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Effective Date: March 1, 2020 Last Updated: August 10, 2023
CONTENTS OF THIS POLICY
Personal Data Collection
What Personal Data We Collect
Personal Data We Use
Legal Bases for Processing
Disclosure of Personal Data
Enforcement and Dispute Resolution
Rights of the Data Subject Residing in the European Union or to which GDPR applies
Opting Out and Unsubscribing from the Mailing List
International Personal Data Transfers
Changes to Policy
1. Personal Data Collection
HOW WE COLLECT PERSONAL DATA
You have supplied your Personal Data:
We collect Personal Data such as a first and last name, phone number, email address, and other contact information when you send us a message through our website or when you or your company register with A-SCEND or when you submit Personal Data for obtaining access to A-SCEND or when you choose, or are provided with, a username, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures.
When a user subscribes to a mailing list.
When a user registers for a webinar, event and/or whitepaper.
Through resume submissions, contracting and/or employment inquiries.
You have accessed our websites or A-SCEND:
We may collect information using analytics tools, including when you visit our websites or log in to A-SCEND. The data we receive is dependent upon your privacy settings in your browser.
We provide you services:
We may collect your Personal Data if you are part of an entity that we provide or receive services from.
We may also collect Personal Data when you upload, share send or input Personal Data through A-SCEND or our services.
You use A-SCEND and its integration features and automated evidence collection:
We may receive data from third parties, such as: cloud hosting providers; analytics providers; advertising networks; search information providers; providers of technical, payment and supply services, information brokers or aggregators.
The information is public:
We may collect information about you through governmental agencies that publish public records and other publicly available resources, including websites, or through various social media platforms, for example, by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, LinkedIn, or other social networks. The data we receive is dependent upon your privacy settings with the social network.
2. What Information and Data We Collect
When you submit information to our website, or send us an email, or enter into a contract with us, or register with A-SCEND, or when you submit them for obtaining access to A-SCEND, or when you choose, or are provided with, a username, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, we may collect the following Personal Data:
First and last name
Security questions and other information to provide user account maintenance and
Other contact information in response to surveys about our service offerings
In addition, when a user browses our website, or when you use A-SCEND, we may collect:
Mobile / device information
Technical information such as referral websites, browsing history, crash, and system error issues
3. Personal Data We Use
A-LIGN may use Personal Data it has collected through its website and service offerings as well as through your use of A-SCEND for any of the following:
To provide services to Users or clients of A-LIGN or one of its subsidiaries, affiliates and business partners.
To determine users’ interest in services or to inform Users about services offered by A-LIGN or one of its subsidiaries, affiliates and business partners.
To customize a Users’ preferences to enhance a User’s experience with A-LIGN or one of its subsidiaries, affiliates and business partners.
To customize ads to Users according to User preferences and settings.
To provide technical, quality control and perform maintenance to A-SCEND, our website and internal systems.
4. Legal Bases for Processing
The processing is based on our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of our subsidiaries and affiliates to continuously operate, improve and/or personalize our services and develop new services, monitor the usage of our website, and ensure the security and detect any frauds and abuse, unless the requirement to protect the individual’s personal data overrides those legitimate interests.
You have provided express consent to the processing of your Personal Data for the specific purposes by explicitly ticking the relevant buttons, where applicable, and by voluntarily filling in and providing your Personal Data.
Processing is required for the performance of a contract in which A-LIGN has been engaged to perform services.
5. Data Retention
We retain Personal Data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected unless a longer retention period is required based on applicable law, regulation, and/or professional standards.
6. Disclosure of Personal Data
A-LIGN uses all information collected from a User for internal purposes only. We may share your Personal Data with our subsidiaries and affiliates.
Furthermore, A-LIGN may, from time to time, disclose Personal Data about a user to other persons or entities that perform services on behalf of A-LIGN (“Service Providers”), but only when:
The Service Provider has agreed to use such information solely for the purposes of providing services to A-LIGN;
The Service Provider agrees to protect such information in the same manner as the policies set forth in this policy statement;
A-LIGN needs to share the user’s information to provide the service the user has requested;
A-LIGN needs to send the information to a Service Provider who works on behalf of A-LIGN to provide a service to you.
