Updated on 12/19/2023
This Policy applies to “Personal Data,” which is information that can be used to identify you. Personal Data does not include information that has been de-identified and aggregated and that cannot reasonably be used to identify you. We may use, share, transfer, or sell de-identified or aggregated information for any lawful purpose.
By accessing or using our Services, you agree to the terms of this Policy. If you do not agree with this Policy, you may not access or use our Services. Unless otherwise defined in this Policy, terms used in this Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions available on the Sites.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
Categories of Personal Data We Collect
- Identifiers, such as first and last name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, and internet protocol address, that you may provide when accessing our Services or contacting us through our Services.
- Internet or other similar network activity, including information automatically collected through cookies and regarding your interactions with our Sites or Services. Examples of cookies we use are session cookies, preference cookies, and security cookies.
- Geolocation data, including internet protocol address, that may be collected when you access our Sites or Services.
- Educational information, such as current or past institutions and degree status, that you may provide when applying for employment with us through our Sites.
- Professional information, such as current or past employment information, work authorization status, and military service status that you may provide applying for employment with us through our Sites.
Purpose for Collecting Personal Data
Personal Data is collected for the following purposes:
- To provide, maintain, and improve our Services.
- To notify you about changes to our Services.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Services.
- To provide customer support and to communicate with you.
- To monitor the usage and security of our services.
- To detect, prevent, and address technical issues.
- To provide you educational content, news, event invitations, and general information about other goods, services, and events which we offer that are similar to those you have already purchased or inquired about, unless you have opted not to receive such information.
- To comply with legal obligations and laws.
- To evaluate inquiries and applications for employment with us.
Sources For Personal Data We Collect
We receive Personal Data from the following sources:
- We receive Personal Data from individuals through their direct interactions with and access to our Services, including when contacting us directly or applying for employment opportunities with us through the Sites.
- We receive Personal Data, such as technical data, usage data, and internet and other similar network activity, through automated technologies, such as cookies, web beacons, and other interactions with our Site.
- We receive Personal Data from our service providers and other third parties that help us provide the Services.
Disclosure of Personal Data
We may disclose Personal Data about you to the following entities:
- Affiliates, employees, contractors, and services providers who use such Personal Data in the same way as permitted herein or to assist us in providing our Services.
- Government authorities or other third parties as required or permitted by law, including responding to court orders and subpoenas.
In addition, where consistent with applicable laws and regulations, we may disclose Personal Data in all categories above:
- To prepare, negotiate, or perform a contract with you.
- To perform a service on your behalf;
- To respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes or otherwise as required by law or the competent government or judicial authorities;
- To establish or preserve a legal claim or defense;
- As part of corporate restructuring, sale of assets, merger, or divestiture; or
- To prevent fraud or other illegal activities, such as willful attacks on our information technology systems.
- Enable our systems to recognize your browser or device and provide the Services. If you block or otherwise reject our cookies, you may not be able to access certain Services.
- Recognize you when you re-visit our Services, which allows us to provide you with product recommendations, personalized content, and other customized features and services.
- Track your specified preferences.
- Prevent harm or injury to or interference with our, or another’s, rights or property.
- Improve the security of our Services and prevent fraudulent activities.
- To measure and analyze the performance of our Services.
To learn more about cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
THIRD PARTY LINKS & LINKS TO OTHER SITES
Our Services may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. You should review the privacy policies and practices of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Children under the age of 18 are prohibited from using or accessing the Services. Our Services are not intended for or directed at anyone under the age of 18 (or such other age as may be restricted under local law). If we are made aware that we have received Personal Data in violation of our Policy, we will use reasonable efforts to locate and remove that information from our records.
If parents or guardians believe that we have unintentionally collected their child’s Personal Data, they should contact us for the deletion of the information at email@example.com.
YOUR DATA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Sale of Personal Data
We do not sell Personal Data collected on our Sites to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not disclose Personal Data collected on our Sites to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
Choice and Access Concerning Your Personal Data
We give you certain choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Data for promotional purposes. You may opt out from receiving electronic communications and promotional related emails by following the opt out or unsubscribe instructions contained in those communications or emails. Please note that if you opt out of receiving marketing-related messages, we may still send you important administrative messages and alerts.
Residents of California
If you are a resident if California, you may exercise the following rights regarding your Personal Data under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”):
- Know – the right to request that we disclose the categories and specific elements of Personal Data collected, including the source, use and, if applicable sales to third parties, as well as the categories of third party who received and/or purchased same.
- Access – the right to receive a copy of the categories and specific elements of Personal Data.
- Correct/Delete – under certain circumstances, the right to request such Personal Data collected be deleted or corrected.
- Opt-Out – the right to direct a business which sells Personal Data to third parties not to sell that consumer’s Personal Data.
