Blackfoot Challenge Website Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us at the Blackfoot Challenge (BC). We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights. We may store personal information on our servers to serve our internal business purposes and enhance our programs.

Website Visitors

The BC may collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, and the date and time of each visitor request. The BC’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how BC’s visitors use our website. From time to time, the BC may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, for example, by publishing a report on trends in the usage of our website.

Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the BC’s website may choose to interact with the BC in ways that require the BC to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the BC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our newsletter to provide a name and email address.

Those who donate to the BC are sometimes asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, the BC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the BC. The BC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

The BC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, the BC may monitor the most popular pages and articles on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spammers. The BC may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, BC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, the BC may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at the BC’s sole discretion. The BC encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.

Protection of Information

The BC discloses potentially personally-identifying, and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that

(i) need to know that information in order to process it on the BC’s behalf or to provide professional services, and

(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, the BC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when the BC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the BC, third parties or the public at large.

Email Communication

The BC sends an occasional e-newsletter with updates that we believe will be useful to individuals within the Blackfoot Challenge community. Subscriptions to this newsletter are voluntarily activated by users. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the unsubscribe link provided in every email. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The BC uses cookies to help the BC identify and track visitors, their usage of the BC website, and their website access preferences.

BC visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using BC’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of BC’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


If you have questions about this privacy policy, please contact