Effective January 1, 2013
Busa Consulting LLC wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information from and about you.
The Busa Consulting Online Services are a network of general audience sites, are not targeted to children, and do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 14 years of age.
2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Busa Consulting and our service providers may collect the following information from and about you:
"Personal Information" is the information that identifies you as an individual, such as name, postal address, telephone number, email address, credit or debit card number.
Personal Information from You
We collect Personal Information when, for example, you register for or subscribe to certain products or services, create a profile, take a survey, visit our Busa Consulting Online Services, use an interactive feature, or participate in a community forum.
"Other Information" is any information that does not reveal your specific identity, such as browser information, app usage data, information collected through cookies and other technologies, demographic information, and aggregated information.
Other Information You Submit
We collect Other Information when you submit it to us. It may include your gender, zip code, birthday, education, occupation, and interests.
Other Information We Receive from Third Parties
We may receive Other Information about you from third parties, including, for example, demographic data, information about your interests, and information about your activities on other websites.
Other Information We Collect Automatically When You are Online
When you access and interact with our Busa Consulting Online Services, we and our service providers may automatically collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to the Busa Consulting Online Services, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, potentially including your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the Busa Consulting Online Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device ("UDID"), geolocation data, or other transactional information for that device.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information.
Users can manage the use of Flash technologies with the Flash management tools available at Adobe's website, see http://www.adobe.com/devnet/security.edu.html. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features or personalization available through our Busa Consulting Online Services.
3. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use the Personal Information we collect from and about you for the purposes set forth below. Please note that we may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, then we may use and disclose it for all the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information. We may combine Other Information with your Personal Information, and when we do, we treat the combined information as Personal Information.
To improve the quality of our products and services and to personalize your experience by presenting content, products and offers tailored to you, we may also combine the Personal and Other Information we collect with information relating to your use of other services and websites. In addition, we may supplement the Personal and Other Information we collect with information from other sources, such as publicly available information from social media services, commercially available sources and information from business partners.
We use the information we collect from and about you to provide our products and services and features to you, including: to process and fulfill your subscription, to send you information about your relationship or transactions with us, to measure and improve those services and features, to allow you to comment on content, to provide you with customer support, and to respond to inquiries. We also may use the information we collect to contact you. Busa Consulting may periodically send promotional materials or notifications related to our products and services. To help make these promotional materials more relevant to you, we may use and combine any of the Personal and Other Information we collect to assist us in sending you promotional materials. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from us, you can change your account setting through the appropriate link on the website account services page or follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. There are certain service notifications that you may not opt-out of, such as renewal notices and notifications of changes to Busa Consulting products and services or policies. If you have installed a mobile app and you wish to stop receiving push notifications, you can change the settings either on your mobile device or through the app. We may also use your information to respond to inquiries or requests you make to us.
4. HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
Information Made Public Through Use of Our Services and User Privacy Settings
Certain features on the Busa Consulting Online Services give you an opportunity to interact with us and others. When you use these features, you should be aware that any information you submit, including your name, user name, location, email address, profile information, picture, likes, status, and comments, including any political or religious or other beliefs you express, may be publicly available to anyone, including other users, search engines, advertisers, third party application developers, and anyone else with access to the Busa Consulting Online Services. We are not responsible for any information you choose to submit and make public through these interactive features.
Our Disclosure of Information
To manage subscriptions. If your subscription is provided in whole or in part by your employer or other third party, we may notify the provider when you access or use your subscription. When providing these notices, we may reveal limited amounts of your Personal Information such as your name or email address.
To allow third-party service providers to assist us in providing and managing our services. We may make your Personal Information available to certain third-party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage or provide our products and services by, for example: developing or supporting products and features; sending email messages on our behalf; processing payments; fulfilling orders; delivering subscriptions; auditing; processing data or statistics; and serving, customizing or delivering marketing or ads. These outside service providers are required to protect Personal Information entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing to us.
If you subscribe solely to any other Busa Consulting Online Service, we may share your Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties for such parties' own marketing purposes if you have given us permission to do so.
To complete a merger or sale of assets. If Busa Consulting sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Busa Consulting may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
Busa Consulting uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard Personal Information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. However, no one can guarantee the complete safety of your information. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting Customer Service in accordance with the instructions below.
6. HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT OR UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION
You can access or modify your registration or subscription profile information and modify your marketing preferences by contacting Customer Service, as indicated below. Most subscribers and registered users can also update their Personal Information online by signing on to their accounts and visiting the appropriate account management sections of our websites. Please note that if you have subscribed or registered for more than one of our publications or services, you may need to update your information for each separately.
You may also contact Busa Consulting Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Law permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please email us at email@example.com and include your name and the address to which you would like us to respond.
7. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Location of Data. Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using our products and services, you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than in your country.
Linked Services. The Busa Consulting Online Services may also be linked to sites operated by third parties, and may carry advertisements or offer content, functionality, games or applications developed and maintained by third parties. Some of these third party sites may be co-branded with a Busa Consulting logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by us.
8. CONTACT US
We ask that you not disclose any sensitive Personal Information (e.g. social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, or criminal background) when contacting us.