Updated: May 2, 2022
How does Partnership Discovery Collect and Use Information?
Partnership Discovery creates profiles of business people and companies, which we call “Public 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 resulting directory of Public Profiles (the “Directory”) is then made available to the users of the Site and our customers and strategic partners.
Partnership Discovery contains 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 research conducted by our in-house research team.
To ensure the integrity of the Directory, we take the following steps:
- Business Information Only – Partnership Discovery only gather business-related information. Therefore, any information that are not linked to a business matter are disregarded.
- Opt Out – Anyone added to the Directory may request to be removed at any time via email. We promptly honor such requests.
Visitors to our Site may choose to submit their name, email address and/or other information so that they can learn more about our services & get sample data. By accessing, using, and/or submitting information through the Site, you consent to the practices described in this Policy with regard to the information collected thereby as described herein. If you do not agree with this Policy, you must delete all cookies from your browser cache after visiting the Site and refrain from visiting or using the Site.
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.”
Partnership Discovery 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 directories, you will need to provide credit card information. We will use that information solely for the purpose of fulfilling your Partnership Discovery 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.
Partnership Discovery 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. Partnership Discovery 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 login 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.
Partnership Discovery may adopt other technologies that serve similar functions as cookies. If we do so, we will disclose it in this Policy.
Third Party Cookies
- personalize your experience
- analyze which pages our visitors visit
- provide website feature such as social sharing widgets
- measure advertising effectiveness
- track which areas of our site you visit; in order to remarket to you after you leave
To disable or reject third-party cookies, please refer to the third-party’s relevant website.
Do Not Track Signals
Your browser or device may include ‘Do Not Track’ functionality. Our information collection and disclosure practices, and the choices that we provide to visitors, will continue to operate as described in this Policy, whether or not a Do Not Track signal is received.
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
Partnership Discovery 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”).
You may be a user that has been provided access to the Site through your company license agreement. Your employer may require that one or more users have global rights to access any and all information of every user that has access through the company. If you have questions or concerns regarding the rights of other individuals in your company to access your User Information, Uploaded Information, or Usage Logs, you should raise those concerns with the appropriate person at your company.
Use of Customer Information
Customer Information may be used for Partnership Discovery’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 Partnership Discovery we believe will be of interest to you. We may use Customer Information to investigate and prosecute potential breaches of Partnership Discovery’s security or license agreements.
Partnership Discovery 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. Partnership Discovery 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.
Partnership Discovery 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, Partnership Discovery 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.
Customer Use of Partnership Discovery Integrations
As part of the Site, Partnership Discovery may make available to its customers certain “Integrations”. In using Partnership Discovery’s Integrations, such as Partnership Discovery’s SFNA and web browser extensions, Business Information from customer’s CRM, MAT, or sales enablement software may be transmitted to Partnership Discovery for purposes of matching or cleansing customer’s data against Partnership Discovery’s database as a feature of the Site. In that event, Partnership Discovery may retain and store such Business Information for purposes of identifying potential contacts to supplement the Site, verifying the accuracy of such Business Information, removing out-of-date Business Information from the Site, or otherwise improving Partnership Discovery’s research processes and the content provided through the Site. Information so received will not be attributable to the source. In the event that any customer wishes to opt out of Partnership Discovery’s use of such information, they may do so by visiting the ‘Privacy Center’ within the Partnership Discovery Salesforce Native Application and adjusting the appropriate controls.
When does Partnership Discovery Share Information?
Disclosures of Public Profiles
We may make any Business Information that our users contribute for inclusion in our Directory, that we collect from public web sources or that we license from third parties available to users of the Site, to our strategic partners and to our customers.
Disclosures to Service Providers
Partnership Discovery may from time to time disclose Business Information or other collected information to service providers, solely for providing functions related to our operation of the Site and for no other purpose. For example:
- Partnership Discovery uses service providers to process credit card payments on our Site. When you use a credit card to pay for Partnership Discovery services, information such as your name, billing address, phone number, email address and credit card Information will be submitted to service providers for verification and to manage any recurring payments.
- Partnership Discovery uses software hosted by a service provider to provide us with information regarding our visitors’ activities on our Site. When you visit our Site, that service provider may set cookies on our behalf and may receive information about your browsing activity on our Site.
Disclosures for Legal Reasons
We may disclose collected information, including Business Information, to a third party if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary or desirable:
(i) to comply with lawful requests, subpoenas, search warrants or orders by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, (ii) to address a violation of the law, (iii) to protect the rights, property or safety of Partnership Discovery, its users or the public, or (iv) to allow Partnership Discovery to exercise its legal rights or respond to a legal claim.
Disclosures to a Buyer of the Company
If our company or substantially all of our assets are acquired, or in the event of a merger or bankruptcy, information about you and/or information you provide to Partnership Discovery may be among the transferred assets. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
If you register for a Partnership Discovery event with a third-party speaker, your information will generally be shared with the speaker.
If you provide information, including Business Information, in creating or updating your Public Profile, that information will be included in the Directory and thus can be viewed by third parties.
We post customer testimonials on our Site which may contain the customer’s name. We always get consent from the customer prior to posting any testimonial. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at info (at) Partnership Discovery (dot) com
Our Site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any content you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. You can request the removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, by contacting us at info (at) Partnership Discovery (dot) com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Partnership Discovery may have liability to you in case of failure to comply with the law or this Policy in handling onward transfer of your Information to third parties.
How Can You Change or Delete Your Information?
To find out if you are in the Partnership Discovery database, contact us.
Remove Your Partnership Discovery Profile Completely
If you wish to completely remove your existing individual profile from the Directory, please email info (at) Partnership Discovery (dot) com. If you make this choice, your name, employment history, web references and contact information (including email address) will be removed from our directories as soon as possible.
To find out, update or remove if your company is in the Partnership Discovery database, contact us at info (at) Partnership Discovery (dot) com
How Can You Opt Out of Certain Uses of Your Information?
Partnership Discovery gives you the opportunity to “opt out” of having your information used for certain purposes.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication. After we receive your request, we will send you an email message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed.
Partnership Discovery will not share information about you that you submit when you register for our services with third parties for promotional uses unless you opt in to such sharing within your Partnership Discovery account or Partnership Discovery has separately acquired such information from other sources, in which case Partnership Discovery will give you the opportunity to opt out via email.
If you have registered for a Partnership Discovery account and opted in to share your personal information with Partnership Discovery subscribers, you may opt out by signing in to your Partnership Discovery account and changing your preferences by clicking “Edit” next to your contact information on the Profile page.
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 Partnership Discovery. 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.
The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) 2016/679
Partnership Discovery endeavors to comply with the provisions of the GDPR as to any information in its possession regarding European Union-based persons (“data subjects”). As such, Partnership Discovery only processes personal information on data subjects where it has a lawful basis to do so, which may include the consent of the person (especially in the case of website visitors who provide their information), performance of a contract, compliance with a legal obligation, or the legitimate interest of the controller or a third party. Partnership Discovery provides notice to all data subjects as required by GDPR Article 13 or 14, as appropriate, and honors the rights of data subjects provided in Articles 12-23, including the right to be forgotten.
Privacy Shield Frameworks
While Partnership Discovery continues to be certified by and adhere to the principles of the Privacy Shield Frameworks, in light of Court of Justice of the European Union decisions regarding the legal effect of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, Partnership Discovery does not rely upon the framework to ensure the lawful transfer of data from EEA to non-EEA countries.
Partnership Discovery complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. 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. Partnership Discovery 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 Policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.
For information received under the Privacy Shield, Partnership Discovery and Datanyze will require third parties to whom they disclose personal information to safeguard that personal information consistent with this Policy by contract, obligating those third parties to provide at least the same level of protection as is required by the Privacy Shield Principles. EU and Swiss citizens may choose to opt-out of such disclosures. Partnership Discovery may have liability to you in case of failure to comply with the law or this policy in handling onward transfer of your information to third parties.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Partnership Discovery commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and its collection or use of your personal information. European Union or Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this Policy should first contact Partnership Discovery at info (at) Partnership Discovery (dot) com. European Union and Swiss individuals have the right to access their personal data.
Partnership Discovery further has committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the Privacy Shield Principles to JAMS (Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services), an independent alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and recognized for this purpose by the US Department of Commerce. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit https://www.jamsadr.com/eu-us-privacy-shield for more information, and to file a complaint.
The Federal Trade Commission has enforcement authority regarding Partnership Discovery’s compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles.
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
Partnership Discovery 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.
Email: info (at) Partnership Discovery (dot) com