Updated: March 2, 2022
1. Collection and Use of Personal Information
We and our third-party providers (including service providers, as referred to in Sections 6.2 and 6.3) collect the personal information you provide when you engage in any Activities. For example, when you register for a service or attend an event, we may collect basic information about you such as your name, username, password, email address, mailing address, phone number, date of birth, and other personal and business demographic or contact information. You may also provide us with certain employment information in connection with an application for employment or contracting with sig9.dev. In some cases, you may have previously provided your personal information to sig9.dev.
In some cases where you have registered for certain Activities, we may store your personal information temporarily until we receive confirmation of the information you provided via an email (i.e., where we send an email message to the email address provided as part of your registration to confirm a subscription request). Please note that your rights for any particular request, product or service may be determined by the notice provided with such request, product, or service, and in the event of a conflict between this notice and that notice, the specific notice provided with the request, product, or service will control.
sig9.dev only collects sensitive personal information when (a) you voluntarily provide us such information, (b) you expressly permit us to use this information, or (c) such information is required or permitted to be collected by law or industry standards. Sensitive personal information includes personal information regarding a person's race, ethnicity, political beliefs, trade union membership, religious or similar beliefs, physical or mental health, sexual orientation, or criminal record. Please use your discretion when providing sensitive personal information to sig9.dev or permitting sig9.dev to use such sensitive personal information. Do not provide sensitive personal information to sig9.dev or permit sig9.dev to use such sensitive personal information, unless you consent to (i) sig9.dev's use of that sensitive personal information for its business purposes, and (ii) the transfer and storage of that sensitive personal information to and in sig9.dev systems.
1.1 Automatic collection of personal information
1.1.1 IP addresses
An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a number assigned to your Internet-enabled device (including computers and mobile devices) whenever you access the Internet. It allows computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate may be recorded for sig9.dev's information technology security and system diagnostic purposes. This information may also be used to maintain and improve our Activities and to generate and analyze statistics about the Activities and your engagement in them.
Cookies may be placed on your Internet-enabled device whenever you engage in our online Activities. This allows our websites, applications or collaboration platforms to remember your device and serves several purposes.
For some of our online Activities, a notification banner may appear requiring your consent to collect cookies. If you do not provide consent, your device will not be tracked for marketing-related activities. A secondary type of cookie referred to as “user-input” cookies may still be required for necessary functionality. Such cookies will not be blocked using this notification banner. Your selection will be saved in a cookie and is valid for a period of 90 days. If you wish to revoke your selection, you may do so by clearing your web browser's cookies.
Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, you may be able to choose whether to accept cookies via your web browser's settings. You may also be able to delete cookies from your device. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of the features of our online Activities.
|Performance (i.e., User's Browser)||Our online Activities are built using common Internet platforms. These have built-in cookies which help compatibility issues (i.e. to identify your browser type) and improve performance (i.e. quicker loading of content).|
|Security (e.g. Asp .NET) Cookies||If you register for access to a restricted area, our cookies ensure that your device is logged for the duration of your visit. You will need your username and password to access the restricted areas.|
|Site Preferences||Our cookies may also remember your site preferences (e.g., language) or seek to enhance your experience (e.g., by personalizing a greeting or content). This will apply to areas where you have registered specifically for access or create an account.|
|Analytical||We use several third-party analytics tools to help us understand how site visitors use our web site. This allows us to improve the quality and content on Sig9 LLC.com for our visitors. The aggregated statistical data cover items such as total visits or page views, and referrers to our web sites. Further details on our use of Google Analytics are described in Section 1.1.5.|
|Site visitor feedback|
We use a third-party survey tool to invite a percentage of visitors to provide their feedback. Cookies are used to prevent visitors from being invited multiple times.
The first cookie (1) is set if the visitor is not invited to participate in the survey, and is used to ensure visitors are not invited after their first page view.
