Website Privacy Statement
BVG Associates is committed to protecting your privacy and using technology that gives you a safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the BVG Associates Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the BVG Associates website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your personal information
BVG Associates collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. BVG Associates also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your post code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by BVG Associates. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by BVG Associates for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the BVG Associates Web site.
BVG Associates encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from BVG Associates so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. BVG Associates is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content outside of the BVG Associates web sites.
Use of your personal information
BVG Associates collects and uses your personal information to operate the BVG Associates Web site and deliver the services you have requested. BVG Associates also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from BVG Associates and its affiliates. BVG Associates may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
BVG Associates does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. BVG Associates may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, BVG Associates may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to BVG Associates, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
BVG Associates does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
BVG Associates keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within BVG Associates, in order to determine what BVG Associates services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within BVG Associates to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
BVG Associates Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on BVG Associates or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of BVG Associates; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of BVG Associates, or the public.
The BVG Associates Web site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize BVG Associates pages, or register with BVG Associates site or services, a cookie helps BVG Associates to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same BVG Associates Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the BVG Associates features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the BVG Associates services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your personal information
BVG Associates secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. BVG Associates secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this statement
BVG Associates will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. BVG Associates encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how BVG Associates is protecting your information.
BVG Associates welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that BVG Associates has not adhered to this Statement, please contact BVG Associates at info[at]bvgassociates.co.uk. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.