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Blaine Event Services Privacy Notice for EU Residents

Blaine Event Services owns, operates, and/or provides access to www.blainesvs.com and any of its mobile applications, email newsletters, and other sites, digital platforms and interactive services (collectively the “Services”).  The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) was enacted to enhance the privacy protections of European Union (“EU”) citizens.  Not only does the GDPR apply to companies in the EU, but it also applies to companies that control or process the personal data of EU residents.  As a result, Blaine Event Services is working diligently to ensure that our business practices comply with the GDPR.  This Privacy Notice governs our privacy practices in handling the personal data we collect about EU citizens (“you” or “your”) who use our Services.  You must be at least 18 years of age to submit any personal data on or through the Services.

Personal Data Under the GDPR

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Consent for Personal Data

Blaine Event Services processes personal data based on your consent to send personalized messages from us and our sponsors, to collect precise location information and to send promotional emails. If you do not consent to the processing, you may still view Blaine Event Services content on www.blainesvs.com but you will not be able to access all of our Services. If you do grant consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time by visiting www.blainesvs.com, unsubscribing from emails and as further described in “Your Rights” below. Please note that all processing of your personal data will cease once you have withdrawn consent, but this will not affect any personal data that has already been processed.

Collection of Information from You

Blaine Event Services may obtain personal data from you including, but not limed to, your email address, name, home address, work address, telephone numbers, and any anonymous demographic information about you.  This personal data is collected from you such as when you register with us for an account, log in to our website, sign up for a newsletter, apply for a job with us, volunteer information to us, provide information for us to respond to, or participate in a survey.

Collection of Information Through Technology

In addition to the information you provide to us, Blaine Event Services also collects information through technology (such as through cookies, pixels, and access logs) depending upon how you use and access our Services.  The information collected can include, but is not limited to, your email address, IP address, approximate geographic location, unique device identifiers, time and frequency specifics about your interaction with our Services, navigation path through our Services, files you download or interact with, the domain name of your ISP, information about your computer or mobile device (such as its browser, software, settings, and operating system), and the website, application or platform you visited before and after using our Services.

Information Not Obtained Directly From You

The Services use third-party analytics, cookie data collection and linking services (collectively “Analytics Services”). These Analytics Services may use cookies, pixel tags, and other tracking and storage technologies to collect or receive information (not including your name or the email address you register with Blaine Event Services) from the Services and elsewhere on the Internet and use that information to analyze and measure Blaine Event Services’ audience and target. For example, Blaine Event Services and Analytics Services may use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and serve sponsorship messages based on your past interactions with our Services and other websites or services. In addition, Blaine Event Services may use analytics data, including but not limited to, geographic, demographic, and interest reporting information to recognize and understand user preferences, make improvements, and for other operational purposes.

Processing Personal Data

Blaine Event Services  can lawfully process your personal data for one or more of the following reasons: (i) you have given consent to the processing of your personal data for the purposes set forth in our policies and Terms of Service; (ii) the processing of such is necessary for us to perform a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at the request of you prior to entering into a contract; (iii) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which Blaine Event Services  is subject; (iv) processing is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or another natural persons vital interests; and/or (v) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Blaine Event Services  or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of you which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.  Blaine Event Services relies on the lawful processing of data for the following purposes: managing user accounts, operating and improving Services, direct marketing, data analytics, network and information security, fraud prevention, responding to your requests for information.

Purposes of Processing Personal Data

Blaine Event Services  will process personal data lawfully and fairly in order to: (i) fulfill, and communicate with you regarding, your requests for Services; (ii) manage user accounts; (iii) send you marketing, email newsletters, and other communications; (iv) manage, analyze, provide, and improve the Services and our related communications; (v) analyze personal preferences or interests to provide personalized content and messages; (vi) generate aggregate or other information that does not directly identify you or the devices you use to utilize our Services, and use and share that information for our purposes; (vii) to comply with applicable laws and enforce our Terms of Use and other legal rights; (viii) use the information collected from you in other ways, and for other purposes, consistent with our policies and Terms of Use; (ix) directly market to you; (x) analyze data; (xi) secure the network and information; and (xii) use for fraud prevention.

