What does Personal Information mean?
As used in this policy, “Personal Information” means information that can be directly associated with a specific person or entity such as a name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, information about activities directly linked to a person, such as that person’s location or financial information. You are not required by law to provide us with any such information, but if you do not provide us with such information you may not be able to use some or all of the Services as defined in the Terms of Service.
Collection of Information
When you use our Site, we may collect both personal and non-personal information about you. Non-personal information may include IP addresses and details of websites you have visited prior to arriving at and after leaving our Site. Personal information such as your name, contact number, email address, and organization name may be collected when you use our Services. Some of the information we collect may be sensitive in nature and you consent to the collection and use of such information by us subject to this policy.
Use and Disclosure of Information
We use the information collected about you for the primary purpose of connecting you to venues listed on our website, enabling venues to communicate and provide services to you. We also use your information for the administration of our services, enhancing the operation of our website and assisting us in improving the service that we provide you.
In addition, we may use Personal Information internally – for example, to help improve our services, to make BITSY more useful, to customize BITSY and personalize its content for you.
We may also pass your personal information to other third party service providers who may assist us with internal operations such as email subscriptions, mailing lists, data analysis, payment processing and website troubleshooting. By accessing or using our website, you expressly consent to this use and disclosure of your information by us. Further, we will not pass on your personal information in any form to third parties, except in the following circumstances:
- Public Display of Information - We display the information that you wish to share publically, including photographs and descriptions of Spaces and including any personal description that you provide, and link that information to the Spaces that you wish to rent or offer for rent on our Services.
- Service Providers - Frequently we hire other companies to carry out tasks necessary for our internal operations. Such companies are under the obligation to preserve your personal information in confidence.
- Legally Compelled Disclosures - User information may be disclosed by us whenever we are forced to do as by government authorities or whenever required or permitted by law for example like for responding to court orders and subpoenas or we reasonably believe that the disclosure is necessary as part of an investigation into unlawful activity that is being, or may have already have been, conducted. We may also disclose user information whenever we believe that any individual could be harmed by such activities.
- Finally, we reserve the right to use the information you share with us in a de-identified and aggregated form to improve the quality of our Services, and to better understand our customer base. We may also share de-identified and anonymous information with our Partners, without restriction, on commercial terms that we can determine in our sole discretion.
Information Quality and Security
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that any personal information we maintain is complete, accurate and up-to-date. The site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control. However, we do not warrant the security of personal information transmitted via the Internet and any information transmitted to the website is done at your sole risk.
Editing Your Information
You may gain access to, and correct, the personal information we hold about you at that time at any time by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to obtain such access, please contact us. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information, please contact us at email@example.com. Although we will remove your data from our active systems, we may retain your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
If you have questions or concerns about this policy, or wish to access or correct the information we hold about you, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.