Effective date: September 10th, 2020
We are Project Bluefire LLC ("Bluefire"), a Canadian registered company. We provide a social community platform allowing people to connect world wide.
It is always a User’s choice whether or not to provide Personal Information. However, if a User chooses not to provide requested Personal Information, that User will not be able to use certain features of the Services. We set out in detail below the information that we collect about Users and Users’ use of our Services. Bluefire does not intentionally collect things like protected health information, financial information, date of birth, social security or other government-issued identification number, and other sensitive personal information from Users.
3. The Information We Collect About Users
Personal data, or personal information, means any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified. It does not include data which cannot be related to an identifiable person (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal information about Users which we have grouped together as follows:
Identity Data includes first name, last name or similar identifier.
Contact Data includes email address and verification.
Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, operating system and platform.
Usage Data includes information about how Users use our Services, such as browsing actions within the portal, the buttons, controls, Users click on, pages of our portal that Users visit, the time spent on those pages, User’s search queries, the dates and times of User’s visits, and workplace usage.
We also collect, use and share Non-personalized data called “Service Data” such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Service Data may be derived from User’s personal information but is not considered personal information in law as this information does not directly or indirectly reveal User’s identity. For example, we may aggregate User’s Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific feature.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about Users (this includes details about User’s race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about User’s health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
4. How Is User’s Personal Information Collected
We use different methods to collect data from and about Users including through:
Direct interactions. Users may give us User’s Identity, Contact and Profile Data by registering for the community and completing fields within the community
automated technologies or interactions. As Users interact with our Service, we may automatically collect Technical and Usage Data about User’s equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies.
Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal information about Users from various third parties and public sources as set out below:
Technical Data from the following parties:
a. analytics providers such as Google Analytics.
b. search information providers such as Google.
5. Purposes for Which We Will Use User’s Personal Information
We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use Users’ personal information.
To deliver the Services to Users (including by recognizing users across the devices they use, and providing, maintaining, tailoring and improving the community and services)
To register Users as a User
To administer and protect our business and this the Service (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)
To use data analytics to improve our services, customer relationships and experiences and to personalize Bluefire's services. To make suggestions and recommendations to User about services that may be of interest to Users and to provide Users with information, products or services they request To improve our Services including: Tracking email open rates, web page visits and form submissions.
To inform Bluefire as to what content is effective
To provide follower updates
To personalize Bluefire's services
To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business solely for the purpose of them providing services to us.
To fulfill the purpose for which Users provide it.
For any other purpose expressly disclosed by us when Users provide the information.
To our subsidiaries and affiliates where they are providing.
We may also disclose User’s Personal Information:
To comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Bluefire, our userbase, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Upon request, Bluefire will provide Users with information about whether we hold any of User’s Personal Information. Bluefire enables users and website visitors with the ability to access and correct Personal Information we have collected. If Users have any concerns or suspect unauthorized activities associated with User’s account, please contact us. We will respond to User’s request within a reasonable timeframe, and in any event within 30 days of receiving the request.
Bluefire acknowledges that Users have the right to access, update, revoke permission to process, or request the deletion of User’s Personal Information. Any such query can be directed to Bluefire admins. If requested to remove data under either scenario, we will respond within a reasonable timeframe.
8. Security and Enforcement
The security of User’s Personal Information is important to us. We use security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information to ensure that User’s Personal Information is stored and maintained in a secure environment. Bluefire exercises managerial and technical safeguards designed to protect against the loss or unauthorized use or disclosure of Personal Information belonging to our userbase and visitors. These safeguards include encryption, malware protection, logical and physical access controls, and detection of social engineering attacks.
9. Managing the Online Collection of Additional Data
As Users navigate through and interact with our community and Services, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about User’s equipment, browsing actions and patterns, location, and workplace usage patterns,
Details of User’s visits to our community and other communication data and the resources that Users access and use on the Site or App.
Information about User’s computer and Internet connection, including User’s IP address, operating system, and browser type.
We also may use these technologies to collect information about User’s online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking).
We may collect information about User’s mobile device and Internet connection, including the device’s unique device identifier, IP address, operating system, browser type, mobile network information and the device’s telephone number.
Our App collects real-time information about the location of User’s device.
We and our third-party service providers may collect information about Use in a variety of ways. We and/or our third-party partners may employ various tracking technologies, such as cookies, web beacons and analytics software, that help us better manage content on our Service by informing us what content is effective.
Functional cookies, persistent and session type, store information to enable core site functionality.
Analytics cookies allow us to count page visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site and our marketing campaigns.
9.2. Web Beacons
We (or third-party data or ad networks we work with) may use Web Beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about our Service, or other information we or they have collected. Web Beacons are tiny graphic objects that are embedded in a web page or email and are usually invisible to the user but allow checking that a user has viewed the page or email. Web Beacons may be used within the Service to track email open rates, web page visits or form submissions. In some cases, we tie the information gathered by Web Beacons to our Users’ Personal Information. For example, we use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
9.3. Flash and HTML5 Storage
We use Local Shared Objects, such as Flash cookies, AND/OR Local Storage, such as HTML5, to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our website upon User’s web browsing activity also use Flash cookies or HTML5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5.
9.4. Do Not Track Signals
At this time, we do not respond to browser ‘do not track’ signals.
10. Transfers of Data
For example, regarding normal business operations, Bluefire may engage a third-party to support our payments, support services, information technology, or mailings on our behalf.
We may also disclose User’s Personal Information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal process, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect User’s safety, or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
11. Outside Parties and Sites
12. Additional Privacy Protections for Minors
13. Data Retention
Bluefire will keep User’s Personal Information for as long as it remains necessary for the identified purposes in Section 5 or as required by law, which may extend beyond the termination of our relationship with User. Users acknowledge and agree that if User request that User’s name be removed from our databases, it may not be possible to completely delete all User’s Personal Information due to legal constraints.
14. RESIDENTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU)
Bluefire generally processes Personal Information in order to fulfill needs we have with our users and to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Otherwise, Bluefire will obtain consent from an individual with respect to the processing of Personal Information if required by law to do so.
Further, individuals located in the EU have certain rights under European law (including under the General Data Protection Regulation) with respect to Personal Information, including the right to request access to, obtain, correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of User’s personal data. Individual end users, customers or prospective customers located in the EU who wish to exercise these rights, should contact Bluefire or it's administration. Using the contact information below in Section 16. If we are processing User’s information on behalf of a third party then User should contact that party directly because Bluefire serves as a data processor on behalf of third party in that instance and can only forward User’s request to the buyer to allow them to respond. Individuals also have the right to make complaints to regulatory authorities in respect of our privacy practices.
We value your data subject rights under GDPR and therefore “GDPR-Rep.eu” has been designated as Bluefire's representative in the European Union for data protection matters pursuant to Article 27 of the GDPR. GDPR-Rep.eu may be contacted only on matters related to the processing of Personal Data. If you want to make use of your data subject rights, visit https://gdpr-rep.eu/q/14418454. Please add ‘GDPR-REP ID: 14418454’ to all correspondence.