Growth Skills – Privacy notice

Privacy notice

1. Privacy policy

GrowthSkills, LLC (“we”, “us”, “our”, or “ours”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy governs our collection, usage, sharing and processing of information related to you (your “personal data”) during your use of our website and associated services (the “Site”) and addresses your rights as they pertain to your personal data. Our processing of personal data varies according to the services made available to you.  Please review this Privacy Policy to understand how the information you provide to us through our Site or otherwise will be treated. This Privacy Policy may be updated at any time without notice by posting a revised Privacy Policy to this web address: <a href="http://growthskills.co/privacy-notice/">(http://growthskills.co/privacy-notice/).</a>

2. ​Our Commitment

We are committed to the following privacy principals:

  • Data Minimization. We collect, use, store and process the minimum amount of personal data necessary to (i) fulfill our legitimate business purposes and (ii) comply with our legal obligations. We will not process personal data in a way that is incompatible with this Privacy Policy.
  • Accuracy. We take and will continue to take reasonable steps to ensure the personal data we process is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Limited Retention. We limit retention of your personal data to the time necessary to fulfill the personal data’s original purpose. We will, however, retain copies of your personal data and any related transactions in a manner that is either (i) consistent with the law or (ii) as we believe reasonably necessary to comply with any law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request.
  • Transparency. We commit to being timely about informing you about how we intend to use personal data in our day-to-day operations.
  • Confidentiality and Security. We protect personal data through physical, technical and organizational security measures that are tailored to the sensitivity of the personal data we process. Access to personal data is protected by legal obligations of confidentiality and limited to a need-to-know basis. Our services are offered through a secure server and all credit card information processed by the Site is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and encrypted into our payment gateway service provider’s database.

3. ​We Operate in the United States

We have servers, offices, and sub-processors located in the United States. Information about you may be transferred to, stored, or processed in the United States.

Personal Data we Collect and how we Collect it

We collect information about you in two ways: directly from your inputs and through automated technologies. The information we collect depends on how you interact with us and the Site, and may include contact (address, phone, email), financial (credit card numbers, billing information, passwords), and biographical (job title, company name, job history, photos) personal data you provide to us in the following ways

  • Registration: We collect the personal data you provide when registering to use the Site.
  • Usage of the Site and Site Features: We collect the personal data you provide when using the Site and third-party features located on the Site, which may include but are not limited to: surveys, quizzes, contests, videos, message boards, webinars and chat rooms/messengers. The personal data and other information we collect may include:
  • your video watch history;
  • credits, badges and other point-based designations you are awarded for using the Site’s features;
  • percentage based scores you achieve on interactive Site features;
  • your past, current and future employment history.
  • Customer Support/Communications: We collect the personal data you provide when you contact us with requests for additional information about our Site, customer support requests, webinar registrations, or other general communications you may send us.
  • Transactions: We collect the personal data you provide when you make purchases via our website, which may include financial and billing information such as your address and credit card number.
  • Cookies: We collect device IDs, IP addresses, usage data, log files, geolocation, cookies, web beacons, browser information, campaign data and other similar technologies when you interact with the Site and services. Please see our Cookie Policy for more information.
  • Special Categories of Personal Data (Sensitive Data): we DO NOT collect sensitive data (data pertaining to your race, religious or political affiliation, sexual life or orientation) and discourage you from sharing any sensitive information with us or the Site.  We will have no liability whatsoever for sensitive data and this Privacy Policy will not apply to sensitive data.

  • 3.1. ​How we Use Personal Data

    We use your personal data in the following ways.

  • Providing the Site: We will process your personal data to activate, administer, maintain and troubleshoot the Site.
  • Processing Payments: We will process your personal data to process and fulfill requests, orders, and other e-commerce transactions as well as administer sweepstakes and other like contests.
  • Providing Technical Support: We will process your personal data to provide product and technical support for our Site.
  • Improving User Experience and the Site: We will process your personal data to (i) enhance your experience visiting the Site and delivering more individualized content and advertising; (ii) respond to your inquiries, requests and customization preferences; and (iii) identify usage trends and develop data analysis based on your usage to further develop the Site.
  • Strengthening Security and Integrity: We will process your personal data to enhance the technical and organizational measure we take to protect the security and integrity of the Site.
  • Sending Marketing Communications: We will process your personal data to notify you about new products and services offered by us and our partners and other non-transactional information (e.g.: newsletters, push-notifications). All marketing communications will include a link with instructions to stop further communications.
  • Market Research and Advertising: We will process your personal data to (i) perform research, audits, reporting and other business operations; (ii) advertise to you and (iii) provide you with personalized content.
  • Fulfilling Legal Obligations: We will process your personal data when complying with our legal obligations brought upon by a government authority and/or to enforce our binding contractual obligations.
  • 3.2. Sharing Your Information

