Privacy Policy

Last Updated on 10/01/2011

This Privacy Policy covers our collection, use and disclosure of information we collect through our website www.bronto.com and our Bronto marketing platform. The use of information collected through our Bronto Marketing Platform shall be limited to the purpose of providing the service for which the Client has engaged Bronto.

Bronto Software, Inc. has been awarded TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy policy and practices have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with TRUSTe’s Program Requirements and the TRUSTed Cloud Program Requirements including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information. TRUSTe's mission, as an independent third party, is to accelerate online trust among consumers and organizations globally through its leading privacy trustmark and innovative trust solutions. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at privacy@bronto.com. If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact TRUSTe here .

Bronto Software, Inc. complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Bronto Software, Inc. has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Bronto Software, Inc.'s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/

Section I: Information Collection and Use by Our Website, www.bronto.com

Personal Information Collection and Use

We collect personal information at our website such as first name, last name, job title, company industry, company name, web site, phone number, email address and state. We receive information that you provide to us in a number of ways, such as if you register for an account, sign up to receive our newsletter, send us an email, or complete an online survey. We collect information in order to provide you with the information, products and services you requested. We may send you information about additional services that we offer, but we will not rent or sell your contact information to any third parties without your permission. We also use the information we collect to notify consumers about updates to our Web site and services, service disruptions, and for other informational purposes. Web Site Information Collection and Use For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes the consumer's domain name or IP address. We collect the domain name or IP address of visitors to our Web page as well as aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, user-specific information on what pages consumers access or visit. That information is used to create an aggregate demographic profile of our user base so that we can improve the content and services of our Web site and provide aggregate information to potential advertisers, to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor, and to better understand our customers’ preferences.

Information Collection by Cookies

We, and some of our partners who provide services and products on our site, use cookies to record session information, such as past activity at a site. This information is collected in order to provide better service when visitors return to our site, customize Web page content based on visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends, and to enable access to specific areas on the web site. Cookies we place on the site are linked to personal information. Any cookies placed on the site by third parties collect only aggregate information.

Section II: Privacy Practices Relevant to Our Clients’ Information
 

End Users

Bronto provides a wide variety of services and solutions to its business clients (each, a "Client") that facilitate services for their employees ("End Users"). Bronto will obtain access to personal information about End Users in the course of operating Web sites, providing contractually obligated services, and providing customer care and other related services. Such information may include but is not limited to, name, billing address, business address, email address, telephone number, social networking id, Web site or other application or service at issue. In all instances, Bronto will not share, sell, rent or trade personal information with third parties for promotional purposes, unless Bronto is directed to do so by a Client.

Bronto Clients use the Service to host information (“Customer Information”). Bronto will not review, share, distribute, or reference any such Customer Information except as provided in the Agreements with our Customers or as may be required by law. These Agreements generally provide that individual records of Customer Information may be viewed or accessed only for the purpose of resolving a problem, support issues, or to investigate suspected violation of the Bronto Agreement or legal requirements, or as may be otherwise required by law.

Use of Client Email List Information

Bronto is not an email list rental service and does not rent or sell any email addresses or other contact information that its clients provide or collect regarding their list members. At all times, clients retain ownership and control of their lists and list information.

Section III: General Disclosures
 

Your Choices

All of our direct response methods are opt-in communications, and you may opt out of them at any time. If you subscribed to our e-mail newsletter(s) but do not want to receive it in the future, please follow the "unsubscribe" instructions contained in the newsletter(s). We will respond to all unsubscribe requests within 10 business days.

Free trial users will receive a series of automated emails alerting them to the status of the trial. Bronto representatives may contact free trial users to inquire about their experience.

You also may ask us to remove any information posted in our public forums, directory or testimonial areas of our site.

Data Retention

If you have an account with us, we will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at privacy@bronto.com. We also will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce agreements and protect our rights.

Access to Personal Information

You may request that we correct, update or otherwise amend personal information that we maintain about you. You also may request access to that information. To submit such requests, please email us at privacy@bronto.com. If you have access to your contact information page information, you also can review your personal information or amend it at that portion of our site.

Information We Share

We may share information we collect with other parties under certain circumstances. For example, we may share information about you with third parties who provide services for us such as a hosting service provider, and a payment processor. In those cases, the service provider is only authorized to use information to perform services on our behalf or for limited administrative purposes, such as complying with legal requirements. We also may share your information:

  • With business partners, such as designers;
  • When reasonably requested or required by law enforcement authorities or other government officials;
  • When otherwise required by law or in response to legal process;
  • When we believe disclosure is appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss;
  • When reasonably necessary to an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity;
  • As needed to protect the vital interests of an individual; and
  • In the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets.

If you are a resident of California, you may ask us to refrain from sharing your information with third parties and among our affiliates for marketing purposes. Let us know your preference by contacting us as shown in the “How to Contact Us” section.

Security

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personal information we maintain. . Sensitive information such as user name and password used during log in is transmitted over the internet by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. For other data transmission such as online web forms, SSL is always available for use. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact privacy@bronto.com.

Data Integrity

Bronto uses technical controls, such as systems logging, to help ensure data integrity. Bronto also takes reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we collect is accurate, complete and current, including by allowing individuals and clients to update information.

Enforcement

Bronto periodically verifies its compliance with the Safe Harbor program. We typically perform this evaluation via self-assessment. You may file a complaint with privacy@bronto.com if you believe we are not complying with the Safe Harbor program. If your complaint cannot be resolved though our internal complaint process, we will cooperate with TRUSTe, which can be contacted here. We will take steps to remedy any problems arising out of a failure to comply with the Safe Harbor principles.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our Site includes links to other Web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Bronto Software. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any Web site you visit.

Material Change

We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you or our Client by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

How to Contact Us

You can contact us with questions, requests to access or update your information, or to opt out of services and communications at:

Bronto Software
324 Blackwell St Suite 410
Durham, NC 27701
1.888.276.6861
privacy@bronto.com

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