Last updated: May 29, 2020

Thank you for visiting our website. Bridge Partners, LLC (“we” or “us”) cares about your privacy and the information you share with us, and we want you to understand how we are using and protecting the information we collect. Bridge Partners is respectful of data privacy and adopts best practices in compliance with applicable privacy law and regulations.

California residents click here to exercise your data subject rights. 

European Union residents click here to exercise your data subject rights. 

Use of this website

This Privacy Policy, along with our Terms of Use and Cookie Policy, describes the information we collect from you and how it may be stored and processed in the United States of America and across Bridge Partners properties as described below.

This website and associated Bridge Partners online publications provide products, content, and services for a professional and consumer audience. Our content is not intended for individuals under the age of 13 years old. We do not knowingly collect or store personal data provided by anyone under 13 years of age.

If you are a European Union (EU) resident, please note that there are a number of provisions in this privacy policy that apply uniquely to you.

What information we collect

Bridge Partners collects data about you that is limited to the kind of information that can be found on a typical business card: first name, last name, job title, employer/company name, work address, work email, and work phone number. In some cases, we may ask you to provide additional professional information such as the size of the company you work for, and industry type.

To enhance and/or update the information that you have provided to us, we may combine it with professional information or personal data that we collect from third party sources. The personal data that we refer to in this document is the personal and professional information you provide, as well as information that we obtain from third party sources, both of which we typically combine as one user record.

This site also collects and stores certain information automatically using cookies and similar technologies, including IP addresses, the region or general location of a computer or device accessing the internet, browser type, operating system, page view history, and other usage information. See our Cookie Policy for further details. 

However, to the extent that any cookie can uniquely identify a computer, mobile device, or tablet ("Device"), or the person using that Device, and you are a EU resident, under the GDPR, this is personal data. Therefore, this Privacy Policy shall apply to such personal data collected by Bridge Partners. 

How we collect it

We may collect your personal data when you register to receive any of the products, content or services offered by Bridge Partners or its third-party sponsors ("sponsors") such as publications, eBooks, whitepapers, newsletters, webinars, videos, or related content.

What happens if you don't provide personal data?

In order for us to provide the products, content or services you request, we need your personal data. Therefore, if you do not provide such personal data, we cannot deliver the products, content or services.

How do we safeguard your personal data?

Security of your personal data

Bridge Partners maintains safeguards which include technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorized use, access, inadvertent disclosure, alteration, and destruction, and we require the third parties we contract with to support Bridge Partners' business operations to employ reasonable security measures as well (see "When and how we share your information with others" below).

We update and test security on an ongoing basis and restrict access to your personal data to only those who need to know in order to provide Bridge Partners' products, content or services to you.

Storage of your personal data

We may store your personal data using Bridge Partners' own secure on-site servers or other internally hosted technology. Your personal data may also be stored by third parties, via cloud services or other technology, with which Bridge Partners has contracted, to support our business operations (see "When and how we share your information with others" below). 

These third parties do not use or have access to your personal data other than for cloud storage and retrieval, and Bridge Partners requires such parties to employ at least the same level of security that we use to protect your personal data (see "Security of your personal data" above). 

What we do with the personal data we collect

We use the personal data that we collect to communicate with you, deliver what you request, improve our service, and to present other information and offers that may be of interest.

To communicate with you

We may use your personal data to send you important notices, such as communications about your registration, transactions, and changes to Bridge Partners' terms, conditions, policies, and/or other internal purposes.

To improve our service

We may use your personal data for auditing, data analysis, and research to improve Bridge Partners' products, content and services.

To present offers that may be of interest to you

We may contact you to offer you additional third-party products, content or services that may be of interest to you.

The legal basis we have for processing your personal data

The GDPR requires data collectors, such as Bridge Partners, to have a legal basis to use the personal data of EU residents. Therefore, this section shall apply to any such personal data collected by Bridge Partners.

