Privacy Statement

1. Introduction

busHive, Inc. is an independent, privately owned entity incorporated under the laws of the State of New York. All references to 'our', 'us', 'we' or 'company' within this policy are deemed to refer to busHive, Inc., its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, licensees and associates.

We endeavor to protect your personal privacy. We provide this Privacy Statement to help you to understand what we may do with any personal information that we obtain from you. By using this website and providing your personal details to us, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Statement and agree that we may collect, use and disclose your personal information as described in this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to this Privacy Statement, please do not use this website or provide your personal details to us.

We may need to update this Privacy Statement from time to time. We recommend that you regularly check this page to ensure that you have read the most recent version.

Changes to the Privacy Statement are noted here:

2. Legal Purchase Age

You must not provide us with your personal information if you are not of legal age to contract to purchase our software programs and related services in the jurisdiction in which you reside and (if different) in the jurisdiction in which you are accessing the site. We do not intend to collect personal information from any individuals under the legal purchase age. If we receive notice or believe that someone under the legal purchase age has provided us with personal information we will make every reasonable effort to remove such personal information from our files or flag such personal information and retain it for the sole purpose of ensuring that it is not used any further.

3. What is personal information?

Personal information is information about an identifiable individual, as defined by applicable law. It does not include aggregated information that does not allow you to be identified, nor does it include business contact information such as your name, title, business address and business phone number.

4. Collecting personal information

You can decide what personal information you provide to us. We will only collect personal information that you choose to provide.

You may choose to provide us with personal information if, for example, you: contact us with an enquiry; register on the site; fill out a survey or other form with your personal information included; request us to provide you with information; enter a competition; post information to public areas of the site or take advantage of a promotion.

You have the opportunity to decide whether or not to receive communications from us, except communications required by law or to administer any transaction requested by you, at any point where we request information about you.

By providing any personal information to us, you fully understand and clearly consent to the transfer of such personal information to, and the collection and processing of such information in, other countries or territories. Any such transfer and processing by us will be in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

5. Use of cookies on our websites

In common with many websites, we use "cookies" to help us gather and store information about visitors to our websites. A cookie is a small data file that our server sends to your browser when you visit the site. The use of cookies helps us to assist your use of certain aspects of the site. You can delete cookies at any time or you can set your browser to reject or disable cookies. You can obtain information about how to manage cookies at www.aboutcookies.org. We may use information from cookies for the following purposes:

  1. Traffic monitoring, e.g., the IP address from which you access the site, the type of browser and operating system used to access the site, the date and time of your access to the site, the pages you visit, the internet address of the website from which you accessed the site.
  2. To recognize repeat visitors for statistical / analytical purposes.
  3. Anonymous tracking of interaction with online advertising, e.g. to monitor the number of times that a banner ad is displayed and the number of times it is clicked.

We may connect the information that we collect through cookies with other personally identifiable information that you provide to us. Such purposes are:

  1. To customize or personalize your experience of the site, for example, so that we can greet you on the site by name.
  2. For transactional purposes, such as credit card sales.
  3. To monitor your use of our website in order to make our communications to you as relevant as possible, for example, by sending you email communications relevant to the parts of the site that you visit most often or by letting you know about features of the site that you have not accessed previously.

We may compile and report to third parties (such as advertisers) aggregate statistics about our users in terms of numbers, traffic patterns and related site information.

6. Use of personal information

We may use and/or disclose personal information collected from you in one or more the following ways:

Marketing Communications. We may use your personal information in order to communicate with you about our products and services and those of our partners and associated companies and any of their related businesses.

Marketing analysis. We may use information for internal marketing analysis, for example, to assess trends among our consumers or to measure the amount of traffic to our website. We may also share non-personal information with others, such as advertisers, in aggregate anonymous form, which means that the information will not contain any personally identifiable information about you.

