Last modified: December 2021
Be, Inc. DBA as Be Community is committed to providing a safe online environment conducive to professional and social networking and development. Please read the following privacy statement carefully.
Your privacy is our top concern. We work hard to earn and keep your trust, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
- We do not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes.
- We do not share your contact information with other users without your consent.
- Any personally identifiable information that you provide will be secured with industry standard protocols and technology.
1. Personal Information Collected
We collect your personal information in the following ways:
In order to become a member of Be, Inc. DBA Be Community (“Member”), you must first create an account on the Website. To create an account you are required to provide certain personal information, which you recognize and expressly acknowledge is personal information allowing others, including Be, Inc. DBA Be Community, to identify you.
Log files, IP addresses and information about your computer
Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the Website we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave Be, Inc. DBA Be Community. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, as well as the name of your ISP. This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve the Be, Inc. DBA Be Community service. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is not shared with third-parties without your permission or except when required by law.
2. Uses of personal information
The personally identifiable information you choose to provide on the Website is used to help you describe yourself to other users. Other information, that does not personally identify you as an individual, is collected by Be, Inc. DBA Be Community from users (such as, for example, patterns of utilization) and is exclusively owned by Be, Inc. DBA Be Community. This information can be utilized by Be, Inc. DBA Be Community in such a manner as Be, Inc. DBA Be Community, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.
Be, Inc. DBA Be Community Communications
Be, Inc. DBA Be Community will communicate with you through email and notices posted on the Website or through other means available through the service, including text and other forms of messaging. If we send any communications to you via the carrier service with which you have a mobile communications subscription or otherwise have access, you understand you will pay any service fees associated with any such access (including text messaging charges for messages to your mobile device). Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from Be, Inc. DBA Be Community related to the proper functioning of your account. Be, Inc. DBA Be Community may send you promotional information unless you have opted out of receiving such information.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes. We will only share your personally identifiable information with third parties to carry out your instructions or to provide specific services or information.
We may provide aggregated anonymous data about the usage of our services to third parties for such purposes as we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including to prospective advertisers on Be, Inc. DBA Be Community.
Surveys and Polls
As a user, you may receive requests to participate in market research including polls and surveys. If you participate in surveys and polls offered through the Website, the information you provide may be visible to others using the Website.
If you take part in any online forum on the Website, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you choose to provide there can be read, collected, or used by other users of such forums, as well as third parties. Be, Inc. DBA Be Community is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in any such forum.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law, such as responses to civil or criminal subpoenas, or other requests by law enforcement personnel. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, subpoena, or other legal process or request to Be, Inc. DBA Be Community brought in any country throughout the world, or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
3. Your Information Choices
Accessing and Changing Your Account Information
You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information you publish, or to the settings for your Be, Inc. DBA Be Community account, at any time by logging in to your account on the Website. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, Be, Inc. DBA Be Community may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.
Closing Your Account
You can also close your account through the Website. If you close your account, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our publicly viewable database. We may retain certain data contributed by you if we believe it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, for legitimate business purposes, or if required by law.
4. Important Information
Children are not eligible to use our service and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us or use the service.
In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on Be Community is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the Website. To protect any data you store on our servers we also regularly audit our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails and instant messaging and similar means of communication with other users are not encrypted and we strongly request you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.
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