Binary House LLC Privacy Policy

Last Updated: March 12, 2024

Introduction

Binary House LLC (referred to by ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’) recognizes the importance of privacy. In this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”), we describe how we collect, use, and disclose information that we obtain about visitors to our website, www.coresignal.com, and other Binary House websites where we post this policy (the “Site”), and the services available through our Site (the “Services”).    

Your use of our Site or Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Privacy Policy, our Terms and Conditions, and any client agreement you may have with Coresignal and/or its affiliated companies. Any client agreement between you and Coresignal and/or its affiliated companies supersedes the terms of this Privacy Policy to the extent there are any discrepancies.  As used in this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” is any information that we can reasonably use to identify you.

If you are a resident of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, or Virginia, please see our Supplemental U.S. State Privacy Notice for additional information applicable to residents of those states.  This supplemental notice includes how consumers of those states may exercise their privacy rights.

How and why we collect information

We collect Personal Information solely for business purposes. We collect Personal Information about you directly from you, from third-party sources, and automatically through your use of our Site or Services. We may combine the Personal Information that we collect from various sources.

  • Public information we collect directly from you through external, third-party sources. We collect professional information you have decided yourself to make public (to the general public) from publicly available professional social networks, start-up websites, business consulting websites, and widely distributed media.
  • Information we collect directly from you through our Site. We and our service providers collect certain information that you provide directly to us on our Site, including information you provide when you contact us as a prospective or existing customer.  We and our service providers also collect certain information through password-protected portals (like the log-in page on our Site). The information we collect directly from you includes, for example, your name and email address. We may also collect information that you provide to us when contacting us as a prospective or existing customer. We will also collect any other information that you choose to provide to us through our Site.
  • Information we collect automatically. We and our service providers automatically collect information through your use of our Services using cookies and other technologies. This information may include, without limitation, information about your operating system; settings and system configurations; device IDs; push notification tokens; IP address; device model; the webpages you access within our Services; the website that led you to our Services; the website to which you go after leaving our Services; the number of times you access our Service, including the dates and times you do so; and other Services usage data.

Categories of personal information we may collect

The categories of personal information that we may collect about you are:

Your name, job title, name of the company you represent, your position, e-mail address, and phone number (for example, if you are a prospective or existing customer). If you submit a case (inquiry) to us, we may also collect the following information about you: your bank account details, the content and date of your inquiry, our response to your inquiry, other communications with you about your case, and any other information that you provide to us directly.  Additionally, in order for us to enable you to create and manage your account with us, as well as access and use our Database Data API service via our self-service platform, we also collect the following information about you: your industry, your credit card information (applicable for paid services only), your account credentials (e.g., username and encrypted password), and usage data (e.g., access logs, activity history, and preferences).

We may also collect public professional information you have decided yourself to make public on professional social networks, start-up websites, and business consulting websites, including: your name, public profile URL, job title, industry, work experience, education information, number of recommendations received, awards, certifications, courses, languages, organizations, patents, projects, publications, test scores, volunteering experience, title of your online profile, country of origin, groups that you are a member of, interests, websites that you are interested in, publicly available summary about you within the “About” or similar type of sections, number of connections, static location (if any is specified by you), account creation date, publicly available contact information such as email address, and other information about you that you made public.

How we use your information

We may use your Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • Providing Our Services. To provide our Site and Services to you; to communicate with you, including via email, about your use of our Site and Services; to perform under a contract (for example, concerning our service agreement); to enable you to create an account and use our services via a self-service platform; to respond to your inquires as a prospective or existing customer; to offer you our services; and for other customer service and support purposes.
  • Customized Experience. We my offer personalized help and instructions (for instance, on our self-service platform), and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using the Services.
  • Marketing and Communications. To communicate with you about your account and use of our Site and Services; to provide you with news and newsletters, research, and other items of interest.
  • Surveys. To administer surveys and questionnaires, such as for market research or client satisfaction purposes.
  • Research and Analytics. To analyze how users interact with our Site and Services; and for other research, analytical, and statistical purposes.
  • Protecting Rights and Interests. To protect our rights and interests as well as the rights and interests of our users and any other person, as well as to enforce this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions.
  • Legal Compliance. To comply with applicable legal or regulatory obligations, including informal requests from law enforcement or other governmental authorities; to engage in legal proceedings related to you or the company you represent.

