TRANSPARENTBUSINESS GROUP PRIVACY POLICY

TransparentBusiness Group Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is effective as of March 29, 2021. Please note that this Privacy Policy will regularly be updated to reflect any changes in the way we handle your personal data or any changes in applicable laws.

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This Privacy Policy tells you everything you need to know about how TransparentBusiness Inc., Yandiki Inc., Sheworks Inc., Unicorns Inc., and/or its affiliates, subsidiaries and newly acquired companies (indistinctively “TransparentBusiness” or “we”) protect the personal data we process and control relating to you (“your personal data”; “your data”) and which rights you have in relation to the processing of your personal data.

However, if you are a California resident, please see our specific California-Residents Privacy Policy (“California Privacy Policy”) in this link. If you are a California resident, you have specific privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).

  • GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF HOW TRANSPARENTBUSINESS PROTECTS YOUR PERSONAL DATA

It is of great importance to TransparentBusiness, your right to privacy, and the protection of your personal data. We want you to trust that your personal data is secure, and it is in good hands when you deal with TransparentBusiness.

TransparentBusiness protects your personal data in accordance with applicable laws and our Privacy Policy. In addition, TransparentBusiness maintains the best technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and/or against accidental loss, alteration, disclosure, or access, or accidental or unlawful destruction of or damage thereto.

  • Which categories of personal data do we collect and how do we process such personal data?

The personal data collected comes from, but is not limited to, our employees, potential employees, clients, suppliers, business contacts, partners, ambassadors, shareholders, and website users (the “individuals). If the data we collect is not listed in this Privacy Policy, we will give individuals (when required by law) appropriate notice of which other data will be collected and how they will be used. However, all individuals shall be deemed to have accepted this Privacy Policy by using or entering any of the TransparentBusiness websites. 

The personal data we collect includes the categories of personal data referred to in this Privacy Policy or in other statements you have received.

If we learn that any information, we collect has been provided by a child under the age of 13, we will promptly delete that information.

Below is also a chart describing the categories of personal data we collect:

GENERAL CATEGORIES

Category of personal information

Types of personal information captured by category

Personal details, contact details, and identifiers.

Name, pronoun, all types of identifiers and contact details (such as e-mail, phone numbers, physical address), gender, date of birth, age, place of birth.

Commercial information.

History and records of the services and softwares you have obtained from TransparentBusiness.

Marketing and research information

  • Identifiers – the IP address, social media handle or other online identifiers of a person, e-mail address/mobile number if used for direct marketing, and name and address.
  • Demographic data – (e.g., income, family status, age bracket, gender, interests, pets, home ownership, health, current service providers)
  • Browser/web history data and preferences expressed through selection/viewing/purchase of goods, services, and content.
  • Social media content – blogs, posts and anything posted by an individual online or which mentioned/references an individual.
  • Analytics and profiles of the individuals based on the data collected on them

Sensitive data and biometric information.

TransparentBusiness may also collect certain types of sensitive information when permitted by local law or with your consent, such as health/medical information (including disability status and dietary requirements/allergies in the framework of the events we organize/sponsor) or biometric information, for example as when you elect to use fingerprint authentication.

Audiovisual materials.

Photograph, and images/footage captured/recorded on CCTV or other audio, video and related security monitoring systems or captured during marketing/public filming events/sessions (including recording of virtual or live workshops or similar events/sessions).

Position and professional or employment-related information.

Professional or employment-related information, such as description of current position, job title, employer, location, and TransparentBusiness contact(s).

System and application access data and Internet and electronic network activity information.

Where you are provided with access to TransparentBusiness’ systems, TransparentBusiness may collect information required to access such TransparentBusiness systems and applications such as System ID, LAN ID, e-mail account, instant messaging account, mainframe ID, system passwords, and internet or other electronic network activity information, including access logs, activity logs, and electronic content produced using TransparentBusiness systems.

Cookies and geolocation data

As described below, we also may collect geolocation data in some circumstances. Please see our Cookies Policy for more details regarding our use of cookies.

In addition, for recruitment/employment and vendor selection purposes, TransparentBusiness may process the personal information set out in the below table.

RECRUITMENT/EMPLOYMENT/VENDOR SELECTION CATEGORIES

Category of personal information

Types of personal information captured by category

Additional personal details, contact details and identifiers.

In addition to the personal details listed above, TransparentBusiness may collect additional personal details such as, but not limited to, national identification number, social security number, insurance information, marital/civil partnership status, domestic partners, dependents, emergency contact information, and military history.

Education information and professional or employment-related information.

TransparentBusiness may collect information about your education and professional or employment-related information, such as your employment history.

Sensitive data for recruitment purposes.

TransparentBusiness may collect certain types of sensitive information when permitted by local law or with your consent, such as health/medical information (including disability status), trade union membership information, religion, race or ethnicity, minority flag, and information on criminal convictions and offences. TransparentBusiness collects this information for specific purposes, such as health/medical information to accommodate a disability or illness (subject to legal limits on the timing of collection of such information and other applicable limitations) and to provide benefits; background checks and diversity-related personal information (such as race or ethnicity) in order to comply with legal obligations and internal policies relating to diversity and anti-discrimination.

Documentation required under immigration laws.

TransparentBusiness may collect data on citizenship, passport data, and details of residency or work permit (a physical copy and/or an electronic copy).

Financial information for payroll/benefits purposes

Your banking, tax (when applicable), and other relevant financial details we need for payroll/benefits purposes.

Talent management information.

Information necessary to complete a background check, details on performance decisions and outcomes, performance feedback and warnings, e-learning/training programs, performance, and development reviews (including information you provide when asking for/providing feedback, creating priorities, updating your input in relevant tools), driver’s license and car ownership information, and information used to populate biographies.

Requested recruitment information

Information requested to provide during the recruitment process, to the extent allowed by applicable law.

Recruitment information you submit

Information that you submit in résumés/CVs, letters, writing samples, or other written materials (including photographs).

Information generated by us during recruitment

Information generated by interviewers and recruiters related to you, based on their interactions with you or basic Internet searches where allowed under applicable law.

Recruitment information received from third parties

Information related to you provided by third-party placement firms, recruiters, or job-search websites, where applicable.

Audiovisual information processed during recruitment

Photograph, and images/audio/footage captured on CCTV or other video systems when visiting our office or captured during recruitment events or video recruitment interviews.

Recommendations

Recommendations related information provided on your behalf by others.

Employment history and background checks

Information about your prior employment, education, and where applicable and allowed by applicable law, credit history, criminal records or other information revealed during background screenings.

Diversity related information

Information about race / ethnicity / religion / disability / gender and self-identified LGBT status, for purposes of government reporting where required by law, as well as to understand the diversity characteristics of the TransparentBusiness workforce, subject to legal limits.

