Information Collection and Use
Visitors, Members and Authorized Users understand and agree that Brief Critique may collect, maintain, and process information provided by such parties to Brief Critique, and information collected by Brief Critique concerning such Visitors, Members and Authorized Users, on and through the Website. Visitors, Members and Authorized Users represent and warrant that all information they provide to Brief Critique is true, accurate, current, non-misleading, and consistent and relevant for the purpose for which such information is provided. Members and Authorized Users also represent and warrant that they have the authority to provide the information submitted to and through the Exchange, and understand and agree that Brief Critique may from time to time verify such authority.
PUBLIC AREAS OF THE WEBSITE
Visitors may visit the public areas of the Website without disclosing any personally identifiable information about them. However, Visitors will have the opportunity to request information from Brief Critique, in which case an email or other address may be required in order to allow Brief Critique to comply with the request, and for other purposes as may be disclosed at the time the request is made ("Special Purpose Collection"). Visitors may elect to opt-out from receiving communications other than those relating to the Special Purpose Collection by (a) following the instructions in the section titled OPT-OUT CHOICES, below, (b) checking appropriate opt-in or opt-out boxes which may be provided on the collection form, or (c) as set forth in the communication sent from Brief Critique. Brief Critique will not request more information than is reasonably necessary to provide requested information or services.
In order to participate in the Exchange, Brief Critique requires Members and Authorized Users to register with the Exchange by, among other things, providing contact information including Password and User ID, name, title, department, business address, business telephone number, business email address and other contact information ("Registration Information"). Brief Critique may also use Registration Information to communicate with Members and Authorized Users regarding available transactions, changes in Exchange functionality, features, billing, help desk and other activities relating to the operation of the Exchange. Instructions on how to request that Brief Critique not send future communications (except for communications necessary for the operation of the Exchange) or that Brief Critique not share Registration Information with Other Members or third parties, are set forth in the section titled OPT-OUT CHOICES below and, for Brief Critique-transmitted material which is unrelated to the operation of the Exchange, in each communication.
Brief Critique will record and collect information about how Visitors, Members and Authorized Users use the Website, and in the case of Members and Authorized Users, the Exchange. This data may include, a Visitor's, Member's or Authorized User's domain name, language, type of browser and operating system, Internet Service Provider, Internet protocol (IP) address, the Website from which Visitors, Members or Authorized Users arrived at the Website or the Exchange, and the amount of time spent on the Website or using the Exchange (collectively, "Usage Data"). Brief Critique may monitor and use Usage Data in aggregated form to measure the Website's performance and Exchange activity and improve the Website's or Exchange's design and functionality. Brief Critique may also use Usage Data in aggregated form to develop and distribute to third parties statistical and general information about how the Website and Exchange are used and for other marketing purposes. Brief Critique may also use Usage Data in un-aggregated form to investigate and prosecute security violations or to identify a particular Authorized User who engaged in a particular transaction on behalf of a Member in the event there is a repudiation of such transaction by such Member.
Brief Critique may use "cookies" to make transactions and other activities through the Website and the Exchange more convenient and efficient for Visitors, Members and Authorized Users. For these purposes, Brief Critique may use "session cookies," which consist of information stored in a browser's memory and passed back to the applicable server whenever a request for a new page on the Website or the Exchange is made. The session cookie is never saved nor written to disk, and the information contained in the session cookie is only valid for that one particular session. The session cookie is discarded when the browser is closed or, in the case of a Member or Authorized User, upon logging out of the Exchange. Most Web browsers automatically accept session cookies, and most may also be configured to provide notice of when a session cookie is about to be placed on the browser. No information is saved in such session cookies other than an identification number associated with the particular session.
To "opt-out" of (1) receiving communications from Brief Critique (except for communications necessary for the operation of the Website or the Exchange), (2) having contact information disclosed to third parties (except as necessary for Brief Critique to operate the Website and Exchange, or as otherwise permitted under this Policy), or (3) any other consent previously granted for a specific purpose concerning your personally identifiable information, send an email to Brief Critique a
REVIEW/CHANGE CONTACT INFORMATION
Requests to review or change information previously provided on or through the Website or the Exchange may be made to Brief Critique by sending an email to Brief Critique Operations at
LINKED SITES/THIRD PARTY SITES
Websites ("Linked Sites") from the Website or the Exchange; Linked Sites are not reviewed, controlled or examined by Brief Critique in any way and Brief Critique is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of any such Linked Sites, or any additional links contained therein. These links do not imply Brief Critique' endorsement of our association with the Linked Sites. Visitors, Members and Authorized Users should refer to the policies posted by such Linked Sites regarding data collection, privacy and other topics before accessing them. Brief Critique may refer to or list third parties on the Website or the Exchange who maintain separate Websites. Visitors, Members and Authorized Users should refer to the policies posted by such third parties on their Websites regarding data collection, privacy and other topics before accessing them.
