Last update: 1° June 2021

BNI® Data protection information& nbsp; and privacy policy

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BNI Worldwide Development Ltd controls your personal data for and on behalf of BNI Global, LLC and Brec S.r.l, together with their affiliates BNI Connect Global, LLC, BNI Enterprise Business Network (Guangzhou) Co Ltd, BNI Franchising, LLC, BNI Global Holdings LLC, BNI Holdings, LLC, BNI Hong Kong Enterprises Pvt Ltd, BNI India Enterprises Pvt Ltd, BNI Intermediate Holdings, LLC, BNI Intermediate Holdings CTB, BNI Lanka Enterprises Pvt Ltd, BNI Networking & Referral Ireland Holdings Limited, BNI Singapore Enterprises Pvt Ltd, BNI Ultimate Holdings LLC, Business Network France, Chapters France, CorpConnect Enterprises India Pvt Ltd, Corporate Connections Franchising, LLC, Corporate Connections Global, LLC, Corporate Connections Worldwide Development Ltd, Netwerk Organisatie Nederland en Vlaanderen B.V, Network Organization Benelux Ltd, Scion Social Holdings LLC, Scion Social Pvt Ltd and Scion Social Pte Ltd (“BNI&rd quo;, “our/a/i/e” or “we/us”).

This Data Protection and Privacy Policy ("Policy") is intended to tell you, as a user of BNI or our services, what personal data you collect about you, how we use that information, who we may share it with, and your choices regarding those uses and disclosures.

If you have any questions about this Policy or our personal data processing practices, or if you would like to inquire about our disclosure of personal data to third parties for of direct marketing, contact us by e-mail, telephone or post at the following addresses:

BNI Worldwide Development Ltd

Ballinrobe Road


Co. mayo

F23 FT28


Telephone:  +353 94 902 1553

Email: [email protected]

BNI's Data Protection Officer is the Chief Executive Officer of BNI. who can be contacted at the address or telephone number indicated above or by e-mail at [email protected].

We invite you to read this Policy carefully when you use our Site and our services or do business with us. The Site includes, BNI's related websites, text messages, APIs, email notifications, applications (web and/or mobile), buttons, widgets, ads, commercial services (the “Site”) and any other related services accessible through our BNI Site or linked to from this Policy, as well as other related services. any information, text, link, graphic, photo, video, or other material or composition of materials you upload, download, or display on the Site (collectively, "Content").

Categories of personal data collected about you and others

  1. General.  Personal data includes any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual. When you carry out certain activities, on our Site, such as purchasing a product, submitting content and/or posting content on one of our blogs, or submitting feedback and impressions/feedback, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself. Examples of personal data may be: your first and last name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone numbers, age range, gender and other identifying information. When you set up your profile on our Site, it can help you. be asked to provide an email address, phone number, and address.

We collect some information about you based on the pages of the Site you visit and the sites that may have referred you towards us. This information, which is collected in various ways; diverse, are compiled and analyzed on both a personal and aggregated basis. This technology allows us to determine (i) the IP address of your computer and its geographical location thanks to the installation of applications on your computer or mobile device; (ii) your search terms or your interactions through the BNI Site; (iii) your purchases; (iv) the sources of the information you seek during your activities; of research; and (v) the age of the of your performance data (collectively, “Information Shared”).


  1. Other information you provide.  We may also collect and store any personal data you enter on our Site or otherwise provide by you, including personal data that you may contain in a comment you post on our Site. This includes images (both still and moving).


  1. Information about others.  We may also collect and store other people's personal data that you provide to us, which may include the activities of a user. commercial of these subjects and their contact details, including e-mail addresses and/or IP addresses. This data is used in the legitimate interest of providing information to potential members, to generate invitations to Chapter meetings and other BNI events, as well as to generate invitations to BNI Chapter meetings and other events. provide other specific information related to the possible purchase of goods or services of BNI.


