PRIVACY POLICY

This is the official privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") for bluebell.com. This Privacy Policy governs only the personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") collected by this Site and does not cover any such information collected in any other manner or for any other purpose or any other company, unless specifically stated.

Overview: This Privacy Policy is intended to explain our privacy practices and inform you as to:

  • The kinds of Personal Information we collect from users of the Site and how that information is collected;

  • How we use your Personal Information;

  • The circumstances under which we disclose Personal Information to third parties;

  • How you can access, update or delete any Personal Information collected about you by us; and

  • The mechanisms we have implemented to protect your Personal Information.

This Privacy Policy is a part of the terms and conditions which are set forth in our Terms of Use Agreement. Both the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Agreement are legally binding on all users.

We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time by updating this posting without advance notice to you. Such revisions shall be effective to you immediately upon posting. Notice of material changes to either document will be posted on the Site's homepage. However, we encourage you to check this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Agreement often for updates. We may also e-mail you about these changes.

We are committed to protecting our users' privacy. Keeping the Personal Information you share with us on the Site secure and ensuring your understanding of how we collect, use, disclose and maintain your Personal Information is important to us. We maintain reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information and while no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure from intrusion, we have used and will continue to use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the protection of your Personal Information.

If you have other questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:
Blue Bell Creameries, L.P.
PO Box 1807
Brenham, Texas 77834
c/o Privacy Administrator


GENERAL PRIVACY INFORMATION

This Site is designed and targeted to U.S. audiences and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the U.S. We make no representation that this Site is operated in accordance with the laws or governed by other nations. By your participation in our Site activities, you certify that you are at least 13 years of age and a resident of the U.S. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the U.S. and you participate in activities on this Site contrary to our policy that only U.S. residents are eligible for certain activities, you do so at your own risk and initiative, and are responsible for compliance with any applicable local and national laws. Please be aware that any Personal Information you transfer to us will be transferred to the U.S and subject to U.S. law. By using this Site, participating in any Site activities, and/or providing us with your Personal Information, you consent to this transfer of Personal Information to the U.S., and waive any claims that may arise under your own local and national laws. All users of the Site are required to provide true, current, complete and accurate Personal Information when prompted and we will reject and delete any entry that we believe in good faith to be false, fraudulent, or inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

Your continued participation on this Site indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and of the collection, use, disclosure, management and storage of your Personal Information as described below. We may from time to time, transfer or merge any Personal Information collected off-line to our online databases or store off-line information in an electronic format. We may also combine Personal Information we collect online with information available from other sources, including information received from our corporate affiliates, marketing companies, or advertisers, promotional partners, and sponsors (collectively, "Advertisers"). This Privacy Policy covers all such Personal Information and will remain in full force and effect as long as you are a user of the Site or a participant in our features and activities.

Collection and Use of Personal Information: When we use the term "Personal Information" we mean information such as your first/middle initial or name and last name, street address, town or city, state, zip code, telephone number, instant-messenger nickname, blog or other personal website URL, date of birth, e-mail address and any other information that would allow someone to identify you or contact you. Personal Information also includes information about your personal preferences, survey responses and your transactions or relationship with us, or if you have been a customer. For example, if you order any of our various merchandise or goods ("Products"), in addition to your name and contact information, we will also collect and maintain your billing address, shipping address, Product selections, your credit card or other payment instrument information, your order number, and information about your computer's internet address and web site which may have referred or directed you to the Site (e.g., the referring URL). Your credit card or debit card number is classified as Sensitive Personal Information and is collected via a secure transmission.

We collect Personal Information about you when you visit the Site and input information, whether you are registering to use the Site, enrolling or signing up for features and functions, participating in promotions, ordering or purchasing Products or in the course of any other exchanges of information, transactions and activities. We may use the information we obtain from you, including Personal Information, to tailor your experience on the Site, to display content we think may be of interest to you, or to let us customize what you see when you visit the Site according to your preferences.

  • Member Registration
    To register as member of bluebell.com, you are required to provide first name and last name, address including zip code, email address and password. Additional Personal Information requested during the registration process (but not required) may include, but is not limited to, date of birth and gender. We will allow you to change your password, as well as any Personal Information or Sensitive Personal Information you have given us in order to keep this information current. Among other things, this information helps us identify you as a registered or permitted user of those features and functions.

    All member benefits are free. You will also have an option to subscribe to a selection of free email newsletters by opting-in on the registration page. By becoming a member of bluebell.com, you agree to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use Agreement. As a registered user, you acknowledge, understand and hereby agree that you are giving us your consent to track your activities and your use of the Site and its functions and features, in connection with your registration.

    During registration (and possibly at certain other times to enable your use of other features or functions or for security purposes), you will be required to provide us with certain information about you in order for us to allow you to use the features and functions of the Site, including chat rooms, message boards, electronic mail services, messaging services, auctions, shopping, registration and member profile pages.

  • Country Club Membership
    Blue Bell Creameries, L.P. is not responsible for (1) lost or misdirected entries, any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or any combination thereof; (2) any damage to any participant’s computer system/software related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials connected with the Country Club; (3) any incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by members, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Country Club; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the club or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, from members participation in the Country Club.  Entries void if incomplete, defective, altered, or forged.  Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this club, or whom Blue Bell Creameries, L.P. reasonably believes to be causing fraud or disruption will be disqualified.