DISCLOSURE PURSUANT TO LAW
Brief Critique may make information concerning Visitors, Members, Authorized Users, the Website and the Exchange, and the uses thereof, available to law enforcement personnel and agencies as required by law. Where permitted by law, Brief Critique may also disclose such information to law enforcement personnel and agencies, or use such information as part of legal process, in order to protect its property or in furtherance of an investigation regarding a breach of the Website or Exchange's rules and policies, or any unauthorized access to or use of the Website or the Exchange, or any illegal activities concerning a particular Visitor, Member or Authorized User.
CONSENT TO PROCESSING
By using or providing information to the Website and the Exchange, Members and Visitors understand and unambiguously consent to the collection, processing and use of such information in the United States and other countries and territories, for the purposes set forth in this Policy and, for Members and Authorized Users, as further set forth in their applicable Product Agreement or Product Addenda. As required to comply with privacy laws applicable to Member and/or its Authorized Users, Member agrees that it has obtained, or prior to disclosure to Brief Critique will obtain, consent from each of its Authorized Users to: (a) permit Member to transfer personally-identifiable information regarding the Authorized Users to Brief Critique; (b) the terms of this Policy; and (c) permit Brief Critique to collect, process and disclose such personally-identifiable information regarding the Authorized Users: (I) in order to provide the Services and perform its obligations as described in the any applicable Product Agreements or Product Addenda entered into by Member, (ii) to operate the Exchange (including but not limited to disclosure to other Members of the Exchange in the normal course of such operation) or (iii) as otherwise permitted under this Policy, including but not limited to the transfer of such personally-identifiable information between Brief Critique affiliates for the foregoing objectives. For further certainty, any consent relating to a right to transfer information referred to in the foregoing shall be deemed to include the consent of Authorized Users to the transfer of the applicable personally identifiable information to a jurisdiction which may have a different level of privacy protection than that applicable in the Authorized User's country.
Brief Critique may utilize third parties to provide or perform certain services and functions on the Website and the Exchange. For example, Brief Critique may use a Website tracking evaluation firm to analyze Visitors', Members' and Authorized Users' use of the Website and the Exchange, as applicable. Brief Critique may use third party suppliers to directly provide certain functionality provided on the Exchange (through a browser re-direction to systems operated by such third party suppliers). Brief Critique may also outsource certain fulfillment or communication functions, such as transaction clearing, shipping, and electronic correspondence, to third parties. Brief Critique will make information concerning Visitors, Members and Authorized Users and their use of the Website and Exchange available to these service providers, as necessary, to perform these functions. Any access to such information will be limited to the purpose for which such information was provided to the service provider. The service providers may be located throughout the world. Accordingly, information relating to Visitors, Members and Authorized Users may be sent worldwide to countries which have a different level of privacy protection than the US or a Visitor's, Member's or Authorized User's country of residence.
TRANSFER OF INFORMATION
In the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution, or sale or transfer of the substantial assets of Brief Critique, information collected about Visitors, Members and Authorized Users may be sold, assigned, or transferred to a party acquiring all or substantially all of the equity and/or assets of Brief Critique in order to permit such party to continue the operation of the Website or the Exchange. Brief Critique may also transfer information collected about Visitors, Members and Authorized Users to its subsidiaries and affiliates that are directly involved in the operation of the Exchange.
Brief Critique takes seriously the security of the information it collects. Brief Critique has therefore implemented technology and security policies and procedures intended to reduce the risk of accidental destruction or loss, or the unauthorized disclosure or access to, such information, reasonably appropriate to the level of the data concerned.
Brief Critique may, in its sole discretion, update this Policy at any time and from time to time, by posting the amended Policy on the Website and the Exchange. Such amended Policy shall be effective upon posting. Visitors, Members and Authorized Users are therefore encouraged to refer back to this page regularly. This Policy may not be otherwise amended without the written consent of Brief Critique.