Note: Usage of “we”, “us”, and “our” indicates Winter International LLC – Bloom. Usage of “you” and “yours” indicates current, former and potential users of our services and visitors to our websites.
We are a US-based company with headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska. We provide software for collaborative meeting management and maximizing growth of business teams, through various software programs and our websites located at https://www.bloomgrowth.com and https://app.bloomgrowth.com (“Site”) (collectively, “Services”).
Since you come first, naturally your privacy and the security of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”) are critically important to us. This privacy notice (this “Notice”) will explain how we collect, process and control your Personal Data when you visit our Site and when you communicate with us in addition to explaining your privacy rights to you.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), European Union (EU), or Switzerland, please visit our GDPR Privacy Notice. If you are a resident of California, please visit our California Page.
By using our Site or our Services, you agree to the terms and conditions contained in this Notice and/or any other agreement we may have with you. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, you should not use this Site, any of our software, or engage our Services in any way.
Personal Data Collected and How We Use It
We collect the following Personal Data:
- Contact Information: This includes your name, company name, email, billing address, and billing preferences.
- Username: In order to provide our Services, we ask that you create an account. Upon account creation, we capture and secure your username.
- Information You Provide to Us. This includes any voluntary information you provide when making informed decisions on our Site. We use this information to provide our Services to you and help communicate effectively with you. We need the information that we collect for fulfilling our Services. This will include welcome emails, billing and service announcements, and other similar communications. You may not opt out of service-related announcements unless you are requesting to no longer visit our Site or use our Services, because not receiving them may affect the quality of the Services we deliver to you. We also use the information we collect from you to provide adequate customer education, support, announcement of critical changes and updates, including customizable notifications that you may choose to enable or disable.
- Testimonials. If you have provided us with any testimonials, you permit us to use them on the Site. If you would like them removed at any time, please contact us.
- Log Data. “Log Data” is data that is automatically recorded by your browser whenever you visit a website. Log Data may include your IP address, browser type, information about which web-pages you visit, the search terms you used, and advertisements on which you click. If you object to our collection of any of this information, then you should not visit our Site or use our Services.
We log analytics and usage on an aggregate basis as you utilize our Services to refine and improve your experience. Web logs generally include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser information, internet service provider (ISP), referral pages, system information, timestamps, pages viewed, and time spent on particular pages. While IP addresses are tied to Personal Data, other analytic data is typically treated as an aggregation of all user activities, and is not personally identifiable, so it does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. Further, we do not collect any special categories of personal data about you, such as your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data. Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions or offenses. Also, we do not knowingly direct our Site to collect personal data from children under the age of 13.
From time to time, we will use your Personal Data to reach out to you with news and offers that may be relevant to our business relationship. If at any time you do not wish to be contacted, you may notify us of your desire not to receive these offers via the email address listed in the “Contact Us” section of this Notice.
Cookies, Web Beacons, and Similar Technologies.
“Sale” or Sharing of Personal Data
We do not sell your Personal Data without your permission. However, we do share some Personal Data in the following limited circumstances: (1) when it is required by law, (2) when it is necessary to provide Services, (3) if we sell our company, or undergo a change of control, or (4) if you have provided a testimonial or other endorsement.
We will share Personal Data as required by law to comply with investigations, court orders, or legal processes, and to respond to illegal activities, suspected fraud, threats to physical safety of any person, and violations of our Terms of Services.
We may share your Personal Data, including Contact Information and technical data with third party service providers who perform various functions to enable us to provide our Services and help us operate our business, such as Site design, sending email communications, fraud detection and prevention, customer care, or performing analytics. Our agreements with these third parties require them to maintain the confidentiality of the Personal Data we provide to them, only act on our behalf and under our instructions, and not use Personal Data for purposes other than the product or service they are providing to us or on our behalf. If we sell, merge or transfer any part of our business, we may be required to share your Personal Data. If so, you will be asked if you’d like to stop receiving promotional information following any such event.
