Bahama Buck's Original Shaved Ice Company

Privacy Matters...

It is the policy of Bahama Buck's Franchise Corporation ("Bahama Buck's") to protect your privacy. We want you to enjoy every visit to Bahama Buck's Official Website, whether you're here to order cool gear, learn more about our "Taste of Paradise" or to tell us about your last trip to one of our shops. So rest assured, any information you share with us, from your email address to your favorite flavor, will be carefully guarded through our use of industry-standard security software to encrypt your credit card number, ordering and shipping information and other personal information. Please read on for more details about our privacy policy.

Bahama Buck's reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time. Be sure to check this page periodically for updates. This policy applies only to personal information collected online at BahamaBucks.com and does not apply to information collected offline by Bahama Buck's.

By providing Bahama Buck's with your personal information, you signify that you agree with the terms of our current Privacy Statement as posted here. If you do not agree with any term in this Statement, please do not provide any personal information. However, if you choose not to provide your personal information, you may not be able to access particular areas of our website, order from our shop, obtain franchise information, enter contests, request samples, or send us messages or e-mail.

What is Personal Information?

Personal Information is defined as any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity. Personal Information shall include but is not limited to: Social Security Number, name, home address, home telephone number, financial statement and similar identifying information. We will never collect sensitive Personal Information. Sensitive Personal Information shall include but is not limited to: information pertaining to racial or ethnic origins, political or religious beliefs, health, and sexual orientation.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

Bahama Buck's only gathers personal information when voluntarily submitted by you. If you request information from Bahama Buck's, or wish to share an experience you had at one of our shops, we'll ask for personal information such as your name, address, and email address, as well as store address and any other information you may wish to share, so that we can best respond to your comments. Additionally, if you contact Bahama Buck's, we may keep record of that correspondence. This information will help us to better improve our commitment to provide a great time - every time.

When you access certain areas of Bahama Buck's Website, such as when purchasing products, will ask you for information. Such information can include your name, e-mail address, residence or billing addresses, and credit card information. Other areas of Bahama Buck's Website can include requests for information for prospective franchisees and vendors. These areas can include requests not only for the above type of information, but also requests for certain financial, credit and other sensitive personal information deemed necessary to evaluate your potential as a franchisee or vendor.

Bahama Buck's may also collect certain aggregate information about you and your use of our website whenever you visit us online, such as various forms of "click stream" information including URLs or domains, origination information and Site traffic statistics, page views, impressions, and operating system and browser type. In addition, when users request pages on our website, our servers automatically log their IP addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. This aggregate information generally will not personally identify you or be correlated to you individually for external purposes. Bahama Buck's may collect, compile, store, publish, promote, report, sell, or otherwise disclose or use any and all of the aggregate information, provided that, such information does not personally identify you, and the aggregate information will not be used by other companies to contact you.

From time to time we and/or our partners will offer information for prospective franchisees, sponsor contests, opinion polls and special services that will require more information. Bahama Buck's partners or websites that have links on our Site may collect personal information about you. Please be aware that the information collected by these partners or websites is not covered under this Privacy Statement.

Bahama Buck's uses "cookie" technology to help improve your experience at our website. Cookies are pieces of information a website sends to an individual's hard drive while they are viewing the website. Cookies allow the website to remember important information that will make your visit to the Site more useful.

If you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or if you wish to turn off all cookies, use the options on your browser to assist you. The "Help" option on your Browser may assist you in changing your cookie preferences. Please note that by turning cookies off, you will not have access to many features available on our website.

Collection and Use of Franchisee Personal Information

If you choose to, you may submit via the Bahama Buck's website an electronic application seeking consideration as a prospective franchisee. By doing so, you agree that the information you disclose becomes the property of Bahama Buck's.

By applying to become a Bahama Buck's Franchisee, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information in accordance with the following terms and conditions. We collect and use Personal Information in order to assist you in applying to become a Bahama Buck's Franchisee and to assist Bahama Buck's in selecting franchisee candidates. Personal Information collected from franchise applicants includes but is not limited to: name, address, telephone number, facsimile number, email address, date of birth, citizenship, educational background, criminal background, bank account information for Electronic Funds Transfer, financial statement, litigation history, and taxpayer identification number. This Personal Information may be shared between Bahama Buck's and its affiliates, pursuant to the agreements between them to better service franchise applicants.

Use and Sharing of Personal Information

Bahama Buck's collects information in order to provide our users with personalized and customized service. We will often use the information we collect to notify you of important changes to Bahama Buck's, new services, and special offers or contests that we think you'll find valuable. We do this to in order to improve our commitment to providing a great time - every time you visit and we may share this research with our partners.Bahama Buck's may share personal information within the Bahama Buck's family, including the Corporation, our franchisees, our subsidiaries and our affiliates.

Any use of this information by the Bahama Buck's family will comply with this policy. Occasionally, with your permission, we will send marketing information to you, such as discount coupons, information about new product offerings, etc. If you do not elect to receive such materials, please contact us at the number listed below and we will not send them to you.

We won't give any of your personal information to anyone outside of Bahama Buck's other than our agents who may need, for example, to fulfill your order, respond to your requests or inquiries, or help us improve our products or website. We require our agents to respect our privacy practices and not use your personal information for purposes other than to carry out our instructions.

Further, information collected through our Website is considered a trade secret of Bahama Buck's. As the owner of such information, we may disclose or sell such information as an asset of the company in conjunction with the sale to a third party of our company or a portion of our assets.

Bahama Buck's reserves the right to use or disclose any information as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request, to protect the integrity of the Site, to fulfill your requests, or to cooperate in any law enforcement investigation or an investigation on a matter of public safety.

Protection

When you submit any files, information, or access your account, Bahama Buck's uses a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all the information that you provide before it is sent to us. In addition, we take appropriate security measures to safeguard your personal information once we receive it.

Privacy of Children

Bahama Buck's recognizes the need to provide additional privacy protection to children. For this reason, Bahama Buck's does not collect personal information from children under 13. We encourage parents of children under 13 to regularly check and monitor their children's use of e-mail and other activities online.

Links

You may find that it is possible to "hot-link" from other websites to this, the official Bahama Buck's website, or from this website to other websites. Please recognize that other websites are not under our control and therefore Bahama Buck's is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites. You should consult the privacy policy of the Site to or from which you link to determine the information practices of that Site.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our privacy practices, you can telephone us at (888) 382-8257, or you can write to us at Bahama Buck's Franchise Corporation, 5123 69th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79424.