- Discrimination – the right to not be discriminated against by us because you have exercised any of your rights under the CCPA.
- Preference Signals – the right to opt-out of the sale or sharing of your Personal Data for marketing purposes using opt-out preference signals (a) in a format commonly used and recognized by businesses and (b) is sent from a platform, technology, or mechanism that makes it clear the use of the signal is meant to have the effect of opting out of the sale and sharing of their Personal Data.
- Limit the Use of Sensitive Personal Data – the right to limit the use of your sensitive Personal Data to only as necessary to provide you the Services.
You may exercise the above rights no more than two (2) times during any 12-month period by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-800-8805. In order to process your request, we may ask for additional Personal Data to verify your identity.
California Shine the Light Law
Under California law, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship certain information pertaining to third parties to which the business discloses Personal Data for marketing purposes. We do not disclose Personal Data to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To request further information regarding the California Shine the Light Law, please contact us using the contact information provided below
Residents of the UK or European Union
If you are a resident of the United Kingdom (“UK”) or European Union (“EU”), you may exercise the below rights regarding your Personal Data under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). We only process Personal Data you provide us in connection with our provisioning of the Services, pursuant to a contract we have entered with you, for legitimate business interests, and/or for any other purpose at your direction and with your consent.
- Accessing your Personal Data to know what information we have collected about you and how it has been shared.
- Requesting the deletion of all or some of your Personal Data.
- Changing or correcting inaccurate or outdated Personal Data.
- Objecting to, limiting, or restricting use of all or some of your Personal Data.
- Requesting a copy of your Personal Data, including in a portable format.
- Lodging a complaint with your supervisory authority if you believe we have violated your rights under the GDPR.
To exercise your rights under the GDPR, please contact at email@example.com or 1-800-800-8805. In order to process your request, we may ask for additional Personal Data to verify your identity.
Residents of Canada
If you are a resident of Canada, you may exercise the below rights regarding your Personal Data under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”).
- Accessing your Personal Data under our custody or control
- Amending (by correction, deletion, or addition) Personal Data that is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Withdrawing any previous consent you provided regarding our use or retention of your Personal Data at any time (subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice).
To exercise your rights under PIPEDA, please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-800-8805. In order to process your request, we may ask for additional Personal Data to verify your identity.
Residents of Other Jurisdictions
Residents of other jurisdictions may also have certain rights regarding their Personal Data. To the extent applicable law provides you with the right to review, correct, update, or delete Personal Data that you previously have provided to us, please contact us should you wish to do so. We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law.
MODIFICATIONS TO THIS POLICY
We reserve the right to change or update this Policy from time to time. Continued use of the platform will indicate your acceptance of any changes made. You should review this page regularly for any updates to our Policy.
By using the online and mobile resources, you signify that you agree with this Policy and the information may be used and/or disclosed for purposes of fulfilling the business purpose.
If you have questions regarding this Policy or our treatment of your Personal Data, you may contact us at email@example.com.
ARBITRATION NOTICE: Except for certain kinds of disputes described in Section F below (Dispute Resolution and Arbitration), you agree that disputes arising under these Terms will be resolved by binding, individual arbitration as described in Section F below. BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS, YOU AND BRIDGENEXT ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING
Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability
(A) USER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF THE SITES AND ANY ITEMS OR LINKS DOWNLOADED OR ACCESSED THROUGH IT IS AT USER’S SOLE RISK. NEITHER BRIDGENEXT NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT THE SITES AND ACCESS TO THE MATERIAL CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SITES, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITES. BRIDGENEXT HAS NOT REVIEWED ALL OF THE THIRD PARTY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE SITES AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF ANY OFFSITE PAGES OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE SITES.
(B) BRIDGENEXT’S SITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT. BRIDGENEXT MAKES NO REPRESENTATION THAT MATERIALS IN THE SITES ARE LEGALLY ACCESSIBLE FROM ANY PARTICULAR LOCATION AND ACCESS TO THEM FROM TERRITORIES WHERE THEIR CONTENTS ARE ILLEGAL IS PROHIBITED.
(C) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL BRIDGENEXT OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING BRIDGENEXT’S CONTENT ON THE SITES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR PROFIT, ARISING OUT OF THE USE, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS ON THE SITES, EVEN IF BRIDGENEXT OR A BRIDGENEXT AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BRIDGENEXT ALSO ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING IN THE SITES OR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO, OR AUDIO FROM THE SITES. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF THE SITES, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. USER SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT EMTEC IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH USER. USER HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT ON THE SITES.
User agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Bridgenext, its subsidiaries and affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of the unauthorized use of the Sites by, or on behalf of, User.
