Date Last Revised: July 15, 2013
Certain areas and features of the Services are available to you without registration or the need to provide any information to us. However, in order to benefit from the full functionality of the Services, you need to register as a member and in so doing, provide a Login ID in the form of an email address, a password, default company name, first name and last name, and other information you provide to us (collectively the "Registration Information").
Access to your Registration Information is strictly restricted to BrightScope employees and contractors working on behalf of BrightScope to operate, develop or improve the Service. These individuals have been subject to prior background checks and are bound by confidentiality obligations.
BrightScope may use your Registration Information (which may include Personal Information) as follows:
In the event that you access the Service through one of our partners, such as through a co-branded URL, your email address used for registration on the Service may be provided to such partner.
BrightScope may anonymize or aggregate data derived from Registration Information and disclose such data only in way that does not identify you personally to advertisers and other third parties for their marketing and promotional purposes such as how many users clicked on a particular BrightScope Offer. If your Registration Information changes during your subscription to BrightScope, you may update it by emailing us at email@example.com and providing us with your new information.
When you visit the Website or use the Services, we automatically record technical and navigational information, such as computer browser type, Internet protocol address, pages visited, and average time spent on our website. This information may be used, for example, to alert you to software compatibility issues, or it may be analyzed to improve our Web design and functionality. Some of this automatically collected information may or may not be Personal Information, depending on whether it is personally identifiable in nature or not.
"Cookies" are alphanumeric identifiers in the form of text files that are inserted and stored by your Web browser on your computer's hard drive. BrightScope may set and access cookies on your computer to track and store preferential information about you. When we collect this information, we only use this data in aggregate form and not in a manner that would identify you personally. For example, BrightScope may assign a cookie to you, to limit the amount of times you see a particular BrightScope Offer or to help better determine which BrightScope Offers to serve to you. You may be able to change the preferences on your browser to prevent or limit your computer’s acceptance of cookies, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of some of our features.
Web beacons are images embedded in a Web page or email for the purpose of measuring and analyzing site usage and activity. BrightScope, or third party service providers acting on our behalf, may use Web beacons to help us analyze site usage and improve the Service.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use non-Personal Information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
BrightScope may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed and whether any action has been taken on a third party website. We use this information to improve the quality of the BrightScope Offers and the Services.
In addition to the foregoing, BrightScope reserves the right (and you authorize BrightScope) to share or disclose your Personal Information in the following circumstances:
If you use a bulletin board, blog, or chat room on this website, you should be aware that any Personal Information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the Personal Information you choose to submit in these forums.
BrightScope may aggregate survey data and disclose such data only in aggregate and in a way that does not identify you personally to:
You may close your account by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that some information may remain in our private records after deletion of your account. We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your nonpublic Personal Information after you close your account, but not in a manner that would identify you personally. Public information, which may include Personal Information, may be made available through the Services and posted on the Website even before you register with BrightScope and may remain available through the Services and posted on the Website even after you have closed your account.
BrightScope provides you the option of receiving our promotional newsletters, BrightScope.com subscribers have the ability to opt-out of receiving these newsletters by emailing us at email@example.com. We also will send users service-related emails which they do not have the ability to opt-out of.
Your account is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.
We endeavor to protect the privacy of your account and other Personal Information we hold in our records, but we cannot guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.
If you have a security-related concern, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.