effective as of November 12, 2014
TransparentBusiness is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals who visit TransparentBusiness’ Web site (“Visitors”), individuals who register to use the Services as defined below (“Customers”). This Privacy Statement describes TransparentBusiness’ privacy practices in relation to the use of TransparentBusiness’ Web site and the related applications and services offered by TransparentBusiness (the “Services”).
This Privacy Statement covers the information practices of TransparentBusiness.com.
TransparentBusiness Web site may contain links to other Web sites. The information practices or the content of such other Web site is governed by the privacy statements of such other Web site. TransparentBusiness encourages you to review the privacy statements of other Web site to understand their information practices.
When purchasing the Services, TransparentBusiness may require you to provide TransparentBusiness with contact and billing information, such as billing name and address, credit card number, and the number of employees within the organization that will be using the Services (“Billing Information”). TransparentBusiness may also ask you to provide additional information, such as company annual revenues, number of employees, or industry (“Optional Information”). Required Contact Information, Billing Information, and Optional Information about Customers are referred to collectively as “Data About TransparentBusiness Customers”.
As you navigate TransparentBusiness’ Web site, TransparentBusiness may also collect information through the use of commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and Web beacons (“Web Site Navigational Information”). Web Site Navigational Information includes standard information from your Web browser (such as browser type and browser language), your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and the actions you take on TransparentBusiness’ Web site (such as the Web pages viewed and the links clicked).
TransparentBusiness uses Data About TransparentBusiness Customers to perform the services requested. For example, if you fill out a “Contact Me” Web form, TransparentBusiness will use the information provided to contact you about your interest in the Services.
TransparentBusiness may also use Data About TransparentBusiness Customers for marketing purposes. For example, TransparentBusiness may use information you provide to contact you to further discuss your interest in the Services and to send you information regarding TransparentBusiness, its affiliates, and its partners, such as information about promotions or events.
TransparentBusiness uses credit card information solely to check the financial qualifications and collect payment from prospective Customers.
TransparentBusiness uses Web Site Navigational Information to operate and improve TransparentBusiness’ Web site. TransparentBusiness may also use Web Site Navigational Information alone or in combination with Data About TransparentBusiness Customers to provide personalized information about TransparentBusiness.
TransparentBusiness uses commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and Web beacons, to collect information as you navigate TransparentBusiness’ Web site (“Web Site Navigational Information”). This section describes the types of Web Site Navigational Information used on TransparentBusiness’ Web site and how this information may be used.
TransparentBusiness uses Web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about Customers and Visitors’ usage of TransparentBusiness’ Web site and interaction with emails from TransparentBusiness. Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular Web site tied to the Web beacon, and a description of a Web site tied to the Web beacon. For example, TransparentBusiness may place Web beacons in marketing emails that notify TransparentBusiness when you click on a link in the email that directs you to one of TransparentBusiness’ Web site. TransparentBusiness uses Web beacons to operate and improve TransparentBusiness’ Web site and email communications.
When you visit TransparentBusiness’ Web site, TransparentBusiness collects your Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses to track and aggregate non-personal information. For example, TransparentBusiness uses IP addresses to monitor the regions from which Customers and Visitors navigate TransparentBusiness’ Web site.
TransparentBusiness also collects IP addresses from Customers whey they log into the Services as part of TransparentBusiness’ “Identity Confirmation” and “IP Range Restrictions” security features.
Currently, various browsers – including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – offer a “do not track” or “DNT” option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header, which sends a signal to Web site' visited by the user about the user's browser DNT preference setting. TransparentBusiness does not currently commit to responding to browsers' DNT signals with respect to TransparentBusiness' Web site, in part, because no common industry standard for DNT has been adopted by industry groups, technology companies or regulators, including no consistent standard of interpreting user intent. TransparentBusiness takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard.
TransparentBusiness may provide bulletin boards, blogs, or chat rooms on TransparentBusiness’ Web site. Any personal information you choose to submit in such a forum may be read, collected, or used by others who visit these forums, and may be used to send you unsolicited messages. TransparentBusiness is not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these forums.
