Effective Date: May 1, 2019
Notice Version: 1.0
e-Ventus Corporation Legal
Department 1350 Euclid Avenue,
Suite 625 Cleveland, OH 44115
YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE INDICATES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS, USE, OR SUBMIT ANY INFORMATION TO OUR WEBSITE. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO USE OUR WEBSITE. IF YOU ARE YOUNGER THAN EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS, USE, OR SUBMIT ANY INFORMATION TO OUR WEBSITE.
“Consent” means the express permission that you have provided to us to collect your Personal Data for the legitimate business purposes stated herein and subject to the limitations that you provide.
“e-Ventus”, “Our Company”, “us”, “we”, and “our” refer to e-Ventus Corporation, the owner of the Website, together with its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, related companies, officers, directors, and employees.
“GDPR” refers to the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union.
“Nonpersonal Data” (“NPD”) is information that cannot be used to directly or indirectly identify an individual.
“Personal Data” (“PD”) means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An “identifiable natural person” is one who can be identified directly or indirectly by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or to one or more factors pertaining to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of that natural person. PD is in many ways the same as Personally Identifiable Information (PII). However, PD is broader in scope and covers more data.
“User”, “you”, “your”, and “yours” refers to any user of our Website.
“Website” refers to the websites located at the above Company URL’s.
Any capitalized terms not defined herein will have the same meaning as where they are defined elsewhere on our Website.
Information We Collect and How We Collect It
How Your Information Is Used and Shared
Retaining and Destroying Your PD
Updating or Correcting Your PD
Revoking Your Consent for Using Your PD
Protecting the Privacy Rights of Third Parties
Do Not Track Settings
Links to Other Websites
Protecting Children’s Privacy
Our Email Policy
Our Security Policy
Use of Your Credit Card
Transferring PD from the European Union
Changes to Our Privacy Notice
When accessing or using our Website, purchasing or using our goods or services, accessing our information, and/or otherwise submitting PD to us, you may have certain rights under the GDPR if you reside or are located in any of the countries of the European Union.
Depending on the legal basis for our processing of your PD, you may have some or all of the following rights:
The legal basis for our collection and processing of your PD when you order or purchase our goods or services is based on necessity – to complete your purchase, for the performance of our contract with you, or to take steps to enter into a contract with you. Our legal basis for collecting and processing your PD when you sign up for our newsletter, download free information from our Website, or access free audios, videos, and webinars through our Website (including without limitation information you enter on our Website using any of our opt-in forms) is based on your consent. Generally, you control the amount and type of PD that you provide to us when using our Website. In order to provide goods, services, and/or information that you purchase or request, and to communicate with you in connection with those goods, services, and/or information, our Website allows you to affirmatively provide PD through on- line forms. By providing your PD in this fashion, you voluntarily consent to its processing for the purpose(s) for which you provided it. If we intend to use that information for other purpose(s), we will notify you to obtain further consent. We may share your PD solely as provided in this Policy. We will document your consent to the collection of your PD, and you have the right to withdraw your consent by contacting us using the contact information located at the top of this Policy, as further detailed below.
Contact data (including without limitation your mailing address, email address, telephone numbers and fax numbers); identity data (including without limitation, your first name, last name, occupation, education, and birth date); marketing and communications data (including without limitation your preferences in receiving marketing and communications from us); profile data (including without limitation, your user name, password, and preferences you set in your user profile with us); technical data (including without limitation, internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access our Website); and usage data (including without limitation, information about how you use our Website, session duration, bounce rate, dynamic page view, and page views by module). We collect some of this PD – such as contact data, identity data, marketing and communications data – only if you voluntarily provide it to us while purchasing our goods or services, or while requesting our information, or while otherwise submitting it via our Website. We collect other types of PD – such as technical data and usage data – automatically when you access our Website.
