Devex Privacy Statement

This is the official privacy statement that applies to DevelopmentEx.com Inc referred to hereafter as "Company", "we", "us", or "our". We take your privacy seriously and are committed to keeping our users’ information safe.

Devex complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union to the United States.  Devex has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles.  If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.  To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following information about you when you use or Site or services:

Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with the best and most useful content and services.

Information you give us

Several of the services and features that we offer on our Site require you to provide us with information as a condition of usage. These include information about you that you provide by filling in forms on our Site or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you registered to use our Site, apps, subscribe to our services (“Services”) or e-mail newsletters, when you access membership-only areas, use our CV database and job search functionality and participate in message boards, blogs, and community profiles or when you report a problem with our Site or Services.

The information you give us may include your name, e-mail address, postal address, phone number and credit card information.

Information we collect about you

From time to time, when you visit our Site or use our Services, we may also collect other information such as your job title, username and password. 

We may also automatically collect the following information:

Technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform; 

Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our Site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number. 

Information from other online accounts to which you have given us permission to collect data from within your settings or the privacy policies of these other online services. For example, this can be via social media or by choosing to send us your location data when accessing our Site from your smartphone; or it can be from the integrations and connections that you choose to install when using the Services.

Information we receive from other sources

We may also receive information about you from other sources if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide and add it to the information you provide to us. In this case we will have informed you when we collected that data that it may be shared internally and combined with data collected on this Site or via the Services.

We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.

Once you register with our Site or for our Services you are no longer anonymous to us. You can make changes to your account and privacy settings at any time by simply logging-in to Devex and visiting https://www.devex.com/account. This page can also be accessed from our main navigation after logging-in.

Blogs

Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them.

Customer Testimonials/Comments/Reviews

We post customer testimonials/comments/reviews on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the customer's consent via email prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial.

Facebook Connect/LinkedIn

You can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or LinkedIn. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.

Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the Site. 

We use cookies to collect data regarding your visits to our website. This data is stored in aggregate form and is not used to identify any particular user or individual. We use cookies and similar tracking technologies in a variety of ways, including:

  • Keeping count of your return visits to our or our advertisers’ or partners’ websites
  • Accumulating and reporting aggregate, statistical information in connection with Devex
  • Determining which features users and registered users like best and
  • Saving your user identification or other information so you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit the website.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. We use persistent cookies and session cookies on our Site.

Persistent Cookies

A persistent cookie is stored on a user’s device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of a user across the Site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. We use persistent cookies to save your login information for future logins to the Site. 

Session Cookies

A session cookie allows the Site to link your actions during a browser session. We use session cookies to enable certain features of the Site, to better understand how you interact with the Site and to monitor aggregate usage by users and web traffic routing on the Site. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted from your computer when you log off from the Site and then close your browser. 

Which cookies we use and why

The table below explains the cookies we use and why we use each of them.

