Privacy Policy

OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY

Your privacy is important to us. This website, www.rapidsc.com (the "Site"), is owned and operated by Rapid Scale Strategies, Inc. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use and disclose information that we may obtain about you through the Site. When you provide information to us via our Site, we protect it according to this Privacy Policy. By using this Site, you acknowledge that you have reviewed, and agree to, the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, do not use this Site.

Rapid Scale Strategies adheres to the EU Safe Harbor Privacy Principles published by the U.S. Department of Commerce ("Safe Harbor") with respect to certain personally identifiable information that it receives in the United States about European Union ("EU") residents. Information about Rapid Scale Strategies’ participation in Safe Harbor can be found in the section set out below entitled "Safe Harbor Participation."

Rapid Scale Strategies operates in the business-to-business (B2B) software industry. Unlike many companies and websites, we do not focus on consumer users or the collection of consumer data. To the extent we collect information online, our purpose is to better serve our business customers.

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We may collect the following types of information when you browse this Site, any other Rapid Scale Strategies website, or any affiliate site:

* Information you provide directly when you register or make an online order, join an online community or other group, inquire about Rapid Scale Strategies products, or request Rapid Scale Strategies support or services at any Rapid Scale Strategies interactive message board, or via any e-mail messages you send us, including personally identifiable information such as your name, contact information (phone, fax and pager numbers, address, and email address), ordering information, and payment data.
* Information you provide directly, including personally identifiable information you submit through this Site as part of the online job application process or in the process of registering for a Rapid Scale Strategies sponsored training, event, user group, or conference.
* Passively collected information, including through the use of "cookies" described below, such as IP addresses, web browser and operating system information, date and time of visits, and the web pages your Internet browser visits when browsing this Site, any other Rapid Scale Strategies website or any affiliate site;
* Click-through information related to Rapid Scale Strategies emails and related marketing activities; and
* Aggregate, non-personally identifiable information, such as the number of hits per week or per web page.

COOKIES

"Cookies" are small text files that store information about your interactions with a particular website, either temporarily (known as a "temporary" or "session" cookie, and deleted once you close your browser window) or more permanently on the hard drive of your computer (known as a "permanent" or "persistent cookie"). Cookies can make it easier to use a website by allowing servers to access certain information quickly:

* Session cookies can be used to help a user’s browser navigate a website more smoothly and may show up if the user comes from a website with which the subsequent website has some relationship (e.g., a website of an affiliated company) and can give helpful information.
* Persistent cookies can be used to customize a website for a user, such as by storing passwords, preferences, and registration and account information so that users do not have to reenter this information each time they visit a website.

This Site may use both session/temporary cookies and persistent/permanent cookies to store information that allows us to offer you better customer service and to navigate through the Site with ease. To make the Site easier to use, we combine information collected via cookies with personally identifiable information. Note that if you configure your browser to reject cookies, you might not be able to access important functions or areas of the Site or enjoy certain conveniences at this Site.

WEB BEACONS

Rapid Scale Strategies may use "web beacon" technology to gather metrics from anonymous web users and email recipients for the purpose of operating and improving Rapid Scale Strategies websites and email communications. A web beacon is an electronic image that is imbedded in a web page or email which allows us to track web page views/hits or the opening of an email containing a beacon. Rapid Scale Strategies may use web beacon in conjunction with cookies to track web site activity on www.rapidsc.com and associated websites. Web beacon tracking by Rapid Scale Strategies does not identify the name or email address of the web user or mail recipient.

USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED

Rapid Scale Strategies uses information collected online in the following ways:

* For information you provide directly online, or through email messages, relating to inquiries about products, ordering products, requests for support or services, or downloading products, we use the information to engage in and process transactions with you, respond to your inquiries and requests, and provide customer support activities.
* For information you provide online, including actions or clicks from hyperlinks and subscriptions, we use the information to customize future communications and web pages in accordance with communication preferences you have established with Rapid Scale Strategies.
* For some registration, email and use data you provide, we may direct you to particular web pages, customize the web pages you see, or otherwise increase the relevance of the information you receive.
* For information about web pages visited, page hits per week, and the like, we use this information internally to improve the design of our web pages.
* For information submitted using the online job application process, we may use and disseminate this information internally and among our affiliates as necessary to consider your application and to contact you regarding our decision.
* For information submitted online for scheduling training or registering to attend a Rapid Scale Strategies sponsored conference or event, we may use and disseminate this information internally and among our affiliates to communicate with you and to facilitate your registration and participation.

