Last Updated: May 8, 2020
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Electric Vehicles Magazine
2260 5th Ave South, STE 10
Saint Petersburg, FL 33712
- DATA COLLECTION
When you access or use the Services, we may collect certain personally-identifying information (“Personal Information”) about you. This section describes the Personal Information we collect and the sources of that information.
Information We Collect
- Identifiers: We may collect your full name, email address, physical address, phone number, birth date, IP Address, device ID, or other similar identifiers. We may also collect any other Personal Information that you provide to us, such as social media identifiers, language preference, or website URL.
- Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity Information: We may collect information regarding your interaction with the Services, including time and geolocation data, pages visited, links clicked, emails opened, language preferences, content you engage with, mouse movements, and the websites or individuals that led or referred you to our Services. We may also collect information automatically from your device, such as device type, operating system and Internet browser type, screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, plug-ins, and add-ons. When we send you emails, we also collect information that helps us measure the performance of our email campaigns, including whether you received the email, opened the email, and whether you clicked on any links contained in the email.
- Geolocation Data: We may collect your physical location or infer your physical location based on your IP address, mailing address, or other network or voluntarily-provided information.
- Commercial Information: We collect information about the products or services you have purchased, obtained, or considered from us, including:
- Webinars, virtual conferences, or other events or promotions you have registered for, attended, or participated in; and
- Your access to, use of, or interaction with our materials, information, or other content, including but not limited to print or digital subscriptions and sponsored white papers, or the Services (for example, how long you view a webinar, comments or other content you leave in a chat, your responses to polls or surveys, or whitepapers you have downloaded).
- Payment Information: In order to process your event registration or the purchase of other products or services, we collect credit card information or other payment information.
- Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information: When you participate in a webinar or virtual conference and enable your camera or microphone, we may collect or record your image or voice.
- Professional or Employment-related Information: We may collect job-related information from you, such as your title, company, or website. You provide this Personal Information when you register for an event, access or use the Services, or through your voluntary communications with us, such as by providing contact or payment information (such as your email address or company credit card) or by responding to an email, newsletter, or survey.
Information We Do Not Collect
When you use or access the Services, we do not collect sensitive personal information or “special-category data,” such as information about your racial or ethnic origin, religion, gender, or medical conditions. We also do not collect sensitive identifiers, such as social security numbers or passport numbers.
We do not knowingly or intentionally collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we discover that we have collected information about a child, we delete the information as soon as possible.
You may refuse to provide, or request that we delete, certain categories of Personal Information we have about you. However, if our collection of the Personal Information is necessary for you to access or use the Services, we may be unable to provide the Services to you.
You provide some Personal Information to us directly. For example, you provide Identifiers when you subscribe to our newsletter, register for or participate in an event, or download Content, including, without limitation, whitepapers. You also need to provide Identifiers such as email address or full name when you contact us.
Some ChargedEVs sites and promotions allow you to submit personally-identifying information about other people. For example, you might submit a person’s name and email address to send an electronic greeting card; or, if you order a gift online or offline and want it sent directly to the recipient, you might submit the recipient’s name and address. Some ChargedEVs websites also provide referral services to help you inform a friend about our websites, products, or services. The types of personally-identifying information that we collect about other people at pages like these may include the person’s name, address, email address, or telephone number. We will only ask you for the information about your friend that we need in order to do what you request.
Third parties or public sources may provide us with certain Personal Information. For example, we may collect Personal Information from publicly accessible social media profiles and posts, private third parties, law enforcement, or public sources, to the extent we deem it necessary to do so for the purposes described in the Data Uses section below.
We may generate information about you based on our relationship with you. For example, we may infer your interests or preferences based on the webinars you attended, promotions you registered for, or whitepapers you downloaded.
- DATA USES
This section describes the legal bases and purposes for which we process your Personal Information. We process your Personal Information:
For legitimate business interests which outweigh the general privacy rights of individual data subjects. This includes but is not limited to analyzing and improving our Services and business operations; ensuring the security and availability of the Services; monitoring use of the Services to prevent fraud or abuse; and marketing, including using your Personal Information to send you our monthly newsletter or offer you other products, programs, or services that we believe may be of interest to you. We may also syndicate the publicly available content of our community areas, including online forums, to unaffiliated third-party websites, using RSS or other technologies. Any Personal Information you have shared in the community areas may be included in this syndication.
To comply with a legal obligation or requirement. We use and process your Personal Information when we believe doing so is necessary to comply with laws and regulations, pursuant to a judicial authorization, or to exercise or defend our legal rights or those of a third party.
