Privacy Policy

Bizcorps (“Bizcorps Inc.”, “Fundación Bizcorps Colombia”, “us” or “we”) understands that your privacy is important to you. Bizcorps is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personally-identifiable information, being any information that is capable of identifying you as an individual person, as you use this Site and the Bizcorps Recruitment Portal. The scope of Bizcorps’s commitment is described in this Privacy Policy. By submitting personally-identifiable information, you consent to Bizcorps’s use of such personally-identifiable information as described herein. Please see our terms of use for more information about our on-line terms and policies in general.

What personally-identifiable information is collected?

Bizcorps collects personally-identifiable information on certain areas of the Site when users register for or apply for jobs through the Bizcorps Recruitment Portal, register for Bizcorps.com newsletters and alerts, participate in our alumni activities,  sign up for conferences and events, and participate in user posting areas (such as bulletin boards, discussion forums and surveys). The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and background information required to apply for a job. For recruiting purposes, the information collected may include other personally-identifiable information that you include on your resume and information that you submit as part of your application. In addition, Bizcorps collects certain information that you do not visibly enter, such as your IP address, browsing pattern on the Site, click stream data, HTTP protocol elements, and the status of cookies placed on your computer by Bizcorps.

How may Bizcorps use my personally-identifiable information?

Bizcorps uses your personally-identifiable information to fulfill your requests for information, publish your letters to the editor or comments, process your requests to participate in conferences and events, evaluate any job applications, recruit personnel, distribute newsletters and alerts to you, personalize content that you view or receive, evaluate and improve our services, and for such other purposes as you may initiate or request. We may keep any of your personally-identifiable information on file and use it to contact you.

How are cookies used?

Cookies are small packets of information that are stored by your web browser. They are put on your web browser by the websites that you visit. These packets of information do not contain personal information about you but they do allow us to know if you visit the same website twice or if you visit related websites.

The laws in many European Union countries require you to provide a form of consent before cookies are placed on your web browser unless the cookie is necessary for the website to work.

There is no agreed standard for how companies comply with these laws. We do the following:

  • We only use cookies where they are necessary for our services or where you have provided your express or implied consent.
  • We respect your wishes, and you can inspect, delete, or block any cookies used by us by selecting the appropriate control in your web browser.
  • We support technologies that have been developed and are being developed for your web browser that allows you to be more selective about the cookies that your web browser will accept.

What are “cookies” used for on this website?

Bizcorps uses cookies to identify you and your interests and to track your use of the Site. We also use cookies to control access to certain content on our Site and to process any requests that you make with us.

To administer our website and for research purposes, Bizcorps has also contracted with third parties to track and analyze anonymous usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and members. Such information is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis. These third parties use persistent cookies to help us to improve the visitor experience, manage our site content, and track visitor behavior.

Bizcorps has also contracted with a third party to send e-mail to our registered members. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, the third party sets cookies. All data collected by this third party on behalf of Bizcorps is used solely by or on behalf of Bizcorps and is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis.

More specifically, Bizcorps places the following cookies:

Cookie

Cookie Purpose

Nature of the Cookies

Cookie Type

Approval Method

Web Analytics

Google Analytics: tracks each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first, the previous, and the current visit

First Party

Permanent

Implied Consent

Web Analytics

Google Analytics: tracks how long you stay on a site – when a visit starts and approximately ends 

First Party

Permanent

Implied Consent

Web Analytics

Google Analytics: tracks where a visitor came from

First Party

Permanent

Implied Consent

Web Analytics

Omniture SiteCatalyst: various reports on user activity

First Party

Permanent

Implied Consent

Device Identification

Identify your device (e.g. computer, phone, tablet PC) so that content is delivered in the correct format

First Party

Session

Strictly Necessary

Language Identification

Identify your language preferences when navigating the website

First Party

Session

Strictly Necessary

Server Identification

Identify the Server which served the request

First Party

Session

Strictly Necessary

Session Identification

Identify the Session which is currently used for maintaining your log-in; even if they are logged in or not

First Party

Permanent

Strictly Necessary

User Identification

Identify the site User and grant access to the user’s account

First Party

Permanent

Strictly Necessary

Print Specification

Identify what pages the user wants to print

First Party

Session

Strictly Necessary

Web Analytics

Used in connection with embedded videos delivered by Vimeo LLC to track anonymous information about the videos played, including the number of visitors and where visitors originated

