Privacy Policy

Online Privacy Statement

This Online Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”) describes how Klein­schmidt, Inc treats your information on the sites on which this Privacy Statement appears (“Online Services”, Mobile App” or Website”), as well as when you interact with us on social media sites.

WHICH DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

Our Online Services collect personal data.

We collect personal data from certain users, such as a client, natural person associated with, and acting on behalf of a processing entity or other partic­i­pants to whom we offer one of our services. Information about an entity will only constitute personal data if they are a natural person or sole proprietor.

In order to support our services, resolve inquiries or improve customer experience, we, our agents, or our service providers may collect personal data from processing entities or other partic­i­pants including their representative(s) in a number of instances including, for example:

  • When a sales repre­sen­ta­tive is engaged to promote our products and services;
  • When we allow clients, agents of the same, proprietors, and other partic­i­pants to whom we offer a portal or a tool to support our products or services.

The types of personal data that we collect, use and disclose depends on the product or service that the client or other partic­i­pants receives from us and your rela­tion­ship with the entity (e.g. owner, officer, director, and employee) and may include financial and related personal or business information including the following, as applicable:

  • Name, title and personal and business contact information including physical address, email address and telephone number;
  • IP Location;
  • Other information with your consent or as permitted or required by applicable law.

Online data. We may also collect data about the browser, IP address, device (including device ID and advertising ID), and operating system you’re using to facilitate the service requested. We might look at what you view within our Online Services, the length of time you visit the site, and/​or what site you visit when you leave us. We may collect your electronic and/​or physical location using GPS, a cellular network location, Wi-Fi networks, browser services, or data you provide.


HOW WE COLLECT YOUR DATA

We collect your data in the following ways:

  • Data are collected directly from you. We collect personal data you submit to us when you use our Online Services. We also collect personal data you submit through our Online Services, such as requests to enroll in offers, alerts, newsletters, promotions prospective client referrals, and what you write when you chat with a client services agent. We collect personal data when you complete an online survey or when you click a link.
  • Data are collected passively. Our Online Services and some e-mails may use tracking tools like cookies and pixel tags. Our Online Services gather online data about you over time across multiple websites, other platforms, or other mobile apps. Learn how you can control cookies and tracking tools.


HOW WE USE YOUR DATA

Our online services collect data about you to operate effectively and to provide our services and products. We may use your information to:

  • Send admin­is­tra­tive information to you, such as changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
  • To respond to your requests or questions.
  • Send alerts that you signed up for.
  • Send you information about new products.
  • Send you bulletins to provide you key announce­ments and updates from us.
  • Improve our products and services.
  • To comply with legal, regulatory, industry self-regulatory, audit and security requirements. 
  • Monitor for fraud and manage risk.
  • Otherwise with your consent or as permitted or required by law.


HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA

We may keep personal data as long as necessary or relevant for the practices described in this Online Privacy Statement or as otherwise required by law. Actual retention periods vary depending on the type of services and products. The criteria we use to determine the retention periods include the following:

  • personal data are needed to provide our services and products as described in this Online Privacy Statement. e.g. to provide access to our tools and websites;
  • personal data are needed for auditing purposes;
  • personal data are needed to trou­bleshoot problems or to assist with investigations;
  • personal data are needed to enforce our policies;
  • personal data are needed to comply with legal requirements.


WHAT AND WITH WHOM WE SHARE

We may share your data:

  • With other vendors that perform services on our behalf, such as (as applicable) network services support including data processing services, information technology services, internal audit, management, billing or admin­is­tra­tive purposes or otherwise to collect, use, disclose, store or process personal data on our behalf for the purposes described in this statement.
  • To financial insti­tu­tions and to other third parties as necessary to process payments, and otherwise manage our accounts and fulfill our legal and regulatory requirements.
  • To comply with law or other legal obligations such as responding to subpoenas, including laws and other legal obligations outside your country of residence.
  • To respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence.
  • To protect our rights, operations or property, or that of our users.
  • To investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential or suspected illegal activities, fraud, threats to the personal safety of any person, or violations of our terms and conditions.

We may combine data we get from you with data about you or others that we get from third parties.


HOW TO MANAGE YOUR ONLINE PRIVACY CHOICES

You can update your account profile online or by email.

We maintain electronic records of your personal data for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement. Depending on the website, you may be able to access and edit your personal data. Otherwise, you may contact us at the email address at the bottom of this policy to request access to, or that we update, or correct the personal data collected by our Websites. Your right to access or correct your personal data indicated in our records is subject to applicable legal restric­tions including our right to retain docu­men­ta­tion of our compliance with applicable legal require­ments and technology limitations. We may take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to your personal data. You may be required to complete additional forms.

When you provide us with your personal data on-line, we ask you to consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal data for the purposes of providing those products and services as described in this statement. You may opt-out of certain uses and disclosures of your personal data as indicated in this statement. If you wish to opt-out of these uses or disclosures of your personal data:

  • Contact us as described in the section Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.”


