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Inthority Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by means of a notice on our home page so that you may access and review the changes to this document in advance of your continued use of the service. If you object to any changes, you may close your account. By continuing to use the Inthority service after notice of changes has been sent to you or published on the Inthority website, you are consenting to the changes.


What Inthority’s Privacy Policy Covers:

  1. Information collected by Inthority

  2. How Inthority uses your information

  3. Your information choices

  4. Your obligations as a User

  5. Important information

  6. Changes to this Privacy Policy

  7. Security

  8. How to contact us

 

1. Information Collected

The Mission of Inthority is to facility professional-to-professional client referrals and provide professional meaningful data analytics to help them grow their firms.   To achieve our Mission, we make services available through our website and mobile applications, premium services, and other information provided as part of the Inthority services (“Services”).
By joining Inthority, you voluntarily and willingly provide Network Systems LLC DBA Inthority in Fairfax County, Virginia certain information, including personally identifiable information about you and your clients, which we collect in order to provide the Services. If you have any hesitation about providing information to us and/or having your information displayed on the Inthority website or otherwise used in any manner permitted in this Privacy Policy and the User Agreement, you should not become a member of the Inthority community; and, if you are already a member, you should close your account.


We collect your personal information in the following ways:

 

  1. Registration: In order to become a User, you must provide us the following information to create an account: name, email address, profession, practice areas, address, business telephone number, country, and password. Without this minimal amount of information, you cannot create an Inthority account. You acknowledge that this information is personal to you, and by creating an account on Inthority; you allow others, including Inthority, to identify you and to allow LI to use your information in accordance with our User Agreement.
     

  2. Profile Information: Once you become a User, you may provide additional information to your Inthority Profile describing your interests, business history, background, recommendations from other Inthority Users, group memberships, and networking objectives (among other options). Providing additional information about yourself beyond what is minimally required at registration is entirely up to you, but providing additional information enables you to derive more benefit from Inthority and your professional network by helping you build your identity and leverage your network and facilitating your search for marketing partners, resources, information, and new opportunities. Any information you provide at registration or in the Profile section may be used by Inthority as described in the User Agreement and this Privacy Policy. If you decide not to share certain information, you may not receive the full benefit of being a Inthority User.
     

  3. Contacts Information: In order to connect with others on Inthority, you may use the Services to send invitations either to their Inthority profiles or email addresses of people you know if they have not registered with Inthority. The names and email addresses of people whom you invite will be used to send your invitations and reminders. Please note that when you send an invitation to connect to another User or to an unregistered person inviting them to join Inthority and connect with you, Inthority automatically sends up to 2 reminders to the recipient of your invitation if your invitation is not accepted and that the recipient of an invitation will have access to your email address because it is displayed in the invitation. You may not invite anyone you do not know and trust to connect with you. Information entered is only viewable by you. By providing email addresses or other information of non-Users to Inthority, you represent that you have authority to do so. All information that you enter or upload about your contacts is covered by the User Agreement and this Privacy Policy.
     

  4. Customer Service: We collect information when you interact with Inthority’s website in order to accurately categorize and respond to customer inquiries and investigate breaches of our terms.
     

  5. Using the Inthority Site and Applications: We receive information when you interact with and use the Inthority website and Inthority Applications (e.g. Inthority for iPhone, Android, etc.).
     

  6. Cookies: Like most websites, we use cookies and web log files to track site usage and trends, to improve the quality of our service, to customize your experience on Inthority, as well as to deliver Inthority and third-party advertising to Users both on and off the Inthority site. A cookie is a tiny data file that resides on your computer, mobile phone, or other device, and allows us to recognize you as a User when you return to the Inthority website using the same computer and web browser. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases doing so may impact your ability to use Inthority. One type of cookie, known as a “persistent” cookie, is set once you’ve logged in to your Inthority account. The next time you visit the Inthority website, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing User so you will not need to log in before using the Services. In order to access or change any of your private information (like a credit card number) or to send a message to another User, however, you must log in securely again with your password even if your computer contains your persistent cookie. Another type of cookie, called a “session” cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to the Inthority website. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser. 
     

  7. Advertising and Web Beacons: To support the Services we provide at no cost to our Users, as well as provide a more relevant and useful experience for our Users, we target and serve our own ads and third-party ads both on and off the site using ad networks. Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad exchanges, ad technology vendors and research firms. We target ads to Users based on general profile categories (e.g., “Accountants in Maryland”) or on non-personally identifiable information inferred from a User’s profile (e.g., industry, current or former professional affiliations, years in practice, nationality, or other aspects of your life) in addition to a User’s use of Inthority or their clicking on Inthority ad inventory. Inthority does not provide personally identifiable information to any third party ad network. We use ad technology such as web beacons, pixels, anonymous ad network tags, and cookies to more effectively serve ads to our Users on and off Inthority through ad networks, as well as to collect anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for advertisers. Because your web browser requests advertisements and web beacons directly from ad network servers, these networks can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. 
     

  8. Log files, IP Addresses and information about your computer and mobile device: Due to the communications standards on the internet, when you visit the Inthority website we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave Inthority. Additionally, advertisers receive the URL of the page you were on when you click on an ad on Inthority. Inthority also receives the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, your mobile device (including your UDID) and mobile operating system (if you are accessing Inthority using a mobile device), as well as the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. Inthority may also receive location data passed to it from third-party services or GPS-enabled devices that you have enabled. 
     

