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Introduction

This privacy policy sets out how Acquire uses and protects any information that you provide to Acquire when you use this website (acquire.io).

Acquire (“us”, “we” or “our”) is committed to ensure that your privacy is protected. This is a notice to inform you of our policy about all information that we record about you. It sets out the conditions under which we may process any information that we collect from you, or that you provide to us. It covers information that could identify you (“Personal Data”) and information that could not. In the context of the law and this notice, “process” means collect, store, transfer, use or otherwise act on information.

Acquire may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This policy is effective from April 2018.

Definitions

1. Personal Data: Any data relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘Data Subject’) such as name, address, email address, phone number, educational background, financial details, educational details, nationality etc.

2. Data Controller: Controls purpose and means of processing. Direct responsibility to data subject and data protection authority.

3. Data Processor: Acts on instructions of Data Controller. Direct responsibility to data subject and data protection authority.

4. Data Subject: Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

5. Processing: Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

6. Consent: Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

7. Pseudonymisation: The processing of personal data in such a way that the data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information.

Data: Collection and Use

Collection

We may collect Personal Data that can be used to contact or identify you. This may include:

1. Name and job title

2. Contact information including email address

3. Demographic information, such as postcode, preferences and interests

4. Website usage data

5. Other information relevant to client enquiries

6. Other information pertaining to special offers and surveys

Data Automatically Collected

1. Log Data: The Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, and the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

2. Location Information: To improve and customize our services we may use and store information about your location depending on the permissions you have set on your device.

3. Do Not Track Signals: At present, we do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals as there are currently no fixed standards for do not track signals. It is facility provided in your web browser to intimate websites that you do not want to be tracked.

Data Use

Collecting this data helps us understand what you are looking from the company, enabling us to deliver improved products and services. Specifically, we may use data:

1. For our own internal records

2. To improve products and services we provide

3. To contact you in response to specific enquiry

4. To customize the website for you

5. To send you promotional emails about products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you

6. For billing, identification and authentications, and fraud prevention

7. To contact you via email, telephone, or mail for market research reasons.

Personal Data: Handling and Retention

At any time you may review or update Personal Data that we hold about you, by signing in to your account on our website. When we receive any request to access, edit or delete personal data we shall first take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or otherwise taking any action. This is important to safeguard your information.

Any and every Personal Data we hold about you is stored and processed under General Data Protection Principles, in line with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write us to ashka@acquire.io as soon as possible.

We preserve and retain your information according to the respective statutory retention period to comply with law and to support a claim or defense in court. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

Personal Data: Disclosure, Share and Transfer

We will never sell, distribute or lease your Personal Data to third parties unless you have permitted or as per law requirement.

We take care of your Personal Data while sharing it with third party service providers who help us to operate with payments, data processing and storing, management of accounts and services. We insists that third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform particular tasks assigned to them and thus not disclosing or use your information for any other purposes not mentioned under Privacy Policy.

Cross-border transfer

We may also use outsourced services in countries other than your state, province, or country that maintain and process your Personal Data. Data protection laws applicable may be different from your governmental jurisdiction. With your consent to this Privacy Policy we safeguard your data transferred outside the country or state. For the Data Subjects of European Union we adhere to EU Standard Contractual Clauses for transfer of Personal Data outside EU and offer to sign Data Protection Addendum if requested.

Opt-out Information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of Personal Data by opting-out of receiving marketing communications from us and our third-party partners by email, telephone, text message or post. Users (Data Subjects) may opt-out any time if they have previously agreed to us of receiving any or all communications from Acquire by contacting us.

Consent & The Right to be Informed

Acquire ensures the Data Subjects by providing transparent, specified and informed consent in a clear affirmative action (positive opt-in) which signifies agreement to the processing of personal data. We never used pre-ticked or opt-in boxes. Consent is always provided separately for each matters and not be a precondition for any other services. We have ensured that withdrawing consent is as easy, clear and straightforward.

The Right of Access

We have ensured that appropriate measures have been taken to provide information referred to in Articles 13 and 14 of GDPR and any communication under Articles 15 to 22 and 34 (collectively, The Rights of Data Subjects), relating to processing to the data subject in a concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible form, using clear and plain language.

The Right To Erasure

Also, known as ‘The Right to be Forgotten’, Acquire complies fully with Article 5(e) of GDPR and ensures that personal data which identifies a data subject, is not kept longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data is processed. All personal data obtained and processed by Acquire is categorized when assessed by the information audit and is either given an erasure date or is monitored so that it can be destroyed when no longer necessary. These measures enable us to comply with a Data Subjects right to erasure, whereby an individual can request the deletion or removal of personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing. Whilst our standard procedures already remove data that is no longer necessary, we still follow a dedicated process for erasure requests

Right to Automatic Decision Making and Profiling

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

Cookies and its use

A cookie is small text file placed on your computer’s hard drive that enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our websites. Cookies allows information gathered by web applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also help us to analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to satisfy customer requirement. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. We may use cookies to

1. Analyze our web traffic using analytics package to improve website structure, design, content and functions.

2. Identify whether you are signed in to our website.

3. Test content on our website.

4. Store information about your preferences.

5. To recognize when you return to our website.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Opt-out Cookies

You can configure your web browser’s cookie settings to enable or disable cookies as per your need. Mostly, the default browser settings automatically allow cookies but, it can be easily modified as per your preferences at your end. However, some pages and services may become unavailable and prevent you to take full advantage of the website.

Links from our sites

Please note that we may have links on our website that redirects you to other websites or locations, however we have no control of websites outside Acquire Domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy. Always be aware when submitting data to websites. We firmly advised you to read the site’s data protection and privacy policies of websites you visit.

Data Protection Provisions for Personal Data

We at Acquire are committed to ensuring that all personal data obtained and processed by Acquire is done so in accordance with the GDPR and its principles, along with any associated regulations and/or codes of conduct lay out by the Supervisory Authority and local law. We are dedicated to ensure safe, secure, ethical and transparent use of personal data and uphold the highest standards of data processing. We have adopted Pseudonymization and Anonymization of data as suggested under the Regulation.

Security

We are always committed to hold your information securely. We have implemented suitable physical and electronic security procedures to safeguard your sensitive information from unauthorized access or disclosure. We follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). For more information kindly refer to our Data Protection Policy.

Use of Site by Children

We do not sell products or provide services for purchasing by children, nor do we market to children. If you are under 13, you may use our website only with consent from parent or guardian. If found that we have unknowingly collected Personally Identifiable Information from children under 13, we take immediate measures to delete the information from our servers.

Policy Review

We may update this privacy notice regularly as per the company’s requirement and customer’s feedback. The terms that apply to you are those posted here on our website on the day you use our website. We advise you to print a copy for your records or future requirement.

Contact Information

We welcome your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Acquire has not adhered to this Statement, please contact

Name and Address of the Data Controller

Acquire Inc

1067 Market Street, Suite 3005, San Francisco, CA 94103

Email :   hello@acquire.io

Phone :   +1 (415) 212-5151

Website :   https://acquire.io

Name and Address of Data Protection Officer

Ashka Trivedi

Acquire Inc

1067 Market Street, Suite 3005, San Francisco, CA 94103

Email :   ashka@acquire.io

Website :  https://acquire.io

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