(A) The contents of the Sites, including but not limited to all text, designs and images appearing herein (collectively, the “Contents”), are copyrighted works owned by Bridgenext and/or its affiliates. Any copying, reproduction, modification, distribution or other unauthorized use of the Contents, including any portion or version thereof, is prohibited. Notwithstanding the foregoing, users of the Sites have the limited permission to view, copy, print and distribute the Contents for non-commercial, informational purposes so long as any copy or other reproduction includes Bridgenext’s and/or its affiliates’ copyright notice(s). All rights not expressly granted are reserved.
(B) The products, processes, technology and related information described in the Sites may be covered by one or more issued or pending patents of Bridgenext and/or its affiliates. No license or other intellectual property right to such products, processes or technologies is granted or conferred by the Sites or by anything appearing herein.
(C) Bridgenext’s and/or its affiliates’ logos, and all design, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, sound files, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof used in connection with the Sites are trade names, trademarks or registered trademarks of Bridgenext and/or its affiliates (collectively “Bridgenext Marks”). All other brand names, designs, service marks and trademarks (whether or not registered) referenced or used herein are the property of their respective owners (“Third Party Marks”). The Bridgenext Marks and Third-Party Marks may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Bridgenext or the applicable trademark holder. Any reference to or use of Third Party Marks in the Sites shall not constitute and is not intended to indicate such third party’s affiliation with or endorsement of Bridgenext’s products and services.
(D) The product and/or service information set forth in the Sites may be outdated, may contain errors and omissions, and is subject to change without notice. No statement, representation or other information contained in the Sites should be construed as binding upon Bridgenext contractually or otherwise as the basis for any express or implied warranty. Please contact Bridgenext during normal business hours for the most up-to-date information regarding specific products and services.
(E) The Sites are controlled by Bridgenext from its offices in the United States of America. Bridgenext makes no representation that the contents in the Sites are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Sites from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. Any claim relating to the Contents shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Delaware.
(F) DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION
Generally. Every dispute arising in connection with these Terms or the Sites will be resolved through binding arbitration conducted within the State of Virginia. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, is less formal than a court proceeding, may allow for more limited discovery than in court, and is subject to very limited review by courts. This agreement to arbitrate disputes includes all claims whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation, or any other legal theory, and regardless of whether a claim arises during or after the termination of these Terms. Any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, or enforceability of this binding arbitration agreement will be resolved by the arbitrator.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AND BRIDGENEXT ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.
Exceptions. Although we are agreeing to arbitrate most disputes between us, nothing in these Terms will be deemed to waive, preclude, or otherwise limit the right of either party to: (a) bring an individual action in small claims court in the State of Virginia; (b) pursue an enforcement action through the applicable federal, state, or local agency if that action is available; (c) seek injunctive relief in a court of law within the State of Virginia in aid of arbitration; or (d) to file suit in a court of law within the State of Virginia to address an intellectual property infringement claim.
Arbitrator. This arbitration agreement, and any arbitration between us, is subject the Federal Arbitration Act and will be administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Consumer Arbitration Rules (collectively, “AAA Rules”) as modified by these Terms. The governing law for any arbitration is the law of the State of Delaware.
Commencing Arbitration. Before initiating arbitration, a party must first send a written notice of the dispute to the other party by certified U.S. Mail or by Federal Express (signature required) or, only if that other party has not provided a current physical address, then by electronic mail (“Notice of Arbitration”). The Notice of Arbitration must: (a) identify the name of the party making the claim; (b) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (c) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”). The parties will make good faith efforts to resolve the claim directly, but if the parties do not reach an agreement to do so within 60 days after the Notice of Arbitration is received, you or Bridgenext may commence an arbitration proceeding. If you commence arbitration in accordance with these Terms, Bridgenext will reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee, unless your claim is for more than $5,000 or if we have received 25 or more similar demands for arbitration, in which case the payment of any fees will be decided by the AAA Rules. If the arbitrator finds that either the substance of the claim or the relief sought in the Demand is frivolous or brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)), then the payment of all fees will be governed by the AAA Rules and the other party may seek reimbursement for any fees paid to AAA.
Arbitration Proceedings. You may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted: (a) solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator; (b) through a telephonic or video hearing; or (c) by an in-person hearing, as established by the AAA Rules. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by you or Bridgenext must not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator makes a final decision and award, if any. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator must issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the decision and award, if any, are based.
No Class Actions. YOU AND BRIDGENEXT AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and Bridgenext agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
Enforceability. If the prohibition of Class Actions or the entirety of this Section F (Dispute Resolution and Arbitration) is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this Section F (Dispute Resolution and Arbitration) will be null and void and, in that case, the exclusive jurisdiction and venue in Virginia state or federal court, and the application of Delaware law, will govern any action arising out of or related to these Terms.
Please contact us for more information.