Cookie Type Purpose Duration
AddThis (__atuvc) Website The __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is send back to AddThis. 13 months
AddThis (__atuvs) Website This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. 30 minutes
Cloudflare (__cf_bm) Website Necessary to support Cloudflour Bot Management, currently in private beta. As part of our bot management service, this cookie helps manage incoming traffic that matches criteria associated with bots.  
Cloudflare (__cfduid) Website Cookie associated with sites using Cloudflare, used to speed up page load times. Used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. Does not contain any user identification information.  
Devex (user_id) Website Remember logged in user id to facilitate next login. 1 year
Devex (_session_id) Website User session ID to personalize website. 1 year
Devex (dxvisa) Website User session ID to personalize website. 1 year
Devex (__frontend_session) Website User tracking for customization of the site. 2 months
Devex (ua_session_id) Website User tracking for customization of the site. 20 years
 Facebook (_fdp) Advertisement Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. 3 months
 Google Analytics (_dc_gtm_UA-117324-2) Analytics Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager.  1 minutes
 Google Analytics (_ga) Analytics  Used to distinguish users. 2 years
Google Analytics (_gid) Analytics Used to distinguish users. 1 day
Google Analytics (AMP_TOKEN) Analytics Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. 1 hour
Google Analytics (__utma) Analytics Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exist. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years
Google Analytics (__utmb) Analytics Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exist. 30 minutes
Google Analytics (__utmc) Analytics Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. Session length
Google Analytics (__utmt) Analytics Used to throttle request rate. 10 minutes
Google Analytics (__utmz) Analytics Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months
Hotjar (_hjid) Analytics This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.  
LiveChat (__kc.visitor_id.1033507) Communications    1000 days 
LiveChat (lc_sso1033507) Communications   1000 days
Marketo (_mkto_trk) Analytics Contains data on visitor behavior and website interaction. This is used in context with the email marketing service Marketo.com, which allows the website to target visitors via email. 2 years
Marketo (__cf_bm) Analytics This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and hots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the user of their website. 1 hour
OptinMonster (__omappvs) Advertisement Used for determining when a new visitor becomes a returning visitor. 10 minutes
OptinMonster (__omappvp) Advertisement Used for determining new vs. returning visitors. 4000 days
YouTube Analytics We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode  
YouTube (GPS) Analytics Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. 1 day
YouTube (VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE) Analytics  A cookie that YouTube sets that measures your bandwidth to determine whether you get the new player interface or the old. 179 days
YouTube (YSC) Analytics This cookie is set by YouTube video service on pages with embedded Youtube video. Session length
__adblocker Analytics   5 minutes
__pat Analytics   30 days
__pnahc Analytics   90 days
__pvi Analytics   1 day 
__tbc Analytics   2 years
xbc Analytics   2 years

You can set up your browser options, to stop your computer accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use the whole of the Site or all functionality of the Services.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Third Party Tracking

Please note we allow third party advertisers on our Sites and, sometimes, in our newsletters to use tracking technology on your computer. The use of such technology by these third parties is within their control and not ours. Even if we have a relationship with the third party, we do not control their websites or their policies and practices regarding your information. Our advertisers' use of tracking technology is not subject to our Privacy Policy and is governed by the third party’s own privacy policies.

Web beacons

Our web pages contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our Site is used and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.

Flash LSOs

We use local shared objects, also known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view on our Site to personalize your visit. Third Parties, with whom we partner to provide certain features on our Site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity, use Flash cookies to collect and store information.

Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored.  Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies.  To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html#117118

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways.

Information you give to us

We will use this information:

  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
  • To provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
  • To notify you about changes to our Site and Services;
  • To ensure that content from our Site and Services is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer. 
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired, about unless you have opted not to receive such information;
  • To permit selected third parties to contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this by ticking the relevant consent box situated on the form on which we collected your data.
  • To promote our Services, in part, by listing and posting your personal data, such as name, job title, and organization name, on the Site and in promotional materials. Such listing does not constitute an endorsement of any companies’ business, services or experience, and is limited to general information purposes only;
  • To publish testimonials that you provide to use about the Site or Services together with your name on our Site or in promotional materials. If you do not wish us to do this, you should not provide any testimonials.

Information we collect about you

We will use this information:

  • To administer our Site and Services and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • To inform you about scheduled downtimes and new features;
  • To improve our Site and Services to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer; 
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • As part of our efforts to keep our Site and Services safe and secure;
  • For the purposes of marketing, sales or strategic development to create generalized and aggregated information encompassing all of our subscribers and consultants, such as how many sessions the website experiences every day;
  • To measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
  • To make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our Site or Services about our goods or services that may interest you or them.

Information we receive from other sources

We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

We will not sell or rent your personal data to third parties.

Information we share with third parties

We may share your information with selected third parties:

  • Anyone you have elected to allow us to share that information at the time that you registered with us or provided us the information, or through a subsequent affirmative election through our Site.
  • When you volunteer information or create a public profile in the course of your participation in our interactive services or post your profile in any of our directories.
  • When you use co-branded services (i.e., websites or services that we offer to you in connection with a partner, who is identified on the Site). When you use a co-branded service within our network of websites, you grant us permission to pass your registration information back to that service partner. Their use of your information is subject to their applicable privacy policies.
  • When you unsubscribe for a mailing that we send to you on behalf of a third party. We may share your removal instruction with the third party so that it may be added to that third party’s list of people to whom they may not send e-mails. Any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.
  • Business partners, suppliers and subcontractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you. i.e. for customer support; e-mail message deployment; suppression, merge and de-duplication services; data processing; and special products or services that you have requested. The companies set out in the table below are only allowed to use your information in order to help us fulfill our services to you. We do not provide your information to these companies for their own, permanent use. This table includes details on what information is shared and the purpose of each platform. 