Bridge Partners uses the personal data that you provide to supply you with high-quality products, content and services as you request, to send important notices, and for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to provide you with the information you need to make the most informed technology purchasing decisions.

We may also use your personal data to offer you products, content or services that may be of interest to you, based upon your interests or the preferences you shared with us, and may share your personal data with third party sponsors of content, events, and other services or offers. 

The legal basis for processing your personal data is your consent. In certain circumstances we may otherwise process your personal data if Bridge Partners has a legitimate interest in doing so and Bridge Partners is not infringing any of your rights and freedoms.

When Bridge Partners processes your personal data for our legitimate interests, we will consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights under data protection and any other relevant law. Our legitimate business interests do not override your interests. Bridge Partners will not use your personal data in circumstances where your rights and freedoms override our legitimate interests, unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law.

When and how we share your personal data with others

Bridge Partners may share your personal data to deliver content and services from our sites or third parties services that might interest you, including sponsored content and events, for business operations, and to comply with valid legal processes.

For content and services that may interest you or that you request

We may also share your personal data with third parties to deliver third party sponsored content or other services that you request (see "third party sponsored content and events" below).

For business operations

We may also share your personal data with third parties we have contracted with to support Bridge Partners' business operations including delivery, fulfillment, payment processing, email deployment, suppression list management and data processing.

For third party sponsored content and events

Bridge Partners partners with third party sponsors to make available a large library of content to our users, such as white papers, professional events (live or online), as well as other services or offers. In return for access to such offers, we may ask you to provide us with personal data as part of the registration.

We may use your personal data to send you the offer you request. In addition, your personal data may be shared with the sponsor(s) of the offer to communicate with you regarding the offer, as well as additional products, content or services that may be of interest to you. Please note that once your personal data is shared with the sponsor, the sponsor's privacy policy, including information on how to opt-out in the future, will apply to your personal data.

As required by law

Your personal data may be shared when authorized by law or necessary to comply with a valid legal process.

International Data Transfers

This section shall apply to any personal data collected by Bridge Partners from EU residents.

If Bridge Partners shares your personal data with any other third party as described in this privacy policy and your personal data will be transferred to a State which is not a Member State of either the European Union or the EEA, or deemed adequate by the European Commission, Bridge Partners (as a data controller/data exporter) will only conduct such transfer (to a data processor/data importer) if there are suitable safeguards in place, such as binding corporate rules, standard contractual clauses, approved Codes of Conduct, or approved certification mechanism. 

How long we keep your personal data

We retain your personal data for the duration of your business relationship with us, and we hold your information only as long as necessary for each purpose we use it, unless we have obtained your consent to use for another or similar purpose.

Your rights and preferences

If you inform us that you want your personal data erased (if you are an EU resident), or that you no longer wish for us to communicate with you for marketing purposes, or to otherwise restrict Bridge Partners' processing of your personal data, we may retain some basic information in order to avoid sending you unwanted materials in the future, and to keep a record of your request and our response.

Confirming your personal data

This section shall apply to any personal data collected by Bridge Partners from EU residents.

To confirm that Bridge Partners is processing your personal data, or to access, update or correct the personal data Bridge Partners holds about you, or to obtain a copy to reuse for your own purposes, please send an email to marketing@bridge.partners or submit a request online.

Erasing your personal data

This section shall apply to any personal data collected by Bridge Partners from EU residents.

If you want your personal data erased, please send an email to marketing@bridge.partners or submit a request online.

To opt-out of marketing communications

If you want Bridge Partners to stop communicating with you for marketing purposes, please send an email to marketing@bridge.partners or submit a request online.

To restrict processing of your personal data

If you want to otherwise restrict Bridge Partners' processing of your personal data, please send an email to marketing@bridge.partners or submit a request online.

How can we help? 

Questions, concerns or complaints:

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about Bridge Partners' personal data practices or this Privacy Policy, we encourage you to get in touch with us at marketing@bridge.partners.