Last Updated: 7/13/2016
Personal Information: How We Collect and Use It
We clearly identify data you must provide so we can deliver the services or information you request. CertMatch.com may ask that you provide personal information, such as your first and last name, company name, telephone number, mailing/billing address (including ZIP/Postal code), e-mail address, and other personal information. You may also be asked to provide credit card information if purchasing a service or product through CertMatch.com. Providing all this information is optional, but failure to do so may also limit the services available to you.
Although some of CertMatch.com is available without registration or providing personal information, in order to take advantage of other CertMatch.com features, you will be asked to provide personal information. This personal information is provided voluntarily by you in order to participate or register for a particular product or service, or when you otherwise communicate with us, our partners or affiliates. Personal information will be collected on various pages, including, but not limited to, when you:
- Upload your profile picture/ logo and other information
- Submit an online inquiry through any contact form
- Save information to your account
- Register for an account, subscription, email alerts, newsletters and other CertMatch.com information
- Utilize CertMatch.com Consulting Services
- Make a purchase through CertMatch.com on our website or through phone.
You are given the option to share some or all of this information with our partners, affiliates and CertMatch.com and is voluntary on your part. At your discretion, you may choose to share your personally identifiable information or you may remain anonymous. CertMatch.com, with your consent, may share data with these partners and affiliates to send you an email or postal mail, provide customer support, or for delivery of goods. All such partners, affiliates and 3rd parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services, and are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. However, CertMatch.com is not responsible for how this information is used by our partners, affiliates. Please be sure to review their privacy policies to ensure that you completely understand how they collect, use and share your information. CertMatch.com does not knowingly share your personally identifiable information with unaffiliated third parties without your permission.
We may use your information to, among other things:
- Keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within CertMatch.com websites, in order to determine what CertMatch.com services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within CertMatch.com websites to users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area in order to personalize your experience and improve customer service.
- Process transactions that you register for with CertMatch.com
- Share your information with our Training Partners
- Provide targeted information to you regarding the interests you have provided
- Provide the information or service requested or otherwise respond to your inquiries
- Improve the content, navigation, and efficiency of the CertMatch.com
- Make you aware of other benefits, products, services or events offered by CertMatch.com, its partners or affiliates that may interest you through email or other forms
In order to respond to a request you submitted through CertMatch.com, we may share your personal information with our partners or affiliated companies that may be able to respond directly to your inquiry.
In addition, we may disclose your information to third parties (1) in connection with a merger, sale or consolidation of all or substantially all our assets, or (2) If required by law or in a good faith belief that such action is necessary, CertMatch.com will disclose your personal information, without notice in order to: (a) conform to the law or comply with any legal process such as a subpoena, court order or warrant served on CertMatch.com; (b) defend and protect CertMatch.com rights or property and, (c) act in an emergency situation requiring swift action to protect the safety of our users and the public as a whole and prevent imminent danger and serious damage or destruction of evidence.
We may use and share with others aggregated or anonymous (not personally identifiable) information that we have collected based on web usage data, surveys, or statistical information that we have compiled about our users.
We attempt to limit access to other users and training providers but cannot guarantee that other parties will not gain access to your information once you disclose your information. We cannot control the use made of your information by third parties who access such information when they are in our searchable database. You should not post sensitive information that you do not want made public in the data posted in our database.
Our web servers use “cookies” to automatically collect and save your web usage data when you visit CertMatch.com. This helps save time and also personalizes your experience with CertMatch.com. This information, including your Internet Protocol (IP) address, referring sites, pages viewed, browser type, operating system, CPU speed, referring or exit web pages, information and length of visit, informs us about how visitors use and navigate CertMatch.com. This also allows us to retrieve your previously recorded information to quickly customize pages that are revisited.
Children Thirteen and Under
CertMatch.com is not intended for children thirteen and under. We do not knowingly collect or use information from persons of this age group. To use CertMatch.com services you must have permission from a parent or guardian.
CertMatch.com periodically reviews and updates security measures in order to stay current with technologies and provide a secure platform.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive payment information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway provider’s database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. After a transaction, your personally identifiable information may or may not be stored on our servers.
Certmatch.com allows you to sign up and subscribe to blogs, newsletters and alerts. CertMatch.com gives you the ability to update your notification and subscription preferences online. You may change your preferences regarding the types of communications you receive from CertMatch.com by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or clicking on an email received from CertMatch.com that has an unsubscribe link.
Regarding the information you provided to and services you subscribed to with our partners, affiliates and 3rd parties, you must contact them directly and follow their unsubscribe procedures. CertMatch.com cannot unsubscribe you from their database(s).