PARTICIPATION IN EU-U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD & SWISS-U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD
INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES
Traffic Data Collected
Elite Email Verifier may store Information that Your computer provides to us in connection with Your use of the Site and/or Services, such as:
- I.P. address.
- Domain servers.
- The type of device or computer accessing the Site.
- Browser types are used to access the Site (collectively, "Traffic Data").
Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify You but is helpful for marketing purposes or for improving Your experience on the Site. Elite Email Verifier may also store usage data such as the date and time the Site and Services are accessed, and what information and files have been downloaded.
What are Cookies?
What cookies does Elite Email Verifier use on the Site and why?
E.U. legislation requires websites to inform users when cookies are in use. Elite Email Verifier utilizes Google cookies to perform the following functions on the Site: store user preferences; create authentication tickets related to logging into the Site; and track website analytics data, such as how many visitors visit the Site and when; which browsers they use; and how long they spend on the Site. This data does not contain any information that is personal to You or other visitors. However, Elite Email Verifier may link the information it stores in cookies to any Personal Information You submit through the Site or Services. Elite Email Verifier utilizes both session cookies, which remain active on Your web browser until closed, and persistent cookies, which are stored in Your web browser for a longer period of time until they expire or are deleted.
Enabling and disabling cookies
If You do not accept the cookies, You will still be able to browse our Site and it will not prevent any functionality of the Site itself. However, to the extent that You intend to log in as a customer of the Site and utilize the Elite Email Verifier Services if You do not accept the cookies, You will be unable to log in to your Elite Email Verifier account and access the Services through the Site.
To check to see if cookies are enabled on Your device, please follow the steps below. Alternatively, view Your browser's help pages or information on how to manage cookies, which contains comprehensive information on cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You can also find details on how to delete cookies from Your computer. The following links may be helpful in understanding these settings, or you can use the "help" option in your browser for more information:
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer:
Cookie settings in Firefox:
Cookie settings in Chrome:
Settings in Safari web and iOs:
To prevent Google Analytics from contacting your data, Google has developed a Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Personal Information Collected
Elite Email Verifier may use your Personal Information to
Respond to Your inquiries and fulfil Your requests for Services;
- You will receive Information about our services as well as Information about our products;
- Process and complete Your order, such as your payments and communicating about your order;
- Send You marketing communications that we believe may be of interest to You;
- Personalize Your experience on the Site or Services;
- Conduct data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring, and prevention;
- To develop new products and services, or to enhance, improve, or modify our existing products and services; and
- If necessary or appropriate under applicable law, including laws outside of Your country of residence; in response to legal process; to respond to public and government authorities; to enforce our terms and conditions; to protect our operations; to protect our rights, privacy, safety, and/or that of our affiliates, you and others; and to give us the ability to pursue available remedies or limit the damages we may sustain.
OPTING OUT OF FUTURE CONTACTS AND SELECTING ABOUT HOW YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS USED AND DISCLOSED
You can do the following at any time by contacting us via our website:
See what data, including any Personal Information, we have about You, if any;
- Request access to Your Personal Information;
- Change/correct any data we have about You;
- Have us delete any data we have about You;
Describe any concerns You have about the way We use Your data;
In the event that You request deletion of Your account, we may have to retain certain Personal Information for record-keeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions. You began before requesting such change or deletion. Our databases and other records may also contain residual Information that will not be deleted. Personal Information may be retained by us as long as necessary to provide the Site and Services, or to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent abuse, and enforce our agreements.
We take precautions to protect Your Information. The Site and Services and all associated data are protected by technical, administrative, and physical safeguards to prevent the loss, unauthorized access, destruction, misuse, modification, and improper disclosure.
We encrypt and transmit sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) in a secure manner whenever we collect sensitive information. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Suppose a security breach causes an unauthorized intrusion into our Site or Services that materially affects You or Your Personal Information. In that case, we will attempt to notify You as soon as possible.
We will retain Your Personal Information for as long as needed to provide the Services unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
The Site and Services are controlled and operated by the United States from the country of United States, and are not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than that of United States. Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers. By using the Site and Services, You consent to the transfer of such Information to countries outside of Your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than those of Your country.
Elite Email Verifier has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the Privacy Shield Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU Privacy Shield, operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States, to address complaints and provide appropriate recourse free of charge to the individual. Elite Email Verifier is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"), or any other U.S. authorized statutory body. The FTC has jurisdiction over Elite Email Verifier's compliance with the Privacy Shield.
The place of arbitration shall be the United States, and in-person participation will not be required. Irrespective of the outcome of arbitration, each party shall bear its own attorneys' fees. The arbitrator(s) has the authority to impose individual-specific, non-monetary equitable relief necessary to remedy any violation of the Privacy Shield Principles only with respect to the individual.
What is SPAM?
“Spam” refers to electronic messages (e.g., emails, newsletters, and notifications) that are unsolicited and sent in bulk to users, clients, and prospects, usually for commercial purposes.
How do we deal with SPAM?
We have a zero-tolerance spam policy. This means that we do not tolerate any spam received from our users, we do not send spam, and we do not tolerate the use of emailverifier to faciliate in the sending of spam. Emailverifier is not for the verification of addresses that are not opt-in, meaning that the recipient did not explicitly agree to receiving email from the sender. These include:
- Purchased email lists
- Harvested email lists
- Scraped email lists
- Generated email lists
- Rented email addresses.
- Opt-out email addresses
Additionally, we comply with all applicable privacy and anti-spam laws including, but not limited to, the US CAN-SPAM Act, the GDPR, and the EU ePrivacy Directive, and we require our users to do the same.
Our commercial communication
Users provide express (“opt-in”) consent to receive such marketing messages (e.g., by subscribing to our newsletter or adjusting profile settings); or
We would like to inform users about our new services that are similar to the services already used by the users.
You can opt-out from receiving marketing messages at any time free-of-charge by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link contained in any of the messages sent to you or by contacting us directly.
Are you sending SPAM?
If you hesitate whether the messages sent by you are spam, take our short quiz.
Are you mailing to anyone who has not explicitly agreed to receive mail from you?
Are you sending it to a purchased list of addresses?
Are you using false information in your profile, such as using an incorrect originating address?
Are you using a domain name that you are not authorized to use?
Is your subject line misleading or deceptive?
Does your email not include a working unsubscribe option?
If you answered YES to ANY of these questions it is likely you are either a spammer or will be labeled as one. If you have questions or concerns, please contact our support team before you attempt to verify any email.
Alongside our commitment to constantly improving our email validation service, our ongoing efforts are also focused on protecting your data and privacy. We know how important transparency is for our customers. We are happy to tell people about the principles that guide our work here at Elite Email Verifier.
The General Data Protection Regulation is a new set of rules that dictates privacy and security standards for data collected from EU citizens. Companies must adhere to these new regulations regarding collecting, processing, and storing data.
Manage your Preferences
Our application servers are hosted in the EU and adhere to the new data protection regulations. Our validation servers are hosted internationally, but you can now choose the region of your validation servers on request. Contact our Customer Support team for more details.
You can now view and update your personal information, as well as delete your account. You can view and manage these from your Profile Settings.
What Changed with our Email Validation Service?
As a Data Collector, we have implemented the following options that allow you to:
Consult your personal data and update it whenever necessary.
Delete your personal information or your account.
Choose what types of newsletters you want to receive from us.
As a Data Processor, Elite Email Verifier now has:
A Data Processing Agreement offers an overview of the data we collect and how we process it. A contra-signed Data Processing Agreement is available on request. A list of Third-Party Data Processors is available upon request. Internal logs on any aspect that involves your lists. Ability to choose the region of the validation servers, available on request. You can choose the region of the validation servers to be either in the EU or in North America.
Protocols Addressed with Elite Email Verifier:
Data Deletion: At the end of your engagement with Elite Email Verifier, you can request the deletion of any data sent to us for verification. We always comply with these requests and provide you with the ability to delete your own data by accessing your account.
Record Processing Activities: In compliance with GDPR, we maintain a record of our processing activities. We provide this information to our customers through their EmailVerifier accounts and maintain logs that identify the date, list name (if appropriate), processing location, and total records processed for each customer.
Data Movement Restrictions: Elite Email Verifier customers in the EU are now able to process their lists locally on EU servers. This is not necessarily a mandate under GDPR but our EU customers requested it, so we built it.
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