 

Category

Third Party

Purpose

User data disclosed

Marketing

AdButler

Ad server and ad manager

None

Marketing

AddThis

Social bookmarking service

None

Tools

Amazon Web Services

Hosting

All data provided by user

Marketing

Appcues

In-product guidance and surveys

Name, email, user ID, user packages

Analytics

Appsignal

Website error and performance reporting

None

Tools

Cloudinary

Cloud-based image and video management

None

Community Discussion

Disqus

Article comment service

Email address

Analytics

Google Analytics

Website usage analytics

User Id, user packages

Tools

Google Tag Manager

Tag management system

User Id, user packages

Customer Support

LiveChat

Live support and help desk software

User Id, email address, name

Analytics

Logit.io

Website error and performance reporting

None

Marketing

Marketo

Marketing automation software

All data provided by user

Tools

MonkeyLearn

Text analysis and machine learning software

All data provided by user

Marketing

OptinMonster

Lead generation software

User ID

Marketing

Salesforce

Customer relationship management software

All data provided by user

Marketing

Socio

Event app builder

Name, email

Tools

Sovren

CV parsing software

All CV data

Analytics

Tableau

Data visualization software

All data provided by user

Marketing

Ti.to

Event management software

All data provided by user

Tools

Trello

List making application

Name, email

Customer Support

Zendesk

Customer service software

Name, email, user ID

Billing

Zuora

Subscription management platform

All data provided by user

Marketing

ON24

Webcasting and virtual events

All data provided by user

Analytics

Panoply

Data warehouse software

All data provided by user

Marketing

Reply.io

Customer engagement platform

All data provided by user

Tools

SurveyGizmo

Survey software

All data provided by user

Analytics

Stitch

Data transfer software

All data provided by user

Marketing

Zoom

Webcasting and virtual events

All data provided by user

  • Advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others. We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 250 men aged over 25 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women living in London). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
  • Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our Site and Services. 
  • Credit reference agencies for the purpose of assessing your credit score where this is a condition of us entering into a contract with you.

Information we disclose to third parties

We may disclose your personal data to third parties:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If we or a member of our group of companies or substantially all of their assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by them about their customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • In the event of a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, transfer of control, joint venture or other business combination involving us, or our affiliates.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions, terms of use and/or any other legal agreements; or to protect our rights, property, safety, our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction, disclosing information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. This also applies to us being subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Where we store your information

Our Services are global and your information (including personal data) may be stored and processed in any country where we have operations or where we engage service providers, and we may transfer your information to countries outside of your country of residence, which may have data protection rules that are different from those of your country of residence.

The personal data that we collect from you may therefore be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") or the UK. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA or UK who work for us or for one of our suppliers or partners. Such staff or subcontractors may be engaged in, among other things, the fullfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details or the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing outside of the EEA or the UK. 

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. In particular, this means that your personal data will only be transferred to a country that provides an adequate level of protection (for example, where the European Commission has determined that a country provides an adequate level of protection) or where the recipient is bound by standard contractual clauses according to conditions provided by the European Commission (“Standard Contractual Clauses”).

Our Site and Services are accessible via the internet and may potentially be accessed by anyone around the world. Other users may access the Site or Services from outside the EEA or the UK. This means that where you chose to post your data on our Site or within the Services, it could be accessed from anywhere around the world and therefore a transfer of your data outside of the EEA or the UK may be deemed to have occurred. You consent to such transfer of your data for and by way of this purpose.

Protection of your information

The Company maintains all data on secure servers. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

We also limit access to the website by our own employees to those individuals who are authorized for the proper handling of such information and any employee found violating our standards of security and confidentiality will be subject to our disciplinary processes.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Site or Services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share any password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will endeavour to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site or the Services. Any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our Site and Services may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Data Retention

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 info@devex.com.  We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. If you would like a copy of your data, please email info@devex.com with a description of your request. Our team will respond within 24-48 hours on business days. 

Personal Profiles

We provide you with the option of posting your personal profile including your skills, experience, contact information, employment history, references, and CV on our website. We use our best efforts to ensure that only employers, recruiters, hiring managers, headhunters, and human resource professionals access these directories, but cannot guarantee that other parties will not, without our consent, gain access to their contents. In addition, all visitors to our Site may have access to a limited version of your profile free of charge. This limited version does not contain your full name or contact information. You may remove and/or deactivate your profile from our searchable directories at any time. However, employers and recruiters who have paid for access to the directory, and other parties who have otherwise gained access to the directory, may have retained a copy of your profile in their own files or databases. We are not responsible or liable for the retention, use, or privacy of resumes in these instances, or for the use or privacy of resumes by any of such parties while profiles are in the directory.

User Rights

Opt-in and Opt-out for non UK or EU users

Users who would rather not provide any of the user data requested by our registration process do not need to register with us. You can still view certain content and use certain services offered by our Site without registering. We also give users the following options:

  • Users will be asked to opt-in to receive Devex newsletters and marketing emails during registration. If the user does not opt-in at registration but would like to opt-in at a later time, they may do so through their profile settings on our Site. 
  • Users upgrading to certain membership packages may receive Devex newsletters as part of the product offering they have purchased. Users can opt-out from these mailings at any time through the profile settings on our Site. Opting not to provide certain personal information when registering for our Site, provided, however, that you may not be able to use some of our services without providing us with certain information.

Opt-in and Opt-out for UK or EU users

Users who would rather not provide any of the user data requested by our registration process do not need to register with us. You can still view certain content and use certain services offered by our website Site without registering. We also give users the following options:

  • Opting not to receive our electronic newsletters or those of third parties when registering. Users who opt in may remove themselves from mailing lists at any time through the subscription-management pages or by following the instructions at the end of the e-mail they received from us and
  • Opting not to provide certain personal information when registering for our Site, provided, however, that you may not be able to use some of our services without providing us with certain information.

Updating Personal Profile Information

We allow you to change, correct or remove from public view your personal profile at any time. To do so, simply log into your Devex.com account, go to your account profile, and select the options for editing the information you have submitted.

We will respond to your request to access within 5-10 business days.

Information applicable to users located in the USA

California Consumer Privacy Act

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) which goes into effect January 1, 2020, requires companies to inform California residents if, how, and when their data is being collected and processed. The act also requires California residents to be notified if their personal data is sold to a third party and gives the resident the option to object to the selling of said data. California residents are also permitted to request and obtain a list of third parties with access to their personal data. Requests for personal information cannot exceed more than 2 times within 12 months. All requests must be responded to within 45 days. For more information, please visit https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa.

How is Devex CCPA compliant?

Devex follows all applicable rules of the CCPA. All users have access to a full list of the categories of personal information we collect and process, including the third party platforms used, and for what purpose. Devex makes a concerted effort to partner with third parties that have strong data security practices. Users may also request a copy of their personal information from the past 12 months by emailing info@devex.com with a short description of their request and we will respond as soon as possible, not exceeding 45 days. Devex does not sell users personal information to third parties. We will share certain pieces of personal information with our third party partners for business purposes and only in the ways that are described in the list above.

Devex requires all users to read and agree to our User Agreement and Privacy Statement prior to completing the registration of their Devex account. If the user objects to any or all of the policies, they may opt-out by not completing their registration. For users with an existing account who wish to opt-out of these policies, they can delete their account which will include personal information data stored on Devex and relevant third party applications, excluding certain types of financial information that Devex may retain for auditing purposes. To delete your account and remove your personal information from our systems, follow these steps. 

