BCM Professionals (also referred to below as "we", "us" and "our") is a privacy conscious organization. This Privacy Notice explains how we protect your information collected from (1) the web pages of the BCMProfessionals.com website that are designated as United States in the upper right hand corner or Web pages of any other website with respect to which this Privacy Notice is posted or linked (such Web pages are collectively referred to as the "Website"), (2) or any other mode of interacting with you relating to BCM Professionals communications, such as online or offline newsletters and magazines, that reference this Privacy Notice (“Communication”).
Our privacy practices also reflect current global principles and standards on handling personal information. These principles include notice of data use, choice of data use, data access, data integrity, security, onward transfer, and enforcement/oversight. BCM Professionals abides by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
It is our policy not to collect and store any personal data about you when you visit our website. Rather, this only happens in cases where we have expressly asked you for personal data beforehand.
By using the Website or Mobile Apps, or continuing to receive Communications, you agree to the use of such information in accordance with this Privacy Notice. This Privacy Notice also applies to your personal information that we may have collected from data brokers in connection with our marketing activities.
We may collect personal information when you interact with the Website or Mobile Apps, such as if you choose to register or create a user profile on the Website or a Mobile App (e.g., to gain access to specific content, attend a hosted event, respond to a survey or request Communications about specific areas of interest), or otherwise provide it to us. Depending on the specific Communication you are receiving, or the Web page of the Website or Mobile App you are using, such information may consist of your name, current job title, company address, email address, telephone and fax numbers, correspondence with you, which newsletters you subscribe to, and other information you provide to us.
When using a Mobile App, in addition to contact information, we or our service providers (such as mobile operating system and platform providers) may also collect information relating to your device, including your device model, operating system, browser type, unique device identifier, IP address, mobile phone number, mobile network carrier, location, and the way you are using the Mobile App. The information collected will depend on the functionality of the specific Mobile App you are using. If any other information is collected relating to your use of a Mobile App, such information will be specified in the Mobile App.
We may also collect personal information if you register for the Website using a third-party social network account (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter). For example, the Website or a Mobile App may allow you to login using your social network account credentials. We may collect the user name associated with that social media account and any information or content you have permitted the social media network to share with us, such as your profile picture, email address, and birthday. The information we collect may depend on the privacy settings you have with the social network site, so please review the privacy statement or policy of the applicable social network site. When you access the Website through your social network account, you are authorizing us to collect and use your information in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
The Website may also collect content that you provide, including postings on blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications and services that we may provide. We may also collect similar personal information about you from data brokers in connection with our marketing activities.
We do not usually seek to collect your sensitive personal information (i.e., data relating to your social security, driver’s license, state identification card, or passport numbers; non-BCM Professionals account username or number or financial account, debit card, or credit card number in combination with credentials allowing access to such accounts; racial or ethnic origin; immigration or citizenship status; religious or philosophical beliefs; trade union membership; genetic or biometric data for identification purposes; precise geolocation; political opinions; medical or health conditions; or sex life or sexual orientation. Sensitive personal information also includes the contents of your personal mail, email, or text messages unless we are the intended recipient). We will obtain your explicit consent to collect and use such information where required by law.
This Cookie Notice is part of the Privacy Notice for the application or website from which this Cookie Notice is linked (the “Website”). For more information about us and how we protect visitor information, please review the Privacy Notice for the Website from which this Cookie Notice is linked, which may be located in the page footer or via the menu bar or application settings.
In order to provide you with a more personalized and responsive service, we need to remember and store information about how you use the Website. This is done using small text files called 'cookies' that are downloaded to your computer or other device by a server for the Website. Your web browser then sends these cookies back to the Website on each subsequent visit so that it can recognize you and remember things like your user preferences. You can find more detailed information about cookies and how they work at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
Some of the cookies we use are necessary to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas that may contain content for registered users.
We also use functional cookies to record information about the choices you have made and to allow us to tailor the Website to our users; for example, to remember your language or region or that you have already completed a survey. This information is usually anonymized and is not used for any purpose unrelated to the Website.
We or our service providers also use analytic services to help us understand how effective our content is, what interests our users have, and to improve how the Website works. In addition, we use web beacons, tracking pixels and similar services to understand more about the visitors to the Website, and to count visitor numbers and performance cookies to track how many individual users access the Website and how often. This information is used for statistical purposes and to improve how the Website works and it is not our intention to use such information to personally identify any user. However, if at any time you register and sign into the Website, we may combine such data with information from our web analytic services and cookies to analyze how you use the Website in more detail.
The Website does not use targeting cookies to deliver targeted advertising on the Website; however, these cookies may be used on third party websites on which we occasionally advertise, to track the success of those advertising campaigns. We may use web beacons (also known as pixel tags) to determine which users have come to the Website after viewing an advertisement we have served on such third party websites. We also work with such third parties to collect data so that we can determine the effectiveness of our ads and serve ads targeted to your interests. The use of web beacons does not provide us with any personal information and we do not use this technology to access your personal information. It is used only to compile aggregated data about users who visit the Website and to gauge the effectiveness of our ads. Web beacons do not place information on your device, but may work in conjunction with cookies to monitor activity. You cannot remove or block web beacons, but you can remove or block cookies with which they work to block the collection of information about your user activity.
How to control cookies?
