PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: July 8, 2019

TAOS Data obtains and uses personal information about individuals to enhance our ability to deliver the highest level of service, but we also recognize that you expect us to treat this information appropriately. This privacy policy explains how TAOS Data uses, shares and protects personal information that it collects on taosdata.com and any related mobile applications and websites operated by TAOS Data (“Site”).

By visiting the Site or purchasing, registering in or using our product and services, you agree to this Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into the [Terms of Service](https://TAOS Data.com/terms-of-service).

Information We Collect

TAOS Data collects personal information from you in various ways, including when you visit the Site, create an account with us, purchase, and use our programs, participate in our social media communities, such as on Twitter, and when you send us feedback.

The personal information we collect about you personally may include:

  • Your name and contact details;
  • Company name;
  • Your stated and inferred interests;
  • Credit card details;
  • Your activities on the site.

Cookies and Automatic Collection of Data

“Cookies” are small text files that may be placed on your web browser when you visit our Site. You can, of course, disable cookies and web beacons on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser. If you opt not to accept cookies, you may not be able to benefit from the full features of our site. Some of the cookies we use are automatically deleted from your hard drive after the end of the browser session (session cookies). We also use cookies that remain on your hard drive for a certain period of time (between one day and five years, depending on the cookie) after the browser session. When you revisit our site, it may automatically recall the country and language you selected at your last visit to our Site. These “persistent cookies” are stored on your hard drive and will be deleted by the browser after the given time.

When you visit this site, your browser may be momentarily directed to the website of an ad server or other third party service provider. This re-direction process will not be apparent to you. These third party websites automatically receive your IP address when this happens, and they may also collect information from your interaction with our Site including computer and connection information, standard web log information, and ad information. Such information does not identify you individually.

Some web browsers and devices permit you to broadcast a preference that you not be “tracked” online. We do not modify your online experience based upon whether such a signal is broadcast.

Use of Information We Collect

We may use your personal information for multiple internal and external purposes, including but not limited to:

  • operate and improve our Sites, products, and services;
  • to provide customer service;
  • provide and to facilitate the delivery of products and services you request;
  • to send you related information, including confirmations, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, training, and support and administrative messages;
  • enhance security, monitor and verify identity or service access, combat fraud, spam, malware or other network and/or information security risks;
  • understand you and your preferences to enhance and personalize your experience and enjoyment when using our Sites, products, and services;
  • to send you marketing and promotional communications (where this is in accordance with your marketing preferences);
  • to communicate with you about one of our events or our partner events;
  • respond to your comments or questions or provide information requested by you;
  • link or combine it with other personal information we get from third parties, to help understand your needs, provide you with better service, or to prevent fraud;
  • process and deliver contest entries and rewards;
  • process your information for other legitimate business purposes, such as customer surveys, data analysis, audits, collecting and assessing feedback, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and to evaluate and improve our products, services, marketing and customer relationships.

If your relationship with TAOS Data ends, TAOS Data will continue to treat your personal information, to the extent we retain it, as described in this policy.

Sharing of Collected Information

We do not share your personal information with third parties other than as follows:

  • where it has been de-identified, including through aggregation or anonymization;
  • if applicable, when you instruct us to do so;
  • with your consent, for example, when you agree to our sharing your information with other third parties for their own marketing purposes subject to their separate privacy policies;
  • with TAOS Data affiliates, for example we may share your information with our parent companies, subsidiaries and/or affiliates. In such case the information will be processed as otherwise described in this Notice;
  • with third party vendors, consultants and other service providers who work for us and need access to your information to do that work. Unless explictly stated, we do not share, sell, rent, or trade any of your personal information with third parties for their promotional purposes;
  • with third party business partners, such as distributors, and/or referral partners, that are involved in providing services to our prospects and/or customers, to fulfill product and information requests and to provide customers and prospective customers with information about TAOS Data and its products and services.
  • to comply with laws or to respond to lawful requests and legal process, to protect our rights and property and that of our agents, customers, members, and others including to enforce our agreements, policies and terms of use, or in an emergency to protect the personal safety of any person;
  • in order to protect any individual’s vital interests, but only where we believe it necessary in order to protect the vital interests of any person;
  • in connection with or during negotiation of any business transfer, merger, financing, acquisition, or dissolution, transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets to another company

Dispute Resolution

If you believe that TAOS Data may be processing data about you and wish to have access to that information, we can provide you with that data or at least an explanation of why we cannot do so in the particular context, such as if responding to the request would be unreasonably expensive.

Please also let us know if you have any questions, concerns, disputes, or issues. We are always open to dialogue to resolve issues. If your concerns cannot be resolved, we can enter into appropriate third-party neutral dispute resolution. If you need to reach us about a privacy or data protection issue, please contact us using the contact information below.

Information Security: How We Protect Your Privacy

We take all reasonable and appropriate steps to help protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information. The measures we take to protect your personal information while processing may include: physical access controls, encryption, internet firewalls, intrusion detection and network monitoring depending on the nature of the information and the scope of processing. Our staff who may have access to your information are required to keep that information confidential.

Changes to This Policy

We may change this Policy from time to time. If we make any changes to this Policy, we will change the “Last Updated” date above. If such changes are material in nature we will provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to the main website page or sending you an email notification).