What Information is Collected and Stored?
In general, you can visit our site without telling us who you are or providing us with any information. However, we collect IP (Internet Protocol) addresses of all visitors to our site and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our Sites. We use this information to monitor and improve your website experience.
Like many websites, we may use “cookies,” which are files stored on your computer’s hard drive by your browser. Cookies help us identify users and to optimize your viewing experience. Additionally, these cookies may be used to help target advertisements or to trigger marketing campaign communications, based on your interests and behavior.
When you view the site using a mobile device, in addition to the other information we may collect from your actions, we may collect your mobile phone number, device identifier, and geolocation information as well as other non-personal information, such as your device type and carrier.
How is that Information Used?
After you register or submit personal information with us, we may occasionally send you by email information or promotional materials on products offered by The Brand Passport, our retailers, distributors, third party brands, or our marketing partners. We may respond to your comments or questions, or we may use the information we collect about you to improve our website, products, and services, and to deliver content that is customized to your interests.
How is that Information Shared?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. The term “outside parties” does not include The Brand Passport, any of its affiliates, or any of their respective current or future operating divisions, our website hosting partners, or other parties who assist us in operating our website. The term “personally identifiable information” (or “personal information”) refers to information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, either alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information that is linked or linkable to a specific individual. Any release of personal information will only be done so long as these non-outside parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe a release is appropriate to comply with law enforcement or judicial order, or when necessary to protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety.
We will not disclose personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes unless you first affirmatively agree to that disclosure.
We may enhance or merge your non-personal statistical information collected at our website with data from other sites and third parties for purposes of marketing products and services to you.
We may combine personal information with other information to create aggregate or summary reports, and we may provide aggregate data to outside parties for marketing, advertising, and other purposes. If we provide personal information to outside parties in aggregate form, such data will not include any personally identifiable information concerning specific customers, suppliers, or individuals.
We depend upon third parties and independent contractors (collectively “third party service providers”) to provide services in connection with our business operations. We may transmit your personal information to or allow access to such information by third party service providers who assist us in a variety of ways, including in hosting our business information and data, allowing information technology providers and maintenance services to provide and support information technology systems and services, processing orders and payments, shipping products, sending catalogs, performing surveys, conducting promotions, advertising and marketing, processing job applications, providing recruitment and background screening, and sending e-mails and newsletters. We use good faith efforts with these third-party service providers to require them to protect the privacy of personal information by implementing adequate security measures and by using the personal information only as authorized and directed by us. We do not permit such third parties to use personal information for direct marketing or any other purposes not authorized by us. However, such third-party service providers perform work outside of our direct supervision and, therefore, we can never guarantee that personal information will be protected by such third parties.
We may disclose personal information as part of a corporate transaction. If we should ever merge with, acquire, or be acquired by another company, whether by merger, stock transfer, or sale of assets, we may disclose, sell, or otherwise transfer control of the personal information to a third party as part of such transaction.
Personal information may be disclosed if you participate in one or more interactive or social features that we may offer on the Sites.
The Brand Passport allows other users of the Sites to browse comments, questions or other entries that you have submitted or commented on in one or more forums, message boards, product ratings, feedback portals or other interactive or social aspects that we may include on the Sites from time to time. We may choose to post this data on other features in the future. Your use of such social features constitutes your consent and agreement to our use of any content you post or transmit through such features for our editorial, advertising and publicity purposes, without compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.
What Happens When I Link to Another Website?
In some cases, third parties, through links or advertising on The Brand Passport website, may collect usage information and place or recognize cookies on a visitors’ browsers.
Is Information Collected From Children?
Our website is not directed towards or otherwise promoted for use by children. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of 14.
If we change our policies, we will post any changes on our website, so that you are always informed about what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.
California Shine the Light Law (SB 27) Compliance Statement.
Under California S.B. 27 (“Shine the Light” Law), California residents have the right under certain circumstances to receive, once a year, information about third parties with whom we have shared information about you or your family for their marketing purposes during the previous calendar year, and a description of the categories of personal information shared. To make such a request, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and please include the phrase “California Privacy Request” in the subject line, the domain name of the website you are inquiring about, along with your name, address, and email address. We will respond to you within thirty days of receiving such a request.
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