Last modified: November 11, 2022
Audit Analytics, an Ideagen Solution ("Audit Analytics") is responsible for processing your data, and takes the privacy of its subscribers and other website visitors very seriously and is committed to protect any personal information provided by users. Audit Analytics does not have ads on its website and does not attempt to retrieve any information concerning a visitor's ongoing surfing habits for the purpose of placing targeted advertisements.
The purpose of this policy is to explain what information we obtain from you, as well as how we use that information. It will also explain what a cookie is, and is not, and to provide instruction on how to disable this feature in your browser (e.g., Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome) if you wish to do so.
The Information You Provide
You may provide us with personally identifiable information about you, like your name, address, title, occupational function, electronic contact information (email and phone), IP address, and payment information. We gain this information when you:
- Register for an account
- Request support or send any other communication
- Use the site
The Legal Basis for Processing
If you are a user in the European Economic Area ("EEA"), we process your information with your consent in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR, in so far as you grant it. You may withdraw your consent at any time. To do so, simply contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We also process information for legitimate business purposes, in as much as they are not outweighed by your interests, rights, or freedoms in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. We process data in this manner to contact subscribers and to perform data analytics to improve our site.
Minimizing the Use of Your Data
We only gather data that is relevant to the services we offer you. We do not sell your data to third parties. Additionally, we do not keep your personal data longer than necessary. We intend to build a long-term relationship with you but will erase your personal information if your subscription comes to an end. If you work for an entity that has an ongoing subscription, we will delete your personal information at your request or at the request of the entity.
We also do not use any automated decision making as is contemplated in Article 22 of the GDPR.
Where our processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. You have the right to request access to, and receive, any information we maintain about you. You have the right to have this information corrected, deleted, restricted, and to exercise the right to data portability. You also have the right to object to our use of your data. These rights are subject to some limitations where they conflict with other legal obligations.
To exercise any of these rights, contact email@example.com, we will either comply with your request or, in exceptional circumstances, provide you an explanation of why your request was denied.
In addition to the rights mentioned above, if you are a user in the EEA you have the right to make a complaint to your local data protection authority although we would prefer you contact us first, so we can address your concerns directly.
A cookie is the name given to a small amount of text that is sent to your browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome) by websites you visit to allow certain functions to operate (e.g., auto-filled logins, preference settings, etc.). Cookies are not a virus or malware. They do not search for information on your computer. The cookie keeps information in your browser to auto-fill boxes or facilitate the use of personalized functions the next time you visit.
Our Necessary cookies allow you access our website. Since Audit Analytics is a subscriber service with different data sets and access modules, we use these cookies to verify that you can travel from page to page. We also use Necessary cookies to distinguish between human and bot accounts.
Our Statistics cookies allow us to monitor how the website is being used so that we can find errors and improve our design. This statistical information is gathered anonymously to protect your privacy.
Third Party Cookies
Audit Analytics also hosts cookies placed by domains that Audit Analytics does not own or control. These cookies provide us with site traffic information without giving any personal information of the user. For example, Audit Analytics uses the Linked-in Insight tab to obtain information and create statistical reports on visitor website traffic, including our blog, to get insights on the database usage by Linked-in members. If you a Linked-in member, you can prohibit Linked-in from tracking you in this manner by adjusting your settings on Linked-in.
Links to Other Sites
For convenience, Audit Analytics provides links to other websites, such as the Securities Exchange Commission's website, sec.gov. If you wish to know how those sites use and manage their cookies, please reference each particular site.
In order to implement the Social Media Buttons, including Twitter and LinkedIn, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts running on our site from domains outside our control. You should be aware that it is likely these sites are collecting information about what you are doing on the internet, including on our site. If you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. Please check the respective policies of each of these sites to see exactly how they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
Data Transferred to Other Countries
Audit Analytics processes information on servers located in the United States. If you are a user from Switzerland or the EEA, your information will be processed in the United States. We do not share your personal data with any third party unless legally obligated to do so.
If you are located in the EEA, you must expressly consent to have your information processed in the United States through the "Designated User Consent Regarding Processing Personal Information" form. If you are a user and have not completed this form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Disable Cookies in Your Browser
If you choose to disable your browser for a portion of your time on the internet, please be aware that you will likely need to reestablish your browser's cookie capability in order to use the Audit Analytics database. As explained above, cookies are necessary to provide you with access to the pages made available in your subscription. Without this information, the database will restrict access to pages that your subscription allows.