Privacy Policy for HighIQ

The following describes the HighIQ Robotics Inc. . (“HighIQ,” the “Company”, “we,” “us,” or “our”) privacy policy and the manner in which HighIQ collects, uses, shares and secures the personal information that it collects or receives via its website www.highiq.ai any sub-domain, other HighIQ website and mobile applications (collectively, the “Sites”), or through your use of the services we provide to you. It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information.

For purposes of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), HighIQ is both a data controller and processor of personal information collected by it via the Site.

What is Personal Information?
As used in this policy, “personal information” means any information that may be used, either alone or in combination with other information, to identify an individual. When we combine any non-personal information with personal information (e.g., technical information, such as the type of browser or operating system that you use), we treat the combined information as personal information along with any other interaction with High IQ where information is voluntarily revealed.
Collection of Personal Information

1. Personal Information You Provide To Us:
HighIQ may collect certain personal information when someone voluntarily sends a direct mail inquiry, an email or online registration, registers to download documents from the Sites, participates in seminars or webinars, requests Company information at tradeshows, applies for a job via the Sites, requests information, or purchases goods or services, via the Sites or marketplaces.

Examples of such personal information include, but are not limited to, individual names, telephone numbers, email addresses, company name, mailing address, account user name and password, job title and financial information such as a credit or debit card number.

If you apply for a job via the Sites, we may also collect personal information via your resume or any cover letter you choose to upload, or via any social media profile to which you elect to provide access. We process personal information you provide to us either in connection with our legitimate business interests, or to the extent necessary for performance of a contract with you, your company, or our customer.
2. Personal Information Collected Through Cookies and Similar Technologies:
HighIQ may collect certain information, including personal information, automatically from visitors to its Sites, and those of its subsidiaries, including the IP address, time visited, pages viewed and related information. When you visit the Sites, open emails from HighIQ, use its apps or interact with its related tools, widgets or plug-ins, HighIQ may collect certain information by automated means, such as through cookies, web beacons, local storage, scripts, pixels and web server logs. The information collected in this manner may include your IP address, unique device identifier, browser characteristics, domain and other system settings, search queries, device characteristics, operating system type, language preferences, referring URLs, actions taken on the Sites, dates and times of Site visits, metadata and other information associated with other files stored on your device.

HighIQ uses Google Analytics to help analyze the traffic on the Sites. For more information on Google Analytics’ processing of personal information, please see https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ . You can opt out of Google Analytics by using the following Google provided browser plugin https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin/.
We process personal information collected through cookies or similar technologies either in connection with our legitimate business interests in operating the Sites, performing the services, or operating our business, or otherwise to the extent you have agreed that we may do so.

3. Mobile Applications
When you download and use our mobile applications, we may automatically collect information on the type of device you use, operating system and version and system and performance information. We collect this information to help us measure app usage and better understand user demographics and event attendance. With your consent, we may send you push notifications from time-to-time in order to update you about any events or promotions that we may be running. If you no longer wish to receive these types of communications, you may turn them off at the device level.

We process personal information collected via our mobile applications in connection with our legitimate business interests in operating the Sites, performing the services, or operating our business, or otherwise to the extent you have agreed that we may do so.
4. Personal Information Collected Through Use of Our Services:
HighIQ may collect certain personal information that is provided in the course of the use of our services. This includes personal information contained in semi-structured and unstructured data hidden in electronic documents, images and emails provided by our customers when using our services. This data will be processed for the purposes of operating our Sites and providing our services. We also use this data for our internal training and quality purposes, and to enhance, research and analyze our service offerings and models. Examples of such personal information include, but are not limited to, individual names, telephone numbers, email addresses, job titles and contact information contained in invoices or emails. Personal information may relate to our customer’s employees, contractors or their customers or service providers.

The legal basis for processing this personal information is (i) our legitimate interests, namely performing our services, or monitoring and improving our Sites and services, or (ii) necessity for performance of a contract between you, your company or our customer, and us.
Uses of Personal Information
HighIQ uses your personal information to monitor the performance and improve the quality of its Sites, respond to requests about the Company and its business, provide information about products and services, fulfill customer requests, and for other business purposes and/or to comply with various legal and regulatory obligations. With your consent, HighIQ may also use your personal information to send you information about its other products and services and for other specified marketing purposes. Unless we obtain your consent to processing of your personal information, HighIQ processes your personal information either for performance of a contract with you or in circumstances where it has a legitimate interest to do so.

