Change 3 Enterprises, LLC (“C3”), operator of BeTechly, is committed to safeguarding your privacy online.
This page discloses the privacy practices of the BeTechly.com website.
Our Privacy Pledge
When you participate as a member, we want you to be aware of our privacy policies:
How Information Is Used:
The Information We Collect and How We Use It
When you register as a member, we collect the following personal identifying information: your name, email, title, company name, business website, city, and phone number. We use your name and email address to let you know about opportunities to take surveys, to provide you with new updates about BeTechly.com that may interest you, and to inform you about special programs and benefits we are offering to our members (such as special rewards and incentives). Generally, members are notified about an opportunity to take a survey several times per month. We also send brief emails to our members several times a year to provide information of interest and to express our appreciation for their participation.
We may at times, use postal service addresses to mail rewards offered to panel members, such as cash or merchandise that you redeem with your Reward Points. In rare cases, your name, postal service address and email address may also be shared with BeTechly.com reward suppliers when you redeem your Reward Points so they can ship to you directly.
We use phone numbers to call members in response to their request for a return call to answer a question or address any concerns. On rare occasions, we call members to validate survey responses. Most members are never contacted via phone.
BeTechly.com frequently asks members for demographic information (e.g., age, gender, areas of business, etc.), computer and web access capabilities, and business technology information. BeTechly.com uses this information to select surveys that are appropriate for the member.
BeTechly.com asks members for their opinions about a variety of products and services by asking them to complete surveys on the BeTechly.com website. Usually, BeTechly.com combines the individual member responses and reports on the aggregated (or group) results. Individual level responses are occasionally used, but in general not associated with any personal identifying information without your explicit consent.
BeTechly.com may occasionally ask for personal identifying information as part of a specific survey. In these cases, we will provide an explanation in the survey introduction to allow panel members to make an informed decision about participation. The explanation will include a description of any new personal identifying information that will be collected via the survey and with whom it will be shared. As with any survey, members can decline to take the survey or stop at any time during the survey process. Like all other information we collect, any personal identifying information collected for a specific survey will be used for research purposes only.
BeTechly.com also automatically collects information via log files to administer the site and to aid in technical problem solving. Log file information collected is IP address, time a page was viewed, name of pages viewed within the BeTechly.com site during the specific visit, browser type, URL parameters, and cookies that were set by the BeTechly.com website at the time of the visit. Log files may also include information indicating where a visitor came from. This information is used only to administer the site and to identify and resolve any technical problems related to the site's operation.
When you participate in the Refer-a-Friend Program we ask for your friend's first name and email address. The first name is used in the greeting to personalize the message and the email address is needed to deliver it to your friend. Both pieces of information are only stored long enough to make sure the email was sent without difficulty and never used for any other purpose. Participation in the referral program, like all aspects of BeTechly.com membership, is completely voluntary.
Although we do not generally give your personal information to third parties, we may disclose your information to Change3’s vendors that provide technical support or other services to Change3 related to the Site. For example, we may provide your information to companies that host the Site, process credit card information or ship rewards. However, these vendors may not use your personally identifiable information for any reason other than assisting Change3 and are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information.
Change3 may maintain aggregate data or other non-personally identifiable information about our users, such as usage statistics, online traffic patterns and user feedback. In addition to using this information to support operation of the Site, Change3 may disclose this information to third parties without restriction.
This website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Member names, postal service addresses, and phone numbers are maintained on a secured database accessible only by C3 staff. Members may also access their own information for the purposes of verifying and updating, but they cannot view other members' information. As with any Internet endeavor, absolute security of information transmitted through channels (communication networks, hardware, software) not directly operated or controlled by us cannot be guaranteed.
Updating Your Personal Information:
Policies on Correcting/Updating Personal Identifying Information
BeTechly.com relies on members themselves to provide any updates to personal identifying information. Members may update email addresses, password, postal service address, phone number as well as all other identifying information (available to members only). Please ensure that you change your password regularly to optimize the security of your account. For changes to all personal identifying information, including email address, members are asked to login to their account at BeTechly.com.
Your Decision Not To Participate
Members may decline to respond to a survey or opt to drop membership at any time. Members who prefer not to complete a given survey need not do so.
Members who would like to withdraw their membership may do so at any time on the BeTechly.com website. Members may withdraw membership by logging into their account profile and selecting unsubscribe. We will process all unsubscribe requests within 10 business days of receipt and usually within 48 hours of receipt.
Upon receipt of the drop request, BeTechly.com may ask you to complete a brief survey about the reason(s) for discontinuing membership. This survey is optional and does not involve any additional email; any results will help us improve members' experience. Thereafter, BeTechly.com will stop sending survey notifications.
No personal identifying information is stored on any cookie nor do we retain any information from cookies on our databases.
Notification Of Changes:
How to Reach Us:
How to Contact Us About Your Privacy Concerns
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to privacy@BeTechly.com.