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Boston Chapter Privacy Policy

The Boston Chapter BMW CCA, Inc. ("Boston Chapter") respects each individual's right to personal privacy. We will collect and use information through the Boston Chapter BMW CCA Inc. Web Site ("The Site") only in the ways disclosed in this statement. This statement applies solely to information by The Site.

Information Collection

The Boston Chapter collects information through The Site at several points.

We use your IP address and browser information to help diagnose problems with our server, for traffic analysis, and to administer The Site.

The Site requests personal information and collects information that personally identifies you and allows you to be personally contacted. This information is only used for activites related to the Boston Chapter BMW CCA, such as online event registration. We do not share any personal information with any third parties nor do we use any personal information for any purposes other than Boston Chapter related activities.

We collect the personal information through the My Boston Chapter section of the web site. The information is collected voluntarily.


The Site requires the use of session cookies. The session cookie is only active during your web browser's session. These cookies are used to identify your session, so that we may track your login to My Boston Chapter.

Information Usage

The information collected by Boston Chapter will be used for certain personal information is required for certain activities, such as driving school or autocross events.

Users who register for the Boston Chapter Bulletin will receive occasional email messages related to Boston Chapter activities.

External Links

The Site offers links to other web sites. When you click on links to other web sites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Their standards may differ from ours.

This site uses PayPal for some payments due the Boston Chapter. We reccommend that you examine PayPal's privacy policy before using PayPal for the first time.

User Access to Information

Users may access their own personal information and correct any inaccuracies they may find. Just login to the My Boston Chapter section of the site and update your profile.

Problem Resolution

If problems arise, users may contact Boston Chapter by emailing the Boston Chapter Webmaster.

Data Storage and Security

Boston Chapter protects user information with the following security measures.

Usernames for My Boston Chapter do not match email addresses and are unique to The Site. Passwords for the My Boston Chapter section of The Site must be at least 6 characters long and must contain at least one letter and one number. These measures help make The Site more secure from "dictionary attacks", where all the words in the dictionary are tried for passwords.

The Site's data is kept in on a database server which is not connected to the public internet. The data is backed up every night. All servers are configured to use RAID sets for disk storage. Using RAID for storage means that any single disk failure does not cause data loss or server interruption.

The Site's web server is carefully monitored to block attempts at breakins. All computers used by The Site have extensive security measures installed including the latest security patches.

Policy Changes

If our policy on information collection or uses changes, it will be announced on The Site for at least 30 days.