Privacy Policy

b3n.org is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to this website.

For this policy b3n.org refers to the staff as well as any consultants that operate this site and related services and the platforms, servers, and services that are used.

Information

Logging.  b3n.org logs access to the website and other services.  Logs may be reviewed for development, testing, diagnosing issues, research, handling traffic spikes, analysis on DDoS attacks, etc.  b3n.org does not normally share logs with outsiders but may share suspicious logs with 3rd parties for assistance in preventing or analyzing security, performance, help with traffic spikes, attacks, etc.

Logs on this site are reviewed daily by b3n.org and it’s staff and consultants.

Logs are rotated out on a regular basis but may exist longer on system backups until backups they are rotated out.

Cookies.  b3n.org may use cookies.  If you don’t want us to set cookies turn them off on your browser.

Tracking.  b3n.org uses Google Analytics and Jetpack to track site statistics which may include all sorts of information about you.

Submitted Information.  b3n.org collects and keeps information you submit to us.  This includes anything you may email, fax, phone, text, submit in a contact form, a comment, tin cans, Morse code, radio, snail mail, smoke signals, and any other method.  The data collected includes your IP address, your email address, a website url if you choose to provide it, the contents of your comment or message, and any other information you provide.  Believe it or not it is your choice whether or not to provide information.  If you don’t want b3n.org to have that data please don’t provide it.  b3n.org uses a 3rd party service (Jetpack) to provide email subscriptions to posts and comments and may use other services for spam filtering.

Comments are Public.  Your comments are not only posted to the site but published to email subscribers of comments and any intermediate services and ISPs between b3n.org and subscribers.

Removing Comments/Content.  Comments may be deleted at b3n.org’s sole discretion.  b3n.org reserves the right to delete a comment for any reason.  So far the only comments b3n.org has deleted are deemed to be spam or contain swear words.  Please keep your comments spam free, clean, and civil.

To state the obvious.  If you give b3n.org information, b3n.org will have that information.

By accessing b3n.org you may also be accessing 3rd party services that b3n.org uses such as Gravatar, Automatic, WordPress and related services, etc.

Security

b3n.org for the most part uses SSL encryption.  Some parts of the website and related services may not be using SSL.  SSL provides a layer of security to prevent 3rd parties from knowing what content you access, but is not foolproof.

Disclosure of Your Information

b3n.org does not normally disclose information to 3rd parties, but may disclose any information you have provided via submitted information, logs created by your access, etc.   In some circumstances b3n.org may disclose your information such as (1) with your consent; or (2) when we believe it is required by law.