How we disclose your information to third parties

We may disclose your Personal Information with the following third parties:

  • Clients. We disclose your public professional information to our clients.  This is information that you have decided yourself to make public on publicly available professional social networks, start-up websites, and business consulting websites.
  • Affiliates. We may disclose information to any current or future affiliates, parent companies, or subsidiaries of Coresignal.
  • Service Providers. We may disclose your information to our vendors, service providers, agents, or others who perform functions for us and/or on our behalf.

We may also disclose your information in the following ways:

  • Business Transfers. We may disclose information to another entity if we are or may be acquired by or merged with another company, if we sell or transfer a business unit or assets to another company, as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, or as part of any other similar business transfer. If the surviving entity involved in such a transfer is not Coresignal, in accordance with applicable law, the surviving company may use the information we collect about you pursuant to its own privacy policies, which may be different from this Privacy Policy.
  • Protecting Rights and Interests. We may disclose information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms and Conditions or this Privacy Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
  • Legal Compliance. We may disclose your information to comply with applicable legal or regulatory obligations, including as part of a judicial proceeding; in response to a subpoena, warrant, court order, or other legal process; or as part of an investigation or request, whether formal or informal, from law enforcement or a government official.
  • Aggregate and De-Identified Information. We may disclose aggregate, anonymous, or de-identified information about users for marketing, advertising, research, compliance, security, or other purposes.

Cookies and other tracking mechanisms

Coresignal and our service providers use cookies and other tracking mechanisms to track information about your use of our Site and Services. Coresignal and our service providers may combine this information with other Personal Information we collect about you.   Additional information about these tracking tools is provided next:

  • Cookies – we and our service providers use cookies to track visitor activity on our Site, such as the pages visited, the amount of time spent on each page, and general information about the device used to access our Site. Necessary cookies are a condition of using our website. If you reject these types of cookies, then we cannot predict how our Site will perform when you visit it. You can control the use of functionality cookies, targeting cookies or advertising cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Please note that by deleting cookies or disabling future cookies you may be unable to access certain areas or features of our Site. If you adjust your cookie settings this will also affect the other websites you visit.  Most browsers (like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer) offer their own settings to manage cookies. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your device from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. To find out how to manage cookies in your browser, please visit the browsers’ websites.
  • Clear GIFs, Web Beacons, Pixel Tags, and Other Technologies. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, which are embedded invisibly on webpages. We and our service providers may use clear GIFs (also known as web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags) in connection with our Site to track the activities of visitors to our Site, help us manage content, and compile statistics about usage of our Site. We and our service providers may also use email marketing automation software to help us track email response rates, identify when our emails are viewed, and track whether our emails are forwarded.

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Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our Site. Any access to and use of such linked websites and applications is not governed by this Privacy Policy but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third parties. We are not responsible for the content and activities of such third-party websites or applications.

Additionally, our Site may include social media features and widgets. These features may collect your Internet Protocol address, which page you are visiting on the website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Please note that your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.

Security

Consistent with our obligations under applicable laws and regulations, we have taken steps to help protect your information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security. You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your device and account by, among other things, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess and keeping your log-in and password private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.

Minors 

We do not knowingly collect and sell information of minors under 18 years of age. By using the Site and/or our Services, the user asserts they are not under 18 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age, please do not use our Site and/or Services, and do not submit any information through our Site or Services. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received information of minors under 18 years of age, we will delete such information from our records.

Length of retention 

Your information will be retained only for so long as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out above, subject to all applicable rules, legal requirements, and the duration of your use of our Site and our Services.

Contact us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or any privacy aspects of our Site or Services, please contact us at [email protected].      

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is reviewed periodically and updated to reflect any changes.  Your provision of personal data to use after any change in this policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

Supplemental U.S. State Privacy Notice

Last Updated: March 12, 2024

This supplemental notice is provided to comply with certain state privacy laws, including: California (the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (collectively, the “CCPA”)), Colorado (the Colorado Privacy Act (Colorado Revised Statute Title 6 Article 1 Part 13 § 6-1-1301 et seq.), Connecticut (Connecticut’s Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring (Public Act No. 22-15)), Utah (Utah’s Consumer Privacy Act (Utah Code Ann. § 13-61-101 et seq.)) and Virginia (the Virginia Consumer Data Privacy Act (Va. Code Ann. § 59.1-575 et seq.) (collectively the “U.S. State Privacy Laws").  This notice supplements Coresignal’s general Privacy Policy above.  

Please note that this notice does not apply to data that is not treated as personal information under U.S. State Privacy Laws or to the extent the data is subject to an exemption under the applicable laws (e.g., publicly available information). Further, the terms “consumer,” “personal information,” “personal data,” and “resident” refer to how those terms are defined in each of the U.S. State Privacy Laws.

