Privacy Policy

This site is owned and operated by Corsearch Inc. (“we”, “us” or “Corsearch”). Your privacy is of the utmost of importance to us as a data controller and we are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Privacy Policy.

Through this site and our other services (together, “Services”), we gather certain types of information, including Personal Data, about our users, clients and/or others who contact us (whether through our website, via email or by phone). We feel you should fully understand our Privacy Policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This Privacy Policy discloses what Personal Data we gather, how we use it, who we may share it with, and also contains further information about your rights in relation to your Personal Data.

It is important that you read this Privacy Policy, together with any other privacy notice or fair processing information, we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing Personal Data about you, so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your information.

1. How we collect Personal Data

2. How we use Personal Data

3. Disclosures of your Personal Data

4. International Transfers

5. Retention of Personal Data

6. Children

7. Cookies

8. Security

9. Links to Other Web Sites

10. Opt-Out Policy

11. User Generated Content

12. Your Duties and Rights

13. Changes to this Privacy Policy

14. Contact Us

1. How we collect Personal Data

When we use the term “Personal Data,” we mean information that can be used to identify you as an individual person. We collect limited categories of Personal Data through our Services, including through:

  • Data you provide: for example, if you register or create an account on our site, we need to collect your name and email address. Similarly, when you contract with us for our Services, we need to collect your name, contact details and payment information. In addition, we collect Personal Data you provide to us through optional, voluntary submissions (e.g. when contacting us to inquire about our Services, to provide feedback or to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our blog(s), and to participate in polls and surveys). For further information, please see Section 2 below.
  • Data collected automatically: for example, information collected through Cookies on our website or through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to best tailor our content to readers' needs and to help improve our website functionality. For further information, please see Section 2 below.
  • Data we receive from third party sources: if your employer is our client, they may have provided us with your Personal Data in order for us to contact you about the Services we perform for your employer, or to manage the contract between us. For further information, please see Section 2 below.

2. How we use Personal Data

We will only use your Personal Data when and how the law allows us to. We rely on separate and overlapping bases to process your Personal Data lawfully (as described in the tables below). By way of example only, it may be necessary for us to process your Personal Data in order to provide Services you have requested and to perform the contract between us, or we may process your Personal Data where necessary to further Corsearch’s legitimate business interests, always taking into account that those legitimate interests will not be overridden by your personal rights and interests.

In certain circumstances we may ask for your consent to process your Personal Data. In such circumstances you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing undertaken by us prior to the withdrawal of your consent.

Data you provide

We collect the following Personal Data you provide (for example when you enter the information into form fields when registering or ordering Services, or when you contact us directly:

Category of Personal Data
Purposes of Processing
Legal Bases for Processing

Contact Information
including your name, address, email address, user name and phone number

To activate and administer your account and the Services requested, authenticate you as a user, and communicate with you, including where you have requested information from us about us or our Services, and as described below in Additional Uses of Personal Data.

To provide Services requested by you and to meet our contractual obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR)

Our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR)

Your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR), where obtained

Contact Information
including your email address

To provide you with updates to our blogs, where you have opted-in to receive such updates.

Your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR), where obtained

Financial Information
including payment or financial account information

To process payments for the Services requested and to provide purchased Services

To meet statutory tax or commercial law requirements

To process transactions requested by you and meet our contractual obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR)

Compliance with legal obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 (c) GDPR)

Purchase or Subscription Information
including details of Services purchased

To improve our platform.

Our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR)

Information provided in response to voluntary surveys, polls and inquiries
including response and poll information

To conduct voluntary market research, surveys, polls and similar inquiries to help us understand trends and client needs.

Where the site offers voting functionality, we may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.

To provide the Services requested by you (Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR).

Our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR)

 

Where we need to collect Personal Data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that information when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have entered (or are trying to enter) into with you. In such cases, we may be unable to provide the Services you have requested.

 

Data Collected Automatically

As is true of most digital platforms, we gather certain information automatically when you use our Services. This information may include browser, device and/or similar data that we collect as follows:

Data We Receive from Third Party Sources

We may obtain certain Personal Data about you from our corporate clients. In particular, if your employer has contracted with us for our Services, we may receive Personal Data about you directly from your employer, such as you name and work contact details. In such circumstances, we may use this Personal Data for the same purposes and on the same legal bases as set out above (see “Data you provide” above).

