Privacy Policy

Core Compass® Privacy Policy

Updated January 1, 2016

 

Core Compass Solutions Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Core Compass Solutions”, “we,” or “us”) want you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information from and about you. Core Compass is a subsidiary of Core Compass Solutions Inc., and is operated in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect from all sources including in connection with our CoreCompass.com Website (the "Website"), our other websites, mobile sites, applications (the "apps"), electronic newsletters and services (collectively, the "Core Compass Services"), as well as offline in communications related to the Website and Core Compass Services.  If there is a conflict between this Privacy Policy and the Core Compass Terms of Use, the Core Compass Terms of Use will take precedence.

This Privacy Policy describes Core Compass Solutions's and Core Compass’s collection and use of users' Personal Information. It also describes generally Core Compass Solutions's and Core Compass’s practices for handling Other Information (e.g. interests, demographics and services usage) collected through the Website and Core Compass Services or from a third party to the extent such information is associated with a particular device, user or user account. As described more fully below, we only share personally identifiable information within Core Compass Solutions Inc., Core Compass and its subsidiaries.  By using the Website or Core Compass Services or by providing Personal Information to us you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

1. Who We Are

Core Compass Solutions Inc., who owns and operates this Core Compass Website, is incorporated in the State of Delaware and has its principal place of business at 433 Plaza Real, Suite 275, Boca Raton, FL 33432, United States. Core Compass Solutions Inc. is affiliated with Core Agenda Inc.  More information about Core Agenda can be found at www.coreagenda.com.

2. Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. The effective date of this Privacy Policy will be noted at the beginning of the Privacy Policy and it indicates when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised policy on this Website. Your use of this Website or Core Compass Services or your provision of Personal Information to use following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

3. Information We Collect

"Personal Information" is the information that identifies you as an individual, such as name, email address, job title, organization, telephone number, biographical details, profile picture, or credit or debit card number.

Personal Information from You

We collect and store Personal Information when, for example, you register, submit information to verify your identity, or subscribe to the Website or Core Compass Services to obtain certain products or services, create a profile, participate in a survey, visit the Website or Core Compass Services, use an interactive feature (such as Contact Us or Email an Article Link), contribute a Comment, participate in a Webcast or Discussion Forum, or provide it to us in some other manner.

Personal Information We Receive from Third Parties

We may receive Personal information about you from third parties, such as social media services, commercially available sources, other Core Compass Services, business partners, and, if applicable to you, the third party provider of any of your subscriptions to the Website or Core Compass Services. The Personal Information that we receive from third parties may include, for example, your name, contact information, information about your transactions, purchase history, or relationships with various product and service providers, and your use of certain applications.  For example, if you access the Website or Core Compass Services through a social media service or connect a Website URL or Core Compass Service to a social media service, the information we collect may also include your user Id and/or user name associated with that social media service, any information or content the social media service has the right to share with us, such as your profile picture, email address or friends list, and any information you have made public in connection with that social media service. When you access the Website or Core Compass Services through social medial services or when you connect a Website URL or a Core Compass Service to social media services, you are authorizing Core Compass Solutions to collect, store, and use such information and content in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Business-Related Content Aimed At Adults

Our Core Compass Website and Core Compass Services contain business-related content and is specifically aimed at and designed for use by adults. Core Compass Solutions does not knowingly solicit or collect Personal Information from or about individuals under the age of 18 years.

Registered and Verified Account Access

Access to many areas of the Website and Core Compass Services is restricted to Registered Users and Verified Users. We require that Verified Users provide us with their real first and last name, contact information and relevant biographical details for Core Compass’s private internal administrative use when you apply for verification. Whenever we ask you to identity yourself as a Verified User, or ask for other Personal Information, we expect you to provide truthful, accurate, current and complete information to Core Compass, and to keep this information current and accurate throughout the time you remain a Verified User.

