Privacy Policy

Last Updated: August 12, 2013.

TRUSTe European Safe Harbor certification

Birst Inc. is committed to customer privacy. This Privacy Policy communicates our customer information gathering and dissemination practices. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy at any time and will provide notification of changes by posting the revised Privacy Policy on our website www.birst.com.

This privacy policy covers the site www.birst.com as well as the Birst services.

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TRUSTe European Safe Harbor certification

Birst has been awarded TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy policy and practices have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance withTRUSTe's Web Privacy and TRUSTed Cloud program requirements including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information. TRUSTe's mission, as an independent third party, is to accelerate online trust among consumers and organizations globally through its leading privacy trustmark and innovative trust solutions. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at the address below. If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact TRUSTe here. The TRUSTe programs only cover information collected through the Birst Web site and the Birst services platform. The TRUSTe programs do not cover information that may be collected from mobile devices.

Birst complies with the U.S. – E.U. Safe Harbor framework and the U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Birst has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Birst’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.



Skyhigh Enterprise-Ready cloud services fully satisfy the most stringent requirements for data protection, identity verification, service security, business practices, and legal protection.

Skyhigh Networks performs objective and thorough evaluations of the enterprise-readiness of cloud service based on a detailed set of criteria developed in conjunction with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). Services designated as Skyhigh Enterprise-Ready are the services receiving the highest CloudTrust™ Ratings, which fully satisfy the most stringent requirements for data protection, identity verification, service security, business practices, and legal protection.

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.

Customers of the Online Service will be using our website to host data and information ("Hosted Data"). As part of our Online Service, Birst collects information under the direction of its Customers. In this capacity, our Customer is the controller of the data and Birst acts as a data processor.

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.

We use anonymous information about your interaction with our service platform for analytical purposes only. This is done by viewing only aggregated data to help us understand how our services are used.

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 have testimonials on our site. For which the individuals have given permission for us to post their personal information.

For access to the data controlled by our Customers, that Customer will need to be contacted directly with any access requests. If the Customer subsequently requests us to remove the data, we will respond within 30 days.

Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or by contacting us as described in this privacy policy.

Data Retention

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 operations@birst.com. 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 and service platform.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. Our login page and service platform use secure socket layer technology (SSL). 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.

Customers are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of their user registration and password.

For information about Birst Security practices for our Online Service, please see the Birst Security and Reliability Whitepaper (http://www.birst.com/why-birst/resources/whitepapers/birst-security-and-...).

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

In order to improve birst.com and provide a more convenient, relevant user experience, we use “cookies” 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 use local shared objects, also known as Flash cookies, to provide certain features on our site.

Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here.

Disclosure of Information

The Company does not share, sell, rent, or trade PII with third parties for their promotional purposes.

We may provide your information to companies that provide services to help us with our marketing and sales activities, such as submitting email communications to you on our behalf. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us. Note that we never provide data from the online service to other companies.

We may disclose the information we receive:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect
  • if Birst is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

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.

Questions

Questions regarding Birst Privacy Policy or the practices of our website should be directed to privacy@birst.com or by regular mail addressed to:

Birst, Inc.
Attn: Privacy
153 Kearny Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94108