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BBConnect Privacy Policy

Last updated: March 5, 2021

This Privacy Policy describes Best Brains’ policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of Your information when You use the Application, and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You.

Best Brains uses Your personal data to provide and improve the Application. By using the Application, You agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Definitions

The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

Account means a unique account created for You to access Best Brains’ Application or parts of Best Brains’ Application.

Affiliate means an entity that controls, is controlled by or is under common control with a party, where "control" means ownership of 50% or more of the shares, equity interest or other securities entitled to vote for election of directors or other managing authority.

Application means the software program provided by Best Brains downloaded by You on any electronic device, which is named BBConnect.

Best Brains refers to Best Brains, Inc., 135 E. Algonquin Road, Suite B, Arlington Heights, IL 60005.

Country refers to: United States.

Device means any device that can access the Application such as a computer, a cellphone or a digital tablet.

Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.

Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of Best Brains. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by Best Brains to facilitate the Application, to provide the Application on behalf of Best Brains, to perform services related to the Application, or to assist Best Brains in analyzing how the Application is used.

Third-party Social Media Application refers to any website or any social network website through which a user can log in or create an account to use the Application.

Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Application or from the Application infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

You (referred to as either “You” or “Your”) means the individual accessing or using the Application, or the company or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Application, as applicable.

Collecting And Using Your Personal Data

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using the Application, Best Brains may ask You to provide Best Brains with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Address, City, State, ZIP/Postal code
  • Usage Data

Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Application.

Usage Data may include information such as Your Device's browser type, browser version, the pages of the Application that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When You access the Application by or through a mobile device, Best Brains may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Best Brains may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit the Application or when You access the Application by or through a mobile device.

Information Collected While Using the Application

While using the Application, in order to provide features of the Application, Best Brains may collect:

  • Information regarding Your Device type
  • Information regarding Your Device’s OS

Best Brains uses this information to provide features of the Application, and to improve and customize the Application. The information may be uploaded to the Best Brains' servers and/or a Service Provider's server or it may be simply stored on Your device.

You can enable or disable access to this information at any time, through Your Device settings.

Use of Your Personal Data

Best Brains may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

To provide and maintain the Application, including to monitor the usage of the Application.

To manage Your Account: to manage Your registration as a user of the Application. The Personal Data You provide can give You access to different functionalities of the Application that are available to You as a registered user.

For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services You have purchased or of any other contract with Best Brains through the Application.

To contact You: To contact You by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application's push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.

To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which Best Brains offers that are similar to those that you have already purchased or inquired about, unless You have opted not to receive such information.

To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Best Brains.

For business transfers: Best Brains may use Your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Best Brains’ assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by Best Brains about the Application users is among the assets transferred.

For other purposes: Best Brains may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of Best Brains promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve the Application, products, services, marketing and your experience.

Best Brains may share Your personal information in the following situations:

With Service Providers: Best Brains may share Your personal information with Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of the Application, and to contact You.

For business transfers: Best Brains may share or transfer Your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of Best Brains’ assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of Best Brains’ business to another company.

With Affiliates: Best Brains may share Your information with Best Brains’ affiliates, in which case Best Brains will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include Best Brains’ parent company and any other subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that Best Brains control or that are under common control with Best Brains (if any).

With business partners: Best Brains may share Your information with Best Brains’ business partners to offer You products, services or promotions.

With other users: when You share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside. If You interact with other users or register through a Third-Party Social Media Application, Your contacts on the Third-Party Social Media Application may see Your name, profile, pictures and description of Your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of Your activity, communicate with You and view Your profile.

Specifically: Best Brains may share personal information collected during a Zoom BBConnect live classroom meeting with other participants of the same meeting during the use of the Application. For example, video and audio recordings, chat messages and other content shared by You or another student user during a meeting, which may contain Your personal information or that of other student users, may be available to all other participants in that meeting, as well as to any K-12 Application users who host or co-host that meeting, and to the K-12 Account Administrator. All BBConnect live classroom meetings may be recorded by Best Brains.

With Your consent: Best Brains may disclose Your personal information for any other purpose with Your consent.

Retention of Your Personal Data

Best Brains will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. Best Brains will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with Best Brains’ legal obligations (for example, if Best Brains is required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce Best Brains’ legal agreements and policies.

Best Brains will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of the Application, or if Best Brains is legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Best Brains's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those in Your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such information represents Your agreement to that transfer.

Best Brains will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of Your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including those necessary to protect the security of Your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

Business Transactions

If Best Brains is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, Your Personal Data may be transferred. Best Brains will provide notice before Your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, Best Brains may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Other Legal Requirements

Best Brains may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is needed to:

  • Protect and defend the rights or property of Best Brains
  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Application
  • Protect the personal safety of Users of the Application or the public
  • Comply with a legal obligation
  • Protect against legal liability

Security of Your Personal Data

The security of Your Personal Data is important to Best Brains; however no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While Best Brains strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, Best Brains cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Detailed Information On The Processing Of Your Personal Data

The Sevice Providers Best Brains use may have access to Your Personal Data. These third-party vendors collect, store, use, process and transfer information about Your activity on the Application in accordance with their respective privacy policies.

Usage, Performance And Miscellaneous

Best Brains may use third-party Service Providers to improve the Application.

Children’s Privacy

The Application may contain content appropriate for children under the age of 13. As a parent, you should know that through the Application children under the age of 13 may participate in activities that involve the collection or use of personal information. Best Brains uses reasonable efforts to ensure that before Best Brains collects any personal information from a child, the child's parent or legal guardian receives notice of and consents to Best Brains’ personal information practices.

Best Brains also may limit how it collects, uses, and stores some of the information of users between 13 and 18 years old. In some cases, this means Best Brains will be unable to provide certain functionality of the Application to these users between 13 and 18 years old. If Best Brains needs to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country requires consent from a parent or legal guardian, Best Brains may require Your parent's or legal guardian’s consent before it collects and uses that information.

Best Brains may ask a user for date of birth verification before collecting any personal information from the user. If the user is under the age of 13, the Application will be either blocked or redirected to a parental/legal guardian consent process.

Information Collected From Children Under The Age Of 13

Best Brains may collect and store personal information about children under the age of 13 if this information is submitted by a child with prior parent/legal guardian consent or directly by the parent or legal guardian of the child.

Best Brains may collect and store the following types of personal information about a child when submitted by a child with prior parental/legal guardian consent or directly by the parent or legal guardian of the child:

  • First and/or last name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Grade level
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Parent's or legal guardian's name
  • Parent's or legal guardian's email address

For further details on the information Best Brains might collect, You can refer to the "Types of Data Collected" section of this Privacy Policy. Best Brains follows its standard Privacy Policy for the disclosure of personal information collected from and about children.

Parental Access

A parent or legal guardian who has already given Best Brains permission to collect and use his or her child’s personal information can, at any time:

  • Review, correct or delete the child's personal information
  • Discontinue further collection or use of the child's personal information

To make such a request, You can write to Best Brains using the contact information provided in this Privacy Policy.

Links To Other Websites

The Application may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Best Brains. If You click on a third party link, You will be directed to that third party's site. Best Brains strongly advises You to review the privacy policy of every site You visit.

Best Brains has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

Best Brains may update its Privacy Policy from time to time. Best Brains will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

Best Brains will let You know via email and/or by a prominent notice on the Application, prior to the change becoming effective, and will update the "Last updated" date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Best Brains

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, You may contact Best Brains:

By mail: 135 E. Algonquin Road, Suite B, Arlington Heights, IL 60005.