Effective Date: January 6, 2017
2. Information Collected
Information you provide directly to us. You may provide different types of information to us when you access various content or features, post reviews or ratings, directly contact us, or otherwise interact with our websites, mobile sites or mobile applications, including:
- Contact information such as name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and mobile number;
- User name and password; and
- When you post a review or make a comment, information you provide such as your user name, email address, geographic location, and the content of your review or comment.
- Your browser and mobile device type, operating system and name of your Internet service provider;
- Web pages you visit;
- Geo-location information;
- Information about your interactions with email messages, such as whether the messages were opened and the links clicked in those emails; and
- Standard server log information.
Like most standard website servers, we also use log files. Log files track anonymous user information including, but not limited to internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. This information is tracked in order to analyze trends, administer our websites, track users’ movements in the aggregate and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. The information tracked via log files is not linked to personally identifiable information except for IP addresses and source URL.
Cookies. Our websites use a “cookie” to assign a unique identifier to your computer. The cookies we use are persistent files that your web browser places on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies may be used to help save information on past activities and other preferences, so that you are not required to reenter information each time that you visit our websites, and to deliver content specific to your interests.
Information we obtain from other sources. We may collect information about you from other sources, including when you use social media integrated with our products and services (for example, on our pages on Facebook) and when you were to purchase products and services from third party services. Examples of the type of information we may receive from other sources are user name and password and payment card information and demographic and lifestyle information.
Combining Information. Please note that the information we collect about you may be combined or supplemented with information from other sources, such as information to validate or update your address, payment card or demographic information.
3. Use of Information
Information we collect is used for a variety of purposes. We may use this information internally or for other reasons. Any personal information that you supply to us remains your personal property. However, by submitting your information to our websites, you grant BestCompany.com and any third-party affiliates or subsidiaries of BestCompany.com the right to use that information for marketing purposes, and agree to receive email marketing from our website. We may maintain separate email lists for different purposes. We may share, license or sell your information to third parties for various marketing purposes, including but not limited to e-mail marketing, telemarketing, text messaging, and direct mail.
4. Disclosure of Information
User Reviews. If you submit reviews, we may share your submissions with other websites or provide links to your submissions from other websites and we may share your information with third parties. By submitting your email address to our websites you agree to receive email marketing from BestCompanies.com and our affiliated websites. We are able to offer third party services to you, in part, based on your willingness to be reached by our third-party advertisers.
Direct-Mail and Other Promotional Offers. We may share certain information about you for direct mail and other promotional offers.
Authorized Third-Party Service Providers. We may share your information with third party service providers who help us with specialized services, such as mail and e-mail distribution, mobile messaging, website hosting, monitoring of user reviews and ratings, digital publishing, and analytics. We provide these companies only with the information they need to perform their services.
Business Transfers. We may share your information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of one or more of our businesses, a merger, the creation of a separate business to provide certain of our products and services, the sale or pledge of our assets, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, insolvency or receivership. Information about our customers, donors, and other users of our websites and other products and services may also be shared in connection with a transaction in which BestCompany.com or one of our affiliates, is seeking financing, investment, support, or funding.
Legal Requirements. We may disclose your information if required by law, such as to comply with a court order or subpoena.
Protect our Websites and Users. We may also disclose your information to investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected illegal activities or any violation of the User Agreement or to protect and defend the legal rights and safety of our websites and our employees, agents and contractors (including to enforce our agreements) or in connection with any safety or security concerns. Moreover, you hereby consent to the disclosure of any record or communication to any third party when BestCompany.com, in its sole discretion, determines the disclosure to be appropriate including, without limitation, sharing your email address with other third parties for suppression purposes in compliance with the provisions of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, as amended from time-to-time.
5. Opt out
Opting out online
You can opt out of receiving email communications from us by following the instructions provided at the bottom of each email. If you use this method, you will stop receiving only that particular type of email message. Unsubscribing from one list will not automatically unsubscribe you from all email lists. We only send email marketing to individuals that have agreed, whether by visiting our websites or through third party websites, to receive email marketing from BestCompany.com or its affiliates and partners. Please allow up to 10 business days for changes to your email preferences to take effect. During that time, you may continue to receive email communications from us that were already in process.
Opting out by calling or writing
Another way you can opt out of receiving future communications from us is to write us at the following address: 475 E 1000 S, Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062
If you are writing to us, please include your full name, and email address, and specify which type of promotional communications you no longer wish to receive.
6. Protection of Information
All collective information is stored in a technically and physically secure environment. Furthermore, access to this information is strictly limited, and the information is not accessible to the public. Our employees are dedicated to ensuring the security and privacy of all user information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we use appropriate industry standard procedures to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information, such as firewall, encryption, token authentication, application proxies, monitoring technology, and adaptive analysis of network traffic to track abuse of our network and its data. In addition, we have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control.
Please be advised that, although we take every reasonable technological precaution available to protect your data, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
7. Third Party Sites and Services
9. Your California Privacy Rights
Residents of the State of California may request a list of all third parties to whom certain information has been disclosed during the preceding year for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and want such a list, please write to us at: 475 E 1000 S, Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 [email protected]
For all requests, you must put the statement "Your California Privacy Rights" in the body of your request and include the name of the CR website with respect to which you are requesting the information, as well as your name, street address, city, state, and zip code.
10. Privacy Protection for Children
Our services are directed toward a general audience and are intended for adults only. Visitors under 18 years of age are not permitted to use and/or submit their personal information on our websites. We do not knowingly solicit or collect information from individuals under the age of 18. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate and monitor the interactive activities of their children.
11. Visitors from Outside the United States
Or, if you would like to contact us via e-mail, please direct email communications to [email protected]