This Policy details our commitment to protecting the privacy of individuals who:
- a. visit our Websites (defined below) ("Website Visitors") or individuals who request us to contact them via our online web forms;
- b. who register to use the products and services which we market for subscription available at www.EarlyConnect.com (the "Service(s)");
For the purposes of this Policy, the term "Websites" shall refer collectively to www.EarlyConnect.com as well as the other websites that the EarlyConnect Software Corp operates and that link to this Policy. This Policy describes how the EarlyConnect Software Corp collects, uses, shares and secures the personal information that you provide. It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information.
2. Scope Of This Policy
When this Policy does not apply – Service Data:
With the exception of Account Information (as defined below) and other information we collect in connection with your registration or authentication into our Services, this Policy does not apply to our security and privacy practices in connection with electronic data, text, messages, communications or other materials submitted to and stored within the Services by you ("Service Data"). Service Data security and privacy practices are detailed in and governed by such other applicable agreement between you and any member of the EarlyConnect Software Corp relating to your access to and your use of such Services (collectively referred to as the "Service Agreement").
Subscribers to our Services 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 (also referred to as "data subjects") with whom our Subscribers interact.
We collect information under the direction of our Subscribers, and have no direct relationship with individuals whose personal information we process in connection with our Subscriber’s use of our Services. The use of information collected through our Services shall be limited to the purpose of providing the service for which Subscribers have engaged a member of the EarlyConnect Software Corp. If you are an individual who interacts with a Subscriber using our Services (such as a customer or user of one of our Subscribers) and require assistance or would either like to amend your contact information or no longer wish to be contacted by one of our Subscribers that use our Services, please contact the Subscriber that you interact with directly.
3. Information That You Provide To Us
Account and Registration Information:
We ask for and may collect personal information about you such as your name, address, phone number, email address, instant messaging ID, and credit card information, as well as certain related information like your company name and website name, when you register for an account to access or utilize one or more of our Services (an "Account"). We also ask for and collect personal information such as an email address and a name or alias from any individual that you authorize to log into and utilize our Services in connection with Your Account (an "Agent" or "End-User" as defined in the Service Agreement). We base the processing of your personal information on our legitimate interest, to provide you with the necessary functionality during your use of our Service(s).
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 information or otherwise have the requisite consent to provide it to us.
We ask for and may collect personal information such as your name, address, phone number and email address when you register for or attend a sponsored event or other events at which any member of the EarlyConnect Software Corp participates, in order to facilitate your registration or attendance at an event, including sending related communications to you.
4. How We Use Information That We Collect
We may use the information we collect about you (including personal information, to the extent applicable) in order to perform our obligations under our Service Agreement with you and on the basis of our legitimate interest including to (a) provide, operate, maintain, improve, and promote the Websites and the Services; (b) enable you to access and use the Websites and the Services; (c) process and complete transactions, and send you related information, including purchase confirmations and invoices; (d) 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; (e) process and deliver contest or sweepstakes entries and rewards; (f) monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with the Websites and Services and for marketing or advertising purposes; (g) investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions, unauthorized access to the Websites and the Services, and other illegal activities; (h) personalize the Websites and Services, including by providing features or advertisements that match your interests and preferences; and (i) for other purposes for which we obtain your consent.
Legal basis for processing (EEA visitors only):
If you are a visitor from the European Economic Area ("EEA"), our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.
However, we will normally collect personal information from you only where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you (e.g. to provide you with our Services), where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms, or where we have your consent. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you.
If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information).
Similarly, if we collect and use your personal information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), we will make clear to you at the relevant time why we need to use your personal information. If we process personal information in reliance on your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time.
If you have questions about, or need further information concerning, the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal information, please contact us using the contact details provided under the "Contact Us" section below.
