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Updated: July 29, 2022
PRIVACY CERTIFICATION: EU – U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD FRAMEWORK
When you use our Website, you may provide PDFplatform with two main types of information: (1) Non-Personal Information and (2) Personal Information. We collect information from you when you (a) use and/or access our Website, (b) open and/or respond to our emails, (c) contact PDFplatform, (c) visit any page online that displays our content, (d) purchase products through our Website, and/or (e) provide information to any of our Service Providers. To view our Website you do not need to submit any Personal Information other than your name, email address, general geographic location, profession and/or industry that you operate in.
The information collected in the aggregate enables PDFplatform to better understand your use of the Website and to enhance your enjoyment. We may use financial information to process payment for any purchases made on the Website, enroll you in one of our accounts and/or other related services in which you elect to participate. If you use the Website, you agree to receive certain communications from us including but not limited to the following:
Special Offers, Newsletters and Updates. We will occasionally send you information on products, special deals, promotions and newsletters. You can sign up for these emails from us at any time on our website. Out of respect for your privacy, you may elect not to receive these types of communications by changing your account setting through the Website.
Customer Service. Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, as you may elect.
Supplementation of Information. In order to process your credit card orders, we use a third party provider to validate and verify your account information. All billing and account information is transmitted via https, which is a secure encrypted protocol system.
Depending on the situation, PDFplatform may obtain consent to the collection of Personal Information in different ways. Express consent may be obtained verbally, online and/or in writing. Implied consent may be obtained through your use of our Website and related services, and/or when you approach us to obtain information, inquire about or request services from us. PDFplatform will offer individuals the opportunity to choose (opt out) whether their Personal Information is to be used for any purpose other than what it was collected for. We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt out of receiving announcements of certain information. Although we think that you benefit from a more personalized experience when we know more about you and what you like, you can limit the information you provide to PDFplatform, and you can limit the communications that PDFplatform sends to you. If you visit our Website and volunteer personally identifiable information, you can opt out of receiving notifications, and you may review, modify, update, and/or delete such Personal Information by contacting us and/or by changing your preferences on the Website. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, PDFplatform may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database. Please be aware that we may still email you non-commercial emails related to your account and your transactions through our Website. PDFplatform may retain information (including without limitation your account information) for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, and/or audit purposes. In some cases, if you choose not to provide PDFplatform with requested information, you may not be able to use and/or access our Website.
Personal Information may be transferred abroad (including outside the EU for our users in the EU) in connection with PDFplatform’s provision of hosted application services and related support services to our users. PDFplatform strives to collect and use Personal Information in a manner consistent with the laws of the countries in which we do business and is self-certified to the ‘EU-US Privacy Shield Framework’ developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in coordination with European Commission. Pursuant to the Privacy Shield Principles, PDFplatform is liable for the onward transfer of EU personal data to third parties acting on our behalf, unless we can prove we were not a party giving rise to the damages.