INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
You can visit the System as often as you like without registering or submitting personal information. However, if you submit a request to us or initiate a contractual relationship with us through the System, in writing or verbally, whether as an, customer, carrier, vendor, employee or contractor, you may be asked for information that will allow us to fulfill your request, which information may include, without limitation: any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home, business, or other physical address, business name, a phone number, an email address, employer name, employer information (i.e., company size, industry, number of employees), and credit card information (such as credit card number, expiration date, and security code) (collectively “Personal Information”). You acknowledge that your use of certain portions of, or Software contained on, the System is conditional on your provision of such Personal Information.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
No Personal Information submitted to us will be shared with or sold to any other company or individual for marketing purposes without prior authorization. We may provide certain of your Personal Information to our employees and trusted business counterparties but will do so solely in the course of performing services you have requested. We and our respective trusted business partners and third party services providers may also produce reports and aggregate statistics about the visitors to the System or users of the Software, including reports on the System’s traffic or usage patterns, and share these statistics and reports with our affiliates, business partners, or others, but the information contained in these statistics and reports will be anonymous and will not include any information that identifies you.
As Blakeman grows and develops its business, it is possible that its corporate structure or organization might change or that it might merge or otherwise combine with, or that it or portions of its business might be acquired by, another company. In any such transactions, customer information generally is, and should be expected to be, one of the transferred business assets.
The System may provide you with the opportunity to elect to receive future communications about Blakeman services. If you authorize these communications, we may contact you periodically with such information. However, if you later change your mind and would like to stop receiving such communications, please contact us at the address listed below and let us know that you would like to be removed from all further communications or click the link at the bottom of any email you receive from us and follow the instructions. Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your request, as some promotions may already be in process. Please note that even if you opt-out as described above, Blakeman may retain your collected information (including Personal Information) for analytical purposes and other internal purposes, including an ability to reconnect you with such information if you later opt-in to any services or functionalities provided via the System.
COOKIES AND USAGE REPORTS
By placing a small file known as a “cookie” on your computer (or other device), Blakeman’ and its third party service providers’ servers may passively gather information about visitors’ use of the System for several reasons, including, but not limited to, the following: statistics collection and analysis, System optimization, analytics (as described below), market research, and maintenance of user login information. The information that we and our third party service providers track with cookies may include, but is not necessarily limited to, the type of browser (such as Google Chrome or Internet Explorer) and Internet-connected device being used to access the System, your Internet protocol (“IP”) address, your home domain or Internet service provider, your referrer URL (which is the URL for the website that you were viewing prior to visiting the System), how you were directed to the System, which specific pages you access on the System, how long you view each page, the time and date you access our System and the total number of visitors to the System and any portions thereof. We may also use your IP address to determine the general physical location of your computer or device and understand from what geographic locations our System visitors come.
Most popular Internet browser applications will allow you to configure the browser so as not to accept cookies. However, setting your browser to reject cookies may, in certain instances, prevent you from taking full advantage of the System (or some portion thereof) and its capabilities, or cause some features of the System to function improperly or more slowly.
The Site (and certain other portions of the System) use Google Analytics (including the Universal Analytics feature), in order to better understand your use of the Site (or other portions of the System) and how we can improve the Site and the System. These services collect information such as how often users visit the Site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other websites they used prior to coming to such Site. We do not combine the information collected through the use of these services with your Personal Information. Although these services plant permanent cookies on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit a Site, the cookies cannot be used by anyone but these services. If you would like additional information regarding the security and privacy practices of these services, please review these materials:
Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites
SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS AND WEBSITES
POLICY ON USE BY CHILDREN
Our website is not designed for, or directed to, children under the age of 18 and Blakeman does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18.
We are committed to complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”) and other applicable laws. If you are under 18 years of age, please do not use our website.
VISITING THE SYSTEM FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
OUR GDPR (GENERAL DATA PROTECTION DIRECTIVE) PROCESSING PRINCIPALS
If your rights and freedoms are protected under the European Union’s Regulation (EU) 2016/679, we will only process your personal data if we established a legal basis for such processing. We will only process your information to the extent that you consented to such processing, or if processing is required in the performance of a contractual obligation, for the purposes of legal obligation in which we must comply, for the vital interests of individuals, for public interest, or for a legitimate interest. In addition, we will only process your personal data for the purpose it was originally collected, or unless you provide explicit consent to additional processing. We will limit our processing of your personal data to such data that is proportionate to attain its purpose, we will retain your personal data so long as to attain the specific purposes for such data, except where required to retain longer in which we will duly inform you, and we will implement technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from accidental loss, destruction, or damage.
You have certain rights in accordance with the GDPR. Specifically, your rights include:
The right to receive information about your relationship with Blakeman;
The right to obtain our confirmation regarding whether your personal data is being processed;
The right for us to inform you of your rights to have your personal data corrected, if inaccurate, and to be erased or “forgotten” upon completion of such processing or upon your valid request or withdrawal of consent;
The right to restrict our processing of your personal data if the accuracy of such data is contested, or, if Blakeman no longer needs your personal data for its original purpose;
The right to receive copies of all your personal data in our possession in a structured, commonly used, and machine readable format;
The right to transmit your personal data in our possession to another controller without hindrance from Blakeman;
To exercise your rights under the GDPR, please contact us as specified below.
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS – CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT (CCPA) RIGHTS
If you are a California resident, this section applies to you. The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) requires that we provide transparency about personal information we “sell,” which broadly means scenarios in which Blakeman has shared personal information with third parties in exchange for valuable consideration. Blakeman does not sell personal information; however, we allow California residents to opt out of future sales of their personal information by sending an email to Info@blakemantrans.com or by calling. If you would like to use an authorized agent to exercise your rights, we may request evidence that you have provided such agent with power of attorney or that the agent otherwise has valid written authority to submit requests on your behalf. We will not discriminate against you if you exercise your rights under the CCPA.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained. If you have any questions or concern, please contact us.