This privacy statement was last changed on February 15, 2021, and last checked on February 15, 2021.

In this privacy statement, we at Data Protocol explain what we do with the data we obtain about you via https://dataprotocol.com. We recommend you carefully read this statement. We may update this privacy statement from time to time, as detailed below. You should not use the website if you have any objections to our privacy statement or Terms of Use, which are binding upon all users of the website. If you have a question about how your personal information is being used, you can contact us through the methods provided in the “Contact Us” section at the end of this privacy statement. For a printable version of this policy, please click here. In our processing we comply with the requirements of privacy legislation. That means, among other things, that:

  • we clearly state the purposes for which we process personal information. We do this by means of this privacy statement;
  • we aim to limit our collection of personal information to only the personal information required for legitimate purposes;
  • we first request your explicit consent to process your personal information in cases requiring your consent;
  • we take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information and also require this from parties that process personal information on our behalf;
  • in accordance with applicable law, we respect rights to access personal information or have it corrected or deleted.

If you have any questions, please contact us through the methods provided in the “Contact details” section below.

1. Purpose and categories of data

“Personal information” is information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular individual, device, or household. Please find information below regarding what categories of personal information are collected and the purpose for which the categories shall be used.

1.1 We use your data for the following purpose:

Contact, respond to an inquiry, provide our services, or process an order.

The following categories of data are collected

  • Identifiers, which may include name, phone number, email address, and other identifiers provided through webforms. We source this information directly from you.
  • Personal data categories contained in customer records, which may include name, address, telephone number, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other payment and financial information. We source this information directly from you.
  • Commercial information, which may include records of services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies. We source this information directly from you.

1.2 We use your data for the following purpose:

Registering an account

The following categories of data are collected

  • Identifiers, which may include name, email address, alias, and online identifier. We source this information directly from you.
  • Professional or employment-related information, such as information about professional certifications. We source this information directly from you.

1.3 We use your data for the following purpose:

Compiling and analyzing statistics for website improvement, to screen for potential risk or fraud, and to protect and defend against misuse, such as excessive queries or any bot usage.

The following categories of data are collected

  • Geolocation data. We source this information directly or indirectly from you (e.g., from observing your actions on our website).
  • Internet, technical or other similar network activity, which may include usage and browsing history; browser type/version; operating system; device information, including device properties and IP address; and error logs. We source this information directly or indirectly from you (e.g., from observing your actions on our website). Please see our Cookie Policy for more information.
  • Personal data categories contained in customer records, which may include name, address, telephone number, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other payment and financial information. We source this information directly from you.

2. Sharing with other parties

We only share or disclose personal information to other recipients for the following purposes:

Purpose of the data transfer: Email Management
With whom it is shared: Email management administrative service provider

Country or state in which this third party is located: USA

Categories of personal information shared: Identifiers; Internet, technical or other similar network activity

Purpose of the data transfer: Website Analytics
With whom it is shared: Website analytics service providers

Country or state in which this third party is located: USA

Categories of personal information shared: Geolocation data; Internet, technical or other similar network activity

Purpose of the data transfer: Process payments
With whom it is shared: Payment processors

Country or state in which this third party is located: USA

Categories of personal information shared: Identifiers; Personal data categories contained in customer records; Internet, technical or other similar network activity

We also disclose personal information if we are required by law or by a court order, in response to a law enforcement agency, to the extent permitted under other provisions of law, to protect our rights, or for an investigation on a matter related to public safety.

We may share or transfer your personal information in the course of any direct or indirect reorganization process including, but not limited to, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, bankruptcies, and sales of all or a part of our assets. Your personal information may be shared following completion of such transaction and/or during the assessment process pending transfer. If transferred in such a case, your information would remain subject to this privacy statement or a privacy policy that, at a minimum, protects your privacy to an equal degree as this privacy statement.

3. How we respond to Do Not Track signals & Global Privacy Control

Our website responds to and supports the Do Not Track (DNT) header request field. If you turn DNT on in your browser, those preferences are communicated to us in the HTTP request header, and we will not track your browsing behavior.

4. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. For more information about cookies, please refer to our Cookie Policy on our Cookie Policy (US) webpage.

We have concluded a data processing agreement with Google.

5. Security

We are committed to the security of personal information. We take appropriate security measures to limit abuse of and unauthorized access to personal information.  Please understand, however, that no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure due to the inherent risks of data transmission over the Internet. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you understand that any information that you transfer to us is done at your own risk. If we learn of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using our website or providing personal information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of the website. We may post a notice via our website 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 notice of a security breach in writing.

6. Third party websites

This privacy statement does not apply to third party websites connected by links on our website. We cannot guarantee that these third parties handle your personal information in a reliable or secure manner. We recommend you read the privacy statements of these websites prior to making use of these third party websites.

