This policy explains what information we collect when you use BACG’s sites, services, and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. Our aim is not just to comply with privacy law. It’s to earn your trust.
Information We Collect & How We Use It
The tracking we do at BACG is to make our services work as well as possible. This includes personalizing what content you see based on what we think you’ll like. So, to give you the best possible experience, we collect information from your interactions with our content. Some of this information, you actively tell us (such as your email address, which we use to communicate with you). Other information, we collect based on actions you take while using BACG’s website or content, such as what pages you view (including how much of a given page and for how long) and your use of our services. This information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device (such as device or browser type), and referral information (how you got to a particular page).
We use this information to:
- provide, test, improve, promote and personalize the content
- fight spam and other forms of abuse
- generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use the website or content
When you authenticate with a third-party service (like Twitter, Facebook, Apple or Google) we may collect, store, and periodically update information associated with that third-party account. We will never publish something through one of your third-party accounts without your express permission.
BACG won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you to a third-party.
If we are going to share your information in response to a legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others or cause illegal conduct. We will object to legal requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.
Search engines may index your posts on blog pages, such that people may find these pages when searching against your name on services like Google or Bing. Users may also share links to your content on social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter.
BACG uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as GoDaddy, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run BACG. By using the Services, you authorize BACG to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate.
Some of the content that you see displayed on BACG is not hosted by BACG. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in a BACG page, so that it appears to be part of that page. For example: YouTube or Vimeo videos, SoundCloud audio files and Twitter tweets that appear within a BACG post. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a BACG page with a YouTube video embedded in it, that video appears because of a pointer to files hosted by YouTube, and in turn YouTube receives data about your activity, such as your IP address and how much of the video you watch).
When posting on BACG, you may not embed a form that allows submission of personal information by users. You must link offsite to a page that allows such submissions by users, and that page’s appearance must be distinct enough from BACG to ensure it does not cause confusion among users over to whom they are submitting personal information. Failure to do so may lead BACG to disable the post or take other action to limit or disable your account.
Tracking & Cookies
We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our website or content. We use them in various ways, to remember your preferences (such as default language), evaluate email effectiveness, and personalize content and other services..
We track your interactions within the BACG website (which encompasses BusinessAgilityConsultingGroup.com and BAC.Group).
We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the website at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.
Email from BACG
Sometimes we’ll send you emails about our services or changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of “transactional” email (unless you specifically send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org). But, you can opt out of non-administrative emails such as newsletters, and activity notifications by clicking on the opt-out link in our emails or by sending a request to email@example.com.
Changes to this Policy
BACG may periodically update this Policy. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it.
Questions or Feedback
We welcome feedback about this policy at marketing@BACG.com.
2. Data Protection Statement for European Union Users
Description of Processing Activity
BACG collects and stores personal information about its users to customize their experience and enable personalized distribution of content.
Purposes of Processing
- Provide, test, promote, and improve the Services
- Provide customized reading experience
- Fight spam, fraud, and other abuse of services
Categories of Personal Data Collected
- Email address
- Company name
- Title or Role
- Session activity
- Page visit history
- IP address
- Browser information
- DNT status
BACG is hosted in the United States. By using the website, you authorize BACG to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate. Where your data is disclosed to our processors, it is subject by contract to at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement.
If you would like to delete your personal information, you can request that we delete your data by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Consumer Privacy for California Users
If you are a California resident, the processing of certain personal data about you may be subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and other applicable California state privacy laws. Beginning January 1, 2020, the CCPA gives you certain rights with respect to the processing of your personal data (known as “personal information,” as described in the CCPA).
This section provides additional privacy disclosures and informs you of key additional rights as a California resident:
Right to Know Request
Under the CCPA, you have a right to request information about our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information over the prior 12 months, and ask that we provide you with the following information:
- Categories of and specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.
- Categories of sources from which we collect personal information.
- Purposes for collecting, using, or selling personal information.
- Categories of third parties with which we share personal information.
- Categories of personal information disclosed about you for a business purpose.
To make a verifiable request for information about the personal information we have collected about you, please email us at email@example.com.
Right to Delete Request
Under the CCPA, you also have a right to request that we delete personal information, subject to certain exceptions. You may exercise your right to delete by email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not knowingly collect household data. If all the members of a household makes a Right to Know or Right to Delete request, we will respond as if the requests are individual requests.
General Requests under CCPA
You may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information twice per 12-month period. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under the CCPA.
Requests made through Agents
You may designate, in writing or through a power of attorney document, an authorized agent to make requests on your behalf to exercise your rights. Before accepting such a request from an agent, we will require that the agent provide proof you have authorized them to act on your behalf, and we may need you to verify your identity directly with us.
No Sale of Personal Information
Under the CCPA, a “sale” means providing to a third party personal information for valuable consideration. Since BACG does not sell your personal information, we don’t collect data to facilitate nor enable third parties to advertise to you. At this time and pending final regulations and guidance interpreting the CCPA, we don’t believe any of our data practices constitute a “sale” under the CCPA.