Perks Worldwide Cares About Your Privacy
Updated February 6, 2020
Perks WW is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals who visit our websites and interact with Perks WW online (“Visitors”), individuals who register to use the Services as defined below (“Customers”), and individuals who provide information to Perks WW to register for Company’s corporate meetings, resources, or other events (“Attendees”). This Privacy Statement describes Perks WW’s privacy practices in relation to the use of our websites and the related products, applications, and services (including support and education) offered by Perks WW (the “Services”).
Perks WW may modify or update this privacy statement at any time without prior notice. You can check the “Last Updated” date above to see when the statement was last changed. Your continued use of the website and/or the Services constitutes your consent to the contents of this Privacy Statement.
Personal Information That Perks WW Collects or Maintains
In general, as a Visitor you will not need to reveal your email information. However, Perks WW does collect domain information from your visit to customize and improve your experience on our websites. The types of information Perks WW may collect include:
- The date and time of your access
- The pages you have accessed
- The name of the Internet Service Provider and the Internet Protocol (IP) address that you use to access the Internet
Perks WW collects information from you as a Customer, Event Attendee or a Visitor who has accessed gated content. This may include your name, email address, phone number, country, company name, and job title. Some of the ways in which Perks WW may collect information from you are:
- Registrations for webcasts, seminars, conferences, etc. sponsored by Perks WW or a partner
- Subscription to newsletters or other Perks WW content-related materials
- White paper or other downloads
- Sweepstakes or contests
Use of Your Personal Information
Perks WW uses the information collected to provide you with the Services requested and to contact you about your interest in the Services, to verify your information, to plan and host corporate events, and to populate online profiles for Attendees on Perks WW’s websites. Perks WW may also aggregate your information with data that is separately provided by you on social media and third-party websites if visible to third parties. Perks WW may also use data from Visitors, Customers and Attendees for marketing purposes. For example, Perks WW may use information you provide to contact you to further discuss your interest in the Services and to send you information regarding Perks WW and its partners, such as information about promotions or events.
When Perks WW collects information about you, such as your name or other details, it is Perks WW’s practice to provide you with information on how the data will be used at the time you are asked for it if that is not immediately apparent. When Perks WW asks you to provide your information through a registration page or otherwise, you will have the option of not doing so, in which case you may still be able to access other portions of this website, although you will not be able to access gated content.
Data Transfers From the European Economic Area (EEA)
Because Perks WW is a global company with customers located in many different countries around the world, it’s important that we comply with data privacy laws in many jurisdictions. Perks WW has an entity operating in the EEA (the EEA is an area made up of European Union Member States and other countries in Europe who adhere to similar rules). For Perks WW to do business, Perks WW entities in the EEA need to send personal data to Perks WW a US based company. Perks WW has implemented various mechanisms to enable the lawful transfer of personal data from the EEA to other countries globally. This chart shows how Perks WW uses each of these mechanisms for data transfers.
|Data Processor||Data Controller||Comments|
|Privacy Shield||x||x||Click here for details|
|Standard Contractual Clauses (customer/Perks WW)||x||Perks WW has MSAs in place with all our clients, addressing data usage.|
Perks WW is generally a data processor when your company provides Perks WW with access to personal data originating from your company, e.g., a file for product support or other Services, or data in a SaaS environment.
Perks WW is generally a data controller when you provide your data as a Visitor, Attendee, or to register for a Service.
Privacy Shield (Perks WW as Processor)
Where Perks WW acts as a data processor, Perks WW will comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States, respectively. Perks WW has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the policies in this Privacy Statement and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view Perks WW’s certification page, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.
Personal data covered by the Privacy Shield Framework may be provided to a third party as described below. Perks WW is accountable for personal data that it receives under the Privacy Shield Framework and transfers to a third party as set forth in the Privacy Shield Principles. Perks WW remains liable under the Privacy Shield Principles if third-parties engaged to process personal data on its behalf do so in a manner inconsistent with the Privacy Shield Principles, unless Perks WW proves that it is not responsible for the event(s) giving rise to the damage.
Note that compliance by Perks WW with the Privacy Shield Principles will be administered and monitored by the Department of Commerce and will be enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
If you have a complaint about Perks WW’s use of your data under the Privacy Shield Framework, the section “Questions or Complaints Regarding how Perks WW is Handling your Personal Data” for information on what to do.
