This page was updated on November 16, 2023
We may collect personal information when you interact with the Website or Mobile Apps, such as if you choose to register or create a user profile on the Website or a Mobile App (e.g., to gain access to specific content, attend a hosted event, respond to a survey or request Communications about specific areas of interest), or otherwise provide it to us. Depending on the specific Communication you are receiving, or the web page of the Website or Mobile App you are using, such information may consist of your name, current job title, company address, email address, telephone and fax numbers, correspondence with you, which newsletters you subscribe to, and other information you provide to us.
When using a Mobile App, in addition to contact information, we or our service providers (such as mobile operating system and platform providers) may also collect information relating to your device, including your device model, operating system, browser type, unique device identifier, IP address, mobile phone number, mobile network carrier, location, and the way you are using the Mobile App. The information collected will depend on the functionality of the specific Mobile App you are using. If any other information is collected relating to your use of a Mobile App, such information will be specified in the Mobile App.
We may also collect personal information if you register for the Website using a third-party social network account (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter). For example, the Website or a Mobile App may allow you to login using your social network account credentials. We may collect the user name associated with that social media account and any information or content you have permitted the social media network to share with us, such as your profile picture, email address, and birthday. The information we collect may depend on the privacy settings you have with the social network site, so please review the privacy statement or policy of the applicable social network site. When you access the Website through your social network account, you are authorizing us to collect and use your information in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
The Website may also collect content that you provide, including postings on blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications and services that we may provide.
We may also collect similar personal information about you from data brokers.
We do not usually seek to collect your sensitive personal information (i.e., data relating to your social security, driver’s license, state identification card, or passport numbers, financial account number, debit card, or credit card number in combination with credentials allowing access to such accounts; racial or ethnic origin; immigration or citizenship status; religious or philosophical beliefs; trade union membership; genetic or biometric data for identification purposes; precise geolocation; political opinions; medical or health conditions; or sex life or sexual orientation. Sensitive personal information also includes the contents of your personal mail, email, or text messages unless we are the intended recipient). We will obtain your explicit consent to collect and use such information where required by law.
Log information, cookies and web beacons
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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.
We collect and use your personal information with your consent to provide you with access to the Website, Mobile Apps and Communications, or where we have a legitimate business interest in or other legal basis for, such collection and use. The personal information you submit to us may be used to manage our relationship with you, including any of your requests, or to customize or improve the Website or a Mobile App and related services offered to you.
We may also use your personal information for marketing purposes, including to deliver cross-contextual behavioral or targeted advertising based on your interactions across nonaffiliated websites or online applications, or to send you promotional materials or communications regarding services provided by us or other members of our Network that we believe may be of interest to you. We may also contact you to seek feedback on services provided by members of our Network or for market or other research purposes. Your personal information may also be used to protect our rights or property and that of our users.
You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you Communications, emails or other correspondence.
To the extent that we possess any personal information about you that has been de-identified, we maintain and use such de-identified information without re-identifying such information. Such de-identified information is not subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice.
Selling of information
We do not sell your personal information that is collected under this Privacy Notice.
We retain your personal information for as long as the information is reasonably needed for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. We also may retain your personal information to comply with our legal or professional obligations, enforce our agreements, or resolve disputes.
Disclosure of information to third parties
We may provide your personal information to other members of the Productivity Dynamics Network in order to provide you with information that could be of interest to you. Your personal information may also be disclosed to members of the Productivity Dynamics Network and other third parties: in order to respond to your requests or inquiries; as part of a corporate transaction (such as a sale, divestiture, reorganization, merger or acquisition); or where those parties handle information on our behalf.
Personal information may also be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory or other government agencies, or to other third parties, in each case to comply with legal, regulatory, or national security obligations or requests.
In relation to Mobile Apps, we may also share your usage and personal information with mobile carriers and platform providers, as well as any other entities described in any particular Mobile App in connection with the operation of the Mobile App.
In relation to Communications, we may also share your personal information with service providers in connection with the delivery of such Communications.
All of these disclosures may involve the transfer of personal information to countries or regions without data protection rules similar to those in effect in your area of residence.
By providing information with respect to a Communication or through the Website or a Mobile App, you are consenting to the disclosures described above.
Any personal information that we have referenced above under “Information collection” may be disclosed to the third parties identified in this section for the purposes set forth herein.
Your personal information rights
You may have choices about how your personal information is collected, used and shared.
If you choose to register for a Communication or with the Website or a Mobile App, you may access your user profile, correct and update your details, or unsubscribe at any time. If you decide that you no longer wish to have your third-party social network site account (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter) linked to your profile on the Website or a Mobile App, you may change your account settings at any time. If you have any problem accessing your profile or would like to request a copy of your profile, please complete our Contact Us form.
Depending on the jurisdiction in which you are located, you may have the right to request that we confirm whether we process your personal information or that we correct, delete, or stop processing your personal information. You may also have the right to request that we provide the following information regarding the personal information we hold about you:
- The categories and/or specific pieces of personal information we collected
- The categories of sources from which personal information is collected
- The business or commercial purpose for collecting personal information
- The categories of third parties with whom we shared personal information
To exercise any of your rights under applicable law described above regarding your personal information, complete our Contact Us form or call us at +1.617.267.1961. When calling us, please provide your full name, mailing address, email address, and the specific type of request you are making.
Applicable laws may also give you the right to lodge a complaint with a local supervisory authority related to this Privacy Notice.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights with respect to your personal information.
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.
Verification of personal information requests
For certain personal information requests, we must first verify your identity before processing your request. To do so, we may ask you to provide us with your full name, contact information, and relationship to Productivity Dynamics. Depending on your request, we may ask you to provide additional information. Once we receive this information, we will then review it and determine whether we are able to match it to the information Productivity Dynamics maintains about you to verify your identity.
Third party requests
If you are submitting a personal information request on behalf of someone other than yourself, please complete our Contact Us form and include proof that you are authorized to make the request. This may be in the form of a written authorization signed by the person whom you are acting on behalf of or a valid power of attorney.
Data Privacy Framework notice
Productivity Dynamics adheres to the U.S. Data Privacy Frameworks as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce with respect to personal information.
Special notices to California residents
If you are a California resident, you are entitled to request information concerning any personal information you provide to us as part of an established business relationship for personal, family, or household purposes that we disclose to nonaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not share such personal information with nonaffiliated third parties for such purposes.
We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all personal information provided by users with respect to Communications, or via the Website or Mobile Apps, from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.
Blogs, forums, wikis and other social media
The Website may host various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications or services that allow you to share content with other users (collectively “Social Media Applications”). Any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application can be read, collected and used by other users of that Social Media Application over whom we have little or no control. Therefore, we are not responsible for any other user’s use, misuse or misappropriation of any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application.
Privacy practices of third parties
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy while using the Website or a Mobile App, or upon receipt of a Communication, please contact us at email@example.com or call us at +1.617.267.1961.