Privacy Statement

Locus Technologies has created this privacy statement (“Statement”) in order to demonstrate our commitment to customer privacy. Privacy on various Locus Technologies websites is of great importance to us. Because we gather important information from our visitors and customers, we have established this Statement as a means to communicate our information gathering and dissemination practices. We reserve the right to change this Statement and will provide notification of the change at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to the change taking effect.

Adherence to Safe Harbor Agreement and Safe Harbor Principles is also a key part of Locus’ privacy policy. Refer to the stated privacy commitment below.

 


Collected Information

We require customers who register to use the services (“Services”) offered on our Site to give us contact information, such as their name, company name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, and financial qualification and billing information, such as billing name and address, , and the number of users within the organization that will be using the Services. At the time you express interest in obtaining additional information, or when you register for the service, we may also ask for additional personal information, such as title, department name, fax number, or additional company information, such as annual revenues, number of employees, ERP system used, or industry. Customers may opt out of providing this additional information by not entering it when asked. Customers can update or remove their personal information at any time by logging into the Locus Service and editing their Personal Information within the user information section.

Locus Technologies uses the information that we collect to set up Services for individuals and their organizations. We may also use the information to contact customers to further discuss customer interest in our company, the Services that we provide, and to send information regarding our company or partners, such as promotions and events. Customers are invited to receive an email newsletter by providing an email address. Customer email addresses and any personal customer information will not be distributed or shared with any third parties. Customers can opt out of being contacted by us, or receiving such information from us, at any time by sending an email to support@locustec.com. Separately, customers are also asked to provide an email address when registering for the Service, in order to receive a username and password. We may also email information regarding updates to the Service or company, and will send a Customer Newsletter. Again, the email address of a customer will not be distributed or shared and customers can opt out of receiving any non-essential communication by emailing support@locustec.com at the time it is distributed, or at the time any customer registers for the Service. Except as we explicitly state at the time we request information, or as provided for in the Locus Technologies Terms of Use, we do not disclose to any third-party the information provided.

All financial and billing information that we collect through the Site is used solely to check the qualifications of prospective customers and to bill for Services. This billing information is not used by Locus Technologies for marketing or promotional purposes. Other third parties, such as content providers, may provide content on the web Site but they are not permitted to collect any information nor does Locus Technologies share any user information with these parties. Customers of the Service will be using the Site to host environmental data and information (“Data”). Locus Technologies will not review, share, distribute, print, or reference any such Data except as provided in the Locus Technologies Terms of Use, or as may be required by law. Individual records may at times be viewed or accessed only for the purpose of resolving a problem, support issue, or suspected violation of the Terms of Use, or as may be required by law. Of course, customers are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of their user registration and password.

Locus Technologies may also collect certain information from visitors to and customers of the Site, such as Internet addresses. This information is logged to help diagnose technical problems, and to administer our Site in order to constantly improve the quality of the Service. We may also track and analyze non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and customers and provide such information to third parties.

 


Cookies

When you interact with the Locus Technologies Website(s) we strive to make that experience easy and meaningful. When you come to our Web site, our Web server sends a cookie to your computer. Cookies are files that Web browsers place on a computer’s hard drive and are used to tell us whether customers and visitors have visited the Site previously. Standing alone, cookies do not identify you personally. They merely recognize your browser. Unless you choose to identify yourself to Locus Technologies, either by responding to a promotional offer, opening an account, or registering for a 30-day Test Drive, you remain anonymous to Locus Technologies.

Cookies come in two flavors: session and persistent-based. Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser software or turn off your computer. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you’ve closed your browser or turned off your computer. They include such information as a unique identifier for your browser.

Locus Technologies uses session cookies containing encrypted or encoded information including your username and session ID. This information allows Locus Technologies to process your online transactions and requests. Session cookies help us make sure you are who you say you are after you’ve logged in and are required in order to use the Locus Technologies application.

Locus Technologies uses persistent cookies, which only Locus Technologies can read and use, to identify the fact that you are a Locus Technologies customer or prior Locus Technologies Website visitor (whatever the case may be). We are especially careful about the security and confidentiality of the information stored in persistent cookies. For example, we do not store account numbers or passwords in persistent cookies. Users who disable their Web browsers’ ability to accept cookies will be able to browse our Website but will not be able to successfully use our service.

 


Third-Party Sites

The Site contains links to other web sites. Locus Technologies is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other web sites. Customers and visitors will need to check the policy statement of these others web sites to understand their policies. Customers and visitors who access a linked site may be disclosing their private information. It is the responsibility of the user to keep such information private and confidential.

 


Security

Our Site has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the Data under our control. When our Site is accessed using up to date browsers, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology protects information using both server authentication and data encryption to help ensure that Data is safe, secure, and available only to you. Locus Technologies also implements an advanced security method based on dynamic data and encoded session identifications, and hosts the Site in a secure server environment that uses a firewall, intrusion detection, and other advanced technology to prevent interference or access from outside intruders. Finally, Locus Technologies provides unique user names and passwords that must be entered each time a customer logs on. These safeguards help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of Data.

