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Your privacy is important to us. This privacy statement explains the personal data Brightpoint Infotech processes, how the organization processes it, and for what purposes. Brightpoint Infotech is mentioned as BPIT in this document.
Brightpoint Infotech offers a wide range of products, including server products used to help operate enterprises worldwide, devices you use in your home, software that students use at school, and services developers use to create and host what is next. References to Microsoft products in this statement include Brightpoint Infotech services, websites, apps, software, servers, and devices. This statement applies to the interactions Brightpoint Infotech has with you
We’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible, but if you’re not familiar with terms like cookies, IP addresses, pixel tags, and browsers, then read about these key terms first. Your privacy matters to BPIT so whether you are new to BPIT or a long-time user, please do take the time to get to know our practices – and if you have any questions contact us.
Information we collect
We collect information to provide better services to all our users – from figuring out basic stuff like which language you speak, to more complex things like which ads you’ll find most useful, the people who matter most to you online, or which YouTube videos you might like.
Brightpoint Infotech collects data from you, through our interactions with you and our products. You provide some of this data directly, and we get some of it by collecting data about your interactions, use, and experiences with our products. The data we collect depends on the context of your interactions with Brightpoint Infotech and the choices you make, including your privacy settings and the products and features you use. We also obtain data about you from third parties.
We collect information in the following ways:
Information you give us. For example, many of our services require you to sign up for a BPIT Account. When you do, we’ll ask for personal information, like your name, email address, telephone number, or credit card to store with your account. If you want to take full advantage of the sharing features we offer, we might also ask you to create a publicly visible BPIT Profile, which may include your name and images.
Information we get from your use of our services. We collect information about the services that you use and how you use them, like when you watch a video on YouTube, visit a website that uses our advertising services, or view and interact with our ads and content. This information includes:
We collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number). BPIT may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your BPIT Account.
When you use our services or view content provided by BPIT, we automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This includes:
Details of how you used our service, such as your search queries.
Telephony log information like your phone number, calling-party number, forwarding numbers, time and date of calls, duration of calls, SMS routing information, and types of calls.
Internet protocol address.
Device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, and the referral URL.
Cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your BPIT Account.
When you use BPIT services, we may collect and process information about your actual location. We use various technologies to determine location, including IP address, GPS, and other sensors that may, for example, provide BPIT with information on nearby devices, Wi-Fi access points, and cell towers.
Unique application numbers
Certain services include a unique application number. This number and information about your installation (for example, the operating system type and application version number) may be sent to BPIT when you install or uninstall that service or when that service periodically contacts our servers, such as for automatic updates.
We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
Cookies and similar technologies
We and our partners use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit a BPIT service, and this may include using cookies or similar technologies to identify your browser or device. We also use these technologies to collect and store information when you interact with services we offer to our partners, such as advertising services or BPIT features that may appear on other sites. Our BPIT Analytics product helps businesses and site owners analyze the traffic to their websites and apps. When used in conjunction with our advertising services, such as those using the DoubleClick cookie, BPIT Analytics information is linked, by the BPIT Analytics customer or by BPIT, using BPIT technology, with information about visits to multiple sites.
Information we collect when you are signed in to BPIT, in addition to information we obtain about you from partners, may be associated with your BPIT Account. When information is associated with your BPIT Account, we treat it as personal information. For more information about how you can access, manage, or delete information that is associated with your BPIT Account, visit the Transparency and choice section of this policy.
How we use the information we collect
Brightpoint Infotech uses the data we collect to provide you with rich, interactive experiences. We use data to: Provide our products, which includes updating, securing, and troubleshooting, as well as providing support. It also includes sharing data, when it is required to provide the service or carry out the transactions you request.
Improve and develop our products.
Personalise our products and make recommendations Advertise and market to you, which includes sending promotional communications, targeting advertising, and presenting you with relevant offers.
We also use the data to operate our business, which includes analyzing our performance, meeting our legal obligations, developing our workforce, and doing research. carrying out these purposes, we combine data we collect from different contexts or obtain from third parties to give you a more seamless, consistent, and personalized experience, to make informed business decisions, and for other legitimate purposes.