Unless A-LIGN informs a user otherwise, a service provider does not have any right to use the Personal Data A-LIGN provides to them beyond what is necessary to assist A-LIGN, or in response to a legal obligation including without limitation a subpoena, court order or A-LIGN believes that the law requires disclosure, or where the information is currently in the public domain.
Upon lawful requests by public authorities, governmental agencies, law enforcement agencies, or other third parties in order to comply with any law, court order, legal request, or other legal process, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, A-LIGN may disclose Personal Data as required by law.
A-LIGN does not and will not sell, share or rent your Personal Data to anyone in exchange for monetary compensation. We may disclose your Personal Data by allowing certain third parties (such as online advertising services, advertising networks and social networks) to collect Personal Data via automated technologies on our websites for cross-context behavioral advertising purposes.
A-LIGN holds personal data in the United States currently. A-LIGN keeps a user’s Personal Data for as long as A-LIGN determines necessary to fulfill the objective for which it was collected. Personal Data is maintained on A-LIGN systems that are protected using industry standard security measures to ensure the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of the Personal Data. Unfortunately, however, A-LIGN cannot and does not guaranty that the information submitted to, maintained by, or transmitted from A-LIGN is or will always be completely secure, as transmission of information over the internet is oftentimes susceptible to potential interception, misuse, willful and/or negligent acts or omissions, misrouting, or possible loss.
8. Enforcement and Dispute Resolution
9. Rights of the Data Subject Residing in the European Union or to which GDPR applies
Residents of the European Union have certain rights under European data protection law with respect to Personal Data, including the right to request access to, correct, amend, delete, limit the use of, object to or withdraw your consent for the processing of your Personal Data at any time. They may also have the right to receive a copy of your personal information in a commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit such information to another controller (data portability).
If you are a resident of the European Union and would like to submit a Data Subject Access Request, please send us an email at [email protected] .
A-LIGN will respond in accordance with applicable laws and professional standards applicable to A-LIGN. We are open about the Personal Data we collect and have implemented mechanisms to enable you to exercise any rights you might have with respect to your Personal Data.
After receiving your request and sufficient information to verify your identity, we will provide you with a copy of the Personal Data we have about you which you are entitled to receive under applicable law. We will also confirm the purposes for which such Personal Data is being used, its recipients and the origin of the information.
You may write to us at any time requesting amendments to certain Personal Data that you consider to be incorrect or irrelevant, or to request that we block, erase or otherwise remove your Personal Data. We will update, block, erase or remove your Personal Data upon request in line with applicable law.
You may at any time ask us to delete your Personal Data. We will consider and where necessary comply with your request in accordance with applicable law, as explained above.
11. Opting Out and Unsubscribing from the Mailing List
All our marketing communications contain an easy way to opt out from receiving future messages, such as a link through which you can unsubscribe.
If you would like to opt out of receiving marketing messages, you may use the unsubscribe link contained in the messages you have received, or alternatively you may send A-LIGN an email at [email protected].
Nevada and Virginia residents and, beginning on July 1, 2023, Colorado and Connecticut residents and, beginning on December 31, 2023, Utah residents may also have the right to opt-out of the use of their personal information for targeted advertising (including online behavior advertising) and/or opt-out of the sale of their personal information by clicking this Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information link or calling us at 888-702-5446 or please contact [email protected].
12. International Personal Data Transfers
A-LIGN commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your Personal Data. If you have any questions, complaints and/or other concerns, please first contact us at: [email protected].
You may also lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority or with the Data Protection Authority in Bulgaria, namely the Commission for Personal Data Protection, at [email protected] .
In compliance with the EU-U.S. DPF and the UK Extension to the EU-U.S. DPF, A-LIGN commits to cooperate and comply respectively with the advice of the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) and the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) with regard to unresolved complaints concerning our handling of human resources data received in reliance on the EU-U.S. DPF and the UK Extension to the EU-U.S. DPF in the context of the employment relationship.
