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Monthlybarometer's Privacy Policy

Last updated: 1 November 2018
Monthly Barometer is an analytical and predictive monthly newsletter that distills into one page those macro issues relevant to time-starved decision-makers. Monthly Barometer also owns the Summit of Minds, a conference organizing company that brings together hundreds of participants each year. ​
Monthly Barometer respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. This Privacy Policy describes Monthly Barometers’ policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information when you use Monthly Barometer Platform. We will not use or share your confidential information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect from other sources.
From time to time, Monthly Barometer may, in its sole discretion, update this Privacy Policy in order to reflect changes in its practices. The date at the top of this page indicates when this Privacy Policy was last updated. Whenever such changes are made, Monthly Barometer will post an updated Privacy Policy on Monthly Barometer Platform and may email registered users. Monthly Barometer will provide at least 10-days' notice before any material changes take effect. If you do not agree with the modified Privacy Policy, please discontinue using Monthly Barometer Platform.
Scope of this Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy applies only to your relationship with Monthly Barometer. It does not apply to the interactions that you have with any other individual, entity or other group through the Monthly Barometer Platform or the Summit of Minds events. Monthly Barometer has no control over this disclosure or sharing, and is not responsible for it.
This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you use Monthly Barometer Platform, and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.
This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect:

  1. On Monthly Barometer Platform
  2. In e-mail, text and other electronic messages between you and Monthly Barometer, on Monthly Barometer Platform or otherwise; and
  3. When you interact with our links and applications on third-party websites and services.

It does not apply to information collected by:

  1. Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Monthly Barometer or any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries); or
  2. Any third party (including our affiliates), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on Monthly Barometer Platform.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. Please read this Privacy Policy before providing us with your (personal) information. You are not obliged to provide us with any (personal) information when you sign up to the Monthly Barometer Platform. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, please do not submit any (personal) information if your choice is not to use Monthly Barometer Platform. By accessing or using the Monthly Barometer Platform, you agree to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of Monthly Barometer Platform after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the Privacy Policy periodically for updates.
Definitions
This Privacy Policy is a part of the Terms of Service for the Monthly Barometer Platform. The terms “Monthly Barometer,” “Monthly Barometer Platform,” as well as all other capitalized terms not otherwise defined in the Privacy Policy have the same meaning set forth in Monthly Barometer Terms of Service.
What is “personal data”?
"Personal data" is any data that (1) is recorded in any form, (2) is about or pertains to a specific individual and (3) can be linked to that individual. For example, and without limitation, your first and last names, address, email address, telephone number and other contact information, and your project information are "personal data. "What is not “personal data”? Personal data does not include website data, aggregated data, or any uploaded documents.
What kind of personal data is collected?
We collect personal data at different stages of your use of Monthly Barometer Platform.
When you visit monthlybarometer.com or summitofminds.com - If you visit www.monthlybarometer.com, or use an interface which interacts with any of Monthly Barometer websites, whether or not you sign-in as a registered user, we collect your IP address, the location of your Internet Service Provider, the type and version of Internet browser that you are using, and the website from which you came. We also collect information regarding your site usage, such as the time spent on a page and the number of pages you viewed.
When you set up an account - When you set up your account, you will be required to provide certain personal data including your name and email address. You may also be invited to provide optional personal data, such as photograph, postal address or phone number. If you choose to do so, our use of your personal data shall be governed by this Privacy Policy.

When you interact with Monthly Barometer Platform - We also collect personal data that you provide when you interact with Monthly Barometer Platform such as, for example, by uploading documents, or when exchanging correspondence with us such as through support emails.
When you use your account - We collect information that you provide or create when you use your account, such as:

  • If you provide other personal or professional information, for example, information about your company, product/service, financials. You may also include a video recording or picture. All information you put onto Monthly Barometer Platform is confidential unless you decide to share any of it.
  • If you provide any information about or personal data of a third party (such as a person's name or photograph), you are representing to Monthly Barometer that you have all necessary authority and/or have obtained all necessary consents from such individual to enable Monthly Barometer to collect, use and disclose his or her personal data as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If we receive a written complaint or direction from the person, we will take down his or her information and notify you that we have done so.

How is personal data collected?
We collect personal data directly from you when you provide it through your use of Monthly Barometer, such as in emails or when you fill out forms that are displayed on Monthly Barometer Platform.
We also use cookies that are sent to your computer, or action tags that are placed on Monthly Barometer Platform. For additional explanation on cookies and action tags, please refer to Monthly Barometer’s Cookie Policy.
For what purpose will my personal data be used?
Monthly Barometer uses your personal data to maintain your account and to provide you with services such as the Monthly Barometer 1-pager, weekly newsletters and information about the Summit of Minds. We also use your personal data to respond to requests that you make of us, and to contact you and to provide you with information that we believe may be of interest to you.
We may also use your name and contact information to make queries to social networking and other sites, such as LinkedIn, for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to, verifying your identity, and showing you how you are linked or connected to other individuals who are also users of Monthly Barometer.
Your personal data is never shared with other users of Monthly Barometer Platform.
With whom may Monthly Barometer share personal data?
Under certain business or legal conditions, Monthly Barometer may have to disclose your personal data to others as follows:

