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TERMS OF SERVICE
Version: 22 May 2020
The Services may be provided to you online, in the form of a mobile and/or desktop application(s) and/or may be integrated in a third party service.
The Services allow you to perform online proofing and to upload, submit, store, share, receive, collect, capture and/or visualize your ideas, texts, graphics, videos, data, information, files, presentation decks or other content, including third party content used by you (“Your Content”).
1.1. Persons who are not of the age of majority are not eligible to use the Services, and we ask that no information in relation to such persons be submitted to us.
1.2. Consumers are not eligible to use the Services. ‘Consumer’ means any natural person who, in contracts covered by this Directive, is acting for purposes which are outside his trade, business, craft or profession. By accessing the Services you are confirming that you act as a ‘trader’ (i.e. any natural person or any legal person, irrespective of whether privately or publicly owned, who is acting, including through any other person acting in his name or on his behalf, for purposes relating to his trade, business, craft or profession in relation to these Terms).
1.3. If the Services include, are used in connection with, or are integrated in the services of third parties, the terms and conditions, notice and take down policies and/or privacy and cookie policies of those third parties may apply in addition to these Terms. If you are using the Services on behalf of your employer or another organization, you are agreeing to the terms of that organization and you represent and warrant that you have the authority to do so. Aproove is not responsible for any third party services, terms and/or policies.
1.5. These Terms supersede any and all prior oral and written quotations, terms, communications, agreements and understandings between you and Aproove.
2. WEAPROOVE AND WEAPROOVE+
2.1. WeAproove allows you to share your Content with others in order to perform online proofing.
2.2. To use WeAproove you have to create an account and provide us with your email address and other details.
2.3. To share your Content you need to upload it and provide us with (a limited number of) email addresses of recipient(s).
2.4. WeAproove provides the possibility to share Content up to a maximum total capacity. Uploaded Content is stored on Aproove’s servers for a limited period of time after which the ability to access the Content expires.
2.5. After the expiry period Aproove will permanently delete the uploaded files. These files will not be available nor retrievable anymore.
2.6. The basic functionality of WeAproove is (currently) free from registration and charge. We also offer WeAproove+, a paid subscription version that - compared to the free version - offers you a set of premium services and different subscription terms. You can find the current subscription options and their specific characteristics here.
2.7. Aproove reserves the right to automatically delete all Content uploaded with WeAproove+ and still available on our servers, 30 days after your WeAproove+ subscription has ended
2.8. Aproove treats Content as confidential. Recipients can access your Content and allow others to use them. You are solely responsible for the Content you upload and share.
3. PAYMENT CONDITIONS
3.1. If you use a paid subscription Service, the initial subscription term starts once the fees due have been paid in full.
3.2. We may introduce or change the fees for the Services from time to time, for which we will give you advance notice. If you have a fixed term and price subscription, that price will remain in force for the fixed term. If you do not agree with the price change, you must cancel your subscription and stop using the Services by the end of the then-current Service term. If you continue to use the Services after the price change goes into effect, you agree to pay the changed price. Fee introductions will require your prior consent and registration.
3.3. Depending on the payment method you choose, the issuer of the payment method may charge you certain fees relating to the processing of your payment.
3.4. Aproove may suspend or cancel the Services to you if a payment is not successfully settled (for instance in case of insufficient funds, expiration of credit cards, a change in payment details or otherwise). Suspension or cancellation of the Services for non-payment can result in a loss of access to and use of your account and your Content.
4. TERM AND CANCELLATION OF A SUBSCRIPTION
4.1. The initial subscription term varies depending on your choice and/or the Service it applies to.
4.2. The subscription period will be renewed automatically for the selected subscription period, unless you have cancelled your subscription on time (before the last day of your subscription).
4.3. In case of cancellation you will continue to have access to the Services until the end of your paid subscription period.
4.4. Cancellation does not give you any right to reimbursement of (part of) the subscription fee.
4.5. Upon cancellation or if a payment is not successfully settled (for instance due to expiration or insufficient funds), your account will be deactivated after the end of your subscription period. You will then not have access to your information and any Content stored using the Services. You can reactivate your subscription at any time in your account settings by making payment within four weeks after deactivation. Your subscription will then be renewed as from the day of reactivation.
4.6. If you do not reactivate your subscription within the term set out above, any of your Content stored using the Service(s) and any of your information may have been automatically and permanently deleted from our servers.
5. CONTENT OWNERSHIP, PERMISSIONS AND RESPONSIBILITY
5.1. Aproove does not claim any ownership of the Content you create, use, store or share through the Services and you are solely responsible for it. Also you are solely responsible for sharing it with the correct recipients. Any liability for damages relating to the Content lies with the individual that creates, uses, stores and/or shares it within the Services. You acknowledge that download and/or access links can be forwarded and that recipients having access to such link, can access the Content it is connected with.
5.2. Some of the Services allow you to protect Content or transfers with a password. The user is solely responsible for the confidentiality and/or the distribution of passwords.
5.3. By using the Services you warrant that you have, for any Content you create, use, store or share using the Services, all required permissions (including from copyright and other intellectual property rights owners) to distribute, sub-license, transfer, store and/or make the Content online available as part of the Services.
5.4. Aproove is not liable to you or any third party for any damages arising out of or in relation to the Content created, used, stored or shared by you within the Services, including but not limited to, copyright protected works and/or trademarks.