Assessment information

Information generated by your participation in psychological, technical, or behavioral assessments. You will receive more information about the nature of such assessments before your participation in any of them.

We also may derive inferences about you based on the information described above and collect other information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

If you provide us with personal information of another person (for instance, a potential employee/referral), you are responsible for ensuring that such person is made aware of the information contained in this Privacy Policy and that the person has given you his/her consent for sharing the information with TransparentBusiness.

The above-mentioned categories of personal data have been obtained either directly from you (for example, when you provide information to be contacted, register as a user or become a partner) or indirectly from certain third parties (for example, through our website’s technology). Such third parties include our affiliates, public authorities, public websites and social media, suppliers, and vendors. Except where certain information is required by law or by TransparentBusiness policies (including management of an employment relationship with TransparentBusiness), your decision to provide any personal data to us is voluntary. Please note that if you do not provide certain information, we may not be able to accomplish some or all of the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, and you may not be able to use certain tools and systems which require the use of such personal data.

  • For which purposes and on which legal basis do we use your personal data?

TransparentBusiness uses your personal data only where required for specific purposes. Please view the table below for (i) a list of the purposes for which TransparentBusiness uses your personal data and (ii) an overview of the legal basis for each such purpose.

Purpose

Legal basis

Managing our contractual and/or employment relationship with you.

Necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party.

Facilitating communication with you (including in case of emergencies, and to provide you with requested information).

Justified based on our legitimate interests for ensuring proper communication and emergency handling within the organization.

Operating and managing our business operations.

Justified based on our legitimate interests for ensuring the proper functioning of our business operations.

Complying with legal requirements.

Necessary for the compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

Monitoring your use of our systems (including monitoring the use of our website and any apps and tools you use).

Justified based on our legitimate interests of avoiding non-compliance and protecting our reputation.

Social listening (Identifying and assessing what is being said about TransparentBusiness and our clients on social media (only publicly accessible content) to understand sentiment, intent, mood and market trends and our stakeholders’ needs and thereby improving our services. We do this through key-word searches and our goal is to gain insights in conversation trends over a specified period and not to identify an individual. To achieve this, we analyze and monitor conversation streams and monitor publicly available opinions, statements, or other interactions on social media channels.

Justified based on of our legitimate interest of protecting our assets and our brand on social media.

Improving the security and functioning of our website, networks, and information.

Justified based on our legitimate interests for ensuring that you receive an excellent user experience and our networks and information are secure.

Undertaking data analytics, i.e., applying analytics to business operations and data to describe, predict and improve business performance within TransparentBusiness and/or to provide a better user experience.

Justified based on our legitimate interests for ensuring the proper functioning of our business operations.

Marketing our products and services to you

Justified based on our legitimate interests for ensuring that we can conduct and increase our business.

Specific Recruitment/Employment/Vendor selection Purposes

Legal basis

Assess your suitability for employment for the role for which you are applying, as well as future roles that may become available.

Justified based on TransparentBusiness’ legitimate interests of ensuring that it recruits the appropriate employees.

Manage your application.

Justified based on TransparentBusiness’ legitimate interests of ensuring that it recruits the appropriate employees.

Facilitate communication with you.

Justified based on TransparentBusiness’ legitimate interests of ensuring proper communication within the organization and with you.

Perform administrative functions (e.g., reimburse you for interview-related expenses).

Justified based on TransparentBusiness’ legitimate interests of ensuring that it recruits the appropriate employees.

Perform data analytics, including analysis of our applicant pool to better understand who is applying to positions at TransparentBusiness and how to attract and keep top talent.

Justified based on TransparentBusiness’ legitimate interests of ensuring that it continually improves its recruitment processes.

In some cases, record your online interview for review by additional recruiters and hiring managers.

Justified based on TransparentBusiness’ legitimate interests of ensuring that it recruits the appropriate employees.

If you apply for a position in TransparentBusiness, we may enter you into a database to receive future mailings about TransparentBusiness positions and events. You may also receive personalized job recommendations.

Justified based on TransparentBusiness’ legitimate interests of ensuring that it recruits the appropriate employees.

Transfer your contact information, education data, employment data, application information and the CV, all as supplied by you to us to our HR team in order to notify you about new positions that may be of interest to you.

Justified based on TransparentBusiness’ legitimate interests of ensuring that it recruits the appropriate employees.

Administration of employee benefits

Justified based on TransparentBusiness’ legitimate interests of ensuring that our employees receive the applicable benefits.

Perform any legally required reporting and respond to legal process.

Compliance with a legal obligation.

Legitimate interest means that TransparentBusiness has reasonable grounds to process your personal information. Where the above table states that we rely on our legitimate interests for a given purpose, we are of the opinion that our legitimate interests are not overridden by your interests, rights, or freedoms, given (i) the transparency we provide on the processing activity, (ii) our privacy by design approach, (iii) our regular privacy internal reviews and (iv) the rights you have in relation to the processing activity.

We will process your personal information for the purposes mentioned above based on your prior consent, to the extent such consent is mandatory under applicable laws. To the extent you are asked to click on/check “I accept”, “I agree” or similar buttons/checkboxes/functionalities in relation to one of our privacy policies, doing so will be considered as providing your consent to process your personal information, only where such consent is required by mandatory law.

We will not use your personal information for purposes that are incompatible with the purposes of which you have been informed, unless it is required or authorized by law, or it is in your own vital interest (e.g. in case of a medical emergency) to do so.

  • Will we share your personal data with third parties?

We may transfer personal data to our service providers and professional advisors, public and governmental authorities, TransparentBusiness companies/affiliates or third parties in connection with TransparentBusiness’ operation of its business, including any (potential) corporate or commercial transaction. Such third parties may be located in other countries. Before we do so, we shall take the necessary steps to ensure that your personal data will be given adequate protection as required by relevant data privacy laws and TransparentBusiness’ internal policies. TransparentBusiness may also transfer your personal data to any of its global affiliates/partners in furtherance of any visits to our TransparentBusiness locations.

For example, we may disclose personal information to third parties for other business purposes as follows:

  • We share your information with third-party service providers that provide services to us, including billing, payment processing, customer service, email deployment, advertising and marketing, security and performance monitoring, maintaining or servicing accounts, processing or fulfilling orders and transactions, verifying customer information, research, data hosting, auditing, and data processing;
  • To protect and defend the legal rights, safety, and security of TransparentBusiness, our affiliates, users, or the public, including to protect against fraud and malicious activity; 
  • For other business purposes described in this Privacy Policy or for any other purpose disclosed to you at the time we collect the information or pursuant to your consent; and
  • In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of a website, a merger, consolidation, asset sale, initial public offering, or in the unlikely event of a bankruptcy.

