Site privacy statement

Information Collection and Use

boas is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.  We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.  boas collects information from our users at several different points on our website.
 
Contact and Course Application Forms

We request information from the user on our course application and contact form.  Here a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and other information to help us process an inquiry.  This information is used for billing purposes and to evaluate course applications.  If we have trouble processing an application, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user.  Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site.  Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates.  For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site.  If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site.  Some of our business partners may use cookies on sites we link to.  However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we [boas] are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.  We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.  This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Newsletter

If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. None of this information is knowingly shared with or sold to any third party by boas.

Surveys

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys.  Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information.  Information requested may include contact information (such as name and email address), and demographic information (such as country or age).  Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Tell-A-Friend

If a user elects to use our newsletter referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address.  boas will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to subscribe to the newsletter.  boas stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.  The friend may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the foot of the newsletter.

Security

This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information.  When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. 

Choice/Opt-in

Our users are given the opportunity to ‘opt-in’ to having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information.  For example, our contact form has an ‘opt-in’ mechanism so users can agree to allowing us to send them our email newsletter. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to the unsubscribe link at the foot of the newsletter.