5.5. Aproove requires a license from you with regards to the Content FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF OPERATING, ENABLING, AND IMPROVING THE SERVICES. Solely for this explicit purpose and until you delete the Content from the Services, you agree and acknowledge that by using the Services, you grant us an unlimited, worldwide, royalty-free license to (i) use, host, store, scan, search, sort, index, create previews and (ii) reproduce, communicate, publish, publicly display, distribute and edit (including but not limited to scaling, cropping, adapting and translating) the Content. This licence is for the duration of the Services period plus any additional post-termination period during which Aproove provides You with access to retrieve an export file of Your Content if applicable.
6. USE OF THE SERVICES
6.1. You are responsible for identifying and authenticating all users, for approving access by such users to the Services, for controlling against unauthorized access by users, and for maintaining the confidentiality of usernames, passwords and account information. By federating or otherwise associating Your and Your users’ usernames, passwords and accounts with Aproove, You accept responsibility for the confidentiality and timely and proper termination of user records in Your local (intranet) identity infrastructure or on Your local device. Aproove is not responsible for any harm caused by Your users, including individuals who were not authorized to have access to the Services but who were able to gain access because usernames, passwords or accounts were not terminated on a timely basis in Your local identity management infrastructure or Your local device. You are responsible for all activities that occur under Your and Your users’ usernames, passwords or accounts or as a result of Your or Your users’ access to the Services, and agree to notify Aproove immediately of any unauthorized use. You agree to make every reasonable effort to prevent unauthorized third parties from accessing the Services.
6.2. You shall respect right of others, including Aproove and third parties. This includes respecting the right to privacy, corporate intelligence, business secrets and intellectual property rights, such as trademarks, copyrights, trade names and logos. You agree not to use the Services to commit, promote, enable or facilitate any unlawful or criminal acts or breach of these Terms or facilitate or promote others to do so.
6.3. You shall have sole responsibility for the accuracy, quality, integrity, legality, reliability, appropriateness and ownership of all of Your Content.
6.4. As a condition to make use of the Services you agree not to create, use, store or share any Content that: features CSAI (child sexual abuse imagery); is obscene, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, profane, indecent, discriminating, threatening, abusive, harmful, lewd, vulgar, or unlawful; promotes racism, violence or hatred; is factually inaccurate, false, misleading, misrepresenting or deceptive; you do not hold the rights to infringes, violates or misappropriates intellectual property rights, privacy rights, including data protection rights, and/or any other kind of rights; infringes on or violates any applicable law or regulation; constitutes ‘hate speech’, whether directed at an individual or a group, and whether based upon the race, sex, creed, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, language or another characteristic of such individual or group.
6.5. In addition, you agree not to: abuse, harass, stalk, intimidate, threaten, commit violence, cause damage or injury to any person or property or otherwise act unlawful, or encourage anyone else to do so; impersonate or falsely pretend affiliation with any person or entity; access any non-public areas of the Services; interfere with any access or use restrictions; use any data mining or data gathering or extraction methods, or otherwise collect information about the users of the Services; send viruses, worms, malware, ransomware, junk email, spam, chain letters, phishing emails, unsolicited messages, promotions or advertisements of any kind and for any purpose; interfere with, damage or disrupt the Services or act in a way that may do so; attempt to probe, scan, compromise or test the vulnerability of the Services or any related service, system or network or breach any security or authentication ; use automated means to access or use the Services without our permission; reverse engineer or decompile any (part) of the Services; resell, sublicence, rent, lease, offer or otherwise commercialize the Services without our permission; allow others to use your account.
6.6. Aproove has no obligation to monitor the Services or screen your Content. However, Aproove reserves the right to review the Services and Content and to monitor all use of and activity with the Services, and to remove or choose not to make available on or through the Services any Content in its sole discretion. Aproove may remove Content that is confidential or proprietary to a third party without that third party's permission. In addition to any other rights afforded to Aproove under the Terms, Aproove reserves the right, but has no obligation, to take remedial action if any material violates the restrictions in the foregoing section, including the removal or disablement of access to such material. Aproove shall have no liability to You in the event that Aproove takes such action. You agree to defend and indemnify Aproove against any claim arising out of a violation of Your obligations under this Section.
7. VIOLATION OF THE TERMS OF SERVICE
Aproove reserves the right to investigate, provide to third parties, (temporarily) block and/or permanently delete from it servers, without prior notice or liability, any Content and/or accounts or to block anyone from accessing any part of the Services, when Aproove ascertains, at its sole discretion or after receiving substantiated and valid complaints, that you breach these Terms or act in violation of any applicable law or regulation.
8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
8.1. All intellectual property rights and/or similar rights on the Services (including the software, content, photography, graphic design, typography, portraits, logos, trademarks, trade names, domain names, copyrights and patents) are vested in Aproove and/or its licensors and you are not allowed to use, remove, modify, copy, mirror, distribute, decompile, or reverse engineer any of it in any way.
8.2. Aproove is not responsible or liable for third party content published within the Services, in-ad links to external websites or the content, products or services offered on external websites. You acknowledge and accept that all use outside the Services is at your own risk.
8.3. You will always respect and observe the good name and reputation of Aproove and ensure that your use of the Services will in no way prejudice any rights and/or the good name and reputation of Aproove and its licensors.