Transactional purposes. If you order goods or services through us we will collect your name, email address, postal address and credit or debit card details. We may also ask you for a contact telephone number which enables us to contact you urgently if there is a problem with your order, and to verify your age. We or our partners or associated companies will use these details to process your order and to arrange for delivery to you. We also monitor customer traffic patterns and site usage to enable us to develop the design and layout of the website and the goods offered by us to you and other site visitors.

Third Parties. It is our current policy that we do not provide your personal information to Third Parties for any promotional purposes. We may, from time to time, provide basic information about our customers to financial institutions with which we do business.. In such circumstances your personal information may be disclosed to these organization who will be bound by confidentiality obligations and restrictions on use of personal information.

Public (or Interactive) areas of our websites. Information that you post on or through any public areas of the site (e.g., chat rooms, bulletin boards and discussion groups) are generally accessible to, and may be collected and used by, others and may result in unsolicited messages or other contact from others. Users of our website are encouraged to exercise caution when providing personal information about themselves in public (or interactive) areas of this site.

Sale or Transfer. In the event of a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, financing, reorganization or liquidation, we may transfer, sell or assign to third parties information concerning your relationship with us, including without limitation, personally identifiable information that you provide and other information concerning your relationship with us.

Legal purposes. We may collect, use and/or disclose your personal information if permitted by law or required to do so by law or where we believe such action is necessary in order to detect, protect or defend us and/or other third parties against error, negligence, breach of contract, theft, fraud and other illegal or harmful activity, to comply with our audit and security requirements, and to audit compliance with our corporate policies, procedures, legal and contractual obligations.

7. Disclosure of personal information

We do not routinely sell, trade or rent your personal information to others but we will make this information available to our partners and associated companies who may send you information on goods and services which we think may interest you. We may occasionally team up with other providers of quality goods or services for the purposes of making special offers to you. In these circumstances the other party will only be allowed to use your data for the purpose of that offer. Note however that we will not disclose your credit card details to these third parties.

In addition to disclosures identified in the purposes above, from time to time we may disclose personal information to:

  1. our service providers and subcontractors, including our affiliates, retained to perform functions on our behalf or to provide services to us, such as warehousing and delivery; marketing and advertising; data processing; software development; website hosting and management; information technology and office services; legal, accounting, audit and other professional service providers; and further provided such service provider does not collect, use or disclose the personal information for any purpose other than to perform such functions or to provide services to us or as otherwise required by law;
  2. a person or entity, including our affiliates, to whom disclosure is required in order to fulfill one or more of the purposes described above;
  3. a person who, in our reasonable judgment, is providing or seeking the information as the authorized or appointed legal agent of the subject individual; or
  4. any third party with your consent or where disclosure is required or permitted by law.

Your acceptance of this Privacy Statement constitutes your granting of consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information for the purposes set out above.

8. Security

We take security seriously and we take precautions to keep your personal information secure. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect.

We have no control over the privacy of any e-mail communications while in transit to us. We recommend that you not include confidential, proprietary or sensitive information in e-mails.

In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personal information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail.

9. Unsubscribe, access, questions and further information

At your request, where the law requires us to do so, we will confirm what personal information we hold about you, update your information, remove your information and/or correct any inaccuracies in such personal information if you contact us using the unsubscribe details provided below.

If you would like to unsubscribe from BusHive.com please contact: office@BusHive.com. If you have any privacy-related questions, concerns or complaints please contact: mhinckley@busHive.com BusHive, Inc., PO Box 417, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

10. Links. This site may contain links or references to other websites outside of our control. Please be aware that we have no control over these sites, our Privacy Statement does not apply to these sites, and we are not responsible for the conduct of these sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements and terms and conditions of linked or referenced sites you enter.

Nothing in this Privacy Statement or otherwise will create, or add to, any right or claim (whether legal, equitable or otherwise) that any individual or person may have at law or otherwise against us or any third party or any of our or their respective directors, officers, employees, agents or representatives; nor will the existence of this Privacy Statement or its application impose or add to any obligations or liability upon us that we do not already otherwise have under law.