BML is dedicated to ensuring that the personal information you have chosen to provide us is managed responsibly with respect to your personal privacy. You have the right to access and restrict your data and, where appropriate, request rectification of any erroneous data relating to you. Furthermore, you may withdraw your permission for BML to use your personal data for direct marketing purposes at any time by means of a simple request. These rights may be exercised by sending an e-mail regarding any questions you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org or by ordinary mail at our mailing address.
BML collects consumer opinions, product and shopping preferences, lifestyle interests, and other related information to:
Contact information: BML collects your contact information, such as name, complete postal address, email address and social media handles, so that you can participate in BML programs and sweepstakes events as well as our partner companies marketing and research programs. For example, your name and postal address are required to receive product samples, valuable trial coupons, product information and other special offers via postal mail. Your email address and complete postal address are required to receive email and mail offers.
Survey Information: BML conducts consumer lifestyle and product surveys, which include questions such as your household’s product usage, brand preferences, hobbies & interests, shopping preferences, and demographic information. Your responses enable us and our partner companies to provide you with the most relevant offers for your household. Many of our partners create offers especially for people with certain interests and demographic characteristics.
Email Information: Through our email, BML may collect information about whether our email was opened and the contents or content contained in the email were clicked on. We may place web beacons or pixel tags within our email messages to enable us to collect this information and determine whether to resend offers to you or send you other relevant offers via email. This information may also be used in combination with the information of other members in an aggregate and anonymous format to develop summary reports for BML and our partner companies so we can enhance and improve our products and services.
Commenting, sharing, liking, tagging, following on our social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) can be used to collect information or can be reposted by our social media accounts.
Third Party Information: BML and our partner companies may use additional information from other companies to help improve our products and services and to provide you with more relevant information and offers.
Online Activity: BML may collect certain information about your online activity as explained below in more detail under Cookies and Online Activities.
Other Information: BML may also collect other information with your consent or as permitted or required by law.
Special Offers: BML’s partner companies use your contact information and survey responses to provide you with free product samples, valuable coupons, product information, research opportunities, discounts and other offers via email, postal mail, online advertising, and, on occasion, by telephone. If, at any time, you no longer want BML to provide partner companies with your contact information and survey responses, you can cancel your permission by following the instructions indicated below under Managing Your Permission.
Partner Companies: By supplying your contact information and survey responses, you agree that BML may share your information with our partner companies so they may provide you samples, information and offers that may be most relevant to you.
Partner companies may only use consumer information supplied by BML (a) to determine the likelihood that a consumer would be interested in or respond to a solicitation and (b) for affirmative marketing uses; partner companies may not use consumer information supplied by BML for exclusionary purposes such as determining eligibility for credit, insurance, or employment.
Companies must meet the following requirements to be a BML partner. A company must represent and warrant that: (a) it is a duly formed entity (i.e., corporation or limited liability company) in good standing under the laws of the state of its incorporation or organization; (b) it is qualified to transact business in all states where the ownership of its properties or nature of its operations requires such qualification; (c) it will use consumer information supplied by BML in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, including compliance with any applicable registration requirements with state, federal, and other regulatory entities prior to the company’s use of the information, including but not limited to registration in states for telemarketing purposes as required by each state; (d) it will not use any Product to advertise, sell, or exchange any products or services relating to illegal or illicit activities, including, without limitation, pornographic products or services, illegal drug products or services, or illegal weapons; (e) it will not use consumer information supplied by BML for credit granting, credit monitoring, account review, accounts receivable management, insurance underwriting, employment or in a manner contrary to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (15 U.S.C.§ 1691 et seq.) and any similar statutes and regulations; (f) all of its marketing communications will comply with all applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations, will comply with all applicable privacy policies and with the Direct Marketing Association Guidelines for Ethical Business Practices, and will be in good taste in accordance with generally recognized standards of high integrity.
Notice to California Residents—Your California Privacy Rights:If you are a California resident, you have the right to receive once a year, free of charge: a) information identifying each third party company to whom we may have disclosed, within the past year, personal information pertaining to you for that company's direct marketing purposes; and b) a description of the categories of personal information disclosed. If you are a California resident and would like to make this request, please email email@example.com. In addition, please refer to the section of this policy entitled “How we use and share information.”
Third-Party Service Providers: We may transfer your personal information to our third-party service providers to assist us with: providing you with our or our partner companies’ product offers; deploying email, postal, and online campaigns; data processing, data warehousing, data verification and supplementation; market research, fulfillment, and technical support. By providing your information, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. Personal information held by BML, its affiliates, agents and/or service providers may be transferred between the United States and India.
