What Personal Information is Collected and How BPSA Uses It:
Information Provided Voluntarily. BPSA collects personally identifiable information through the Website, which is information that identifies an individual or relates to an identified individual, including names, addresses, Zip or postal codes, and email addresses, when voluntarily submitted by a user. BPSA does not collect personally identifiable information from users without user permission, and users may correct, modify, or delete any personal information collected by BPSA by request. Website access is not contingent on user registration or disclosure of personal information, though some Website services may only be available to BPSA members and subscribers.
Information Collected Automatically. We may record information relating to your use of the Website, such as the searches you undertake, the pages you view, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp information. We use this type of information to administer the Website and provide the highest possible level of service. We also use this information to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site.
Additional Uses. Additional uses of your personally identifiable information may include:
- To answer your questions/requests and communicate with you, to provide you with other services, products, or information you have requested;
- For research and development related to improving user experience and operational efficiency;
- For general business purposes, including but not limited to program operations, fraud detection, marketing, promotions, fundraising activities and communications;
- To run/administer our website and for internal operations;
- To measure or understand the effectiveness of our website and to analyze and improve our services;
- To audit and/or administer our accounts;
- To report on the impact and effectiveness of our work; and
- To satisfy legal obligations which are binding on us.
BPSA may also use provided information to provide services to contact users concerning their information requests or donations. We do not request or store social security numbers from users. Any financial information voluntarily provided, for example, to make a donation, is collected securely and is discarded after processing (in the case of recurring gifts, after processing of the last such gift).
How We Share Personal Information We Collect:
Except where set out in this Policy, we do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. For users who opt-in to doing so, we may disclose your personal information to third parties in order to achieve the purposes set out in this Policy. For example, we may share personally identifiable information with third-parties:
- When the person providing the information authorizes us to share it;
- When the information is shared with a service provider in furtherance of our operations or operations of the Website, for example to process a donation that you make or to fulfill a request that you make;
- To comply with legal processes such as a subpoena or court order or to otherwise protect your or our legal rights; or
- For other purposes for which you provided the information.
Personal information may be collected or processed by third parties and affiliates of BPSA, but will not be shared or used in such a way that an individual is identified.
Except as noted above BPSA does not provide any third party with user IP addresses, or information derived from user IP addresses without user permission. If you agree, BPSA may share your information with our Partners and affiliates:
- Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates
- Association Management Company, LLC
- MatrixMaxx AMS
- Amazon AWS
- PayPal PayFlow
- Google Analytics
Protecting User Privacy:
BPSA uses reasonable administrative, technical, and physical data security practices to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility of personal data. BPSA, however, cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information users transmit to us, and users do so at their own risk. We have taken reasonable steps to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personally identifiable information that users may provide.
Email Communications and Related Services:
Email communications that users send to BPSA via the email links on our Website may be shared with employees or agents of the BPSA in order to address user inquiries.
You may opt in to receiving e-mails and similar communications pertaining to BPSA or BPSA-approved third parties. BPSA Members will have the option to opt-in to the following:
- Having your name included in the membership directory; and
- Having your information made available to BPSA’s member platform or distribution lists
We maintain security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, misuse, or disclosure. However, no exchange of data over the Internet can be 100% guaranteed secure. While we make every effort to protect your personal information shared with us through our Site, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share with us through this Site could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through the Site without our knowledge or permission. Additionally, you release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
BPSA will retain information collected by and/or submitted to the Website only to the extent relevant and reasonably necessary to provide services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, protect our assets, enforce our agreements, manage our operations, or until consent is revoked.
Users have the right to obtain a copy of the consumer’s personal data that the consumer previously provided to the controller in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, readily usable format.
BPSA is committed to protecting children’s privacy on the Internet, and does not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information from children. As noted in the Terms and Conditions, the Website is intended for use only by individuals who are at least 13 years old. Parents and guardians may contact BPSA at firstname.lastname@example.org to review and remove the personal information of their children that may have been inadvertently collected from their child’s website access.
Links To Other Websites:
The Website may contain links to other BPSA affiliated websites and third party websites (“linked sites”) for users’ convenience and information. Linked sites may have their own privacy policies or notices, which we strongly suggest users review should they visit any linked sites. BPSA is not responsible for the content of any websites that are not affiliated with BPSA, any use of those websites, or the privacy practices of those websites.
Electronic and Print Communications. You may choose to consent to allowing us to send free BPSA-specific newsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional materials to you.
Third-Party Communications. You may choose to consent for the purpose of allowing targeted offers from third parties or BPSA’s clients or business partners. At any time, you can stop receiving promotional e-mails by updating your communications preference or by following the unsubscribe instructions in e-mails that you receive. Clicking on an unsubscribe link will take you to a webpage where you can complete the opt-out process. Certain programs will provide a contact for support or other means to remove your name to remove your name from our contact list. If you decide not to receive promotional e-mails, we may still send you transactional communications, such as those about your Account, to fulfill orders you have made, to ask you to rate a product you purchased, event you attended, or other service-related communications.
Changes to Your Personal Information. We rely on you to update and correct your personal information. Note that we may keep historical information in our backup files as permitted by law. All requests to correct your information that cannot be made through adjusting your individual account portal should be directed to the contact in the “Communications” section below.
Access to Your Personal Information. If required by law (for example, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation), upon request, we will grant reasonable access to the personal information that we hold about a User. All requests must be directed using the contact information provided below.
Revocation of Consent. We rely on the processing of personal information that you have provided. If you revoke your consent for the processing of personal information, then we may no longer be able to provide you services. In some cases, we may limit or deny your request to revoke consent if the law permits or requires us to do so, or if we are unable to adequately verify your identity.
Data Portability. Where technically feasible, you may request to receive your personal data from us in a format that makes it easier to reuse your information in another context, and to transmit this data to another data controller of your choosing without hindrance.
European Economic Area Citizens. Where you believe that we have not processed your personal information in accordance with the applicable provisions of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation, you may lodge a complaint with the respective European Union data protection authority (DPA). For individuals located in the European Economic Area or the United Kingdom, you may have additional rights concerning your personal data, including a right to:
- to request access to the personal information we hold about you;
- to request that we rectify or erase your personal information;
- to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information;
- to object to our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances;
- under certain circumstances, to ask us to port personal information about you that you have provided to us to you or to a third party; and
- where we previously obtained your consent, to withdraw consent to processing your personal information.
To exercise these rights or make any other requests with respect to your personal information, please contact BPSA as set forth below. Please be aware that BPSA may be unable to provide these rights to you under certain circumstances, for example if we are legally prevented from doing so or can rely on exemptions.
Additionally, you have the right to lodge a complaint against us, which you can do by contacting the supervisory authority in your country of residence. If you are resident in the EEA, you can find details of your local supervisory authority here. If you are resident in the UK, the appropriate supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office, which you can contact at www.ico.org.uk/makeacomplaint.
Cross-border Transfer of Personal Information
This Policy is effective August 15, 2022. This policy was last updated August 15, 2022.