Third Party

Temporary

Implied Consent

Session Tracking

Used in connection with embedded videos delivered by Vimeo LLC to track problems encountered with the video player and improve performance

Third Party

Session

Implied Consent

Web Analytics

Used in connection with embedded videos delivered by Brightcove to track anonymous information about the videos played, including the number of visitors and where visitors originated

Third Party

Temporary

Implied Consent

Session Tracking

Used in connection with embedded videos delivered by Brightcove to track problems encountered with the video player and improve performance

Third Party

Session

Implied Consent

Session Identification and Analytics

Pages on our websites may use a widget from ShareThis which facilitates users in sharing articles, links, and other information across various social media networks. The cookie uset determines whether a cookie has been set and the stid cookie tracks statistics related to use of the ShareThis widget.

Third Party

Temporary

Implied Consent

Session identification

Used in connection with identifying the user or organization using the Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT) on BizcorpsonSociety.com

Third Party

Session

Strictly Necessary

User Tracking

Optimizely uniquely identify users and track their measurable actions based on different content

First Party

Permanent

Implied Consent

User Tracking

Optimizely uniquely tracks users across domains related to measurable actions with the primary first party cookie

Third Party

Permanent

Implied Consent

User Identification and Analysis

Pages on our website may use a widget from Twitter which facilitates interaction with its services.  Twitter tracks users for authentication and security, user preferences, analytics and research, and to serve personalized content

First Party

Permanent

Implied Consent

Session Tracking

Used in connection with embedded videos delivered by YouTube to track anonymous Session Tracking information about the videos played, including the number of visitors and where visitors originated

Third Party

Temporary

Implied Consent

Definitions:

  • “First Party” Cookie – A cookie placed by this website
  • “Third Party” Cookie – A cookie placed by another domain (e.g. not this website)
  • “Permanent” Cookie – The cookie information is permanently stored on your device
  • “Temporary” Cookie – The cookie information is stored for a defined period on your device (e.g. six months)
  • “Session” Cookie – The cookie information is temporarily stored in your web browser’s memory
  • Implied Consent – You are deemed to have given your consent by continuing to use this website after having had this privacy policy made available to you
  • Explicit Consent – You specifically agree to the use of cookies after having had this privacy policy made available to you
  • “Strictly Necessary” Cookies – These cookies are required so the website can function. No consent is required

We don’t seek to collect your personal information, and, where we do collect it, we strive to anonymize your personal information as soon as practicable.

Bizcorps Recruitment Portal / Bizcorps Retention Program

To assist Bizcorps with its staffing and recruitment, Bizcorps has partnered with SalesForce.com to provide the Bizcorps Recruitment Portal. If you provide information through the Recruitment Portal, your personally-identifiable information will be held on servers located in the US, managed by SalesForce.com. SalesForce.com has agreed to provide the same level of privacy and data protection that you enjoy when interacting with this Site and Bizcorps generally.

Through the Bizcorps Recruitment Portal, job candidates can apply for positions with Bizcorps or sign up for the Bizcorps Retention Program where you can be notified of any potential job openings or other similar opportunities that might be of interest to you.

Bizcorps frequently visits recruiting websites and social networks such as LinkedIn. Where users of those websites have made their personally-identifiable information publically available, Bizcorps sometimes collects this information for the Bizcorps Retention Program. If you do not want Bizcorps to retain your personally-identifiable information collected in this way, please opt-out of the Bizcorps Retention Program when notified that your personally-identifiable information has been collected.

Mobile Applications

In connection with applications that we make available for mobile devices, Bizcorps may use third-party services to track and analyze nonpersonally identifiable user activity in order to fix errors, monitor usage, and improve the performance of the applications. In particular, UrbanAirship tracks whether a user opened an application in response to a specific push notification. Omniture tracks and reports on some of our mobile applications’ usage and browsing patterns, including information about the type of device used, articles accessed, and other events occurring within our apps. Crittercism tracks certain errors occurring within mobile applications. None of these third parties gathers information in a manner intended to identify any particular user personally.

