Effective as of: January 1, 2012
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
Personally Identifiable Information
During your interactions with the Site, such as when you register with the Site, Bright Hub may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, date of birth, postal address, email address, and telephone number. We use this information to validate Site users and facilitate participation in various Bright Hub services as specified on the Site. If we need to contact you regarding the Site, our services, your account or your use of the Site, this information may be used to contact you. If you send us e-mail, we will retain your email and any applicable response in order to handle any follow-up questions you may have and to measure how effectively we address your concerns. Bright Hub retains such personally identifiable information only for as long as is necessary depending on the reason for your submission, and collects no more personally identifiable information than is reasonably necessary to provide you with the services for which such information is collected.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
To help us enhance and optimize users’ overall Site experience, we may collect non-personally identifiable information during your visit. Examples of non-personally-identifiable information may include your Internet access provider, your computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address, your user profile, your browser and operating system, the date and time of your visit, and data based on your use of the Site. Bright Hub collects non-personally-identifiable information in order to, among other things, provide you with or assist in the provision of information through the Site and to maintain the performance of the Site. This data is not associated with any of your personal information and is not shared with any third parties.
Disclosure of Information to Third Party Vendors
Consumer Opt-out Choices
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. Although no personally identifying information is collected by our cookies, if you prefer, you can set your browser to reject cookies, or to reject third party cookies only. If you reject cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other features of websites that rely on cookies to enable the user experience. If you do not wish to have information about your activities traveling to and from our Site to be collected by our third party partners, you can opt-out of different ad networks below:
Network Advertising Alliance — an association of advertising networks, data exchanges, and marketing analytics services providers provides information to consumers about internet advertising practices. Click here to learn more about the practice of collecting and using non-personally identifiable information and the choices you have about these tools.
Advertising Option Program — an online behavioral advertising industry self regulatory program. Click here
Yahoo Analytics — Click here
Google Advertising FAQs and Opt-out — Click here
DoubleClick Interest-Based Advertising — Click here
Bright Hub takes extensive precautions to protect our users’ information, both online and offline.
If you submit sensitive personal information through the Site such as credit card information, we have implemented what we believe to be industry-standard robust encryption in order to help us keep your information secure and accurate.
Bright Hub maintains physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of any personally identifiable information that you disclose to Bright Hub. Bright Hub utilizes what Bright Hub believes to be industry best security measures to protect personally identifiable information under Bright Hub’s control, and Bright Hub limits access to your personally identifiable information within Bright Hub and Bright Hub’s affiliates to those employees who need to know such personally identifiable information to provide information, services and/or products to you. However, due to the nature of the Internet and computer systems, no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure, regardless of Bright Hub’s best intentions. As such, Bright Hub cannot ensure or warrant the security of any personally identifiable information you transmit to Bright Hub.
External Links or References
COMMUNICATIONS FROM BRIGHT HUB
We send all new members a welcome email. From time to time, we will also send email notification, mail or call you to provide you with information concerning updates or enhancements to our service, account issues, or service-related announcements. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
Disclosure to Agents of BRIGHT HUB
Opting In Through Other Venues
Please be advised that if you provide consent and allow Bright Hub to disclose your personally identifiable information through one Bright Hub venue (such as the Site), you will be deemed to have “opted in” through all Bright Hub venues.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law or where we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on us.
In the event Bright Hub goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, bankruptcy, or selling a portion of its assets, users’ personally identifiable information may be part of the assets transferred.
VERIFYING AND UPDATING INFORMATION
We use outside sources to verify a user’s accounting credentials to validate that users access to our system.
Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information A user may review, request corrections, ask that we delete, or refuse further collection or use of the personally identifiable information Bright Hub collects from such user. Such user may do this by contacting Bright Hub using the contact information provided at the end of this document.
Consent to Receive Notices Via the Site
Users who register with the Site are agreeing that Bright Hub may deliver all privacy and opt out notices to you in the manners described in this Section (GENERAL).
Web Logs and Other Forums
The Site may offer web logs, web postings, bulletin boards, chat rooms, newsgroups or other forums which permit users to interact online. Any information you transmit online in such forums will be made public and Bright Hub cannot control nor is it responsible for the use any third party may make of such information
Privacy Matters c/o Bright Hub, Inc. 270 River Street, Suite 405 Troy, NY 12180 Email: [email protected] Telephone: +1 (518) 833-0233 Fax: +1 (703) 738-1772
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY