effective as of May 1, 2016
When we refer to “Encite,” “we,” “us” or “our,” we mean Encite Development Group, Inc. or the specific division, subsidiary or affiliate that operates this Sites, provides its content or processes information received through it, each as appropriate and applicable.
When we refer to “you” or “your,” we mean the person accessing this Sites. If the person accessing this Sites acts on behalf of, or for the purposes of, another person, including a business or other organization, “you” or “your” also means that other person, including a business organization.
1. The Types of Information We Collect
The web servers that serve the Sites may gather certain navigational information about where visitors go on the Sites and information about the technical efficiencies of the Sites and services. In the process of gathering navigational information, anonymous information may be collected which will provide information regarding a visitor’s use of our Sites. Anonymous information means information that does not directly or indirectly identify, and cannot reasonably be used to identify, a particular individual. Examples of anonymous information may include information about your Internet browser, domain type, service provider and IP address information collected through tracking technologies (see “How We May Collect Your Information,” below, for additional information regarding our use of tracking technologies) and aggregated or de-identified data.
In order to operate the Sites and provide you with information, products and services that may be requested by or of interest to you, we may also collect and retain Personal Information. “Personal Information” refers to information that identifies (whether directly or indirectly) a particular individual, such as information you provide on our “Contact Us” forms, surveys, applications, account set-up and enrollment forms or similar online fields. Examples of Personal Information may include your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, Social Security number, date of birth or financial information (e.g., passwords, bank and other financial institution account numbers and billing address) and demographic information (e.g., zip code, hometown, gender, financial transaction history information and age).
We may also collect location information, which means information that may be collected by certain mobile applications and that identifies your physical location. This information may be collected from your mobile device’s location-aware features when you request certain services that are dependent on your physical location
2. How We May Collect Your Information
Information You Provide to Us
We collect Personal Information from you or about you when you provide this information to us directly. For example, we may obtain Personal Information when you request information, products or services from or otherwise interact with us. We may also gather such Personal Information through your access to certain web pages or your accounts online, as well as your asking questions through our “Contact Us” section. Personal Information that we may collect about you through online interaction includes information that you input or provide to us through such access, such as your name, address, e-mail address and other contact information, as well as bank information and other financial institution account numbers, billing address and Social Security numbers. We may also collect data resulting from your activity, such as transaction information and page views.
Your IP Address
Like most e-commerce websites, each time you visit any Sites, we may automatically collect your IP address and the web page from which you came. In order to administer and optimize the Sites for you and to diagnose potential issues with our Sites, we may use your IP address to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you. We may also supplement this information with Sites traffic information that is collected automatically when you visit our Sites, and with information acquired from our joint marketing partners, third parties and our affiliated companies.
We may use a browser feature known as a “cookie.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on the computer that runs an Internet browser and is commonly used to store information about a consumer’s online activities, including information such as the content or advertisements that a consumer views or the pages a consumer visits within a particular website. It can contain information about you, your computer, your browser, your session, the websites you visit and other information about you or others who use, or have used, the computer or browser you use to access the Internet. Cookies are used for record-keeping purposes: the stored information can be retrieved by our website server when you return to the website. This allows us to personalize or regulate the use of this Sites, and it also permits us to automate the access and data entry functions of this Sites (e.g., login information), and to tailor the appearance or presentation of this Sites to your preferences or interests. The cookies we use, if any, are not linked to any Personal Information while using this Sites unless you have given us permission to link Personal Information to one or more cookies. Please note that you give us that permission any time you register on this Sites, use or conduct a transaction through this Sites, or identify yourself or the computer you are using through this Sites.
Most or all browsers permit you to disable or reject cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. You can do this by adjusting your preferences in the browser. Encite does not track its Sites users over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals or other mechanisms that provide consumers the opportunity to exercise choice regarding the collection of Personal Information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. Accordingly, your selection of the “Do Not Track” option provided by your browser may not have any effect on our analytics or tracking tools. Use the “Help” feature of your browser to obtain more information about refusing cookies. If you set the browser you use to reject cookies, you may not be able to access the Sites or use the full functionality of the Sites, or it may take additional time to utilize such functionality. If you opt to reject cookies, you may need to re-register with us every time you visit our Sites. If you choose to accept cookies, you also have the ability to later delete cookies that you have accepted. Your continued use of our Sites reflects your consent to allow additional cookies to be placed on your computer to help you navigate the Sites.