  9. Rights to Access, Correct and Eliminate Information About You: You have a right to access, modify, correct and eliminate the data you supplied to Inthority. If you update any of your information, we may keep a copy of the information that you originally provided to us in our archives for uses documented in this policy. You may request deletion of your information at any time. We will respond to your request within 30 days. Please note, however that information you have shared with others, or that other Users have copied, may also remain visible even if you request its deletion.
     

  10. Data Retention: Inthority will retain your information for so long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services.  We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce this Agreement.

 

2. Uses of personal information
 
  1. Consent to Inthority Processing Information About You: The information you provide to Inthority may reveal, or allow others to identify, your nationality, ethnic origin, gender, age, and other aspects of your life. By providing information to us for the purposes of creating your User account or adding any additional details to your Inthority profile, you are expressly and voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and Inthority’s User Agreement that allow Inthority to process information about you. Supplying information to Inthority, including any information deemed “sensitive” by applicable law, is entirely voluntary on your part. 
     

  2. Inthority Communications: As described in the User Agreement, we will communicate with you through email, notices posted on the Inthority website, messages to your Inthority inbox, or through other means available through the service, including mobile text messages. We may send you a series of emails that help inform new Users about the features of the Services, and we will also send you service messages relating to the functioning of the Services. We may also send you messages with promotional information directly or on behalf of our partners, unless you have opted out of receiving promotional information. You can change your e-mail and contact preferences at any time by logging into your account and changing your settings related to your email notification choices. If you wish, you can also opt-out of receiving promotional emails. Please be aware that you cannot opt-out of receiving service messages from Inthority. Also, if we send communications to you via the carrier service with which you have a mobile communications subscription or otherwise have access, you understand you will pay any service fees associated with your receipt of messages on your mobile device (including text messaging charges).
     

  3. User Communications: Many communications you initiate through Inthority (e.g., an invitation sent to a non-User) will list your primary email address and name in the header of the message. BE ADVISED THAT THE SERVICES WILL INCLUDE DISCLOSURE TO ALL CLIENTS BEING REFERRED THROUGH THE PLATFORM THE IDENTITY OF THE USER SENDING THE LEAD, THE IDENTITY OF THE USER RECEIVING THE LEAD, AND THAT THE SENDING USER WILL RECEIVE ATTRIBUTION ON THE PLATFORM FOR SENDING THE LEAD, ELEVATING SUCH USER’S STATUS.  It is solely your responsibility to determine whether Inthority’s lead sharing process is in compliance with applicable laws that affect your clients.
     

  4. Customized Content: We use information you provide to us (or to third parties with whom Inthority offers combined services) to customize your experience on our website. 
     

  5. Sharing Information with Third Parties: Inthority takes the privacy of our Users very seriously, and we do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties; provided, however, notwithstanding the foregoing, your personally identifiable information may be provided to other Users and clients referred on the platform as part of the Services.
     

  6. Compliance with Legal Process: It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information and/or information about your activities as a Inthority User when required by subpoena or other legal process, or if Inthority has a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to (a) investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (b) to enforce the User Agreement, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third party claims or allegations, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property or personal safety of Inthority, our Users, employees, or others.
     

  7. Inthority: We may also disclose your personal information and other information you provide to another third party as part of a sale of the assets of Inthority, a subsidiary or division, or as the result of a change in control of the company. Any third party to which Inthority transfers or sells Inthority’s assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.

3. Your Information Choices
 
  1. Accessing and Changing Your Account Information: You can review the personal information you provided to us and make any desired changes to the information you publish, or to the settings for your Inthority account including your email and contact preferences, at any time by logging in to your account on the Inthority website. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, Inthority may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.
     

  2. Closing Your Account: You can close your account through the Inthority site. If you close your Inthority account, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our publicly viewable database. If you close your account, we have no obligation to retain your information, and may delete any or all of your account information without liability. However, we may retain certain data contributed by you if Inthority believes it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. Inthority may also retain and use your information if necessary to provide the Services to other Users. Inthority disclaims any liability in relation to the deletion or retention (subject to the terms herein) of information or any obligation not to delete the information. 

4. Your Obligations


As a User, you have certain obligations to other Users and clients. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations, and others have become commonplace in user-friendly communities of like-minded members such as Inthority:
 

You must, at all times, abide by the terms and conditions of the then-current Privacy Policy and User Agreement. This includes respecting all intellectual property rights that may belong to third parties (such as trademarks or photographs).
You must not download or otherwise disseminate any information that may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist or xenophobic, or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of Inthority and its community of Users.
You must not provide to Inthority and/or other Users information that you believe might be injurious or detrimental to your person or to your professional or social status.

 

You must keep your username and password confidential and not share it with others.
Any violation of these guidelines may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of your account at the sole discretion of Inthority.

 

5. Important information


Children and Minors - Children under the age of 18 are not eligible to use our service.
 

6. Changes to this Privacy Policy


We may update this Privacy Policy at any time, with or without advance notice. In the event there are significant changes in the way we treat your personally identifiable information, or in the Privacy Policy document itself, we will display a notice on the Inthority website or send you an email, so that you may review the changed terms prior to continuing to use the site. As always, if you object to any of the changes to our terms, and you no longer wish to use Inthority, you may close your account.  Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that Inthority has about you and your account. Using the Inthority Services after a notice of changes has been sent to you or published on our site shall constitute consent to the changed terms or practices.
 

7. Security


In order to help secure your personal information, access to your data on Inthority is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the Inthority website. To protect any data you store on our servers, Inthority also regularly audits its system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. However, since the internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Inthority. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other Users of Inthority are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.
 

8. How to contact us


If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or wish to opt out in any permissible capacity, please contact us at: privacy@inthority.com. 

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