Privacy Policy for the SolutionsIQ Website

Welcome to the SolutionsIQ Web site (the “Site”), a Web site provided by SolutionsIQ, Inc. (“SolutionsIQ,” “we,” or “us”). Portions of the Site may be hosted by our affiliated companies or by other companies with which we have service agreements.

This privacy policy describes how we treat the information we collect through the Site. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us and indicate on our feedback form that your question concerns privacy.

Your data will be stored and processed in whole or in part in the United States. If you access a SolutionsIQ Web site outside the United States, your usage of that site constitutes consent to the transfer of your data out of your country and to the United States.

Information we collect

Personal Information. We receive and store any information that you choose to enter through the Site. This includes personal information, such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number, address, and other information about you that you may submit through the Site, including through any material that you post to your account page or other content that you provide on the Site . We may require that you provide some personal information in order to register and participate in certain features offered through the Site, including to post content and sign up for newsletters and alerts . In some cases, we may combine this information with personal information we have collected about you from other sources, such as affiliated companies.

Automatic Information. We may automatically collect some information about your computer when you visit the Site. For example, we may collect your IP address, Web browser software (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), and referring Web site. We also may collect information about your activity on the Site. We may combine this automatically-gathered information with other information, including personal information we have collected about you.

Cookies. When you visit the Site, we may assign your computer a “cookie” (a small, unique identifier text file) to remember who you are. We also may include other information in our cookie files; for example, if you arrived at the Site via a link from third-party site or an affiliated company, we may include the URL of the linking page. You may opt out of the cookies delivered by SolutionsIQ by changing the setting on your browser. Please be aware that this will disable all cookies delivered to your browser, not just the ones delivered by SolutionsIQ. We may combine the information we collect through cookies with other information, including personal information we have collected about you.

How we use this information

We may use the information we collect about you in certain ways in connection with our business. These uses include the following:

  • Providing you information about products and services offered by SolutionsIQ, our affiliates, and selected third parties;
  • Responding to your questions and comments;
  • Soliciting information and feedback from you, including through surveys and questionnaires, and for other editorial purposes;
  • Delivering targeted advertisements to users meeting various demographic criteria (e.g., certified ScrumMasters);
  • Performing business analyses or for other purposes to improve the quality of our business, the Site, and the products and services we offer; and
  • As otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.

With whom we share this information

We may share the information we collect about you in limited circumstances, including the following:

  • With our authorized service providers that perform certain functions or services on our behalf (such as to host the Site, manage databases, or provide certain components of the Site);
  • To affiliates within the SolutionsIQ family;
  • To third parties that may sponsor or co-sponsor promotions on the Site, although we will provide upfront notice if those third parties will be permitted to use your personal information for purposes other than in connection with the promotion;
  • To selected third parties for direct marketing purposes, although you may choose upfront and at no cost that we not share your personal information with these third parties for direct marketing purposes;
  • To respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, in response to a request for cooperation from law enforcement or another government agency, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
  • When we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or as otherwise required by law;
  • To enforce our Terms of Use and other agreements, or otherwise protect or defend the rights or property of SolutionsIQ, its affiliates, or others, or the safety of the public;
  • Under confidentiality arrangements, for business analyses (e.g., to match user data with third-party data);
  • In connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale;
  • In aggregated or another non-personally identifiable form to third parties for various business purposes, including to improve the quality of our business, the Site, and the products and services we offer; and
  • As otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.

How you can access your information

You can access and update the personal information you have provided on our website or by contacting us. In addition, you may also update your “opt-in” or “opt-out” preferences as to receiving newsletters, commercial e-mails, or other communications from SolutionsIQ, affiliated companies, or third parties.

How we protect your information

We have implemented security procedures to help protect the personal information that you provide to us. However, no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used, or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy.

Children’s privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 or target the Site to children under the age of 13. If you believe a child under the age of 13 has disclosed personal information to SolutionsIQ through the Site, please contact us so that the information can be deleted from our database.

Third-party advertisers

Often we contract with a third-party service to host our ads. In this case, an independent cookie may be used by the third-party service. We do not have a mechanism to allow visitors to opt out of cookies from vendors with whom we do not have a contractual relationship.

External links

If any part of the Site links you to other Web sites, those Web sites do not operate under this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you examine the privacy statements posted on those other sites to understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy in the future. We will notify you about material changes to this Privacy Policy by sending a notice to the e-mail address you provided to us or by placing a prominent notice on the Site.

How you can contact us

We welcome your comments concerning this Privacy Statement. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us. Please indicate on our feedback form that your question concerns privacy. This privacy policy is effective as of June 1, 2008.