Additional Uses of Information and Legitimate Interests

In addition to the uses described above, we may use your Personal Data as necessary to serve our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR) in our business operations, as follows:

  • operating our business, administering the Services and managing your accounts;
  • contacting you to respond to your requests or inquiries;
  • processing and completing transactions you have requested, including, as applicable, order confirmation, processing payments and delivering products or services;
  • operating, managing and securing certain site functionality;
  • enabling you to register for our Services;
  • improving and optimizing our Services and other products for the benefit of the users;
  • to conduct voluntary market research, surveys, polls and similar inquiries to help us understand trends and client needs in order to better provide content to our clients and others.
  • ensuring the security of the Services and the protection of our systems and networks;
  • preventing, investigating, or providing notice of fraud, unlawful or criminal activity, or unauthorized access to or use of Personal Data, our sites or data systems;
  • enforcing our User Agreement, Services Terms and Conditions and other agreements; and
  • providing you with newsletters, articles, Service alerts or announcements and other information about the Services or our other products that we believe may be of interest to you. You may remove yourself from our mailing lists by following the link provided in every newsletter or marketing email we send to you.

3. Disclosures of your Personal Data

We may share your Personal Data with the following parties for the purposes set out in Section 2 (above):

  • Other Corsearch group companies, including Corsearch Luxembourg S.a.r.l., Corsearch Europe S.A., Corsearch Germany GmbH, Corsearch UK Limited, Corsearch France S.A.S., Corsearch US Holdings Inc., Corsearch Intermediate, Inc., CitizenHawk, Inc., Corsearch Mexico, LLC and Avantiq Oceania Pty Ltd.; 
  • Our services providers or processors who provide IT, system administration and other support services to us and who act as our data processors;
  • Our professional advisers, including; lawyers, auditors, insurers and accountants; and
  • Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets on a confidential basis.  Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your Personal Data only in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

The legal basis for sharing of your Personal Data with other Corsearch group companies is that this is necessary for our legitimate interests under Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in sharing your information for internal administrative purposes, in particular to offer the Services and to deal with any inquiries in an efficient and high-quality manner.

In compliance with applicable data protection requirements, we require all third parties to respect the security of your Personal Data and to treat it in accordance with the law.  We do not allow our processors to use your Personal Data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your Personal Data for specified purposes and in accordance with our authorization and instructions.

4. International Transfers

We transfer your Personal Data within the Corsearch group of companies for business purposes only. This may involve transferring your data outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to jurisdictions such as the U.S., which has not been deemed to offer adequate protection for your Personal Data by the European Commission.

In addition, some of our processors are based outside the EEA, so their processing of your Personal Data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.

To protect your Personal Data under EU data protection laws, we ensure your Personal Data is adequately protected and that such transfers are carried out in accordance with the law by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:

  • The country to which a transfer is made has been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection by the European Commission;
  • There are specific contracts in place which have been approved by the European Commission as providing your Personal Data with an adequate level of protection;
  • Where we use providers based in the U.S., they are certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, which requires them to provide an adequate level of protection to Personal Data; or
  • In certain circumstances, where you have given us your explicit consent to the transfer of your Personal Data outside the EEA.

Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your Personal Data outside the EEA.

5. Retention of Personal Data

We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or tax requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for Personal Data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your Personal Data, the purposes for which we process your Personal Data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

6. Children

Our Services are not directed to, and we do not intend to or knowingly collect or solicit Personal Data from children.  If you are a minor, do not provide us with any Personal Data.

7. Cookies

We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. We use cookies to help ensure our sites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide us with certain information, as set out above.

Cookies may collect certain limited Personal Data, such as your IP address.  However, generally most of the information we collect through cookies is not Personal Data.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary Cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our sites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our sites and complete purchases for Services. The legal basis for using such cookies is the provision of the service you have requested (Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR)

With your consent (under Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR), we also use the following cookies for the purposes described below:

  • Analytical/performance Cookies. These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors to our sites and to see how visitors move around our sites. This helps us to improve the ways our sites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. 
  • Functionality Cookies. These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our sites. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting Cookies. These cookies record your visit to our sites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our sites and any advertising displayed on them more relevant to you.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
 
