Privacy Policy

At, we take the privacy and security of our users’ personal information very seriously. Our Privacy Statement & Policy outlines how we collect, use, and protect the data that is shared with us. We are committed to ensuring that your information is kept confidential and used only for the purposes for which it was provided. We have implemented industry-standard security measures to safeguard against unauthorized access, disclosure, or alteration of your personal information.

We may collect certain information such as your name, email address, and browsing activity in order to provide you with a personalized experience on our website. Rest assured that we will never sell or share your personal information with third parties without your explicit consent. By using, you are agreeing to our Privacy Statement & Policy and giving us permission to collect and use your data as described. Your trust is important to us, and we are committed to protecting your privacy every step of the way.

Badisochuk Values Our User’s Privacy.

At Badisochuk, privacy is highly valued. The company understands the importance of safeguarding personal information and takes measures to protect it. Badisochuk strictly adheres to privacy policies and regulations to ensure that all data collected from users is kept confidential. This commitment to privacy builds trust with customers and reflects the company’s dedication to providing a safe and secure environment for its users.


In order to improve and personalize your experience on the Site, we collect, utilize, and distribute your user information. One of the ways we do this is by using aggregated data to create content that is tailored to your interests and enhance the overall user experience on the Site.

As outlined below, Forbes and its partners may also use your user information to customize content and advertisements, offer social media features (such as allowing you to directly share content on your preferred social media platform), track your preferences, analyze traffic, and provide similar services and content. Forbes values your privacy and will not share any user information with third parties without your consent, except as described in this Privacy Statement or permitted by law. If you have any requests, comments, or questions regarding this Privacy Statement or your user information, please contact us using the provided method.

Privacy Statement & Policy

This Privacy Statement pertains to the Site. Although you may come across links on the Site to other websites, such as those associated with our third-party sponsors, advertisers, and partners, please be aware that these websites are not included in this Privacy Statement (unless otherwise specified on such sites, which may be the case if, for example, Forbes also owns and operates the site). This Privacy Statement does not cover the actions of Forbes’ third-party sponsors, advertisers, and partners who may collect your user information while accessing or using their services in connection with your use of our Site (e.g., social media and sharing services). The privacy and information practices of these third parties are not addressed in this Privacy Statement. To learn more about the policies of these third parties, we recommend reading and reviewing the privacy statements of each third-party service you choose to use in connection with the Site. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by us.

Please exercise caution when deciding to share anything on the internet. For instance, if you willingly disclose user information in chat areas or bulletin boards (such as comments sections), others may see and use that information, which could lead to receiving unwanted messages. We cannot be held responsible for any personally identifiable information or other user information that you choose to submit in these public forums. If you would like us to remove your personal information from our blog or community forum, please contact us using the details provided below. However, please note that in some instances, we may not be able to remove personal information that you have voluntarily shared due to legal retention requirements or technical limitations (such as unsearchable data). If this is the case, we will inform you accordingly.

Badisoch Information

  • The website collects user information when one uses the site, which can be submitted by the user or collected automatically.
  • To manage and modify their preferences, users can follow the guidelines outlined below.
  • It is important to note that the website respects users’ privacy and has implemented measures to protect their personal information.
  • These measures include encryption and secure storage of data, as well as limiting access to authorized personnel only.
  • The website also adheres to relevant laws and regulations regarding data privacy, such as GDPR in Europe and CCPA in California.
  • By using the site, users agree to the terms and conditions of the website’s privacy policy.

Professional & Other Information Collected

When utilizing the Site, various methods may be used to collect, utilize, and distribute your user information. The specific type of user information collected may differ based on how it was obtained, but can include your name, email address, and other details that you willingly provide (for example, when creating an account or submitting a registration/application on the Site, you may provide your contact information, social media account handles, and/or professional information). Additionally, information regarding your usage of the Site (such as the content you choose to view) may be automatically collected. Furthermore, our third party partners may share information about you with us if they have previously received your consent to do so.

