Your privacy is important to BlueSpring Controls, LLC (hereinafter, the “BlueSpring”). This statement discloses the information practices for BlueSpring Web sites, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared.
In general, you can visit BlueSpring on the Internet without telling us who you are and without giving any personal information about yourself. There are times, however, when we or our partners may need information from you.
You may choose to give us personal information in a variety of situations. For example, you may want to give us information, such as your name and address or e-mail address, to correspond with you, to process an order or to allow access to specific content. You may give us your credit card details to buy something from us or a description of your education and work experience in connection with a job opening at BlueSpring for which you wish to be considered. We intend to let you know how we will use such information before we collect it from you; if you tell us that you do not want us to use this information to make further contact with you beyond fulfilling your requests, we will respect your wishes. If you give us personal information about somebody else, such as a spouse or work colleague, we will assume that you have their permission to do so.
“Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity, such as browser information, mobile device ID, app usage data, information collected through cookies and other technologies, device characteristics, demographic information, geolocation data, and aggregated information.
We collect Other Information when you submit it to us.
Using and Sharing Personal Information
The following paragraphs describe in more detail how BlueSpring may use your personal information and with whom we may share it. Depending on the type of BlueSpring Web site you are visiting, one or more of the paragraphs may apply.
Fulfilling your transaction request
If you request something from a BlueSpring Web site, for example, a product or service, a callback, or specific marketing materials, we will use the information you provide to fulfill your request. To help us do this, we may share information, with others, for instance, other parts of BlueSpring, BlueSpring’s resellers or distributors, financial institutions, shipping companies, postal or government authorities (for example, Customs authorities) involved in fulfilling your request. In connection with a transaction we may also contact you as part of our customer satisfaction surveys or for market research purposes.
The information you provide to BlueSpring on certain BlueSpring Web sites may also be used by BlueSpring and selected third parties for marketing purposes. Before we use it, however, we will offer you the opportunity to choose whether or not to have your information used in this way. To opt-out of receiving further marketing emails from BlueSpring, please follow the unsubscribe instructions included in each email.
BlueSpring Human Resources Web Sites, such as “Careers” on the BlueSpring home page
In connection with a job application or inquiry, whether advertised on a BlueSpring Web site or otherwise, you may provide us with information about yourself, such as a resume or curriculum vitae. We may use this information throughout BlueSpring, and its related entities for the purpose of employment consideration or your inquiry. Except where you tell us not to, we will keep the information for future consideration.
Information for agents and/or distributors
If you represent a BlueSpring agent and/or distributor, you may visit a BlueSpring Web site intended specifically for BlueSpring agents and/or distributors, or subscribe to an account on a non-public Web sites in the Agent Login. We may use information provided on any such site to administer and develop our business relationship with you, the agency or distributors you represent, and BlueSpring agents and/or distributors generally. For instance, this may involve using your information to send you details of BlueSpring agencies and/or distributor programs. It may also include sharing certain information with other agents and/or distributors (subject to any confidentiality obligations that may exist), or BlueSpring customers or prospects. In connection with a particular transaction or program, we may also contact you as part of customer satisfaction surveys or for market research purposes.
Use of Information in the Social Networking Environment
BlueSpring may facilitate the use of social computing tools on some of its Web sites to enable online sharing and collaboration among members who have registered to use them. These include forums, wikis, blogs and other social media platforms.
When registering to use these tools, you will be asked to provide certain personal information to BlueSpring. Depending on the platform, you may be agreeing to allow certain of the information you provide to be displayed as part of a public profile in the social networking environment in which you are registering to participate. Registration information which is not automatically made available to other participants as part any public profile will be subject to and protected in accordance with this privacy statement.
Use of Information To Protect The Rights Of BlueSpring And Others
Other BlueSpring Web Site Notices
In some cases, specific BlueSpring Web sites may contain other notices about their use and the information practices applicable to those sites.
Information Security and Quality
We intend to protect your personal information and to maintain its quality. We implement appropriate measures and processes, such as using encryption when transmitting certain sensitive information, to help us to keep your information secure and to maintain its quality during transmission. We make reasonable efforts to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk of the processing, taking into account the costs of implementation and nature of the processing of Personal Information. However, no one can guarantee the complete safety of your information. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting the BlueSpring Web site coordinator in accordance with the instructions below.
From time to time we may supplement information you give us via a BlueSpring Web site with information from other sources, such as information validating your address or other available information about businesses. This is to help us maintain the accuracy of the information we collect and to help us provide a better service.
Use of Suppliers
In some cases BlueSpring uses suppliers to collect, use, analyze and otherwise process information on its behalf. It is BlueSpring’s practice to require such suppliers to handle information in a manner consistent with BlueSpring’s policies.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, BlueSpring decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses in some countries. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or receiving it from sellers. It is BlueSpring’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.
Cookies, Web Beacons and Other Technologies
We sometimes collect non-identifiable information from visits to our Web sites to help us provide better customer service. For example, we keep track of the domains from which people visit, and we also measure visitor activity on BlueSpring Web sites, but we do so in ways that keep the information non-identifiable. BlueSpring or others on BlueSpring’s behalf may use this data to analyze trends and statistics and to help us provide better customer service.
Also, when we collect personal data from you in a transaction, we may extract some information about that transaction in a non-identifiable format and combine it with other non-identifiable information such as clickstream data. This information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level to help us understand trends and patterns. This information is not stored or reviewed at an individual level. If you do not want your transaction details used in this manner you can disable your cookies.
Some BlueSpring Web sites also use Web beacon or other technologies to better tailor those sites to provide better customer service. These technologies may be in use on a number of pages across BlueSpring’s Web sites. When a visitor accesses these pages, a non-identifiable notice of that visit is generated which may be processed by us or by our suppliers. These Web beacons usually work in conjunction with cookies. If you don’t want your cookie information to be associated with your visits to these pages, you can set your browser to turn off cookies..
In some circumstances, we may work with third parties to provide services on our site. For example, we use analytics services supported by third party companies who generate analytics cookies on our behalf. We may not have access to these cookies, although we may use statistical information arising from the cookies provided by these third parties to customize content and for the other purposes described above. These companies may also transfer this information to other parties where required to do so by law, or where such other parties process the information on their behalf. We may not control these third-party cookies and their use may be governed by the privacy policies of the third parties employing these cookies. They may, however, use persistent identifiers to anonymously track your Internet usage across other websites in their networks beyond these sites. This Policy does not apply to and we are not responsible for such persistent identifiers used by these analytics and advertising companies.
To learn about these cookies and to disable or reject third-party cookies, please refer to the relevant third party’s website.
Do Not Track
Some browsers or other tools include “Do Not Track” features which, when turned on, send a signal to websites you visit indicating you do not wish to be tracked across websites over time. However, since no technology standard for Do Not Track signals has been developed or adopted to date, BlueSpring does not currently respond to Do Not Track signals. BlueSpring will follow the progress of the W3C in developing the standard.
Personal Information of Children under the age of 16
We do not intentionally gather personal information from visitors who are under the age of 16. If a child under 16 submits personal information to the site and we learn that the personal information is the information of a child under 16, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we might have any personal information from a child under 16, please contact us.
Service Quality Monitoring
Certain Web transactions may also involve you calling us or our calling you. Please be aware that it is BlueSpring’s general practice to monitor and in some cases record such calls for staff training or quality assurance purposes.
Disclosures Required By Law
Please be aware that in certain circumstances, it is possible that personal information may be subject to disclosure pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or orders.
Links to non-BlueSpring Web sites
BlueSpring Web sites may contain links to other Web sites. BlueSpring is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other Web sites.
California Privacy Rights
California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us once a calendar year information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing use. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., requests made in 2018 will receive information regarding 2017 sharing activities). To make such a request, please contact us.
Notification of Changes
This privacy statement was last updated on October 1, 2018. A notice will be posted on our Web site home page for 30 days whenever this privacy statement is changed in a material way.
Privacy Questions and Access
If you have a question about this statement or BlueSpring’s handling of your information, you can send an email to the BlueSpring Web site coordinator.
We ask that you not disclose any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) when contacting us.
If you wish to obtain a copy of particular information you provided to BlueSpring or if you become aware the information is incorrect please contact us.
Before BlueSpring is able to provide you with any information or correct any inaccuracies, however, we may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details to help us to respond to your request. We will contact you within 30 days your request.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions you began prior to requesting such change or deletion (e.g., when you make a purchase or enter a promotion, you may not be able to change or delete the Personal Information provided until after the completion of such transaction or promotion).