The second cookie (2) is set if the visitor is invited to participate in the survey, and is used to ensure the visitor is not invited again to participate for a period of 90 days.
|Social sharing||We use third party social media widgets or buttons to provide you with additional functionality to share content from our online Activities to social media platforms and email. Use of these widgets or buttons may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, ensure your interaction is displayed webpages (e.g. the social share count cache is updated) and log information about your activities across the Internet and on our online Activities. We encourage you to review each provider's privacy information before using any such service. Further details on our use of social media widgets and applications are described in Section 1.2.|
Other third-party tools and widgets may be used on our websites or portions of certain online Activities to provide additional functionality. Depending on how you set your preferences in your browser and/or the cookie banner, use of these tools or widgets may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use and ensure your interaction is displayed properly.
Cookies by themselves do not tell us your personal information or otherwise identify you personally. You can manage cookies and delete cookies from sig9.dev using your browser settings. Browsers like Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari give you the ability to accept, reject, or delete cookies. Please use the help center for those browsers to learn more.
NOTE: BY ACCESSING, USING, OR ENGAGING IN OUR ONLINE ACTIVITIES, OR ENTERING YOUR LOGIN DETAILS TO ACCESS AREAS RESERVED FOR REGISTERED USERS, YOU AGREE THAT WE, OR A THIRD PARTY ACTING ON OUR BEHALF, CAN PLACE THESE COOKIES ON YOUR INTERNET-ENABLED DEVICE.
1.1.3 Interest-Based Advertising
To learn more about this type of advertising and how to opt-out of this form of advertising, you may either visit www.aboutads.info to opt-out of sites and services participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) self-regulatory program, or visit www.networkadvertising.org/choices to opt-out of this form of advertising by members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”). Note that electing to opt out will not stop advertising from appearing in your browser or applications, although it may make the ads you see less relevant to your interests. This opt-out works through cookies set on a particular browser, so if you delete cookies from a web browser, or use a different browser, you will need to opt out again.
Your choice to opt out on a particular browser or device will apply only to the collection and use of information from that particular browser or device. Opting out on a particular device will not opt you out of information collection on other devices, nor will it limit cross-device sharing on those other devices. If you use different browsers on a device or multiple devices, for each browser and device you wish to opt out, please opt out each device and browser separately at www.aboutads.info/choices.
1.1.4 Do Not Track
1.1.5 Usage Analytics
sig9.dev uses third-party usage analytics tools as part of our online Activities, including Google Analytics, which may be subject to separate privacy policies. More information about how Google Analytics is used by sig9.dev can be found here: Google Partner Sites.
If you have questions about other third-party usage analytics tools we use in order to determine how those services may collect and use your data, please contact our Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1.1.6 Web beacons
A web beacon is a small image file on a web page that can be used to collect certain information from your Internet-enabled device, such as an IP address, the time the content was viewed, a web browser type, and the existence of cookies previously set by the same server. sig9.dev only uses web beacons in accordance with applicable laws.
sig9.dev or its third-party providers may use web beacons to track the effectiveness of third-party websites that provide us with recruiting or marketing services or to gather aggregate visitor statistics and manage cookies.
You have the option to render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. The web beacon may still record an anonymous visit from your IP address, but cookie information will not be recorded.
In some of our online Activities (e.g., newsletters and other communications), we and third-party providers operating on our behalf, may monitor recipient actions such as email open rates through embedded links within the messages. We collect this information to gauge user interest and to maintain and improve our online Activities and such third-parties' services.
Please be aware that if you opt to render some web beacons unusable, you may not be able to fully experience some of the features of our online Activities.
1.1.7 Location-based tools
sig9.dev and its service providers may collect and use the geographical location of your Internet-enabled device (e.g., via tracking beacons, Bluetooth or GPS) in connection with certain Activities, but only with your express permission. With respect to the collection of precise information about the location of your device, once you have consented to the collection you may adjust or withdraw this permission at any time by managing your “Location Services” preferences through your device's settings. This location data is collected for the purpose of providing you with information regarding our Activities, products, and services which we believe may be of interest to you based on your geographic location, and to improve our location-based Activities, responses to requests, products and services.
Please be aware that if you opt to exercise your right to alter, or altogether turn off, location-based services on your device, you may not be able to fully experience some of the features of our Activities.
