Purpose and Scope
Although we encourage you to read this entire Policy, this is a summary of some of the more important aspects of the Policy:
- We may collect both Personal Data and other information from you through a variety of sources, including Personal Data we have collected from you, whether on or off line. We may also combine it with information we receive about you from other sources, such Affiliates, Resellers and Distributors, publicly available information sources (including information from your publicly available social media profiles), and other third parties.
- We will not use or share your Personal Data except as permitted by this Policy.
- Where applicable, we will honor opt out instructions received from you and will not use your Personal Data where you have opted out of its use in a certain way, for example, when you opt out of receiving marketing email communications from us.
- We use commercially reasonable measures to secure and protect your Personal Data, but we cannot ensure or warrant that your Personal Data will be completely secure from misappropriation by hackers or from other nefarious or criminal activities.
Information that EKM Global Limited Collects
EKM Global Limited may collect different types of information from you when you access or use the Website:
“Personal Data” refers to any information that directly identifies you or information otherwise defined as “personally identifiable” under applicable law. This includes, but is not limited to, your first and last name; billing or shipping address; credit card or payment information; government issued identification number; your geo-location information; resume information; email address; and a combination of your username and password used to access the Website.
“Additional Usage Information” refers to any additional information that may not by itself reasonably identify you as the source. This includes, non-user specific information regarding your computer, your IP address, your Media Access Control (MAC) address, the type and version of Internet browser you are using, screen resolution, the location from which you access the Website, the type of computer operating system you are using (Windows or Mac OS), the domain name of the website from which you linked to the Website, or the areas of the Website you visited and actions performed on the Website. We may collect similar information, such as your device type and identifier, if you access the Website through a mobile device.
Collection of Information
EKM Global Limited may collect Personal Data and Additional Usage Information about you from a variety of sources including, for example:
Directly from You. We may collect Personal Data directly from you when you voluntarily provide it to us. For example, when you communicate with us over the telephone, in writing or through the Website by way of email, online chat, or online account registration to obtain access to Offerings, purchase an Offering, ask questions, attempt to resolve any issues related to the Website or Offerings, submit a job application, or submit feedback and comments.
From Other Users. We may receive Personal Data about you from other users of the Website when they provide information to us. For example, we may receive information when they communicate with you or with us through the Website.
From Resellers and Distributors. We may obtain Personal Data about you from the resellers and distributors that purchase Offerings available from us and provide such Offerings to you.
From Our Vendors. We may obtain Personal Data about you from the third party vendors that make Offerings available through us, and from the third party vendors that provide services to us to help us operate the Website. For example, when we rely on third party services to facilitate emails or other messages sent through the Website, we may receive Personal Data about you from those third parties.
From Our Affiliates, Resellers and Distributors. We may obtain Personal Data about you from our Affiliates, Resellers and Distributors regardless of whether or not these entities share the “EKM Global Limited” brand. We may use any information about you that we obtain from our Affiliates, resellers or Distributors units in accordance with the terms under which that information was collected by that Affiliate, Reseller or Distributor.
Through the Operation of the Website. The systems we use to provide the Website may automatically log and record Additional Usage Information about your use of the Website. For example, our systems may record the information you enter on the Website, the areas of the Website you visit, your activities on the Website, your IP address, or information about the computer or software you are using to access the Website.
Other Website Usage Information. The Website may also monitor and collect Additional Usage Information about how you access, use, and interact with the Website automatically through “cookies,” “flash cookies”, “web beacons,” and other automated tracking technology.
A “cookie” is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer or mobile device you are using. Cookies allow us to collect information such as browser type, time spent on the Website, pages visited, and language preferences. We and our service providers use the information for security purposes, to facilitate navigation, display information more effectively, and to personalize your experience while using the Website.
