Bay State Milling Company (“BSM,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) respects your individual privacy.  This Privacy Policy puts you in control of how your personal information is used in connection with our web site, which is accessible at www.baystatemilling.com and www.bsm.com, and which includes the extranet site (“Extranet”) accessible via our web site (collectively, “Site”).  This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, and share personal and other information we obtain from users of the Site.  This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site.  By using the Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy.  Be sure to check this page periodically for updates.

This Privacy Policy is complemented by our Terms of Use available at http://www.baystatemilling.com and our Extranet Terms of Use Agreement available at http://www.baystatemilling.com.

This is the Site of:
Bay State Milling Company
100 Congress Street
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

 

We can be reached via phone at 1-800-55-FLOUR and via e-mail at infobsm@bsm.com. 

1. Overview: About Us

Since 1899, Bay State Milling has provided exceptional quality flour and grain products, drawing upon our expertise in advanced milling processes and technologies.  We welcome general visitors to our Site who may be seeking information about our products and services.  We also welcome our customers (which typically include retail bakeries, wholesale bakeries, food service operators, distributors and food manufacturers) who have registered with the Site (i.e., “Registered Users” as described in Section 2 below).   Such Registered Users are able to access additional information including details about their specific purchase orders, among other things, as more fully discussed herein and in a separate Extranet Terms of Use Agreement available at http://www.baystatemilling.com. 

2. What We Collect

When you visit or use the Site, we collect information sent to us by your computer, mobile phone or other access device.  The information sent to us may include data on the pages you access, your computer IP address, device identifiers, the type of operating system you are using, your location, mobile network information and other information. We may obtain such information through cookies and other tracking technologies. (See Section 3 below titled, “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.”)

If you reach out to us via the “Contact us” prompt, sign-up for a newsletter (including an e-newsletter), or complete a visitor survey, we may collect the following types of information from you:

Your name, company name, email, address, phone number(s), nature of inquiry and/or other information that may be requested.

If you create a registered account with us (and, thus, become a “Registered User”), we (and/or our third party vendors and designees) may collect the following types of information from you (where such information may be collected via the telephone with one of our authorized representatives, online and/or otherwise):

Contact information including your name, address(es) (g., billing address, shipping address, mailing address, etc.), phone number(s), email address and/or other similar information;

Password and log-in information related to your account;

Information about and/or related to your purchase(s);

Your financially-related information (e.g., checking account information) for payment of your order and/or that is linked to your account;

Other information.

The term “personal information” is used herein to describe information that can be associated with a specific person and can be used to identify that person. We do not consider personal information to include information that has been made anonymous or otherwise does not identify a specific user.

In situations where it is possible to do so, we may link personal information (such as your name and email address) with non-personal information (such as the unique identifier associated with your computer or mobile device).  We may also link personal information with other generally or publicly available information to help us identify your preferences or interests.  The information we collect may also be merged with information available from other sources such as companies that match email addresses with postal addresses and other information.

We may obtain information (including your personal information) from third parties.

3. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

When you visit the Site, we may use (or authorize third parties to use) “cookies” and similar technologies (e.g., web beacons, pixel tags, etc.) (“Tracking Technologies”) to help us recognize and serve you better by collecting information about you, your online behavior, your computer, and/or your mobile device. Such information may include, without limitation, (i) the type/version of browser, operating system and software you are using (and when you update any of these); (ii) your geographic location; (iii) the pages you visit; (iv) how long you visit each page; and (v) other information about how you interact with the Site.  Cookies are small files that contain information sent by a web site that is saved on your computer’s hard drive.

At this time, we do not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include “do not track” instructions.  However, you can change some of your privacy preferences through your browser.  For example, you may delete cookies from your computer or set your browser to reject cookies.  However, doing so may limit some functionalities of our Site.  Also, blocking or deleting browser cookies may not block or delete other types of cookies including flash cookies.  For additional information about browser privacy preferences, please consult the “Help” section of your browser.  

4. What We Do with the Information We Gather

We require the information that we gather for various reasons including the following:  (i) to understand your needs, provide you with a better service, and respond to your inquiries; (ii) for internal record keeping; (iii) for internal analysis; and (iv) to administer and/or provide promotions, programs, products, services and offers for which you provided information (including personal information such as your name).  Subject to the provisions below, we may also use this information for other marketing-related purposes.

We may use the information to send you pertinent information about and/or related to your inquiry, request and/or business transaction with us (e.g., for non-marketing purposes such as order confirmation, order status or customer satisfaction survey).

We may use the information to improve our products and services, and to measure the number of visitors to the Site and the areas of the Site that are of most interest to visitors.

We may use the information to customize the Site.

We may contact you by email, phone, fax, mail, or other means unless you direct us not to do so in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We may use your personal information and other information for our own marketing purposes including, but not limited to, notifying you of new products, services, offers or other information via mail, email, telephone, text message, and other means.  If you do not want us to use your personal information for marketing purposes, you may opt-out of such uses by notifying us in accordance with the procedure set forth below in Section 7 under the heading, “Controlling Your Personal Information.”

