Your privacy is important to Beacon; maintaining your trust is paramount to us.
This Statement discloses the information practices for Beacon’s Web site, from what type of information about our Web sites’ users is gathered and tracked, to how the information is used, shared or otherwise processed offline.
This Statement applies to Beacon sites that link to this Statement but does not apply to those Beacon Web sites that have their own Privacy Statement. From time to time, we may supplement this Statement with additional information relating to a particular interaction we have with you.
You may choose to give us personal information directly in a variety of situations. For example, you may want to give us your name and contact information to communicate with you, to order a product, to process an order, to register for a service, to provide you with a subscription, or to do business with us if you are a supplier, business partner or customer. You may also share a description of your education and work experience in connection with a job opening at Beacon for which you wish to be considered. If you tell us that you do not want us to use your information to make further contact with you beyond fulfilling your request, we will respect your wishes.
We may also collect information relating to your use of our Web site through the use of various technologies. For example, when you visit our Web site, we may log certain information that your browser sends us, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access time, and referring Web site addresses, and we may collect information about the pages you view within our site and other actions you take while visiting us. In addition, some of our software products include technologies that allow Beacon to collect certain information about product use. We may also use such technologies to determine whether you've opened an e-mail or clicked on a link contained in an e-mail. Collecting information in this manner allows us to collect statistics about the usage and effectiveness of our Web site, personalize your experience and tailor our interactions with you.
From time to time, we may also collect information that pertains to you indirectly through other sources, such as list vendors. When we do so, we ask the vendors to confirm that the information was legally acquired by the third party and that we have the right to obtain it from them and use it.
The information that we collect, either directly or indirectly, may be combined to help us improve its overall accuracy and completeness and to help us better tailor our interactions with you.
The following paragraphs describe in more detail how Beacon may use your personal information.
If you request something from Beacon, for example, a product or service, a callback, or specific marketing materials, we will use the information you provide to fulfill your request. To help us do this, we may share information with others, for instance, Beacon's business partners, financial institutions, shipping companies, or postal or government authorities, such as Customs authorities, involved in fulfillment. In connection with a transaction, we may also contact you as part of our customer satisfaction surveys or for market research purposes.
We may use information we collect about you to provide you with a personalized experience on our Web site, such as providing you with content in which you may be interested and making navigation on our site easier.
The information you provide to Beacon, as well as the information we have collected about you indirectly, may be used by Beacon for marketing purposes. Before we do so, however, we will offer you the opportunity to choose whether or not to have your information used in this way. You may at any time choose not to receive marketing materials from us by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each e-mail you may receive, by indicating so when we call you, or by contacting us directly (please refer to “Privacy Questions and Access” below).
In connection with a job application or inquiry, whether advertised on a Beacon Web site or otherwise, you may provide us with information about yourself, such as a resume. We may use this information throughout Beacon in order to address your inquiry or consider you for employment purposes. Unless you tell us not to do so, we may keep the information for future consideration.
Certain online transactions may involve you calling us or us calling you. They may also involve online chats. Please be aware that it is Beacon’s general practice to monitor and in some cases record such interactions for staff training or quality assurance purposes or to retain evidence of a particular transaction or interaction.
We may also use or share your information to protect the rights or property of Beacon, our business partners, suppliers, clients, or others when we have reasonable grounds to believe that such rights or property have been or could be affected. In addition, we reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, or the rights of others, or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web sites.
If you represent a Beacon business partner, you may visit the Beacon Web site intended specifically for Beacon business partners. We may use information provided on that site to administer and develop our business relationship with you, the business partner you represent, and Beacon business partners generally. For instance, this may involve using your information to send you details of Beacon business partner programs. It may also include sharing certain information with other business partners (subject to any confidentiality obligations that may exist), or Beacon customers or prospects. In connection with a particular transaction or program, we may also contact you as part of customer satisfaction surveys or for market research purposes.
Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, Beacon decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize the business. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or the receipt of such information from sellers. It is Beacon’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.
Please be aware that in certain circumstances, personal information may be subject to disclosure to government agencies pursuant to judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process. We may also share your information to protect the rights or property of Beacon, our business partners, suppliers or clients, and others when we have reasonable grounds to believe that such rights or property have been or could be affected.
We intend to protect your personal information and to maintain its accuracy. Beacon implements reasonable physical, administrative and technical safeguards to help us protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure. We also require that our suppliers protect such information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure.
To allow you to interact with other Web sites on which you may have accounts (such as Facebook and other social media sites) or join communities on such sites, we may provide links or embed third-party applications that allow you to login, post content or join communities from our Web site. We may also provide you with general links to non-Beacon Web sites. Your use of these links and applications is subject to the third parties’ privacy policies, and you should become familiar with the third party sites' privacy policies before using the links or applications. Beacon is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other Web sites.
We will post a notice for 30 days at the top of this page notifying users when this Privacy Statement is updated or modified in a material way. If we are going to use your personal information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify you, and you will have a choice as to whether or not we can use your personal information in such a way.
If you have a question about this Privacy Statement or Beacon’s handling of your information, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact us at:Beacon’s Corporate Office