7. Amendments to this privacy statement

We reserve the right to make amendments to this privacy statement. It is recommended that you consult this privacy statement regularly in order to be aware of any changes. If we make material changes to our privacy statement, we will notify you by prominently posting the changes on our website or by using the contact information you have on file with us. By continuing to use our website you are agreeing to be bound by any changes or revisions made to this privacy statement.

8. California Rights

If you are a California resident (“consumer”), you may be entitled to the following rights. If you have any questions or want to know which personal information we have about you, please contact us through the contact methods provided in the “Contact details” section below. Please make sure to always clearly state who you are, so that we can be certain that we do not modify or delete any data of the wrong person. We shall provide the requested information only upon receipt of a verifiable consumer request. Whenever feasible for verification, we will match the identifying information provided by you to the personal information already maintained by us. If, however, we cannot verify your identify, we may request additional information. You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. Such authorized agent must have permission to submit requests on your behalf. We may deny a request from an agent that does not submit proof that they have been authorized by you to act on your behalf.:

8.1 Right to know what personal information is being collected about you

A consumer shall have the right to request that a business that collects personal information about the consumer disclose to the consumer the following:

  1. The categories of personal information it has collected about that consumer.
  2. The categories of sources from which the personal information is collected.
  3. The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling personal information.
  4. The categories of third parties with whom the business shares personal information.
  5. The specific pieces of personal information it has collected about that consumer.

8.2 The right to know whether personal information is sold or disclosed and to whom

A consumer shall have the right to request that a business that sells the consumer’s personal information, or that discloses it for a business purpose, disclose to that consumer:

  1. The categories of personal information that the business collected about the consumer.
  2. The categories of personal information that the business sold about the consumer and the categories of third parties to whom the personal information was sold, by category or categories of personal information for each third party to whom the personal information was sold.
  3. The categories of personal information that the business disclosed about the consumer for a business purpose.

8.3 The Right to equal service and price, even if you exercise your privacy rights

We shall not discriminate against a consumer because the consumer exercised any of the consumer’s privacy rights, including, but not limited to, by:

  1. Denying goods or services to the consumer.
  2. Charging different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties.
  3. Providing a different level or quality of goods or services to the consumer, if the consumer exercises the consumer’s privacy rights.
  4. Suggesting that the consumer will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services. However, nothing prohibits us from charging a consumer a different price or rate, or from providing a different level or quality of goods or services to the consumer, if that difference is reasonably related to the value provided to the consumer by the consumer’s data.

8.4 The right to delete any personal information

  1. A consumer shall have the right to request that a business delete any personal information about the consumer which the business has collected from the consumer.
  2. A business that receives a verifiable request from a consumer to delete the consumer’s personal information pursuant to subdivision (a) of this section shall delete the consumer’s personal information from its records and direct any service providers to delete the consumer’s personal information from their records.
  3. A business or a service provider shall not be required to comply with a consumer’s request to delete the consumer’s personal information if it is necessary for the business or service provider to maintain the consumer’s personal information in order to:
  4. Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, provide a good or service requested by the consumer, or reasonably anticipated within the context of a business’s ongoing business relationship with the consumer, or otherwise perform a contract between the business and the consumer.
  5. Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity.
  6. Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
  7. Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law.
  8. Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act pursuant to Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 1546) of Title 12 of Part 2 of the Penal Code.
  9. Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the businesses’ deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, if the consumer has provided informed consent.
  10. To enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with the expectations of the consumer based on the consumer’s relationship with the business.
  11. Comply with a legal obligation.
  12. Otherwise use the consumer’s personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which the consumer provided the information.

8.5 The right to opt-out of the sale of personal information

A consumer shall have the right to opt-out of the sale of personal information. We do not sell your personal information at this time, we do not share your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, and we do not sell the personal information of children under 16 years old

9. Data retention

We will retain your personal information for as long as needed to provide you services, comply with our accounting and legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

10. Children

Our website is not designed to attract children and it is not our intent to collect personal information from children under the age of consent in their country of residence. We therefore request that children under the age of consent do not submit any personal information to us. In the event that we learn that a child has provided us with personal information, we will delete such personal information.

11. Consent to transfer

If you are visiting our website from a location outside of the U.S., your connection may be through and to servers located in the U.S. Any information you provide during your visit will be processed and maintained on our server and other internal systems located within the U.S. or otherwise as described above. You acknowledge you understand that by providing your personal information to us, your personal information (i) will be used for the uses identified above in accordance with this privacy statement, and (ii) may be transferred to the U.S. as indicated above, in accordance with applicable law.

12. Contact details

Data Protocol

251 1/2 King Street, Suite 202, Charleston SC 29401

United States
Website: https://dataprotocol.com
Email: beta@dataprotocol.com
Toll free phone number: 1(800) 539-1240