B Squared is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the B Squared site and governs data collection and usage. By using the B Squared site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

B Squared collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. B Squared also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by B Squared. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by B Squared for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the B Squared site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through B Squared public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: B Squared does not read any of your private online communications.

B Squared encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from B Squared so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. B Squared is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the B Squared and B Squared family of Web sites.

Use of Cookies

The B Squared Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize B Squared pages, or register with B Squared site or services, a cookie helps B Squared to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same B Squared Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the B Squared features that you customized.

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 fully experience the interactive features of the B Squared services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

B Squared secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. B Squared secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

B Squared will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. B Squared encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how B Squared is protecting your information.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact Information

B Squared welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that B Squared has not adhered to this Statement, please contact B Squared at hello@bsquared.co.uk. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.