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Boardroom Insiders, Inc. Privacy Policy

Updated: February 2019

This privacy policy (the “Policy”) describes the types of personal information collected and how Boardroom Insiders handles personal information collected, and maintained with respect to:

  • Website Visitor Information
  • Boardroom Insiders Subscriber/Customer Data
  • Our Executive Profile Database Product

This Policy applies to Boardroominsiders.com (“our Website”). It does not apply to any website of any third party, even if the third-party website links to (or is linked from) Boardroominsiders.com. By accessing, using, and/or submitting information through our Website, you consent to the practices described in this Policy with regard to the information collected thereby as described herein. If you do not agree with this Policy, you must delete all cookies from your browser cache after visiting our Website and refrain from visiting or using our Website.

 

Website Visitor Information

To browse our public Website, you are not required to provide any personal information. However, we may gather non-personally-identifiable information. Similar to many commercial websites, we utilize “cookies” to collect non-personally-identifiable information on Website visitors. Cookies allow web servers to recognize the computer used to access a website and store information accessed through your browser to streamline activities on related websites and make the online experience easier and more personalized. Information gathered through cookies and web-server log files may include information such as the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, IP addresses, links to/from any page, and time spent at a site.

We use cookie data to measure site traffic and usage activity to improve and enhance the functionality of our Website, to look for possible fraudulent activity, and to better understand the sources of traffic and transactions on our Website. Cookies also allow our servers to remember your account information for future visits and to provide personalized and streamlined information across related pages on our Website. You can choose to disable cookies for our Website, but this may limit your ability to use our Website.

Our Website also includes options for visitors to submit information to Boardroom Insiders to request a product demonstration or download an ebook or other premium content. Such forms provide the option of submitting personal information, such as your name, job title, company, email address, and phone number. In addition, when submitting information on our Website, your submission will be associated with the IP address you are then using, which is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider.

Information collected from Website submissions may be used for Boardroom Insiders’ internal business purposes, including sales and marketing. We may use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels, diagnosing server problems and determining your approximate location.

Boardroom Insiders takes reasonable steps to maintain the security of Website visitor information, does not license or sell such information to anyone, and will only share such information with a third party who has agreed to keep such information confidential and maintain the security thereof, and only for the purposes of facilitating one of the uses described herein on behalf of Boardroom Insiders.

If you have visited our Website and would like to know what information, if any, Boardroom Insiders has about you and would like to correct such information or have it deleted, you may contact us at privacy@boardroominsiders.com.

 

Boardroom Insiders Subscriber/Customer Data

Boardroom Insiders may collect the following information from or regarding its customers: (1) contact information of users of our Website; (2) information uploaded to our system by a user of our Website, and (3) usage logs regarding the use of the Services, including logins and other actions taken, time stamps, IP address, and other usage data. In addition, Boardroom Insiders may receive credit card or other payment information from Customers (“Payment Information”).

Most Subscribers/Customers have been provided access to our Website and database through a company license agreement executed by their employer. The employer may require that one or more users have global rights to access any and all information of every user that has access through the company. If you have questions or concerns regarding the rights of other individuals in your company to access your User Information, Uploaded Information, or Usage Logs, you should raise those concerns with the appropriate person at your company.

Customer Information may be used for Boardroom Insiders’ legitimate business interests in connection with your use of our Website, including to respond to user inquiries and fulfill user requests, complete transactions, provide customer service, send administrative information, and to personalize user experience with the Services. We may use Customer Information to better understand our users in general and to improve the content and functionality of the Website. We may use Customer Information to contact you in the future to tell you about services, promotions, opportunities, and other general information about Boardroom Insiders that we believe will be of interest to you. We may use Customer Information to investigate and prosecute potential breaches of Boardroom Insiders’ security or license agreements.

Boardroom Insiders will not disclose Customer Information to any third party except in connection with a legitimate use as set forth herein, in connection with a bona fide legal dispute to which such information is relevant, in response to valid, compulsory legal process, or as otherwise required by law. Boardroom Insiders will, whenever possible, obtain confidentiality agreements from any person or entity to whom Customer Information is disclosed and ensure any recipients are committed to employing appropriate technological security measures.

Boardroom Insiders employs reasonable security and back-up procedures to protect Customer Information. However, in the unlikely event there is a loss or corruption of Customer Information, Boardroom Insiders is not responsible or liable for such loss or corruption. We encourage our users to retain copies of all Uploaded Information on their own system.

Boardroom Insiders will use Payment Information solely for the purpose of fulfilling purchase requests. We will store Payment Information in an encrypted form and will not sell, share, or use it again without prior consent.

Our Executive Profile Database Product

Boardroom Insiders, Inc. is in the business of providing in-depth research on executive-level decision makers who lead publicly-traded corporations as well as private and public sector enterprises.