Unless you are otherwise notified, any transfers of your personal data from within the European Economic Area (EEA) to third parties outside the EEA will be based on an adequacy decision or are governed by the standard contractual clauses. Any other non-EEA related transfers of your personal data will take place in accordance with the appropriate international data transfer mechanisms and standards.

  • What about sensitive data?

We do not generally seek to collect sensitive data (as defined in the second below) (also known as special categories within the EEA). In the limited cases where we do seek to collect such data, we will do this in accordance with data privacy law requirements and/or ask for your consent.

The term “sensitive data” refers to the various categories of personal data identified by data privacy laws as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent from you. These categories include racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious, philosophical or other similar beliefs, membership of a trade union, physical or mental health, biometric or genetic data, sexual life or orientation, or criminal convictions and offences (including information about suspected criminal activities).

  • What about data security?

We maintain organizational, physical, and technical security arrangements for all the personal data we hold. We have protocols, controls and relevant policies, procedures, and guidance to maintain these arrangements considering the risks associated with the categories of personal data and the processing we undertake.

  • Where will your personal data be processed?

As a global organization with offices and operations throughout the world, personal data we collect may be transferred or be accessible internationally throughout TransparentBusiness’ global business and between its entities and affiliates.

Any such transfers throughout TransparentBusiness’ global business take place in accordance with applicable data privacy laws.

  • What are the sources we get your personal information from?

If we do not obtain your personal information directly from you, we may obtain it from the following sources: publicly available sources (registers or the internet), TransparentBusiness’ actual and potential employees, contractors, partners, investors, members of board of directors, shareholders, TransparentBusiness’ affiliates, subsidiaries and newly acquired businesses, employers of our contractors, public authorities, public websites and social media, previous employers, educational institutions, suppliers and vendors (including third party data providers).

  • How long will your personal data be retained by us?

We will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary. We maintain specific records management and retention policies and procedures, so that personal data are deleted after a reasonable time according to the following retention criteria:

  • We retain your data if we have an ongoing relationship with you. This includes, for example, TransparentBusiness’ actual and potential employees, contractors, partners, investors, members of board of directors, shareholders, TransparentBusiness’ affiliates, subsidiaries and newly acquired businesses, employers of our contractors.
  • If you have a user account with us, we will only keep the data while your account is active or for as long as needed to provide services to you.
  • We retain your data for as long as needed to comply with applicable law and with our global legal and contractual obligations.
  • Which rights do you have with respect to the processing of your personal data?

You are entitled (in the circumstances and under the conditions, and subject to the exceptions, set out in applicable law) to:

  • Request access to the personal data we process about you: this right entitles you to know whether we hold personal data about you and, if we do, to obtain information on and a copy of that personal data.
  • Request a rectification of your personal data: this right entitles you to have your personal data be corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Object to the processing of your personal data: this right entitles you to request that TransparentBusiness no longer processes your personal data.
  • Request the erasure of your personal data: this right entitles you to request the erasure of your personal data, including where such personal data would no longer be necessary to achieve the purposes.
  • Request the restriction of the processing of your personal data: this right entitles you to request that TransparentBusiness only processes your personal data in limited circumstances, including with your consent.
  • Request portability of your personal data: this right entitles you to receive a copy (in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format) of personal data that you have provided to TransparentBusiness, or request TransparentBusiness to transmit such personal data to another data controller.
  • To the extent that the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, request the withdrawal of such consent at any time. Please note that this will not affect TransparentBusiness’ right to process personal data obtained prior to the withdrawal of your consent, or its right to continue parts of the processing based on other legal bases than your consent.

If, despite our commitment and efforts to protect your personal data, you believe that your data privacy rights have been violated, we encourage and welcome individuals to come to TransparentBusiness first to seek resolution of any complaint. You always have the right to register a complaint directly with the relevant supervisory authority or to make a claim against TransparentBusiness with a competent court (either in the country where you live, the country where you work or the country where you deem that data privacy law has been infringed).

  • HOW DO WE USE PERSONAL DATA WHEN YOU VISIT TRANSPARENTBUSINESS’ WEBSITE?

In addition to the information set out above, this section describes how we use personal data when you visit TransparentBusiness’ website:

  • Which personal data do we gather?

TransparentBusiness collects personal data at its websites in two ways: (1) directly (for example, when you provide personal data to sign up as a user, register as an investor or as an ambassador or provide contact information); and (2) indirectly (for example, through our website’s technology).

We may collect and process the following personal data:

  • Personal data that you provide by filling in forms on our website. This includes registering to use the website, subscribing to services, registering as an investor, registering as an ambassador, newsletters, and alerts, or requesting further information. It is completely up to you whether you want to provide it.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • We may ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • Any postings, comments, or other content that you upload or post to a TransparentBusiness website.
  • Our website collects personal data about your computer, including (where available) your IP address, operating system, and browser type, for system administration, to filter traffic, to look up user domains and to report on statistics.
  • Details of your visits to our website, the pages you view and resources you access or download, including but not limited to, traffic data, location data, web logs and other communication data. Please see the Cookies Policy for more information.
  • Do we include (links to) websites and programs of third parties?

Our websites may include:

  • Links to and from the sites of our partner networks, advertisers, and affiliates.
  • Certain programs (widgets and apps) of third parties. Where this is the case, note that such third parties may process your personal data collected through such programs for their own purposes. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for such third parties’ sites or programs. Please check such third parties’ terms of use and privacy statements before using and providing any information to such third parties’ sites and programs.
  • How do we use personal data that we collect from our websites?

We use personal data for the purposes described in section 2.2 above, as well as to provide you with information you request, process user accounts, create investor and partners profiles.

We also analyze your IP and browser information to determine what is most effective about our website, to help us identify ways to improve it, make it more effective and, eventually, to determine how we can tailor our website to make it a more positive and relevant user experience.

By using our website, you agree that we can place cookies and other similar technologies on your device as explained in our Cookies policy.

  • HOW DO WE USE PERSONAL DATA FOR MARKETING PURPOSES?

In addition to the information set out above, this section describes how we use personal data for marketing purposes:

  • Do we send targeted e-mails?

We send commercial e-mail to individuals at our client or other companies with whom we want to develop or maintain a business relationship in accordance with applicable marketing laws. Our targeted e-mail messages typically include web beacons, cookies, and similar technologies that allow us to know whether you open, read, or delete the message, and links you may click. When you click a link in a marketing e-mail you receive from TransparentBusiness, we will also use a cookie to log what pages you view and what content you download from our websites, even if you are not registered at or signed into our site.

Targeted e-mails from TransparentBusiness may include additional data privacy information, as required by applicable laws.

  • Do we maintain Customer Relationship Management (CRM) databases?

