Big Blue United

Privacy

BigBlueUnited.com Privacy Policy
BigBlueUnited.com (“we”, “us”, “our”, “Site”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) sets out the basis on which we will use any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us.  Terms not defined in this Policy are defined in our Terms of Use (“Terms”).  You should read the <Terms>, which, like this Policy, are also binding upon you if you access the Site.
If you visit or use the Site, you automatically consent to the Terms and the use of the information that you provide us in accordance with this Policy.  We may change our Policy from time to time by updating this page, so you should check it periodically to ensure that you are happy with any changes.  If you do not approve of this Policy or any of the Terms, you should not access or visit the Site.
We have structured the Site so that you can visit it without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information.  If you choose to provide us with any persona
We may collect and process the following information about you:
  • Information that you provide directly to us by filling in a form on the Site or submitting a comment on the team on a thread.  Such information most typically will include your email address.
  • Details of your visits to the Site.  Some pages of the Site use cookies and other technologies to collect information about your general internet usage when you visit the Site or use our services.  See the section <How we use cookies> to learn more.
  • General information including non-personal information from visitors to the Site.  This includes your IP address, the date and time you accessed or left the Site, and which pages viewed; performance data; and information about the equipment and communications method you use to access the internet and the Site.
What Do We Do With The Information We Gather?
We and our affiliates, partners, successors, subcontractors and agents require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and, in particular, for the following reasons:
  • To ensure that content from the Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To provide you with information (including possible future products or services) that you request and which are described on the Site.
  • We may use general information and performance data that has been de-coupled from any personal information for a broad range of purposes.  We may combine information about you with information about others who use the Site and remove all personal identifiers to create de-identified information.  For example, We may use de-identified information to:
    • Assist in the development of new programs and services;
    • Keep you informed and up to date about the Site;
    • Determine characteristics of Site users and to help us serve them in the most useful ways and to help us improve the Site;
    • Make presentations, perform research, and other related activities; and
    • Monitor and analyze Site traffic, usage patterns, and trends and to improve Site content and its delivery.
Whom We Share Information With And Your Choices
Any request or question you make may be passed on or made available to anyone we consider necessary to administer the Site and related business.  We may use personal information that is coupled with general information and performance data to improve your experience on the Site by providing you with information that is relevant to you.  We may also use personal information we collect to provide you with information about other products or services we might offer.  If you do not wish to receive these kinds of communications, you can opt out by sending an email to us at info@bigblueunited.com.  Please allow a reasonable amount of time for us to process your deletion request.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless: (A) We have your permission; (B) we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose (and, if applicable transfer) your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets; or (C) we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce or apply any of the Terms.
We also may release information when we believe in good faith that such release is appropriate to comply with the law (for example, pursuant to a warrant, court order, subpoena, etc.) to protect against abusive, fraudulent, or unlawful use of the Site; to protect our rights, property, or security, or those of a third party; to enforce any contract between you and us; or if we reasonably believe that it is necessary in a situation involving danger of death or injury to any person or property.
If you believe that any information of yours we are holding is incorrect or incomplete, please email us at info@bigblueunited.com.  We will promptly correct any information which is found to be incorrect.  If you have submitted personal information through the Site and wish us to stop using it for the purposes submitted, please also email us at info@bigblueunited.com.
Children
You must be 13 years of age or older to use the Site.  Therefore, we do not intentionally collect information about children.  If we learn that we have collected such information, we will delete it.  An individual between the ages of 13 and 18 should receive a parent’s or guardian’s permission to use the Site and before providing any personal information online.
Security
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure.  To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we use reasonable physical, electronic and managerial procedures consistent with our size and resources to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Please note, however, that no set of security safeguards is guaranteed to be impenetrable.  We cannot and do not guarantee the security of any personal information you disclose in connection with the Site.  Therefore, you accept the inherent security implications of dealing online and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless such breach has been caused by our gross negligence or recklessness.
Other Websites
This Policy applies only to information collected on the Site, but the Site may contain links to allow you to visit other websites of interest.  However, once you have used such a link to leave the Site you should note that we do not have any control over the relevant website.  Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting such a site.  In particular, those sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy.  You should exercise caution and review the privacy policies applicable to those websites.
How We Use Cookies
The Site uses cookies.  A cookie is a piece of text which is placed on your computer’s hard drive so that we may recognize you as a prior visitor if you return to the Site.  Your browser adds that text in a small file.  Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual.  The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.  We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used.  This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve the Site to try to meet our users’ needs.  We use this information only for statistical analysis purposes.  Denial of a cookie may prevent you from using one of the Site.
Disabling Cookies
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better Site, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.  A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.  You may set your web browser to notify you of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely.  You can also delete the files that contain cookies – those files are stored as part of your internet browser.