Privacy Policy

Last Updated on: February 20, 2019

AuditConnect is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website, subscribers to our newsletters, and those providing contact information. In addition, AuditConnect is opposed to unauthorized commercial e-mail delivery, otherwise known as spam. Please read the following Privacy and Spam Policy to understand how your personal information is treated. From time to time, AuditConnect may offer new information or services that may affect this policy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy and Spam Policy, please send an e-mail to contact@auditconnect.net.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT & HOW IS IT USED?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or e-mail address. For example, you may voluntarily submit personal information to AuditConnect by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. In addition, upon making certain purchases described herein, we may ask you to create a user profile, which would allow you to create an account on our Website with a password. We will store the informations, but your password will not be visible in our records.

Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources. For example, if you use a third-party software through the site, they may transfer information to us for fulfillment.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access AuditConnect. For example, when you use our website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using AuditConnect, such as links clicked.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by AuditConnect. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the website.

The following list includes examples of specific ways we collect personal information from our website visitors and the type of information collected:

Electronic Newsletter: To register online for our electronic newsletters, we request the following required information: (i) name, and (ii) e-mail address. The provision of an e-mail address is mandatory in order to receive our newsletter.

Contact Forms: To contact AuditConnect for the purposes of evaluating or engaging our services or to answer your questions, we utilize numerous forms throughout our site. Required information varies depending on the form and at most includes (i) name, and (ii) e-mail address, location, job title, industry and some others when necessary. The provision of these informations is mandatory in order to receive a response from AuditConnect. The provision of the remaining information requested on the registration form is optional.

Online Purchases: When you purchase a product or service from AuditConnect, we utilize a third-party online shopping system, which is described more fully below. To process your payment, certain standard required information includes address and credit card information. Transactions are secured via SSL encryption and credit card details will never be e-mailed. Credit information is purged from our systems on a regular basis.

HOW YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE USED

AuditConnect may use your personal information in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the website;
  • To create your account, identify you as a user of the website, and customize the website to your account;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each e-mail newsletter will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings by unsubscribing;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative e-mails, confirmation e-mails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure website performance;
  • To process payment for purchases you make through AuditConnect;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity;
  • To review the effectiveness of our marketing programs and analyze other general demographic trends;
  • To notify you of new information or services that may be of interest to you; or,
  • To send promotional materials.

DOES AUDITCONNECT SHARE MY INFORMATION?

AuditConnect will not share, rent, or sell your personally identifiable information with third-parties. We may, however, share your information with third-parties when we are authorized to share such information.

Additionally, AuditConnect may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policy.

Liability:

Despite careful content control we do not take responsibility for any externally provided content or for the contents of linked sites which are the responsibility of their own operators.

Contact Information and Website Support: We offer multiple ways to contact AuditConnect, including contact forms, e-mails, and chat. If at any time, you attempt to contact us through a contact form, the information you provide will be stored on our servers.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in AuditConnect sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your e-mail address(es) or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through AuditConnect to third-parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

ANONYMOUS DATA
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you create a user profile on AuditConnect or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.

COOKIES
AuditConnect uses cookies to: store visitors’ preferences; record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit; ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads; or customize our content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

At any time, you may prevent the setting of cookies by the website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of AuditConnect may be entirely usable.

WHAT IF THERE ARE CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY AND SPAM POLICY?
If we change our Privacy and Spam Policy, we will post those changes at our members disposal on our privacy page

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Opt-out: You may opt-out of future e-mail communications by following the unsubscribe links in our e-mails. You may also notify us at contact@AuditConnect.net to be removed from our mailing list.

Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to contact@AuditConnect.net.

Amend: You may contact us at contact@AuditConnect.net to amend or update your personal information.

Forget: In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to contact@AuditConnect.net.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to AuditConnect. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy and Spam Policy.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION
AuditConnect does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian believes that AuditConnect has personally identifiable information of a child under the age limit in its database, please contact us immediately at contact@AuditConnect.net and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

SPAM POLICY
AuditConnect is strongly opposed to spam. We will only send e-mail to users that have explicitly requested to receive an e-mail from AuditConnect. Examples may include:

  • Opt-in subscribers to the AuditConnect Newsletter
  • Users that complete a sign up or contact form
  • All communication will be related and relevant to what you have requested.

WEB LINKS
AuditConnect website and messages may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that AuditConnect is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy and spam policies of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy and Spam Policy applies solely to information collected by AuditConnect.

HOW DO I CONTACT AUDITCONNECT?
If you have any further questions or comments regarding the AuditConnect website or this Privacy and Spam Policy, you may write to contact@auditconnect.net

LEGAL DISCLAIMER
We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on our site.