1.2 Social media widgets and applications
In addition, our online Activities may feature blogs, forums, crowd-sourcing and other applications or services (collectively, “Social Media Features”). The purpose of Social Media Features is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and content. Any personal information you provide on any sig9.dev Social Media Feature may be shared with other users of that Social Media Feature (unless otherwise stated at the point of collection), over whom we may have limited or no control.
sig9.dev understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, especially in an online environment. Our Activities are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 13. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain personal information about anyone under the age of 13, except as part of an engagement to provide professional or development services.
2. Sharing and transfer of Personal Information
In some instances, sig9.dev may share personal information about you with various third-party providers working on our behalf. sig9.dev requires these entities to safeguard personal information in the same manner as sig9.dev.
sig9.dev may also disclose personal information in order to respond to lawful requests of government or law enforcement agencies, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements or where disclosure is required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations, or agency rules. In the event, ownership of sig9.dev (or an affiliate) or its assets change as the result of a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, information owned or controlled by sig9.dev may be transferred to another entity. Information may also be shared in connection with the consideration, negotiation or completion of a corporate transaction in which we are acquired by or merged with another entity or we sell, liquidate, assign or transfer all or a portion of our assets. These disclosures may also be needed for data privacy or security audits and/or to investigate or respond to a complaint or security threat.
sig9.dev does not sell personal information to third parties. sig9.dev and our third-party providers may use personal information in an anonymized form for research and development. This data does not identify you individually, but rather helps to identify trends in user preferences and behaviors. In addition, we may share de-identified reports on user demographics and traffic patterns, as well as de-identified information, with third parties.
Cross-Border Collection and Transfer. We may directly collect personal information from or about you if you are in a jurisdiction other than the U.S. to provide you with services associated with the Activities. Similarly, if you are in the U.S., we may transfer outside of the U.S. the information we collect from or about you outside of the U.S. Regardless of where you are, we may transfer certain personal information across geographical borders to other entities or persons who are affiliated with sig9.dev or to various third party providers working on our behalf, or we may receive personal information in the U.S. or elsewhere transferred from another entity or person affiliated with sig9.dev or an unaffiliated third party.
sig9.dev and our service providers may also store personal information in a jurisdiction other than where you are based, and such jurisdiction may not provide the same level of protection for your personal information as your home country. By providing your personal information to sig9.dev or our service providers, you understand that your personal information may be collected, transferred, and/or stored in a jurisdiction other than your home country. Each entity and person affiliated with sig9.dev is required to safeguard personal information in accordance with its contractual obligations and data protection legislation applicable to its provision of services. If you are located outside of the U.S., you may have additional rights as described in Section 7.
We may require you to provide certain personal information in order to receive additional information about our Activities. sig9.dev may also ask for your permission for certain uses of your personal information, and you can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular Activities (e.g., an online newsletter), you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from an Activity, we will try to remove your personal information promptly, although we may require additional information or confirmation before we can process your request.
4. Data Privacy Requests
If you have submitted your personal information to sig9.dev, you may have the right to request, under applicable law, that sig9.dev provide you with reasonable access to your personal information, update or correct any inaccuracies in your personal information, or delete your personal information, and, in any such event, sig9.dev will take all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, so long as our doing so would be consistent with applicable law, sig9.dev's contractual requirements, and/or the industry standards applicable to sig9.dev.
To make a Data Privacy Request, please contact us by:
Submitting a Data Privacy Request through our webform; or
Contacting our Privacy Officer at email@example.com.
5. Data security and integrity
sig9.dev has and requires its service providers to have security policies and procedures in place to help protect personal information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Despite sig9.dev's efforts, however, security cannot be guaranteed against all threats. We seek to limit access to your personal information to those who have a need to know and require those individuals to maintain the confidentiality of such information. We also make efforts to retain personal information only for so long as the information is needed for our professional, marketing, or analytic purposes or to comply with legal requirements, industry standards, or an individual's request, or until that person asks that the information be deleted.
