If you are participating in a survey or poll your responses will be shared with the advisor and/or the organization that invited, you to participate; they may choose to share your responses with other parties. When specified in the survey or poll invitation you can choose to participate and remain anonymous. Data collected in polls and surveys will be used for the purpose outlined in the invitation that you receive.
The Bottom Line: WE DO NOT rent, sell, or otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties, except in the very limited circumstances set out below.
Summary: We collect information about you when you use this website and when you:
1.1 Information You Provide to Us
We collect information that you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information that you provide when you complete a survey or poll or register for our blog, or request information from us. The types of information that we may collect, and track includes: your name, email address, postal address, phone number, and any other information that you choose to provide. Section 2 explores how we will use the information that you provide to personalize our recommendations and other content for you.
1.2 Information from the Advisor or Organization That Invites You to Participate In a Survey or Poll
In some circumstances when we directly invite you to participate in a survey or poll, we may have been provided your email address from the advisor or organization that engaged us to collect your feedback. In such cases, this information is only used for the fulfillment of our engagement with the party that contracted with us. As noted in section 5 you can opt out of receiving additional communication from us by selecting unsubscribe on the invitation that you receive.
1.3 Information from Another Participant in a Survey or Poll
In some circumstances you may be invited to participate in a survey or poll by anther participant in the survey or poll. In this case the information that they provide us to facilitate your participation in the survey or poll is only used for the purposes stated in the invitation that you receive.
Summary: We use information about you to:
2.1 Collecting Your Responses to Surveys or Polls
If you are invited to participate in a survey or poll, we will collect your responses and provide them to the advisor or organization that invited you to participate. Your responses may be anonymized to facilitate our ability to provide feedback to the advisors and organizations that we work with.
2.2 Operating Our Platforms
We may use information about you for various purposes related to operating our programs, including:
2.3 Communicating With You
We may use information about you for various purposes related to communicating with you, including:
2.4 Legal Basis for Processing
Our legal basis for collecting and using the information described above will depend on the type of information and the specific context in which we collect it.
We may disclose information about you:
3.1 Data Sharing with Our Service ProvidersWe may use service providers in connection with operating and improving our platforms to assist with certain functions, such as payment processing, email transmission, collecting responses to surveys and polls, conducting follow-up program surveys, data hosting, and some aspects of our technical and customer support. We take measures to ensure that these service providers access, process, and store information about you only for the purposes we authorize and are subject to confidentiality obligations.
3.2 Following The Law And Protecting Absolute Engagement
We may access, preserve, and disclose information about you to third parties, including the content of messages if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, applicable law, regulation, legal process, or audits. We may also disclose information about you if we believe that your actions are inconsistent with our program’s agreements or related guidelines and policies, or, if necessary, to protect the rights, property, or safety of, or prevent fraud or abuse of, Absolute Engagement or others.
3.3 Affiliate Sharing And Merger, Sale, Or Other Asset Transfers
If Absolute Engagement is involved in a merger, acquisition, financing, reorganization, bankruptcy, or sale of our assets, information about you may be shared, sold, or transferred as part of that transaction. We may also share information about you with current or future corporate parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates.
4.1 Transfer of Information
Given that the internet is a global environment, using the internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Personal information will be stored on servers hosted in North America. As such, your personal information may be subject to laws where data protection and other laws may not be as comprehensive as those where you reside. Personal information may be disclosed in response to inquiries or requests from government authorities. Therefore, by browsing our websites, communicating electronically with us, and completing a survey or poll you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way.
We employ technical and organizational measures designed to appropriately protect your information. These measures address how we control, collect, use, disclose, copy, modify, or dispose of your information, both during transmission and once we receive it. We store all information that you provide to us on secure servers. We train employees regarding our data privacy policies and procedures and permit authorized employees to access information on a need-to-know basis, as required for their role. We use firewalls designed to protect against intruders. However, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure.
4.3 Safeguarding Data
Absolute Engagement takes all feasible and reasonable precautions to protect the personal information that we collect from you. Every staff member must sign a Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement wherein they agree not to improperly use and/or disclose any personal information about clients or other individuals who have contacted Absolute Engagement. Also, your personal information is retained in secure databases, which are only accessible by password and are protected using firewalls.
4.4 Data Retention
We retain certain information that we collect from you when you are completing a survey or poll, while you are a participant in our programs, and while on our websites for the following reasons:
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your information, we will delete it.
4.5 Revisions to This Policy
4.6 Links to Other Websites
Our websites may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over those other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
4.7 Use of Your Personal Information
We will maintain your personal information in a secure database. We do not use the information in the database for purposes other than for providing your feedback to the advisor or organization that contracted with us or when you are contracting with us to facilitate your future orders or to permit us to notify you of services, webinars, blog posts, and features offered by Absolute Engagement. We do not store your credit card numbers or expiry dates in our database, but they are stored in our PCI-compliant payment processor’s database to facilitate recurring program payments. Consequently, each time you choose to commence payment for a new program, your name and address will be pulled from the database, but you will have to re-enter your credit card information to complete the order. Should you wish to have your credit card details purged from our payment processor database please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4.8 Our Policy Regarding Sharing Your Personal Information.
Absolute Engagement does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer the personal information you provide to third parties. We may allow authorized third-party service providers to access your personal information to perform services on our behalf. Our service providers are required to provide privacy protection comparable to ours and to limit their use of such information to provide services on our behalf. These service providers use servers based in North America and the personal information may be subject to disclosure in accordance with the applicable laws of these jurisdictions, which may create a different privacy regime from your country of residence.
4.9 Email Marketing
If you have been invited to participate in a survey or poll you will not receive messages from us other than for the specific purpose of completing the survey or poll. Program participants have the right to opt out of receiving Absolute Engagement’s promotional messages, but you may still receive other non-promotional communications.
5.1 Opting Out of Receiving Communications From Us
If you do not wish to receive communications from Absolute Engagement, you can opt out of receiving such communications by either following the instructions to unsubscribe within each such communication or by contacting support at Absolute Engagement at any time using the email noted below. It may take up to three days to process a request received by email or telephone, and one week to process a request received by mail. If you change your mind and would like to start receiving communications from us again, you can do so by emailing us at email@example.com.
5.2 Log Files
Absolute Engagement follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and are a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
5.3 Use of Intercom Services
Intercom services do not apply to those participating in one of our surveys or polls.
5.5 Promotional Communications
You can control messages that you receive from Absolute Engagement and third parties by selecting the unsubscribe link in the message that you receive. If you opt-out, we may still send you non-promotional messages, such as those about your program or our ongoing business relationship.
Summary: You have the right to exercise your data protection rights, including to request that Absolute Engagement delete, amend, or provide you access to your information; and
We respond to all requests that we receive from individuals who wish to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. You can contact us by sending an email to our company President, Mike Reynolds firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rights that you have depend on the country in which you live and may include:
Summary: Under data protection law, the controller of your information is Absolute Engagement. We do not have a dedicated Data Privacy Officer, but these duties are part of the responsibilities of the company President, Mike Reynolds. If you have questions about our policies or your personal information, please contact Mike Reynolds directly:
President, Absolute Engagement
340 King Street East, 4th Floor, North Side
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Via email at email@example.com