Individuals who have an established business relationship with us will have the right to receive information about our opt-out policy of sharing your Personal Information with The Bridge including Advertisers, for marketing purposes. For all requests, please include your name and contact details. We will not accept requests via the telephone. We are not responsible for responding to requests that are not labeled or not sent properly, or do not have complete information.
Collection of Personal Information
Automated News Services and Updates. This may offer you special subscription features for news and news-related topics via email. For the email updates, you are only required to submit an email address.
Contests. The Bridge platforms also afford users many opportunities to play contests or trivia games. When you enter into a contest or any other promotional opportunity, we may ask for your name, password information, and telephone number and address (physical and electronic) so that we can contact you if you win. Sometimes we may require you to provide additional information, such as your birth date, gender and income level. Of course, if you do not want to provide such information, you do not need to participate in the online activity.
Chat/Message Boards/Blogs. The Bridge may also offer users the chance to participate in public areas, such as chat rooms, message boards, and blogs and/or news groups. When you choose to participate in any of these areas, we may request your name, password information and address (physical and electronic). This information helps us respond to questions or concerns about use of these public areas. We reserve the right to edit or delete any Personal Information disclosed to the public.
Comments/Questions. We afford users an opportunity to submit comments or questions online - You must be a verified registered user to submit a comment, ask a question or submit a blog post. If you choose to provide other Personal Information with, or in your comment or question, we may retain such information in our public correspondence files.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information. The Bridge uses your Personal Information for three general purposes. First, we use the information to provide you with the services you request and to respond to billing and/or other questions related to such service offerings. Second, we use the information to understand your use of our online platforms and to notify you about updates to one of platforms or to send you marketing materials or promotional offers from The Bridge. Third, we may use this information in aggregate form to help us evaluate and modify existing services, and to help us develop additional services that are likely to be of interest to our users.
We reserve the right to collect Personal Information using any new technology yet to be developed and to use such technology to provide new services and features to you, as well as for marketing and promotional purposes.
On occasion, The Bridge may share your Personal Information with our Advertisers. You will have an opportunity to "Opt-out" of such sharing at the time of registration for the event or feature or by contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We also provide you with an option to "Opt-out" of receiving advertising and promotional messages from us about The Bridge or our Advertisers in compliance with the law by installing an Opt-out mechanism with all such commercial email messages. You must use the designated method in the email message to notify us of your Opt-out request, as we cannot guarantee that other methods of notification will be effective or timely. Please be aware that we may continue to contact you via email for administrative, transactional or informational purposes, including follow-up messages regarding contests you have entered or other transactions you have undertaken.
We are not responsible for removing your Personal Information from third party lists or entities which you have previously authorized us to share your information. You will need to contact those entities directly. We may also other parties, including, but not limited to, government agencies, Advertisers, and the media (i.e., % of The Bridge users are female, % of users have visited certain sections, etc.). This aggregate information does not contain any Personal Information about a specific individual.
We may share your Personal Information with other parties in limited instances. For example, we may share your Personal Information with a third party as is necessary to process or collect payments, or service registered-user accounts. We also may hire third party technology providers to host The Bridge and to store your Personal Information.
Finally, we may be required to disclose Personal Information by law or legal process, to protect and defend the rights or property of The Bridge, to respond to or participate in a governmental inquiry or investigation, or to protect the personal safety of users of our online platforms. We also reserve the right to contact appropriate authorities when activities that are illegal (or reasonably presumed to be illegal) or violate our policies is taking place on a platform of The Bridge. Except under the limited circumstances described above, we will not disclose any of your Personal Information to third parties.
How We Protect Personal Information. We take reasonable measures to protect the privacy, accuracy, and reliability of any information you choose to provide and to protect such information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Only authorized employees are permitted to access Personal Information, and they only may do so for permitted business functions. Any employee who violates our privacy access policies will be subject to disciplinary action. However, when a user transmits Personal Information over an unsecured Internet connection, Personal Information during the transmission such as your email or registration could be copied or intercepted by unknown third parties.
Accessing or Deleting Your Personal information. If you have submitted Personal Information through The Bridge platform and you would like to access that information, please send an e-mail to email@example.com we will use reasonable efforts to supply you with this information and to correct any factual inaccuracies that you identify. Upon your request, we also will remove your Personal Information from our active databases. Given the limitations of our computer systems, corporate business policies, we may not be able to delete all of your Personal Information. We reserve the right to deny access to any user if we believe there is a question about his/her identity. And if the burden or expense of providing access to a user's Personal Information is disproportionate to the potential privacy risks to that user, or if the legitimate rights of others would be violated, we may choose to not provide access to such information. In such cases, we will provide you with an explanation and a contact person for further inquiries.
Collection, Use and Disclosure of Non-Personal Information. The Bridge may collect and freely disclose information about you that is not personally identifiable, as described in the next two sections below. We reserve the right to merge any such information with your Personal Information but will do so only in accordance with The Bridge guidelines and applicable law.
Please be aware that opting out of a network advertising server does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the network from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your web preferences and usage patterns.
Safeguarding Children's Privacy. The Bridge will not knowingly collect Personal Information or any other identifying data from children under 18 years of age without first obtaining verifiable consent from a parent or legal guardian. Requests for parental consent will explain how we collect, use, and disclose children's Personal Information, and will include an opportunity for parents to prevent use of their children's Personal Information, as well as to prevent their children from participating in features which involve the collection of Personal Information. In addition, if/when we request Personal Information from children less than 18 years of age with verifiable parental consent, we will not require the child to disclose more Personal Information than is necessary in order to participate in any online feature or service.
Should a child whom we know to be under 18 submit Personal Information to The Bridge without first obtaining verifiable parental consent, we will immediately reject any such entry and delete that information from our database.
If you have any questions or comments about this policy or our use of Personal Information, you may send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will use reasonable efforts to promptly investigate any complaint you may have regarding our use of Personal Information.