Like most companies, TransparentBusiness uses customer relationship management (CRM) database technology to manage and track our marketing efforts. Our CRM databases include personal data belonging to individuals at our client and other companies with whom we already have a business relationship or want to develop one. The personal data used for these purposes includes relevant business information, such as: contact data, publicly available information (e.g. board membership, published articles, press releases, your public posts on social media sites if relevant for business purpose), your responses to targeted e-mail (including web activity following links from our e-mails), website activity of registered users of our website, and other business information included by TransparentBusiness professionals based on their personal interactions with you.

  • Do we combine and analyze personal data?

We may combine data from publicly available sources, and from our different e-mail, website, and personal interactions with you (this includes information collected across our different websites and information collected when you sign-up or log on to our sites or connect to our sites using your social media credentials (such as LinkedIn). We combine this data to better assess your experience with TransparentBusiness and to perform the other activities described throughout our privacy policy.

  • Do we share personal data with third parties?

In addition to the third parties mentioned in section 2.3. above, we may share your personal data with marketing agencies and service providers.

  • What are your rights regarding marketing communications?

You can exercise your right to prevent marketing communications to you by not checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your personal data, or by utilizing opt-out mechanisms in e-mails we send to you. 

You can exercise the right to discontinue marketing communications to you, or to have your personal data removed from our customer relationship management (CRM) databases at any time by communicating to the link indicated in section “6. CONTACT” below. In such cases, we will retain minimum personal data to note that you opted out to avoid contacting you again.

  • HOW DO WE USE PERSONAL DATA FOR PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES?

In addition to the information set out above, this section describes how we use personal data in connection with content creation/production purposes.

Some TransparentBusiness entities are in the business of content production. We may process your personal data for these TV, film, marketing, advertising or other related content creation, production, and distribution activities.

The personal data that we process for production purposes include images and footage of you and may include your location at the time of filming.

If you are a member of public, we will diligently attempt to make you aware of our location and filming activities in advance and will give you an opportunity not to enter the location where filming is taking place and participate in them.

If you are a focus of our filming activities (i.e. a contributor or talent such as an interviewee, extra or actor, as opposed to a member of public) we will also collect and process your name, contact information and any other information provided in any pre-filming questionnaires and/or release forms, such as next of kin details.

We may also collect and process special categories of data a such as health or disability information to the extent that this is necessary to enable us to make any necessary adjustments to our filming arrangements to assist or support you.

  • CONTACT US

Please send an email to info@transparentbusiness.com if:

  • You have a general question about how TransparentBusiness protects your personal data.
  • You wish to exercise your rights in relation to your personal data rights.
  • You wish to make a complaint about TransparentBusiness’ use of your data.

LAST UPDATED: [4.20.21]

TRANSPARENTBUSINESS GROUP COOKIES POLICY

TransparentBusiness Group Cookies Policy (“Cookies Policy”) is effective as of March 29, 2021. Please note that this Cookies Policy will regularly be updated to reflect any changes in the way we handle your cookies or any changes in applicable laws.

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TransparentBusiness Group Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) tells you everything you need to know about how TransparentBusiness Inc., Yandiki Inc., Sheworks Inc., Unicorns Inc., and/or its affiliates, subsidiaries and newly acquired companies (indistinctively “TransparentBusiness” or “we”) protect the personal data we process and control relating to you (“your personal data”; “your data”). This Cookies Policy together with our Privacy Policy tells you everything you need to know about how TransparentBusiness use cookies and other similar technology on its websites.

  • What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a site and allow a site to recognize your device. Cookies managed by TransparentBusiness only are called “first party cookies” whereas cookies from third parties are called “third party cookies” as explained below.

We can place cookies and other similar technology on your device, including mobile device, in accordance with your preferences set on your web browser. Depending on your web browser settings, the following information may be collected through cookies or similar technology: your unique device identifier, mobile device IP address, information about your device’s operating system, mobile carrier and your location information (to the extent permissible under applicable law).

  • Why do we use cookies and similar technologies?

Cookies do a lot of different jobs, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. In addition, cookies can help us to analyze the use of our websites and online content (analytics cookies) and they can also facilitate/track the interaction on our websites and online content with social media (e.g. links to social media sites, like buttons, etc.).

  • Does TransparentBusiness use cookies for marketing and analytics?

Yes, we may use information collected from our cookies to identify user behavior and to serve content and offers based on your profile, and for the other purposes described below, to the extent allowed pursuant to applicable law in certain jurisdictions.

In other cases, we can relate cookie information (including information from cookies placed via our advertisements on third party sites) with an identifiable individual. For example:

  • If we send you a targeted email which includes web beacons, cookies or similar technologies we will know whether you open, read, or delete the message.
  • When you click a link in a marketing e-mail you receive from TransparentBusiness, we will also use a cookie to log what pages you view and what content you download from our websites, even if you are not registered at or signed into our site.
  • Combining and analyzing personal data – As described above, we may combine data from publicly available sources, and from our different e-mail, website, and personal interactions with you (this includes information collected across our different websites and information collected when you sign-up or log on to our sites or connect to our sites using your social media credentials. We combine this data to better assess your experience with TransparentBusiness and to perform the other activities described throughout our privacy policy.
  • Do you use any cookies from third party companies?

Some cookies, web beacons and other tracking and storage technologies that we use are from third party companies (third party cookies), such as, for example, Facebook, Google Analytics, Microsoft, Marketo Munchkin Tracking, Twitter, Knotch, YouTube, Instagram, Yoptima and Linkedin Analytics to provide us with web analytics and intelligence about our sites which may also be used to provide measurement services and target ads. These companies use programming code to collect information about your interaction with our sites, such as the pages you visit, the links you click on and how long you are on our sites. This code is only active while you are on an TransparentBusiness website. For more information on how these companies collect and use information on our behalf, please refer to each third-party company privacy policy.

  • Does TransparentBusiness use any tracking technologies similar to cookies?

We may also use web beacons (including conversion pixels) or other technologies for similar purposes as above and we may include these on our sites, in marketing e-mail messages or our newsletter, affiliated websites, to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on. Web beacons do not place information on your device, but they may work in conjunction with cookies to monitor website activity. The information provided below about cookies also applies to web beacons and similar technologies. Conversion pixels are small codes located on a particular web page which are triggered when someone visits a page resulting in an increase in the conversion count.

  • What if I don’t want cookies or similar tracking technologies?

You can adjust your cookie settings through your web browser settings. If you want to remove existing cookies from your device, you can do this using your browser options. Please bear in mind that deleting and blocking cookies may have an impact on your user experience. Information about the procedure to follow to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen. You may wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html for information on commonly used browsers. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Sites may operate as intended.

You can adjust your cookie preferences by adjusting your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. The Help function within your browser should explain how to do this. Alternatively, you may visit www.allaboutcookies.org to obtain detailed information on how to prevent cookies from being set on your browser.

You may avoid web beacons by configuring your email reader program to disable the functionality that enables remote images to load and by refraining from clicking on any links in email messages. 

