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Industrial Info Resources' Data Subject Privacy Policy

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Industrial Info Resources Data Subject Privacy Policy

Industrial Info Resources, Inc. and its affiliates (“IIR”, “our”, “we” or “us”) respect your right to privacy. This Privacy Policy explains who we are, how we collect and use personal information about data subjects (“you”), and how you can exercise your privacy rights. If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, then please contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

IIR’s mission is to connect the world’s industrial professionals to allow them to be more productive and successful. Central to this mission is our commitment to be transparent about the data we collect about you, how it is used and with whom it is shared. This Privacy Policy sets out how we collect and use information.

IIR can modify this Privacy Policy, and if we make material changes to it, we will provide notice through our Services, or by other means, to provide you the opportunity to review the changes. If you object to any changes, then please contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

Data We Collect and Process

IIR collects information on corporate industrial activity around the world. This information comes from a wide variety of sources including, but not limited to, business cards, trade shows, phone calls, public information and government filings, common contacts, information received from your employer, and a variety of other sources. Business contact information including limited personal information, such as job title, name, business phone number, business address, and business email address, may be collected in the course of our research on corporate industrial activity.

When we process personal information for our legitimate interests, we make sure to consider and balance any potential impact on potential data subjects and their rights under data protection laws.

Our Services are dynamic, and we regularly introduce new features, which may require the collection of new information. If we collect materially different personal data or materially change how we use your data, we will modify this Privacy Policy.

How We Process Your Data

We may process data about your use of our website and services ("usage data"). We may process your information included in your personal profile on our website ("profile data"), including limited personal information, such as job title, name, business phone number, business address, and business email address. We may process information relating to our customer relationships, including customer contact information ("customer relationship data"). The source of the customer relationship data is you or your employer. We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through our website ("transaction data"). We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications, webinars, events, and/or newsletters ("notification data"). We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us ("correspondence data"). We may process data discovered during the course of our research about activity in the industrial marketplace (“marketplace data”).

Portions of the business contact data may include limited personal information, such as job title, name, business phone number, business address, and business email address. Data may be processed for the purposes of managing our relationships with customers, communicating with customers, keeping records of those communications, and promoting and delivering our products and services to customers.

Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.

Rights of the Data Subject

Rights of Confirmation
Each data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal information concerning you is being processed. If you wish to exercise this right of confirmation, you may, at any time, use the contact information at the bottom of this document or contact another employee of the controller.

Right of Access
You have the right to obtain from the controller free information about your personal information stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:

  1. the purposes of the processing;
  2. the categories of personal information concerned;
  3. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal information have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations;
  4. where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal information will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
  5. the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal information, or restriction of processing of personal information concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;
  6. the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  7. where the personal information is not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
  8. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

Moreover, the data subject has the right to obtain information as to whether personal information is transferred to a third country or to an international organization. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may at any time contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

Right to Rectify
Each data subject has the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal information concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal information completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they may, at any time, contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

Right of Erasure
Each data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal information concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal information without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:

  1. The personal information is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
  2. The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
  3. The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
  4. The personal information has been unlawfully processed.
  5. The personal information must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
  6. The personal information has been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR. If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal information stored by the Controller, he or she may at any time contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. We shall promptly ensure that any legitimate erasure request is complied with immediately.

Right of restriction of processing
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies: The accuracy of the personal information is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal information. The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal information and requests instead the restriction of their use instead. The controller no longer needs the personal information for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims. The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

Right to Portability
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal information concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal information has been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller. Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal information transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others. In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

Right to Object
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal information concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. This data controller shall no longer process the personal information in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Right to withdraw data protection consent
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal information at any time. If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw consent, he or she may at any time directly contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.
Provision of personal information as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal information; possible consequences of failure to provide such data We clarify that the provision of personal information is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with business contact information which may include limited personal information, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with some business contact information, which may include limited personal information when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal information would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal information is provided by the data subject, in this circumstance the data subject must contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. Our privacy officer clarifies to the data subject whether the provision of the personal information is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal information and the consequences of non-provision of the personal information.

Legal Basis for Data Processing

Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal information is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the information subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal information is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal information may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal information. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. For example, a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).

The legal basis for this processing of your business contact information, including your work email address, your work phone number, and your name in conjunction with your business title, is legitimate interest (Art 6 1 f) or your consent.

Providing Data to Others

We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in this policy. We may disclose your personal data to our suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary. We may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. Data may be processed for the purposes of managing our relationships with customers, communicating with customers, keeping records of those communications, and promoting and delivering our products and services to customers.

Where We Store Your Personal Data

The data that we collect and process may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your orders, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. In particular, your data may be accessible to our staff outside the EEA or it may be stored outside the EEA. Our entire data processing system is designed to help safeguard your privacy rights. If you would like further information, you may, at any time, contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

Data Security

We care about the protection of your user information and use industry standard safeguards to do so. Of course, it's important to keep in mind that no data transmission on the Internet is guaranteed to be 100% secure. All data processed by us is protected by appropriate industry standard, physical, electronic, technical and organizational safety measures. We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. If you are concerned that your privacy may have been breached, please contact us as provided below.

Data Retention

You may have the right to obtain the erasure of your personal information without undue delay, and if you have such a right, we will erase personal information without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary: the personal information is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to the processing and where there is no other legal ground for the processing; you object to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing; the personal information has been unlawfully processed; the personal information must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and you wish to request the erasure of personal information, you may at any time contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. We shall promptly ensure that valid erasure requests are complied with immediately.

Cookies

We use cookies and similar technologies on the website to personalize and optimize your browsing experience and the website. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Contact
  • For more information regarding this Privacy Notice, you can contact:
  • Privacy Officer
  • Industrial Info Resources, Inc.
  • 2277 Plaza Drive, Suite 300
  • Sugar Land, TX 77479
  • privacyofficer@industrialinfo.com

If you are an EU citizen and have questions regarding your personal information or about our EU Privacy Policy, you can contact: EUdataprivacy@industrialinfo.com