With your consent. We process your Personal Information to send you our newsletter and other marketing communications that you requested or to which you affirmatively subscribed, or to respond to inquiries and questions that you initiated.
If we need to process your Personal Information for a purpose other than that for which the information was initially collected, we will provide you with information about that other purpose before we further process your Personal Information.
3. DATA SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
We may share your Personal Information with third parties in the following circumstances:
With your consent. We share your Personal Information if you affirmatively consent to it. If we are legally obligated to obtain your consent prior to sharing your Personal Information, we notify you of the specific purpose for which we are obtaining your consent, and we do not share beyond that purpose without notifying you of and obtaining additional consent for further disclosure. Please note: webinars, virtual conferences, whitepapers, and certain other features or portions of the Services (each, a “Sponsored Service” and collectively, the “Sponsored Services”) may be sponsored by third parties (“Sponsors”). In connection with this sponsorship, ChargedEVs provides an attendee, participant, or user list to the Sponsors of the Sponsored Services, which includes names, titles, organizations, email addresses and countries. By using, accessing, or registering for a Sponsored Service, you consent to the sharing of your Personal Information with Sponsors.
3.1 Email – Mailchimp
If you submit your email address, we will use your email address to send you our newsletter and any other materials that you opt into as identified elsewhere on our Website. We store and manage email addresses through a third-party provider – Mailchimp. Mailchimp is a third-party provider for purposes of the GDPR. Mailchimp stores email addresses and allows us to send email addresses to multiple subscribers at the same time. Mailchimp may also receive certain other information about you depending on the content of your submission to us and to Mailchimp through its own forms. Mailchimp will store any forms that you submit via any Mailchimp tools on our website.
For questions about how Mailchimp uses your Personal Information, please contact us using the Contact Information below. You may also contact Mailchimp directly at:
The Rocket Science Group, LLC
675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308 USA
3.2 Email – our subscriber form
3.3 Payment information – PayPal
If you make any payments to us through our Website, we will collect such information as is necessary for us to deliver any products or services you purchase from us. This may include your name, address, and other delivery information provided to us. For products shipped physically, we will provide that information to the third-party shipping service identified on your purchase form. For more information about which shipping service will fulfill any delivery, please consult your receipt or contact us directly using the Contact Information provided below.
Payments made through our Website are made through PayPal. PayPal is a third party for purposes of the GDPR. When you make a purchase, card information and other Personal Information from your payment method (card issuer or bank, CVV, expiration date, card number, and other payment information as identified on purchase forms) is transmitted directly to PayPal. We do not keep or store payment information. That information is conveyed to PayPal in the form of a “token” or other encrypted digital package that is then decrypted by PayPal to process and collect payment for remission back to us. For questions about how this information is protected by PayPal or to exercise your rights to be forgotten, you may contact us at our information provided elsewhere in this policy or you may contact PayPal at:
PayPal Customer Service
1-402-935-2050 (if calling from outside the U.S.)
If you have a PayPal account, you may also contact PayPal using the information that PayPal provides you through its own client management system.
3.4 Paper subscription information
If you subscribe to a physical subscription of our publications, we will store Personal Information like shipping information, your name, and any other information that you submit to us through your subscription form. We will store this information for purposes of fulfilling repeat orders, recurring orders, and future orders, for your convenience. This information is not shared with third parties except for shipping providers as described above. Please contact us directly at the information provided elsewhere in this policy for more information about how we store and use information related to the delivery of our physical products.
3.5 Website Analytics – Google Analytics
We collect information such as the number of users visiting the Website at any given time, the times during which visitors visit our website, the length of time that users use the website, which pages they visit, which products they order, and what other actions they take while on the website. We collect this information and provide it in an anonymized form to our data analytics provider, which is Google Analytics (the “Data Analytics Provider”). This information is used by ChargedEVs to track the engagement, general geographic origin, and headcount of its users. This information is combined together to provide general demographic information on the Website’s users.
Google Analytics is a third party service provider for purposes of the GDPR.
You may contact Google Analytics at https://support.google.com/analytics/?hl=en#topic=3544906.
3.6 Customer resources management – Pipedrive
We use certain third-party customer resources management tools (such tools altogether as herein defined, the “CRM”). Our customer resources management tool for email addresses and other customer information is called Pipedrive. Our CRM helps us to manage information that we collect from you. We input information into the CRM, such as your name, contact information, and other information necessary for our internal marketing and sales personnel to quickly access the aggregated total information that we have collected from you. The CRM stores this information in a password-gated account that only we may access. The CRM does not use this information for any purpose other than allowing us to access it and use it through our password-gated account.
