Last Updated: November 5, 2012.
Birst complies with the U.S. - E.U. & U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor frameworks as set forth by the Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union and Switzerland. Information regarding the U.S. - E.U. & U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks can be found at: http://export.gov/safeharbor.
When Information Is Collected
When registering to receive more information or registering for demos, we require users to give us your personal information, such as their name, company name, title, address, phone number, and e-mail address.
When registering for a free or paid account (the "Online Service"), we require users to give us personal information, such as their name, company name, title, address, phone number, and e-mail address. Registered users can update this information at any time by logging into our website and editing their profile.
We also may collect third party personal information such as the email, name and address of a colleague. This information is only used for the purpose for which it is collected.
How the Collected Information Is Used
Birst uses the information that we collect to set up the Online Service for individuals and their organizations. We may also use the information to contact customers to further discuss customer interest in our company, the Online Service that we provide, and updates and enhancements made to it, as well as to send information regarding our company's or our partners' offerings, such as promotions and events. We also use this information to administer our website, improve our Online Service and to communicate with our customers regarding account administration issues. Customer email addresses and any personal customer information will not be distributed or shared with third parties except for the purposes described above. Customers can opt out of receiving any marketing communication by changing their account settings, clicking on the unsubscribe link in the email, emailing us, or at the time the customer registers for the Online Service. We may also track and analyze non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and customers.
Correcting and Updating Your Personal Information
To review and update your personal information to ensure it is accurate, you can log into your account and update your information under “Account”. Additionally, if you would like to request to have your personal information deleted and discontinued from use, please contact us as described below. We will respond to your request within 30 business days.
We also have testimonials on our site. For which the individuals have given permission for us to post their personal information.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Links to Other Sites
This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Birst. Please be aware that we, Birst, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
We encourage you to be aware that when you leave our site you are subject to the privacy practices of those destination sites; we encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.
We also use framing on our site; although you are on our site, the data is being collected by our service provider.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter information on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). To learn more about SSL, follow this link.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
In order to improve birst.com and provide a more convenient, relevant user experience, we use and contract with third parties who provide "cookies," "web beacons," and similar devices to track activity on the site. A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. A web beacon is a small transparent image that is embedded in an HTML page or email and used to track viewings its containing page or email. This device is similar to a cookie in that it tracks visits and the data can only be read by the server that provided the data. It is different than a cookie in that it is not browser-based, may not function as an identification card, and does not store any data on your computer. We may use web beacons to determine popular pages and effectiveness of communications. Our cookies are not linked to personal information.
We and third parties use local shared objects, also known as Flash cookies. Third Parties, with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity, use Flash cookies to collect and store information.
Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.
The Company does not share, sell, rent, or trade PII with third parties for their promotional purposes.
Changes in this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page prior to the changes taking effect.
Customers of the Online Service will be using our website to host data and information ("Hosted Data"). Birst Inc. will not review, share, distribute, print, or reference any such Hosted Data except as provided in the Birst Online Subscription Agreement, or as may be required by law. Individual records may at times be viewed if there is a suspected violation of the Birst Online Subscription Agreement, or as may be required by law. Customers are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of their user registration and password.
153 Kearny Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94108