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This Global Privacy Statement (Privacy Statement) describes the information that Innovation Framework Technologies and its affiliated companies and subsidiaries (“IFT”) collects about you, how we use and protect this information and the choices you can make about how we use this information.

Our privacy practices are consistent with:

  • The European Union Data Protection Directive and the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program.
  • Fair information practices established by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
  • The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) Privacy Framework.
  • Applicable country, national, state and local data protection laws.

Unless you give advice to the contrary, we shall retain your information and eventually contact you to inform you of information about IFT and its products and solutions. This information may be transferred to other territories. To execute your right of access and request rectification please contact:

Information covered by this statement

This Privacy Statement applies to information including personal information collected about you by IFT. Personal information is information, or a combination of pieces of information that could reasonably allow you to be identified. Some IFT programs may contain links to non-IFT sites. IFT is not responsible for the privacy policies of those sites. We recommend you review the privacy policy of each site you visit.

Information that IFT collects

IFT collects information about you from a variety of sources, including information we collect from you directly, information about you when you visit the Site, use of our services, or view our on-line advertisements, and information we collect about you from other sources (where permitted by law).

We collect information directly from you when you choose to participate in our offers and programs or otherwise provide information directly to us on a voluntary way. The following are examples, but not limited to, of information we may collect from you:

  • Name, email address, postal address
  • User name & password
  • Phone number & mobile number
  • Future communication references
  • Professional qualifications, employment, role
  • Professional expertise and experience
  • Information we collect when you visit our Site, use our services or view our online advertisements

We use cookies and other technologies to collect information about you when you visit our Site, use our services or view online advertisements. The following are examples, but not limited to, of information that we may collect with these technologies:

  • Our browser type and operating system
  • Web pages you view and time per page
  • Links you click
  • IP address
  • Site you visited prior to the Site
  • IFT’s email you opened and/or forward
  • Information we collect from other sources

We may obtain information about you from other sources, including commercially available sources, such as data aggregators and public databases. The following are examples, but not limited to, information we may collect from other sources:

  • Name, postal address
  • Age, gender
  • Income level
  • Marital status & number of children
  • Your interests, hobbies & pets
  • Publicly observed data or activities such as blogs, videos, internet postings, user generated content.

All of the information we collect about you may be combined to help us tailor our communications to you and to develop world-class products and services of superior quality.

How we use this information to provide offers, services and products

We use the information we collect about you to provide innovative products and services. The following are ways we may use the information we collect about you:

  • Develop new products and services
  • Solicit you for expertise, advice and opinions
  • Enroll you in programs and offers you request
  • Create & manage your account
  • Where permitted by law provide you with customized unsolicited offers and information about IFT’s products and services through email and postal mail.
  • Develop and provide information tailored to your needs and interests
  • Analyze the use of our products, services and sites
  • Understand how you arrived at our Site
  • Enforce our terms and conditions and otherwise manage our business

Your choices & access to your information

Any electronic communication will provide the option to unsubscribe to the web site offer. IFT will take steps to keep personal information accurate. You can view, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information you provide by requesting this from the Site administrator. IFT does not charge for this service.

Cookies, web beacons and other technologies

Cookies : a cookie is a small file placed in your computer when you visit a site that can be understood by the site that issued the cookie. We use cookies to monitor how our sites are used and to help personalize your online experience. For example, when you register on the Site, we may store a unique code in a cookie on your computer. The next time you come back to the Site from that computer, our servers use the cookie to recognize you. We can then use the information you provide when you registered combined with your activities on our site to provide you offers of interest. You can accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. To learn more about cookies, including how to refuse cookies on your computer, click on these links:

Web beacons: web beacons are small bits of code embedded in web pages or in emails. We may use web beacons to deliver or communicate with cookies to count users who have visited a web page and to understand usage patterns. We also may include web beacons in emails to learn if messages have been opened, acted on or forwarded. You can disable the ability of web beacons to capture information in this manner by inactivating cookies as described above.

Examples of other technologies we may use to provide better service to you include:

Web session variables: information that is passed from one web URL to another as you browse.

Browser plug-ins/add ons: additional web components that may need to be installed to enable certain web features on our sites. You must opt not to install these components.

Information sharing

The success of our business depends on your trust, and we do not sell your personal information to marketers outside IFT. We share your personal information only as described below and within the IFT Group of companies.

Third party service providers

We rely on third party service providers to perform a variety of services on our behalf. In so doing, we may need to share your personal information with them. Please note that we provide our service providers with only the personal information they need to perform their services and we require that they protect this information and not use it for any other purpose. For example, we may rely on a service provider to:

  • fulfill your product and service requests and answer your questions.
  • host our sites and deliver our email and mobile messages.
  • analyze data, sometimes combined with other sources, to send more targeted communications to you.
  • conduct research and analyze data to improve our services, products and sites.

In addition, where permitted by law, we may also rely on a service provider to:

Combine personal information about you that IFT has collected with personal information about you that our business partner has collected so that jointly we can send tailored communications to you. IN such instances, our business partner will not have direct access to any information we share about you with the service provider and only the service provider will be allowed to use the combined set of information to send you joint communications that we hope will be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive these joint communications you can always opt out by following the instructions provided in any such communication or through the privacy statement as indicated above.

Perform other services that we request. We provide these companies with the personal information they need to provide these services on our behalf. We require these companies to protect this personal information and not to use the information for any other purpose.

Other situations

We may disclose your personal information:

  • Where permitted by law, to protect and defend the rights and property of IFT
  • And when required by law and/or public authorities.
User generated content

The Site enables users to submit their own content. Please remember that any information you disclose becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any information in a submission. IFT cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Privacy Statement, the law, or your personal privacy and safety and is not responsible for such postings.

Information security

We are committed to keeping personal information secure. We have appropriate technical, administrative and physical procedures in place to protect personal information from loss, misuse or alteration. We limit the access to personal information to those who have a business need. We keep personal information only for a reasonable amount of time. When we provide your personal information to our third party service providers we require that those companies to protect the information and to not use the information for any other purpose. When we collect or transmit sensitive information we use industry standard methods to protect that information.

Information transfer

Your personal information may be transferred to, stored and processed in a country other than the one in which it was provided. When we do so, we transfer the information in compliance with applicable data protection laws. We take steps to protect personal information no matter what country it is stored in or transferred to. We have procedures and controls as appropriate to help ensure this.

Contact us

If you have questions or concerns regarding your privacy, please contact us at:

We are committed to working with you to obtain a fair resolution of any complaint or concern about privacy. We cooperate with country data protection authorities if they believe that a privacy problem has occurred.

Changes in this privacy statement

We will post changes to this Privacy Statement and update the effective date when this Privacy Statement is updated.

As of November 28, 2016

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