PRIVACY POLICY

Last update: 01 August 2018

Inventurist LLC (the “Company”, “we”, “us”, “our”, “controller” or “Inventurist”) is committed to maintaining robust privacy protections for its users and visitors. This Privacy Policy (“Visitor’s Privacy Policy”) describes the personal information we collect through our website www.inventurist.ai (“Website”), and how we collect and use that information. Visitor’s Privacy Policy may refer to any natural or legal person who accesses or uses the Website for any purpose as “Visitor”, “Visitor’s”, “you” or “yours”. By accepting Visitor's Privacy Policy and Visitor's Terms of Use, you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this policy. Visitor may be subject to different protection standards and broader standards may therefore apply to some. In order to learn more about the protection criteria, you can refer to the applicability section.

The Service refers to Inventurist online innovation productivity platform which can be accessed by any natural or legal person who is registered through the website and will create a personalized account which includes a unique username and a password to access the Service.

If you use our Service, the User's Privacy Policy govern how we collect and use your personal information.

I. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Personal Information

We may collect in various ways personal data about our Visitors, has directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person (“Personal Information”).

Personal Information may be freely provided by the Visitor, for example when the Visitor chooses to contact us. Among the types of Personal Information that our Website collects are: name, email address, phone number, website, IP address and other information.

Cookies

We track information using cookies i.e. small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier, or web beacons. Cookies are sent to a Visitor’s browser from our servers and are stored on the Visitor’s computer hard drive. Sending a cookie to a Visitor’s browser enables us to collect information about that Visitor and keep a record of the Visitor’s preferences when utilizing our Website, both on an individual and aggregate basis. We may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser. To opt-out of our use of cookies, you can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from websites you visit.

Usage Information

When you interact with us through the Website, we receive and store certain additional non- personally-identifiable information (“Usage Information”).

The Usage Information collected automatically through our Website (or third-party services employed on the Website), may include: the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Website) and the details about the path followed within the Website with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, other parameters about the device operating system and/or the Visitor's IT environment. How much of this information we collect depends on the type and settings of the device you use to access the Website.

Legal basis of processing

We may process Personal Information relating to Visitor if one of the following applies:

  • Visitors have given their consent for one or more specific purposes. Note: Under some legislations the Company may be allowed to process Personal Information until the Visitor objects to such processing (“opt-out”), without having to rely on consent or any other of the following legal bases. This, however, does not apply, whenever the processing of Personal Information is subject to General Data Protection Regulation;
  • provision of Personal Information is necessary for the performance of an agreement with the Visitor and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof;
  • processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Company is subject;
  • processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Company;
  • processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Company or by a third party.

In any case, we will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of Personal Information is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract. Please feel free to contact us at support@inventurist.com.

Where we process information

The Company is headquartered in the United States. Please be aware that if information you provide to us or that we obtain as a result of your use of the Website may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and subsequently transferred to the United States or to another country in accordance with applicable law.

II. HOW WE USE AND SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION

Personal Information

We may use Personal Information as reasonably necessary and in accordance with Visitor’s instructions to:

  • provide, maintain and improve the Website,
  • provide and manage Visitor request,
  • provide analytics, interaction with external social networks and platforms, data transfer outside the EEA, website services and hosting, display of content from external platforms, hosting and backend infrastructure.

We may share or disclose Personal Information as follows:

  • to protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of the Company, its employees or agents, or other users and to comply with applicable law,
  • in the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, financing, acquisition of all or a portion of our business, a similar transaction or proceeding, or steps in contemplation of such activities (e.g. due diligence),
  • with vendors who are performing services for the Company, such as the servers for our email communications who are provided access to Visitor’s email address for purposes of sending emails from us.

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share for marketing purposes your Personal Information with third parties without your consent.

Usage Information

In general, we use Usage Information to help us improve the Website and customize the Visitor's experience. We also aggregate Usage Information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns on the Website. Visitor’s Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Usage Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Usage to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion.

Detailed information on the processing of Personal Information

Personal Information is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

A. Analytics

The services contained in this section enable us to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of Visitor behavior.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the information collected to track and examine the use of this Website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the information collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
Information collected: Cookies and Usage Information.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy PolicyOpt Out.

WordPress Stats (Automattic Inc.)

WordPress Stats is an analytics service provided by Automattic Inc.
Information collected: Cookies and Usage Information.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

B. Contacting the Visitor

Contact form (on the Website)

By filling in the contact form with your information, you authorize the Website to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header.
Personal Information collected: email address, name, phone number and your website.

C. Interaction with external social networks and platforms

This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of our Website. The interaction and information obtained through the Website are always subject to the Visitor’s privacy settings for each social network. This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when you do not use it.

Twitter Tweet button and social widgets (Twitter, Inc.)

The Twitter Tweet button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Twitter social network provided by Twitter, Inc.
Information collected: Cookies and Usage Information.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

LinkedIn button and social widgets (LinkedIn Corporation)

The LinkedIn button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the LinkedIn social network provided by LinkedIn Corporation.
Information collected: Cookies and Usage Information.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Facebook Like button and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)

The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc.
Information collected: Cookies and Usage Information.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant

The Company is allowed to transfer Personal Information collected within the EU to third countries (i.e. any country not part of the EU) only pursuant to a specific legal basis. Any such information transfer is based on one of the legal bases described below. Visitors can inquire with the Company to learn which legal basis applies to which specific service.

D. Information transfer outside the EU

Information transfer abroad based on consent (this Website)

If this is the legal basis, Personal Information of Visitors shall be transferred from the EU to third countries only if the Visitor has explicitly consented to such transfer, after having been informed of the possible risks due to the absence of an adequacy decision and appropriate safeguards. In such cases, the Company shall inform Visitors appropriately and collect their explicit consent via this Website.
Personal Information collected: various types of information.

