Our commitment to your privacy
At SoftwareIDM we are committed to protecting the privacy of our website users, customers and prospective customers.
- We will never sell, rent or otherwise disclose your personal data to any third party except where it is necessary to provide you with services you have requested, and only then for that purpose.
- We will protect your personal data against loss and unauthorised access using appropriate security measures.
- You can unsubscribe from marketing communications at any time, either by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of marketing emails, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can ask us to let you know what personal information we hold about you, and ask for it to be deleted.
If you have any questions, please contact us:
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone USA: +1 331 218 0001 or UK: +44 2038 688027
- Post: SoftwareIDM, Inc, 213 W Wesley Street, Wheaton, Illinois, 60187, USA.
Introduction | How we use your personal data | Profiling | Providing your personal data to others | Extra-EEA transfers of your personal data | Retaining and deleting personal data | Security of personal data | Amendments | Your rights | Third party websites | Personal data of children | Updating information | About cookies | Cookies that we use | Cookies used by our service providers | Managing cookies | Our details |
We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to our website at softwareidm.com, our prospective customers and our customers.
In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to SoftwareIDM, Inc also known as SoftwareIDM.
This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
How we use your personal data
In this table we have set out information about how we use your personal data and the legal bases of that use.
|Data category||Source of data||Purposes for which we use the data||Legal basis of processing|
(your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use)
|Our analytics tracking system||Analysing the use of our website and services||Our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services|
|Prospective customer data and customer data|
(information relating to our relationships with customers and prospective customers, including contact information, which may include payment preferences, job/role information, information about course attendance, assessment results and quiz results)
|You or your employer|
Operating and maintaining our website, managing our relationships with customers and prospective customers, facilitating orders and bookings, collecting and analysing feedback, communicating with customers and prospective customers, keeping records of those communications and promoting, marketing and selling our services, and those of our group of companies, to customers and prospective customers (including by email and by telephone)
|Our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business, the management of our customer relationships and the promotion of our business|
In some cases, we will ask for your consent to market to you, and in those cases the legal basis of processing will be consent rather than legitimate interests
|Order and booking data|
(information relating to transactions, including orders for our software and bookings for training courses and events made through our website, which may include your name, your contact details and transaction-specific details such as the date of the transaction and the details of the order or booking)
|You or your employer||Supplying the purchased software and services, communicating with you in relation to the order or booking, managing bookings generally and keeping proper records of transactions||The performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract|
Our legitimate interests, namely the supply of our software and services and the proper administration of our website and business
(communication content and metadata associated with the communication)
|You, although our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms.||Communicating with you and record-keeping||Our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with customers, prospective customers and users|
We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.
We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of our business against risks.
In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this policy, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
Please do not supply any other person’s personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.
We may analyse your personal data to create a profile of your likely interests and preferences. We may use the profile to determine whether to send you communications, and the content of such communications. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively (such as information on your or your employer’s website).
Providing your personal data to others
We will not sell, rent or otherwise disclose your personal data to any third party for their marketing purposes without your express consent.
We may disclose your personal data to our services providers and subcontractors (including our website hosting services providers, our marketing database providers, our webinar providers, and our order and payment services providers) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in this policy. Please contact us for the most up-to-date list, if required.
We may disclose details of your training course and event bookings to event and venue operators and to other third party services providers for the purpose of enabling those third parties to provide their services to you.
We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out above, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
Extra-EEA transfers of your personal data
We have offices in the USA, UK and the EEA. Transfers to the USA will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission, a copy of which can be obtained from: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/model-contracts-transfer-personal-data-third-countries_en
Some of our services providers and subcontractors use facilities situated outside the EEA. Save as specified below, we will ensure that all extra-EEA transfers to services providers and subcontractors are either:
- to jurisdictions that provide adequate protection for personal data; or
- are protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the standard contractual clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission, the Privacy Shield scheme and/or binding corporate rules.
Please contact us if you would like details of the appropriate safeguards we use.
If you book or are booked to attend a training course or event outside the EEA, then we will send your name together with selected account and customer data on a need-to-know basis to relevant event and venue operators and to other third party services providers situated outside the EEA in order for them to provide services to you. By booking you acknowledge that such transfers may not be protected by appropriate safeguards.
Retaining and deleting personal data
The table below sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
In general, personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
|Data category||Retention period|
|Usage data||A period of 30 months following collection|
|Prospective customer data||A maximum period of 18 months following our last interaction with the prospective customer|
|Customer data||A minimum period of 6 years following the end of the year during which the last contract between us and the customer terminated or expired, and for a maximum period of 7 years following that date|
|Order and booking data||A minimum period of 6 years following the end of the year during which the relevant transaction occurred, and for a maximum period of 7 years following that date|
|Communications data (excluding data which is also prospective customer data or customer data)||A maximum period of 3 years following the end of the year in which the communication occurred|
We may in any case retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
Security of personal data
We will take appropriate technical and organizational precautions to secure your personal data and to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal data.
We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. We may notify you of significant changes to this policy by email or via our website.
We have summarised below the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
|Legal right||Brief description|
|The right to access||You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information.|
|The right to rectification||You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.|
|The right to erasure||You may have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay.|
|The right to restrict processing||You may have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data.|
|The right to object to processing||You may have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation.|
|The right to data portability||You may have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.|
|The right to complain to a supervisory authority||If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection.|
|The right to withdraw consent||To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.|
Third party websites
Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
Personal data of children
Our website and services are targeted at persons over the age of 16. If we have reason to believe that we hold personal data of a person under that age in our databases, we will delete that personal data.
Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Cookies that we use
Cookies used by our services providers
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
- https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
- https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
- http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
- https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
- https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
- https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
This website is owned and operated by SoftwareIDM, Inc.
SoftwareIDM is incorporated in the State of Illinois (Registration 69870651), with foreign entities in Colorado, Texas, Montana, Virginia, and Washington.
SoftwareIDM UK LTD is registered in England and Wales with company number 11258652 with registered office – Paternoster House, 65 St. Pauls’ Churchyard, London EC4M 8AB.
SoftwareIDM Iceland ehf. is registered in Iceland with company number 520816-0620.
You can contact us:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone USA: +1 331 218 0001 or UK: +44 2038 688027
- Post: SoftwareIDM, Inc, 213 W Wesley Street, Wheaton, Illinois, 60187, USA.
Consent of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
Legitimate interest means the processing of your personal data is necessary for the purposes of a legitimate interest of our business or a third party and that your interests, rights and freedoms do not override that legitimate interest. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for the purposes of our legitimate interests or those of a third party. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by a negative impact on you. If you contact us, we can provide you with further details on why we consider this to be the most appropriate legal basis.
Legal obligation means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject.
Performance of a contract means processing your personal data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you or, at your request, taking preparatory steps to perform such a contract.