Last updated: 1 October 2016
Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect you, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
By using the Site you consent to the privacy practices described in this Policy.
Authoritas reserves the right to change this Policy without notice at any time. If we make any changes to our Policy, we will post a new policy on our Site and update the “last updated” date shown above. The updated Policy will be effective immediately and will govern each use of the Site from the date of update onwards. Therefore, we recommend that you check the Policy prior to using any of our Sites.
The Information We Collect
In order to access certain parts of the Sites, you may be required to register by providing certain information regarding you and the company you represent. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:
- First and Last Name
- Company/Group Name and Address
- Email Address
- Account Password
- Credit/Debit Card Information for Billing
Authoritas may use the information that we collect to contact visitors to further discuss their interest in our platform and services and to send information in this regard, such as newsletters and events.
Internet Protocol Addresses
Authoritas automatically collects certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, when you use the Sites, our systems may automatically collect your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address and the type of browser or operating system you are using.
We use IP addresses to help administer our Sites, track and analyse users’ movements, gather broad demographic information and to deliver customised, personalised content.
The Use of “Cookies”
We also collect web analytics data to help improve user experience on the Sites. This is a common practice used by the vast majority of websites owned by online businesses.
This data is collected using first party cookies and covers visitor information such as the number of visitors to our website, the amount of time spent on site and whether a visitor has visited our website before.
We may also collect information pertaining to any transactions conducted by you on the Sites, files accessed or used by you, along with standard access information such as the time and date of accessing the Sites and associated services, and your usage of the Sites and services.
The cookies set by Authoritas do not contain any personally identifiable information about you.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies as the default setting. You can modify the default setting to reject cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from any sites you visit by editing browser options. If you decide not to accept our cookies, you will not be able to use some of the Sites’ features and some of our services may not function properly.
The Way We Use Personal Information
We will use your personal information only to perform the services you have requested, including the completion of financial transactions and to provide you with effective customer service. In order to perform and complete these services and transactions, we may provide personally identifiable information to third parties.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We will not sell your personal information to third parties. We may, however, share personal information with third party contractors and service hired to provide services on our behalf, such as hosting our Sites, processing transactions, or performing statistical analyses. Those third party service providers will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
We will use commercially reasonable endeavours to ensure the confidentiality of your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be disclosed to third parties. For example, we may be legally obligated to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.
Our Commitment to Data Security
In order to prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Each account holder is asked to create a unique password, which is required to access their account. It is each user’s responsibility to protect the security of his or her login information.
These safeguards help prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of data, but no guarantee can be made that your information and data will be secure from intrusions and unauthorised release to third parties.
Cancellation or Termination of the Account
If you choose to cancel your account and leave the Authoritas service or if your account is terminated because of your breach of the Terms of Service, please be aware that Authoritas may for a time retain residual information in our backup and/or archival copies in our database. We will make reasonable commercial efforts to delete your information as soon as reasonably practical.
Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important to us. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under the age of 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.
How You Can Access or Correct Your Information
You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain online by logging in to your account.
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
Our Sites contain links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website over which Authoritas has no control and will bear no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such websites as their policies may be different to ours.