6. Additional Disclosures for California Residents
This section applies to any California residents about whom we have collected personal information as part of engaging in our Activities.
For purposes of this section, “personal information” means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular California consumer or household; “household” means a person or group of people who: (a) reside at the same address, (b) share a common device or the same service provided by a business, and (c) are identified by the business as sharing the same group account or unique identifier. Personal information does not include publicly available information or information that has been de-identified.
6.1 Information We Collect
The types of personal information we collect about you will depend on your relationship with sig9.dev. For example, in many cases, we may collect personal information from our business clients during an engagement to provide products and services to our clients; our collection and use of such personal information is governed by our contract with that entity. In other cases, we may collect personal information directly from consumers or households that engage in Activities.
We may collect the following categories of personal information about you or members of your household:
Identifiers, which may include real name and alias; postal address; unique personal identifier; online identifiers as detailed below; IP address; email address; telephone number; account number, name and password; Social Security number; driver's license number, passport number, state or other government-issued identification card number; Federal employer identification number, and/or other similar identifiers;
Commercial information, which may include records of personal property; products, or services purchased, obtained, or considered; account balances, payment history, or account activity; bank account information and other information relating to your financial institution; credit application, credit checks, and information from credit reporting agencies; and/or other purchasing or consumer histories or tendencies;
Information relating to Internet activity or other electronic network activity, which may include cookie identifiers, clear gifs, browser type, Internet service provider (“ISP”), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, clickstream data, device platform, device version and/or other device characteristics including your choice of settings such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS data;
Geolocation data, which may include GPS data; locational information based upon your IP address; cell network data; and/or other similar locational data;
Audio, electronic, or visual information, which may include records of calls to or from our customer service centers; and/or video surveillance information;
Professional or employment-related information, which may include information regarding your current and previous employers; job title and responsibilities; assets; income; and/or other information related to your work history and/or prospective employment;
Education information, which may include academic record, degrees, and educational history;
Inferences about you, which may include preferences and characteristics and other information we may infer from other personal information we have collected;
Information not listed above and related to characteristics protected under California or federal law; which may include gender; race and ethnicity; nationality; marital status; military service or veteran status; and/or date of birth; and
Other personal information not listed above and described in the California Customer Records Act, California Civil Code Section 1798.80(e), which may include signature, physical characteristics or description, insurance policy number, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, and/or any other financial, medical or health insurance information.
6.2 Purposes and Sources of Collection
We may collect or use personal information for the following purposes:
Administer, maintain, and improve our Activities;
Assess third-party providers and service providers;
Audit and compliance with policies, procedures, laws, regulations and/or industry standards;
Billing, payment, and fulfillment;
Customer and client communications;
Customer and client relationship management;
Financial reporting and accounting;
General business administration;
Health, safety, and wellness of our workplace, facilities, and workforce;
Internal analytics and benchmarking;
Market our Activities;
Market the products and services of sig9.dev, other affiliated entities, or other third parties;
Protect against fraud and other malicious or illegal activity;
Provision and performance of services; and
Systems and data security.
We may collect personal information from the following sources, including, but not limited to via applications and forms, collaboration platforms, communications, and interactions with us and through our in-person or online events or meetings and online Activities such as websites and mobile applications:
Our clients and customers and prospective clients and customers, or their authorized representatives;
Our affiliates, joint ventures, and other companies under our common control, if any (collectively, “Affiliates”);
Our service providers, such as customer relationship management providers, analytics providers, website hosting providers, systems administrators and communications delivery services;
Unaffiliated third parties with which we have a business relationship and/or promotional and joint-marketing partners;
Social media platforms providers, online communities and forums and online advertising providers and partners;
Employees, contractors, and sig9.dev job applicants;
Government entities and databases, such as anti-fraud databases, sanctions list and court judgments; and
Publicly available sources.
6.3 Disclosures of Personal Information
6.3.1 Categories of Third Parties with Whom We Share Personal Information
Affiliates. We may share personal information with our Affiliates.
Contractors. We may share personal information with sig9.dev contractors, including developers.
