This Privacy Notice explains how BM Strategies and our related affiliates (“BMS”, “we” or “us”) collects, uses and discloses Personal Data from individuals who visit this website. This Privacy Notice is also intended to inform our clients, their employees, and any affected data subjects ("you") about the security and use of the personal information that we receive and process on your behalf.
BMS collects certain personal information about you and, if required, your family members and employer for the purposes of providing immigration consulting and related services. We will not be able to provide the services requested if we are not provided with all relevant personal information.
For purposes of providing client services, including the applicable immigration consulting services you and/or your employer request, BMS collects and processes personal information such as name, address, telephone number, date of birth, marital status, passport number, employment history, educational background, tax status, employee number, job title and function, and expatriate status. Where required for the service, BMS collects certain personal documents such as passport copies, educational documents, visa copies, birth certificates, and other documents.
We obtain the personal information from a number of sources, such as through information you provide directly to us, including by email or in conversation with our consultants and staff as well as questionnaires and forms you complete. In addition, we obtain personal information from third-party sources, such as relocation companies and your current or prospective employer. We use this information to provide immigration consulting and legal services, including analysing, completing and processing immigration, visa and related filings and submissions to relevant government agencies, and providing consultative advice as to eligibility to obtain immigration benefits.
If you request information about our services directly, fill out our “Contact Us” or “Request Info” forms, we will collect your email address and the full content of your email, including attached files, and other information you provide. We use your information to respond to your request.
In the context of the services we provide, BMS collects sensitive personal information when the submission of such data is necessary to comply with the legal obligations of the country in which you are seeking a visa or work permit. In addition, BMS may need to inquire about certain sensitive information in order to provide legal or consultative advice. Certain categories of personal information may be considered sensitive and are subject to a higher level of data protection such as religious beliefs and physical or mental health or condition for purposes of preparing an application on your behalf.
We will not sell, share, transfer, rent, use, or distribute your information for purposes other than those disclosed here unless required by law or as authorized by you or your employer. We share the information you provide among our affiliates and your current or prospective employer or a third party as your employer instructs us, as appropriate or necessary in connection with the services. Where our services are retained by your employer on your behalf, we share your personal information as instructed by your employer, for health insurance purposes, to assist you in obtaining relocation services, and for any other purpose required to provide the services as permitted by applicable law.
In addition, as part of the immigration consulting and associated services we have been directed to provide, BMS discloses personal information to government agencies, your former, current, or prospective employer and its related entities. In order to obtain immigration benefits on your or your employer’s behalf, we will disclose personal information to government agencies and immigration authorities.
We also share the information with certain service providers we have retained in connection with the services we provide, such as translators, education evaluation services, couriers, or other necessary entities. We take steps to require that service providers protect the information consistently with this Privacy Notice. These service providers are authorized to use the information only as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with law or legal process. Where we have knowledge that a service provider processes your personal information in a manner contrary to this Privacy Notice, we will take reasonable steps to prevent or stop the processing. In addition, we will disclose information about you if we are required to do so by law or legal process.
BMS does not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 16. Children under 16 years old are not the target audience for our Site. If you are under 16, please do not give us any Personal Information. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Information through the Site.
We take commercially reasonable steps to protect your information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction both during transmission and once it is received. However, no transmission over the Internet and no data storage method can be guaranteed to be secure 100% of the time. We educate our employees and strive to maintain appropriate standards of conduct with regard to the protection of personal information.
We retain personal information for only as long as we need it to provide the services you or your employer has requested, for our own administration and internal purposes, and for any periods that are mandated by law or otherwise agreed to with our clients, after which, we take steps to delete or anonymize the information.
When we transfer your information to other countries, we will use, share and safeguard that information as described in this Privacy Notice. We transfer personal information to third countries where it is necessary to provide you the service you (or your employer) requested. For example, the Government requires certain personal information in order to review applications and attest/legalize documents or certificates. We also provide your personal information to local advisors, translators and other service providers where it is necessary to provide the service you requested.
Our website may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may operate independently from BMS. Linked sites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. To the extent any linked websites you visit are not owned or controlled by BMS, we are not responsible for the sites’ content, any use of the sites, or the privacy practices of the sites.
As set out above, BMS may collect certain information about you in conjunction with providing immigration consulting and related services. We will respect your decision if subsequently your employer informs us or, where you instruct us directly, you inform us that you wish to opt-out of personal information
To help protect your privacy and the security of your information, BMS takes reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to information. Where we rely solely on your consent, you may withdraw it at any time. You may also object to processing that is based on our legitimate interests alone. In such instances, our business interests must be found to be compelling and to not jeopardize your individual rights before further processing may continue. To exercise these rights, please contact your employer or BMS, as applicable.
This Privacy Notice may be updated periodically without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our information practices. Notice of any material changes to our privacy practices will be posted to this Site before such material changes become effective. You are advised to visit this page regularly for the latest information on our privacy practices. Use of information we collect is subject to the Notice in effect at the time such information is collected.
If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice directed at any of the data controllers listed above, please contact our data protection officer by email at email@example.com
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