  • What types of cookies does the site use?

The cookies used on TransparentBusiness sites have been categorized as per the table below. However, it is important to note that not all cookies may be used in all jurisdictions or websites. A list of the categories of cookies used on this website is set out below.

Category

Description

Strictly Necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.

First party analytics cookies

These cookies allow us to employ data analytics so we can measure and improve the performance of our site and provide more relevant content to you. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor down to an individual level that is available to us. These cookies are not passing personally identifiable information to any external third party other than in limited cases when we engage a service provider to act on our behalf but who is then unable to use the data for their own purposes.

Performance and Analytics cookies 

Performance cookies are generally third-party cookies from vendors we work with or who work on our behalf that collect information about your visit and use of the TransparentBusiness website, for instance which pages you visit the most often, and if you get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how the website works. Third party vendors may have access to this data and may use it to improve their overall services and offerings.

While using cookies, TransparentBusiness generate analytics regarding your use of our services, to improve the services, and make our services easier to use, and more relevant, for you.

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow a site to remember choices you make (such as your username, language, or the region you are in) and provide more enhanced, personal features.

These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remembering where you’ve been on the Internet outside our site.

Advertising and social media cookies

Advertising and social media cookies (including web beacons and other tracking and storage technologies) are used to (1) deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests; (2) limit the number of times you see an advertisement; (3) help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign; (4) retargeting to TransparentBusiness websites/information and (5) understand people’s behavior after they view an advertisement. They are usually placed on behalf of advertising networks with the site operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a site and quite often they will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit.

  • CONTACT US

Please send an email to info@transparentbusiness.com if you have any question regarding this Cookies Policy.

LAST UPDATED: [4.20.21]

TRANSPARENTBUSINESS GROUP CALIFORNIA PRIVACY POLICY

TransparentBusiness Group California Privacy Policy (“California Privacy Policy”) is effective as of March 23rd, 2021. Please note that this California Privacy Policy will regularly be updated to reflect any changes in the way we handle your personal information or any changes in applicable laws. 

  • SCOPE

This California Privacy Policy applies to California residents whose personal information is bien processed by TransparentBusiness Inc., Yandiki Inc., Sheworks Inc., Unicorns Inc., and/or its affiliates, subsidiaries and newly acquired companies (indistinctively “TransparentBusiness” or “we”). This California Privacy Policy, which is pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), tells you everything you need to know about how we protect the personal information we process and control relating to a California resident (“your personal information”; “your information”) and which rights you have in relation to the processing of your personal information.

If you are not a California resident, this California Privacy Policy does not apply to you. In that case, please refer to the TransparentBusiness Group Privacy Policy.

  • GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF HOW TRANSPARENTBUSINESS PROTECTS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

It is of great importance to TransparentBusiness, your right to privacy, and the protection of your personal data. We want you to trust that your personal data is secure when you deal with TransparentBusiness, your personal data is in good hands.

TransparentBusiness protects your personal data in accordance with applicable laws and our Privacy Policy. In addition, TransparentBusiness maintains the best technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and/or against accidental loss, alteration, disclosure, or access, or accidental or unlawful destruction of or damage thereto.

  • Which categories of personal information do we collect and how do we process such personal information?

The personal data collected comes from, but is not limited to, our employees, potential employees, clients, suppliers, business contacts, partners, ambassadors, shareholders, and website users (the “individuals). If the data we collect is not listed in this Privacy Policy, we will give individuals (when required by law) appropriate notice of which other data will be collected and how they will be used. However, all individuals shall be deemed to have accepted this Privacy Policy by using or entering any of the TransparentBusiness websites. 

The personal information we collect includes the categories of personal information referred to in this California Privacy Policy or in other statements you have received.

Below is also a chart describing the categories of personal information we collect in the context of the processing activities described in this California Privacy Policy.

GENERAL CATEGORIES

Category of personal information

Types of personal information captured by category

Personal details, contact details, and identifiers.

Name, pronoun, all types of identifiers and contact details (such as e-mail, phone numbers, physical address), gender, date of birth, age, place of birth.

Commercial information.

History and records of the services and softwares you have obtained from TransparentBusiness.

Marketing and research information

  • Identifiers – the IP address, social media handle or other online identifiers of a person, e-mail address/mobile number if used for direct marketing, and name and address.
  • Demographic information – (e.g., income, family status, age bracket, gender, interests, pets, home ownership, health, current service providers)
  • Browser/web history information and preferences expressed through selection/viewing/purchase of goods, services, and content.
  • Social media content – blogs, posts and anything posted by an individual online or which mentioned/references an individual.
  • Analytics and profiles of the individuals based on the information collected on them

Sensitive information and biometric information.

TransparentBusiness may also collect certain types of sensitive information when permitted by local law or with your consent, such as health/medical information (including disability status and dietary requirements/allergies in the framework of the events we organize/sponsor) or biometric information, for example as when you elect to use fingerprint authentication.

Audiovisual materials.

Photograph, and images/footage captured/recorded on CCTV or other audio, video and related security monitoring systems or captured during marketing/public filming events/sessions (including recording of virtual or live workshops or similar events/sessions).

Position and professional or employment-related information.

Professional or employment-related information, such as description of current position, job title, employer, location, and TransparentBusiness contact(s).

System and application access information and Internet and electronic network activity information.

Where you are provided with access to TransparentBusiness’ systems, TransparentBusiness may collect information required to access such TransparentBusiness systems and applications such as System ID, LAN ID, e-mail account, instant messaging account, mainframe ID, system passwords, and internet or other electronic network activity information, including access logs, activity logs, and electronic content produced using TransparentBusiness systems.

Cookies and geolocation information

As described below, we also may collect geolocation information in some circumstances. Please see our Cookies Policy for more details regarding our use of cookies.

In addition, for recruitment/employment and vendor selection purposes, TransparentBusiness may process the personal information set out in the below table.

RECRUITMENT/EMPLOYMENT/VENDOR SELECTION CATEGORIES

Category of personal information

Types of personal information captured by category

Additional personal details, contact details and identifiers.

In addition to the personal details listed above, TransparentBusiness may collect additional personal details such as, but not limited to, national identification number, social security number, insurance information, marital/civil partnership status, domestic partners, dependents, emergency contact information, and military history.

Education information and professional or employment-related information.

TransparentBusiness may collect information about your education and professional or employment-related information, such as your employment history.

Sensitive information for recruitment purposes.

TransparentBusiness may collect certain types of sensitive information when permitted by local law or with your consent, such as health/medical information (including disability status), trade union membership information, religion, race or ethnicity, minority flag, and information on criminal convictions and offences. TransparentBusiness collects this information for specific purposes, such as health/medical information to accommodate a disability or illness (subject to legal limits on the timing of collection of such information and other applicable limitations) and to provide benefits; background checks and diversity-related personal information (such as race or ethnicity) in order to comply with legal obligations and internal policies relating to diversity and anti-discrimination.

