Sciforma has created this statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy. The following summarizes Sciforma's information gathering and dissemination practices for the www.sciforma.com website in order to better serve those who are concerned with how their personal information is being used online.

“Personal data” and “personal information” both relate to an identified or identifiable individual; and this information can be recorded in any form. An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by an identifier such as a name, an identification number, or data that reveals an individual’s location or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that individual. 

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect, or otherwise handle your personal information.

This statement applies information collected by Sciforma and its subsidiaries:

  • Sciforma USA, 4880 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite 102, San Jose, CA 95129 - USA
  • Sciforma Japan, Hirakawacho Visix, 1-5-15 Hirakawacho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0093 – Japan
  • Sciforma Australia, Suite 2, Level 13, Macquarie House, 167 Macquarie St, Sydney 2000 – Australia
  • Sciforma France, 33 av. du Maine - BP 157, 75755 Paris Cedex 15 - France
  • Sciforma Germany, Heinrich-Hertz-Straße 2, 65232 Taunusstein - Deutschland

Sciforma 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. Sciforma has certified with 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. The Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over Sciforma’s compliance with the Privacy Shield. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit the Privacy Shield Website.

Information Collection

What information do we collect?

When you visit Sciforma’s website, we may request that you provide us with some personal information, including your name, your email and postal address, your phone number, your company name, your job title as well as any other information you choose to provide. We may collect personal information from you in the following ways:

  • Registration for a live demo of a Sciforma product or a webinar
  • Newsletter registration
  • Mandatory registration prior to the downloading of White papers, brochures, etc.

Sciforma may also collect information through automatic data gathering tools:

  • Click-through information related to Sciforma emails and banner advertisements
  • Aggregate non-personal information such as the number of weekly visits to our website
  • Information your browser sends Sciforma’s website such as your IP address, your web browser type and version, information on the technical characteristics of the device you are using and/or your operating system (See the “Analytics Tools” section of this statement.)
  • Advertising Cookies and information tracking: We partner with third parties to manage our advertising on other websites. Our third parties may use tracking technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this website and other websites you visit in order to provide you advertising that is based on your browsing activities and interests. (See the “Third-parties” section of this statement.)

How do we use your information?

Contact information gathered through registration forms may be used by Sciforma only for the distribution of products or product-related information or for making contact with customers when necessary via phone or email. If you do not wish to receive future promotional information and material from Sciforma, refer to the “Opt-out” section of this statement.

We may use aggregate non-personal information to measure the performance of Sciforma’s website, to improve the site’s functionalities and design, and to develop statistical and general information to best understand how our customers use Sciforma’s website.

Sciforma is a global company with partners and facilities all over the world. Accordingly, the information we collect may be used, stored, and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers. By providing information via our website, you are consenting to the transfer of information from your country of residence to any other country in which Sciforma does business, including France, the United States of America, Germany, Japan, and Australia. It’s important to note that these countries may have less adequate levels of data protection than those of the country in which you initially provided the information.

How do we protect your information?

Your personal information is not contained on our website. We provide it to third-parties for marketing and advertising uses (see the “Third-parties” section of this statement), but we do not store it.

Please note that on our website, we only provide articles and information. We never ask for sensitive data or credit card numbers.

We use regular vulnerability scanning to carefully protect our website from unauthorized access, misuse, or alteration; and to maintain data accuracy.

Analytics Tools

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, to collect usage data, including your web browser type and version, your IP address, and visit information such as the date, the page viewed, and the number of clicks. The information about website usage is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. Such information, collected through your interactions on our website, is used to compile statistical reports on Sciforma’s website, that are used to help us understand who our potential customers are, and to assess our marketing effectiveness.

For more information about how your data is managed through Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics Security and Privacy Principles.

If you want to opt-out from Google Analytics, you must download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out browser add-on, which is available for most modern browsers. To download this add-on, please visit the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on download page.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your web browser (with your permission) that enable the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain types of information. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, enabling us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. A cookie cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.

Through your browser settings, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to reject all cookies. Since every browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your settings. If you reject cookies, you may not be able to enjoy some features that enhance your user experience.

Third-parties

Sciforma respects your privacy and is committed to guaranteeing it. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information unless we provide users with advance notice. This policy does not extend to website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

Sciforma may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, or when it is deemed necessary, to protect the rights of Sciforma or its employees.

However, non-personal visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. We use third party analytics tools, such as Pardot, which help us in assessing your interactions on our website as well as information you may provide so that we can refine certain of our automated marketing efforts. We use this information to better understand our customers and potential customers and to assess our marketing effectiveness and/or business performance.

In the context of an onward transfer to a third-party, if an agent processes personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Privacy Shield Principles, Sciforma remains liable under the Principles, unless Sciforma proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website. Sciforma’s website contains links to other sites. Sciforma is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of said websites.

Google

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website. Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They have been put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the Pardot cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Users can set preferences as to how they’d like Google ads to appear/behave using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out of these advertisements by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on, refer to the section “Analytics Tools” of this statement.

COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control of monitoring it. The Federal Trade Commission, the United States consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.

Sciforma will never knowingly solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without requiring parental consent. Sciforma does not specifically market products and services to children.

Data Quality/Access

Sciforma offers you the possibility for you to know if we hold any of your personal information. You can have access to that information and have it corrected if it is out of date or inaccurate. To do so, please direct your query to: marketing@sciforma.com

Opt-out

Sciforma provides users with the opportunity to opt-out of upcoming promotional and marketing communications. If you prefer not to be on Sciforma's mailing list, please do one of the following:

We will then promptly remove you from all correspondence.

Complaints

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Sciforma commits to resolving complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. European Union individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Sciforma by:

Please note that, under limited circumstances, if your complaint is still not resolved through these channels, a binding arbitration option may be available.

Sciforma is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or any other U.S. authorized statutory body. Sciforma also commits to cooperating with EU data protection authorities (DPAs) with regard to customer data transferred from the EU in the context of the SaaS Sciforma solution.
 

Updates to this Privacy Statement

Sciforma may occasionally update this Privacy Statement and at any time. When we update this Privacy Statement, we will also modify the “last edited” date at the end of the statement. We encourage you to periodically review this statement so that you are always aware of how we are protecting your personal information. Your continued use of this website constitutes your consent to the content of this Privacy Statement.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement, the practices of Sciforma's site, or your experiences at this site, please contact us directly by:

Sending an email to: webmaster@sciforma.com

Sciforma’s Privacy Shield Commitments, applicable to Sciforma.net customers (SaaS Sciforma solution)

Sciforma.net is a Project Portfolio Management solution offered in the Software as a Service (SaaS) model. Sciforma enables project managers to administer all aspects of project, resource, demand, and change management.

The personal data processed through Sciforma.net may relate to:

  • Personal information about the Sciforma.net customer’s employees, including name, function, and contact information.
  • Resource information such as work effort, task duration, and cost.

Customers can add other fields that can contain additional personal data. However, it must be noted that Sciforma is a general purpose PPM tool, and is not specifically designed or certified to handle more sensitive personal data, like credit card information or health data.

Sciforma strives to protect customer privacy—we value customer business and we are aware of the trust placed in us. The Sciforma commitment is to process the personal data only on behalf of the customer. The personal data of our customers is not used by Sciforma and is even less likely to be transmitted to third parties or resold.

In order to secure our customer’s information, to prevent it from unauthorized access, to ensure its correct use, and to maintain data accuracy, Sciforma has implemented managerial procedures and appropriate security measures.

When processing its customers’ personal data on Sciforma.net (Sciforma SaaS), Sciforma complies with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Last Edited on 2018-04-04