Privacy Policy

Policy last reviewed and updated May 1, 2007.

Be Circle is committed to the privacy of all our customer, site visitors, and partners. We also believe in transparency. You have every right to know what information we collect, how we use that information, and under what circumstances (if any) we disclose your personal information.

  1. What information does Be Circle collect? Why?
    1. The information you provide when contacting Be Circle.
    2. The information our web servers collect when you visit the Be Circle website.
  2. Who does Be Circle share your personal information with?


Section A: What information does Be Circle collect? Why?

1. The Information You Provide When Contacting Be Circle

If you contact Be Circle either by e-mail, phone or regular post we will make note of your contact information so that we can reply to you. Note that we only collect the information you provide us. You are welcome to contact us anonymously, but if you wish to hear back from us we require at least one piece of contact information.

There may be occasions in the future where Be Circle may begin circulating a newsletter or other information. In order to receive these communications from Be Circle, you must first opt-in or request to be added to the mailing list. Be Circle will provide a form on its website for you to make these requests. In all cases you may opt-out at any time to stop receiving communications from Be Circle.

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2. The Information Our Web Servers Collect When You Visit the Be Circle Website

Be Circle’s web logs collect information whenever a person requests a page from our website. This is a typical entry of a web log file:

127.0.0.1 - - [01/Oct/2004:13:55:36 -0500] "GET /index.php HTTP/2.0" 200 2326

In English this says: “Some computer with the IP address 127.0.0.1 requested the page index.php via the GET method of the second version of the Hypertext Transport Protocol on October 1st 2004 at 1:55pm Eastern Standard Time. The response code from Be Circle was 200, meaning that everything was okay. 2326 bytes of information were sent to satisfy this request.”

Web servers collect this information so that general trends about visitors can be established. For example, how often pages are being requested; how much data is being transferred; when visitors typically access the site; how often are requests successfully handled etc. Log files do not collect personally identifying information and they are not used to identify any individual patterns of use of the site.

Be Circle’s website also checks your browser’s Cookies (don’t panic. Its not nearly as naughty as it may sound). A Cookie is a plain text file that is stored on your computer. For a full description of what a Cookie is you may consider reading the information found here.

Be Circle’s website uses Cookies to distinguish requests coming from your computer from requests coming from other computers. Some features of our site need to distinguish you from other visitors (such as the password protected members area). The Cookie that we set on your computer is a unique string that may look something like this: 8d5f25eff38dec0a42cf1471a31102b0. As you can see, no personally identifying information is collected, stored, received or transmitted in the Cookie.

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Section B: Who does Be Circle share your personal information with?

Nobody. Ever. Not without your permission.

Be Circle will never sell, loan or share any of your personal information with any third parties without your permission. And Be Circle will never sell, loan or share your personal information with any third party that intends to solicit you or your organization.

For Be Circle clients, there may be circumstances when Be Circle may request to share your contact information and some information about your project with a third party. For example, some projects will be completed with the assistance of Be Circle partners. In these cases the sharing of information may be required to complete your project. If such a request is made, you will be informed as to what information Be Circle intends to share and with whom the information will be shared. You may, of course, decline the request.

For Be Circle partners, there may be circumstances when Be Circle may request to share your contact information or information about your organization with a client. If such a request is made, you will be informed as to what information Be Circle intends to share and with whom the information will be shared. You may, of course, decline the request.

If anyone agrees to allow Be Circle to share their information, they may revoke that permission at any time (opt-out).

For further information regarding this policy, please contact Be Circle. If contacting us via e-mail please include the word "Privacy" in the subject of the message.

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