Privacy Shield Policy
BTS takes your privacy seriously
Personal information means any information that may be used to identify users, such as a user’s name, title, phone number, email address, or mailing address.
In general, users can browse our web sites without giving us any personal information. We reserve the right to use a third party reporting service to analyze traffic to this web site in order to understand our customers’ and visitors’ needs and to continually improve our sites for them. Such third party reporting service collects only anonymous, aggregate statistics. For example, we do not tie a specific visit to a specific IP address.
As part of the registration process, we ask users to create a BTS account where we may collect additional personal information. We use that information for several general purposes: to tell users about products, seminars and services if users or a user’s organization so request, to fulfill such a request, to contact users if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to verify the accuracy of our records, and to contact users regarding customer satisfaction surveys.
BTS sometimes hires vendor companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering items, sending postal mail, providing technical support, and processing registrations. We provide those companies only the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
BTS may also disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in connection with a sale, merger, transfer, exchange or other disposition (whether of assets, stock or otherwise) of all or a portion of a business of BTS and/or its subsidiaries or to:
Our web site does not offer information intended to attract children. BTS does not knowingly
solicit personal information from children under the age of 13.
When users submit any form requiring sensitive personal information, we use a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) helps protect information as it travels over the Internet by encrypting that information before it is sent to us. We have also implemented industry-standard security mechanisms and procedures to protect data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
A cookie is a small text file containing information that a web site transfers to a computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow us to analyze our site traffic patterns and to provide a user-friendly BTS registration and log-in process. A cookie cannot give us access to a user’s computer or to information beyond what is provide to us by users. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies; consult browser’s manual or online help for additional information on restricting or disabling the browser’s handling of cookies. If cookies are disabled, participants can still view the publicly available information on our web site, but users will not be able to take advantage of offers or activities requiring a BTS account.
If users have a BTS account, users can update or correct information online or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If users have set up a BTS account, users may change personal preferences at any time by following the instructions provided in the BTS account pages.
If questions or concerns exist about our collection, use or disclosure of personal information, please email us at data.privacy@BTS.com.
Certain features in this Application may require Personally Identifiable Information, which is information such as your name, title, occupation, employer name, business address, business telephone number, business fax number, business e-mail address or home phone number (collectively, Personally Identifiable Information or “PII”).
When you visit and respond to the Application, our web servers may automatically collect web site usage information. Application usage information is non-PII that describes how visitors use and navigate in this Application. Application usage information may include, without limitation, the number and frequency of visitors to each web page, the length of stay on each web page, browser type, the preceding and subsequent page viewed, and an Internet Protocol (“IP”) address.
We use various tools to enhance the Application user experience and track users of the
Application, including cookies. Cookies are small pieces of text that a website places on your computer to help remember information about your visit. Cookies cannot read data off our computer’s hard drive or collect your personal information. We use information collected from cookies to improve your experience and the overall quality of our services. To access the features of the Application you must enable cookies using your browser’s preferences.
Information collected through passive means may be non-identifying or may be associated with you. In the latter case, it will be treated as PII.
Your privacy is important to us. BTS uses reasonable efforts and safeguards to protect the PII we collect on this Web Site from unauthorized access, use, modification or disclosure. The Application and all information that you submit through the application is collected, stored and processed within Company-controlled databases. We restrict access to your PII to those employees of ours and to those service providers who need to use it to manage the Application. We have implemented physical, administrative, and technical safeguards to protect your PII from unauthorized access. However, as effective as our security measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our systems nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
BTS makes every effort to ensure that all data collected be accurate and complete. All data is virtually partitioned. With the exception of BTS’s IT staff and software developers, data is only accessible to users granted proper permissions. Permission structures are maintained by BTS’s Director of Digital Technology. When users with system access leave BTS, their usage rights are revoked.
Right of Access: An individual has the right to ask whether we process data about them and to have access to that data.
Right to Rectification: Where personal data is inaccurate or incomplete, an
individual has the right to request that it be corrected or completed.
Right to Erasure: An individual has the right to require that BTS erases personal data without undue delay.
Right to Restrict Processing: An individual can exercise the right to a restriction of processing of their personal data under certain circumstances.
Right to Data Portability: An individual has the right to request that their personal data be provided to them and to transfer that data to another party.
Right to Object: An individual has the right to object to processing under certain circumstances.
Automated Decision-Making Rights: An individual has the right to not be the subject of automated decision-making where the decision may impact them.
Database copies containing client data are maintained at secure data centers. Access to database copies is limited to BTS’s IT staff and developers currently on project. Client data is retained in accordance with the retention policy of the applicable Client master service agreement / contract.
All employees are briefed as to data security policies and sign a non-disclosure agreement.
If you are located in Canada, the European Union or elsewhere outside the United States, please
be aware that any information you provide to us may be transferred to servers hosted in the United States. By using the Application or by providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.
This Application may contain pages through which you can change your preferences or update the PII. You can contact BTS directly in order to:
Please note that if you request us to render inactive your PII, we may still use aggregated non- PII, and some PII that you provided may continue to reside on backup servers and other non- active systems for data restoration purposes. We will not manually delete PII from such backup media.
The BTS applications are not intended for use by children. If you are under eighteen (18) years of age, you may use the BTS Application only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. Further, BTS’s services are not directed to children or anyone under 18 years of age. BTS will not knowingly collect, maintain or use any personally identifiable information about anyone under 18 years of age. In the event we discover that a child under the age of eighteen (18) has responded to this Application with personally identifiable information, we will delete such child’s personally identifiable information from our database.
In compliance with the US-EU and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Principles, BTS commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. EU and Swiss individuals with questions or concerns about the use of their Personal Data should contact us at: email@example.com.
If a Customer’s question or concern cannot be satisfied through this process BTS has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under US-EU Privacy Shield and Swiss-US Privacy Shield to an independent dispute resolution mechanism operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus.
If you do not receive timely acknowledgement of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed by BTS, EU and Swiss individuals may bring a complaint before the EU and Swiss Privacy Shield program can be found at https://www.privacyshield.gov/Individuals-in- Europe. You can always submit a complaint directly to your local DPA or the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner. Your DPA or the Swiss Commissioner may refer your complaint directly to the Department of Commerce on your behalf. If referred to the Department of Commerce, the Privacy Shield Team will then work with the organization to seek to resolve your concern. Finally, as a last resort and in limited situations, EU and Swiss individuals may seek redress from the Privacy Shield Panel, a binding arbitration mechanism http://go.adr.org/privacyshieldannex.html.
Our commitments under the Privacy Shield Frameworks are subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
BTS commits to cooperate with EU and Swiss data protection authorities (DPAs) and comply with the advice given by such authorities with regard to human resources data transferred from the EU and Switzerland in the context of the employment relationship.
Unless otherwise indicated, this Web Site and its contents, including but not limited to all text, HTML code, CGI scripts, graphics, button images, and the site design and “look and feel,” are the property of BTS and are protected pursuant to U.S. and foreign copyright and trademark laws. By accessing this Web Site, you agree to the following terms and conditions, which govern this Web Site:
This policy was last updated on March 4, 2021. For a list of exact changes, please reach out to data.privacy@BTS.com.