Effective August 26, 2020
Bobit Business Media (“BBM” or “we”) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information provided to us. We provide this notice to ensure that your expectations and our practices are aligned and to make you aware of your choices with regard to our use and disclosure of the information you provide to us. We consider all subscribers, customers, members, web visitors, event/webinar/website registrants, conference attendees, and speakers part of the Bobit Business Media community. The following guidelines have been created to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy.
Our location and contact information:
Bobit Business Media
21250 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 360
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: (310) 533-2577
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect information you provide to us, including personally identifiable information, in the course of using, engaging with, or otherwise interacting with our products, services, and programs. Through this interaction you can, among other activities, subscribe to one of our products (such as newsletters or magazines); request information from us or one of our trusted partners; engage in various activities like entering contests or sweepstakes, taking quizzes, responding to surveys, voting in polls or otherwise expressing an opinion; or participate in one of our online forums or communities.
We may also collect information about your personal or professional interests, opinions and/or your use of various products, services and programs. For example, we may ask you to provide your job responsibilities or the industry in which you work to qualify for a free magazine subscription.
In some cases you can submit information about other people. For example, you might submit a person’s name, company information, and mailing or email address to nominate the person for an industry award.
In addition to the information you provide to us directly, we, our partners, advertising networks, advertisers or other third part service providers may also collect non-personally identifiable information when you visit our web pages, open our emails, or engage with any of our other products or services. This includes such information as type of browser and operating system you are using, your IP address, your device identifiers, your internet service provider, location-based information, and the content you interacted with, viewed, or accessed. This data may be combined and linked with data from other sources.
We use Google Analytics remarketing, display network reporting, and analytics demographics and interest reporting. Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for display advertising and customize Google display network ads using the Ads Settings (https://www.google.com/ads/preferences). Visitors may also opt-out of additional data collection via the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. We use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise our own products and services via the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites across the Internet. We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies and third-party cookies to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone’s past visits to our websites.
HOW WE USE COLLECTED INFORMATION
We use the personal information that you provide to us to provide products, services and programs to you. As part of a subscription and/or registration agreement, subscribers and registrants will be contacted by us through mail, e-mail, and/or phone to communicate with them about their subscription and/or registration. They will be contacted for renewal, re-qualification, surveys, updates concerning their account profile and special offers related to their subscription and/or registration. You may unsubscribe from newsletters and other email communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email you are no longer interested in.
From time to time we may contact you (or permit selected third parties to contact you) to notify you of special offers or other products, services, programs, or events. By providing your email address and/or phone number you consent to us contacting you by email or telephone.
The information we collect is also used to improve the content of our web pages, to customize the content and layout of our pages, and/or to notify visitors about updates to our website. We do not share individual contact information about our members with advertisers or third party vendors unless it’s specified when the information is collected. We may offer contests, sweepstakes, promotions, editorial features or other offerings that are sponsored or co-sponsored by or presented with identified third parties. By participating in such activities or offerings, your IP address and the personally identifiable information you voluntarily submit may be provided to third parties we trust. Bobit Business Media does not control the third parties’ use of this information. Generally, we will let you know at the time of collection if a product is sponsored. If you wish to change your contact preferences with an individual exhibitor/sponsor, please follow their own unsubscribe request details. Unsubscribing with Bobit Business Media stops Bobit from sharing your information with third parties and from contacting you about issues not related to your subscriptions, but it does not affect any third-parties with whom we have shared your information from contacting you. In order to unsubscribe from communications from third parties, you must do that directly with the third-party company.
Certain information — such as your password and credit card number — is never disclosed in any form whatsoever to any outside party and we do not ask for that information over the phone
TRANSFER OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may disclose your personal information to selected third parties outside Bobit Business Media for purposes associated with payment processing, the supply of products or services, for website administration or elsewhere when you have consented to such disclosures. These third parties are contractually bound to use personal information only to perform the services that we hire them to provide.
In addition, we make available sponsored content, and content provided to us from third parties. In return for access to this content, we may ask you to provide us with personal information. When accessing content sponsored or contributed by a third party, your personal information may be shared with those third parties, and the information will be governed by those parties’ privacy policies as well as ours. Bobit Business Media does not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of such third parties. If you do not wish to have your information shared with a third party, please do not access sponsored or third party content on our site.
We may also disclose personal information to third parties in, but not limited to the following circumstances:
- In the event we buy or sell any assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such asset.
- In the event a currently owned Bobit Business Media asset is acquired by a third party, in which case personal data will be transferred as part of that acquisition.
- If we are under duty to disclose or share personal data to comply with any legal obligation or in order to enforce our terms and conditions or other agreements or to protect the rights, property or safety of Bobit Business Media.
ACCESSING/CORRECTING/UPDATING PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may view and update information that you previously submitted to Bobit Business Media by sending us an e-mail through the e-mail link provided above or writing to us at the above address. Current subscribers and registrants can also access and change their information by selecting the appropriate link in the email product, or on the website where their current subscription/registration resides. A request to change information may not be accommodated if the request conflicts with legal requirements or could result in incorrect information. Requests to view or change personal information may take a few days to process.
Your information will be kept as long as is reasonably necessary for the purpose that it has been processed, taking into account any legal requirements. We will retain your information as needed to continue offering services to you. If you choose to terminate your account, associations between information we store and your account will no longer be accessible through your account. If you have engaged in any public sharing prior to account termination, that information will remain accessible to the public on our services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, enforce our agreements, and resolve disputes. For additional time, information may persist in copies made for backup and business continuity purposes.
We also use third-party advertising companies to serve ads to visitors on our websites. These companies may use information (not including visitors’ names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers) about visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to visitors. For more information about this practice and choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here. To learn more about behavioral advertising practices or to opt-out of this type of advertising for some companies, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org and http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
AD SERVERS AND THIRD PARTIES
Some of our web pages, products, and services contain links to third party sites and services whose privacy practices may be different than ours. We also allow you to connect with other third party sites and services. You should consult the other third party sites’ and services’ privacy notices in order to better understand their privacy practices.
Bobit Business Media takes every precaution to protect your information from unauthorized use. When you submit sensitive information via our websites, the information is protected both online and offline.
Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else. We won’t knowingly allow anyone under 13 to register with us or to provide any other personal information. If you’re under 13, please do not provide us with any personal information about yourself (such as your name, your e-mail address or your phone number).
USERS OUTSIDE THE U.S.
Our websites are operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the United States, be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using our websites, participating in any of our products or services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer and to our collection and use of your information as set forth above.
If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, please contact us through the above postal address, e-mail link, or phone number.