When you register as a User, we may collect some or all of the following information, including without limitation, the following types of PD that you voluntarily provide to us: your name, your company name, your company physical address, your job title, your company phone number, your company e-mail address, your business website, your mobile phone number, your home phone number, your physical home address, your personal e-mail address, your personal website, and any information that you may provide in response to questions in our forms and/or that you may add in the notes (or another section) of one or more of our forms. Please note that if you do not wish to provide the foregoing types of PD, you need not do so; however, certain features and functionality of the Website may then remain unavailable to you, and we may not be able to provide you all of our products and services. However, you may be able to access and use some parts of our Website without giving us your PD.
Our Website contains chat software and contact forms that enable Users to communicate with us live online or offline by email. In some cases, Users can communicate with us without buying our products and services. When you use our chat software or contact forms, we may collect some or all the following information which may include PD: your email address, your first name, your last name, your location, and any other information you willingly choose to give us. Your voluntary provision of such information constitutes your consent to our processing it for the purposes provided. You should limit the information you give to us to only that which is necessary to answer your questions.
We automatically receive information, some of which may include PD, from your web browser or mobile device when you access or use our Website. This information may include, without limitation, the name of the website from which you entered our Website, if any, as well as the name of the website you will visit when you leave our Website. This information may also include, without limitation, the IP address of the computer/proxy server you use to access the Internet, your Internet service provider’s name, your web browser type, the type of mobile device and operating system you use when accessing our Website, and data about your browsing activity when using our Website. We use all of this information to analyze trends among Users to help improve our Website. When you access and use our Website, you consent to our collection and processing of this type of information for the purposes set forth in this policy.
Performance Cookies – These cookies collect information about the use of the Website, such as pages visited, traffic sources, Users’ interests, content management, and other Website measurements.
Functional Cookies – These cookies enable the Website to remember Users’ choices, such as their language, user names, and other choices while using the Website. They can also be used to deliver services, such as letting a user create a blog post, listen to audios, or watch videos on the Website.
Media Cookies – These cookies can be used to improve a Website’s performance and provide special features and content. They can be placed by us or by third parties who provide services to us.
Advertising or Targeting Cookies – These cookies are usually placed and used by advertising companies to develop a profile of your browsing interests and serve advertisements on other websites that are related to your interests. You will see less advertising if you disable these cookies.
Session Cookies – These cookies allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes, such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping cart as they browse a website. Session cookies also permit users to be recognized as they navigate a website so that any item or page changes they make are remembered from page to page. Session cookies expire after a browser session; they are not stored long term.
Persistent Cookies – These cookies are stored on a user’s device between browser sessions, which allows the user’s preferences or actions across a website or across different websites to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for several purposes, including remembering users’ choices and preferences when using a website or to target advertising to them.
We may also use a technology called web beacons to collect general information about your use of our Website and your use of special promotions or newsletters. The information we collect by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor the number of people who open our emails. Web beacons also help us to understand the behavior of Users.
When you use our services or access or use our Website, we may collect and process information, including without limitation PD, about your actual physical location. We use several technologies such as GPS and IP tracking to determine your location. These technologies may also give us information about nearby cell towers, Wi-Fi access points, and other devices.
Our Website uses Google Analytics to collect information about the use of our Website. Google Analytics collects information from Users such as age, gender, interests, demographics, how often they visit our Website, what pages they visit, and what other websites they have used before coming to our Website. We use the information we get from Google Analytics to analyze traffic, and improve our marketing, advertising, and Website. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our Website, not your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected using Google Analytics with any PD. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit our Website, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google also uses specific identifiers to help collect information about the use of our Website.
Our Website uses analytics and crash reporting services from several companies to collect information about the use of our Website. Analytics collects information such as how often users visit our Website, what pages they visit, when they do so, what other websites they used before coming to our Website, and their IP addresses. We use the information we get from analytics to improve our Website and our services.
Our Website and applications use remarketing advertising services. These remarketing services are provided by companies that show our ads on other websites and devices across the Internet. With remarketing you may see ads for our products you have previously looked at. As an example, suppose you visit a website that sells computers, but you do not buy a computer on your first visit to that website. The website’s owner might like to encourage you to revisit their site and buy a computer by showing you their ads on other websites that you visit. We use remarketing for similar purposes. For this to happen, remarketing companies will read a cookie in your browser. This can only happen if your browser is set to allow it. You can opt out of these types of advertising cookies by visiting http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.
