Privacy Notice

Effective Date:  August 1, 2019

This Privacy Notices describes the practices of DataMinding (“we”, “us”, or “our) with respect to the information that we collect online and offline through our website (“Website”); social media properties (“Social Media”); or blog, RSS feed, and HTML-formatted email messages that link to this Privacy Notice (“Newsfeed”)(collectively, the “Service).”

In this document, “user” or “you” means an individual who accesses, visits or uses our Service.

1. What Information We Collect, and How We Use It

Information You Provide

You may choose to provide your contact information, such as name, address, telephone number and email address, on our Service. We use this information for our legitimate business interest as explained below.

News, Alerts, RSS Feed

You may sign up to receive news, alerts and publications from us or subscribe to our RSS feed, emails, or blog. We use the name, address, telephone number, email address and topics of interest that a user provides when requesting access to our Service, to send the user communications requested.

Event Registration

You may register for events that we sponsor. We use registration information to record registration, contact registrants about changes and updates regarding the event, and follow-up after the event to provide information or material related to the event. We use the information to communicate with former registrants about other events and topics that we believe may be of interest to them, in accordance with applicable law.

Other Interaction

If you communicate with us through the “Contact Us” link on our Service, or provide us with a business card or similar information, we collect your name, email address and telephone number, and other relevant information you may provide such as your company and title. We use this information to respond to your questions and comments.

Business Development

We use the information each user has provided us when interacting with us about the Service, as described above, to communicate with each user about topics that we believe may be of interest to that user, for our marketing purposes and our legitimate interest and in accordance with applicable law.

Other Uses of Information

We also use the information that users provide on or through the Service as described above for our internal purposes, such as for administration of the Service, market research, and data analytics and as part of our legitimate interest in marketing and promoting our business.

Information We Collect by Automated Means

We collect information by automated means when a user visits our Website or our blog, or open our newsfeed. This information include IP address, the website that the user visited before landing on our Service, the type of device used and the search query that led the user to the Website or blog post. We use this information because we have a legitimate interest in understanding how our Service is used.

We collect this information through various means such as “cookies,” “web beacons” and IP addresses. Please see our Cookie Policy, below, for further information.

Do Not Track

Our Website and online Service are not designed to respond to “do not track” signals received from browsers.

IP Addresses

We use IP addresses on a need-to-know basis to resolve technical issues, identify fraud, attempt to detect security threats, to administer our Website.

Analytics

We uses analytics to create statistical reports regarding the use of our Service, such as the total number of users, what pages have been browsed, and the likely geographic regions where users are located.

If you wish to opt-out of Google’s analytic and marketing services, please visit Google Analytics Terms of Use, the Google Privacy Policy, or Google Analytics Opt-out at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Fraud and Risk Management

We use information we have obtained as described above when it is necessary to protect, exercise or defend our legal rights, to protect us and other against fraud, respond to claims, and enforce our policies and terms and conditions.

2. What Information We Share with Third Parties

We share with third parties some of the information we have collected for several for our legitimate interest or to comply with our legal obligations. As explained below

Service Providers

We share information with service providers who perform services on our behalf, such as email management, website hosting or to process online registration forms for events. These service providers are not permitted to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with applicable law.

Law Enforcement

We may disclose information if we are required to do so by law or pursuant to legal process, in response to a facially valid request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate in connection with a suspected or actual illegal activity.

Corporate Event

We reserve the right to transfer any information we have if we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. In this case, we will use reasonable efforts to try to require that the transferee use this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice.

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may include links to other sites or services with a different brand name. These sites or services are provided by third parties, and are not under our control. We are not responsible for the content, products or services that may be offered through these third party sites or services.

We urge you read the privacy notices or terms of use of these sites or services if you decide to visit these third party sites.

3. Information We Transfer

In the regular course of our operations, we may in have to transfer information to other countries that may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you were located when you provided the information. We will comply with applicable legal requirements by ensuring adequate protection for the transfer of personal information to data recipients in foreign countries.

