CERTIFIED HOSTING DATA PROTECTION POLICY
1. Purpose of this data protection Policy:
This Policy ensures that CERTIFIED:
- Complies with any applicable data protection laws and follows good business practices.
- Protects the rights of website visitors, prospective customers, customers, suppliers, channel partners, resellers, affiliates, employees, vendors other partners.
- Is transparent about how it collects, stores and processes personal data.
- Protects data from the risk of a data breach
2. What is the General Data Protection Regulation?
The European Union has adopted the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") which replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC ("Directive"). The GDPR was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens’ data privacy and to reshape the way organizations who handle EU citizen’s data approach data privacy. The GDPR aims primarily to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulations within the EU.
3. What is "Personal Data"?
"Personal Data" is similarly defined in both the Directive and the GDPR as any information relating to a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that person. Examples of Personal Data identifiers include IP address and cookies and may well be regarded as personal data if these identifiers can be or are capable of being, without undue effort, linked back to the individual data subject.
4. Data collection when you visit our website.
5. Data collection when you contact us.
You may certainly visit the CERTIFIED website without disclosing your Personal Data, however, once you contact CERTIFIED through our website or any other method, CERTIFIED collects information about you that you submit. When you contact CERTIFIED, you may provide personal information such as your name, phone number, email address, and organization information will be collected, processed and stored so that it is possible for us to contact and respond to your request, and/or provide various services to you and/or your organization. When you contact us to request the provision of services, your Personal Data and other information shall be handled as set out in Section 6 below.
6. Data collection when you requests services.
You may apply to become a customer of CERTIFIED and as a part of this application process, you will disclose additional Personal Data and other information necessary for us to provide the proper services for your business needs. CERTIFIED will collect, process and store your Personal Data and other information using industry standard security practices to protect said information. All Personal Data and other information collected, processed and stored by CERTIFIED for customers and potential customers will be stored until deletion is requested or said Personal Data and other information is deleted in the normal course of CERTIFIED’s business.
7. Employment applications with CERTIFIED.
If you apply for employment with CERTIFIED, we will collect, process and store the information you have submitted as part of and to support your application for employment. Additionally, CERTIFIED may keep the data you submit for a period of time for the purpose of considering you for a future employment opportunity. This Personal Data and other information will be kept by CERTIFIED until deletion is requested or until it is deleted in the normal course of CERTIFIED’s business.
8. Social media.
9. Information Security.
CERTIFIED strives to protect and ensure the security of Personal Data that is shared with us. When CERTIFIED collects information about you, we also make sure that your information is protected from unauthorized access, loss, manipulation, falsification, destruction or unauthorized disclosure. This is done through appropriate industry standard technological measures.
10. Request for access to information.
You have the right to request access the Personal Data that that we have collected about you. You can do this by contacting CERTIFIED’s Data Protection Officer at DPO@certifiedhosting.com. When you contact us requesting access to your information, we will provide you with a copy of the Personal Data we have about you. In order to comply with your request and to maintain the security of all Personal Data, we may ask you to verify your identity. We will fulfil your request by sending a copy to you electronically, unless the request expressly specifies a different method. For any subsequent access request, we may charge you with an administrative fee as set out in the GDPR or other applicable law.
11. Personal Data Correction & Deletion.
If you believe that the Personal Data we have about you is incorrect, you have a legal right to provide us information for correction. We welcome and invite your contact so we can update your information and keep your Personal Data accurate. If at any point you wish for CERTIFIED to delete Personal Data or information about you, you may contact the Data Protection Officer with a request to delete your Personal Data.
12. When the Policy applies.
This Policy is applicable to visitors to the CERTIFIED website as well as the services offered by CERTIFIED directly via our website. CERTIFIED is not responsible for the collection or processing of data by customers of CERTIFIED. CERTIFIED does not collect or process any data for or on behalf of any customers. Customers may collect and process data of visitors to the sites that they maintain on equipment licensed from CERTIFIED but the customers are completely and solely responsible for the data collected and processed. Our website may contain links to third party websites and once a link is clicked the visitor is redirected to a third party website where this Policy is no longer applicable. The "Effective Date" of this Policy is May 25, 2018.
13. Your Consent.
When you take a clear and affirmative action to contact CERTIFIED or submit Personal Data or other information to CERTIFIED through the website or any other method, you are providing a clear and unambiguous indication of your consent for CERTIFIED to collect, process and store your Personal Data. Your action of contacting CERTIFIED or providing Personal Data or other information to CERTIFIED is your consent to this Policy and the data protection methods, policies and systems outlined herein. Your application for CERTIFIED to provide services to you or your organization is an affirmative action demonstrating your consent to CERTIFIED collecting, processing and storing your Personal Data and information for the clear and explicit purposes to provide services to you or your organization. All customers have been notified of this Policy prior to the Effective Date. The acceptance of services from CERTIFIED after the Effective Date is your consent to the terms set out in this Policy and the terms of this Policy shall be binding on after the Effective Date. The Personal Data and other information collected to respond to your inquiry or request for the provision of services is thus collected and processed for a legitimate business purpose. Your consent shall be binding and shall continue to remain in effect until you notify us that you wish us to delete your information as set out in Section 11 above.
14. Modification of this Policy.
15. You can contact CERTIFIED at any time to:
- Request access to Personal Data that CERTIFIED has about you
- Correct any Personal Data that CERTIFIED has about you
- Delete Personal Data that CERTIFIED has about you
- Request further information about our Policy and how we collect, store and process Personal Data and other information.
Your contact may be to DPO@certifiedhosting.com as referenced above or as follows:
Certified Hosting LLC ATTN: Data Protection Officer 1130 Powers Ferry Place South East Marietta, Georgia 30067