- (A) what personally identifiable information of yours, or third party personally identifiable information, is collected from you through the Websites;
- (B) the organization collecting the information;
- (C) how the information is used;
- (D) with whom the information may be shared;
- (E) what choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information;
- (F) the kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under COMPETENTUM’s control;
- and (G) how you can access and correct any inaccuracies in the information collected about you.
Word from COMPETENTUM
Third Party Websites
COMPETENTUM does not control the information collection and distribution policies on Internet domains other than those Internet domains that are under the control of COMPETENTUM itself. When you are on the COMPETENTUM Website, you may be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. These other sites may independently collect data, solicit personal information, or send their own “cookies” to you. COMPETENTUM is not responsible for any use of the information including click-stream data created when using such third party sites. The Websites may also contain advertising and other links to other web sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other sites. Also, we do not send random marketing emails to personal email addresses. The Websites may contain hyperlinks to external web sites owned and operated by third parties. COMPETENTUM has no control over or association with such third party sites and COMPETENTUM is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness and quality of the information contained within them. Any and all contents on these external web sites do not reflect products, services or information provided by COMPETENTUM. You should direct any concerns regarding any external link to the site administrator or webmaster of such site.
This Websites may be subject to the laws of various jurisdictions, including the laws of the United States of America, Canada and European Union and other jurisdiction because the access to our Websites may use internet traffic of different jurisdictions, including without limitation the United States of America and European Union. COMPETENTUM will disclose personally identifiable information without your permission when required by law, or in good faith belief that such action is necessary to investigate or protect against harmful activities to COMPETENTUM guests, visitors, associates, or property (including the Websites), or to others. As mentioned above, laws related to personal identifiable information vary by country. For example, personally identifiable information collected in the European Union and its Member States is subject to the EU Directives concerning personal data, privacy and electronic communications, including but not limited to Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector and Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and the subsequent legislation adopted in the EU Member States. COMPETENTUM may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information to appropriate governmental authorities. If requested by law enforcement or judicial authorities, we will provide this information upon receipt of the appropriate documentation. COMPETENTUM may also provide information to law enforcement to protect its property and the health and safety of individuals as permitted by statute.
B. COLLECTED INFORMATION
Information We Collect
The Websites may allow registered users to share certain messages, comments, or content with other users through the Websites’ message board (“User Content”). This User Content shall be made public and COMPETENTUM has no control over use of such User Content by third parties. Accordingly, COMPETENTUM urges you to carefully consider the kind of information you post on the Websites.
COMPETENTUM encourages all users of the Websites to sign up for user accounts in order to access the full range of features offered by the Websites. When registering for a user account, COMPETENTUM may ask you to provide certain information. Such information may include your name, e-mail, gender, age, and other personally identifiable information. It is completely optional for you to register for a user account or engage in activities requiring a user account.
Updating Your Personal Preferences
You may have access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by writing COMPETENTUM at: [email protected]. Once you create a user account, you may access, review, update, and otherwise manage your profile information. If you wish to deactivate your user account or change your account information, you can do so by contacting COMPETENTUM at [email protected] When you deactivate your User Account, some or all of the information stored and maintained as part of your account may be retained by our servers, including the User Content uploaded via the Websites.
Information Relating to Children
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was passed by the U.S. Congress in November 1998. COPPA provides parents with specific rights regarding their children's privacy. For additional information and resources on COPPA, please visit the Federal Trade Commission Web site at http://www.ftc.gov/. The COMPETENTUM Websites and any products or services available on that site are not directed at children under 13 years of age and, therefore, COPPA does not apply. However, we recognize that children under the age of 13 may access the Websites and subscribe to the newsletter, purchase products and services, or download software programs. The collection of information is covered above. Parents and Legal Guardians may request from us to review, delete or stop the collection of the personally identifiable information of their child. You may do so by contacting us at: [email protected].
Securing the Transmission and Storage of Information
C. USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
How your personal information is used
Our Websites uses “cookie” and “web beacon” technology. “Cookies” are short pieces of data generated by a web server that a website stores on a user’s computer. Certain pages on our Websites may require the use of a cookie for purposes of keeping information you enter on multiple pages together. Cookies also enable us to customize our Websites and offerings to your needs and provide you with a better online experience with us. In addition, cookies are used to:
- measure usage of various pages on our Websites to help us make our information; more pertinent to your needs and easy for you to access;
- identify and categorized the internet webpages from which the visitor came to the Websites and observe the browsing patterns; and
- provide functionality such as online orders, COMPETENTUM’s services and other functionality that we believe would be of interest and value to you.
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
Choices available to you
You can always choose whether or not to disclose personally identifiable information and that choice will not prevent you from using the Websites. Please note, however, if you should choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with some of the services dependent upon the collection of this information and you will be given an opportunity to “opt-in” and make your preference choices for any items that are optional and which are not prerequisite for our rendering such services. You can choose at anytime to opt out of receiving emails from COMPETENTUM or from having your personally identifiable information shared with selected companies. If you want to opt out, you can do so by editing your preferences with respect to email or the sharing of information. If you select to “opt out” we will not, as applicable, share your personal information with third parties or send you emails. However, we may continue to use your personal information for internal purposes, to enhance your user experience or as necessary to administer the site or comply with applicable law. We reserve the right to send a one-time registration confirmation email, and infrequent Service Alert messages to users to inform them of specific changes that may impact their ability to use a service they have previously signed up for, regardless of email contact opt-in status. We also reserve the right to contact you if compelled to do so as part of a legal proceeding or if there has been a violation of any applicable licensing, warranty and purchase agreements. COMPETENTUM is retaining these rights because in limited cases we feel that we may need the right to contact you as a matter of law or regarding matters that will be important to you. These rights do not allow us to contact you to market a new or existing service if you have asked us not to do so, and issuance of these types of communications is rare. When you create a personal account with COMPETENTUM and/or provide your e-mail address and other personal identification information, based on your personal preferences, we may periodically contact you via e-mail and provide information about special offers and promotions that may be of interest to you. These communications will relate to COMPETENTUM offers and/or the promotions of select, reputable third parties with whom COMPETENTUM has a strategic marketing relationship because they offer products or services that we believe would be of interest to you. We may use a third party e-mail service provider to send e-mails. This service provider is prohibited from using your e-mail address for any purpose other than to send COMPETENTUM related e-mail. If you do not wish to receive e-mails with updates and information please unsubscribe by sending email to: [email protected]. In addition, every time you receive an e-mail you will be provided the choice to opt-out of future e-mails by following the instructions provided in the e-mail. . To ensure that your request is honored, you must provide COMPETENTUM with information sufficient for us to accurately identify and access your records. The information we require is the email address you provided to COMPETENTUM when you requested services or products. COMPETENTUM reserves the right to contact you to verify that we have accurately identified your record.
D. PRIVACY-RELATED INQUIRIES AND COMPLAINTS