A-LIGN has further committed to refer unresolved complaints with regard to Personal Data other than human resources data to International Centre for Dispute Resolution, International Division American Arbitration Association (“ICDR-AAA”), an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not resolved your complaint, please contact or visit https://go.adr.org/privacyshield.html and www.dataprivacyframework.gov for more information or to file a complaint. The services of the ICDR-AAA are provided at no cost to you.
The Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over compliance with the EU-U.S. DPF and the UK Extension to the EU-U.S. DPF for A-LIGN.
If your complaint cannot be resolved through the above channels, under certain conditions, you may invoke binding arbitration for some residual claims not resolved by other redress mechanisms as provided in the EU-U.S. DPF and the UK Extension to the EU-U.S. DPF.
In the context of an onward transfer, A-LIGN has responsibility for the processing of Personal Data it receives under privacy principles including the EU-U.S. DPF and the UK Extension to the EU-U.S. DPF, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. A-LIGN shall remain liable under the Principles if its agent processes such personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless the organization proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
13. Children’s Data
We define a child as a natural person who is under the age of 16 years old. We do not collect children’s data, whether knowingly, actively, or otherwise, and we do not actively market to children. If we discover that we have collected a child’s data, the data is deleted immediately.
Where we know a child is above the age of 16, but considered a minor under applicable law, we will obtain parental/guardian consent prior to using that child’s personal information.
14.Changes to the Policy
15. Contact Information
DPO MAILING ADDRESS
Mrs. Diana Milkova A-LIGN’s Data Protection Officer 245 Slivnitsa Blvd, 4th floor Sofia 1202 Bulgaria
CORPORATE MAILING ADDRESS
A-LIGN 400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1325 Tampa, Florida 33602
A-LIGN is the owner and controller of this website. We do not consent to the use and/or reproduction of the content and information on this website without our consent, pursuant to applicable copyright law.
A-LIGN is not responsible, nor do we have control of third-party websites/links to and from our website.
CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY STATEMENT
Effective Date: January 1, 2023
This California Consumer Privacy Statement uses certain terms that have meanings given to them in the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020) and its implementing regulations (collectively, the “CCPA”).
Notice of Collection and Use of Personal Information
We may collect (and may have collected during the 12-month period prior to the Effective Date of this Statement) the following categories of personal information about you:
A. Identifiers: identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier (such as device identifiers; cookies, beacons, pixel tags, mobile ad identifiers and similar technology; customer number; unique pseudonym; user alias; telephone number and other forms of persistent or probabilistic identifiers), online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name and login credentials (including security questions and other information for user account maintenance), Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number and other similar identifiers.
B. Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80: signature, credit card number, debit card number, bank account number and other financial information, state identification card number, and education information.
C. Protected Classifications: characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, such as gender, race, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship status, and military and veteran status.
D. Commercial Information: commercial information, including products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, and other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.
E. Online Activity: Internet and other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history and information regarding your interaction with websites, applications or advertisements.
F. Geolocation Data: IP addresses;
G. Employment Information: professional or employment-related information, such as business contact information, résumé information, occupation details, education details, certifications and professional associations, previous employment details, pre-employment screening and background check information, including criminal records information.
H. Education Information: education information that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1232g; 34 C.F.R. Part 99).
I. Inferences: inferences drawn from any of the information identified above to create a profile about you reflecting your preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.
Performing services, including maintaining or servicing accounts, providing customer service, processing or fulfilling orders and transactions, verifying customer information, processing payments, providing financing, providing analytics services, providing storage, or providing similar services;
Providing advertising and marketing services to you, except for cross-context behavioral advertising (which is addressed in the Sale or Sharing of Personal Information Section below);
Auditing related to counting ad impressions to unique visitors, verifying positioning and quality of ad impressions, and auditing compliance;
Short-term, transient use, including, but not limited to, non-personalized advertising shown as part of your current interaction with us;
Helping to ensure security and integrity to the extent the use of your personal information is reasonably necessary and proportionate for these purposes;
Debugging to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
Undertaking internal research for technological development and demonstration;
Undertaking activities to verify or maintain the quality or safety of a service or device that is owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by us, and to improve, upgrade, or enhance the service or device that is owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by us;
Managing career opportunities with us; and
Managing our relationships with current or prospective partners, corporate customers and vendors and other business partner personnel.
