Accertify also has registered branch offices in England, Spain and Australia, as well as employees and commonly-owned affiliate entities that provide services to our clients from Mexico and India all of which also adhere to all aspects of this Privacy Statement, including the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
COLLECTION, USE AND TRANSFER OF YOUR INFORMATION
You can visit portions of this Accertify site without disclosing your personally identifiable information (personal data). However, you may choose to provide us with your personal data, for example when you contact us, register for seminars, activities and programs available on this website, seek employment or when you request information or services. You also may decide to provide us voluntarily with personal data of a third person, such as your colleague or coworker. In such case, we assume that you have the unrestricted permission of such person to provide his/her personal data to Accertify. Accertify may use third-party suppliers to collect, process, store, use, analyze and/or transfer the data on its behalf. In such cases, it is Accertify’s practice to require that these suppliers handle the personal data they process or transfer in a manner consistent with Accertify’s policies. By submitting the personal data to us, you acknowledge and agree with your data being processed and/or transferred on Accertify’s behalf by its suppliers. Accertify will handle the information we learn from you from your visit to this website in the following manner:
IF YOU VISIT THIS SITE TO READ OR DOWNLOAD INFORMATION, SUCH AS NEWS, PRODUCT INFORMATION, CASE STUDIES OR ARTICLES
We may collect, process or transfer the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet; the date and time you access this site; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to this site. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of this site, and to help us make this site more useful to visitors. We may transfer the information we collect to our corporate affiliates. Accertify does not sell your personal data as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Accertify may transfer your personal data to third party business partners to help develop and market programs, products or services and present targeted content including, to conduct analysis and research about website and app users; or to place ads (including ads of our business partners) on various websites and apps, and to analyze the effectiveness of those ads. You may opt-out of any of the transfers described above.
We may use “cookies” and/or technologies to collect non-personally identifiable information from your visits to this website and your browser sessions to enhance your overall site experience and for statistical purposes. You can set your browser to turn off “cookies” or to warn you when a website attempts to place a “cookie” on your computer. However, if you turn off the “cookies,” our and other websites may not work as intended.
IF YOU SUBMIT PERSONAL DATA WHEN VISITING AN ACCERTIFY WEBSITE
IF YOU ARE A CLIENT, OR ARE PART OF A CLIENT ORGANIZATION, OR ARE A SUBCONTRACTOR
Personal data you provide to Accertify, including personal data of a third party, such as your spouse, colleague and friend may be collected, stored, used and transferred as necessary for Accertify and our corporate affiliates to carry out business or seek potential business in the future with your company. If you provide us with personal data, whether in the form of an e-mail, business card, verbally during a business meeting or otherwise, we assume that you have granted us a permission to collect, store, use and transfer such information with no limitations even in and to countries where the level of data protection may not be commensurate with the standard of protection adopted by certain countries, such as the standard suggested by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. We also assume that you have unrestricted permission from the third party for the transfer of his or her personal data.
DISCLOSURES TO THIRD PARTIES
Accertify may share your personal data with third parties in the following limited circumstances: (1) personal information may be transferred to third-parties and service providers to develop and market programs and to process data on behalf of Accertify; however, any such third parties or service providers are required by contract to implement privacy and security safeguards consistent with this policy, including the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield, or you may request from Accertify or the third party that they delete your data; (2) We may be required to disclose your personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; and (3) your personal information may be provided to a third party to the extent Accertify enters into a transaction for the acquisition of all or substantially all of Accertify’s assets. Accertify faces potential liability when we onward transfer to third parties. Accertify’s accountability for personal data that we receive under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfer to a third party is described in the Privacy Shield Principles set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Accertify remains responsible and liable under the Privacy Shield Principles if third-parties that we engage to process the personal data on our behalf do so in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless Accertify proves that we are not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
EU-U.S. AND SWISS-U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD FRAMEWORKS
DATA SUBJECT REQUESTS FOR ACCESS, CORRECTION OR DELETION OF PERSONAL DATA
In order to receive a response from Accertify, you must provide all required information in your request.
Accertify has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit https://www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/file-a-complaint/ for more information and to file a complaint. Under certain limited conditions, individuals may invoke binding arbitration before the Privacy Shield Panel to be created by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission.
Accertify has implemented internal mechanisms to verify ongoing adherence to this policy. We periodically verify that this policy remains accurate, comprehensive for its intended purpose, and is accessible in accordance with applicable law. Accertify is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS
Mailing address: Legal/Privacy Compliance
2 Pierce Place, Suite 900
Itasca, Illinois, 60143 USA
Telephone: +1 (630) 735-4400 (ask for Legal)
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Accertify uses various organizational and technical measures to protect your privacy and avoid unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data. However, you should note that no transfer of data over the Internet is completely secure. While we use reasonable efforts to protect your data on our systems, when the data is transferred over the Internet, it may be accessed and used by unauthorized third parties. Accertify has no control over the performance, reliability, availability or security of the Internet and does not warrant that any information transfer via the Internet or any communication through the Internet is secure. Accertify shall not be liable for any disclosure, unauthorized use, loss, damage, expense, harm or inconvenience resulting from the loss, delay, interception, corruption, intervention, misuse or alteration of any personal information due to any action beyond Accertify’s reasonable control.
CHILDREN’S PERSONAL INFORMATION
www.accertify.com is a site not targeted to children and is not intended to collect personal data from children under age of 13. If you have questions regarding privacy of your personal information you submit to us through this website, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 23, 2020