This policy covers how we treat personal information we collect and receive in connection with the use of this website. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, e-mail address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.
Information Collection and Use
We may collect personal information when you register at our website. We may ask for information such as your name, e-mail address, birth date, gender, zip code, occupation, industry, and personal interests. Once you register with us and/or sign in, you are not anonymous to us.
As such, we may automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie information, and the pages you request.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
We do not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
- When we respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; or
- When we believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Confidentiality Pledge and Standards or as otherwise required by law.
Cookies & Pixel Tags
We may collect visitor information by using cookies and pixel tags. Cookies are files or pieces of information that may be stored in your computer’s hard drive when you visit a Web site. This file or piece of information allows a user to move quickly and easily around our site and is used to identify returning users. We sometimes also use a cookie to track a user’s sessions. We use this information to find out what site features are most popular so we can develop our site and content in light of our analysis of people’s usage.
A pixel tag, also known as a clear GIF or web beacon, is an invisible tag or tiny graphic image placed on certain pages of our website or in emails but not on your computer. When you access these pages, pixel tags generate a generic notice of that visit. They usually work in conjunction with cookies, registering when a particular computer visits a particular page. If you turn off cookies, the pixel tag will simply detect an anonymous website visit. Pixel tags help us analyze our visitors’ online behavior and measure the effectiveness of our websites and our advertising. We work with service providers that help us track, collect, and analyze this information.
Pixel tags on our site may be used to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the features you use, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with the sites. This information may include your computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address, your browser type, your operating system, date and time information, and other technical information about your computer. We may also track certain information about the identity of the website you visited immediately before coming to our site. We do not otherwise track any information about your use of other websites.
Pixel tags and cookies in our emails may be used to track your interactions with those messages, such as when you receive, open, or click a link in an email message from us. We may also work with third-party companies that use tracking technologies to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet. These companies may collect information about your visits to our website and your interaction with our advertising and other communications.
We may combine the information we collect through cookies and pixel tags with other information we have collected from you. This information may be used to improve our website, to personalize your online experience, to tailor our communications with you, to determine the effectiveness of our advertising, and for other internal business purposes.
Confidentiality and Security
We limit access to personal information about you to staff who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide services to you or in order to do their jobs.
We take all reasonable precautions to keep your personal information secure and we have put in place physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you.
Links to Other Web Sites
Our Site may contain links to other third party Web sites; however, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites and do not make any representation as to the existence, sufficiency, accuracy or completeness of their Web sites or privacy policies.
The following confidentiality standards apply to the Boston Business Group (BBG) and the use of this website.
Confidential issues and information shared with us are not to be discussed with, shared, or otherwise revealed to any other person or organization without the prior permission of all parties involved. This includes information provided by users of our website.
Issues raised in our dealing with clients are often confidential and are not common knowledge. When working with clients, we use the utmost circumspection. In particular, use care when communicating with clients, such as meeting discussions, sending e-mails, and when leaving voicemail messages in general voicemail boxes.
All users of the BBG website agree that the information submitted during the use of this website will not be sold, transferred or bartered for solicitation of business by other Parties. Any information provided by individuals or institutions in the use of this website becomes the property of BBG and may not be used by any third party to compile marketing or contact lists of any kind.
Despite best efforts to ensure confidentiality and security, no site can be guaranteed to be 100% secure 100% of the time. We urge all users and clients to use caution with all Internet transactions.
By using this website, you acknowledge that Boston Business Group cannot control, monitor or be responsible for the conduct of Affiliates, clients, public or private entities and other non-employees and that disputes or claims arising out of violations of these Confidentiality Standards and Legal Disclaimer shall remain between the disputing parties without liability to Boston Business Group.