SearchMeetings creates profiles of businesspeople and companies, and purchase requirements (Business purchase RFQ’s) of those businesses with their availability to attend meetings. which we call “Business Profiles”, “Purchase Requirements” from different sources. Once we have collected Business Information about a person, availability, requirement, or company, we combine multiple mentions of the same person, RFQ or company into a Business Profile. The resulting directory of Purchase Requirements (the “Directory”) is then made available to the users of the site and our customers and strategic partners. Business Information that may be provided in a Business Profile includes name, email address, job title and department, phone number, company name, postal address of company and business-related postal address of the person, business purchase history and availability. Business Profiles may also include links to articles by, about, or quoting an individual and links to an individual’s social media profiles.
SearchMeetings obtains the data for its Business Profiles in several ways, including:
SearchMeetings also makes certain limited Business Information from its Business Profiles and details about the “Purchase Requirement” publicly available in our directory pages on our site (the “Public Directory”). The categories of Business Information that may be made available in the Public Directory include past or Country, company headquarters, office address, job title, and/or business profile information (Business name, Person’s name, email address, phone or mobile number will not be publicly available on the “Public Directory”
SearchMeetings may collect the following information from or regarding its customers: (1) personal contact information regarding users of the Services (“User Information”); (2) information uploaded to our system by a user of the Services (“Uploaded Information”); and (3) usage logs regarding the use of the site and Services, including logins and other actions taken, time stamps, IP address, and other usage data (“Usage Logs”) (collectively, “Customer Information”). You may be a user that has been provided access to the site through your company license agreement. Your employer may require that one or more users have global rights to access any and all information of every user that has access through the company. If you have questions or concerns regarding the rights of other individuals in your company to access your User Information, Uploaded Information, or Usage Logs, you should raise those concerns with the appropriate person at your company.
Customer Information may be used for SearchMeetings’s legitimate business interests in connection with your use of the site, including to respond to user inquiries and fulfill user requests, complete transactions, provide customer service, send administrative information, and to personalize user experience with the site. We may use Customer Information to better understand our users in general and to improve the content and functionality of the site. We may use Customer Information to contact you in the future to tell you about services, promotions, opportunities, and other general information about SearchMeetings we believe will be of interest to you. We may use Customer Information to investigate and prosecute potential breaches of SearchMeetings’s security or license agreements.
SearchMeetings will not disclose Customer Information to any third party except in connection with a legitimate use as set forth herein, in connection with a bona fide legal dispute to which such information is relevant, in response to valid, compulsory legal process, or as otherwise required by law. SearchMeetings will, whenever possible, obtain confidentiality agreements from any person or entity to whom Customer Information is disclosed and ensure any recipients are committed to employing appropriate technological security measures.
SearchMeetings employs reasonable security and back-up procedures to protect Customer Information. However, in the unlikely event there is a loss or corruption of Customer Information, SearchMeetings is not responsible or liable for such loss or corruption. We encourage our users to retain copies of all Uploaded Information on their own system.
Visitors to our site may choose to submit their name, email address, phone number, and/or other information so that they can learn more about our Services, register to take part in a SearchMeetings-sponsored event, participate in a survey, contest, or sweepstakes, or apply to SearchMeetings’s open job positions, among other things. By accessing, using, and/or submitting information through the site, you consent to the practices described in this Policy with regard to the information collected thereby as described herein. If you do not agree with this Policy, you should not submit any information through our site and you must delete all cookies from your browser cache after visiting the site and refrain from visiting or using the site.
SearchMeetings allows you to claim your Business Profile and to update the information listed about you in your Business Profile, including your name, job title, business email address, direct phone number, current and past employment information, and education history. We use the information you submit to update your Business Profile solely for purposes of verifying your identity, updating your Business Profile information, and honoring your privacy preferences. For additional information, see the “Your Choices” section below.
In order to use certain SearchMeetings Services, you may be required to register as a user. From time to time, we may use your email address to send you information and keep you informed of products and services in which you might be interested. You will always be provided with an opportunity to opt out of receiving such emails. Your contact information may also be used to reach you regarding issues concerning your use of our Services or site, including changes to this Policy.
When you download and use our mobile applications, we collect certain information from you including your device type, operating system, location, platform used, device ID, and the date you last used the app, among other non-personally identifiable information. We may also collect other information such as your name, email, company name, and information about your account with us. If you use our mobile app calendar integration, certain information will be collected from your calendar meetings, including meeting participants, meeting description, subject, and date and time of the meeting. This information is collected to provide you with certain app features, such as meeting briefs with meeting and contact details within the app.
We also collect information using cookies, as described below under the “Cookies and Similar Technologies” section.
In addition to the uses described in the above section, we may also use information for one or more of the following purposes:
We may disclose personal information to:
Most websites, including our site, use a feature of your browser to set a small text file called a “cookie” on your computer. The site placing the cookie on your computer can then recognize the computer when you revisit the site to allow auto log in and track how you are using the site.
