EFFECTIVE DATE: 12/26/2019
By visiting the Site, you agree that your personal information will be handled as described in this Policy. Your use of our Site, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Service, including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. The Certemy Terms of Service are incorporated by reference into this Policy.
We collect information about you directly from you and from third parties, as well as automatically through your use of our Site.
Information We Collect Directly From You. We collect the information that you provide to us when you complete our Contact Us form or otherwise request information from us.
Information We Collect Automatically. We automatically collect the following information about your use of our Site through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies: your domain name; your browser type and operating system; web pages you view; links you click; your IP address; the length of time you visit our Site; and the referring URL, or the webpage that led you to our Site. We may combine this information with other information that we have collected about you, including, where applicable, your email address, name, and other personal information Please see the section “Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms” below for more information.
We use your information, including your personal information, for the following purposes:
We may share your information, including personal information, as follows:
We may also disclose your information in the following circumstances:
Cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Site and Platform, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities at our Site and Platform. There are two types of cookies: session and persistent cookies.
Disabling Cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Visitors to our Site or Platform who disable cookies will be able to browse certain areas of the Site or Platform, but some features may not function.
Local Storage Objects. We may use Flash Local Storage Objects (“Flash LSOs”) to store your Site or Platform preferences and to personalize your visit. Flash LSOs are different from browser cookies because of the amount and type of data stored. Typically, you cannot control, delete, or disable the acceptance of Flash LSOs through your web browser. For more information on Flash LSOs, or to learn how to manage your settings for Flash LSOs, go to the Adobe Flash Player Help Page, choose “Global Storage Settings Panel” and follow the instructions. To see the Flash LSOs currently on your computer, choose “Website Storage Settings Panel” and follow the instructions to review and, if you choose, to delete any specific Flash LSO.
Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Site or Platform to, among other things, track the activities of Site visitors and Platform users, help us manage content, and compile statistics about Site and Platform usage. We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to our customers, to help us track e-mail response rates, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.
Do-Not-Track. Currently, our systems do not recognize browser “do-not-track” requests. You may, however, disable certain tracking as discussed in this section (e.g., by disabling cookies) or follow the instructions in the Third-party Ad Networks section below.
Users in the United States may opt out of many third-party ad networks. For example, you may go to the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Consumer Choice Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and their choices regarding having information used by DAA companies. You may also go to the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) Consumer Opt-Out Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and their choices regarding having information used by NAI members.
Opting out from one or more companies listed on the DAA Consumer Choice Page or the NAI Consumer Opt-Out Page will opt you out from those companies’ delivery of interest-based content or ads to you, but it does not mean you will no longer receive any advertising through our Site, Platform, or on other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing (i.e., contextually based ads). Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you opt out on the DAA or NAI websites, your opt out may not be effective. Additional information is available on the DAA’s website at www.aboutads.info or the NAI’s website at www.networkadvertising.org.
Our Site and Platform may contain links to third-party websites. Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third party websites. We are not responsible for the information practices of such third party websites.
We have implemented reasonable precautions to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite our best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee security.
You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.
You may modify personal information that you have submitted to the Platform by logging into your account and updating your profile information or by contacting the certifying entity with which you are working. Please note that copies of information that are updated, modified or deleted may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Platform for a period of time.
We may send periodic promotional emails to you. You may opt-out of such communications by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for us to process opt-out requests. If you opt-out of receiving promotional emails about recommendations or other information we think may interest you, we may still send you emails about your account or any Services you have requested or received from us.
Our services are not designed for children under 13. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our systems.
California residents may request a list of certain third parties to which we have disclosed personally identifiable information about you for their own direct marketing purposes. Please note that this section also applies to our Platform. You may make one request per calendar year. In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for your response. You may request this information in writing by contacting us at: email@example.com. Please allow up to thirty (30) days for a response.
This section provides information organized in accordance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) for residents of California about how we handle certain personal information we have collected over the past 12 months.
We do not sell your personal information to third parties. Certemy may share your personal information with third parties and third parties may collect your personal information as described above in the How We Share Your Information section.
We do not collect personal information from consumers that we know are younger than 16 years old.
Requests for Deletion, Copy and Right to Know Your Information. California consumers have the right to make the following requests, which we endeavor to honor from non-California residents as well:
Non-Discrimination. Certemy will not discriminate against you, including by denying or providing a different level or quality of goods or services should you choose to exercise your options under the CCPA.
Your California Privacy Rights under California’s Shine-the-Light Law. California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the types of personal information disclosed to those parties. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please submit your request in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Site or Platform or would like to make a complaint, please contact us at email@example.com.
Certemy provides organizations involved with professional certifications with the Platform to manage certification requirements. Our Platform may be used by certifying and licensing boards, employers, professional organizations, and continuing education and training providers to help them manage professional’s certifications and offer professionals tools to help manage their certification.
When an organization engages Certemy’s Platform, the organizations’ users, such as their employees or professional certified by the organization, must register an account by providing their email address, first name, last name, the industry they work in, any specializations they may have, and create a password. The information that we collect through the Platform from individual professionals as a service provider to these organizations will vary based on the particular organization’s requirements and needs, and may include information such as names, addresses, contact information, certification-specific data, testing requirements, scores and histories, continuing education requirements, including classes enrolled in and completed, and ethical or other reported violations.
We use information collected through the Platform as directed by our customers in order to provide our services. We also will use aggregated, de-identified, or anonymized data from the Platform to improve our products and services, for research purposes, and for other analytical purposes.
As part of the certification management services offered through the Platform, we may share information about professionals with other organizations using the Platform in order to provide our services. For example, if a professional chooses to interact with a continuing education content provider featured on the Platform, we may share through the Platform information about the professional with the continuing education content provider so the professional can complete their certification requirements. We may also share information about a professional with their employer, such as their certification status, if their employer also uses the Platform.
This Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above. We may change this Policy from time to time, so please be sure to check back periodically. We will post any changes to this Policy on our Site and Platform. If we make any changes to this Policy that materially affect our practices with regard to the personal information we have previously collected from you, we will endeavor to provide you with notice in advance of such change by highlighting the change on our Site and Platform.