    We will not sell, trade, market, rent, or otherwise distribute your personal information in ways not contemplated by this Privacy Policy. In some instances, your personal data may be provided to our service providers and technical consultants, such as, payment processors, website providers, third-party auditors, third-party service providers (email service providers, advertisers) solely as needed to provide content and maintain the Site and your continued use of the Site.  The following third-party service providers help run and maintain the Site. You should revise each third-party provider’s respective privacy policy prior to using the Site to understand how these third parties will process your data and what rights you have to that data.

    • Data Base and Hosting: Buddy Press, MySQL, WP-Engine
    • Payment Processing: Pay Pal, Infusionsoft
    • Advertising: Google, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

    We may also disclose your personal information if we believe that such disclosure is necessary to (i) cooperate with a regulator or government agency and/or to meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or other legal obligation; (ii) protect our rights; (iii) prevent fraud or technical issues; and (iv) as part of a corporate transaction (e.g. a transfer of assets to or an acquisition by or merger with another company).

    3.3. Affiliated Sites, Linked Sites and Advertisements

    Our Site includes content and links to content created, hosted and provided by third-party service providers, such as: social networks, advertising networks, affiliates, websites, and other like content and feature providers. These third-parties act as separate controllers who collect personal data in accordance with their own privacy policies and data collection practices. We disclaim all liability for the actions and/or omissions of these third-parties as they pertain to your personal data and you should revise each third-party provider’s respective privacy policy prior to interacting with any third-party content and/or features.

    Any personal data or content containing personal data that you submit to a bulletin board, public forum, or the Site (for purposes of publication) may be read, collected, or used by other third-parties, and therefore also used to send unsolicited communications.  We are not responsible for any personal data you choose to submit on a public forum, chat room or bulletin board located on or linked to our Site.

    Children’s Personal Data

    The Site is not directed at children under the age of 16.  If we obtain actual knowledge that any information we collect has been provided by a child under the age of 16, we will promptly delete that information.

    Your Consent

    By accessing our Site and services, you consent to our collection, usage and processing of your personal data and other non-personal information from the devices you use to access the Site in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

    Your Rights to Access and Limit the Use of Your Data.  

    Subject to local data protections laws, you may have certain rights to access your personal data and limit our use and disclosure of your personal data.  To the extent required and/or permitted by the law of the applicable jurisdiction, these rights may include the following:

    Right to Access: the right to access your personal data.

    Right to Rectify: the right to correct any inaccuracies in your personal data.

    Right to be Forgotten: the right to have your personal data erased.

    Right to Restrict Processing: the right to restrict our processing of your personal data.

    Right to Data Portability: the right to transfer your personal data to another controller to the extent that such transfer is commercially feasible.

    Right to Object: the right to object to any processing of your personal data done by us to pursue our legitimate business interest.

    Freedom from Automated Processing: the right to exclude yourself from automated decision making based solely on profiling and automated processes.

    Right to Withdraw Consent: the right to take back any previously provided consent to process your personal data at any time.

    We are committed to honor these rights.  If you wish to exercise any of the rights mentioned above, please contact us and we will work with our privacy team in responding to your request and to the extent permitted by applicable laws, process your request within a reasonable time.


    3.6.How to Contact Us

    If you provided us with personal data, you can manage how we use your personal data by either emailing or mailing us. Questions regarding this Privacy Policy or information practices should be directed to <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, or by regular mail:

    238 106th street suite 7AA

    New York, New York

    10029

    Changes to this Privacy Notice

    We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting a revised version and updating the “Effective Date” above.  The revised version will be effective on the “Effective Date” listed.