What is RFID?
BRITESTAR uses Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) technology to authenticate our credentials, discourage counterfeiting, and track venue capacities. An RFID chip and/or barcode may be embedded into each BRITESTAR badge and wristband, which can be read by scanners placed in BRITESTAR venues or used by BRITESTAR staff or volunteers. BRITESTAR scans credentials at most BRITESTAR events at the time of entry, including at BRITESTAR panels, and reserves the right to scan your badge at any time. If a company other than BRITESTAR asks to scan your badge, don’t hesitate to ask them the purpose of the scan.
Information Collected Using RFID
How does BRITESTAR not use RFID?
When BRITESTAR scans your badge at the entrance of a BRITESTAR event, BRITESTAR does not share that RFID information with third parties for their marketing purposes. No third parties may use the RFID information collected by BRITESTAR for authentication purposes or to register attendance. BRITESTAR does not track RFID tags after the specific BRITESTAR event has ended.
Maintaining RFID Effectiveness
Each RFID chip or code is scanned before you receive it to ensure that it is in good working order. Do not bend or puncture your badge. Because of the RFID chip, the BRITESTAR Badge can be the only laminate worn on your lanyard. Other laminates must be worn on a separate lanyard.
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