Effective January 1, 2020
Our Approach to Privacy
Bizmartech – Demand Spot considers itself a steward of the information it collects, maintains and utilizes. Our responsibility is to ensure the security of the information in our care and to maintain the privacy of our data through appropriate, responsible use.
Today, our business clients’ needs and expectations are constantly changing, and technology is constantly evolving. Bizmartech – Demand Spot strives to constantly evolve with these changing needs and expectations to provide the most appropriate processes and policies in a timely manner.
1. What information we collect.
We may collect Personal Information from you or from other sources.
Information Collected Directly From You
We collect personal information across our services, such as when you register for site membership or create a profile or account on any part of the websites; purchase a subscription, software license or product; sign up for emails, newsletters, bulletins, webinars or white papers; enter a sweepstakes, contest, competition or prize draw; receive promotional information by SMS text message; participate in surveys; perform search queries on the websites; send an email to us; or otherwise communicate with us. We also collect User Information about you offline through telephone or direct mail efforts or from customers, vendors, suppliers, third parties and publicly-available sources. We may collect any information you provide to us including:
- Contact information, such as your name, postal address, email address, phone number and/or mobile number;
- Demographic information such as job and professional information, company information, education and work experience;
- User name and password; and Location data that describes the precise geographic location of your device (“Precise Location Data”);
- Areas or topics of interest; and
- Content of messages or comments posted by you or other users (e.g., text, photos, videos, and links) to the websites, including on forums or content (User Generated Content).
We do not intentionally collect data such as financial information or data concerning racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs or trade union membership.
Information Automatically Collected Using Tracking Technologies
The type of information we collect may change as technologies evolve. Tracking technologies we use include:
- Web Beacons, which are electronic files that allow a website to count users who have visited that page or to access certain cookies;
- Pixel Tags, also known as clear GIFs, beacons, spotlight tags or web bugs, are a method for passing information from the user’s computer to a third party website;
- Local Shared Objects, such as Flash cookies, and Local Storage, such as HTML5; and
- Browsing history, including the websites or other services you visited before and after visiting the websites;
- Device type, settings and software used;
- Advertising ID, which is a unique, user-resettable identification number for advertising associated with a device (e.g. iOS uses the Identifier for Advertising (or “IDFA”) and Android uses Google Advertising ID);
- Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, which is a unique string of numbers automatically assigned to your device whenever you access the Internet;
- Log files, which may include IP addresses, browser type, ISP referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps and/or clickstream data, including any clicks on customized links;
- Non-precise information about the approximate physical location (for example, at the city or zip code level) of a user’s computer or device derived from the IP address of such computer or device (“GeoIP Data”); and
- Information about (i) your visits to, and interaction and engagement with, the websites and ads on third party websites, applications, platforms and other media channels, and (ii) your interaction with emails including the content and ads.
Tracking technologies on the websites may be deployed by Bizmartech – Demand Spot and/or by our service providers or partners. Certain tracking technologies enable us to assign a unique identifier to you and relate information about your use of the websites to other information about you, including your User Information. We may match information collected from you through different means or at different times and use such information along with offline and online information obtained from other sources (including from third parties), including, but not limited to, demographic information and updated contact information for the purposes of learning more about you so we can provide you with relevant content and advertising.
We and our partners (including but not limited to e-commerce partners, affiliates, and analytics providers) may also use technologies such as pixel tags, e-tags, IP addresses, Local Shared Objects, Local Storage, Flash cookies and HTML5 to analyze trends; administer the websites; collect and store information such as user settings, anonymous browser identifiers and video viewing history; supplement to our server logs and other methods of traffic and response measurement; track users’ location and movements around the websites; gather demographic information about our user base; and to improve our understanding of traffic on the websites, visitor behavior, and responses to promotional campaigns. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these third party companies on an individual and aggregated basis. For example, we may connect information about your IP address to known corporate or other information or User Information and use the associated information related to aggregate content preferences to assist in our efforts to market services to you or the originating corporation(s). Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing Local Storage. To manage Flash Local Shared Objects please click here.
