Last Updated September 18, 2021
Personal Information We Collect From You
Personal information is information that directly or indirectly identifies an individual. In the past 12 months, we have collected the following categories of personal information:
- Email address;
- Phone number;
For job applicants we may additionally collect:
- Cover letter;
- Social media profiles and websites (e.g., LinkedIn information);
- Work authorization status;
- Desired salary;
- Any references or background checks; and
- EEOC or other demographic information that is optional for candidates to answer.
How We Collect Personal Information Directly From You
Interos collects information that you provide to us directly when you:
- Contact us to ask a question, request more information or a demo or otherwise communicate with us;
- Post content on our site or Services;
- Apply for a job at Interos; or
- Sign up to receive announcements, newsletters, or whitepapers.
Information Collected Automatically
Certain information on our Service is collected automatically by means of various software tools. We have a legitimate interest in using such information to assist in systems administration, information security and abuse prevention, to track user trends, and to analyze the effectiveness of our Service.
(a) Log Files
Log files refers to the information that is automatically sent by your web browser or device (or otherwise automatically collected) each time you view or interact with our online Service. The information inside the log files may include IP addresses, type of browser, internet service provider, date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, clicked pages and any other information your browser may send to us.
(b) Device and Online Usage
- Measuring the effectiveness of our Sites, Service, and content; and
The Options/Settings section of most internet browsers will tell you how to manage cookies and other technologies that may be transferred to your device, including how to disable such technologies. You can disable certain, non-essential cookies through your browser settings, but please note that disabling cookies may impact some of our Service features and prevent the Service from operating properly.
(d) Analytics Services
This Site uses Google Analytics, a Google Inc. web analysis service (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” (text files) that are stored on your computer and allow the analysis of your usage of this Site. The information on your usage of this Site generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP-anonymization is activated on this Site, Google will first abbreviate your IP address if you access the site from a European Union or other European Economic Area member state. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it will then be abbreviated. On behalf of the operator of this Site, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this Site, to compile reports on website activities for Interos, and to perform further services linked to this Site and internet use on behalf of Interos. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the course of Google Analytics activities will not be matched with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by means of a respective setting in your browser software, although we would like to point out that if you do so, you may not be able to use all of this Site’s functions to their full extent. You can further prevent Google’s collection of the data regarding your use of this Site generated through the cookie (including your IP address) and its further transmission by following this link and downloading and installing the browser plug-in available there.
How We Use Your Information
If you submit or we collect personal information through our Service, then such personal information may be used to:
- Provide, analyze, administer, and improve the Service;
- Provide you with the Service and additional information about our company or the Service that you request or we think might interest you;
- Contact you in connection with the Service or notifications;
- Send you updates and promotional materials;
- Protect our rights or our property and to ensure the technical functionality and security of the Service; and
- Comply with applicable law, assist law enforcement, and to respond to regulatory or other legal inquiries.
How We Share or Disclose Your Information
We do not sell, lease, rent or otherwise disclose the information collected from our Service to third parties unless otherwise stated below or with your consent. We share all of the categories of information that we collect with the following categories of recipients and for the following purposes:
(a) Business Partners
From time to time, we may partner with other companies to jointly offer products or services. If you purchase or specifically express interest in a jointly offered product or service from us, we may share information collected in connection with your purchase or expression of interest with our joint promotion partner(s). We do not control our business partners’ use of the information we collect, and their use of the information will be in accordance with their own privacy policies. These service providers will, generally speaking, only have access to the information needed to perform the limited functions described above on our behalf and are typically prohibited from using the information for other purposes except as permitted by law, such as for fraud detection and maintaining their services, or upon your consent. At this time, Interos does not disclose your personal data to any third parties for direct marketing purposes.
(b) In the Event of Merger, Sale, Change of Control, Reorganization or Bankruptcy
As we grow and develop our business, it is possible that our corporate structure or organization might change or that we might merge or otherwise combine with, or that we or portions of our business might be acquired by, another company. In any such transactions, your information generally is, and should be expected to be, one of the transferred business assets. Also, if any bankruptcy, liquidation or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, your information may be considered a company asset that may be sold or transferred to third parties.
