Welcome to Bates Group LLC (Bates Group). Bates Group is a consulting firm specializing in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Financial Crimes Prevention (FCP). The firm offers Consulting Services that include: BSA/AML/OFAC Program Development, Risk Management, Training, and Independent Reviews.
Bates Group maintains compliance with applicable laws regarding privacy of your Personal Information (defined below) including:
“Personal Information”, is any information that enables us to identify you, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as your name, identification number, location data, online identifier or one or more factors specific to you. Personal Information includes sensitive Personal Information and pseudonymised Personal Information but excludes anonymous information or information that has had the identity of an individual permanently removed.
Bates Group LLC
1855 East Main Street, Suite 14
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29307
Please be sure to provide your full name when contacting us. When allowed by law, if we deem appropriate, we may require verification that you are the person making the request so that we can confirm we are modifying or deleting the correct person’s Personal Information.
You have the right to know:
You have the right to know if your personal information is being used by, disclosed to, or sold to third parties, and the identity of those third parties.
If your information is being sold or disclosed to third parties:
Exercising your privacy rights will not affect your right to equal service and prices.
You will not be discriminated against for exercising your privacy rights. Prohibited discrimination includes, but is not limited to:
Charging different prices or rates, or providing a different level of service or quality of goods, is permitted if it can be shown that the value provided to the consumer is reasonably related to the consumer’s data.
You have the right to access your personal data that we collect, and request that your Personal Information be modified or deleted.
When a valid request to delete data is received, the information will be deleted from our records and any service providers with access to that data will be directed to remove it from their records as well.
You have the right to correct, modify, supplement, or block your Personal Information.
If consent was given to collect or use Personal Information, you may revoke that consent at any time. You also have the right to request a complete record of your Personal Information and transfer that record in whole to another controller.
In Section 1 below we set forth what Personal Information we collect through the Bates Group Website and how it is collected.
In Section 2 below we set forth how we use “cookies”.
In Section 3 below we set forth how we may share your Personal Information.
In section 4 below we set forth how we may use your Personal Information
In Section 5 below we set forth how you may access and modify your Personal Information.
In Section 6 below we set forth how long we keep your Personal Information.
In Section 7 below we explain our opt-out policy.
In Section 8 below we explain your California privacy rights.
In Section 9 below we explain your European privacy rights.
In Section 10 below we explain the security measures we have in place to protect your Personal Information
Bates Group only collects information we are legally permitted to collect. Specifically, we collect the following Personal Information about visitors to the Bates Group Website:
We collect technical information relating to each time a visitor comes to the Bates Group Website, including IP address, geolocation data, browser type and version, time zone settings, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform type (e.g. Internet Explorer browser on a Windows platform).
We may also collect information about your visit, including pages you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page, and any phone number used to call our customer service number.
Gathering this technical information helps us to learn what browsers we need to support and helps us determine what sections of the Bates Group Website are most popular and how many visitors come to our site(s). This information is available to Bates Group as a result of your visiting our site and, as noted above, by accessing the Bates Group Website, you agree to the collection of this technical information. You do not have to register with the Bates Group Website for us to have access to this technical information.
You may provide Personal Information to us in various ways including, via telephone, email, regular mail and web-based forms. Personal Information you provide may include your name, home and/or work email address, postal address, phone number and/or fax number, your employer and job title, demographic information about you including birth year, certification designation, etc., and if you are making a purchase, your credit card information. Such information is only required to take advantage of optional products and services provided through the Bates Group Website.
We collect Personal Information in the following ways from different parts of the Bates Group Website:
A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from a website to the hard drive of your computer. This unique number identifies your web browser to Bates Group computers whenever you visit the Bates Group Website.
Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can reset your browser to notify you when you have received a cookie. You can also set your browser to refuse to accept cookies altogether.
The use of the Do Not Track (DNT) header field is supported by our website. If you activate the DNT, your browsing history will not be tracked.
Personal Information collected through the Bates Group Website is generally collected and maintained solely by Bates Group or its contracted vendors.
Except as expressly provided for below, your personal data is not shared with any third parties. We have not sold or disclosed your personal information to any third parties within the preceding 12 months.
We may share Personal Information in the following ways:
We may share aggregate website statistics with the media or other third parties. We do not disclose Personal Information to these sponsors/advertisers or other third parties as part of this process, only information in an aggregate form.
We use Personal Information for the following purposes:
We use the Personal Information you give us:
In matters involving a danger to personal or public safety, or to protect the rights, property or safety of Bates Group, our customers, or others, Bates Group may voluntarily provide Personal Information to appropriate governmental authorities
Bates Group may use this aggregate, anonymous data to perform statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of visitors to the Bates Group Website; to measure user interests regarding specific areas of the Bates Group Website; and to analyze how and where best to use our resources.
Without such data, we would not know which parts of Bates Group Websites are the most popular, and we would not be able to change and update the content and services appropriately.
You should contact Bates Group if you wish to modify or delete any of your Personal Information or other information previously provided by you.
Bates Group will retain your Personal Information for twelve (12) months after a requested service is completed or terminated.
Bates Group does not currently send unsolicited communications to site visitors or customers. Should we do in the future, site visitors and customers will be provided with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners.
For California Residents Only. Bates Group does not currently disclose your Personal Information to third parties without your advance consent. Should we do so in the future, as a California resident, you have the right to opt-out of having your Personal Information licensed to such third parties. We will not share your information after we have received your notification that you are opting out.
For European or United Kingdom Residents Only. If you are based in the EU or the UK, in certain circumstances, you have rights under the GDPR in relation to your Personal Information.
If you wish to exercise your European or UK data subject rights, you have the following options:
The Bates Group Website has security measures equal to or better than those reasonably expected in the industry, such as firewalls, in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your Personal Information under our control. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we take reasonable precautions to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
You are ultimately responsible for the security of your Bates Group login credentials. You may not share your Bates Group login credentials with colleagues or friends. You should log out of your browser at the end of each computer session to ensure that others cannot access your Personal Information and correspondence, especially if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.
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