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What Information Do We Collect About You?
Sigma collects (i) personal data voluntarily supplied by you when you register on the Services, and (ii) tracking information collected as you navigate the Services. In particular, Sigma collects the following information from and about you:
- Registration information – Registration information is information you submit to register for a Sigma service, for example, to create an account, to send a message or receive a newsletter, and may include, but is not limited to, first name, last name, and email address.
- Public data and posts – This may consist of comments or content that you post on the Services and the personal information about you that accompanies those posts or content, which may include a name, user name, or comments. Public information and posts are always public, which means they are available to everyone and may be displayed in search results on external search engines.
- Research – If you have purchased our products or services or registered for events or our newsletter, we may request that you complete surveys, evaluations form and/or market research and collect your responses.
- Activity data – When you access and interact with Sigma services, we may collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to Sigma services, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information.
- Cookies, web beacons and similar technologies – Cookies are small text files placed on your device that uniquely identify your device and which a website can transfer to a consumer’s hard drive to keep records of his or her visit to a website. Web beacons are transparent image files used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. Web beacons may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a web site. These and related technologies may be used to collect and store information about your usage of Sigma Services, such as pages you have visited, other content you have viewed, search queries you have run and advertisements you have seen. For more information, see Section 9 below.
How is it Used?
We use the personal information we collect from and about you to:
- Provide our services, features, products, and events to you;
- Measure and improve those services and features;
- Provide you with customer support and to respond to inquiries;
- Send marketing communications customized to your interests and needs in accordance with applicable law;
- Send surveys, evaluations or research questionnaires related to our products, services, events, educational and related programs;
- Send advocacy communications and voter information; and
- Comply with applicable laws or legal process and/or respond to requests from public and government authorities.
On What Legal Basis Do We Process Your Personal Information?
We process personal information per applicable law and with transparency and fairness. Our processing activities are conducted:
- With your consent;
- In order to fulfill our contractual obligations to you;
- For the legitimate purpose of operating our business, including to improve and develop our services, for fraud prevention purposes, and to improve use experience; and
- As otherwise in compliance with law.
How Do We Share Your Personal Information?
Sigma may share your personal information for the purposes of Section 3 above to the following categories of recipients:
- Service providers, helping to administer the Services, products, services, research educational programs and events;
- Subsidiaries and affiliates to better serve users and clients and their evolving needs;
- Third parties who provide products and services of interest to Sigma’s users and clients;
- Companies which may be the result of any mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, joint ventures, etc.;
- Data Analytics Platforms, such as Google Analytics, to compile statistics and perform analysis intended to improve our services and user experience;
- Audience Data Providers, who, in certain countries, we may also work with, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others, to receive audience-based data (such as pixel traffic and conversion data) from them based on non-identifiable information such as IP addresses; and
- Competent authorities, including law enforcement, in order to comply with applicable laws or court orders.
Is your personal information transferred from abroad?
For individuals located in the European Union (EU) or participating in activities outside of the US that you have consented to, your personal information may be transferred to countries outside the EU, in particular to the United States. Some non-EU countries are recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection according to EU standards. The full list of these countries is available at https://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/international-transfers/adequacy/index_en.htm . For transfers from the EU to countries not considered adequate by the European Commission, we have put in place appropriate and suitable safeguards to protect your personal data and that the transfer of your personal data is in compliance with the requirements and the obligations provided by applicable data protection laws, such as standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission as per Articles 45 and 46 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679.
What are your rights with regard to your personal information?
We give you choices regarding our use and disclosure of your personal information for marketing purposes. You may withdraw your consent to:
Additionally, EU subjects may:
- Obtain confirmation as to whether or not your personal information exists and to be informed of its content and source, verify its accuracy and request its integration, update or amendment;
- Request the deletion, anonymization or restriction of the processing of your personal information processed in breach of the applicable law;
- Object to the processing, in all cases, or your personal information for legitimate reasons;
- Receive an electronic copy of your personal information, if you would like to port your personal information to yourself or a different provider; and
- Lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection supervisory authority.
The above rights are subject to applicable limitations and restrictions. In certain cases, your request may be denied based on a legitimate exception such as where we are prevented from disclosing such information based on legal requirements, fraud prevention or security concerns, or when we need to maintain the information. For more information or to make a request, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember that even after you cancel your account, unsubscribe from our newsletter, or if you ask us to delete your personal information, copies of some information from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances where, for examples, you have shared information with other services. We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancellation or your request for deletion, to comply with applicable law.
Your California Privacy Rights
California law permits residents of California to opt-out of the Sigma’s disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. You may choose to opt-out of the sharing of your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes at any time by contacting us at email@example.com. Please note that this opt-out does not prohibit disclosures made for non-marketing purposes. California law also permits residents of California to request and obtain from us once per year, free of charge, a list of the third parties (if any) to whom we have disclosed personal information for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those parties. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please submit your request in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email subject line must include the phrase “Your California Privacy Rights,” and include your name, email address or mailing address.
We do not support “Do Not Track” browser settings and do not currently participate in any Do Not Track frameworks that would allow us to respond to signals or other mechanisms from you regarding the collection of your personal information.
- Essential – Some cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our websites and use their features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, we cannot enable appropriate content based on the type of device you are using. These cookies allow us to remember choices you make on our websites, such as your preferred language and the country from which you are visiting, and provide enhanced, more personalized features.
- Targeted Advertising – We receive audience-based data (such as pixel traffic and conversion data) from social media platform providers, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter and others based on non-identifiable information such as IP addresses. We use this information to serve ads to you. To block or limit this activity, please visit the sites below:
- Twitter: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170405
- Facebook: You should see a link to the opt-out when you select “Why am I seeing this?” when using Facebook. You can also select “Hide all from this advertiser” within Facebook to stop seeing our ads. More information can be found on Facebook's site here: http://www.facebook.com/business/help/1415256572060999
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/62931/manage-advertising-preferences
How to Manage Cookies: There are several ways to manage cookies. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The Help feature on most browsers provide information on how to accept cookies, disable cookies or to notify you when receiving a new cookie. Please note, however, that many of the cookies we use are “strictly necessary” cookies. By blocking or deleting them, you will not be able to access certain features of our Services. For more information about cookies and how to block them, please visit allaboutcookies.org.
In the US, the Network Advertising Initiative also offers a means to opt out of a number of advertising cookies. Please visit www.networkadvertising.org to learn more. Note that opting out does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the company or companies from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your web preferences and usage patterns.
Sigma takes the security and privacy of your personal information seriously. Please be aware, however, that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Understand that any information that you transfer to us is done at your own risk. If we learn of a data security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Services. We may post a notice on the Services if a security breach occurs. We may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive written notice of a data privacy or security breach.
In the event that all or part of our assets are sold or acquired by another party, or in the event of a merger, you grant us the right to assign the personal information we have collected from you.
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