Information Collected from Third Parties
2. How we use information.
We may combine personal information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you and to improve the functionality of the websites and our ability to market or advertise to you those products or services that may be of interest to you. We may also combine information you have provided to us with information obtained from other sources such as social networks. Combined information will be treated as personal information.
Personal Information is used to provide Services to you from Bizmartech – Demand Spot or its partners, which includes, but is not limited to when: (i) we send emails or newsletters offering services or products to you and (ii) we display your personal reviews of products or services.. Personal Information may also be used to send you advertisements and promotions on the Services and on third party channels.
If you choose to use our referral service to send an article to a contact or to invite a contact to become a member of a website, we will ask you for your contact’s email address or allow you to import your contacts from your email account’s address book. We will automatically send your contact a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the website. We may collect the username and password for the email account from which you wish to import your contacts and will only use that information for that purpose.
3. Information regarding interest-based advertising.
Bizmartech – Demand Spot and/or certain third parties collect information about you for online behavioral advertising (“OBA“) (also called “interest-based advertising”) purposes in order for you to receive relevant interest-based advertising on the websites and on other websites, platforms and media channels.
OBA Involving Third Parties
We may also sell or transfer Online Data to certain third parties such as advertisers who will use this data to serve ads that they believe are relevant to your interests, and who agree to maintain the confidentiality of this information. Some of these third parties may combine the Online Data with their own data about you to form a more detailed picture.
We may also engage third parties for the purpose of recognizing our users and delivering interest-based content and advertisements to them. We may share your User Information with our partners such as your name, postal address, email, or other identifier. Our partners may also: (i) collect information directly from your device, such as your IP address, device ID, advertising ID, and information about your browser or operating system; (ii) combine User Information about you received from Bizmartech – Demand Spot with information about you from other sites or services; and (iii) place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.
4. What information we share with third parties.
Third Party Service Providers
Bizmartech – Demand Spot provides User Information to third party companies and contractors who work on our behalf to provide us with specialized services, such as email message deployment, email address validation, merge-purge (identifying and removing duplicate addresses), subscription fulfillment, customer support and service, research, statistical analysis, cross-device user tracking, data and website hosting, marketing, advertising, and other data and transaction processing. These companies work on our behalf, are authorized by Bizmartech – Demand Spot to obtain only the information they need to deliver the service, and are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information. We also engage third party service providers for the purpose of processing the sale of subscriptions, to fulfill your orders for product purchases, to honor your request to be removed from promotional mailings, as well as to monitor, analyze, and prevent fraudulent traffic or other suspicious activities on our websites or Channels, or other services. These service providers have access to or are provided with certain User Information (including credit card information) in order to provide us with the applicable service.
Third Party Partners
For some of our Services, we may make some information, such as the name of our users, their mailing address, phone number, email address — and in certain circumstances their employer’s name, company size and other industry data — available on a rental or other basis (e.g. sale) to third party providers of goods and services, for example, when such information is provided in connection with webcasts, white papers or other sponsored downloads. While many customers appreciate the communications, they receive from the third-party providers of goods and services to whom we provide lists of our customers, if you no longer wish to receive messages from individual providers, follow the unsubscribe link and instructions at the bottom of the provider’s message or contact the third-party provider directly to be removed from their list.
When you use a co-branded service (a service operated with a partner of Bizmartech – Demand Spot) or register or otherwise provide information on a co-branded site, you grant us permission to pass the information collected back to that partner. This may include third party service providers whose services are embedded into and/or appear within the websites. Use of your information by such partners may be subject to their privacy policies as well as ours.
In order to help us sell advertising on the websites and otherwise publicize Bizmartech – Demand Spot and its brands, we may share aggregate statistics that describe our online audience. Those statistics are often based on the information you provide when you subscribe, register, or browse the websites and describe, among other things, the demographics of our visitors.
