Last Revised: May 31, 2022
For any inquiries or questions regarding our privacy practices, you may always contact our Support Team at email@example.com. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.
In order to use ESG services at any level, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration, a user is required to give contact information (such as name and email address), and a unique identifier. We use this information to contact the user about services on our site for which the user has expressed interest.
We may use a distribution partner(s) and a trusted third party payment processor(s) to help us manage ordering, invoicing and processing of payments for our products and services. When a user pays for a subscription to, or purchases, one of our products or services, the user has to enter information through an online order form. A user, or someone in the user's organization, must provide contact information (such as name, company name, telephone number, email, and billing address) and financial information (such as credit card number and expiration date). We and our distribution partners and third-party payment processors may also collect the user's internet protocol ("IP") address and hardware ID. We may request and receive from the distribution partner and third party payment processor a copy of the payment history between the user and us.
We may receive a user's financial information (such as the credit card type, expiration date, and the last four digits of the credit card number) from the third party payment processor, along with other personal data. The third party payment processor may also provide us with unique authentication tokens to make payment requests. This information is used to make payment requests or to register the user for an auto-renewing subscription that requires automatic payments in the future.
If you elect to purchase products from us, our affiliates and/or trusted business partners, to facilitate your product purchases we, our affiliates and/or trusted business partners (including third party payment processors may use the payment information or personal data you provided to us to process your purchases).
If a user is using a paid subscription product or service, their username and password are sent and received during each communication for security, authentication and verification purposes and to help resolve billing disputes. Payment card and other financial information are collected by us and our third party payment processors.
To facilitate renewal or reinstatement of a subscription we or our third party payment processors may also retain non-financial contact information and support and scan logs for customers whose licenses have expired.
Your personal data will be kept only for clear and legal purposes. All personal data will be processed fairly and in keeping with the purposes for which it was obtained.
We use your information for the following purposes:
We process your information in furtherance of some or all of the following legitimate interests:
Cookies are small text files sent from a server and stored to a user’s computer or other device. When a user visits a website or application more than once, the browser sends Cookies back to the website or application, allowing the website or application to recognise the user and remember things like their personalised details and preferences. More information about Cookies and details of how to manage or disable them can be found on https://www.aboutcookies.org.
Yes. We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using Cookies that are typically stored on the hard drive of your computer or on other device.
Some Cookies that have been set on our services may not be related to or controlled by us and may originate from one of our partners, affiliates or service providers. We do not control the use of these Cookies and cannot access them due to the way Cookies work, as Cookies can only be accessed by the party which originally set them.
You should check the applicable third party's website for more information about these Cookies.
You can change your browser or application settings so your device warns you each time a Cookie is sent, or to turn off all Cookies. Each web browser or application is different, so please look at your browser or application "help" menu to learn how to modify your Cookies preferences. However, if you disable Cookies you will not have access to certain features that may make your browsing of our website and use of our services smoother, and some of our services may not be available to you.
Most browsers allow you to choose whether you accept cookies or not. We have included links to some of the cookie preference pages of web browsers:
The following is a listing of cookies that are used or may, from time to time, be used across our website(s), services, and products:
These cookies are necessary for the overall operation of our websites/services/products and enable you to navigate the websites/services/products.
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These cookies are generally related to advertising and user metrics and used to improve our delivery of our websites/services/products to you.
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These cookies generally relate to analytics for us to improve and enhance our delivery and provision of our websites/services/products to users.
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Like most Web sites, our servers use log files to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may track information that your browser or your use of our product(s) provide us (including certain navigational and/or behavioral data) to help us improve and develop our product(s) and to provide improved services and update information to our users. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. To also improve our products over time and to consider strategies for delivering up-to-date products for users, we use tracking services. These may include Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Alexa. We also from time to time use tracking analytical measures across the use of our products and those of our affiliate companies or trusted business partners in order to provide you with quality products and to improve our products plus to provide you with information about products and services available. We may also use Data to provide you with support and technical assistance. The foregoing information may be linked to your account depending on our different tracking methods for purposes of improving our products and services and supporting your use.
We may collect user content and/or related data (including navigational and/or behavioral data) which may be transmitted, processed or stored using our product(s). We may also collect information on the files on your device, for example, the file name, file extension, file size and folder name, as well as retrieval and access activity for your data/files.
We collect technical information about the type of device you use to access our product(s), such as device type, IP address or hardware ID in order to activate accounts or provide support services.
We may use Local Shared Objects (LSOs), such as Flash, to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our Web site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity may use LSOs such as Flash to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs. To manage Flash LSOs, please visit https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html.