 


Opt-Out Policy

Locus Technologies offers its visitors and customers a means to choose how we may use information provided. If, at any time after registering for information or ordering Services, you change your mind about receiving information from us or about sharing your information with third parties, send us a request specifying your new choice. Simply send your request tosupport@locustec.com.

Correcting & Updating Your Information:

If customers need to update or change registration information they may so by editing the user or organization record within the Locus Service. To update billing information please email support@locustec.com or call +1-650-960-1640. To discontinue the Service and to have data returned, email support@locustec.com or call +1-650-960-1640.

 


Locus Safe Harbor Privacy Policy Statement:

Locus adheres to the Safe Harbor Agreement concerning the transfer of personal data from the European Union (“EU”) to the United States of America. Locus follows the Safe Harbor Principles published by the U.S. Department of Commerce (the “Principles”) with respect to all such data. If there is any conflict between the Locus Safe Harbor Privacy Policy and the Principles, the Principles shall govern. The Locus Safe Harbor Privacy Policy outlined below is our general policy and practices for implementing the Principles, including the types of information we gather, how we use it and the notice and choice affected individuals have regarding our use of and their ability to correct that information. This privacy policy applies to all personal information received electronically by Locus.

Note: Safe Harbor policy and principles are being modified by international agreement and will become Privacy Shield. When this program change is implemented, Locus is committed to following the newly developed principles to help ensure the privacy of your personal data.

Definitions

“Personal data” and “personal information” are data about an identified or identifiable individual that are within the scope of the Directive, received by a U.S. organization from the European Union, and recorded in any form.

Locus’ Safe Harbor certification and more information about the Safe Harbor principles can be found at https://www.export.gov/safeharbor.

Safe Harbor Principles

Notice: Locus will inform individuals about the purposes for which it collects and uses information about them, how to contact the organization with any inquiries or complaints, the types of third parties to which it discloses the information, and the choices and means the organization offers individuals for limiting its use and disclosure. This notice will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when individuals are first asked to provide personal information to Locus or as soon thereafter as is practicable, but in any event before Locus uses such information for a purpose other than that for which it was originally collected or processed by the transferring organization or discloses it for the first time to a third party.

Choice: Locus will offer individuals the opportunity to choose (opt out) whether their personal information is (a) to be disclosed to a third party or (b) to be used for a purpose that is incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. Individuals will be provided with clear and conspicuous, readily available, and affordable mechanisms to exercise choice. For sensitive information (i.e. personal information specifying medical or health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership or information specifying the sex life of the individual), they will be given affirmative or explicit (opt in) choice if the information is to be disclosed to a third party or used for a purpose other than those for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual through the exercise of opt in choice. In any case, Locus will treat as sensitive any information received from a third party where the third party treats and identifies it as sensitive.

Onward Transfer: To disclose information to a third party, Locus will apply the Notice and Choice Principles. Where Locus wishes to transfer information to a third party that is acting as an agent, it may do so if it first either ascertains that the third party subscribes to the Principles or is subject to the Directive or another adequacy finding or enters into a written agreement with such third party requiring that the third party provide at least the same level of privacy protection as is required by the relevant Principles. If the organization complies with these requirements, it shall not be held responsible (unless the organization agrees otherwise) when a third party to which it transfers such information processes it in a way contrary to any restrictions or representations, unless the organization knew or should have known the third party would process it in such a contrary way and the organization has not taken reasonable steps to prevent or stop such processing.

Security: Locus in the act of creating, maintaining, using or disseminating personal information will take reasonable precautions to protect it from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

Data Integrity: Consistent with the Principles, personal information must be relevant for the purposes for which it is to be used. Locus will not process personal information in a way that is incompatible with the purposes for which it has been collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. To the extent necessary for those purposes, Locus will take reasonable steps to ensure that data is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and current.

Access: Individuals must have access to personal information about them that Locus holds and be able to correct, amend, or delete that information where it is inaccurate, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the individual’s privacy in the case in question, or where the rights of persons other than the individual would be violated.

Enforcement: Locus relies on a self-assessment approach to assure compliance with this privacy policy and annually verifies that the policy is accurate, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed on all public and customer websites vis a privacy link/URL, fully implemented and accessible and in accordance with the Safe Harbor Principles outlined above. Any persons are free to raise any concerns using the info@locustec.com email address and Locus will review, investigate and seek to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of Personal Information in accordance with the Safe Harbor Principles.

If a complaint or dispute cannot be resolved through Locus’ internal process, Locus will follow the dispute resolution processes outlined in the Safe Harbor Principles.

 


Additional Information

Questions regarding this Statement or the practices of this Site should be directed to Locus Technologies’ Security Administrator by e-mailing such questions to support@locustec.com.

Effective date of amendment of existing privacy policy: March 10, 2016