Collection of Personal Information
Certus may collect and use the following types of personally identifiable information (although in any specific instance we may collect only a subset of this information) (“Personal Information”):
• First Name, Last Name, Title, Company Name, Address, Phone Number, Fax Number and Email Address
• User ID and Password
• IP Address
How We Use Your Personal Information
Certus uses your Personal Information in order to provide the highest level of customer service to our prospects, customers, investors and users in general. Personal Information is collected in order to allow Certus to contact you, provide materials to you upon your request, register you, allow you access into proprietary systems, to respond to a user’s request or direction, and for any other purposes identified when the Personal Information is collected. Certus will not use your Personal Information in ways unrelated to the ones described above without first obtaining your permission. At times, Certus may use Personal Information to send you emails containing information relating to Certus and its products and services. You may choose to opt-out of receiving such emails by clicking on “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of the email and completing the on-screen form.
Transfer of Personal Information
We may, and you hereby authorize Certus to, transfer your Personal Information to Certus Technology Systems, Inc. in the US and to any Certus affiliate worldwide for the purpose of processing or storage. In no circumstance will Certus sell, rent, transfer or lease your Personal Information to any third party except in the following circumstances:
• Certus has your written consent.
• Transfer is required by law or court order.
• Transfer is done in connection with a business transaction, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or the sale or transfer of all or a portion of Certus’s assets to a successor-in-interest. You will be notified via email or prominent notice on this Web site of any such change in ownership or control of your Personal Information.
• Certus believes, in its sole discretion, that transfer is necessary to protect and defend the rights, property or personal safety of Certus, its affiliated companies, this Web site or its users.
Updating Your Personal Information
Please notify us of any changes to your name, address, title, phone number or email address by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To aid in processing your request, please include the following details:
• Your contact information (your name and email address)
• Your changed name, address, title, phone number or email address
Security of Your Personal Information
Certus takes appropriate technical, physical and administrative steps to protect the security of your Personal Information. Access to Personal Information is limited only to those employees, contractors or authorized agents of Certus who have authorization to access such Personal Information and such access is limited to the extent such information is needed to fulfill the task for which the Personal Information was collected. While we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit. We recommend you to take every precaution to protect your Personal Information when you are on the Internet. For example, change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers when creating passwords, and make sure you use a secure browser.
Cookies and Other Passive Tracking Devices
Certus utilizes cookies, Web bugs and IP addresses (“Passive Tracking Devices”) to automatically collect aggregate and anonymous statistics about the Web site. Certus uses this information to monitor the performance of this Web site to make it easier to use and otherwise improve it, manage features and programs made available through this Web site, and to tailor the content of the Web site to make it more effective. Certus also may disclose such aggregate information to third parties. Certus may combine the information it collects using Passive Tracking Devices with any Personal Information about you.
“Cookies” are small files that this Web site places on your computer (if your computer accepts cookies) to identify your computer, but not you. Cookies are used to better serve you when you return to this Web site. Cookies cannot be used to access or otherwise compromise the data on your computer. You may choose to change your browser settings to disable cookies, however, you will not be able to complete certain activities or access certain information on this Web site if cookies are disabled.
Content You Post
Any material you post on this Web site (for example, commenting on a blog or submitting questions, responses or other content to any Certus hosted user group), including Personal Information, will be publically viewable on the Web site as soon as that information is submitted. By posting any such material, you waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to the material posted. If you don’t want others to see such information, don’t submit it.
This Web site contains links to other Web sites that are not owned by Certus. You may also be directed to a third party Web site for certain purposes, such as registering with us or submitting a job application. Please note that these other Web sites’ privacy policies may differ from those of Certus. We encourage you to read the privacy statement of any Web site you may visit because we are not responsible for such Web sites’ content or policies.
Certus does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information of a child under the age of 13, we will take reasonable steps to delete that data from our systems. Please visit the FTC’s website for more tips on protecting children’s privacy online.
For further information about Certus’s privacy practices, please contact:
Certus Legal Department
3450 Sacramento St. #327
San Francisco, CA 94118
415 773 7700 (phone)