Effective Date: November 1, 2018
“Personal Data” is any information that enables us to identify you, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as your name, identification number, location data, online identifier or one or more factors specific to your physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.
For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), the Data Controller is the Society for Personality Assessment with a registered address at 6109H, Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22044
If you have any questions or concerns about this Notice, please contact us using the Contact Us section on our Site.
Alternatively, you can contact us by phone at (703) 534-4772, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 6109H Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22044.
Information We Collect, How We Use It and How You Can Update/Delete it.
You control your Personal Data that you share with us. You can correct, delete, or modify this data at any time. You can also delete your account. We also provide you with the ability to restrict or withdraw consent where applicable for the use of data you have provided to us. And we provide easy ways for you to contact us to do so.
If you are a registered user of our Services, you may log into your account to access or correct the Personal Data you provided to us and associated with your account. If you have granted us consent to access and use your Personal Data, you can withdraw that consent at any time. You can request that we stop using your Personal Data for certain or all purposes, or for a certain amount of time, or that we stop sharing your personal data with third parties.
You can also permanently delete your account by contacting us directly as set forth in the How to Contact Us section above. Keep in mind that third parties to whom we have transmitted your data with your consent may still retain copies of your Personal Data even after you have deleted the information from, or deleted, your account with us. If you would like a copy of the Personal Data we have collected about you, or if you need a list of entities to whom your Personal Data has been transmitted, please contact us directly at the contact information above.
Grounds for Use of Personal Data.
We rely on the following legal bases for processing and use of your Personal Data:
Personal Data that you give us
We may collect and process the following Personal Data:
Personal data we collect from you
With regard to each of your visits to the Site we will automatically collect the following information and associate it with your account:
We collect information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser and we may use this information to generate aggregate statistics about visitors to our Site, including, without limitation:
We may use non-Personal Data for various business purposes such as providing customer service, fraud prevention, market research, and improving our Site. Please check your web browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings.
We will only process your Personal Data, including sharing it with third parties, where (1) you have provided your consent which can be withdrawn at any time, (2) the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, (3) we are required by law, (4) processing is required to protect your vital interests or those of another person, or (5) processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate commercial interests, except where such interests are overridden by your rights and interests.
Personal Data that you give us
We may use Personal Data that you provide directly to us for the following purposes:
Information we collect about you
We will also use Personal Data that we have collected about your use of our Site:
We may share your Personal Data for the purposes described in this Notice with:
We will only transfer your Personal Data to trusted third-parties who provide sufficient guarantees in respect of the technical and organizational security measures governing the processing to be carried out and who can demonstrate a commitment to compliance with those measures.
We will never sell your Personal Data to third parties without your opt-in consent.
Although we use security measures to help protect your Personal Data against loss, misuse or unauthorized disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to us over the internet.
All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers.
Any payment transactions, such as your credit card details, are collected only to process a transaction and are stored in an encrypted format by our third party processing company. Please contact the third party processing company for information about your payment transactions and financial information.
TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA OUTSIDE OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (“EEA”) AND INTERNATIONAL USERS
We are headquartered in the United States. Your Personal Data may be accessed by us or transferred to us in the United States or to our affiliates, partners, merchants, or service providers who are located worldwide. If you are visiting our Site from outside the United States, be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located, and our central database is operated. By using our Site and the Services, you consent to any transfer of this information.
We will store your Personal Data, in a form which permits us to identify you, for no longer than is necessary for the purpose for which the Personal Data is processed. We may retain and use your Personal Data as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements and rights, or if it is not technically reasonably feasible to remove it. Consistent with these requirements, we will try to delete your Personal Data quickly upon request.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you with our Site. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you service, contact us as set forth in the Contact Information section above. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We maintain one or more databases to store your Personal Data and may keep such information indefinitely.
The Personal Data that you provide to us is generally stored on servers located in the United States. If you are located in another jurisdiction, you should be aware that once your Personal Data is submitted through our Site, it will be transferred to our servers in the United States and that the United States currently does not have uniform data protection laws in place
COOKIES ARE USED TO RECOGNIZE USERS WHEN THEY COME BACK TO OUR SITE, TO LEARN ABOUT WHICH PAGES ARE THE MOST VISITED AND TO ASSIST WITH A SINGLE SIGN-ON ACROSS SPA DIGITAL ASSETS.
Cookies are text files sent by Web servers to Web browsers and are stored on the user’s computer or mobile device. If the browser is loading a page and the server requests the Data stored in the cookie, the Data contained within the cookie is sent back to the server.
Cookies contain data about the user’s activities on a website and can be used by Web servers to identify and track Users as they navigate different pages on that website and can identify Users returning to that website.
Cookies may be either "persistent" or "session" cookies. SPA uses persistent cookies to enable our website to recognize you when you visit or return to a SPA Website. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until you delete them or until it expires automatically at its expiration date. Session cookies are temporary cookies that typically expire at the end of the web browsing session on a website. SPA uses session cookies to keep track of you while you navigate SPA Digital Assets. A session cookie expires at the end of the user session, i.e. when the Web browser is closed.
Cookies contain Data that we have previously stored from prior interactions with SPA Digital Assets and may allow us to link to other Data we have about you (My SPA, previous purchases, subscriptions).
SPA Digital Assets use Data we obtain from cookies for the following purposes:
When Users visit SPA Digital Assets, third-party cookies (such as Google advertising cookies) may be sent to their computers by SPA’s advertisers or service providers. Third party advertisers may use data obtained from these cookies:
Managing Your Cookie Settings
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may limit your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.
Our Sites may contain links to third party websites, applications and services not operated by us. If you choose to leave this Site via links to third party websites, including those of advertisers, we are not responsible for the privacy policies of those sites or the cookies those sites use. In addition, because we have no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for content on or the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You should carefully review their privacy statements and other conditions of use.
Correction and removal
If any of the information that we have about you is incorrect, or you wish to have information (including Personal Data) removed from our records, you may do so by contacting us as set forth in the How to Contact Us section above.
Additionally, if you prefer not to receive marketing messages from us, please let us know by clicking on the unsubscribe link within any marketing message that you receive or by contacting us as set forth in the How to Contact Us section above.
You have the right to ask us not to process your Personal Data for marketing purposes. We will inform you (before collecting your Personal Data) if we intend to use your Personal Data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your Personal Data. You can also exercise the right by contacting as set forth in the How to Contact Us section above.
Under European data protection and other laws, in certain circumstances, you have the right to:
You can exercise any of these rights by contacting us as set forth in the How to Contact Us section above
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are residents of the State of California in the United States to annually request and obtain, at no charge, information about the personal information (if any) We have disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. This information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which We shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request to the information provided in the How to Contact Us section above.
Children under the Age of 13
The Sites and Services are not intended for children under 18 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us as set forth in the the How to Contact Us section above.
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