We use the information we receive from you, including without limitation PD, to:
When we communicate with you about our Website, we will use the email address you provided when you registered as a User. We may also send you emails with promotional information about our Website or offers from us or our affiliates, unless you have opted out of receiving such information, which you can do by contacting us using the contact information located at the top of this Policy. You can change your contact preferences at any time through your account or by contacting us using the contact information at the top of this Policy.
Unless you provide express consent, we do not sell or rent your PD to third parties for marketing purposes. However, for data aggregation purposes we may use your NPD, which might be sold to other parties at our discretion. Any such data aggregation would not contain any of your PD. We may give your PD to third-party service providers whom we hire to provide services to us. These third-party service providers may include but are not limited to payment processors, web analytics companies, advertising networks, call centers, data management services, help desk providers, accountants, law firms, auditors, shopping cart and email service providers, and shipping companies. By providing voluntarily-provided PD to us via the Website as described herein, you consent to the sharing of your PD with our third-party providers as described in this paragraph.
We may share your information, including without limitation PD, with third parties such as Facebook.com, Twitter.com, YouTube.com, Instagram.com, and Google.com, if you use such services to log into our Website. By logging onto our Website using these or other social media websites, you agree to let us use and store your profile information from those websites to make better use of any social media features on our Website. This sharing of information helps us provide you a better experience when using our Website and services. It also provides us with useful information such as visitor traffic. If you use any of the social sharing icons on our website to share our information, you may also be sharing your PD through social media websites.
You are not required to give us a mobile telephone number; however, if you choose to do so, that serves as your consent and authorization for us or a third party to send you text messages and push notifications to that number. While you are not required to give us a mobile telephone number, not doing so may interfere or prevent us from providing some or all of our services to you. You can stop receiving text messages and push notifications at any time by contacting us using the contact information provided at the top of this Policy, or by following the instructions in any such text message.
We may be legally required to disclose your PD if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or governmental enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our terms and conditions, located at the above Company URL’s and incorporated herein by reference; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties, including you and/or other Users; or (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal or real property, or personal safety of Our Company, Users, or our affiliates.
If our business is sold or merges in whole or in part with another business that would become responsible for providing the Website to you, we retain the right to transfer your PD to the new business. The new business would retain the right to use your PD according to the terms of this Policy, as well as to any changes to this Policy that may be instituted by the new business, provided you did not revoke your consent as permitted by this Policy. We also retain the right to transfer your PD if Our Company files for bankruptcy and some or all of our assets are sold to another individual or business.
Our Website may offer the ability for Users to communicate through online community discussion boards, blogs, or other mechanisms. We do not filter or monitor what is posted on such discussion mechanisms. If you choose to post on these discussion mechanisms, you should use care when exposing any PD, as such information is not protected by the Policy and we are not liable if you disclose your PD through such postings. Also, you should be aware that PD that you post on our Website may be available worldwide by means of the Internet. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others, and will not be liable for any such misuse.
We retain information that we collect from you (including without limitation your PD) only for as long as we need it for legal, business, or tax purposes, or as dictated by an applicable law, statute, or regulation. Your information may be retained in electronic form, paper form, or a combination of both forms. When your information is no longer needed, we will destroy, delete, or erase it.
You can update or correct your PD by contacting us using the contact information found at the top of this Policy. However, even after you make corrections or updates, we may keep a copy of your PD in its form prior to update or correction as needed to comply with any legal obligations, including without limitation the enforcement of our agreements.
