Industrial exchange Privacy policy

Baker Hill Media LLC (“Industrial Exchange”, “we”, or “our”) intends to provide visitors and users to its website, www.industrialexchange.us, with a high level of transparency and control over the use of their data. This Privacy Notice covers our website and mobile application (collectively, the “Website”). To provide you with the Website and our Services, we collect and process certain personal information about you and your activity. We encourage you to review the following information carefully. By using our Website or becoming an Industrial Expert, you agree to our use of your personal information as described in our Privacy Notice.

CONTENTS:

  1. Grounds for data collection
  2. How do we receive data about you?
  3. What types of data do we collect?
  4. Tracking Technologies
  5. How do we use the data we collect?
  6. With whom do we share your Personal Data?
  7. International Transfer of Personal Data
  8. How we protect your information
  9. Retention
  10. Automated decision-making
  11. Third-party products, services or websites
  12. User Rights
  13. How to contact us?
  14. Do Not Track signals
  15. Our Policy toward Children
  16. Updates to this Notice

Grounds for data collection

We process your “Personal Data” (meaning any information which may potentially allow your identification with reasonable means) to fulfill our contractual obligations with you, to provide you with our Services, for our legitimate interests, to comply with legal and regulatory obligations, and with your consent.

How do we receive data about you?

We receive your Personal Data from various sources:

Registration information – When you register for our Services or when you apply to be an Industrial Expert, you provide use with your personal information (for example, your name, telephone number, and email address).

When you communicate with us – When you send us an email, we collect your personal information (for example, your name and email address).

Tracking Technologies – When operating our Website, we use various Tracking Technologies, such as web beacons, cookies, pixel tags, scripts, tags, application programming interfaces (“APIs”) and other technologies, to collect information about your use of our Website. You can learn more about our Tracking Technologies by visiting our Cookie Notice.

Third party information – We obtain information about you from our third party service providers who help us with the provision and maintenance of our Website, such as analytics vendors, professional or social networks, and others. We combine that information with the information we collect through our Website.

What types of data do we collect?

Personal Data – When using our Website, we may ask you to provide personal information to contact or identify you, to enable you to access certain parts of the Website, to provide and improve the Website, and as otherwise indicated in this Notice. We collect the following Personal Data about you:

  • Personal/Contact details – Your name, your mailing address, your email address, your home and work telephone number, information about your company and your position, and similar contact details.
  • Industrial Expert data – With respect to Industrial Experts (in addition to any other applicable category set out in this Privacy Notice), we also collect home address, employment and biographical information, social security numbers, banking information, payment preferences, information obtained from third-party background check providers and feedback concerning your experience as an Industrial Expert. We may also obtain information from third parties about you.
  • Payment details – We may collect invoice records; payment records; billing address; payment method; bank account number; card or account security details; BACS details; SWIFT details; IBAN details; payment amount; and payment date.
  • Website data – Our webserver will collect your IP-address, and information about your general location (such as city and country).
  • Information from third parties – This category includes information we receive from our business partners. This may include Personal Data such as your contact details (name, phone, email) as well as details pertaining to your company, your job description, etc.

Non-Personal Data – We collect data about the use of our Website and the characteristics and activities of users, in order to operate it and improve it. We may collect the following non-Personal Data:

  • Technical information – This category includes data such as website visits, the browser you are using and its display settings, your operating system, device type, session start/stop time, referral URL, time zone, network connection type (e.g., Wi-Fi, cellular), and cookie information.

If we combine Personal Data with non-Personal Data, the combined data will be treated as Personal Data.

Tracking Technologies

When you visit or access our Website, we use (and authorize third parties to use) a variety of Tracking Technologies. To learn more about our Tracking Technologies please visit our Cookie Notice page. If we merge data collected with Tracking Technologies with any other data we obtain such data may become Personal Data, and we will treat it as such.

How do we use the data we collect?

When we use your Personal Data, it will be (a) with your consent, or (b) for one of the following business purposes.

Provision of Services – For the provision and improvement of our Services, including to support and to respond to your queries and, in the case of Industrial Experts, to match you with consulting opportunities.

Contractual necessity – In connection with any contract that you may enter into with us (for instance if you are an Industrial Expert, have applied to be an Industrial Expert, or are an Industrial Exchange client);

Service announcements – To communicate with you and to keep you informed of our latest updates to our Services and provide you service offers.

Marketing purposes – To send you promotional material concerning our Services or our partners’ services. You may choose not to receive our promotional or marketing emails (all or any part thereof) by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the emails that you receive from us. Please note that even if you unsubscribe from our newsletter, we may continue to send you service-related updates and notifications, or reply to your queries and feedback you provide us.

Opt-out of receiving marketing materials – If you do not want us to use or share your Personal Data for marketing purposes, you may opt-out in accordance with this “Opt-out” section. Please note that even if you opt-out, we may still use and share your Personal Data with third parties for non-marketing purposes (for example to fulfill your requests, communicate with you and respond to your inquiries, etc.). In such cases, the companies with whom we share your Personal Data are authorized to use your Personal Data only as necessary to provide these non-marketing services.

