HistoIndex Privacy Statement

Effective as of 24 May 2018

 

HistoIndex Cares for Your Privacy: The Site is owned and operated by Histoindex Pte. Ltd. (“HistoIndex”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). This Privacy Statement outlines how your personally identifiable information and other personal data (your “user information”) will be collected, used, and shared in connection with your access to and/or use of www.histoindex.com and any content, features, services, or other offerings that HistoIndex may provide in connection therewith (collectively, the “Site”).

This Privacy Statement also describes your choices and rights regarding the use, access and correction or deletion of your user information. By using the Site, you consent to the use of your user information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. If you are located in the EU, you will also be asked to provide clear and unambiguous affirmative consent to the collection, processing, and sharing of your user information via cookies and similar technologies.

We care about the protection of your user information and use industry standard safeguards to do so. It is important to bear in mind that no data transmission on the Internet is guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Your personal information may also be used to protect our rights or property and that of our users and, where appropriate, to comply with legal process.

Notice to EU Individuals: This Privacy Statement and its enumerated policies are intended to comply with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (the “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR”) and provide appropriate protection and care with respect to the treatment of your user information in accordance with the GDPR. 

What This Privacy Statement Covers: This Privacy Statement covers the Site. While you may encounter links on the Site to other websites, such as those that feature news stories, industry reports, scientific publications, or other content relating to our partners, please note that these websites are not covered by this Privacy Statement (unless otherwise noted on such site, which may be the case if, for example, the site is also owned and operated by HistoIndex). 

This Privacy Statement does not apply to the activities of HistoIndex’s partners that may collect your user information while accessing or using such third party's services in connection with your use of our Site (e.g. social media and sharing services). The privacy and information practices of those third parties are not covered by this Privacy Statement. To learn more about such third-party policies, we encourage you to read and review the privacy statements of each third-party service that you may choose to use in connection with the Site. This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by us. 

As a general reminder, please think carefully before you decide to put anything on the internet. For example, if you voluntarily disclose user information in chat areas or bulletin boards (e.g., comments sections), that information could be seen and used by others, and may result in unsolicited messages from others. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information or other user information you may choose to submit in these public forums. To request removal of your personal information from our website or social media channels, please contact us as provided below. In some cases, we may not be able to remove personal information voluntarily disclosed by you in such forums for legal retention purposes or technical limitations (e.g., the data may not be searchable), in which case, we will notify you if we are unable to do so. 

Gathering of Information and Voluntary Submission: HistoIndex may collect user information that is voluntarily provided by you or with your permission. Your information may be used to support and enhance your experience on the Site and attend to your interests. For example, when we receive your query with your personal information – which includes a contact number or an e-mail address – we will forward the details to the relevant internal department to process your request and get back to you. In your query, you may also provide information to HistoIndex in other contexts, including your LinkedIn member profile page and public profile URL, to stay connected with company or professional updates by HistoIndex. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit most of the Site, but you may not be able to get your enquiries across to us effectively.

Your information may be shared with business partners and vendors providing hosting and other services for HistoIndex only with prior notice to you and your given consent. Please be aware that if you provide any personally identifiable information via a third-party website or in a promotional link, you are directly providing your personally identifiable information to the third party and this will not be covered by our Privacy Statement.

HistoIndex is committed to your privacy and will not share any user information with any third party without your consent, except as outlined in this Privacy Statement or as permitted by law. If you have any requests, comments, or questions about this Privacy Statement or your information, please contact us in the manner provided below.

Cookies: Our Site uses cookies and similar technologies on the Site to personalise and optimise your browsing experience and the Site. A cookie is a small data file that is written to your computer's hard drive by your web browser. A cookie file can contain and/or automatically collect information, such as a user identification code or IP address that a website will use to track the pages and number of times you have visited. The data read from these cookies may be linked to personally identifying (PII) and non-personally identifying (non-PII) information. Cookies fall into the subcategories below:

Essential Cookies - Certain cookies are used for specific purposes that are essential to your secure use and navigation of the Site. Without them, HistoIndex may not be able to provide core Site functions and features to you, and the Site would not operate as well as you or HistoIndex would like. These cookies collect and use information such as your server preferences, single-session data and corresponding identifier, web beacons and log files (detailed below), and other credential-related information. For EU individuals, essential cookies also help inform HistoIndex whether you require, or have already been served, an affirmative consent request in connection with the GDPR. Essential cookies include analytics cookies, which provide us data that allows HistoIndex to better understand its users and improve the Site based on what we have learned from that data.

Preference Cookies - Other cookies are used to collect and process information about your preferences and similar choices in connection with the Site in order to optimise your browsing experience (e.g., various local preference settings; which geographically-customised version of the Site and related content you may prefer [e.g., HistoIndex Partner websites]). Preference cookies include social media cookies, which collect information about your social media usage and other data you may have provided in connection with such usage (if you access the Site through a social media website or mobile application, you may have social media cookies). If you wish to modify or change your social media cookies, please visit and review the settings on your applicable social media account(s).

