We use your data to:
We may also collect some Personal Information automatically to perform a contract with you, where we have legal obligations to do so, or where our legitimate interests permit such collection. This is described below in “Passive Data Collection” and “Active Data Collection.”
Passive Data Collection
We use analytics tools and other third-party technologies to collect information in the form of various usage and user metrics when you interact with or use Brightlink Sites and/or Services. These tools and technologies collect and analyze certain types of information, including cookies, IP addresses, device and software identifiers, referring and exit URLs, onsite behavior and usage information, and other similar information (referred to as “Collected Data”).
The third parties that provide these analytics tools may also use the Collected Data with other information they have independently gathered from other websites and/or other online or mobile products and services you have used or interacted with, pursuant to their own policies or privacy notices. In addition to our use of technologies as described herein, we may permit certain third-party companies to help us tailor advertising we think may be of interest to you based on your use of our sites and/or services and to otherwise collect and use data about your use of our sites and/or services.
We may use a variety of methods, including “cookies” to collect information.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. The contents of these cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device and save information between website pages or on-line sessions. You can find more information about cookies here.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
The cookies used on our sites and/or services are described below:
Third-Party Advertising Technologies
We may permit certain third-party companies to help us tailor the advertising we think may be of interest to users and to collect and use other data about user activities on our sites and/or services (e.g., to allow them to tailor ads on third party services). We do not sell your information to third parties. These companies may deliver ads that might place cookies and otherwise track user behavior. These companies may use information about user behavior in order to provide customized advertisements across various services and products.
In the course of providing these services, products, or placing advertisements, these third-party companies may place or recognize a unique cookie on your computer and may record information to these cookies based upon your activities on any of our sites and/or services and on third-party websites. Each of these companies uses this cookie information according to their own privacy and security policies. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out as indicated in this policy. Please note this does not opt you out of being delivered advertising; you will continue to receive generic ads.
Opting Out of Cookies
By using the sites and/or services, you consent to the placement of the cookies referenced above. You can, however, set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. You may also change your cookie settings through preference options in our sites and/or services, where applicable. We will indicate that upon selecting your preferences, we will use a cookie to remember your preferences.
Active Data Collection
Brightlink may share your personal data with third party suppliers for administration purposes. Data is supplied securely and written agreements exist with these parties to ensure that your data is processed in accordance with our data protection policy.
In some instances, Brighlink uses third-party hosting sites to collect and process your personal data. These third-party suppliers guarantee the security of your data via their privacy policies and corporate terms.
Brightlink has the right to share your personal data if legally required to do so by a governmental entity or regulatory authority.
Brightlink is committed to protecting personal information from loss, misuse, disclosure, alteration, unauthorized access, and destruction. Brightlink takes all reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of personally identifiable information.
Brightlink applications may access your local device contact data to send and receive SMS or MMS messages and to make phone calls as part of the products and services you have requested. Data obtained from your local device contact list is never stored or retained by Brightlink and is solely used for purposes initiated by you on the applications you have requested.
Brightlink conforms to the US Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Principles through self-assessment. We make every effort to ensure privacy and encourage you to contact us at any time if you feel we are not in compliance with the Safe Harbor Principles. In the event we are unable to resolve an issue regarding our compliance, we will contact the appropriate Data Protection Authorities to expeditiously resolve the complaint.
The Brightlink website may contain links to other sites. We do not endorse or otherwise accept responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those sites.