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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes BIS Global's current policies and practices with regard to personal data collected by BIS Global through its websites, www.bisglobal.net and www.Charityengine.net, and any other BIS Global product or service websites (hereinafter referred to as "BIS Global's websites"). BIS Global.net is the commercial website for the ChartyEngine platform, a nonprofit technology solution created by business applications and cloud hosting company BIS Global. This privacy policy is independent from BIS Global's offline personal data collection practices. The term "personal data" refers to personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, birth date, e-mail address or mailing address, and any other information that is identified with you personally.

Notification of Changes to This Policy

BIS Global is continually improving and adding new functionality and features to the BIS Global website and improving and adding to our existing products, services, and programs. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law, and the changing nature of technology, BIS Global's and BIS Global's data practices will change from time to time. If and when our data practices change, BIS Global will post the changes on our websites to notify you of the changes. We encourage you to check this page frequently. This policy was last updated on October 22, 2013.

Personal Data Collected Through BIS Global website(s)

Other than cookies, as described below, the only personal data BIS Global currently collects through its websites, including BIS Global, is the information you voluntarily give us when you use our sites. For example, you may use this site to contact BIS Global with questions and comments about BIS Global. When you fill out a form on our websites, you may provide your name and other contact information, including your company's name, your e-mail address, and your mailing address or the mailing address of your company or other personal information. If you do not wish to fill out all of the information on the form you are not required to do so. Most of our registration forms require only your name and e-mail address. When you submit information to us through www.charityengine.net, you will receive a confirmation e-mail if you enter a valid e-mail address. When you use our websites to search for information on technology solutions, systems integration, hosting and collocation, and business solutions, you are not providing us with any personal information. We offer the search features as a service to you. BIS Global does not collect or retain any identifying information about you when you use the search features on Charityengine.net.

Use of Personal Data Collected Through BIS Global.net website

BIS Global uses the personal data information you provide to answer your question(s) or resolve your problem(s). BIS Global and our affiliates also use this information to help us improve the content and functionality of our websites, to better understand our customers and markets, and to improve our products and services. BIS Global and our affiliates may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about products or services we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, each communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to "opt-out" of receiving future communications.

Similarly, we may provide "subscription" e-mail services, either directly or through affiliates, which enable you to receive current news about BIS Global or related technical services or industry specific information. For all such services, we will provide an opportunity to "opt-out" of, or cancel, the subscription. Please see the "unsolicited ideas" heading under Terms of Use for more information about our use of the communications we receive through the BIS Global website.

Anonymous Data Collected Through BIS Global website

In addition to the information you provide when you use the BIS Global website, BIS Global uses technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our websites. For example, we use technology to track how many visitors access our websites, the date and time of their visit, the length of their stay, and which pages they view. We also use technology to determine which web browsers our visitors use and the address from which they accessed our sites (for example, if they connected to the BIS Global website by clicking on one of our banner ads).

This technology does not identify you personally. It simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our sites. BIS Global and our affiliates use this anonymous data and share it with third parties to improve the content and functionality of our websites, to better understand our customers and markets, and to improve our products and services.


A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer and they cannot be used to discover the identity of a user. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not and whether you are required to accept the cookie to view certain content. BIS Global may use cookies to "persist" a user session - that is, to maintain connection with a user as he or she moves through an application or series of web pages. The purpose of cookies in this context is to remember user inputs. For example, a "shopping cart" application records purchases up until the user reaches checkout. Personalization features also use cookies to identify groups of users and deliver appropriate content and services.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

BIS Global and BIS Global may share some or all of the personal data collected through this website with our affiliates, who use this data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Both BIS Global and our affiliates may share personal data collected through its websites with third-party vendors who act for or on behalf of BIS Global, BIS Global or our affiliates (for example, companies that provide support services to us, including data processing services, or that help us market our products and services). These companies may need information about you in order to perform their functions. These companies are not authorized to use the information we share with them for any other purpose. In addition, there may be some other, limited circumstances in which BIS Global, BIS Global, or our affiliates may share or transfer the personal data in our databases, for example, to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your vital interests, or in the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution, or similar event.

While no method of data transmission is guaranteed against unlawful third party interception or other misuse, BIS Global uses commercially reasonable efforts to ensure protection of your data including industry-standard encryption and offline security methods in our physical facilities (e.g., your data is protected onsite by our Information Assets Protection Policy).


BIS Global does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under thirteen, please do not give us any personal data. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided personal data to BIS Global, please contact us, and we will try to delete that information from our databases.

Link to Other Sites

This privacy policy applies only to the BIS Global website. BIS Global and our affiliates operate other websites for different purposes and in different countries where different laws may apply. If you visit a BIS Global website, please take a moment to review the privacy policy posted on that site to learn what personal data may be collected through that site and how it is processed.

BIS Global's websites contain hyperlinks to websites that are not operated by BIS Global or one of our affiliates. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party websites or any association with their operators. BIS Global does not control these websites and is not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal data about yourself.

Governing Law

This privacy policy forms part of our website Terms of Use and as such shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland.

Questions About Our Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or concerns about the way BIS Global and BIS Global representatives process your personal data, please contact us.