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Last updated: October 25, 2019

PRIVACY POLICY

This web site is owned and operated by or on behalf of the Carolina Bear Lodge. We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us and how we use that information. By visiting carolinabearlodge.club, you accept the practices described in this statement. This Privacy Statement may be changed or updated at any time.

OUR POLICIES

Carolina Bear Lodge is committed to respecting the privacy of our members. CBL does not trade, share or sell member lists. Donors who supply CBL with their postal address or email address may be contacted periodically for solicitation purposes and/or information regarding upcoming events. CBL does not send mailings on behalf of other organizations unless the member has given CBL specific permission to do so.

Use of personal information will be limited to our internal purposes and only to further the group activities and purposes of CBL. All members have the option to contact us via email, phone or postal mail to request to no longer receive communications.

All requests to be removed from CBL’s mailing list shall be honored.

DATA COLLECTION

PERSONAL INFORMATION

We do not collect personally identifiable information from you unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. If you make a donation, register for an event or register for our newsletter, for example, we may collect your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, and credit card information.

Generally, our uses of Personal Information collected online include, without limitation, responding to your inquiry to CBL, sending surveys seeking feedback, enabling you to make a donation or purchase something, or providing you with information, such as sending marketing communications and newsletters.

CBL will retain your Personal Information to fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. CBL will establish minimum and maximum retention periods based upon the type of information collected (i.e., sensitivity), the intended purposes and as otherwise required by law.

We use high-grade encryption and security protocols (Secure Socket Layer-SSL) when processing financial transactions. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it difficult for anyone to intercept the information you send us. As per CBL, data is stored on password-protected servers. Our staff is educated about the importance of safeguarding your information. However, such precautions do not guarantee that our web site is invulnerable to all security breaks. CBL makes no warranty, guarantee or representation that the use of our web site is protected from viruses, security threats or other vulnerabilities and that your information will always be secure.

COOKIES & INDIRECTLY COLLECTED INFORMATION

Carolina Bear Lodge may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our site. A “cookie” is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from CBL’s web server and is stored on your computer’s hard drive. The site also may use cookies or other technologies to track the specific pages viewed by visitors on the site or to target specific content that might be of interest to you. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function properly when you view them.

AGGREGATE INFORMATION

When you visit our site, we automatically collect Aggregate Information about your visit. Collecting this information helps us to improve our site to enhance your experience while on our site, communications and our work. 

Aggregate Information is non-personally identifiable/anonymous information about you, such as pages most frequently accessed by you, time spent on a page or area of our site, the number of visits to our site by you, types of browser used by you, cookie preferences or search terms entered by you. We can tell the type of computer and web service that you are using, as well as the date, time, and pages that you visit. Aggregate Information is used in a collective manner, and no single person can be identified by that compiled information (for example, the number of people who visited a page of our site on a particular day).

CBL also may use Aggregate Information for internal purposes, such as tracking demographic data and providing targeted content to make our site more useful to our visitors. The gathering of this Aggregate Information may be accomplished by the use of cookies or web beacons by CBL and its third party service providers. In particular, CBL will collect an IP Address from all visitors to our site. An IP Address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. The Center may share Aggregate Information with its content providers, sponsors, service providers or other third parties to advance the goals of CBL and otherwise in fulfillment of our mission. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users’ movement on our site, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve our site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses, however, are not linked to Personal Information. CBL also may use a unique assigned number located with our site’s URL to determine the website from which you navigated to get to our site. While this number may not be apparent to you, it does not contain your Personal Information.

EXTERNAL LINKS

Our Privacy Statement applies only to your use of the CBL website. This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites. Links to other sites do not imply an endorsement of the material or policies of those web sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information they may be collecting from you.

CONTACT US

This Privacy Statement applies only to our online practices and does not encompass other areas of the organization. By accessing or using the web site, you agree to be bound by all terms and conditions of the CBL Privacy Statement as posted at the time of your access or use. If you have any questions about our policies or compliance, you may email webmaster@carolinabearlodge.club.

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About us

Carolina Bear Lodge was formed in 1994 by a group of guys who didn't fit into the typical gay roster. The Carolina Bear Lodge had its first meeting in Charlotte, NC. Membership is open to anyone who is hirsute/bearish or who simply admires them.

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There are no physical characteristics required for any type of membership. CBL was formed to give members of the bear community a social outlet to call their own and a means to meet like minded men in an accepting environment.

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