BJG Electronics Inc.
Affiliate: An advertising partner of BJG
Customer: An organization that interacts with BJG’s audience. The interaction may include advertising, information from a supplier, or sponsorship.
Registered User: A user is a visitor to BJG Products or services.
Third-Party Content: White papers, data, and other documents owned by content providers and made available to BJG’s audience.
When you become a User with BJG, we may collect the following personal data:
- Name and contact details
- Company name and address
- Job Function
- Subscription preferences
- Information about the device(s) you use
- Information about service usage
- Authentication data
- Location data
- Time zone
- Other information you provide to us
BJG uses (and, where specified, shares) your personal information for the following purposes:
To provide support or other services
BJG may use your personal information to provide you with the requested support. BJG may also use your personal information to respond directly to your requests for information, including newsletter subscriptions and webinar registrations, to forward your contact information to the appropriate resource for follow-up related to your interests and other support requests.
To provide information based on your needs and respond to your requests
BJG may use your personal information to provide you with new products, notices of new or enhanced products, product updates or releases, website features, or service developments.
To provide online forums
To select content, improve quality, and facilitate the use of our websites
BJG may use your personal information, including the information gathered as a result of site navigation and electronic protocols and cookies (including third-party cookies), to help create and deliver personalized content, improve website quality, track marketing campaign responsiveness, evaluate page response rates, conduct usability testing, and facilitate your use of our websites (for example, to facilitate navigation and the login process, avoid duplicate data entry, enhance security, and preserve information between sessions).
To communicate with you about a webinar
We may communicate with you about a webinar. This may include information about the content, logistics, updates, and additional information related to the webinar.
To engage with third parties
BJG may share your data with third parties concerning services these individuals or entities perform for or with BJG. These third parties are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for BJG or for the collaboration in which they and BJG are contractually engaged (for example, hosting a BJG database or engaging in data processing on BJG’s behalf). These third parties are carefully selected by BJG and obligated to keep your data secure.
To get feedback or input from you
To deliver products and services of the most interest to our audience and Customers, from time to time, we may ask existing advertisers and Users to provide us with input and feedback (for example, through surveys, usability studies, and focus groups).
To Forward to a Friend
We use third-party email addresses provided for the “email a friend” feature only to send newsletters, Product Alerts, or webinar invitations to a subscriber-specified third party for no other purpose.
When you become a User with BJG, your contact information and details will not be shared with anyone other than BJG and its Customers. Information you provide when registering for, participating in, or downloading a white paper may be shared with our customer, the webinar, or the white paper sponsor. The sponsor may commonly use this information within their industry, e.g., by contacting you with product information or to assess your interest in their products and services. The treatment of such information is subject to the privacy policies of the sponsor. The sponsor may contact you after the white paper download or webinar regarding updates or related products and services. You should contact the sponsor directly if you have any questions about their use of your information.
Users who prefer not to provide data requested for any of our registration processes do not need to register with us. While you can still view some of the content and use some of the services offered by our site without registering, specific products or services may not be available to you.
During our website and webinar registration process, we allow users to opt in or out of receiving our email newsletters, product alerts, promotional invitations, or emails from third parties. Users who opt-in may also remove themselves from our email lists at any time through the edit profile pages or by following the instructions at the end of any email received from our BJG family of products.
You can control the information we have about you and how we use it in several ways:
We collect information about your services and how you use them (e.g., viewing a technical video, visiting an advertiser’s page on our site, or reading an article in the News & Analysis section). This information includes:
We collect device-specific information (e.g., hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information).
BJG automatically records the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of visitors. The IP address is a unique number assigned to every computer on the internet. Generally, an IP address changes each time you connect to the internet (it is a “dynamic” address). Note, however, that if you have a broadband connection, depending on your circumstance, the IP address we collect may contain information that could be deemed identifiable. This is because, with some broadband connections, your IP address doesn’t change (it is “static”) and could be associated with your personal computer
We track pages visited on BJG’s websites, the amount of time spent on those pages, and the types of searches done.
BJG also captures and stores information that you transmit. This may include:
- Browser/Device type/version
- Operating system used
- Media Access Control (MAC) address
- Date and time of the server request
- The volume of data transferred
Unique Application Numbers
Specific services include a unique application number. This number and information about your installation (for example, the operating system type and application version number) may be sent to BJG.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Cookies and web beacons are electronic placeholders that are placed on your device by websites to track your individual movements on that website over time. BJG uses both session-based cookies (which last only for the duration of the user’s session) and persistent cookies (which remain on your device and provides information about the session you are in and waits for the next time you use that site again).
These cookies and web beacons provide useful information to BJG, enabling us to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user’s access to and use of our sites, track usage behavior, and balance the usage of our websites on all BJG web servers.
Tracking cookies, third-party cookies, and other technologies such as web beacons may be used to process additional information, enable non-core functionalities on the BJG website, and enable third-party functions (such as a social media “share” link). We may also include web beacons and similar technology in promotional email messages to determine whether the messages have been opened.
Third-Party and Co-branded Web Sites
Some Third-Party Content made available through other organizations is maintained on the content provider’s website, not on the BJG site. This means that when you click through to that Third-Party Content, you will leave the BJG website. It will be clear to you when this happens, as the look and feel of your web page will change, and the URL will no longer refer to a website owned and operated by BJG.
Disclosure of Anonymous, Aggregated Information
BJG provides summary reports to our Affiliates, Customers, and other third-party suppliers, advertisers, and service providers, based on our analysis of clickstream data. This aggregated information is anonymous and does not disclose personal data about individual users.
Personal Data about Minors and Children
BJG does not knowingly collect data from or about children under sixteen (16) years of age without the permission of parent(s)/guardian(s). If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 16, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under age 16, please contact us.
Collaboration with Authorities
BJG has appointed and mandated a privacy officer who represents the regulatory authorities inside the BJG organization and, in return, represents the BJG organization to regulatory authorities.
The BJG privacy officer will ensure proper communication with the relevant regulatory authority for privacy. The privacy officer will lead investigative action, complaint handling, and data breach notification. The privacy officer will also monitor regulatory changes and consult the regulatory authority where regulatory or technological change implementation leads to doubt.
BJG reserves the right to share your information to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law.
Transfer of Information to Other Countries
As a global organization, BJG engages in several international activities. BJG may transfer information to other countries in connection with managing those activities. By submitting your information to BJG via our websites or in connection with your interactions with BJG offline, you consent to such transfers and processing of this information in other countries.
Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (also known as S.B. 27), if you are a California resident and your business relationship with BJG is primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, you may request specific data regarding BJG disclosure, if any, of personal information to third parties for the third parties direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please email email@example.com with “Request for California Privacy Information” in the subject line. You may make such a request up to once per calendar year. If applicable, we will provide you, by email, a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the third party’s names and addresses. Please note that S.B. 27’s requirements do not include sharing personal information.
Your European Union Privacy Rights
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation EU 2016/679) (GDPR), you may have certain rights as a data subject if you are an individual protected by the GDPR. To request information about or avail yourself of those rights, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “GDPR Request” in the subject line. In the email, please describe, with specificity, the GDPR right you are requesting assistance with. Please note that additional information may be requested before initiating a request and that BJG reserves the right to charge a fee for specific requests. Upon BJG’s completion of its review, you will be notified if your request has been granted, denied, or exemptions apply.
If all or part of BJG is sold, merged, or otherwise transferred to another entity, the profile information and activity data you provided may be transferred as part of that transaction.