Last revised on [1/29/18].
ECITY respects individual privacy and values the confidence of its customers, employees, consumers, business partners and others. Not only does ECITY strive to collect, use and disclose personal information in a manner consistent with the laws of the countries in which it does business, it also upholds the highest ethical standards in its business practices.
Your Privacy on the Internet
This Policy covers the Website and any other website that references this Policy. Some ECITY affiliates, programs and/or sites may have their own, possibly different, privacy policies. ECITY encourages you to read the privacy policies of any of ECITY’s affiliate websites that you may visit. ECITY’s privacy practices reflect its current global principles and standards on handling personal information. These principles and standards include the Privacy Shield Principles of notice, choice, accountability for onward transfer, security, data integrity and purpose limitation, access, and recourse, enforcement and liability.
Collection and Processing of Your Personal Data
By using this Website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of the information as described in this Policy. As may be required by applicable law, and from time to time, ECITY may seek your explicit consent to process data and information collected on the Website or provided by you. ECITY will not subsequently change the way your personal data is used without your consent, as required by applicable law. ECITY may further collect and process any information and data that you provide to us, for example, when you register with ECITY, fill out a form, engage ECITY to conduct its services, subscribe to newsletters, or participate in online surveys, discussion groups or forums, or interact with the Website in any other manner.
Purpose of Collected Data
ECITY collects and uses your personal data for the purposes of providing its products and services to its customers, communicating with corporate business partners about business matters, processing your personal data on behalf of corporate customers, providing information on its/their services, and conducting related tasks for legitimate business purposes.
The information ECITY collects, processes and uses to understand your needs and interests helps ECITY deliver to you a consistent and personalized experience in connection with its services and work product. ECITY will use personal data only in ways that are consistent with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by you. ECITY will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete, and current.
ECITY may use your data in such ways that include, but are not limited to:
- Delivering the services that you have requested;
- Keeping you up to date on the latest industry developments, announcements, and other information;
- Tailoring information about our services to your individual interests;
- Providing the ability to view protected content;
- Providing the ability to contact you and provide you with feedback and support;
- Conducting questionnaires and surveys in order to provide better products and services to our customers and end users. Your completion of any questionnaire is voluntary;
- Providing personalized content tailored to your interests;
- Generating general industry reports (which exclude personal or corporate identification information) about industry trends.
Automated Data Collection
Embedded Web Links
Emails from ECITY to you may use links to direct you to a relevant area on the Internet, after redirection through ECITY’s servers. The redirection system allows ECITY to change the destination URL of these links, if necessary, and to determine the effectiveness of our marketing initiatives. In emails, such links also may allow ECITY to determine if you have accessed the link in the email, and the information about this interaction may be connected to your personal identity. If you do not want ECITY to collect information about the links you clicked, you can simply choose not to click on the links in an e-mail that ECITY sends to you.
If you choose to provide ECITY with your e-mail address, ECITY may communicate with you via e-mail, but ECITY will not share your e-mail address outside of ECITY.
Personal Data Security
ECITY uses industry-standard security technologies and procedures to ensure data security and integrity for collected personal data. ECITY also uses reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect against unauthorized access, misuse, loss, disclosure, alteration and destruction of personal information (under its control) about users of its online client services. Unfortunately data transmission over the Internet cannot be guaranteed as 100% secure. Therefore, while ECITY strives to protect your personal data, ECITY cannot ensure or warrant the security of the Website, and you use it at your own risk.
ECITY offers you the opportunity to choose (opt-out) whether personal information is: (a) to be disclosed to a third party, or (b) to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by you. For sensitive personal information, ECITY will give you the opportunity to affirmatively consent (opt-in) to the disclosure of the information to a non-agent third party or the use of the information for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by you.
ECITY communicates regularly by email and may also communicate by phone. ECITY may use your email address to confirm your registration of an account, to send you information about our services and/or your search project, and to send legal notices and other disclosures.
You can exercise an opt-out by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclosures/Onward Transfers of Personal Data
Except as otherwise provided herein, ECITY discloses personal data only to third parties who reasonably need to know such data only for the scope of the initial transaction and not for other purposes. Such recipients must agree to abide by confidentiality obligations.
ECITY may provide your personal data to third parties that act as agents, consultants or contractors to perform tasks on behalf of and under ECITY’s instructions. Companies affiliated with ECITY may use the information internationally in connection with processing your inquiries, providing its services, and improving our products and services. Any data and information that you provide or that is otherwise collected on the Website or related sites may be sent electronically to a server in another country. ECITY only provides third parties with the minimum amount of personal data necessary to provide the services on ECITY’s behalf, and the third parties are not permitted to use your personal data except for the limited purpose of completing the requested service or transaction.
ECITY safeguards your privacy interests around the world by ensuring that all ECITY sites adhere to our data protection principles described in this Policy. For example, ECITY may store your personal data in the facilities operated by third parties that have agreed or must agree to access and use your personal data only for the purposes for which they have been engaged by ECITY.
ECITY also may disclose your personal data for other purposes or to other third parties if you have consented to or requested such disclosure. Please be aware that ECITY 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.
ECITY will not sell or rent your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes unless you have granted us permission to do so.
ECITY may respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process by disclosing your personal data and other related information, if necessary. ECITY may choose to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
While visiting the Website you may be directed to content or functionality that is hosted by a third-party supplier. When information is collected on behalf of ECITY exclusively, the appropriate ECITY affiliate privacy statement will be referenced on the site and will govern how information is used.
Inquiries, Access and Updating Information
ECITY requests your assistance in maintaining the accuracy of the information you have provided to ECITY. If you are a registered user, you are invited to update the information yourself by emailing email@example.com.
If you have any other questions about this privacy statement or if you wish to inspect the information we hold about you, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.