Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you access information on our website, BSSMC, or a contractor operating on behalf of BSSMC, will automatically collect and store the following basic information:
- The name of the internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com”);
- The Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet) from which you access our site;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site; and
- The pages you visit and the information you request.
BSSMC primarily collects this information for statistical analyses and technical improvements to the site to include creating summary statistics that may be used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest to the public, determining technical design specifications, and identifiable system performance or problem areas. The primary purpose of automatically collecting this kind of information is not to track individuals who visit this site, and BSSMC will not take additional steps to identify you using this information.
BSSMC does not collect or use information for commercial marketing. BSSMC will send general updates to past conferences attendees about activities, events, registration, new programs, and similar opportunities, butcontacts may opt out of such general updates by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal Information that You Voluntarily Provide
You are not required to provide any personal information to us to access information on our website. If you choose to provide us with personal information, such as by sending a message to an email address on this website or by filling out and submitting a form through our website, we will use that information to respond to your message or to fulfil the stated purpose of the communication.
Sharing of Personal Information You Voluntarily Provide Directly to BSSMC
BSSMC will not share information you voluntarily provide with other entities, except with such third-party contractors and applications as described in the next paragraph, and then only to the extent required to respond to your message and/or process your request.
Information Automatically Collected by Third-Party Websites or Applications that facilitate BSSMC business processes (Service Providers)
BSSMC maintains accounts with, and facilitates business functions through, third-party service providers of websites and applications. These third-party website and application service providers may themselves automatically collect and store additional information about you, in accordance with their terms of service and privacy policies. BSSMC does not control what these third-party service providers do with the information they collect.
Personal Information Voluntarily Provided to Launchpad23 on Third-Party Websites or Applications
BSSMC maintains accounts on third-party websites and applications, such as social media platforms. When interacting with the public on third-party websites and applications, BSSMC may request that you voluntarily provide information to BSSMC (for example, BSSMC may request your information to register for an event hosted by BSSMC). These third-party website and application service providers may also collect the information you voluntarily provide, in accordance with their terms of service and privacy policies. BSSMC does not control what these third-party service providers do with the information they collect.
Website Measurement and Customization Technologies (e.g. Cookies)
Website measurement and customization technologies (commonly called “cookies”) are small bits of text that are downloaded to your internet browser when you visit a website. You may control permissions for cookies on this or any other website by adjusting your individual browser settings for customized privacy protection – see https://www.usa.gov/optout-instructions for helpful guidance. You can still use the BSSMC website if you do not accept the cookies, but you may be unable to use certain cookie-dependent features.
Session cookies are not stored on your computer’s hard drive, and are removed when you complete your session or exit the site. Some BSSMC websites use these session cookies to provide streamlined navigation and statistical analysis. These temporary cookies do not gather personally identifiable information.
The BSSMC website uses persistent cookies that remain on your computer’s hard drive after you complete an activity. Some of these persistent cookies enable analytic programs to measure how new and returning visitors use our website over time. These persistent cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information, and the information collected is used only to improve our websites.
BSSMC’s Use of Third-Party Websites and Applications
BSSMC uses third-party websites (including social media platforms) and third-party applications to enhance the user experience, promote access to information, and provide ease of navigation throughout the BSSMC website.
Links to External Sites
BSSMC’s websites may contain links to websites created and maintained by other public or private organizations. We provide these links as a service to visitors to our site. When you follow a link to an external site, you are leaving Launchpad23 and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the external site.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, BSSMC information systems, and information systems operated by contractors on behalf of Launchpad23, employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Anyone using these information systems expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence will be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials.