BARBinc, Inc. (“BARBinc”) is a service of Intellitech Consulting
Enterprises, Inc. We are located at 60 State Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02109.
BARBinc operates several websites including www.BARBinc.com, news.BARBinc.com, and
multiple state-specific websites (e.g. tx.BARBinc.com, nj.BARBinc.com, et. al.)
These sites shall henceforth be referred to as the “BARBinc Network”. It is BARBinc’s
policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating
Like most website operators, BARBinc collects non-personally-identifying
information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available,
such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and
time of each visitor request. BARBinc’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying
information is to better understand how BARBinc’s visitors use its websites. From
time to time, BARBinc may release non-personally-identifying information in the
aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
BARBinc also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet
Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the
BARBinc Network. BARBinc only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses
under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information
as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed
to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to BARBinc’s websites choose to interact
with BARBinc in ways that require BARBinc to gather personally-identifying information.
The amount and type of information that BARBinc gathers depends on the nature of
the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at www.BARBinc.com
to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with BARBinc
are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal
and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case,
BARBinc collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to
fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with BARBinc. BARBinc does not
disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors
can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat
that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
BARBinc may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors
to its websites. For instance, BARBinc may monitor the most popular sites on the
BARBinc Network. BARBinc may display this information publicly or provide it to
others. However, BARBinc does not disclose personally-identifying information other
than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
BARBinc discloses potentially personally-identifying and
personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and
affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process
it on BARBinc’s behalf or to provide services available at BARBinc’s websites, and
(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors
and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using
BARBinc’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. BARBinc
will not rent or sell potentially personallyidentifying and personally-identifying
information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations,
as described above, BARBinc discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying
information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request,
or when BARBinc believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to
protect the property or rights of BARBinc, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of an BARBinc website and have supplied your email
address, BARBinc may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features,
solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with BARBinc
and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this
type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you
send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms),
we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your
request or to help us support other users. BARBinc takes all measures reasonably
necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction
of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores
on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website
track visitors, their usage of BARBinc website, and their website access preferences.
BARBinc visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should
that certain features of BARBinc’s websites may not function properly without the
aid of cookies.
If BARBinc, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired,
or in the unlikely event that BARBinc goes out of business or enters bankruptcy,
user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a
third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer
of BARBinc may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to
users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server
to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile
information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad
networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe
Although most changes are likely to be minor, BARBinc may
encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy
Policy. If you have an account on any site within the BARBinc network, you should
also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use
of such change.