Welcome to Meridians' Bodies in Motion Shopping - Fashion, Products
& Gear. Our goal is for you to be as comfortable using BIM Shopping as you are
shopping in your local mall.
Bodies in Motion takes your privacy seriously. We also take
seriously the issue of security. Every time you send us your credit card number
and your billing and shipping information, we use the industry-standard Secure Sockets
Layer (SSL) technology to prevent the information from being intercepted. We also
encrypt your credit card number when we store your order and whenever we transfer
that information to participating merchants. To guarantee a satisfying shopping
experience with us, if you have any questions or complaints about the goods or services
you buy through BIM Shopping, we have a team of live customer service representatives
standing by, ready to help you fulfill your needs.
Bodies in Motion is committed to safeguarding your privacy
online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information
will be treated as you make full use of our many offerings. This policy may change
from time to time so please check back periodically.
Questions? Concerns? Look no farther. For your convenience,
below we have listed some of the most Frequently Asked Questions regarding privacy
issues. If you don't find the answers you're looking for, please feel free to send
an inquiry to email@example.com.
What personally identifiable information is collected from
2. How is my information is used?
3. Who is collecting my information?
4. With whom is my information may be shared?
5. What choices are available to me regarding collection,
use, and distribution of my information?
6. How does BIM treat my personal health-related information?
7. What else should I know about my online privacy?
1. What personally identifiable information does Bodies
in Motion collect from me?
Bodies in Motion collects information in several ways from
different parts of our web site. Some personal information is gathered when you
create your Fitness Profile and your Shopping Registration form. We ask for your
name, email address, birth date, gender, zip code and fitness interests. The more
information you volunteer (and the more accurate it is), the better we are able
to customize your experience. Once you register you are no longer anonymous to Bodies
in Motion - you are given a BIM ID (your membership number) and are able to take
full advantage of our many offerings.
In addition to Shopping registration we may ask you for
personal information at other times, including (but not limited to) when you enter
a sweepstakes, contest or promotion sponsored by Bodies in Motion and/or our many
partners; when you make a purchase using BIM Shopping; and when you report a problem
with one of our sites or services. If you contact BIM we may keep a record of that
correspondence. Wherever BIM collects personal information, we make an effort to
2. How does Bodies in Motion use my information?
Bodies in Motion's primary goal in collecting personal information
is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience on our site. This includes
personalization services, interactive communications, online shopping and many other
types of services, all of which are completely free to you. By knowing a little
about you, we are able to deliver more relevant content, and hence better service,
to you. We only research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior based
on the information provided to us upon registration, during a promotion, from our
server log files or from surveys. We do this to better understand and serve our
users. We DO NOT sell, rent or trade this aggregated data.
3. Who is collecting information?
When you are on Bodies in Motion's web site and are asked
for personal information, you are sharing that information with BIM alone - nobody
Please be aware that Bodies in Motion Internet partners,
advertisers, and web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable
information about you. The information practices of those Internet access partners,
advertisers, and web sites linked to BIM are not covered by this privacy statement.
4. With whom does Bodies in Motion share my information?
As a general rule, BIM will not disclose any of your personally
identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances,
such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances
described below. The following describes some of the ways that your information
may be disclosed.
Many promotions offer opportunities to request additional
information from sponsors. By requesting more information, you give BIM permission
to transfer your personal information to the sponsor so they can fulfill your request.
In many instances, only your email address will be shared. If more information will
be shared with the sponsor, you will be notified prior to the transfer.
BIM may also disclose account information in special cases
when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to
identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury
to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) BIM's rights or
property, other web site users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
BIM may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that
the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary
to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
5. What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution
of my information?
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying
your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified
when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies
you will be unable to use those BIM services that require registration in order
Bodies in Motion does not sell or rent user information
to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your
data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not
permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you
can choose not to use a particular service or not to participate in certain promotions
6. How does Bodies in Motion protect my personal financial
and health-related information?
Keeping your personal financial and health-related information
private is vitally important to us. As with all information, we never rent or sell
your personal financial or health-related information. This includes information
kept in your Fitness and Shopping Profiles.
Knowing that you use certain services or features may help
us to offer you better and more relevant content. But as with all personally identifiable
information, we do not make this available to any third parties without your permission.
Any user statistics that we may provide to prospective partners regarding service
usage are provided in the aggregate only and do not include any personally identifiable
information about any individual user.
Please note that there are several places on the BIM web
site where you can transmit credit card information in order to complete a purchase
transaction or for verification purposes. Any time we ask for a credit card number
we transmit that credit card number in an encrypted format. We use industry-standard,
SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.
7. What else should I know about my privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose
personal information online - for example on message boards, through email, or in
chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if
you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive
unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the
secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and
responsible whenever you're online.