We may use local shared objects, sometimes known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences and to assist with online authentication by allowing us to recognize you and your device when you return to the Sites. This permits us to display content based upon what you view on our Sites to personalize your use of our services. Our Agents (defined below) also may use Flash cookies to collect and store information. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount and type of data they collect, as well as how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your device or browser will not remove Flash cookies. If you disable Flash cookies, you will not have access to many features that make your user experience more efficient.
Pixel Tags, Web Beacons, Clear GIFs and Other Similar Technologies
As you use the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left at each website you visit. This information, which is sometimes referred to as “clickstream data,” can be collected and stored by a website’s server. Clickstream data can identify the type of computer and browsing software you use and the address of the website from which you linked to the Sites. We may use clickstream data as a form of non-Personal Information to anonymously determine how much time visitors spend on each page of the Sites, how visitors navigate throughout the Sites and how we may tailor our web pages to better meet the needs of visitors.
We or our hosting provider may collect traffic information from visitors for statistical analysis and Sites improvement. When you access the Sites, we or our hosting provider may collect information about your visit in a log file on a server. Log file information may include, but is not limited to, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. We or our hosting provider use this information to analyze trends, administer sites, track users’ movements in the aggregate, and gather demographic information for aggregate use. We and/or our hosting provider may review this information to better understand overall trends and to determine what kinds of content are popular with and useful to users.
Location Tracking on Mobile Devices
Certain applications on mobile devices may transmit information to us about your location when you request information from them. We may use that information to improve the products and services we provide to you as well as to improve our services generally in your area.
When you use a Encite mobile application (“Mobile App”), we collect and use information about you in the same way and for the same purposes as we do when you use the Sites. In addition to this, we also use some other information that we collect automatically when you use our Mobile Apps. We collect information about Mobile App functionality that you access and use, which allows us to identify those areas of the Mobile App that are of interest to our users so that we can continuously improve our Mobile App. The information we collect for this purpose does not enable us to directly identify you.
Each Mobile App also sends us the device’s unique device identifier (or “UID”), a sequence of numbers or characters that are unique to your mobile device. We use this only on the first opening of the Mobile App so that we can confirm to our advertising networks the number of downloads resulting from clicks on their respective ad banners and other marketing tools. When you use a Mobile App, you can choose to allow access to your current location – provided by your mobile device using GPS or similar technologies – in order to identify nearby events or places of interest. If you choose to allow access, this location data may be collected anonymously as part of search requests logged by our servers. You can disable the Mobile App’s access to your location at any time through your phone settings menu.
Each Mobile App will also send us error-reporting information in the event that it crashes or hangs, which enables us to investigate the error and to improve the stability of the Mobile App for future releases. As part of these error reports, the Mobile App sends us information about the mobile device type and version, the UID, the time the error occurred, the feature being used and the state of the application when the error occurred. We do not use this information for any purpose other than investigating and remedying the error.
You can always control what information a Mobile App sends to us, either by changing the settings of the Mobile App under its “settings” menu, or changing the settings of your mobile device. Alternatively, you can remove the Mobile App from your mobile device entirely and access our Services through our Sites.
Information Other Websites Collect from You
Our Sites integrate plugins, widgets and other features from various social networks, including:
- Twitter “Tweet” button, widgets and other features, allowing your interaction with the Twitter social network provided by Twitter, Inc. (Twitter’s privacy practices can be viewed at https://twitter.com/privacy).
- Facebook “Like” button, social widgets and other features allowing interaction with the Facebook social network as provided by Facebook, Inc. (Facebook’s privacy practices can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/).
- LinkedIn plugins and other features allowing interaction with the LinkedIn social network provided by LinkedIn Corporation (LinkedIn’s privacy practices can be viewed at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy).
- Instagram badges, social widgets and other features allowing interaction with the Instagram social network provided by Instagram, LLC (Instagram’s privacy practices can be viewed at https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/).
- Pinterest buttons, social widgets and other features allowing interaction with the Pinterest social network provided by Pinterest, Inc. (Pinterest ‘s privacy practices can be viewed at https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy).
These features allow such social networks to place cookies on your browser and collect certain of your personal information, which may include your name and personal social network account information. These other features are operated solely by the respective third parties and their service providers, and not Encite. You should carefully read the privacy policies of each applicable social networks before you decide to use such functionalities and features.
3. How We Use Your Personal Information
We may use your Personal Information to help us improve our product and service offerings, to improve the Sites’s functionality process queries on the Sites, to contact you when necessary in connection with products or services you accessed or inquired about via the Sites, to provide you with account login credentials, and to send you information, offers and other promotional materials from us and selected third parties. We use information about our users’ activities and usage of our Sites in anonymous, statistical or aggregated form (i.e., in a form that does not enable the identification of a specific user), to operate the Sites, to improve the quality of the Sites, to enhance your experience, to create new services and features, including customized services, to change or cancel existing content or service, and for further internal, commercial and statistical purposes. We also use anonymous, statistical or aggregated information collected on the Sites, in a form that does not enable the identification of a specific user, by posting, disseminating, transmitting or otherwise communicating or making available such information to users of the Sites, to our service providers or business partners.
We may use your e-mail address to provide customer service information or answer your questions and requests. We may also occasionally send you our e-mail updates, notifications or other information about our products and services or about the products and services of our affiliated companies. We may share your e-mail address with our affiliated companies to enable them to send you e‑mails directly regarding their products and services, sales and other promotions. We will include information in each commercial e‑mail that allows you to opt out of receiving future communications.
If you provide us with your phone number, you may receive telephone contact from us for customer service purposes, and to assist us in responding to your requests and questions. We may retain this information for business and marketing purposes and to help us with future requests from you. We may occasionally use your phone number to contact you with updates or other promotional information about our products and services or those of our affiliated companies in which you may be interested. We may also make your Personal Information available to our affiliated companies to enable them to contact you directly with their promotional information, such as information about their products and services, sales and other promotions.
By engaging in any kind of activity on the Sites that uses financial information, you consent to our using your financial information, or providing your financial information to our service providers and to such third parties as we determine is necessary, to process your transactions. These third parties may include banking institutions used to process these transactions. Any of these various third parties are authorized to use your financial information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control.
We may use demographic information to tailor the Sites and communications to the interests of our users. We may share such anonymous, aggregated (grouped) demographic information with our advertisers and other third parties so that they can tailor their advertisements and communications to the appropriate audience. If you consent to have us share, or we are otherwise allowed to share, your Personal Information, as described herein, then the demographic information that we provide to third parties may be linked to your Personal Information so that such third parties will be able to know about your demographic information on a non-anonymous basis.
4. Disclosure of Information
We may also provide your Personal Information and other information that you have provided to us through the Sites to other companies (“Agents”) that provide services to help us with our business activities such as to host or maintain our Sites; for data processing services; to provide website or data security; to provide operational, analytical or reporting services; or to provide technical support. In connection with providing those services to Encite, an Agent may have access to your Personal Information. Such Personal Information will be treated as private and confidential by such Agents and will not be used for any purpose other than as Encite authorizes, and it will not be disclosed by the Agents to any third party.
Encite may disclose your Personal Information when required by subpoena, court order or other legal process, or if it has a good-faith belief that disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with any applicable federal, state or local law or regulation, (b) assist government enforcement agencies, (c) investigate, prevent or take action in connection with suspected or actual illegal activities, (d) investigate suspected or actual violations of Encite’s rights, (e) protect the rights, property or safety of Encite and its customers or employees, or others, (f) investigate and defend against any third-party claims brought against Encite or (g) protect the security and integrity of our Sites.
We may also disclose personal, financial and other information that you have provided to us to our subsidiary and parent companies and businesses, and other affiliated legal entities and businesses with whom we are under common corporate control. Please note that no attorney-client or similar relationship exists between us, and therefore no communication between us, or information you provide to us or input via use of a Sites, will be subject to any confidentiality obligation or privilege against disclosure.
Encite reserves the full and unrestricted right to use and disclose anonymized information; aggregated information or publicly available information that has not been combined with nonpublic Personal Information for purposes including, but not limited to, Encite’s internal use and research.
5. Authorized Third Parties
6. Supplementation of Information
We may supplement the information we receive from you with other information we receive from third-party sources or clearinghouses. Thus, information we obtain through the Sites may be intermingled with and used in conjunction with information obtained through sources other than our Sites, including both offline and online sources.
7. Information Ownership
We are the sole owner of the user information collected through the Sites. We may collect information from users at several different points on the Sites.
8. Account and Password Security
You may establish a unique user name and password (“Credentials”) while completing a registration process for certain portions of the Sites. It is your responsibility to safeguard and protect your Credentials and to monitor use of these Credentials for all purposes. You accept all responsibility for maintaining the security of your Credentials and for all utilization of the Sites via your Credentials, with or without your knowledge or consent. You agree to (a) immediately notify Encite of any unauthorized use of your Credentials or any other breach of security; (b) ensure that you log out and exit completely from your account at the end of each session; and (c) notify Encite immediately if you have lost your Credentials or wish to terminate your access or have your Credentials changed.
