Privacy Policy

Introduction

eknow® inc (“eknow”) is committed to respecting and safeguarding your privacy. Your private information will be regarded with the utmost respect and will never be sold or rented to a third party. We recognize that when you choose to provide us with information about yourself, you trust us to act in a responsible manner. This Privacy Policy is accessible from throughout our Web site and is supplied to all eknow staff.

eknow gathers important information from our visitors and customers. We publish this Privacy Policy to communicate how we gather and use information about you, how we protect it, and how you can participate in its protection.

eknow provides its service to you subject to the eknow Terms and Conditions of Use and this Privacy Policy, which shall be deemed part of the Terms and Conditions of Use. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy. If we change it, we will provide notification of the change on our Web site at least thirty (30) business days before the change takes effect and include directions for how you can respond to the change.

The eknow Internet site may also provide links to non-eknow Internet sites we believe may be of interest to you. These sites are provided as a convenience and are beyond our control. You are strongly advised to check the privacy policies of those sites before providing your personal information.

Organization Collecting All Data

When you are on the www.eknow.com Web site and are asked for personal information, you are providing that information to eknow alone, unless specifically stated otherwise. eknow’s corporate headquarters is located at:

eknow inc

2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 401
Arlington, VA 22201
703.875.0650 main

privacy@eknow.com

Types of Data Collection and Use

Users of Services

We require people who register to use or request information on any eknow online application (the “Services”) to give us contact information. Depending on the services chosen, we ask for contact and account information, such as name, company name, address, phone number, e-mail address, password and the number of users in the organization who will be using the Services, in addition to financial and billing information, such as billing name, address and credit card number. When you express interest in additional information, when you register for the Services, or after you become a user, we may ask for additional personal information, such as title, department name, fax number or additional company information, such as number of employees or industry. You can opt out of providing additional information by not entering it when asked, although this may result in the Services being incompletely provided. Additionally, as part of the Services, we may require more detailed information about the users of the Services, as well as information regarding your employees and other people to whom the Services will be delivered. eknow does not distribute or share such information, except as otherwise noted in this Privacy Policy or the Terms and Conditions of Use, or as may be required by law.

We may also use the information provided to contact customers and prospects to further discuss their interest in our company, the Services we provide and ways we can improve them, and to send information such as announcements of promotions and events regarding our company or partners. We may also e-mail a customer newsletter and updates about the Services or the company. You can opt out of receiving these communications by replying to them at the time they are distributed or at any time by e-mailing support@eknow.com.

Cookies

eknow may receive data from you as part of the communication connection itself; that is the standard electronic greeting between your computer, the network, and our servers. This information often consists of network routing (where you came from), equipment information (browser type), date and time. Our server will also query your computer to see if there are “cookies” previously created in a prior eknow.com Web site session. These cookies are used to facilitate return visits, identify duplicate content, reduce data entry, streamline log-in processing, preserve order information between sessions, allow users to personalize content and enhance Web site navigation. Cookies on the site may collect the following information: a unique identifier, user preferences and profile information used to personalize the content that is shown, and authentication information used to access eknow’s application. While the eknow Web site does not offer an opt-out option for cookies, browsers do provide you with information and control over cookies. You can set your Web browser to alert you when a cookie is being used or you can configure your browser to not allow cookies. However, eknow issues a mandatory session cookie to each user of its Services only to record encrypted authentication information for the duration of a specific session. If you reject this cookie, access to and usage of the Services will be denied.

Referral Relationships

eknow may have at any point in time one or more referral relationships with third-party companies and individuals (“Referral Partners”) who refer their customers to eknow. eknow and a Referral Partner may share customer contact as well as account, financial and billing information with respect to their joint business relationship with the customer. The sharing of this information allows eknow and the Referral Partner to establish the identity of the shared customer and determine referral fees owed. This sharing also allows Referral Partners to provide consolidated billing services to the shared customer when desired. Shared contact and account, financial and billing information is governed by this Privacy Policy. eknow does not share your business data with Referral Partners.

