(Last updated September 2017)
Baxter Consulting Group, Inc. (“BCG”) takes the privacy of users and their clients and prospects very seriously. While no one can guarantee absolute information security, we protect your information in many ways.
We understand the importance of appropriately safeguarding information you provide to us in the course of business operations. It is our practice to protect the confidentiality of this information, limit access to this information to those with a business need, and not disclose this information unless required or permitted by law.
We have comprehensive security practices and procedures in place to protect data entrusted to us. These procedures and related standards include limiting access to data and regularly testing and auditing our security practices and technologies.
Employees are required to follow policies and procedures and sign confidentiality agreements, and to complete confidentiality training to understand the requirement of maintaining the confidentiality of customer information. If they fail to do so, they are subject to disciplinary action.
Collection of Personal Information
When you establish an account on a Site or request information about our services, you must provide us with certain personal information, including but not limited to your name and email address.
We may also collect and analyze information regarding your use of a Site for statistical purposes. This information may be analyzed and/or aggregated to determine appropriate modifications and enhancements to a Site.
Confidentiality of Client and Prospective Client Information
If a user or client or prospective client elects to share client information when using our service, BCG stores this information for the sole purpose of communicating with the user and client/prospective client regarding our service. BCG will use this information only in the execution of our services, and will not otherwise use, share, or sell any personally identifiable information of clients or prospective clients. When communicating with clients or prospective clients of a user, BCG may share user information, including but not limited to, the user name, company, credentials, and email address.
When you visit a Site, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type or the web page you were visiting before you came to our Site and pages of our Site that you visit, the time spent on those pages, access times and dates, and other statistics. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of a Site, for Site technical administration, to increase our Site functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor our Site to our users’ needs. We do not treat Log Data as personal information or use it in association with other personal information, and we may aggregate, analyze and evaluate such information.
We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of a Site. We also may include web beacons in advertisements or email messages to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize our Sites to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming and other activities.
Use and Disclosure of Information
We may also:
Disclose your personal information to companies who work for BCG to provide one or more parts of a Site or that provide related administrative functions (such as support services, web analytics, and fraud detection). These third parties may have access to your personal Information; if they do, this access is only so that they may perform these tasks on our behalf and they are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Release personal information and/or other information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state, federal or international laws or respond to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or other government request.
Disclose personal information and/or other information about you that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our agreements, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend against any third-party claims, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of a Site, and protect the rights, property, or personal safety of BCG, our users or others.
Disclose information to business partners that may contact you regarding products and services that may be of interest to you.
We provide you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving certain communications from us and our business partners, by emailing us at email@example.com. All marketing emails from BCG will provide you with the opportunity to unsubscribe from future marketing mailings. Even if you opt out of such mailings, however, we reserve the right to send you email and other communications to disclose maintenance and other service-related issues.
Access to Account
If you are a registered member of a Site, you can change your account information by emailing BCG’s customer support department at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may need to supply certain information so that we can try to verify that you have authority to modify this information.
A Site may contain links to other Internet sites. We have no responsibility for the privacy practices of other web sites, including the web sites of our advertisers or business partners. Whenever a web browser window is opened in BCG that does not show a web page created by BCG (noted by an BCG copyright statement at the bottom of such pages), then it should be assumed that BCG privacy policies do not apply.
The fact that we may link to a website or present an advertisement is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other websites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.
Legal Requirements; Sale of Business
We intend to protect your privacy to the fullest extent possible as described in this policy while also fulfilling our responsibility to uphold all applicable laws and regulations. Due to potential legal requirements and other possible circumstances, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed or accessed in ways not otherwise described in this policy. We may be compelled under law to disclose information to government or third parties under certain circumstances or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Further, we can, and you hereby authorize us to, disclose any information to law enforcement or other government officials that we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in compliance with the law.
In the event that all or part of BCG or its products are acquired by or merged with a third party entity, you agree that we may transfer or assign the information we have collected from you as part of such merger, acquisition, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
We have implemented reasonable security measures on a Site to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the personal information under our control. Additionally, BCG takes reasonable steps to ensure that our third party business partners, including our hosting partners, provide sufficient protection for personal information. However we cannot and do not guarantee absolute security.