Privacy Policy

Introduction

Welcome to bulgarianflame.com. This Site is owned by and operated by VIRAD. This Privacy Policy is designed to tell you how this Site collects, uses, and discloses the information you provide via this Site. By using this Site, you acknowledge that you have reviewed, and agree to, the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, do not use this Site.

Scope of Privacy Policy / Links

This Privacy Policy applies only to this Site. Although this Site may provide you with links to other websites, those websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy. Likewise, although this Site may provide links to websites that are owned or operated by us or our project partners, affiliates, sponsors, including their respective partners, principals, employees, agents and representatives, this Privacy Policy does not apply to such websites.

We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit, including those websites to which this Site provides links.Whenever you link to any other website from this Site, you are solely responsible for any interactions you may have with that website. Links from this Site to other websites will typically open in a separate browser window while the browser window for this Site remains open in the background.

Active Information Collection

At various points on this Site, you might choose to actively provide certain kinds of information, including personally identifiable information, such as full name, address, phone number, e-mail address, etc. The Site typically will indicate which information is required and which information is optional at the information collection point in question. In any case, by submitting information via an active information collection point at this Site, you specifically consent to the collection, use, and dissemination of such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Active information collection points at this Site may include:
a) E-mail Reply Mechanisms
This Site may provide you with one or more e-mail reply mechanisms through which you may submit questions or comments. Information you provide via such e-mail reply mechanisms is typically all optional. We may use the information you provide in your e-mail to respond to your inquiry, and we reserve the right to retain whatever information you submit in your e-mail, including your name, e-mail address, and any comments or other information that you send via the e-mail reply mechanism.
b) Question, Comment, and Feedback Forms
This Site may post a form for you to use in submitting questions, comments, and other feedback about us, our affiliates, this Site, our or our affiliates’ products and services, and other topics. We use such feedback information to improve this Site, and our or our affiliates’ products and services as well as for marketing and research purposes. Most information you provide in such forms is optional, but you will need to provide at least some personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number, so that we may respond to your inquiry.
c) Surveys and Evaluations
The Site may ask you to complete optional surveys and evaluations about us, our affiliates, this Site, our or our affiliates’ products and services, and other topics. These surveys and evaluations may request personally identifiable information, such as your name, location and e-mail address, so that we can follow up with you. Typically, we might use such surveys and evaluations to better understand our audience and its preferences. 
d) Registration Forms
Because access to portions of this Site is restricted to authorized users, you may be required to complete a registration form.This form may ask you for a variety of information that will help us to identify you and contact you, such as your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, etc. Registration information will be associated with your username and password, without which you will not be able to access the restricted portions of the Site. 
e) E-Mail Newsletters, Alerts, or Reminders
The Site may ask you to provide your e-mail address so that you can receive e-mail newsletters, alerts, or reminders about us, our affiliates, our Site, our or our affiliates’ products and services, and other topics of interest. If you no longer wish to receive such e-mails, please follow the “unsubscribe” instructions included in such e-mails.
f) Other Functions
This Site may offer test, quizzes, search functions, calculators, or conversion tools that help you learn more about various topics. We use the information you input while using these functions to provide you with immediate feedback.

Passive Information Collection

This Site uses various technologies to passively collect information from you while you are visiting (that is, you do not actively provide this information). Such technologies allow the Site to collect a range of nonpersonally identifiable information, including your Internet Protocol (IP) address (a unique identifier automatically assigned to your computer when logging onto the Internet), the type of Web browser and operating system you use, the date and time you visit the Site, the specific pages you visit on the Site, and the address of the website you visited before coming to this Site. We typically use such passively collected information for a variety of purposes, such as to administer the Site, customize the Site to your preferences, and compile aggregated statistics for marketing and research purposes. We reserve the unrestricted right to use this passively collected, nonpersonally identifiable information, including, but not limited to, selling, leasing, permitting access to, or otherwise transferring it to our affiliates, business partners, advertisers, dealers, and other third parties. Two types of passive information collection technologies deserve special mention: 
a) Cookies
“Cookies” are small text files that store information about your interactions with a particular website, either temporarily (known as a “temporary” or “session” cookie, and deleted once you close your browser window) or more permanently on the hard drive of your computer (known as a “permanent” or “persistent cookie”). Cookies can make it easier to use a website by allowing servers to access certain information quickly:
§ Session cookies can be used to help a user’s browser navigate a website more smoothly and may show up if the user comes from a website with which the subsequent website has some relationship (e.g., a website of an affiliated company) and can give helpful information. 
§ Persistent cookies can be used to customize a website for a user, such as by storing passwords, preferences, and registration and account information so that users do not have to reenter them each time they visit a website.
At this moment this web site does not use any “Cookies”.

b) Web Beacons
“Web beacons” (also known as single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, and 1-by-1 GIFs) are Internet tags that are smaller than cookies and may tell the website server nonpersonally identifiable information such as the IP address and browser type related to the user’s computer. 
At this moment this web site does not use “Web beacons.”