Other Information

"Other Information" is any information that does not reveal your specific identity, such as browser information, app usage data, information collected through cookies and other technologies, demographic information, and aggregated information.

Other Information You Submit

We collect Other Information when you submit it to us. It may include, for example, your zip code, occupation and interests.

Other Information We Receive from Third Parties

We may receive Other Information about you from third parties, including, for example, demographic data, information about your interests, and information about your activities on other websites.

Other Information We Collect Automatically When You Are Online

When you access or interact with our Website or Core Compass Services, we and our service providers may automatically collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to the Website or Core Compass Services, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device and browser, potentially including your IP address, browser type, and other software and hardware information. If you access the Core Compass Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique identifier assigned to that device ("UDID"), geolocation data, or other transactional information for that device.

Core Compass Solutions, Core Compass and our service providers also may use cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies, pixels, beacons, and Adobe Flash technology including cookies) when you visit or use the Website or Core Compass Services. Third parties that support the Website and Core Compass Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such providing users with the ability to participate in Webcasts, allowing users to view videos, customizing content based on usage, or tracking aggregate site statistics, may also use these technologies to collect Other Information.

More Information on Our Use of Cookies and Other Technologies

We use various technologies to collect information about your activities with Core Compass Services.

Cookies. When you visit our Website, we may assign your computer one or more “cookies.” A cookie is a small text file that our Website places on the hard drive of your computer. This cookie text file contains information that can later be read by us to facilitate our login processes to our Website and personalize your online experience.

For example, whenever you sign into our Website, we will record your user ID in a cookie file on your computer. If applicable, we may also record your password in this cookie file, if you checked the box entitled “Remember me” when you access the Website with User Access Credentials. Also, through the use of a cookie, we may automatically collect information about your online activity on our Website, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies by visiting the Help section of your browser’s toolbar and following the procedure to decline cookies outlined in that Help section. You can also set your browser to warn you each time a cookie is being sent. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in or use some of the interactive features offered on our Website.

Other Technologies. We may use standard Internet technology, such as Web beacons (also called clear GIFs or pixel tags) and other similar technologies, to recognize users and assess traffic patterns on our Website. We also may include web beacons in email messages or electronic newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer and measure the overall effectiveness of our online content and the products and services we offer through the Website.

We also use Adobe Flash technologies. Users can manage the use of Flash technologies with the Flash technology management tools available at Adobe's website, see http://www.adobe.com/devnet/security.html. Please note that depending on your use and configuration of Adobe Flash technologies, you may not be able to use some of the features offered on our Website.

4. How We Use Your Information

In General

Core Compass uses the information we collect about you for the following purposes:

  • For the purposes for which you specifically provided it;
  • To deliver relevant content and recommendations by making your experience more personalized;
  • To deliver relevant online advertising that we and unaffiliated third-parties believe are consistent with your interests;
  • To allow social sharing functionality;
  • To send you information about your relationship or transactions with us;
  • To make user eligibility decisions when you apply to establish, upgrade or renew membership, or verify your user account;
  • To respond to inquiries that you submit to us via the “Contact Us” or other interactive options on the Website;
  • To administer your membership and facilitate your access to and provide you with Core Compass resources, tools, and other materials available to your through your user access credentials or subscriptions;
  • To notify you about our products, services and special offers;
  • To notify you directly about products, services and special offers from third parties, without revealing your contact information to those third parties;
  • To protect the rights of Core Compass Solutions, Core Compass and others to make sure, at our discretion, that members do not use their anonymity to act in ways which would be in violation of Core Compass’s Subscription Agreement and Terms of Use (however we only monitor a limited sampling of user submissions, including Discussions and Comments, and we do not have a policy or obligation of reviewing and monitoring all user submissions);
  • To defend the legal rights, privacy, safety or property of Core Compass Solutions, Core Compass, our affiliates or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements and our Subscription Agreement and Terms of Use);
  • To protect the safety, privacy and security of users of our products and services or members of the public;
  • To protect against fraud or risk management purposes;
  • To comply with the law or legal process;
  • To respond to requests from public and government authorities;
  • To enhance or develop features, product and services;
  • To generate anonymous and/or aggregated information about our subscribers, site user base and usage patterns for advertisers and other third parties;
  • To enforce the legal terms that govern the use of the Website; and
  • To ensure the technical functioning of the Website.

