Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy.

This privacy policy applies to www.guardiananalytics.com and fraudmap.net, owned and operated by Guardian Analytics. Guardian Analytics created this Privacy Policy for the users of our website and service in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to user privacy. This privacy policy describes how Guardian Analytics collects and uses the personal information you provide on: www.guardiananalytics.com and fraudmap.net. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information. This notice describes our Privacy Policy. By visiting the website or using our service, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Guardian Analytics has received TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy statement and our practices have been reviewed for compliance with the TRUSTe program viewable on the validation page available by clicking the TRUSTe seal. The TRUSTe certification covers our collection, use and disclosure of information we collect through our website www.guardiananalytics.com and our service on fraudmap.net. The use of information collected through our service shall be limited to the purpose of providing the service for which the Client has engaged Guardian Analytics.

If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact TRUSTe here.

Guardian Analytics complies with the U.S. - E.U. Safe Harbor framework and the U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Guardian Analytics has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Guardian Analytics’ certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.

What Information is Collected.

(a) Information You Provide to Us: Guardian Analytics may require visitors/users to provide personal information, such as their name, e-mail, etc. Guardian Analytics does not sell, trade or transfer user information to unaffiliated third-parties. Guardian Analytics shares your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy. We collect any information you enter on our site, or that you give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but you may not be able to take advantage of our services and features.

(b) Automatic Information: When you visit a website, you disclose certain information, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and the time of your visit. This website, like many other sites, records this basic information about visits to our site. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personal information.

(c) ''Cookies'': Cookies are pieces of information that are transferred to your computer from a web server. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie expires when you close your browser while persistent cookies remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. We use cookies to deliver content specific to visitors' or users’ interests, to record their registration so they don't have to re-enter it each time they request preferred content, and for routine internal purposes. Most browsers are set up to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie or to refuse to accept cookies. The use of cookies by our service providers is not covered by our privacy policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies.

(d) Information Related to Data Collected for our Clients: Guardian Analytics collects information under the direction of its Clients, and has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes. If you are a customer of one of our Clients and would no longer like to be contacted by one of our Clients that use our service, please contact the Client that you interact with directly. We may transfer personal information to companies that help us provide our service. Transfers to subsequent third parties are covered by the service agreements with our Clients.

How and When the Information is Used.

The information we collect is used for administering our business activities and responding to your questions and concerns. Occasionally we may use the information to notify you about changes to our website, new services, or special offers.

Who Has Access to the Information.

Information about our users is important to us. We will not disclose any individually identifiable information to any third party without first receiving that user's permission.

We may however, disclose your personal information:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request,
  • if Guardian Analytics is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information,
  • to any other third party with your prior consent to do so

We may also provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as offering learning modules. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

Choice/Opt-In and Other Web Sites

The website may provide visitors the opportunity to "opt-in" to receive communications from us and our partners. We usually present this choice when requesting information from the visitor, such as on a contact us form. In addition, the website may contain links to other websites. Guardian Analytics is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other such websites.

Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving these communications or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, or you can simply contact Guardian Analytics.

Users of Guardian Analytics commercial services may receive communications from us and our partners in association with your account and subscribed service. You may choose to stop receiving these communications through modifying the settings associated with your service account or you can contact Guardian Analytics.

Security

The privacy and protection of your information is important to us. We do not make any personal information available to third parties without your permission. When you enter sensitive information (such as login credentials) we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact Guardian Analytics. Your access to some services and content is password protected. We advise that you do not disclose your password to anyone. In addition, we recommend you sign out of password-protected services at the end of your session.

Methods We Use to Protect Your Information.

We use security software to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. In addition, our business practices are reviewed periodically for compliance with policies and procedures governing the security and confidentiality of our information. Our business practices limit employee access to confidential information, and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons.

How You Can Access Your Information.

You can request access or ask to correct, update, amend or delete any of your personal information by contacting us or by making the change on your member information page on your service account. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days.

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Access and Retention of Data Controlled by our Clients

Guardian Analytics has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data should direct his query to the Guardian Analytics’ Client (the data controller). If requested by the data controller to remove data, we will respond within 30 days.

We will retain personal data we process on behalf of our Clients for as long as needed to provide services to our Client or at an agreed upon retention schedule. Guardian Analytics will retain this personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Social Media Features

Our Web site also includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and Widgets or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Blog

Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. You can request the removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, by contacting us. 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.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time. Any such changes will be effective immediately upon being posted, unless otherwise stated in the change. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this document and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Terms of Use.

Please also see our Legal Terms, which describes the restrictions, disclaimers, indemnification and limitation of liability governing the use the Web Site.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact Guardian Analytics or write to us at:

Guardian Analytics
ATTN: Webmaster
2465 Latham St. Suite 200
Mountain View, California, 94040

Effective Date.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of December 1, 2013.