Zapier is a service that we use to manage our Google contact information. Zapier helps us to manage email addresses and other Google contact information for internal use only by our sales and marketing personnel. No personal information is used or stored by Zapier for any purposes other than allowing us to quickly access such information through a password-gated account. Zapier is a CRM for purposes of this policy.
The CRM is a third party for purposes of the GDPR. You may contact Pipedrive at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may contact Zapier at email@example.com.
Our accounting system is called Xero. No customer information is provided to Xero except insofar as information about sums paid to us by customers constitutes pseudonymous customer information within the meaning of the GDPR. Xero.com is a third party within the meaning of the GDPR only insofar as Xero.com receives information about amounts paid to us in aggregate; we do not provide Xero.com information about any given transaction except for payment amounts abstracted from all other identifying information. Please contact us directly for further information about our accounting tools.
3.8 Virtual Communication Services – ON24
For questions about how ON24 uses your Personal Information, please contact us using the Contact Information below. You may also contact ON24 directly at:
50 Beale Street, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
3.9 Virtual Communication Services – Zoom
We also use Zoom to provide a virtual communication platform for some our webinars and virtual conferences. Zoom is a third party service provider for purposes of the GDPR. When you register for a webinar or virtual conference, Zoom collects certain Personal Information on our behalf, including registration information, information shared during meetings, information about participants in meetings, and any recordings of meetings, chats, or shared content. This may include your name, username, email address, telephone number, language preference, login credentials, company name, and job title, as well as information about content you post or upload. Zoom may process aggregated, de-identified information, and other information that is not personally-identifiable, for research, analytics and other purposes.
For questions about how Zoom uses your Personal Information, please contact us using the Contact Information below. You may also contact Zoom directly at:
Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
Attention: Data Privacy Officer
55 Almaden Blvd, Suite 600
San Jose, CA 95113
3.10 Forms and Downloadable Content – Cognito Forms, Gravity Forms, and Optin Monster
We use certain third-party service providers to manage the information we collect from you on the Services. These third party service providers include Cognito Forms, Gravity Forms, and Optin Monster. When you submit information in a form on the Services or download content from our Website, our service providers allow us to collect information from you, such as your name, contact information, and other information necessary for us or our Sponsors to contact you about offers, events, or promotions that we believe may be relevant to you. Our service providers are third parties for purposes of the GDPR.
No Personal Information is used or stored by Cognito Forms for any purposes other than allowing us to access such information through a password-gated account. You may contact Cognito Forms at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gravity Forms does not store or use Personal Information for any purposes other than allowing us to access such information through a password-gated account. You may contact Gravity Forms at:
1620 Centerville Turnpike, Suite 102
Virginia Beach VA 23464-6500
Optin Monster does not store or use Personal Information for any purposes other than allowing us to access such information through a password-gated account and processing Personal Information for legitimate business purposes, including technical support, product development and sales and marketing. For questions about how Optin Monster uses your Personal Information, please contact us using the Contact Information below. You may also contact Optin Monster directly here.
For legal disclosure. We may share your information with third parties when we reasonably believe disclosure is required or permitted in order to comply with a subpoena, court order or other applicable law, regulation or legal process.
To protect us or others. We may share your information to the extent we believe that sharing such information is necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our products or services, our customers, or others.
As aggregate information. We may also use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users for any legal purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers and partners. In no event will this aggregated data contain any information that could be used to identify individual users of our products or services.
As a result of merger or sale of our business. We may share Personal Information if we are involved in a merger, sale, financing, liquidation, bankruptcy or acquisition of corporate entities or business units.
4. DATA ACCESS AND CONTROL
If you prefer not to receive email communications from other companies, you may choose to remove yourself from any email lists that we provide to third parties for marketing purposes by sending us an email at emailoptout@ChargedEVs.com. You will still receive information from ChargedEVs and its various brands, but we will not share your address information with anyone else. You can also opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails from us by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email you receive from us. We may still send you customer service, order information, or other account administration communications as necessary to administer and provide the Services.
If you prefer not to receive postal communication from other companies, you may choose to remove yourself from any postal mailing lists that we provide to third parties for marketing purposes by sending us an email at emailoptout@ChargedEVs.com, or writing us at Electric Vehicles Magazine, 2260 5th Ave South, STE 10, Saint Petersburg, FL 33712. You will still receive information from ChargedEVs and its various brands, but we will not share your address information with anyone else.
