GENERAL DATA PRIVACY NOTICE
Legal framework for protecting your personal data
This data privacy notice is written to comply with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR gives control to citizens and residents over their personal data.
Cogniance (“Cogniance”) values and respects the privacy of our users, members, and others who visit and use Cogniance.com and its associated products and services (the “Cogniance Service”) (collectively or individually “Users”) and are committed to protecting your personal data.
The purpose of this Policy is to provide you with information about how and why Cogniance collects and processes your personal data when you visit this website and/or when you sign up to our newsletters, fill out contact forms to download any of our published reports and insights, inquire about our services, take part in a survey or otherwise interact with us through this website.
Please note that this website is not intended for children, and Cogniance does not knowingly collect data relating to children. If you are younger than 16, you may not register with or use this website. If you think that we may have unintentionally collected data relating to a child, please write to us at email@example.com
Our full details:
Full name of legal entity: Cogniance
Name data protection officer: Marty McFarland, CFO Cogniance
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal address of data protection officer: Cogniance, 1250 Borregas Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, USA
If you are a European Union citizen you have the right to make a complaint at any time to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement.
Information Cogniance Collects
Personal data, means any data or information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include anonymous data where your identity has been removed.
We may collect, use, store, and transfer different types of data about you as follows:
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us, or if you have provided us with your details when you entered a survey or registered for an event and when you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
We do not collect personal data about you other than the information which you voluntarily provide to us through this site to fulfill the purpose of your request such as to request a full report or whitepaper. We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (such as ethnicity, sexual orientation, political opinions, religious beliefs, organization membership, health, genetic or biometric information or any information about criminal convictions and offences). Please note that we will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any company outside of Cogniance for marketing purposes.
HOW WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA
This is where you give us your data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
As you browse our website, we may automatically collect data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies.
Third party analytics
We receive technical data (standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior) from Google Analytics about visitors to this website. This information does not identify anyone. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to in the following circumstances:
Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending third party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us at email@example.com
DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We may have to share your personal data with third parties such as:
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, inappropriately used, accessed, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, and third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
STORAGE AND DELETION
All personal data is deleted, when it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were processed. Generally, we delete all personal data no later than 24 months after it has been collected.
We delete the information that we collect using cookies containing personal data no later than 24 months after it has been registered by us.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Data protection law gives you a range of rights in connection with our processing of your personal data. In this regard you have the right to request access to the personal data concerning you that we process. Further, you may request that we rectify or delete the personal data or restrict the processing of your personal data, if you think they are inaccurate. Furthermore, you have the right to object against the processing based on our legitimate interests as a legal basis. We are required to assess and act on your request.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
IN THE EVENT OF MERGE OR SALE
If Cogniance should ever file for bankruptcy or have its assets sold to or merge with another entity, information Cogniance receives from you through a Cogniance website is a Cogniance asset and may be transferred.