Updated: May 25, 2023
Crayon, Inc. ("Crayon") provides services (the "Services") that analyze and aggregate publicly available data and other third party information and materials about certain companies that our customers wish to monitor ("Targets") and provides them with strategic insights.
- Important Information and Who We Are
- The Information We Collect About You
- How Is Your Personal Information Collected
- How We Use Your Personal Information
- Disclosures of Your Personal Information
- International Transfers
- Data Security
- Data Retention
- Your Rights With Respect to Your Personal Information
- Contact details
- EU/UK Representative
- Privacy Shield
1. Important Information and Who We Are
Please note that this Website is not intended for children under 18 years of age. No one under age 18 may provide any information to or on this 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 on or through any of its features, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. 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. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us.
It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal information changes during your relationship with us.
2. The Information We Collect About You
Personal information means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal information about our visitors, customers and applicants which we have grouped together as follows:
- Identity Data includes first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, title, ethnicity (voluntary for applicants), sex (voluntary for applicants – including gender, gender identity, gender expression).
- Contact Data includes postal address, billing address, email address and telephone numbers.
- Financial Data includes credit card and financial information to process payment for services (if applicable).
- Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.
- Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access this Website.
- Profile Data includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
- Usage Data includes information about how you use our Website and Services.
- Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
- User Generated Content Data includes information you choose to provide through our Website, such as any comments and other content that you post, share, send or receive through our Services.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Information about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offenses.
If You Fail to Provide Personal Information
Where we need to collect personal information by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that information when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with Services). In this case, we may have to cancel a Service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
3. How Is Your Personal Information Collected?
We use different methods to collect information from and about you including through:
- Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal information you provide when you create an account, participate in any interactive features of our Website (e.g., posting, sharing, sending and receiving comments through our Services), fill out a form, make a purchase, apply for a job, communicate with us via third party social media sites, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us.
- Third parties or publicly available sources. We will receive personal information about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:
- Technical Data from the following parties:
- analytics providers; and
- advertising networks
- Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical and payment services.
- Identity and Contact Data from mailing list providers.
- Identity and Contact Data from providers of identity verification services.
- Identity and Contact Data from recruiting agencies.
- Identity and Contact Data from social media networks.
- Identity and Contact Data from publicly available sources.
4. How We Use Your Personal Information
We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances:
- Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
- Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
- Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.
Click here to find out more about the types of lawful basis that we will rely on to process your personal information.
Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal information although we will get your consent before sending third party direct marketing communications to you via email. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.
Purposes For Which We Will Use Your Personal Information
We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal information and, if you are based in the European Union, which of the legal bases under the GDPR we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
Type of Information
Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest
To register you as a new customer
Performance of a contract with you
To process and deliver your order including:
(a) Manage payments, fees and charges
(b) Collect and recover money owed to us
(e) Marketing and Communications
(a) Performance of a contract with you (to process your purchases, send you updates about your order, deliver and manage your order, including to collect payments, fees and charges)
(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to start legal proceedings to recover debts due to us)
(d) Marketing and Communications
(a) Performance of a contract with you (to inform you of any changes to our terms and conditions)
To administer and protect our business and this Website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)
(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganization or group restructuring exercise)
(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
To deliver relevant Website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you
(e) Marketing and Communications
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our Services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)
To use data analytics to improve our Website, Services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences (including permitting you to analyze your Targets and post, share, send or receive your content to us)
(c) User Generated Content Data
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our Services, to keep our Website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)
To make suggestions and recommendations to you about services, offers, promotions, rewards, and events that may be of interest to you
(f) Marketing and Communications
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our Services and grow our business)
To communicate with you by email, text, social media messaging, social media posting or any other communication mechanism that you choose
(d) Marketing and Communications
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to reply to communications sent to us and for customer relationship management purposes)
Provide you with support on our Services
(c) User Generated Content Data
Performance of a contract with you
To respond to your inquiries related to employment opportunities
(c) User Generated Content Data
Performance of a contract with you or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you
We may also use, or disclose the personal information we collect for one or both of the following purposes:
- To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
- To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about our Website users or consumers is among the assets transferred.
We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal information uses, particularly around marketing. We have established the following personal data control mechanisms:
Promotional offers from us
We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which services, offers, promotions, rewards, and events may be relevant for you.
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased Services from us and you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal information with any company outside Crayon for marketing purposes, including service providers who perform marketing services on our behalf, such as sending communications to you on our behalf.
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by contacting us at any time.
Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal information provided to us as a result of purchasing or using our Services, a Service support experience or other transactions.
If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. To learn more about your California privacy rights, visit our CCPA Privacy Notice.
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
- Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
- Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
The information we collect automatically does include personal information, or we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. 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.
- Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests.
- Speed up your searches.
- Recognize you when you return to our Website.
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
- Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
- Web Beacons. Pages of our the Website and emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
We do not control these third parties' tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly as they may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. If you are based in the United States you can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI") on the NAI's website at http://optout.networkadvertising.org. If you are based in the European Union you may visit the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (“EIDAA”) at https://www.edaa.eu as well as of the European Advertising Standards Alliance (“EASA”) at http://www.easa-alliance.org.
Social Media Features
Our Website includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our Website, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies providing them.
Our Website also provides you access to certain content facilitated by APIs provided by third party social media providers, as indicated in our Third Party API Notices page, available at https://www.crayon.co/third-party-api-notices. The privacy policies of the companies providing such APIs are applicable to your interaction with our Website’s content provided via such APIs.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal information without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
5. Disclosures of Your Personal Information
We may share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table Purposes for which we will use your personal data above.