  • Within Monthly Barometer family – Monthly Barometer may now or in the future have a parent, subsidiary or related company or companies within Monthly Barometer family of companies. Monthly Barometer has the right to share all personal data with all such affiliated companies.
  • Service Providers - Monthly Barometer may engage other companies and individuals to perform necessary business functions on behalf of Monthly Barometer (e.g. outside contractors or service providers). If it is necessary to perform these functions, these companies or individuals may have access to personal data of our users. These service providers have agreed not to use the personal data for any other purpose other than providing the required services.
  • Legally Required Disclosure -Under certain circumstances, disclosure of your personal data may be required by law. Monthly Barometer may disclose your personal data (1) if, in its own best judgment, it is required to do so in order to comply with a facially valid judicial or governmental subpoena, warrant, or other order, or (2) to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information, or (3) in connection with the exercise or defense of its rights.
  • Change of Ownership - If ownership of Monthly Barometer changes as a result of a merger, acquisition, or transfer to another company, your personal data may be transferred to the successor entity. If such transfer takes place, you will be notified of any material changes to the Privacy Policy and provided with the ability to opt-out of the transfer of your personal data to the successor entity.

Can I access or change my personal data?
All registered users of Monthly Barometer Platform can request to see the personal data that Monthly Barometer holds about them and can see it listed in their profiles. They can request correct, amend, or delete this data at their convenience by emailing info@monthlybarometer.com
For auditing and security purposes, Monthly Barometer keeps a log of all users' activities, which is retained in its archives as necessary for Monthly Barometer to fulfill its obligations. Users may, but are not guaranteed to, have access to the personal data that pertain to them. However, because the administrative and technical burden associated with the retrieval of these archived data is substantial, Monthly Barometer charges a fee for this effort in a manner that is consistent with its actual cost. In addition, each user's right of access may be limited to the extent that providing access might infringe on a third party's privacy rights. Requests for access to this archived information are handled on a case-by-case basis, after Monthly Barometer has verified the identity of the requestor. Inquiries should be made as provided in this section.
Can I have my personal data deleted?
You can have any personal data Monthly Barometer holds concerning you deleted upon request. You may do so by emailing info@monthlybarometer.com
What is Website Data, and how is it used?
Website data is aggregated data about the overall traffic to, and usage of Monthly Barometer Platform. Examples include the number of visitors to the www.monthlybarometer.com and https://www.summitofminds.com/ website and the number of registered users of Monthly Barometer Platform. Monthly Barometer may extract and use website data for internal purposes, in order to analyze the performance of Monthly Barometer Platform and applications. For example, we may use these data for traffic analysis and business decision making, in order to determine how we can improve our site or its functionalities.
The statistics generated in this manner contain no personal data and cannot be used to gather any information about individual visitors to the site.
What security measures are in place to protect my personal data?
Because the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of personal data on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing Monthly Barometer Platform and submitting personal data to us, you acknowledge our processing of your personal data accordingly.
However, we will maintain physical, technical, and administrative procedures in order to safeguard and protect personal data provided to us through Monthly Barometer Platform against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration, or destruction.
Monthly Barometer uses industry-standard technological means to protect your personal data while in transit through the Internet. We use encryption and a comprehensive authentication protocol to provide reasonable security. Please note, however, that perfect security does not exist on the Internet. Therefore, while we endeavour to protect your Personal Information, when data is transferred over the Internet it may potentially be accessed and used by unauthorised parties.
When will Monthly Barometer contact me?
Monthly Barometer emails you the Monthly Barometer products and Summit of Minds information. In addition, we will communicate with you in response to your requests for service or customer support. We will contact you by phone or by email, according to your preference.
Monthly Barometer will send you service-related emails if it becomes necessary to do so. Monthly Barometer may also send you an email in order to notify you of new products, services or features, or updates to our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, or other agreement that you have with Monthly Barometer.
Limitation of Liability
Monthly Barometer will not be liable for unauthorized disclosure of personal data that occurs through no fault of Monthly Barometer including, but not limited to, errors in transmission, access to your account by anyone uses your user ID and password, your failure to comply with your security obligations, and the unauthorized acts of Monthly Barometer's employees.
Choice
If at any time Monthly Barometer wishes to disclose, or use your personal data in a way, or for a purpose other than as described in this Privacy Policy, Monthly Barometer will give you the opportunity to choose whether your personal data (1) may be disclosed to a third party and (2) may be used for a purpose other than the purposes that are set forth in this Privacy Policy.
Dispute Resolution
If you have any concerns or claims with respect to our Privacy Policy, please contact us at: info@monthlybarometer.com We will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding our use and disclosure of personal data.
Contacting Monthly Barometer
Monthly Barometer owns and operates the www.monthlybarometer.com and http://www.summitofminds.com/ domain names and web sites and Monthly Barometer Platform.
Our mailing address is Le Barometre Mensuel, 219 chemin de la Croix des Pecles – 74400 CHAMONIX-MONT-BLANC, France.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or believe that its terms have not been complied with, please email Monthly Barometer at: info@monthlybarometer.com