A-LIGN does not use or disclose sensitive personal information with the purpose of inferring characteristics about consumers.
Retention of Personal Information
Sources of Personal Information
During the 12-month period prior to the Effective Date of this Statement, we may have obtained personal information about you from the following categories of sources:
Directly from you, such as when you apply to a job online, subscribe to our mailing list, register for our webinars, events and/or whitepapers, or otherwise contact us
From your devices, such as when you interact with our website, products, and other online services
Online advertising services and advertising networks
Recruiting and talent agencies
Job references, such as your employers
Sale or Sharing of Personal Information
We do not sell or share your personal information in exchange for monetary compensation. We may disclose your personal information by allowing certain third parties (such as online advertising services, advertising networks and social networks) to collect personal information via automated technologies on our websites for cross-context behavioral advertising purposes.
Under California law, these kinds of disclosures may be considered a “sale” when the personal information is exchanged for non-monetary consideration, or “sharing” when the personal information is disclosed for cross-context behavioral advertising purposes. You have the right to opt out of these types of disclosures of your information.
We may sell or share for cross-context behavioral advertising purposes (and may have sold or shared during the 12-month period prior to the Effective Date of this Statement) the following categories of personal information about you to online advertising services, advertising networks and social networks:
We do not have actual knowledge that we sell or share the personal information of minors under 16 years of age.
Disclosure of Personal Information
During the 12-month period prior to the Effective Date of this Statement, we may have disclosed the following categories of personal information about you for a business purpose to the following categories of third parties:
Categories of Personal Information
Categories of Third Parties
· Vendors who provide services on our behalf · Online advertising services and advertising networks · Social networks · Data brokers · Job references, such as your employers
Additional Data Subject to Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80
· Vendors who provide services on our behalf
· Vendors who provide services on our behalf · Government entities
· Our affiliates and subsidiaries · Vendors who provide services on our behalf · Advertising services · Advertising networks · Social networks
· Internet service providers
· Our affiliates and subsidiaries · Vendors who provide services on our behalf · Professional services organizations, such as auditors and law firms · Business partners · Operating systems and platforms · Government entities · Data brokers
· Our affiliates and subsidiaries · Vendors who provide services on our behalf · Operating systems and platforms · Data brokers
· Advertising services · Advertising networks · Social networks
In addition to the categories of third parties identified above, during the 12-month period prior to the Effective Date of this Statement, we may have disclosed personal information about you to government entities (e.g., in response to law enforcement requests) and third parties in connection with corporate transactions (e.g., mergers, acquisitions, joint venture, reorganization, divestitures, dissolution or liquidation).
California Consumer Privacy Rights
You have certain choices regarding your personal information, as described below.
Access: You have the right to request, twice in a 12-month period, that we disclose to you the personal information we have collected, used, disclosed and sold or shared about you.
Correction: You have the right to request that we correct the personal information we maintain about you, if that information is inaccurate.
Deletion: You have the right to request that we delete certain personal information we have collected from you.
Opt-Out of Sale or Sharing: You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information or the sharing of your personal information for cross-context behavioral advertising purposes.
To help protect your privacy and maintain security, we will take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your personal information or complying with your request. If you request access to or correction or deletion of your personal information, we may require you to provide information to help us identify you and verify your identity, depending on the nature of your relationship with A-LIGN, including name, address, phone number or other information to verify your identity. In addition, we require you to sign a declaration under penalty of perjury that you are the consumer whose personal information is the subject of the request.
If you designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf, we require that you verify your identity as set forth above. We also may require you to provide the authorized agent a written confirmation that you have authorized the agent to act on your behalf and the scope of such authorization.
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