Last Updated: November 14th, 2016
DATA YOU PROVIDE TO US.
We collect information from you, such as first and last name, gender, e-mail and mailing addresses, professional title, company name, and password when you create an account to log in to our network. We also may retain information on your behalf, such as files and messages that you store using your account. If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail, we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail. When you participate in one of our surveys, we may collect additional profile information. We also collect other types of personal information and demographic information that you provide to us voluntarily.
DATA COLLECTED VIA TECHNOLOGY.
“COOKIES” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing a website. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site.
“WEB BEACONS” are digital images we use to log information on our Site and in our emails. We use web beacons to manage cookies, count visits, and to learn what marketing works and what does not. We also use web beacons to tell if you open or act on our emails.
Our Site and Apps offer community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them.
USE OF YOUR DATA
Personal information you submit to us is used either to respond to requests that you make, or to aid us in serving you better. BAU uses your personal information in the following ways: to create and maintain your account; to identify you as a user in our system; to operate, maintain, and improve our Site, Apps, and Services; to personalize and improve your experience; to send you administrative e-mail; to respond to your comments or inquiries; to send you surveys, promotional communications about our products and services with your permission; to protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity; and to make telephone calls to you, from time to time, as a part of secondary fraud protection or to solicit your feedback with your permission.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described as follows or with your express consent.
THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS. We may share your personal information with third party service providers for the sole purpose of providing you with the Services that we offer you through our Site (“INTERNAL PURPOSES”). For example, we may share data with service providers who host our websites or provide email services on our behalf.
We may also share de-identified and aggregated data with others for their own uses.
SOCIAL NETWORKING PLATFORMS.
We may allow you to connect and share information with certain social networking platforms (“SOCIAL NETWORKING PLATFORMS”) (e.g., a Facebook application). By choosing to use these Social Networking Platforms, you allow BAU to share information with the Social Networking Platform. For example, you might use an application to publish BAU related notices on your Facebook wall. If you do not want us to continue to provide your information to the Social Networking Platform, you may change your privacy settings in the Social Networking Platform.
You can also access certain features of our Site using Social Networking Platforms. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name, email address, and other personal information to pre-populate an application.
YOUR CHOICES REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
CHOICES. We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your personal information. When you receive newsletters or promotional communications from us, you may “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in e-mails you receive from us or by contacting us directly at the contact information below. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can typically remove and reject cookies from our Site with your browser settings. If you remove or reject our cookies, it will affect how our Site and Services work for you.
When you visit the Site, we and others give you the following choices about use of mechanisms for tracking, including tracking of your online activities over time and across different websites and online services by third parties:
- Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can typically remove and reject cookies from our Site with your browser settings. If you remove or reject our cookies, it will affect how our Site and Services work for you.
- You may also render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, certain features of the Sites and Services that placed the cookie may not function properly or at all as a result.
- If you do not wish for us to track emails we send you, some email services allow you to adjust your display to turn off HTML or disable download of images which should effectively disable our email tracking, or you may unsubscribe from our marketing emails as described above.
- You may opt out of tracking of certain information collected by Google Analytics, one of our analytics providers as discussed above, on the Sites by clicking here.
CHANGES TO PERSONAL INFORMATION. You may change some of your personal information in your account by editing your profile within the Service. You may also request changes or deletions by e-mailing us at the e-mail address set forth below. We will respond to your request, when permitted by law, within 30 days. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We may be unable to delete information that resides in our archives.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. BAU takes reasonable steps to help protect your personal information in an effort to prevent unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Despite these measures, you should know that BAU cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with personal information. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Any content you post while using the Services is at your own risk. If you have any questions about security on our Site or Apps, you can contact us at the contact information set forth below.
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Tinapa Knowledge City
Tinapa, Cross River State