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Privacy Policy

OVERVIEW

Lean Methods Group (“LMG”) is committed to protecting the privacy of customers/clients, visitors of the LMG website(s), and businesses/individuals who register to use our products and services (“Customers”). This Privacy Notice (“Privacy Notice” or “Notice”) describes our privacy practices in relation to the use of LMG websites (including any customer portal or interactive customer website), its software, services, solutions, tools, and related applications, services, and programs, including research and marketing activities, offered by LMG (“Services”) as well as your choices regarding use, access and correction of personal data.

GDPR Statement: The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), enforceable as of May 25, 2018, imposes additional requirements upon companies to strengthen the security around and enhance the protection of personal data of EU residents.

Privacy Notice: LMG is committed to protecting the privacy of those involved in its business. This Privacy Notice is meant to help you understand, among other things, what personal data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it.

Cookie Policy: This Cookie Policy addresses how we use cookies when you visit LMG website(s). We want to be clear about how we collect and use data related to you via cookies.

PRIVACY NOTICE

Last updated: May 25, 2018

Lean Methods Group (“LMG”) is committed to protecting the privacy of customers/clients, visitors of the LMG website(s), and businesses/individuals who register to use our products and services (“Customers”). This Privacy Notice (“Privacy Notice” or “Notice”) describes our privacy practices in relation to the use of LMG websites (including any customer portal or interactive customer website), its software, services, solutions, tools, and related applications, services, and programs, including research and marketing activities, offered by LMG (“Services”) as well as your choices regarding use, access and correction of personal data.

This Privacy Notice describes how we collect, use, disclose and otherwise process personal data collected related to our Services and otherwise in the course of our business activities, including the information practices of the websites that link to this Privacy Notice (“Sites”).

This Privacy Notice does not apply to information collected about LMG employees, applicants, or other personnel.

The LMG Sites may contain links to other websites; and information practices and/or the content of such other websites shall be governed by the privacy statements of such other websites.

Customer Owned Data
As a provider of Services, we may receive, process or store certain information, including personal information, on behalf of our Customers. All such information (“Customer Data”) is owned and controlled by our Customers, who are the data controllers for such information with respect to EU data protection law. Customer Data may include information from the end points and other systems, tools or devices that Customers manage or monitor using our Services, and end user data related to individuals activities on Customer’s network and systems. It may also include event logs, end user information (such as IP address, email address and computer name), and other data where relevant to a support or service request. LMG is a data processor for Customer Data.

This means that LMG processes Customer Data on the basis of instructions from our Customers. If LMG receives a data subject request, it may point you in the direction of its Customer, as the Customer is the controller of the Customer Data.

Data Relating to Our Customers and Users of Our Sites
LMG collects information as part of its normal business operations and in the administration of its relationship with Customers, which may include personal data.

Business Contact and Customer Relationship Management. We collect and maintain information about our Customers, which may include company name, business contact name and title, phone number, email and other contact details. We may also collect billing address, financial account, credit card information, order details, subscription and license information, and usage details. In addition, we collect user credential and profile data (name, contact, authorized users) of Customer’s authorized users and account administrators.

Data Submitted on Sites. In order to access or use certain portions of the Sites, to enjoy the full functionality of the Sites, or to conduct or seek to conduct business with us, you may be prompted to provide certain personal data to us, including in the following ways: by filling in forms (for example, a “Contact Us” form) on our Sites or at a trade show or anywhere else we conduct business; by downloading or accessing the LMG Services; by downloading documentation from our Sites; by subscribing to newsletters or other communications; or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise using our contact details.

Typically, the personal data you give us may include name, business affiliation, business address, telephone number, and email address, and any personal details required to resolve any enquiries or complaints.

Third Parties. We may also obtain personal data about Customers from third parties, such as LinkedIn and other publicly accessible sources.

Customer Support and Service. When Customers contact us for support or other customer service requests, we maintain support tickets and other records related to the requests, including any information provided by Customers related to such support or service requests.

Usage Details. We may collect information about Customers’ usage of our Services, including IP address, Customer ID, email address, and other usage statistics. We do not collect usage details about Customer end users, except as necessary for support or to provide the Services requested by Customers (in which case we are a data processor of such data).

When you visit our Sites, our server automatically collects certain browser or device generated information, which may in some cases constitute personal data, including but not limited to: your domain; your IP address; your date, time and duration of your visit; your browser type; your operating system; your page visits; information from third parties; other information about your computer or device; or Internet traffic.

De-identified Data. We may de-identify and aggregate certain data we collect such that the data no longer identifies or can be linked to a particular customer or an individual data subject (“De-identified Data”), subject to the terms of any applicable customer agreements.

We may use this data to improve our Services, analyze trends, publish market research, and for other marketing, research or statistical purposes, and may disclose such data to third parties for these specific purposes.

Other Data. LMG collects, uses and maintains certain data related to its business and the Services it provides to Customers, which is not personal data; this privacy notice does not restrict our use and processing of such data.

Cookies
Our Sites use cookies. The following policies and practices regard the use of cookies on the LMG websites (“LMG Website(s)” or “Website(s)”). By using or accessing our Website, you agree to this cookie policy (“Cookie Policy” or “Policy”). This Policy may change from time to time and your continued use of the Website is deemed to be acceptance of such changes. Please check the Policy periodically for updates.

We use different types of cookies to run LMG Websites.

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your browser when you visit a website. Most web pages contain elements from multiple web domains so when you visit www.leanmethods.com (/) (or other LMG Websites), your browser may receive cookies from several sources. This includes third parties that we have hired to provide services on our behalf, such as site analytics, site acceleration, or ad targeting.