9. Security Precautions; Geographic Location of Information
Encite will take reasonable precautions to protect Personal Information provided to us through the Sites from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Encite has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure such Personal Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary.
While Encite strives to undertake reasonable and necessary efforts to secure Personal Information provided to us through the Sites, even such security measures do not guarantee the security of all Personal Information, and Encite cannot guarantee that the Personal Information it collects, uses and retains will be protected in all circumstances, including those beyond Encite’s reasonable control.
Particularly sensitive information is encrypted. You can usually tell whether encryption is being used by noting the “locked” or other status indicator on the browser you are using. If the browser you are using does not indicate that the session is secure (e.g., by displaying a lock, a key or a similar icon), you should assume that the connection is not secure and that third parties will receive the information shared by you and us during that part of the session. Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computer networks that may be located outside of the state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction in which you reside, and the country or jurisdiction in which these computer networks are located may not have privacy laws as protective as the laws in your country or jurisdiction.
10. International Users
11. Notice Regarding Unauthorized Access or Disclosure of Personal Information
For the purposes of any applicable law regarding notification of persons whose Personal Information was, or is reasonably believed to have been, acquired by an unauthorized person, any required notification may, where permitted by law, be made by the use of e-mail, telephone, fax or mail (including a notice printed in an available area of a bill or statement) or by posting a notice on the Sites. The specific means used is up to us, and we will use our best judgment based on the circumstances. Where any notice is to be sent to a specific address or number (such as an e-mail address, physical address, telephone number, etc.), we will use the latest available address in our records. YOU AGREE TO THIS MEANS OF NOTIFICATION.
12. Sites and Service Updates
We may send to you updates and service announcements about our Sites, but you may not un-subscribe or opt not to receive such announcements because such announcements contain important information about the products and services offered through the relevant Sites(s).
13. Correcting or Updating Personal Information
If your Personal Information changes or if you have reason to believe that your Personal Information, as we maintain it, is incorrect and you are unable to change your Personal Information by logging into your account, you may contact us using the information provided below, and we shall attempt to accommodate all reasonable requests for such changes. Note that some information may be changed only by contacting the administrator of the Sites.
We recommend that users who no longer wish to receive promotional materials or have their information provided to third parties log into their accounts and modify their account settings, as users may have chosen to receive promotional materials in the account registration process. If you are still receiving promotional materials 30 days after modifying your account settings, you may contact us directly using the information below to opt out of receiving such communications or having information shared. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to make any changes you request. Our compliance with such requests may involve batch processing and other processes that take 30 days or longer.
You may additionally opt out of receiving e‑mail communications by using the opt-out instructions included in an e‑mail you may receive from us.
Please note that changing or deleting your information through the Sites, or otherwise opting out of receipt of e‑mail communications from us and third parties, will only change or delete the data in our database for purposes of transacting future business on or relating to the Sites and for managing future communications from us and third parties. These changes and deletions will not change or delete information collected or submitted pursuant to any agreement you may have entered into with Encite, or information already collected as part of a product or service purchase in our transactions database which may be shared with our third-party service providers regardless of your e‑mail preferences. Your use of this Sites may be further governed by any other agreement entered into between you and Encite. In the event of any inconsistency between the terms of the any other agreement between you and Encite and this Policy, the terms of such agreement shall control.
15. Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you may request that we provide to you (i) a list of the categories of personal information about you that we have disclosed to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the calendar year preceding your request, (ii) the names and addresses of such third parties, and (iii) if the nature of the third parties’ business cannot reasonably be determined from their names, examples of the products or services marketed, if known to us, sufficient to give you a reasonable indication of the nature of the third parties’ business. To submit your request, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
16. Opt-In (for Canadian Residents)
17. Access by Minors
Use of our Sites is strictly limited to individuals of legal age in the jurisdictions in which they reside. If you reside in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age to use our Sites.
Encite will not knowingly accept any information from an individual under 13 years of age. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), any information that Encite may receive from any individual who is reasonably believed to be under the age of 13 will be deleted. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide any Personal Information through the Sites. If you are under the age of 13 and have already provided Personal Information through the Sites, please have your parent or guardian immediately contact us using the information below so that we can remove such Personal Information from our files.
19. Contact Us
Encite Development Group, Inc.
8420 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
Attn: Privacy Officer