Privacy Policy

The ATOM Group, together with its affiliates, (collectively, “ATOM,” “we,” or “us”) connect, educate and strengthen business communities through software development and information security consulting. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes our general privacy policy and practices in relation to ATOM's websites and services (collectively, the “Services”).

1. Scope of This Policy
This Policy applies to individuals who provide personal data and personal information via visiting ATOM's websites (“Visitors”), and registering to use the Services (“Customers”). “Personal data” and “personal information”, as used herein, means data, including data about individuals in European Union member countries and the United Kingdom (“EU Persons”), that is within the scope of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679, that is received by ATOM, including in the United States of America from the European Union, and recorded in any form.

Residents of the European Union who wish to exercise their Data Subject Access Rights can do so by emailing info@theatomgroup.com.

2. Information We Collect
How we collect and store information depends on the websites you visit, the activities in which you participate, and the Services you use. You can use some of the Services without providing any information, although several categories of information are automatically collected from you when you use the Services, as described below.

  1. Information You Provide
    When expressing an interest in obtaining additional information about the Services or registering to use the Services, ATOM requires you to provide personal data, such as name, company name, address, phone number, and email address (“Required Contact Information”). When purchasing the Services, ATOM may require you to provide financial qualification and billing information, such as, but not limited to, billing name and address, birth year, credit card number, and the total number of employees within the organization that will be using the Services (“Billing Information”). ATOM may also ask you to provide certain optional additional information, such as, but not limited to, company annual revenues, number of employees, or industry (“Optional Information”). Required Contact Information, Billing Information, and Optional Information are referred to collectively as “Data About Customers” in the case of Customers, “Data About Visitors” in the case of Visitors, and “Data About Attendees” in the case of Attendees. Pursuant to this Policy, “Data About Customers”, “Data About Visitors”, and “Data About Attendees” may include personal data.
  2. Automatically-Collected Information
    ATOM may automatically collect certain information about the computer or devices that are used to access the Services, including mobile devices, through commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and web beacons (“Website Navigational Information”). Website Navigational Information includes standard information from your browser or device (such as browser/device type and language), your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and the actions you take on ATOM's websites, such as the pages viewed and the links clicked. We may also collect and analyze information such as: (i) location information (as described in the next section below), unique device identifiers and other information about your mobile phone or other mobile device(s), browser types, browser language, operating system, the state or country from which you accessed the Services; and (ii) information related to the ways in which you interact with the Services, such as referring and exit pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used the Services, error logs, and other similar information. As described further below, we may use third-party analytics providers and technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting this information.
  3. Location Information
    We may use information about your location to customize the Services with location-based information, advertising, features, or to determine regulatory applicability. If you access the Services through a mobile device and you do not want your device to provide us with location-tracking information, you can disable the GPS or other location-tracking functions on your device, provided your device allows you to do this.
  4. Information From Others
    We may obtain information about you from third parties, such as marketers, partners, researchers, and others. If you access the Services through a third-party connection or log-in, you authorize ATOM to collect, store, and use, in accordance with this Policy, any and all information available to ATOM through the third-party interface. Should you choose to voluntarily disclose information through the Services, such as on message boards, third parties can view publicly and collect that information without our knowledge and such disclosure may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties.
  5. Aggregate or De-Identified Data
    We may aggregate and/or de-identify information collected by the Services or other means so that the information is not intended to identify you. This Policy does not restrict our use or disclosure of aggregated and/or de-identified information.

3. Cookies
This section describes our practices with respect to how we use cookies. By using our Services with your browser set to accept cookies, you are consenting to our use of cookies in the manner described herein.

  • We may collect data about your use of the Services through the use of cookies, Internet server logs, tracking pixels (also called web beacons) and similar technologies. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website, that enables us to recognize your computer/device, store your preferences and settings, enhance your user experience by delivering content specific to your interests, perform searches and analytics, and assist with security administrative functions. An Internet server log is a file where website activity is stored. Server logs are used to track usage and provide security. A tracking pixel, which is also referred to as a web beacon or a clear GIF, is an electronic tag with a unique identifier that is embedded on webpages, in online advertisements and/or email. These pixels are designed to provide usage information, such as advertising impressions or clicks, measure the popularity of the Services and associated advertising, and access user cookies.
  • We use third parties to assist us in advertising, tracking aggregated and/or de-identified site usage statistics, and providing content-sharing services to support the Services. These third parties may also use cookies and similar technologies to collect similar information about your use of the Services. For instance, the cookies may reflect de-identified data linked to or derived from data you voluntarily have submitted to us, e.g., a hashed version of your email address, which we may share with service providers, solely in non-human readable form. We do not control these third-party technologies, and their use is governed by those parties’ privacy policies. For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt-out, you can visit http://youronlinechoices.eu/ or www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html. Please note that to the extent advertising technology is integrated into the Services, you may still receive advertisements even if you opt-out of tailored advertising. In that case, the ads will not be tailored to your interests.