Free Ideas Submission

Badisoch has the ability to gather user information that is provided voluntarily by you or with your consent. For instance, when you sign up to become a member of the Site or register for a live event organized by Badisoch, we may request information such as your email address. Additionally, you may choose to provide information to Badisoch in other situations, such as on your member profile page and public profile URL, when participating in a sweepstakes, contest, or promotion, or when applying for consideration for a Badisoch list or similar recognition (e.g., Under 30 list applications). If you make a purchase from the Site or one of our co-branded websites, we may ask for additional personal details like your address, phone number, and credit card information to facilitate the transaction. Please note that providing the requested information is always optional.

In the event that you decide not to furnish us with the requested information, you will still be able to browse most of the Site. However, you may encounter difficulties accessing specific features and services. By registering or becoming a member of the Site, or by providing information to Badisoch through any other means, you are consenting to provide only truthful, precise, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Additionally, we enhance the data you provide us with by incorporating data from data append services such as public or social graph data. This is done to improve our ability to deliver relevant content and promotions to you.

Cookies File

A cookie is a tiny file of data that your web browser saves to your computer’s hard drive. This file can contain and/or collect information automatically, such as a user identification code or IP address. This information is used by websites to keep track of the pages you have visited and the number of times you have visited them. The data obtained from these cookies may be connected to both personally identifying (PII) and non-personally identifying (non-PII) information.

At the Site, we and our partners employ cookies and similar technologies to customize and enhance your browsing experience, as well as optimize the Site. This is done by:

We offer customized content and advertisements (please see below for more details), provide social media features, protect against spam and malware, analyze trends, traffic, and user behavior, manage the website, collect demographic information about our user base as a whole, track web and advertising analytics across the Site and its affiliate websites, remember your preferences and voluntarily submitted information (such as custom video playlists, preferences, job title, story ratings, membership status), perform location-related functions and analytics, participate in market research (such as website ratings), and learn how we can further enhance the Site and its different components.

Cookies Given in Subcategories Below

Necessary Cookies. Specific cookies are utilized for particular purposes that are crucial for your secure utilization and navigation of the Site. Without them, Forbes may not be able to offer essential functions and features of the Site, resulting in a less optimal operation. These cookies gather and utilize information such as your server preferences, single-session data, corresponding identifier, web beacons, log files (explained below), and other credential-related details. For individuals from the EU, necessary cookies also assist in informing Forbes whether you require or have already received an affirmative consent request under the GDPR. Necessary cookies encompass analytics cookies that provide us with data enabling Forbes to gain a better understanding of its users and enhance the Site based on insights derived from that data.

Cookies known as preference cookies are utilized to gather and process information concerning your preferences and similar choices related to the Site. The purpose of this is to enhance your browsing experience by optimizing various local preference settings and determining which geographically-customized version of the Site and associated content you would prefer (such as Forbes US, Forbes Asia, or Forbes Europe). These preference cookies also encompass social media cookies, which collect data about your social media usage and any additional information you may have provided in relation to said usage. In case you access the Site through a social media website or mobile application, it is possible that you have social media cookies. If you desire to modify or alter your social media cookies, kindly visit and review the settings on your relevant social media account(s).

In order to enhance your experience and provide personalized content and advertisements, Forbes and its advertising partners (and/or their third-party analytics providers) utilize cookies on the Site. These cookies enable the display of targeted advertisements that are more aligned with your interests compared to non-targeted advertisements. Some of Forbes’ advertising partners may also employ cookies to monitor the performance of their advertising content, including native advertising content such as BrandVoice. Unless required by law or in relation to the Site, Forbes does not share user information with advertising partners.

Web Beacons

On our websites, we utilize web beacons, which are invisible images commonly known as pixel tags or clear GIFs. These web beacons serve various purposes such as recognizing users, analyzing traffic patterns, identifying preferred content, and measuring site engagement. Additionally, we incorporate web beacons into our email messages, including newsletters, to track the number of opened emails. Forbes and its partners, including advertising partners, also employ web beacons to gather different data from your browser while you are browsing our site or other external sources where we may act as a third party. This data is collected in an aggregated form and may include non-personally identifiable information (non-PII) or personally identifiable information (PII) that users have voluntarily provided.

Use Of Our Users Information

Section Overview: Our main objective in the collection, utilization, and sharing of user information is to enhance your experience on the Site, provide support for the Site, and enhance its features, performance, and other aspects. Your user information may be employed for the purposes detailed below. We will only utilize your user information if there is a valid legal basis to do so.

