Privacy Policy

We at BirdsNews.com appreciate and value your readership, involvement and personal privacy. We respect the personal nature of the information you provide to us through our website and acknowledge the importance of protecting this information.

What Information Does BirdsNews.com Collect?

You may provide personal information to BirdsNews.com in several ways: (1) by sharing your email address and subscribing to email newsletters, (2) by sharing personal information with others, (3) sharing personal information when you post comments, (4) by sharing contact information as part of other communications with Birdsnews. We may also ask for other information at other times but at no time will you be required to share any personal information to gain complete access to our site.

In addition to personal information—such as name and email address, we may also collect information that is not personally identifiable. For example, we may measure which operating system and browser you are using, the domain name of your internet service provider, and the websites you visit immediately before and after your visit to Birdsnews.com.  We use these statistics for aggregation purposes only, to help us improve the performance of the website.

How does BirdsNews.com use your personal information?

The more we know about you, your interests and how you use our website, the better able we are to optimize the website to suit your needs. Email address you provide may be used to contact you for editorial purposes or to advise you of changes to our site.

At no time will any party other than BirdsNews.com have access to your personally identifiable information. The only exception would be in the event Birdsnews receives a subpoena issued by a U.S. court or from U.S. law enforcement or a U.S. government agency; we shall comply with such subpoenas without your consent or prior notice to you and may disclose your IP address, display name, name, IP location or other information in response thereto.

When you sign up to receive email newsletters, messages or site updates from BirdsNews.com, you will always be given the chance to opt-out of those communications.

Who Has Access to My Personal Information?

Email newsletters received by subscribers may be delivered to you by a third party. Neither Birdsnews.com nor any third party performing this service will not sell any BirdsNews list, or share such information. Period.

Does Birdsnews.com use cookies?

We may monitor certain pages of our website and RSS feeds for the purpose of monitoring website and RSS traffic and other activities on our website. We may use cookies or other monitoring technologies to compile anonymous statistics about our website visitors.

We use cookies in two ways. First, we utilize persistent cookies to save your Birdsnews ID and login password if you have configured your browser to do so for future logins to the website. Second, we utilize session cookies to enable certain features of the website to better understand how you interact with it, and to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on the website.

Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted from your computer when you disconnect from the website. Aside from your Birdsnews.com membership ID, these cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or prompt you before accepting a cookie from the sites you visit. You can learn more about the use of cookies by visiting http://networkadvertising.org or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie.

About our Links

BirdsNews.com contains links to other websites. Please be aware that Birdsnews is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site they should read the privacy statements of every website that collects personally identifiable information to learn more about their privacy and other practices. The information practices of other companies or people that BirdsNews.com does not employ or manage are not covered by this privacy statement.

Phishing

We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information, member ID, login password, or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited email or telephone communication. Identity theft and the practice known as “phishing” are of great concern to Birdsnews.com. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is our priority. For more information about phishing, you may want to visit the Federal Trade Commission at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/alerts/phishingalrt.htm.

Will my privacy be affected in any other way on BirdsNews.com?

Any information you choose to disclose in your comments, discussion groups or other social networking features becomes public information. We can’t control the actions of our website visitors and we advise you to use discretion in sharing information about yourself anywhere on the Internet. Privacy is a very personal matter and we encourage you to be careful and responsible when disclosing personal information online.

How Do We Use The Information We Collect?

Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth and efficient experience while you’re using our website, and to keep you informed of new content on the website. This allows us to provide features that are most likely to meet your needs, and to customize the website.

Children’s Privacy

This website is not directed to children under 13 years old. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personal information without their consent, he or she should contact us at privacy at BirdsNews dot com. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our files.

Editing or Deleting Personal Information

Birdsnews relies on its registered users to personally ensure that the information they provide to us is accurate and up-to-date, which helps us serve you better. Personal information is easy to update. If you wish to delete all the information you have previously submitted, your account may become deactivated. If you wish to have your submitted profile information deleted, please contact us at privacy at BirdsNews dot com and we will accommodate your request.

Is Your Information Secure?

BirdsNews.com will take all appropriate organizational and technical measures to protect the information provided or collected.

Our policy may be revised or updated at any time and we encourage you to check back often to ensure that you are familiar with the most recent version and the terms of our privacy policy.

Contacting Us with Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, you can contact us at privacy at birdsnews dot com.