Last updated: May 3, 2018
Last Updated: May 3, 2018
For the purpose of applicable data protection legislation, the data controller of personal data is Rekener, Inc. of One Thompson Square, Suite 204, Charlestown MA 02129 USA (“Company”).
We ask that you not send us, and you do not disclose, any sensitive personal data (e.g., social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Site or otherwise to us.
WHAT WE COLLECT
We get information about you in a range of ways.
Information You Give Us. We collect your name, postal address, email address, phone number, fax number, username, password, demographic information (such as your gender and occupation) as well as other information you directly give us on our Site.
Information We Get From Others. We may get information about you from other sources. We may add this to information we get from this Site.
Information Automatically Collected. We automatically log information about you and your computer. For example, when visiting our Site, we log your computer operating system type, browser type, browser language, the website you visited before browsing to our Site, pages you viewed, how long you spent on a page, access times and information about your use of and actions on our Site.
Cookies. We may log information using "cookies." Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site. This type of information is collected to make the Site more useful to you and to tailor the experience with us to meet your special interests and needs.
Our website uses the following types of cookies for the purposes set out below. Your options for managing them are also described below.
Type of cookies
These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through our website and to enable you to use some of its features. For example, they allow you to log in to secure areas of our website and help the content of the pages you request load quickly. Without these cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these cookies to provide you with those services.
Because these are essential cookies required to operate Rekener’s websites and services, there is no option to opt-out of these cookies.
These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make when you use our website, such as remembering your language preferences, remembering your login details and remembering the changes you make to other parts of our website which you can customize. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you visit our website.
Note that opting out may impact the functionality you receive when using Rekener’s websites.
Analytics and Performance Cookies
From time to time, Rekener engages third parties to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information from individuals who visit Rekener’s websites. These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our website. The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor. The information is aggregated and anonymous. We use this information to help operate our website more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our website.
Targeted and advertising cookies
Rekener may engage third parties, such as Google Analytics (click here for more information on how Google uses data) to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information from individuals who visit Rekener’s websites. These cookies track your browsing habits to enable us to show advertising which is more likely to be of interest to you. These cookies use information about your browsing history to group you with other users who have similar interests. Based on that information, and with our permission, third party advertisers can place cookies to enable them to show advertisements which we think will be relevant to your interests while you are on third party websites.
This process also helps Rekener manage and track the effectiveness of its marketing efforts.
You can disable cookies which remember your browsing habits and target advertising at you by visiting http://www.networkadvertising.org. If you choose to remove targeted or advertising cookies, you will still see advertisements but they may not be relevant to you. Even if you do choose to remove cookies by the companies listed at the above link, not all companies that serve online behavioral cookies are included in this list, and so you may still receive some cookies and tailored advertisements from companies that are not listed.
Social Media Cookies
These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on our website or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking website such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google+. The social network will record that you have done this.
Information from Underage Users. We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you believe that a child has provided us with personally identifiable information without the consent of his or her parent or guardian, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we become aware that a child under age 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we’ll delete it.
PURPOSES FOR COLLECTING PERSONAL DATA
We will only process your personal data in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws. We need certain personal data in order to provide you with access to the Site. If you registered with us, you will have been asked to check a box indicating your agreement to provide this data in order to access our services or view our content. This consent provides us with the legal basis we require under applicable law to process your data. You maintain the right to withdraw such consent at any time. If you do not agree to our use of your personal data in line with this policy, please do not use our website. When fulfilling our contractual obligations to our customers (i.e., the data controllers), we have a legitimate interest in processing certain personal data for such contractual purposes.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may use your personal information as follows:
- To operate, maintain, and improve our sites, products, and services.
- To process and deliver contest entries and rewards.
- To respond to comments and questions and provide customer service.
- To send information including confirmations, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages.
- To communicate about promotions, upcoming events, and other news about products and services offered by us and our selected partners (to the extent that you have opted in; and you can always opt out if you change your mind).
- To link or combine user information with other personal information.
- To protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity.
- To provide and deliver products and services customers request.