Other than situations we described above, we will provide you with notice and the opportunity to choose when your Personal Data may be shared with third parties. We display endorsements of our customers along with other testimonial information. We will not display your endorsement or testimonial without your consent, and you may choose to retract your consent at any time by contacting us.
We may provide aggregate information about usage patterns and related Site information to affiliates and partnering third parties. We provide information as needed to manage our own advertising and marketing campaigns. This information is not Personal Data, unless provided to the contrary in this Notice.
We may link to other websites that have different privacy notices than this Notice. This may include social media features or widgets that we display on our Site. Those links and features are hosted and governed by their respective provider’s privacy notices. We do not have access or control over their privacy notices or use of technology, cookies, and submitted information. We suggest that you review all privacy notices before volunteering information to any website you visit.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) defines “sale” broadly. Thus, if you are a California resident, please refer to the California Page, for further information, and your rights concerning your Personal Data, and the California Do Not Sell link.
Do Not Track
“Do Not Track” (“DNT”) technology is a feature that browsers provide to their customers that allows customers to allow or prevent websites from collecting information about their browsing activities. We may track our customers across third party websites to provide targeted advertisements to you and we do not respond to DNT signals.
Security of Personal Data
We have established appropriate security measures to prevent your Personal Data that we collect from being accidentally lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorized manner, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your Personal Data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business “need to know”. They will only process your Personal Data at our direction and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected Personal Data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
To effectuate our data security regime, we constantly evaluate our Information Protection Policies (IPP) as we improve our security and confidentiality operations with employee training and operational safeguards. This insures safe business practices to limit employee access to confidential information, and insures only authorized persons may access Personal Data for procedural and transactional processes only.
With regard to technology, we encrypt sensitive information using Secure Socket Layer technology (SSL), and related protocol, HTTPS, and other industry standards to protect your Personal Data. As there are many different attack methods between our Services and your computer, we cannot guarantee absolute security. We advise using caution whenever sending us confidential information or Personal Data and we will, to the best of our ability, provide secure channels to do so.
Modifying or Deleting Your Personal Data
You may access, correct and delete your Personal Data any time by contacting us via email. Please note that if you request that we delete your account, we may continue to retain certain limited information about you as required by law, but only for the time period permitted by law.
Email / Marketing
We send our customers periodic communications concerning newsletters, information about our Services, and new Services that may interest you. You may opt-out of marketing and automation emails. Please click the “opt-out” link at the bottom of any email that you receive from us to stop receiving that type of email. To stop receiving certain notifications, please opt out of email notifications within our software. Please note that we still may send you administrative emails that notify you about important account changes or ongoing business relationships, unless you have requested to discontinue use of the Site and the Software.
If you request that we completely purge your Personal Data and all information from our systems, you will no longer be able to use our Services. The purging process takes approximately thirty (30) days. Once complete, your Personal Data will no longer be in our systems. However, if you sign up for our Services in the future, your information will again be captured and stored in our systems.
Updates to Our Privacy Notice
We may update our Terms of Service and this Notice from time to time. We reserve the right to amend this Notice at any time, and will notify you by posting the amended Notice on the Site. We may also email you to give you notice of material changes to this Notice. The provisions contained herein supersede all previous notices or statements regarding our privacy practices and the terms that govern the use of the Site and our Services.
You agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Notice will be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, and litigated in any court of competent jurisdiction in Cook County, Illinois. Further, by accessing our Site and using our Services, you consent to jurisdiction in Illinois.
If you have any questions or wish to register a complaint in relation to this Notice or the manner in which your Personal Data is used by us, please contact us by any of the following means:
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1201 Infinity Court
Lincoln, NE, 68512
Mailing Address (By U.S. Mail or overnight courier):
Attn: Chief Privacy Compliance Officer
PO Box 37
Sheldon, IL, 60966-0037
Toll Free: 855-647-6869
Local: (402) 378-9545