EKM Global Limited uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. For example, we may use session cookies to store the contents of your shopping cart or we may use a persistent cookie to store your password(s) or to track and target the interests of users to enhance the experience on the Website. A session cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your computer for an extended period of time. Most Internet browsers allow you to remove cookies, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored by following directions provided in the browser. Note that if you reject cookies, you may not be able to use the Website or your ability to use some areas of the Website features may be limited.
A “flash cookie” is a file similar to a cookie, except that they can store more complex data. Our use of Adobe Flash technology (including Flash Local Stored Objects (“Flash LSOs”)) allows us to, among other things, serve you with more tailored information, facilitate your ongoing access to and use of the Website, and collect and store information about your use of the Website. If you do not want Flash LSOs stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash LSO storage using the tools contained in the Adobe Flash Website Storage Settings Panel available on the Internet. You can also control Flash LSOs by going to the Adobe Flash Global Storage Settings Panel available on the Internet and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash LSOs (referred to as “information” on the Adobe site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash LSOs that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time). Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash LSOs may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with this Site or our online content.
A “web beacon” (also known as a clear pixel or pixel tag) includes an electronic image imbedded in the Website interface that allows us to recognize when you visit that area of the Website. These may also be used in connection with some Website pages and HTML-formatted e-mail messages to, among other things, track the actions of Website users and e-mail recipients, measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and compile statistics about Website usage and response rates.
From Third Party Information Providers. EKM Global Limited may also obtain Personal Data from third parties that have obtained or collected information about you and that have the right to provide that Personal Data to us. For example, if you register for the Website using a third party service or through a third party website or service, the information you provide to that third party will be provided to us to establish your account on the Website. We may also contract with third parties that are in the business of providing information to businesses such as ours to verify certain information about you or obtain information about you. We may use the Personal Data about you we receive from a third party outside of the Website in accordance with the terms we establish with that third party.
Use of Information
Additional Usage Information. EKM Global Limited may use Additional Usage Information in any way that it determines appropriate, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law (for example, if we are required to treat such information as Personal Data). This may include, by way of example, providing Additional Usage Information to authorized third parties, developing products, services or other offerings based on such information, or conducting research and analysis using such information. In addition, we may use and disclose information that is not in personally identifiable form (such as anonymized, masked or de-identified information) for any purpose. If we combine information that is not in personally identifiable form with information that is (such as combining your name with your geographical location), we will treat the combined information as Personal Data as long as it is combined.
Personal Data. EKM Global Limited may use your Personal Data for a variety of purposes (the “Purposes”), including, but not limited to:
- providing users with Offerings that have been requested or purchased;
- contacting users directly (such as through email) or indirectly (such as through web based advertising) with marketing messages regarding Offerings offered by EKM Global Limited and its Affiliates, contractors, and business partners;
- understanding user preferences in order to enhance users’ experience with EKM Global Limited and its Affiliates, contractors, and business partners;
- researching the effectiveness of the Website and the marketing, advertising and sales efforts of EKM Global Limited, its Affiliates, contractors, and business partners;
- collecting account receivables owed by users to EKM Global Limited;
- processing orders and payments made through the Website;
- developing additional Offerings;
- conducting research and analysis;
- processing job applications; and
- managing our everyday business needs.
We may combine and enhance the Personal Data we collect about you with other information we receive from third parties. We may also combine and enhance Personal Data using Additional Usage Information. In each case, we will treat the combined information as Personal Data and use it in accordance with this Policy.
We may also use the Personal Data we collect about you through the Website to generate Additional Usage Information. When we do so, we will take reasonable measures to ensure that the Additional Usage Information is no longer personally identifiable and may not later be easily used to identify you except in the case of fraud checks or as otherwise required by applicable law. This will include, by way of example, storing the Additional Usage Information separately from any Personal Data. Once we generate Additional Usage Information from any Personal Data, we will not attempt to again make that information into Personal Data (i.e., to make it personally identifiable). However, we may combine and enhance that Additional Usage Information with other Additional Usage Information (including information we obtain third parties) and use the Additional Usage Information in accordance with this Policy.
