Business Wire Privacy Notice
• Last updated May 9, 2018 •
Who we are
Business Wire Inc. ("we" or "us") are a 'data controller' for the purposes of the laws of the State of California and, from 25th May 2018 on, the EU General Data Protection Regulation and we are responsible for, and control the processing of, personal information which we hold about you. Your personal data will be collected, processed and used by us only in compliance with the applicable data protection laws.
This Privacy Notice (the "Privacy Notice") relates to Business Wire Inc. and can be found at BusinessWire.com and its affiliated websites. We may make changes from time to time and will notify you about these changes accordingly. We take your privacy very seriously and we ask that you read this Privacy Notice carefully as it contains important information on:
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND WHY?
Personal information provided by you
If you are a member
We collect and process personal information about you (such as your name, title, company name, e-mail address, street address, telephone numbers, employer company profile, billing information, beat (for media users) and categories of interest) when you register with us as a member. We also collect personal information which you provide when you contact us, use the live chat function or interact with us on social media. We only collect and process the aforementioned personal information without your consent, if the personal data is necessary for the performance of the services. The processing of your data is in particular necessary to process your membership and take payment, including fraud prevention, to send services you request (such as your subscribed articles, news feeds and event information) and to answer your questions, enquiries or complaints.
Please note, if we do not hold your personal information then we will not be able to provide our services to you.
For the following purposes we will only process your personal data with your consent:
If you are not a member
On our website, you might complete our contact form, request a copy of our white papers or research documents, or sign up to attend an event. We will need your name and email address to enable us to respond to your question, deliver the documents or to register you for the event, where we also ask for your job title. We process personal information that you provide to us when you contact us, use the live chat function or interact with us on social media for communication purposes only.
Personal information about other individuals
If you give us information on behalf of someone else, you confirm that the other person has appointed you to act on his/her behalf and has agreed that you can provide the information. Furthermore you confirm, that you informed the other person about the content of this Privacy Notice, by providing him/her with a current version of it.
Information collected on the website
We collect information about usage of our website by all visitors. This information is statistical and aggregated and does not identify you.
When is processing of your personal data legal?
We are allowed to process your personal data for example for the following reasons and on the following legal basis:
➢ Performance of the contract
If you are a member, the following personal data is necessary for the performance of the contract you have agreed to enter with Business Wire Inc. or any of its subsidiaries: [Name; Address, Account Number] For example, so Business Wire Inc. can process your service request and send out invoices for its services.
We collect, process and use your personal data for specific purposes if you have given your consent to the collection, processing and use of specific personal data for such purposes. You may withdraw your consent any time.
➢ Legitimate interest
If processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests, except where such interest is overridden by your interest.
➢ Other legal grounds
Your personal data may also be collected, processed and used without your consent, if the collection, processing, or use of the data:
KEEPING YOUR DATA SECURE
We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data, for example:
While we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that are transferred from you or to you via the internet. If you have any particular concerns about your information, please contact us (please see the ‘Contact us’ section below).
Who will we share your information with?
Like any business, we use service providers to operate our services, for example such as website hosting, customer relationship databases and systems. Some of these service providers will process your data as part of the services they offer to us. We take steps to ensure that our service providers treat your data in accordance with the law, only use it in accordance with our contract with them and keep it secure. If you want a list of the companies that we engage, please contact us (see ‘Contact us’ section below).
Transfers of your information out of the EEA
Business Wire store data about www.businesswire.com customers in the United States and we use these central systems for the processing of your data. Any transfer of your data will be carried out in accordance with the law, to safeguard your privacy rights and in the unlikely event of a security breach, give you remedies, or any other similar approved mechanisms. We will ensure that any transfer of your personal data to the United States is done on the basis of EU Model Clauses or on the basis of the Privacy Shield in order to achieve an adequate level of data protection. To facilitate our global operations personal data may be accessed by the following Business Wire subsidiaries:
If you want more detail about the safeguards put in place for international transfers, please contact us (please see the ‘Contact us’ section below).
How long will we keep your data for?
We will retain your personal data while we are providing our services to you and we will not retain your personal data for longer than is strictly necessary.
If you are a member, we will only send direct marketing to you if you have given us your consent to do so and we will not transfer your personal data to third parties without your consent other than in the context of a sale of this web site or a sale of our business.
Whenever you receive direct marketing by email you will be told how to unsubscribe electronically. You can opt out from receiving any of these marketing messages by going to the Preference Centre on our website or see 'Your Rights' for further information.
WHAT RIGHTS DO YOU HAVE?
As a data subject, you have the following legal rights:
Some of these rights are explained in more detail below, but if you have any comments, concerns or complaints about our use of your personal data, please contact us (please see the 'Contact us' section below). We will respond to any rights that you exercise within a month of receiving your request, unless the request is particularly complex, in which case we will respond within three months.
1. Right to access to personal data relating to you
You may ask to see what personal data we hold about you and be provided with:
See the ‘Contact us' for details of who to contact to make a request for your personal data. To help us find the information easily, please give us as much information as possible about the type of information you would like to see.
2. Right to correct any mistakes in your information
You can require us to correct any mistakes in your information, which we hold free of charge. If you would like to do this, please:
3. Right to restrict or prevent processing of personal data
You may request that we stop processing your personal data if:
4. Right to ask us to stop contacting you with direct marketing
You can ask us to stop contacting you for direct marketing purposes at any time. If you would like to do this, please:
5. What will happen if your rights are breached?
If your statutory data subject rights of the applicable data privacy laws are violated you may be entitled to remedies, including monetary compensation under the applicable privacy laws.
If you do not think that we have processed your data in accordance with this notice, please contact us in the first instance, at the details in the 'Contact us' section.
If you are not satisfied, you can complain to the California Attorney General’s Office, or your local privacy enforcement body. Information about how to do this is available on his website at www.oag.ca.gov/contact.
Please contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or the information we hold about you. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via mail: