media LLC sites may contain links to other websites which are not under the control of Balalaberry Media LLC and thus not bound by this privacy policy. Visitors should ensure that they read and understand how their Personal Information may be collected, used, and disclosed by these linked websites as Balalaberry Media LLC is not responsible for and shall not be held liable for any procedures, policies or activities of any websites linked to Balalaberry Media LLC sites that are not owned by Balalaberry Media LLC.

Visitor’s Consent to Privacy Policy: By visiting and using the Websites, the visitor agrees to the Privacy Policy and the terms of use (“Terms of Use”) included with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the Privacy Policy do not use our sites or provide Personal Information to Balalaberry Media LLC.

Accountability: Balalaberry Media LLC takes its commitment to securing privacy very seriously. From time to time, we may amend or update this Privacy Policy to comply with visitor concerns, best practices and/or the law. If you have any questions, concerns or comments, feel free to contact the company's Privacy Officer at

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