Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 1, 2021

GlobalValidity provides this Privacy Policy to let you know our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information through www.globalvalidity.com (the “Site ”), and any other websites, features, applications, widgets, or online services that are owned or controlled by GlobalValidity and that post a link to this Privacy Policy (together with the Site, the “ Service ”), as well as any information GlobalValidity collects offline in connection with the Service. It also describes the choices available to you regarding the use of, your access to, and how to update and correct your personal information. This Privacy Policy incorporates by reference the GlobalValidity Global Data Processing Agreement. Note that we combine the information we collect from you from the Site, through the Service generally, or offline.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact us at support@globalvalidity.com.

Information You Provide to Us

When you use the Service, you may provide us with information about you. This may include your name and contact information, financial information to make or receive payment for services obtained through the GlobalValidity platform, or information to help us fill out tax forms. When you use the Service, we may also collect information related to your use of the Service and aggregate this with information about other users. This helps us improve our Services for you.
Personal Information: In the course of using the Service (whether as a customer, partner, or third-party supplier), we may require or otherwise collect information that identifies you as a specific individual and can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”). Examples of Personal Information include your name, email address, company address, billing address, and phone number.
Payment Information: If you use the Service to make or receive payments, we will also collect certain payment information, such as credit card or other financial account information, and billing address.
Identity Verification: We may collect Personal Information, such as your date of birth or taxpayer-identification number, to validate your identity or as may be required by law, such as to complete tax filings. We may request documents to verify this information, such as a copy of your government-issued identification or photo or a billing statement.
General Audience Service: The Service is a general audience and intended for users 18 and older. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone younger than age 18. If we become aware that a child younger than 18 has provided us with Personal Information, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our files.
Non-Identifying Information/Usernames: We also may collect other information, such as zip codes, demographic data, information regarding your use of the Service, and general project-related data (“Non-Identifying Information”). We may aggregate information collected from GlobalValidity registered and non-registered users (“GlobalValidity Users”). In some cases, we may render Personal Information (generally, email address) into a form of Non-Identifying Information referred to in this Privacy Policy as “ Hashed Information.” This is typically accomplished using a mathematical process (commonly known as a hash function) to convert information into a code. The code does not identify you directly, but it may be used to connect your activity and interests.
Combination of Personal and Non-Identifying Information: Certain Non-Identifying Information would be considered a part of your Personal Information if it were combined with other identifiers in a way that enables you to be identified (for example, combining information with your name). But the same pieces of information are considered Non-Identifying Information when they are taken alone or combined only with other non-identifying information (for example, your viewing preferences). We may combine your Personal Information with Non-Identifying Information, but GlobalValidity will treat the combined information as Personal Information.

Information We Collect

We may collect the following types of information:
Information you provide – When you sign up for access to GlobalValidity’s online resources (including any customer applications and/or marketplace), download documents, or complete online forms, we may ask you for certain personal information. You may be asked to provide personal information such as name, title, function, e-mail address, address, and certain demographic information. You may also voluntarily share other information such as feedback, opinions, or information shared via the Contact Us feature.
Cookies – A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s computer that is tied to information about the user. When you visit the Site, we send one or more cookies to your computer or another browsing device. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, including storing user preferences, improving search results and ad selection, and tracking user trends. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.
Web beacons: We and our marketing partners, affiliates, analytics, and service providers may also employ software technology known as “web beacons” and/or “tracking tags” to help us keep track of what content is on our Service is effective and to serve relevant advertising to you. Web beacons are small graphics with a unique identifier that may be invisible to you, and which are used to track the online activity of Internet users. Web beacons are embedded in the web pages you review or email messages you receive. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for several purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to our Service, to monitor how GlobalValidity Users navigate the Service, to count how many emails that were sent were actually opened, or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
Embedded scripts: We and our marketing partners, affiliates, analytics, and service providers may also employ software technology known as an Embedded Script. An Embedded Script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Service, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer or other device and is deactivated or deleted when you disconnect from the Service.
Log information – When you access the Site via a browser, application, or other client, our servers automatically record certain information. This may include information such as your web request, your interaction with a service, Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your account.
Please see our Cookie Policy for more detailed information regarding cookies and web beacons.

