We hate SPAM as much as you do, so rest assured that we don’t share, sell, or otherwise abuse your email address and you are able to opt-out at any time with a single click from any email you receive from us. Any user information collected by the website is anonymous and we don’t really do anything with it anyway, but have to talk way too much about it below. Boring.
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY
This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
INFORMATION THAT IS GATHERED AND TRACKED
Psyne gathers two types of information about individuals:
Information that individuals provide through optional, voluntary submissions: We receive this information voluntarily from individuals who seek to interact with Psyne in a variety of forms. This includes voluntary form submissions on Psyne.co to receive our electronic newsletters and other publications; to attend webinars and other events; to inquire about and/or participate in professional development courses or activities; to participate in research surveys or polls; and/or to share information with us through a written inquiry, request, or drawing entry form.
Information Psyne gathers through tracking information derived from visitor behavior and interactions with our website and digital communications: This information allows us to better understand our readers’ interests and tailor our content accordingly and also to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the interests, behavior and demographics of our audience. Under no circumstance does Psyne divulge any information about an individual user to any third party, except and until compelled by force of law.
OPTIONAL VOLUNTARY INFORMATION
Psyne offers a variety of information and resources to our customers and site visitors, many of which require the voluntary submission of personal information:
- Newsletters, Alerts and Publications
We offer free electronic newsletters and publications to users. Psyne gathers the email addresses of all users who voluntarily subscribe and provides options in every message we send to change individual subscription preferences and/or to unsubscribe from any further communications. Subscribers may indicate the topics about which they prefer to receive communications and the types of communications they prefer to receive. Because our objective is to provide each individual with information that is most relevant to his or her individual interests, topic interests may be adjusted based on content engagement. Users can also select their subscription preferences to influence which newsletters, bulletins and publications they receive as part of their free subscription, and they may change these preferences at any time using the links provided in email communications and on the website. Ultimately, users have full control over whether to subscribe to Psyne email communications and may unsubscribe at any time using the links provided in every Psyne email.
Psyne may invite our subscribers to participate in surveys. The aggregated information collected in these research surveys may be published and/or shared with sponsoring companies, but Psyne will never share personally identifiable information or information about specific individuals with any third party.
Psyne offers a robust calendar of webinar programs designed to connect attendees with industry thought leaders and best practices. By registering for a Psyne webinar, professionals consent to receive marketing messages from Psyne regarding webinars, publications and other services designed to support training professionals. Information provided by webinar registrants may be shared with webinar sponsors to facilitate educational opportunities and knowledge transfer for training professionals.
Psyne does not authorize the use of our website by minors under the age of 16 years, consistent with the terms of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the United States Children’s Online Privacy Act of 1998 (COPPA) and will never request the personal information of minors without parental consent.
Psyne tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites, including overall usage statistics and information on a user’s originating IP address; browser type; and other information related to the website session, including the URL of Psyne web pages viewed and the length of time spent on individual pages. Additionally, information you enter into our site search may be stored and cataloged; we use this information to help us improve our services.
USE OF INFORMATION
Psyne uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience on our sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on their interests.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send electronic newsletters and publications and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, forums and events. We send newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter) and occasionally send special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something.
We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like, based on traffic to those areas. This helps us continue to build a better service for our audience. We track search terms entered in the search function as one of many measures of what interests our users.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when users visit our website. These companies may use information (not including individuals’ name, address, email address or telephone number) about their visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to them. More information about this practice and users’ choices about not having this information used by these companies is located here.
Psyne creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. These reports allow our advertisers to advertise more effectively and allow our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don’t track the usage patterns of individual users for advertisers, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked its ad, unless that user specifically shares his or her contact information with that advertiser. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
Psyne uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit users’ needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience’s demographics. This process is essential to keeping our service free.
When you share your contact details with Psyne to access sponsored content, you authorize us to share your information with the respective third-party or sponsor company. We request your consent in advance of sharing with said third party or sponsor company. If you do not consent to your information being used as specified on a Psyne form, do not complete or submit the form.
We will not share information about individual users with any unrelated third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
Psyne operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
Your use of the Psyne site(s) is entirely voluntary, as is your decision about information you elect to share with Psyne
If you choose to opt-out of our email newsletters, you may do so at any time. We include unsubscribe information in every email we send.
FOR INDIVIDUALS LOCATED IN THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA OR WHO ARE SUBJECT TO THE EUROPEAN UNION GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION
Psyne is a data controller as defined by the GDPR. Within our normal scope of business, your personal data may be shared with third-party data processors, without which our service(s) would not be possible. To access the current list of third-party data processors, click here.
LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING
DATA BREACH REPORTING
Psyne will promptly notify any affected users and appropriate supervisory authorities of a data breach within data structures directly controlled by us or, as appropriate, as any such material data breach is reported to us by any of our third-party data processors, as specified by Articles 33 and 34 of the GDPR.
DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
Psyne Co.’s Data Protection Officer may be contacted by clicking here .
DATA ACCESS AND ERASURE
Data subjects have the right to request a report of how their personal data exist in our database(s) and to request that such data be erased in certain circumstances. All such requests must be verifiably submitted by the individual seeking access to or erasure of their own data. Erasure is subject to certain limitations, including whether Psyne and/or our data processors asserts a legal requirement or right to preserve the data.
After a request is received, Psyne will comply as fully as possible. If full compliance is not possible, we will specify the degree to which we are unable to comply and for what reason.
In the event of personal data erasure, Psyne may anonymize the related and non-personal data associated with the individual, including but not limited to web tracking, email tracking, transactions and survey responses.
Psyne will, to the best of our ability, promptly rectify inaccuracies in personal data that are verifiably brought to the attention of our Data Protection Officer by the subject individual.
Psyne employs automated processes to align the content our users experience with our profile of their interests. This automated decision-making is not legally or otherwise significant for the purposes of the GDPR, and Psyne does not engage in fully automated decision-making that has a legal or otherwise significant effect on an individual data subject.
DATA PROTECTION AND SECURITY
Psyne operates secure data networks protected by industry-standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers. Our website(s) employ HTTPS data encryption.