Privacy

BlueStripe Software Privacy Policy

BlueStripe has created this privacy policy (the “Site Policy”) to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy of our website visitors and the right of privacy throughout the Internet. Privacy on this BlueStripe website (the “Site”) is of great importance to us. Because we gather important information from visitors to our Site, we have established this policy as a means to communicate our information gathering and dissemination practices. BlueStripe will treat your personal information in accordance with the privacy statement in place at the time of collection of such information, or as you otherwise consent. By using this Site, you are agreeing to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this Site, including use after the posting of any changes to these terms, will be deemed acceptance by you of the Site Policy.

You will find information on the following topics within this Privacy Policy:

Collected Information

Anonymous Information
You can visit the Site to read information about our company, products, and services without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. To improve the usefulness of our site, BlueStripe measures and analyzes non-identifying, aggregate usage, and volume statistical information from Site visitors in order to administer our Site, and to constantly improve the quality of our service and site performance.

Information gathered may include, but is not limited to, the following: the activity of the Site visitor’s browser when the visitor is viewing the Site; the site path of visitors; and the time visitors come to the Site. BlueStripe reserves the right to publish anonymous, aggregate summary information regarding its Site visitors for promotional purposes and as a representative audience for advertisers/partners. Please note that this is not personal information, only general summaries of our visitors’ usage of the Site.

Personally Identifiable Information
You may wish to request information about our products and services. To facilitate the distribution of this content, you are asked to provide information, such as, but not limited to, name, company, title, phone number, e-mail address, site name, URL, and address. Based on the your request, BlueStripe may also ask for additional information, such as how you heard about us. This information is provided by you on a voluntary basis only and is not required by us in order for you to use and enjoy our Site.

BlueStripe may also collect log-in information, such as user name and account name, of our corporate customers’ internal users that log-in to access resources or products on this Site. Such user information may be associated with a user’s individual visitation activity whether or not he/she is logged-in to the products at such time.

Information Use and Disclosure
BlueStripe uses the information that we collect on the Site to contact you to further discuss your interest in our company, our services, and to send information regarding our company or partners, such as marketing promotions and events. This information may also be used to improve the services we provide you. The information is collected and stored in a manner that is appropriate for the nature of the data that we collect, and the need to fulfill your request. This information is never provided to third parties for their own use. Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law, or in order to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or legal process served on the Site. We may store and process personal information in the United States or any other country in which we (or any of our Subsidiaries or agents) maintain facilities.

Cookies and clear GIFs

What Are Cookies
Cookies are files that Web servers place on an Internet user’s computer that are designed to store basic information (such as visitor preferences). The use of cookies on this Site allows visitors to enjoy more seamless visits and more accurately measures visitor behavior on the Site. There are two types of cookies: session and persistent. Session cookies exist only during an Internet user’s online session. They disappear from the user’s computer when he/she closes the browser software. Persistent cookies remain on the user’s computer after the browser has been closed. The cookies used on the Site do not identify you personally. They merely recognize your browser, unless you choose to identify yourself voluntarily. You may choose to identify yourself for any one of the following reasons: by asking the browser to remember your username and password, by responding to a promotional offer, or by personalizing a web page or requesting more information on a product or service. Otherwise you remain anonymous.

How We Use Cookies
When you interact with the Site, we strive to make that experience easy and meaningful. When you come to our Site, we may use web server uses cookies to improve your interaction with the Site by, for example, remembering your preferences. More specifically, BlueStripe uses cookies to measure your behavior on this Site and to save personal settings on specific pages. For our corporate customers who login to the BlueStripe to access resources, support, or other services, through the Site, cookies can also be used to save the username and password so that BlueStripe can process the saved login information and quickly log that user into the product. Cookies also help us make sure you are who you say you are after you’ve logged in. BlueStripe uses cookies (that only BlueStripe can read and use) to identify the fact that you are a BlueStripe customer or a prior Site visitor (whatever the case may be). Users who disable their Web browsers’ ability to accept cookies will still be able to browse the Site; however, they may lose some of the functionality provided by the use of cookies.

Controlling Our Use of Cookies
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you are using a public computer or do not otherwise want this information to be stored, you can select the appropriate radio button on the sign-in page, and this cookie will not be used. For further information about disabling cookies you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of BlueStripe web sites and services that depend on cookies.

What are Clear Gifs?
Clear gifs (also known as web beacons) are used in combination with cookies to help Site operators understand how visitors interact with their websites. A clear gif is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a site. The use of a clear gif allows the Site to measure the actions of the visitor opening the page that contains the clear gif.

How We Use Clear Gifs
We may utilize clear gifs to measure visitor behavior, to help us improve visitor experience, and to manage site content. We may use clear gifs on this Site, in our e-mails, in our advertisements on other web sites, or in our advertisements.

Security

Our Site has physical, administrative and technical measures in place to maintain the security, confidentiality, and integrity of the data under our control, and to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of such data. BlueStripe uses secured server areas and advanced firewall technology to minimize the risk of security breaches for individually identifiable information that is volunteered on the Site. Finally, BlueStripe provides unique usernames and passwords that must be entered each time a corporate customer, or a BlueStripe employee that has a business need to access the information, logs on to a BlueStripe resource via this Site. These safeguards help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and help ensure the appropriate use of all data.

While we strive to protect your personal information, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure and therefore we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you send to us. You send any information via this Site at your own risk.

Third party sites

The Site contains links to other websites. BlueStripe is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites. Customers and/or visitors should check the privacy policy statements of these other websites to understand their policies. Customers and visitors who access a linked site may be disclosing their private information. It is the responsibility of the user to keep such information private and confidential.

BlueStripe will never provide your personally identifying information, name, address, or contact information (such as email address), to any third party vendor for their use. From time to time, BlueStripe will place certain data in trust (with a service provider, for example) to facilitate marketing programs (such as email campaigns, for example), however your data is contractually protected and will never be released for re-use to a third party without your prior consent.

Opt-out and update policies

Opt-Out Policy:
BlueStripe offers its Site visitors a means for controlling the use of session information. If, at any time after registering for information or ordering BlueStripe’s services (“Services”), you change your mind about receiving information from us you may utilize the following opt out mechanism. E-mail us now to opt-out.

Updating Your Information:
We provide all visitors to the Site options for reviewing, changing, and modifying personally identifiable information previously provided. To update your organization’s profile, user profiles, billing information or to discontinue the Service, e-mail us now. Users can expect to receive a response to any such update request within five (5) days of BlueStripe’s receipt of the same.

We will provide you with a copy of any personal information that you have provided in connection with your visit to this Site should you request it, but will require evidence of your identity. We may require a nominal administration fee to cover our costs in providing such information. If you wish to access the personal information we have about you, or to correct factual errors in our records, please contact us as set forth in the “Contact Us” section below. To protect your privacy, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Contact Us:

If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy, you should contact our Privacy Department by e-mail.

Company officers and senior management may also be reached at the contact information on our Contact page.