9. WARRANTIES, DISCLAIMERS AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES
9.1. APROOVE PROVIDES THE SERVICES “AS-IS”, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, APROOVE DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT (A) THE SERVICES WILL BE PERFORMED ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT APROOVE WILL CORRECT ALL SERVICES ERRORS, (B) THE SERVICES WILL OPERATE IN COMBINATION WITH YOUR CONTENT OR YOUR APPLICATIONS, OR WITH ANY OTHER HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, SYSTEMS, SERVICES OR DATA NOT PROVIDED BY APROOVE, AND (C) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, SPECIFICATIONS OR EXPECTATIONS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT APROOVE DOES NOT CONTROL THE TRANSFER OF DATA OVER COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES, INCLUDING THE INTERNET, AND THAT THE SERVICES MAY BE SUBJECT TO LIMITATIONS, DELAYS, AND OTHER PROBLEMS INHERENT IN THE USE OF SUCH COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES. APROOVE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAYS, DELIVERY FAILURES, OR OTHER DAMAGE RESULTING FROM SUCH PROBLEMS. APROOVE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ISSUES RELATED TO THE PERFORMANCE, OPERATION OR SECURITY OF THE SERVICES THAT ARISE FROM YOUR CONTENT, YOUR APPLICATIONS OR THIRD PARTY CONTENT. APROOVE DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY REGARDING THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, OR USEFULNESS OF THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR SERVICES, AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITIES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR SERVICES. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT APROOVE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO THE COMPUTER SYSTEM OR MOBILE DEVICE OF YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE OF THE SERVICES TO STORE, TRANSFER OR DELETE A FILE OR FOR THE CORRUPTION OR LOSS OF ANY DATA, INFORMATION OR CONTENT CONTAINED IN A FILE.
9.2. FOR ANY BREACH OF THE SERVICES WARRANTY, YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND APROOVE’S ENTIRE LIABILITY SHALL BE THE CORRECTION OF THE DEFICIENT SERVICES THAT CAUSED THE BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR, IF APROOVE CANNOT SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT THE DEFICIENCY IN A COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE MANNER, YOU MAY END THE DEFICIENT SERVICES AND APROOVE WILL REFUND TO YOU THE FEES FOR THE TERMINATED SERVICES THAT YOU PRE-PAID TO APROOVE FOR THE PERIOD FOLLOWING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF TERMINATION.
9.3. TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, THESE WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED, INCLUDING FOR SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, SYSTEMS, NETWORKS OR ENVIRONMENTS OR FOR MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
9.4. Aproove may change, terminate or expand its Services from time to time and reserves the right to limit access to or eliminate any features or functionality of the Services in its own discretion.
9.5. Some of the Services require you to register and provide us with data such as your email address, password and/or payment details. You must ensure that these are accurate and keep them updated in your account settings. You are responsible for any activity from or by your account, so you should not share your password and you should protect it carefully. Should registrations or account data appear to be misused, Aproove reserves the right to delete the account. Aproove is not liable for any loss or damage arising from the unauthorized use of your account.
9.6. Some of the Services including in paid-up subscription may be delivered under a specific service level agreement. Under such circumstances the specific service level agreement shall complement this section but shall not prejudice its application.
10. INDEMNITY AND LIABILITY
10.1. APROOVE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFITS, DATA, OR DATA USE. APROOVE IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY RESULTING FROM ANY USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ANY (TEMPORARY) UNAVAILABILITY OR (ACCIDENTAL) REMOVAL OF YOUR CONTENT OR ACCOUNT. THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY REFERRED TO IN THIS CLAUSE SHALL NOT APPLY IF THE LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE CAUSED BY INTENT OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF APROOVE. IN THE EVENT APROOVE IS LIABLE FOR DAMAGE UNDER MANDATORY LAW APROOVE’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ALL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE OF THE SERVICES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED EURO (€100) .
10.2. You will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Aproove (including its employees and affiliates) from and against any claims, incidents, liabilities, procedures, damages, losses and expenses (including legal and accounting fees), arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Services or your breach of these Terms, including any third party claims that Content created, used, stored or shared using the Services by you or through your account, infringe or violate any third party rights.
10.3. The Services may provide integration with third-party services. You acknowledge that: (i) Aproove is not responsible for any acts or omissions of such third-party services; (ii) that Aproove is not an agent of such third-party services; and (iii) your use of those services is subject to any applicable terms and conditions between you and the providers of such services.
11. DATA PROTECTION
11.2. If applicable, the Aproove’s Data Processing Agreement for Services (the “Data Processing Agreement”), which is available at https://www.weaproove.com/legals and incorporated herein by reference, describes the parties’ respective roles for the processing and control of personal data that You provide to Aproove as part of the Services. Aproove will act as a data processor, and will act on Your instruction concerning the treatment of Your personal data residing in the Services, as specified in these Terms and the Data Processing Agreement. You agree to provide any notices and obtain any consents related to Your use of the Services and Aproove’s provision of the Services, including those related to the collection, use, processing, transfer and disclosure of personal data.
11.3. You may not provide Aproove access to health, political opinions, racial or ethnic, religious or philosophical beliefs, financials or similarly sensitive personal information that imposes specific data security obligations for the processing of such data unless specified in the order payment and Data Processing Agreement.
12.1. Local Export laws and regulations may apply to the Services. You agree that such export laws may govern Your use of the Services (including technical data) and any Services deliverables provided under these Terms, and You agree to comply with all such export laws and regulations (including “deemed export” and “deemed re-export” regulations). You agree that no data, information, software programs and/or materials resulting from Services (or direct product thereof) will be exported, directly or indirectly, in violation of these laws, or will be used for any purpose prohibited by these laws including, without limitation, nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons proliferation, or development of missile technology.
12.2. You acknowledge that the Services are designed with capabilities for You and Your users to access the Services without regard to geographic location and to transfer or otherwise move Your Content between the Services environment and other locations such as user workstations. You are solely responsible for the authorization and management of user accounts, as well as export control and geographic transfer of Your Content.
