Effective February, 2019
Your continued use of our Site indicates your acknowledgement of the practices described in this Policy.
This Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties, for example, when we, or you, provide your information to a third party. Please review any third-party privacy policies before disclosing your Personal Data to them.
We may collect and process information that relates to identified or identifiable individuals (“Personal Data”). We collect and process the following categories of Personal Data (note, specific Personal Data elements listed in each category are only examples and may change):
Personal Data about you and your identity, such as your first name, last name, and other similar Personal Data you may provide on various forms available through the Site.
Personal Data used to contact you, e.g. email address(es), physical address(es), phone number(s), or other communications platforms’ usernames/handles, as well as a name or other salutation.
Device/Network Data:Personal Data relating to your device, browser, or application e.g. IP addresses, MAC addresses, application or device IDs, identifiers from cookies, session history, site-referral, and other data generated through applications and browsers, including cookies and similar technologies.
Information that a user provides as part of a file upload, text entry, or other unstructured or free-form data provided to us through the Site, including articles, abstracts, summaries, biographies, etc., as well as any Personal Data to the extent included in that User Content.
We collect Personal Data from various sources based on the context in which the Personal Data will be processed:
Data we collect from you:
We collect Personal Data from you directly, for example, when you complete an online form or contact us directly.
Data we receive from others: We receive Personal Data from third parties with whom we have a relationship in connection with a certain transaction, for example, we may receive certain customer information (e.g. name, contact, and shipping information) when you purchase a product using a third party payment service provider.
Data collected automatically:We may collect certain Personal Data automatically, for example, we collect Device/Network Data automatically using cookies and similar technologies when you browse our Site.
When you contact us using the contact us forms on our Site we process certain Personal Data such as Identity Data, Device/Network Data, and any Personal Data contained within any User Content.
We use Identity Data, Contact Data, and User Content as necessary to communicate with you about the subject matter of your request and related matters. Subject to Your Rights & Choices, we may also use Identity Data and Contact Data to in connection with Marketing Communications, if relevant to your request, such as when you request more information about our products and for internal process and service improvement, and for other lawful purposes described below.
If you choose to enroll to receive marketing communications, or when you open or interact with our marketing communications, we may process Identity Data and Contact Data you provide us in order to send and personalize email marketing communications, and to otherwise manage our mailing lists and marketing communications.
We use Identity Data and Contact Data as necessary to provide marketing communications, and consistent with our legitimate business interests, we may send you marketing and promotional communications if you sign up for those communications. Further, if you are sent a marketing communication we may collect additional information about whether users receive, open, or click on any content that marketing communications. See Your Rights & Choices for information about how you can limit or opt out of this processing.
Cookies and Similar Tracking Technologies
We, and certain third parties, may process Contact Data and Device/Network Data when you interact with cookies and similar technologies on our Site. We may receive this data from third parties to the extent allowed by the applicable partner. Please note that the privacy policies of third parties may apply to these technologies and information collected.
Subject to Your Rights & Choices, we use this information as follows:
(I) for “essential” or “functional” purposes, such as to enable various features of the Site such as remembering passwords, or staying logged in during your session; and
(ii) for “analytics” & “performance” purposes, consistent with our legitimate interests in how the Site is used or performs, how users engage with and navigate through the Site, what sites users visit before visiting our Site, how often they visit our Site, and other similar information.
Some of these technologies may be used by our third-party partners to identify you across platforms, devices, websites, and services.
Subject to Your Rights & Choices, we may process any information we collect in connection to analyze how users interact with our Site, in connection with market research, for product and service improvements, and as necessary to monitor and maintain the integrity and security of our Site and the data we process.
We will collect and aggregate on an anonymous basis information about you, including with information about other users of the Site in order to identify trends, security anomalies, process maps, or other proprietary data (“Aggregated Data”). We may share Aggregated Data with the third parties referred to in the section below to improve the functionality and effectiveness of the Site. Aggregated Data will not contain information from which you may be personally identified.
If we process Personal Data in connection with our Site in a way not described in this Policy, this Policy will still apply generally (e.g. with respect to Your Rights & Choices) unless otherwise stated when you provide it.
