Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy2019-07-22T00:36:18+00:00

Last Updated: June 1st, 2019

The federal government and technology industry have developed practical tips to help you guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer and protect your personal information as per your recommendation. This Privacy Policy covers how Colaraz treats personal information that Colaraz collects and receives, including information related to your past use of products and services. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

Colaraz recognizes the need for appropriate protection and management of your personal information that you provide to us and we are committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding your right to privacy while using and interacting with our website. Therefore, Colaraz has established this Privacy Policy to assist you in understanding how Colaraz collects and uses personally identifiable information about our customers collected on the Colaraz website and when using our products and services. By using this website or providing any personal information using our website, you are agreeing to the collection and use of information in the manner described in this Privacy Policy. As the Colaraz service offering and privacy/data laws change, so to may this privacy statement.

1. Information Collection Overview

a. General. Colaraz collects personal information when you register with Colaraz, when you use Colaraz products and services, and when you visit Colaraz pages or the pages of certain Colaraz partners. Colaraz may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies. When you register or update your profile we ask for information such as your name, email address, gender, ZIP code, occupation, industry, and work history. In addition, users of Colaraz’s applications may also provide information relating to your training and performance, including data related to your certifications, competencies and job performance. For some financial products and services, we might also ask for your address and payment information. Colaraz automatically receives and records information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, Colaraz cookie information, general web usage information, browser type, operating system, domain name, referring domains, general demographic information, software and hardware attributes, the page you request, entry page, exit page, and average time on the website. This information is used for internal purposes to help improve our website and helps us understand our visitor’s needs.

b. E-mail addresses – We do not collect e-mail addresses without the site visitor voluntarily providing us with this information (typically via our online information request form, and other website forms and surveys). We will periodically use your e-mail information for service, sales, support, and marketing purposes. From time to time, we may share your e-mail address with our partner organizations and companies for service, sales, support, and marketing purposes. If you do not wish to receive marketing e-mail from us or our partners in the future, you may opt out as described below.

c. Personal information – Colaraz asks for personal information from you when you become a registered user of the Colaraz website. You are required to register and receive a password to be able to access and use features of the Colaraz site. We also request certain other optional information that will enable us to provide you with a more personalized experience when using the Colaraz site. We will let you know what information is optional, and you decide whether or not you want to provide that information. Also, if you choose to send us personal correspondence, such as e-mails or letters, we may keep a record of that correspondence. We also periodically ask users for feedback that we use to improve our service and products and add new features. If you respond to these requests, we may keep a record of your response.

d. Training and Performance Information – Through the use of Colaraz’s applications, users may be asked to provide information about themselves, their managers and their director dotted line reports related to their training, performance or career development and goals/objectives. Depending on how your organization utilizes the applications, this information may be optional or required, and you may or may not have access to the information based on permissions set by your organization’s administrators.

2. Information Usage Overview

a. General – Colaraz works with vendors, partners, advertisers, and other service providers in different industries and categories of business. Colaraz uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting.

Colaraz uses the personal information it collects for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service, and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. We use the personal information you give us to provide you with up-to-date information about Colaraz’s products and services. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, and new services and special offers we think you will find valuable.

Colaraz reserves the right to display targeted advertisements based on personal information. Advertisers (including ad serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click targeted ads meet the targeting criteria—for example, men ages 18-24 from a particular geographic area. Colaraz will not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.

b. Cookies – Colaraz may set and access Colaraz cookies on your computer. Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a website. A cookie is a chunk of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer. Your browser settings must be set to accept cookies before you can login or customize. Most browsers are set up to accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to refuse them.

When you log in, a cookie is set, and when you sign-out, the cookie is modified. Cookies can also be used to estimate the number of registered and unregistered users who visit our website. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from webpage to webpage and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized. All of this information helps us to design and arrange our web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our website to better meet the needs of our visitors and customers.

We currently contract with online partners to help manage and optimize our Internet business and communications. We may use the services of marketing companies to help us collect and/or log Internet Protocol addresses, Internet domain names, the web browser and operating system used to access the Colaraz website, the files visited, the time spent in each file, and the time and date of each visit. You may elect not to accept cookies by changing the designated settings on your web browser. However, not utilizing cookies may prevent you from using certain functions and features of websites. We use cookies to personalize the experience of our visitors, provide support to customers, record visitor preferences, provide personalized and specialized content, record session information, track visitor clickstream behavior throughout the website, and customize site content based on your browser type, operating system, and preferences. Although our marketing companies log the information coming from our site on our behalf, we control how that data may and may not be used. Colaraz reserves the right to let other companies that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies’ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to Colaraz cookies.

3. Confidentiality and Security

a. Ability to edit account information and preferences – You can edit your Colaraz account information at any time. We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the Colaraz service, such as service announcements, administrative messages, and the Colaraz Newsletter, that are considered part of your Colaraz account, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.

b. Protecting your information – We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you.

When appropriate, we utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction. Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with corporate policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information.

We may provide aggregate information about our customers, sales, website traffic patterns and related website information to our affiliates or reputable third parties, but this information will not include personally identifying data, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy.

4. Safe Harbor

We use security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control which is gathered from our Web site. We have licensed the industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology that permits encryption of potentially sensitive information such as your name, address and credit card number. This will make your information unusable in the event of unauthorized third-party interception. Additionally, we have appropriate security measures in place at our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. We store this information in a secure environment at one or more of our service providers. Colaraz personnel with access to this information have been advised of the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of such information and of using it only for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. To facilitate mailings to our customers, Colaraz may provide the necessary mailing information to bonded third party contractors which will perform the mailing on our behalf. Colaraz does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you’ve requested when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  • We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with Colaraz under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help Colaraz communicate with you about offers from Colaraz and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
  • We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Colaraz’s terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.
  • We transfer information about you if Colaraz is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, Colaraz will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

The Colaraz website may provide links to third-party websites for your convenience and information. If you access those links, you will leave the Colaraz web site. Colaraz does not control these third-party sites or their privacy practices. We do not endorse or make any representations about third-party websites. The personal data you choose to give to unrelated third parties is not covered by the Colaraz Privacy Policy.

5. Opt Out

If you receive marketing or similar e-mail messages from us and wish to opt out of receiving such messages, then you may simply follow the opt-out procedure specified in such e-mail. In the case of our enterprise applications, please note that email reminders and similar notifications may be configured by your company administrators and are not controlled by Colaraz.

6. Privacy Policy Changes

This statement is effective as of Jan 1, 2019. We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of this statement from time to time and in our sole discretion, but will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the statement the date it was last updated. Your use of the Colaraz Website following notice of such change will be deemed acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy, which may include an application of the new policy to information provided prior to the date of such change. We recommend that users revisit this statement on occasion to learn of any changes.

7. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or this Web site, please contact us directly at: support@colaraz.com