Our database is accessed exclusively by our paid subscribers. Our customers are sales and marketing organizations as well as corporate recruiters who are looking to build business relationships with these executives. Our information is intended to be used exclusively for legitimate business purposes and is designed to improve business relationships and outcomes for both our customers and the executive leaders profiled within our database.

The types of data we collect on the executives contained in our database are the following:

  • Name, title, and company name of employer
  • Business email address and phone number (where available)
  • Social media links (where available)
  • Previously published quotes from interviews, articles and corporate earnings call and Analyst Day transcripts

Boardroom Insiders maintains a strict editorial process that governs the collection and publication of our executive profiles. All information contained with the profiles is collected and compiled by experienced, human researchers. There is no Internet scraping involved whatsoever. We collect our information only from reputable, long-established sources that are in the habit of quoting executives and companies directly as well as analyzing business trends and outcomes. These include quarterly corporate earnings call transcripts as well as published interviews with the subjects or their colleagues. All of our content is attributed to the sources we use, and we maintain a list of links to the online locations of our source material.

Our profiles are reviewed and updated regularly and information that is found to be inaccurate or irrelevant is removed and deleted. Boardroom Insiders endeavors to publish only accurate information about the executives we profile.

Disclosure of Information

If Boardroom Insiders has included your business contact information in its database, such information may be disclosed to Boardroom Insiders’ clients and strategic partners who have entered into license agreements with Boardroom Insiders. Such agreements require any such licensee to use such information only for such licensee’s internal business purposes, including sales, marketing or recruiting, and not to disclose such information to third parties. Such agreements prohibit such licensees from using any of the information in violation of any applicable law, which include laws regarding unsolicited marketing.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. Boardroom Insiders does not disclose any customer personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes, but if you would nonetheless like to make such a request, please send your request privacy@boardroominsiders.com

For EU Individuals: Privacy Shield Notice for Personal Data Transfers to the United States

Boardroom Insiders, Inc. complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from the European Union member countries transferred to the United States pursuant to Privacy Shield. Boardroom Insiders, Inc. has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles with respect to such data. If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and data subject rights under the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification page, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/

Individuals in the EU may opt out of the Boardroom Insiders database at any time by emailing privacy@boardroominsiders.com. All requests are processed within three business days.

Pursuant to the Privacy Shield Frameworks, EU individuals have the right to obtain our confirmation of whether we maintain personal information relating to you in the United States. Upon request, we will provide you with access to the personal information that we hold about you. You may also correct, amend, or delete the personal information we hold about you. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data transferred to the United States under Privacy Shield, should direct their query to privacy@boardroominsiders.com. If requested to remove data, we will respond within a reasonable timeframe.

We will provide an individual opt-out choice, or opt-in for sensitive data, before we share your data with third parties other than our agents, or before we use it for a purpose other than which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized. To request to limit the use and disclosure of your personal information, please submit a written request to privacy@boardroominsiders.com.

In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

Boardroom Insiders’s accountability for personal data that it receives in the United States under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party is described in the Privacy Shield Principles. In particular, Boardroom Insiders remains responsible and liable under the Privacy Shield Principles if third-party agents that it engages to process the personal data on its behalf do so in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless Boardroom Insiders proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Boardroom Insiders commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information transferred to the United States pursuant to Privacy Shield. European Union individuals with Privacy Shield inquiries or complaints should first contact Boardroom Insiders, Inc. at privacy@boardroominsiders.com.

Boardroom Insiders, Inc. has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the Privacy Shield Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgement of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers for more information and to file a complaint. This service is provided free of charge to you.

If your Privacy Shield 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.  See Privacy Shield Annex 1 at https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=ANNEX-I-introduction

The Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over Boardroom Insiders, Inc.’s compliance with the Privacy Shield.

Transfer of Data to Third Parties

Boardroom Insiders does not actively or routinely transfer data to third parties. Our customers, who are sales and marketing professionals working for business-to-business companies, may access and review the contents of our database. They may also choose to download and store pdfs of our executive profiles. A few customers use our API to pull our data into their CRM systems.

 

Security

Boardroom Insiders employs reasonable security controls to protect all of the information subject to this Policy.

Change in Control

In the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar events, any information in our possession may be transferred to our successor or assign.

Changes and Notifications

This Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Boardroom Insiders may make updates and changes to this policy by posting an updated policy on our Website.

Addressing Privacy Concerns

Boardroom Insiders is committed to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. Since the formation of our business, we have allowed any executive who is profiled in our database to request profile removal, with which we comply within two business days. We also extend the offer to any executive to review, edit and update their profiles.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, the practices, or use of our Website, or would like to make any request as provided hereunder, please contact us at: privacy@boardroominsiders.com