Privacy Policy

Populous Holdings, Inc. and its Affiliates (collectively referred to in this document as “we,” “us,” or “Populous”) have created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our commitment to privacy.  This Privacy Policy is intended to describe the information that Populous may collect through our website located at www.populous.com (the “Site”) and how we may use that information.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully prior to using the Site.  Your use of the Site signifies your agreement with the contents of this Privacy Policy.  Please note that this Privacy Policy does not govern the collection and use of information by companies that Populous does not control, nor by individuals not employed or managed by Populous.

If you visit a website that we mention or link to, be sure to review its privacy policy before providing the site with information.

What we do with your personally identifiable information

It is always up to you whether to disclose personally identifiable information to us, although if you elect not to do so, we reserve the right not to register you as a user or provide you with any products, services, or other certain services to which you may subscribe through the Site (e.g. email messages and event announcements).

“Personally identifiable information” means information that can be used to identify you as an individual, such as, for example:

  • your name, company, email address, phone number, billing address, and shipping address
  • any account-preference information you provide us
  • your computer’s domain name and IP address, indicating
where your computer is located on the Internet

If you do provide personally identifiable information to us we will:

  • not sell or rent it to a third party without your permission — although unless you opt out (see below), we may use your contact information to provide you with information we believe you need to know or may find useful, such as (for example) news about our services and products and modifications to the Terms of Service;
  • take commercially reasonable precautions to protect the information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction;
  • not use or disclose the information except:
    • as necessary to deliver services, products or content to you;
    • in other ways described in this privacy policy or to which you have otherwise consented;
    • in the aggregate with other information in such a way so that your identity cannot reasonably be determined (for example, data and statistical analysis for the purposes of providing architectural, design, consulting and related services or events);
    • as required by law, for example, in response to a subpoena or search warrant;
    • to outside auditors who have agreed to keep the information confidential;
    • as necessary to enforce the Terms of Service;
    • as necessary to protect the rights, safety, or property of Populous, its Affiliates, users, or others; this may include (for example) exchanging information with other organizations for fraud protection and/or risk reduction.

Other information we collect

We may collect other information that cannot be readily used to identify you, such as (for example) the domain name and IP address of your computer.  We may use this information, individually or in the aggregate, for technical administration of our Web site(s); research and development; customer- and account administration; and to help us focus our marketing efforts more precisely.

Cookies

Populous uses “cookies” to store personal data on your computer to facilitate user’s ongoing access to and use of the Site.

Security and Protection of Data Collected by Us

Populous has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alternation of personally identifiable information under our control.  Unfortunately, no system is perfect; therefore, Populous makes no representations or warranties with regard to the sufficiency of these security measures.  Populous shall not be responsible for any actual or consequential damages (or any other damages or liability of any kind whatsoever) that result from a lapse in compliance with this Privacy Policy because of a security breach or technical malfunction.

International Transfers of Personally Identifiable Information

Permitted transfers of information, including personally identifiable information, either to third parties or within Populous, include the transfer of data from one jurisdiction to another, such as transfers to and from the United States of America.  Because privacy laws vary from one jurisdiction to another, personally identifiable information may be transferred to a jurisdiction where the laws provide less or different protection than the jurisdiction in which the information originated.  We will handle your personally identifiable information as described in this Privacy Policy.  Populous abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union, which framework is posted by that department at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.

Populous will cooperate with the EU Data Protection Authorities and the Department of Commerce to resolve any complaints and disputes arising in connection with this Privacy Policy.  Populous will investigate any reported complaints of violations of this Privacy Policy and will take prompt remedial action where violations are found. In order to inquire or complain about Populous’ Privacy Policy or anything related to the privacy of personally identifiable data handled by us, contact us at the following e-mail address: info@populous.com

Amendments

From time to time, Populous may update, modify or change its Privacy Policy.  When this occurs, such changes will be posted on the Site.  You should check the Site periodically to review the most recent Privacy Statement.