Legal Requests: BML may also disclose any information about you as permitted or required by law, including to law enforcement, other government officials or other third parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to assist with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us to legal liability.
Summary Reports & Analysis: Your survey responses, email activity, or online activity may be combined with information from other consumers to create aggregate and anonymous research reports that will not personally identify you. These reports help us enhance and improve our offers, products, and services, and those of our partner companies. We may use or provide these reports to third parties for analysis or other purposes.
Cookies are small text files your web browser receives from websites you visit that store data to make your browsing experience easier and faster. By using our websites, you agree that we can place cookies on your device.
Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use our websites for web analytics purposes, for instance which pages visitors go to most often and error messages received. These cookies are only used to improve how our websites work and your experience on our websites. We use Google Analytics for web analytics. To learn more about Google Analytics, including how to opt-out, please visit: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.
Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow our websites to remember choices you make (such as remembering your user name and password, language preference or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personalized features. These cookies may also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have requested, such as keeping you logged in to your account as you browse the Internet. BML websites do not inspect cookies placed by websites other than BML.
You can modify your browser settings at any time, including setting your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. If you reject cookies, you may still use our websites, but functionality of some areas may be limited. We do not honor any "do not track" signals coming from browser settings, cookie signals, or other mechanisms that provide you the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services.
Below are links to information on managing your cookie preferences with common browsers:
To learn more about Google Analytics, including how to opt-out, please visit: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.
For more information about cookies, please visit: http://www.aboutads.info/consumers#cookies.
For any questions related to our web technologies, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BML works with partner companies and service providers to enable the delivery of relevant ads to consumers while protecting consumer privacy and offering choices about participating in such activities. This is called Online Targeted Advertising and is based on your site behavior (anonymous behavior such as pages visited), survey responses, perceived interests, and demographic information. Targeted advertising does not result in more ads; rather, the ads you see may be more relevant to you.
You may opt–out of online targeted advertising from BML and our partners by clicking on the Advertising Option Icon in the ads you receive. The Icon will appear as and may be accompanied by text such as "AdChoices.” It may be located around the perimeter of the ad. Simply click on this Icon and proceed to the opt-out link or preference setting link. Once directed to the opt-out page or preference setting page, you may immediately opt-out of future online targeted advertising from BML and our partners. We may also use technologies, such as our own cookies, to provide you with personalized but anonymous online display advertising tailored to your interests.
To facilitate an opt-out, an opt-out cookie will automatically be placed on your device to block further targeted advertising. If you delete this opt-out cookie, clear your cookies, switch browsers or devices, or purchase a new device, your opt-out preference will not be maintained. You will need to opt-out again through the Icon in the ad. It is only when the opt-out cookie is present and can be read on your browser that we know you decided not to participate in targeted advertising.
BML uses the Ghostery Assurance Platform to comply with the cross-industry Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising as managed by the Digital Advertising Alliance. BML supports deployment of the Advertising Option Icon, in partnership with Ghostery, to help consumers understand how their data is being used and provide choices to consumers that want more control. To learn more, please visit: https://www.ghosteryenterprise.com/privacyhq/.
To manage your online profile and your opt-out status, you may utilize the Digital Advertising Alliance tool at http://www.aboutads.info/consumers/ or the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out tool at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising.
BML provides you with the opportunity to decide which programs you would like to participate in, so you have a choice as to what offers you receive.
Email and/or Postal Mail Offers: You can stop receiving email offers at any time by following the "Unsubscribe" instructions on any email we send you, or by writing to us via email at email@example.com, or via postal mail at the address indicated below under Contact Us.
Special Offers: You can let us know that you wish to stop receiving special offers from our partner companies by contacting us directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via postal mail at the address indicated under Contact Us. Please remember to include your name and complete address for verification purposes.
Correcting Erroneous Information /Updating Your Information: If you wish to access or correct your contact information, and you have provided BML with your email address, you may update your name, address, and email address. For all other corrections and updates, please contact our Privacy Manager by emailing email@example.com or writing to the address indicated under Contact Us. For address corrections, please remember to include your name, old address and new address including city, state/province and postal code, to ensure accuracy.
Your right to access and correct your information is subject to applicable legal restrictions. We take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
You may also withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your contact information or survey responses at any time, subject to contractual and legal restrictions and reasonable notice. Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via postal mail at the address indicated under Contact Us. Note that if you withdraw your consent to certain uses of your contact information or survey responses, we may no longer be able to provide some of our products or services.
BML uses reasonable business practices including physical, technical and administrative safeguards designed to protect your information against loss, misuse or alteration. You can help safeguard your information by securely storing your login information and logging out of your browser at the end of each session.