When you visit our site, our servers and/or those of our service providers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends, such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, referring/exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, time and date of use, and other information. We may link this information to information that you submit while on our site, which does allow you to be personally identified.
You are free to decline cookies. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, erase cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Electing to reject or disable cookies may substantially limit your ability to use our site.
SearchMeetings may adopt other technologies that serve similar functions as cookies. If we do so, we will disclose it in this Policy.
To disable or reject third-party cookies generally, please refer to the third-party’s relevant website. You can also reject third-party analytics cookies by clicking the “Close” button on the cookie banner when visiting our site.
Our site contains electronic images known as “web beacons” (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.
To opt-out of interest-based advertising by participating companies in the following consumer choice mechanisms, please visit:
To find out if you are in the SearchMeetings database, search by your business name on the SearchMeetings home page. If you have a common name, you can limit your search based on geographical location or companies where you have worked.
Once you have located one or more SearchMeetings profiles in your name, consider these options for managing your professional profile on SearchMeetings:
Update Your Own Professional SearchMeetings Profile.
Make sure your SearchMeetings profile is up to date for recruiters and others who may want to reach you. Simply verify your SearchMeetings profile and you can update your work history, education history, and contact information. You can also consolidate multiple SearchMeetings profiles in your name to create a comprehensive snapshot of your professional background. Please Click here to view, verify, and update your SearchMeetings Directory profile.
Remove Your SearchMeetings Profile Completely.
Update Your Company Profile on SearchMeetings.
Simply verify your SearchMeetings company profile to update your company description, industry, company location, and more. You can also consolidate multiple SearchMeetings profiles to create a comprehensive snapshot of your company. Please click here to view, verify, and update your SearchMeetings company profile.
Remove Your Company SearchMeetings Profile Completely.
SearchMeetings is a specialized web search engine, similar to Google but focused on finding information about companies and professionals. We gather all information about companies from corporate web sites, press releases, and/or SEC documents filed with the US government. The company summaries are created automatically by SearchMeetings’s software based on the information we find on those documents.
As a company policy, SearchMeetings does not remove company information from our search engine. If any of the company information is incorrect, please update your company profile.
The security of your information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our registration forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of Internet transmission or electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
This site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by SearchMeetings. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you leave our site, we encourage you to be aware and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Policy applies only to information collected by this site or in the method(s) otherwise discussed herein.
If you use our site outside of the United States, you understand that we may collect, process, and store your personal information in the United States and other countries in which we or our affiliates or subcontractors maintain facilities. The laws in the U.S. regarding personal information may be different from the laws of your state or country.
Purposes of processing and legal basis for processing: As explained above, we process personal information in various ways depending upon your use of our sites. We process personal information on the following legal bases:
SearchMeetings’s collection of Business Information, and the creation and licensing of SearchMeetings’s Business Profiles and Directory, are within SearchMeetings’s legitimate interests to organize and make available business contact information given the limited impact of this data on an individual’s private life and that this information, unlike personal contact details, is widely disclosed. SearchMeetings has put in place safeguards to protect personal privacy and individual choice, including disclosures of its data processing activities.
Right to lodge a complaint: Users that reside in the EEA, the UK, or Switzerland have the right to lodge a complaint about our data collection and processing actions with the supervisory authority concerned. Contact details for data protection authorities are available here.
Transfers: Personal information we collect may be transferred to, and stored and processed in, the United States or any other country in which we or our affiliates or subcontractors maintain facilities. Per the applicable requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR”), we will ensure that transfers of personal information to a third country or an international organization are subject to appropriate safeguards as described in Article 46 of the GDPR, such as the EU Standard Contractual Clauses. Please see Privacy Shield Frameworks below regarding our compliance with the EU- and Swiss-US Privacy Shields.
Individual Rights: If you are a resident of the EEA, the UK, or Switzerland, you are entitled to the following rights under the GDPR. Please note: In order to verify your identity, we may require you to provide us with personal information prior to accessing any records containing information about you.
SearchMeetings endeavors to comply with the provisions of the GDPR as to any information in its possession regarding European Union-based persons (“data subjects”). As such, SearchMeetings only processes personal information on data subjects where it has a lawful basis to do so, which may include the consent of the person (especially in the case of website visitors who provide their information), performance of a contract, compliance with a legal obligation, or the legitimate interest of the controller or a third party. SearchMeetings provides notice to all data subjects as required by GDPR Article 13 or 14, as appropriate, and honors the rights of data subjects provided in Articles 12-23, including the right to be forgotten. For any opt-out requests or other inquiries related to privacy, please email info@SearchMeetings.com.
In the course of obtaining data to be included on the site, if SearchMeetings obtains Business Information regarding an individual that SearchMeetings has reason to believe is based in the European Union, SearchMeetings will provide such individual with a notice detailing the information SearchMeetings has on such person, the purpose for which it will be used, and informing such person of their rights with respect to such information, including the right to know what information SearchMeetings possesses on them, to correct such information, or to opt out of data collection entirely. Such persons may opt out of the SearchMeetings database by emailing info@SearchMeetings.com
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This policy is effective as of 1st May 2021.