We also automatically collect certain information regarding your access to and use of the Site and Services. This information includes, but is not limited to, your IP address, browser type, referring website URLs, log files, pages on the Site that you visit, and links you click on (“Usage Data”).
If you reside in the European Economic Area or Switzerland (collectively the “EU”), we rely on the following lawful grounds under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) to process (collect, store, and use) your personal data contained in Personal Information and Usage Data: (a) it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you; (b) our legitimate interests; and (c) your consent. If you are a customer, the lawful ground for processing your personal data is necessity in performing our contract to provide the Services to you; our legitimate interest in understanding, improving, and promoting our services; and your consent. If you visit or use our website, the lawful ground for processing your personal data is our legitimate interest in understanding how users interact with our website to improve our website and Services, and your consent.
We use information you submit to us at the time of account registration, such as your name and email address, and any updated information you subsequently submit, such as a new email address, to create and maintain your account.
We use your information, including Personal Information, primarily to operate our business and provide the Services to you, including the completion of immigration forms. We use such information to personalize the Services we provide to you. We may use your information to verify your identity, for fraud prevention, to enforce the Terms of Service and to protect the integrity of the Site. We may also use your information to develop new features or Services and to improve the quality of our Services.
We may use your information, including Personal Information, to respond to questions you have regarding use of our Services or to provide technical assistance.
We may contact you using the contact information you provide in order to respond to inquiries you send to us, to communicate with you regarding our Services and the services of our partners, and to market our Services, or those of our partners, to you. If you are in the EU, we will only use your contact information to communicate with you regarding our partners’ services with your prior consent.
We may use information about you and other users, in aggregate form, for our own internal research and analytical purposes. For example, we may use certain types of your information to understand which features of our Services are being used most frequently.
We may use your government receipt number from time to time to check your application status, so that we may provide you with pertinent general information about the steps in the application process. If, at any time, you do not want BDV Solutions to retain your government receipt number or to check your application status, let us know by contacting us at email@example.com
BDV Solutions does not share your Personal Information with third parties for their marketing purposes without your consent.
We may share your information, including Personal Information, with third parties if you provide us with authorization to do so.
We may share your Personal Information with third-party service providers, but only to the extent necessary for them to assist us in providing our Services. For example, if you purchase Services, we will share your Billing Information with third-party payment processors to the extent necessary to process your payment. We require all third-party service providers to protect the security of your Personal Information, to keep your Personal Information confidential, and to use such information for no other purposes.
We will not voluntarily disclose your Personal Information. However, we may disclose your Personal Information as required by law, such as in response to a court order, subpoena, or similar legal process legally requiring us to produce the information. If legally permitted and feasible, we will give you notice of our receipt of a demand for your Personal Information and provide you a reasonable time in which to seek to quash such demand in court, or otherwise obtain a withdrawal or modification of the demand, before complying with the demand.
We may share non-personally identifiable and non-privileged information about you and other users, in aggregate form, to third-party academic researchers. We require all third-party researchers to use such anonymized information for no purposes other than academic research. For example, we may use certain types of non-personally identifiable and non-privileged information to help researchers study factors that reduce barriers facing applicants navigating the immigration system. If you are in the EU, we will only share your non-privileged information with such academic researchers with your consent.
Policy Regarding Children Our Site and Services are not intended for persons under 18 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from persons under 18 years of age. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we become aware that a person under 18 years of age has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our files.
We are located in the United States and transfer your personal data for processing in the United States. We make the transfer to the United States in the absence of an adequacy decision because it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, or with your explicit consent.
If you are located in the EU, you may use your account to access, correct, or change Personal Information that you have provided to us. You may also email us at email@example.com to request access to, transfer of, and rectification or erasure of your Personal Information or restriction of processing; and to object to processing. In the email, specify the nature of your request and the information that is the subject of your request. We will respond to your request within 30 days.If we are processing your personal data based upon the lawful ground of your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent for such processing at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before it is withdrawn. To withdraw consent, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Security We have put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the security of the information we collect, both during transmission and once received.
This includes, but is not limited to, encryption, access control and audit logging on Personal Information. However, no method of transmission over the internet or method of storage is 100% secure. We cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent our computer systems from being accessed illegally, nor can we guarantee that the information on our computer systems will not be viewed or stolen. ACCORDINGLY, BDV SOLUTIONS DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR THE THEFT, INTERCEPTION, LOSS, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO DAMAGE TO YOUR INFORMATION. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.