What personally-identifiable information is collected?
Coded Vision collects personally-identifiable information on certain areas of the Site when users undertake personal assessments, register for various products or services, subscribe to newsletters and alerts, sign up for events, and otherwise participate in other online activities (such as blogs, discussions and surveys). The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of information that you provide, such as your name, phone number, mailing address, e-mail address, and other information required for a specific purpose. In addition, Coded Vision collects certain information that you do not visibly enter, such as your IP address, browsing pattern on the Site, click stream data, HTTP protocol elements, and the status of cookies placed on your computer by Coded Vision.
How may Coded Vision use my personally-identifiable information?
Coded Vision uses your personally-identifiable information to fulfil your requests for information, publish your letters to the editor or comments, process your requests to participate events, evaluate any program applications, distribute newsletters and alerts to you, personalise content that you view or receive, evaluate and improve our services, and for such other purposes as you may initiate or request. We may keep any of your personally-identifiable information on file and use it to contact you.
How are cookies used?
Cookies are small packets of information that are stored by your web browser. They are put on your web browser by the websites that you visit. These packets of information do not contain personal information about you but they do allow us to know if you visit the same website twice or if you visit related websites.
The laws in many European Union countries require you to provide a form of consent before cookies are placed on your web browser unless the cookie is necessary for the website to work.
There is no agreed standard for how companies comply with these laws. We do the following:
- We respect your wishes, and you can inspect, delete, or block any cookies used by us by selecting the appropriate control in your web browser.
- We support technologies that have been developed and are being developed for your web browser that allows you to be more selective about the cookies that your web browser will accept.
What are “cookies” used for on this website?
To administer our website and for research purposes, Coded Vision has also contracted with third parties to track and analyse anonymous usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and members. Such information is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis. These third parties use persistent cookies to help us to improve the visitor experience, manage our site content, and track visitor behaviour.
Coded Vision has also contracted with a third party to send e-mail to our registered members. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, the third party sets cookies. All data collected by this third party on behalf of Coded Vision is used solely by or on behalf of Coded Vision and is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis.
We don’t seek to collect your personal information, and, where we do collect it, we strive to anonymise your personal information as soon as practicable.
Coded Vision places the following cookies:
Permanent with Implied Consent
- Web Analytics – to track visits, time on site, origination location, onsite activity,
Permanent – As Necessary
- User identification – to identify you to grant access to your account
- Session identification – to enable and maintain session login and logout
Session as Necessary
- Device identification – e.g. computer, tablet, phone; to enable content to be delivered to you in the correct format
- Language identification – to deliver content in your preferred language
- Server identification – to identify the server that sent us a request to access our content
- First Party Cookie – a cookie placed by this website
- Third Party Cookie – a cookie placed by another domain (e.g. not this website)
- Permanent Cookie – cookie information is permanently stored on your device
- Temporary Cookie – cookie information is stored for a defined period on your device (e.g. six months)
- Session Cookie – cookie information is temporarily stored in your web browser’s memory
- As Necessary Cookies – cookies are required so the website can function. No consent is required
Coded Vision Programs
If you provide information through Coded Visions Insight Mastery Program, your personally-identifiable information will be held on servers located in the US, with the same level of privacy and data protection that you enjoy when interacting with this Site and Coded Vision generally.
Your information may be used to communicate with you within specific programs or to present opportunities that might be of interest to you.
Coded Vision frequently visits websites and social networks such as LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter and Facebook. Where users of those websites have made their personally-identifiable information publically available, Coded Vision sometimes collects this information for ongoing communication and program option personalisation. If you do not want Coded Vision to retain your personally-identifiable information collected in this way, please opt-out of all Coded Vision Programs or communications when notified that your personally-identifiable information has been collected.
In connection with applications that we make available for mobile devices, Coded Vision may use third-party services to track and analyse non-personally identifiable user activity in order to monitor usage, fix errors, and improve the performance of the applications. None of these third parties gathers information in a manner intended to identify any particular user personally.
In addition, our Coded Vision Insight Mastery app offers a personalised list of recommendations of Coded Vision content we think you’ll find interesting. Recommendations are based solely on what you’ve viewed in the Insight Mastery app. A unique user identifier that is generated by the app helps by personalising your experience and tracking the articles you read. We do not share your viewing history or trends with other users or any third parties.
Our mobile applications may include integration with various social-networking sites, including Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter. If you enable and use these features within an application, the extent to which your activities and information are tracked is governed by the relevant user agreement you have in place with such a third party.
Insight Mastery Programs, Newsletters, and Alerts
By registering with Insight Mastery or for recurring Coded Vision newsletters or alerts, you agree to receive on occasion other correspondence from Coded Vision related to the subscribed newsletters and other Coded Vision news and information that you consented to receive during registration. This type of information is shared externally only in anonymous, aggregated form for generalised user analysis or to enable third party agents to send e-mails to you on our behalf. You will be contacted by e-mail or otherwise only by Coded Vision or it agents.
We ask for your e-mail address at registration. We will send e-mails to this address to confirm your registration, to provide newsletters or alerts and to contact you for any other reason. In addition, we may contact you regarding your account status. If you sign up to receive any of our newsletters, alerts, or surveys, you may on occasion receive other correspondence from Coded Vision. Your e-mail address will not be shared with any third party other than an agent who has agreed to send e-mails on our behalf.
The Site also includes a feature that enables Coded Vision to send links to its content through e-mail at our users’ request. The e-mail address(es) that you supply in connection with this service will be used only to send the requested content. They will not be stored or reused for any purpose.
Is personally-identifiable information disclosed to third parties?
If you participate in a survey, all of our research results are reported as totals or in other aggregated form, and no information about you as an individual respondent is made public.
You should be aware that whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others. Coded Vision is not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users publicly disclose in any such forums on the Site.
Link to third-party sites
How can I access, change, and/or delete information?
Coded Vision has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorised Coded Vision personnel and third party vendors are provided access to personally-identifiable information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, Coded Vision, however, cannot guarantee that unauthorised persons will not obtain access to your personally-identifiable information.
Transborder hosting and transfer of information
Personally-identifiable information collected on the Site may be transferred from time to time to Coded Vision offices or personnel, or to third parties, located throughout the world, and the Site may be viewed and hosted by Coded Vision or its vendors anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have the same data protection laws than what is found in your country of residence. By using the Site and registering such information on it, you voluntarily consent to such transborder transfer and hosting of such information.
Data Retention Policy
Coded Vision stores personally-identifiable information for various purposes as notified to you in this policy. For each of these different purposes, Coded Vision only retains the personally-identifiable information for so long as it is serving its notified purpose.
Coded Vision understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an on-line environment. The Site is not designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger, and Coded Vision will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under this age.