Other Uses and Disclosures of Information

As indicated above, we use information we collect from you via this web site for a variety of purposes. Unless otherwise provided above, we may also use personally and nonpersonally identifiable information you submit via this web site in the following ways:
§ to tell you about new products and services of our sponsors or other information we think may be of interest to you. 
If you do not wish to receive such notifications or updates, please contact us at: [email protected] or VIRAD, 408 – 11 Dervock Cres, Toronto, ON, M2K1A6, Canada and specify which notifications or updates you do not wish to receive;
§ to conduct internal marketing and research; and
§ to improve the content of the web site. Except as otherwise provided in the “Active Information Collection” section above, we also reserve the right to sell, lease, provide access, or otherwise transfer personally identifiable information you submit via this Site to our business partners (including e-mail delivery services and content providers), affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy or elsewhere on this web site, we reserve the right to share or transfer any information you submit via this Site to another person or company in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business of this web site and/or VIRAD; to respond to law enforcement requests; or where required by applicable law, statute, regulation, ordinance, subpoena, or court order. By submitting personally identifiable information via this web site, you consent to such disclosures in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Data Security

Although we take steps to protect personally identifiable information you provide via this web site from loss, misuse, or unauthorized alteration, no system is 100% secure or error-free. Therefore, we do not, and cannot, guarantee the security or accuracy of the information we collect via this Site, and you acknowledge that you are assuming the risk in transmitting any information to us.

It is your responsibility to safeguard any usernames and passwords you use to access portions of this Site and to notify us if you ever suspect that these usernames or passwords have been compromised. You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for any unauthorized use of this web site conducted via your username or password.

Ask Us

If at any time you have questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy, or the information practices of this web site, please contact us in one of the following ways: 
E-Mail:  [email protected] 
Tel: (416) 821-9915
Fax   :  (647) 477-6423 
Mail   :  VIRAD, 408 – 11 Dervock Cres, Toronto, ON, M2K1A6, Canada
We will take reasonable steps to respond to your inquiry and remedy any problems you may bring to our attention.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If this Privacy Policy changes, the revised Policy will be posted here and the date of the newest version will be posted below. Please check back frequently, especially before you submit any personally identifiable information at this web site, to see if the Privacy Policy has changed.
This Privacy Policy was last revised on June 1, 2010.

Legal Notice

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. By using www.bulgarianflame.com you acknowledge that you have reviewed, and agree to be bound by, the following terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, do not use this Site.

Copyright Notice

The content of this site including but not limited to the graphics, pictorial matter and text of this site are protected by copyright law. Such marks, graphics, pictorial matter and text may not be used, and this page may not be copied or reproduced, in whole or in part, without the written permission of VIRAD. All rights reserved.

Legal Disclaimer

VIRAD and its project partners, affiliates, sponsors, including their respective partners, principals, employees, agents and representatives make no presentations or warranties about the completeness, accuracy, correctness, integrity, reliability, currency, adequacy, suitability, functionality, availability or operation of this web site or the content or services provided on, or accessible from this web site. This web site is provided “as is” and “as available” and without warranties of any kind. We do not warrant that the operation of this web site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this web or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Content

Neither this web site nor any content on or accessed through www.bulgarianflame.com shall be considered as a business advise or business judgment and the user of this site should consult with a professional advisor familiar with the particular interest they have for advice or service concerning specific matters. In no event will VIRAD be liable for any users actions based upon any information, published in www.bulgarianflame.com In no event will be VIRAD liable for lost profits, incidental damages or consequential damages, even if VIRAD has been informed of the likelihood of such damages occurring

Links

Within this web site, you may see links or references to other websites. VIRAD undertake no obligation to review the websites that may be linked to this web site, do not endorse, and are not responsible for the accessibility of, or the resources available on, any other websites linked to this web site. You are solely responsible for any interactions you may have with such websites.

Access and Availability

The content on this web site has been compiled from a variety of sources and is subject to change without notice. This web site may be unavailable from time to time due to mechanical, telecommunication, software, hardware and third-party vendor failures. We cannot predict or control when such down time may occur and cannot control the duration of such down time.

