The Capital City Ringers Handbell Ensemble - Privacy

Last updated: February 2009


We respect your privacy and you can be assured that our privacy practices are held to the highest standards.

Our Privacy Policy is very simple: We will never give or sell any information to anyone. Online transactions are secure and conducted through PayPal. We do use cookies, but only to enhance browsing for visitors.

Protecting our visitors' privacy and security is a top priority. For this reason, we have adopted the following policy to advise you regarding the use of your online browsing information. This policy describes what types of information we gather and how we use it.

Information Gathered From All Visitors

Aggregate Data:
We gather certain generic information with respect to customers' use of our web site, such as the number of unique visitors, the frequency with which they visit, and the areas on the web site that they favor. These statistics are very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. We only use this type of data in aggregate-that is, we look at the data on a collective basis, in summary form, rather than on an individual basis. This data helps us determine the extent to which our customers use certain parts of our web site, which, in turn, enables us to make it as appealing as possible. These statistical ratings do not contain any personally identifiable information about you or any of our users.

We use a technology called "cookies" on our web site. Cookies are pieces of information or data sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies to make your visit to our web site easier. Cookies also allow us to count the number of unique and return visitors who use our site. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can reset your browser to notify you when you've received a cookie or, alternatively, to refuse to accept cookies. This is entirely up to you and will not affect your experience while browsing our site. Cookies may also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. Cookies, in gerneral, are NOT bad!

Capital City Ringers will never use or divulgle any data gathered for any reason, other than to learn more about our visitor's browsers, pages viewed, and general browsing experiences while on our site. We will never, ever sell or give any gathered information to anyone; it is for our use only... to enhance your web site experience.

Disclosure Exceptions
Notwithstanding the above policies, we reserve the right to disclose your information to appropriate third-parties if we are required to do so by law or we believe that such action is necessary:

• To comply with legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order;
• To protect the Capital City Ringers, Inc. rights and property;
• To investigate reports of users sending material using a false e-mail address or users sending harassing, threatening, or abusive messages;
• To protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our web site.

Under certain circumstances, law enforcement authorities may be able to combine this with information disclosed by ISPs to determine the source of a particular action. By using this web site, you knowingly and voluntarily assume any risks associated with internet browsing.

Data Security
When you place orders for purchased products or submit your payment information via PayPal, an advanced encryption technology known as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is used to protect the transfer of your data from unauthorized parties. Any such transaction is considered a transaction with PayPal and its affiliated site(s).

Even the best policy can't protect your online privacy and security in all circumstances. Unscrupulous advertisers, hackers, and scam artists are constantly searching the Internet looking for new targets. Your best protection is to understand the limits to privacy on the Internet and use common sense in all of your on-line activities.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us here with further questions.

Please click on any of the links above to continue exploring our web site.


Capital City Ringers Handbell Ensemble
Lansing, MI