In addition, our Bizcorps Insights app offers a personalized list of recommendations (called “Recommended for you”) pointing out Bizcorps content we think you’ll find interesting. Recommendations are based solely on what you’ve viewed in the Insights app. A unique user identifier that is generated by the app  helps by personalizing your experience and tracking the articles you read. We do not share your viewing history or trends with other users or any third parties.

Our mobile applications may include integration with various social-networking sites, including Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter. If you enable and use these features within an application, the extent to which your activities and information are tracked is governed by the relevant user agreement you have in place with such a third party.

The Alumni Center, Newsletters, and Alerts

By registering with our Alumni Center or for recurring Bizcorps newsletters or alerts, you agree to receive on occasion other correspondence from Bizcorps related to the subscribed newsletters and other Bizcorps news and information that you consented to receive during registration. This type of information is shared externally only in anonymous, aggregated form for generalized user analysis or to enable third party agents to send e-mails to you on our behalf. You will be contacted by e-mail or otherwise only by Bizcorps or it agents.

We ask for your e-mail address at registration. We will send e-mails to this address to confirm your registration, to provide newsletters or alerts and to contact you for any other reason. In addition, we may contact you regarding your account status. If you sign up to receive any of our newsletters, alerts, or surveys, you may on occasion receive other correspondence from Bizcorps. Your e-mail address will not be shared with any third party other than an agent who has agreed to send e-mails on our behalf.

The Site also includes a feature that enables Bizcorps to send links to its content through e-mail at our users’ request. The e-mail address(es) that you supply in connection with this service will be used only to send the requested content. They will not be stored or reused for any purpose.

Is personally-identifiable information disclosed to third parties?

Bizcorps shall not intentionally disclose or transfer (and shall take reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your personally-identifiable information to third parties (i.e., persons or entities that are not affiliates of Bizcorps) without your consent, whether for such third parties’ marketing purposes or otherwise, except as follows. Bizcorps may provide access to your personally-identifiable information to third party vendors engaged by Bizcorps to provide services related to the Site; provided that such vendors will first agree to maintain the strict confidentiality of such information and provide the same level of data security as provided by Bizcorps. Bizcorps may also be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities without express user consent if presented with a court subpoena or similar legal order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules, and regulations of any applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the Terms of Use of or any other terms on this Site, including but not limited to a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through this Site, Bizcorps may disclose personal user information to affected parties and legal authorities in furtherance of potential or on-going legal proceedings.

Surveys

If you participate in a survey, all of our research results are reported as totals or in other aggregated form, and no information about you as an individual respondent is made public.

User forums

You should be aware that whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others. Bizcorps is not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users publicly disclose in any such forums on the Site.

Link to third-party sites

Bizcorps may provide links to third-party websites or information as a service to our users. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by Bizcorps of the third party, the third party website, or the information contained therein, and Bizcorps shall not be responsible or liable for your use thereof. Such use shall be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies applicable to those sites.

How can I access, change, and/or delete information?

You may access, correct, update, and/or delete any personally-identifiable information that you submit to the Site. You may also unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations on the Site. To do so, please either follow instructions on the page of the Site on which you have provided such information, subscribed or registered or contact us at the address provide at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

Security

Bizcorps has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized Bizcorps personnel and third party vendors are provided access to personally-identifiable information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, Bizcorps, however, cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personally-identifiable information.

Transborder hosting and transfer of information

Personally-identifiable information collected on the Site may be transferred from time to time to Bizcorps offices or personnel, or to third parties, located throughout the world, and the Site may be viewed and hosted by Bizcorps or its vendors anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have the same data protection laws than what is found in your country of residence. By using the Site and registering such information on it, you voluntarily consent to such transborder transfer and hosting of such information.

Without limiting the foregoing, in connection with client engagements involving specific services, Bizcorps’s United States entities have certified to the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework with respect to certain personal information about its clients’ personnel located in the European Economic Area or Switzerland. Bizcorps is aware that the US-EU and US-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks may, in light of a 2015 ruling by the European Court of Justice, no longer constitute an adequate basis for the transfer of personal information to the United States. Nevertheless, Bizcorps also believes that the Safe Harbor principles continue to represent important commitments for protecting the privacy and security of personal information, and Bizcorps will continue to abide by these principles in the course of the specific services covered by its Safe Harbor certification, as well as with any other commitments made to its clients.

