Proofpoint, Inc., whose registered address is at 892 Ross Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 understands the importance of safeguarding your privacy and we take this responsibility very seriously.
In this policy, "using" and "processing" information includes using cookies on a computer, subjecting the information to statistical or other analysis and using or handling information in any way, including without limitation collecting, storing, evaluating, modifying, deleting, using, combining, and transferring information within our organization or among our affiliates within the United States or internationally.
Proofpoint, Inc. and US subsidiary companies Cloudmark LLC and Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. Proofpoint, Inc. is committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Union (EU) member countries and Switzerland, respectively, in reliance on each Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Frameworks, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List. https://www.privacyshield.gov/list
Proofpoint, Inc. is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives, under each Privacy Shield Framework, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Proofpoint, Inc. complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions.
With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Frameworks, Proofpoint, Inc. is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, Proofpoint, Inc. may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.
Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=How-to-Submit-a-Complaint, you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.
Information We Collect and How We Use It
Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our products and services, to provide quality customer service, to contact companies whose representative has indicated an interest in receiving information about Proofpoint products and to enable users to effectively navigate the Site. We may collect the following personal data about you and process it in the following ways.
Contact Information You Give Us
You may give us your contact information in the following ways: (i) if you sign up for a free 45 day trial via www.proofpoint.com, (ii) sign up for offers on the Site, (iii) sign up for newsletters, (iv) download white papers from the Site, (v) respond to a promotion offered by a Proofpoint partner or (iv) send us an email. Such contact information includes first and last name, title, company name, industry type, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, email address and company size ("Contact Information"). We may also collect information about your mailbox size, which will allow us to classify your company by size and provide customized information about implementing Proofpoint Services within your organization. We may combine your Contact Information with information collected from others in order to improve the quality and value of the Proofpoint Services and to analyze and understand how our Site is used.
We will use your Contact Information to: (i) carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us; or (ii) provide you with the services, products or information, you have requested from us; (iii) notify you about changes to our services or products; or (iv) ensure that content from our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and your device. We may also use your Contact Information to contact you with certain marketing or promotional materials, as well as other information that may be of interest to you. If you no longer consent to our use of your Contact Information to send you our newsletter or other communications please send us an email so stating to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at email@example.com. Please note that we may still retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Personal Data You Post On Our Blog
If you use the blog on this Site, you should be aware that any personal data you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these blogs, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personal data you choose to submit in these blogs. To request removal of your personal data from our blog, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal data, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Customer Testimonials We Collect From You
We may post customer testimonials/comments/reviews on our Site which may contain personal data. We will not post a testimonial from you without obtaining your prior consent.
Log Data and Personal Network Information We Collect From You
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect technical and statistical data about your visit, such as your browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data, the pages you visit and any search terms you use ("Log Data"). We also collect your public IP address when you visit the Site. We may use your public IP address in order to determine whether certain requests are fraudulent or frivolous and we may automatically cross-reference your public IP address with your domain name (usually the domain name of your ISP or employer). Because you may be visiting the Site from your personal residence (for example, because you are telecommuting), your IP address and any associated domain name are treated as "Personal Network Information"instead of Contact Information. "Log Data" does not include Personal Network Information. Although such Personal Network Information may be used to administer and maintain the Site, it is not shared with any third parties, except as described below in the sections titled "Service Providers," "Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement" and "Business Transfers." We will use Log Data for any purpose.
We may also use your Log Data and Personal Network Information to: (i) administer our Site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes; (ii) improve our Site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device; (iii) allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; (iv) as part of our efforts to keep our Site safe and secure.
After stripping out any information that would personally identify you from within the set of Contact Information, Personal Network Information and Log Data we collect from you, we may combine that information with information we collect from other Proofpoint users and customers (collectively the "Aggregated Information") in order to improve the quality and value of Proofpoint Services and to analyze and understand how our Site is used.
Technologies such as cookies or similar technologies are used by Proofpoint and our partners, affiliates, or analytics or service providers. These are used in storing content information and preferences, analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
Behavioral Targeting / Re-Targeting
We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by going to http://preferences-mgr.truste.com/ (or if located in the European Union please go here http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/). Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.
Proofpoint’s Services are designed to protect and secure our customers from malicious attacks such as phishing, targeted impersonation, ransomware, keylogging and remote access trojans (RATs). Proofpoint’s Services employ a variety of techniques such as threat prevention, detection and analysis; fraud prevention; regulatory and compliance archiving; and cyber security awareness training in order to protect our customers and their data. Depending on the particular Proofpoint Service we may process the following types of personal data: user names, email addresses, IP addresses, phone numbers, message content of an SMS, MMS, or RCS message reported by you as spam, social media account login credentials, and user information such as department, job position and location.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Where you have consented we may from time to time share your Contact Information (name, email address, phone number) with our authorized channel partners so that they can provide you with information on goods or services that may be of interest to you. You can, at any time, update your information and/or opt out of receiving such communications by making your choice known on the form on which we collected your data or by filling in your information and modifying "Opt out of sharing info with third parties." Before we share personal information, we enter into written agreements with recipients which contain data protection terms that safeguard your data.
We may share Aggregated Information (after stripping of any information that would personally identify you) and Log Data with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling, and other purposes.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
Proofpoint cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose your personal data to government or law enforcement officials or private parties in response to lawful requests if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation (such as to meet national security or law enforcement requirements), to enforce or apply our terms and conditions or respond to claims and legal process, to protect the property and rights of Proofpoint or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity (including for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction).
If Proofpoint is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal data, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal data.
Access To Your Information
You have rights to access your personal data under your local data privacy laws and the Privacy Shield and are able to correct, amend or delete that information under certain conditions. If you would like to exercise your right of access, if you would like to change your personal data, or if you no longer desire our service, you may access, correct, update or delete it by emailing our Customer Support at email@example.com. We will respond to your request to access within a reasonable timeframe.
Upon request Proofpoint will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. You may access, correct, or request deletion of your personal information by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe. In certain circumstances we may be required by law to retain your personal information, or may need to retain your personal information in order to continue providing a service.
Proofpoint acknowledges that you have the right to access your personal information. Proofpoint has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data should direct their query to the Proofpoint’s Client (the data controller). If requested to remove data we will respond within a reasonable timeframe. In certain circumstances we may be required by law to retain your personal information, or may need to retain your personal information in order to continue providing a service.
Security & International Transfer
Proofpoint is very concerned with safeguarding your information. We employ generally accepted standards of administrative, physical, procedural, and technological measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access, both during transmission and once it is received. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact us at email@example.com.
However, please note that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, although Proofpoint complies with its legal obligations in respect of the security of your personal data we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
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Our Policy Toward Children
This Site is not directed to children under 18. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personal or contact information without their consent, he or she should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete such information from our files immediately.
Proofpoint's Trust Site
Proofpoint is committed to the security and privacy of personal data. We maintain a Trust site at www.proofpoint.com/legal/trust where additional information about the security measures and procedures applicable to each Proofpoint Product may be found. Proofpoint Services customers will also find on the Trust site a GDPR data processing agreement (including the EU’s Standard Contractual Clauses) for review, download and execution.
If you have any enquires or complaints about how we use your personal data, please contact us at:
Attn: Data Privacy Officer
892 Ross Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089