BamSEC, LLC ("BamSEC", "us", "we", "our") provides an online platform to allow its users to more efficiently perform financial research when working with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and earnings transcripts. BamSEC operates the bamsec.com website (the "Site").
The categories of personal information we collect depend on how you interact with us, our Services, and the requirements of applicable law. We collect information that you provide to us, information we obtain automatically when you use our Services, and information from other sources, such as third-party services and organization, as described below.
When you register to use BamSEC we ask for information such as your name, email address, and credit card information, collectively (“Registration Information”).
We may also collect the e-mail addresses and/or other contact information of those who communicate with us.
We may collect personal information from individuals when we attend conferences, trade shows, and other events, or from those who may be interested in potential business opportunities with us.
We may collect personal information automatically when you use our Services.
We may collect certain information on user activity when you use our Services such as your internet protocol (IP) address, user settings, MAC address, cookie identifiers, mobile carrier, mobile advertising and other unique identifiers, browser or device information, location information (including approximate location derived from IP address), and Internet service provider. We may also automatically collect information regarding your use of our Services, such as pages that you visit before, during and after using our Services, information about the links you click, the types of content you interact with, the frequency and duration of your activities, and other information about how you use our Services.
Cookies are small text files placed in device browsers that store preferences and facilitate and enhance your experience. We may use both session cookies and permanent cookies. You are required to re-login to BamSEC account after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents. Your web browser may allow you to modify your cookie preferences. Please note that cookies are required to use the BamSEC service.
A pixel tag, or web beacon, is a piece of code embedded in our Services that collects information about engagement on our Services. The use of a pixel tag allows us to record, for example, that a user has visited a particular web page or clicked on a particular advertisement. We may also include web beacons in e-mails to understand whether messages have been opened, acted on, or forwarded.
Our uses of these Technologies fall into the following general categories:
See "Your Privacy Choices and Rights" below to understand your choices regarding these Technologies.
We may obtain information about your form other sources, including through third-party services and organizations.
We use your information for a variety of business purposes, including to provide our Services, for administrative purposes, and to market our products and Services, as described below.
Information we collect is used to fulfil our contract with you and provide you with our Services, including to:
Information we collect is also used administratively to:
We may use personal information to tailor and provide you with content and advertisement. We may provide you with these materials as permitted by applicable law. Some of the ways we market to you include email campaigns, customer audiences advertising, and interest-based advertising.
We may also use your information for other purposes as requested by you as permitted by applicable law. For example, we may use personal information for other purposes that are clearly disclosed to you at the time you provide personal information or with your consent.
Also, we may use personal information and other information about you to create de-identified and/or aggregated information, such as de-identified demographic information, de-identified location information, information about the device from which you access our Services, or other analyses we create.
We disclose your information to third parties for a variety of business purposes, including to provide our Services, to protect us or others, or in the event of a major business transaction such as a merger, sale, or asset transfer, as described below.
The categories of third parties with whom we may share your information are described below.
We may access, preserve, and disclose any information we store associated with you to external parties if we, in good faith, believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement or national security requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; protect your, our, or others' rights, property, or safety; enforce our policies or contracts; collect amounts owed to us; or assist with an investigation or prosecution of suspected or actual illegal activity.
If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, purchase or sale of assets, or transition of service to another provider, your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction, as permitted by law and/or contract.
By using our Services or providing personal information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of our Services. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on our Services, by mail or by sending an email to you.
All information processed by us may be transferred, processed, and stored anywhere in the world, including, but not limited to, the United States or other countries, which may have data protection laws that are different from the laws where you live. We endeavor to safeguard your information consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.
If we transfer personal information to countries outside the European Economic Area, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, we will put in place appropriate safeguards to ensure that this transfer complies with the applicable laws and regulations. For more information about these safeguards, please contact us as set forth below.
The privacy choices you may have about your personal information are determined by applicable law and are described below.
The online advertising industry also provides websites from which you may opt out of receiving targeted ads from data partners and other advertising partners that participate in self-regulatory programs. You can access these and learn more about targeted advertising and consumer choice and privacy by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative, the Digital Advertising Alliance, the European Digital Advertising Alliance and the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada.
Please note you must separately opt out in each browser and on each device.
In accordance with applicable law, you may have the right to:
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us as described in the below Contact section, and we will process such requests in accordance with applicable laws.
This Supplemental California Privacy Notice only applies to our processing of personal information that is subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ("CCPA"). The CCPA provides California residents with the right to know what categories of personal information we have collected about them and whether we disclosed that personal information for a business purpose (e.g., to a service provider) in the preceding 12 months. California residents can find this information below:
|Category of Personal Information Collected by us
|Category of Third Parties Information is Disclosed to for a Business Purpose
|Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e))
|Internet or other electronic network activity
|Inferences drawn from other personal information to create a profile about a consumer
The categories of sources from which we collect personal information and our business and commercial purposes for using personal information are set forth in "Information We Collect" and "How We Use Your Information" above, respectively.
For purposes of the CCPA, we do not "sell" personal information, nor do we have actual knowledge of any "sale" of personal information of minors under 16 years of age.
If you are a California resident and would like to exercise any of your rights under the CCPA, please contact us as set forth in "Contact Us" below. We will process such requests in accordance with applicable laws.
If you are a resident of Nevada, you have the right to opt-out of the sale of certain Personal Information to third parties who intend to license or sell that Personal Information. You can exercise this right by contacting us as set forth in “Contact Us” below with the subject line “Nevada Do Not Sell Request” and providing us with your name and the email address associated with your account. Please note that we do not currently sell your Personal Information as sales are defined in Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A.
The Services are not directed to children under 13 (or other age as required by local law), and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children.
If you are a parent or guardian and believe your child has uploaded personal information to our site without your consent, you may contact us as described in "Contact Us" below. If we become aware that a child has provided us with personal information in violation of applicable law, we will delete any personal information we have collected, unless we have a legal obligation to keep it, and terminate the child’s account if applicable.
Third-Party Websites/Applications. The Services may contain links to other websites/applications and other websites/applications may reference or link to our Services. These third-party services are not controlled by us. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each website and application with which they interact. We do not endorse, screen or approve, and are not responsible for, the privacy practices or content of such other websites or applications. Providing personal information to third-party websites or applications is at your own risk.
Supervisory Authority. If you are located in the European Economic Area, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or Brazil, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe our processing of your personal information violates applicable law.
BamSEC is the controller for the personal information we process, unless otherwise stated.
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Last Updated: December 7, 2021