HighIQ may use information collected through cookies, web beacons, pixels, web server logs and other automated means for purposes such as (a) customizing user visits to the Sites, (b) delivering content tailored to users’ interests and the manner in which our users browse the Sites, and (c) managing the Sites and other aspects of its business.

You can change your cookies settings in your browser, however please note that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of the Sites.
Sharing of Personal Information
HighIQ may share your personal information with its affiliates and subsidiaries, and/or with its business partners, in order to respond to customer needs or otherwise provide services to customers as requested. HighIQ may also, with your consent, engage in joint marketing activities with such third parties and/or disclose personal information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. Whereas our data practices and your choice options are described in this Privacy Policy, we encourage you to consult the third party’s privacy policy to ensure that you understand how it intends to use your information and how you may exercise control over it.

HighIQ may also share your information with its third-party agents who may be acting on its behalf and pursuant to its instructions to assist in our business activities, including, for example, providing notice of an upcoming webinar or tradeshow that may be of interest to the target audience, providing customer service, payment processing or providing storage services.

HighIQ may disclose your personal information if it is required to do so by law or court order, to enforce or apply its Terms or if it believes in good faith that such release is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of its company, customers, affiliates or others.

HighIQ also may share or transfer information, including your personal information, in connection with the sale, transfer, acquisition, merger, acquisition, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, bankruptcy or other change or ownership or control by HighIQ or any affiliated company (in each case, whether in whole or in part). When one of these events occurs, HighIQ will use reasonable efforts to notify users before their personal information is transferred or becomes subject to different privacy practices.

HighIQ sometimes partners with other companies in order to provide their services via a link on the Site, for example, job applications, social media links and live chat. In those circumstances, the third party partners will have access to the personal information you provide to them via their website, and we do not have any control over how they use that personal information. In order to fully understand how your personal information is used by our partners, please carefully review their applicable privacy policies. Except as set forth herein, HighIQ does not share your personal information with any third parties.
Other Uses of Personal Information
In addition to the uses described above, HighIQ will inform individuals of any other intended uses of their personal information at the time such personal information is collected or before such use is implemented including disclosure to third parties.

Data Security and Retention
HighIQ uses reasonable methods to secure all personal information by a variety of methods, including restricting access to such personal information only to those people who have a legitimate need to know in order to discharge their job responsibilities on behalf of HighIQ, securing access to the facility where the personal information is stored and the use of technology and physical controls to secure the personal information. HighIQ is required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. If you have questions about the security of your personal information, please contact us as described below.

We may retain your personal information for as long as it is needed to fulfill the purposes described in this privacy policy, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes or enforce our agreements. Or, we will retain such personal information for so long as we have a lawful basis to process it, as set forth in this policy and with respect to (1) personal information processed by us in connection with our provision of support services, within 90 days after the associated help desk ticket is closed, and (2) all other personal information collected through use of our services, within 30 days after the termination of the applicable contract between you, your company or our customer and us.
Security of Personal
Information by Third Parties HighIQ will require that all third parties acting on behalf of HighIQ, and to which personal information is provided, give HighIQ adequate contractual assurances that they will safeguard all such personal information in a manner consistent with this policy.

Children under the Age of 16
The Sites are not intended for children under the age of 16. Accordingly, we do not intend to collect personal information from anyone we know to be under 16 years of age.
ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Upon an individual’s request, HighIQ will provide reasonable access to any personal information it has about that person. HighIQ will also take reasonable steps to allow such individuals to correct, change, modify or delete any such personal information that is shown to be incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete. You may ask us to delete the personal information we hold about you, or cease processing such personal information, in certain circumstances. It may not be possible for us to delete or cease processing all of the personal information we hold about you where we have an ongoing relationship with you or where we have a legal basis to retain such personal information.

You may access, correct, or request deletion of your personal information by logging into your account or by contacting us at info@highiq.ai We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.

When we process personal information on the basis that you have consented to such processing, you have the right to withdraw your consent, or ask us to stop or restrict processing the personal information we have about you, at any time by contacting us using the contact information below.

You may also ask us to transfer your personal information to a third party in certain circumstances. If you would like any further information about your rights or how to exercise them, please contact us using the contact information below.