Technical and Operational Service Providers and Business Partners. We may engage third parties to perform certain functions on our behalf. To do so, we may disclose personal information to our third-party business partners, contractors, and service providers in order to maintain and operate the websites and provide, improve, and personalize the services, including to fulfill requests for the services and for other technical and processing functions, such as sending e-mails on our behalf, fulfilling orders, and technical support. We may also share personal information to service providers or other third parties to detect, protect against, and respond to security incidents or other malicious, deceptive, illegal, or fraudulent activity or other threats.
Marketing and Analytics Providers. We may share personal information with third-party providers for marketing and analytics purposes.
Government Entities. We may share personal information with government entities and agencies, regulators, law enforcement, and other third parties, including to provide the services, comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant, or pursuant to legal process and to establish or exercise our legal rights or for fraud- or crime-prevention purposes.
Professional Service Firms. We may share personal information with other professional service firms in connection with our legal, regulatory, and industry obligations and to establish or exercise our rights and defend against claims, including, for example, auditors, law firms, insurers, consultants, and contractors.
6.3.2 Disclosures of Personal Information for Business or Commercial Purposes
We may have disclosed the following types of personal information to third parties or service providers for a business or commercial purpose in the previous twelve (12) months:
Information relating to Internet activity or another electronic network activity;
Audio, electronic, or visual information;
Professional or employment-related information;
Inferences about you;
Information not listed above and related to characteristics protected under California or federal law; and
Other personal information not listed above and described in the California Customer Records Act, California Civil Code Section 1798.80(e).
6.3.3 Sales of Personal Information
We do not sell personal information and have not sold personal information in the previous twelve (12) months.
6.4 Your Privacy Rights
You may be entitled by applicable law to exercise the following rights with respect to your personal information:
Right to Know. You have the right to request what personal information we collect, use, disclose and/or sell, as applicable.
Right to Delete. You have the right to request that we delete the personal information that we have collected about you.
Right to Opt-out of the Sale of Personal Information. You have the right to request to be opted-out from the sale of your personal information. However, as described in Section 6.3.3, we do not sell personal information.
Right to Non-discrimination. You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of the privacy rights described above.
You may also authorize someone to exercise the above rights on your behalf. If we have collected information on your minor child, you may exercise the above rights on behalf of your minor child.
To exercise any of your rights, please contact us by:
Submitting a Data Privacy Request through our webform; or
Contacting our Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will respond to authorized and verified requests as soon as practicable and as required by law, including any reason for denying or restricting a request. Please note that, where we have received your personal information through our business clients or where we are otherwise operating as a service provider, we may refer you to the business with whom you have a direct relationship in order to implement your request, pursuant to applicable law.
In addition, the above rights are subject to various exclusions and exceptions under applicable laws, and under certain circumstances, we may be unable to implement your request.
7. Non-U.S. Data
sig9.dev is based in the United States and does not direct our Activities to data subjects that are located outside of the U.S. However, in certain circumstances, we do interact with or collect personal information about data subjects outside of the U.S. In such circumstances, we typically collect personal information from data subjects outside of the U.S. through a direct collection of that information via our Activities. At times, personal information may be transferred to us from our contractors or an unaffiliated third party outside of the U.S. Where this applies, we typically receive your personal information because it is necessary to perform a contract or pre-contractual measures with you or because of our legitimate interests. If we receive personal information transferred by a contractor or an unaffiliated third party, it would typically be pursuant to the appropriate foreign regulator-approved standard contractual clauses or based on another lawful basis. To know more about additional non-U.S. data subject notices and rights, please review our Notice of Processing .
By using the sig9.dev websites and/or submitting your personal identifiable information, YOU CERTIFY THAT YOU MEET AGE AND OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SITE AS SET FORTH IN OUR POLICIES, AND CONSENT TO COLLECTION, USE, DISCLOSURE, STORAGE, AND TRANSFER OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OUTSIDE THE eUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA, SWITZERLAND, CANADA, OR ANY OTHER NON U.S. JURISDICTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS NOTICE.
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