Privacy and Policy
Ballard & Tighe, Publishers is committed to protecting the privacy and security of its online visitors. This policy statement provides an overview of the measures we have taken to provide a safe environment for everyone.
PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BEFORE USING THESE BALLARD & TIGHE, PUBLISHERS WORLD WIDE WEB PAGES. BY USING THE BALLARD-TIGHE.COM SITE YOU INDICATE AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE BALLARD-TIGHE.COM SITE.
- Use of Information.
We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of our customers and visitors to our web site while permitting us to conduct legitimate business by providing services and information of interest to our customers and visitors. The information that we collect through the registration process is used to provide the service or product requested; to enable billing and shipping; to provide you with information about related products and services; to improve our web site, for development of new products and services; and for systems administration, troubleshooting and internal business purposes only. We will not share your email address with parties outside Ballard & Tighe.
We may use "cookies" to recognize you and your access privileges on our site, as well as to trace site usage. A cookie is a piece of information that is sent to your web browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Each time you return to our site, we are able to identify you as a previous or registered customer. Cookies also enable us to measure our site traffic, including the number of repeat versus new visitors, the time users spend online, and their navigation behavior. Collecting this information allows us to make changes that improve our site.
- Collection and Storage of Information.
We will collect certain personal information when you join our community for our services or product information. During this process we will ask you to set up a user name and password to establish secure access to your personal information. We also will ask you for your name, address, phone number, and email address. This contact information that you provide at registration allows you to access online the order form, feedback forms, discussion forums, and product information requests without having to re-enter your personal information every time you access these areas. When you access the online order form, we ask you for your name, billing address, shipping address (if different from billing address), phone number, email address, and payment information. The payment and contact information is used to complete and verify the transaction, and your email address allows us to contact you regarding the receipt, completion, and shipping of your transaction and product. We maintain this information in our secure customer database.
Collection and use of information from children under the age of 13 will be made in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Act of 1998. Specifically, Ballard & Tighe, Publishers will:
Provide parents or guardians with notice of our information practices; obtain prior verifiable parental or guardian consent for the collection, use, and/or disclosure of personally identifiable information from children; provide a parent or guardian, upon request, with the means to review the personally identifiable information collected from his or her child; provide a parent or guardian with the opportunity to prevent the further use of personally identifiable information that already has been collected, or the future collection of personally identifiable information such as name, school name, grade, and state, from that child; limit collection of personally identifiable information for a child’s online participation in a game, prize offer or other activities to personally identifiable information that is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity; perform demographic analysis, and establish procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the personally identifiable information collected from children.
- Responsibility for Content.
Ballard & Tighe does not screen, edit, or review material submitted by users. Therefore, Ballard & Tighe accepts no responsibility or liability for any material that may reside in or is accessed by the Ballard & Tighe web site other than Ballard & Tighe information. Ballard & Tighe has no responsibility with respect to other sites.
You may not link, upload, post, or transmit any illegal,obscene, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate material to the Ballard & Tighe web site. You agree to indemnify Ballard & Tighe from any damage, loss, cost, or expense that may be incurred by Ballard & Tighe as a result of the material you link, upload, post, or transmit to the Ballard & Tighe web site. Ballard & Tighe has no duty to review or edit materials submitted by users. Ballard & Tighe may remove any such materials at any time for any reason.
- Copyright and Proprietary Rights.
This World Wide Web site is the property of Ballard & Tighe, Publishers and its licensors and is protected by United States and International Copyright laws. All copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights in the Ballard & Tighe web site and in the software, text, graphics, design elements, audio, music, and all other materials originated or used by Ballard & Tighe at its site are reserved to Ballard & Tighe and its licensors.
You may not reproduce, upload, post, transmit, download, or distribute any part of the Ballard & Tighe information or information accessed at other sites through links made at the Ballard & Tighe web site ("Other Sites") other than printing out or downloading portions of the text and images for your own personal, non-commercial use.
You may not modify the Ballard & Tighe web site, other sites, or any material residing on such sites. You shall observe copyright and other restrictions imposed by other sites. You may not use the Ballard & Tighe web site or other sites in any manner that infringes the rights of any person or entity.
Domain names and trademarks of other sites, or contained in information accessed at other sites, are the sole property of their respective owners. No affiliation with, endorsement of, or sponsorship by Ballard & Tighe should be inferred.
- Exclusions of Warranties.
While Ballard & Tighe has made every effort to maintain accurate information on this web site, the information contained herein may contain errors or omissions.
BALLARD & TIGHE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE BALLARD & TIGHE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, WILL BE ACCURATE, OR WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. WE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDE AND DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE BALLARD & TIGHE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DATA LOSS OR CORRUPTION, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS BASED IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE.
Visitors will find links from ballard-tighe.com to independently owned, controlled, and/or managed World Wide Web or Internet sites whose content we have found of possible interest to our visitors. In many cases, but not always, the links represent cooperative projects or mutual links established with the organizations connected with these sites. While we initially visit these sites to which we directly link, please note that we do not monitor or control the content that appears on these sites and such content may be constantly changing. We recommend that children check with their parents or teachers before clicking on to any new sites, and we encourage all end users of ballard-tighe.com to read the privacy policies of all linked sites before navigating through them.
All concepts, ideas, comments, manuscripts, illustrations, and all other materials disclosed or offered to Ballard & Tighe on or in connection with this web site are submitted without any restrictions or expectation of confidentiality. Ballard & Tighe shall have no financial or other obligations to you when you submit such information, nor shall you assert any proprietary or moral right of any kind with respect to such submissions. Ballard & Tighe shall have the right to use, publish, reproduce, transmit, download, upload, post, display, or otherwise distribute your submissions in any manner without notice or compensation to you.
- Limitation of Liability.
IN NO EVENT SHALL BALLARD & TIGHE OR ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR CONTRACTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR MULTIPLE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND.
Please note that we may revise our above policy as the content on our web site continues to change. We hope that you enjoy exploring our web site.