Information We Collect
The Service collects information from you in two ways: directly from your input and automatically through the Service’s technologies.
Information You Provide
The types of personal information that the Service collects directly from you may include:
Contact details, such as your name, email address, postal address and telephone number;
Educational and professional background information;
Usernames and passwords;
Payment information, such as a credit or debit card number;
Comments, feedback, posts and other content you submit to the Service; and
Interests and communication preferences.
In order to access certain content and to make use of additional functionality and features of the Service, we ask you to register for an account by completing and submitting a registration form, which may request additional information.
If you choose to register and sign in by using a third party account (such as your Google account), the authentication of your login is handled by the third party and the Service will collect your name, email address and any other information about your third-party account that you agree to share with us at the time you give permission for your account on the Service to be linked to your third party account. As a LeasingBetter User, you acknowledge and agree to this Policy and shall be honest in all dealings with the organization, other members, colleagues, and to the public at large. If you breach this Policy, you agree that the LeasingBetter in its sole discretion may impose sanctions, such as loss of your LeasingBetter Services and access.
Information Collected Automatically
Internet Protocol (“IP”) address used to connect your computer to the Internet;
Computer, device and connection information, such as browser type and version, operating system, mobile platform and unique device identifier (“UDID”) and other technical identifiers;
Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) click stream data, including date and time stamp, referring and exit URLs, search terms you used, and pages you visited or searched for on the Service; and
For location-aware services, the physical location of your device in order to provide you with more relevant content for where you are in the world.
We may use and disclose such personal information to other members and their firms as may be approved by our Board of Directors, and may further disclose information that does not reveal your identity or permit direct association with any specific individual, such as browser and device information, anonymous usage data and aggregated information, for any purpose, except where we are restricted by law. If we combine non-personal information with personal information, the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
You can control cookies through your browser’s settings and other tools. However, if you block certain cookies, you may not be able to register, login to the Service, access certain parts of the Service or make full use of the Service.
LeasingBetter may collect certain information such as your name, address, approximate geographic location of your computer or mobile device, telephone number, email address and bank account and other Financial Information if you voluntarily choose to share such information with LeasingBetter. We do require that you furnish some of this information when you register with us, because we need the information in order to provide the LeasingBetter Platform. When you register your account, and through communications transmitted through our Site and your use of the LeasingBetter mobile application, we collect information including your name and email address. You also may choose to send LeasingBetter personal information through the app or in an email message containing inquiries about the LeasingBetter Platform or Services. Certain offerings of the LeasingBetter Platform, such as newsletters, Important Date Reminders, and the like are optional and so you are not required to enter them or to give us your data in connection with them. Where you do choose to enter dat, we will use your data to operate and manage the Reminders or similar in connection with our legitimate interest in promoting our business and the LeasingBetter Platform. We may share data with trusted partners to help perform Services, statistical analysis, send you email, or provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these Services, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Cookies and Other Technologies
When you visit websites on the Internet, your browser may automatically transmit information to the websites you visit throughout every visit, including ours. In a similar way, when you use our mobile applications, we will access and use mobile device IDs to recognise your device. Like many websites, we may use “cookies” and equivalent techniques through our mobile applications to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk.
We utilize persistent cookies that only LeasingBetter can read and use, and access mobile device IDs:
to save your login information for future logins to the LeasingBetter Platform;
to assist in processing items during checkout;
to hold session information; and
to track user preferences.
We utilize session ID cookies and similar technologies:
to enable certain features of the LeasingBetter Platform;
to better understand how you interact with the Site and the LeasingBetter Platform;
to monitor usage by our Users and web traffic routing on the LeasingBetter Platform;
to track the number of entries in LeasingBetter promotions, sweepstakes and contests; and
to identify visited areas of the LeasingBetter Platform.
Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted from your computer when you log off from the LeasingBetter Platform and then close your browser.
Third party advertisers on the Site may also place or read cookies on your browser, and we may use Flash cookies (or local shared objects) to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view on the Site to personalize your visit.
You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you will not be able to use all portions or all functionalities of the LeasingBetter Platform.
We and our service providers may also use “pixel tags,” “web beacons,” “clear GIFs,” or similar means in connection with the LeasingBetter Platform and HTML-formatted email messages to, among other things, track the actions of Users and email recipients, to determine the success of marketing campaigns, and to compile statistics about Site usage and response rates. We also engage one or more third party service providers to serve online advertisements on our behalf. They may use a “pixel tag” which triggers a cookie to collect information about your visits to the Site and to other websites, and they may use that information and share and combine it with other information with their partners to show you advertisements for goods and services you might be interested in on the Site and on other websites and apps, including by observing the kinds of products and subject-matter you are interested in and certain demographic information about you.
Use of Your Information
We may use your personal information to:
Provide the Service to you, such as allow access to or delivery of our products or services, process or fulfill an order or transaction, or administer surveys or promotional programs;
Respond to your requests, inquiries, comments or concerns;
Provide technical, product and other support and help keep the Service working, safe and secure;
Offer you customized content and individualized personalization of the Service to make it more relevant to your interests and needs;
Enhance, evaluate and improve the Service, its advertisements and promotional campaigns and our products and services and to develop new products and services;
Identify and analyze usage trends, including for the purposes of research, audits, reporting and paying royalties and license fees to third-party content providers;
Notify you about changes or updates to the Service and our products and services; and
Provide you special offers, promotions, surveys and other information about the Service as well as products, events and services of ours, our affiliates and non-affiliated third parties such as societies and sponsors.
