You are free to explore our Websites without providing any Personal Information about yourself. However, when visiting our Websites, we do collect your Personal Information when you request certain information, like a white paper, or when you register for an event, like a webinar. In addition, we collect certain Host Information and Usage Information.
Use of Host and Usage Information. We also collect and record Host Information and Usage Information, such as the features and functionality of the Websites and the BackOffice Services that you access, as well as the frequency with which you access certain features and functionality and other attributes regarding how you use (or don’t use) the Websites and the BackOffice Services. We use this information in order to operate, improve, and optimize the Websites and the BackOffice Services, as well as generate leads for our sales and marketing teams. We may also use Host Information and Usage Information alone or in combination with your Personal Information to provide you with personalized information about BackOffice.
Use of Your Information for Marketing Purposes.
In some cases, we cannot deliver the BackOffice Services without collecting and recording certain types of your Personal Information, Host Information and Usage Information (the “Required Information”). In other cases, the collection and usage of that information assists us in optimizing the user experience as well as to assist us in improving the BackOffice Services (the “Optional Information”). You can choose to opt out of allowing us to collect Optional Information as described below however this may prevent you from benefiting from some elements of the BackOffice Services.
Required Information — Registration and Authentication Information. As a customer and user of the BackOffice Services, our customers and their users establish user accounts with BackOffice in order to access certain BackOffice Services. When you sign up to use BackOffice Services, we collect Personal Information about you, including your name and email address (“Registration Information”), in addition to a password (“Authentication Information”).
Required Information — User-Generated Information. We collect and retain Personal Information and other information you upload, provide, or create while using the BackOffice Services (“User-Generated Information”). In the normal course of using the BackOffice Services, you may input electronic data into BackOffice’s systems. The use of information collected through the BackOffice Services shall be limited to the purpose of providing the BackOffice Services. BackOffice may access your data for the purposes of providing the BackOffice Services, preventing or addressing service or technical problems, responding to support issues, responding to your or your employer’s instructions or as may be required by law, and in accordance with the relevant agreement between your employer and BackOffice.
Required Information — Audit Information. We record and log all changes made by a user to our customer’s data when accessing BackOffice Services. The reason to record and log these changes is to be able to provide our customers with a complete historical record about their data and its evolution. This audit information could include your name, the date and time you made a change to a record and the specifics of the change itself.
Optional Information — Host and Usage Information. Our servers automatically record Host Information and Usage Information. We use Host Information and Usage Information to understand how the BackOffice Services are used, to diagnose problems, to respond to customer support requests, to conduct analytics and aggregate statistical analysis, and to improve the BackOffice Services and other BackOffice products and services. We also use and share the Host Information and your Usage Information with our sales and marketing personnel in order to generate leads and conduct marketing campaigns.
If you do not wish to allow us to record and/or share any Optional Information as specified above, you can opt-out by making that selection in your IGC User Profile or by sending an email with your name and email address to email@example.com with the subject “IGC Host and Usage Information”. Please also see “Opting Out and Unsubscribing” below.
Cookies are commonly used, automated data collection tools comprised of a small text file that are copied to your computer (hard disk) or device from our web server when you visit BackOffice’s Websites, when you use and access the BackOffice Services, or when you open certain HTML-formatted emails.
Together with our third-party partners, we use “cookies,” web beacons, pixel tags, scripts or other similar technologies to help personalize your experiences with BackOffice. In addition, these technologies permit us to do the following:
These technologies store Required Information and Optional Information, and we only use these technologies using transport encryption.
Reviewing, Correcting and Removing Your Personal Information. Upon request BackOffice will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your Personal Information. If you provide us with your Personal Information, you have the following rights with respect to that information:
Each promotional email from BackOffice or from our third-party service providers includes instructions on how you can unsubscribe from future promotional emails from BackOffice. You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of our emails.
With respect to data that we collect when you use and access any BackOffice products or services, we retain your data (including your Personal Information) according to the timeframes set forth in the relevant agreements with our customers or for as long as needed to provide services to you and your employer. BackOffice will retain this Personal Information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
To exercise any of these rights or if you have any other question, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to BackOffice Associates, LLC, 75 Perseverance Way, Hyannis, MA 02601, Attention: Privacy. We will respond to your request to change, correct, or delete your information within a reasonable timeframe (usually within sixty (60) days).
