Access to This Site

This site is protected with an username and password that will only be given out to family and friends of The Brightwells. To obtain a username and password please click here. We will promptly review your request and let you know whether or not you will receive access.

Please know that we take every effort to keep our personal information private and confidential, so please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about who has access to this site. If you are not a friend or family of The Brightwells, we ask that you respect our privacy and leave our site immediately.

Information Collection

The Brightwells deems privacy a central issue of Internet use. The Brightwells attempts to have reasonable policy measures in place to assure the anonymity of visitors to the The Brightwells Web site. The Brightwells feels as part of responsible disclosure that The Brightwells Web site users are aware of what information is being logged.

To maintain and improve site quality and integrity, IP addresses are logged (the Internet Protocol addresses of computers). This log is a standard method of reporting to statistically find out which parts of our Web site are visited and how long visitors spend there. We also log the type of browser and operating system you are using. We do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information.


Like many other Web sites, the The Brightwells Web site may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the site. Cookies were originally designed to help a Web site distinguish a user’s browser as a previous visitor and thus save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the site. A cookie is a small string of text that a Web site can send to your browser. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses, or capture your e-mail address. Currently, Web sites use cookies to enhance the user’s visit; in general, cookies can securely store a user’s ID and password, personalize home pages, identify which parts of a site have been visited or keep track of selections in a “shopping cart.” It is possible to set your browser to inform you when a cookie is being placed — this way, you have the opportunity to decide whether to accept the cookie.


At times we may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, such as your e-mail address, for purposes such as corresponding with us, registering at a site, registering in our Address book, or participating in online events.


Information Use

When you supply The Brightwells with your personal information, we may use the information to learn more about you so that we can develop better ways to use the information, sharing it with our family and friends, to inform you about new information, musings and offers that may be of interest to you.

Declining E-mail Offers

Although most visitors tell us they appreciate receiving notice of these opportunities, we recognize the importance of providing you with choices. At any time after receiving an e-mail offer from us, you may request to discontinue receiving these offers. Some e-mail offers that you receive from The Brightwells will tell you how to decline further e-mail offers. If you wish to decline further e-mail offers, simply reply to the sender and we will do our best to oblige your requests in a timely manner. If you need further assistance, you may contact us.

The Brightwell’s privacy policy is subject to change at any time and without notice.


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