This policy is limited only to those employed by BC and does not include Issuers and Partners who may be Customers and/or authorized on behalf of Customersto create, issue, share, or view a BC digital badge.
Customer is any organization or individual which has purchased digital badge services from BC.
Issuer is any entity such as an association, corporation, or training organization which is a Customer of BC and may create and issue badges to Earners.
Earner is any individual who has earned a badge from an Issuer. An Earner may select to share his/her digital badges publicly through various channels, including, but not limited to: social networks, electronic mail, and websites.
Partner is a technology platform provider integrated with BC to securely exchange data on behalf of Issuers.
User is either an Earner or any authorized individual issuing digital badges on behalf of an Issuer. A User may login to a BC product or use a Partner to create, issue, share, or view a BC digital badge.
Products include, but are not limited to: BC website, BC web applications, BC desktop and embedded applications, and BC Partner solutions.
Website is the BC informational website.
Web application is an application accessible from a web browser such as Microsoft Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome, non-exclusively, those permits Users to create, issue, share, or view a BC digital badge.
Users' privacy is very important to BC. BC is committed to safeguarding the information Users entrust to BC. BC Products are not directed at children less than 12 years of age.
BC may collect various types of personally-identifiable information including name, address, telephone number, credit card number or other billing information, e-mail address, and other information that, either alone or in combination with other kinds of information, may personally identify Users. BC may collect personally identifiable information from Users in a variety of ways, including its Products, particularly for the purpose of issuing and sharing digital badges, through online forms for ordering products and services, and other instances where Users are invited to volunteer such information. BC may also collect information about how Users use our Products, for example, by tracking the number of unique views received by the pages of a badge or website and/or the domains from which Users originate. We may use "cookies" to track how Users use our Products. While not all of the information that we collect from Users is personally identifiable, it may be associated with personally identifiable information that Users provide to us through our Products.
It is possible to configure your browser to reject cookies by modifying the browser settings or preferences. If you wish to do so, we recommend you consult the information provided in the browser or contact the browser vendor for help or instructions.
BC may use personally identifiable information collected through our marketing Website to contact Users regarding products and services offered by BC and otherwise to enhance Users' experience with BC and such affiliates, independent contractors and business partners. BC may also use information collected through our Products for research regarding the effectiveness of our Products and to advance the marketing, advertising and sales efforts of BC. BC will not use personally identifiable collected through our Products on behalf of its Customers for the purpose of soliciting BC products and/or services offered by BC, its affiliates, independent contractors, and business partners.
We limit access to your personally identifiable information to employees and contractors who we believe need access in order to deliver Products to you or to do their jobs.
We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to guard against unauthorized or unlawful processing of your personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your personal data. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by our site reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.
We may also disclose aggregate, anonymous data based on information collected from Users and Issuers for the purpose of describing industry trends. We may transfer information collected from Users in connection with a sale of BC's business. Finally, at times we may be required by law or legal process to disclose your personal information.
You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from any electronic mail, standard mail, social networking contact, messaging service, or other contact list. Please specify from which list you wish to be removed when sending the email.
If you have questions or concerns about our policies concerning privacy, data collection, data processing or data transmission, please email us at email@example.com or contact us by postal mail at 613 Landwehr Road, Northbrook, IL 60062, United States, and we will endeavor to respond to your inquiry within 45 days.
The security of your personal information is also important to us. When you enter sensitive information on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information by following generally accepted industry standards and practices to protect the personal information submitted to us from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction, both during transmission and once we receive it.
Information about Users that is maintained on our systems is protected using industry standard security measures. However, we cannot guarantee that the information submitted to, maintained on, or transmitted from our systems will be completely secure. Likewise, in transmitting data between BC and external Partner systems we seek to use industry standard security measures to secure your data.
This policy was updated December 17, 2014.