4. Use of Information Collected

  1. ATOM uses Data About Visitors, Data About Attendees, and Data About Customers, which may include personal data, to perform the services requested. For example, if you fill out a web form in order to access a Service, ATOM will use the information provided to contact you about your interest in the Services.
  2. ATOM uses Data About Attendees to plan and operate events, create and offer professional education, host online forums and in person networks in which event attendees may participate, and populate online profiles for Attendees on the Services.
  3. ATOM may also use Data About Customers, Data About Visitors, and Data About Attendees for marketing purposes. For example, ATOM may use information you provide to contact you to further discuss your interest in the Services and to send you information regarding ATOM, its affiliates, and its partners, such as information about promotions or events.
  4. ATOM uses Billing Information solely to check financial qualifications and collect payment from prospective Customers and Attendees.
  5. ATOM uses Website Navigational Information to operate and improve ATOM's websites, to protect ATOM and third parties, for security, and to prevent fraud and violation of ATOM's applicable agreements. ATOM may also use Website Navigational Information alone or in combination with Data About Customers and Data About Visitors to provide personalized information about ATOM.
  6. ATOM Customers may electronically submit data or information to the Services for hosting purposes. ATOM will not review, share, distribute, or reference any such data except as provided in an agreement between ATOM and Customer, or as may be required by law.

5. Information Sharing and Disclosure
We may disclose to and/or share your information with affiliated and non-affiliated third parties in the following circumstances.

  1. Consent: If you consent to the disclosure, we may do so.
  2. Service Providers: For business purposes, we may provide access to your information to select third parties who perform services for us such as billing, sales, marketing, advertising, market research, fulfillment, data storage, transfer, analysis and processing, analytics, participation in a contest or sweepstakes, and legal services. If a third party is not required to perform contracted services, such as marketing, market research, and others, you can opt-in or opt-out by emailing a request to info@theatomgroup.com
  3. Other Third Parties: From time to time, ATOM may partner with other companies to jointly offer products or services. If you purchase or specifically express interest in a jointly offered product or service from ATOM, ATOM may share Data About Customers collected in connection with your purchase or expression of interest with our joint promotion partner(s). Please note, at that point our business partner’s use of the information will be in accordance with their own privacy policies. If you do not want your information to be shared in this manner, you may email info@theatomgroup.com and request for your information to be removed from jointly offered services.

6. Online Analytics
We may use third-party web analytics services such as Google Analytics. These service providers use Website Navigational Information to help us analyze how users use the Services, including by noting the third-party website from which you arrive. The information collected by the technology (including your IP address) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers, who use the information to evaluate your use of the Services. We also use Google Analytics for certain purposes related to advertising, as described in the following section. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On by clicking here.

7. Tailored Advertising

  1. Third parties whose products or services are accessible or advertised via the Services may also place cookies or other tracking technologies on your computer, mobile phone, or other device used to access the Services to collect information about your use of the Services in order to (a) inform, optimize, and serve ads based on past visits to our websites and other sites and (b) report how our advertising impressions, other uses of advertising services, and interactions with these advertising impressions and advertising services are related to the use of our Services. We also allow other third parties (e.g., ad networks and ad servers) to serve tailored ads to you on the Services, and to access their own cookies or other tracking technologies on your computer, mobile phone, or other device you use to access the Services.
  2. We neither have access to, nor does this Policy govern, the use of cookies or other tracking technologies that may be placed on your computer, mobile phone, or other device you use to access the Services by non-affiliated, third-party ad technology, ad servers, ad networks or any other non-affiliated third parties. Those parties that use these technologies may offer you a way to opt out of ad targeting as described below.
  3. You may receive tailored advertising on your computer or mobile device through a web browser. If you are interested in more information about tailored browser advertising and how you can generally control cookies, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-Out Link, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out Link, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance, “Your Online Choices” page to opt out of receiving tailored advertising from companies that participate in those programs. To opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising or customize Google Display Network ads, you can visit the Google Ads Settings page. Please note that, to the extent advertising technology is integrated into the Services, you may still receive advertisements even if you opt out of tailored advertising. In that case, the ads will just not be tailored to your interests. Also, we do not control any of the above opt-out links and are not responsible for any choices you make using these mechanisms or the continued availability or accuracy of these mechanisms.

8. Security
We have appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access and maintain data security of, and to use correctly, the information we collect online. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the information that we collect and store. Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personal information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Policy.

9. Public Forums, Refer a Friend, and Customer Testimonials
ATOM may provide bulletin boards, blogs, or chat rooms through the Services. Any personal information you choose to submit in such a forum may be read, collected, or used by others who visit these forums, and may be used to send you unsolicited messages. ATOM is not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these forums.

11. Users From Outside the United States
The Services are governed by United States law and applicable state law. If you are using the Services from outside the United States, your information may be accessed from, transferred to, stored, and processed in our facilities, in various countries around the globe, including the United States. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. When we transfer your information globally we will take legally applicable steps to protect your information. This Policy shall apply even if ATOM transfers your information to or accesses your information from other countries.

12. Linked Sites and Advertisements
The Services may contain links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those third-party websites. Any information you provide via those services is subject to the applicable third party privacy policies and is not covered by this Policy.

13. Children
Our Services do not target and are not intended to attract children under the age of 18. ATOM does not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 18. Should we learn or be notified that we have collected information from users under the age of 18, we will immediately delete such personal information.

14. No Rights of Third Parties
This Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties.

15. How You Can Access and Update Your Information
You may review and update certain user profile information by logging in, as applicable, to the relevant portions of the Services where such information may be updated, or by contacting Info@theatomgroup.com.

This Policy was last modified on Sept 9, 2019