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Principled Technologies and BenchmarkXPRT Development Community privacy policy

Last updated March 23, 2016

Introduction

Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please contact us at BenchmarkXPRTsupport@principledtechnologies.com or the following address:

Principled Technologies, Inc.
Attn: PT privacy policy
1007 Slater Road, Suite 300
Durham, NC 27703

Scope

This privacy policy covers this website (principledtechnologies.com), including the BenchmarkXPRT web pages, but it does not apply to third-party web sites to which it links or to applications that Principled Technologies, Inc. does not own or control.

Information we collect

Personal information

When you fill out a contact form or register with BenchmarkXPRT, or when you become a full BenchmarkXPRT Development Community member, you provide us with your first and last names, your corporate affiliation, and your email address.

Financial information

Full membership in the BenchmarkXPRT community requires you to pay a membership fee or, for qualifying companies, to provide your company work email address. At the time you join, to make that payment, you provide credit card information, including the name on the card, the card number, its expiration date, and its security code.

Cookies

A cookie is a small data element that our website can store in your system. We use cookies to save your preferences to provide you with a tailored user experience. We also use them for marketing purposes, including in connection with remarketing. We use third-party vendors to show our ads on sites across the Internet based on visits to this website. You can opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page. We use only browser cookies, i.e., cookies we send to your Internet browser for storage. Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To learn how to do this, check your browser's online help documentation. Please note, however, that disabling cookies may restrict your use of the website or affect the way certain sections of the site operate.

How we use this information

Personal information

We use the information we collect from you only

  1. to communicate with you if and when necessary in connection with your use of our website, to respond to your questions, or to send you material and information you request
  2. to notify you when full membership registration for the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community opens, and/or
  3. process your registration for full membership in the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community. If you register for, and become a member of, the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, your profile information will be visible to other members of the community. Principled Technologies, Inc. will not use any of your personal information for any purpose other than those above.

Financial transaction information

We use the financial information you provide at the time you join for the sole purpose of processing your payment of the membership fee. We do not store this information on our servers; we only forward it to a third-party financial transaction processor through a secure connection that protects this information while it is in transit. We require that any third parties that process this information protect it and keep it confidential.

Information security, community notices, information removal, and membership cancellation

Security

We store all information we collect in our secure servers behind a firewall. We take the same measures to protect your information against unauthorized access or disclosure as we do to protect our own corporate information.

Community notices

If you are a member of the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, from time to time we may use your personal information to send important notices regarding the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community. You may opt out of receiving these notices by cancelling your membership in the community (see below).

Information removal and membership cancellation

Should you desire to do so, you can ask us to permanently remove all information you have provided and cancel your membership. To do so, contact us at one of the addresses above.

Sharing of information

Payments

When you join the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community and pay your membership fee, we will share any related financial transaction information with only those third parties necessary to complete the transaction.

Fraud investigations

We may share information with government agencies or companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation when (1) required by law, (2) protecting against or preventing actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions, or (3) investigating fraud that has already occurred.

Information removal and membership cancellation

Should you desire to do so, you can ask us to permanently remove all information you have provided and cancel your membership. To do so, contact us at one of the addresses above.

Changes to this privacy policy

Policy changes

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. The terms in this policy will apply to later versions of it unless we state otherwise. In no case will we reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post all changes to this Privacy Policy on this web page. We will archive previous versions and make them available for review upon request.