We Use Cookies and Similar Technologies

We use common tracking tech­nolo­gies for a variety of reasons. We may use tech­nolo­gies such as cookies, browser information, location information, device-level advertising and user identifiers, and pixel tags to uniquely identify your computer or device and the pages you view within our Online Services from time to time. Our Service Providers may also use these tools. We use tracking tools:

  • To recognize new or past customers;
  • To store your password if you are registered on our Website or Mobile App;
  • To improve our Website and Mobile App;
  • To observe your behaviors and browsing activities over time across multiple websites or other platforms;
  • To better understand the interests of our customers and our Website and Mobile App visitors;

You can control cookies and tracking tools on our Website. Our Online Services do not respond to browser-level do not track” settings because this setting is not universal across browsers. However, your browser may give you the ability to control cookies. How you do so depends on the type of cookie. Certain browsers can be set to clear past and reject future cookies. If you block cookies on your browser, certain features of our Online Services may not work. Addi­tion­ally, if you block or delete cookies, not all of the tracking activities we have described here will stop. Choices you make are both browser and device-specific.


WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS UNDER EU PRIVACY LAW

We adhere to applicable data protection laws in the European Union (“EU”), when relevant and appropriate. If you are a data subject located in the European Union, this means that:

  • If we process your personal data based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time for further processing;
  • You have the right to request us access to, recti­fi­ca­tion or deletion of your personal data;
  • You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data;
  • You have the right to request us to transfer your personal data to another controller;
  • You have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your personal data;
  • You have the right to file a complaint with the Supervisory Authority, in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or where the alleged infringe­ment happened.

The above rights are subject to legal restric­tions, as provided by the applicable EU privacy law.


OTHER IMPORTANT PRIVACY INFORMATION

When we process your personal data, we rely on specific legal grounds. When we process your personal data, we do so with your consent and/​or as necessary to provide our services and products, fulfil our contractual and legal obligations, or other legitimate interests as described in the section How We Use Your Data” and What and With Whom We Share Your Personal Data”.

We use security measures to protect your personal data. We take reasonable steps to protect your personal data using measures appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal data in our custody or control, which include safeguards to protect against unau­tho­rized access and use. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings. Our authorized employees, agents and service providers who require access to your personal data to perform their obligations will have access to your personal data.

We store data in the United States. If you live outside of the United States, you understand and agree that we may transfer your personal data to the U.S. Our Online Services and associated practices are subject to applicable U.S. laws.

Inter­na­tional data transfer. We may transfer personal data to countries other than the country in which the data was originally collected. We rely on standard contractual clauses to govern the transfer of information between entities. These countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the data. When we transfer your personal data to other countries, we will protect the data as described in this Privacy Notice.

When your personal data are transferred from the European Union, it is the respon­si­bility of the data exporter to ensure that such transfers are done in compliance with EU Privacy Law. If we were to be the data exporter, we would put in place appropriate measures for such transfers to happen in compliance with EU Privacy Law. If you have more questions on when such situations might take place, you can email us at: privacy@kleinschmidt.com . Please mark your inquiries GDPR / Inter­na­tional Information Request.”

These Online Services are not intended for children. Our Online Services are meant for adults and are not directed to children. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us data, you can e-mail us at privacy@kleinschmidt.com. Please mark your inquiries COPPA Information Request.”

Our Online Services may link to third-party services or apps that we do not control. If you click on a link to a third-party site, you will be taken to websites or apps we do not control. This includes social media sites. This Online Privacy Statement does not apply to the privacy practices of those websites. Carefully read the privacy policy of other websites. We are not responsible for these third-party practices.

We may update this Online Privacy Statement at any time. We may change our Online Privacy Statement from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes to our Privacy Statement as required by law. Please check the Website and Mobile App peri­od­i­cally for updates. This Privacy Statement was last updated on September 12th2018.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. For more information, if you have questions about your personal data or if you have a privacy concern you may e-mail our Data Protection Officer and/​or Repre­sen­ta­tive at: privacy@kleinschmidt.com, or write to us at:

Klein­schmidt, Inc
Attn: Privacy/​GDPR Inquiries

450 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
USA

EU data subjects may also contact their respective Supervisory Authority with any questions about our privacy practices.


GLOSSARY

Business Partners: Companies and other vendors we partner with to jointly deliver products and services to clients, proprietors, and others. Business Partners can include other networks or entities required to facilitate our services. We also partner with certain orga­ni­za­tions, like trade asso­ci­a­tions and solutions partners to offer products using their orga­ni­za­tional logo.

Cookies: Cookies are small pieces of text that are placed in your browser by the websites you visit and the advertising companies and content partners for those sites. No personal data are stored in cookies.

IP address: A unique Internet Protocol” number assigned to a device connected to the Internet. Discover treats IP addresses as non-personal data unless otherwise required by law.

Participant: An entity that has entered into an agreement with the us to conduct specified business activities pertaining to our services and data processing.

Personal data: Information that personally identifies an individual.

Pixel tags: Enables two websites to share information. It consists of a small piece of software code that incor­po­rates a graphic image on a web page or e-mail.

Service Providers: Third parties with whom we have a contractual rela­tion­ship to perform services on our behalf. Service Providers may not use personal data for any other purpose other than carrying out the services.

Posted: October 22018