We may on occasion also match or combine the personal information that you provide with information that we obtain from other sources or that is already in our records, whether collected online or offline or by predecessor or affiliated group companies, for the purposes described above.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may share your personal information with:
Relevant agents, representatives, joint venturers, and entities for which we are acting as an agent, licensee or publisher, or sponsors;
Applicable suppliers and real estate service providers, including editors, reviewers, credit card processors, customer support, email service providers, mailing houses and shipping agents, and IT service providers; and
All of our affiliates, trading names and divisions within the LeasingBetter group of companies worldwide,
We also may share your personal information with our affiliated group companies worldwide and with societies, sponsors and other non-affiliated third parties that wish to send you information about their products and services that may be of interest to you as determined by your choices in managing your communications preferences following the process described below.
If the Service offers a content database or custom service (“Subscription Service”) and you access the Subscription Service through an institution-sponsored subscription, your personal information and certain usage data gathered through the Subscription Service, such as the items you have uploaded or downloaded, any non-subscribed items you accessed, and entered data may be shared with your institution for the purposes of usage analysis, subscription management, course management and providing services and advice. If your institution is a corporation or other business entity, additional usage data, such as the types of records you viewed and the number of searches you ran, also may be shared for the purposes of cost attribution and departmental budgeting. You agree that should you leave the employ of your institution, you will not access any confidential information, even if uploaded or entered by you, that would be a breach of your institution’s policies.
We also may need to disclose your personal information:
to respond to or comply with any law, regulation, subpoena, court order or other legal obligation;
to enforce and protect our rights and properties;
to detect, investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity;
to protect the rights, property or safety of our users, employees or others; and
if LeasingBetter, the Service or a related asset or line of business is acquired by, transferred to or merged with another company.
The Service may let you post and share personal information, comments, materials and other content. Any information you disclose publicly may be collected and used by others, may be indexable by search engines, and might not be able to be removed. Please be careful when disclosing personal information in these public areas.
Your Choices and Communications Preferences
You can manage your communications preferences when you register with the Service, by updating your account preferences, by using the “opt-out” or unsubscribe mechanism or other means provided within the communications that you receive from us or by contacting us. We reserve the right to notify you of changes or updates to the Service whenever necessary.
Access to and Accuracy of Your Information
The Service may allow registered users to access their account information and make corrections or updates upon log in at any time. The accuracy of such information is solely the responsibility of the user and as a user you hereby agree and warrant that all such information is truthful and accurate, and acknowledge that failure to maintain such true and accurate data is reason for immediate termination of membership Service. If you request to deactivate your account or delete your personal information, we will endeavor to fulfill your request but some personal information may persist in backup copies for a certain period of time and may be retained as necessary for legitimate business purposes or to comply with our legal obligations.
LeasingBetter takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction through the use of appropriate administrative, physical and technical security measures.
Cross-Border Transfer of Your Information
Your personal information may be transferred to other countries for processing. By using the Service you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, which may have different personal data protection rules than in your country.
Users Outside of the U.S. – Transfer of Data
LeasingBetter’s commitment to comply with the Privacy Shield Principles
LeasingBetter is committed to compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield (as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce) regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. LeasingBetter intends to adhere to each of the Privacy Shield Principles:
Accountability for Onward Transfer
Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation
Recourse, Enforcement, and Liability
The Privacy Shield Principles describe responsibility for personal data that it receives from EU residents under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party processor.
You have a legal right to request a copy of the personal information that we have about you. You also have a right to correct, amend or delete such personal information where it is inaccurate or has been processed in violation of the Privacy Shield Principles.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, LeasingBetter commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. If European Union citizens have any queries related to the processing of your personal information under the Privacy Shield framework, we encourage you to contact us directly in the first instance at: privacy@LeasingBetter.com.
As further explained in the Privacy Shield Principles, a binding arbitration option will also be made available to you in order to address residual complaints regarding LeasingBetter’s Privacy Shield certification not resolved by any other means
LeasingBetter is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Disclosure of EU personal data to public authorities and law enforcement agencies
LeasingBetter may be required to share your personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities.
Data protection law in Europe contains a number of “lawful bases,” which are legal justifications for allowing organisations like us to have your personal information in the first place. We have been careful to ensure we have a lawful basis for using all EU user data. Our lawful bases include:
Performing the contract we have with you: In certain circumstances, we need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligation to deliver access to the LeasingBetter Platform.
Legal compliance: Sometimes the law says we need to collect and use your data. For example, we might pass on details of people involved in fraud or other criminal activity to law enforcement.
Legitimate interests: this is a technical term in data protection law which really means we have a good and fair reason to use your data and we do so in ways which do not materially impact your interests and rights. We sometimes require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a manner that might reasonably be expected as part of running our business. For example, we will send you promotional communications about our service, subject to your legal rights to opt-out. We also analyse how Users interact with our Site and the LeasingBetter Platform so we can understand better what elements of the design are working well and which are not working so well. This allows us to develop and improve the quality of the online experience we offer all our Users.