Privacy Policy

Introduction

MindMatters Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) provides consulting and customized software development services to enable companies to foster an innovative environment, enhance collaboration, and provide secure management of intellectual property. Protecting consumer privacy is important to the Company.
The Company complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union (“EU”) member countries and Switzerland to the United States, respectively. The Company has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice (the “Principles”), Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability. If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view their certification page, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.

Definitions

“Personal Information” or “Information” means information that (1) is transferred from the EU to the United States; (2) is recorded in any form; (3) is about, or pertains to a specific individual; and (4) can be linked to that individual. “Sensitive Personal Information” means personal information that reveals race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership or that concerns an individual’s health. Specific data to be collected would be name, address, email address, and phone number.

Principles

Notice

The Company shall inform an individual of the purpose for which it collects and uses the Personal Information and the types of non-agent third parties to which the Company discloses or may disclose that Information. Company shall provide the individual with the choice and means for limiting the use and disclosure of their Personal Information. Notice will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when individuals are first asked to provide Personal Information to the Company, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and in any event before the Company uses or discloses the Information for a purpose other than for which it was originally collected.

Choice

The Company will offer individuals the opportunity to choose (opt out) whether their Personal Information is (1) to be disclosed to a third party or (2) to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. For Sensitive Personal Information, the Company will give individuals the opportunity to affirmatively or explicitly (opt out) consent to the disclosure of the information for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. Company shall treat Sensitive Personal Information received from an individual the same as the individual would treat and identify it as Sensitive Personal Information.

Onward Transfers

Prior to disclosing Personal Information to a third party, Company shall notify the individual of such disclosure and allow the individual the choice (opt out) of such disclosure. Company shall ensure that any third party for which Personal Information may be disclosed subscribes to the Principles or are subject to law providing the same level of privacy protection as is required by the Principles and agree in writing to provide an adequate level of privacy protection. Company may disclose personal information to third party vendors for the purpose of source code escrow deposit, or language translation.
The Company may be liable for appropriate onward transfer of personal information to third parties.

Data Security

Company shall take reasonable steps to protect the Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Company has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. Company cannot guarantee the security of Information on or transmitted via the Internet.

Data Integrity

Company shall only process Personal Information in a way that is compatible with and relevant for the purpose for which it was collected or authorized by the individual. To the extent necessary for those purposes, Company shall take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use.

Access

Company acknowledges the right of individuals to access their personal data. Company shall allow an individual access to their Personal Information and allow the individual to correct, amend or delete inaccurate information, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the privacy of the individual in the case in question or where the rights of persons other than the individual would be violated.

Enforcement

Company uses a self-assessment approach to assure compliance with this privacy policy and periodically verifies that the policy is accurate, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed, completely implemented and accessible and in conformity with the Principles.
In compliance with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Principles, the Company commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. European Union or Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact:

MindMatters Technologies, Inc.
Business Development Department
PO Box 443
Morgan, PA 15064

info@mindmatters.net

Company has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU Privacy Shield, operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgement of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information and to file a complaint.

Finally, and in limited situations, individuals may seek redress from the Privacy Shield Panel, a binding arbitration mechanism. Company is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of The Federal Trade Commission. In certain instances, the Company may be required to disclose personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

Swiss-US Privacy Shield

The Company complies with the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from Switzerland. The Company has certified that it adheres to the Swiss-US or Privacy Shield Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Swiss-US Privacy Principles, the Swiss-US Privacy Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework and to view their certification page, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov.

Enforcement

In compliance with the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Principles, the Company commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. Swiss citizens with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact:

MindMatters Technologies, Inc.
Business Development Department
PO Box 443
Morgan, PA 15064

info@mindmatters.net

The Company has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgement of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information and to file a complaint.

Amendments

This privacy policy may be amended from time to time consistent with the requirements of the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield. We will post any revised policy on this website.

Information Subject to Other Policies

The Company is committed to following the Principles for all Personal Information within the scope of the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Agreement. However, certain information is subject to policies of the Company that may differ in some respects from the general policies set forth in this privacy policy.

Contact Information

Questions, comments or complaints regarding the Company’s EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Policy or data collection and processing practices can be mailed or emailed to:

MindMatters Technologies, Inc.
Business Development Department
PO Box 443
Morgan, PA 15064

info@mindmatters.net