What personally-identifiable information is collected?
Near Bridge collects personally-identifiable information on certain areas of the Site when users register, request publications or other information, sign up for conferences and events, apply for jobs, and participate in user posting areas (such as bulletin boards, discussion forums, and surveys). The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and fax number. For recruiting purposes, the information collected may include any other personally-identifiable information that you include on your resume. In addition, Near Bridge collects certain information that you do not visibly enter, such as your IP address, browsing pattern on the Site, click stream data, HTTP protocol elements, and the status of cookies placed on your computer by Near Bridge.
How may Near Bridge use my personally-identifiable information?
Near Bridge use your personally-identifiable information to fulfill your requests for information, to process your requests to participate in conferences and events, to evaluate any job applications or other employment-related inquiries that you may submit, and for such other purposes as you may initiate or request. We may keep any of your personally-identifiable information on file and use it to contact you for recruiting purposes. Near Bridge also uses personally-identifiable information to perform standard statistical analyses of user behavior in order to measure interest in specific areas and information posted on our Site. Near Bridge uses personally-identifiable information collected from cookies and IP addresses as described below.
How are cookies used?
A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, thereby giving yourself a chance to decide whether to accept it, or you can refuse all cookies by turning them off in your web browser. If you accept a cookie from the Site, you will be permitted access to certain pages of the Site without having to log in again each time you visit.
To administer our Web site and for research purposes, Near Bridge has also contracted with third parties to track and analyze anonymous usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and members. Such information is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis. These third parties use persistent cookies to help us to improve the visitor experience, to manage our site content, and to track visitor behavior.
Near Bridge has also contracted with a third party to send e-mail to our registered members. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, the third party sets cookies. All data collected by this third party on behalf of Near Bridge is used solely by or on behalf of Near Bridge and is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis.
Are IP addresses used?
Near Bridge also logs IP addresses, or the location of computers on the Internet, to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer the Site, and to serve content based on your IP address.
Registration, newsletters, and alerts
By signing up for any of our newsletters or alerts, you agree to receive on occasion other correspondence from Near Bridge or its agents. This type of information is shared externally only in anonymous, aggregated form for generalized user analysis or to enable third party agents to send e-mails to you on our behalf. You will be contacted by e-mail or otherwise only by Near Bridge or it agents.
We ask for your e-mail address at registration. We will send e-mail to this address to confirm your registration, if you opt in to any of our newsletters or alerts, and if you request that we contact you for any other reason. In addition, we may contact you regarding your account status. If you sign up to receive any of our newsletters, alerts, or surveys, you may on occasion receive other correspondence from Near Bridge. Your e-mail address will not be shared with any third party other than an agent who has agreed to send e-mails on our behalf.
The Site may also include a feature that enables Near Bridge to send links to its content through e-mail at our users’ request. The e-mail address(es) that you supply in connection with this service will be used only to send the requested content. They will not be stored or reused for any purpose.
Is personally-identifiable information disclosed to third parties?
Links to third-party sites
If you participate in a survey, all of our research results are reported as totals or in other aggregated form, and no information about you as an individual respondent is made public.
How can I access, change, and/or delete information?
You may access, correct, update, and/or delete any personally-identifiable information that you submit to the Site. You may also unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations on the Site. To do so, please either follow instructions on the page of the Site on which you have provided such information or subscribed or registered or contact us at Near Bridge, Inc., Legal Department, P.O. Box 4165 Sedona, AZ 86340.
Near Bridge has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized Near Bridge personnel and third party vendors are provided access to personally-identifiable information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, Near Bridge cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personally-identifiable information.
Trans-border hosting and transfer of information
Personally-identifiable information collected on the Site may be transferred from time to time to Near Bridge offices or personnel, or to third parties, located throughout the world, and the Site may be viewed and hosted by Near Bridge or its vendors anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have laws of general applicability regulating the use and transfer of such data. By using the Site and submitting such information on it, you voluntarily consent to such trans-border transfer and hosting of such information.
Near Bridge understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an on-line environment. The Site is not designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger, and Near Bridge will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under this age.
Contact our privacy department