Updated December 20, 2019
Collection of your personal information
When you visit our Website, we may collect information regarding your visit from your computer. Such information helps us to determine information about how you found our Website, the date you visited our Website and search engines that may have led you to our Website. We collect this information to continually improve and enhance the functionality of The Brilliance Project. The information you may provide us with is classified into two general types (user-provided information and website usage information), both of which are discussed in greater detail below.
Personal information you choose to provide
1. Contact us/Feedback/Subscribe
In order to make your visits to our Website as enjoyable as possible, we may ask you for Personal Information. Personal information includes, for example, your name and e-mail address, both of which you may be asked to provide when registering with The Brilliance Project. A description of some of the ways that you may provide personal information to us, as well as further details on how we may use such personal information, is given below.
If you e-mail us through a "Contact" link on our Website, we may ask you for information such as your name and e-mail address so we can respond to your questions and comments. If you choose to correspond with us via e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages, your e-mail address and our response to you, subject to applicable law. You may choose to subscribe to our updates and any communications from The Brilliance Project. In this instance, we may ask for and hold personal details that you provide in order to assist us to deliver high quality and relevant services to you.
2. Questionnaires and surveys
We may occasionally ask users of our Website to complete online surveys and polls about their professional activities, attitudes and interests. These methods of collection help us serve you better and improve the usefulness of our offerings to you. When requesting your participation in these methods, we may ask you to provide us with your name and e-mail address and additional professional details that will help us work with you.
Website usage information
2. Clear GIFs
When you visit our Website, we may also use “Clear GIFs” (also commonly termed “web beacons” or “pixel tags”) or similar techniques in our Website and/or in our communications with you. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image located on a web page that helps us to verify an individual’s viewing of a web page. Clear GIFs allow us to know whether you have viewed a web page prior to visiting our Website and may enable us to relate such information to other information. We use information provided from clear GIFs to allow more accurate reporting, improve the effectiveness of our client communication and make The Brilliance Project better for our users.
3. IP address
Our servers automatically collect data about your Internet Protocol address when you visit us. When you request pages from our Website, our servers may log your truncated (i.e., anonymised) IP address and sometimes your domain name. Our servers may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g. another website or a search engine); the pages you visit on this Website; the website you visit after this Website; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this Website or a referral website; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. We use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our Website. Such information may also be used to gather broad demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet service provider. Personal information (including truncated (i.e., anonymised) IP addresses) is not used to facilitate contact with users who have not provided their contact details to our organization.
Rights to opt in/opt out
You have the right to “opt in” and/or “opt out” of certain of our uses of your Personal Information. For example, you may have the opportunity to choose whether you would like to receive correspondence from us and/or third-party service providers. Your Personal Information will not be shared with third-party service providers unless you give consent. You will have the opportunity to opt out of The Brilliance Project's promotional e-mails by clicking the "opt out" or “unsubscribe” link in our communications. You can also request this by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying whether (i) you would like to opt out of receiving promotional correspondence from The Brilliance Project in general, or just via e-mail, post and/or by phone, and/or whether (ii) you would only like to opt out of certain The Brilliance Project e-newsletters or correspondence. Please understand that if you opt out of receiving promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us. Use, disclosure, and sharing of Personal Information
1. Service providers
We may use third-party partners to help us operate and maintain our Website and deliver our products and services. To the extent legally permitted, we may also share your information with our service providers and other third parties (“Affiliated Parties”) that provide products or services for or through this Website or for our business (such as website or database hosting companies, communications providers, e-mail service providers, distribution companies, fulfillment companies, credit card processing companies and other similar service providers that use such information on our behalf). Third-party service providers are contractually restricted from using or disclosing the information, except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. We may store or process your information in the European Union and/or the United States and/or Australia. Any transfer of your data from the European Union to the United States or another location outside the European Economic Area will be in compliance with applicable German and European data protection laws.
2. Legally compelled disclosures
We may disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law or by court or official order.
Privacy of minors
This Website is not directed at children under the age of thirteen. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen on our Website. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a visitor under the age of thirteen on our Website, we will delete the information from our records.
We use commercially reasonable and industry-standard physical, management and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your Personal Information. We also use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption when transmitting sensitive information. If you contact us by e-mail or a “Contact us” or similar feature on the Website, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. An unaffiliated third party could view information you send by these methods in transit. We accept no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorised acts by third parties during or after transmission. In the unlikely event that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control has been compromised, we will notify you by e-mail or as otherwise required by applicable law.
Updates to our privacy statement