Analytics, surveys and research – From time to time, we may conduct surveys or test features, and analyze the data we have to develop, evaluate and improve these features, all in order to improve our Services and think of new and exciting features for our users.

Protecting our interests – We may use your Personal Data when we believe it’s necessary in order to take precautions against liabilities, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, investigate and protect ourselves from fraud, protect the security or integrity of our services and protect the rights and property of industrialexchange.us, its users and/or partners.

Enforcing of policies – We may use your Personal Data in order to enforce our policies, including but not limited to our client agreement.

Compliance with legal and regulatory requirements – We may use your Personal Data to investigate violations, and as required by law, regulation or other governmental authority, or to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process.

With whom do we share your Personal Data?

Business partners – We share your information with business partners, such as payment providers, storage providers, and marketing providers, analytics providers. Our business partners may have access to your Personal Data so that they may perform these tasks on our behalf, but they are obligated to comply with this Privacy Notice and may not use your Personal Data for any other purpose.

Clients – We may share Personal Information of Industrial Experts with our clients, typically in connection with consulting opportunities.

Compliance with laws and law enforcement entities – We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any data about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect our or a third party’s property and rights, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop any activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical, inappropriate or legally actionable. We also may be required to disclose an individual’s Personal Data in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including meeting national security or law enforcement requirements.

Third party requirements – Third parties, including your current employer, may request that limitations be placed on your participation in as an Industrial Expert arising from duties you may owe to them. Industrial Exchange will comply with limitations requested by an employer, through an authorized representative, for its current employees. Industrial Exchange does this to comply with law and best practices. Industrial Exchange also reserves the right to abide by any limitations requested by a third party for the same reason, on a case-by-case basis. Industrial Exchange may discuss with third parties your participation or proposed participation in any project through Industrial Exchange for the purpose of verifying any factual information you provide to us or any consents or approvals that may be needed.

Merger and acquisitions – We may share your data if we enter into a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or sale of some or all of our assets. Any party that acquires our assets as part of such a transaction may continue to use your data in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Notice.

International Transfer of Personal Data

Our products and services may be provided using resources and servers located in various countries around the world, including the U.S. and other countries. For example, our website is hosted on servers in the U.S. Your information may be transferred and processed by third-parties outside the country where you use our Services, including to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA), where the level of data protection may not be deemed adequate by the European Commission (i.e., where you have fewer rights in relation to your information). We expect that our third-party service providers will comply with the terms of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and that any international data transfers be made under a recognized basis such as the US-EU Privacy Shield, EU Standard Contractual Clauses, and/or Binding Corporate Rules.

How we protect your information

We employ appropriate security measures to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. These security measures include reasonable administrative, technical, and physical precautions to help safeguard your Personal Data against loss, theft, and misuse. Your Personal Data is stored on secure servers and isn’t publicly available. We limit access to your information to employees and/or partners who have an obligation to maintain the confidentiality of the information. We do not store any payment information. There is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the internet. While we strive to protect your Personal Data, we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of your Personal Data or other content you transmit using the Website, and you do so at your own risk.

Retention

We will retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to provide our Services, and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies. Retention periods will be determined taking into account the type of information that is collected and the purpose for which it is collected, bearing in mind the requirements applicable to the situation and the need to destroy outdated, unused information at the earliest reasonable time.

Third-party products, services or websites

Our Website contains links to, or content from, third party websites and other products and services. The fact that we link to a website or display an advertisement or other third party content is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with any of those third parties, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites, products or services, and whether they store information in the U.S. or elsewhere. These other products and services may place their own cookies or other technologies on your computer or other device, collect data, or solicit information from you. Other persons and entities follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the information you submit to them or they collect from you. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.

User Rights

You may request to:

  • Receive confirmation as to whether or not Personal Data concerning you is being processed, and access your stored Personal Data.
  • Receive a copy of Personal Data you directly volunteer to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
  • Request rectification of your Personal Data that is in our control.
  • Request erasure of your Personal Data.
  • Object to the processing of Personal Data by us.
  • Restrict processing of your Personal Data by us.

However, please note that these rights are not absolute, and may be subject to our own legitimate interests and regulatory requirements

How to contact us?

If you wish to exercise any of the aforementioned rights, or receive more information, please contact our Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) using the details provided below: industrialexchange.us c/o Baker Hill Media LLC Attn: DPO industrialexchange.us 1771 Post Road E. 130 Westport, CT 06880
Email: operations@industrialexchange.us

Do Not Track signals

Our website does not respond to Do Not Track signals.

Our Policy toward Children

The Website is not designed for or directed at children under the age of 13 years old. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from such children. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Data, he or she should contact us using the details provided above.

Updates to this Notice

This Privacy Notice is subject to changes from time to time, in our sole discretion. The most current version will always be posted on our website (as reflected in the “Effective as of” heading). In the event of material changes, we will provide you with notice. By continuing to access or use our Website after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the updated Privacy Notice.