What Information Do We Collect?
As described in detail below, we may collect certain identifying information from or about you in connection with your use of, or your submissions to, the System (collectively, the "Collected Information"). Collected Information may include, without limitation:
- any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home, business, or other physical address, business name, a phone number, an email address, employer name, employer information (i.e., company size, industry, number of employees), and credit card information (such as credit card number, expiration date, and security code) (collectively, "Personal Information"); and
Cookies and Usage Reports
By placing a small file known as a "cookie" on your computer (or other device), BDC's, and its third party service providers', servers may passively gather information about a visitor's use of the System for several reasons, including, but not limited to, the following: statistics collection and analysis, System optimization, analytics (as described below), market research, and maintenance of user login information. The information that we and our third party service providers track with cookies may include, but is not necessarily limited to, the type of browser (such as Google Chrome or Internet Explorer) and Internet-connected device being used to access the System, your Internet protocol ("IP") address, your home domain or Internet service provider, your referrer URL (which is the URL for the website that you were viewing prior to visiting the System), how you were directed to the System, which specific pages you access on the System, how long you view each page, the time and date you access our System and the total number of visitors to the System and any portions thereof. We may also use your IP address to determine the general physical location of your computer or device and understand from what geographic locations our System visitors come.
Most popular Internet browser applications will allow you to configure the browser so as not to accept cookies. However, setting your browser to reject cookies may, in certain instances, prevent you from taking full advantage of the System (or some portion thereof) and its capabilities, or cause some features of the System to function improperly or more slowly.
Some of the areas of the System may contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes known as clear gifs) that allow BDC, and its third party providers or affiliates, to count and track users who have visited certain portions of the System. Web beacons collect only limited information, including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides. Web beacons do not collect any of your Personal Information.
How Can I Opt-Out of Promotional Correspondence?
Those individuals who provide us with any Submission, create an account on the Website or any Mobile Application, or otherwise express an interest in or consent to receiving communications from BDC may receive email or other communications from us electronically. We consider, and you hereby acknowledge and agree, that providing a Submission, creating an account on the Website or any Mobile Application (or otherwise through the System) constitutes valid consent to receive messages or other communications from BDC. However, if you would no longer like to receive emailed special offer information, notifications or other messages from us, please click the link at the bottom of any email you receive from us and follow the instructions or send an email to us at email@example.com with "Unsubscribe" in the subject line. Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your request, as some promotions may already be in process. Please note that even if you opt-out as described above, BDC will retain your Collected Information for analytical purposes and other internal purposes including an ability to reconnect you with such Collected Information if you later opt-in to any of the data sharing, use or communications set forth above.
Online Account Management
If you elected to subscribe to any online services provided via the System, you may be required to submit certain information (possibly including some Personal Information) for the purpose of verifying your identity or authority to create or hold the account. This Collected Information will be used exclusively by BDC, our agents, suppliers and third-party service providers for internal use and to manage the account and respond to your service requests.
How Do We Use The Information That We Collect?
With Whom Do We Share Information That We Collect?
As BDC grows and develops its business, it is possible that its corporate structure or organization might change or that it might merge or otherwise combine with, or that it or portions of its business might be acquired by, another company. In any such transactions, customer information generally is, and should be expected to be, one of the transferred business assets. Also, if any bankruptcy, liquidation or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, your information may be considered a company asset that may be sold or transferred to third parties.
What Information Do We Collect for Sweepstakes, Promotions, Contests, & Surveys?
On the System, you may wish to participate in online polls, surveys, contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions that we may offer from time to time. Participation in these polls, surveys, contests, sweepstakes and promotions is completely voluntary; you have a choice about whether or not to disclose information required to enter. Information requested may include personal contact information such as your name, address, date of birth, phone number, mobile phone number, e-mail address, username, and/or similar information. In addition, as noted above, we may share this information with our parent company, affiliates, and other organizations or entities. Through these online polls, surveys and promotions, you may choose to participate in activities such as sharing information found on the System with others and sending email invitations. In connection with any online polls, surveys, contests, sweepstakes and other promotions that we may offer from time to time via the System, we use the information you provide to administer the polls, surveys, contests, sweepstakes and other promotions. Subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, we also may use the information to communicate with you, or the other people you select, about our services, or the services of our business partners or other trusted third parties, and may use such information to communicate with you about the online polls, surveys, contests, sweepstakes or other promotions or their products and services.
What Choices Do You Have?
When submitting information, corresponding, making requests for information, and otherwise interacting with BDC and its representatives through or in connection with the System, you choose what information to supply or submit, whether you wish to receive further information, and how you may be contacted. Please take care to share only such information as is needed or that you believe is appropriate. Note, however, that if you don't provide certain requested information, it may prevent us from providing certain Services to you and could also prevent you from taking full advantage of the System (or some portion thereof) and its capabilities, or cause some features of the System to function improperly. Any promotional email we send to you will contain a link which will allow you to opt out of receiving any further correspondence. If you have created an online account, you may have the ability to change your correspondence preferences by logging into your account and selecting your preferences.
How Do We Protect Information Collected About You?
Social Media Platforms and Websites
California Privacy Rights and Do Not Track Disclosures
Under California law, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship, (a) a list of the categories of personally identifiable information, such as name, e-mail, and mailing address, and the type of services provided to the customer, that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties' direct marketing purposes and (b) the name and address of all such third parties. To request the above information, please email BDC at: firstname.lastname@example.org with a reference to California Disclosure Information.
The System (including all Websites, Mobile Applications, and Services included therein) is intended for a general audience and is not intended for use or view by children under thirteen (13) years of age, and we do not knowingly collect information about children or sell products to children. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of thirteen (13). If you are under the age of thirteen (13), you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you in using the System. Furthermore, we may restrict entries to any contests, sweepstakes or promotions to entrants who are at least eighteen (18) years of age.
Visiting The System From Outside The United States
Whom Can You Contact For More Information?