WHO WE ARE
Business Wire Inc. ("we" or "us") is responsible for, and controls the processing of, personal information which we hold about you and is, thus, considered a 'controller' for the purposes of data protection legislation in the European Union and its member states (the “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR”) or similar concepts in other jurisdictions such as the State of California (the “California Consumer Privacy Act” or “CCPA”). Your personal data will be collected, processed and used by us only in compliance with the applicable data protection laws.
This Privacy Notice (the "Privacy Notice") relates to Business Wire Inc. and can be found at BusinessWire.com and its affiliated websites. We may make changes from time to time and will notify you about these changes accordingly. We take your privacy very seriously and we ask that you read this Privacy Notice carefully as it contains important information on:
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND WHY?
Personal information provided by you
If you are a member
We collect and process personal information about you (such as your name, title, company name, e-mail address, street address, telephone numbers, employer company profile, billing information, beat (for media users) and categories of interest) when you register with us as a member. We also collect personal information which you provide when you contact us, use the live chat function or interact with us on social media.
If you are not a member
On our website, you might complete our contact form, request a copy of our white papers or research documents, or sign up to attend an event. We will need your name and email address to enable us to respond to your question, deliver the documents or to register you for the event, where we also ask for your job title. We process personal information that you provide to us when you contact us, use the live chat function or interact with us on social media for communication purposes only.
Personal information about other individuals
If you give us information on behalf of someone else, you confirm that the other person has appointed you to act on his/her behalf and has agreed that you can provide the information. Furthermore, you confirm, that you informed the other person about the content of this Privacy Notice, by providing him/her with a current version of it.
Information collected on the website
We collect information about usage of our website by all visitors. This information is statistical and aggregated and does not identify you.
We collect this information so that we can:
Why do we process your personal data and which lawful basis do we have?
We are allowed to process your personal data for example for the following reasons and on the following legal basis:
If you are a member, the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of the contract you have agreed to enter with Business Wire Inc. or any of its subsidiaries, so Business Wire Inc. can process your membership and take payment, including fraud prevention, and to send services you request (such as your subscribed articles, news feeds and event information).
Please note, if we do not hold your personal information then we will not be able to provide our services to you.
We collect, process and use your personal data for specific purposes if you have given your consent to the collection, processing and use of specific personal data for such purposes. For example:
You may withdraw your consent any time.
If processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests to operate and administer our websites and services, to answer your questions, enquiries or complaints and to prevent abuse or other illegal activities, except where such interest is overridden by your interest.
Your personal data may also be collected, processed and used without your consent, if the collection, processing, or use of the data:
KEEPING YOUR INFORMATION SECURE
We will use appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal data, for example:
While we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that are transferred from you or to you via the internet. If you have any particular concerns about your information, please contact us (please see the 'Contact us' section below).
WHO WILL WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH?
Like any business, we use service providers to operate our services, for example such as website hosting, customer relationship databases and systems. Some of these service providers will process your data as part of the services they offer to us. We take steps to ensure that our service providers treat your data in accordance with the law, only use it in accordance with our contract with them and keep it secure. If you want a list of the companies that we engage, please contact us (see 'Contact us' section below).
TRANSFERS OF YOUR INFORMATION OUT OF THE EEA
Business Wire stores data about www.businesswire.com customers in the United States and we use these central systems for the processing of your data. Any transfer of your data will be carried out in accordance with the law, to safeguard your privacy rights and in the unlikely event of a security breach, give you remedies, or any other similar approved mechanisms. We will ensure that any transfer of your personal data to the United States is done on the basis of EU Model Clauses in order to achieve an adequate level of data protection. To facilitate our global operations personal data may be accessed by the following Business Wire subsidiaries:
If you want more detail about the safeguards put in place for international transfers, please contact us (please see the 'Contact us' section below).
HOW LONG WILL WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION FOR?
We will retain your personal data while we are providing our services to you and we will not retain your personal data for longer than is strictly necessary.
If you are a member, we will only send direct marketing to you if you have given us your consent to do so and we will not transfer your personal data to third parties without your consent other than in the context of a sale of this web site or a sale of our business.
Whenever you receive direct marketing by email you will be told how to unsubscribe electronically. You can opt out from receiving any of these marketing messages by going to the Preference Centre on our website or see 'Your Rights' for further information.
WHAT RIGHTS DO YOU HAVE?
If the processing of your personal data is subject to the GDPR, you have the following legal rights:
Additionally, if you are a California resident you may have the right:
not to be discriminated against for exercising the rights guaranteed by California Civil Code Section 1798.100 et seq.
Some of these rights are explained in more detail below, but if you have any comments, concerns or complaints about our use of your personal data, please contact us (please see the 'Contact us' section at the bottom, below).
In order to protect your privacy and the security of your information, we may verify your request by asking you to provide additional information for us to match against our records.
We will respond to any GDPR-related rights that you exercise within a month of receiving your request.
We will acknowledge the receipt of requests under the CCPA within 10 business days and will respond to your request within 45 calendar days of receipt, after we have successfully verified your identity.
You may ask to see what personal data we hold about you and be provided with:
California residents have the right to request that we disclose:
Delivery may take place electronically or by mail. We are not required to provide Personal Information to you more than twice in a 12-month period
See the 'Contact us' for details of who to contact to make a request for your personal data. To help us find the information easily, please give us as much information as possible about the type of information you would like to see.
You can require us to correct any mistakes in your information, which we hold free of charge. If you would like to do this, please:
You may request that we stop processing your personal data if:
You can ask us to stop contacting you for direct marketing purposes at any time. If you would like to do this, please:
You have the right to prohibit Business Wire from selling your personal information to any third party. That being said, Business Wire does not sell any personal information to any third party.
If you are a California resident, you have the right to request that businesses delete any personal information about you collect from you. Upon receiving a verified request to delete your Personal Information, we will do so unless otherwise authorized by law.
If you are a California resident, you may designate an authorized agent to make requests on your behalf. You must provide an authorized agent written permission to submit a request on your behalf, and we may require that you verify your identity directly with us. Alternatively, an authorized agent that has been provided power of attorney pursuant to Probate Code sections 4000-4465 may submit a request on your behalf.
If your statutory data subject rights of the applicable data privacy laws are violated you may be entitled to remedies, including monetary compensation under the applicable privacy laws.
If you do not think that we have processed your data in accordance with this notice, please contact us in the first instance, at the details in the 'Contact us' section directly below.
If you are not satisfied, you can complain to the California Attorney General's Office, or your local privacy enforcement body located in your jurisdiction. Information about how to do this is available on his website at www.oag.ca.gov/contact. If you are located in the European Union, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a European supervisory authority.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
The Website and the Services are not intended for children under the age of 16. Accordingly, we do not intend to collect Personal Information from anyone we know to be under 16 years of age. We do not intentionally collect, sell, or process the Personal Information of individuals under 16 years of age.
HOW DO WE RESPOND TO DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS?
California law requires us to let you know how we respond to web browser Do Not Track (DNT) signals. Because there currently isn’t an industry or legal standard for recognizing or honoring DNT signals, we don’t respond to them at this time.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
Please contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or the information, we hold about you. Please call us at +1.212.295.1755, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via mail:
Data Protection Officer
Business Wire, Inc.
101 California Street
United States of America
You can also contact our representative in the European Union at +33 (0) 1 56 88 29 40 or via mail:
Business Wire France SARL
18/20, place de la Madeleine