Perks WW’s participation in the Privacy Shield Framework applies to all personal data that it receives from the European Union and Switzerland that is processed by Perks WW as a data processor. It excludes HR data.
Standard Contractual Clause (Perks WW as Processor)
For the transfer of personal data between Perks WW entities in the performance of its customer contracts Perks WW has contracts in place with all our clients. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information.
For information on Perks WW data transfer mechanisms, contact email@example.com.
Sharing of personal data
Perks WW may share your personal data with third-parties for the purposes described below. For example, your data may be shared with companies Perks WW has hired to provide support or services relating to Perks WW products or to assist Perks WW in protecting its systems.
Perks WW may share data about Visitors, Customers, and Attendees with contracted suppliers so that these suppliers can provide services on Perks WW’s behalf, this may include those who are performing customer support and cloud service providers such as storage providers. In addition, and not limiting the foregoing, Perks WW may also share data about Visitors, Customers, and Attendees with our suppliers to ensure the quality of information provided, and with third-party social networking and media websites, such as LinkedIn and Facebook, for marketing and advertising on those websites. Perks WW does not share, sell, rent, or trade any information with third-parties for their promotional purposes.
Perks WW maintains contracts with these companies that require them to abide by our data privacy and security provisions and such companies are not allowed to use the personal data they receive from Perks WW for any other purpose.
Perks WW may use partners to offer its Services and may also jointly host corporate meetings and events with partners. Perks WW may share data about Customers and Visitors collected in connection with either your purchase with Perks WW or about Attendees where you attend an event or meeting jointly hosted by Perks WW and a partner. Perks WW does not control its business partners’ use of the data about Customers and Attendees collected, and their use of the information will be in accordance with their own privacy policies. You may opt not to attend an event or meeting jointly hosted by a partner. Perks WW may also disclose data to its business partners for marketing and other purposes which we believe may be beneficial to you.
Perks WW may disclose information it has collected about you if required or advisable to do so under law, pursuant to lawful requests by public authorities, including for national security or law enforcement requirements, or when Perks WW believes it is reasonably necessary to protect the rights of Perks WW or its employees or to comply with a judicial proceeding or process.
Security Levels for Your Data
Perks WW’s intent is to strictly protect the security of your personal information; honor your choice for its intended use; and carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Perks WW has taken appropriate steps to safeguard and secure information we collect, including the use of encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. However, you should always take into consideration that the internet is an open forum and that data may flow across networks with little or no security measures, and therefore such information may be accessed by people other than those you intended to access it.
Update the Information You Provide to Perks WW
You are entitled to know whether Perks WW holds information about you and, if we do (subject to certain limitations), to have access to that information, have it corrected if it is inaccurate or out of date, or ask Perks WW to delete it, if appropriate. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or to update your information.
Other Rights You Have in Connection with the Personal Data
Perks WW offers Visitors, Customers, and event Attendees a means to choose how Perks WW uses the personal data they provide. You may manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of Perks WW marketing emails. Additionally, you may send a request to email@example.com. for any questions or to update your information.
Links to Other 3rd Party Websites
This website contains links to other websites. Perks WW is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites and their use of the information will be in accordance with their own privacy policies.
Practices Regarding Cookies and Web Beacons
A “cookie” is a small amount of data transferred to your browser and read by the web server that placed it there. It records your preferences and information you entered. By using cookies, the information you previously provided can be retrieved on your next visit to the website so that your use of the website is more efficient. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie.
Web beacons may be used to deliver the cookie and to compile statistics about our website, such as how many people visited a particular page or clicked on certain links or to ensure the integrity of the registration process. While your particular use of the site will not be revealed and no personally identifying information will be collected, this information may be used, in an anonymous fashion, for preference marketing purposes, and Perks WW’s third-party advertising companies may use the information about your visit to the website(s) in order to provide ads about goods and services of interest to you or to measure and improve the effectiveness of ads for their clients. This information can include: date/time of banner ad shown, related cookie, and the first three octets of the IP address. Perks WW may share aggregated statistics about the use of the website with third parties.
Cookies are either session-based (which disappear after you close your browser) or persistent (which remain on your computer after you close your browser or turn off your computer).
Most browsers allow you to manage cookie preferences. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to get the benefit of some of the features of this website or other websites that you visit.
