We are strongly committed to safeguarding consumer privacy on our Web site. We operate under the following set of strict privacy principles:
The only information we obtain about our members, is information we need to process credit card charges of membership fees. That information is never revealed, resold, or made public for any reason.
Personally identifiable information provided by members (name, e-mail or home address, etc.) is never disclosed to anyone.
Each time a member logs into our site, we store a temporary "cookie" in the browser files of the member computer. This cookie is used during your online session to allow you free access to the member's area, without repeatedly requiring you to re-enter your user name and password.
When ever you log off or leave the site, the cookies file is automatically removed.
In order to provide visitors with greater value, some of our pages may provide links to various third party Web sites.
In no case, is member information or 'cookies' provided to the third party sites. However, keep in mind that many sites do attempt to capture visitor information when you browse those sites.
Once you leave our site, we are not able to alert you should another site attempt to gather information from your browser.
We provide our members with with a multi-tiered message board that makes sharing information with other members easy.
To protect your privacy when posting or replying to messages in the message board, your personal information and email is not revealed.
However, remember that any information that you disclose in the message board areas can be read by all other members, so exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Our Web site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We employ strict security measures to safeguard online transactions; personal information is stored in a secured database and always sent via an encrypted Internet channel.
Our site gives users the opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from us. You can be assured that we never reveal, sell, or make available your email address to anyone for any purpose.
This site also gives users the following options for removing their information from our database in order to stop receiving communications or our service.
How we gather information from users
How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of our site or request certain features, such as newsletters or when you make a purchase. You may provide information when you participate in sweepstakes and contests, message boards and chat rooms, and other interactive areas of our site. Like most Web sites, Burn The Fat Inner Circle also collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use cookie technology to recognize you and hold information from your visit. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our site. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do you may be unable to access certain portions of the site or may be asked to re-enter your user name and password, and we may not be able to customize the site's features according to your preferences.
What we do with the information we collect
Like other Web publishers, we collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. We respect your privacy and do not share your information with anyone.
Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. For example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive). Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners. Again, this information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to identify you individually.
Personally Identifiable Information collected by Burn The Fat Inner Circle may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, administration of sweepstakes and contests, and other communications with you. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our Web hosting service for example) may access such information. We will use your information only as permitted by law. In addition, from time to time as we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.
Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements
Burn The Fat Inner Circle expects its partners, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a Burn The Fat Inner Circle page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through Burn The Fat Inner Circle you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. Burn The Fat Inner Circle is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.
You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on message boards or in chat areas, that information can be viewed by other members and may be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Burn The Fat Inner Circle and this policy.
Burn The Fat Inner Circle does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe Burn The Fat Inner Circle has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.
Contests and sweepstakes
Burn The Fat Inner Circle, in conjunction with BurnTheFat.com, BurnTheFatBlog.com and other affiliated company sites, sponsors "body transformation challenge" fitness contests. These Burn the fat challenge contest discussion boards are in password-protected forums and may only be accessed by members or customers. The challenge forums can be accessed by burn the fat inner circle members as as well as burn the fat ebook customers who have registered for the contest. The rest of the forums can only be accessed by inner circle members).
The burn the fat challenge contest requires participants to post before and after photographs as well as personal exercise and diet journals. The content inside the forum posts may be scannable by search engine spiders. The title tags of the forum threads may be indexed by google or other search engines as title tags are public. Small portions of the forum posts may be indexed as part of the search engine results description. However, if a forum thread title is indexed in a search engine, it will re-direct to a password-protected member log-in page, so no one but members will be able to log in and see what is inside the thread.
Even though the member forums are in a password-protected members-only area, we advise you not to post anything online that you wish to keep private.
Some members are concerned about the privacy of their photographs for the contest. It is written in our Burn the Fat challenge contest rules that it is not permissible for any contestants to remove other people's photos from the forum either to download to their own computer or to upload somewhere else on the world wide web. However, we have no way of preventing members from taking photos off the burn the fat inner circle members area.
The nature of the Burn the Fat contest is such that thousands of members and contestants may see your photos in the forums. That is by design, as the contest concept is to use the power of accountability and community support to help everyone get motivated, get results and make friends.
Burn the Fat Challenge contest rules state that the Burn the Fat companies will publicize the photos of the winners - both for congratulatory purposes as well as advertising and promotion of burn the fat and future contests. If you have personal or professional privacy concerns about your photographs being seen, we advise you not to enter this contest and not to upload your photos onto the website or forums.
All entries including photographs, journal posts and essays become the property of Fitness Renaissance, LLC and the Burn The Fat companies. Winners and finalists will be publicized. By entering the Burn The Fat challenge contest, you give your consent and permission for Fitness Renaissance LLC and the Burn The Fat companies, including but not limited to Burn the Fat, Burn The Fat Blog and Burn The Fat Inner Circle, and their affiliates, to use your name, photographs and essay to promote Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle, Burn The Fat.com, Burn The Fat Inner Circle and Burn The Fat contests worldwide in any media or format whatsoever without restrictions or limitations. This permission is granted by virtue of participation in the Burn The Fat Holiday Fitness Challenge.
We can be reached by contacting:
Burn The Fat Inner Circle
Email: webmaster @ burnthefatinnercircle.com
Postal address: PO Box 5097, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA
Changes to this Policy
Burn The Fat Inner Circle reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.
This policy and the use of this Site are governed by New Jersey law. If a dispute arises under this Policy we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Hudson County. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.
If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location: Hudson County, under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.
Burn The Fat Inner Circle is controlled, operated and administered entirely within New Jersey. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.