This Policy details our commitment to protecting the privacy of individuals who visit our Websites (as herein defined) (“Website Visitors”), who are authorized to use our Services through a Subscriber’s Account (“Users”), or who attend or register to attend events which we organize or co-organize (“Attendees”). For the purposes of this Policy, the term, “Websites”, shall refer collectively to www.aputime.com, app.aputime.com
as well as the other websites that the ApuTime operates and that link to this Policy, the term “Services” shall refer to our on-demand product excellence system, and tools and services made available from the Websites. The term “Subscriber” shall refer to an individual or an entity that has agreed to a Service Agreement for use of our Services, including an individual representing the Subscribing company, the term “Account” shall mean all ApuTime accounts or instances created by or on behalf of Subscriber within the Service.
2. Scope of this policy
In this Policy, personal information means information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his/her physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity.
Personal information does not include “Usage Data” which we define as encoded or anonymized information or aggregated data we collect about a group or category of services, features, or users which does not contain personally identifying information. Usage Data helps us understand trends in the usage of the Service so that we can better consider new features or otherwise tailor the Service. In addition to collecting and using Usage Data ourselves, we may share Usage Data with third parties, including our customers, partners, and service providers, for various purposes, including to help us better understand our customers’ needs and improve the Service as well as for advertising and marketing purposes. We do not share Usage Data with third parties in a way that would enable them to identify you personally.
Our Websites may contain links to other websites and the information practices and the content of such other websites are governed by the privacy statements of such other websites.
We encourage you to review the privacy statements of any such other websites to understand their information practices.
If you have purchased a subscription to our Services additional terms relating to data rights are set forth in and governed by our Terms of Service, or such other applicable agreement between you and any member of the ApuTime relating to your access to and use of such Services (“Service Agreement”).
We may process certain personal data as a data processor for our Subscribers. Subscribers to our Services act as data controllers and are solely responsible for establishing policies for and ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as any and all privacy policies, agreements, or other obligations, relating to the collection of personal information in connection with the use of our Services by individuals with whom our Subscribers interact. If you are an individual who interacts with a Subscriber using our Services, then you will be directed to contact our Subscriber for assistance with any requests or questions relating to your personal information processed in connection with such interaction.
We may transfer personal information to companies that help us provide our Services to Subscribers. Our processing of personal data under the direction of our Subscribers and transfers to subsequent third parties for these purposes are governed by the Service Agreements with our Subscribers, including the data processing agreement.
3. Information that you provide to us
Account and Registration Information:
If you are a Subscriber or User, we ask for and collect personal information about you and your Users such as name, phone number, email address, and credit card information of the Subscriber, as well as certain related information like Subscriber company name and website name, email address and name or alias from each User. If you sign-up for a free trial Account, you are not required to enter your credit card information unless and until you decide to continue with a paid subscription to our Services. A third-party intermediary is used to manage credit card processing.
We refer to any information described above as “Account Information” for the purposes of this Policy. By voluntarily providing us with Account Information, you represent that you are the owner of such personal data or are otherwise authorized to provide it to us, specifically, if you as a Subscriber provide us Account Information related to the User, you represent that the User has not objected to such processing.
Submissions by the Website Visitor:
We ask for and collect personal information from you when you submit web forms on our Websites or as you use interactive features of the Websites, including, participation in surveys, contests, promotions, sweepstakes, providing user feedback, requesting customer support, or communicating with us.
We ask for and collect personal information such as your name, address, phone number, and email address when you register for or attend an event as an Attendee.
4. Information that we collect from you on our websites
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies:
We partner with third parties to either display advertising on the Websites or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third-party partners may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on our Websites and other sites in order to suggest advertisements based upon your browsing activities and interests.
Web beacons, tags, and scripts may be used on our Websites or in email or other electronic communications we send to you. These assist us in delivering cookies, counting visits to our Websites, understanding usage and campaign effectiveness, and determining whether an email has been opened and acted upon. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by our third-party service providers on an individual and aggregated basis.
