Last Updated: February 5th, 2021
Hushly™ has a database of Users business profiles, proprietary sourced with users’ consent, from public sources and Hushly data partners. A User’s(your) business profile is provided to a Hushly Partner only when directed by the User(you).
The Hushly™ Service enables Users(you) to opt in to receive information from specific Hushly Partners about whom the User has already expressed an interest. The primary purpose and function of the Service is to facilitate engagement and commerce between our Partners and those Users who have expressed an interest in sharing information with one another.
Once a User has displayed an interest in certain content published by a Hushly Partner, the Service offers an opportunity for the User to receive additional content in exchange for providing certain business related information about him or herself. The information provided is verified and enhanced from other publicly available sources to promote accuracy and currency, and then, with the User’s consent, the information is provided to the Partner for further action
II. Information We Collect
The Hushly Service only collects a User’s business information.
The Hushly Service is invoked when a User visits the website of a Hushly Partner to view content offered by the Partner for promotional purposes (“Partner Content”). The User’s interest activates a dialogue box and invites the User to provide a business e-mail address and country to access the full Partner Content. The User is then sent a verification email to authenticate and verify that the User is the owner of the business-email submitted. Upon email verification the User is opting in to the Hushly Service and giving consent to Hushly verifying the information provided, creating and saving an enhanced profile of the User through access to publicly available information and Hushly data partners and also sharing that profile with the Partner whose Content the User has accessed. At that point, the User is no longer anonymous to the Service or the Partner’s website.
For GDPR and other opt-in countries, after verifying the User’s ownership of the business email submitted, the User is then taken to an opt-in page where the User confirms consent (by checking a consent checkbox) permitting Hushly to share the User Hushly business profile with the Partner whose Content the User has accessed, for further action.
With the User’s consent, the User’s Hushly business profile is shared with the Partner and retained by Hushly for as long as it continues to be needed for lawful purposes. The User’s saves their Hushly business profile so as to facilitate future User directed engagements with specific Hushly Partners. If the User elects not to provide the User’s Hushly business profile, the Partner Content may or may not be made available to the User, in accordance with the preferences of the Partner.
The Service may collect and store the following business information of the User:
- The User’s name, business e-mail, country of residence and company information such as title, role, department or division;
- Transactional information based on the User’s activities, within the Hushly viewer/application on the Partner site(s), that the User has accessed, such as the User’s requests, interaction with other dialogue boxes or indications of interest within the Hushly viewer/application;
- Technical information from the User’s interaction with our Service on our Partner site, including computer and connection information, statistics on page views, IP address and standard web log information.
- Other business-related contact and firmographic information including the User’s company name, location, phone numbers and website addresses, company’s industry, title, role, department and the company’s phone number) we learn about Users from our data services partners.
We make no effort to capture, collect or store User data that is not related to the User’s business or commercial profile. We do not invite Users to contribute sensitive information and strongly discourage them from doing so.
III. How We Use User Information
Our primary purpose in collecting the User’s personal information is to facilitate meaningful commercial interaction between the consenting User and the Partner(s) in whom he or she has demonstrated an interest and to provide a transparent, efficient, and customized experience for the User.
By providing the information requested to obtain the Partner Content, the User has consented to our sharing that information with that Partner for the purposes described below. Hushly’s Partners are not permitted to use the User’s information for any other purpose without the User’s further express consent.
Partners for whom the User provides the information may use it to:
- Promote, market and sell the Partner’s products or services to the User or the User’s company; and
- Inform the User about service updates and promotional offers based on the User’s expressed interests and communication preferences.
In addition to the uses outlined above, Hushly may use the information to:
- Provide the Service and customer support requested by the User;
- Customize, measure and improve our Services; and
- In other ways that we may describe when the User provides the information; and
- For any other purpose with the User’s consent.
- User Rights
The Partners’ sites are independent of and not controlled by Hushly. Although Hushly exercises reasonable efforts to restrict its Partners’ use of Users’ information other than as authorized, including contractual obligations, Hushly cannot guarantee that the Partner will not use information provided by the User for other purposes.
We use “cookies” or similar data identifiers (small files placed on a computer’s hard drive) to capture information that enables Hushly to identify previous Users and their location to avoid the necessity of repeatedly inputting the same information. Users may set their browsers to decline Hushly’s cookies but doing so may affect the quality of the User’s experience with our Service.
- Sharing of Collected Information
The Service will share information entered by the User along with the enhanced profile described in Section II above with those of our Partners with whom the User has authorized us to share it. Our Partners are located both within and outside the United States.
In addition, we reserve the right to use or disclose information provided if required by law or if we reasonably believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process. It is our policy to cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials or agencies in the investigation of any violation of these Terms or of any applicable laws.
VII. Accessing and Correcting User Information
Users may review and change their business information by sending an e-mail to support@Hushly.com to request access to, correct or delete any business information about the User that we have collected. Often, we cannot delete a User’s business information without adversely affecting the quality and availability of the Service. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
The User and Hushly may terminate the Service at any time. Upon termination, the User will no longer have access to the Service. Even after termination, copies of User’s information may remain viewable in cached or archived pages and will remain viewable to the Partners with whom the information has been shared.
VIII. Changes in Policy
Our web hosting and other service providers use lots of tools to protect your business information against unauthorized access and disclosure, including encryption, passwords and physical security. We believe that we maintain reasonable procedures to ensure that business data is secure and reliable for its intended use and is accurate, complete and current. However, no data storage facility can be made completely secure, and third parties may unlawfully access data or intercept transmissions or private communications. Although we try very hard to protect Users’ privacy, we do not promise, and Users should not expect, that their business information or private communications will always remain secure and private. We are committed to complying with all legal notification requirements in the case of a security breach or unauthorized disclosure. If you are not comfortable risking the inadvertent disclosure of your private information, please do not post it on the Service.
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