13. FORCE MAJEURE
Neither of us shall be responsible for failure or delay of performance if caused by: an act of war, hostility, or sabotage; act of God; pandemic; electrical, internet, or telecommunication outage that is not caused by the obligated party; government restrictions (including the denial or cancelation of any export, import or other license); or other event outside the reasonable control of the obligated party. We both will use reasonable efforts to mitigate the effect of a force majeure event. If such event continues for more than 30 calendar days, either of us may cancel unperformed Services upon written notice. This Section does not excuse either party’s obligation to take reasonable steps to follow its normal disaster recovery procedures or Your obligation to pay for the Services.
You may not assign any of your rights under these Terms or give or transfer the Services or an interest in them to another individual or entity. If You grant a security interest in any portion of the Services, the secured party has no right to use or transfer the Services or any deliverables. Aproove is at any time entitled to assign its rights to any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, or to any successor in interest of any business associated with the Services without your consent or any other restriction.
15.1. Aproove is an independent contractor and we agree that no partnership, joint venture, or agency relationship exists between us. We each will be responsible for paying our own employees, including employment related taxes and insurance. You shall defend and indemnify Aproove against liability arising under any applicable laws, ordinances or regulations related to Your termination or modification of the employment of any of Your employees in connection with any Services under these Terms. You understand that Aproove’s business partners and other third parties, including any third party firms retained by You to provide consulting or implementation services or applications that interact with the Services, are independent of Aproove and are not Aproove’s agents. Aproove is not liable for, bound by, or responsible for any problems with the Services arising due to, any acts of any such business partner or third party, unless the business partner or third party is providing Services as an Aproove subcontractor on an engagement ordered under these Terms and, if so, then only to the same extent as Aproove would be responsible for Aproove resources under these Terms.
15.2. If any of these Terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain effective and such term shall be replaced with another term consistent with the purpose and intent of these Terms.
15.3. A failure by either Party at any time to require the performance of any obligation hereunder or enforce any provision hereof shall neither be construed as a waiver of any right or remedy hereunder nor in any way affect the validity of these Terms or any part hereof. No waiver shall be effective unless given in writing, and no waiver of a breach of these Terms shall constitute a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach.
16. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
16.1. You agree that these Terms and the information which is incorporated into these Terms by written reference (including reference to information contained in a URL or referenced policy) is the complete agreement for the Services ordered by You and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements or representations, written or oral, regarding such Services.
16.3. No third party beneficiary relationships are created by these Terms.
17. APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION
17.1. The Terms (including matters of construction, enforcement, and performance) and any claim, controversy, non-contractual obligations or dispute arising under, related to or in connection with these Terms, the relationship of the parties to these Terms, and/or the interpretation and enforcement of the rights, duties and obligations of the parties to these Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Belgium (without regards to its choice of laws principles that would require the application of the laws of another jurisdiction).
17.2. You and Aproove agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Brussels courts located in Belgium, and agree to submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of any applicable claim or action.
WHAT THIS POLICY COVERS
Your privacy is important to us, and so is being transparent about how we collect, use, and share information about you. This policy is intended to help you understand:
Aproove, we and us refers to Aproove SA, Aproove Technologies Inc. and any of our corporate affiliates. We refer to all our products, services and websites as "Services" in this policy.
This policy also explains your choices surrounding how we use information about you, which include how you can object to certain uses of information about you and how you can access and update certain information about you. If you do not agree with this policy, do not access or use our Services or interact with any other aspect of our business.
Where we provide the Services under contract with an organization (for example, your employer) that organization controls the information processed by the Services. For more information, please see Notice to End Users below. This policy does not apply to the extent we process personal information in the role of a processor on behalf of such organizations.
1. WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
We collect information about you when you provide it to us, when you use our Services, and when other sources provide it to us, as further described below.
Information you provide to us
We collect, process and store information about you when you input it into the Services or otherwise provide it directly to us, such as :
Account and Profile Information: We collect information about you when you register for an account, create or modify your profile, set preferences, sign-up for or make purchases through the Services. For example, you provide your contact information and, in some cases, billing information, when you register for the Services. You also have the option of adding a display name, profile photo, job title, and other details to your profile information to be displayed in our Services. We keep track of your preferences when you select settings within the Services.
Content you provide through our Services: When you use our Services we collect and store content that you post, send, receive and share. This content includes any information about you that you may choose to include. Content also includes the files and links you upload to the Services. If you use a server or data center version of the Services, we do not host, store, transmit, receive or collect information about you (including your Content), except in limited cases, where permitted by your administrator: we collect feedback you provide directly to us through the Services and; we collect content using analytics techniques that hash, filter or otherwise scrub the information to exclude information that might identify you or your organization; and we collect clickstream data about how you interact with and use features in the Services. Server and data center administrators can disable our collection of this information from the Services via the administrator settings or prevent this information from being shared with us by blocking transmission at the local network level.
Content you provide through our websites: The Services also include our websites owned or operated by us. We collect other content that you submit to these websites, which include social media or social networking websites operated by us. For example, you provide content to us when you provide feedback or when you participate in any interactive features, surveys, contests, promotions, sweepstakes, activities or events.
Information you provide through our support channels: The Services also include our customer support, where you may choose to submit information regarding a problem you are experiencing with a Service. Whether you designate yourself as a technical contact, open a support ticket, speak to one of our representatives directly or otherwise engage with our support team, you will be asked to provide contact information, a summary of the problem you are experiencing, and any other documentation, screenshots or information that would be helpful in resolving the issue.
Payment Information: We collect payment and billing information when you register for certain paid Services. For example, we ask you to designate a billing representative, including name and contact information, upon registration. You might also provide payment information, such as payment card details, which we collect via secure payment processing services (Stripe).
Information we collect automatically when you use the Services: We collect information about you when you use our Services, including browsing our websites and taking certain actions within the Services, such as
Your use of the Services: We keep track of certain information about you when you visit and interact with any of our Services. This information includes the features you use; the links you click on; the type, size and filenames of attachments you upload to the Services; frequently used search terms; how you interact with others on the Services. We also collect information about the teams and people you work with and how you work with them, like who you collaborate with and communicate with most frequently. If you use a server or data center version of the Services, the information we collect about your use of the Services is limited to clickstream data about how you interact with and use features in the Services, in addition to content-related information described in "Content you provide through our products," above. Server and data center administrators can disable our collection of this information from the Services via the administrator settings or prevent this information from being shared with us by blocking transmission at the local network level.
Device and Connection Information: We collect information about your computer, phone, tablet, or other devices you use to access the Services. This device information includes your connection type and settings when you install, access, update, or use our Services. We also collect information through your device about your operating system, browser type, IP address, URLs of referring/exit pages, device identifiers, and crash data. We use your IP address and/or country preference in order to approximate your location to provide you with a better Service experience. How much of this information we collect depends on the type and settings of the device you use to access the Services. Server and data center Service administrators can disable collection of this information via the administrator settings or prevent this information from being shared with us by blocking transmission at the local network level.
Information we receive from other sources: We receive information about you from other Service users, from third-party services, from our related companies, social media platforms, public databases, and from our business and channel partners. We may combine this information with information we collect through other means described above. This helps us to update and improve our records, identify new customers, create more personalized advertising and suggest services that may be of interest to you.
Other users of the Services: Other users of our Services may provide information about you when they submit content through the Services. We also receive your email address from other Service users when they provide it in order to invite you to the Services. Similarly, an administrator may provide your contact information when they designate you as the billing or technical contact on your company's account or when they designate you as an administrator.
Aproove companies: We receive information about you from Approve affiliated companies.
Aproove Partners: We work with a global network of partners who provide consulting, implementation, training and other services around our products. Some of these partners also help us to market and promote our Services, generate leads for us, and resell our Services. We receive information from these partners, such as billing information, billing and technical contact information, company name, what Services you have purchased or may be interested in, evaluation information you have provided, what events you have attended, and what country you are in.
Other Partners: We receive information about you and your activities on and off the Services from third-party partners, such as advertising and market research partners who provide us with information about your interest in and engagement with, our Services and online advertisements.
Third Party Providers: We may receive information about you from third party providers of business information and publicly available sources (like social media platforms), including physical mail addresses, job titles, email addresses, phone numbers, intent data (or user behavior data), IP addresses and social media profiles, for the purposes of targeted advertising of products that may interest you, delivering personalized communications, event promotion, and profiling.
2. HOW WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
How we use the information we collect depends in part on which Services you use, how you use them, and any preferences you have communicated to us. Below are the specific purposes for which we use the information we collect about you.
Legal bases for processing (for EEA users):
If you are an individual in the European Economic Area (EEA), we collect and process information about you only where we have legal ground for doing so under applicable EU laws. Each processing activity has a valid legal ground, which is described below.
If you have consented to our use of information about you for a specific purpose, you have the right to change your mind at any time, but this will not affect any processing that has already taken place. Where we are using your information because we or a third party (e.g. your employer) have a legitimate interest to do so, you have the right to object to that use though, in some cases, this may mean no longer using the Services.
3. HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We make collaboration tools, and we want them to work well for you. This means sharing information through the Services and with certain third parties. We share information we collect about you in the ways discussed below, including in connection with possible business transfers. We are not in the business of selling information about you to advertisers or other third parties.
4. HOW WE STORE AND SECURE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Information storage and security
We use industry standard technical and organizational measures to secure the information we store.
We make sure that personal information is only accessible by those who need access to do their job and that they are properly authorised. That means we keep logs of who has access to personal information, we limit the amount of people that have access and we make sure that personal information can only be read, copied, modified or removed by properly authorised staff. We monitor internal activity to ensure the safety and accuracy of personal information.
Aproove staff is required to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the company’s guidelines regarding confidentiality, ethics, and appropriate usage of personal information. Staff is required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
During an upload, while it is stored on our servers and during a download, Content is encrypted and only sent over a secure connection (https). The servers we use to store your Content for you are GDPR compliant and secure.
While we implement safeguards designed to protect your information, no security system is impenetrable and due to the inherent nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our systems or otherwise in our care, is absolutely safe from intrusion by others.
If you use our server or data center Services, responsibility for securing storage and access to the information you put into the Services rests with you and not Aproove. We strongly recommend that server or data center users configure SSL to prevent interception of information transmitted over networks and to restrict access to the databases and other storage points used.
How long we keep information
How long we keep information we collect about you depends on the type of information, as described in further detail below. Aproove retains your personal information as long as its necessary to provide our Services to you (e.g. upholding your user account), to conduct our business activities and fulfill our legitimate interests, such as providing safe and secure services, to fix bugs and to reach out to you, to comply with applicable laws (e.g. retaining financial information for 7 years for tax purposes) and legal requests and to resolve (legal) disputes. After such time, we will either delete or anonymize your information or, if this is not possible (for example, because the information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your information and isolate it from any further use until deletion is possible.
5. HOW TO ACCESS AND CONTROL YOUR INFORMATION
You have certain choices available to you when it comes to your information. Below is a summary of those choices, how to exercise them and any limitations.
You have the right to request a copy of your information, to object to our use of your information (including for marketing purposes), to request the deletion or restriction of your information, or to request your information in a structured, electronic format. Below, we describe the tools and processes for making these requests. You can exercise some of the choices by logging into the Services and using settings available within the Services or your account. Where the Services are administered for you by an administrator (see "Notice to End Users" below), you may need to contact your administrator to assist with your requests first. For all other requests, you may contact us as provided in the Contact Us section below to request assistance.
Your request and choices may be limited in certain cases: for example, if fulfilling your request would reveal information about another person, or if you ask to delete information which we or your administrator are permitted by law or have compelling legitimate interests to keep. Where you have asked us to share data with third parties, for example, by installing third-party apps, you will need to contact those third-party service providers directly to have your information deleted or otherwise restricted. If you have unresolved concerns, you may have the right to complain to a data protection authority in the country where you live, where you work or where you feel your rights were infringed.
Access and update your information: Our Services and related documentation give you the ability to access and update certain information about you from within the Service. For example, you can access your profile information from your account and search for content containing information about you using key word searches in the Service. You can update your profile information within your profile settings and modify content that contains information about you using the editing tools associated with that content.
Deactivate your account: If you no longer wish to use our Services, you or your administrator may be able to deactivate your Services account. If you can deactivate your own account, that setting is available to you in your account settings. Otherwise, please contact your administrator. If you are an administrator and are unable to deactivate an account through your administrator settings, please contact the appropriate support team.
Delete your information: Our Services and related documentation give you the ability to delete certain information about you from within the Service. For example, you can remove content that contains information about you using the key word search and editing tools associated with that content, and you can remove certain profile information within your profile settings. Please note, however, that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, to complete transactions or to comply with our legal obligations.
Request that we stop using your information: In some cases, you may ask us to stop accessing, storing, using and otherwise processing your information where you believe we don't have the appropriate rights to do so. For example, if you believe a Services account was created for you without your permission or you are no longer an active user, you can request that we delete your account as provided in this policy. Where you gave us consent to use your information for a limited purpose, you can contact us to withdraw that consent, but this will not affect any processing that has already taken place at the time. You can also opt-out of our use of your information for marketing purposes by contacting us, as provided below. When you make such requests, we may need time to investigate and facilitate your request. If there is delay or dispute as to whether we have the right to continue using your information, we will restrict any further use of your information until the request is honored or the dispute is resolved, provided your administrator does not object (where applicable). If you object to information about you being shared with a third-party app, please disable the app or contact your administrator to do so.
Opt out of communications: You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us by using the unsubscribe link within each email, updating your email preferences within your Service account settings menu, or by contacting us as provided below to have your contact information removed from our promotional email list or registration database. Even after you opt out from receiving promotional messages from us, you will continue to receive transactional messages from us regarding our Services. You can opt out of some notification messages in your account settings. Please note, you will continue to receive generic ads.
Turn off Cookie Controls: Relevant browser-based cookie controls are described in our section below.
Send "Do Not Track" Signals: Some browsers have incorporated "Do Not Track" (DNT) features that can send a signal to the websites you visit indicating you do not wish to be tracked. Because there is not yet a common understanding of how to interpret the DNT signal, our Services do not currently respond to browser DNT signals. You can use the range of other tools we provide to control data collection and use, including the ability to opt out of receiving marketing from us as described above.
Data portability: Data portability is the ability to obtain some of your information in a format you can move from one service provider to another (for instance, when you transfer your mobile phone number to another carrier). Depending on the context, this applies to some of your information, but not to all of your information. Should you request it, we will provide you with an electronic file of your basic account information and the information you create on the spaces under your sole control.
If you think we have infringed your privacy rights, you can lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority. You can lodge your complaint in particular in the country where you live, your place of work or place where you believe we infringed your right(s). For EU click here
6. HOW WE TRANSFER INFORMATION WE COLLECT INTERNATIONALLY
We are a global business, which means we might share or store personal information in countries outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Those countries have different data protection laws in place. However, when we transfer and host data globally, we will make sure that appropriate safeguards are in place in order to ensure your personal information enjoys a similar level of protection as it would within the EEA. For example, we will verify that the receiving partner is certified under EU-US Privacy Shield or we will sign EU Standard Contractual Clauses.
EU-US Privacy Shield
Our subsidiary in the United States, Aproove Inc., complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the use and retention of personal information transferred from the European Economic Area and the United Kingdom to the United States.
Aproove Inc. adheres to the EU-US Privacy Shield principles and is subject to oversight by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. If you have any complaints regarding the transfer of your personal information to the US, please first file them directly at us via privacy@Aproove.com. The panel of EU Data Protection Authorities (DPA Panel) acts as the independent recourse mechanism for complaints regarding EU-US Privacy Shield complaints. The examination of such complaints is free of charge to you. You can find the contact information of your local DPA here. In case your concern still isn’t addressed by the DPA Panel, you may be entitled to invoke binding arbitration under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles.
As explained under section ‘What parties do we share personal information with’, we sometimes provide personal information with third parties to perform services on our behalf. If we transfer personal information received under the Privacy Shield to a third party, the third party’s use of the personal data must also comply with our Privacy Shield obligations. In such a case we will remain liable under Privacy Shield for any failure to comply by the third party, unless we prove we’re not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
7. WHY AND HOW ARE COOKIES USED?
We place cookies with the intention of making Aproove even better. Feel free to block cookies, but this may affect how well our Services work.
