WHAT DOES THIS POLICY COVER
This policy sets out how Maintenanceworld.com collects and uses the information that we collect about you when you use this website. This policy also explains the choices that you can make about the way that we use your information.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND ITS USE
We collect the following types of information about you:
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE US DIRECTLY
We may ask for certain information such as a username, your first and last name, phone number, profession, and e-mail address when you sign up for our Newsletter, submit articles, advertise with the site, or if you correspond with us via email or regular mail. We may also retain any messages you send through the Service. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service. We may also use this information to correspond with you, and to address any issues you raise about the Service.
If you give us info about you, we will keep it and use it to provide our Service and make our service better.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU AUTOMATICALLY
We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for this website. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the Service. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any individual user.
To help us improve our service we keep info about how you use our service and collect anonymous analytic data about how you use our Service.
When you visit the Service, we may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets Maintenanceworld.com enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the Service (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on the Service), and allow us, or our business partners, to track your usage of the Service over time.
You can control or reset your cookies through your web browser, which will allow you to customize your cookie preferences and to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Service may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
We may send cookies to your web browser (not the yummy kind) to help you use our website. If you would like to adjust your cookie settings, please consult your browser instructions.
LOG FILE INFORMATION
Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access our site. When you use our website, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
Whenever you load a page from IDCON websites, your browser sends us info about itself and your interactions with our Service. That info gets stored on servers.
When you access the Maintenanceworld.com website by or through a mobile device (including but not limited to smart-phones or tablets), we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers,” such as a universally unique identifier (“UUID”). Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by Maintenanceworld.com. A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse and use the sites. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to help you log in faster (shop-idcon.com) and enhance your navigation through the Sites. Some features of the shop-idcon.com site may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.
To track how different people are using our Service we might store a unique ID on your mobile that helps us do that.
When you access Maintenanceworld.com by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the websites.
Your mobile device can give us information about where you are. We’ll try and use this to offer you better service.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use the information we collect about you for the following purposes:
- Providing you with the Service: We use the information that you provide us to provide the Service to you. We also use information we collect about you automatically to remember information about you so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site
- For data analytics: We use information about you to help us improve the websites and our users’ experience, including by monitoring aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns.
- To communicate with you about Maintenanceworld.com: We use your contact information to get in touch with you and to send communications about critical elements of the websites. For example, we may send you emails about technical issues, security alerts or administrative matters.
- To promote and drive engagement with Maintenanceworld.com: We use your contact information to get in touch with you about features and offers that we think you would be interested in. We also use information we collect about you to make sure that you get the most relevant offers and promotions based on your use of the Service, and your preferences. You can opt-out of getting these communications as described below.
- Customer happiness: We use information about you, information that you provide to our team, and information about your interactions with the websites to resolve technical issues you experience with the Service, and to ensure that we can repair and improve the Service for all users.
- For matters that you have specifically consent to: From time-to-time Maintenanceworld.com may seek your consent to use your information for a particular purpose. Where you consent to our doing so, we will use it for that purpose. Where you no longer want us to use your information for that purpose you may withdraw your consent to this use.
These are the reasons that IDCON may need to use information about you.
LEGAL BASES FOR PROCESSING INFORMATION UNDER THE GDPR (FOR USERS IN THE EEA)
For Maintenanceworld.com users in the European Economic Area (EEA), Maintenanceworld.com processes your information in accordance with European laws and regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR governs how Maintenanceworld.com may process your information, and the rights that EEA users have in relation to it. This means that Maintenanceworld.com will collect and use your information only where:
- We need it to provide you the Service and fulfill our obligations to you. This includes providing you with access to the information that you create in your account.
- It is justified because of a legitimate interest such as for research and development or marketing the Service (but only where our legitimate interest isn’t overridden by your interest in protecting your data).
- You consent to us using your information in a certain way.
- It is necessary for compliance with our legal obligations.
If you have consented to our use of your information, you may withdraw that consent at any time. Depending on the situation you can either withdraw your consent by emailing [email protected] or our newsletter. Where we are using your information because of a legitimate interest to do so, you have the right to object to that use. However, if you do so it may mean that it is not possible for you to continue using the Services.
GDPR, you may have heard of it? It’s been kind of a big deal.
SHARING YOUR INFORMATION
We will not rent or sell your information into third parties outside Maintenanceworld.com and its group companies (including any parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates) without your consent, except as noted in this Section 2:
We won’t share your personal information without your permission except as follows:
WHO WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH
Some of the third parties that Maintenanceworld.com may share your personal information with include providers who assist Maintenanceworld.com with functions such as:
- Customer support and customer management;
- Email services;
- Analytics; and
We might share some information on you with our business partners, but only as necessary to provide the service to you or to fulfill Maintenanceworld.com legitimate business interests.