Advertising Cookies - To help support the Site and further tailor your experience, HistoIndex and its advertising partners (and/or their third-party analytics providers) also use cookies on the Site to personalise the content and advertisements you may be shown. Such advertisements use cookies to provide you targeted advertisements that may be more consistent with your interests than non-targeted advertisements. Certain HistoIndex advertising partners may also use cookies to monitor or track the performance of their advertising content, including native advertising content. HistoIndex does not provide user information to advertising partners except in connection with the Site or as required by law.

We encourage you to consider keeping your cookies enabled, as if you choose to disable the receipt of cookies from our Site, you may not be able to use or benefit from certain features that are designed to personalise your experience. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but generally allow users to modify their browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, to accept cookies only from certain websites, and/or to refuse all cookies.

Google Analytics - Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyse user behaviour, assess traffic patterns, identify preferred content and measure site engagement. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website will be transmitted to and may be stored by Google on servers in the USA for analysis for and on behalf of us.

We use Google Analytics to determine which areas of our website you prefer based upon the frequency of your visits and develop and provide content targeted to your interests, engagement with those areas. The information collected is used solely to develop new content for our target audience, but will not be disseminated outside of HistoIndex. You can opt out of Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.  

To Provide Interactive Communications from the Site: To enhance your experience with marketing communication materials, we may send you with interactive content that we feel may be of interest to you. The content may include new updates in HistoIndex or new features on the website. These are provided only to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive them as part of their user profile. We may also contact you to seek feedback on our communications with you for our marketing or research purposes. You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you emails or other communications generated in response to your provision of personal information via this Site.

To Provide Communications from Third Parties: We respect the privacy of our users and will not disclose or distribute our user list to any third party, nor will we permit anyone else to do so. However, we do make available for rental our list of those registrants who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive third party offers as part of their user profile. In those cases, your e-mail address will be transferred to the third party. You can remove your consent to this use or modify your related user information by contacting HistoIndex as indicated below.

Social Media Widgets: In future, this Site may include social media features, widgets and/or interactive mini-programs on our site. These features are small content modules that users can embed on sites and may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, or set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or directly on our website. Your interactions with these features will be governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

We offer widgets that are hosted on the Site, like our embeddable video player. Use of the HistoIndex.com widgets is subject to the Site terms of use, but downloading or embedding these widgets on other websites will not be covered by this privacy statement.

In the Event of Sale or Bankruptcy: The ownership of the Site may change at some point in the future. Should that occur, we want this site to be able to maintain a relationship with you. In the event of a sale, merger, public offering, bankruptcy or other change in control of HistoIndex, your information may be shared with the person or business that owns or controls this site. Opting out of receiving information from third parties will not affect our right to transfer your information to a new owner, but your choices will continue to be respected regarding the use of your information. You will be notified as described below in "How will I know if the Privacy Statement is changed." 

As Required By Law: Personal information may also be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory, or other government agencies, in each case to comply with legal or regulatory obligations or requests.

Notice to EU Individuals: As outlined in this Privacy Statement, HistoIndex will not process your user information without a lawful basis to do so; as such bases are defined in Article 6 of the GDPR. In general, HistoIndex will process your user information on the legal bases of consent, contract (if you have entered into an agreement with us and such processing is a necessary part thereof), or legal obligation (as noted above). HistoIndex may also process certain user information on the basis of the following legitimate interests, provided that such interests are not overridden by your privacy rights and interests: delivering and continuing to develop and improve the Site, analysing traffic to better serve you and other Site users, helping us modify or enhance the Site and its content, receiving insight as to what users do (and don't) like about our Site or aspects thereof, and providing a stable, consistent, and secure user experience in connection with the Site.

Security: The Site's web server log information about a user's IP address, browser type and the current URL the user is requesting. This information is always provided by a user's browser and automatically logged by most websites. These log files are stored in a secure location and used in our internal analysis of traffic patterns within our website.

Your information is stored on a HistoIndex cloud-based server. We use industry standard physical, electronic, and organisational safeguards to protect your user information against loss or theft as well as unauthorised access and disclosure to protect your privacy. We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorised access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorised access by users inside and outside the company. However, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet. If you are concerned that your privacy may have been breached, please contact us as provided below. 

Privacy of Children: The Site is intended for people who are at least 18 years of age. If you are less than 18 years old, please do not send any user information to us--including information such as your name, address, or e-mail address. We do not knowingly collect (nor do we wish to collect) any personally identifiable information or other user information from children under the age of 18. In the event that we learn we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 18, we will delete that information from our database and terminate the corresponding account, if any. We encourage you to discuss the Site with your parent or guardian.

How Will I Know if the Privacy Statement Is Changed? 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 website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

How to Contact Us: If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement or if you believe that there has been a breach, please contact us promptly at info@histoindex.com.