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Effective February 14, 2023
INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT, AND HOW WE USE IT
What information do we collect?
Formic collects information from you when you use our Sites to seek additional information regarding our Services. If you do not provide such information, you will not be able to do things such as seek additional information regarding our Services. When you use our website or our mobile applications, we may collect data from you that generally falls into two different categories:
“Personal Information” – Personal information that we may collect when you use our Sites to request general additional information from us (e.g., through our chat or get in touch link), may include, without limitation, names, e-mail addresses, telephone or wireless phone numbers, usernames, any other information that directly or indirectly identifies you, IP addresses, and/or subject areas of interest.
If you use the Sites to request information that is specifically focused on the purchase of one or more of our Services, automation systems, or other products, we may ask you to provide personally identifiable information such as names, physical addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, Social Security Numbers, IP addresses, financial account information, and information about your debts, assets, and credit history.
The purposes and uses of your personal information will depend on your use of the Sites and how you desire to interface and interact with Formic.
“Online/Mobile Activity Data” – Activity data that we may collect when you use our Sites or mobile applications includes data such as your IP address, your browser type and language and your display/screen settings, data about how you use our website and how you interact with our website and mobile advertisements, data about your mobile device, advertising identifiers, geolocation data, social media preferences and other social media data, and other data that may be de-identified and aggregated (information that doesn’t identify any customer/consumer).
HOW WE MIGHT SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
We do not sell, rent, or trade information collected through the Sites or the Services to third parties.
The third parties with whom we may need to share personal information to help us provide Services and products to you, and to run our Sites include:
To provide its Services Formic may work with third parties located in different countries around the world, or who themselves utilize third parties located in different countries around the world. These arrangements may involve your personal information being located in various countries around the world where privacy laws differ. We only make these arrangements or transfers where we believe that adequate levels of protection are in place to protect information held in that country and/or by that third party. In addition, the Sites may be viewed and accessed anywhere in the world including countries that may not have laws regulating the use and transfer of personally identifiable information. By using the Sites, submitting information through the Sites, or submitting personal information to Formic through other means, you voluntarily consent to such international transfer and hosting of such information to those countries and parties.
RETENTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Formic retains your personal information for so long as is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected. We may retain your personal information for longer if it becomes the subject of a legal claim or may otherwise be relevant for anticipated litigation.
If, at any time, you prefer not to receive further communications from us in any, or all, forms, you will have the ability to opt out or unsubscribe from such communications by following the instructions contained in the particular methods of communication with you.
Formic has in place technical, physical, administrative, and operational security processes designed to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized employees and contractors will have access to any data provided by you, and that access is limited by need. Each employee or contractor having access to any personally identifiable information is obligated to maintain its confidentiality. Although we take steps that are generally accepted as industry standard to protect your personally identifiable information, Formic cannot guarantee that your personally identifiable information will not become accessible to unauthorized persons, and Formic cannot be responsible for any actions resulting from a breach of security when information is supplied over the internet or any public computer network.
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COMPLIANCE WITH LAW
Formic complies with all applicable privacy laws and regulations. Formic may be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities if presented with a court subpoena, or similar legal or administrative order, or as required, or permitted, by the laws, rules, and regulations of any nation, state, or other applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the Terms and Conditions of use of the Sites, or a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through the Sites, we may disclose personal user information to our affected business partners or legal authorities.
In accordance with applicable data protection laws, you may have a right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and details of how we use that information. If any of the information held about you is incorrect or out of date, you may have the right to request that we amend or rectify it using the process outlined below, and we will amend our records where appropriate. You may also have the right to require us to erase your personal data, stop processing your personal data, restricting the processing of your personal information, right of portability of your personal information and/or to withdraw your consent to processing. This may not apply if there are other legal justifications to continue processing. If your jurisdiction so allows, and if you think we may have incorrect personal information, would like to request a copy of the personal information we hold on you, or to exercise any other data protection right, please send a written request to: Formic Technologies – Attn: Privacy Officer, 2012 Corporate Lane, Ste. 108, DPT #8077, Naperville, IL 60563-0726. Please note that we will need you to prove who you are before we can provide you with any information. You may also have a right to lodge a complaint with a relevant supervisory authority.
Formic understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, particularly in their online interactions. This Site is not designed for, and does not intentionally target, or solicit to children under 18 years of age. You acknowledge that you are 18 years of age or older and consent to our collection of your personal data.
USE OF FORMIC SITES
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data under GDPR
We may process Personal Data under the following conditions:
In any case, Formic will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of Personal Data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.
Your Rights under the GDPR
Formic undertakes to respect the confidentiality of Your Personal Data and to guarantee You can exercise Your rights.
Exercising Your GDPR Data Protection Rights
You may exercise Your rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition by contacting Us. Please note that we may ask You to verify Your identity before responding to such requests. If You make a request, We will try our best to respond to You as soon as possible.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about Our collection and use of Your Personal Data. For more information, if You are in the European Economic Area (EEA), please contact Your local data protection authority in the EEA.