You have the right to revoke your consent to our processing of your PD at any time, where we are relying solely upon your consent to process your PD. This right does not and will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before your revocation of consent. Your revocation of consent will not affect disclosures otherwise permitted by law, including but not limited to: (i) disclosures to affiliates and business partners, (ii) disclosures to third-party service providers that provide certain services for our business, such as payment processors, web analytics companies, advertising networks, call centers, data management services, help desk providers, accountants, law firms, auditors, shopping cart and email service providers, and shipping companies, (iii) disclosures to third parties as necessary to fulfill your requests, (iv) disclosures to governmental agencies or law enforcement departments, or as otherwise required to be made under applicable law, (v) previously completed disclosures to third parties, or (vi) disclosures to third parties in connection with subsequent contests or promotions you may choose to enter, or third-party offers you may choose to accept. If you want to revoke your consent to our processing of your PD, please contact us at the contact information at the top of this Policy. Please note that if you revoke your consent as provided for in this paragraph, you may not be able to use certain features or functionality of the Website, and we may not be able to provide certain services to you.
With respect to any postings or submissions you make on or to our Website containing information about third parties, you represent and warrant that you have obtained permission from such third parties to include, post, and/or submit such information. While we are not legally liable for the actions of our Users, including our Users’ violations of the privacy rights of others, we will nonetheless remove any such postings about which we are notified.
Some web browsers have settings that enable you to request that our Website not track your movement within our Website. Our Website does not respond to such “do not track” signals or settings. You can turn off tracking features and other security settings in your browser by referring to your browser’s user manual.
Our Website may contain links to other websites. These websites are not under our control and are not subject to this Policy. These websites will likely have their own privacy policies. We have no responsibility for these websites and we provide links to these websites solely for your convenience. You acknowledge and agree that your use of and access to these websites are solely at your risk, and we will have no liability for the same. It is your responsibility to check the privacy policies of these websites to see how they treat your PD.
While we respect everyone’s privacy, we especially respect the privacy of children, and our Policy is intended to adhere to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Our Website is not directed or targeted to, or intended for use by, children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect PD from children under the age of 13. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we realize that a child under the age of 13 may attempt to access or use our Website. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child is accessing or using our Website, please contact us using the contact information at the top of this Policy, and we will delete his/her information within a reasonable period of time. Please note that, before we remove any information, we may ask for proof of identification to prevent malicious removal of account information. You acknowledge and agree that we do not and cannot verify the age of our Users, and we shall have no liability for not doing so.
You can always opt out of receiving email correspondence from us or our affiliates. Please contact us at the contact information listed at the top of this Policy in order to do so. We will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third party without your permission except in the sale or transfer of our business, or if Our Company files for bankruptcy.
We have built our Website using industry-standard security measures and authentication tools to protect the security of your PD, and to prevent it from being accidentally lost, altered, disclosed, or used or accessed in an unauthorized way. We also maintain technical and physical safeguards to protect your PD. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee prevention of loss or misuse of your PD or secure data transmission over the Internet because of its nature. We strongly urge you to take measures to protect your user name and password that you may have for our Website and not share it with anyone.
You may have to provide a credit card to buy products and services from our Website. We use third-party billing services and have no control over them or their privacy practices. We use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that your credit card number is kept strictly confidential by using only third-party billing services that use industry-standard encryption technology to protect your credit card number from unauthorized use. However, you understand and agree that we are in no way responsible for any misuse of your credit card number by such third parties or others.
PD that we collect from you may be stored, processed, and transferred among any countries in which we operate. The European Union has not found the United States and some other countries to have an adequate level of protection of PD under Article 45 of the GDPR. Our company relies on derogations for specific situations as defined in Article 49 of the GDPR. If you are a European Union User, with your consent, your PD that you voluntarily provide to us when you order our goods or services, or request our information, or otherwise enter into or seek to enter into a contract with us, may be transferred to the United States or other countries outside the European Union. Wherever we transfer, process, or store your PD, we will use reasonable business practices to protect it. We will use the PD you voluntarily provide, and the other information we collect from you, in accordance with this Policy. By voluntarily providing your PD and your consent as described in this Policy, and/or by using our Website or purchasing our goods or services where applicable, you agree to the transfer of your PD described within this paragraph.