PRIVACY POLICY

 

Effective Date: Jan 17, 2017

 

PEOPLE PATTERN PRIVACY SUMMARY

 

People Pattern Corporation is committed to maintaining your trust and we are transparent in our practices. We ensure that your data is completely protected, never sold, shared or marketed to, and only collected from publicly available sources. As part of being transparent, you have complete control over your data and what is publicly available.

 

Our Privacy Policy explains:

 

1. What information we collect and why we collect it

2. How we use this information

3. The choices we offer, including how to access, update and remove information

 

We have kept this simple for your understanding, but if you’re not familiar with terms like cookies, IP addresses, SFTP and API, then please feel free to contact us. Your privacy matters to People Pattern Corporation so whether you are new to People Pattern Corporation or a long-time user, please take the time to get to know our practices.

 

People Pattern Corporation is a web application that uses public information found on the Internet. Providing the People Pattern Corporation services requires collecting and sharing information about you, while shielding sensitive Personally Identifiable Information from risks of misuse.

 

People Pattern Corporation, Inc. ("People Pattern"", “We’, “Us” or “Our”) provides this Privacy Policy to inform you of our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information we receive when you visit and use the www.peoplepattern.com site and any websites owned or operated by People Pattern (collectively, the "Sites"), and when you use any of People Pattern's data append services (collectively, the "Services"). This Privacy Policy applies only to information that you provide to us when you access, download, purchase or use any information, services, products or content appearing on the Sites or offered by People Pattern through the Services. The use of information provided by commercial users of our Service ("Clients") in connection with our Services shall be limited to the purpose of providing the service for which the Client has engaged People Pattern, subject to this Privacy Policy and the written Service agreement between People Pattern and Client.

 

EU – U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD

 

People Pattern participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. People Pattern is committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Union (EU) member countries, in reliance on the Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List. https://www.privacyshield.gov/list

 

People Pattern is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives, under the Privacy Shield Framework, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. People Pattern complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU, including the onward transfer liability provisions.

 

With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Framework, People Pattern is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, People Pattern may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

 

If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.

 

Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=How-to-Submit-a-Complaint, you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted

 

U.S. – SWISS SAFE HARBOR FRAMEWORK

 

People Pattern complies with the U.S. – E.U. Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal data from the European Union member countries and Switzerland. People Pattern has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view People Pattern's certification, please visit https://safeharbor.export.gov/swisslist.aspx.

 

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

 

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify Clients by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

 

 

Information Collection: Personally & Publicly Identifiable Information

 

In the course of using the Services, we ask you to provide us with certain Personally Identifiable Information that can be used to contact or identify you and administer your account ("Personally Identifiable Information"). Personally Identifiable Information may include, but is not limited to, your name, phone number, credit card or other billing information, email address and postal addresses.

 

People Pattern collects contact information that is publicly accessible (e.g. information that is available to search engines)("Publicly Identifiable Information"). Publicly Identifiable Information (e.g. a social network profile that is not set to 'private' or information on a social network page that can be seen to users who are not logged in), is searched and sometimes indexed by People Pattern, just like major Internet search engines. People Pattern recommends that if you do not want to be searched or indexed by search engines or services like People Pattern, that you set the appropriate privacy controls within social networks and third-party applications like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You can learn how to do this by visiting these sites directly.

 

People Pattern Corporation Stitching Application

 

The People Pattern Stitching Application allows Clients to populate their contacts with social media IDs. To enable this application, we will download the contact information for each user's contacts and leads, and use this information to determine social ID matches for each contact. We will give users the ability to review these matches and choose the most likely correct match. People Pattern will then store match information for use within the Service.

 

Clients access the People Pattern Service via API or SFTP. As you use the Services, our servers automatically record information that the browser sends whenever it points to a website or online service ("Log Data"). Log Data may include, but is not limited to, your computer's Internet Protocol address, browser type, the web page you were visiting before you came to one of the Sites and information you search for on Sites, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you.

 

COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

 

People Pattern uses cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

 

Like many websites, we use "cookies" to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We use "persistent cookies" to save your username and login password for future logins to the Sites. We use "session ID cookies" to enable certain features of the Services, to better understand how you interact with the Services and to monitor web traffic routing on the Sites and aggregate usage of the Services. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Sites or all functionality of the Services. Our cookies are tied to Personally Identifiable Information.

 

Our Policy Toward Children

 

People Pattern does not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information, he or she should contact us at privacy@peoplepattern.com. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information, we will delete such information from our files.

 

How We Use Personally Identifiable Information

 

Personally Identifiable and Publicly Identifiable Information is used for the following purposes: (i) to provide and improve the Services, features and content, (ii) to administer your use of the Services and People Pattern account, (iii) to enable users to enjoy and easily navigate the Sites, (iv) to better understand your needs and interests, (v) to fulfill requests you may make, (vi) to personalize your experience, (vii) to provide service announcements, and (viii) to provide you with further information and offers from us or third parties.

 

We may combine Personally Identifiable Information with data that we obtain from other sources, and perform analysis on such combined data in order to provide and improve the Services and to establish the accuracy and completeness of our data.

 

We may create anonymous data records from Personally Identifiable Information by excluding information (such as your name) that make the data personally identifiable to you. We use this anonymous data to analyze request and usage patterns so that we may enhance our Services. We reserve the right to use anonymous data for any purpose and disclose anonymous data to third parties in our sole discretion.

 

We use information we obtain by technical means (such as the automatic recording performed by our servers or through the use of cookies) for the above purposes and in order to monitor and analyze use of the Services and for the technical administration of the Sites, to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of the Services, to better tailor both to your needs, to generate and derive useful data and information concerning the interests, characteristics and website use behavior of our users, and to verify that visitors and users to and of the Services meet the criteria required to process their requests.