You always have a choice as to whether or how you interact with an advertisement (for example, by clicking to learn more about an offer). You agree that during use or access, our products may show you ads for our other products and offers. We may also place ads for our products on various third party websites and platforms, and, as a result, you may see ads for our products when visiting Google, YouTube, Facebook, and/or a variety of other websites and platforms. We may ask the proprietors of these websites/platforms to present our ads to particular demographic groups, for example, women over 25 years of age, or all visitors to a website who are in Ireland. The third party websites/platforms may use information they already have about the user, or may place cookies or similar tracking technologies in the user's browser, in order to decide what ads the user will see, including potentially our ads. If you wish to opt out of interest-based advertising and you are located in the European Union please visit the following URL: https://www.youronlinechoices.eu. If you are located anywhere else please visit the following URL: https://optout.aboutads.info. You will still see ads but the ads you see will likely be less relevant to you and your interests. If a user has any questions or concerns about the ads they see on any of these third party websites/platforms or if they have questions generally about the privacy practices of those sites, we encourage them to consult the privacy policies of those sites or enquire with the proprietors of those sites.
With your consent, if and as may be applicable and/or required or as otherwise generally allowed, we may use your information for us, our affiliated companies and/or trusted business/commercial partners to contact you and/or send you promotional/marketing communications and/or contact you directly by email, post, phone, mobile, text message, SMS, or other electronic means for any purpose, including to provide information about various apps, services, products, special offers, discounts, coupons, news, and events which may interest you. You have the right to ask us to stop processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. If you wish to exercise this right, you can follow our Unsubscribe instructions such as found on our website. "Unsubscribe" instructions or the "Unsubscribe" link in the marketing communications to advise us.
On rare occasions, it is necessary to send out a strictly service-related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. These communications are not promotional in nature.
We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and regarding issues relating to their accounts. We reply via email or phone, in accordance with the users' wishes.
ESG has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse.
We operate on a global basis. Accordingly, your personal information may be transferred and stored in countries outside of your location that are subject to different standards of data protection. We will take appropriate steps to ensure that the transfer of personal information is in accordance with applicable law and is managed carefully to protect your privacy rights and interests and transfers are limited to countries which are recognized as providing an adequate level of legal protection or where we can be satisfied that alternative arrangements are in place to protect your privacy rights. Accordingly, where we transfer your personal information outside ESG or to third parties who may assist us to provide our products, we obtain contractual commitments from them to protect your personal information; or where we receive requests for information from law enforcement or regulators, we consider these requests carefully before any personal information is disclosed. You have a right to contact us for more information about the safeguards that we have put in place to ensure the adequate protection of your personal information when it is transferred as described in the section.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personally identifiable information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety, the safety of others or investigate fraud. For example, ESG may disclose personally identifiable information to law enforcement, other government officials, or third parties in response to criminal or civil subpoenas. In certain situations, ESG may be required to disclose personally identifiable information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
As noted, we use one or more third parties and/or trusted business partners for credit card/payment processing to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. These companies are authorized to use your personally identifiable information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
In the event ESG goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users' personally identifiable information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. Users will be notified prior to a change of ownership or control of their personally identifiable information. If as a result of the business transition, the users' personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection they will be given a choice not to have their information used in this different manner, as described in the notification of changes section, below.
Periodically, our site may request information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user, therefore, has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of ESG's services. Users' personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys, they may not use customers' personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
Our Web site may offer publicly accessible blogs. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personally identifiable information from our blog or community forum, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personally identifiable information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
ESG takes every reasonable precaution to protect its users' information. When users submit sensitive information via ESG's Web sites, their information is protected both online and off-line. When our registration/order forms ask users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with an industry-standard encryption protocol – SSL. While on a secure page, such as our paid order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when users are just "surfing." While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also employ security measures to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted on our servers. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerks or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us at email@example.com.
Upon request, ESG will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personally identifiable information. If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users' personally identifiable information. You can make the change by accessing your account online or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. As a result, certain data and/or historical customer billing records may be maintained for extended periods, by ESG and by third party payment processing companies. We will not merge your personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information for the purpose of online preference marketing without obtaining your permission. We commit to undertaking periodic reviews of the personal information we hold to ensure personal information is not held any longer than is necessary. In some instances, we may delete some of the personal information we hold about you once you stop using our product(s).
We may not recognize Do Not Track ("DNT") signals from your browser or device. There is not yet a universally accepted standard on how to interpret and respond to DNT signals, which often conflict with other settings. If a standard approach is established, we will re-examine how we can appropriately respond to DNT signals.
1. California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ("CCPA") Under the CCPA, California consumers have the following rights towards their personal information:
Under California's "Shine the Light" law, California residents who provide certain personal data in connection with obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us once per calendar year information about the information that we shared with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of information and the names and addresses of those businesses with whom we shared information for the immediately prior calendar year. To obtain this information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +1 (888) 360-0646 with "Request for California Privacy Information" in the subject line and in the body of your message. We will provide the requested information to you at your email address in response. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the "Shine the Light" requirements, and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response. We may ask for additional information to verify your identity. Consumer Rights Notice. Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, we hereby provide California residents with the following specific consumer rights information: