As used in this policy, the terms "using" and "processing" information include using cookies on a computer, subjecting the information to statistical or other analysis and using or handling information in any way, including, but not limited to collecting, storing, evaluating, modifying, deleting, using, combining, disclosing and transferring information within our organization or among our affiliates within the United States or internationally.
Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our website, features and content, to administer your use of the Blink website and to enable users to enjoy and easily navigate the website. When you register to create an account or become a member, we will ask you for personally identifiable information. This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify an individual ("Personal Information"). Personal information includes, but is not limited to, your name, and your email address. We use your personal information mainly to answer your inquiries.
We also collect other information that you provide as part of registration and the administration and personalization of your account (e.g., without limitation, zip code (on its own) and individual preferences) ("non-identifying information").
Log Data. When you visit the site, whether as a member or a non-registered user just browsing (any of these, a "Blink User"), our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website ("Log Data"). This log data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, operating system or the webpage you were visiting before you came to our site, pages of our site that you visit, the time spent on those pages, access times and dates, and other statistics. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of the site and the for the site's technical administration, to increase our site's functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor it to our visitors' needs. We do not treat log data as personal information or use it in association with other personal information, though we may aggregate, analyze and evaluate such information for the same purposes as stated above regarding other Non-Identifying Information.
How We Use Your Information
We use your personal information (in some cases, in conjunction with your non-identifying information) mainly to provide our Service, complete your transactions, and administer your inquiries.
Certain non-identifying information would be considered a part of your personal information if it were combined with other identifiers (for example, combining your zip code with your street address) in a way that enables you to be identified. But the same pieces of information are considered non-identifying information when they are taken alone or combined only with other non-identifying information (for example, your viewing preferences). We may combine your personal information with non-identifying information and aggregate it with information collected from other users (defined below) to attempt to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality and value of the our service and to analyze and understand how our site and services are used. We may also use the combined information without aggregating it to serve you specifically, for instance to deliver a product to you according to your preferences or restrictions.
Phishing. Identity theft and the practice currently known as "phishing" are of great concern to us. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is a top priority. We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information, your login information, or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. For more information about phishing, visit the Federal Trade Commission's website.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Your Use of www.blinkidentity.com. We will display your personal information in the profile(s) created by you according to the preferences you set in your account. Any information you choose to provide and make available to third parties should reflect how much you want others to know about you and the individual(s) about whom you create profiles. Please consider carefully what information you disclose in your profiles and your desired level of anonymity. You can review and revise the information contained in your profiles at any time. Through certain features of our service, you may also have the ability to make some of your information (including, but not limited to, personal information contained in profiles) publicly viewable. We recommend that you guard your sensitive information.
Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information. We may share aggregated information that does not include personal Information and we may otherwise disclose non-identifying information and log data with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling and other purposes. Any aggregated information shared in these contexts will not contain your personal information.
Service Providers. We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our service, to provide the service on our behalf, to perform site-related services (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, payment processors, web analytics and improvement of the features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your personal information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement. We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Blink Identity or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
Business Transfers. We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your personal information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.
Changing or Deleting Your Information
All members may review, update, correct or delete the personal information in their account and profiles created by such Members by contacting us or via the Blink website. If you delete all such information, then your account may become deactivated. If you would like us to delete your account in our system, please contact us at email@example.com with a request that we delete your personal information from our database. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request. We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.
We will retain the information you provide for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you with our Service. We may retain and use the information you provide, as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. If you wish to delete your account, please see the section titled "Changing or Deleting Your Information" above.
Blink is very concerned with safeguarding your information. We employ reasonable physical, technological, and administrative security measures and attempt to ensure they are applicable under the circumstances. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored "personal data" (as defined in applicable state statutes on security breach notification) to you via email or conspicuous posting on this Site in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, insofar as consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.
Links to Other Websites
Our Site may contain links to other websites. If you choose to click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's website. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other websites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.
Our Policy Toward Children
The Blink Services are not directed to persons under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personal information without their consent, he or she should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our files.