Effective Date: 3/16/2023
Withdrawal of Consent
Except as required by law, we will not use or disclose your Personal Information for any purpose for which you refuse us consent or later withdraw your consent. You may at any time withdraw your consent with future effect and without affecting the lawfulness of processing of your Personal Information based on the consent you provided before you withdrew it. If you withdraw consent, you agree that in spite of this withdrawal we may continue to use the Personal Information previously provided to us to the extent that we are contractually obligated to do so and to the extent necessary to enforce any contractual obligations you may have to PDG Insights. You also understand that although you can use our site for some purposes without providing us with any Personal Information, we need Personal Information about you for some Services, including those that require payment or involve an ongoing relationship with PDG Insights. If you refuse to provide us with the Personal Information we require or later withdraw your consent to use and disclose this information, we may no longer be able to provide you with the Sites and Services.
If You Elect Not to Provide Personal Information
You may choose not to provide us with your Personal Information. However, if you choose not to provide your Personal Information, you may not be able to use our Sites and Services.
What information do we collect?
PDG Insights cares about your privacy. For this reason, we collect and use personal data only as it might be needed for us to deliver to you our products and services. Your personal data includes information such as:
Other data collected that could directly or indirectly identify you, like Internet Protocol Address (IP Address)
Why We Collect Personal Information
We collect information so that we can provide the best possible experience when you utilize our Sites and Services. Much of what you likely consider personal data is collected directly from you when you:
(1) purchase any of our Services
(2) request assistance from our team (ex: phone number);
(3) complete contact forms or request newsletters or other information from us (ex: email); or
(4) participate in surveys, apply for a job, or otherwise participate in activities we promote that might require information about you.
However, we also collect additional information when delivering our Sites and Services to you to ensure necessary and optimal performance. We may also put Personal Information to other uses, which may include communicating information and offers to you; to better understand, analyze, and respond to your needs and preferences; and to subsequently develop, enhance, and/or provide products and services to meet those needs and preferences. We also keep track of your product preferences and instructions and analyze that information. These methods of collection may not be as obvious to you, so we wanted to highlight and explain below a bit more about what these might be (as they vary from time to time) and how they work:
Account related information is collected in association with your use of our Services, such as account number, statements of works, master services agreements, when products renew or expire, information requests, and customer service requests and notes or details explaining what you asked for and how we responded.
Promotional materials. We collect Personal Information when you communicate with us or sign up to receive promotional materials or information via email.
If you consent to such messages, we may use your Personal Information and other information to communicate with you about our Sites and Services; provide you with promotional messages and personalized offers; to notify you of other products; and, for other marketing purposes.
We may also use your Personal Information to address your requests, inquiries, and complaints.
When we leverage and/or collect cookies, device IDs, location data from the environment, and other tracking technologies. on our websites and our mobile applications allow us to track your browsing behavior, links clicked, your device type, and to collect various data, including analytics, about how you use and interact with our Services. This allows us to provide you with more relevant product offerings, a better experience on our Sites and mobile applications, and to collect, analyze and improve the performance of our Sites and Services. We may also collect your location (IP address) so that we can personalize our Services.
Data about Usage of Services is automatically collected when you use and interact with our Sites and Services, including metadata, log files, cookie/device IDs and location information. This information includes specific data about your interactions with the features, content and links (including those of third-parties, such as social media plugins) contained within the Services, Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and settings, the date and time the Sites and Services were used, information about browser configuration and plugins, language preferences and cookie data, information about devices accessing the Sites and Services, including type of device, what operating system is used, device settings, application IDs, unique device identifiers and error data, and some of this data collected might be capable of and be used to approximate your location.
Supplemented Data may be received about you from other sources, including publicly available databases or third parties from whom we have purchased data, in which case we may combine this data with information we already have about you so that we can update, expand and analyze the accuracy of our records, identify new customers, and provide products and services that may be of interest to you. If you provide us personal information about others, or if others give us your information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us.
International Data Transfers
PDG Insights is a global organization and provides Sites and Service in a variety of jurisdictions. Sharing data cross-border is essential to the Sites and Services so that you receive the same high-quality service wherever you are in the world. As a result, we will, subject to law, transfer Personal Information collected in connection with the Sites and Services, to entities in countries where data protection standards may differ from those in the country where you reside. By accessing the Sites and Services and utilizing the Sites and Services, you understand and consent to our transfer of your Personal Information globally. In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in those other countries will be entitled to access your Personal Information.
What do we use your information for?
We strongly believe in both minimizing the data we collect and limiting its use and purpose to only that (1) for which we have been given permission, (2) as necessary to deliver the Services you purchase or interact with, or (3) as we might be required or permitted for legal compliance or other lawful purposes. These uses include:
Delivering, improving, updating and enhancing the Services we provide to you. We collect various information relating to your purchase, use and/or interactions with our Sites and Services. We utilize this information to:
Improve and optimize the operation and performance of our Services (again, including our Sites and mobile applications)
Diagnose problems with and identify any security risks, errors, or needed enhancements to the Services
Detect and prevent abuse of our Sites and Services
Collecting aggregate statistics about use of the Sites and Services
Understand and analyze how you use our Services and what products and services are most relevant to you.