Integrators

eknow may have integration relationships with third-party companies and individuals (“Integration Partners”). These relationships extend the functionality of the Services and the Integration Partner application or service (“Integrated Service”) by allowing the Services and the Integrated Service to exchange customer data and to establish linked business processes between the two. eknow and an Integration Partner may share customer contact, account, financial and billing information, and business data with respect to their integrated business relationship with the customer. The sharing of this information allows eknow and the Integration Partner to establish the identity of the shared customer and determine fees owed. This sharing also allows eknow to provide consolidated billing services to the customer and allows for the enhanced functionality of the Service. Shared contact, account, financial and billing information, and business data is governed by this Privacy Policy.

Credit Card Processing

eknow does not currently conduct e-commerce on this site and does not do credit card processing.

Other third parties

Other third parties, such as content providers, may provide information on an eknow Web site, but they are not permitted to collect any information, nor does eknow share any personally identifiable user information with these parties.

Business Data

eknow customers use Services to host data and information. eknow will not review, share, distribute, print, or reference any such data except as provided in this Privacy Policy or the Terms and Conditions of Use, or as may be required by law. Of course, users of the Services are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of their user registration and passwords.

Other Uses

eknow may also collect certain information from visitors to an eknow Web site and customers of the Services, such as Internet addresses. This information is logged to help diagnose technical problems and to administer the eknow Web site and Services in order to constantly improve quality. We may also track and analyze non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information from visitors and customers and provide such information to third parties.
As a result of legal requirements. eknow may be legally required to provide personally identifiable information to comply with legally mandated reporting, disclosure or other legal process requirements. Such disclosure is not subject to opt-out.

Opt-Out Election

eknow recognizes that users may not wish to be contacted about new or existing products or services. eknow allows you to opt-out of e-mail marketing that may result from use of the site. These choices may be made as part of the registration process, from links in email mailings or by sending an email to support@eknow.com and stating your opt-out intention in the subject or body of the email. If you incur any delay or problems in using these opt-out mechanisms, please send an e-mail to privacy@eknow.com and indicate what problem you have encountered in the body of the message. Your communication will be quickly acted upon. There are a few limited exceptions to the opt-out process. These exceptions include: certain patch, fix and enhancement notifications and notifications to existing customers.

Information Sharing

eknow does not share personal information collected from www.eknow.com with third parties except as necessary to carry out our business or as required by law or other legal processes, and we do not sell your personal information. eknow viewers may contact eknow or request information without fear of outside solicitations.

Security

eknow is concerned with the security of the personal data we collect and has put in place reasonable measures to prevent unauthorized access to that information. These measures include policies, procedures, and technical elements relating to data access controls. eknow uses standard security protocols and mechanisms to exchange the transmission of sensitive data. While we make every effort to ensure the security and integrity of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining this information.

Policy Updates

eknow is sensitive to user’s privacy issues and recognizes the need to update this policy as new features, content and business practices evolve. eknow reserves the right to amend the privacy policy at any time with or without notice. Please periodically review our Privacy Policy to verify any updates or changes to the policy. The “Last Revised” policy notice is clearly posted at the very beginning of the Privacy Policy.

Note Regarding Minors

Please note that our Internet site does not market to children. We do not want to collect any personal information from minors under any circumstances. We ask that minors (under age 18) refrain from using our Web site. Anyone using this Web site or any eknow services warrants and promises that they are 18 years of age or older.

Contact eknow

Our goal is to respect your privacy. We welcome your comments and questions. To help us improve our privacy policies, please give us your feedback. You may contact eknow via e-mail at privacy@eknow.com.

Safe Harbor Privacy Policy

eknow, Inc. (“eknow”) respects individual privacy and values the confidence of its customers, vendors, business partners and others. eknow adheres to the Safe Harbor Principles concerning the transfer of personal data from the European Union member countries and Switzerland to the United States of America. Accordingly, we follow the Safe Harbor Principles published by the U.S. Department of Commerce. For more information on the Safe Harbor Principles please visit http://export.gov/safeharbor/. This Safe Harbor Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) sets forth the privacy principles that eknow follows with respect to transfers of personal information anywhere in the world, including transfers from the European Union (EU) and Switzerland to the United States.

