BIGFORK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
Last updated November 23, 2021
Your privacy is very important to Bigfork Technologies, LLC. and its affiliates (“Bigfork Tech”, “we”, “us” and “our”). We comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of Personal Data (as defined below) from European Union member countries and Switzerland. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification page, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/. This Privacy Statement explains how we collect, protect, use and share your Personal Information (i.e., information about an identified or identifiable natural person).
In general, you can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself. There are times, however, when we may seek information from you, about yourself or someone you know, such as name, email address and/or home address. It is our intent to let you know before we collect such Personal Information from you on the Internet and to get your consent to process such information where required.
By using our Sites, you consent to our collection, use, disclosure, transfer and processing of Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. We are committed apply the Privacy Sheilds’ Principles to all personal Data received by Bigfork Technologies from European Union member countries and Switzerland.
NOTICE: Information We Collect from You
We collect Personal Information of customers, their employees, and website visitors when you register to become a member of our Sites or via on-line forms or when you download and use the services. Such information may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card and other financial information related to payments for services, photographs and other information you choose to provide. We will notify you of such purposes at the time that we request to collect Personal Information, including sensitive data, from you and will endeavor to only collect the information that is strictly necessary to fulfil those purposes.
We will also collect information about your use of our Sites as described in the section “Cookies and Advertisements” below.
On occasions you may choose to provide us with Personal Information about other people in order to use the services. You must only share their Personal Information with us if you have obtained their consent and permission to do so.
What do we do with the information we collect?
We use your Personal Information for a variety of business purposes, including:
To set up and otherwise manage your member account in our Sites.
To allow you to use, purchase, and/or access services.
To provide you with information about our products, services, news and events we believe may be of interest to you.
To gather demographic information about user trends.
To analyze use of our services and products, develop new services and products, and customize our products, services and other information we make available.
We do use a robust combination of data sources (online, orders, customers, etc.) to get a full picture of our product and marketing efforts. This data is only for our efforts and we do not share your Personal Information with other businesses for them to use for purposes other than their work with us.
With whom do we share your Personal Information?
We may partner with other businesses to assist us in our marketing, communications, and sales efforts, and may share your Personal Information for these purposes where you have given us consent to do so or where permitted by law. These partners are not allowed to use your information for any purpose other than doing business with Bigfork Tech.
In addition, any information we collect, including Personal Information, may be disclosed as part of any potential or actual purchase, reorganization, merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of company assets, or similar transaction, as well as in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, in which case Personal Information could be transferred to third parties as one of our business assets.
We may also disclose your Personal Information: if we believe that doing so is required by law, court order or legal process; under the discovery process in litigation; to enforce our legal rights, policies or contracts; to collect amounts owed to Bigfork Tech; when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation or prosecution of suspected or actual illegal activity; or if in good faith we believe that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable necessary.
If Personal Data covered by this Privacy Shield Policy is to be used for a new purpose that is materially different from that for which the Personal Data was originally collected or subsequently authorized, or is to be disclosed to a non-agent third party, we will provide you with an opportunity to choose whether to have your Personal Data so used or disclosed. Requests to opt out of such uses or disclosures of Personal Data should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If sensitive Personal Data covered by this Privacy Shield Policy is to be used for a new purpose that is different from that for which the Personal Data was originally collected or subsequently authorized, or is to be disclosed to a third party, we will obtain your explicit consent prior to such use or disclosure.
ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ONWARD TRANSFER
In the event we transfer Personal Data covered by this Privacy Shield Policy to a third party acting as a controller, we will do so consistent with any notice provided to you and any consent they have given, and only if the third party has given us contractual assurances that it will (i) process the Personal Data for limited and specified purposes consistent with any consent provided by the Data Subjects, (ii) provide at least the same level of protection as is required by the Privacy Shield Principles and notify us if it makes a determination that it cannot do so; and (iii) cease processing of the Personal Data or take other reasonable and appropriate steps to remediate if it makes such a determination. If we have knowledge that a third party acting as a controller is processing Personal Data covered by this Privacy Shield Policy in a way that is contrary to the Privacy Shield Principles, we will take reasonable steps to prevent or stop such processing.
With respect to our agents, we will transfer only the Personal Data covered by this Privacy Shield Policy needed for an agent to deliver to you or Bigfork Tech the requested product or service. Furthermore, we will (i) permit the agent to process such Personal Data only for limited and specified purposes; (ii) require the agent to provide at least the same level of privacy protection as is required by the Privacy Shield Principles; (iii) take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure that the agent effectively processes the Personal Data transferred in a manner consistent with our obligations under the Privacy Shield Principles; and (iv) require the agent to notify us if it makes a determination that it can no longer meet its obligation to provide the same level of protection as is required by the Privacy Shield Principles. Upon receiving notice from an agent that it can no longer meet its obligation to provide the same level of protection as is required by the Privacy Shield Principles, we will take reasonable and appropriate steps to stop and remediate unauthorized processing.