 

We employ and/or our third party tracking utility company employs software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers' Personally Identifiable Information. We also employ scripts and tags to perform similar tracking functions.

 

Third-Party Tracking

 

The use of cookies or similar technologies by our partners, affiliates, tracking utility company and service providers is not covered by our Privacy Policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies or similar technologies. Our partners, affiliates, tracking utility company, service providers use session ID cookies to improve services provided by us and by third parties.

Our third party partners employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), images, tags, and scripts that help them better manage content on our site. We tie the information gathered to our Customers' or Users' Personally Identifiable Information.

 

We and/or our third party partners use Local Storage (HTML5) to provide certain features on our website, to display advertising based on your web browsing activities, and/or to store content information and preferences. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5.

 

We partner with a third party ad network to either display advertising on our Sites or to manage our advertising on other websites. Our ad network partner uses cookies and Web beacons to collect non-Personally Identifiable Information about your activities on this and other websites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out here. If you are located in the European Union, click here. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads.

 

Email

 

By registering with People Pattern, you consent to receiving periodic notifications including, but not limited to: People Pattern updates and newsletters, relevant account notifications and order/signup confirmations. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive email marketing communications, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in the email communications, or contact us at privacy@peoplepattern.com to remove your information from our database.

 

We will also send you service related email announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. You do not have an option to opt out of these emails, which are not promotional in nature.

 

Testimonials

 

We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our Sites in addition to other endorsements. With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at privacy@peoplepattern.com. If you provide us with comments or feedback we may collect your name and email address, as well as any other content included in the email to send you a reply and improve our Services.

 

Social Media

 

Our Sites include social media features (“Features”), such as the Facebook Like button, and widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our Sites. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our Sites, and may set a cookie to enable the Features to function properly. These Features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Sites. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

 

Information Sharing and Disclosure

 

Third Parties

 

We will never share or sell the Personally Identifiable Information you provide us with to other organizations for their marketing or promotional uses without your express consent.

 

People Pattern Members

 

In addition to your username, any comments or submissions that you post to publicly viewable areas of the Sites, such as feedback forums or blog comments will be publicly available. Any information you choose to provide in a comment or a submission should reflect how much you want other users to know about you. We recommend that you guard your anonymity and sensitive information and we encourage People Pattern members to think carefully about what information about themselves they disclose in their comments or submissions. If you use a bulletin board, chat room, blog or forum on our Sites, you should be aware that any Personally Identifiable Information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. To request removal of your Personally Identifiable Information from our blog, bulletin board, chat room, or forum, please contact us at privacy@peoplepattern.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your Personally Identifiable Information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

 

Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information

 

We may share aggregated information that includes non-identifying information, Publicly Identifiable Information and Log Data with third parties for analysis and profiling. Any aggregated information shared in these contexts will not contain your Personally Identifiable Information.

 

Service Providers

 

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate the Services, to provide the Services on our behalf, to perform services related to administration of the Services (including, without limitation, bill and credit card payment processing, chat support, maintenance, hosting and database management services, Site and Services support, web analytics and administration). These third parties may have access to your Personally Identifiable Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. Transfers to subsequent third parties are covered by the provisions in this Policy regarding notice and choice and the service agreements with our Clients.

 

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

 

People Pattern cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of People Pattern or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop any activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical, inappropriate or legally actionable.

 

Business Transfers

 

People Pattern may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your Personally Identifiable Information and Publicly Identifiable Information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, of any change in ownership, uses of your Personally Identifiable Information, and choices you may have regarding your Personally Identifiable Information. We may also disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to any other third party with your prior consent.

 

Changing or Deleting Your Information

 

Upon request we will provide you with information about whether we hold any of Personally Identifiable Information. All People Pattern members may review, update, correct or delete the Personally Identifiable Information in their registration profile by logging into their account and changing the "user preferences" associated with their account. You may also contact us at privacy@peoplepattern.com. If you completely delete all such information, your account may be deactivated. All access requests will be responded to within a reasonable time frame.

 

Access to Data Controlled by our Clients:

 

People Pattern Corporation collects information under the direction of its Clients when providing our Services, and has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes. If you are an individual who would no longer like to be contacted by one of our Clients, please contact that Client directly.

 

People Pattern acknowledges that you have the right to access your Personally Identifiable Information. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data should direct his query to the People Pattern's Client (the data controller). If the Client requests People Pattern to remove the data, we will respond to their request within a reasonable time frame.

 

Data Retention

 

We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.  People Pattern will retain and use this personally identifiable information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.  People Pattern will retain personal data we process on behalf of our Clients for as long as needed to provide services to our Client, subject to this Privacy Policy and the written Service agreement between People Pattern and Client.

 

Security

 

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personally Identifiable Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. When you enter sensitive information (such as login credentials or credit card information) we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). If you have any questions about the security of your Personally Identifiable Information, you can contact us at privacy@peoplepattern.com.

 

International Transfer

 

Your information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to People Pattern, please be advised that we transfer Personally Identifiable Information to the United States and process it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

 

SINGLE SIGN-ON

 

You may login to your social media accounts such as Facebook or Twitter to authenticate your profile. These services will authenticate your identity, provide you the option to share certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) with us. Services like Facebook or Twitter give you the option to post information about your activities on this website to your profile page to share with others within your network.

 

 

Links to Other Sites

 

The Services contain links to other websites. If you choose to click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's website. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation that we are affiliated with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from you. Other websites and services follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the Personally Identifiable Information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.

 

Contacting Us

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at

privacy@peoplepattern.com, or by sending a written request to:

 

People Pattern

501A Pedernales St

Austin, TX 78702

USA

 

 

 

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