Documentation required under immigration laws.

TransparentBusiness may collect information on citizenship, passport information, and details of residency or work permit (a physical copy and/or an electronic copy).

Financial information for payroll/benefits purposes

Your banking, tax (when applicable), and other relevant financial details we need for payroll/benefits purposes.

Talent management information.

Information necessary to complete a background check, details on performance decisions and outcomes, performance feedback and warnings, e-learning/training programs, performance, and development reviews (including information you provide when asking for/providing feedback, creating priorities, updating your input in relevant tools), driver’s license and car ownership information, and information used to populate biographies.

Requested recruitment information

Information requested to provide during the recruitment process, to the extent allowed by applicable law.

Recruitment information you submit

Information that you submit in résumés/CVs, letters, writing samples, or other written materials (including photographs).

Information generated by us during recruitment

Information generated by interviewers and recruiters related to you, based on their interactions with you or basic Internet searches where allowed under applicable law.

Recruitment information received from third parties

Information related to you provided by third-party placement firms, recruiters, or job-search websites, where applicable.

Audiovisual information processed during recruitment

Photograph, and images/audio/footage captured on CCTV or other video systems when visiting our office or captured during recruitment events or video recruitment interviews.

Recommendations

Recommendations related information provided on your behalf by others.

Employment history and background checks

Information about your prior employment, education, and where applicable and allowed by applicable law, credit history, criminal records or other information revealed during background screenings.

Diversity related information

Information about race / ethnicity / religion / disability / gender and self-identified LGBT status, for purposes of government reporting where required by law, as well as to understand the diversity characteristics of the TransparentBusiness workforce, subject to legal limits.

Assessment information

Information generated by your participation in psychological, technical, or behavioral assessments. You will receive more information about the nature of such assessments before your participation in any of them.

We also may derive inferences about you based on the information described above and collect other information about you as described in this California Privacy Policy.

If you provide us with personal information of another person (for instance, a potential employee/referral), you are responsible for ensuring that such person is made aware of the information contained in this California Privacy Policy and that the person has given you his/her consent for sharing the information with TransparentBusiness.

The above-mentioned categories of personal information have been obtained either directly from you (for example, when you provide information to be contacted, register as a user or become a partner) or indirectly from certain third parties (for example, through our website’s technology). Such third parties include our affiliates, public authorities, public websites and social media, suppliers, and vendors. Except where certain information is required by law or by TransparentBusiness policies (including management of an employment relationship with TransparentBusiness), your decision to provide any personal information to us is voluntary. Please note that if you do not provide certain information, we may not be able to accomplish some or all of the purposes outlined in this California Privacy Policy, and you may not be able to use certain tools and systems which require the use of such personal information.

  • For which purposes and on which legal basis do we use your personal information?

TransparentBusiness uses your personal information only where required for specific purposes. Please view the table below for (i) a list of the purposes for which TransparentBusiness uses your personal information and (ii) an overview of the legal basis for each such purpose.

Purpose

Legal basis

Managing our contractual and/or employment relationship with you.

Necessary for 1) the performance of a contract or similar arrangement to which you are a party or 2) managing your employment relationship with TransparentBusiness.

Facilitating communication with you (including in case of emergencies, and to provide you with requested information).

Justified on the basis of our legitimate interests for ensuring proper communication and emergency handling within the organization.

Operating and managing our business operations.

Justified on the basis of our legitimate interests for ensuring the proper functioning of our business operations.

Complying with legal requirements.

Necessary for the compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

Monitoring your use of our systems (including monitoring the use of our website and any apps and tools you use).

Justified on the basis of our legitimate interests of avoiding non-compliance and protecting our reputation.

  

Research in general and market research.

Justified on our legitimate interest to gain market insights and insights in business and society in general or, where required, the consent of the relevant subjects.

Social listening (Identifying and assessing what is being said about TransparentBusiness and our clients on social media (only publicly accessible content) to understand sentiment, intent, mood and market trends and our stakeholders’ needs and thereby improving our services. We do this through key-word searches and our goal is to gain insights in conversation trends over a specified period and not to identify an individual. To achieve this, we analyze and monitor conversation streams and monitor publicly available opinions, statements or other interactions on social media channels.)

Justified on the basis of our legitimate interest of protecting our assets and our brand on social media

Ethnographic videography – this is video recording of the activity of individuals in their natural environment, in order to experience, interpret and understand behavior. This may be part of a campaign or project.

Justified on the consent of the relevant subjects.

Improving the security and functioning of our website, networks and information.

Justified on the basis of our legitimate interests for ensuring that you receive an excellent user experience and our networks and information are secure.

Undertaking information analytics, i.e. applying analytics to business operations and information to describe, predict and improve business performance within TransparentBusiness and/or to provide a better user experience.

Justified on the basis of our legitimate interests for ensuring the proper functioning of our business operations.

Marketing our products and services to you

Justified on the basis of our legitimate interests for ensuring that we can conduct and increase our business.

Specific Recruitment/Employment/Vendor Selection Purposes

Legal basis

Assess your suitability for employment for the role for which you are applying, as well as future roles that may become available.

Justified on the basis of TransparentBusiness’ legitimate interests of ensuring that it recruits the appropriate employees.

Manage your application.

Justified on the basis of TransparentBusiness’ legitimate interests of ensuring that it recruits the appropriate employees.

Facilitate communication with you.

Justified on the basis of TransparentBusiness’ legitimate interests of ensuring proper communication within the organization and with you.

Perform administrative functions (e.g. reimburse you for interview-related expenses).

Justified on the basis of TransparentBusiness’ legitimate interests of ensuring that it recruits the appropriate employees.

Perform information analytics, including analysis of our applicant pool in order to better understand who is applying to positions at TransparentBusiness and how to attract and keep top talent.

Justified on the basis of TransparentBusiness’ legitimate interests of ensuring that it continually improves its recruitment processes.

In some cases, record your online interview for review by additional recruiters and hiring managers.

Justified on the basis of TransparentBusiness’ legitimate interests of ensuring that it recruits the appropriate employees.

If you apply for a position in TransparentBusiness, we may enter you into a information base to receive future mailings about TransparentBusiness positions and events. You may also receive personalized job recommendations.

Justified on the basis of TransparentBusiness’ legitimate interests of ensuring that it recruits the appropriate employees.

Transfer your contact information, education information, employment information, application information and the CV, all as supplied by you to our HR team in order to notify you about new positions that may be of interest to you.

Justified on the basis of TransparentBusiness’ legitimate interests of ensuring that it recruits the appropriate employees.

Administration of employee benefits

Justified on the basis of TransparentBusiness’ legitimate interests of ensuring that our employees receive the applicable benefits.