With respect to surveys, in the event that responses are publicly disclosed, users will be notified at the time they take the survey. Bizmartech – Demand Spot will disclose only aggregate information regarding its users’ responses in surveys to other participants in the survey. Where surveys allow users to submit written comments, and where Bizmartech – Demand Spot advises users of the possibility of such disclosure at the time they take the survey, Bizmartech – Demand Spot reserves the right to disclose any information provided by users, provided that no User Information identifying a specific user is disclosed. Participation in surveys is solely at your discretion.
Bizmartech – Demand Spot and some of our advertisers use third party advertising service companies to serve advertisements and perform related services when you visit the websites. Often, these third-party advertising companies employ cookie and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of website, app and email advertisements and to create a record of interaction with our content that they use in conjunction with their advertising which appears on other sites or applications, or for reporting website traffic, app use, statistics, advertisement data and/or other activities on the websites. We also engage third party providers to assist with the segmentation of this data.
The Service may utilize framing techniques to serve content from our partners while preserving the look and feel of our site. Please be aware that you may be providing your information to these third parties and not to Bizmartech – Demand Spot, or in some cases such information may be shared with both Bizmartech – Demand Spot and such third parties.
5. How you can change or control what is collected.
Updating Your Registration Information.
Location Based Services
Cookies and Pixel Tags.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your browser’s settings to disable all or certain cookies if you wish. For more information on how to manage browser cookies, see http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
Click on the links below to learn how to manage cookies on these browsers:
Please note that by disabling or deleting cookies, you may not be able to access the full functionality of the Site. Disabling or clearing cookies also may affect cookie-based opt-outs by either preventing you from using such cookie-based opt-outs or clearing opt-outs that you previously set.
You may control your advertising preferences or opt-out of certain Google advertising products by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager, currently available at https://google.com/ads/preferences or by vising NAI’s online resources at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.
Some of the third parties that we may work with may participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance’s self-regulatory program, which provides consumers tools to opt-out of receiving interest-based advertising. Click here to learn more about the DAA’s Web Choices tool.
Unsubscribing from Bizmartech – Demand Spot Newsletter and Emails.
You can opt out or unsubscribe to a newsletter or other email list at any time by following the instructions at the end of the newsletters or emails you receive or by to update your email preferences. Please allow ten business days for changes to take effect. On some Services, member service-related communications are an integral part of such Services to which you subscribe and you may continue to receive emails as part of that particular portion of the Services unless you cancel your account, even if you opt out of the newsletters or email list. If you have provided more than one email address to us, you may continue to be contacted unless you request to unsubscribe each email address you have provided
If you volunteer a postal address, you may receive periodic mailings to relate information about new products, services, and/or upcoming events. We may also provide this information to other carefully selected outside companies for promotional purposes. If you do not wish to receive mailings from us or other companies, please let us know by clicking on the statement below and following the steps provided, calling us at the above telephone number, or writing to us at the above address.
I do not wish to receive any mailings from Bizmartech – Demand Spot or their partners.
It will take up to 3 months to process your do-not-mail request. Please note that you may receive additional communications from us or other companies after submitting your request if your postal address was selected from our database just prior to receiving and processing your request.
If you volunteer a telephone number you may receive periodic telephone calls about new products, services, and/or upcoming events. We may also provide this information to carefully selected outside companies for promotional purposes. If you do not wish to receive telephone calls from us or other companies, please let us know by clicking on the statement below and following the steps provided, calling us at the above telephone number, or writing to us at the above address.
I do not wish to receive any telephone calls from Bizmartech – Demand Spot or their partners.
We send you push notifications from time-to-time in order to update you about any events or promotions that we may be running. If you no longer wish to receive these types of communications, you may turn them off at the device level. To ensure you receive proper notifications, we will need to collect certain information about your device such as operating system and user identification information.
