May 25, 2018.
GeoCerts is a company established in the United States with principal offices at 2221 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite D, PMB 236, Atlanta, GA 30309 and for the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and any local data privacy laws, we are the data controller of personal information obtained through our Website. We are a data processor in relation to the Individuals’ personal information that we receive from Customers (data controllers), either directly or through resellers, and that we process at the Customer’s instructions, as well as according to applicable Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly-Trusted Certificates (“Baseline Requirements” or “Industry Standards”), in order to issue Certificates.
We will use your information to:
GeoCerts will publicly disclose information embedded in an issued Certificate as necessary to provide the services contracted by Customer, in accordance with Industry Standards.
When performing its services, GeoCerts uses third party sources to confirm or supplement the information that it obtains from a Customer, including information about Individuals. GeoCerts uses such information from third party sources exclusively for the purposes of its Validation Services, based on the legitimate interests of GeoCerts and of the Customer to provide services and have a Certificate issued.
GeoCerts never sells or provides personal information to third parties for uses apart from assisting GeoCerts in servicing our Customers and website visitors. We will share your personal information with third parties including these categories of recipients:
GeoCerts will share your information with law enforcement agencies, public authorities or other organizations if legally required to do so, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, or if we have a good faith belief that such use is reasonably necessary to:
GeoCerts will also disclose your information to third parties:
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our Website, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. GeoCerts collects this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking success of the referral program.
If you believe that one of your contacts has provided GeoCerts with your personal information, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
Our Website offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. Any information you provide in these areas can be read, collected, and used by others who access them.
To request removal or your personal information from our blog or community forums, please contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why, as well as additional contact information when applicable.
The security of your personal information is of the utmost importance to GeoCerts. GeoCerts only transmits personal information, including sensitive information (such as credit card data), using transport layer security (TLS). To learn more about TLS, follow this link:https://www.geocerts.com/blog/tls-13-is-here.
Unfortunately, no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure. While GeoCerts strives to use commercially acceptable standards to protect personal information, GeoCerts cannot guarantee absolute security. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We take all necessary security and legal precautions to ensure the safety and integrity of the Individuals’ personal data that we receive from Customer, including, as appropriate, (i) the pseudonymization of personal data; (ii) ensuring the ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of processing systems and services; (iii) restoring the availability and access to personal data in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident; and (iv) regularly testing, assessing, and evaluating the effectiveness of technical and organizational measures for ensuring the security of the processing.
GeoCerts, Inc. is based in the United States and our Website is hosted in the United States. Therefore, if you are located outside the United States, the information that you submit to us through our Website will be transferred to the United States. Likewise, Customer data and your personal data will be accessible from and transferred to the United States.
Where you have a dispute or complaint regarding GeoCerts' collection, storage, or use of your personal information, you may make a complaint to GeoCerts by sending it to email@example.com. If you are an EU resident, where the dispute or complaint is not satisfactorily resolved or you don’t receive a timely response, you may escalate the matter to your European data protection authority free of charge, and GeoCerts commits to cooperate with the relevant European data protection authority and will comply with the advice given by this authority with regard to your information which was transferred from the European Union in the context of this Website. For EU residents, such complaint is without prejudice to your right to launch a claim with the data protection supervisory authority in the EEA country in which you live or work.
Generally, a Customer or Individual can review, delete inaccuracies, and update personal information through its GeoCerts account interface by clicking Manage Account link.
In certain circumstances, individuals also have the following rights:
You can exercise these rights by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing GeoCerts at the address listed in this policy. Before we respond to your request, we will ask you to verify your identity. Note that these rights in their entirety only apply to EU residents and subject to the applicable law of the jurisdiction where you reside. Where exercise of a particular data subject right is not required by law, your request will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
We will retain your information as follows:
After you have terminated your use of our services, we may store your information in an aggregated and anonymized format.
Our website includes links to third party websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of GeoCerts. If you submit personal information to any of those websites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of those third-party websites before you submit any information to those websites.
GeoCerts, Inc. Headquarters
Attention: Global Data Protection Coordinator
2221 Peachtree Rd, NE
Suite D, PMB 236
Atlanta, GA 30309
By phone or fax:
Toll Free: 1-800-892-7095 (US & Canada)
Fax Toll Free: 1-800-892-7095 (US & Canada)
Fax Direct: 1-404-424-9753
For assistance with technical difficulties, including problems with accessing or using your customer account, please email email@example.com.
As noted above, if you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact GeoCerts.