If you are in the European Union, you have the right to make a complaint at any time to the relevant data protection authority in your country. We encourage you to first reach out to us at info@highiq.ai.
Territories Personal information
collected by HighIQ may be stored and processed in your geographic region, in the United States or in other countries in which HighIQ, or its service providers, maintain facilities or operations. If you are in the European Economic Area, it may be necessary for your personal information to be transferred to, and processed in, other countries including the United States. If we transfer your personal information outside of the European Economic Area we use a variety of legal mechanisms, which may include contractual terms, to protect your rights with respect to your personal information.

Tracking
We do not track users over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising. Accordingly, we do not currently respond or take any action with respect to web browser “do not track” signals or other mechanisms that provide consumers the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personal information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across third-party web sites or online services.

However, some of our service providers and advertisers may use cookies or other methods to gather information regarding your use of the Sites and may combine the information in these cookies with any personal information about you that they may have. The use of such tracking information by a third party is subject to its privacy policy.
Your California Privacy Rights
In addition, the state of California provides California residents with certain other rights concerning their personal information. This section describes (1) the categories of personal information, collected and disclosed by HighIQ, subject to California privacy law, (2) your privacy rights under California privacy law, and (3) how to exercise your rights.

1. Collection and Disclosure of Categories of Personal Information under California Privacy Law In accordance with California law, HighIQ collected the following categories of personal information within the preceding 12 months:
  • Identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers
  • Any categories of personal information described in subdivision (e) of Section 1798.80
  • Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law
  • Commercial information, including products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies
  • Biometric information
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application, or advertisement
  • Geolocation data
  • Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information
  • Professional or employment-related information
  • Education information, defined as information that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99).
HighIQ may disclose each of these categories of personal information with our service providers for our business purposes (to enable the service providers to provide their services) and as otherwise described in the “Sharing of Personal Information” section above.

2. Your Privacy Rights Under California Law
Under California law, California consumers have the following rights with respect to their personal information:
Privacy RightDescription
NoticeYou have the right to be notified of what categories of personal information will be collected at or before the point of collection and the purposes for which they will be used and shared.
AccessYou have the right to request information on the categories of personal information that we collected in the previous twelve (12) months, the categories of sources from which the personal information was collected, the specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you, and the business purposes for which such personal information is collected and shared. You also have the right to request information on the categories of personal information which were disclosed for business purposes, and the categories of third parties in the twelve (12) months preceding your request for your personal information.
Data PortabilityYou have the right to receive the personal information you have previously provided to us.
ErasureYou have the right to request to have your personal information deleted from our servers and we will direct our service providers to do the same. However, please be aware that we may not fulfill your request for deletion if we (or our service provider(s)) are required to retain your personal information for one or more of the following categories of purposes: (1) to complete a transaction for which the personal information was collected, provide a good or service requested by you, or complete a contract between us and you; (2) to ensure our website integrity, security, and functionality; (3) to comply with applicable law or a legal obligation, or exercise rights under the law; (4) to otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.
3. How to Enforce Your California Privacy Rights

If you would like to exercise your rights listed above, please send (or have your authorized agent send) go to the following link: info@highiq.ai. You have a right not to receive discriminatory treatment by any business when you exercise of your California privacy rights. While we take measures to ensure that those responsible for receiving and responding to your request are informed of your rights and how to help you exercise those rights, when contacting us to exercise your rights, we ask you to please adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Tell Us Which Right You Are Exercising: Specify which right you want to exercise and the personal information to which your request relates (if not to you). If you are acting on behalf of another consumer, please clearly indicate this fact and your authority to act on such consumer’s behalf.
  • Help Us Verify Your Identity: Provide us with information to verify your identify. Please note that if we cannot initially verify your identity, we may request additional information to complete the verification process. Any personal information you disclose to us for purposes of verifying your identity will solely be used for the purpose of verification and any governmental identification you provide will be deleted upon verification of your identity.
  • Direct Our Response Delivery: Please provide us with an e-mail or mailing address through which we can provide our response.
EU – U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks
HighIQ participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (each, a “Framework” and collectively, the “Frameworks”). We are committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Union (EU) member countries and Switzerland, in reliance on each Framework, to such Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about the Frameworks, and to view our certification, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List at https://www.privacyshield.gov.

HighIQ is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives, under each Framework, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. HighIQ 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 Frameworks, HighIQ is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

In certain situations, HighIQ may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website at https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=How-to-Submit-a-Complaint, you may be entitled to invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.
Changes
HighIQ may amend or modify this policy from time to time. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by posting the amended or modified version on its website at www.highiq.ai. This policy may also be changed, or limited, to comply with legal or regulatory requirements, or as otherwise allowed or required by law.




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