How We Share Your Information

GlobalValidity does not need or want to collect any sensitive personal information (called special category data in the EU) through the Site. Similarly, minors under the age of 18 should not provide any personal information through the Site. The Site does not knowingly accept sensitive personal information or personal information of minors from users of the Site and/or any third-party sites.
We Never Sell Personal Information
We will never sell your Personal Information to any third party.
How We Use The Information That We Collect:
To provide and improve the Service, complete your transactions, address your inquiries, process your registration, verify the information you provide is valid, and for compliance and internal business purposes.
To contact you with administrative communications and GlobalValidity newsletters, marketing or promotional materials (on behalf of GlobalValidity or third parties), and other information that may be of interest to you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, please contact us at support@globalvalidity.com and write Opt-out in the subject line.
To tailor content we display to you and offers we may present to you, both on the Service and elsewhere online.
To administer and develop our business relationship with you and, if applicable, the corporation or other legal entity you represent.
To enforce and comply with the law, including to conduct an investigation, to protect the property and rights of GlobalValidity or a third-party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be or to pose a risk of being, illegal, fraudulent, unethical or legally actionable activity. We may also use Device Identifiers to identify GlobalValidity users.
For the purposes disclosed at the time you provide your information, with your consent, and as further described in this Privacy Policy.

No sensitive personal information or personal information of minors

You can choose which, if any, of our online resources you wish to participate in. GlobalValidity only shares personal information in the following limited circumstances:
We provide such information to our subsidiaries and affiliated companies where it is necessary to meet the purpose for which you have submitted your personal data and in particular if necessary for the provision of services, account administration, sales, marketing, and support. We take steps to ensure that GlobalValidity and their partners follow our data protection policy, this privacy notice, and applicable local law when handling personal data. This includes having in place proper data transfer mechanisms such as EU standard contractual clauses.

Service Providers: We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and online advertising, payment processing, fraud detection and improvement of GlobalValidity’s features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These third parties may have access to your Personal Information to perform these tasks on our behalf. They may also perform certain functions on behalf of GlobalValidity, such as sending email, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, and processing credit card payments, direct marketing services, and cloud hosting services. These parties only have access to such information as necessary to perform their functions and may not use it for any purpose other than to provide services to us.
GlobalValidity is required to respond to lawful requests from law enforcement bodies to access our premises and systems for purposes relating to national security. This will be strictly limited to the data relevant to the scope of a request and data subjects covered by the legal jurisdiction of requests.
We may also process personal data directly relevant to investigating and handling a criminal or civil lawsuit or to take action to prevent fraud, abuse, or other violations of our Site Terms of Use.
For other lawful purposes that may arise such as due to any merger, acquisition, financing, sale of company assets or interests in the company, or transition of service to another provider, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership.
Safeguarding your information
GlobalValidity uses commercially reasonable efforts to employ security measures designed to protect your personal information from loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized persons. These include, but are not limited to:
Physical safeguards such as locked doors and file cabinets, controlled access to our facilities, and secure destruction of media containing your personal information.
Technology safeguards, like the use of anti-virus and endpoint protection software, and monitoring of our systems and data centers to ensure that they comply with our security policies.
Organizational safeguards, like training and awareness programs on security and privacy, to make sure employees understand the importance and means by which they must protect personal information.
Data Retention
We will retain your information for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include:
How long the data is needed to provide you with our products or services or to operate our business
If you have an account with us. In this case, we will keep your data while your account is active or for as long as needed to provide the services to you.
Are we subject to a legal, contractual, or similar obligation to retain your data? Examples can include mandatory data retention laws in the applicable jurisdiction, government orders to preserve data relevant to an investigation, or data that must be retained for contract or litigation.
Accessing and Controlling Your Information
You have the following rights in most circumstances:
The right of access—The right to know whether data concerning you is being processed and if so, the right to gain access to it with a few exceptions.
The right to rectification—The right to ensure data held about you is accurate, and if it is not, have it corrected.
Where GlobalValidity does not have an overriding legal basis to retain your personal information – the right to eliminate your data.
In some circumstances, you have the right to limit how GlobalValidity processes your personal information if we do not have an overriding legal basis to continue processing.
The right to be informed—GlobalValidity has a responsibility to provide you with the information contained in this privacy notice and to answer questions if you ask for more detail about anything contained here.
The right to data portability—The right to obtain a copy of the personal data you provided to GlobalValidity, in a format you can easily take away and load onto another device.
The right to object—You have the right to withdraw consent or object to processing when processing is based upon consent or legitimate interest as the lawful basis, with some exceptions.
For many of our services, we provide mechanisms for you to electronically access and update your personal information by logging into your online accounts. You may opt-out of promotional email communications from us by clicking on a link provided in our promotional email messages or sending us an email with Opt-Out in the subject line. After opting out, you will no longer receive marketing or promotional communications but will continue to receive other messages, such as important notices or communications regarding services you have ordered from GlobalValidity. For cookies/trackers, you can click the ‘More Information’ link on any GlobalValidity cookie banner to check that preferences are correct. You can selectively provide consent and withdraw consent via that link.