Classifieds

By using the classified section, you understand and agree that VIRAD has no responsibility for, and is not liable for the accuracy, timeliness and the content of the ads. The information there has been provided by individual or organizations other than VIRAD. In no event will VIRAD be liable for lost profits, incidental damages, or consequential damages, even if VIRAD has been informed of the likelihood of such damages occurring.

No Liability

By using this site, you understand and agree that VIRAD has no responsibility for, and is not liable for, any errors, delays, inaccuracies, or omissions in the site or in any documents or sites that are linked to, or referred to by, this site. In no event will VIRAD, its project partners, affiliates, sponsors, including their partners, principals, employees, agents and representatives be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, consequential or other damages whatsoever , (including but not limited to liability for loss of use, data or profits) without regard to the form of any action, included but not limited to contract, negligence or other actions, arising out of or in connection with this web site, any content on or accessed through this site, or any copying, display, or other use thereof.

No Confidentiality ; No Compensation

Any comment, feedback, data, ideas, comments, suggestions, questions, information, or any other communications you send via, or post to, this site :
(a) shall become our exclusive property;
(b) shall be deemed nonconfidential ;
(c) may be reproduced and distributed by VIRAD without limitation; and 
(d) may be used by VIRAD for any purpose, including developing, manufacturing, and marketing products and services incorporating any of the ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques referred to in the comment, suggestion or other response. No payment will be made for any comment, data, idea, suggestion, information or any other communication or response.

Password Protection

If you select or are provided with your own username or password to access this web site, you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for any unauthorized use of this web site conducted via your own username and password, and that you have an obligation to notify us immediately if you know or suspect that your username or password has been compromised.

Submissions

This site may offer posting boards as forum and other discussion areas that are designed to enable you to raise questions, share comments and discuss issues with other users of the site. We do not guarantee that your comments will be posted or that they will be posted exactly as you submitted them to us. In order to maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect, the following activities are strictly prohibited in our forum and other discussion areas: 
1. Conducting or advocating any illegal activity (e.g., illegal or fraudulent schemes); 
2. Providing material that violates any law or the rights of any person (including, but not limited to, those related to privacy, confidentiality, publicity, copyright, and so on); 
3. Providing false or misleading material; 
4. Engaging in disruptive communications, including persistent posting of off-topic comments; 
5. Providing material that is harassing, threatening, abusive or offensive (including racially, ethnically, and sexually offensive communications). 
While we may monitor, remove, or delete transmissions to this web site, we are under no obligation to monitor, remove, or delete any transmissions. We exercise no editorial review and assume no responsibility for misleading, fraudulent, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harassing, pornographic, obscene, or illegal information supplied to this web site; provided, however, that we may take any action with respect to any transmission that we deem in our sole discretion is necessary or appropriate, including the deletion of any such transmission. We reserve the right to monitor all activity on this web site and to notify the proper law enforcement officials if any suspicious activity is detected. Violating these rules may be grounds for immediate removal from our forum and other discussion areas , termination of access to and use of the web site, possible civil or criminal liability.

Disclosure

VIRAD reserves the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate its systems properly or to protect itself or its users. As mentioned above, we reserve the right to share aggregated “site usage” information with third parties.

Governing Law and Forum

VIRAD maintains this site in Toronto, Ontario and makes no representation that this site or any content on or accessed through the site are appropriate or available for use in other jurisdictions. These Terms of Use shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed removable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. You are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Special Notification with respect to the Children’s Privacy

This web site is not intended for children, and we ask that minors not submit any personal information to us. In response to concerns about protecting children’s privacy online, we DO NOT:
1. Request or knowingly collect personally identifiable online or offline; 
2. Knowingly use or share personal information from users under 13 years of age with third parties; 
Please note, if you are a minor, you may use the web site only in conjunction with a parent or guardian.
If at any time you have questions, comments, or concerns about this Legal Disclaimer, or the information practices of this web site, please contact us in one of the following ways: 
E-Mail:  [email protected] 
Tel: (416) 821-9915
Fax   :  (647) 477-6423 
Mail   :  VIRAD, 408 – 11 Dervock Cres, Toronto, ON, M2K1A6, Canada
We will take reasonable steps to respond to your inquiry and remedy any problems you may bring to our attention.

Changes to this Legal Notice

If this Legal Notice changes,the revised Notice will be posted here and the date of the newest version will be posted below. Please check back frequently, especially before you submit any personally identifiable information at this web site, to see if the Legal Notice has changed.
This Legal Notice was last revised on June 20, 2012.