    By entering, members irrevocably grant Blue Bell Creameries, L.P. its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, and advertising and promotional agencies, an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, unconditional license and absolute right to edit, modify, adapt, distribute, stream, post, publish, broadcast, reproduce, store, copy, transmit, publicly display, exhibit, exploit and/or otherwise use the entry (in whole or in part) and copyrights therein, in any way and in any and all media, in Blue Bell Creameries sole discretion, including but not limited to, the posting of any entry (in whole or in part) on social networking or any websites owned or operated by Blue Bell Creameries, L.P. or its affiliates, divisions or subsidiaries.  Members agree and acknowledge that their essay may be shared with other members and members of the public.

    Blue Bell Creameries, L.P. reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the club, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failure or any other factor beyond Blue Bell Creameries control impairs integrity or proper functioning of the club, as determined by Blue Bell Creameries, L.P. in its sole discretion.  By participating in this club, members hereby agree to release and hold Blue Bell Creameries, its officers, directors, subsidiaries and affiliates and any other entity involved with this club harmless from and against all losses, damages liabilities, claims, actions, proceedings or judgments, including but not limited to, personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property arising out of or relating to member’s entry or participating in this club.  The Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which could cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas.
  • Other Events and Activities and Use of Personal Information
    You may opt in to receive newsletters or other marketing and promotional messages. To "opt out" of receiving such newsletters or other marketing and promotional messages from us click on the link on bluebell.com’s "My Profile" page and hit the add/edit subscriptions link or use the opt-out mechanism that is contained in an email or text message. However, we may continue to contact you via email for administrative or informational purposes, including follow-up messages regarding the administration of your account, contests you have entered or other transactions you have undertaken.

  • In the event that Blue Bell Creameries, L.P. unknowingly sends an email or text message to a child (a person under the age of 13 years) who has registered on the Site in violation of the Site's Terms of Use Agreement, the child or the child's parent or legal guardian always have the right to unsubscribe from receiving future emails or text messages via the unsubscribe (opt-out) mechanism contained in the email or message, or to request termination of the child's registration on the Site. The same is true for the parent or legal guardian of a minor (a person under the age of 18 years old). Please see the "Review, Update, or Delete Your Personal Information" Section for details.

It is your responsibility to give us current, complete, truthful and accurate information and to keep the Personal Information that you provide to us up to date. We cannot and will not be responsible for any problems or liability that may arise if you do not give us accurate, truthful or complete information or you fail to update the information you give us.

You are solely responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your user name and password and for any charges, costs, expenses, damages, liabilities and losses we incur or may suffer as a result of your failure to do so. You, and not us, are solely responsible and liable for your activity, behavior, use and conduct on the Site and for any use of the Site or any other activity or conduct in connection with the Site, by any others who use your user name or password, unless and until you notify us that your user name or password may have been compromised, misappropriated or improperly taken or used by another party.

Bear in mind that when you submit information to us, it does not guarantee that we will permit you to use any or all of the features or functions of the Site.

Cookies: We use 'cookie' technology to collect data regarding your visits to the Site. This data is stored in aggregate form and is not used to identify any particular user or individual. We use cookies and similar tracking technologies in a variety of ways, including:

  • Keeping count of your return visits to the Site or our Advertisers' or partners' sites;

  • Accumulating and reporting aggregate, statistical information in connection with the Site;

  • Determining which features users like best; and

  • Saving your user name, your password or other information so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit the Site.

Although we may track the numbers of visitors to inform us on how best to update the Site and enhance the experience for all visitors, Personal Information is not extracted in this process. We use tracking information on an aggregated basis to help us operate the Site, enhance and improve our service, improve the look of the Site and display advertising and marketing information.


Disclosure to Third Parties: We do not sell, rent, lease or disclose your Personal Information.
We have the right to disclose your Personal Information to third parties for the purpose of administering and maintaining services on the Site. These third parties are called operational service providers, the specialists that provide internal support to operations and activities and/or for Site design, development, hosting and operations including maintenance, management, storage and/or fulfillment of our membership and e-mail clubs, various contests, sweepstakes, services, events and online stores. We use operational service providers to efficiently provide the full range of content, activities and membership services we bring to you and we request that our operational service providers also protect your privacy and not disclose your Personal Information or Sensitive Personal Information to third party marketers that are not associated with this Site. Additionally, such providers are not to use your Personal Information or Sensitive Personal Information for their own marketing or promotional purposes.
We will make your Personal Information and Sensitive Personal Information available to non-affiliated third parties only in the following limited circumstances:

  • When we are compelled to do so by a governmental agency, court or other entity (e.g., to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process);

  • If we believe your actions violate any law, regulation, our Terms of Use Agreement, Additional Terms, Rules, this Privacy Policy, or any of our guidelines for promotions, Product offerings or any other features or functions of the Site, or if you threaten the rights, property or safety of the Site, Blue Bell Creameries, L.P. , its operational service providers, suppliers, Advertisers, other customers or users, or any other party;

  • If, in our sole discretion, we believe such disclosure to be necessary or appropriate to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, to protect our business and assets, to defend our interests and/or to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations; or

  • In the event of a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, transfer of control, joint venture or other business combination involving us, or our Parent Companies.

Review, Update or Delete Your Personal Information: Generally, you may review, update or delete your Personal Information or Sensitive Personal Information collected by this Site. You may also correct factual inaccuracies. However, Personal Information that is necessary to check eligibility, such as date of birth or age cannot be deleted, but may be modified with sufficient verification of the correct information.


This Privacy Policy was last modified on January 4, 2007 and is effective immediately.

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