No Disclosure To or Use of Registered Member Contact Information by Third Parties

Core Compass Solutions and Core Compass as a matter of standing policy never provides personally identifiable Registered User contact information to third parties to enable them to use that information for marketing or promotional purposes.

It is a violation of the Core Compass Subscription Agreement and Terms of Use for any user to use contact information for any other user obtained through Core Compass, the Website or the Core Compass Services to send, cause to be sent, or assist in the transmission of, unsolicited commercial messages (known as “spam”) to any other users through any medium. Registered Users also may not provide contact information for other users obtained through the Website or Core Compass Services to any third party.

If you think your contact information has improperly been released from Core Compass, please contact us with the details by using the Website Contact Us Form or by following the instructions outlined below in this policy.

Merger or Sale of Assets

If Core Compass Solutions sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Core Compass Solutions may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of the transaction.

Public Profiles

We recognize that some Registered Users may prefer to use a pseudonym as their user name as well as limit details on themselves in publicly available directories. However, other Registered Users may find it advantageous to share selected details about themselves in a Core Compass Public Profile, which may include information about their job, title, expertise, professional interests and contact information. This Core Compass Public Profile enables users, both from the general public as well as Registered Users, to determine whether a Registered User’s background and expertise might make him or her a useful contact on a particular issue. When you participate in the Website or Core Compass Services by creating a Core Compass Public Profile, you are making the information that you choose to share about you potentially available to other Registered Users as well as potentially the public at large. Based on this determination, a Registered User or a user from the general public might use a Registered User’s Public Profile information to contact that Registered User to obtain the benefit of their expertise. As a Registered User, by providing personal information in your Core Compass Public Profile, you acknowledge and agree that the public at large as well as other Registered Users can see and use that information, and that their use (and any use by third parties to whom they disclose the information) is not subject to the terms of this Policy.

Articles, Comments, Webcasts, Videos and Discussion Forums

In the event that you post Personal Information in Articles, Comments, Discussion Forums, Webcasts, Videos or other areas of Core Compass that allow users to upload or post content, that information can be viewed by any user with access to those areas. We discourage users from posting Personal Information in this fashion, and any Personal Information you post to these public or Registered User areas is not covered by this Policy.

When a user chooses to post information that will be publicly disclosed, he or she is responsible for ensuring that such information conforms to all local data protection laws. We are not responsible for any data protection laws for user posted personal information in Articles, Comments, Discussion Forums, Webcasts, Videos or other areas of Core Compass allowing users to upload or post content.

5. Choices About The Use Of Your Information

Core Compass believes that it is important that individuals are given the opportunity to exercise choice with respect to how their Personal Information is collected and used. If we propose to use your Personal Information for any purposes other than those described in this Policy or any Website or Core Compass Service-specific privacy notices, we will allow you a convenient way to opt-out of such further uses.

In addition, there is no requirement for users who are Registered Users to complete any information on the portions of their Core Compass Public Profile that are viewable by other Registered Users or the general public (“Public Profile”). Users who are Registered Users may choose to not provide any information in their Core Compass Public Profile at their sole discretion.

Marketing Communications

On occasion, Core Compass may inform you about additional products and services that we provide, or that are offered by third-party providers. You have the option during your registration, as well as at any time after as a member, to opt to not subscribe to those marketing communications.

  • During your registration, select 'No' to not receive any third-party special offer communications.
  • After you become a member, you will always have the option to activate or deactivate individual email subscriptions, including third-party special offer communications.

