BTD collects information from you when you request copies of publications, seek additional information regarding our services or employment opportunities, or register for conferences and other BTD-sponsored events. Some of BTD’s registration, enrolment, account setup and other forms may ask you to give us contact information, unique personal identifiers, financial information, subject areas of interest and/or demographic information. We may use this data to tailor your experience at the website with relevant BTD materials or, if applicable, to assess candidacy and qualifications for employment with BTD.
We sometimes aggregate demographic information, and the types of systems and browsers of users for internal purposes, so that we may better understand the website’s user population, identify subject areas of interest, and determine whether the website is designed to work with the computer settings of a majority of our visitors. BTD also may conduct user surveys on the web or use technologies to provide BTD with information on a number of areas, such as user identity, user viewing habits, whether or not users found what they were searching for, whether the website content is relevant to user needs, and the like. BTD uses the information gathered from such surveys to improve our web content, navigation, and overall visitor experience and to provide you with relevant BTD materials.
Any personal information that is provided, such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, subject areas of interest, etc., allows BTD to inform you about updates to the service and to notify you about other products and services offered by BTD that may be of interest to you. We will not sell, share, or rent or otherwise make available any of that information to other parties,
except that we may disclose the information to third parties who perform services on our behalf and have a need to access the information in connection with those services. Any third parties will only process this information to the extent to which and within the limits that BTD itself is permitted to process that data. In addition, BTD may disclose your contact information in response to inquiries by bona-fide rights owners in connection with allegations of infringement of copyright or other proprietary rights arising from information that you have posted on the Website or otherwise provided to BTD. Individuals that subscribe to e-mail newsletters are given the opportunity to opt-out of promotions, news, and information at any time.
The third parties with whom we may need to share personal information to help us provide services and products to you and to run our website include:
Because BTD is a global organisation we need to transfer personal information which is collected on the website or through other means across the BTD group of companies to help operate our business efficiently. This also includes third parties located in different countries around the world, including outside of the EEA. These arrangements may involve your personal information being located in various countries around the world e.g. USA where privacy laws differ. We only make these arrangements or transfers where we are satisfied that adequate levels of protection are in place to protect information held in that country. In addition, the website may be viewed and accessed anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have laws regulating the use and transfer of personally identifiable information. By using the website, submitting information through this website, or submitting personal information to BTD through other means you voluntarily consent to such international transfer and hosting of such information to those countries and parties.
From time to time, we may send you information regarding services, publications, products and events that we perceive may be of interest to you or your business. You may receive this information by hard copy mailing or email. If, at any time, you prefer not to receive further communications from us in any or all forms (except in connection with information, products, publications, events or services that you specifically request), you will have the ability to unsubscribe from such communications by means of a link provided in every e-mail that is sent to you by us.
BTD has in place appropriate technological and operational security processes designed to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorised employees and contractors will have access to any data provided by you, and that access is limited by need. Each employee or contractor having access to any personally-identifiable information is obligated to maintain its confidentiality. Although we take steps that are generally accepted as industry standard to protect your personally-identifiable information, BTD cannot guarantee that your personally-identifiable information will not become accessible to unauthorised persons and BTD cannot be responsible for any actions resulting from a breach of security when information is supplied over the internet or any public computer network.
This website contains links to other websites not operated by BTD.
BTD complies with all applicable privacy laws and regulations. BTD may be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities if presented with a court subpoena or similar legal or administrative order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules and regulations of any nation, state or other applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the terms and conditions of use of the website or a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through the website, we may disclose personal user information to our affected business partners or legal authorities.
You have a right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and details of how we use that information. If any of the information held about you is incorrect or out of date, please follow the process outlined below and we will amend our records where appropriate. You also have the right to require us to stop processing your personal data and/or to withdraw your consent to processing. This may not apply if there are other legal justifications to continue processing.
BTD understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, particularly in their online interactions. This Website is not designed for and does not intentionally target or solicit to children 18 years of age and younger.
You also have a right to lodge a complaint with a relevant supervisory authority once you have tried to resolve the issue with us.