To the extent that data recipients are in countries that have not been recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection, we will use appropriate safeguards including entering into a data processing or data transfer agreement that includes, as applicable Standard Contractual clauses, or a representation that the data recipient has self-certified to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, or has implemented Binding Corporate Rules. To obtain a copy of the safeguards, when applicable, please contact us as indicated below.

4. Cookies and Other Technologies

We may use cookies and similar technologies to provide and improve our Service, including to recognize a returning user, estimate our audience size, usage patterns and interest, and speed-up searches. The technologies we may use for automatic data collection include:

Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser, but you may be unable to access certain parts of the Service.

Flash Cookies. We use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about a user’s preferences and navigation. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.

Web Beacons. We use web beacons to record the popularity of certain parts of our Service.

At this time we only use the minimum necessary to operate the Service, except for the Google Analytics technology, from which each user can opt-out as described above in this document.

5. Protection and Retention of Information

How we Protect Information

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards for our Service designed to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personal information we collect through our Service.

How Long We Keep Information

We will keep information for the time period necessary to achieve the purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice, taking into account applicable statute of limitation periods and records retention requirements under applicable law.

6. User’s Rights

As a user you have a number of rights, as defined in applicable law, in accordance with the jurisdiction in which you reside. To exercise these rights, please contact us as indicated in the “Contact Us” section below.

Access and Rectification

Subject to applicable law, each user has the right to request access to and rectification of the personal information we maintain about that user, to request the restriction of the processing of the user’s personal information, or to object to that processing on grounds relating to the user’s particular situation.

Portability

Where technically feasible and to the extent provided by applicable law, we will provide a user, with a copy of the personal information in our control that we can link to that user, in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format, upon receipt written request and verifiable identification, in accordance with applicable law.

Erasure

In some circumstances, as defined by applicable law, a user may have the right to request erasure of certain personal information.

Complaints

In you have a complaint, please contact us first, using the contact form and we will do our best to respond. If you are not satisfied with our response, you may lodge a complaint with a data protection authority.

7. Children Under the Age of 13

Children under 13 years of age are welcome to visit our Service so that they can learn about the protection of their personal information and the many dangers associated with the lack of control over one’s personal information.

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not provide or post any information about yourself on or through any part of the Service. If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verified parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us as set forth in the “How to Contact Us” section.

8. Users Located Outside the United States

If you are located outside the United States, and you choose to provide information to us in a form that may allow us to identify you, be aware that this information will be transferred, processed or stored outside of the country or jurisdiction where you are located. The laws of such jurisdiction may not be as protective of your privacy and personal rights as the laws of the country where you are located.

We take reasonable steps to ensure that information about foreign users is treated and protected similarly as if they were in the United States.

9. Users Located In California

California requires operators of website or online services to make certain disclosures to users who reside in California regarding their rights. To exercise these rights, please contact us in accordance with the “How to Contact Us section.

Shine the Light

A business that has an established business relationship with an individual, and has, within the immediately preceding calendar year, disclosed specified information that is primarily used for personal, family or household purposes to third party for the third party’s direct marketing purposes, must disclose to any California user, upon request, the identity of any such third party, along with the type of information disclosed. Businesses are only required to respond to a user’s request once during any calendar year.

California Minors

A California resident under the age of 18 who has provided content information through our Service may request that we remove content or information posted on the Website or stored on our servers by submitting a request in writing to the address provided in the “How to Contact Us” section, and clearly identifying the content or information to be removed and providing sufficient information to allow locating the content or information to be removed, and the identity of the person making the request.

Complaints to California Department of Consumer Affairs

Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California Users are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.

10. Updates to Our Privacy Notice

We may update or change this Privacy Notice from time to time. We will post a prominent notice to notify our users of any significant changes to our Privacy Notice and indicate at the top of the notice when it was most recently updated, in accordance with applicable law.

11. Legal Services

This Privacy Notice does not apply to the legal services that we may provide to our clients. These services are not provided through this Service, are governed by the applicable engagement letter, and are covered under the attorney client privilege.

12. How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about our data handling practices, please contact us by using the contact form or by writing to us at: DataMinding, 555 Bryant Street, Suite 603, Palo Alto, CA 94301.