Maintenanceworld.com may also share your information with third parties in certain circumstances, such as where:
- We are required to do so as a result of a court order, subpoena or other legal requirement;
- We believe that it is necessary to protect you or IDCON, such as where we consider that there is a need to investigate potentially fraudulent or criminal activity; or
- You have consented to our sharing it with a third party for a particular purpose.
Maintenanceworld.com may also share your information with a third party in circumstances where we sell divest or transfer Maintenanceworld.com, or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses to a third party. Information such as customer names and email addresses, User Content and other user information related to the Service may be among the items sold or otherwise transferred in these types of transactions. We may also sell, assign, or otherwise transfer such information during corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganizations, liquidations, similar transactions or proceedings involving all or a portion of Maintenanceworld.com
If we sell our business, any of the info we’ve acquired about you may be part of the sale.
We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.
HOW WE TRANSFER, STORE AND PROTECT YOUR DATA
To run our service, we’ll have to use computers all over the world. This means your information might be transferred to the US, Australia, Europe and anywhere else the service is operated.
CROSS-BORDER TRANSFERS OF INFORMATION (FOR USERS IN THE EEA)
For Users in the EEA, where we transfer your information to a third-party provider that is not located in the EEA, and is not subject to an adequacy decision by the EU Commission, we will require those third party providers to enter into an agreement that provides appropriate safeguards for your information. From time to time we may also seek your consent to transfer your information to a third country outside the EEA.
KEEPING YOUR INFORMATION SAFE
Maintenanceworld.com cares about the security of your information and uses appropriate safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Service. You are responsible for controlling access to your email communications from Maintenanceworld.com, always. However, Maintenanceworld.com cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Maintenanceworld.com or guarantee that information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Maintenanceworld.com is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
We care about the safety of your data and, we have implemented industry recognized measures to protect it, but unfortunately, we can’t guarantee that nothing bad will ever happen to it.
COMPROMISE OF INFORMATION
If any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Maintenanceworld.com will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
If there is a breach of our security, we will investigate it and let any affected users know.
YOUR CHOICES ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION
YOU CONTROL YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION AND SETTINGS
You may update your account information by changing your profile settings. You can also stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications. We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. You may not opt out of Service-related communications (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices). If you have any questions about reviewing or modifying your account information, you can contact us directly at [email protected]
You have control over your account settings, such as your account information and email notifications, but there’s some important stuff we’ll always send you.
OPTING OUT OF COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION FOR TRACKING / ADVERTISING
Please refer to your mobile device or browser’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Depending on your type of device, it may not be possible to delete or disable tracking mechanisms on your mobile device. Note that disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools prevents Maintenanceworld.com or its business partners from tracking your browser’s activities in relation to the Service. However, doing so may disable many of the features available through the Service. If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, you can contact us directly at [email protected]
If you want us to stop collecting information about you, there may be some settings you can adjust in your browser or device.
RIGHTS IN RESPECT OF YOUR INFORMATION
The laws of some countries grant rights in respect of personal information. Users in those jurisdictions may have the right to:
- Request a copy of your information;
- Request that we correct inaccuracies relating to your information;
- Request that your information be deleted or that we restrict access to it;
- Request a structured electronic version of your information; and
- Object to our use of your information;
Should you wish to make a request in respect of your personal information please contact us at [email protected] Alternatively, for requests relating to rights under the GDPR, contact us at [email protected].
In some circumstances Maintenanceworld.com may not be able to comply with a request that you make in respect of your personal data. For example, we may not be able to provide a copy of your information where it infringes on the rights of another User. We may also be required to retain certain information that you ask us to delete for various reasons, such as where there is a legal requirement to do so.
If we are unable to resolve your request, or if you are concerned about a potential violation, you may be entitled to report the issue or make a complaint to the data protection authority in your jurisdiction.
You may have specific rights in relation to your information depending on where you live.
HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION
Maintenanceworld.com may retain your profile information for a commercially reasonable time, and for as long as we have a valid purpose to do so. Maintenanceworld.com may retain your information for the purpose of comply with its legal and audit obligations, and for backup and archival purposes.
Maintenanceworld.com does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 and the Service and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected].
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES
The Internet. It’s made of links. If we post one on IDCON, we can’t control what happens on the other end.
HOW TO CONTACT US
We love to have stimulating conversations about privacy, so reach out any time!