Customers and Visitors may elect to use TransparentBusiness’ referral program to inform friends about TransparentBusiness’ Web site. When using the referral program, TransparentBusiness requests the friend’s name and email address. TransparentBusiness will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit TransparentBusiness’ Web site. TransparentBusiness does not store this information.
TransparentBusiness posts a list of Customers and testimonials on TransparentBusiness’ Web site that contain information such as Customer names and titles. TransparentBusiness obtains the consent of each Customer prior to posting any information on such a list or posting testimonials.
TransparentBusiness may share Data About TransparentBusiness Customers and Data About TransparentBusiness Attendees with TransparentBusiness' contracted service providers so that these service providers can provide services on our behalf. Without limiting the foregoing, TransparentBusiness may also share Data About TransparentBusiness Customers and Data About TransparentBusiness Attendees with TransparentBusiness' service providers to ensure the quality of information provided, and with third-party social networking and media Web site, such as Facebook, for marketing and advertising on those Web site. Unless described in this Privacy Statement, TransparentBusiness does not share, sell, rent, or trade any information with third parties for their promotional purposes.
TransparentBusiness may share Data About TransparentBusiness Customers with other companies in order to work with them, including affiliates of the TransparentBusiness corporate group. For example, TransparentBusiness may need to share Data About TransparentBusiness Customers for customer relationship management purposes.
From time to time, TransparentBusiness may partner with other companies to jointly offer products or services. If you purchase or specifically express interest in a jointly-offered product or service from TransparentBusiness, TransparentBusiness may share Data About TransparentBusiness Customers collected in connection with your purchase or expression of interest with our joint promotion partner(s). TransparentBusiness does not control our business partners’ use of the Data About TransparentBusiness Customers we collect, and their use of the information will be in accordance with their own privacy policies. If you do not wish for your information to be shared in this manner, you may opt not to purchase or specifically express interest in a jointly offered product or service.
This Privacy Statement sets forth the information TransparentBusiness collects on TransparentBusiness’ Web site and the information we share with third parties. TransparentBusiness does not authorize the collection of personal information by third parties through advertising technologies deployed on TransparentBusiness' Web site, nor do we share personal information with any third parties collected from TransparentBusiness' Web site, except as provided in this Privacy Statement. Section 4 of this Privacy Statement, Web Site Navigational Information, specifically addresses the information we collect through cookies and web beacons, and how you can control cookies through your Web browsers.
TransparentBusiness uses a third-party service provider to manage credit card processing. This service provider is not permitted to store, retain, or use Billing Information except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on TransparentBusiness’ behalf.
TransparentBusiness reserves the right to use or disclose information provided if required by law or if TransparentBusiness reasonably believes that use or disclosure is necessary to protect TransparentBusiness’ rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.
TransparentBusiness primarily stores Data About TransparentBusiness Customers and Data About TransparentBusiness Attendees in the United States. To facilitate TransparentBusiness’ global operations, TransparentBusiness may transfer and access such information from around the world, including from other countries in which TransparentBusiness has operations. This Privacy Statement shall apply even if TransparentBusiness transfers Data About TransparentBusiness Customers or Data About TransparentBusiness Attendees to other countries.
TransparentBusiness offers Visitors, Customers, and Attendees who provide contact information a means to choose how TransparentBusiness uses the information provided. You may manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of TransparentBusiness’ marketing emails. Additionally, you may send a request to unsubscribe@TransparentBusiness.com.
Customers may update or change their registration information by editing their user or organization record. To update a user profile, please login to https://TransparentBusiness.com with your TransparentBusiness username and password and click “Setup.” To update an organization’s information, please login to https://TransparentBusiness.com with your TransparentBusiness username and password and select “Organization Setup.” Attendees may update or change their registration information on the event’s Web site after logging in. To update Billing Information or have your registration information deleted, please email support@TransparentBusiness.com. To discontinue your account and to have information you maintained in the Services returned to you, please email support@TransparentBusiness.com. Requests to access, change, or delete your information will be handled within 30 days.
