Any changes to the Privacy Policy shall be effective when posted.' It is your responsibility to review and check the Privacy Policy.' By continuing to use or access this Site you signify your acceptance of and agreement with the Privacy Policy without modification.

Please note that this policy applies only to the Site itself and not to other organizations' or businesses' web sites to which we link.

Collection of Information

Collection of information is usually grouped into two categories: personally identifiable information and so-called 'aggregate' information.' Personally identifiable information is any information in BSMA's possession that is associated with a specific user of the Site (such as a name or address) and information that BSMA collects about how individual visitors use the Site.' It does not include aggregate information, which is general demographic information (such as the number and frequency of visitors to and its areas).

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

You can visit the public area Site at any time without providing any information about yourself.' However, in order to use certain the 'members only' portion of the Services, you must be a dues paying member.' Furthermore, if you would like to submit an application to join BSMA, you will have to provide certain personal information to do so.

You will be required to register and validate your account to access the 'members only' area.' To be assigned a user name and password, you will be asked for certain personally identifiable information, such as your real name, age, address, telephone number and e-mail address.' This information can be hidden from other members in the 'members only' area and is never accessible by persons visiting the public portions of the Site.' We urge you to keep your password confidential and refrain from sharing it with others.' After providing BSMA with personally identifiable information through the Site, we will take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect this information.' .

The BSMA Site profiles created in the 'members only' section may be modified at any time.' The user-member may change the information that is visible to other members at any time by logging into her account and accessing features such as 'edit profile'.'''

The BSMA Site's specific use of cookies is described below.


BSMA has in place reasonable safeguards designed to protect the privacy of all personal information and reasonable measures are taken to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of personal information.' However, BSMA may share information in response to any legal proceedings, such as a court order or subpoena, or in special cases such as a physical threat to you or others or other situations where, in good faith, BSMA, acting through its agent the NEB, deems that such disclosure is legally required.

Aggregate Information

The BSMA Site tracks visitors to each of our pages in an aggregate form to allow us to update and improve our sites.' Personally identifiable information is not extracted in this process.' BSMA may use or disclose aggregated (not personally identifiable) information for any purpose.

When you visit the Site or any links appearing on the Site, or use one or more of the Services, we may use an industry-wide technology called 'cookies.'' A cookie is a piece of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then store the cookie on your computer if your browser is enabled to accept cookies.' Transparent GIFs assist in the delivery of cookies and enable us to enhance your use of the Services.' This technology allows us to facilitate your signing in to use the Site and its Services ' that is all.'


Most Internet browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored.' Please note, however, that if you block cookies, many portions of the Site will not function properly. You should refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to manage cookies.'

Hyperlinks To and From Other Sites

The Site may contain links to other web sites.' Other sites may also reference, advertise, or link to the BSMA Site.' The BSMA Site is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites and expressly disclaims all liability associated with the use of, and the content on, such other sites and advertisements.' You should review the linked site's privacy policy before divulging any personal information, such as your name, e-mail address, credit card number, etc.

Privacy and Children Online

BSMA respects the privacy of children of all ages.' BSMA particularly recognizes the sensitivity of personal information concerning minors and therefore provides this special notice to parents and guardians.' BSMA is intent on complying with applicable laws and regulations regarding children, including the United States' Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.' Specifically, BSMA will not knowingly collect and maintain any personally identifiable information from children under 13.' Parents are hereby put on notice that as a result of the foregoing, does not provide a mechanism to obtain parental consent.

If you are a parent or guardian who has discovered that your child has submitted his or her personal information, BSMA will make reasonable efforts to delete the information from its database, at your request. To request the deletion of your child's information, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and be sure to include in your message the same member name and password that your child submitted.

Contact Us Regarding Privacy

BSMA is dedicated to protecting your personal information and welcomes comments and questions regarding this privacy policy.' For comments or answers to specific concerns regarding privacy that are not addressed here, you may e-mail us at [email protected]'