1. Who we are
5. The data we collect about you
When you register your interest for an account, we collect information from you, including the following personal data: name, company name, business email address, and commitment status. By your use of the Site, we may also collect, use, store, and transfer the following personal data about you: location data, IP address, user activity.
We also collect, use and share aggregated data such as statistical data for any purpose. Aggregated data could be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data will not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate the data relating to details of
We do not collect any special categories of personal data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
6. How your personal data is collected
We may collect your data in different ways: based on your consent you provide by filling in forms on the Site; or by corresponding with us (for example, by email or chat). It includes information you when you register or when you report a problem with the Site. If you contact us, we will keep a record of that correspondence.
Cookie/Device storage objects
Performance cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of the Site and collected based on your consent. These cookies facilitate navigation through the Site and the saving of preferences and content. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.
Web analytic cookies: We make use of analytic cookies to analyse how our visitors use our Site and to monitor Site performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise.
If you decline consent to these cookies, you may still use this site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, may be limited.
7. Purposes for use Of your personal data
We process your personal information for the following purposes:
· Corresponding with you via email
· Managing usage of the Site; Providing you with support related to accessing and using the Site
· Improving the Site content and navigation; informing you about updates to the Site
· Understanding the user population; Determining whether the Site is designed to work with the Device settings of a majority of users
· Send marketing communications via emails, chat, social media from BCG based on your consent where required4.
We will not sell, share, or rent or otherwise make available your personal information to other parties, except that we may disclose the information to third parties who perform services on our behalf and have a need to access the information in connection with those services. Any third parties will only process this information to the extent to which and within the limits that BCG itself is permitted to process that data.
8. How your personal data is used
Personal information is processed in the following ways and in accordance with applicable data privacy laws, the processing is based on the lawful bases as stated below.
In some situations, as listed above we may need to process your personal data for the legitimate interests pursued by us for following purposes, unless consent is required specifically under applicable data privacy laws.
Where you have consented on or before the collection, use and/or disclosure of your personal data;
Where we are otherwise permitted to do so under applicable data privacy laws.
We process your personal information for the purposes described above: when we have your consent to do so, where applicable; when necessary to enter into a contract with you; when necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation; or when necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests as a company operating globally. You may withdraw your consent at any time by sending an email to email@example.com. For users in Germany please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Disclosure of Personal Data
We may also disclose your Personal Data to law enforcement agencies, courts, other government authorities or other third parties where we believe necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation. Further we may disclose your Personal Data to potential transaction partners, service providers, advisors, and other third parties in connection with the consideration, negotiation, or completion of a corporate transaction in which we are acquired by or merged with another company or we sell or transfer all or a portion of our assets or business. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to obligate the entity to which we transfer your Personal Data to use it in a manner that is consistent with this Policy.
10. Choices Regarding Disclosures
BCG does not disclose your personal data for purposes not described herein or to unaffiliated third parties for commercial or marketing purposes. BCG allows individuals to “opt out” before commencing any such disclosure in the future.
11. Data Retention
Personal data will only be kept as long as is reasonably necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected. We may retain your personal information for longer if they may be the subject of a legal claim, or may otherwise be relevant for future litigation.
In some circumstances we will anonymise and/or aggregate your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
12. International Data Protection Standards
With respect to personal data about you residing in the EEA and UK, BCG adheres to legitimate cross-border data transfer mechanisms (namely Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission) and the principles of applicable data protection laws. Accordingly, third parties obtaining access to personal data about you for purposes of performing services for or on behalf of BCG, are required to assure BCG in writing that they will provide at least the level of privacy protection as BCG provides e.g. the appropriate safeguards have been put in place.
13. Data security
BCG handles personal data in accordance with BCG procedures to protect the integrity and security of the personal data, including conducting periodic reviews of personal data quality, purging obsolete information, and imposing security measures such as industry-standard technical, physical and administrative safeguards. We have taken extensive technical and operational precautions to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized persons. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress.
14. Your rights
In accordance with applicable data protection laws, including but not limited to the GDPR, have the right to access your personal data, you have a right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and details of how we use that information. If any of the information held about you is incorrect or out of date, you have the right to amend or rectify it. Please follow the process outlined below and we will amend our records where appropriate. You also have the right to require us to erase your personal data, stop processing your personal data, restricting the processing of your personal information, right of portability of your personal information, right of not be subject to automated decision making, including profiling and/or to withdraw your consent to processing. This may not apply if there are other legal justifications to continue processing.
If you think we may have incorrect personal information, or would like a copy of the personal information we hold on you, or to exercise any other data protection right, please contact us on our point of contacts below. Please note that we need you to prove who you are before we can provide you with any information. You also have a right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority.