PRIVACY POLICY

 

WE CARE ABOUT YOUR PRIVACY

THE INSTITUTE FOR MANAGEMENT STUDIES (IMS) is committed to respect your privacy and to comply with applicable data protection and privacy laws. This privacy policy ("Policy") describes how we collect and use personal data where IMS is the data controller or where we refer to the applicability of this Policy. "Personal data" means information relating to you or another identifiable individual.

What information do we collect?

IMS collects your personal data and other information when you make a purchase, use or register into our products and services (including registration for IMS seminars, receiving email communication about IMS offerings, our blog, weekly lessons or the IMS Leveraged Learning links) or otherwise interact with us.

Use of products and services

When you access our services online, our web servers and those of our third-party marketing and analytics provider automatically create records of your visit. These records typically include IP-address, access times, the sites linked from, pages visited, the links and features used, the content viewed or requested, browser or application type, language and other such information.
Our applications may contact our servers periodically, for example to check for updates or to send us information relating to service usage. Additionally, we may invite you to join voluntary product and service improvement or research programs where more detailed information is collected.

Information you provide us with

When you create an account, make a purchase, request services, participate in research or campaigns or otherwise interact with us, we may ask for information such as your name, email address, phone number, street address, user names and passwords, feedback, credit card details and other such financial information. We also maintain records of your consents, preferences and settings relating to, for example, location data, marketing and sharing of personal data.

Your transactions with us

We maintain records of your purchases, downloads, the content you have provided us with, your requests, agreements between you and IMS, the products and services provided to you, payment and delivery details, your contacts and communications and other interactions with us. We may, in accordance with applicable law, record your communication with our customer care or with other such contact points.

Positioning and Location data

Location-based services establish location through the use of satellite, mobile, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy ("BLE") or other network based positioning methods. These technologies may involve exchanging your location data and unique device and mobile, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or other network related identifiers with IMS. Our products may operate on multiple device platforms, applications and services which may also collect your location data. We do not use this information to identify you personally without your consent. When you use our location based services and features, for example location based search, navigation and routing, or request for map data, your location data is sent to IMS to serve you with the right content, which may also include location based promotion of local IMS seminars.

Information provided by partners

We obtain information from industry partners and a variety of other sources, including publicly available sources such as business registries. We require these sources to comply with applicable laws with regard to collecting and transferring this data to us, including ensuring that there is a legal basis for the transfer or anonymizing the data in accordance with applicable laws prior to disclosure of the data to us.

Why do we process Personal Data?

IMS may process your personal data for the following purposes. One or more purposes may apply simultaneously.

Providing products and services

We may use your personal data to provide you with information on our products and services, to process your requests or as otherwise may be necessary to perform the contract between you and IMS, to ensure the functionality and security of our products and services, to identify you as well as to prevent and investigate fraud and other misuses.

Accounts

Some services may require an account to help you manage your content and preferences. Depending on the service, an account creation may be either required or voluntary. Account creation requires you to provide us with basic contact details about yourself, such as name, email address and location information. You may also be able to voluntarily provide more information about yourself while creating a profile.

Developing and managing products and services

We may use your personal data to develop and manage our products, services, customer care, sales and marketing. We may combine personal data collected in connection with your use of a particular IMS product and/or service with other personal data we may have about you, unless such personal data was collected for a purpose, where the original purpose is incompatible with this purpose.

Communicating with you

We may use your personal data to communicate with you, for example to inform you that our services have changed or to send you critical alerts and other such notices relating to IMS seminars, products and/or services and to contact you for customer care related purposes.

Marketing, promotions and making recommendations

We may contact you to inform you of new products, services or promotions we may offer and to conduct market research when we have your consent or it is otherwise allowed. We may use your personal data to personalize our offering and to provide you with more relevant services, for example, to make recommendations and to display customized content related to our services. This may include displaying IMS and third party content.

What is our legal basis for processing your Personal Data?

Our legal basis for processing your personal data is dependent on the purpose for processing and may vary based on the product or service you are using. In general, we process your personal data under the following legal bases:

Your consent

We process your personal data if you have consented to the processing activity. You may revoke your consent at any time. Doing so will bar us from further processing of your personal data based on your consent, but will not impact the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before it was withdrawn. Some of the features of our services might be only available based on consent.

Legal obligations

We process your personal data as needed to comply with laws and regulations.

Legitimate interests

We process your personal data to further our legitimate interests, such as in connection with managing, developing, testing, securing, and in limited circumstances marketing, advertising, and making recommendations regarding our products and services. Any such processing is conducted subject to appropriate measures to protect your fundamental rights and freedoms related to your personal data, and in any event will be subject to the restrictions provided in this Policy.

How long do we retain Personal Data?

We endeavor to only collect personal data that are necessary for the purposes for which they are collected, and to retain such data for no longer than is necessary for such purposes. The length of time personal data is retained, and criteria for determining that time, are dependent on the nature of the personal data and the purpose for which it was provided. For example, for your personal data related to managing your account (such as name, email address, and account content and preferences) are maintained for as long as they are retained by you within your account. Other data, such as records of your activity within the application, are typically maintained only for a short period before being anonymized or pseudonymized. You may contact the IMS offices at information@ims-online.com to obtain additional information about retention of your personal data.

