Please note that this Policy may change from time-to-time. We will post changes on this URL and note the effective date so that you are always aware of the Policy that applies to you. This Policy was last updated on October 23, 2018. Please check the Policy each time you visit this Website for the most current version. This Policy concerns only our Website, and does not concern any other third-party website, including sites to which our Website may link. If you do not wish us to collect, use, share, and protect your Information consistent with this Policy, immediately discontinue your access to and use of our Website and do not return.
Third parties that process BFA Global’s data include The Rocket Science Group LLC (doing business as MailChimp), Automattic Inc. (doing business as WordPress), SquareSpace Inc., Zoom Video Communications Inc., and Google LLC, which are active participants in both the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework and the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, as recorded here. Thus, our legal basis for transferring data internationally is the Data Processing Agreements with these data processors.
Your information may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the US and choose to provide information to us, we transfer personal information to the US and process it there. Your consent to this Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.
How we collect Information about you
Our website uses third-party technologies to help us gather aggregate information about the user experience, including analytic tools such as Google Analytics and WordPress Analytics. Accordingly, and depending on the Website, the web browsers used by you automatically send certain information to Google and/or WordPress. This includes, for example, the web address of the pages that you are visiting, your IP address, your device category and platform, and the duration of your visit. This information is collected by Google and WordPress on an aggregate and non-individual specific basis. Google and WordPress provide us with reports based on this information that we use to understand website traffic and web page usage.
If you chose to register for our Mailing List, a Publication, a Webinar, a Event, or apply for a Job on our Websites, we will use the Information provided by you only for that purpose, and not for any other purposes not explicitly consented to. Keep this in mind while reviewing the Information that we collect for the following services:
Emails sent to our Mailing List and our Websites may contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how these emails and Websites are used.
How we protect and store Information
Throughout this Policy, the term “Information” is used to describe non-public information that can be associated with a specific person and can be used to identify that person. This useage does not include information that has been anonymized so that it does not identify a specific user.
We store and process Information on our servers in the United States and other locations where Google data centers are located and we protect it by maintaining physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable legislative and regulatory standards. We use computer safeguards such as firewalls and authorize access to Information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities.
We use contemporary technologies and maintain rigorous security standards and procedures with a view to preventing unauthorized access to all Information. However, you should note that our third-party service providers hold the data they collect on the basis of their own privacy policies (as set out here: Mailchimp, Zoom, WordPress, Squarespace, and Google), and they have their own security standards and procedures with a view to preventing unauthorized access to this data. You are strongly advised to read these third-party provider’s privacy policies and satisfy yourself as to the adequacy of their security standards and procedures before accessing our Websites.
Messages and information passing over the Internet may not be secure and can be intercepted by third parties or incorrectly delivered. The confidentiality of such communications cannot, therefore, be guaranteed and you should not divulge personal information over the Internet unless you are using secure or encrypted communications technology. We will, however, inform you if any data breaches occur as soon as practicable once we become aware of any such breach.
How we use the Information collected
We collect Information to provide you with a secure, seamless, and simple user experience and to comply with all legal regulations. We do not use Information to make automated decisions. All Information will be treated by us with the utmost confidentiality. The lawful basis for this processing is that in each case we gather consent from you to process your personal data for one or more specific purposes. We will store Information until that Information is no longer relevant for the original service provided. For instance, if we decide to stop sending emails to our Mailing List, we will stop storing Information provided to us for the purpose of subscribing to the Mailing List. We use Information to:
How we share Information with other parties
We may share Information with:
o We are compelled to do so by a subpoena, a court order, or a similar legal procedure
o We are required to do so to comply with the law
Accessing or changing Information and contacting us
You have the right to request the following from us:
If you wish to make such a request or have questions or concerns regarding this Policy, you should contact the Data Protection Officer at Bankable Frontier Associates, LLC, using any of the following:
You should endeavor to give as much detail as possible in your correspondence, which will help to identify you (e.g., name and email address) and locate all the information that we may hold.
In addition, you may at any time request that your contributions to the Websites be deleted by sending an email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org/
If you wish to unsubscribe from a Mailing List, you may do so by clicking on the “unsubscribe” hyperlink found on the bottom of each newsletter and following the procedure indicated, in which case we will remove your email address from our Mailing List database within 48 hours upon receipt of such notice from you.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority regarding our data processing.