Information we collect
Above Difference collects personal data in the course of its business activities, including in connection with some client services. We also collect personal data on certain areas of the Site when you register to attend a Masterclass, through the Above Difference Programmes section, create a user profile, register for Above Difference newsletters and alerts, sign up for webinars and events, and/or participate in public user posting areas (such as bulletin boards, discussion forums and surveys). The personal data collected varies and may include information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and background information.
We may also automatically collect information about the devices you use to interact with our Website. The information we automatically collect may include IP address, device identifier, web browser, and browsing information collected through cookies, web beacons, pixels, clear gifs, and other similar technologies (collectively “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies”) on our Site. We may also automatically collect information about how you use the Site, such as what you have searched for and viewed on the Site. The information automatically collected may be associated with a unique identifier as well as with any other personal data you have provided.
Above Difference may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as data brokers or aggregators, in the course of its business activities including in connection with some client services. This includes demographic, professional and other information that is publicly available online, including information you choose to make public through social media platforms and other public online forums. We may combine this data with existing information we have about you or use it independently, for the purposes of our benchmarking and data analytics activities (e.g., analysis of recruiting practices across an industry, detecting fraud patterns in connection with financial transactions, online traffic). We will always seek to confirm that the third party has provided transparent information about its use of this data, including its disclosure to third parties like Above Difference, in compliance with applicable law.
Use of information
Our Website does not track you by collecting personal data about your online activities over time and across third party websites or online services. Accordingly, we do not alter our data collection and use practices in response to “do not track” signals transmitted from web browsers.
Use of information collected via mobile devices
In connection with our mobile applications, Above Difference may use third party service providers to analyse user activity to fix errors, monitor usage, and improve the performance of the mobile applications. For example, above Difference receives reports on some of our mobile applications’ aggregate usage and browsing patterns, including information about the type of device used, articles accessed, and other events occurring within our apps. Above Difference also receives reports on certain errors occurring within mobile applications.
The legal basis by which we process your personal data
Our processing of your personal data for the purposes mentioned above is based:
Disclosure of personal data: data recipients and international data transfers
Personal data collected in the course of Above Difference business activities, including in connection with some client services, as well as on the Website, may be transferred from time to time to Above Difference partners and affiliates and their personnel across the global, as well as to our third-party service providers located throughout the world, including in countries where the local law may grant you fewer rights than you have in your own country. Additionally, the Website may be viewed and hosted by Above Difference and our third-party service providers anywhere in the world.
We also may share your personal data with third party service providers who perform services and functions on our behalf to support our interactions with you, including, for example, processing programme / materials, administering surveys or contests, or communicating with you.
In addition, we may disclose information about you:
In addition, we may disclose or transfer your personal data in the event of a re-organisation, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, or other transfer or disposition of all or any portion of our business.
You should be aware that whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others. Above Difference is not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users publicly disclose in any such forums on the Site.
Link to third party sites
The Site may allow you to sign into and associate your social network accounts including, but not limited to, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube, with Above Difference. The Site also may allow you to log in to an Above Difference account using certain social network account credentials.
If you would like to disconnect a social media account from us, refer to the settings of that social network account and its provider.
Above Difference has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personal data from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorised Above Difference personnel and third-party service providers are provided access to personal data, and these employees and service providers are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions however, Above Difference cannot guarantee that unauthorised persons will not obtain access to your personal data.
Above Difference retains personal data, as necessary, for the duration of the relevant business relationship.
The Website are not designed for or directed at children 16 years of age or younger, and Above Difference does not intentionally collect or maintain personal data about anyone under this age.
Where granted by applicable law, you may have the right to request access to the personal data that we have collected about you for the purposes of reviewing, modifying, or requesting deletion of the data. You may also have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we have collected about you and to have any inaccuracies in that data corrected. In certain circumstances, you may also request that we cease processing your personal data.
If you would like to make a request to access, review, or correct the personal data we have collected about you, or to discuss how we process your personal data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org To help protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your personal data. We will make reasonable attempts to promptly investigate, comply with, or otherwise respond to your requests as may be required by applicable law. Different laws may prevent us from providing access to your personal data or otherwise fully complying with your request depending upon the circumstances and the request, such as for example, where producing your information may reveal the identity of someone else. We reserve the right to charge an appropriate fee for complying with your request where allowed by applicable law, and/or deny your requests where they may be manifestly unfounded, and/or excessive, or otherwise objectionable or unwarranted under applicable law.
In addition, and where granted by local law, you have the legal right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection authority.
If you have registered for Above Difference newsletter or alerts, or you receive invitations to programmes or events from Above Difference and you prefer not to receive future email communications from us, please review the communications settings in your profile on abovedifference.com, follow the instructions on the page of the Site where you have provided such information, subscribed or registered or write to email@example.com to unsubscribe from all Above Difference communications.
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