— We don’t ask you for personal information unless we actually need it.
— We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to operate or improve our offerings and services, comply with the law, or protect our rights.
— We don’t store personal information unless required for the on-going operation of services.
SF Beekeepers operates a website with home page at www.SFBee.org and servers associated with that domain and other related domains that handle specific operations such as membership management, discussion forum, and the like. It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating this website. If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data, please contact us here.
Like most website operators, SF Beekeepers collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. SF Beekeepers’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website. From time to time,
For visitors who purchase or register for events with us, or become members, SF Beekeepers asks for and stores certain personally-identifying information such as name, email address, phone number (if available), etc. The volunteer members who operate the website or our services access this information in order to fulfill those roles. For example, we may send an email to everyone registered for a particular class, or pull a list of members who have bought bee packages and share it with the volunteers who handle package pickup day. We also use your information to inform you of club news, upcoming events, services and the like, as well as to encourage members to renew when their membership is due to expire. However, we try not to disclose your information to other members. So, when you get an email it is typically addressed only to you, not to a huge collection of people. And our website does NOT include a member directory where members can look up information on each other.
SF Beekeepers may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, SF Beekeepers may monitor the most popular pages and articles on the SF Beekeepers.org site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spammers. SF Beekeepers may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, SF Beekeepers does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
If SF Beekeepers or its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that SF Beekeepers goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that could be transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of SF Beekeepers may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy. Please note that SF Beekeepers has operated as a volunteer organization by and for beekeepers ever since its founding in 1976, and – barring some truly unusual and unforeseen circumstances — we do not anticipate any change in that method of doing business in the future.
Protection of Information
Other than the circumstances described above, SF Beekeepers would disclose potentially personally-identifying only in response to a subpoena, court order or other valid governmental request, or when SF Beekeepers believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the organization, third parties or the public at large.