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Last Modified: May 12, 2020
Ways We Collect Information
This policy applies to information we collect:
It does not apply to information collected by:
Minors under the Age of 18
Our Website is not intended for children under 18 years of age. No one under the age of 18 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on this Website or through any of its features, register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website (primarily through the blog), or provide any information about yourself to us. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information promptly. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us at email@example.com.
California Law Rights
CA Rights Generally
If you are a California resident, California law provides you with additional substantive and disclosure rights regarding our use of your personal information. See “Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information” below for a link to a supplement to these Privacy Policies regarding California law and privacy regulation.
CA “Shine the Light” Law
California’s “Shine the Light” Law allows persons to understand how their information is shared with third-parties for marketing persons and the ability to opt out of such sharing. Because the Company does not share or sell information to third parties for marketing purposes, we do not include such disclosure or the ability to opt out.
Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including:
Information you Provide to Us
Information we Collect through Automatic Data Collection Technology
When you browse the Website, you are able to do so anonymously. Generally, we don't collect personal information when you browse, not even your email address. We do not collect personal information automatically using automatic data collection tools (discussed below), but we may tie this information to personal information about you that we collect from other sources or that you provide to us. Your browser, however, does automatically tell us the type of computer and operating system you are using.
The automatic data collection tools we may employ include:
Harvard does not track or recognize Do Not Track signals.
The information we collect automatically is used primarily as statistical data and does not include personal information. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to estimate our audience size and usage patterns. However, we may store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests, speed up your searches, and recognize you when you return to our Website, although you may opt out of such use as discussed below.
How We Use Your Information
We use the information collected about you or that you provide to us in certain limited ways. As noted above and throughout these Privacy Policies, we do not sell your information to third parties for any reason. We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including personal information:
We may also disclose your personal information:
Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
We do not control third parties' collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI") on the NAI's website (www.networkadvertising.org).
California-Specific Notice. California residents may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see Your California Privacy Rights for more information. Your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act are described in brief here.
Nevada-Specific Disclosure. We do not currently sell data triggering Nevada’s Chapter 603A; therefore, the opt-out available to residents under that statute is inapplicable.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Website, visiting your account profile page, and changing any information. You may also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We cannot delete the entirety of your personal information without deleting your account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. As a registered agent, we must by statute maintain accurate contact information for our clients. If you are a registered agent client of the Company, you have the affirmative duty to access your account and update the contact person information page with accurate, updated information as needed.
If you delete your User Contributions from the Website, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other Website users.
How We Protect Your Personal Information
Every effort to secure your data against criminal outside disclosure is being taken over the internet.
Our records are protected by biometric fingerprint scanners and monitored by personnel on site. Access to your data is monitored by a 16-camera infrared system, backed up by independent propane power supplies, generators and a state of the art, digitally-controlled power management system. Your records are stored in secure facilities with 24-hour surveillance and, in case of a regional disaster, we can start servicing your requests within 48 hours at our location of choice. To learn more about how we protect your information, please ask one of our team members to provide you with a more detailed explanation.
Harvard uses industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is required. To place on-line orders with Harvard, you must use an SSL-enabled browser. This protects the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information while it is transmitted over the internet.
We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers and make sure you use a secure browser.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for illegal or unauthorized circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The GDPR is an EU Regulation to improve the protection of the personal data of EU citizens and increase the obligations of organizations who collect or process personal data. These new regulations took effect on the 25th of May 2018.
Harvard functions as both a controller and processor of our clients’ personally information.
As a controller of data, we store personal information such as customer names, email addresses, physical addresses, IP addresses, phone numbers and avatars. We use databases through GDPR compliant service providers (MSSQL) to store sensitive customer data. We may employ sub-processors with which we may partner to provide you with certain services, to which we transmit data for storage or processing beyond our immediate control. We have entered into agreements with such sub-processors to protect your private information and other data and to ensure such parties comply with necessary privacy laws and regulations in the U.S. and, if applicable and to a very limited extent, outside the U.S. You will receive notification and disclosure regarding any transfer to a sub-processor that assists in providing you with services either as part of the applicable Services Agreement or otherwise.
Harvard is also a processor of customer data. We use customer data to compile legal documents as a core part of our services to clients in creating filings to form, amend, and otherwise service Delaware entities.
If you wish to delete/remove/deactivate your profile or account, remove your testimonial from our site, or opt out of sharing basic information we may transmit to provide you services or maintain our servers and systems, please email us at email@example.com. We will respond to your request within 30 days. Such Deletion may result in our inability to provide you with services, and may result in your inability to access the Website under our policies.
For more information about your rights under the GDPR, see the GDPR supplement (the “GDPR Supplement”), available here.
Except as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law or regulation, the Company retains personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes the Company collected it for, as required to satisfy any legal, accounting, or reporting obligations, or as necessary to resolve disputes.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, the Company considers the amount, nature, and sensitivity of personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of personal data, the purposes for processing the personal data, whether the employer can fulfill the purposes of processing by other means, and any applicable legal requirements. The Company does not retain payment information (e.g., credit card numbers, checking account numbers, etc.) after the payment is processed; such information is securely destroyed immediately after payment processing is complete.
Generally, the Company maintains client records of details regarding our formation and registered agent services indefinitely. Other information is retained only for so long as there is a reason to retain it (e.g., blog and podcast info, questions put to our chatbot, or questions posed to or information collected by our sales and filing staff that do not result in a contract for services).
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Limitation of Liability
The Company exercises all efforts to safeguard the security and confidentiality of your personal data; however, transmissions protected by industry standard technology and administered by humans cannot be guaranteed to be secure. The Company will not be liable for unauthorized disclosure of personal data that occurs through no fault of the Company including, but not limited to, errors in transmission, access to your account by anyone uses your user ID and password, or your failure to comply with your security obligations.
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