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Privacy Policy

The Bridge Point Homes Association Website Privacy Policy

This is the Internet privacy policy of Bridge Pointe Home’s Association (the “HOA”) with respect to the web site at http://www.BridgePointeKCMO.com whose primary purpose is to provide residents of the Bridge Pointe with information about the community. The website is also a means of communicating with the HOA and its members and volunteer management personnel.  The web site is not operated for commercial purposes. At this point, there is no advertising revenue sourced from the site.

By using the web site, each user agrees to the collection and related use of information described below.

As provided in more detail in the Terms and Conditions, access to the web site is generally limited to residents whose access is not password protected. However, at this point all users need to be aware that a resident’s access is the same as any other person interested in visiting the website, resident of Bridge Pointe or not.

The web site is maintained on behalf of the HOA by Shout Cloud Studios, which also has an applicable privacy policy that can be found at www.ShoutCloudStudios.com. Users are urged to read that policy as well.

This is how the Bridge Pointe Home’s Association (BPHOA) will handle information gathered about you from your visit to the HOA website. The information received depends on what you do when you visit BridgePointeKCMO.com.

If you visit this site to browse, read or download information (e.g., Newsletter, Community Events, Hot Issues):

The HOA website usage log may collect and store: the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com or princeton.edu); the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access the site; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to this site. While the log automatically stores this information, this information is currently not used for any purpose or released to any third parties. It is possible that, in the future, this information could be used to present statistical data on usage of the site. However, no personal identifying information is collected, and any such use would be clearly outlined in this privacy policy. Additionally, this site does use “cookies.” See below for additional information about cookies.

If you choose to identify yourself by sending email or when using online forms (e.g., an HOA Pool Reservation Form):

The HOA will use your personally identifying information only to fulfill your request for information or access to areas of the website. If you consent, we may enter the information you send into a database of residents, e.g., a future online or printed HOA Directory. However, inclusion in that online or printed directory will require your specific consent. The HOA will NOT sell, rent, exchange or release to third parties any personally identifying information you submit via the website or in an email to the HOA.

About the security of the information you provide to us:

If you send an email to the HOA or Webmaster, you should know that email is not necessarily secure against interception just like most other emails. So, if your communication includes sensitive information that you prefer not to use in email, please contact the HOA by postal mail or telephone rather than email.

Our policy on children’s information:

It is the agreed policy of the HOA to provide the utmost protection of the privacy of children. Therefore, the website will never knowingly identify a minor child on the website. Photos posted of children will not bear captions specifically identifying any child.

In addition, any HOA Newsletter articles or photos identifying children will be deleted from the online versions upon request. This includes the babysitter listings, swim team photos or captions or other identifying information.

If you have concerns about the privacy of children on the HOA website, please contact an HOA board member or Webmaster.

General information:

If you experience technical problems with the operation of this website, contact our Webmaster.

This website links to documents located on websites maintained by other organizations. Once you access an individual document that links you to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of the website containing that document

Cookie

Cookies are usually small text files, given ID tags that are stored on your computer’s browser directory or program data subfolders. Cookies are created when you use your browser to visit a website that uses cookies to keep track of your movements within the site, help you resume where you left off, remember your registered login, theme selection, preferences, and other customization functions.The website stores a corresponding file(with same ID tag)to the one they set in your browser and in this file they can track and keep information on your movements within the site and any information you may have voluntarily given while visiting the website, such as email address.

Cookies are often indispensable for websites that have huge databases, need logins, have customizable themes, other advanced features.

Cookies usually don’t contain much information except for the url of the website that created the cookie, the duration of the cookie’s abilities and effects, and a random number. Due to the little amount of information a cookie contains, it usually cannot be used to reveal your identity or personally identifying information.However, marketing is becoming increasingly sophisticated and cookies in some cases can be agressively used to create a profile of your surfing habits.

There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are created temporarily in your browser’s subfolder while you are visiting a website. Once you leave the site, the session cookie is deleted. On the other hand, persistent cookie files remain in your browser’s subfolder and are activated again once you visit the website that created that particular cookie. A persistent cookie remains in the browser’s subfolder for the duration period set within the cookie’s file.

More on Cookies

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to your computer when you access certain websites. Like virtual door keys, cookies unlock a computer’s memory and allow a website to recognise users when they return to a site by opening doors to different content or services. Like a key, a cookie itself does not contain information, but when it is read by a browser it can help a website improve the service delivered.

Cookie files are automatically lodged into the cookie file – the memory of your browser – and each one typically contains:

  • The name of the server the cookie was sent from
  • The lifetime of the cookie
  • A value – usually a randomly generated unique number

The website server which sent the cookie uses this number to recognise you when you return to a site or browse from page to page. Only the server that sent a cookie can read, and therefore use, that cookie.

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on the hard disk of computers so that the website can remember who you are.

A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Two common types of cookies are used on most websites-session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site, and persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).

Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly. Most major websites use cookies. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you.

We value your privacy! If you want any photo or information removed from this site, please submit a request via our contact form.