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Business Roundtable Privacy Statement


Last Updated: October, 2018

Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Statement describes the privacy practices of Business Roundtable (“Business Roundtable,” “we,” “us,” “our”) in relation to the use of Business Roundtable website, which is accessible at https://www.businessroundtable.org and any other websites that link to this Privacy Statement, as well as mobile applications and Digital Services that link to or post this Privacy Statement (collectively, the “Site”). It also explains how Business Roundtable collects, uses, and shares your personal information and other information, and the choices that are available to you. This Privacy Statement is incorporated into our Terms of Use, which also applies when you access or use the Site. 

We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time. Please check the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Privacy Statement was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Statement on the Site.


Overview

1.     What Information We Collect

2.      Web Site Navigational Information

3.      How We Use Your Information

4.      Our Information Sharing Policies

5.      Security of Your Information

6.      Your Choices

7.      Third-Party Websites and Services

8.      International Users

9.      Age Restrictions

10.    Legal Disclaimer

11.    Questions or Comments


1.       What Information We Collect

1.1        When you visit and interact with our Site, we collect information about you, including personal information. “Personal Information” means information that specifically identifies you or, when combined with other information we have, can be used to identify, locate, or contact you.    

1.2        The information we collect may include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and other similar information you voluntarily provide us so that we can communicate with you. When you voluntarily sign up to receive one of our newsletters or to be added to one of our mailing lists, Business Roundtable may collect information such as your name, e-mail address, zip code, and organization. When you access our Site, we also collect information such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address or mobile device ID that when combined with other data can be personally identifiable. 

1.3        We also may combine the Personal Information that we have collected about you with other information about you obtained from other sources (both online and offline), such as from third parties and public sources. For example, if you connect with us on social media, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn, so that we can provide you with news and other updates on these platforms, we may use the platforms’ data analytics and advertising tools to obtain Personal Information about you such as your demographics, interests, location and other characteristics, to use for research and analytical purposes, as well as for targeted or online behavioral advertising on other websites.

2.       Web Site Navigational Information

2.1        Automated Tracking: In addition to collecting Personal Information, we also use automated technologies to collect non-personally identifiable information about you. This includes details about which of our e-mails you open, forward, or click; your IP address (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web); Internet Service Provider (“ISP”); date and time stamps for your website session; sites visited before and after interacting with our Site; page views, page navigation, and links that are clicked on our Site; ad blocker status; and certain device data (such as operating system type, device type or model, location, browser type and version, user language, and other system settings). The information that we collect using automated tracking technologies is for our legitimate business purposes.

2.2        Web Beacons: We use technology known as web beacons to collect web log information. A web beacon is a tiny graphic used on a web page or in an e-mail message designed to track pages viewed or messages opened. Web log information is gathered by the computer that hosts our Site (called a "webserver”) when you visit our Site. Web beacons in e-mails help us determine which of our e-mail messages were opened and whether a message was acted upon. They also help us analyze the effectiveness of our web pages by measuring the number of visitors to certain pages of our Site and how many visitors click on key elements of it.

2.3        Cookies: We may collect some information from you using a "cookie.” “Cookies” are small bits of data cached or stored on your computer based on Internet activity. They can be placed on your computer both by us and by third parties with whom we have a relationship, such as web analytic services and advertising network services. Cookies help us track and understand how individuals use and interact with our Sites and otherwise manage our Sites. For more information on your choices regarding the use of cookies, please see Section ‎6.3. 

2.4        Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to measure the web traffic on different parts of our Site to improve it. Google Analytics, which anonymously tracks users who have JavaScript enabled, uses technical tools like first-party cookies and JavaScript code to collect information about your interactions with our Site. The tracking information may include detailed data about what you do on our Site, such as the web pages you visit and for how long and the websites you visited directly before and after coming to our Site. In addition, first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) are used to report how your ad impressions, uses of ad services, and other interactions are related to visits to our Site. We use information from Google Analytics to administer and update our Site, assess whether our Site users match the expected Site demographics, and determine how key audiences are navigating the content. Google and its wholly owned subsidiaries may retain and use, subject to the terms of its Privacy Policy (located at http://www.google.com/privacy.html or such other URL as Google may provide from time to time), information collected in your use of the Google Analytics Information Disclosures and Sharing. Google Analytics offers website visitors the ability to prevent Google from recording, processing, and using the data generated by the Google Analytics cookie. You may take advantage of this opt-out by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through Google at the following link: http://tools.google.com/‌dlpage/gaoptout.

