Last updated: 25th May 2018

Welcome to the Procurementleague.com Privacy Policy.

At Procurementleague.com (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”) protecting your personal data is important to us. We are committed all the time to ensure that your privacy is respected and protected all times. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect personal information and how we maintain, use and disclose that information. It also provides some details about your privacy rights, along with our general rights and obligations in relation to the personal information we keep on record for our use.

We assure you that your personal data would be considered as our own personal information and we would protect it like one of our own data.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Procurementleague.com and Procurement League Inc. reserves all the right to make changes in the Privacy Policy without prior notice to you. Such changes will be posted on this page and will come to effect on the date of posting of such changes in this Privacy Policy page. Procurementleague.com assures that such changes would not lessen the protection promised to you for securing your privacy.

Objective of this policy

The objective of this policy is:

This Privacy Policy governs this Website “Procurementleague.com” (referred to in this Privacy Policy as the "Website"). Other sites to which the Website may be linked are not covered by this Privacy Policy.

 

 

Scope of this Policy

“Personal Data” refers to data, whether true or not, about an individual who can be identified from that data, or in combination with other information to which the Website may have access during the course of business and operation. Under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) “Personal Data” includes any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. This information is provided by you to us voluntarily in course of using of Procurementleague.com and any service thereon.

For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, the terms “we”, “our”, “us” “Procurement League Inc.” refers to the owner Procurementleague.com and the terms “you”, “your”, refers to the users of this Website.

Collection and use of Information

We may collect certain personal information from you while providing you with our services like your name, email address, contact no, your company name including its registered office address, function, department, areas of interest or expertise, phone number, website URLs as may be applicable, information about your preferences while submitting question and answers or taking part in the contest.

You also provide us information and materials in the User Content you post to the Website. Your questions, answers, and other contributions on the Service, and metadata about them (such as when you posted them), are publicly viewable on the Service, along with your name. This information may be searched by search engines and be republished elsewhere on the Web in accordance with our Terms of Service.

Apart from this, we automatically collect certain information about you including IP address; browser type and operating system; referring URL (or the webpage you were visiting before you came to our Website); location information; pages of our Website that you visit and the time spent on those pages; the links you click; information you search for; access times and dates, device ID or other identifier; language information; and other statistics, via cookies, log files, pixel tags, third party analytics tools, and other methods.

The “Personal Data” which are acquired by us are strictly for specified, explicit and legitimate purpose and are not further processed in any manner that is incompatible with those purposes.

These information are used by us in the following ways:

We may collect different types of information about your location, information you provide from time to time while registration and updating those thereafter, including general information (e.g., IP address, zip code) and more specific information (e.g., GPS-based functionality on mobile devices used to access the Service), and may use that information to customize the Service with location-based information and features. If you access the Service through a mobile device and you do not want your device to provide us with location-tracking information, you can disable the GPS or other location-tracking functions on your device, provided your device allows you to do this.

By using the Service you consent to the transfer of your information to the United States and/or to other countries for storage, processing and use by Procurementleague.com in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

We may aggregate and/or anonymize information collected through the Service so that the information does not identify you. We may use aggregated, anonymized, and other de-identified information for any purpose, including for research and marketing purposes, and our use and disclosure of such information is not subject to any restrictions under this Privacy Policy.

The data provided by you will be stored by us till the time you continue taking our services, the moment you would like to discontinue or delete your account, all the data provided by you in your account will be erased completely.

Securing of Information

Although no data transmission can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, we take all reasonable steps to ensure that the data we collect, use or disclose is protected and are not misused with or exposed to the third party. The personal details collected by us are secured through a secure server and we use all the up-to-date industry procedure and standards including the use of appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards in order protect the personal information against loss, unauthorized disclosure or access. Procurementleague.com does not engage in selling, renting, transferring or trading of personal information to any third parties.

Exceptional Disclosure

We may provide your personal information to our business partners or other trusted entities for the purpose of providing you with information on goods and services we believe will be of interest to you.  We also disclose your information to other companies who provide services on our behalf like the web servers, customer care, and payment processing and marketing services and these companies would not disclose your information to any third party. We may share your personal information with our affiliates to help detect illegal activities on our database but on the condition that they agree to keep your personal information secret. Apart from this, we may disclose the information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary for protecting our rights, protecting the security and integrity of the nation, protecting our user interest or right or for complying with the legal process. We may disclose your information if ordered by court or competent authority or required by the law to protect our right or comply with legal processed served on Procurementleague.com

We may also share your information with third parties offering combined services with us. For example, we may share your information with third-party partners that display Procurementleague.com questions and answers through their services so that such partners can tailor content and advertising to you. If we do this, such third parties’ use of your information will be bound by this Privacy Policy.