5. Other Important Privacy Information
Our Services are intended for use by enterprises. Where our Services are made available to you through a Subscriber of ours, that enterprise is the data controller of your personal information. Your data privacy questions and requests should initially be submitted to the EarlyConnect Software Subscriber in its capacity as your data controller. EarlyConnect Software is not responsible for our Subscribers’ privacy or security practices which may be different than this Policy.
EarlyConnect Software’s Subscribers are able to:
- • restrict, suspend or terminate your access to the Services;
- • access and describe your personal information that you provided to them;
- • access and export your personal information processed by them; and
- • amend your personal information, including your end-user profile.
Where EarlyConnect Software is the data controller of personal information (for example, personal information relating to Website Visitors, Attendees and individuals who register to use our Services), then we retain the personal information we collect where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with our Services, to enable your participation in an event, and to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements).
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or aggregate it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
If your personal information is processed within a Subscriber’s Service Data, we will process the personal information for as long as we are instructed to do so by the relevant Subscriber that is the data controller of the Subscriber Service Data.
6. How to Exercise Your Data Protection Rights
You have certain choices available to you when it comes to your personal information. Below is a summary of those choices, how to exercise them and any limitations.
Correcting, updating and removing your information:
An individual who seeks to exercise their data protection rights in respect of personal information stored or processed by us on behalf of a Subscriber of ours within the Subscriber’s Service Data (including to seek access to, or to correct, amend, delete, port or restrict processing of such personal information) should direct his/her query to our Subscriber (the data controller). Upon receipt of a request from one of our Subscribers for us to remove the personal information, we will respond to their request within sixty (60) days. We will retain personal information that we process and store on behalf of our Subscribers for as long as needed to provide the Services to our Subscribers.
Accessing and updating or deleting your information:
You can access your Agent or End-User profile and make updates to your personal information on EarlyConnect Software website. In cases where we act as the data controller of your personal information, we will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information upon request. We will respond to such requests within a reasonable timeframe. Please note, however, that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, to complete transactions or to comply with our legal obligations.
Deactivating your user profile:
If you no longer wish to use our Services, EarlyConnect Software’s Subscriber may be able to deactivate your End-User account. First, please contact EarlyConnect Software’s Subscriber with your request. If you are a EarlyConnect Software Subscriber and are unable to deactivate an End-User account through your administrator settings, please email support@EarlyConnect.com. Please be aware that deactivating your account does not delete your information; your information remains visible to other Service users based on your past participation within the Services.
Request that we stop using your information:
You may request that your personal information no longer be accessed, stored, used and otherwise processed where you believe that a EarlyConnect Software Subscriber or EarlyConnect Software do not have the appropriate rights to do so. For example, if you believe a Services account was created for you without your permission or you are no longer an active user, you can request that we delete your account as provided in this Policy. Where you gave us consent to use your personal information for a limited purpose, you can contact us to withdraw that consent. You can also opt-out of our use of your personal information for marketing purposes by contacting us, as provided below. When you make such requests, we may need time to investigate and facilitate your request. Please note that an End-User of a EarlyConnect Software Subscriber should first contact EarlyConnect Software’s Subscriber with a request to stop access, storage, use of personal information. If there is delay or dispute as to whether we have the right to continue using your personal information, we will restrict any further use of your personal information until the request is honored or the dispute is resolved, provided the EarlyConnect Software Subscriber does not object (where applicable).
Other data protection rights:
If you wish to exercise any other data protection rights that are available to you under your local data protection laws (such as the right to data portability or to data restriction) then please send your request to support@EarlyConnect.com and we will respond to your request in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
7. Changes To This Policy
This Policy may be updated from time to time to reflect changing legal, regulatory or operational requirements. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
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.
If you do not accept any changes made to this Policy, please discontinue use of the Websites and the Services.
8. Contact Us
If you have questions or complaints regarding this Policy or about the EarlyConnect Software Corp’s privacy practices, please contact us by email at support@EarlyConnect.com.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact us at http://www.earlyconnect.com/Home/ContactUs