We collect no information about you, other than information automatically collected and stored (see below), when you visit our web site unless you choose to provide that information to us.
Information Automatically Collected and Stored:
When you browse through any web site, certain personal information about you can be collected. We automatically collect and temporarily store the following information about your visit:
the name of the domain you use to access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are using an American Online account, or stanford.edu, if you are connecting from Stanford University's domain);
the date and time of your visit;
the pages you visited; and
the address of the web site you came from when you came to visit.
We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.
Personally Provided Information:
You do not have to give us personal information to visit our web sites.
If you choose to provide us with additional information about yourself through an e-mail message, form, survey, etc., we will only maintain the information as long as needed to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication.
However, all communications addressed to the BestAmericanBanks.com Secretary or the BestAmericanBanks.com Webmaster are maintained, as required by law, for historical purposes. These communications are archived on a monthly basis, but are also protected by the Privacy Act which restricts our use of them, yet permits certain disclosures.
BestAmericanBanks.com may set and access cookies on your computer. BestAmericanBanks.com allows other companies that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to BestAmericanBanks.com's cookies. BestAmericanBanks.com uses web beacons to access our cookies inside and outside our network of web sites and in connection with BestAmericanBanks.com products and services.
Advertising Cookie and Privacy Policies. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
We offer you the choice to opt out of ad matching. If you opt out the ads we show you will be more general and less relevant to you. Opting out will not turn off ads. BestAmericanBanks.com is a participating member of the Network Advertising Initiative. You can exercise the opt-out on the NAI site and also manage your other ad network opt-outs. Please click the following link to opt-out the ads.
BestAmericanBanks.com does not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required for law enforcement or statute.
This site is maintained by Yahoo.com. It is protected by various provisions of Title 18, U.S. Code. Violations of Title 18 are subject to criminal prosecution in federal court.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations, and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.
Systems of Records:
Information originally collected in traditional paper systems can be submitted electronically, i.e., electronic commerce transactions and information updates about eligibility benefits. Electronically submitted information is maintained and destroyed pursuant to the Federal Records Act, and in some cases may be subject to the Privacy Act. If information that you submit is to be used in a Privacy Act system of records, there will be a Privacy Act Notice provided.
BestAmericanBanks.com Data Council's Privacy Committee
March 5, 2010