- COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION:
Voluntary E-Mail Lists: Visitors to the BSA website are invited to sign up to receive news about breaking events which may be of interest to them. To do this, visitors are invited to provide their name and certain contact information. We do not sell, rent, loan, trade, or lease the personal information on our list to anyone.
Piracy reporting: Visitors to our website are invited to report possible incidents of software piracy to BSA through electronic mail and our online reporting system. We use this information to investigate such claims and, if necessary, to bring legal and other enforcement action.
Browser information collected on the website: As with many website operators, BSA analyses our website logs to constantly improve the value of our website to our visitors. We use an external service to provide real-time reporting to us and our authorized agents of browser accesses to our site. This includes page views, unique views, unique visitors, repeat visitors, frequency of visits, and peak-volume traffic periods. In our use of this service, we do not gather, request, record, require, collect, or track any Internet users' personally identifiable information.
By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is sent, or to reject all cookies. Learn how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies. However, please note that if you reject some or all cookies, your experience at our sites and on other sites throughout the Web may not be complete. In addition, if you do not allow cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of personalized content delivery offered by other Internet sites or by us.
Our use of other technologies: Our sites also may use Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or Web bugs), which are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, that are placed in the code of a Web page. We use Web beacons to monitor the traffic patterns of users on our site, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party Web site, and to improve site performance. We also may allow our service providers to use Web beacons to help us understand which emails have been opened by recipients and to track the visitor traffic and actions on our site. This helps us measure the effectiveness of our content and other offerings.
Other uses of your personal information: In addition to using information about you for the specific purposes set out above, from time to time we may also use your personal information to send you news about our organization and promotional materials about BSA initiatives, provided that you have not opted out of receiving such information as described below.
- DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION:
Resale or disclosure of information to third parties: BSA does not sell, rent, loan, trade, or lease personal information collected on our website or included on our e-mail lists to any third party. When BSA employs subcontractors that may have access to personal information, they are bound by a confidentiality agreement to ensure that they exercise the same level of care when handling your personal information as we do.
Privacy of piracy reporting: Individuals often report incidents of software piracy to BSA through electronic mail and our online reporting system. Except where the personal information provided to us for this purpose is disclosed to BSA's legal counsel or other service providers for legal and other enforcement purposes, the information is not disclosed to any third parties without the prior authorization of the person providing the information or unless otherwise required by applicable law.
- DATA SECURITY:
We take strong precautions to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. When BSA employs subcontractors that may have access to personal information, they are bound by a confidentiality agreement to ensure that they exercise the same level of care when handling your personal information as we do.
- DATA QUALITY AND ACCESS:
BSA provides you with the opportunity to know about the information that BSA holds about you, together with the ability to correct, amend or delete, as appropriate, any such information that is incomplete or inaccurate. Should you wish to exercise any of these options or should you have any questions or concerns about information that BSA has collected in relation to you, please feel free to contact us by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although most visitors to the BSA website indicate that they welcome details of BSA initiatives, educational efforts and other BSA materials, we acknowledge that individuals should have the right to choose.If you wish to opt-out from receiving BSA communications, please email us at email@example.com.
- EXTERNAL LINKS:
- INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION TRANSFERS
Any personally identifiable information that you provide to BSA will be collected directly on servers located in the United States and maintained on servers located in the United States or other countries. If you are located outside the United States, this means that any information you provide will be transferred abroad. While BSA is committed to providing your information with the highest level of privacy protection, we believe you should know that the general level of protection for personal information in the United States may not be the same as that provided in other countries, including those that belong to the European Union.
- CONTACTING BSA ON PRIVACY:
Updated October 2009