Information We Collect
When You Visit our Websites
You are free to explore the websites without providing any personal information about yourself. When you visit the website or register for the archive service or subscription service, we request that you provide personal information about yourself and we collect navigational information.
This refers to any information that you voluntarily submit to us and that identifies you personally, including contact information, such as your name, e-mail address, company name, address, phone number, and other information about yourself or your business. Personal Information can also include information about any transactions, both free and paid, that you enter into on our websites, and information about you that is available on the internet, such as from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google, or publicly available information that we acquire from service providers.
Personal information also includes navigational information or payment information where such information can directly or indirectly identify an individual. Navigational information refers to information about your computer and your visits to this website, such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit, and pages viewed. Payment information includes payment information we collect from you when you subscribe to our services, including credit card numbers and billing information, using third party PCI-compliant service providers.
When you use our services or view content provided by us, we automatically collect information about your computer hardware and software. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, internet service provider (ISP), the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, clickstream data, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used by Beardsley Publishing to maintain quality of our content services, and to provide general statistics regarding use of our websites. For these purposes, we do link this automatically-collected data to personal information such as name, email address, address, and phone number.
Information We Collect from Third Parties
From time to time, we may receive personal information about you from third party sources, including partners with which we offer co-branded services or engage in joint marketing activities, and publicly available sources such as social media websites.
Information About Children
The websites are not intended for or targeted at children under 16, and we do not knowingly or intentionally collect information about children under 16. If you believe that we have collected information about a child under 16, please contact us at [email protected], so that we may delete the information.
How We Use Information We Collect
We will never sell your personal information to any third party.
- Improve your browsing experience
- Send information or content to you which we think may be of interest
- Promote the use of our services and share promotional or information content with you
- Provide other companies with statistical information about our users – this information will not be used to identify any individual user
We may contact you on behalf of an external business partner about an offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, we do not transfer your personal information to the third party.
We use the information collected through our subscription services for the following purposes:
- To provide the subscription services
- To respond to customer service requests
- Otherwise fulfill obligations to our customers
Use of Navigational Information
We use navigational information to operate and improve the websites and subscription services. We may also use the navigational information alone or in combination with personal information to provide you with personalized information and content.
We post customer testimonials on our websites, which may contain personal information. We obtain each customer’s consent via email prior to posting the customer’s name and testimonial.
Use of Credit Card Information
If you provide us with credit card information, we use it solely to collect payment from you. We use a third-party service provider to manage credit card processing. This service provider is not permitted to store, retain, or use information you provide except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on our behalf.
Security of your Personal Information
We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We secure the personal information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. All personal information is protected using appropriate physical, technical, and organizational measures.
Social Media Features
Retention of Personal Information
How long we keep information that we collect about you depends on the type of information, as described in further detail below. After such time, we will either delete or anonymize your information or, if this is not possible, then we will securely store your information and isolate it from any further use until deletion is possible.
We retain personal information that you provide to us where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, as long as is required in order to contact you about the Subscription Service or our other services, or as needed to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements).
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we securely delete the information or anonymise it or, if this is not possible, then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible. We will delete this information from the servers at an earlier date if you so request.
If you have elected to receive marketing communications from us, we retain information about your marketing preferences for a reasonable period of time from the date you last expressed interest in our content, products, or services, such as when you last opened an email from us. We retain information derived from cookies and other tracking technologies for a reasonable period of time from the date such information was created.
How We Share Information We Collect
We employ other companies and people to provide services to visitors to our websites, our customers, and subscribers, and may need to share your information with them to provide information, products, or services to you. Examples may include removing repetitive information from prospect lists, analyzing data or performing statistical analysis, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, supplementing the information you provide us in order to provide you with better service, and providing customer service or support. In all cases where we share your information with such agents, we explicitly require the agent to acknowledge and adhere to our privacy and customer data handling policies.
In addition, we may share data with trusted partners to contact you based on your request to receive such communications, help us perform statistical analysis, or provide customer support. Such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except for these purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
If we (or our assets) are acquired by another company, whether by merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, or otherwise, that company would receive all information gathered by Beardsley Publishing. In this event, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, of any change in ownership, uses of your personal information, and choices you may have regarding your personal information.
We reserve the right to use or disclose your personal information if required by law or if we reasonably believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or comply with a law, court order, or legal process.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
Flash Cookies and Other Third Party Tracking Technologies
The Adobe Flash Player (and similar applications) use technology to remember settings, preferences, and usage, similar to browser cookies. However, these are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. This technology creates locally stored objects that are often referred to as “Flash cookies.” Beardsley Publishing does not use Flash cookies.
Beardsley Publishing uses first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our website to operate. Other cookies enable us to track or target the interests of our users in order to offer an enhanced experience. Third parties serve cookies through out websites for advertising, analytics, and other purposes.
How Can I Control Cookies?
Third Party Tracking Technologies
Reviewing, Correcting, and Removing Your Personal Information
You have the following data protection rights:
- You can request access, correction, updates, or deletion of your personal information.
- You can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information, or request portability of your personal information.
- If we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
- You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. Contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA, Switzerland and certain non-European countries (including the US and Canada) are available here.)
To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at [email protected]. We will respond to your request to change, correct, or delete your information within a reasonable timeframe and notify you of the action we have taken.
To Unsubscribe From Our Communications
You may unsubscribe from any of our communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of our e-mails, by updating your communication preferences, or by sending an email to us at [email protected]. Customers cannot opt out of receiving transactional emails related to their account with us.