Do we share Personal Data?

We do not sell, lease, rent or otherwise disclose your personal data to third parties unless otherwise stated below.

Your consent and social sharing services

We may share your personal data if we have your consent to do so. Some services may allow you to share your personal data with other users of the service or with other services and their users. Please consider carefully before disclosing any personal data or other information that might be accessible to other users.

IMS companies and authorized third parties

We may share your personal data with authorized third parties who process personal data for IMS for the purposes described in this Policy. This may include for example billing through your network service provider or otherwise, providing services including customer service, managing and analyzing consumer data, credit checks, conducting research and managing marketing and other such campaigns. When you purchase an IMS service or product from us with a network service provider plan, we may need to exchange information with your network service provider to provide you with such service. We may conduct joint marketing and other communications with our partners. To avoid duplicate or unnecessary communications and to tailor the message to you we may need to match information that IMS has collected with information that the partner has collected where permitted by law.
These authorized third parties are not permitted to use your personal data for any other purposes. We bind them contractually, require them to act consistently with this Policy and to use appropriate security measures to protect your personal data.

International transfers of personal data

Our products and services may be provided using resources and servers located in various countries around the world. Therefore your personal data may be transferred across international borders outside the country where you use our services, including to countries outside of North America that do not have laws providing specific protection for personal data or that have different legal rules on data protection. In such cases we ensure that there is a legal basis for such a transfer and that adequate protection for your personal data is provided as required by applicable law, for example, by using standard contractual clauses and by requiring the use of other appropriate technical and organizational information security measures. You may contact the IMS offices at information@ims-online.com to obtain additional information about the safeguards we take in connection with these transfers.

Mandatory disclosures

We may be obligated by mandatory law to disclose your personal data to certain authorities or other third parties, for example, to law enforcement agencies in the countries where we or third parties acting on our behalf operate. We may also disclose and otherwise process your personal data in accordance with applicable law to defend IMS's legitimate interests, for example, in legal proceedings or in connection with governmental requests and filings.

Mergers and Acquisitions

If we decide to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize our businesses this may involve us disclosing personal data to prospective or actual purchasers and their advisers, or receiving personal data from sellers and their advisers.

How do we address Data Quality?

We take reasonable steps to keep the personal data we possess accurate and to delete incorrect or unnecessary personal data. We encourage you to access your personal data through your account from time to time to ensure that it is up to date.

What steps are taken to safeguard Personal Data?

Privacy and security are key considerations in the creation and delivery of our products and services. We have assigned specific responsibilities to address privacy and security related matters. We enforce our internal policies and guidelines through an appropriate selection of activities, including proactive and reactive risk management, security and privacy engineering and assessments. We take appropriate steps to address online security, physical security, risk of data loss and other such risks taking into consideration the risk represented by the processing and the nature of the data being protected. Also, we limit access to our databases containing personal data to authorized persons having a justified need to access such information.

How do we use Cookies?

IMS uses cookies and similar technologies to operate and improve our websites and offerings. We also use cookies for personalization and to display promotional information. Our domains may include third party elements that set cookies on behalf of a third party, for example relating to third party social network or our web marketing provider HubSpot.

What are your rights?

You have a right to know what personal data we hold about you, and to access it. You have a right to have incomplete, incorrect, unnecessary or outdated personal data updated. You have the right to request that your personal data be erased, and to obtain a copy of your data in a machine-readable format. You have the right to object to or restrict processing in certain circumstances, such as where you believe the data is inaccurate or the processing activity is unlawful. You have a right to unsubscribe from direct marketing messages and to request that we stop processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes or on other compelling legal grounds. However, if you opt-out from marketing and other communications from IMS, critical alerts may still be sent to you.
You may exercise your rights by contacting us or by managing your account and choices through available profile management tools on your device and our services. In some cases, especially if you wish us to delete or stop processing your personal data, this may also mean that we may not be able to continue to provide IMS services to you. Applicable data protection law may provide certain restrictions on the extent to which these rights may be exercised. If a restriction applies, we will respond to your request with an explanation of what action will be taken, to the extent required under applicable data protection law.

Who is the controller of your Personal Data?

Institute for Management Studies, 201 W. Liberty St. Ste. 100, Reno NV 89502 is the controller of your personal data. In addition, the IMS affiliate providing the product or service may be a controller of your personal data. You may find the identity of the controller and its contact details by reviewing the terms and conditions of such a product or service or by using contact information provided in the applicable IMS websites. In matters pertaining to IMS's privacy practices you may contact our offices at:
IMS
c/o Privacy
201 W. Liberty St. Ste. 100
Reno NV 89501
Email: information@ims-online.com

Changes to this Privacy Policy

IMS may from time to time change this Policy or change, modify or withdraw access to this site at any time with or without notice. However, if this Policy is changed in a material, adverse way, IMS will post a notice advising of such change at the beginning of this Policy and on this site's home page for 30 days. We recommend that you re-visit this Policy from time to time to learn of any such changes to this Policy.
WHO WE ARE
IMS CORPORATE OFFICE
201 W LIBERTY ST # 100
RENO, NV 89501
PHONE: (775) 322-8222
FAX: (775) 322-8322