This policy covers how Best Beginnings treats personal and aggregate information collected on this website. As the website technology evolves and content/options are added, Best Beginnings will update this policy.
Please refer to our Content Reproduction Policy if you are interested in reproducing content provided on this website.
Information Collection and Use Practices
Best Beginnings does not collect personally identifiable information from users when browsing this website and/or requesting web pages from the Best Beginnings server except to the extent that it is voluntarily and knowingly provided. This means Best Beginnings will not know your name, e-mail address, or any other personally identifiable information just because you browse the website unless you:
- Access the website from a link in an e-mail sent by Best Beginnings
- Request printed or e-mail materials
- Contact Best Beginnings with a direct inquiry
- Subscribe to receive e-mail communications offered on this website
- Use the “Forward to a Friend” e-mail service.
Uses of Information
E-Newsletters: If you wish to subscribe to the Best Beginnings e-newsletter, your name and e-mail address will be used to send the newsletter to you. Subscribers will always be provided with a means to unsubscribe.
Service-Related Announcements: Best Beginnings may send service-related announcements whenever it is necessary to do so. For example, if certain services you may use are temporarily suspended for maintenance, you may receive e-mail notification from us.
Customer Service: Based on the personally identifiable information you provide, Best Beginnings may send a welcoming e-mail to acknowledge and confirm your request. Best Beginnings will communicate with you in response to your inquires, to provide the services you request. We will communicate with you by e-mail or telephone in accordance with your wishes.
Opt-Out Option: If you no longer wish to receive Best Beginnings e-newsletters or other bulk e-mail communications, you may “opt out” of receiving them by following the instructions included in each e-mail or by calling (907) 297-3300, faxing (907) 297-3304, or writing to Best Beginnings Web Programs, 3350 Commercial Drive, Suite 104A; Anchorage, AK 99501.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Non-Personally Identifiable/Aggregate Information: Best Beginnings may share aggregated demographic information about Best Beginnings user base. This information does not identify individual users. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.
Personally Identifiable Information: Best Beginnings will not share e-mail addresses with any third party. E-mail subscribers will only receive the information they requested, and can change their e-mail subscription preferences at any time.
Personal information collected by Best Beginnings will not be disclosed to any third party, except that Best Beginnings may make disclosures to appropriate law enforcement agencies as may be required or as may be deemed appropriate by Best Beginnings. Information will be given to law enforcement personnel without a subpoena or court order whenever necessary to aid in identifying and prosecuting any person using our services for illegal activities.
Service Providers: We use third parties to provide e-mail distribution on this website. If you sign up to receive e-mail newsletters and other e-communications, we will share personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address and name, as may be necessary for the third party to provide the services you request. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
Log Files: Best Beginnings gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files in order to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the site, and gather demographic information about its user base as a whole. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click-stream data. Information collected in this manner does not identify individual users and Best Beginnings does not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information.
Cookies: A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. Best Beginnings uses “cookies” to gather non-personally identifiable information about visitors to its site in the aggregate in order to track marketing effectiveness, analyze website use and provide continual improvements for its users. Best Beginnings does not link the information stored in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit.
Best Beginnings has security measures to protect the information and systems it maintains. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and after it has been received. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure, however. Therefore, while Best Beginnings strives to protect personal information, it cannot ever guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions regarding security on the Best Beginnings website, please contact us at (907) 297-3300 or via email form.
Although Best Beginnings website is intended to provide current and accurate information, neither Best Beginnings nor any of its employees, agencies or officers can warranty the information contained on the site and shall not be held liable for any losses caused on the reliance of information provided. Relying on information contained on the site is done at one’s own risk.