Collection and use of your Personal Information
“Personal Information” shall mean any information that can be used to identify an individual, and may include, but not limited to, name, email address, postal or other physical address, title, occupation, and other information required to provide a service, deliver a product, or carry out a transaction you have requested.
BMHG also uses identifying information to track website activity and asset downloads, as well as to target promotional emails based on the provided preferences and to associate forum comments, blog posts and wiki contributions to the specific user. We will always tell you before we collect any Personal Information and will only use your Personal Information in the way specified when it was collected. Subsequently, we will not change the way your Personal Information is used without your consent.
Collection of non-personal/anonymous information
In using our products or services, anonymous network information may be transmitted back to us to determine how users are interacting with our products, assist us with improving our products, and provide alerts regarding available software updates/upgrades. In some instances, BMHG may collect non-personal (aggregate or demographic) data through cookies, web logs, and web beacons. That information is used to improve the usability, performance, and effectiveness of the website. Please read the “Cookies” section below for more information.
Sharing your Personal Information
Security of your Personal Information
For our users’ security, BMHG utilizes a combination of industry-standard security technologies, procedures, and organizational measures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Personal Information data is stored using industry-standard, government-grade encryption technologies including advanced algorithms such as DES, MD5, and RSA. Entry into our data center is restricted by multiple levels of access control that limit movement within the facility to authorized areas. We authorize access to Personal Information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities. While we strive to protect your Personal Information, we recommend you take every precaution in protecting your Personal Information when you are on the Internet.
A cookie is a small, encrypted data string that a website stores on a visitor’s computer which the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. A cookie cannot read personal data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites; the only Personal Information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. Like many websites, BMHG’s website may use both session ID cookies (which expire when you close the browser) and persistent cookies (which remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time) to help BMHG identify and track visitors, their usage of BMHG’s website, and their website access preferences, and to deliver content specific to a visitor’s interests. BMHG does not correlate cookies information with data about individual users. However, if you prefer not to receive cookies, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use any area of BMHG’s website.
BMHG will not retain your Personal Information longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.
If you participate or contribute to BMHG’s social media sites and post to its Twitter and Facebook sites, the information you provide there will be made broadly available to others using the site. Each participant’s opinion in a BMHG-related post is his or her own and does not reflect the opinion of BMHG.
Our websites may provide links to other third-party websites that are outside our control and not covered by this policy. We cannot extend the warranties under this declaration on data protection to such sites. Nor does the fact that we refer to such sites mean that we adopt their contents as our own. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on those and all sites you visit.
BMHG complies with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the FTC’s Rule interpreting COPPA (16 CFR § 512). Our websites are not directed to children and we do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age through our sites.