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Your privacy is very important to us. At Swarm Vision we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

Swarm Vision Inc. (“Swarm Vision”) operates several websites including www.swarmvision.com, enterprise.swarmvision.com, training.swarmvision.com, and community.swarmvision.com. It is Swarm Vision’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Swarm Vision collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Swarm Vision’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Swarm Vision’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Swarm Vision may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Swarm Vision also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Swarm Vision only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Swarm Vision’s websites choose to interact with Swarm Vision in ways that require Swarm Vision to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Swarm Vision gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Swarm Vision updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Swarm Vision collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Swarm Vision. Swarm Vision does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Swarm Vision may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Swarm Vision may monitor the most popular pages on the list25.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Swarm Vision may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Swarm Vision does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Swarm Vision discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Swarm Vision’s behalf or to provide services available at Swarm Vision’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Swarm Vision’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Swarm Vision will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Swarm Vision discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Swarm Vision believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Swarm Vision, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Swarm Vision website and have supplied your email address, Swarm Vision may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Swarm Vision and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Swarm Vision takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Swarm Vision uses cookies to help Swarm Vision identify and track visitors, their usage of Swarm Vision website, and their website access preferences. Swarm Vision visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Swarm Vision’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Swarm Vision’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Swarm Vision, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Swarm Vision goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Swarm Vision may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Swarm Vision and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Swarm Vision may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Swarm Vision’s sole discretion. Swarm Vision encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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Swarm Vision (formerly Totem)
Privacy Policy
April 5, 2017

Swarm Vision, Inc. (formerly known as “Totem”) complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries.  Swarm Vision (“Swarm Vision”) has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability.  If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.  To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification page, please visit: https://www.privacyshield.gov.

This privacy policy outlines our general policy and practices for implementing the Principles, including the types of information we gather, how we use it and the notice and choice affected individuals have regarding our use of and their ability to correct that information. This privacy policy applies to all personal information received by the Company whether in electronic, paper or verbal format.

“Personal Information” or “Information” means information that (1) is transferred from the EU to the United States; (2) is recorded in any form; (3) is about, or pertains to a specific individual; and (4) can be linked to that individual.

“Sensitive Personal Information” means personal information that reveals race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership or that concerns an individual’s health.

This Privacy Policy is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the FTC (US Federal Trade Commission).

Principles

Notice: Swarm Vision collects minimum personal information on users of our websites for purposes such as registering for a crowdsourcing community or campaign; transmitting prizes to winners of crowdsourcing campaigns; or for innovation profiling assessments. The Company may disclose personal information to its clients on an aggregated level (e.g. number of members by country). Swarm Vision does not collect sensitive information (i.e., personal information specifying medical or health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership or information specifying the sex life of the individual.) Results of the Swarm Innovation Profiler for Enterprise may be shared with your employer. You will be notified before the Company uses or discloses the Information for a purpose other the purpose for which it was originally collected.

Choice: Individuals can choose (opt out) whether their Personal Information is (1) to be disclosed to a third party or (2) to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. For Sensitive Personal Information, the Company will give individuals the opportunity to affirmatively or explicitly (opt out) consent to the disclosure of the
information for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. Company shall treat Sensitive Personal Information received from an individual the same as the individual would treat and identify it as Sensitive Personal Information.

Accountability for Onward Transfer: Prior to disclosing Personal Information to a third party, Company shall notify the individual of such disclosure and allow the individual the choice (opt out) of such disclosure. Company shall ensure that any third party for which Personal Information may be disclosed subscribes to the Principles or are subject to law providing the same level of privacy protection as is
required by the Principles and agree in writing to provide an adequate level of privacy protection.

Company may be liable for certain onward transfers to third parties. Notwithstanding the above, Swarm Vision is required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

Data Security: Company shall take reasonable steps to protect the Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Company has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. Company cannot guarantee the security of Information on or transmitted via the Internet.

Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation: Company shall only process Personal Information in a way that is compatible with and relevant for the purpose for which it was collected or authorized by the individual.

To the extent necessary for those purposes, Company shall take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use.

Access: Company shall allow an individual access to their Personal Information and allow the individual to correct, amend or delete inaccurate information, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the privacy of the individual in the case in question or where the rights of persons other than the individual would be violated. Individuals may not amend their Innovation Profiler assessments once a page has been submitted.

Recourse, Enforcement and Liability: Company uses a self-assessment approach to assure compliance with this privacy policy and periodically verifies that the policy is accurate, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed, completely implemented and accessible and in conformity with the Principles. We encourage interested persons to raise any concerns using the contact information provided and we will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of Personal Information in accordance with the Principles. If a complaint or dispute cannot be resolved through our internal process, we agree to dispute resolution using (an independent resource mechanism) as a third party resolution provider. Under certain limited conditions, individuals may invoke binding arbitration before the Privacy Shield Panel to be created by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission.

Amendments: This privacy policy may be amended from time to time consistent with the requirements of the Privacy Shield. We will post any revised policy on this website.

EU Residents

In compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles, Swarm Vision commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information.  European Union individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact Swarm Vision at:

Swarm Vision, Inc.
PO Box 806
Los Altos CA 94023
inquiry@SwarmVision.com

Swarm Vision has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit http://www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information and to file a complaint.

Last Updated: April 5, 2017

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