Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

BT Federal Privacy Policy on the Collection and Use of Your Personal Information While Accessing the BT Federal Website

Effective November 10, 2015

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) provides important information about your privacy in connection with your use of the BT Federal website at http://www.btfederal.com/. Please carefully read through this Policy. Your use of the BT Federal website constitutes your agreement with this Policy and any subsequent updates.

Our Commitment to Privacy

BT Federal values and respects your privacy rights. We are committed to both protecting your personal information (defined below) that is collected during your use of the BT Federal website and preventing its misuse. At the same time, as part of our ability to conduct global business in an electronic economy, the collection of personal information through the BT Federal website may be necessary. This Policy, therefore, explains how BT Federal may collect your personal information while you access the BT Federal website and how BT Federal will protect and use your personal information.

Scope of This Policy

This Policy applies to all visitors to and users of the BT Federal website together with all of its subsidiary pages. BT Federal may provide links to third-party websites for your convenience and information; however, BT Federal does not control those third parties or their privacy policies or practices. BT Federal personnel with access to the BT Federal intranet should note that our internal privacy policies, and not this Policy, apply to such intranet usage.

Personal Information That May Be Collected

In general, you can visit our website without divulging any personal information. Depending on the particular webpage you visit, however, you may be asked to voluntarily provide personal information in order for BT Federal to provide a service or respond to a request that you make through the website. Such personal information includes, but is not limited to, your first and last name, email address, mailing and residential addresses, telephone numbers, birth date, gender, occupation, company of employment, and/or other information that identifies you.

BT Federal may also collect your domain information as part of our website usage analysis. This data helps us become more familiar with the users of our website, how often they visit, and what parts of the website they visit most often. This information, used to improve our web-based offerings, is collected automatically.

The BT Federal website may also use “cookies,” i.e., small files that are placed on your hard drive by the website for identification purposes. These files are used for site registration and customization by identifying you to a website when you revisit to load your preferences and track the pages you visit. If your browser is set up to automatically accept cookies, it will add this text in a small file to your hard drive. Most web browsers allow you to modify the way cookies are handled: you can refuse cookies or choose to be warned when receiving them, so you can choose to accept or reject a cookie. By not accepting cookies, you may have to manually input user IDs and passwords to access certain information on this website, and some pages may not fully function. Please note: the only information held in a cookie is information you have provided to BT Federal.

Any personal data collected by BT Federal is retained only as long as needed by business requirements and allowed by applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Once data is no longer necessary as determined by business requirements or applicable law and regulation, BT Federal destroys this data to maintain its protection.

BT Federal Protection of Your Personal Information

BT Federal has put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to prevent unauthorized access to, maintain the data accuracy of, and safeguard and secure your personal information that we may collect during your use of the BT Federal website. Please take note, however, of the following to protect the security of your personal information:

  • When you disclose personal information in a discussion forum or chat room, such information is accessible to, and collectable by, others present.
  • BT Federal advises you to protect yourself against unauthorized access to your computer and disclosure of your password. If you believe that your password has been compromised, immediately change it.

Disclosure of Your Personal Information

BT Federal does not share your personal information with any third parties, except consultants or business partners who help BT Federal provide services offered through its website; these individuals have agreed to keep your personal information protected. In the event that BT Federal sells a part or parts of its business, the personal information that we have collected could be transferred to the acquiring company unless you instruct BT Federal not to do so, in writing (see address below).

Your personal information may also be shared under the following circumstances: (i) if we are required to do so by law enforcement authorities or government agencies or (ii) in connection with investigations or other efforts to prevent illegal activities or pertaining to public safety.

Safe Harbors Regarding Personal Information

BT Federal is committed to following the Safe Harbor Principles for personal information and participates in the US-EU and US-Swiss Safe Harbor Program to enable the transfer of personal information to the US.

Supporting Privacy of Your Children

The BT Federal website does not target, and is not intended to attract, children under the age of 13. BT Federal does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 or send requests to children for personal information.

Changing Our Privacy Policy

BT Federal reserves the right to make changes to this Policy without notice. We recommend that all visitors and users of this website regularly re-visit this Privacy Policy page to learn of new privacy practices or changes to our Policy. Your continued use of the BT Federal website indicates your acceptance of any changes to this Privacy Policy.

Contacting Us

We value your opinions and feedback. If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, please send them to:

BT Federal
Legal Department
11440 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 100
Reston, VA 20191
Phone: (703) 860-6340