Information applicable to users located in the EU (and the UK)

Privacy Shield

Devex complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework(s)]) (“Privacy Shield”) as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and the United Kingdom and/or Switzerland as applicable to the United States in reliance on Privacy Shield.  Devex has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles with respect to such information.  If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.  To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, we commit to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal data.  EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Devex at:

Email: support@devex.com

Devex has further committed to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) with regard to unresolved Privacy Shield complaints concerning data transferred from the EU.

Under certain circumstances, you may invoke binding arbitration for complaints regarding Privacy Shield compliance when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.

Privacy Shield participants are subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the US Federal Trade Commission and other authorized statutory bodies. 

In the context of an onward transfer Devex has responsibility for the processing of personal information it receives under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Devex shall remain liable under the Principles if its agent processes such personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless the organization proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.

Data Controller

For the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, (“GDPR”), and any applicable national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation relating to the processing of personal data (together “Data Protection Law”), the data controller is DevelopmentEX.com Inc of 1701 Rhode Island Ave, NW Washington, DC 20036 USA.

Legal Basis for Processing

We collect and use the personal data described below in order to provide you with access to our Site and services in a reliable and secure manner. We also collect and use personal data:

  • For our legitimate business needs.
  • To fullfill our contractual obligations to you.
  • To comply with our legal obligations.

To the extent we process your personal data for any other purposes, we ask for your consent in advance or require that our partners obtain such consent.

Your Data Subject Rights

You have the right under Data Protection Law, free of charge, to request:

  • Access to your personal data. 
  • Rectification or deletion of your personal data.
  • A restriction on the processing of your personal data.
  • Object to the processing of your personal data.
  • A transfer of your personal data (data portability) in a structured, machine readable and commonly used format.
  • Withdraw your consent to us processing your personal data, at any time.

You can make a request in relation to any of the above rights by contacting us as set out at the end of this Privacy Policy. We will respond to such queries within 30 days and deal with requests we receive from you, in accordance with the provisions of Data Protection Law.

Marketing Communications

Please note that where we process your personal data for marketing purposes, if you change your mind about being contacted in the future, you can also “opt out” at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email. Once you “opt out”, you will no longer receive any marketing emails from us. We will continue to communicate with you regarding your service billing and support via email.

We send push notifications from time to time in order to update you about any service updates, events and promotions we may be running. If you no longer wish to receive these communications, please disable these in the settings on your device.

Data Retention

We retain personal data for as long as necessary for the relevant activity for which it was provided or collected. This will be for as long as we provide access to the Site or Services to you, your account with us remains active, as needed to provide Services or any period set out in any relevant contract you have with us. However, we may keep some data after your account is closed or you cease using the Site or Services for the purposes set out below.

If you would like a copy of your data, please email info@devex.com with a description of your request. Our team will respond within 24-48 hours on business days. 

After you have closed your account or ceased using the Services for a period of at least 10 years, we usually delete personal data, however we may retain personal data where reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, resolve disputes, enforce our legal agreements, or fulfil your request to “unsubscribe” from further messages from us. 

We will retain de-personalized information after your account has been closed.

Please note: After you have closed your account or deleted information from your account, any information you have shared with others will remain visible. We do not control data that other users may have copied from the Site or Services. Your profile may continue to be displayed in the services of others (e.g. search engine results) until they refresh their cache.

If you would like a copy of your personal data, please email info@devex.com with a description of your request. Our team will respond within 24-48 hours on business days. 

Complaints

If you have any complaints about our use of your personal data please contact us as set out at the end of this Privacy Policy or contact your local data protection supervisory authority in the country in which you are located.

Our EU representative is: Kami Dar, Devex Spain, Avinguda Diagonal, 309, 08013 Barcelona, Spain.

Age of Users

This Site and the Services are not intended for and shall not be used by anyone under the age of 16.

Privacy Policy Changes

Devex is committed to ensuring the most secure and private operating environment for all users of the Site and Services. We will post any amendments or revisions of our Privacy Policy here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and how we protect you and your organization’s privacy. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Contact

If at any time you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy please feel free to email us at info@devex.com or call +1 202.249.9222 to speak to one of our representatives.

Thank you for using our services. We’ll keep working hard to earn your business, and your loyalty.

This privacy statement was last modified on June 10, 2020.