We place several cookies (or similar technologies, like pixels or web beacons) on your device for the purpose of facilitating your use of the Service, controlling your use of the Services and to find out how the Service may be improved. We or our advertising partners also place cookies on our website(s). Being a global service, these partners can vary per country. When our advertising partners place cookies, these cookies can process personal information to measure the effectiveness of the campaign.
We have an extensive cookie list available on the Cookies Tab on this webpage. Due to the changing nature of our Service, this may result in the cookie list not being fully up to date at times. If you would want to remove certain cookies, or block them from being stored in your browser, it is possible to arrange this through your browser settings for cookies. You can find these settings under the Privacy tab in the Preferences section of most browsers. Here you can specify your cookie preferences or remove cookies. Please note that if you remove or refuse Aproove cookies, the Service might not function in optimal form.
8. OTHER IMPORTANT PRIVACY INFORMATION
Notice to End Users
Many of our Services are intended for use by organizations. Where the Services are made available to you through an organization (e.g. your employer), that organization is the administrator of the Services and is responsible for the accounts and/or Service sites over which it has control. If this is the case, please direct your data privacy questions to your administrator, as your use of the Services is subject to that organization's policies. We are not responsible for the privacy or security practices of an administrator's organization, which may be different than this policy.
Administrators are able to:
In some cases, administrators can also:
Exercising your rights: If you are a California resident, there are some additional rights that may be available to you under the California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”). This policy explains the tools that we have made available to you to exercise your data rights under the CCPA, such as the right to deletion and the right to request access to the categories of information we have collected about you. For more information on how to exercise your rights please visit the “How to access and control your information” section of this policy. We encourage you to manage your information, and to make use of the privacy controls we have included in our Services. You will not be discriminated against for exercising any of your privacy rights under the CCPA. In order to protect your information from unauthorized access or deletion, we may require you to provide additional information for verification. If we cannot verify your identity, we will not provide or delete your information.
Sharing your personal information: We do not sell your personal information. We do share your information with others as described in the “How we share information we collect” section of this policy. We also show ads that we think are relevant. We've provided more information about how you can manage your advertising, and do-not-track preferences, within this policy.
Processing your information: This policy describes the categories of personal information we may collect, the sources of that information, and our deletion and retention policies. We’ve also included information about how we may process your information, which includes for "business purposes" under the CCPA - such as to protect against illegal activities, and for the development of new products, features, and technologies. If you have questions about the categories of information we may collect about you, please be sure to visit the section of this policy called, “What information we collect about you.” For more details about our processing activities, please be sure to visit the section called, “How we use information we collect.”
If you have any questions or would like to exercise your rights under the CCPA, you can reach out to us at email@example.com.
Our policy towards children
The Services are not directed to individuals under 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If we become aware that a child under 16 has provided us with personal information, we will take steps to delete such information. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information, please contact the appropriate support team.
Your information is controlled by Aproove SA, a company incorporated under the laws of Belgium with registered office at 1, Boulevard Initalis, 7000 Mons, Belgium and registered with Crossroads bank for Enterprise under number 0867.065.974.
If you have questions or concerns about how your information is handled, please direct your inquiry to Aproove SA.
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Data Processing Agreement for Aproove Services
(“Data Processing Agreement ”)
1. SCOPE AND APPLICABILITY
1.1. This Data Processing Agreement applies to Aproove’s processing of Personal Data on Your behalf as a Processor for the provision of the Services specified in Your Services Agreement. Unless otherwise expressly stated in Your Services Agreement, this version of the Data Processing Agreement shall be effective and remain in force for the term of Your Services Agreement.
1.2. The scope and duration, as well as the extent and nature of the collection, processing and use of Client Personal Data under this Data Processing Agreement shall be as defined in the Services Agreement. The term of this Data Processing Agreement corresponds to the duration of the Services Agreement.
1.3. The parties acknowledge that GDPR will apply to the processing of Client Personal Data if, for example, the processing is carried out in the context of the activities of an establishment of Clients in the territory of the EU. The parties further agree that U.S. Data Protection Laws, including the CCPA, may also apply to the processing of Client Personal Data. Unless expressly stated in this Data Processing Agreement, this Data Processing Agreement will apply irrespective of whether GDPR or U.S. Data Protection Law applies to the processing of Client Personal Data.
The terms below shall have the following meanings:
“Aproove” means the Aproove Affiliate that has executed the Services Agreement.
“Aproove Affiliate(s)” means the affiliated company(ies) of the Aproove group as listed in Annex 3.
“CCPA” means the California Consumer Privacy Act, as may be amended from time to time, and any rules or regulations implementing the foregoing.
“Client”, “you”, “your” means the individual or entity that has executed the Services Agreement.
"Client Personal Data" means the personal data processed by Aproove on your behalf in the course of providing the Services to you.
“Controller” means the entity which determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data as defined in the Data Protection Law, including as applicable any "business' as defined under the CCPA.
"data processor", "data subject", "personal data", "processing" "subprocessor" and "appropriate technical and organisational measures” as used in this Data Processing Agreement shall have the meanings given in the GDPR irrespective of whether GDPR or U.S. Data Protection Law applies.
"Data Protection Law" means the GDPR, the applicable U.S. Data Protection Law, the Swiss Federal Act of 19 June 1992 on Data Protection, as amended and the UK Data Protection Act 2018, that are applicable to the processing of Client Personal Data under this Data Processing Agreement.