Core Compass does not share your information and personal details with third parties for their own promotional and marketing purposes - if you receive marketing materials from us related to the offerings of a third party, it will be done without directly sharing your identity and contact information with that third party.

6. Access and Correction of Personal Information

You can request access to any personal information that we hold and ask us to correct any personal information which may be inaccurate, except where the law requires otherwise. To access, correct or raise inquiries concerning your personal information in our possession, please contact us by selecting the "Contact Us" option on this Website.

Core Compass Registered Users can directly access their Core Compass Public Profiles, enabling them to amend, update or add information by themselves at any time by logging into Core Compass and selecting the “Public Profile” option.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Law permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write us at:

Core Compass Solutions Inc.
Attn: Core Compass Solutions DM Disclosure Manager
433 Plaza Real
Suite 275
Boca Raton, FL 33432

and include your name and address to which you would like us to respond.

7. Information Security

Core Compass Solutions and Core Compass use commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard Personal Information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. However, no one can guarantee the complete safety of your information, and Core Compass Solutions and Core Compass assumes no liability for any damage suffered by you caused by the interception, alteration, or misuse of information during transmission or storage.

If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by using the Contact Us form on this Website or by contacting us in accordance with the instructions below.

Please note that the effective security with respect to Core Compass Services depends, in part, on our Registered Members ensuring that any IDs and passwords that they have been issued by us are kept confidential and secure, that they use strong passwords and regularly change them, and that Registered Members adhere to the restrictions on password and ID-sharing set forth in our Member Agreement and Terms of Use. Also please note that the effective security is also dependent on Registered Members complying with the general requirements of our Member Agreement and Terms of Use including but not limited to the requirement that Registered Members do not provide the contact information of other users obtained through the Core Compass Services to any third party.

8. International Transfers of Personal Information

Core Compass Solutions operates Core Compass Services in the United States and, depending on your country of residence, the submission of personal information to Core Compass Services may involve some transfer of personal information to the United States. You should be aware that privacy laws in the United States may not provide protections equivalent to those of your country of residence. Core Compass Solutions has taken steps to ensure that appropriate levels of protection necessary to maintain the security and quality of your Personal Information are in place and that data is processed only in accordance with this Policy.

9. Other Important Information

Data Retention

We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

Collection of Personal Financial Information by a Payment Service

In some cases, Core Compass Solutions may use an unaffiliated payment service to allow you to purchase a product or make payments ("Payment Service"). If you wish to purchase a product or make a payment in such a case, you will be directed to a Payment Service webpage. Any information that you provide a Payment Service will be subject to the applicable Payment Service's privacy policy, rather than this Privacy Policy. We have no control over, or are not responsible for, any Payment Service's use of information collected through any Payment Service.

Linked Services

The Core Compass Services may also be linked to sites operated by third parties, and may offer content, functionality or applications developed and maintained by third parties.  Some of these sites may be co-branded with a Core Compass logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by us.  For example, a portion of Core Compass Services is hosted by an unrelated company - Adobe - through its Adobe Connect services.

Other Websites

To provide increased value to users of our Website, we may provide links to other websites or resources that are not part of Core Compass Solutions’s or Core Compass’s offerings. Core Compass Solutions does not exercise control over these websites or their privacy practices, and any information you provide to those sites is subject to the Privacy Policies of those sites, and not this Policy.

Core Compass Solutions is not responsible for the privacy practices of any linked third parties, and once you leave the Core Compass Services or click on an advertisement, you should check on the applicable privacy policy of the other service.

10. How to Contact Us about Privacy Concerns

If you have any questions, comment or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us by using the Website "Contact Us" Form on this Website. You may also contact us by mail by writing to us at Core Compass Solutions Inc., CoreCompass.com, 433 Plaza Real, Suite 275, Boca Raton, FL 33432, United States.

When contacting us, we ask that you not disclose any sensitive Personal Information (e.g. social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership).