Privacy Policy

As of May 24, 2018

We are updating our Privacy Policy to make it comply with the new European data protection regulation.

Coming from the corporate world, we have taken very seriously every user’s privacy since our inception. These changes better describe how you can manage your personal information and access this information on the site.

We encourage you to read the fully updatd Terms of Use to make sure you understand these changes. Feel free to contact@theofficialboard.com with any questions.

 


Introduction

The Editor is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy lets you know how your personal information is processed, how the data are collected and employed by the Service, and how you can access, control and delete your personal data if so you choose.

 

Coverage

The Privacy Policy covers the Site, its App, its transactions, its electronic newsletters and its e-mails. Websites that have links on the Site may collect information about you on their websites. Their practices are not covered by this document.

 

Cookies and web beacons

A cookie is a small piece of data sent to your Internet browser by a Web server and stored on your computer or on smartphone. A cookie cannot read data from your device memory or read cookie files created by other Web sites. Cookies do not damage your system.

A Web beacon is a transparent graphic image, usually the size of a pixel, which is placed on a web site or in an e-mail to monitor the users’ behaviors.

We use cookies and web beacons to understand traffic patterns, to remember your membership status so that you don’t have to login each time you visit our Site and to provide you with content better tailored to your needs. We refer to Cookie for any cookies, web beacons or similar technologies that collect information in this way.

We also may deploy Cookies with selected third-party companies to collect and assemble non-personal, technical, behavioral, or demographic information about you. This information cannot identify you and might be used in combination with your visits on other sites. This information will provide you a better user experience and measure audiences with more accuracy.

 

The purposes of our Cookies

Some Cookies are essential for operating our Site. They identify our Members and allow them access to some sections of the Site.  When opting out, the User will not be able to access these sections.

Some Cookies monitor the performance of our Site and analyze how our visitors use it. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience and help us to identify and fix any issues that arise. For instance, we use performance cookies to identify the most popular pages and to determine why some pages are receiving error pages.

Some Cookies allow us to remember your preferences. For example, Cookies save you the trouble of typing your email and your password every time you access the Site.

Some Cookies tell us whether our emails are opened and verify any clicks to our content within these emails. We may use this information to see which of our emails are more interesting to our users and useful to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them.

 

Manage your cookies

Most browsers allow you to manage your cookies. You can tell your browser to accept new cookies or to erase existing cookies. The following links will let you tune them: Android, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera (Desktop) and Opera Mobile, Safari (Desktop) and  Safari (Mobile).

One third party service monitors our traffic performance through Google Analytics. One third party service we use to monitor our traffic performance is Google Analytics. Google Analytics is broadly used all over the world by all the sites of all size. If you do not wish Google Analytics to collect your information for its statistics, you can opt out with this link.

In our emails, the detection pixel is deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should opt to receive our emails in plain text rather than in HTML.

To obtain more information about cookies and the tools to opt out, you can consult European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EU), Internet Advertising Bureau (EU), Internet Advertising Bureau (US).

 

IP addresses

Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers that serve as that computer's address. This address is named "Internet Protocol" or IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our Site. We read this information from your browser (information provided by every user’s browser). We also read the URL that you just came from and the URL you next go to.

 

Data we collect on Visitors, Members and App Users

When you register or provide information to the Site, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information.

Regarding your personally identifying information, we only collect information voluntarily provided by you such as your name, e-mail, phone number, your company, your title, your gender and your country of residence. We may use your registration contact information to send notification to you of our services by e-mail and to send you information you have requested.

Your personal information including your e-mail will not be sold, rented, traded, shared or posted to any third party except if required by law.

Credit card information will be processed only through PayPal, Apple or any similarly renowned worldwide financial institution. We do not keep any record regarding your credit card.

You always have the option not to provide the information we request. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit most of the Website, but you will be unable to access certain services.

We collect your areas of interest on our Site to display or send you with more relevant content. All the data that we collect are for our restricted internal use only and are not shared outside the Editor. 

We may use your data to produce and share aggregated statistics about our Users or their industries. We may use your data to investigate, respond to and resolve complaints, service issues, security issues, fraud and other attempts to harm our Users.

You can edit, change, or correct your data through your account. You can ask us to send you all the personal data that we have about you in accordance with applicable laws.

You can ask us to erase and delete all or some of your personal data. We will delete all the data as fast as we reasonably can, including on our backup servers.

We might retain some of your data after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, to maintain security, and to prevent abuse.


Data we collect on the Executives

Regarding Company information and Executive information (Content), we only collect and post publicly-available and verifiable information such as company name, industry, website, phone, country of registration, and executive name, title, business e-mail, gender, and reporting lines.

We might also check and complete this information through publicly-available data from company sites or from renowned, reliable media. Sometimes we may add a few basic biographical elements such as universities attended by Executives and the functional roles they have held at other companies or other professional affiliations.

We cover Executives belonging to companies with a revenue over 100 Million US$ on the three top reporting levels of these companies.

At any moment, any User can contact us to report an error at contact@theofficialboard.com. If necessary, we will suspend the publication until we have carried out inquiries or investigations into the information’s accuracy and validity.

As an Executive, you can limit and restrict the use of the Content about you in accordance with applicable laws. You can ask us for a copy of the Content about you at contact@theofficialboard.com

Some limited portions of the Content can be printed or downloaded to selected Users through Premium or VIP memberships and to selected, renowned companies through corporate memberships. We do not control Content that has been copied out of our Service. 

We also use the Content to check the accuracy of the new incoming information about an Executive or Company.

 

Notices and messages

We maintain a strict "No-Spam" policy. This means that we do not sell, rent, trade, share, or post any User e-mail address or User personal phone numbers to any third-party except if requested by law.

At any time, any User may change their User profile and their User preferences in their account or by following the instruction at the end of every email.

Please change your password on a regular basis and do not share it with anyone. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information stored in your Member or App account.

If your contact information is out of date, you may miss important notices. You can update them in your account as a Member or in the organizational chart as an Executive not yet having a Member account.

Our e-mail messages may include tips how to use the services, business newsletters, research surveys, executive move alerts, and contacts by other members.

We offer settings to control what messages you receive and how often you receive some types of messages in your account and in every message that you receive.

 

Third party service providers

We occasionally hire third party companies to provide services on our behalf such as delivery of e-mailings or statistical analysis. We provide those companies with the minimum personal information they need to deliver the service. In some instances, such as payments, the companies might collect the information directly from you and will notify you directly. In all cases, those companies are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information they collect from you and are prohibited to use it for any other purpose.

 

Law request

The Editor may disclose your personal information or your IP address if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such an action is necessary to cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities, conform to the edicts of the law, comply with legal process served on the Site, identify persons who may be violating the law, the Terms of Use of the Site or the rights of third parties, and/or protect the rights of the Site.

 

Privacy under 18 years old

In registering and using the Site, you certify that you are 18 years old or older. We do not collect personally identifiable information for any person under 18 and do not allow anyone under 18 to be a member. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected any personal information from someone under the age of 18 without the written consent of their parents, we will delete this information from our database and cancel its access.

 

Security

We maintain the information you provide us in our database with restricted accesses. We cannot guarantee to our users you that their personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this document (in the event for example of unauthorized act by third parties that violate our policies or applicable law).

 

Your consent

In using the Site, you consent to the collection and use of information as specified in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. Please check it periodically to always be aware of the information we collect, use and disclose, or for any revision to the Terms of Use. The previous version of this Privacy Policy will be maintained on the site as a reference. To contact us with any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please email us at contact@theofficialboard.com.

 

 Previous version (Novermber 17, 2014)