Privacy Policy

Effective February 8, 2018

Welcome to the website of Populous Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates, collectively, “Populous,” “we,” or “us”).  By using our website(s) (“Site”), you consent to use of information that is collected or submitted as described in this Privacy Policy.

“Personal information” is data about an individual who can be identified from that data, or from that data and other information to which one has access.  Personal Information is usually your name in combination with another identifier, such as date of birth, postal address, email address, telephone number, or government-issued identification number.  The specific definition of Personal Information often varies from one jurisdiction to another.

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

Our Clients are typically businesses, rather than individuals.  That said, when you use our Site, services, contact us or participate in an online survey, we may collect a variety of personal information, including your name, mailing address, phone number, email address or contact preferences.

How Do We Use Your Personal Information?

We may use your Personal Information to track your use of our Site; to transact business with you in connection with the services; to assess your degree of satisfaction with our Site or the services; to update you about our Site or the services; to improve the effectiveness of the Site or the services; to prevent, deter and investigate violations of this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions, or any fraud and other illegal activities; and to send you important notices regarding our services and changes to our business policies.

With Whom Do We Share Your Personal Information?

We may share your Personal Information with third parties who may help us operate the Site or help us assess your interest or satisfaction with the Site or the services.

We may disclose your Personal Information if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our Terms of Use, this Privacy Policy or to otherwise protect our operations, clients or users.

We may release your Personal Information to others (including law enforcement) if we believe such release is reasonably necessary to comply with the law or legal process; enforce or apply the terms of applicable terms of use; detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or otherwise protect the rights, property or safety of others.

We may sell, transfer and/or disclose your Personal Information as part of a business divestiture, sale, merger, or acquisition of all or a part of our business.  If another company acquires our company, business, or assets, that company will possess the Personal Information collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.  In the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, your Personal Information may also be transferred as a business asset.

How Do We Protect Your Personal Information?

We maintain a variety of security measures, including physical, electronic and procedural safeguards.  No system can be completely secure, so we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your Personal Information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure.

Your Access to Personal Information

You can ask us for the Personal Information we possess, so that you can determine if it is inaccurate or if you want it deleted, provided we not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes.

We may decline to process requests that are frivolous/vexatious, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law. Access, correction, or deletion requests can be made to info@populous.com.

What Other Information Do We Collect?

We automatically gather information when you browse or view our Site. This log data may include your browser type (e.g., Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer), your domain, the Internet Protocol (IP) address assigned to your computer (or the unique device ID of your mobile device, or other unique identifier), the date and time of your visits, the pages on our Site you visit and other information related to your visit.

We collect data that does not, on its own, permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose such non-personal information for any purpose.

If we combine non-personal information with your Personal Information, we will maintain the combined information as Personal Information for as long as it remains combined.

We may collect details of how visitors to the Site use our services.

How Do We Employ Cookies and Similar Technologies?

We use technologies such as “cookies” and web beacons so we can remember certain information about you, remember your preferences or recognize you when you return.  They also help us compile aggregate data about Site traffic and Site interaction so that we can improve our Site and protect our Site from fraud.

A cookie is a text file that stored on your computer.  As text files, cookies cannot read information on your hard drive, run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.  Cookies let our Site remember your preferences or recognize you when you return.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. You can set your browser to decline all cookies automatically or to prompt you for a response each time a cookie is offered. Note that declining cookies may hinder our Site’s performance and may not allow you to access all of its features and services.

Web beacons, also known as clear GIFs, are often used in combination with cookies. These often transparent images are part of web pages, and allow us to count users who have visited certain pages and to generate statistics about how our Site is used. They are not used to access Personal Information.

Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers.

As do many internet sites, we gather some information automatically, such Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit websites and applications, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

In some of our email messages, you will find a “click-through URL” linked to content on our Site.  We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click such links in our email messages.

We use Google Adwords and Google Analytics to gather data such as age, gender and interests to provide advertising targeted to suit your interests and preferences. For example, you may see certain online ads on our Site or other sites because we contract with Google and similar companies to target our ads based on information collected from you or by automated means, like cookies and web beacons. These companies also use automated technologies to collect information when you click on our ads, which helps track and manage the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.

You may opt out of the automated collection of information by third-party ad networks for the purpose of delivering advertisements tailored to your interests, by visiting the consumer opt-out page for the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and edit or opt-out your Google Display Network ads’ preferences at http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/

You may give consent for our Site to capture and record certain precise geo-location or global positioning data from your device in order to tailor information to your location. We may link such location data to other information that you provide to us or that may be accessed in connection with your use of our Site.

You should be able manage how your mobile device and mobile browser share location information with us, as well as how your mobile browser handles cookies and related technologies, by adjusting your mobile device’s privacy and security settings.

There are “do not track” or similar browser choices available to internet users with respect to online web activity, but given the present lack of consensus of what constitutes an informed election, appropriate trigger or breadth of scope of such choice, our Site will not operate any differently when a “do not track” signal is received.

Personal Information for Event Credentialing

One of the services that Populous provides is event credentialing for our Clients.  We do not control what Personal Information our Clients collect, with whom they share it, how they protect it, or what access they may provide you to it.

In general, our Clients will use your Personal Information to decide whether Populous should issue you credentials to an event. We do not control our Clients’ uses of your Personal Information.

Our Clients may ask you for your name and postal address, email address, and telephone number, Social Security Number, drivers’ license number or other identifiers to determine your eligibility for credentials.  The Personal Information requested will vary from Client to Client and Event to Event.

You are not required to provide the Personal Information that our Client requests, but if you decline, you may not be eligible for the services or credentials sought.

You should review the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of each Client from whom you seek credentials to understand its collection, use, sharing or protection of your Personal Information, and inquire directly of the Client as you see fit.

Social Networking Sites

You may be able to post content to Social Networking Sites (such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter) on which we maintain a presence.  If you choose to do this, we will provide information to the Social Networking Sites in accordance with your elections.  You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for your use of those websites and that it is your responsibility to review the terms of use and privacy policies.  We are not responsible for the availability, accuracy, content, products or services of such Social Network Sites.

Third Party Links

Our Site may have links or be linked to other sites we do not own, control or maintain. We are not responsible for and make no representations or warranties about the privacy practices of those sites. We recommend that you check the privacy policies of other sites and contact the operator if you have concerns or questions. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our Site and welcome any feedback about these third party sites.

Children

Our Site is not directed to minors.  If we learn that we have collected personal information from anyone under the age of 13, we will endeavor to delete such information as soon as reasonably possible.

Privacy Rights of California Residents

California residents are entitled once a year, free of charge, to request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.  Populous does not disclose personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes.

Opting Out of Communications

You may opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email you receive from us or by changing the communication preferences on your online account or profile.  If you no longer want to receive promotional text messages from us, please follow the cancellation instructions contained in the last text message.  If you are having difficulty unsubscribing from our marketing communications using the above methods, please contact us at info@populous.com

If you opt-out from receiving marketing emails or text messages, we may still need to send you communications about your orders, customer service inquiries, promotions participation and other matters.

If you agreed to receive future marketing communications directly from a third party through our Site, you will need to contact that party to opt-out of such communications. This process may be outlined on that party’s Privacy Policy.

Changes to our Privacy Statement

We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time, so please check the effective date at the top of this page as the date of last revision. Changes will become immediately effective upon posting on our Site unless otherwise noted.  Your use of the Site following these changes indicates your consent to the practices described in the revised Privacy Statement.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information at info@populous.com.