Last updated July 30, 2018.

Blue Dot Advocates is committed to protecting the privacy of your Personal Data. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect and use information through this website and other online sources such as social media. By using this website or interacting with us online, you consent to these practices.

If you have any questions about this policy or how it is implemented, please contact us at email hidden; JavaScript is required. Use of this website is also subject to our Disclaimer.

In this Privacy Policy:

We/us/our refers to Blue Dot Advocates, PBC.
You/your refers to a natural person who visits this website or interacts with us online.
Cookies means browser cookies and similar technologies that collect web traffic data.
Personal Data means any information that identifies you or that we can link to you.

What Personal Data we collect
How we use Personal Data
Who we share Personal Data with
How we secure Personal Data
Your rights regarding your Personal Data
Contact information
Changes to this Privacy Policy

What Personal Data we collect

Information you provide to us

We collect information that you voluntarily provide to us, such as when you communicate with us via this website, sign up for our newsletter or an event, submit an application for a position with us, or respond to our communications. This may include your name, contact information, and information about your organization.

Information we collect automatically – Cookies

We use Cookies to collect usage data such as the type of device you use to access this website, your IP address, browser, the content you view, the web pages you view immediately before and after you access our site, and the search terms you enter. We may also maintain log files of access to our site and monitor network traffic for purposes of site management.

You have choices about how Cookies track your online activities. For more information about Cookies, see our Cookies Policy.

Information from other sources

We may receive information about you from other sources, including third parties that help us analyze and manage our website and mailing list, market our services, or maintain our cyber security. We may also collect information about you that is publicly available.

We may receive information about you from social media platforms, such as when you access our content or interact with us on those platforms. The information we receive is governed by the privacy policies of the platform, and we recommend that you review them.

Children’s information

Our site does not target children and we do not knowingly collect information from children under age 16. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from a child without parental consent, we will delete that information from our servers.

Other sites – external links and “Do Not Track”

This site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites, and we recommend that you review their privacy policies.

Some sites may allow you to opt out of the collection of your browsing information across websites and online services, using web browser “do not track” headers. Our site does not currently respond to “do not track” headers.

How we use Personal Data

We may use the information we collect to:

  • Respond to your inquiries.
  • Send you newsletters or other information that may interest you.
  • Provide you with and bill for services that you request.
  • Understand how people interact with our services and our online presence.
  • Operate and improve our online presence.
  • Maintain our list of contacts.
  • Recruit team members.
  • Detect, prevent, and respond to actual or potential illegal activities.
  • Comply with our legal obligations.
  • Respond to legal process or authorized requests for information.
  • Protect your, our, or others’ rights.

We rely on the following legal grounds to process your Personal Data:

  • Consent, such as your request to receive our newsletters.
  • Performance of a contract, such as a contract to provide you with legal services.
  • Legitimate interests, such as our interest to improve our services and online content.
  • Compliance with a legal obligation, such as a government investigation.

We will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

Who we share Personal Data with

We may disclose Personal Data to service providers, such as web hosting and analytics providers, email services, and information technology providers, for the purpose of performing those services on our behalf. We do not sell or rent Personal Data to outside parties for marketing purposes except with your consent.

We disclose your Personal Data to third parties or public officials when we are legally obliged to do so, and we may share anonymized Personal Data as permitted by applicable law.

How we secure Personal Data

We do our best to keep your Personal Data safe, using administrative, technical, and physical safeguards. Service providers who process your Personal Data on our behalf do so subject to terms that require them to access your data only for that purpose, and to protect your data with equivalent safeguards.

However, no information system can be 100% secure, so we cannot guarantee the security of information. Also, we are not responsible for the security of information you transmit to us over networks that we do not control, including the Internet and wireless networks.

International transfers

We are based in the United States and the processing of data we collect is controlled from the United States.

Your rights regarding your Personal Data

Depending on the circumstances (including where you reside and any other legal obligations we may have), your rights regarding your Personal Data may include the following:

  • The right to access your Personal Data, correct any inaccuracies, and request deletion of your Personal Data.
  • The right to object to or request restriction of the processing of your Personal Data.
  • The right to request transfer of your Personal Data to you or to another processor.
  • The right to withdraw any consent you have given to processing of your Personal Data.

If you reside in the European Economic Area (EEA), you have the right to make a complaint to the supervisory authority for data protection issues in your country of residence. However, we would appreciate it If you would contact us before involving the supervisory authority.

Contact information

For any questions or comments about our privacy or data protection practices, please contact us at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Please note that if you are not a client, we may not be able to treat the information you send us as confidential or privileged.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage you to check this page for any changes. The last revision date appears at the top of this page.

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