As is true with most websites and services delivered over the Internet, we gather certain information and store it in log files when you interact with our Websites and Services. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses as well as browser type, internet service provider, URLs of referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, the information you search for, locale and language preferences, identification numbers associated with your devices, your mobile carrier, and system configuration information. Occasionally, we connect personal information to information gathered in our log files as necessary to improve our Websites and Services. In such a case, we would treat the combined information in accordance with this Policy.
We collect analytics information when you use the Websites to help us improve them. We may also share anonymous data about your actions on our Websites with third-party service providers of analytics services.
5. Information collected from other sources
Social Media Widgets:
The Websites include social media features, such as the Facebook Like button, and widgets, such as the Share This button or interactive mini-programs that run on our Websites. These features may collect your Internet protocol address, which page you are visiting on the Websites, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on the Websites.
Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy statement of the companies that provide them.
You can log into certain Services using sign-in services such as Google Authentication or Microsoft Authenticator. These services will authenticate your identity, without the need to sign in with a username and password combination.
Information From Third-Party Services:
We may also obtain other information, including personal information, from third parties and combine that with information we collect through our Websites. For example, we may have access to certain information from a third-party social media or authentication service if you log into our Services through such a service or otherwise provide us with access to information from the service. Any access that we may have to such information from a third-party social media or authentication service is in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by that service. By authorizing us to connect with a third-party service, you authorize us to access and store your name, email address(es), current city, profile picture URL, and other personal information that the third-party service makes available to us, and to use and disclose it in accordance with this Policy. You should check your privacy settings on these third-party services to understand and change the information sent to us through these services.
6. How we use information that we collect
We use the information we collect about you (including personal information, to the extent applicable) to
- provide, operate, maintain and improve the Services (including delivering Website Visitor’s feedback to our Users);
- enable you to access and use the Services;
- process and complete transactions, and send you related information, including purchase confirmations and invoices;
- send transactional messages, including responses to your comments, questions, and requests; provide customer service and support; and send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
- send promotional communications, such as providing you with information about products and services, features, surveys, newsletters, offers, promotions, contests, and events; and provide other news or information about us and our partners;
- process and deliver contest or sweepstakes entries and rewards;
- monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with the Websites and Services and for marketing or advertising purposes;
- investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions, unauthorized access to the Services, and other illegal activities;
- personalize the Websites and Services, including by providing features or advertisements that match your interests and preferences;
- comply with our legal obligations, including our obligations related to personal data protection.
7. Legal grounds for the processing
We process your information for the purposes described in this Policy, based on the following legal grounds:
- When we’re pursuing legitimate interests
We process your information for our legitimate interests and those of third parties. This means that we process your information for things like Providing, operating; maintaining, and improving our Services (including delivering Website Visitor’s feedback to our Users); enabling you to access and use the Services; promoting the Services; sending promotional communications, monitoring and analyzing trends, usage, and activities in connection with the Websites and Services; investigating and preventing fraudulent transactions, unauthorized access to the Services, and other illegal activities; personalizing the Websites and Services.
- When we’re providing a service
We process your data to provide a service you’ve asked for under the Service Agreement or other contract between you and us. This means that we process your information for things like Enabling you to access and use the Services; processing transactions and sending you
related information; providing customer service and support; personalizing the Websites and Services.
- When we’re complying with legal obligations
We’ll process your data when we have a legal obligation to do so, for example, if we’re responding to a legal process or an enforceable governmental request.
- With your consent
We may ask for your agreement to process your information for specific purposes and you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. For example, we ask for your consent to publish your testimonial, if it includes your identification. If you wish to withdraw your consent, you can contact us at email@example.com
8. Sharing of information collected
Third-Party Service Providers:
We share information, including personal information, with our third-party service providers that we use to provide hosting for and maintenance of our Websites, application development, backup, storage, payment processing, analytics, and other services for us. These third-party service providers may have access to or process your personal information for the purpose of providing these services for us. We do not permit our third-party service providers to use the personal information that we share with them for their marketing purposes or for any other purpose than in connection with the services they provide to us.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement Requests; Protection of Our Rights:
In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We may disclose personal information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal processes, or establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We may also share such information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Service Agreement or Website Terms, or as otherwise required by law.