2.5        Cross-Device Tracking: Business Roundtable uses data analytics companies, advertising networks, or social media companies, and features offered by Google Analytics services or pixels such as from Facebook and LinkedIn to engage in “cross-device tracking,” which occurs when platforms, publishers, and advertising technology companies try to connect a consumer’s activity across smartphones, tablets, desktop computers, and other connected devices. The goal of cross-device tracking is to enable companies to link a consumer’s behavior across devices.

2.6        Social Media Plug-ins: We may use social media plug-ins on our Site to enable you to easily share information with others. We use the information collected from the plug-ins to learn about your interests and to help us better understand how to serve you. This information may include your preferences about how to contact you or further develop a business or professional relationship with you, your product preferences, languages, marketing preferences, and some demographic data. These plug-ins may include those from companies like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn. The social media plug-ins may allow these companies to receive directly identifiable Personal Information about you and your visit to our Site. When you visit our Site, the operators of the social media plug-ins on our Site place cookies on your computer that enable them to recognize you on websites belonging to them and their affiliates and partners after you have visited our Site, or that enable them to add the information collected from your visit to our Site with your prior activity on those websites. The social media plug-ins collect this information about users whether they specifically interact with the plug-in or not, and it may enable social media companies to share information about your web-browsing navigational information with some of their other users. Business Roundtable does not control what information is collected by the social media plug-ins or the information practices adopted by those social media companies. For more information about social plug-ins from social media websites, you should refer to those companies’ privacy and data sharing statements.

3.       How We Use Your Information

3.1      We may use Personal Information or non-personally identifiable information collected from you in the following ways:

  • To respond to your questions, comments, feedback, or inquiries, including those concerning technical and customer support for the Services.
  • To plan and host events or online forums in which you may participate.
  • To send you newsletters or information about Business Roundtable, or subscribe or unsubscribe you to one of our mailing lists upon your request.
  • To communicate with you about Business Roundtable and our members, partners, and affiliates, as well as any of their related businesses.
  • To operate, maintain, improve, and develop our Services.
  • To identify your preferences so we can tailor our content and Services to your interests.
  • To engage in online behavioral advertising.
  • To manage and secure our Site, network systems, and other assets (for example, security protection and fraud prevention).
  • To resolve disputes, enforce our policies (including investigation of potential violations thereof), or for law enforcement purposes.
  • To manage our everyday business needs, such as auditing, administration of our Services, analytics, and enforcement of any corporate reporting obligations, Terms of Use, or other policies.

4.       Our Information Sharing Policies

4.1        Limitation on Sharing Personal Information. Business Roundtable will not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose any of your Personal Information to any third party except as set forth in this Privacy Statement. 

4.2        Members and Other Third Parties. We may disclose your Personal Information to our members, third-party service providers, partners, suppliers and others who need access to your Personal Information to perform their work on our behalf. For example, if you subscribe to one of the Business Roundtable newsletters, we may disclose your name and e-mail address to third-party service providers who manage the distribution of the newsletter on our behalf. These service providers have agreed not to sell or distribute your Personal Information to any other party. In addition, Business Roundtable may share non-personal, anonymous, summary, or aggregate user data with its membership and other third parties.

4.3        Online Behavioral Advertising. We may share your Personal Information or your non-personally identifying information with ad networks for online behavioral advertising purposes.

4.4        Successors.  In the event of a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization, or liquidation, we may transfer, sell, or assign to third parties information concerning your relationship with us, including, without limitation, Personal Information that you provide and other information concerning your relationship with us. We also may disclose this information in connection with the due diligence for any such transaction. Any acquirer or successor of Business Roundtable may continue to use your data as set forth in this Privacy Statement. 

4.5        Legal or Government Requests. We may disclose your Personal Information if permitted or required by law or in response to a law enforcement or other legal request and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.

4.6        Protection of Rights and Interests. We also may disclose your Personal Information if we believe such disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect or defend our interests or the interests of our users or necessary to protect the public from harm.

5.       Security of Your Information

5.1        The security of your Personal Information is very important to us. Business Roundtable maintains commercially reasonable security safeguards that are designed to protect the Personal Information we collect against unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We use a variety of security measures, including Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption for transmitting your Personal Information over the Internet. Notwithstanding the steps we take to protect your Personal Information, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Business Roundtable cannot guarantee or warrant the security or integrity of your information and shall not be liable for breaches of security or integrity, third-party interception in transit, or any damage caused to your computer or other property by visiting our Site. If you have any questions about the security of our Site, you can contact us at info@businessroundtable.org.

6.       Your Choices

6.1        Newsletter Opt-out. You can opt out of receiving one of our e-mail newsletters by following the instructions for unsubscribing contained in the e-mails or by e-mailing info@businessroundtable.org and asking to be removed from the mailing list. Please allow us ten (10) business days from when the request was received to complete the removal. If you are subscribed to more than one mailing list, you may have to complete this process for each mailing list or specify which mailing lists you would like to be removed from in your e-mail to Business Roundtable.

6.2        Do Not Track. Currently, we do not alter our data collection and use practices in response to Do-Not-Track signals.

6.3        Cookies. You can disable cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings. Browsers are different, so refer to instructions related to your browser to learn about cookie-related and other privacy and security settings that may be available. Please be aware, however, that if you turn off cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all of our Site’s features. 

6.4        Accessing your Personal Information. You may review and request changes to your contact information or other Personal Information we have on file for you. To review this Personal Information and request changes, please e-mail info@businessroundtable.org.

7.       Third-Party Websites and Services

7.1        Links to Other Sites. Our Site contains links to other websites. When you enter these other websites using links from our Site, you are entering a website for which Business Roundtable has no responsibility. Business Roundtable does not control these other websites and cannot guarantee the safety and security of their practices. We recommend that you read those websites’ privacy policies, as they may differ from the policies set forth in this Privacy Statement.

7.2        Third-Party Practices. We have no control over or responsibility for the privacy practices and content provided by third parties (e.g., social media services, and advocacy platforms) through our Site. If you provide any information to these third parties, different rules may govern the collection and use of your Personal Information by such third parties. As such, we strongly recommend that you review their privacy policies before providing information to them. You should contact these entities directly if you have any questions about their privacy practices.

8.       International Users

8.1        Business Roundtable provides the Services for use only by persons located in the United States. If you live outside of the United States (including the European Economic Area and Switzerland), and you use the Services or provide us with Personal Information directly via the Site, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with United States federal, state, and local laws. Your information will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Statement. It will be collected and stored in the United States and subject to U.S. law. The laws of the United States also will govern the processing of your Personal Information, including any obligations of security and third-party information sharing. By using the Services or giving us your information, you are consenting to the direct transfer of your Personal Information to us in the United States. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES MAY NOT BE AS PROTECTIVE AS THE LAWS IN YOUR COUNTRY. IN PARTICULAR, IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT OUR SITE PLACES COOKIES AND LOCAL SHARED OBJECTS ON YOUR COMPUTER OR DEVICE AS DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT, AND OUR PRACTICES MAY NOT COMPLY WITH YOUR COUNTRY’S COOKIE LAWS.

9.       Age Restrictions

9.1        Our Services are designed and intended for adults. By using the Services, you represent that you are at least eighteen years old and understand that you must be at least eighteen years old in order to access and use our Services. If we obtain actual knowledge that a user is not at least eighteen years of age, we will promptly delete information associated with that user.   

9.2        In all events, Business Roundtable does not intend that any portion of its Services will be accessed or used by persons under the age of thirteen, and such use is prohibited. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of thirteen and believe that he or she has disclosed Personal Information to us, please contact us at info@businessroundtable.org. You may review and request the deletion of your child’s Personal Information or prohibit the further use of such information.

10.    Legal Disclaimer

10.1     The Business Roundtable legal entity, as opposed to any of its officers, employees, or individual members in their personal capacities, is solely responsible for any and all content and information that it posts on the Site.

11.    Questions or Comments

11.1     If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Statement, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at info@businessroundtable.org or by U.S. mail at:

Attn: Administration Department
Business Roundtable
300 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20001