If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about any aspect of this policy or how Blue State handles your information, please email our privacy team at [email protected].
What information do we collect?
We collect personal information from you in several ways; you may share information with us, or we may collect it using other means. In this section we explain the different ways we collect personal information from you and some ways in which that information will be used.
Requesting information from us and responding to your queries
We process contact information such as name, email address, telephone number or postal address, preferences, and other declared personal information about you when you provide it to us. For example, when you fill out online forms, call or text us, or inquire about our products and services.
Interacting with us via Social Media Channels
We process information relating to you when you interact with us through social media platforms such as Linkedin or Facebook.
Registering for and attending our events, seminars, or conferences
If you choose to attend one of our events, we will ask for your contact information to provide you with details of the event and manage your attendance. For in-person events, we may ask you to provide us with accessibility information, if appropriate.
Updating you on developments and initiatives
We may process your contact information to keep you updated on updates and developments in our business.
Interacting with our website
Applying for a job at Blue State
Visiting our offices
We may collect information such as contact information (including name, email address, telephone number) and CCTV footage in respect to your visit to our office address.
Interacting with us as a client of Blue State
Interacting with us as a supplier or partner to Blue State
How do we use your personal information?
We will use your personal information in the following ways. We are also required by law to state a “legal basis for processing,” i.e., to tell you on what grounds we are allowed to use your information, and this is also set out below:
|How we will use your personal information||Our legal basis for processing|
|To provide or respond to you with information that you have requested, e.g. related to a newsletter, bulletin, an invitation for an event, or your interaction with us on social media||Consent – we only use your personal information for this purpose if you have asked us to do so. You can withdraw your consent at any time.|
|To keep you updated with developments and initiatives at Blue State, its affiliates or partners||Our legitimate interests – we use your information to provide you news and updates on Blue State, its affiliates or partners. You will always have the opportunity to opt-out in each correspondence.|
|To process your registration for and attendance at events, seminars, conferences, and meetings with Blue State, its affiliates or partners||Our legitimate interests – we use your information to book you on to the requested events and to send confirmation to you and the event organizer.|
|To respond to specific queries you may raise regarding Blue State, its affiliates, and its partners||Consent – we only use your personal information for this purpose if you have asked us to do so. You can withdraw your consent at any time.|
|To provide you with better ways of accessing information from this website||Consent – we only use your personal information for this purpose if you have consented for us to do so. You can withdraw your consent at any time.|
|To process and consider your job application||Our legitimate interests – we use your personal information to assess your job application, update you on its status, and keep you informed of other opportunities, if you have asked us to, via the methods you have selected.|
|To manage your visit to our offices||Our legitimate interests or any other purposes required by law such as, for example, compliance with fire protection regulations.|
For how we use your information that is collected using cookies and similar technologies please see the “Cookies” section below.
Do we pass your information to third parties?
We may disclose your personal information if we or any of our assets are the subject of a sale or similar corporate transaction. We will ensure that the third parties who receive your personal information are required to keep it confidential.
We may disclose personal information to third parties when we reasonably believe we are required by law, and in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual unlawful or otherwise prohibited activities, including, but not limited to, fraud.
Where do we send your information?
We are a global company and therefore we may transfer your personal information to countries around the world including the US and other countries outside of the UK and Europe. We will, where the country to which your data is transferred has not been found to provide an adequate level of protection, put in place appropriate safeguards (we use standard contractual clauses) to ensure your information is protected.
How long do we keep your information?
Third Party Websites
How do we protect your information?
We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure that your personal information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.
This website is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from or about any person under the age of 16. If you are under 16 years old and wish to ask a question or use this site in any way that requires you to submit your personal information, please get your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf.
You are entitled to ask:
Please contact us using the details set out below if you would like to exercise any of these rights.You also have the right to make a complaint to the supervisory authority if you’re not happy with how we’ve handled your personal information. In the UK, the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office (https://www.ico.org.uk).
Blue State appreciates and values the identification and reporting of security vulnerabilities carried out by well-intentioned, ethical security researchers. Please read our Responsible Disclosures Policy in full.
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How to contact us
If you wish to exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal information or if you have any queries about how we use your personal information, please let us know by contacting us at the following address: Blue State, 175 Greenwich Street, 16th Floor, New York NY 10007 or by email at [email protected].