Last Updated on 01-11-21
Information We Obtain
In connection with your use of the Sites, you provide personal information to us in various ways. The types of personal information we obtain include personal information contained in content you submit, such as when you email us by clicking on email address hyperlinks on the Sites. You are not required to provide this information but, if you choose not to do so, we may not be able to offer you certain of our services and features of the Sites.
How We Use the Information We Obtain
We use the information we obtain on the Site on the basis of our legitimate interests, which we would be glad to describe further upon request, including to:
- provide our services to you;
- respond to your requests and inquiries, including those regarding employment opportunities;
- operate, evaluate and improve our business (including developing new services; enhancing and improving our services; managing our communications; and performing accounting, auditing and other internal functions);
- protect against, identify and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims and other liabilities; and
We may also use the personal information we obtain on the Sites to analyze our services, personalize your experience on the Sites and perform data analytics and market research. As required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent to process personal information for these purposes. We also may use the information we obtain in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.
Automated Collection of Data
When you use the Sites, we obtain certain information by automated means, such as browser cookiesThe information we obtain in this manner includes your device IP address, domain name, identifiers associated with your devices, device and operating system type and characteristics, web browser characteristics, language preferences, clickstream data, your interactions with the Sites (such as the web pages you visit, links you click and features you use), the pages that led or referred you to the Sites, dates and times of access to the Sites, and other information about your use of the Sites.
A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. This technology helps us (1) remember your information so you will not have to re-enter it; (2) track and understand how you use and interact with the Sites; (3) tailor the Sites around your preferences; (4) measure the usability of the Sites; (5) understand the effectiveness of our communications; and (6) otherwise manage and enhance the Sites.
To the extent required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent before placing non-essential cookies or similar technologies on your computer. You can stop certain types of cookies from being downloaded on your computer by selecting the appropriate settings on your web browser. Most web browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new browser cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new browser cookie and how to disable existing cookies. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking “help” on your browser’s menu or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that, without cookies or other automated tools, you may not be able to use all of the features of the Sites.
We do not obtain personal information about your online activities over time or across third-party websites, devices or other online services. On the Sites, we use third-party online analytics services, such as those of Google Analytics. To the extent required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent before using third-party analytics cookies. The service providers that administer these analytics services use automated technologies to collect data (such as email address, IP addresses, cookies and other device identifiers) to evaluate, for example, use of the Sites and to diagnose technical issues. To learn more about Google Analytics and how to manage your preferences, please visit www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
We also may disclose information about you (1) if we are required to do so by law or legal process (such as a court order or subpoena); (2) in response to requests by government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities; (3) to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights; (4) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical or other harm or financial loss; (5) in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; (6) in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, dissolution or liquidation); or (7) otherwise with your consent.
Your Rights and Choices
To the extent provided by applicable law, you have the right to (1) request access to the personal information we maintain about you; (2) request that we update, correct, amend, erase or restrict the information; or (3) exercise your right to data portability, by contacting us as indicated below. Depending on your location, you may have the right to file a complaint with a government regulator if you are not satisfied with our response. If you are located in the EEA and are not satisfied with our responses, you may lodge a complaint with the data protection authority in your country of residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement of the GDPR. Where provided by law, you may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us or object at any time to the processing of your personal information on legitimate grounds relating to your particular situation, and we will apply your preferences going forward. To help protect your privacy and maintain security, we may take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your information. To the extent permitted by applicable law, a charge may apply before we provide you with a copy of any of your personal information that we maintain.
Other Online Services and Third-Party Features
The Sites may provide links to other online services and websites for your convenience and information (e.g., Facebook, Vimeo Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter buttons). These services, websites, and third-party features may operate independently from us. The privacy practices of these third parties, including details on the information they may collect about you, are subject to the privacy statements of these parties, which we strongly suggest you review. To the extent any linked online services or third-party features are not owned or controlled by us, AUCTUS is not responsible for these third parties’ information practices.
Retention of Personal Information
To the extent permitted by applicable law, we retain personal information we obtain about you for the duration of our relationship with you, plus a reasonable period to be able to run regular deletion routines, to take into account the applicable statute of limitations period or to comply with mandatory applicable law.
How We Protect Personal Information
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect personal information we obtain through the Sites against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.
Children’s Personal Information
The Sites are designed for a general audience and are not directed to children under the age of 16. Auctus does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under the age of 16 through the Sites. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 16, we will promptly delete that information from our records. If you believe that a child under the age of 16 may have provided us with personal information, please contact us as specified in the How to Contact Us section below.
How to Contact Us
Your information will also be transferred to our third party service providers in the U.S.
We have implemented appropriate safeguards designed to ensure an adequate level of data protection, including by concluding data transfer agreements incorporating the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses under Article 46 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or by selecting U.S. service providers that are certified to the Privacy Shield frameworks. You may obtain a copy of these data transfer mechanisms by contacting us as indicated below. We no longer rely on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield to transfer personal information to the U.S.