To Develop & Target Content and Advertising

In order to deliver content and advertising that aligns with your interests, we utilize the analytics data gathered by the aforementioned systems. This enables us to identify your preferred sections of our website based on how frequently you visit and engage with them. Using the information provided by your browser, we may make logical assumptions to personalize content and advertising on our site and other platforms where we act as a third party. Additionally, we may use your IP address to make reasonable geographic and demographic inferences for targeting relevant content and advertising.

For Providing Interactive Communications Via the Site

In order to make your experience better, we may offer you interactive communications. These could include notifications of activity related to specific topics or contributors, which will be sent to the email address you provide us with. Please note that these interactive communications will only be sent to users who have explicitly given us permission to receive them as part of their user profile. Occasionally, we may send emails to users who have explicitly given us permission to do so as part of their user profile. These emails may highlight new features, promotions, or contests on our website.

Communications Via Third Parties

At Forbes, we highly value the privacy of our users. We have strict policies in place to ensure that our user list is not shared with or given to any third party. We also do not allow anyone else to disclose this information. However, we do offer the option for users who have explicitly given us permission to receive offers from third parties as part of their user profile. In such cases, your email address will be shared with the third party. If you wish to withdraw your consent or make changes to your user information, please contact Forbes using the details provided below.

Furthermore, if you decide to provide any personally identifiable information through a promotion offered by an advertiser, please note that you are directly disclosing your personally identifiable information to the advertiser. Occasionally, we may offer you the chance to take part in contests or surveys on our website. If you choose to participate, we will ask for specific personally identifiable information such as your name and email address. Participating in these surveys or contests is entirely voluntary, meaning you have the option to disclose this information or not. We utilize this personally identifiable information to inform contest winners and distribute prizes. To conduct these surveys or contests, we may employ the services of a third-party provider. However, this company will be prohibited from utilizing our users’ personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we provide you with prior notification and choice.

As mentioned earlier, you have the option to use sign-in services that connect your social media login credentials with our site. These services will verify your identity and give you the choice to share specific personal details such as your name and email address, which will be automatically filled in our sign up form. Additionally, these services allow you to post updates about your activities on our website to your profile page and share them with others in your network. Our site also includes social media features, widgets, and interactive mini-programs that operate on our platform. These features are small content modules that users can add to their websites and may collect information like your IP address and the specific page you are visiting or utilize cookies for proper functioning. It’s important to note that these social media features and widgets may be hosted by a third party or directly on our website. The privacy policy of the company providing these features will govern any interactions or engagements you have with them.

Information with Sponsors & Advertisers

Forbes generates most of its revenue through advertising on the Site, and it is crucial for us to share information to ensure our services remain affordable for users. To attract and retain advertisers, we utilize aggregated and anonymous information that we collect, as well as data from third-party market researchers. This helps us describe our services to partners and allows our advertisers and sponsors to gain a better understanding of our audience. Rest assured, we do not disclose any personally identifying information about our users to these parties. To display advertising on our website or manage advertising on other sites, we collaborate with a third-party ad network. This ad network partner uses cookies and web beacons to gather non-personally identifiable information about your activities on this and other websites. The purpose of collecting this information is to provide you with targeted advertising based on your interests.


Your user information is stored on servers owned by Forbes in the United States. To ensure your privacy, we have implemented industry standard physical, electronic, and organizational measures to safeguard your data against loss, theft, and unauthorized access or disclosure. We value your data as a valuable asset and take all necessary precautions to protect it from unauthorized access by both internal and external users. However, it is important to note that achieving “perfect security” on the Internet is not possible. If you suspect any breach of your privacy, please do not hesitate to contact us using the provided details.

Child & Students Privacy

If you are younger than 16, please refrain from sending any user information to us. This includes details like your name, address, or email address. It is not our intention to collect any personally identifiable information or other user information from children under the age of 16. If we discover that we have unintentionally gathered personal information from a child under the age of 16, we will remove that information from our records and close the associated account, if applicable. We advise you to speak with your parent or guardian about using the Site.

Our Contact Us Information

If you have any inquiries or concerns, you can easily reach us at [email protected]. Our team is dedicated to providing prompt and efficient customer service and will do our best to address your needs as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us anytime, and we’ll be happy to assist you in any way we can.