Updated: September 30, 2020
National Corporate Data understands that you care about how information about you is used.
Where does National Corporate Data get its Business Information?
National Corporate Data creates profiles of business people and companies, which we call “Records," "Leads," or "Profiles,” from different sources. Once we have collected Business Information about a person or company, we combine multiple mentions of the same person or company into a Public Profile. The results are then made available to the users of the Site and our customers and strategic partners.
National Corporate Data obtains the data for its Public Profiles in several ways including:
- Our search technology scans the web and gathers publicly-available Information.
- We license Information from other companies.
- Through market research surveys and phone interviews conducted by our in-house research team.
How else does National Corporate Data Collect and Use Information?
From time to time, we may use your email address to send you information and keep you informed of products and services in which you might be interested. You will always be provided with an opportunity to opt out of receiving such emails. Your contact information may also be used to reach you regarding issues concerning your use of our Site, including changes to this Policy. A more detailed description of how we may collect and use customer information is found below under “Customer Information Collected.”
If you choose to use our referral service to invite a friend to join National Corporate Data, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Site. National Corporate Data will use this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and will not store your friend’s name or email address.
National Corporate Data may aggregate collected information about our users in a form that does not allow users to be personally identified for the purpose of understanding our customer base and enhancing the services that we and our strategic partners and customers can provide you.
If you purchase one of our online subscription-based services, you will need to provide credit card information. We will use that information solely for the purpose of fulfilling your National Corporate Data purchase request. We will store credit card information in an encrypted form and will not sell, share or use it again without your prior consent. (The only exceptions are described in the sections below on “Disclosures to Service Providers,” “Disclosures for Legal Reasons,” and “Disclosures to a Buyer of the Company”).
National Corporate Data will use personal information only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by the individual about whom the information pertains. National Corporate Data will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete and current.
We also collect information using cookies, as described below.
Most websites, including our Site, use a feature of your browser to set a small text file called a “cookie” on your computer. The site placing the cookie on your computer can then recognize the computer when you revisit the site to allow auto log in and track how you are using the site. When you visit our Site, our servers and/or those of our service providers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends, such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, referring/exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, time and date of use and other information. We may link this information to information that you submit while on our Site, which does allow you to be personally identified.
You are free to decline cookies. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, erase cookies or notify you when a cookie is set. Electing to reject or disable cookies may substantially limit your ability to use our Site.
Our Site contains electronic images known as “web beacons” (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.
Customer Information Collected
National Corporate Data may collect the following information from or regarding its customers: (1) personal contact information regarding users of the Services (“User Information”); (2) information uploaded to our system by a user of the Services (“Uploaded Information”); (3) and usage logs regarding the use of the Site, including logins and other actions taken, time stamps, IP address, and other usage data (“Usage Logs”) (collectively, “Customer Information”).
Use of Customer Information
Customer Information may be used for National Corporate Data’s legitimate business interests in connection with your use of the Site, including to respond to user inquiries and fulfill user requests, complete transactions, provide customer service, send administrative information, and to personalize user experience with the Site. We may use Customer Information to better understand our users in general and to improve the content and functionality of the Site. We may use Customer Information to contact you in the future to tell you about services, promotions, opportunities, and other general information about National Corporate Data we believe will be of interest to you. We may use Customer Information to investigate and prosecute potential breaches of National Corporate Data’s security or license agreements.
National Corporate Data will not disclose Customer Information to any third party except in connection with a legitimate use as set forth herein, in connection with a bona fide legal dispute to which such information is relevant, in response to valid, compulsory legal process, or as otherwise required by law. National Corporate Data will, whenever possible, obtain confidentiality agreements from any person or entity to whom Customer Information is disclosed and ensure any recipients are committed to employing appropriate technological security measures.
National Corporate Data employs reasonable security and back-up procedures to protect Customer Information. However, in the unlikely event there is a loss or corruption of Customer Information, National Corporate Data is not responsible or liable for such loss or corruption. We encourage our users to retain copies of all Uploaded Information on their own system.
How Can You Change or Delete Your Information?
If you wish to completely remove your existing individual profile from our databases, please email us directly with your request. If you make this choice, your name, employment history, web references and contact information (including email address) will be removed from our records as soon as possible.
How Do We Keep Your Information Secure?
The security of your information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our registration forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of Internet transmission or electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links to Other Sites
This Site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by National Corporate Data. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage when you leave our Site to be aware and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Policy applies only to information collected by this Site or in the method(s) otherwise discussed herein.
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Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, California law permits you to request certain information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by us to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send your request, by mail or email, to the address at the end of this Policy.
Changes to this Policy
National Corporate Data reserves the right to modify this Policy from time to time, so please review it regularly. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, and/or by means of a notice on our homepage prior to the changes becoming effective.