The following chart describes the types of cookies you may find on the Perks WW website and your options for managing them.
|Types of Cookies||Description||Settings|
|Required cookies||Required cookies enable you to navigate Perks WW’s websites and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the websites and using Perks WW Services. If you have chosen to identify yourself to Perks WW, cookies containing encrypted information allows Perks WW to uniquely identify you. Each time you log into the Services, a cookie containing an encrypted, unique identifier that is tied to your account is placed on your browser. These cookies allow Perks WW to uniquely identify you when you are logged into the Services and to process your online transactions and requests.||Because required cookies are essential to operate Perks WW’s websites and the Services, there is no option to opt-out of these cookies.|
|Performance cookies||These cookies collect information about how Visitors use Perks WW’s website, including which pages visitors go to most often and if they receive error messages from certain pages. These cookies do not collect information that individually identifies a Visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous. It is only used to improve how Perks WW’s websites function and perform.|
From time to time, Perks WW engages third parties to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information from individuals who visit Perks WW’s websites. Perks WW may also utilize Flash cookies for these purposes.
|To learn how to opt out of performance cookies using your browser settings click here.|
To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here.
|Functionality cookies||Functionality cookies allow Perks WW’s websites to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language, or your region) and provide more enhanced, more personal features. These cookies also enable you to optimize your use of Perks WW’s Services after logging in. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts, and other parts of web pages that you can customize.|
Perks WW uses local shared objects, also known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view on Perks WW’s websites to personalize your visit.
|To learn how to opt out of functionality cookies using your browser settings click here.|
Note that opting out may impact the functionality you receive when visiting Perks WW’s websites.
To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here.
For example, these cookies remember which browsers have visited Perks WW’s websites. The information provided to third parties does not include personal information, but this information may be re-associated with personal information after Perks WW receives it.
Third parties use this information to provide advertisements about products and services tailored to your interests. You may see these advertisements on other websites or mobile applications on any of your devices. This process also helps Perks WW manage and track the effectiveness of its marketing efforts. Third parties, with whom Perks WW partners to provide certain features on its websites or to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity, use Flash cookies to collect and store information. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored.
|To learn more about these and other advertising networks and their opt out instructions, click here and here.|
To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here.
Perks WW uses web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about Customers’ and Visitors’ usage of Perks WW’s websites and interaction with emails from Perks WW. Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular website tied to the web beacon, and a description of a website tied to the web beacon. For example, Perks WW may place web beacons in marketing emails that notify us when you click on a link in the email that directs you to one of our websites. Perks WW uses web beacons to operate and improve our websites and email communications.
When you visit Perks WW’s websites, Perks WW collects your Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses to track and aggregate information. For example, Perks WW uses IP addresses to monitor the regions from which Customers and Visitors to navigate Perks WW’s websites. Perks WW also collects IP addresses from Customers when they log into the Services as part of Perks WW’s “Identity Confirmation” and “IP Range Restrictions” security features.
Do Not Track
Certain browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari offer a “do not track” or “DNT” option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header, which sends a signal to websites visited by the user about the user’s browser DNT preference setting. Perks WW does not currently commit to responding to browsers’ DNT signals with respect to Perks WW’s websites, in part, because no common industry standard for DNT has been adopted by industry groups, technology companies or regulators, including no consistent standard of interpreting user intent. Perks WW takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard.
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Questions or Complaints Regarding How Perks WW is Handling your Personal Data
To the extent you have a question, request, inquiry, or complaint regarding personal data for which Perks WW acts as a data processor (which may include information provided to Perks WW by your company or other third party), Perks WW may have to reach out to our corporate customers to comply with requests relating to the handling of such personal data. For these reasons, we ask that if you wish to request access, to limit use, or to limit disclosure to such personal data, please provide the name of the Perks WW customer who provided your data. Perks WW will then work with that customer to help ensure that your request is addressed.
Privacy Shield Complaints
In compliance with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Principles, Perks WW commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. European Union or Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this Privacy Statement should first contact Perks WW as set forth in the prior paragraph. Perks WW will provide an initial response to any Privacy Shield complaint within 45 days from the complaint.
If Perks WW does not resolve your complaint, you may have the possibility to engage in binding arbitration through the Privacy Shield Panel.
All issues raised will be investigated until completion, and all matters will be handled in compliance with the Principles of Privacy Shield.