SHARING OF CUTOMER INFORMATION

Rapid Scale Strategies shares information for business purposes only on a need-to-know basis and only with: (a) its own employees and affiliates; (b) the customer from which Rapid Scale Strategies received the information; (c) Rapid Scale Strategies subcontractors, consultants, and third-party service-provider companies, that have agreed to safeguard such information in a like manner to the way that Rapid Scale Strategies safeguards such information and that have signed confidentiality agreements with Rapid Scale Strategies; and (d) other entities authorized to have access to such information under applicable law or regulation. Rapid Scale Strategies does not share non-public individually identifiable information with third party marketers.

Rapid Scale Strategies may disclose information to protect our rights or property, to enforce our terms of use and legal notices, as required or permitted by law, or at the request of government regulators or other law enforcement officials and the courts (including the issuance of a valid subpoena). We shall have no duty to notify you of such compliance with the law.

We will not use or share information in ways unrelated to those described above without first notifying you and offering you a choice as to whether or not we may use your data in this different manner.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA INTEGRITY AND SECURITY

Rapid Scale Strategies processes information only in ways compatible with the purpose for which it was collected. To the extent necessary for such purposes, we take reasonable steps to make sure that customer information is accurate, complete, current and otherwise reliable with regard to its intended use. However, Rapid Scale Strategies expects customers will update their personal information with Rapid Scale Strategies as necessary.

Rapid Scale Strategies takes reasonable and appropriate measures to maintain the confidentiality and integrity, and prevent the unauthorized use or disclosure, of information. This includes maintaining a system of appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards to secure such information.

LINKS TO UNAFFILIATED THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES

This Site may contain links to unaffiliated third party websites. If you link to or otherwise visit any other websites managed by third parties, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites. Rapid Scale Strategies has no control over those websites and is not responsible or liable for the policies and practices followed by third parties.

HOW YOU CAN ACCESS OR CORRECT YOUR INFORMATION

You can request access to your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain, and update or correct that information, through e-mailing privacy@rapidsc.com with the subject line heading of "Privacy Policy Request." To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

We may keep information in an off-line form, for archival purposes or as otherwise required by law. Please note that if your information is removed from our databases, you may no longer be able to access certain areas of our website requiring registration or a subscription.

Users may request to be removed from a Rapid Scale Strategies e-mail list, by following the "unsubscribe" instructions on e-mails from Rapid Scale Strategies or by sending a request to privacy@rapidsc.com.

REVISIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

We periodically update the features of our Site to better serve you and all our customers. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy without advance notice and any modifications are effective when they are posted here. The date of the newest version will be posted below. Please check back frequently, especially before you submit any personally identifiable information at this Site, to see if the Privacy Policy has changed. By using our website, you indicate your understanding and acceptance of the terms of the Privacy Policy posted at the time of your use. If you have any questions, please contact us by sending an e-mail message to privacy@rapidsc.com with the subject line heading of "Privacy Policy Request."

SAFE HARBOR PARTICIPATION

We recognize that the EU has an "omnibus" data protection regime established pursuant to the European Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) (the "Directive"). The Directive generally restricts the transfer of personally identifiable information about individuals in the EU to the United States, unless there is "adequate protection" for such information when it is received in the United States. To address this restriction, we adhere to Safe Harbor with respect to personally identifiable information about individual contacts for our customers, partners, suppliers and vendors in the EU ("EU Personal Information") for the purposes described below.