We remain liable under the Privacy Shield Principles if an agent processes Personal Data covered by this Privacy Shield Policy in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, except where Bigfork Tech is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
We take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect Personal Data covered by this Privacy Shield Policy from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, taking into due account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the Personal Data.
dATA iNTEGRITY AND PURPOSE LIMITATION
We limit the collection of Personal Data covered by this Privacy Shield Policy to information that is relevant for the purposes of processing. We do not process such Personal Data in a way that is incompatible with the purposes for which it has been collected or subsequently authorized by you. We take reasonable steps to ensure that such Personal Data is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and current. We take reasonable and appropriate measures to comply with the requirement under the Privacy Shield to retain Personal Data in identifiable form only for as long as it serves a purpose of processing, which includes our obligations to comply with professional standards, our business purposes and unless a longer retention period is permitted by law, and it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles for as long as it retains such Personal Data.
If your Personal Data is covered by this Privacy Shield Policy, you have the right to access such Personal Data and to correct, amend, or delete such Personal Data if it is inaccurate or has been processed in violation of the Privacy Shield Principles (except when the burden or expense of providing access, correction, amendment, or deletion would be disproportionate to the risks to the Data Subject’s privacy, or where the rights of persons other than the Data Subject would be violated). Requests for access, correction, amendment, or deletion should be sent to: email@example.com
rECOURSE, ENFORCEMENT, AND LIABILITY
Our participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is subject to investigation and enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, we commit to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your Personal Data. Data Subjects with inquiries or complaints regarding this Privacy Shield Policy should first contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the JAMS EU-US Privacy Shield programs. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit https://www.jamsadr.com/eu-us-privacy-shield for more information and to file a complaint.
Under certain conditions detailed in the Privacy Shield, Data Subjects may be able to invoke binding arbitration before the Privacy Shield Panel to be created by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission.
We agree to periodically review and verify its compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, and to remedy any issues arising out of failure to comply with the Privacy Shield Principles. We acknowledge that its failure to provide an annual self-certification to the U.S. Department of Commerce will remove it from the Department’s list of Privacy Shield participants.
COOKIES AND ADVERTISING ON BIGFORKTECH.COM
Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. DNT is a way for users to inform websites and services that they do not want certain information about their webpage visits collected over time and across websites or online services. Bigfork Tech does not recognize or respond to browser-initiated DNT signals.
At Bigfork Tech, we do not intend to collect any information from children under the age of thirteen (13), unless the information is collected from a parent or guardian. While we cannot stop a child from accessing the Sites, we do not collect any Personal Information without making it clear that the person providing the information must be at least 13 years old. If you are a parent or guardian and believe your child under 13 has provided us Personal Information which you would like to review or request be deleted, or you have questions about our Sites collecting information from children, please contact us at legal@Bigforktech.com.
Links to Other Sites
Our Sites may contain links to other websites merely as a convenience. Bigfork Tech is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites, and inclusion of links does not mean we endorse the information or company. This means that if you connect to another site through our Sites, we are not responsible for and we cannot control what they do with your information.
Also, you may have the opportunity to share your information with other websites, such as social media sites. We may provide a convenient link to let you do this easily, but we are not responsible for and we cannot control their website or your posts/sharing. You are encouraged to review the privacy policies and information collection practices of these other websites and social media sites.
Marketing and Do Not Contact
We may send you information about us from time to time if you have given us your consent (where required).
Bigfork Tech provides you the opportunity to request to stop receiving electronic communications from either Bigfork Tech or our partners. If you do not want to receive communications from us, You may use the convenient unsubscribe feature included within emails. Please allow us enough time to process your request.
Keep in mind, any such request does not apply to necessary communications, such as responding to an inquiry, and is revoked if you later request information from us, for example, if you sign up to receive news alerts from us.
If you are a user of Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites with public account settings and you hash-tag using one of our public campaigns, such as #bigforktech, we will be able to pull your reviews of our products from the social media sites and post them on our Sites. This is so that we can share your opinions about our products with the visitors of our Sites. Before being posted in our Sites, your comments will be reviewed by us. Please do not use these hashtags if you do not wish for your reviews to be made available on our Sites.
By posting or otherwise making available any content about your Bigfork Tech experience on a public social media platform, and responding “yes” if we ask for your permission to re-post content on our owned channels, such as Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and others, you represent and warrant that you are thirteen (13) years of age or older and that you agree to the terms and conditions listed on our page on those websites.
The security of all Personal Information provided to Bigfork Tech is important to us, and Bigfork Tech endeavors to take reasonable steps designed to protect your Personal Information. Our Sites have security measures in place to try to protect against the destruction, loss, misuse and alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access of the information under our control. Our web portals transmit information (including any Personal Information) securely via HTTPS. These portals require customer accounts and are not available to the general public. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while Bigfork Tech strives to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Bigfork Tech, and you do so at your own risk.
If you have rights concerning access, disclosure, amendment, or deletion (as determined by applicable law), you may contact us at the email listed below.
We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time as we deem necessary in our sole discretion. When we do, we will revise the last updated date at the beginning of the Privacy Statement. Notice of such update and/or modification will be provided on our Sites or as otherwise required by applicable law. We encourage you to periodically review this statement to stay informed about how we collect, use and share Personal Information. Your continued relationship with Bigfork Tech after the posting or notice of any amended Privacy Statement shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes. Any changes to this Privacy Statement take effect immediately after being posted or otherwise provided by Bigfork Tech.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of a Bigfork Tech website, your information, or your rights regarding your information, or your dealings with this website, please contact:
Bigfork Technologies, LLC.