Data Retention Policy

Bizcorps stores personally-identifiable information for various purposes as notified to you in this policy. For each of these different purposes, Bizcorps only retains the personally-identifiable information for so long as it is serving its notified purpose.

More specifically, Bizcorps retains personally-identifiable information for:

System

Data Retention Purpose

Retention Period

Bizcorps.com

Your contact details will be collected for the purpose of registering for the event.

6 months after the event– Your contact details will be retained for the duration of the event and 6 months thereafter to assist with organizing the event.

Bizcorps.com

User forums and boards – To provide an environment for the open exchange of ideas.

Indefinitely – Any personally-identifiable information made publicly available on user forums or boards will remain available indefinitely.

Bizcorps.com

Contact details for submitted comments or contact us inquiries

Indefinitely – Any personally-identifiable information will be retained for contacting purposes only.

Bizcorps Recruitment Portal

Retain job candidate registration details for system access

7 Years – Personally-identifiable information collected for login purposes will be retained for 7 years after the last login. At which time, Bizcorps will ask the job candidate if they wish to keep their account active. If the answer is no or if there is no answer at all, the account will be deleted.

Bizcorps Recruitment Portal

Check whether a job candidate has previously applied

5 Years – Bizcorps would like to know whether a job candidate has previously applied. A minimal amount of personally-identifiable information will be retained for this purpose, and it will be deleted after 5 years.

Bizcorps Retention Program

Retain job candidate contact details and past application for individuals that have applied to Bizcorps so that Bizcorps might notify them of future opportunities

7 Years – If a job candidate consents to Bizcorps retaining their application and contact details, then Bizcorps will continue to do so until either instructed to delete the information by the job candidate or 7 years of inactivity has passed. Once the 7 years has passed, Bizcorps will ask the job candidate if they wish to keep their account active. If the answer is no or if there is no answer at all, the account will be deleted.

Bizcorps Retention Program

Retain job candidate contact details for individuals whose personal data has been collected by a third party (e.g. recruiter, resume book, employment website…)

7 Years – If a job candidate has given consent to the third party to collect their personally-identifiable information for employment purposes, then Bizcorps will retain their contact details until either instructed to delete the information by the job candidate or 7 years of inactivity has passed. Once the 7 years has passed, Bizcorps will ask the job candidate if they wish to keep their account active. If the answer is no or if there is no answer at all, the account will be deleted.

Bizcorps.com

Retain contact details for distribution of Bizcorps Newsletter and Alerts

Indefinitely – Once registered, the user will continue to receive Bizcorps Newsletters and alerts unless they ask to no longer receive delivery of email or the periodical.

Bizcorps.com

Retain contact details for submitted customer service inquires

Indefinitely – information submitted in connection with an inquiry is stored with the relevant submission.

Bizcorps.com

Retain demographic information for members of the panelist program

Indefinitely – for research and survey analysis.

Bizcorps.com

Retain contact details for submitted comments

Indefinitely – Any personally-identifiable information is either published with the article or stored with the article.

BizcorpsonSociety.com

Retain contact details and data captured by the organization profile registration

Indefinitely – stores the user information and organization for posterity.

Bizcorps Insights App

Retain contact details for personalized experience

Indefinitely – Once registered, the user will be able to personalize knowledge topics and articles for all future sessions.

Bizcorps Insights App

Retain contact details for submitted customer service inquiries

Indefinitely – information submitted in connection with an inquiry is stored with the relevant submission.

Alumni.Bizcorps.com

Retain registration details and other information submitted by users

Indefinitely – information submitted in connection with our Alumni Center may be kept for use in accordance with our privacy policy

Children

Bizcorps understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an on-line environment. The Site is not designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger, and Bizcorps will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under this age.

Consent; changes to privacy policy

By using the Site, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your information by us in the manner described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on the Site. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will alert you to any such changes by updating this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy was last updated on March 9, 2016.

Contact our privacy department

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or if you require any assistance in navigating or reading the materials on this Site or any other Bizcorps Sites, please contact us at:

Bizcorps
Departamento Legal

Cra. 7 #74-56, Office 806, Bogota (Colombia)