Hi there, we are BMI, a British company that develops services for the education market. This policy sets out how we will handle your personal information if you are a BMI user, a visitor to our Sites or any in-person events.
This applies across the following (hereupon, collectively known as the “Sites and in-person events”):
When we say ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘BMI’ it’s because that’s who we are, and we own and run the Sites.
BMI may change this policy from time to time. Changes to our policy will be updated on our websites and/or services only. You should check our policy from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any modifications.
What personal information do we collect from our registration site’s visitors?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to the following details to help you with your experience:
Date of birth
Contact information such as telephone number and email address
Demographic information such as location, preferences and interests
Other information required or relevant to registration for our events and/or products
Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
In common with other websites, log files are stored on the web server saving details such as the visitor’s IP address, browser type, referring page and time of visit.
Cookies may be used to remember visitor preferences when interacting with the website. Where registration is required, the visitor’s email and a username will be stored on the server.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site or events, subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a form or otherwise enter information on our site.
Personal data is not stored nor captured through the Website without the prior knowledge and consent of Users. Where personal information is captured (eg through web-based forms for feedback, registration, requests, etc), the User will be informed as to what personal information is being collected, who will use it, and for what purpose(s) it will be used.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, use the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested
To improve our website to better serve you
To send periodic emails regarding content, products, and services
Email addresses will not be sold, rented, or leased to third parties.
BMI is keen to strike a fair balance between your personal privacy and ensuring that you obtain full value from the products and services it provides, while ensuring that it complies with all protection GDPR affords to you.
Exhibitor Badge Scanners
If you register to attend one of BMI’s fairs as a visitor, your information will also be associated with a barcode that will be supplied to you via a badge to gain entry. With your permission, during the course of a fair this barcode can be scanned to share your information with schools, universities and other institutions. These third parties may retain your information to contact you in the future. BMI have no responsibility or liability for how you share your information with third parties.
If you do not want to give your contact details to an exhibitor, then do not allow them to scan your badge at the event.
Media Waiver: Images and video footage taken at BMI in-person events.
By attending BMI event events you give permission to BMI and/or the exhibitors to use photographs or video footage that you may appear in. These images will be used by BMI to publicise our future events. Images may be used, and not limited to press releases, social media, printed publicity and published on BMI websites or that of the exhibitor. They will be stored securely. BMI may also share photos from the events with participating exhibitors for use in their own publicity. Should you be the specific subject of a photo (rather than a general public crowd shot) we will verbally ask your permission before we take the photo. If you would prefer for you or your child not to be photographed, please notify the photographer or BMI staff at the registration desk when entering. If you would like to see images that BMI staff or representatives have taken of you or would like us to delete them, please email BMI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Event Participation
If you register to attend one of BMI’s virtual events as a visitor, your information will also be associated with the login details that will be supplied to you to gain entry. With your permission, during the course of an event this information will be shared with the exhibitors you decide to request CHATS with, or for whom stands or seminars you visit. These third parties may retain your information to contact you in the future via email or phone. BMI have no responsibility or liability for how you share your information with third parties.
If you do not want to give your contact details to an exhibitor, then do not visit their stand, connect with them during the virtual event or visit their seminar during the virtual event.
If you have subscribed to one of our services, you may unsubscribe by following the instructions which are included in email that you receive. You may be able to block cookies via your browser settings, but this may prevent you from access to certain features of the website.
How do we protect your information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards
We only provide articles and information.
We will never ask students or visitors to our public facing events for a credit card number. The only time we ask for credit card number is in relation to the booking of hotels and event services for B2B clients who are attending BMI events, or should a client choose to pay for a BMI service via credit card.
Third party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
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