Updated January 1, 2023
Customer is any organization or individual which has purchased digital badge services from BC.
Issuer is any entity such as an association, corporation, or training organization which is a Customer of BC and may create and issue badges to Earners.
Earner is any individual who has earned a badge from an Issuer. An Earner may select to share his/her digital badges publicly through various channels, including, but not limited to: social networks, electronic mail, and websites.
Partner is a technology platform provider integrated with BC to securely exchange data on behalf of Issuers.
User is either an Earner or any authorized individual issuing digital badges on behalf of an Issuer. A User may login to a BC product or use a Partner to create, issue, share, or view a BC digital badge.
Products include, but are not limited to: the BC web browser application.
Web application is an application accessible from a web browser that permits Users to create, issue, share, or view a BC digital badge.
Users’ privacy is very important to BC. BC is committed to safeguarding the information Users entrust to BC. BC Products are not directed at children less than 12 years of age.
The Information We Collect
BC may collect various types of personally-identifiable information including name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and other information that, either alone or in combination with other kinds of information, may personally identify Users. BC may collect personally identifiable information from Users in a variety of ways, including its Products, particularly for the purpose of issuing and sharing digital badges, through online forms for ordering products and services, and other instances where Users are invited to volunteer such information. BC may also collect information about how Users use our Products, for example, by tracking the number of unique views received by the pages of a badge or website and/or the domains from which Users originate. We may use “cookies” to track how Users use our Products. While not all of the information that we collect from Users is personally identifiable, it may be associated with personally identifiable information that Users provide to us through our Products.
It is possible to configure your browser to reject cookies by modifying the browser settings or preferences. If you wish to do so, we recommend you consult the information provided in the browser or contact the browser vendor for help or instructions.
How We Use Information
In addition, BC uses information for the following general purposes:
We limit access to your personally identifiable information to BC employees and contractors who we believe need access in order to deliver Products to you or to do their jobs.
We take the appropriate technical and organizational measures to guard against unauthorized or unlawful processing of your personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your personal data. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by our site reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.
Disclosure of Information
We may also disclose aggregate, anonymous data based on information collected from Users and Issuers for the purpose of describing industry trends. We may transfer information collected from Users in connection with a sale of BC’s business. Finally, at times we may be required by law or legal process to disclose your personal information.
Links to Other Sites
You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from any electronic mail, standard mail, social networking contact, messaging service, or other contact list. Please specify from which list you wish to be removed when sending the email.
You may send email to email@example.com specifying that you wish to have your profile purged from the platform. Your profile will be purged within one business day.
If you have questions or concerns about our policies concerning privacy, data collection, data processing or data transmission, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us by postal mail at 425 Huehl Road #11B, Northbrook, Illinois 60062, United States, and we will endeavor to respond to your inquiry within 15 days.
The security of your personal information is also important to us. When you enter sensitive information on our subscription forms, we encrypt that information by following generally accepted industry standards and practices to protect the personal information submitted to us from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction, both during transmission and once we receive it.
Maintenance of Information
Information about Users that is maintained on our systems is protected using industry standard security measures. However, we cannot guarantee that the information submitted to, maintained on, or transmitted from our systems will be completely secure. Likewise, in transmitting data between BC and external Partner systems we seek to use industry standard security measures to secure your data.