Local Shared Objects (aka Flash cookies) and local storage in HTML5 may also be used on our website to enhance your experience by, for example, storing your user preferences and settings. Local Shared Objects are data files similar to browser cookies, but can store more complex data than simple text.

We use cookies and other technologies to ensure visitors to our Websites have the best possible experience and to provide targeted advertising. By continuing to visit or use our services, you agree to use of cookies and similar technologies for these purposes.

Withdraw Your Consent at Any Time
If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of our Websites, you will need to delete, and block or disable cookies via your browser settings; see below for more information on how to do this. Please note that disabling cookies will likely affect the functionality of our Websites.

How to Manage and Delete Your Cookies
Most internet browsers are initially setup to automatically accept cookies. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website. You can refuse to accept cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. Please be aware that restricting the use of cookies will impact the functionality of our Website. As a result, you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website or use some of our products and/or services.

Use of Personal Data
The following is an overview of our purposes for using personal data that we process as a data controller. Additional details on how we process your personal data may be provided to you in a separate notice or contract.

For individuals in the European Union, our processing (i.e. use) of your personal data is justified on the following legal bases:

  • Performance of Contract: the processing is necessary to perform a contract with you or take steps to enter into a contract at your request;
  • Compliance with Law: the processing is necessary for us to comply with a relevant legal obligation (for example, laws which require us to collect tax information from customers, carry out checks on customers, or which compel us to disclose information to public authorities or regulators);
  • Our Legitimate Interests: the processing is in our legitimate interests, subject to your interests and fundamental rights, and notably our legitimate interest in using applicable data to conduct and develop our business activities, such as developing and maintaining relationships with our customers (the majority of the processing covered by this notice is legitimate interest based);
  • Defend Our Rights: where the processing is necessary to the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or
  • With Your Consent: you have consented to the processing (for example, where we are required by local law to rely upon your prior consent for the purposes of direct marketing).

In all cases where legitimate interests is relied upon as a lawful basis, we take steps to ensure that our legitimate interests are not outweighed by any prejudice to your rights and freedoms. This is achieved in a number of ways, including through the application of principles of data minimization and security, and by taking steps to ensure that personal data is only collected or otherwise obtained where it is relevant to the lawful business activities, and where using personal data is reasonably necessary for those activities.

Disclosure of Personal Data
LMG may share personal data with our affiliated businesses as part of our business operations and administration of the Services. We may also appoint third party service providers (who will operate under our instructions) to assist us in providing information, products or services to you, in conducting and managing our business, or in managing and improving our Services or the Sites. LMG may share your personal data with these affiliates and third parties to perform services that the third parties have been engaged by LMG to perform on LMG’s behalf, subject to appropriate contractual restrictions and security measures, or if we believe it is reasonably necessary to prevent harm or loss, or it believes that the disclosure will further an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activities.

LMG reserves the right to share any information that is not deemed personal data or is not otherwise subject to contractual restrictions.

Marketing
Where lawful to do so, and subject to your consent where required, we may communicate with Customers (and related business contacts) about our Services. If you wish to unsubscribe from receiving marketing communications, please use the link in our promotional emails to request that we will stop sending you communications.

Security
LMG aims to safeguard and protect your personal data from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, and LMG utilizes and maintains certain reasonable processes, systems, and technologies to do so. However, you acknowledge that no environment is completely secure or error-free, and that these processes, systems, and technologies utilized and maintained by LMG are subject to compromise. Accordingly, we cannot be held responsible for unauthorized or unintended access that is beyond our control.

Retention of Your Personal Data
We apply a general rule of keeping personal data only for as long as required to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. However, in some circumstances, we may retain personal data for other periods of time, for instance where we are required to do so in accordance with legal, tax and accounting requirements, or if required to do so by a legal process, legal authority, or other governmental entity having authority to make the request, for so long as required.

In specific circumstances, we may also retain your personal data for longer periods of time corresponding to a statute of limitation, so that we have an accurate record of your dealings with us in the event of any complaints or challenges.

External Links
The Sites may contain links to third party sites. Since LMG does not control nor is responsible for the privacy practices of those websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third party sites. This Policy applies solely to personal data collected by our Sites or in the course of our business activities.

Access and Data Subject Rights
Individuals have the right to access the personal data processed about them, subject to applicable law; individuals may request to access their personal data processed by contacting us.

Subject to applicable law, you may also have some or all of the following rights available to you in respect of your personal data to obtain a copy of your personal data together with information about how and on what basis that personal data is processed; to rectify inaccurate personal data (including the right to have incomplete personal data completed); to erase your personal data (in limited circumstances, such as where it is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or processed); to restrict processing of your personal data under certain circumstances; to port your data in machine-readable format to a third party (or to you) when we justify our processing on the basis of your consent or the performance of a contract with you; to withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal data (where that processing is based on your consent); and to obtain, or see a copy of the appropriate safeguards under which your personal data is transferred to a third country or international organization.

In addition to the above rights, under EU data protection law, applicable individuals have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to any processing of your personal data for which we have justified on the basis of a legitimate interest, including profiling (as opposed to your consent) or to perform a contract with you. You also have the right to object at any time to any processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, including profiling for marketing purposes.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority for data protection.

In relation to all of these rights, please contact us.

If you contact us regarding Customer Data for which we are a data processor, we will attempt to refer your request to the relevant Customer, and data controller for your personal data.

Contact Information
If you have any questions in relation to this Notice, please contact us at info@leanmethods.com.