Collection, Use, and Disclosure of EU Personal Information
Rapid Scale Strategies collects, uses, and discloses EU Personal Information in the ordinary course of its business. In particular, Rapid Scale Strategies may obtain in the US the following types of EU Personal Information about individual contacts for customers, customer prospects, partners, suppliers, vendors, participants in Rapid Scale Strategies sponsored events, conferences and training, and online job applicants ("EU Data Subjects"), including: name; contact information (phone, fax and pager numbers, address, and email address); title; company name; sales, product and services purchase information; payment data; usernames and passwords; product skills; certifications; resume and application data; and other data necessary to register for Rapid Scale Strategies sponsored training, conferences and events.

We may use such EU Personal Information for the following purposes: fulfillment and tracking of orders; providing services and support; tracking of payments and otherwise ensuring payment; assessing performance and making assessments about future purchases; performing direct marketing activities and otherwise communicating information regarding Rapid Scale Strategies products or services (where permitted by law); providing registration for and participation in Rapid Scale Strategies sponsored training, events and conferences; and for facilitating the online employment application process.

Rapid Scale Strategies may disclose EU Personal Information to its affiliates, subsidiaries, business partners, and service providers for the purposes listed above. In situations where Rapid Scale Strategies discloses EU Personal Information to any third parties acting as service providers or "agents" on behalf of Rapid Scale Strategies, Rapid Scale Strategies will require the recipient to protect the disclosed EU Personal Information in accordance with the relevant Safe Harbor Principles, or otherwise take steps to ensure that EU Personal Information is appropriately protected. With respect to any sharing of EU Personal Information for purposes of marketing Rapid Scale Strategies products and services, Rapid Scale Strategies obtains promises from its affiliates, subsidiaries and business partners that such entities will use and disclose such EU Personal Information for purposes of marketing Rapid Scale Strategies products and services only. In certain situations, EU Data Subjects may seek to opt-out of disclosures of their EU Personal Information by following the opt-out instructions contained on marketing emails or by contacting Rapid Scale Strategies at privacy@rapidsc.com.

DATA PROCESSOR ACTIVITIES

In certain situations, Rapid Scale Strategies may obtain incidental access to information about its customers’ employees and other end users in the EU in connection with supporting its products or services ("EU Processor Information"). These customers act as the data controller for any EU Processor Information collected in the EU and subsequently transferred to Rapid Scale Strategies in the United States. Rapid Scale Strategies acts as a data processor on behalf of its customers with respect to such EU Processor Information and accordingly carries out their instructions with regard to the collection, processing, and protection of EU Processor Information.

DATA SECURITY, INTEGRITY, AND ACCESS

Rapid Scale Strategies takes reasonable precautions to protect EU Personal Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Rapid Scale Strategies makes reasonable efforts to keep EU Personal Information reliable for its intended use, accurate, current and complete. Rapid Scale Strategies also provides EU Data Subjects with the opportunity to access, review and correct their own EU Personal Information, and otherwise provides such individuals access to EU Personal Information in accordance with Safe Harbor. Individuals may contact the Rapid Scale Strategies Safe Harbor Privacy Contact identified below to review EU Personal Information about them. However, such individuals may first wish to contact their own company with questions regarding EU Personal Information shared with Rapid Scale Strategies, as that might be the most efficient means of addressing such issues. Rapid Scale Strategies reserves the right to take reasonable steps to authenticate the identity of any such individual seeking access to EU Personal Information.

OTHER DISCLOSURES

Rapid Scale Strategies may disclose EU Personal Information as necessary in connection with the sale or transfer of all or part of its business, where required or permitted by law, where Rapid Scale Strategies believes that such disclosures are appropriate in connection with a law enforcement request or otherwise permitted by Safe Harbor, or in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities or suspected fraud or enforce or applyRapid Scale Strategies agreements.

INQUIRIES

Any questions regarding this Safe Harbor section of this Privacy Policy or requests for access to EU Personal Information should be directed to the Safe Harbor Privacy Contact listed in this section. Additional information may be obtained on the US Department of Commerce website at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor. In addition, if any individual located in the EU experiences an issue regarding the EU Personal Information that Rapid Scale Strategies holds about him or her, the individual may contact the local data protection authority for further information.

privacy@rapidsc.com