We only want to communicate with you if you want to hear from us. If you prefer not to be contacted at all, you may opt out of receiving any communications from us at any time by notifying us at emailoptout@ChargedEVs.com.
In all requests, please tell us what communications you would like to opt out of, what means we have been using to contact you (such as your email or postal address), the date of your request, and a way to reach you in case we need to personally contact you in an effort to comply with your request. We reserve the right to send you certain communications, such as technical alerts, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
Electric Vehicles Magazine
2260 5th Ave South, STE 10
Saint Petersburg, FL 33712
Third Party Service Providers
Some of our Services are public-facing. If you post, publish, share, or otherwise disclose Personal Information publicly, third parties may access and use it in compliance with our Terms of Service. We do not have control over the Personal Information that you post publicly. If you do not want third parties to access or use your Personal Information, please do not make your Personal Information publicly available.
5. DATA RETENTION
You may correct or delete any or all of the Personal Information you have provided to us at any time. Many of our websites provide means to review and update the Personal Information that you have provided on that website. To inquire about personally identifiable information that ChargedEVs has collected about you, or about other ways to correct factual errors in that information, please send us an email at privacy@ChargedEVs.com. (Note: Do not use this email address to send questions about your subscription. Instead, please contact us at sub@ChargedEVs.com.) To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. We will decline to process requests where we cannot verify the identity of the requester. We may also decline to process requests that are automated, repetitive, systematic, or impractical, or that might jeopardize the privacy of others.
In some limited circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, and enforce our policies, we may retain some of the information that you have requested us to remove. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your Personal Information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests.
6. DATA SECURITY
We take appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural measures to safeguard and protect your Personal Information. We use a variety of security measures, including encryption and authentication, to maintain the confidentiality of your Personal Information. We store your Personal Information on systems behind firewalls that are only accessible to a limited number of persons, each of whom is required to keep the information confidential. We also take appropriate measures to secure the transmission of sensitive personal information from your computer to our computers. When you transmit sensitive personal information to us, like credit card information, we offer the use of a secure connection to our servers. To the extent you select the secure connection method or your browser supports such functionality, all credit card account information that you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. Regardless of these measures, no system connected to the Internet or data transmission sent over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We will provide notice if we become aware of any security breach that may affect any sensitive personal information pertaining to you that we have stored on our systems.
7. EU DATA RIGHTS
If you access the Services while physically located in the European Economic Area, you may have certain rights under applicable data protection laws, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which include the rights to:
- Request access to and obtain a copy of your Personal Information;
- Request correction of incorrect or inaccurate Personal Information you have provided;
- Request erasure of Personal Information that we no longer need to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or that no longer serves our other legitimate interests;
- Object to or restrict the processing of your Personal Information;
- Request transfer of your Personal Information to a third party;
- Not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing; and
- Withdraw consent to process your Personal Information that we process on the basis of consent. Please note however that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before you withdraw consent.
You may request to exercise any of the rights above by contacting us using the information in the Contact Information section below. We may ask you to provide information to verify your identity and right to access the information in your request. We will consider and act upon any such requests in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
8. INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS
9. DO NOT TRACK
Certain state laws require us to indicate whether we honor “Do Not Track” settings in your browser. At present, there is no industry standard for recognizing Do Not Track browser signals, so we do not respond to them.
10. THIRD PARTY LINKS
11. COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES
On our websites, we may also use tiny graphic images called pixel tags, web beacons, or clear gifs. These tiny images help us to analyze our users’ online behavior and collect other data, such as page views or advertising responses. Pixel tags also allow us to send you email in a format that you can read, and let us know when you have opened an email message from us. Pixel tags may also be used to deliver cookies. Some of our websites also use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit. These companies may use your Personal Information to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
We work with reputable third parties that provide data tracking and collection technologies in order to:
- Present or serve the advertisements you may see at ChargedEVs websites;
- Deliver and track email communications;
- Process purchase orders through e-commerce transactions;
- Fulfill print and digital subscription orders; and
- Provide marketing leads to third-party organizations (where you have agreed to allow us to do so).
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use Personal Information or other Internet and network activity information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this Website and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third-party web beacon to collect this information.
12. CONTACT INFORMATION
2260 5th Avenue South, STE 10
Saint Petersburg, FL 33712, USA