This Statement covers BWC’s collection of personal information that BWC gathers when you are on BWC Analytics websites. It does not apply to information collected and stored by a means other than these websites or practices of third parties that BWC does not own or control, or to individuals that BWC does not employ or manage. By accessing the BWC Analytics websites, you are accepting the practices outlined in this Statement.
Access to information about customers collected from the BWC Analytics websites is restricted to BWC and third parties that need access to customer information in order to provide BWC operational or other support services, BWC product information or product, service or upgrade offers, or as may be required by law. BWC does not distribute, sell or rent any personal information collected via its websites. This is also true for personal information (email address, postal address, etc.) sent to the websites’ email addresses. BWC does not send unsolicited emails to users of its sites. The transmission of personal information entered via the sites’ forms is protected by security features.
BWC’s Personal Information Collection and Purpose
BWC’s primary goal in collecting information is to provide you with a friendly, customized, and efficient experience. BWC takes reasonable precautions to protect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction of personal information. We collect the following types of information from our customers:
(A) INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US
BWC collects identifying information when you use the BWC Analytics websites, and when you enter promotions or contests. For example, we may require customers who register to use the BWC Analytics websites to give us the following personal information: their name, Company name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, and financial qualification and billing information, such as billing name and address, credit card number, and the identity of users within the organization that will be using the BWC Analytics websites. When you initially express interest in obtaining additional information about the BWC Analytics websites, or when you register on the BWC Analytics websites, we may also ask for additional types of personal information, such as title, department name, fax number, or additional company or agency information. We may also request demographic information and unique identifiers in order to provide you with a more personalized experience or verify your passwords. All financial and billing information that we collect from you is used for the purposes of checking your qualifications as a prospective customer and billing you for purchases. BWC may use a third-party intermediary to manage the credit card and billing processing. This intermediary is solely a link in the distribution chain, and is not permitted to store, retain, or use the information provided, except for the sole purpose of credit card and billing processing.
If you are a registered user of the BWC Analytics websites, please note that some information about you may remain in our records.
(B) AUTOMATIC INFORMATION
BWC receives and stores certain types of information whenever you interact with us via BWC Analytics websites. BWC automatically receives and records certain "traffic data" on our server logs including your IP address, BWC cookie information, the page you requested, and your communications and interactions with other site users. BWC uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with its server, analyze trends and administer the BWC Analytics websites.
BWC automatically collects usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to our websites and use of components of our websites. BWC may use this information to provide research, advice and information, including, without limitation, for benchmarking purposes (e.g. we may publish an industry white paper that uses data collected through the use of our BWC Analytics websites). This data is only used in the aggregate. This type of collective data also enables us to figure out how often customers use parts of the BWC Analytics websites so we can make the websites appealing to as many customers as possible. In addition, we may provide statistical information to our partners about how our customers, collectively, use the BWC Analytics websites. We may share this type of statistical data so that our partners also understand how often people use areas of our BWC Analytics websites, so that they, too, may provide you with an optimal experience. We also collect and use information for internal purposes.
Many companies offer programs that help you to visit web sites anonymously. While BWC will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these programs are available.
(C) EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS
BWC may receive a confirmation when you open an e-mail from BWC if your computer supports this type of program, in order to help us make e-mails more interesting and helpful. BWC may also send out emails with information regarding BWC including promotions and events. Customers may opt out of receiving such emails by selecting the “unsubscribe” link in the BWC email.
Information From Other Sources
For purposes such as improving personalization of the BWC Analytics websites, BWC may receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.
What About Cookies
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that BWC transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how many people. BWC employs cookies in order for its server to recognize a return visitor as a unique user. Cookies are used to personalize the content you view on our websites. The cookies placed by the BWC server are readable only by BWC, and cookies cannot access, read or modify any other data on a computer.
Google Analytics Demographic and Interest Reporting
BWC receives Demographic and Interest Reports from Google, which include aggregated, non-personally identifiable information about our website traffic regarding visitors’ age, gender, and interests. The reports let BWC see how many of our users visit over a date range, who those users are, and how their behavior varies by attribute (e.g., male vs. female). Information regarding these reports is derived by Google from the DoubleClick third-party cookies. This information will not be used for any purpose other than those set out in this Statement.