Sharing Your Personal Data

Blaine Event Services  may share your personal data with the following categories of recipients: (i) authorized service providers to provide services on our behalf; (ii) authorized third-party applications to provide certain Services to you on the third-party applications; (iii) Blaine Event Services ’ analytics partners; (iv) in the unlikely event of bankruptcy; (v) with public authorities when required by law, to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, and other law enforcement measures, and to comply with legal or regulatory obligations; (vi) with other parties when necessary to enforce our Terms of Use, to protect the vital interests of our users or other natural persons, Blaine Event Services , and their sponsors, or when required by law; (vii) with other parties if the information is anonymous and aggregate; (viii) with other parties if we have disclosed such sharing to you at the time of collection of the information or if we otherwise have your consent.

Retention of Personal Data

Your personal data is retained no longer than is reasonably necessary to perform the processing described in this Notice and in case of any legal claims or complaints, or as required by law.

Your Rights

Blaine Event Services respects your privacy rights and provide you with reasonable access to your personal data that you have provided through the use of our Services.  Subject to exemptions under applicable law (which may include, depending on the circumstances, U.S. law protecting the rights to free speech and free press or EU law protecting the rights to freedom of expression or information, including processing for journalistic purposes), you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: (i) to request a copy of your personal data which Blaine Event Services  holds; (ii) to request that Blaine Event Services  provide you access to and/or rectify personal data that is inaccurate or out of date; (iii) to request erasure of your personal data where it is no longer necessary for Blaine Event Services  to retain it; (iv) if you have consented to processing, the right to withdraw consent at any time; (v) where possible, to transfer your personal data; this right of portability only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract and if Blaine Event Services  processes the data by automated means; (vi) to request a restriction on further processing where applicable; (vii) to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.  You may exercise these rights by contacting Blaine Event Services at www.blainesvs.com, providing the email address you used to register with us, and stating your specific request in writing. Blaine Event Services reserves the right to verify your identity and confirm your right to the information. You may also: (a) withdraw consent for collection of your precise device location, you may access the privacy settings of your mobile device and/or the settings of the Blaine Event Services  mobile application; (b) withdraw consent to marketing emails or email newsletters, click the “unsubscribe” link on the email. You may also change your newsletter preferences by signing into your account or by contacting us. However, even if you opt out of receiving such communications, we retain the right to send you non-marketing communications (such as information about changes to our Terms of Use or this Notice); (c) cancel your Blaine Event Services  account, or correct or update your registration information, you may sign in to your account or contact us using the information below; (d) prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, click here for the Google Universal Analytics opt-out browser add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. To learn more about how Google uses data, visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

Transfer of Data Abroad

Because Blaine Event Services operates the Services from the US, your personal data may be transferred to the US and/or to countries or territories outside the EU not recognized by the European Commission as ensuring an adequate level of protection pursuant to the GDPR. Where required, data transfers will be made subject to the terms of the applicable EU Standard Contractual Clauses or with your consent. Blaine Event Services will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that personal data is treated securely and in accordance with this Notice in respect of such transfer.

Automated Decision Making and Analysis

Blaine Event Services and its data analytics and sponsorship vendors analyze user interactions with the Services to deliver personalized content to users and to serve personalized sponsorship messages. The consequences of such processing for you is that you receive content that may be of interest to you, as well as email, online and in-app messages from Blaine Event Services and our sponsors that are geared towards your interests and preferences.

Security

Blaine Event Services  employs technical and organizational safeguards to ensure an appropriate level of security for personal data, taking into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing as well as the risk of varying likelihood and security for the rights and freedoms of natural persons.

Further Processing

If Blaine Event Services plans to use personal data for a new purpose, it will update this Notice and communicate the changes before starting any new processing.

Contacting Blaine

Blaine Convention Services welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. Please contact Blaine Convention Services by telephone, email or postal mail if you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy practices or would like to update your personal information.

Blaine Convention Services
114 South Berry St.
Brea, CA 92821
P: 714.522.8270
F: 714.522.8271
information@blainesvs.com