We do not use your personal data for the purposes of automated decision-making. However, we may do so in order to fulfil obligations imposed by law, in which case we will inform you of any such processing and provide you with an opportunity to object.
INFORMATION STORED ON US-BASED SERVERS
If you are outside the United States, you should know that any personal data entered into the network will be transferred out of your country and into other countries, including, but not limited to the United States, where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world. By using our Site, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this policy. By using the network, you consent to such transfer, and are representing that you have the right to transfer such information outside your country.
We will only retain your personal data as long as reasonably required for you to use the Site and/or to provide you with the Services unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (for example, for regulatory purposes).
SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share personal information as follows:
- We may share personal information with your consent. For example, you may let us share personal information with others for their own marketing uses. Those uses will be subject to their privacy policies.
- We may share personal information when we do a business deal, or negotiate a business deal, involving the sale or transfer of all or a part of our business or assets. These deals can include any merger, financing, acquisition, or bankruptcy transaction or proceeding.
- We may share personal information for legal, protection, and safety purposes.
- We may share information to comply with laws.
- We may share information to respond to lawful requests and legal processes.
- We may share information in an emergency. This includes protecting the safety of our employees and agents, our customers, or any person.
- We may share information with those who need it to do work for us.
We may also share aggregated and/or anonymized data with others for their own uses.
All records containing personal or financial information are considered to be our property and are afforded confidential treatment at all times. We work hard to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of personal or financial information. All such electronic information is stored on restricted database servers, and is generally kept until such time as you may ask us to edit or delete it, as described below. We only disclose such information to our employees, agents or affiliates that a) need to know that information in order to process it for us or to provide other services, b) have agreed not to disclose it to others, and c) upon receipt of valid judicial instruction from law enforcement agencies.
INFORMATION CHOICES AND CHANGES
Our marketing emails, landing pages and other online forms tell you how to “opt-out.” If you opt out, we may still send you non-marketing emails. Non-marketing emails include emails about your account(s) and our business dealings with you.
You may send requests about personal information to our Contact Information below. You can request to change contact choices, opt-out of our sharing with others, and update your personal information.
You can typically remove and reject cookies from our Site with your browser settings. Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings. If you remove or reject our cookies, it could affect how our Site works for you.
INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS FOR OUR DATA SUBJECTS
Opt-out. You may contact us anytime to opt-out of: (i) direct marketing communications; (ii) automated decision-making and/or profiling; (iii) our collection of sensitive personal data; (iv) any new processing of your personal data that we may carry out beyond the original purpose; or (v) the transfer of your personal data outside the EEA. Please note that your use of some of the Site may be ineffective upon opt-out.
Access. You may access the data we hold about you at any time by completing the GDPR request form located at https://www.rekener.com/gdpr-form or by clicking this link and emailing the completed form and materials to us directly at email@example.com.
Amend. You can also contact us to update or correct any inaccuracies in your personal data.
Move. Your data is portable – i.e. you to have the flexibility to move your data to other service providers as you wish.
Erase and forget. In certain situations, for example when the data we hold about you is no longer relevant or is incorrect, you can request that we erase your data.
EMPLOYEES’ & PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES’ INFORMATION
This section covers any ways in which personal information we collect from employees or applicants might be treated differently than user information. The following IS A non-comprehensive list of ways that we may use information provided to us by employees or applicants:
- Responding to inquiries in connection with prospective employment at Rekener, and processing employment applications
- Carrying out human resources functions like training, career / succession planning, administering contracts, evaluating employees, and providing benefits
- Enabling Rekener and its employees to contact each other by telephone, fax, e-mail or “snail mail”
- Administering compensation, bonus and other employment needs
- Arranging employees’ travel plans
- Maintaining building security and employee health and safety
- Running internal administrative analytics, such as staffing, headcount and statistics initiatives
- Complying with our legal obligations, policies and procedures
- Transferring personal information to others as required by our legal, regulatory, compliance and auditing needs
One Thompson Square, Suite 204
Charlestown, Massachusetts 02129