  1. Automatic data collection.  Information about your computer hardware and software is collected automatically and may be shared with other BNI websites or affiliated websites. This information may include your IP address, browser type and language, domain names, access times, referring website addresses, and the content of any cookies that are not sent to you. been deleted and which your browser has previously accepted from us (see “Cookies” below).


  1. Cookies.  When you visit our site and with your consent, we may use one or more “cookies” to make our site more user-friendly. easy to use and to personalize your online experience. Using a cookie also allows us to automatically collect information about user activity. activity you did on our Site, such as the web pages you visited, the links you clicked and the time you spent on the Site. to deny or withdraw consent, but if you choose to refuse cookies, you will not be able to log in or access them. use some of the features offered by our Site.


  1. Other technologies.  We may use evolving Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to monitor your use of our Site. We may also include web beacons in company email messages, newsletters or notifications to determine if messages have been opened and/or interacted with. This allows us to personalize the services we offer to our Site visitors by serving targeted ads and measuring the overall effectiveness of advertising, content, programming or other advertising activities. conducted by us online.


  1. Information from other sources.  We sometimes supplement the information we receive, referred to in this Policy, with information from other sources and companies. Such external information includes updated delivery and delivery information from carriers or third parties that allows us to correct our records and, for example, deliver more accurate information. easily future communications; account, purchase or redemption information, and page view information from certain merchants with whom we conduct business. co-branded or on whose behalf we provide technical, fulfillment, advertising, or other services; information about search terms and the results of some searches conducted through search features; web search; search results and links, including paid ads (such as Google Sponsored Links); and reliability information. provided by credit bureaus, which we use to prevent and detect multiple credit issues. fraud and offer certain credit or financial services to certain customers.

How your personal data is used and the legal basis for its processing

We use your personal data mainly to provide you with support or to present you with service offers.

  1. Necessity; contractual.  Based on the need contractual, we process the personal data of members and of those who apply for membership for:
    • manage account and provide customer support;< /li>
    • enforce our terms and conditions;
    • manage our business;
    • enable and leverage applications such as BNI Connect to provide functionalities for users. to users;
    • process payment for any purchase, subscription or sale made on our Site and to protect us and users from, or to detect, any fraudulent transactions and for any other purpose; necessary for the management of our business.


  1. Legitimate interest.  In our legitimate interests of maintaining and developing our business, we may process your data to:
    • to research and analyze your use of or interest in our products, services or content, or the products, services or content offered by others; this information may be used, as an example only, to help us understand the demographic profile of potential members, identify chapters with positions available for certain professions, guide future marketing campaigns and evaluate the success of marketing strategies;
    • cross-market your services/products with our services and those of our affiliates;
    • check your eligibility for the font. and make online and/or offline deliveries in connection with contests and sweepstakes;
    • to protect and defend the rights or property of of BNI or one of BNI's referral networks.


  1. Consent.  You can give us your consent to:
    • communicate your email address and other information to our business partners in order to send you offers of products, services, promotions, contests and/or sweepstakes;
    • send you notifications and/or newsletters by email;
    • create and use cookies on your devices when you visit our websites.

you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by sending us a & rsquo; & Nbsp;

  1. The need for a legal.  In cases provided for by law, we may also process your personal data:
    • to establish or exercise our legal rights or to defend against legal claims;
    • in the vital interest of BNI staff, members and users, or the public, to protect their personal safety.


Data retention

The data concerning you will be kept only for the time necessary to fulfill the purposes for which they were obtained and/or to satisfy any applicable legal obligations. For more information, please refer to our Data Retention Policy, available at

Mode font; of personal data transmission

We may share your personal data with:

  1. Authorised Service Providers. Authorized service providers who perform services on our behalf, for example, processing credit card payments, providing products and services, providing marketing and customer support services, performing business analysis and sales, feature support, and more. of our Site and to support other features and promotions offered through our Site.


  1. Corporate Partners. From time to time, we may offer products, services, promotions, contests and/or sweepstakes on our Site and share personal data with companies we partner with to provide these offers.