From time to time, we may post testimonials on Websites that may contain personal information. We obtain your consent to post your name along with your testimonial. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our products and services, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend an email inviting him or her to visit the Websites and will store this information for the purpose of sending this initial email, tracking the success of our referral program and other marketing activities. Your referral may contact us at email@example.com to request that we remove his/her information from our database.
The Websites may offer feedback forms, comments sections, discussion forums, or other interactive features (“Interactive Areas”). You should be aware that any information that you post in an Interactive Area might be read, collected, and used by others who access it, in particular to Users who initiated the particular Interactive Area. To request the removal of your personal information from an Interactive Area, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. We may also share personal information with third parties when we have your consent to do so.
9. International transfer of information collected
We primarily store personal information about Website Visitors and Subscribers within the European Economic Area (the “EEA”) and in the United States. To facilitate our global operations, we may transfer and access such personal information from around the world, including from other countries in which the ApuTime has operations. If and when transferring your personal data from EEA or Switzerland, we rely on the Standard Contractual Clauses adopted by the Commission as appropriate safeguards.
10. Choice and communications preferences
We offer those who provide personal contact information a means to choose how we use the information provided. You can opt-out of receiving marketing and non-transactional communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of our marketing emails or you may send a request to email@example.com
11. Accessing, exporting and removing your information and other available rights
Upon request, we will provide you with information about whether we hold and otherwise process, or process on behalf of a third party, any of your personal information. To request this information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subscribers to our Services may update or change their Account Information by editing their profile or organization record or by contacting email@example.com for more detailed instructions. To make a request to have personal information maintained by us returned to you or removed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests to access, change, or remove your information will be handled within 30 days. An individual who seeks access to, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccuracies in personal information stored or processed by us on behalf of a Subscriber should direct his/her query to the Subscriber (the data controller). Upon receipt of a request from one of our Subscribers for us to remove the data, we will respond to their request within thirty (30) days.
We will retain personal information that we store and process on behalf of our Subscribers for as long as needed to provide the Services to our Subscribers. We will retain and use this personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
If you are a Subscriber or otherwise provide us with personal information in connection with your use of our Websites or Services, we will delete this information upon your request, provided that, notwithstanding such request, this information may be retained for as long as you maintain an account for our Services, or as needed to provide you with our Services (in particular for Accounts with multiple Users where we need to retain the interaction with Users who continue to use the Services), comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
If you reside in EEA and provided us with your personal information based on a contract with us, you may ask us to export such personal information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and you have the right to transmit those data to another controller.
To request such export please contact us at email@example.com.
If you reside in EEA, you may object to the way and scope of how we process your personal data. To do so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can object to receiving marketing and non-transactional communications also by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of our marketing emails.
If you reside in EEA, you may lodge a complaint with a local supervisory authority if you consider that our processing of your personal data relating infringes on applicable data protection laws. We would be happy if you reach to us before filing the complaint.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted, reasonable, and appropriate standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received. In deciding what is reasonable and appropriate we take into account the risks involved and the nature of the information. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact us at email@example.com.
13. Business transactions
We may assign or transfer this Policy, as well as your account and related information and data, including any personal information, to any person or entity that acquires all or substantially all of our business, stock, or assets, or with whom we merge.
14. Changes to this policy
If there are any material changes to this Policy, you will be notified by our posting of a prominent notice on the Websites prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. Your continued use of the Websites or the Services constitutes your agreement to be bound by such changes to this Policy. Your only remedy, if you do not accept the terms of this Policy, is to discontinue use of the Websites and the Services.
15. Contact Us
If you have questions regarding this Policy or about the privacy practices of ApuTime, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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