We may collect personal information when you interact with the Website or Mobile Apps, such as if you choose to receive complimentary consultations or a Mobile App (e.g., to gain access to specific content, or request Communications about specific areas of interest), or otherwise provide it to us. Depending on the specific Communication you are receiving, or the Web page of the Website or Mobile App you are using, such information may consist of your name, current job title, company address, email address, telephone and fax numbers, correspondence with you, which whitepapers you access, and other information you provide to us.
When using a Mobile App, in addition to contact information, we or our service providers (such as mobile operating system and platform providers) may also collect information relating to your device, including your device model, operating system, browser type, unique device identifier, IP address, mobile phone number, mobile network carrier, location, and the way you are using the Mobile App. The information collected will depend on the functionality of the specific Mobile App you are using. If any other information is collected relating to your use of a Mobile App, such information will be specified in the Mobile App.
The Website may also collect content that you provide, including postings on blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications and services that we may provide.
We may also collect your personal information from data brokers in connection with our marketing activities.
We do not seek to collect sensitive personal information (i.e., data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, political opinions, medical or health conditions, or information specifying the sex life or sexual orientation of an individual) from users. We will, where necessary, obtain your explicit consent to collect and use such information.
Log information, cookies and Web beacons
We collect and use your personal information with your consent to provide you with access to the Website, Mobile Apps and Communications, or where we have a legitimate business interest in or other legal basis for, such collection and use. The personal information you submit to us may be used to manage our relationship with you, including any of your requests, or to customize or improve the Website or a Mobile App and related services offered to you.
We may also use your personal information for marketing purposes, or to send you promotional materials or communications regarding services provided by us or PWR that we feel may be of interest to you. We may also contact you to seek feedback on services provided by us or PWR for market or other research purposes. Your personal information may also be used to protect our rights or property and that of our users.
You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you Communications, emails or other correspondence.
Disclosure of information to third parties
We may provide your personal information to PWR in order to provide you with information that could be of interest to you and conduct market or other research. Your personal information may also be disclosed to other third parties: in order to respond to your requests or inquiries; as part of a corporate transaction (such as a sale, divestiture, reorganization, merger or acquisition); or where those parties handle information on our behalf.
Personal information may also be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory or other government agencies, or to other third parties, in each case to comply with legal, regulatory, or national security obligations or requests.
In relation to Mobile Apps, we may also share your usage and personal information with mobile carriers and platform providers, as well as any other entities described in any particular Mobile App in connection with the operation of the Mobile App.
In relation to Communications, we may also share your personal information with service providers in connection with the delivery of such Communications.
All of these disclosures may involve the transfer of personal information to countries or regions without data protection rules similar to those in effect in your area of residence.
By providing information with respect to a Communication or through the Website or a Mobile App, you are consenting to the disclosures described above.
Any personal information that we have referenced above under “Information collection” may be disclosed to the third parties identified in this section for the purposes set forth herein.
Selling of information
Blogs, forums, wikis and other social media
The Website may host various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications or services that allow you to share content with other users (collectively Social Media Applications). Any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application can be read, collected and used by other users of that Social Media Application over whom we have little or no control. Therefore, we are not responsible for any other user’s use, misuse or misappropriation of any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application.
Privacy practices of third parties
Rights to access and control your personal information
You have choices about how your personal information is collected, used and shared.
If you choose to register for a Communication or with the Website or a Mobile App, you may access your user profile, correct and update your details, or unsubscribe at any time. If you decide that you no longer wish to have your third-party social network site account (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter) linked to your profile on the Website or a Mobile App, you may change your account settings at any time.
Depending on the jurisdiction in which you are located, you may have the right to request that we modify, delete, or stop processing your personal information, and you may also have the right to request that we provide the following information regarding the personal information we hold about you:
- The categories and/or specific pieces of personal information we collected
- The categories of sources from which personal information is collected
- The business or commercial purpose for collecting personal information
- The categories of third parties with whom we shared personal information
To exercise any of your rights under applicable law described above regarding your personal information, please contact us at +1-713-244-8680. Be prepared to provide your full name, mailing address, and email address.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights with respect to your personal information.
Verification of Personal Information Request
For certain personal information requests, we must first verify your identity before processing your request. To do so, we may ask you to provide us with your full name, contact information, and relationship to Vine Advisors. Depending on your request, we may ask you to provide additional information. Once we receive this information, we will then review it and determine whether we are able to match it to the information Vine Advisors maintains about you to verify your identity.
Third Party Requests
If you are submitting a personal information request on behalf of someone other than yourself, please contact us please contact us at +1-713-244-8680. You will be asked to provide proof that you are authorized to make the request. This may be in the form of a written authorization signed by the person whom you are acting on behalf of or a valid power of attorney.
We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all personal information provided by users with respect to Communications, or via the Website or Mobile Apps, from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.
Children’s privacy protection
We understand the importance of protecting children’s online privacy. Communications, the Website and Mobile Apps are not designed for or intentionally targeted at children under the age of 18. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 18. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have received such information, we will take steps to delete it.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy while using the Website or a Mobile App, or upon receipt of a Communication, please contact us at +1-713-244-8680.