In this policy, the term “personal data” shall be as defined in Regulation (EU) 2016/679, Document 02016R0679-20160504, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Providing us with personal data is purely consensual. You are not obligated under any laws to provide us with any personal data, but without providing such personal data, we cannot provide you with the Services.
Your Rights Under Applicable Laws
Right of Access and Rectification
You have the right to know what personal data we collect about you and to ensure that such data is accurate and relevant for the purposes for which we collected it.
You can receive a copy of your personal data, and to rectify such personal data if it is not accurate, complete, or updated.
However, we may first ask you to provide us with certain credentials to permit us to identify you before rectifying, deleting, or reviewing.
Right to Delete Personal Data or Restrict Processing
You have the right to delete your personal data or restrict its processing by ourselves and third parties.
We may postpone or deny your request if your personal data is in current use for the purposes for which it was collected or for other legitimate purposes such as compliance with legal obligations.
Right to Withdraw Consent
You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data. Exercising this right will not affect the lawfulness of processing your personal data based on your consent before its withdrawal.
Right of Data Portability
Where technically feasible, you have the right to ask to transfer your personal data in accordance with your right to data portability.
The Right to Lodge a Complaint
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority regarding the processing of your personal data.
Your California Privacy Rights and Do Not Track Notices.
We do not convey your personal data to third parties for direct marketing purposes.
However, if we did, then the California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal data to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
To make such a request, please send an email to info at benedat.com, and we will let you know that none of your personal data was shared. We are only required to respond to one request per customer each calendar year.
We respond to “Do Not Track” signals.
What Personal Data Do We Collect?
We collect information when you use our website. We collect information you fill in download forms, contact forms, and newsletter, including your full name, address, contact information, and email address. We also collect payment information if you purchased a report or subscription.
We also collect the information that you submit to us via emails or other communication.
We collect information relating to how you use our website, such as the pages you viewed, the links you clicked, the websites that referred you to us, your device type, screen resolution, operating system, and browser.
How Do We Process Personal Data?
We may conduct research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior based on personal data and other information we collect.
We may also disclose aggregated user statistics to third parties, including without limitation, to current and prospective business partners and other third-parties for other lawful purposes.
We use third parties to send you targeted/interest-based ads, based on the personal data provided to us.
Who Do We Share Personal Data With?
Our servers may be hosted in various countries and jurisdictions that may be outside the country from which you access the Services and may be outside your country of residence.
We may transfer personal data across several countries.
If there is a transfer of your personal data outside the EEA we will, in the absence of an EC Adequacy decision relevant to the destination country or the transfer, seek to rely on appropriate safeguards such as a valid Privacy Shield certification (in the case of a data transfer to a Privacy Shield certified US recipient), or enter into appropriate EC approved standard contractual clauses.
As part of providing the Services our affiliates, agents, contractors, representatives, trusted business partners, and third-party service providers (including without limitation, the following entities) may have access to your personal data:
We use CloudFlare to accelerate our web pages.
We use Intuit Smart Invoice for our payment processing and accounting.
If you used our services to contact a third-party, such as in our marketplace, then we will provide the information you filled out in the form to said third-party.
We may share information as required for the provision or maintenance of the Services.
We may also share information in accordance with a written legal request by a valid legal authority. We will do our best to object to such request if we believe that it is baseless.
Merger or Reorganization
We may transfer data if we become involved in a reorganization, merger, consolidation, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of our assets, with any type of entity, whether public, private, foreign or local.
We will not knowingly contact or engage with children under the age of 16. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 16 has provided us with their personal data, please contact us, and we will act in accordance with the applicable law.
How Can We Contact You?
We don’t spam. We may send you periodic notifications in relation to our research or services. We will also send you our newsletter, which you may opt-out of this service at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” button at the bottom of each promotional communication we send you.
Please note that different types of Services may have different newsletters managed by different lists. Therefore, unsubscribing from one list does not mean you unsubscribed from all lists.
Complaints and Reports
When we receive formal written complaints, we will contact you regarding your concerns.
We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between the Company and an individual.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of personal data.
However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We retain your personal data only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or document retention requirements.
Last Updated: September, 2020