Notice For California Residents

California law permits residents to receive: (1) a listing of categories of personal information GlobalValidity has collected about them, (2) the identity of any third parties to whom GlobalValidity has disclosed personal information for a business purpose or sold personal information within the previous calendar year and (3) the categories of personal information disclosed or sold to those third parties. California law requires us to request certain personal information to verify your identity before these disclosures and prohibits discrimination based on your exercise of these rights. You can submit a request for disclosure by contacting us at support@globalvalidity.com or by submitting a form on our website at http://www.globalvalidity.com. Please note that GlobalValidity does not sell personal information to third parties or disclose personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.
Notice For Nevada Residents
Under Nevada law, certain Nevada residents may opt-out of the sale of “personally identifiable information” for monetary consideration to a person for that person to license or sell such information to additional persons. “Personally identifiable information” includes first and last name, address, email address, phone number, Social Security Number, or an identifier that allows a specific person to be contacted either physically or online.
We do not engage in such activity; however, if you are a Nevada resident who has purchased or leased goods or services from us, you may submit a request to opt-out of any potential future sales under Nevada law by emailing support@globalvalidity.com. Please note we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity and the authenticity of the request. Once verified, we will maintain your request in the event our practices change.


Questions or Concerns
If you would like more information about any of the above, have concerns, or need information about viewing this Privacy Notice you can contact us at support@globalvalidity.com.

Cookie Policy

This policy is effective as of January 1, 2021.
GlobalValidity can place cookies and other similar technology on your device, including mobile device, per your preferences set on our cookie consent manager. Depending on your settings in our cookie consent manager on your mobile device, the following information may be collected through cookies or similar technology: your unique device identifier, mobile device IP address, information about your device’s operating system, mobile carrier, and your location information (to the extent permissible under applicable law).
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a site and allow a site to recognize your device. Cookies managed by GlobalValidity are called “first-party cookies” whereas cookies from third-parties are called “third-party cookies” as explained below.
Cookies from Third-Party Companies
Some cookies, web beacons, and other tracking and storage technologies that we use are from third-party companies (third-party cookies), such as Facebook, Google Analytics, Microsoft, HubSpot, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Linkedin Analytics to provide us with web analytics and intelligence about our sites which may also be used to provide measurement services and target ads. These companies use programming code to collect information about your interaction with our sites, such as the pages you visit, the links you click on, and how long you are on our sites. This code is only active while you are on the GlobalValidity website. For more information on how these companies collect and use the information on our behalf, please refer to their privacy policies: Facebook at Facebook Data Policy Google (including YouTube) at Google Privacy & Terms, Microsoft at Microsoft Privacy Statement, HubSpot at HubSpot Privacy Policy, Linkedin at Linkedin Privacy Policy, Twitter at Twitter Privacy Policy, Instagram at Instagram Data Policy.
Why We Use Cookies and Similar Technologies
Cookies do a lot of different jobs, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. In addition, cookies can help us to analyze the use of our websites and online content (analytics cookies) and they can also facilitate/track the interaction on our websites and online content with social media (e.g. links to social media sites, like buttons, etc.).

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