Personal Information We collect information that personally identifies you, such as your name, employer, location, e-mail and other personally identifiable information that you choose to provide us with, that you choose to include in your profile or account, or that we have collected from public record sources ("Personal Information"). We collect Personal Information only if you choose to share it with us (except in cases where we have collected information from public record sources). You may be asked to provide us with Personal Information when you register as a Member or Vendor or use any of our Services, and at other times. The decision to provide this information is optional. However, if you choose not to provide the requested information, you may not be able to use some or all of the features of the Services.
Usage Data and Service Activity We automatically collect information regarding the actions you take on the Services, as well as your entries and submissions ("Usage Data"). For example, each time you use the Services we automatically collect the type of Web browser you use, your operating system, your Internet Service Provider, your IP address, the pages you view and the time and duration of your visits to the Services. This anonymous usage information may be associated with your username and profile, but we do not disclose the associated information to third parties. We use this information to help us understand how people use the Services and to enhance the services we offer.
Additionally, BLG may collect information from its mobile phone users (who have installed the BLG application) in a similar manner to optimize the mobile experience. Beyond mobile phone numbers, BLG may collect mobile screen resolution, device make and manufacturer, as well as the device's unique identifier (in the iPhone's case, a UDID).
We use Personal Information for internal purposes, such as to provide you with the Services, to improve the Services, to notify you of new products or Services and to otherwise communicate with you about the Services. We may disclose to third parties certain usage data regarding the Services. However, in such cases, your Usage Data is aggregated with the usage data of others and does not identify you individually.
By using the Services you may make certain components of your Personal Information available to others. For example, if you post a comment in a Group, other Members may see your name, your employer, your location, and other information from your profile. When you invite a colleague to join the Services, we will send them messages on your behalf using your name and other Personal Information you wish to disclose.
Through the Services, you may elect to access third-party services and applications, such as LinkedIn. If you do so, you may be able to import information from those other services and applications and share content with those services. Some of those third-party services may also provide us with information from your accounts that may enable us to enhance and personalize your use of the Services. If you elect to enable such third-party services or applications on the Services, the information you share with such third-party services and applications will be subject to their privacy policies and your privacy settings.
From time to time, we may establish a business relationship with other businesses that we believe to be trustworthy and who have confirmed that their privacy practices are consistent with ours ("Service Providers"). For example, we may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such as hosting and maintenance, data storage and management, communications services, security and optimization, and marketing and promotions. We only provide our Service Providers with the information necessary for them to perform these services on our behalf. Each Service Provider must agree to use reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information involved, in order to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Some of our Service Providers may use their own web beacons in connection with the services they perform on our behalf.
Please be aware that whenever you share information through the Services that information may be accessed by others who use the Services. In addition, please remember that when you share information in any other communications with third parties that information may be passed along or made public by others. This means that anyone with access to such information can potentially use it for any purpose, including sending unsolicited communications.
We recognize the importance of safeguarding the confidentiality of your Personal Information. Accordingly, we employ reasonable measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Services, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Services, and you do so at your own risk.
The Services are intended for users who are 18 years old or older. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records.
If you are located within the United States, please be aware that your Personal Information and communications may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state. If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that we process and store all information in the United States. The laws in the United States may not be as protective of your privacy as those in your location. By using our Services, you agree that the collection, use, transfer, and disclosure of your Personal Information and communications will be governed by the applicable laws in the United States.