Collection of Personal Information
If you browse the BEAM Site, you may generally do so anonymously without providing any personal information. However, there are cases in which we may ask you for personal data. For example, we will occasionally conduct on-line surveys to better understand the needs and profile of our visitors. In addition, we may request personal information when you register to receive additional information regarding our products and services, download content, sign up for a newsletter, or send us a question or email. In such cases, the personal information we request will typically consist of: your title, first and last name, organization name, mailing address and email address. Additionally, we may provide you with the option of submitting information such as your phone number or what you are inquiring about, all of which are intended to enhance your experience, and inform you, of our offerings. Providing any of this information is completely voluntary on your part, and you have the choice about whether and what information to disclose to us. Even if you choose not to give information we request, you can still visit most of the BEAM Site, but you may be unable to access certain options, offers and content.
If you provide us with personal information, and choose to join BEAM’s e-mail list, we will place you on our list to receive e-mail regarding product/service updates, special offers, important issues and new products and services. If you do not wish to receive e-mail updates or other marketing communications, subscribers can unsubscribe directly from within subscription-related emails received or you can contact us at the e-mail address specified below.
Sharing and Use of Personal Information
Personal information provided to us may be used for marketing and promotional purposes only by BEAM. Except as described in this policy, BEAM does not rent, sell or otherwise distribute to third parties, your personal information entered on this site without your consent, unless required by law or as disclosed to you when the information is collected. If you do provide us with consent to share your information with other third party companies, we may share your information with third party companies who offer products and services that may be of interest to you. These companies may then contact you directly with product or sample offers, personalized offers and information, or to ask for your feedback on products and programs that they think may be of interest to you.
We may share your personal information with our third party service providers on a need-to-know basis. We engage third party service providers to perform certain services on our behalf. In order to perform those services, the service providers may need to know your personal information. We require that they protect this information and only use it to perform services on our behalf. For example, we may use outside shipping companies, credit card processing companies, resellers, distributors and content providers.
Additionally, we may share statistical, anonymized or aggregated non-personal information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. This data is used to customize BEAM Site content and advertising to deliver a better experience to our users.
BEAM reserves the right to disclose user information in special cases, when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other BEAM website users or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may disclose personal information without notice to you in response to a subpoena or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or to respond to an emergency situation. We also may disclose personal information as part of a merger or acquisition.
Transfer of Personal Information
Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which we or service providers maintain facilities. We may transfer information that we collect about you across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the United States or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from US law, please note that we may transfer information to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction. Wherever your personal information, if any, is transferred, stored, or processed by us, we will take reasonable steps to safeguard the privacy of your personal information
Access to Your Information
If for any reason you are concerned that any information you provided to us is not correct and you wish to change or delete it, you have the ability to review and update your personal information to the extent we have it. If you would like to do so, please contact us as set forth below. You may also contact us to request access to, transfer of, or erasure of your personal information to the extent we have any. Specify the nature of your request and the information that is subject to your request.
We reserve the right not to allow access to your information or to limit your rights (e.g. if such disclosure is prohibited by law or if the rights of another individual might be violated). In some instances, this may mean that we are able to retain your personal information even if you withdraw your consent or request transfer or erasure. Please note that changes or access you request may not be effective immediately. Please also note that despite any request for removal of or change to personal information, we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed or changed.
Cookies and IP Tracking
This website also may detect and use your IP address or domain name for internal traffic monitoring and capacity purposes or to otherwise administer our website. No personal information is obtained; rather, just the patterns of usage of our various users may be tracked to provide you with improved service and content based on aggregate or statistical reviews of user site traffic patterns.
Other Analytic Tools
We may use Google Analytics and other analytic tools to gather aggregate, non-identifiable information. Such tools enable us to gather information such as what pages people visit, which products they look at, what device they use and where they are located. Additionally, we may use CRM tools as part of our CRM program, which allows us to register users on our website and better understand what content they are browsing and which products are of interest to them for ranking and marketing purposes.
Currently, (i) other parties (e.g. third-party advertising networks and analytics providers) may not collect personal information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use our website or services, and (ii) we do not respond to, or take any specific action in connection with the receipt of, Do-Not-Track signals or other similar mechanisms regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about an individual’s online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services.
Policies for Children
Generally, our website is not intended for children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect information from children under such age; moreover, BEAM encourages parents and guardians to monitor and participate in their children’s online activities. No information should be submitted to this site by users under 13 years of age, and users under 13 years of age are not allowed to register for newsletters, contests, events or activities. Teenagers under the age of 17 and over the age of 13 should encourage their parents to review this policy and to contact us if they would like to evoke our opt-out policy or to raise any concerns. In addition, users under 18 years of age are not allowed to make purchases or register for contests, events or activities. Where appropriate, BEAM may ask you to indicate your age to verify compliance with these policies.
Please be advised that this website may contain links to third party websites. The linked sites are not under the control of BEAM, and we are not responsible for the content, or privacy practices or other activities of any linked site or any link on a linked site. Please review their privacy policies carefully to understand what information they may collect, process, and use from you.
BEAM reserves the right to change or update this policy, or any other policy or practice, at any time. Additionally, you are encouraged from time to time to review any updated versions of this policy, as indicated by the effective date of this policy set forth below. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to the BEAM site. Your use of this website after such changes or updates have been posted signifies your acceptance of the changed terms.
Changes to your Personal Information
Subscribers to our mail list can unsubscribe directly from within subscription-related emails received. In case you have questions about this policy or our related practices, or wish to review, update or delete personal information about yourself submitted to or collected by us, we will endeavor to answer such questions, facilitate such review and correct, update or remove the personal data in question, as requested. In such case, please contact us via the contact points specified below:
5660 Eastgate Drive
San Diego, California, 92121
Effective Date: This policy is effective as of September 15th, 2020