Last updated: 16 October 2014
Compete helps the world’s top brands improve their marketing based insights from the online behavior of millions of consumers. Leading advertisers, agencies and publishers rely on research and analysis from Compete to help create engaging online experiences and highly effective advertising campaigns.
Global Dispute Resolution
Compete participates in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Compete complies with the U.S.– E.U. Safe Harbor framework and the U.S.- Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Compete has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Compete’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
As part of our participation in the Safe Harbor program, we have agreed to TRUSTe’s dispute resolution service for disputes relating to our compliance with the Safe Harbor Framework. If you have any complaints regarding our compliance with the Safe Harbor Framework you should first contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If contacting us does not resolve your complaint, you may raise your complaint with TRUSTe by clicking here, fax to 415-520-3420, or mail to TRUSTe Safe Harbor Compliance Dept., click for mailing address. If you are faxing or mailing TRUSTe to lodge a complaint, you must include the following information: the name of company, the alleged privacy violation, your contact information, and whether you would like the particulars of your complaint shared with the company. For information about TRUSTe or the operation of TRUSTe’s dispute resolution process, click here or request this information from TRUSTe at any of the addresses listed above. The TRUSTe dispute resolution process shall be conducted in English.
Compete collects personally identifiable information from our users of this Site in certain sections of the Site, such as our Contact Us forms, Webinar sign-up forms, and Whitepaper download forms. We also collect personally identifiable information from users who sign up for and access our free Site Analytics reports and the Compete PRO service. Typically the information collected is name, company, email address, and phone number.
If you subscribe to the Compete PRO service, we may also collect your credit card number and billing address for payment purposes.
If you submit a resume or otherwise seek employment with Compete, we may collect your employment and professional history.
We also collect non-personally identifiable information via various tracking utilities, as described below. We do not respond to or honor do not track signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.
We will use this information in a manner consistent with the following examples.
- For those users who provide an email address and phone number, we may communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, to provide you information about Compete’s products and services and to add you to our newsletter and marketing lists.
- If you are inquiring about employment with Compete, we may use and disclose your information to services like background-checking vendors in consideration of your application.
- We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as offering customer service or marketing resources. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
- We may send you service-related announcements.
- We may also disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
- Your personally identifiable information may be transferred if Compete is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets. Aside from such situations, Compete will not transfer your personally identifiable information to third parties.
Personally identifiable information which you voluntarily disclose online in a publicly accessible blog, chat room, social media platform or other open forum, may be viewed and used by others without any restrictions. We may associate your name and website with your comments on our blog, but we are unable to control uses of your personally identifiable information by other users who see your information, and by using such services you assume the risk that the personally identifiable information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties for any number of purposes.
If you no longer wish to receive email communications from Compete as described above, you may opt-out by following the directions that are included in each email communication. You may also contact us at email@example.com for assistance.
Links to Other Sites
Log Files: As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information is related to the use of this Site and services and includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information to analyze trends, to administer the Site, to track users’ movements around the Site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
Cookies: We may collect certain non-personally identifiable information in part through the use of a web technology called a “cookie.” We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our Site, to tailor your exposure to certain content on our site, and for storing your preferences.
Cookies are small text files that are saved to your computer using your web browser, which allows websites to recognize you and store preferences and other information if you return to the website using the same computer and browser. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time.
You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file, or click here for more information on cookies.
Web Beacons: We, and our third party tracking utility companies, employ a software technology called web beacons to track the online movements of our site users.
We also use Web beacons in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you would like to opt-out of these emails, please see the “Opt-out” section above.
We have put in place reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized access to the information we collect. However, no security measures are 100% impenetrable and we cannot guarantee against all potential security breaches. Moreover, the transmission of information over the Internet is not inherently secure, and we are not responsible for the transmission of information over networks that we do not control. Your use of our Site demonstrates your assumption of these risks.
We will retain the information described above for as long as the information has value to us, or as long as is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, whichever is longer. If you wish to request that we no longer use your personally identifiable information to provide you services or information, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those users for whom we have email and other personally identifiable information, you may correct, update or remove your contact information by contacting us at email@example.com. We will respond to all such requests within 30 days.
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If you have questions related to privacy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at:
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