Processor on Behalf – eknow provides mergers and acquisition management software designed to help companies manage mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other strategic initiatives more effectively. eknow does not own or control any of the information it processes on behalf of the eknow customer. All such information is owned and controlled by the eknow customer. In this capacity, eknow receives information transferred from the EU and Switzerland to the United States merely as a processor on behalf. With the exception of performing data imports or as otherwise directed by its clients, eknow does not collect or enter data into its clients’ software systems. At the direction of its clients, eknow may transmit data to third parties for interface/integration purposes with third party software products. Any access to or use of client data by eknow is incidental to performing eknow’s contractual obligations to its clients as a processor.

eknow as a Processor on Behalf – When eknow acts as a processor on behalf of its customer, the policies outlined below apply to all data processing operations concerning personal information that has been transferred from the EU and Switzerland to the United States.

The Safe Harbor is based on the following seven Principles:

1. Notice

As a data processor for its clients, eknow does not inform individuals about the purposes for which their personal information is collected and used by its clients (the individuals’ employers). eknow relies on its clients to provide any required notices.

2. Choice

As a data processor for its clients, eknow does not offer individuals a choice regarding the purposes for which their personal information is collected and used by its clients (the individuals’ employers). eknow relies on its clients to provide and comply with any required options.

3. Onward Transfer

eknow occasionally transfers personal information to third parties that act as agents for its clients (with regard to interfaces/integrations with third party software products) or for eknow (with regard to software implementations). When eknow transfers personal information as described above, eknow either ascertains that the third party subscribes to the Safe Harbor Principles, is subject to the European Union’s Directive on Data Privacy or another adequacy finding, or enters into a written agreement with the third party requiring the third party to provide at least the same level of privacy protection as is required by the relevant Principles.

4. Security

Security is extremely important to eknow and our clients. Accordingly, eknow takes significant security precautions to protect personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. eknow relies on its clients to establish in the software appropriate password requirements and user roles and levels of access.

5. Data Integrity

As a data processor for its clients, eknow does not typically collect, access or use the personal information provided by its clients. eknow relies on its clients (the individuals’ employers) to ensure that personal information is relevant for the purposes for which it is used, reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete and current.

6. Access

Personal information may be accessed only by authorized users at eknow and its clients. As a data processor for its clients, eknow believes that individuals should contact their employers to access and review personal information. The burden and expense for eknow to identify individuals and provide access for them to correct, amend or delete information would be disproportionate to the risks to the individuals’ privacy, and would possibly violate eknow’s contractual obligations to its clients.

7. Enforcement

eknow utilizes the self-assessment approach to assure its compliance with our privacy statement. eknow periodically verifies that the policy is accurate, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed, completely implemented, and in conformity with the Principles. We encourage interested persons to raise any concerns with us using the contact information below. We will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the principles contained in this policy. With respect to any complaints relating to this policy that cannot be resolved through our internal processes, we have agreed to participate in the procedures of the panel established by the European Data Protection Authorities and/or the Swiss Data Protection Authorities to resolve disputes pursuant to the Safe Harbor Principles. In the event that we or the European Data Protection Authorities and/or the Swiss Data Protection Authorities determine that we did not comply with this policy, we will take appropriate steps to address any adverse effects and to promote future compliance. eknow notifies and trains appropriate team members regarding its privacy policies and practices and the consequences for failing to comply with them. Any person who we determine is in violation of our privacy policies will be subject to a disciplinary process.

eknow notifies and trains appropriate team members regarding its privacy policies and practices and the consequences for failing to comply with them. Any person who we determine is in violation of our privacy policies will be subject to a disciplinary process.

Changes

eknow reserves the right to revise this policy at any time in accordance with the Safe Harbor Principles. You agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to determine the current terms to which you are bound.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at: privacy@eknow.com