Cookie Name Purpose
Corsearch Global Platform Remember User ZCBX
BHGD
CCIZ
RMAT
These cookies are used for "Remember Me" functionality on our platform
Corsearch Global Platform User preferences languageCode
IsMobile
cultureCode
CGPM_CustomKeyboard
These cookies are used to store user preferences on our platform and to ensure our content works on your device
Corsearch Global Platform Session cookie ASP.NET_SessionId
.ASPXROLES
These cookies are used for storing user session information. These cookies expire when your browsing session ends
Corsearch Global Platform forms authentication .CORSEARCHAUTHENTICATION This cookie is used by our platform to support single sign on functionality
HubSpot __hssc*
__hssrc*
__hstc*
hubspotutk*
wp4234*
__cfduid*
_ga*
_gid*
ak_bmsc*
bm_sv*
hs-ard*
messagesUtk*
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, including to keep track of visitor sessions and to recognize when visitors return to the site.
__hssc* expires after 30 minutes
__hssrc* expires at the end of the browser session
__hstc* expires after 2 years
hubspotutk* expires after 10 years
wp4234* expires after 1 year
__cfduid* expires after 1 year
_ga* expires after 2 years
_gid* expires after 1 day
ak_bmsc* expires after 1 day
bm_sv* expires after 1 hour
hs-ard* expires after 3 months
messagesUtk* expires after 2 years
Universal Analytics (Google) __utma*
__utmb*
__utmc*
__utmd*
__utmt*
__utmz*
_ga*
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to help us improve the site.
__utma* expires after 2 years
__utmb* expires after 30 minutes
__utmc* expires at the end of the browser session
__utmd* expires after 10 seconds
__utmt* expires after 10 minutes
__utmz* expires after 6 months
_ga* expires after 2 years
Kentico CMS CMSCsrfCookie*
CMSCurrentTheme*
CMSPreferredCulture*
cookiesDirective*
These cookies are used for to keep our site secure and to recognize visitors when they return to the site.
CMSCsrfCookie* expires at the end of your session
CMSCurrentTheme* expires after 24 hours
CMSPreferredCulture*expires after 1 year
cookiesDirective* expires after 1 year
YouTube Cookies PREF*
YSC*
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE*
remote_sid*
We embed videos on our site using YouTube. This may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player.
PREF* expires after 8 months
YSC* expires at the end of your session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE*expires after 6 months
remote_sid* expires at the end of your session
doubleclick.net IDE*
x_axis_main*
Used to improve advertising, for example, to avoid showing an ad that a user has already seen. There is no personally identifiable information in these cookies.
IDE* expires after 2 years
x_axis_main* expires after 1 year


You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you may need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys.

8. Security

We take appropriate steps to protect your Personal Data as you transmit your information from your computer to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

Corsearch employees who handle Personal Data treat it confidentially and may not disclose it to unauthorized third parties. Employees are responsible for the internal security of information. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, emails sent to or from this site or Corsearch may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us. Moreover, we have reasonable technical safeguards and security measures in place functionally with the site, but where you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.

9. Links to Other Websites

This site may contain links or references to other websites. Please be aware that we do not control those web sites and that, in any case, this Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

10. Opt-Out Policy

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
  • Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters
  • Opting not to be contacted by telephone, direct mail or email
  • Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users

11. User Generated Content

Some of our Services may enable users to submit their own content to participate online or through social media, and/or other functions. Please remember that any information you submit or post as user-generated content to the Services may be seen by other registered users. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal, financial or other information in such submissions or posts. We cannot prevent others from using such information in a manner that may violate this Privacy Policy, the law, or your personal privacy and safety. We are not responsible for the results of such postings.

12. Your Duties and Rights

Your duty to inform us of changes

It is important that the Personal Data we hold about you is accurate and current.  Please keep us informed if your Personal Data changes during your engagement with us.


Your rights in connection with Personal Data

If your Personal Data is protected under EU data protection law, under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
  • Request access to your Personal Data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to request a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you and to check that we are processing it lawfully.
  • Request correction of the Personal Data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your Personal Data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove Personal Data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it.
  • Object to the processing of your Personal Data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and, other than for the purposes of direct marketing, there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You have the right to object to our use of your personal data for direct marketing at any time.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your Personal Data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of Personal Data about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
  • Request the transfer of your Personal Data to another party. This right will only apply in limited circumstances, where we process your Personal Data based on your consent or where the processing of Personal Data is necessary for the performance of a contract between us.
Where applicable, to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with your competent data protection supervisory authority. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach a supervisory authority, so please contact us in the first instance.


No fee usually required

You will not usually have to pay a fee to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of the other rights above, where applicable).  However, in accordance with EU data protection law, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded or excessive.  Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.


What we may need from you

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that Personal Data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.


Time to respond

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month.  Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests.  In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.


13. Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 10, 2018.

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision, and if we make any material changes in the way we use your Personal Data, we will notify you by sending you an email to the last email address you provided to us and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on the Services and updating the effective date above. 
 

14. Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, requests or concerns about this Privacy Policy or other privacy-related matters, or if you would like to exercise any of your rights in relation to your Personal Data, you may contact us in the following ways:

(1)   By mail: Corsearch, Inc. 220 West 42nd Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036

(2)   Through our dedicated email address: privacy@corsearch.com

(3)   By contacting our General Counsel and Privacy Officer, Diane Plaut, directly at: Diane.Plaut@corsearch.com

(4)   By contacting our European representative: Corsearch Europe S.A.

  • By mail: Ragheno Business Park, Motstraat 30, BE-2800 Mechelen, Belgium
  • By email: privacy@corsearch.com