Our processing of personal data for these purposes includes both automated and manual (human) methods of processing. Our automated methods often are related to and supported by our manual methods. For example, our automated methods include artificial intelligence (AI), which we think of as a set of technologies that enable computers to perceive, learn, reason, and assist in decision-making to solve problems in ways that are similar to what people do. To build, train, and improve the accuracy of our automated methods of processing (including AI), we manually review some of the predictions and inferences produced by the automated methods against the underlying data from which the predictions and inferences were made. For example, we manually review short snippets of voice data that we have taken steps to de-identify to improve our speech recognition technologies. This manual review may be conducted by Brightpoint employees or vendors who are working on Brightpoint’s behalf.
We also use this information to offer you tailored content – like giving you more relevant search results and ads.
We may use the name you provide for your BPIT Profile across all of the services we offer that require a BPIT Account. In addition, we may replace past names associated with your BPIT Account so that you are represented consistently across all our services. If other users already have your email or other information that identifies you, we may show them your publicly visible BPIT Profile information, such as your name and photo.
If you have a BPIT Account, we may display your Profile name, Profile photo, and actions you take on BPIT or on third-party applications connected to your BPIT Account (such as +1’s, reviews you write, and comments you post) in our services, including displaying in ads and other commercial contexts. We will respect the choices you make to limit sharing or visibility settings in your BPIT Account.
When you contact BPIT, we keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
We use information collected from cookies and other technologies, like pixel tags, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services. One of the products we use to do this on our services is BPIT Analytics. For example, by saving your language preferences, we will be able to have our services appear in the language you prefer. When showing you tailored ads, we will not associate an identifier from cookies or similar technologies with sensitive categories, such as those based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or health.
Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you with personally relevant product features, such as
customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection.
We may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other BPIT services – for example, to make it easier to share things with people you know. Depending on your account settings, your activity on other sites and apps may be associated with your personal information to improve BPIT’s services and the ads delivered by BPIT.
BPIT processes personal information on our servers in many countries around the world. We may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.
Transparency and choice
People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. For example, you can:
Review and update your BPIT activity controls to decide what types of data, such as videos you’ve watched on YouTube or past searches, you would like saved with your account when you use BPIT services. You can also visit these controls to manage whether certain activity is stored in a cookie or similar technology on your device when you use our services while signed out of your account.
Review and control certain types of information tied to your BPIT Account by using the BPIT Dashboard.
View and edit your preferences about the BPIT ads shown to you on BPIT and across the web, such as which categories might interest you, using Ads Settings. You can also visit that page to opt out of certain BPIT advertising services.
Adjust how the Profile associated with your BPIT Account appears to others. Control whom you share information with through your BPIT Account.
Take information associated with your BPIT Account out of many of our services.
Choose whether your Profile name and Profile photo appear in shared endorsements that appear in ads.
You may also set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However, it’s important to remember that many of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. For example, we may not remember your language preferences.
Information you share
Many of our services let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines, including BPIT. Our services provide you with different options for sharing and removing your content.
Accessing and updating your personal information
Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or delete it – unless we must keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes.
We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.
Collection of data from children
When a Brightpoint product collects age, and there is an age in your jurisdiction under which parental consent or authorization is required to use the product, the product will either block users under that age or will ask them to provide consent or authorization from a parent or guardian before they can use it. We will not knowingly ask children under that age to provide more data than is required to provide for the product. Once parental consent or authorization is granted, the child’s account is treated much like any other account.
Information we share
We do not share personal information with companies, organizations, and individuals outside of BPIT unless one of the following circumstances applies:
With your consent
We will share personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of BPIT when we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
With domain administrators
If your BPIT Account is managed for you by a domain administrator (for example, for G Suite users) then your domain administrator and resellers who provide user support to your organization will have access to your BPIT Account information (including your email and other data). Your domain administrator may be able to:
view statistics regarding your account, like statistics regarding applications you install. change your account password.
suspend or terminate your account access.
access or retain information stored as part of your account.
receive your account information to satisfy applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request.
restrict your ability to delete or edit information or privacy settings.
For external processing
For legal reasons
We will share personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of BPIT if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request. enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues.
protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of BPIT, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law.
We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers, or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends in the general use of our services.
We work hard to protect BPIT and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of information we hold. In particular:
We encrypt many of our services using SSL.
We offer you steps when you access your BPIT Account and a Safe Browsing feature in BPIT Chrome.
We review our information collection, storage, and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems.
We restrict access to personal information to BPIT employees, contractors, and agents who need to know that information to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
Changes in Policy