Often, much of the data collected is aggregated or statistical data about how individuals use our Services, and is not linked to any personal data, but to the extent it is itself personal data, or is linked or linkable to personal data, we treat it accordingly.
Specifically for Site Usage Information Like most websites, this Site gathers traffic patterns, site usage information and other aggregated data in order to evaluate our visitors’ preferences and the effectiveness of our Site. This aggregate usage data does not identify you individually. We may share anonymous, aggregated statistics about visitors to our Site with others outside our company, or we may allow third-parties to collect aggregate data through our Site.
Sharing with trusted third parties. We may share your personal data with third parties with which we have partnered to allow you to integrate their services into our own Services, and with trusted third party service providers as necessary for them to perform services on our behalf, such as:
Conducting contests or surveys
Performing analysis of our Services and customers demographics
Communicating with you, such as by way email or survey delivery
Customer relationship management.
We only share your personal data as necessary for any third party to provide the services as requested or as needed on our behalf. These third parties (and any subcontractors) are subject to strict data processing terms and conditions and are prohibited from utilizing, sharing or retaining your personal data for any purpose other than as they have been specifically contracted for (or without your consent).
Communicating with you. We may contact you directly regarding products or services you have signed up or purchased from us, such as necessary to deliver transnational or service-related communications. We may also contact you with offers for additional services we think you’ll find valuable if you give us consent, or where allowed based upon legitimate interests. You don’t need to provide consent as a condition to purchase our goods or services or browse our Sites, however, consent is required to use our Services and applications. These contacts may include:
Text (SMS) messages
You may also update your subscription preferences with respect to receiving communications from us by contacting us.
Compliance with legal, regulatory and law enforcement requests. We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (such as subpoena requests), to protect our property and rights or the property and rights of a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we consider to be illegal or unethical.
To the extent we are legally permitted to do so, we will take reasonable steps to notify you in the event that we are required to provide your personal information to third parties as part of legal process. We will also share your information to the extent necessary to comply with ICANN or any ccTLD rules, regulations and policies when you register a domain name with us.
Website analytics. We use multiple web analytics tools provided by service partners such as Google Analytics, WordPress and Microsoft App Insights to collect information about how you interact with our Sites and Services or mobile applications, including what pages you visit, what site you visited prior to visiting our website, how much time you spend on each page, what operating system and web browser you use and network and IP information. We use the information provided by these tools to improve our Services. These tools place persistent cookies in your browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit our website. Each cookie cannot be used by anyone other than the service provider (ex: Google for Google Analytics). The information collected from the cookie may be transmitted to and stored by these service partners on servers in a country other than the country in which you reside. Though information collected does not include personal data such as name, address, billing information, etc., the information collected is used and shared by these service providers in accordance with their individual privacy policies. You can control the technologies we use by managing your settings the ‘cookie banners” that may be presented (depending on URL of website visited) when you first visit our webpages, or by utilizing settings in your browser or third-party tools, such as Disconnect, Ghostery and others.
Targeted advertisements. Targeted ads or interest-based offers may be presented to you based on your activities on our webpages, and other websites, and based on the products you currently own. These offers will display as varying product banners presented to you while browsing. We also partner with third parties to manage our advertising on our webpages and other websites. Our third party partners may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about such activities in order to provide you with advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests, and to measure advertising effectiveness. Please note you will continue to receive generic ads.
In addition, if you submit your contact information to us, we will place you in our database and send you additional information and materials regarding PDG Insights and our services and products that we think may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving these additional communications at any time by following the instructions within the email communications. Once we receive your request to opt out of such additional marketing communications, we will implement your request to remove you from our marketing database within ten (10) business days. Please note that opting-out of receiving marketing communications from us does not opt you out of receiving communications from us regarding ongoing services and products that you receive from PDG Insights. Receipt of certain services and products may require electronic communication and you may not opt-out of electronic communications related to such services or products.
How do we protect your information?
PDG Insights strives to protect your personally identifiable information by utilizing various data encryption tools.
We retain personal data only for as long as necessary to provide the Services you have requested and thereafter for a variety of legitimate legal or business purposes. These might include retention periods:
mandated by law, contract or similar obligations applicable to our business operations;
for preserving, resolving, defending or enforcing our legal/contractual rights; or
needed to maintain adequate and accurate business and financial records.
If you have any questions about the security or retention of your personal data, you can contact us using the information below.
Do Not Track
Some browsers allow you to automatically notify websites you visit not to track you using a “Do Not Track” signal. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, we currently do not alter our practices when we receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you may wish to visit www.allaboutdnt.com.
Information from Children
We do not collect birth dates, nor do we collect information from children under the age of 13.
Residents of the European Economic Area
In addition to the common rights granted to all users of the Site and Services who provide us with Personal Information, the GDPR provides the following additional rights to residents of the European Economic Area:
Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR): You have the right to ask us to delete your Personal Information, as permitted by law.
Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR): You have the right to request the limiting of our processing under limited circumstances.
Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR): You have the right to receive the Personal Information that you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit that information to another controller, including to have it transmitted directly, where technically feasible.
Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR): You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Information, as permitted by law.
Right to lodge a complaint before the Data Protection Authority (Art.77 GDPR): We encourage you to contact us directly and allow us to work with you to address your concerns.
For More Information or Assistance
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Evanston, IL 60203