TransparentBusiness Customers may electronically submit data or information to the Services for hosting and processing purposes (“Customer Data”). TransparentBusiness will not review, share, distribute, or reference any such Customer Data except as provided in the TransparentBusiness Master Subscription Agreement, or as may be required by law. In accordance with the TransparentBusiness Master Subscription Agreement, TransparentBusiness may access Customer Data only for the purpose of providing the Services or preventing or addressing service or technical problems or as may be required by law.
TransparentBusiness uses robust security measures to protect Data About TransparentBusiness Customers and Data About TransparentBusiness Attendees. Because TransparentBusiness uses the Services to maintain Data About TransparentBusiness Customers and Data About TransparentBusiness Attendees, this information, which is stored in the Services, is secured in the same manner as described here.
Without limiting the generality of this Privacy Statement, in addition to information gathered through its Web site or submitted to its Services, TransparentBusiness may obtain information through applications (“Mobile Applications”) that Customers or their authorized individuals (“Users”) download to, and run on, their mobile devices (“Devices”). Mobile Applications provided by TransparentBusiness may obtain information from, or access data stored on, Users’ Devices to provide services related to the relevant Mobile Application. For example, a Mobile Application may: access a camera on a User’s Device to enable the User to upload photographs to the Services; access the call history on a User’s Device to enable the User to upload that information to the Services; access calendar information on a User’s Device to enable the User to match meeting attendees with contacts submitted by the User to the Services; access the geographic location of a User’s Device to enable the User to identify contacts submitted by the User to the Services who are nearby; or access contact information on a User’s Device to enable the User to sync contact information between the information that is stored on the User’s Device and the information that is submitted to the Services. Information obtained to provide Mobile Application services may include information obtained in preparation for anticipated updates to those services. Mobile Applications may transmit information to and from Devices to provide the Mobile Application services.
Mobile Applications may provide TransparentBusiness with information related to Users’ use of the Mobile Application services, information regarding Users’ computer systems, and information regarding Users’ interaction with Mobile Applications, which TransparentBusiness may use to provide and improve the Mobile Application services. For example, all actions taken in a Mobile Application may be logged, along with associated information (such as the time of day when each action was taken). TransparentBusiness may also share anonymous data about these actions with third party providers of analytics services. In addition, if a User downloads a TransparentBusiness Mobile Application after clicking on a third-party mobile advertisement for the Mobile Application or for TransparentBusiness, the third-party advertiser may provide TransparentBusiness with certain information, such as the User’s Device identification information, which TransparentBusiness may use to track the performance of its advertising campaigns.
Customers may configure TransparentBusiness Mobile Application services, and the information accessed or obtained by the Mobile Application on a User’s Device may be affected by the Customer’s configuration. In addition, if a Customer purchases more than one Service from TransparentBusiness and its affiliates, a Mobile Application may be designed to interoperate with those Services; for instance, to provide a User with access to information from any or all of those Services or to provide information from a User’s Device to any or all of those Services. Information accessed or obtained by the Mobile Application on a User’s Device may be accessible to the Customer and its organization, depending on the intended functionality of the Mobile Application.
Notices and contractual terms related to a particular Mobile Application may be found in the End User License Agreement or relevant terms of service for that application. TransparentBusiness encourages you to review the End User License Agreement or relevant terms of service related to any Mobile Applications you download, install, use, or otherwise interact with to understand that Mobile Application’s information practices. The Mobile Application’s access to information through a User’s Device does not cause that information to be "Customer Data" under TransparentBusiness’ Master Subscription Agreement with the Customer or under this Privacy Statement, except as follows: To the extent that a User uses a Mobile Application to submit electronic data and information to a Customer account on our Services pursuant to the Customer's Master Subscription Agreement with TransparentBusiness (or a similar agreement that governs the Customer’s subscription(s) to TransparentBusiness’ Services), that information constitutes “Customer Data” as defined in such agreement, and the provisions of that agreement with respect to privacy and security of such data will apply.
TransparentBusiness reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement. TransparentBusiness will provide notification of the material changes to this Privacy Statement through TransparentBusiness’ Web site at least thirty (30) business days prior to the change taking effect.
Questions regarding this Privacy Statement or the information practices of TransparentBusiness’ Web site should be directed to TransparentBusiness Privacy by mailing TransparentBusiness Privacy, 228 Park Ave South 16065, New York, NY 10003