- Third Parties as set out in the Glossary.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal information and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal information for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal information for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
6. International Transfers
We largely operate in the United States (“U.S.”), and therefore, if you reside outside of the U.S. you understand and agree that your personal information may be transferred to, stored or processed in, the U.S. by us and our third party hosting providers. Furthermore, you understand that U.S. law may not afford the same level of protection to personal information as those afforded in your country. Personal information may be transferred for the performance of a contract or as required for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at your request or to establish or exercise our legal rights.
If you are based in the European Union and when we are given access to your personal information by one of our clients in connection with services we provide to them, then we rely on our client data controllers’ written instructions to ensure that any transfer of your personal information to us and to our service providers based outside the European Economic Area is performed in accordance with applicable EU law.
7. Data Security
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal information breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so. Notice will be given promptly, consistent with the legitimate needs of law enforcement and any measures necessary for Crayon or law enforcement to determine the scope of the breach and to assure or restore the integrity of the data system. Crayon may delay notification if Crayon or a law enforcement agency determines that the notification will impede a criminal investigation, unless and until Crayon or the agency determines that notification will not compromise the investigation. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Data Retention
How long will you use my personal information for?
We will only retain your personal information for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.
In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your information: see your rights and choices below for further information.
In some circumstances we will anonymize your personal information (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
9. Your Rights With Respect to Your Personal Information
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal information. Please click on the links below to find out more about these rights:
- Request access to your personal information
- Request correction of your personal information
- Request erasure of your personal information
- Object to processing of your personal information
- Request restriction of processing your personal information
- Request transfer of your personal information
- Right to withdraw consent
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at email@example.com.
No fee usually required
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we could refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
Time limit to respond
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
10. Contact details
Full name of legal entity: Crayon, Inc.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal address: 268 Summer St, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210, USA
If you are based in the European Union, please note that you also have the right to make a complaint at any time to your national regulator for data protection issues. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the regulator so please contact us in the first instance.
11. EU/UK Representative
If you remain dissatisfied, you can make a complaint about the way we process your personal information to the supervisory authority.
Our EU Representative:
Under Article 27 of the GDPR, we have appointed an EU Representative to act as our data protection agent.
Our nominated EU Representative is :
Instant EU GDPR Representative Ltd.
Adam Brogden email@example.com
INSTANT EU GDPR REPRESENTATIVE LTD
12A Lower Main Street, Lucan Co. Dublin
Our UK Representative:
Under Article 27 of the UK Data Privacy Act, we have appointed a UK Representative to act as our data protection agent.
Our nominated UK Representative is:
GDPR Local Ltd.
Adam Brogden firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel +44 1772 217800
1st Floor Front Suite
27-29 North Street, Brighton
12. Privacy Shield
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Crayon commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. European Union and/or Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Crayon at email@example.com.
Crayon has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to JAMS ADR, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not resolved your complaint, please contact or visit
https://www.jamsadr.com/file-an-eu-us-privacy-shield-claim for more information or to file a complaint. The services of JAMS ADR are provided at no cost to you.
An individual who decides to invoke this arbitration option must take the following steps prior to initiating an arbitration claim: (1) raise the claimed violation directly with Crayon and afford us an opportunity to resolve the issue within the timeframe set forth in Section III.11(d)(i) of the Principles; (2) make use of the independent recourse mechanism under the Principles, which is at no cost to the individual; and (3) raise the issue through their Data Protection Authority to the Department of Commerce and afford the Department of Commerce an opportunity to use best efforts to resolve the issue within the timeframes set forth in the Letter from the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce, at no cost to the individual. This arbitration option may not be invoked if the individual’s same claimed violation of the Principles (1) has previously been subject to binding arbitration; (2) was the subject of a final judgment entered in a court action to which the individual was a party; or (3) was previously settled by the parties.
In addition, this option may not be invoked if an EU Data Protection Authority or the Commissioner (1) has authority under Sections III.5 or III.9 of the Principles; or (2) has the authority to resolve the claimed violation directly with Crayon. A DPA’s, or the Commissioner's authority to resolve the same claim against an EU or a Swiss data controller does not alone preclude invocation of this arbitration option against a different legal entity not bound by the DPA or Commissioner's authority.
The Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over Crayon’s compliance with the Privacy Shield.
In the context of an onward transfer, Crayon has responsibility for the processing of personal information it receives under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Crayon shall remain liable under the Principles if its agent processes such personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless we prove that we are not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
While Crayon is a Privacy Shield participant, Crayon does not rely on Privacy Shield in order to lawfully transfer data from non-US locations into the US.
Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal information for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal information for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us.
Performance of Contract means processing your information where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
Comply with a legal obligation means processing your personal information where it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation that we are subject to.
Consent means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of your wishes by which you, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signify agreement to the processing of personal information relating to you.
- Service providers acting as processors who provide IT, payment processing, analytics, and system administration services. Please refer to Crayon’s list of Sub-Processors / Service Providers.
- Professional advisers acting as processors or joint controllers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
You have the right to:
Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a "data subject access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new information you provide to us.
Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal information to comply with applicable law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal information in the following scenarios:
- If you want us to establish the information's accuracy.
- Where our use of the information is unlawful, but you do not want us to erase it.
- Where you need us to hold the information even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.
- You have objected to our use of your information, but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Request the transfer of your personal information to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal information in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal information. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.