“End Users” means an individual you permit or invite to use the Services. For the avoidance of doubt: (a) individuals invited by your End Users, (b) individuals under managed accounts, and (c) individuals interacting with a Service as your customers, suppliers or other third parties are also considered End Users.
“Europe” means for the purposes of this Data Processing Agreement (i) the European Economic Area, consisting of the EU Member States, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway; (ii) Switzerland and (iii) the UK after it withdraws from the EU.
“GDPR” means the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation),as supplemented by applicable EU Member State law and as incorporated into the EEA Agreement;.
“Personal Data Breach” means a breach of security leading to the misappropriation or accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, Personal Data transmitted, stored or otherwise Processed on Aproove systems or the Services environment that compromises the security, confidentiality or integrity of such Personal Data.
“Processor” means the entity which Processes Client Personal Data on behalf of the Controller means, collectively, both the Cloud Services and Professional Services, including as applicable any “service provider” as defined by the CCPA.
“Services” means our means, collectively, both the Cloud Services and Professional Services provided to you under the Services Agreement.
“Services Agreement” means (i) the applicable order for the Services you have purchased from Aproove;
(ii) the applicable cloud services agreement referenced in the applicable Order Form, and (iii) the Service Specifications.
“U.S. Data Protection Law” means data protection or privacy laws applicable to Client Personal Data in force within the United States, including the CCPA.
Other capitalized terms have the definitions provided for them in the Services Agreement.
3. PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA
3.1. The provisions of this Section 3 shall apply where Data Protection Law applies to your processing of Client Personal Data and where we process that Client Personal Data as a data processor in the course of providing you the Services. If U.S. Data Protection Law applies to either party’s processing of Client Personal Data, the relevant party will comply with any obligations applicable to it under that law with respect to the processing of that Client Personal Data.
3.2. The subject-matter of the data processing is providing the Services and the processing will be carried out until we cease to provide any Services to you. Annex 1 of this Data Processing Agreement sets out the nature and purpose of the processing, the types of Client Personal Data we process and the data subjects whose Client Personal Data is processed.
3.3. You are responsible for ensuring that the processing of personal data takes place in compliance with Data Protection Law and this Data Processing Agreement. You have the right and obligation to make decisions about the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. You shall be responsible, among other, for ensuring that the processing of personal data, which we are instructed to perform, has a legal basis.
3.4. When we process Client Personal Data in the course of providing Services to you, we will:
3.4.1. process the Client Personal Data only in accordance with documented instructions from you (as set forth in this Data Processing Agreement or the Services Agreement or as directed by you through the Services). If applicable law requires us to process the Client Personal Data for any other purpose, we will inform you of this requirement first, unless such law(s) prohibit this on important grounds of public interest;
3.4.2. notify you promptly if, in our opinion, an instruction for the processing of Client Personal Data given by you infringes applicable Data Protection Law;
3.4.3. assist you, taking into account the nature of the processing:
a) by appropriate technical and organizational measures and where possible, in fulfilling your obligations to respond to requests from data subjects exercising their rights;
b) in ensuring compliance with the obligations pursuant to Articles 32 to 36 of the GDPR, taking into account the information available to us; and
c) by making available to you all information reasonably requested by you for the purpose of demonstrating that your obligations relating to the appointment of processors as set out in Article 28 of the GDPR have been met.
3.4.4. not give access to or transfer any Client Personal Data to any third party for such third party’s independent use (e.g., not directly related to providing the Services) without your prior written consent. You consent to our appointment of the Aproove affiliates and applicable third party sub-processors listed at https://www.aproove.com/legals for the purposes described in this Data Processing Agreement. We may update the list of approved sub-processors, at which point you will have the opportunity to object within forty-five (45) days by terminating the Services Agreement for convenience. To receive notice of updates to the list of sub-processors please subscribe at the link provided above. When engaging sub-processors in the processing of Client Personal Data, we are responsible for the performance of each sub-processor. We will include in our agreement with any such third party sub-processor terms which are at least as favourable to you as those contained herein and as are required by applicable Data Protection Law.;
3.4.5. ensure that our personnel required to access the Client Personal Data are subject to a binding duty of confidentiality with regard to such Client Personal Data;
3.4.6. except as set forth in Section 3.3.5 above or in accordance with documented instructions from you (as set forth in this Data Processing Agreement or the Services Agreement or as directed by you through the Services), ensure that none of our personnel publish, disclose or divulge any Client Personal Data to any third party;
3.4.7. upon your written request following the expiration or earlier termination of the Services Agreement securely return to you such Client Personal Data, and unless prohibited under applicable law delete such Client Data in our possession in compliance with procedures and retention periods outlined in our Services Agreement;
3.4.8. on the condition that you have entered into an applicable non-disclosure agreement with us:
a) allow you and your authorized representatives to access and review up-to- date attestations, certifications, reports or extracts thereof from independent bodies (e.g., external auditors, internal audit, data protection auditors) or other suitable certifications to ensure compliance with the terms of this Data Processing Agreement; or
b) where required by Data Protection Law or the Standard Contractual Clauses (where the GDPR is applicable) contained in Annex 4 (and in accordance with this Section 3.4.8), allow you and authorized representatives to conduct audits (including inspections) during the term of the Services Agreement to ensure compliance with the terms of this Data Processing Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any audit must be conducted during our regular business hours, with reasonable advance notice to us and subject to reasonable confidentiality procedures. The scope of any audit shall not require us to disclose to you or your authorized representatives, or to allow you or your authorized representatives to access:
Version: 25 may 2020
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