PRIVACY STATEMENT


The International Association for Paratuberculosis, paratuberculosis.net, and Bay State Internet Services (hereafter "Owners") have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy.

When you visit our sites, you can expect to be notified of: what personally identifiable information of yours is collected; the organization collecting the information; how the information is used; with whom the information may be shared; what choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information; the kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under the licensee's control; and how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

The information gathered by the Owners on www.paratuberculosis.net falls into two categories: (1) information voluntarily supplied by visitors to our websites through optional registrations and (2) tracking information gathered as visitors navigate through our sites. To make use of certain features on our websites (such as help forums, coupon pages, Shopping mall, and other interactive forums), visitors need to register and to provide certain information as part of the registration process. The information you supply will help us to offer you more personalized features, to tailor our site to your interests, and make them more useful to you. The more you tell us about yourself, the more value we can offer you.

Supplying such information is entirely voluntary. But if you don't supply the information we need, we may be unable to provide you with certain services we make available to other visitors to our sites. Of course, even if you want to remain completely anonymous, you're still free to take advantage of the wealth of content available on our sites without registration.

To help make our sites more responsive to the needs of our visitors, we may invoke a standard feature of browser software, called a "cookie", to assign each visitor a unique, random number, a sort of userID, if you will, that resides on your computer. The cookie doesn't actually identify the visitor, just the computer that a visitor uses to access our site. Unless you voluntarily identify yourself (through registration, for example), we won't know who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply. A cookie can't read data off your hard drive. Our advertisers may also assign their own cookies to your browser, a process that we don't control.

Our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer's connection to the Internet, including your IP address, when you visit our sites. (Your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data - such as the web pages you view.) Your IP address does not identify you personally. We use this information to deliver our web pages to you upon request, to tailor our sites to the interests of our users, and to measure traffic within our sites.

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our site, and for other purposes.

Our site may use forms that require users to give us contact information (like their name and email address). We use customer contact information from the forms to send the user information about our company and member services. The customer's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

This site may contain links to other sites. The Owners are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

To make our sites more valuable to our visitors, we may offer some features in conjunction with other providers through cooperative arrangements with providers that specialize in operating such services. And, of course, our sites include links to plenty of other websites whose privacy policies we don't control. Once you leave our servers (you can tell where you are by checking the URL in the location bar on your browser), use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you're visiting. That policy may differ from ours. If you can't find the privacy policy of any of these sites via a link from the site's homepage, you should contact the site directly for more information.

Public Forums
This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Any information you include in a message you post to any chatroom, forum or other public posting area is available to anyone with Internet access. If you don't want people to know your email address, for example, don't include it in any message you post publicly.

Security
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. All information gathered on any Bay State Internet Services website is stored within a Bay State Internet Services-controlled database accessible only to the Owners. However, as effective as any security measure implemented by Bay State Internet Services may be, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won't be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. All confidential and sensitive information is transmitted by Base64 encoded encryption provided by Trustware which allows us to guarantee your identity with a warranty of $500,000.00.

Children's Guidelines
This site gives children the ability to publicly post or distribute personally identifiable contact information without prior parental consent. Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else. We won't knowingly allow anyone under 13 to register with any of our sites or to access those features that require registration.

Choice/Opt-Out
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor. This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service.
  • You can send email to

Correct/Update
This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.

  • email

Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact

Bay State Internet Services
3321 Jimmy Creek Rd
Fox, AR 72051