Cookies

We use cookies for improving and customizing the services provided under the Website. Cookies is a piece of a data which is sent by the website and stored in the user web browser. It helps the website to load user’s previous activity anytime when the website is reloaded.  We may combine this information with other personal information we collect from you.  We use cookies to keep a track on user’s activity so that it can recall your given information and preferences, every time when you load the Website thereby making your use of the Website faster and convenient. Use of cookies may also store your password for accessing the Website so that you can automatically be directed to your account on the Website. Cookies do not carry viruses nor install malware on the host computer. However, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you opt out or disable cookies, some features will be disabled and some of our services will not function properly, thereby restricting your use of the site.

For additional information on how to block cookies, please refer to the privacy or security settings of your browser.

Third Party Links

The Website may allow third party ad servers or ad networks to serve advertisement on the third party services (Services controlled by companies other than Procurementleague.com.  The third party services are regulated by their respective Privacy Policy and are not under the control of Procurementleague.com. User willing to access the third party website or services shall do it at their own discretion and are requested to go through their respective Privacy Policy. At no instance, Procurementleague.com and Procurement League Inc. shall be held responsible for any contents or default arising out of linked service or ads. Procurementleague.com does not provide any information that can identify you personally to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent.

Merger and Acquisition

In case of change in ownership of our business through any viable means like a merger, an acquisition, takeover, or any similar event, your personal information may also be transferred to the new owner. The rights and obligations with respect to your personal information shall also be transferred to the new owner.

Please note that the likeliness of such an event is totally unpredictable. Rest assured that your personal information will remain completely safe with us.

Your Choices About Your Information

You may, of course, decline to submit information through the Service, in which case Procurementleague.com may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your account information and email preferences at any time by logging in to your account.

Children’s Privacy

The use of the Website is limited to the users above 13 years of age. If the user is a minor and wish to use the Website, it must be done under the supervision of parent or legal guardian provided that such parent or guardian accepts the terms and conditions.

Naturally, the safety of children is very important to us. We will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13. If you have discovered that your child who is below 13 years has submitted his/her own personal information without obtaining prior consent or permission from you, you can write us for the removal of same at the contact information provided on the “Contact us” page or the contact information provided at the end of this Policy. Upon valid request, we would take all the necessary steps to remove such information from our database.

Your California Privacy Rights

California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the types of personal information disclosed to those parties. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please submit your request in an email to admin@procurementleague.com

GDPR Compliance:-

Starting from 25th May, 2018, procurementleague.com is going to comply with GDPR i.e. General Data Protection Regulation. Under this regulation we are legally bound to protect the personal data which are provided by you in return of the services provided by us. Under this regulation:

“Personal Data” includes any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person;

The “Personal Data” which are acquired by us are strictly for specified, explicit and legitimate purpose and are not further processed in any manner that is incompatible with those purposes.

It becomes your duty that the data given by you are true, accurate and kept up-to-date. Whenever you find that the data is not correct, you can rectify or remove such data.

If you want to cancel or delete your account, procuremantleague.com will permanently remove your account and all information associated with it. If, you feel that any of the personal information acquired by us has been used unlawfully, you may request limited use of that personal data.

We ensure you that, your data is processed in a manner in which it gets, appropriate security, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures (‘integrity and confidentiality’).

The data provided by you will be stored by us till the time you continue taking our services, the moment you would like to discontinue or delete your account, all the data provided by you in your account will be erased completely. After you delete your account or post we may hold backup copies of such account and posts up to 14 days after you delete it.

If under any circumstances we need to further process your “Personal Data” for a purpose other than those mentioned above, we will notify you about what “Personal Data” has been further processed, the purpose and the manner and any other further relevant information regarding how your data is being used.

You shall receive the personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and you shall have the right to transmit the data to another without any hindrance from our side. You have the right to object to the processing of the personal data, once the objection has been raised by you, we shall no longer process the personal data.

User Consent

By continuing to use the services of Procurementleague.com and providing us with your information, you consent to our Privacy Policy and permit us to use your information in the manner as set out in this Privacy Policy.

Procurementleague.com and Procurement League Inc. reserves its right to immediately terminate the access or usage rights of those users who fail to comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Contact

If you have any queries regarding the Privacy Policy or feedback or suggestion, feel free to contact us at: admin@procurementleague.com