Privacy Policy

Updated: January 14, 2020

The Bigfoot Owners Club International (BOCI) is an I.R.S authorized member benefit non-profit corporation 501(c)(7) for Bigfoot owners. BOCI believes it is important to protect and respect the privacy of our members, users, and visitors. This Privacy Policy covers our treatment of personally identifiable information collected by BOCI through our Website.

We urge you to read this Privacy Policy so that you will understand both our commitment to you and to your privacy, and how you can participate in that commitment.

1. Notice

a. General. In general, you can browse the BOCI Website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you (Personal Information). Generally, this information is requested when you become an owner- member, associate member or register as a guest or complimentary member of our club or contact us for information. We use your Personal Information for the following primary purposes:

i) To facilitate your experience on our BOCI Website.

ii) To make our BOCI Website easier for you to use by not having to enter information more than once.

iii) To help you quickly find information on the BOCI Website.

iv) To alert you to upcoming events of the Club or its members.

b. Collected Information. BOCI may collect information from you in several different ways including the following:

  • i) Registration. In order to use the services offered by our BOCI Website, you may be required to create an account with us. During the registration process, you are required to give certain contact information, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, and mailing address. We use this information to contact you about the services on our BOCI Website in which you have expressed interest and to facilitate future related services.
  • ii) Log Files. As is true of most websites, the BOCI Website gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, operating system, date/time stamp, and movements around the site. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.
  • iii) Correspondence. If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.

c. Site Usage. BOCI may monitor your activities, preferences, and transactional data (such as your IP address) relating to your use of the BOCI Website and/or services and log this information. This information may be used to diagnose BOCI Website technical problems or problems with your account and to enhance your experience in using the BOCI Website.

d. Cookies. Cookies are data files that are written onto your computer by a website, and stay there unless they expire or are removed by you. Cookies enable us to recognize your computer when you revisit the BOCI Website, and recall your preferences to enhance your experience in using the BOCI Website. We do not use cookies to collect or use any information about your visits to other Websites. Consult your browser Help menu to learn more about how you can configure your browser software to notify you when your computer receives a new cookie. Note that you may also be able to configure your browser to disable the creation of cookies entirely (although your full interactive use of the BOCI Website will be adversely impacted if you do this).

e. Pixels Tags and Analytics. We may use other industry standard technologies like pixel tags and analytics tools to track your use of the BOCI Website. When you access the BOCI Website, or open or click an email, pixel tags and analytics tools generate a non-personally identifiable notice of that action. These tools allow us to measure and improve our understanding of visitor traffic and behavior on the BOCI Website, as well as give us a way to measure our promotions and performance.

f. Website Service-related Announcements. We may send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email.

2. Disclosure of Collected Information

a. Information from the Site. We will never disclose to non-affiliated third parties without your prior approval, your e-mail address, phone number, or other personally identifiable information, that we collect via the BOCI Website. However, the BOCI Website will cooperate with official law enforcement inquiries, such as fraud investigations and subpoenas, and will disclose your information when necessary to comply with state and federal laws and regulations.

b. Disclaimer. We cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personal information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the BOCI Website.

3. Security

BOCI is committed to ensuring that your registration information is protected while you are on our Website. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction, during transmission and once we receive it. Our goal is to provide a high quality service with the best possible online experience.

4. Enforcement

If for some reason you believe the BOCI Website has not adhered to the principles of this Privacy Policy, please notify us by accessing the Contact Us link and submitting a request.

a. Limitations of Warranties and Remedies. To the full extent allowed by law, BOCI disclaims all warranties, terms or conditions, express or implied, either in fact or by operation of law, statutory or otherwise, including warranties, terms, or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and warranty of non-infringement. BOCI neither assumes nor authorizes any other person to assume for it any other liability in connection with use of the BOCI Website. In no event will BOCI be liable for any incidental, consequential, punitive, or special damages, including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, even if BOCI has, or should have had, any knowledge, actual or constructive, of the possibility of such damages.

b. Indemnification. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless BOCI and its officers and employees against any and all third party claims, suits, costs, losses liabilities and expenses of any kind (including reasonable attorneys fees) that BOCI may incur arising out of or resulting from the use of the BOCI Website or any of the services of BOCI, the end user, or any other person.

c. Choice of Law and Venue. This agreement will be construed and governed in accordance with the laws of the state of California without application of choice-of-law provisions that would require application of the laws of another jurisdiction. By entering into this agreement, all parties irrevocably submit themselves to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in, California with regard to any dispute relating to this Privacy Policy or its enforcement. The parties also hereby waive any challenge to venue they may have to a lawsuit filed in a state or federal court in, California, regarding a dispute between the parties relating to this Privacy Policy or its enforcement.

d. Severability. If any provision of this Privacy Policy is found to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions will not in any way be affected or impaired and a valid, legal, and enforceable provision of similar intent and economic impact will be substituted therefore.

e. Additional Provisions Regarding Liability. The parties agree that the foregoing limitations will not be read so as to limit any liability to an extent that would not be permitted under applicable law and specifically will not limit any liability for gross negligence, intentional tortuous or unlawful conduct, or damages for strict liability that may not be limited by law.

f. Notices. Any notices or other communication required or permitted to be made or given by either Party pursuant to this Privacy Policy will be in writing, in English, and will be deemed to have been duly given when delivered if delivered personally or sent by recognized overnight express courier, to the address specified herein or such other address as BOCI may specify in writing. All notices shall be sent to:

P.O. Box 18292
San Jose, California, 95158

5. Additional Information

a. Links. The BOCI Website may contain links to other sites. However, please be aware that BOCI is not responsible for and cannot control the privacy policies of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the BOCI Website, and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by the BOCI Website.

b. Notification of Privacy Statement Changes. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time, and you may visit this page to learn of our revised Privacy Policy. All such changes shall be binding on you 14 calendar days after they are initially posted on the BOCI Website unless you are a new user, in which case they are binding on you immediately.

c. Access to Personal Information. If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire some or all of our services, you may correct, update or deactivate by accessing the Contact Us link and submitting a request through the Contact Us link.

d. Contact Us. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, contact us by submitting a request through the Contact BOCI page.