By using the Website, you agree that we can place cookies on your computer or device as explained above. However, you can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please bear in mind that removing or blocking cookies can impact your user experience and parts of the Website may no longer be fully accessible.
If you do not accept the use of these cookies, please disable them by clicking the applicable Cookie Settings link on the Website. You may also be able to change your browser settings to manage and control cookies; you can find detailed information on how to do so at https://www.aboutcookies.org/.
Accepting or declining cookies is limited to the Website and will not be reflected on other sites or pages that may be hyperlinked from the Website. For more information on cookies used by other sites and pages, please refer to the specific Cookie Settings link located on those sites.
We may also use tracking technologies to determine whether you have read, clicked on, or forwarded certain email communications we send to you so that we can make our communications more helpful and interesting. If you do not wish us to confirm whether you have opened, clicked on or forwarded our communications, you will need to unsubscribe, as it is not possible for us to send these emails without tracking enabled. Registered subscribers can update their communication preferences at any time by contacting us, or you can unsubscribe following the instructions in the individual email communications you receive from us.
We may modify or amend this Cookie Notice from time to time at our discretion. When we make changes to this notice, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page, and such modified or amended Cookie Notice shall be effective as to you and your information as of that revision date. We encourage you to periodically review this Cookie Notice to be informed about how we are using cookies.
We collect and use your personal information with your consent to provide you with access to the Website, Mobile Apps and Communications, or where we have a legitimate business interest in or other legal basis for, such collection and use. The personal information you submit to us may be used to manage our relationship with you, including any of your requests, or to customize or improve the Website or a Mobile App and related services offered to you.
We may also use your personal information for marketing purposes, including to deliver cross-context behavioral or targeted advertising based on your interactions across nonaffiliated websites or online applications, or to send you promotional materials or communications regarding services provided by us or other members of the BCM Professionals Network that we feel may be of interest to you. We may also contact you to seek feedback on services provided by members of the BCM Professionals Network or for market or other research purposes. Your personal information may also be used to protect our rights or property and that of our users.
You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you Communications, emails or other correspondence. Any personal information that we have about you may be de-identified and maintained and used by us without re-identifying such information. Such de-identified information is not subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice.
We do not sell your personal information that is collected under this Privacy Notice. To the extent we sell personal information that falls outside the scope of this Privacy Notice, such practices are described in our Data Analytics Privacy Notice.
The Website may host various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications or services that allow you to share content with other users (collectively Social Media Applications). Any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application can be read, collected and used by other users of that Social Media Application over whom we have little or no control. Therefore, we are not responsible for any other user's use, misuse or misappropriation of any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application.
This Privacy Notice only addresses the use and disclosure of information collected by BCM Professionals through your interaction with the Website and the Mobile Apps and through other interactions with BCM Professionals relating to a Communication. Other websites or mobile apps that may be accessible through links from the Communication, Website, or Mobile Apps have their own privacy statements and personal information collection, use and disclosure practices. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy statements provided by these other parties prior to providing them with information.
We retain personal information as reasonably necessary for the duration of the purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice. Notwithstanding the duration of the purposes, we may retain your information if necessary to comply with our legal or professional obligations, enforce our agreements, or resolve disputes.
You may have choices about how your personal information is collected, used and shared. If you choose to register for a communication via the Website (https://bcmprofessionals.com/contact-us) you may request to have corrections and updates to your details, or unsubscribe at any time. If you decide that you no longer wish to have your third-party social network site account (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter) linked to your profile on the Website or a Mobile App, you may change your account settings at any time.
Depending on the jurisdiction in which you are located, you may have the right to request that we confirm whether we process your personal information or that we correct, delete, or stop processing your personal information. You may also have the right to request that we provide the following information regarding the personal information we hold about you:
To exercise any of your rights under applicable law described above regarding your personal information, complete our Contact Us Form on our website (https://bcmprofessionals.com/contact-us).
Applicable laws may also give you the right to lodge a complaint with a local supervisory authority related to this Privacy Notice. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights with respect to your personal information.
For certain personal information requests, we must first verify your identity before processing your request. To do so, we may ask you to provide us with your full name, contact information, and relationship to BCM Professionals. Depending on your request, we may ask you to provide additional information. Once we receive this information, we will then review it and determine whether we are able to match it to the information BCM Professionals maintains about you to verify your identity.
If you are submitting a personal information request on behalf of someone other than yourself, please complete our Personal Information Request Form and include proof that you are authorized to make the request. This may be in the form of a written authorization signed by the person whom you are acting on behalf of or a valid power of attorney.
If you are a California resident, you are entitled to request information concerning any personal information you provide to us as part of an established business relationship for personal, family, or household purposes that we disclose to nonaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not share such personal information with nonaffiliated third parties for such purposes.
"Do Not Track" is a preference you can set in your Web browser to let the websites you visit know that you do not want them collecting information about you. The Website does not currently respond to a "Do Not Track" or similar signal.
We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all personal information provided by users with respect to Communications, or via the Website or Mobile Apps, from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.
We understand the importance of protecting children's online privacy. Communications, the Website and Mobile Apps are not designed for or intentionally targeted at children under the age of 13. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have received such information, we will take steps to delete it.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy while using the Website (https://bcmprofessionals.com/contact-us).