(c) Other Disclosures
We may disclose information about you if we have a good faith belief that disclosure of such information is helpful or reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (ii) enforce our Terms and Conditions, including investigations of potential violations thereof; (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, misuse of the Site or Services, or security issues; or (iv) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Interos, our users, or the public.
“Do Not Track Requests”
We reserve the right to retain any information as long as it is needed to: (i) fulfill the purposes for which we collected the information, and (ii) comply with applicable law or for other legal, auditing or compliance purposes.
We have taken a number of commercially reasonable security steps to ensure personal information is protected adequately and at an appropriate level. Our databases are protected by physical and technical measures as well as procedural measures designed to limit access to information to specially authorized persons in conjunction with this data protection declaration. Our information system is located behind a software firewall to prevent access from other networks connected to the Internet. Only those members of staff that require information in order to fulfil a specific task will be given access to personal information. Our members of staff are trained with regard to security and data protection practices. If data is collected via our Internet pages for the purpose of payment processes, the transfer is encrypted using the industry standard Secure-Socket-Layer (SSL) technology. Sensitive information, such as credit card numbers and account information will be encrypted to ensure additional protection.
When communicating with us through any electronic means, we are not able to ensure complete data security.
Links To Other Sites
Social Media And Plug-Ins
Our Service may use social media plug-ins (e.g., the Facebook “Like” button, “Share to Twitter” button) to enable you to easily interact with certain social media websites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and share information with others. When you visit our Service, the operators of the available social media plugins can place a cookie on your device enabling such operators to recognize individuals who have previously visited our Service. If you are logged into these social media websites while visiting our Service, the social media plugins allow the relevant social media websites to receive information that you have visited our Service or other information. The social media plugins also allow the applicable social media websites to share information about your activities on our Service with other users of the social media website. For example, Facebook Social Plugins allow Facebook to show your “Likes” and comments on our Service to your Facebook friends. Facebook Social Plugins also allow you to see your friends’ Facebook activity on our Service. We do not control any of the content from the social media plugins. We may also interact with you on social media platforms. If you contact us on one of our social media platforms, request services, or otherwise communicate directly with us on social media, we may contact you to interact with you. For more information about social media advertising and social media plugins from other social media websites, please refer to those websites’ privacy and data sharing statements.
Employee Information Collection
Interos may also collect, use, share, and retain personal information in the context of employment and hiring. Employment personal information is subject to applicable laws and regulations of the jurisdictions in which Interos operates, and to internal policies related to the collection of employment-related personal information. Interos takes commercially reasonable measures to protect such data. The categories of employee personal information that we collect include but are not limited to the following:
- Personal identifiers, including name; demographic information; contact information; date and place of birth; gender; education; signature; other background information; military service or veteran status; bank account details; other relevant information;
- Information relating to the job, such as position/title; company identification number; contact information; reporting lines; working hours; wages, benefits, compensation, expense and payroll details; other terms of employment; job performance and related evaluative information; details of any applicable disciplinary action or investigation by Interos; details of any grievance raised by the employee and any resulting proceedings; and
- Information provided to Interos by employees, or about employees, relating to the employee or members of the employee’s household and other dependents.
The Site and Services are intended for a general audience and are not intended for use or view by children under 13 years of age.
Visiting the Sites from Outside the United States
If you are visiting the Sites, or any part thereof, from outside of the United States of America, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored or processed in the United States, where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that we take steps to protect your privacy.
The information Interos collects in association with the Sites and Services is hosted in the United States of America. We take commercially reasonable efforts to protect such information when transferred between countries, such as by entering into certain Standard Contractual Clauses as approved by the European Commission and the Information Commissioner’s Office of the United Kingdom, as appropriate. We have implemented appropriate safeguards in accordance with applicable legal requirements to provide adequate protection for any personal information transferred from Switzerland, the UK, or the EEA to the United States.
If you are a California resident, you may request certain information from or certain action by us, such as exercising the access and deletion rights described below, or you may authorize an agent to make such a request on your behalf. We will seek to verify your identity and your agent’s authority when we receive an individual rights request from you or on your behalf to ensure the security of your personal information, and may need to collect additional personal information such as your name and email address to do so.
If you are a California resident, you may request to receive details about how we collect, use, and share your personal information. You may also request to receive the specific pieces of personal information that we have collected about you.