Note that we may, without your consent, also process your Personal Data on certain public interest grounds. For example, we may process information as necessary to fulfill our legal obligations, to protect the vital interests of any individuals, or otherwise in the public interest. Please see the Data Sharing for more information about how we disclose Personal Data in extraordinary circumstances.
Information we collect may be shared with a variety of parties, depending upon the purpose for and context in which that information was provided. We generally transfer data to the categories of recipients and associated business purposes described below.
Business Purposes:In connection with our general business operations, product/service improvements, to enable certain features, and in connection with our other legitimate business interests or other business purposes, we may share your Personal Data with service providers or subprocessors who provide certain Site or process data on our behalf. For example, we may use cloud-based hosting providers to host our Site or disclose information as part of our own internal operations, such as security operations, internal research, etc.) When we disclose information for business purposes we may disclose Identity Data, Contact Data, Device/Network Data, and User Content.
Corporate Events: Your Personal Data may be processed in the event that we go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition, liquidation, or sale of all or a portion of our assets. For example, Personal Data may be part of the assets transferred, or may be disclosed (subject to confidentiality restrictions) during the due diligence process for a potential transaction.
Affiliates: In order to streamline certain business operations, share promotions and content we believe would be of interest to you, and develop products and services that better meet the interests and needs of our customers, we may share your Personal Data with any of our current or future affiliated entities, subsidiaries, and parent companies.
To the extent required under applicable law, and subject to our rights or obligation to limit or deny access or disclosure, you may have the following rights in Personal Data:
List of Data:
You may receive a list of the specific Personal Data about you that we process.
You may correct any Personal Data that we hold about you.
You may request that we delete your Personal Data from our systems.
We will send you a copy of your Personal Data in a common portable format of our choice.
California Rights: Residents of California (and others to the extent required by applicable law) may request a list of Personal Data we have disclosed about you to third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. You may also request that we provide you a copy of your Personal Data, direct us to stop selling or disclosing Personal Data for certain purposes (if we have done so), and if we receive a verifiable request from you, receive information regarding: (1) the categories of Personal Data we have collected about you, or that we have sold, or disclosed for a commercial purpose; (2) the categories of sources from which your Personal Data was collected; (3) the business or commercial purpose for which we collected or sold your Personal Data; (4) the categories of third parties with whom we have disclosed your Personal Data, or sold, or disclosed it for a business purpose; and (5) the specific pieces of Personal Data we have collected about you.
You may exercise these rights by contacting us at the address below. We may require that you provide additional Personal Data to exercise these rights, e.g. information necessary to verify your identity.
Note: While we may notify third parties of your request, we are able to fulfill rights requests regarding Personal Data we control or process, and we may not have access to or control over Personal Data controlled by third parties. Please contact the third party directly to exercise your rights in third party-controlled information.
You have the following choices regarding the Personal Data we process:
If you consent to processing, you may withdraw your consent at any time, to the extent required by law. You may be required to close your account in order to withdraw consent where your consent is necessary to perform essential aspects of the service.
You have the choice to opt-out of or withdraw your consent to marketing communications. You may have a legal right not to receive such messages in certain circumstances, in which case, you will only receive direct marketing communications if you consent. You may exercise your choice via the links in our communications or by contacting user: direct marketing.
Cookies & Similar Tech:
You may have the right under applicable law to object to our processing of your Personal Data for certain purposes, including without limitation, situations where we process in accordance with our legitimate interests. You may do so by contacting user: data rights requests. Note that we may not be required to cease processing based solely on an objection.
We follow and implement reasonable security measures to safeguard the Personal Data you provide us. However, we sometimes share Personal Data with third parties as noted above, and we do not have control over third parties’ security processes. Please note, we do not warrant perfect security and we do not provide any guarantee that your Personal Data or any other information you provide us will remain secure.
We operate and use service providers located in the United States. If you are located outside the U.S., your Personal Data may be transferred to the U.S.
We retain information for so long as it, in our discretion, remains relevant to its purpose, and in any event, for so long as is required by law. We will review retention periods periodically, and may sometimes pseudonymize or anonymize data held for longer periods, if appropriate.
Our Site is neither directed at nor intended for use by minors under the age of majority in the relevant jurisdiction. Further, we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from such individuals. If we learn that we have inadvertently done so, we will promptly delete it.
Feel free to contact us with questions or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org