We may share your personal information and other information with our affiliates (i.e., affiliated businesses and operating companies) (collectively, “BSM Affiliates”) for any purpose.  If you do not want us to share your personal information with BSM Affiliates for marketing purposes, you may opt-out of such uses by notifying us in accordance with the procedure set forth below under the heading, “Controlling Your Personal Information.”  Although you may request to opt-out of sharing your personal information for marketing purposes with BSM Affiliates, we may share personal information with BSM Affiliates for non-marketing purposes.

We may share certain personal information (such as your name, phone number and street address) with third party vendors to the extent needed to fulfill a product or service order.

We will never sell, license or share your personal information to/with any third party for its marketing purposes unless we obtain your consent to do so.  If you consent to this, but then decide you no longer want us to sell, license or share such information with such party for marketing purposes, you may opt-out of such uses by notifying us in accordance with the procedure set forth below under the heading, “Controlling Your Personal Information.”  We may sell, license and share information which is not personal information to/with any third party for non-marketing purposes.

We may share your information (including your personal information) with BSM Affiliates or with third parties (including contractors who provide services to us) to assist with any of the uses of personal information and other information described herein. For example, we may share and/or provide your personal information and other information with/to third parties that oversee, manage, handle and/or assist with (i) the operation, administration, or maintenance of our Site; and/or (ii) the billing or processing of online order payments. The privacy policies of such third parties may also apply.

We may also disclose your personal information and other information to third parties if disclosure is required to comply with applicable laws or regulations; or if disclosure is necessary to enforce our Privacy Policy and/or Terms of Use, to protect your safety or security, or the safety and security of our Site or third parties.

When we provide personal information to our business partners and other third parties, we require them to exercise reasonable care to protect such information and restrict the use of such information to the purposes for which it was provided to them.

5. Security and Confidentiality

We are committed to ensuring that your personal information is secure, and we take reasonable steps to ensure that all of your user information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.  All information that you share with us during the registration process and associated with your activities on the Site is sent to and stored on secure servers that are located in the United States.  However, we undertake no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of non-confidential data such as questions, comments or ideas that you voluntarily provide to us.  We reserve the right to use and disclose such non-confidential information as we deem appropriate.  By voluntarily submitting feedback and other such information to us, you consent to these terms.

6. Links to Other Web Sites

Our Site may contain links to enable you to easily visit other web sites or web pages of interest that are not controlled by BSM.  However, once you have used these links to leave our Site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other web site (though we may be able to track some of your activities on some of these sites).  Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites/pages and such sites/pages are not governed by this Privacy Policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the web site/page in question.

7. Controlling Your Personal Information (Including How to Opt-Out of Certain Uses)

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

If you have previously not objected to us using your personal information for our direct marketing purposes, you may opt-out of receiving future marketing emails (and other electronic marketing communications) from us at any time by mailing us at 100 Congress Street, Quincy, MA 02169 or by emailing us at infobsm@bsm.com with your opt-out request.

If you do not want us to share your personal information with BSM Affiliates, our business (and other) partners and/or other third parties for marketing purposes, you may opt-out of such sharing by mailing us at 100 Congress Street, Quincy, MA 02169 or by emailing us at infobsm@bsm.com with your opt-out request.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us (at the address located at the beginning of this Privacy Policy) as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our Site to notify you of these changes.  If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Site periodically.

8. California Residents: Your California Privacy Rights 

Under California law, California residents who have an established business relationship with us may choose to opt out of our disclosure of personal information about them to third parties for direct marketing purposes.  As detailed above, our policy is not to disclose personal information collected online to a third-party for direct marketing purposes without your consent.  If you choose to opt-out at any time after granting consent, follow the procedures set forth above in Section 7 under the heading, “Controlling Your Personal Information.” 

9. Minors

The Site is directed to persons who are at least 18 years of age.  In addition, we do not knowingly collect or allow the collection of personal information from persons under the age of 13.  When you use the Site or disclose personal information, you are representing to us that you are the appropriate age.  If you are the parent or guardian of a person under the age of 13 and believe that the person has provided personal information to us, please contact us at 100 Congress Street, Quincy, MA 02169 or at infobsm@bsm.com, and we will promptly delete the child’s information from our records.

10. Business Transactions

We may share, assign or transfer your personal information and information collected through Tracking Technologies and other sources if we enter into a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or sale of some or all of our assets.  Any party that acquires our assets as part of such a transaction may continue to use your information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

11. Visitors Outside of the United States

We make no representation that the practices described in this Privacy Policy are compliant with laws outside of the United States including those that apply to the collection, security, use, and disclosure of personal information. 

12. Revisions to this Policy

We may revise the Privacy Policy from time-to-time in our sole discretion.  Please visit this Site and review our Privacy Policy periodically for changes.  By continuing to access or use our Site after changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the terms of the revised Privacy Policy.

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If you feel that this Site is not following its stated Privacy Policy, you may contact us at the above email address or mailing address.

Effective:  July 17, 2015

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