Google Adwords Remarketing
BWC has implemented Remarketing with Google Analytics to help personalize its advertising efforts online. Such analytics allow third party vendors, including Google, to show personalized ads on sites across the internet. BWC and third party vendors, including Google, use first and third party cookies together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on a visitor’s past visits on any BWC Analytics website. In other words, AdWords remarketing will display relevant ads tailored to you based on what parts of the BWC Analytics websites you have viewed, by placing a cookie on your machine. This cookie does not in any way identify you or give access to your computer. Google AdWords Remarketing allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and deliver a more personalized experience by only displaying ads that are relevant to your specific interests.
Information about BWC customers is an integral part of our business. BWC neither rents nor sells your personal information to anyone except as described in this Statement. We share your personal information only with entities that are controlled or controlled by or under common control of BWC, and as described below:
(A) AFFILIATED BUSINESSES BWC DOES NOT CONTROL
BWC is affiliated or partnered with a variety of businesses and work closely with them. In certain situations, these businesses operate within the BWC Analytics websites. In other situations, BWC markets or sells products or services jointly with affiliated businesses. If BWC intends to disclose information externally, BWC will give you the opportunity to decline to supply customer information or to opt out of such sharing.
(C) PROMOTIONAL OFFERS
BWC may send offers to certain customers on behalf of other businesses with whom BWC has a partnership. However, when BWC does so, BWC does not give the other business your name and address. If you are a user of the BWC Analytics websites and do not wish to receive these offers, please request to unsubscribe.
(D) WITH YOUR CONSENT
Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your personal information may be shared with third parties.
Except as describes in this Statement, BWC will not share the personal information you provide to BWC with non-BWC third parties without your permission, unless to: (i) respond to duly authorized information requests of police and governmental authorities; (ii) comply with any law, regulation, subpoena, or court order; (iii) investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud, or other malicious activity; (iv) enforce/protect the rights and properties of BWC or its subsidiaries; or (v) protect the rights of personal safety of BWC employees and third parties on or using BWC Analytics websites.
User Information is Secure
All customer information collected and stored by BWC is maintained in a secure corporate data center and/or otherwise subject to best practices access protection. Only employees who need customer information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to it. All of our employees are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices.
Access To and Accuracy of Your Information
BWC strives to keep your personal information accurately recorded. BWC has implemented technology, management processes and policies to help maintain data accurately. BWC provides individuals with reasonable access to personal information that they provide to BWC and the reasonable ability to review and correct it or ask for anonymization, blockage, or deletion, as applicable. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your data. To change your personal information that you directly provided to BWC you can contact us.
If you feel that any personal information about you that has been collected and stored by BWC might be wrong, or you would like for us to correct, amend or remove your information from our systems, please notify us so that we may correct or delete the information.
As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information, even though it may be needed to make a purchase or take advantage of certain BWC Analytics website features.
You are able to add or update certain information as described in the "Access to and Accuracy of your Information" section above. When you update information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
BWC takes seriously its obligations under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act concerning the collection of personal
information from individuals under the age of thirteen (13). The BWC Analytics websites are not directed at children, as BWC
requests that children under the age of 13 not provide personal information through the BWC Analytics websites.
Third Party Sites
The BWC Analytics websites may permit you to link to other websites on the Internet, and other websites may contain links to the BWC Analytics websites. These other websites are not under BWC control, and such links do not constitute an endorsement by BWC of those other websites or the services offered through them. The privacy and security practices of websites linked to or from the BWC Analytics websites are not covered by this Statement, and BWC is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of these websites.
BWC may also provide social media features that enable you to share information with your social networks and to interact with BWC on various social media sites. Your use of these features may result in the collection or sharing of information about you, depending on the feature. BWC encourages you to review the privacy policies and settings on the social media sites with which you interact to make sure you understand the information that may be collected, used and shared by those sites.
Keeping Personal Information Secure
BWC takes seriously the trust you place in us. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of the information, BWC utilizes reasonable and appropriate physical, technical, and administrative procedures to safeguard the information we collect. BWC retains data only as required or permitted by local law and while it has a legitimate business purpose.
Conditions of Use
BWC commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your personal information or would like to contact our offices to report a complaint please contact us.
Questions or Concerns
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy at BWC Analytics websites, please contact us. Your privacy is important to us and we will make every effort to resolve your concerns.
Revised September 4, 2019
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