6. Information for users located outside the U.S. (Non-E.U. Users)
The websites operate and are hosted in the United States and, depending on your country of residence, the submission of personally identifiable information to the websites may involve some transfer of User Information to the United States. You understand and consent to having any User Information you provide transferred to and processed in the United States. You should be aware that privacy laws in the United States may not provide protections equivalent to those of your country of residence.
Please note that we may use data collected by a third party operator/licensee of localized versions or editions of Services.
7. Individuals within the European Union
Controllers of Personal Data
The data controller of the personal data processed through the website is:
Bizmartech – Demand Spot,
Legal Bases for Processing Personal Data
If you are an individual located in the European Union (EU), we collect and process personal data about you where we have a legal basis for doing so under applicable EU laws. This means we collect and process your data only when:
- It is necessary for a legitimate interest (which is not overridden by your individual privacy interests), such as preventing fraud, improving our website, and increasing the security of the website and network infrastructure;
- You have consented to this collection and processing for a specific purpose;
- It is necessary to fulfill our contractual obligations; or
- It is necessary to comply with a legal obligation.
Where we rely on your consent to process your personal data, you have the right to withdraw or decline consent at any time. Some examples of where we rely on your consent to process your personal data include sending you our newsletter and marketing emails. If you wish to withdraw your consent, please contact us at Privacy@bizmartech.com.
Some examples of our legitimate interests for processing personal data include:
- Website and network security;
- Customer support;
- Fraud prevention; or
- Improving our website.
Where we rely on our legitimate interests to process your personal data, you may have the right to object. More information on exercising this right can be found in the Individual Rights section below.
If you have any questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal data, please contact us at Privacy@bizmartech.com.
If you are located in the EU, you have certain rights under EU data protection law with respect to your personal data, including the right to request access to, correct, and delete your personal data. You may also have the right to receive a copy of your personal data in a commonly used and machine-readable format, and to transmit such data to another controller. You also may object to processing of your personal data, or ask that we restrict the processing of your personal data in certain instances.
To request deletion of, access to, or to make changes to your personal data, or to otherwise any of the rights in this section, please contact us at email@example.com. Please note that not all requests can be honored.
Transfers, Storage, and Processing
Our website is operated from and hosted on servers located in the United States. If you access and use our website from a location outside of the United States, any personal data you provide to us or that is otherwise collected may be transferred to and processed in the United States or any other jurisdiction in our sole discretion. Users of our website should be aware that the laws that apply to the use and protection of personal data in the United States or other countries or jurisdictions to which we transfer, or in which we process, personal data may differ from those of your country of residence. Users who access or use our website from jurisdictions outside of the United States do so at their own choice and risk and are solely responsible for compliance with local law. While we take steps to safeguard your personal data, the United States has NOT been deemed by the European Commission to ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data. Accordingly, the level of protection provided in the United States or other non-EU countries and jurisdictions from which you may access our website may not be as stringent as that under EU data protection standards or the data protection laws of some other countries, possibly including your home jurisdiction.
By opting-In, you consent to allow your personal data to be transferred across borders to the United States or to other countries or jurisdictions in which Bizmartech – Demand Spot or its third-party associates may process personal data.
8. Notice of Privacy Rights to California Residents – Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, individual customers who reside in California and who have an existing business relationship with us may request information about our disclosure of certain categories of personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, if any.
To make such a request, send an email with the subject heading “California Privacy Rights” to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us by post at:
Bizmartech – Demand Spot
In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by these California privacy rights requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year.
9. Additional Information for California resident CCPA
Personal Information Not Covered by this California Section
This section does not address or apply to:
- Our handling of publicly available information made lawfully available by state or federal governments;
- Personal information that is subject to an exemption under Section 1798.145(c) – (f) of the CCPA;
- Personal information we collect about California job applicants, independent contractors, or current or former full-time, part-time and temporary employees and staff, officers, directors or owners of Bizmartech – Demand Spot, and use solely in that context;
- Personal information about individuals acting for or on behalf of another company, to the extent the information relates to our transactions with such company, products or services that we receive from or provide to such company, or associated communications or transactions.
