Privacy Statement


BIGELOW Website Innovation (BWI) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This statement of privacy applies to the BWI Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the BIGELOW Website Innovation website you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

BWI collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. BWI also collects anonymous demographic information which is not unique to you such as your postal code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by BIGELOW Website Innovation. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by BWI for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of this web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or sensitive data via BWI public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. BWI does not read any of your private online communications.

BWI encourages you to review the privacy statements of web sites you link to from BWI so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. BWI is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on web sites outside of our control.

Use of your Personal Information

BWI collects and uses your personal information to operate the BWI Web site and deliver the services you have explicitly requested. BWI also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from BWI and its affiliates. BWI may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

BWI does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. BWI may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, BWI may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to BWI, and they are required by law to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

BWI does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

BWI keeps track of the web sites and pages our customers visit within bigelow.ch in order to determine what services are the most popular. This data is used to fine-tune content within bigelow.ch for customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

BWI will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on BWI or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of BWI; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of BWI, or the public.

Use of Cookies

BWI use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time by restoring the previous viewing state when you return to a specific page. As another example, if you personalize BWI pages or register for an account on BWI, a cookie allows the web server to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to BWI the information you previously provided can be retrieved so you can more easily use customized features.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the BWI services or other web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

BWI secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. BWI secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

BWI may occasionally update this privacy declaration to reflect company and customer feedback. BWI encourages you to periodically review this declaration to be informed of how BWI is protecting your information.

Contact Information

BWI welcomes your comments regarding this privacy declaration. If you believe that BWI has not adhered to this declaration, please contact the founder at daniel@bigelow.ch. We will use all reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy your concerns. Our mailing address and telephone numbers are provided on the Legal page in the Imprint section and also on the Contact page.