Who we are
Our website address is: https://versions.com.
Description of Users and Acceptance of Terms
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
In the course of operating the Site, the App, and the Platform and/or interacting with you, VERSIONS will collect (and/or receive) the following types of information. You authorize us to collect and/or receive such information and assume contractual responsibility for obtaining all consents as required under applicable laws and regulations.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
When you contact us through the “Contact Us” page, or sign up to become a Subscriber, you will be asked to provide certain information, which may include first name, last name, e-mail address, job title, name of your organization, country, state/region and phone numbers (fax, cell and/or landline) (“Contact Information”). The Contact Information is used to provide the requested service or information and to contact Subscribers and Visitors for purposes of direct marketing of our current and future services.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
In order to purchase product or subscription to our Platform, you may be required to provide certain additional information, which may include a credit card number, expiration date, billing zip code, activation code, and similar information (“Billing Information”). Billing Information is collected and processed by our third-party payment processor operating as our agent (see, Onward Transfers to Third Parties).
In addition to the Contact Information, the Billing Information, and the Subscriber Data, we may collect or receive the following information:
- From Your Activity. In an ongoing effort to improve the Site, the App, and the Platform, we automatically collect certain information when Visitors visit the Site and the App, and when Subscribers use the Platform. This information consists of IP addresses, browser type and language, referring and exit pages and URLs, date and time, amount of time spent on particular pages, what sections of the Site and/or App Visitors visit, and similar information concerning your use of the Site, the App, and the Platform (“Activity Information”).
For Google Adwords, you can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.
For Facebook, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.
For Twitter, please visit: https://business.twitter.com/en/help/ads-policies/other-policy-requirements/policies-for-conversion-tracking-and-tailored-audiences.html.
How We Use the Information. Further to the uses described above, we use Information primarily to provide our services. For example, we digest, analyze, and organize the Information using our proprietary analytics methods, and prepare content derived from such information and analytics. Such content is then distributed to our Subscribers, in various formats including, but not limited to, email digests and PDF reports, for use by Subscribers in their businesses. In addition, we may use the Information to create audience segments for Subscribers, and to publish automatic social media posts on behalf of our Subscribers as part of our services pursuant to the Subscription Agreement. We may also reproduce, execute, use, store, archive, modify, enhance, aggregate, combine with other data, perform, display, distribute, sell, rent, vend, or otherwise exploit Anonymous Data for any purpose, including, without limitation, to create audience segments, to enhance our other data and sell such enhanced data, or to improve our Site, App, Platform, and our services. Further, we use Information to respond to general inquiries, solicit feedback regarding our services, provide relevant content, provide support, and to communicate with you via email regarding our current and future services.
Onward Transfer to Third Parties
With regard to the principle of Accountability for Onward Transfer, for example, we remain liable if our agent processes such personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Privacy Shield Principles, unless we prove that we are not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
Opt-In to Certain Onward Transfers
If you are a European resident, we will not transfer your personal information to a third party acting as a controller without first providing you with information regarding the identity of such controller or the nature of such controller’s business, and obtaining your opt-in consent.
We will not disclose your sensitive personal information to any third party without first obtaining your opt-in consent. You may grant such consent by contacting us at https://versions.com/contact.
In each instance, please allow us a reasonable time to process your response.
Disclosures to Public Authorities
We are required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including for the purpose of meeting national security or law enforcement requirements. We may also disclose personal information to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities or required by law or regulation including, but not limited to, in response to court orders and subpoenas.
Opt-Out for Direct Marketing
You may opt out at any time from the use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes by e-mailing the instructions at https://versions.com/contact. Please allow us a reasonable time to process your request.
How We Protect Your Information
VERSIONS takes commercially reasonable security measures to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in processing and the nature of such data, and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. You should keep in mind, however, that no Internet transmission is 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from the Site, the App, and/or the Platform may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail or other electronic means. Where VERSIONS has given you a username and/or password that enables you to access certain parts of the Site, the App, or the Platform, you are responsible for keeping such username and/or password confidential.
Links to Third-Party Sites
The Site, the App, and the Platform may, from time to time, contain links to external websites. VERSIONS encourages you to review the privacy and security policies of any externally linked websites that may be accessed through the Site, the App, or the Platform. VERSIONS assumes no responsibility or liability for the information collection and disclosure practices of any external websites that a user can access through the Site, the App, or the Platform. Please check the privacy policies of these external websites before you submit any personal information to them.
Access to Personal Information
Should you choose to unsubscribe from any mailing lists for which you registered, you may do so by following the instructions on how to unsubscribe provided in all VERSIONS communications.
WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Important Notice to All Non-U.S. Residents
Our servers are located in the United States. If you are located outside of the U.S., please be aware that any information provided to or collected by us, including personal information, will be transferred from your country of origin to the U.S. Except in the case of data transfers under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, your decision to provide such data to us, or allow us to collect such data through our Site, the App, or the Platform, constitutes your consent to this data transfer.
Important Notice for Residents of the European Economic Area and Switzerland
VERSIONS is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission.
VERSIONS has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Principles to BBB PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed by VERSIONS, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information and to file a complaint. If these processes do not result in a resolution, you may also contact your local data protection authority, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and/or the Federal Trade Commission for assistance. If your complaint still remains unresolved, then you have the right to invoke binding arbitration by the Privacy Shield Panel upon written notice to VERSIONS at https://versions.com/contact.
California Privacy Rights
Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to obtain certain information about the types of personal information that companies with whom they have an established business relationship (and that are not otherwise exempt) have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year, including the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. If you wish to submit a request pursuant to Section 1798.83, please contact VERSIONS via the form at https://versions.com/contact.
In addition, VERSIONS does not monitor, recognize or honor any opt-out or do not track mechanisms including general web browser, “Do Not Track” settings and/or signals.
Contact form: https://versions.com/contact
Or write to us at:
VERSIONS CO/ ARTVERSION
10 S LASALLE ST, 2ND FLOOR
CHICAGO, IL 60603