At BT/A, we are committed to providing the highest quality service in a manner that fosters trust and confidence among our clients, employees and suppliers. That commitment includes protecting the privacy of all the personal information in our care. Therefore, we have established this Statement of Corporate Privacy Principles to govern how we collect, use, retain and disclose personal information. In handling client and employee personal information, we abide by the following principles:
Information we collect
We collect personal information in compliance with applicable laws and ethical business practices, in order to provide products and services and to conduct business. We limit the information we collect to that which is necessary for, or related to, these purposes.
How we use Personal Information
We will not share your personal information, without your consent, with any organization outside our group of companies for the purpose of that organization marketing its products or services to you.
We will keep your personal information only as long as needed to satisfy the purposes for which it was collected or as required or permitted by law.
We aim to keep our records of your personal information as accurate and up to date as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it is used.
We will protect personal information with security safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the information, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, release or use.
Our Privacy Commitment
We are committed to handling the personal information under our control with care. We have designated individuals who are responsible for monitoring our ongoing compliance with the Privacy Principles.
We will make information about our privacy policies and practices for managing your personal information available to you.
Upon your written request, we will provide you with reasonable access to your personal information and a description of its use or disclosure, as required or permitted by law. You may also verify the accuracy and completeness of your information, and request that it be amended, if appropriate.
BT/A WEB SITE POLICY
When you visit our web site or any of our related companies' web sites certain information is collected that is used to improve our web sites and to respond to your interests and needs. This information includes your computer's IP address, the type of browser that you use and the web pages or files that you access. BT/A may also collect information from you when you make inquiries about BT/A. BT/A uses the information that it collects to possibly contact you in responding to your inquiry. We also may use this information to update any product information that we have provided to you previously and to communicate with you about our services that may be of interest to you. We do not under any circumstances share your personal information be disclosed to any third party unless you expressly consent or if we are required to do so by law.
Some of our web pages may utilize "cookies" which constitute small data files sent to your web browser and stored on your computer. A cookie allows our server to recognize you when you visit our web pages in the future so as to make your next visit more efficient and to allow us to track site usage for the purpose of making content improvements. Most web browsers will notify you when a cookie is to be sent to you and enable you to decline to accept the cookie. You are not required to accept a cookie in order to visit any of our web pages.
The BT/A web site and its related companies' web sites use appropriate technology and procedural measures to provide protection for the information that we collect.