WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT USERS DOES BADGED GATHER?
Badged provides marketing services. Sharing the information you provide is essential to providing our services. The information we learn from users also helps us personalize and continually improve your experience with Badged, the Badged Site and the Badged Services. Here are the types of information we gather:
- Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on the Badged Site or through the Badged Services. You may choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as marketing your services to others, responding to your requests, customizing the Services, improving the Sites and communicating with you.
- Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many websites, we use “cookies,” and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses the Sites. Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; your e-mail address; computer and connection information, such as browser type and version, operating system and platform; the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our website, including date and time; cookie number; and pages you viewed or searched for.
WHAT ABOUT COOKIES?
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide features such as personalization.
The “Help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of the Badged Site’s features.
DOES BADGED SHARE THE INFORMATION IT RECEIVES?
Information about our users is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling, sharing or leasing that information others. We share user information only as described below and only with subsidiaries that Badged controls.
- Analytics: We share Service Analytics with other users, the public, and business partners.
- Agents: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions, such as analyzing data, processing payments and providing customer service, on our behalf. These parties are granted access to the information needed to perform their functions but may not use it for other purposes.
HOW DOES BADGED PROTECT INFORMATION ABOUT ME?
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security or procedural measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign out when finished using a shared computer.
WHAT CHOICES AND ACCESS DO I HAVE?
As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to take advantage of the Badged Site and/or Badged Services.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES
PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT, NOTICES AND REVISIONS
HANDLING OF INQUIRIES, GENERAL CONCERNS AND COMPLAINTS