What information do we collect and for what purposes?
If you are a visitor to our Website, we may collect certain technical information about your visit, such as your internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access the Website. We collect such data for administrative and statistical purposes and to help us operate and improve our Website.
If you make an inquiry by email or telephone, we will collect your name and contact information, which will be used to respond to your question. We may also keep records of such communications and/or add your contact details to our business database if we believe that we may have good reason to contact you in the future.
If you register to attend an event organized by us, we will use your name, contact details, and the organization’s name where you work in connection with organizing the event.
We may use your contact details to send you news about BVI’s services or events. Your contact details will only be used for such direct marketing purposes when the law allows us, for example, if you have specifically requested to receive such information. You can always opt-out from receiving further communications by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the relevant email.
We will not pass your contact details to any third party for direct marketing purposes.
Keeping Your Data Secure
We have implemented appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used, accessed in an unauthorized way, altered, or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those of our personnel who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
While we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason, we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that are transferred via the internet. If you have any concerns about your information, please contact us (see ‘Contact Us’ below).
We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including to satisfy any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
If you wish to contact us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.