What We Collect:
Part 1: Personal Information
Personal Information generally means information which might reasonably be used to specifically identify you and may include your name, address, email address, and phone number. We collect such personal information when you provide it to us, such as when you:
- Purchase software licenses or products
• Register for website membership and webinars
• Participate in surveys or subscribe to receive information
• Otherwise communicate with us such as through a contact form
Several of the services we offer require registration as a condition of use. We may also receive personal information about you from other sources and add it to the information you have provided to us.
Please note that BissBay is not responsible for the information you voluntarily give about yourself in the form of forum discussions, chat rooms, other publicly accessible interactions, or information you make public in your member profile. You can change your publicly available information at any time via your profile page.
Part 2: Other Information We Collect:
When you receive newsletters or promotional e-mails from us, we may use web beacons, customized links, or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which links you click so we can provide you more focused e-mail communications or other information.
You need not have cookies turned on to visit all our websites, though cookies may be required for you to participate in certain areas. If you choose to become a member of a BissBay website, you must have cookies enabled to access any member related pages (i.e., Discussion Boards, Member Profile pages, Search for a Member).
What We Provide to Third Parties:
Statistical Reports and Mailing Lists: The aggregate statistics that describe our online audience, which are often based on the information you provide when you subscribe, register, or browse our websites, help us sell advertising and otherwise publicize BissBay and our brands. In addition, we make certain information such as the name of our users, their mailing address, phone number, email addresses, and, in certain case, their employer’s name, company size, executive positions, revenue size, and other industry data (when voluntarily submitted by the user) available on a rental or other basis (e.g. sale) to third-party providers of goods and services. To learn how you can make choices about how this information is used or shared, please visit the How You Can Change or Control Information that Is Collected section below.
Email Deployment, Data Analysis E-Commerce and Other Services: We provide customer lists, email addresses and other information to third-party companies and contractors who provide us with specialized services, such as email message deployment, merge-purge (identifying and removing duplicate addresses), subscription fulfillment, customer support and service, research, statistical analysis, data and website hosting and other data and transaction processing. Our third-party companies work on our behalf and we do not provide our email lists or other data to them for their own company use. Those service providers will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They should also maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
Please note that we engage third-party service providers to process sales, fulfill orders for product purchases, and honor requests to be removed from promotional mailings or other services. These service providers have access to or are provided with certain personal information to provide us with the applicable service.
Co-Branded Sites and Services: When you use a co-branded service (a service operated with a service or site partner of BissBay) within our network of sites, register, or otherwise provide information on a co-branded site, you grant us permission to pass the information collected back to that service or site partner. Use of your information by such partners is subject to their privacy policies as well as ours.
What Third Parties May Collect:
Online Ad Serving: BissBay and some of our advertisers use third-party advertising service companies to serve advertisements when you visit our websites. Often, these third-party advertising companies employ cookies, pixel tags, and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of web and e-mail advertisements and to create a record of interactions with our website content that they use in conjunction with their advertising which appears on other sites, or for reporting website traffic, statistics, advertisement data and/or other activities on our sites. We will also engage third party providers to assist with the segmentation of this data. The specific providers we use are subject to change. As of the date of the posting of this policy, the current provider is Google Analytics.
Other Information: Ad Serving and BissBay
At times, we display ads both on our network of owned and operated websites and on non-BissBay websites. When you visit one of our websites or view ads that we serve from our network elsewhere on the Internet, you may see multiple types of ads, such as text ads next to search results and graphical ads shown on web pages. Sometimes these ads are based on the content of the page on which they appear. Other times these ads are generated by matching the ad to your interests as inferred from your browsing activities collected online. Either way, BissBay tries to show you relevant ads, and to do so, we may use information we know or receive about you such as your gender, location, or interests.
We store page views, clicks, and search terms used for ad personalization targeting separately from your contact information or other data that directly identifies you (such as your name and e-mail address) which we obtained as described above under Personal Information and we do not combine the two sets of data.
We will engage third-party providers to assist with the collection, storage and segmentation of this data, and the providers are required to maintain the confidentiality of this information. These efforts do not result in the collection of personally identifiable information such as name or address.
How You Can Change or Control what is Collected:
Cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but allow you to modify security settings so you can approve or reject cookies on a case-by-case basis. You may stop or restrict cookies on your computer or purge them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences.
Updating Your Registration Information: You can correct or change the information collected during website registration at any time in the profile page links shown below or by sending an email to the address shown below. Please allow five to ten business days for corrections or changes to be publicly displayed or implemented throughout our systems.
Your Newsletter Subscriptions: You can opt-in to our newsletter mailing lists, or remove yourself at any time through the newsletter subscription management page by following the instructions at the end of the newsletters you receive. Please allow five to ten business days for changes to take effect.
Your Subscription Information: You can correct or change your BissBay Digital Edition subscription information and your preferences with regarding to our ability to provide your information to third parties for their own marketing purposes. Please allow two to four weeks for changes to take effect.
Stop Sharing of Lists: Many customers appreciate the offerings they receive from third-party providers of goods and services to whom we provide lists of our customers, but here is what to do if you no longer wish for us to share this information with such providers:
If you are a registered user of www.bissbay.com, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you provided your contact information to www. bissbay.com to download a whitepaper, case study, or other document provided by an BissBay advertiser, please send an email with your preference request changes to: email@example.com.
Please allow up to ten business days for any changes to be implemented throughout our systems.
Other Useful Information Regarding Your Privacy:
Change of Ownership of BissBay: Some or all personal information maintained by BissBay may be subject to the transfer of another company in the event of a change of ownership of BissBay or the sale of any part of BissBay.
Security. We use reasonable precautions to keep personal information disclosed to our websites secure and only release this information to third parties that share our commitment to privacy. If a security policy is breached or a data breach occurs, the responsible supervisory party will be notified within 72 hours and users will receive a notice of the breach of security that includes communication of the DPO’s information, describes any potential consequences, and notes any action steps being taken within 72 hours. We are not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of any third parties.