Categories of Personal Information that we Collect and Disclose
Our collection, use and disclosure of personal information about a California resident will vary depending upon the circumstances and nature of our interactions or relationship with such resident. The table below sets out generally the categories of personal information (as defined by the CCPA) about California residents that we collect and disclose to others for a business purpose.
Your CCPA Rights and Choices
The CCPA provides California residents with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes your rights under the CCPA and explains how to exercise those rights. Subject to certain exceptions, California residents have the right to make the following requests:
Right to Opt-out of Sale: You have the right to direct us not to sell your personal information (“opt-out’). We do not sell personal information if we have actual knowledge that the consumer is less than 16 years of age, unless we receive affirmative authorization (“opt-in’) from either the consumer between 13 and 16 years of age, or the parent or guardian of a consumer less than 13 years of age.
Right to Delete: You have the right to request that we delete and direct any service providers that have received that personal information to delete, the personal information that we have collected and retained, unless an exemption applies. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable request, we will delete (and, if applicable, direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exemption applies.
Right to Access: You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable request, we will disclose to you:
- the categories of personal information we collected about you;
- the categories of sources of personal information we collected about you;
- our business or commercial purposes for collecting or selling that personal information;
- the categories of third parties with whom we have disclosed or shared that personal information;
- the specific pieces of personal information we collected from you;
- the categories of third parties to whom your personal information has been sold; and
- the categories of personal information that we have sold (if any).
Submitting Requests: You can submit a deletion, access or opt out of sale request by either:
- Submitting a request
- Sending an email to email@example.com
We will respond to verifiable requests received from California residents as required by law. You can also designate an authorized agent to make a request under the CCPA on your behalf, but the agent must provide proof that the agent is authorized to make a request on your behalf.
We may ask you for additional information necessary to verify or process your request. Where applicable, we may ask for proof that an authorized agent is entitled to act on your behalf. We may also carry out checks, including with third party identity verification services, to verify your identity before taking any action with your personal information. We will endeavor to respond your verifiable requests within 45 days of receipt. If we require more time (up to 45 additional days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request receipt. Generally, California residents can exercise rights free of charge.
Non-Discrimination: You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment for the exercise of the privacy rights conferred by the CCPA. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights or impose unreasonable requirements on financial incentives offered to California consumers related to your personal information. We may offer different prices, rates, or quality of goods or services if the difference is reasonably related to the value of your personal information.
10. Other useful information regarding your privacy.
We use reasonable precautions to keep your information you disclose to the websites secure. However, we cannot guarantee there will not be a breach., We are not responsible for the actions of any third parties. In certain instances, we may use Secure Sockets Layer encryption and/or transfer certain User Information in a non-human readable format to provide protection. You are ultimately responsible for the security of your email address and password.
The websites are not intended for use by children, especially those under 16. No one under age 16 should provide any Personal Information or use our public discussion areas, forums or chats. Minors under the age of 16 are prohibited from making purchases on the Service or obtaining coupons or codes from the websites to purchase goods or services on third party websites. If, notwithstanding these prohibitions, your children disclose information about themselves in our public discussion areas, consequences may occur that are not intended for children (for example, they may receive unsolicited messages from other parties).
The time period for which we keep information varies according to the information’s use. In some cases, there are legal requirements to keep data for a minimum period. Unless there is a specific legal requirement for us to keep the information, we plan to retain it for no longer than is necessary to fulfill a legitimate business need.
Links to Other Sites.
Some or all User Information maintained by us may be subject to transfer to another company in the event of a change of ownership of us or sale of any part of us. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our websites in the event of any change in ownership along with a material change of the uses of your Personal Information.
12. Contact Us
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