What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on our website, we collect the data in the comments. Also, BLI collects the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. This is to help spam detection.
After your comment’s approval, your profile picture will be visible to the public in the context of your comment.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Indeed, visitors to this website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
In most circumstances, BLI will only ask for your name and contact details. If you are donating, we will need to process your payment details, as well.
We use this pieces of information to keep you part of our family. Indeed, we do not use or resell those data. BLI may also use your name and contact details to check against sources, such as Royal Mail’s National Change of Address and the BT Operator Services Information System (OSIS) file, to ensure we have the most up to date contact details for you.
If you leave a comment on our website, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. The option to save these data is there for your own convenience.
Basically, you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. Then, they will disappear.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and disappear when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. By selecting “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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.
This website also uses Google Analytics Advertising Features to enable us to better understand the interests of our audience and to tailor our communications. You may see BLI listed in locations such as in search results or on the Google Display Network.
If you do not wish to see these adverts, you can:
All browsers allow you to control which cookies you accept and which you delete. You will usually find these settings under the ‘Preferences’ or ‘Tools’ menu of your browser. For more information about cookies, please see www.allaboutcookies.org.
Who we share your data with
We do not sell, lease, rent or otherwise disclose your personal data to third parties unless otherwise stated below. We may share your personal data if we have your consent to do so. Some services may allow you to share your personal data with other users of the service or with other services and their users.
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, edit, and delete 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.
Your contact information
We may share your contact info if we have your consent to do so. Your consent can be revoked at any time. Please consider carefully before disclosing any personal data or other information that might be accessible to other users.
We may share your personal data with other HERE companies or authorized third parties who process personal data for HERE for the purposes described in this Policy. This may include for example billing through your network service provider or otherwise, delivery of your purchases, providing services including customer service, managing and analyzing consumer data, credit checks, conducting research and managing marketing and other such campaigns. When you purchase a HERE product from us with a network service provider plan, we may need to exchange information with your network service provider to provide you with such service.
We may conduct joint marketing and other communications with our partners, for example your mobile operator. To avoid duplicate or unnecessary communications and to tailor the message to you we may need to match information that HERE has collected with information that the partner has collected where this is permitted by law.
These authorized third parties are not permitted to use your personal data for any other purposes. We bind them contractually, require them to act consistently with this Policy and to use appropriate security measures to protect your personal data.
How we protect your data
Privacy and security are key considerations in the creation and delivery of our products and services.
BLI has assigned specific responsibilities to address privacy and security related matters. We enforce our internal policies and guidelines through an appropriate selection of activities; this includes proactive and reactive risk management, security and privacy engineering, training and assessments.
Moreover, we take appropriate steps to address online security, physical security, risk of data loss and other such risks taking into consideration the risk represented by the processing and the nature of the data being protected. Also, we limit access to our data bases containing personal data to authorized persons having a justified need to access such information.
What data breach procedures we have in place
BLI is working hard to ensure that in the advent of an unauthorized third party taking over our website, your data will be safe. This will be carried out through tools and a reporting mechanism which works efficiently.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
We commit to disclose at any time the data we might have shared with any third party in case doubts arise from your side.