We collect your personal information:
Directly from you;
When you deal with us by telephone, letter or email;
When you access and interact with the Services; or
From other sources
The type of information that BrandBrief collects and holds includes personal information about:
Individuals who use our services;
Your activities on the Services;
Job applicants, suppliers and contractors; and
Other people who come into contact with BrandBrief.
The information we collect may include information such as your name, mailing address, email address, telephone and/or facsimile number, date of birth, postal address, credit card details, and other transaction or registration details. We may also collect data that can, under certain circumstances, indirectly lead to personal identifiable information. Users who register to become members of the Services may choose to provide or store non-personal information or related data in their profiles. You are aware, consent to and authorize other members of the Services and third party advertisers to view your profile information as well as any information you post on the Services as a member.
BrandBrief will generally collect this information by way of your voluntary registration over the internet, through social login identification, by phone, facsimile and email and in the course of discussions. Otherwise, BrandBrief will not collect or monitor any personal information about you without your consent.
When you visit the Services, we may record, for statistical purposes or in order to improve the Services or services provided by BrandBrief, the following information:
The date and time of your visit;
Web pages you have accessed;
Documents you have downloaded;
Your IP address; and
The type of operating system and internet browser you use.
Where it is lawful or practicable to do so, we will provide you with the option of remaining anonymous when dealing with BrandBrief.
Your personal information is confidential.
Generally, BrandBrief may use the personal information for the following purposes:
To provide services and support to our customers;
To respond to requests, inquiries or applications;
To evaluate, develop and enhance our websites and our services;
To resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems;
To enforce the policies of our Site;
To conduct website and system administration, such as for the technical support of our websites and computer systems;
To provide information to individuals services that we think may be of interest to them; and
To communicate special offers, promotions or market research surveys.
Otherwise BrandBrief will not use any personal information about you without your consent.
You authorize and consent to BrandBrief disclosing your personal information to:
Operate the BrandBrief Services in accordance to the Terms and Conditions;
Enforce the policies of BrandBrief;
Respond to any claims that content which you submitted violates the rights of any other person;
Protect the rights of any person;
Service providers such as organizations who provide data processing, printing and fulfilment operations;
Entities for whom we are acting as an agent or publisher, such as societies and our affiliated group companies;
Any court, tribunal or regulatory authority as required by law, including in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims;
Any individual or authority if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, violation of our policies, or as otherwise required by law;
Anyone authorized by the individual;
To another company, in the event that BrandBrief, the Services or a related asset or line of business is acquired by or transferred to that other company;
Any individual or authority to protect the rights, property or personal safety of any member of the public or BrandBrief;
Our related bodies corporate;
Our employees, insurer, third party contractors, agents or to our sponsors on a confidential basis;
Our business partners, where from time to time, we may partner with other companies to provide co-sponsored or co-branded products or services and may share your information with our co-sponsor;
Our service providers (including service providers that provide web maintenance, billing and booking services);
Any other person or entity (the "Recipient") upon the basis that the Recipient may only collect, use or disclose the information for the purpose for which that information was originally collected by BrandBrief
We will otherwise not transfer your personal information, or use, sell or disclose your personal information without your consent, unless:
Such disclosure is permitted under the Act;
We are required by law to disclose that information;
We are trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or
We are investigating fraud which we believe may have already taken place.
The Services may contain links to websites which are owned or operated by third parties. You should make your own enquiries as to the privacy policies of these third parties. We are not responsible for information on, or the privacy practices of, such websites.
You consent to and authorize BrandBrief to transfer your personal information to an organization or individual outside the United States of America. BrandBrief will only transfer personal information to a foreign country for the purpose of providing you with the services of BrandBrief and for carrying out any request you make when you use and interact with the Services.
Your personal information may be transferred overseas if you are accessing the Services from a country outside of the United States of America.
If BrandBrief or it’s holding company sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of all or part of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or part of its business, BrandBrief may transfer your personal information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
BrandBrief will not otherwise disclose any personal information about you without your consent.
BrandBrief takes reasonable steps to keep your personal information secure. Personal information about individuals is stored on servers that sit behind a firewall and is physically housed within a secure data centre. Employee access to personal information is limited.
We cannot and do not guarantee that your personal information will be protected against unauthorized access or misuse or abuse. We do not accept any liability for the improper actions of unauthorized third parties.
In relation to the internet, while BrandBrief uses reasonable efforts to safeguard the privacy of your personal information, transmissions made by means of the internet cannot be made absolutely secure. BrandBrief assumes no responsibility for disclosure of data due to errors in transmission or by unauthorized third parties. BrandBrief also assumes no responsibility or liability for third parties such as advertisers or other entities who utilize banner ads and links from the Services. If you click through a banner ad or link and submit your information to an advertiser, you will be subject to the privacy policies of those third party websites.
We retain the personal information we collect from you for as long as the information is relevant to our business purposes or the purpose of collection or until you request that we remove the data by contacting our Privacy Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Services may allow users to share their personal information for the purpose of completing transactions. You agree to only use another user's personal information for the purpose of completing a transaction. BrandBrief encourages you to respect the privacy of other users. To best maintain the privacy of your personal information, BrandBrief will only provide limited information with respect to another user for the purpose of completing a transaction.
You are not obligated to give us your personal information. However, if you choose not to provide us with your personal information we may not be able to provide you with information about the services offered by BrandBrief or to fulfill one or more other purposes of collection of your personal information.
The Services collects information through the use of "cookies". Cookies are anonymous, unique alphanumeric identifiers sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer's hard drive. The information we collect via cookies does not personally identify you, although it does identify your browser. We use this information to provide you with customized information when you visit the Services, and to collect aggregated user data for the purposes of usage analysis, quality control and administering and improving the Services. Aggregated data (which cannot be used to identify you) may be shared with third parties.
You can prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, be notified when you receive a new cookie, or disable cookies altogether by changing your browser's preferences menu. If you disable cookies, you may not be able to use the customized functions on the Services.
BrandBrief endeavours to ensure, but in no way guarantees, that the personal information it holds about you is accurate, complete and up-to-date. You will generally be able to update the information we hold about you by accessing you account and profile information on the Services. You should promptly update your personal information if it changes or becomes inaccurate.
You can help keep your personal information up to date and secure by maintaining confidentiality of any password, user name, accounts and profiles used on the Services. In the event that you share your password or other personal information with others, you will be responsible for all actions taken on your account.
The term "sensitive information" refers to personal information about an individual's racial or ethnic origin, political or philosophical beliefs or affiliations, trade or professional affiliations, sexual preferences or practices or criminal record and health information.
We do not collect sensitive information unless it is volunteered by you.
Accessing Personal Information
You will generally be able to view the personal information we hold about you by accessing your account or profile information on the Services.
BrandBrief will, on request, provide you with access to personal information held by BrandBrief about you, subject to any limitations or exceptions in the Act.
BrandBrief will deal with requests for access within a reasonable time. You must pay BrandBrief for reasonable costs incurred by BrandBrief in providing you with access.
If BrandBrief refuses to provide you with access to personal information about you, BrandBrief will provide you with reasons for the refusal, in accordance with the requirements of the Act.
We will take all reasonable steps to protect the security of the personal information that we hold. This includes taking appropriate measures to protect electronic materials and materials stored and generated in hard copy. We also take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your personal information where it is no longer required and to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, loss, misuse and alteration.