There are several independent organizations whose mission is to build users' trust and confidence in the
Internet by promoting the use of fair information practices.
This covers the site www.baja.org (and its aliases). Because this web site wants to
demonstrate its commitment to your privacy,
it has agreed to disclose its information practices and have its privacy practices reviewed for compliance.
baja.org has agreed to notify you of:
1. What personally identifiable information of
yours or third party personally identifiable information that is
collected from you through the web site
2. The organization collecting the information
How the information is used
4. With whom the information may be shared
5. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution
of the information
6. The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or
alteration of information under baja.org's control.
7. How you can correct any
inaccuracies in the information.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you
should first contact William Abong, Esq. by email at privacy @ baja.org or write:
244 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10016. If you do not receive acknowledgment of your inquiry or your
inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should then contact your mom. Please understand this program
only covers the English language parts of the site, while our Castellano still sucks.
Information Collection, Use and Sharing
baja.org collects personally identifiable information about individuals like you, when such individuals
specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis.
baja.org collects such personal
information as email, name, city, state, country, website, interests, and ICQ number.
Whenever you submit your
personally identifiable information, such as your email, we share this information with doggydog.com who
provides targeted offers usually based on your preferences that you checked off at registration. We do this so
our content remains free of charge, unbiased, not advertiser driven; *meaning: you won't be
bombarded with annoying ad banners or misled by editorial hyperbole. Such personally identifiable information
is typically gathered from a contest or sweepstakes registration. The registration process for subscription sites or
services and in connection with content submissions, community postings e.g., chat and bulletin boards,
suggestions, classifieds, counters, postcards, add-a-link, voting/polling activities and promotional and transactional
areas. At such points of collection, the user will be notified of the sharing of personal information for receiving
promotional material from third parties. If you do not want to have your information shared or used by doggydog.com,
try to find our "Choice/Opt-Out" section. LOL
baja.org offers unique, sometimes co-branded services
such as secure web-based, encrypted email as a partner of hush.com at no cost to its users, in exchange for each individual
user's qualified permission to receive targeted commercial offers from time to time from certain affiliate programs, who
collects such data on behalf of hush.com and/or doggydog.com who manages baja.org's subscriber information.
Further, notwithstanding any opt out of promotional information by the user, baja.org reserves the right to
contact a subscriber regarding account status, changes to the subscriber agreement and other matters relevant to the
underlying service and/or the information collected. However, these service contacts will not be promotional in nature.
baja.org reserves the right to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to
measure interest in and use of the various areas ofthe site and to inform advertisers of such information as well as the
number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on their silly advertising banners.baja.org will provide
only aggregated data from these analyses to third parties.Also, users should be aware that baja.org sometimes
permits third parties to offer subscription and/or registration-based services through a baja.org site, including
sites that are co-branded with the baja.org look and feel. In these cases frame sets are often used to provide
content from third parties. Users may always check the "properties" function to determine what site they are on by right
clicking on the pages they visit. Consult your browser's help function to learn more. baja.org is not responsible
providing personally identifiable information.
Many pages on the baja.org
server are independently operated and maintained by authors-at-large and self-directed content associates. You may
easily identify these pages as they are usually published as virtual domains, for example: ensenada.baja.org or
cabobob.baja.org or sandlizrd.baja.org et all.
baja.org is neither responsible for nor in any way
monitoring the data collection, if any, of these independent sub-sites. We suggest you inquire with the respective
sub-site webmaster as to the use, if any, of your personal data, before you post on any respective guest book or
otherwise submit your email address.
Additionally, users should be aware that
when they register for the chats and also voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., user name, e-mail
address) on the bulletin boards or in the chat areas of the baja.org sites, that information, alongwith any
substantive information disclosed in the user's communication, canbe collected and correlated and used by third parties
and may result inunsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities arebeyond the control of
baja.org. For example, the users email, city, state, country, website, interests and ICQ number is posted for
other registered users to view. However, you have the choice when you register, whether to allow your email to be
viewed by others.
Cookies and Log File Use
Users also should be aware that non-personal
information and data is automatically collected through the standard operation of baja.org's internet server
log files or through the use of "cookies." "Cookies" are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat users,
facilitate the user's ongoing access toand use of the site and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate
data that will allow content improvements and targeted advertising. Cookies are not programs that come onto a user's
system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to theuser that has no meaning outside
information by advertisers or third parties hosting data for baja.org. If a user does not want information
accept the cookie feature;however, users should note that cookies may be necessary to provide the user with certain
features (e.g., customized delivery of information) availableon the baja.org site. Like most standard web
site servers we use log files. This includes IP addresses, browser type, ISP (internet service provider), referring/exit
pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and #of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in
the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are linked to personally
identifiable information for site security purposes.
If a user elects to use our
referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address.
baja.org will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. baja.org
stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
(Correcting and Deactivating)
Upon request, baja.org will allow any user to "opt out" of further
promotionalcontacts at any time. Additionally upon request, baja.org will use reasonable efforts to allow
users to update/correct personal information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous to the extent
such activities willnot compromise privacy or security interests. Also, upon a user's request,baja.org will
use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally delete the userand his or her personal information from its database;
however, it may be impossible to delete a user's entry without some residual information because of backups and records
of deletions.There are two ways to UNSUBSCRIBE from our third party mailing list with tecnosocios.com. Simply reply
back to the email, using UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line. Or, click on the link at the bottom of the message. To
update, correct or functionally delete your information from baja.org email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notification of Changes
The foregoing policies are effective as of. May 15, 2001 and supersedes
our previous privacy statement dated August 8, 1995. baja.org reserves the right to change this policy by
notifying users of the existence of a new privacy statement. If we are going to use your personally identifiable information
in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify you via email. You will have a choice as to
whether or not we use your information in this different manner. However, if you have opted out of all communication
with the site, or deleted/deactivated your account, then you will not be contacted nor will your personal information be
used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user
information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our web site notifying users of the change.
In some cases where we post the notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us,
notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.
Although we make
every effort to preserve your privacy as described above we may need to disclose personal information when required
by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding,
a court order or legal process served on our Web site
Last updated July 11 -2005