Data Privacy

Last updated: February 28, 2023

Business IT Source (BITS) respects your right to privacy. This Privacy Policy explains who we are, how we collect, share and use personal information about you, and how you can exercise your privacy rights. This Privacy Policy applies to personal information that we collect through our website at, and as well as information collected directly from you at conferences or marketing events, or information collected from you when you purchase goods and/or services ("Services") from BITS. If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, then please contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

We recommend that you read this Privacy Policy in full to ensure you are fully informed. This Privacy Policy includes the following sections:

What does BITS do?

BITS solves customer business issues through independent and innovative solutions by leveraging focused architectures, tailored professional services and a blend of financial options.

What personal information does BITS collect and why?

The personal information that we may collect about you broadly falls into the following categories:

  • Information that you provide voluntarily

    Certain parts of our Website may ask you to provide personal information voluntarily: for example, we may ask you to provide your contact details in order to subscribe to marketing communications from us, register for a BITS event or submit inquiries to us. When you apply for a job with us we will ask you for additional information such as your work history and educational background. The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

  • Information that we collect automatically

    When you visit our Website, we may collect certain information automatically from your device. Specifically, the information we collect automatically may include information like your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, broad geographic location [e.g. country or city-level location] and other technical information. We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with our Website, including the pages accessed and links clicked. Collecting this information enables us to better understand the visitors who come to our Website, where they come from, and what content on our Website is of interest to them. We use this information for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our Website to our visitors. Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further under the heading "What cookies does BITS use?" below. We will normally collect personal information from you only [i] where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you, [ii] where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your rights, or [iii] where we have your consent to do so. In order to carry out contracts, BITS has collected and disclosed personal information such as name, job title, phone number, email address and IP address of companies with which it enters into contracts for performance of services. BITS may process personal information to comply with a legal obligation or in order for us to investigate, exercise or defend a legal claim. If you have questions about our use of your personal information, please contact us below under "How do I contact BITS?"

Who does BITS share my personal information with?

We may disclose your personal information to the following categories of recipients:

  • to our affiliates. Information about our affiliates is available here; to third party services providers and partners who:

    • provide data processing services to us [for example, to support the delivery of, provide functionality on, or help to enhance the security of our Website]

    • perform any other services for BITS.

  • to an actual or potential buyer [and its agents and advisers] in connection with any actual or proposed purchase, merger or acquisition of any part of our business, provided that we inform the buyer it must use your personal information only for the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Policy;

  • to any other person with your consent to the disclosure.

BITS will ensure that any such third parties receiving personal information are contractually bound to use such information only for purposes of performing the requested services. BITS does not sell personal information and, will not sell personal information.

What Cookies does BITS use?

We use cookies and similar tracking technology [collectively, "Cookies"] to collect and use personal information about you. For further information about the types of Cookies we use, why, and how you can control Cookies, please see our Cookie Policy and recovery as well as organizational controls such as staff vetting, staff training and building entry controls.

How long does BITS keep my data for?

In general, we expect to keep your personal information for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was obtained. Once we have determined that we no longer need to hold your personal information, we will delete it from our systems. Please note that in certain circumstances, we may hold your personal information for a longer period, for example, if we believe in good faith that the law or a relevant regulator may reasonably in our view expect or require us to preserve your personal information. When we delete personal information, it will be removed from our active database, but it may remain in archives where it is not practical or possible to delete it.

What data protection rights do I have?

You can get in touch with us using the contact details provided under the "How do I contact BITS?" heading below to exercise the following data protection rights:

  • Your right to access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information. Your right to request disclosure of:

  • The categories of personal information we have collected about you.

    • The categories of sources from which the personal information was collected.

    • The business or commercial purpose for collecting the personal information.

    • The categories of third parties with whom we share personal information.

    • The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.

  • Your right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time. To opt out of email marketing, you can also exercise this right by clicking on the "unsubscribe" or "opt-out" link in the marketing e-mails we send you.

  • Your right, if we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under this Privacy Policy.

Will this Privacy Policy be updated?

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time in response to changing legal, technical, or business developments.

You can see when this Privacy Policy was last updated by checking the "last updated" date displayed at the top of this Privacy Policy.

How do I contact BITS?

You may contact BITS with any questions or requests concerning your personal information. Please address your questions to:

[email protected].