- THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect information directly from individuals online, as well as automatically through the use of our Site and App.
Information Collected Directly
We may collect personal information about you directly from you. For example, personal information may be collected when you fill out a ‘Contact Us’ form, sign up for our mailing lists, or otherwise provide us information through the Site or App. Generally, the information we collect may include your:
- Personal master data (e.g. first name, title, address)
- Communications data (e.g. telephone, mobile phone, email, fax)
- Contract master data (contractual relationship, interest in the product and contractual fulfillment)
- Customer history
- Contract billing and payment data (e.g. bank details, account number or credit card number, if applicable)
- For events, it may include dietary restrictions, requested accommodations and other event-related preferences
- Other information related to your request or inquiry
Information Collected Automatically
Website tracking enables us to analyze Site and App use and to continuously optimize the website for visitors based thereon. Statistical tools are used for this purpose, such as to record how often a page has been opened.
We collect personal information about you automatically, including, but not limited to, through the following platforms:
- Google Analytics and Visitor Analytics
This uses your HTTP requests, browser/system information, and first party cookies. It collects:
- Number of users and sessions
- Session duration
- Operating systems
- Device models
- First launches
- App opens
- App updates
- Demographics: gender & age
- Cookie Information
Our Site and App distinguish between cookies that are strictly necessary for the technical functions (functional cookies) and cookies that are not strictly necessary for the technical functions (optional cookies). It is generally possible to use the website without activating optional cookies.
- Functional cookies help make the Site and App usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas within the Site or App. The Site and App cannot function properly without these cookies.
Website tracking (optional cookies)
We track Site and App activity. An exception to this is the cookie that stores the current status of your privacy settings (selection cookie). It is set due to legitimate interest.
- Cookie Opt-Out
You can prevent cookies from being saved by changing the preferences of your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this Site or App to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the Site or App (including your IP address) from being transmitted to Google and then processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click here to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on the Site or App in the future. An opt-out cookie will be placed on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click this link again.
- Managing cookies and website tracking
You can manage their cookie and tracking settings in your browser. If you want to disable all cookies, you must go to your browser settings and disable cookies. You should note that this may affect the functionality of this website.
Please note: The settings you make user only relate to the browser that was used.
- OUR USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The business objective of Beech Valley is the matching of an applicant to an employer.
Beech Valley is entitled to undertake all commercial operations, and undertake all measures that relate to its business objective, or which appear directly or indirectly conducive to it, as well as occasional advertising measures. This includes the improvement of our products and articles and the improvement of customer satisfaction.
This business objective requires that Beech Valley collect, process and use personal data in close cooperation with development, production, sales and service partners.
Every instance of collecting, processing and using personal data takes place on the basis of legal provisions exclusively and for the fulfillment of the business objective defined above.
More particularly, we use the information (including personal information) that we collect online as follows:
- Providing support and services
To provide and operate our Site, App, and company, communicate with you about your use of the Site, App, and company, and to provide troubleshooting and technical support, respond to your inquiries, communicate with you, and for similar service and support purposes.
- Responding to your requests
To respond to your inquiries and consider your request or application.
- Newsletters, mailing lists and direct marketing
For direct marketing purposes, including to send you newsletters, client alerts and information we think may interest you. If you are located in a jurisdiction that requires opt-in consent to receive electronic marketing messages, we will only send you such messages if you opt-in to receive them.
- Analytics and improvement
To better understand how users access and use the Site and App, and our services, and for other research and analytical purposes, such as to evaluate and improve our services and business operations and to develop services and features.
- Protect our legal rights and prevent misuse
- Comply with legal obligations
To comply with the law or legal proceedings. For example, we may disclose information in response to subpoenas, court orders, and/or other lawful requests by regulators and/or law enforcement, including responding to national security or law enforcement disclosure requirements.
- General business operations
Where necessary, for the administration of our general business, payment, accounting, record keeping and legal functions.
- Anonymous and de-identified information
We may create and use anonymous and de-identified information to assess, improve and develop our business, products and services, and for similar research and analytics purposes.
- DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will not rent or sell your personal information, nor will we share it with third parties for their marketing purposes. If this policy changes in the future, we will notify you and allow you the opportunity to opt-in.
We may share personal information with the following categories of third parties:
- Third party service providers, such as those listed in Prime Paragraphs 1 and 2, above, that provide services to us or to whom we outsource certain services, such as data hosting or software or technology services.
- Our professional advisers, such as lawyers and accountants.
In addition, we may disclose personal information to other third parties under the following circumstances:
- Business transfers
As part of any merger, sale and transfer of our assets, acquisition or restructuring of all or part of our business, bankruptcy, or similar event, including related to due diligence conducted prior to such event where permitted by law.
- Legally required
If we are required to do so by law (e.g., to law enforcement, courts or others, including, but not limited to, in response to a subpoena or court order).
- Protect our rights
Where we believe it necessary to respond to claims asserted against us, comply with legal processes (e.g., subpoenas or warrants), enforce or administer our agreements and terms, or for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, and to protect the rights, property or safety of Beech Valley’s clients and customers, or others.
We may also share aggregate or de-identified information with third parties for research, marketing, analytics and other purposes, provided such information does not identify a particular individual.
- OTHER COOKIES AND SIMILAR DEVICES
- DIRECT MARKETING
As noted, we may send periodic promotional emails to you, and where required by law, we will obtain your consent to do so. You may opt out of such communications at any time by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you opt out of receiving emails about recommendations or other information we think may interest you, we may still send you emails about your account or any services you have requested or received from us.
- WEBSITE CONTENT ACCESSIBILITY
We strive to adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines for the visually impaired (such as screen readers, speech-recognition software, etc.). The website text converts to sound for the visually impaired who use assistive technology, and our videos have the capability to add captions for the hearing impaired.
- ACCESS AND CORRECTION
If you would like to review the personal information we have collected about you via the Site, or request that we update or delete it, please contact us at email@example.com.
- THIRD PARTY LINKS AND WEBSITES
Our Site contains links to other websites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other website’s privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
- CO-SPONSORED EVENTS
- OUR COMMITMENT TO SECURITY
We employ security measures to prevent unauthorized access to information that we collect online. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.
- HOW TO CONTACT US
We reserve the right to revise this Policy or any part of it from time to time. Please review the Policy periodically for changes. If we make material changes, we will endeavor to provide notice ahead of such changes, such as by email or through a notice on https://beechvalley.com.