We may disclose your Personal Data as follows:
Third Party Vendors. EKM Global Limited may provide your Personal Data to third parties that provide services to assist us with the Website and with achieving the Purposes. For example, these third parties may include providers of customer service, payment processing, email and messaging support, hosting, management, maintenance, information analysis, or other services we may receive on an outsourced basis. We will endeavor to require that these third parties use your Personal Data only as necessary for such reasons.
Affiliates and other business units. EKM Global Limited may share your Personal Data with our Affiliates and other business units, regardless of whether these entities share the EKM Global Limited brand. We may also share your Personal Data with other business units that also offer products or services under the EKM Global Limited brand or other brands that we may own or use in the future. Our Affiliates will use your Personal Data we share with them in a manner consistent with this Policy.
Other Users. EKM Global Limited may share your Personal Data with other users when you elect to interact with those users (or request that we communicate with them on your behalf) through the Website. This may include facilitating communications with other users or enabling posting of Personal Data to areas of the Website accessible by other users. You should be aware that any Personal Data (or other information) you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them.
Resellers and Distributors. EKM Global Limited may share your Personal Data with the resellers and distributors that purchase Offerings available through the Website. For example, we may share your Personal Data if you purchase or access an Offering through a reseller or distributor.
Law Enforcement and Safety. EKM Global Limited may share your Personal Data with law enforcement or other governmental officials if it relates to a criminal investigation, alleged illegal activity, or regulatory enforcement. EKM Global Limited may share your Personal Data as required or permitted by law, whether in response to subpoenas, court orders, other legal processes, or as we believe necessary to exercise or enforce our rights, including to defend against potential or actual legal claims brought against us. EKM Global Limited may disclose your Personal Data if we believe that such action is necessary to protect or defend the rights, property, interests, or safety of EKM Global Limited, any of our users, resellers or vendors, or any other third parties or to act under urgent circumstances to protect the safety of EKM Global Limited or its employees or a member of the public.
Sale or Acquisition of Assets. If EKM Global Limited transfers ownership or control of any portion of EKM Global Limited or the Website to a third party, whether in the context of an acquisition, merger, reorganization, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets, or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings), we may transfer your Personal Data to that third party, provided that the use of your Personal Data by that third party remains subject to applicable law.
General Principles for the Processing of Personal Data
Personal Data will be collected, stored, processed and transmitted in accordance with EKM Global Limited established policies, the General Data Protection Regulations and other applicable laws, rules and regulations.
The principles of EKM Global Limited with respect to the processing of Personal Data are as follows:
(1) Personal Data will be processed fairly and lawfully;
(2) Personal Data will be collected for specified, explicit, and legitimate purposes and not further processed for incompatible purposes;
(3) Personal Data collected by EKM Global Limited will be adequate, relevant, and not excessive in relation to the purposes for which it is collected;
(4) Personal Data collected by EKM Global Limited will be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date to the best of our ability; and
(5) Personal Data collected by EKM Global Limited will be retained as identifiable data for no longer than necessary to serve the purposes for which the Personal Data was collected.
If EKM Global Limited engages in the processing of Personal Data for purposes other than those specified in this Policy, EKM Global Limited will provide notice of these changes, the purposes for which the Personal Data will be used, and the recipients of Personal Data.
Security of Personal Data
Unfortunately, no data transmitted over or accessible through the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while EKM Global Limited attempts to protect all Personal Data, EKM Global Limited cannot ensure or warrant that Personal Data will be completely secure from misappropriation by hackers or from other nefarious or criminal activities, or in the event of a failure of computer hardware, software, or a telecommunications network. EKM Global Limited will notify you in the event we become aware of a security breach involving your personally identifiable information (as defined by the General Data Protection Regulations and other applicable laws) stored by or for us. By disclosing your email address to us for any reason, you expressly consent to receive electronic notice from us in the event of such a security breach.