  1. Franchisee. We may share your personal data with BNI Master Franchisees or BNI (Sub)franchisees, who are joint controllers (“Data Controller”) together with our affiliate BNI Worldwide Development Limited, to, for example, target you to a BNI Chapter or possibly provide you with further information on career opportunities. of franchise according to your interest. As a As Joint Data Controllers, Master Franchisees and (Sub)franchisees are subject to separate obligations for the implementation of adequate technical and organizational measures to ensure and demonstrate that their activities are performed by them. of treatment comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (the “GDPR” or “Regulation”).


  1. Other situations. We may also disclose information about you:
    • if required by a legal obligation, including, without limitation without limitation, a subpoena or court order;
    • if required by an authority; judicial to respond to requests for cooperation from law enforcement or other government agencies (for both civil and criminal matters);
    • to prevent illegal activities. tort, to prevent immediate bodily harm, or to protect us and you from people who violate our Terms of Service, available at This is can involve the sharing of personal data with, for example, other companies, solicitors, courts or other government bodies, where applicable;
    • In connection with a material corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a merger, assignment, consolidation or sale of assets, although, in each case, any third party acquirer or assignee will be bound by the provisions of this Policy; to protect and defend the rights or property of of BNI or one of BNI's referral networks; and, act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of members and users of BNI, its Site, or the public. This can be involve the sharing of personal data with, for example, other BNI members, visitors, public health services or other government entities.

​The third parties to whom we may disclose personal data may have their own information/policies on data protection and privacy, which we invite you to consult on their respective websites.

Third party websites

Our Site or our services also offer a serif; occasions the possibility; to click on a link to access other websites that do not operate under this Policy. For example, if you click on an advert or search result on our Site, you may be taken to a website that is not intended for you. under our control. These third-party websites may independently request and collect your personal data and, in some cases, provide us with information about your online activities. on those websites. We recommend that you review the data protection and privacy notices/policies of all third-party websites you visit.

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Under the GDPR, you have the following rights:

  • The right to obtain, upon request, a copy of your personal data that concern you.
  • The right to obtain rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and that we may have recorded.
  • The right to have your data deleted (“right to oblivion”) and which we no longer have; reason to keep registered.
  • You have the right to object to the processing of data concerning you, conducted on the basis of our legitimate interests.
  • You have the right to refuse to be contacted for marketing purposes. of direct marketing.
  • You have the right to restrict the processing of personal data concerning you when:
    • the basis of their treatment is under discussion;
    • Their accuracy is 100% accurate. under discussion;
    • we cannot establish a legitimate basis for processing them, but you do not want them to be deleted;
    • we no longer need them; your data, but you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims;
    • you object, where applicable, to our processing of data concerning you on the basis of our legitimate interests, pending verification whether our interests prevail .
  • You have the right to receive in a structured, commonly used format , readable by an automatic device, a copy of the data concerning you and processed by us on the basis of your consent or your need; contract, or the right to have them transferred directly to another data controller (“Data portability”).

If you are unsatisfied with our responses, or if you would like clarification on our ways of serif; of the processing of personal data concerning you, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory body to which we fall under, the Irish Data Protection Commission ().

Communities and forums offered on our Site

We may provide spaces on our site where you can post information about yourself, including your name and email address, communicate with others, upload content, and post comments. Such interventions are governed by our Terms of Service. Additionally, whenever you freely post personal data on our Site, that data will be available and may be collected and used by others who are authorized to access your content.

We advise you to act with discretion and prudence with regard to your personal data. Once such data is published, you may no longer be aware of this. able to edit or delete them.

Any personal data that you disclose through our Site, or other online forums hosted on our Site, may be collected and used by others. We recommend caution in communicating personal data to others in these online forums.

Privacy of minors

a site that caters to a general audience, but is not a site that caters to a general audience. intended for use by minors. Therefore, we do not knowingly collect personal data from minors. Access to our site is limited. allowed only to those who have reached the age of majority; and it is therefore able to legally enter into a binding contract.

