We at CIQA are committed to protecting your privacy. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used on our site (www.ciqa.net).
The Information We Collect
On our website you can subscribe to premium content (like articles and resources), product and service announcements, or request more information, product brochures and participate in our blog. The personal data that may be collected includes: name, company, address, e-mail address and telephone number.
How We Use Personal Data
We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for products and services offered by us, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, and to offer you other CIQA products or services that we believe may be of interest to you.
We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as when we make changes to our subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you for a service, or to contact you about your relationship with us.
The information we collect in connection with our blog is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in the blog and, from time to time, to offer you products or services.
If you choose to submit content for publication we may publish your name and other information you have provided to us.
We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products or services.
The Legal Bases for Our Collection and Use of Personal Data
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. There are several legal bases for our collection and processing of personal data that include: to perform a contract; based on consent; and legal compliance.
However, we will normally collect personal information from you only where we have your consent to do so, where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you, or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.
How We Share Personal Data
We share your personal data internally within CIQA. We do not share your data with other third parties, sponsors, or other companies.
We may share personal data in the event of a merger or asset sale/purchase transaction, and as required by law.
If you subscribe to our e-mailing list, we will use your online data and behavior to produce analytics reports in our interests. We may use analytics sites for these purposes.
We may on occasion combine information we receive online with outside records to enhance our ability to market to you, products or services that may be of interest to you. However, you will always have an option to opt-out of these.
Some of our sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of our e-mails, updating your communication preferences, or by sending an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to CIQA, Inc, Attention: Privacy. Clients cannot opt out of receiving transactional emails related to their services with us.
How We Store Personal Data
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.
CIQA associates who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for CIQA.
Personal data we collect is stored and processed in the United States. In the event personal data is transferred to another county, we will do so because there is a legal reason, such as in order to perform a contract, or to achieve a legitimate interest of ours.
Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice.
Individual Rights Regarding Personal Data
Individuals generally have the right to access their own personal data and to request that we correct any errors or incompleteness in their own personal data. There is also a limited right to request deletion of personal data.
You can request access, correction, updates or deletion of your personal information.
You can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information.
If we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
How Long We Retain Personal Data
We may retain personal data for so long as necessary or useful to pursue our legitimate interests. Other factors may include: the duration of the business or contractual relationship between an individual and us; archiving of historical information; and legal requirements, including limitations periods during which a legal claim might be brought.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about our online policy or its implementation you may contact us using our online form.
Updates & Effective Date
From time to time, we may update this privacy notice. We will notify you about material changes in the way we treat personally identifiable information by placing a notice on our site. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and to whom we disclose it.