Access to Personal Data
If you contact EKM Global Limited to request that EKM Global Limited provides you with access to the Personal Data held about you or to request that your Personal Data is deleted from EKM Global Limited’s system and records, subject to this Policy, EKM Global Limited will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request. Due to technical constraints and the fact that EKM Global Limited backs up its systems, your Personal Data may continue to reside within EKM Global Limited’s systems after deletion for some period of time and you should not expect that your Personal Data will be completely removed from EKM Global Limited’s systems in response to any accepted request for deletion.
If your Personal Data changes, you may correct, update, or delete it through the Website or by contacting us as indicated in this Policy.
EKM Global Limited reserves the right to decline requests to access or delete Personal Data if:
(1) disclosure or deletion of the information requested is not required or permitted by applicable law; or
(2) the request is, in the sole discretion of EKM Global Limited, repetitious or vexatious.
If information will not or cannot be disclosed, the individual making the request will be provided with the reasons for non-disclosure.
To guard against fraudulent requests for access, EKM Global Limited reserves the right to require sufficient information to allow it to confirm the identity of the party making the request before granting access or making corrections.
It is your responsibility to provide EKM Global Limited with accurate Personal Data. Except as otherwise set forth in this Policy, EKM Global Limited shall only use Personal Data in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by you. To the extent necessary for these purposes, EKM Global Limited shall take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Data is accurate, complete, current and relevant to its intended use.
We retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law or to otherwise fulfill a legal obligation.
Children. The Website is intended solely for use by individuals 18 years of age and older and thus is not directed to children under 13 years of age. EKM Global Limited does not knowingly solicit or collect Personal Data from children under 13 years of age.
Do Not Track. Certain web browsers and other devices you may use to access the Website may permit you to indicate your preference that you do not wish to be “tracked” online. At this time, the Website does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals. We do not modify your experience on the Website, or modify the Personal Data we collect from you through the Website, based on whether such a preference is indicated.
Revisions. EKM Global Limited may from time to time revise this Policy in its sole and absolute discretion to reflect changes in our business practices. If we revise this Policy, we will notify you by posting the updated Policy on this Website. Changes to the Policy will become effective and will apply to the information collected starting on the date EKM Global Limited posts the revised Policy on the Website. Your continued use of the Website after any change has become effective will constitute your acceptance of any change.
Compliance with Local Laws. This Policy is meant to guide EKM Global Limited with respect to Personal Data collected from or about you at this Website. While this Policy applies to Personal Data generally, the local laws, rules and regulations of jurisdictions that are applicable to EKM Global Limited (“Local Laws”) may require standards which are stricter than this Policy and, in such event, EKM Global Limited will comply with applicable Local Laws. Specific privacy policies may be adopted to address the specific privacy requirements of particular jurisdictions.
Cross-Border Data Transfer. Your Personal Data may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or service providers, and by using our Website or by providing consent to us (where required by law), you agree to the transfer of Personal Data to countries outside of your country of residence, including to the United States, which may provide for different data protection rules, and a lower standard of required protection, than in your country.
Sensitive Information. Unless we specifically request or invite it, we ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal data (e.g., information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through this Website or otherwise to us. In those cases, where we may request or invite you to provide sensitive personal data, we will do so with your express consent.
Compliance. EKM Global Limited will use a self-assessment approach to verify compliance with this Policy and periodically verify that the Policy is accurate, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed, implemented and accessible.
If you believe that your Personal Data has been processed or disclosed in violation of this Policy, EKM Global Limited encourages you to raise any concerns using the contact information provided in this Policy. EKM Global Limited will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of Personal Data.
Questions. If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy, the privacy practices of EKM Global Limited, our collection or use of your Personal Data, or you wish to access your Personal Data, please contact us. If we need or are required to contact you concerning any issue or event that involves this Policy, your Personal Data, or the Website, then we may do so using the email address, telephone number, or physical mailing address we have on file for you.