Privacy policy

Terms and Conditions on Data Protection of "TheBusinessClass.Net" hereinafter referred as "BCN":



BCN takes your privacy seriously. Your personal information will NEVER BE SOLD or SHARED with anyone, anywhere, ever!
You can easily use the UNSUBSRIBE link to discontinue your membership at TheBusinessClass.Net.



Sharing and Disclosure of Information BCN collects

Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, BCN will not disclose User information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by BCN, whether or not a response is required by applicable law or to protect the safety of the public and Users of BCN.


Basic Principles of BCN for handling your Personal Data

BCN strictly adheres to the following basic principles in the protection of your Personal Data:

• BCN shall collect, process and use your Personal Data in accordance with the laws and statutes on data protection of the Federal Republic of Germany and those of the European Union.

• BCN shall use your Personal Data solely to provide you the BCN Services on the Internet for which you have registered. BCN will never pass your Personal Data on to any third party, neither for advertising, nor for marketing for any other purposes.

• With the exception of some general information about your profession and your origin you alone decide which of the Personal Data you have made available to BCN may be displayed by BCN to other members of BCN (cf. Section 3 of these Terms and Conditions on Data Protection). 



Information submitted in a BCN is secure and BCN takes precautions to insure that all personal information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect User information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to User information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of User information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of User information at any time. For any additional information about the security measures we use at BCN, please Contact Us.


Registration Data

In order for the BCN Services to function, BCN needs to collect and process certain elements of your Personal Data in the course of the registration process. First of all, this consists of the following data:

• Username
• Password

IYour password and/or your user name are never visible to any BCN Member at any time. BCN shall never disclose or pass your password and/or your user name on to any third party. Furthermore, you will need to fill out the following Personal Data in the course of the registration process (mandatory fields)

• Email account
• First name, surname
• Address
• Username
• Profession
• Country, city

The following Personal Data from these mandatory fields is accessible to other BCN Members without any restrictions:

• Email account
• Username
• Profession
• Country, city

With respect to the following mandatory Personal Data, you may choose in each individual case whether the data shall be displayed to a specific other BCN-Member or not

• Email account
• First name, surname
• Username
• Business telephone number
• Mobile number
• Company name
• Address


Voluntary Data

NIf you wish, you may provide additional information about yourself apart from the mandatory data on a voluntary basis (hereinafter referred to as "Voluntary Data"), to allow other BCN Members to get to know you better and possibly encourage them to choose you as an appropriate business contact. At the moment, you are able to choose from the following Voluntary Data, for example: your interests, your education, companies you have previously worked for, what you have to offer to other BCN Members, what you are looking for from other BCN Members, etc. You may also upload a photograph of yourself, if you wish. All other BCN Members may access your Profile and view the information displayed on the Profile, including such Voluntary Data you have specified to be made available to all other BCN Members.


BCN regularly sends out newsletters (collectively hereinafter referred to as the "newsletter(s)") to all BCN Members. In these newsletters BCN may inform you, among other things, about new features on BCN, new BCN-Locations (BCN-Ports) and the owner (BCN-Agents).


Log Files

Each time you access a website from the BCN Websites, BCN will save the following data in a log file (the so called "server log"):

• Your IP address (by which your computer can be clearly identified),
• The name and IP address of the computer requesting the respective page from the BCN Websites (the so called "remote host computer"),
• The time
• The product and release information from your Internet browser (the so called "user agent").


Changes to these Terms and Conditions on Data Protection

BCN reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions on Data Protection, in the event that this becomes necessary due to gaps in these Terms and Conditions on Data Protection identified after their release, or in the event that it becomes necessary with respect to additional or amended services provided by BCN. BCN will notify you of any amendments to these Terms and Conditions on Data Protection by email to the email account you provided to BCN in the course of your registration.


Copyright Notice

BCN is 100% owned and operated by TheBusinessClass.Net. All editorial, informational, factual content as well any graphics on BCN -  including this Privacy Policy- are protected by international copyright laws and may not be copied without the expressed, written permission of BCN, which reserves all rights. The re-use of any of BCN content as well as any graphics for any purpose without BCN's permission is prohibited. Permission to use BCN content is granted on a case-by-case basis. BCN welcomes any requests - so please feel free to Contact Us.

DO NOT copy or adapt the HTML or other code that BCN creates to generate web pages, except as otherwise permitted in the Terms of Service on www.TheBusinessClass.Net .


Contacting BCN

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or your dealings with BCN, please Contact Us.


Effective Mai 1, 2007
Modified September 18, 2008