Bematech Privacy and Cookies Policy
Collection and Use of Personal information
Deletion of your Account
Collection and Use of Personal Information
Your Personal Information includes your:
- contact information, such as name, address, e-mail address, and phone number that you provide when you enroll as a user of the website or complete surveys;
- login and password details in connection with your account sign-in facility;
- information you post in the form of comments or contributions to discussions and electronic information such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data;
- whom you may choose to track as part of your Participant activities as part of the Bematech Platform and website; and
- communications you send us to submit queries or comments regarding the website or its content.
You are under no obligation to provide any such information and may choose to remain anonymous on the Bematech Platform. However, if you should choose to withhold specific information, we may be unable to provide you with certain services.
We will use your Personal Information solely for the purpose of providing our services to you including to:
- administer your account with us, including payments processing as requested by you;
- identify you when you sign-in; and
- send you information which you have requested from us.
Bematech may send you e-mails or newsletters with information and offers about the Bematech Platform and services if you have explicitly consented for us to do so.
When you visit the Bematech Platform and website, we may automatically collect additional information such as the type of internet browser or mobile device you use, your IP address (the unique address that identifies your device on the internet) and the operating system of your device which is automatically recognized by our web server.
We will only use and disclose your Personal Information to administer our services to you including, at times, disclosing your Personal Information to agents or contractors that work on our behalf and assist us in providing and supporting the services we offer through the website including processing transactions, handling payments, fulfilling requests, analyzing data, or helping us to communicate with participants on the Bematech Platform. Our agents or contractors are contractually restricted not to use your information for their own purposes.
Bematech is obligated to retain your Personal Information for a mandatory period of time in accordance with applicable law and may disclose your Personal Information (a) if legally entitled or required to do so or as required by law or by a court order or other judicial or administrative proceeding, (b) as otherwise required under any applicable law, rule, or regulation, and (c) if we believe, in good faith, that such disclosure is necessary to protect or defend our rights or those of others or to assist in the investigation or prevention of illegal activity.
The Bematech Platform and website makes message boards and messaging forums available to its members. Any information that is disclosed in these areas may become public information and you should exercise caution when using these and disclosing your personal information.
You will have access to your Personal Information on the website. If your Contact Information is inaccurate or outdated, you can correct it any time through the ‘my account’ section of the website. You can also request that your account be deleted at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days. Any access request may be subject to a fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
- remember that you have used the website before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive and manage capacity;
- allow you to navigate the website more quickly and easily;
- remember your login session as you move from one page to another within the website;
- store your settings and preferences;
- customize parts of the content of the website to reflect your preferences; and
- collect statistical information about how you use the website so that we can improve the website and our content.
Some of the cookies used on the website are set by us and some are set by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf.
Most computer and some mobile device browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org/which includes useful additional information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser. Please note that by blocking or deleting cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the website.
Bematech follows reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure your Personal Information. However, no company, including Bematech, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information. Among the security measures taken is a login process requiring a password and username that you select and a firewall protecting our hosting server, as well as active system monitoring , penetration testing, and data encryption. Bematech will retain your password and username as part of your Personal Information, but will not share this information with anyone. Please be advised that you are responsible for keeping your password and user name confidential and secure from unauthorized persons.
The Bematech website may contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by Bematech. The provision of such links is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such websites or their contents. We have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy policies governing such other websites or the content displayed on such other websites.
Deletion of Your Account
If your status as a Participant is terminated for any reason, we will delete your Contact Information so that we retain only Anonymous Information in our databases, except that we must maintain certain records for a mandatory time period as we are legally obligated to store your Personal Information under applicable law or may require such information for the resolution of disputes, and enforcement of our agreements.
You have a legal right under data protection law to a copy of all the information held about you by us. On request we will provide you with a copy of this information. You also have a right to correct any errors in that information. As mentioned above, you have a right to prevent the use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
Translation of this Agreement into language other than English is intended solely as a convenience. Translation of this Agreement into language other than English may be imprecise and inaccurate in whole or in part. The English version is the only official version of this Agreement. Any translation discrepancies are not binding and have no legal effect for compliance or enforcement purposes.
Revision Date: August 2016