Security and Privacy Policy

This Security and Privacy Statement applies to this website which is operated by Chopper Builders, LLC under the domain name "" ("Chopper Builders Handbook website").

The information described in this Security and Privacy Statement may be shared between members of Chopper Builders LLC. This Security and Privacy Statement may also apply to services offered by Chopper Builders LLC on websites hosted by third parties. If so, express reference to this Security and Privacy Statement will be made on those websites.

Chopper Builders LLC understands and appreciates that you, as a website visitor, are concerned about your privacy and about the confidentiality and security of information we may gain about you online. Chopper Builders LLC  is committed to protecting your privacy. This Chopper Builders LLC  Security and Privacy Statement explains how your personal information will be treated as you access and interact with the  Chopper Handbook Web Site.

The Chopper Builders LLC Privacy Policy explains how we generally protect your privacy and confidentiality.

In addition to the provisions of this Security and Privacy Statement, there may also be specific and additional privacy provisions which apply to certain sections of the Chopper Handbook website. Because those specific and additional provisions also relate to your privacy protection, you should review them wherever they are accessible by you on the Chopper handbook website. In the event of any inconsistency between the provisions of this Security and Privacy Statement and those other specific and additional provisions, the specific and additional provisions will prevail.

Security of information
Chopper Builders takes reasonable steps to preserve the security of cookie and personal information in accordance with the Chopper Handbook website Terms of Use and this Security and Privacy Statement. If your browser is suitably configured, it will advise you whether the information you are sending us will be secure (encrypted) or not secure (unencrypted). If secure transmission is indicated, the Chopper Handbook currently uses 128 bit SSL encryption.

Chopper Builders regularly reviews developments in security and encryption technologies. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Accordingly, although Chopper Builders strives to protect such information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we take reasonable steps to preserve the security of the information in our own systems.

Information collected
The information that the Chopper handbook collects about you is dependent on how you use the facilities offered by our website.

If you visit an unsecured area of the Chopper handbook website (that is, an area where you are not required to log on) to read, browse or download information, our system will record the date and time of your visit to our site, the pages viewed and any information downloaded. However, our systems will not record any personally identifiable information.

If you decide to complete an online application form or online survey the information that you enter into the online form or survey will only be collected by the Chopper Handbook. If at any stage you cancel your application or log out prior to submitting your application or survey, the information you have entered up to that point will be automatically deleted. You can suspend and save online applications. If you suspend or save your application, for example because you wish to complete it at another time, the information that you have entered will be retained in our systems so that you may recover the information when you resume your application. You may only recover this information within 30 days. After this time, the information is deleted. Online applications that have been suspended or saved will not be viewed by us and are not processed by us.

The Chopper Handbook website also contains links to the websites of third party providers of goods and services ("Third Party websites"). If you have accessed Third Party websites through the Chopper Handbook website and if those third parties collect information about you, the Chopper Handbook may also collect or have access to that information as part of our arrangements with those third parties.

Where you access a Third Party website from the Chopper Handbook website, cookie information, information about your preferences or other information you have provided about yourself may be shared between the third party and us. You cannot usually be identified from the information that is shared; if you can be identified from this information, we will seek your consent before sharing such information.

Third Party websites should contain their own privacy statements and those third parties are responsible for their own privacy practices.

Collection of IP addresses
 It is necessary for the Chopper Handbook  to collect your IP address for your interaction with various parts of the Chopper Handbook website. Your IP address is the identifier for your computer when you are using the Internet.

For instance, the Chopper Handbook collects and stores your IP address when you log into your member account. As part of our security we use this information when we attempt to detect and prevent fraudulent transactions in Internet Banking. We store your IP address for security and audit purposes. Your IP address will not be used by us or released to any third party except in the case of security, inappropriate behavior or fraud issues, such as unauthorized access to your or our computer systems or fraudulent transactions.

Advertising and tracking
The Chopper Handbook uses Google AdWords to deliver its online advertising where Chopper Handbook banner advertisements are placed on Third Party websites ('Advertising Company').

When you view a Chopper Handbook advertisement on a Third Party website, the advertising company uses 'cookies' and in some cases 'web beacons' to collect information such as:
The server your computer is logged onto.
Your browser type.
The date and time of your visit.
The performance of their marketing efforts.

When you access the Chopper Handbook website after viewing one of our advertisement on a Third Party website, the advertising company collects information on how you utilize the Chopper Handbook website (eg which pages you view) and whether you complete an online application or form.

We use "cookies" as a fundamental part of our interaction with your Internet browser. The purpose is to provide you with better and more customized service and with a more effective website.

A "cookie" is a small text file placed on your computer by our web page server. A cookie can later be retrieved by our web page servers. Cookies are frequently used on websites and you can choose if and how a cookie will be accepted by configuring your preferences and options in your browser.

The Chopper Handbook uses cookies for two different purposes. We allocate a cookie to each Internet browser that visits the website. This cookie does not allow us to collect personally identifiable information about you. We use this cookie:

to allocate a Chopper Handbook identification number to your Internet browser (but we cannot identify you from this number);
to determine if you have previously visited our website;
to identify pages you have accessed and Third Party websites you have accessed; and for security purposes.

Most of the Chopper Handbook website operates by using this type of cookie.

Accordingly, if you wish to make full use of our website, it is required that you accept cookies.

The Chopper Handbook also uses cookies for secure services (that is, an area where our site uses encryption such as order pages). These cookies are used for a variety of purposes, including for security and personalization reasons. If your browser is configured to reject all cookies you will be unable to use secure services on our website that require cookies in order to participate. Those services include (but are not limited to):
Online applications.
Online visitor surveys.

Online product orders.
You may still be able to use some information-only pages even if you do not accept cookies.

How we handle email
We will preserve the content of any e-mail that you send us, if we believe that we have a legal requirement to do so. Your e-mail message content may be monitored by our Chopper Handbook employees for security issues, including where e-mail abuse is suspected; our response to you may be monitored for quality assurance issues.

We do not disclose the email addresses of our site visitors or members nor do we compile, sell or distribute in any manner mailing lists.

Use and disclosure of information
We will only use or disclose personal information or information generated by cookies in accordance with the Chopper Handbook Privacy Policy, specific and additional provisions relating to privacy which apply to certain areas of the website and as otherwise set out in this Security and Privacy Statement.

Acceptance and changes to security and privacy statement
You acknowledge and accept that your use of the Chopper Handbook website indicates your acceptance of the Chopper Handbook website Terms of Use and the Security and Privacy Statement.

This is the current Security and Privacy Statement. It replaces any other Security and Privacy Statement for the Chopper Handbook website published on the Chopper handbook website to date. Chopper Builders LLC may at any time vary the Security and Privacy Statement by publishing the varied Security and Privacy Statement on the Chopper Handbook website.



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