Privacy Policy

At Bernstein we know that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy very seriously. By visiting the Bernstein website, you are accepting the practices outlined in this policy. 
This Privacy Policy covers Bernstein's treatment of personal information that Bernstein gathers when you are on the Bernstein website and when you use Bernstein services. Privacy Policy is meant to be read together with our Terms of Service, so words that are capitalized have the same meaning in the Privacy Policy as they do in the Terms.
The column on the right provides a short explanation of the privacy policy and is not legally binding.

 

Our policies

We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our website. This information allows us to provide you with a customized and efficient experience. 

All personal data collected by Bernstein is processed in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data.

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18 without consent from a parent or guardian. If we learn a child has provided personal information, we may delete it.

 

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we collect information to make Bernstein useful for you.


What information we collect

PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION ("PII")

PII is any piece of information which can be traced back to a specific individual user and thus potentially be used to uniquely identify, contact, or locate that specific individual or any sensitive information, such as credit card numbers. Examples of PII include names, telephone numbers, social security numbers, and other unique identifiers. In no event will Bernstein (i) use PII to market its services or those of a third party, or (ii) sell or transfer PII to third parties, or otherwise provide third parties with access thereto, except as specifically provided in this Privacy Policy and/or in our applicable Terms of Use.

Users choosing to use the Services may be required to register or create an account through the Services. In order to register or create an account, we may ask any such User to provide information including, but not limited to, that person's name, email address, and location. We may retain any emails, letters, messages, postings, or other correspondence between you and Bernstein to ensure quality control and the best possible service, although we have no obligation to do so.

We may also ask Users to provide a valid credit card number and billing address or other payment information so that we can process any payments for use of the Service by such User, pursuant to our Terms of Use. We will not make any credit card information available to anyone except for third party companies we partner with to process credit card payments. We will not store any credit card information on our servers.

In the event that Bernstein discovers that PII has been compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will promptly notify those persons whose PII has been compromised in accordance with the notification procedures set forth below.

 

NON PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

Non-personally identifiable information is information that, by itself, cannot be tracked to a specific individual. We may collect non-personally identifiable information while you use the Services.

Log information
Servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as the date and time of your visit, your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, browser screen size, and one or more cookies that identify your browser. The information we collect is only used to compile statistics, on an aggregated basis, on the usage of our site.

Cookies
Cookies are small bits of data sent by a website server to the browser on your computer. The browser tells the server when you next visit that particular website. Cookies help us to store user preferences and track usage trends on an aggregated basis.

 

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we collect your registration and user profile data. Our servers also collect log information used to make the website faster and better.


How we use your information


We do not provide PII to third parties. 

We may use PII and any other information provided by User through the Service for internal purposes, such as sales, human resources, marketing, and administration. We may share this information with third parties who provide us with administrative services and payment processors. If we share any of the information collected from you with such a third party, their use of that information will be governed by their privacy policy.

We may use the non-personally identifiable information to generate user statistics that we may provide to prospective advertisers or partners, and that we may use to enhance your experience using and generally improve the Services. If we provide any such information to others, we will provide such information in the aggregate only and will not include any personally identifiable information about any individual users. We may also use the non-personally identifiable information to generate statistics that we may provide to you and to other businesses using the We also may provide non-personally identifiable information to contractors so that they can perform services for us.
 

 

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we do not share your personal identifiable information with anyone. 
We may use log data for statistics and for enhancing the service.


Notifications

We reserve the right to notify you through e-mail, text or voice messages, written or hard copy notices, messages posted to your user account, or notices posted on the Bernstein websites, as determined by Bernstein in our discretion or as otherwise required by law. By using the Service, you consent to receiving such notifications.

Where applicable, you may opt-out of receiving certain notifications by changing the notification settings; opting-out of such notifications, however, may limit the effectiveness of the Service.

However, please note that in all cases you will continue to receive all system e-mails (e.g. those regarding forgotten user passwords) and legal notices (e.g. updates to our policies) from us.

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we will send you emails based on your profile settings. From time to time, we may send emails to all our users.


Transfer of data

We will not transfer your data to third parties as a matter of course without letting you know in advance or asking for your prior permission. We may only transfer your data to third parties without informing you if required for investigating the illegal use of Bernstein or for legal proceedings, personal data will be transferred to the criminal investigation authorities and, if appropriate, to injured third parties. We are also legally obliged to give certain public authorities information. These are criminal investigation authorities, public authorities which prosecute administrative offences entailing fines and the finance authorities.

We may also form, sell or buy subsidiaries, divisions or parts of the company. In such transactions, customer information together with the part of the company to be transferred will be passed on. 

Every time personal data are transferred to third parties to the extent prescribed, Bernstein will ensure that this is done in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the relevant data protection laws.

 

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we do not sell your information to anyone. We may share information where required by law. We may also share information with third-parties that help Bernstein provide services to you.


Security

We have implemented reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure, but we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your PII for improper purposes. You acknowledge that you provide your PII at your own risk.

Please direct any questions that you may have regarding our Privacy Policy at any time to info@bernstein.io

 

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wWe do our best to keep your data secure.


Modification of Privacy Policy

Bernstein reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, update, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time, with or without notice to you. Please check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Services after the posting of any changes to the Privacy Policy will signify your acceptance of those changes.

 

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this Privacy Policy may change.


Acknowledgment
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