Information transfer abroad based on standard contractual clauses (this Website)

If this is the legal basis, the transfer of Personal Information from the EU to third countries is carried out by the Company according to “standard contractual clauses” provided by the European Commission. This means that Information recipients have committed to process Personal Information in compliance with the data protection standards set forth by EU data protection legislation. For further information, Visitors are requested to contact the Company through the contact details provided in the present document.
Personal Information collected: various types of information.

Information transfer to countries that guarantee European standards (this Website)

If this is the legal basis, the transfer of Personal Information from the EU to third countries is carried out according to an adequacy decision of the European Commission.
The European Commission adopts adequacy decisions for specific countries whenever it considers that country to possess and provide Personal Information protection standards comparable to those set forth by EU data protection legislation. Visitors can find an updated list of all adequacy decisions issued on the European Commission's website.
Personal Information collected: various types of information.

E. Platform services and hosting

These services have the purpose of hosting and running key components of this Website, therefore allowing the provision of this Website from within a unified platform. Such platforms provide a wide range of tools to us – e.g. analytics, database management – that imply the collection and handling of Personal Information. Some of these services work through geographically distributed servers, making it difficult to determine the actual location where the Personal Information are stored.

DreamHost, LLC.

The platform provided by DreamHost, LLC. that allows the Company to build, run and host this Website.
Personal Information collected: various types of information as specified in the privacy policy of the service.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

F. Displaying content from external platforms

This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Website and interact with them. This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Visitors do not use it.

Google Maps widget (Google Inc.)

Google Maps is a maps visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows the Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
Information collected: Cookies and Usage Information.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

Retention time

Personal Information shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.

Therefore:

  • Personal Information collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between the Company and the Visitor shall be retained until such contract has been fully performed.
  • Personal Information collected for the purposes of the Company’s legitimate interests shall be retained as long as needed to fulfill such purposes. Visitors may find specific information regarding the legitimate interests pursued by the Company within the relevant sections of this document or by contacting the Company.

The Company may be allowed to retain Personal Information for a longer period whenever the Visitor has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. Furthermore, the Company may be obliged to retain Personal Information for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.

Once the retention period expires, Personal Information shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after expiration of the retention period.

III. HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION

We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. We further protect your information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures including encryption, firewalls and secure socket layer technology. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By using our Website, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.

IV. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You may exercise certain rights regarding your Personal Information processed by us. Visitors entitled to broader protection standards may exercise any of the rights described below. In particular, Visitors have the right to do the following:

  • Withdraw their consent at any time. Visitors have the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their Personal Information.
  • Object to processing of their Personal Information. Visitors have the right to object to the processing of their Personal Information if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent. Further details are provided in the dedicated section below.
  • Access their Information. Visitors have the right to learn if Personal Information is being processed by the Company, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the Personal Information undergoing processing.
  • Verify and seek rectification. Visitors have the right to verify the accuracy of their Personal Information and ask for it to be updated or corrected.
  • Restrict the processing of their Personal Information. Visitors have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of their Personal Information. In this case, the Company will not process their Personal Information for any purpose other than storing it.
  • Have their Personal Information deleted or otherwise removed. Visitors have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their Personal Information from the Company.
  • Receive their Personal Information and have it transferred to another controller. Visitors have the right to receive their Personal Information in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance. This provision is applicable provided that the Personal Information is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on the Visitor's consent, on a contract which the Visitors is part of or on pre-contractual obligations thereof.
  • Lodge a complaint. Visitors have the right to bring a claim before their competent data protection authority.
Details about the right to object to processing

Visitors must know that, however, should their Personal Information be processed for direct marketing purposes, they can object to that processing at any time without providing any justification. The Company  will usually inform the Visitors if there is an intend to use Personal Information for such purposes. The Visitors can exercise the right at any time by contacting the Company by sending email to support@inventurist.com.

How to exercise these rights

Any requests to exercise Visitor rights can be directed to the Company through the the contact details provided in this document. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by the Company as early as possible and always within one month.

Applicability of broader protection standards

While most provisions of this document concern all Visitors, some provisions expressly only apply if the processing of Personal Information is subject to broader protection standards.

Such broader protection standards apply when the processing:

  • is performed by an Company based within the EU;
  • concerns the Personal Information of Visitors who are in the EU and is related to the offering of paid or unpaid goods or services, to such Visitors;
  • concerns the Personal Information of Visitors who are in the EU and allows the Company to monitor such Visitor's behavior taking place in the EU.

V. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Children’s Privacy

Our Website is not directed to minors under the age of 18. If we learn that a minor under the age of 18 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete it in accordance with applicable law.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

California Civil Code permits to California residents to request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of certain categories of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not share Personal Information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. To make such request, please email us to support@inventurist.com.

Do-Not-Track Signals

Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to the websites with which the user communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. Because there currently is no industry standard concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals, the Website currently does not take action in response to these signals. If and when a final standard is established and accepted, we will reassess how to respond to these signals. To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.

System logs and maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, this Website and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with this Website (System logs) use other Personal Information (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.

VI. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

The Website may contain links to third party websites. Except as otherwise discussed in this Visitor’s Privacy Policy, this policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you on our Website. Other sites accessible through our Website via links or otherwise have their own policies in regard to privacy. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third parties.

VII. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

The Company reserves the right to change this policy at any time. We will notify you of any changes to this Visitor's Privacy Policy by posting those changes on this page. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Website and this Visitor’s Privacy Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the heading.

Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of the Visitor’s consent, the Company shall collect new consent from the Visitor, where required.

VIII. CONTACT US

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this Website, please contact us by sending an email to support@inventurist.com or mailing to address below:

Inventurist LLC
2955 Campus Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94403