How we feel about Privacy - Yours and Ours
Updated: July 7, 2021
Your privacy is very important to us. At The Bridge Group, LLC (TBG) we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
The Bridge Group, LLC operates several websites including thinktbg.com, dleiexpo.com, mhsrs.net, and many more. It TBG’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, The Bridge Group collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Bridge Group’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Bridge Group’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Bridge Group may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The Bridge Group also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. The Bridge Group only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Bridge Group’s websites choose to interact with The Bridge Group in ways that require The Bridge Group to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Bridge Group gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, those who wish to receive conference or event updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, The Bridge Group collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with TBG. The Bridge Group does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
The Bridge Group may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Bridge Group may monitor the most popular pages on our websites or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. The Bridge Group may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Bridge Group does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Bridge Group discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Bridge Group’s behalf or to provide services available at The Bridge Group’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Bridge Group’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Bridge Group will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Bridge Group discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Bridge Group believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of TBG, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an The Bridge Group website and have supplied your email address, The Bridge Group may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Bridge Group and our events. The Bridge Group takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If The Bridge Group, or its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Bridge Group goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The Bridge Group may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.