Your privacy is very important to us. BDS Analytics wants to make your experience on the Internet as enjoyable and rewarding as possible, and we want you to use the Internet’s vast array of information, tools, and opportunities with complete confidence.
How Your Personal Information Is Collected and Used
BDS Analytics collects information in different ways from its Visitors, Applicants, and Members who access the various parts of our Services. We use this information primarily to provide a customized experience as you use our Services, and also to collect, transfer, manipulate, store, and disclose for purposes of measuring and improving our Services and to send you information about our Services or to advertise additional services to you. From time to time, we may notify Applicants and/or Members of new products, announcements, upgrades and updates. Applicants and/or Members may opt-out of these promotional mailings by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any e-mails we send to you.
BDS Analytics may display our online advertisements. In those cases we share aggregated and non-identifying information about Visitors collected through the submission process as well as through online surveys and promotions with these advertisers.
Additionally, in some instances, we use this aggregated and non-identifying information to deliver tailored advertisements or joint ventures. For instance, an advertiser or joint venture company tells us the audience they want to reach and provides us an advertisement tailored to the audience. Based upon the aggregated and non-identifying information we have collected, we may then display or send the advertisement to the intended audience. We do not share personal information with advertisers.
Responses to Email Inquiries
When Visitors send email inquiries to our company from their e-mail accounts, the return email address is used to answer the email inquiry we receive. Our company does not use the return email address for any other purpose and does not share the return email address with any third party.
Voluntary Customer Surveys
We may periodically conduct both business and individual customer surveys. We encourage all Applicants and Members to participate in these surveys because they provide us with important information that helps us to improve the types of products and services we offer and how we provide them to you. Your personal information and responses will remain strictly confidential, even if the survey is conducted by a third party. Participation in our customer surveys is voluntary.
We may take the information we receive from individuals responding to our Customer Surveys and combine (or aggregate) it with the responses of other Applicants and/or Members we may have, to create broader, generic responses to the survey questions (such as gender, age, residence, hobbies, education, employment, industry sector, or other demographic information). We then use the aggregated information to improve the quality of our services to you, and to develop new services and products. This aggregated, non-personally identifying information may be shared with third parties.
How you can access and correct your personal information or remove material you no longer wish to be accessible via the Site
If you wish to access and correct any personal information that we hold about you, or remove any material you have placed on the Site or which is accessible on the Site via any other of your online identities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “Personal Information” or “Remove Material” and we will respond to your request as soon as possible, generally within 24 hours. You can access and correct some of the information we hold about you directly on the Site (for example, your profiles and identities information) through the dashboard when you join the Site as a Member.
What security measures we use
Some of your user information and data you upload to certain Services, such as Social Media Analytics Platforms are password-protected for your privacy and security. We take other reasonable steps to secure your personal information, and to protect it from misuse, loss, unauthorized access or modification. Although we take reasonable steps to protect your personal information, the Internet is inherently insecure and we cannot guarantee that the Site or your information is secure (‘hacker-proof’). When your personal information is no longer required by us, we destroy or permanently de-identify the information.
“Cookies” and How Our Company Uses Them
If you are a Visitor, we may use a cookie to save your settings and to provide customizable and personalized services. These cookies do not enable third parties to access any of your customer information.
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, advertisers, other social media websites, and partners may also use their own cookies. We do not control use of these cookies and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them.
BDS Analytics Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting children’s privacy is especially important to us. Therefore we restrict the Site to persons eighteen years or older.
YOU MUST BE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OR OLDER TO ACCESS THE SITE. IF YOU ARE UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE, THEN YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ACCESS THE SITE OR ANY FEATURE OR OTHER PART OF THE SERVICES, UNLESS YOU GET YOUR PARENT’S OR GUARDIAN’S PERMISSION. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, DUE TO THE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, NO INFORMATION OBTAINED BY THE SITE, FALLS WITHIN THE CHILD ONLINE PRIVACY ACT of 1998 (COPA) AND IS NOT MONITORED AS DOING SO.
The Site is not aimed at children under 13 years old and we will not collect, use, provide or process in any other form any personal information of children under the age of 13 deliberately. We therefore also ask you, if you are under 13 years old, please do not send us your personal information (for example, your name, address and email address).
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal information we share with third parties or affiliates for those third parties or affiliates’ direct marketing purposes. That notice will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and affiliates with which it was shared, along with their names and addresses.
BDS Analytics Commitment to Data Security
Services and websites we sponsor have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining this information.
Revisions to This Policy
We reserve the right to revise, amend, or modify this policy, our Terms and Conditions of this agreement, and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner, by updating this posting.
Last updated: December 12, 2017