Transfer of personal data outside Europe

The global reach of Helvetica’s activities. of BNI requests the transfer of personal data to its franchisees, members, business partners and service providers on a worldwide basis. When personal data is transferred from the European Economic Area (EEA), it will be transferred. at least one of the following safeguards is applied to protect your personal data to a similar level as exists in the EEA:

  • our franchisees, business partners or service providers are located in countries that have been recognized by the European Commission as having adequate national data protection standards; or
  • we will require our franchisees, business partners or service providers to adopt the standard contractual clauses (“CCT”) for data protection, pre-approved by the European Commission.

Privacy Shield

Sebbene il Privacy Shield tra UE e Stati Uniti e tra Svizzera e Stati Uniti non sia più un meccanismo valido per l’adeguamento ai requisiti di protezione dei dati dell’UE e della Svizzera nel trasferimento di dati personali dall’Unione europea o dalla Svizzera agli Stati Uniti, BNI continua ad aderire alle raccomandazioni del Privacy Shield Framework relative al trasferimento di informazioni a terzi, all’accesso, alla sicurezza, all’integrità dei dati e alla limitazione e applicazione delle finalità. Ulteriori informazioni sul Privacy Shield sono disponibili sul sito BNI è sotto la giurisdizione della Federal Trade Commission (FTC) per quanto riguarda l’osservanza del Privacy Shield. Fintanto che il Dipartimento del Commercio degli Stati Uniti continuerà ad amministrare il programma Privacy Shield, BNI rinnoverà annualmente la certificazione Privacy Shield per contribuire a garantire che il trattamento di tutti i dati personali continui ad essere accurato e conforme al Privacy Shield Framework e ai Principi applicabili. In caso di trasferimento a terzi di dati personali provenienti dall’UE e dalla Svizzera ricevuti ai sensi del Privacy Shield Framework UE-USA e Svizzera-USA, BNI è potenzialmente responsabile. Tutte le domande o i reclami riguardanti il trattamento e l’uso dei dati personali devono essere indirizzati a [email protected].

Conformemente ai requisiti stabiliti dal Privacy Shield, BNI ha scelto JAMS come meccanismo indipendente di risoluzione delle controversie. Se eventuali domande o reclami non vengono risolti in modo soddisfacente contattando BNI, gli utenti possono presentare un reclamo a JAMS alla pagina

In determinate circostanze, puoi avere la possibilità di scegliere un arbitrato vincolante per la risoluzione del reclamo, a condizione che tu abbia: (1) presentato il reclamo direttamente a BNI e ci abbia dato l’opportunità di risolvere la questione; (2) fatto uso del meccanismo indipendente di risoluzione delle controversie sopra indicato; e (3) sollevato la questione presso l’autorità competente per la protezione dei dati (Data Protection Authority, DPA) e concesso al Dipartimento del Commercio degli Stati Uniti l’opportunità di risolvere il reclamo senza costi per te. Per maggiori informazioni sull’arbitrato vincolante, rimandiamo al Privacy Shield Framework del Dipartimento del Commercio degli Stati Uniti: Allegato I (Arbitrato vincolante).

Modifiche alla presente Informativa

Di quando in quando apporteremo degli aggiornamenti a questa Informativa per rispecchiare i cambiamenti intervenuti nelle nostre prassi e nei nostri servizi. Nel pubblicare le modifiche, rivedremo la data dell’“Ultimo aggiornamento” nella parte superiore dell’Informativa. Se dovessimo apportare modifiche sostanziali alle nostre modalità di raccolta, utilizzo e/o condivisione dei tuoi dati personali, ti informeremo via e-mail all’indirizzo che ci hai fornito più di recente nel tuo account, profilo o registrazione, se disponiamo di tale indirizzo e-mail, e/o pubblicando in modo visibile l’avviso delle modifiche sul nostro Sito. Ti consigliamo di controllare periodicamente il nostro Sito per essere informato di eventuali modifiche a questa Informativa.

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