Our Acceptable Use Policy applies to us and to our customers and, among other things, requires the inclusion in every marketing email sent an “opt-out” mechanism and other required information.
There are different ways you can prevent tracking of your online activity. One of them is setting a preference in your browser that alerts websites you visit that you do not want them to collect certain information about you or the way you interact with that website. This is referred to as a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) signal.
Please note that our websites may not recognize or take action in response to DNT signals from web browsers. At this time, there is no universally accepted standard for what a company should do when a DNT signal is detected. In the event a final standard is established, we will assess how to appropriately respond to these signals.
We do not sell or rent your Personal Information to third parties for marketing purposes unless you have granted us permission to do so. We may transfer personal information to companies that help us provide the BackOffice Services or companies that assist us in tracking and collecting the Host Information and the Usage Information. We may share your Personal Information within BackOffice and its affiliated companies and with third party service providers for purposes of data processing or storage.
We may also share your Personal Information with business partners, service vendors, authorized third-party agents or contractors in order to provide a requested Product or transaction, including processing orders, processing credit card transactions, hosting websites, hosting event and seminar registration and providing customer support. We only provide these third parties with the minimum amount of Personal Information necessary to complete/utilize the requested Product or transaction, and the third parties are not permitted to use your Personal Information except for limited purpose of completing/providing the requested Product or transaction.
As required by law, BackOffice may respond to subpoenas, court orders, or similar legal process by disclosing your Personal Information and other related information, if necessary; We also may choose to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
BackOffice may collect and possibly share Personal Information and any other additional information available to us in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of BackOffice’s terms of service, or as otherwise required by law.
BackOffice is committed to protecting the Personal Information you share with us. We utilize a combination of industry-standard security technologies, procedures, and organizational measures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
When we transfer information over the Internet, we protect it using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology.
We recommend you to take every precaution in protecting your Personal Information when you are on the Internet. For example, change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers when creating passwords, and make sure you use a secure browser.
If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact us at email@example.com.
BackOffice anticipates its participation in, and complies with, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield. BackOffice is committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Union (EU) member countries and Switzerland, in reliance on the Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Frameworks, and to view our certification, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List.
BackOffice is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives, under the Privacy Shield Framework, and any subsequent transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. BackOffice complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions.
With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Frameworks, BackOffice expects to be subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, BackOffice may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third-party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://www.jamsadr.com/eu-us-privacy-shield.
Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=How-to-Submit-a-Complaint, you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.
BackOffice Associates Holdings, LLC
Attention: Privacy Officer
75 Perseverance Way
Hyannis, MA 02601
To Unsubscribe From Our Communications. You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of our emails, or by sending us postal mail to BackOffice Associates, LLC 75 Perseverance Way Hyannis, MA 02601, Attention: Privacy. Customers cannot opt out of receiving transactional emails related to their product or account with us.
BackOffice may amend this privacy statement from time to time, and at any time. Your continued use of the BackOffice website or Products after any change will signify and confirm your assent to those changes.
“Host Information” means certain information about your computer, browser, and systems that we collect when you access the Websites or the BackOffice Services, including your IP address along the network path, operating system type and version, and browser type, client version, the MAC address of your internet connection MAC address, and geographical location.
“Personal Information” is any information about a visitor to our Websites or a user of the BackOffice Services (on behalf of our customers) that we collect or you submit that could, alone or together with other information, personally identify you. Information such as your name, a user name and password, an email address, physical address, phone number, a company name, and a photograph are examples of “Personal Information.” Personal Information can also include information about any transactions, both free and paid, that you enter into on the Websites, and information about you that is available on the internet, such as from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google, or publicly available information that we acquire from third party service providers.
“Usage Information” means the information we record about your usage of, and interactions with, the Websites or the BackOffice Services, including actions taken, date and time, frequency, duration, quantity, quality, network connectivity, and performance information related to logins, clicks, and other feature usage information.