Privacy Policy

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Who we are

Bellingham PR & Communications (BPRC) is a public relations and communications agency located in Bellingham, Washington. Our website address is https://bellinghampr.com. Our mailing address is 2950 Newmarket St #101-315, Bellingham, WA 98226, USA.

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments: The Bellingham PR & Communications website does not accept comments on blog articles or pages.

Media: The Bellingham PR & Communications website does not allow for the uploading of images by the general public, but if you do share images with us through some other means, you should avoid sharing images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included, as this location data can be extracted by people with access to the images.

Contact forms: Our website contains a form that allows you to submit a message or question, along with your name and email address. We collect this information to aid us in responding to your question. Information submitted via the contact form is stored in our website’s database and sent to our website administrator via email. This is so that we can begin a conversation with you and respond quickly to your question or comment. We keep this correspondence stored in email so that we can continue our conversation at a later date without losing the context of what we’ve already discussed. Bellingham PR & Communications uses Google Workspace to handle our email; you can find more information on their privacy and security standards here.

Cookies: Google Analytics is installed on this site to track user interactions. Google Analytics uses cookies for this purpose. Here’s a bit of info from Google on how the Analytics platform uses cookies:

“Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor (aka. user) interactions on Google Analytics customers’ websites. Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie.

In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement.

Where a site or app uses Google Analytics for Apps or the Google Analytics for Firebase SDKs, Google Analytics collects an app-instance identifier — a randomly generated number that identifies a unique installation of an App. Whenever a user resets their Advertising Identifier (Advertising ID on Android, and ID for Advertisers on iOS), the app-instance identifier is also reset.

Where sites or apps have implemented Google Analytics with other Google Advertising products, like Google Ads, additional advertising identifiers may be collected. Users can opt-out of this feature and manage their settings for this cookie using the Ads Settings.

Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”). Google Analytics provides a method to mask IPs that are collected (detailed below) but note that website owners have access to their users’ IP addresses even if the website owners do not use Google Analytics.”

For more information, click here. In addition, please also read Google’s Privacy & Terms.

Embedded content from other websites: Occcasionally, articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Mailing list: You have the option of submitting your email address to join our mailing list. We use MailChimp for our mailing services. Any email address you submit via our form is sent to MailChimp and stored there for the purpose of our sending you our newsletter. MailChimp has shared some information online about how their policies protect your data. You can find that information in Section 3, Privacy for Contacts, of MailChimp’s policy. You may unsubscribe from the Bellingham PR & Communications mailing list at any time; just follow the links in the emails or click here.

Event sign-up forms: Occasionally, Bellingham PR & Communications will hold events for which we suggest reservations (both so that we can know how many will attend and so that we can alert attendees about event information, such as detail changes). This information may be collected via email or through online sign-up forms. We collect only the information we need to process the reservation, and we don’t use the information for any other purpose, with the exception that, if we have collected your permission to do so, we also will add your contact information to our mailing list.

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With whom we share your data

Bellingham PR & Communications does not share your information with anyone except as necessary to conduct a particular transaction. For example, information you submit through the contact form is sent to us via Google Workspace, which provides our email service, and is stored in an SQL database on our server. Any information that you submit is used only for the purpose for which it was submitted.

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How long we retain your data

As noted above, information submitted to us via the contact form on our website or via email is retained indefinitely on our website and email servers so that we may continue conversations without losing the context of what has been previously written.

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What rights you have over your data

If you have submitted information to us via the contact form or via email, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

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Where we send your data

Other than to Google Workspace or to MailChimp, as noted above, Bellingham PR & Communications does not send your data to any third party.

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How we protect your data

This website is protected with secure sockets layer (ssl) encryption, and we use security tools to help in preventing unauthorized access to the website.

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Contact information

If you have any questions related to this privacy policy, please contact Bellingham PR & Communications at hello@bellinghampr.com.

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