The Blue Group is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the The Blue Group Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the The Blue Group website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your personal information

The Blue Group collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The Blue Group also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by The Blue Group. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by The Blue Group for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the The Blue Group Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through The Blue Group public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: The Blue Group does not read any of your private online communications.

The Blue Group encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from The Blue Group so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. The Blue Group is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the The Blue Group and The Blue Group family of Web sites.

Use of your personal information

The Blue Group collects and uses your personal information to operate the The Blue Group Web site and deliver the services you have requested. The Blue Group also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from The Blue Group and its affiliates. The Blue Group may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The Blue Group does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Blue Group may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, The Blue Group may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Blue Group, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Blue Group does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The Blue Group keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within The Blue Group, in order to determine what The Blue Group services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within The Blue Group to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The Blue Group Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Blue Group or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Blue Group; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Blue Group, or the public.

Use of cookies

The Blue Group Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize The Blue Group pages, or register with The Blue Group site or services, a cookie helps The Blue Group to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same The Blue Group Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the The Blue Group features that you customized.

Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies by default, but you can change this setting. For instructions on how to find and accept/reject cookies for your browser, please read its help information.

Where we store your Personal Information

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. The Blue Group will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Security of your Personal Information

The Blue Group secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Blue Group secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Access to Information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
Changes to your Details

We aim to keep our information about you as accurate as possible. If you would like to review or change the details you have supplied us with, please contact us as set out below.

Changes to this Statement

The Blue Group will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Blue Group encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how The Blue Group is protecting your information.
Contact Information

The Blue Group welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The Blue Group has not adhered to this Statement, please contact The Blue Group at info@bluegroupinc.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Privacy policy last amended 24th June 2010