At Blink+, the privacy and security of our customers and developers are of paramount importance. See what we do to secure your data.
Any information stored on Blink+’s platform is treated as confidential. All information is stored securely and is accessed by authorized personnel only. Blink+ implements and maintains appropriate technical, security and organisational measures to protect Personal Data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and use, and against accidental loss, destruction, damage, theft or disclosure.
2. Collection and use
The following sections cover the specifics of each of the three groups from which data is collected: website Visitors and Applicants.
2.2 Website Visitors
If you are a Visitor to our website only, and not an Applicant of our platform, then this section is relevant for you. By visiting this website, you consent to the collection and use of your Personal Data as described herein. If you do not agree with the terms set out herein, please do not visit this website. If required by applicable law, we will seek your explicit consent to process Personal Data collected on this website or volunteered by you. Kindly note that any consent will be entirely voluntary.
Such Personal Data may comprise your IP address, first and last name, your postal and email address, your telephone number, your job title, data for social networks, your areas of interest, interest in Blink+ products, and certain information about the company you are working for (company name and address), as well as information as to the type of relationship that exists between Blink+ and yourself. Blink+ gathers data about visits to the website, including numbers of Visitors and visits, Geo-location data, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on or where Visitors have come.
2.2.1 Purpose of processing personal data
Blink+ uses the collected data to communicate with Visitors, to customize content for Visitors, to show ads on other websites to Visitors, and to improve its website by analyzing how Visitors navigate its website.
2.2.2 Sharing personal data
Blink+ may also share such information with service vendors or contractors in order to provide a requested service or transaction or in order to analyze the Visitor behavior on its website.
126.96.36.199 Type of cookies we useAnalytics and Performance Cookies
These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to Blink+ and how users use Blink+. The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor. The information is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It includes the number of visitors to Blink+, the websites that referred them to Blink+, the pages that they visited on Blink+, what time of day they visited Blink+, whether they have visited Blink+ before, and other similar information. We use this information to help operate Blink+ more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on Blink+. We use Google Analytics for this purpose. Google Analytics uses its own cookies. It is only used to improve how Blink+ works.Essential Cookies
These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through Blink+ and to enable you to use some of its features. For example, they allow you to log in to secure areas of Blink+ and help the content of the pages you request load quickly. Without these cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these cookies to provide you with those services.Social Media Cookies
These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on Blink+ or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking website such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. The social network will record that you have done this.Targeted and Advertising Cookies
These cookies track your browsing habits to enable us to show advertising which is more likely to be of interest to you. These cookies use information about your browsing history to group you with other users who have similar interests. Based on that information, and with our permission, third party advertisers can place cookies to enable them to show adverts which we think will be relevant to your interests while you are on third party websites. These cookies may also store your location, including your latitude, longitude, and GeoIP region ID, which helps us show you locale-specific news and allows Blink+ to operate more efficiently. You can disable cookies which remember your browsing habits and target advertising at you. If you choose to remove targeted or advertising cookies, you will still see adverts but they may not be relevant to you.
188.8.131.52 How do I change my cookie settings?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developers website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We are planning to enhance our cookie tool to allow users to more easily change their cookie settings after their initial choice.
2.2.4 Links to other sites
Applicants should be aware that in responding to our application forms, they could be disclosing information that could make them personally identifiable to Blink+. The security and privacy protection implemented on Blink+’s platform does not cover this type of transfer or disclosure of personal information. Blink+ will not process Personal Data of Applicants for other purposes.
If you wish to inquire about your Personal Data that may have been collected in a Blink+ application process, we recommend that you contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.3.2 Collection of Applicant data
Applicant data includes data from individuals uploaded, transferred or manually entered into their account for the purpose of working with Blink+ as a customer or developer. Personal Data may include, personal contact information such as name, e-mail, past work experience, social media links, video recordings and other sensitive Personal Data.
2.4.1 Processing in the European Economic Area (EEA)
For Applicants with accounts located in Blink+’s European Data Region, all processing of Personal Data is performed in accordance with privacy rights and regulations following the EU Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 (the Directive), and the implementations of the Directive in local legislation. From May 25th, 2018, the Directive and local legislation based on the Directive will be replaced by the Regulations (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and Blink+’s processing will take place in accordance with the GDPR.
Blink+ processes Personal Data as a Controller, as defined in the Directive and the GDPR. All data collected by Blink+ through forms will be stored exclusively in secure hosting facilities provided by Digital Ocean. Blink+ has a data processing agreement in place with its provider, ensuring compliance with the Directive. All hosting is performed in accordance with the highest security regulations. All transfers of data internally in the EEA is done in accordance with this data processing agreement.
2.4.3 Processing in the United States Of America (US)
For United States based Applicants, Blink+ has adopted reasonable physical, technical and organizational safeguards which substantially mirror the EU safeguards against accidental, unauthorized or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, disclosure, access, use or processing of the Applicant’s data in Blink+’s possession. Blink+ will promptly notify the Applicant in the event of any known unauthorized access to, or use of, the Applicant’s data. All data collected by Blink+ through forms will be stored exclusively in secure hosting facilities provided by Digital Ocean.
Blink+’s contract with its hosting provider ensures that all hosting is performed in accordance with the highest security regulations. Blink+’s policy is to protect and safeguard any personal information obtained by Blink+ in accordance with United States state or federal laws governing the protection of personal information and data. Accordingly, Blink+ adheres to practices and policies that aim to safeguard the data.
3. Retention and deletion
Blink+ will not retain data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.
4. Acceptance of these Conditions
5. Our Legal Obligation to Disclose Personal Information
We will reveal a user’s personal information without his/her prior permission only when we have reason to believe that the disclosure of this information is required to establish the identity of, to contact or to initiate legal proceedings against a person or persons who are suspected of infringing rights or property belonging to Blink+ or to others who could be harmed by the user’s activities or of persons who could (deliberately or otherwise) transgress upon these rights and property. We are permitted to disclose personal information when we have good reason to believe that this is legally required.
6. For Further Information
If you have any further questions regarding the data Blink+ collects, or how we use it, then please feel free to contact us by email at: email@example.com.