This Privacy Notice describes the privacy practices of BGF Industries, Inc. (“BGF”) with respect to personal information that visitors to the BGF Web site (the “Site”) submit to the Site and that BGF collects through the Site. Please read this Privacy Notice before using the Site. When you use this Site, you accept this Privacy Notice.
Personal information is information that identifies you or that is identifiable to you. We collect personal information from you through the Site when you submit information to us, such as in a “Contact Us” form, to subscribe to a newsletter, or to request to receive announcements or other communications from us. This information may include:
- your name
- your mailing address
- your e-mail address
- your phone number
USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use personal information as described above to operate, administer and improve the Site, improve our services, send communications such as newsletters and announcements that you request, communicate with you about your requests, questions or comments, communicate with you about additional products and services you may find of value, perform research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies, satisfy our legitimate business interests (including performing trend analysis and market studies), display content and advertising that may be customized to your interests and preferences, and comply with government regulations.
Personal information submitted to us or collected on the Site may be stored and processed in the United States or other countries in which BGF or its affiliated companies or contractors maintain facilities, and by using the Site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
We may disclose personal information about you to any of our affiliated companies for the purposes described above. BGF and its affiliated companies will not disclose personal information covered by this Privacy Notice to others except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
Contractors and Agents
BGF may employ third party contractors to perform functions on our behalf, which may include assisting us in processing personal information about you. These contractors are subject to obligations to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are restricted from using the information for any purposes other than those authorized by BGF.
Compliance with Law and Protection of Legal Rights
BGF may disclose personal information about you as required by law. In addition, BGF may disclose personal information about you in the unlikely event BGF deems release necessary to protect BGF’s legal rights or to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or members of the public.
In addition, as BGF continues to develop its business, we may enter into transactions to sell our assets or to buy or sell subsidiaries or business units. As part of these transactions, personal information covered by this Privacy Notice may be one of the transferred assets.
AGGREGATED INFORMATION AND CLICK-STREAM DATA
BGF may anonymize personal information about you by cleansing it of any information which might allow you to be identified or contacted, and combine this non-personal information with that of other visitors to the Site. BGF may use this non-personal information for internal business purposes, such as analysis and planning by BGF’s marketing and customer service departments, and disclose it to others for such others’ own purposes.
In addition, when you visit the Site, as with many other Web sites, certain information is automatically logged about your visit. This information may include your computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address, which is the number assigned to your computer whenever it is connected to the Internet, your operating system, screen settings, device characteristics, Web browser software, referring Web site and information about actions taken on the Site. BGF may use this data for the purposes described above under “Use and Disclosure of Information.” BGF may anonymize this information as well in which event BGF may use or disclose the information as described above for other anonymous information. We may also use third party Web site analytics tools that collect information about visitor traffic on the Site.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of the Site.
You may choose not to receive marketing emails from us by following the directions we include in each marketing email or by selecting the “unsubscribe” link in our marketing emails, if applicable.
To learn how to opt out of the ad network interest-based advertising we describe in the section above titled “Advertising”, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
We limit access to personal information about you to employees and contractors who we believe reasonably need access to the information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. We also have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you.
LINKED INTERNET SITES
BGF may provide links to external sites as a convenience to visitors to the Site. The inclusion of any link does not imply BGF’s endorsement of such external Web site or the products and services offered at such site. BGF is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. Please note that if you link to a third party site from this Site, any information you reveal on that site is not subject to the BGF Privacy Notice.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If a child has provided personal information through the Site, we ask that a parent or guardian contact us and we will delete the information about the child that we can identify from our files, except as required or permitted by law.
CHANGES TO THE BGF PRIVACY NOTICE
By using the Site, you consent to the practices described in this Privacy Notice. BGF reserves the right to amend or modify this BGF Privacy Notice from time to time. We will highlight or identify material changes for a reasonable period after they become effective. Continued use of this Site signifies your assent to any changes.
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Notice or any of the practices described in this Privacy Notice, you can contact us at:
BGF Industries, Inc.
Attn: [Compliance Officer]
3802 Robert Porcher Way
Greensboro, NC 27410
Effective Date: May 3, 2012