Perform any legally-required reporting and respond to legal process.

Compliance with a legal obligation.

Legitimate interest means that TransparentBusiness has reasonable grounds to process your personal information. Where the above table states that we rely on our legitimate interests for a given purpose, we are of the opinion that our legitimate interests are not overridden by your interests, rights, or freedoms, given (i) the transparency we provide on the processing activity, (ii) our privacy by design approach, (iii) our regular internal privacy reviews and (iv) the rights you have in relation to the processing activity.

We will process your personal information for the purposes mentioned above based on your prior consent, to the extent such consent is mandatory under applicable laws. To the extent you are asked to click on/check “I accept”, “I agree” or similar buttons/checkboxes/functionalities in relation to one of our privacy policies, doing so will be considered as providing your consent to process your personal information, only in the countries where such consent is required by mandatory law. In all other countries, such action will be considered as a mere acknowledgement and the legal basis of the processing of your personal information will not be your consent but any other applicable legal basis.

We will not use your personal information for purposes that are incompatible with the purposes of which you have been informed, unless it is required or authorized by law, or it is in your own vital interest (e.g. in case of a medical emergency) to do so.

  • Will we share your personal information with third parties?

We may transfer personal information to our service providers and professional advisors, public and governmental authorities, TransparentBusiness companies/affiliates or third parties in connection with TransparentBusiness’ operation of its business, including any (potential) corporate or commercial transaction. Such third parties may be located in other countries. Before we do so, we shall take the necessary steps to ensure that your personal information will be given adequate protection as required by relevant information privacy laws and TransparentBusiness’ internal policies. TransparentBusiness may also transfer your personal information to any of its global affiliates/partners in furtherance of any visits to our TransparentBusiness locations.

For example, we may disclose personal information to third parties for other business purposes as follows:

  • We share your information with third-party service providers that provide services to us, including billing, payment processing, customer service, email deployment, advertising and marketing, security and performance monitoring, maintaining or servicing accounts, processing or fulfilling orders and transactions, verifying customer information, research, information hosting, auditing, and information processing;
  • To protect and defend the legal rights, safety, and security of TransparentBusiness, our affiliates, users, or the public, including to protect against fraud and malicious activity; 
  • For other business purposes described in this California Privacy Policy or for any other purpose disclosed to you at the time we collect the information or pursuant to your consent; and
  • In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of a website, a merger, consolidation, asset sale, initial public offering, or in the unlikely event of a bankruptcy.

Unless you are otherwise notified, any transfers of your personal information from within the European Economic Area (EEA) to third parties outside the EEA will be based on an adequacy decision or are governed by the standard contractual clauses. Any other non-EEA related transfers of your personal information will take place in accordance with the appropriate international information transfer mechanisms and standards.

  • What about sensitive information?

We do not generally seek to collect sensitive information (as defined in the second below) (also known as special categories within the EEA). In the limited cases where we do seek to collect such information, we will do this in accordance with information privacy law requirements and/or ask for your consent.

The term “sensitive information” refers to the various categories of personal information identified by information privacy laws as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent from you. These categories include racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious, philosophical or other similar beliefs, membership of a trade union, physical or mental health, biometric or genetic information, sexual life or orientation, or criminal convictions and offences (including information about suspected criminal activities).

  • What about information security?

We maintain organizational, physical, and technical security arrangements for all the personal information we hold. We have protocols, controls and relevant policies, procedures, and guidance to maintain these arrangements considering the risks associated with the categories of personal information and the processing we undertake.

  • Where will your personal information be processed?

As a global organization with offices and operations throughout the world, personal information we collect may be transferred or be accessible internationally throughout TransparentBusiness’ global business and between its entities and affiliates.

Any such transfers throughout TransparentBusiness’ global business take place in accordance with the applicable information privacy laws.

  • What are the sources we get your personal information from?

If we do not obtain your personal information directly from you, we may obtain it from the following sources: publicly available sources (registers or the internet), TransparentBusiness’ actual and potential employees, contractors, partners, investors, members of board of directors, shareholders, TransparentBusiness’ affiliates, subsidiaries and newly acquired businesses, employers of our contractors, public authorities, public websites and social media, previous employers, educational institutions, suppliers and vendors (including third party information providers).

  • How long will your personal information be retained by us?

We will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary. We maintain specific records management and retention policies and procedures, so that personal information are deleted after a reasonable time according to the following retention criteria:

  • We retain your information if we have an ongoing relationship with you. This includes, for example, TransparentBusiness’ actual and potential employees, contractors, partners, investors, members of board of directors, shareholders, TransparentBusiness’ affiliates, subsidiaries and newly acquired businesses, employers of our contractors.
  • If you have a user account with us, we will only keep the information while your account is active or for as long as needed to provide services to you.
  • We retain your information for as long as needed to comply with applicable law, with our global legal, and contractual obligations.
  • Which rights do you have with respect to the processing of your personal information?

You are entitled (in the circumstances and under the conditions, and subject to the exceptions, set out in applicable law) to:

  • Request access to the personal information we process about you: this right entitles you to know whether we hold personal information about you and, if we do, to obtain information on and a copy of that personal information.
  • Request a rectification of your personal information: this right entitles you to have your personal information be corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Object to the processing of your personal information: this right entitles you to request that TransparentBusiness no longer processes your personal information.
  • Request the erasure of your personal information: this right entitles you to request the erasure of your personal information, including where such personal information would no longer be necessary to achieve the purposes.
  • Request the restriction of the processing of your personal information: this right entitles you to request that TransparentBusiness only processes your personal information in limited circumstances, including with your consent.
  • Request portability of your personal information: this right entitles you to receive a copy (in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format) of personal information that you have provided to TransparentBusiness, or request TransparentBusiness to transmit such personal information to another information controller.
  • To the extent that the processing of your personal information is based on your consent, request the withdrawal of such consent at any time. Please note that this will not affect TransparentBusiness’ right to process personal information obtained prior to the withdrawal of your consent, or its right to continue parts of the processing based on other legal bases than your consent.

