The Business History Conference collects the following data from users who register accounts on our website:
- Personal identification information (Name, email address, professional title and affiliation)
- Users may optionally provide the following information:
- A professional photograph
- A research biography
- List of research interests
- Membership in a BHC special interest group
- Year of Ph.D. degree conferral
- Twitter contact information
- Personal webpage URL
You directly provide The Business History Conference with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:
- Register online, join or renew your membership with the organization, or submit a proposal for an annual meeting.
- Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies, which include session cookies (which automatically delete when your browser is closed) and Google Analytics cookies.
The Business History Conference collects your data so that we can:
- Provide members of the organization with secure access to advanced features of the website, including paper and panel proposals for annual meetings
- Email registered members with information about the BHC, including details regarding annual meetings.
- Promote the scholarship and teaching of our registered members to the public
- Understand which elements of the website are most commonly accessed by users to improve our website’s utility and functionality
We do not share your data with any other organizations.
The Business History Conference securely stores your data at data centers in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The data centers are owned and administered by GreenGeeks, and are SAS 70 Type 1 certified. Security provisions include biometric and key card security systems including man-traps and rack level locking mechanisms, and are staffed at all times by data center technicians and engineers as well as monitored remotely.
The Business History Conference will keep your personal identification information and any additional information you have voluntarily provided for an indefinite period. At any time, you may request to have any or all of your data deleted, by removing the information from our databases and deleting all caches and cookies on the website.
The Business History Conference may occasionally send you information about services of ours that we think you might like, such as information about our annual meetings, grants, and prizes. We will not share your contact details with any other organizations. If you have agreed to receive communications, you may always opt out at a later date.
You have the right at any time to stop The Business History Conference from contacting you for communications purposes or giving your data to other members of The Business History Conference.
If you no longer wish to be contacted for informational purposes, please click here https://thebhc.org/form/data-rights-opt-out
The Business History Conference would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:
The right to access – You have the right to request The Business History Conference for copies of your personal data.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request that The Business History Conference correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request The Business History Conference to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request that The Business History Conference erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that The Business History Conference restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to The Business History Conference ’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability – You have the right to request that The Business History Conference transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology. This includes session cookies and Google Analytics cookies.
For further information, visit https://allaboutcookies.org.
- Keeping you signed in
- Understanding how you use our website, e.g., determining which pages are most commonly used by members, registered website users, and anonymous visitors to the site. We do not use this information to track individual users’ behaviors on our site, but instead to carry out statistical analyses of page use, page interactions, and paths through the website to evaluate and develop our website.
Although there are a number of different types of cookies, our website uses functionality cookies. The Business History Conference uses these cookies so that we can recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and your location. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used. First-party cookies include session cookies, which temporarily store your log-in information and are deleted when you close your browsers. Third-party cookies include Google Analytics cookies, which provide anonymous information about such things as which pages our users visit, how long users spend on specific pages, and which search terms they use to land on our site.
You can set your browser not to accept cookies. The following website explains how to manage or remove cookies on your browser: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.
If you make a request to exercise one of your data protection rights, we have one month to respond to you.
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us: 302-658-2400, ext. 243
Or write to us at:
Business History Conference Hagley Museum and Library P.O. Box 3630 Wilmington, DE 19807-0630 USA
Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that The Business History Conference has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Phone: +44 (0)303 123 1113