California residents also have the right to request the deletion of personal information, but we may not delete some or all personal information, as required or permitted by applicable law, such as if the requested information is necessary to:
- Complete your transaction;
- Provide you with a good or service;
- Perform a contract between us and you;
- Protect your security and prosecute those responsible for breaching it;
- Fix our Service in the case of a bug;
- Protect the free speech rights of you or other users;
- Comply with a legal obligation; or
- Make other internal and lawful uses of the information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
If a business sells personal information, you have a right to opt-out of that sale. We do not, and do not intend to, sell the personal information of California residents and, furthermore, do not have actual knowledge that we sell the personal information of consumers under 16 years old.
Businesses may not, and we do not, discriminate against you for exercising any CCPA rights, such as the access and deletion rights described above.
Other Data Protection Rights
Depending on the country in which you reside, and subject to applicable data protection laws, you may have the following data protection rights: to access; correct; update; port; delete; restrict; or object to our processing of your personal information. We respond to requests that we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection law. Please send such requests to [email protected]. We may ask you to verify your identity in order to help us respond efficiently to your request.
Residents of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and the United Kingdom
Consent. We will make it clear if we rely on your consent to process your personal data and you are free to withdraw your consent at any time. If you wish to do so, please contact us at [email protected].
Legitimate Interest. Another reason we might use your personal data is because we have—or a third party has—a legitimate interest in doing so. We do so when responding to your inquiries about our products and services; to provide services and technical support to you; and to enable internal administrative processes, such as account administration.
Retention Period. We retain your personal data where we have an ongoing legitimate business or legal need to do so. Our retention periods will vary depending on the type of data involved, but, generally, we’ll refer to these criteria in order to determine the applicable retention period:
- Whether we have a legal or contractual need to retain your personal data such as in connection with resolving a dispute or enforcing our rights or agreements;
- Whether your personal data is necessary to provide the Service;
- Whether you have the ability to access and delete the data within your account; and
- Whether you would reasonably expect that we would retain your personal data until you remove it or until your account is closed or terminated.
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
Providing Your Data. One reason we might use your personal data is because you’ve inquired into entering into a contract with us or you’ve entered into a contract with us and we need to provide services under that contract. We may not be able to fulfill that contract if you choose not to provide us with your personal data.
Automated Decision Making. We do not engage in any automated decision making as a part of our Service.
Your Right to Rectification. We want our records to be as accurate as possible, so please advise us of any errors and we will make corrections accordingly. However, a difference of opinion or view does not necessarily mean that personal data is inaccurate. If you have a difference of opinion, we will do our best to add that opinion to our records.
Erasure and your “Right to be Forgotten”. Please contact us at [email protected] if you want us to delete your personal data. We will do our best to honor your request, but we may have an obligation to keep records for audit and legal purposes. We may also be able to “Restrict Processing” or delete specific information or a document, which we will do without undue delay, for example, where it has been sent to us in error.
Your Right to Object to Processing. In certain circumstances, you have the right to object to our use of your personal data, such as if we are using your personal data for direct marketing; for our or a third party’s legitimate interests or the public’s interest; or for scientific or historical research and statistics. Please contact us at [email protected] if you would like us to do so.
Right to Restrict Processing. Under some circumstances, you may request that we limit how we use your data or “Restrict Processing.” A difference of opinion or view does not necessarily justify a restriction, but we will always consider your opinion. We will always inform you before we lift any restriction.
Your Right to Access Data. You have a right to receive a copy of your personal data from us. If you would like to do so, please contact us at [email protected] and we will advise you of the next steps as soon as possible, and in no more than one month.
Right to Data Portability. At your request, we are happy to provide your personal data in a machine-readable or “portable” format so you can move it or store it wherever you want, subject to certain limitations. We can also send it to another controller where technically feasible. If you would like to do so, please contact us at [email protected] and we will advise you of the next steps.
Right to Complain. If you have a complaint about how Interos uses your personal data, we hope that in the first instance you will contact us and we will promptly address your concern. However, you can always file a complaint with the supervisory authority in your jurisdiction. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority (contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA are available at https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en; and contact details for the data protection authority in the UK are available at https://ico.org.uk/.
Charges/Fees. We do not charge you a fee for exercising any of your rights described above.
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