In addition, you every California resident is entitled to the following rights:

  • California law provides California residents with the right to receive a privacy notice with information about what we have collected, disclosed for business purposes, and sold during the preceding 12 months. This California Privacy Policy provides information about the categories of information that we have collected, the sources of that information, the purposes for which we have used the information, and the categories of third parties to whom we have disclosed the information for business purposes.
  • California law also affords California residents a right to opt out of the “sale” of your personal information. This right is applicable to the extent that TransparentBusiness is engaging in a “sale” of your personal information as that term is defined under applicable law. While TransparentBusiness generally is not in the business of selling information, there are limited circumstances where we share personal information with our clients, third-party partners, or others that we treat as a sale for which California residents have the right to opt out. We do not sell the personal information of minors under 16 years of age without affirmative authorization.
  • If you choose to exercise your rights, we will not charge you different prices or provide different quality of services unless those differences are related to your personal information or otherwise permitted by law. Contact us to opt out of the “sale” of your personal information. If at any time you would like to opt back in and allow TransparentBusiness to sell your personal information, please contact us.
  • To exercise any other rights available to you under California law, please contact us. TransparentBusiness has 45 days to respond to your request. Once we receive your request, we may verify it by requesting information sufficient to confirm your identity. Where necessary, this may include asking you for a copy of your passport or driver’s license. If you would like to use an authorized agent registered with the California Secretary of State to exercise your rights, we may request evidence that you have provided such agent with power of attorney or that the agent otherwise has valid written authority to submit requests to exercise rights on your behalf. We reserve the right to deny requests from authorized agents in certain circumstances, such as where we have a reasonable belief that the request is fraudulent.
  • TransparentBusiness may offer certain financial incentives for the collection, sale, or deletion of personal information. Where we would do so, we will provide California residents additional information where required by California law.

If, despite our commitment and efforts to protect your personal information, you believe that your information privacy rights have been violated, we encourage and welcome individuals to come to TransparentBusiness first to seek resolution of any complaint. You always have the right to register a complaint directly with the relevant supervisory authority or to make a claim against TransparentBusiness with a competent court (either in the country where you live, the country where you work or the country where you deem that information privacy law has been infringed).

  • HOW DO WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION WHEN YOU VISIT TRANSPARENTBUSINESS’ WEBSITE?

In addition to the information set out above, this section describes how we use personal information when you visit TransparentBusiness’ website:

  • Which personal information do we gather?

TransparentBusiness collects personal information at its websites in two ways: (1) directly (for example, when you provide personal information to sign up as a user, register as an investor or as an ambassador or provide contact information); and (2) indirectly (for example, through our website’s technology).

We may collect and process the following personal information:

  • Personal information that you provide by filling in forms on our website. This includes registering to use the website, subscribing to services, registering as an investor, registering as an ambassador, newsletters, and alerts, or requesting further information. It is completely up to you whether you want to provide it.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • We may ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • Any postings, comments, or other content that you upload or post to a TransparentBusiness website.
  • Our website collects personal information about your computer, including (where available) your IP address, operating system, and browser type, for system administration, to filter traffic, to look up user domains and to report on statistics.
  • Details of your visits to our website, the pages you view and resources you access or download, including but not limited to, traffic information, location information, web blogs and other communication information. Please see the Cookies Policy for more information.
  • Do we include (links to) websites and programs of third parties?

Our websites may include:

  • Links to and from the sites of our partner networks, advertisers, and affiliates.
  • Certain programs (widgets and apps) of third parties. Where this is the case, note that such third parties may process your personal information collected through such programs for their own purposes. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for such third parties’ sites or programs. Please check such third parties’ terms of use and privacy statements before using and providing any information to such third parties’ sites and programs.
  • How do we use personal information that we collect from our websites?

We use personal information for the purposes described in section 2.2 above, as well as to provide you with information you request, process user accounts, create investor and partners profiles.

We also analyze your IP and browser information to determine what is most effective about our website, to help us identify ways to improve it, make it more effective and, eventually, to determine how we can tailor our website to make it a more positive and relevant user experience.

By using our website, you agree that we can place cookies and other similar technologies on your device as explained in our Cookies policy.

  • HOW DO WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR MARKETING PURPOSES?

In addition to the information set out above, this section describes how we use personal information for marketing purposes:

  • Do we send targeted e-mails?

We send commercial e-mail to individuals at our client or other companies with whom we want to develop or maintain a business relationship in accordance with applicable marketing laws. Our targeted e-mail messages typically include web beacons, cookies, and similar technologies that allow us to know whether you open, read, or delete the message, and links you may click. When you click a link in a marketing e-mail you receive from TransparentBusiness, we will also use a cookie to log what pages you view and what content you download from our websites, even if you are not registered at or signed into our site.

Targeted e-mails from TransparentBusiness may include additional information privacy information, as required by applicable laws.

  • Do we maintain Customer Relationship Management (CRM) information bases?

Like most companies, TransparentBusiness uses customer relationship management (CRM) information base technology to manage and track our marketing efforts. Our CRM information base include personal information belonging to individuals at our client and other companies with whom we already have a business relationship or want to develop one. The personal information used for these purposes includes relevant business information, such as: contact information, publicly available information (e.g. board membership, published articles, press releases, your public posts on social media sites if relevant for business purpose), your responses to targeted e-mail (including web activity following links from our e-mails), website activity of registered users of our website, and other business information included by TransparentBusiness professionals based on their personal interactions with you.

  • Do we combine and analyze personal information?

We may combine information from publicly available sources, and from our different e-mail, website, and personal interactions with you (this includes information collected across our different websites and information collected when you sign-up or log on to our sites or connect to our sites using your social media credentials (such as LinkedIn). We combine this information to better assess your experience with TransparentBusiness and to perform the other activities described throughout our California Privacy Policy.

  • Do we share personal information with third parties?

In addition to the third parties mentioned in section 2.3. above, we may share your personal information with marketing agencies and service providers.

  • What are your rights regarding marketing communications?

You can exercise your right to prevent marketing communications to you by not checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your personal information, or by utilizing opt-out mechanisms in e-mails we send to you. 

You can exercise the right to discontinue marketing communications to you, or to have your personal information removed from our customer relationship management (CRM) information bases at any time by communicating to the link indicated in section “6. CONTACT” below. In such cases, we will retain minimum personal information to note that you opted out to avoid contacting you again.

  • HOW DO WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES?

In addition to the information set out above, this section describes how we use personal information in connection with content creation/production purposes.

Some TransparentBusiness entities are in the business of content production. We may process your personal information for these TV, film, marketing, advertising or other related content creation, production, and distribution activities.

The personal information that we process for production purposes include images and footage of you and may include your location at the time of filming.

If you are a member of public, we will diligently attempt to make you aware of our location and filming activities in advance and will give you an opportunity not to enter the location where filming is taking place and participate in them.

If you are a focus of our filming activities (i.e. a contributor or talent such as an interviewee, extra or actor, as opposed to a member of public) we will also collect and process your name, contact information and any other information provided in any pre-filming questionnaires and/or release forms, such as next of kin details.

We may also collect and process special categories of information a such as health or disability information to the extent that this is necessary to enable us to make any necessary adjustments to our filming arrangements to assist or support you.

  • CONTACT US

Please send an email to dataprivacy@transparentbusiness.com if:

  • You have a general question about how TransparentBusiness protects your personal information.
  • You wish to exercise your rights in relation to your personal information rights.
  • You wish to make a complaint about TransparentBusiness’ use of your information.

LAST UPDATED: [4.20.21]

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