Your Rights

Consumers have the below rights under the U.S. State Privacy Laws.  

Right to Know/Access (Confirm)

You have a right to submit a verifiable request (i.e., a request we can authenticate) for copies of your personal information that Coresignal has held, free of charge, including: 

  • The categories of personal information that we have collected. 
  • The categories of sources from which we collected personal information. 
  • The business or commercial purpose for collecting, selling, or sharing personal information. 
  • The categories of third parties to whom we disclose personal information.
  • The specific pieces of personal information we have collected. 

Right to deletion

At your request, we will delete your personal information unless we need to keep such information for legal or business purposes and/or to provide services or further the relationship with us that you have requested. 

Right to opt out of selling, sharing, and/or targeting 

Subject to certain business and legal exceptions, including those noted above, you have the right to opt out of certain processing activities. In California, you may request that we stop selling or sharing your personal information for cross-context behavioral advertising.  Per the CCPA, “sharing” means disclosing or transferring a consumer’s personal information to a third party for cross-context behavioral advertising, whether or not for monetary or other valuable consideration, including transactions between a business and a third party for cross-context behavioral advertising for the benefit of a business in which no money is exchanged. 

Residents of Colorado and Utah specifically have the right to opt out of the processing of personal data for purposes of (i) targeted advertising and (ii) the sale of personal data.  Residents of Virginia specifically have the right to opt out of the processing of personal data for purposes of (i) targeted advertising, (ii) the sale of personal data, and (iii) profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects concerning the consumer.  Residents of Connecticut specifically have the right to opt out of the processing of personal data for purposes of (i) targeted advertising, (ii) the sale of personal data, and (iii) profiling in furtherance of solely automated decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects concerning the consumer.

Right to correct 

We will use commercially reasonable efforts to comply with your request to correct any inaccurate personal information. 

Right to limit the use and disclosure of Sensitive Personal Information

Subject to certain business and legal exceptions, including those noted above, residents of certain states may request that we limit the use and disclosure of sensitive personal information, as that term is defined in the applicable U.S. State Privacy Laws.  For example, under the CCPA, the following may qualify as sensitive personal information – social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, account log-in information, and precise geolocation information. 

Right to data portability 

At your request, and subject to certain exceptions, we will provide you free of charge with any of your personal information that we hold and will provide it in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. 

Right to nondiscrimination 

You are entitled to exercise the rights described above free from discriminatory treatment prohibited by the applicable U.S. State Privacy Laws.

Categories of personal information we may collect

The categories of personal information that we may collect about you are:

  • Name
  • Phone number(s)
  • Email address (es)
  • Mailing address(es)
  • User ID(s), online identifiers, and log-in credentials
  • Internet Protocol addresses  
  • Signature 
  • Banking and other financial data
  • Products or services purchased, obtained, or considered; and other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies 
  • Professional or employment-related information, such as job title and business contact information
  • Publicly available information, including professional information that you make available 
  • Education information
  • Static location (if specified) 
  • Internet activity information, such as browsing and search history, and interactions with websites and applications, our systems, and networks 

Sources from which personal information may be collected

In addition to the sources described above (see “How and why we collect information”), we may also obtain personal information about you from the following sources:

  • Public sources 
  • Third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf
  • You or your representative(s), including your employer, if your employer is a client of ours
  • Government agencies

Purposes for collecting personal information

In addition to the purposes described above (see “How we use your information”), we may collect your personal information for the following additional business and/or commercial purposes:

  • Marketing and communications 
  • Training and quality control 
  • Customer education 
  • To provide a customized and personalized list of our products and services that may interest you 
  • To conduct business analysis, planning, and reporting
  • To verify your identity 
  • To protect you (e.g., to protect you against fraudulent or illegal activity) 
  • To maintain the accuracy of our records

Disclosures to third parties

As noted above in the section “How we disclose your information to third parties,” we may disclose your personal information with the following third parties:

  • Clients. We disclose your public professional information to our clients.  This is information that you have decided to make public on publicly available professional social networks, start-up websites, and business consulting websites. 
  • Affiliates. We may disclose information to any current or future affiliates, parent companies, or subsidiaries of Coresignal. 
  • Service Providers. We may disclose your information to our vendors, service providers, agents, or others who perform functions for us and/ or on our behalf.

Submitting a Request - Coresignal will respond to permitted requests in accordance with applicable laws, including the U.S. State Privacy Laws, if it can verify/authenticate the identity of the individual submitting the request.  You may submit a request through our Web Request Form or by submitting a request by email at [email protected].