Last updated: April 2015

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how Trade and Beyond gathers and protects certain individually identifiable information (“Personal Information”) and how it may use, process, transfer, and share Personal Information. Trade and Beyond owns the website tradeandbeyond.com (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy applies to Personal Information that we collect through the Site, as well as offline collections of Personal Information about our users.

Summary of Key Points

  • We collect Personal Information when you provide information to us through the Site, when you register for an examination, or through other communications with us.
  • We use Personal Information to provide our courses and services to you. For example, we collect Personal Information to create admit card for you to enable you to appear in the examination.
  • We use cookies and other technologies to track the use of our Site and for certain advertising purposes
  • We share Personal Information with exam preparatory providers and other TnB partners which provide products and services that may be of interest to you.
  • Your use of the Site or provision of Personal Information constitutes your consent to the processing and transfer of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Consent

Your use of the Site or provision of Personal Information to Trade and Beyond constitutes your consent to the processing and transfer of your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you are located in a country other than the Inida, you consent to the transfer of your Personal Information to Trade and Beyond in India, to third parties located in India as determined by Trade and Beyond, and to local Trade and Beyond Member Societies and third parties in other countries as determined by Trade and Beyond, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

The Information We Collect

We collect Personal Information to help us better understand your needs, to provide you with personalized and efficient service, and for other purposes described in this Privacy Policy. We generally obtain Personal Information directly through the information that you provide to Trade and Beyond. We also may obtain Personal Information automatically, through the use of cookies and other technologies, and in some instances from third parties, such as companies that sponsor programs or conferences in which Trade and Beyond participates.

Information you provide to Trade and Beyond

You may provide Personal Information to Trade and Beyond in a number of ways, including: (1) through your use of the Site, such as registering for an account and signing up to receive newsletters; (2) through your online account with Trade and Beyond; (3) upon registering for any Trade and Beyond examination (4) upon communicating directly with Trade and Beyond either electronically or by providing hard copies of documents; and (6) upon registering for Trade and Beyond conferences or events.

The Personal Information that we collect may include: your full name, business address, home address, email address, telephone number, education, job description, employer, gender, marital status, and date of birth.

Information collected by the Site through cookies and other tracking devices

Our Site uses cookies and other tracking devices to collect information automatically. A cookie is a data file that is placed by the web server into your browser’s application folder on your computer. Cookies collect information about how our Site is accessed and used, and this information may include browser type, IP address, date and time of access, previously viewed websites, and your actions on our Site. We may use session cookies, which are deleted as soon as you close your browser, as well as persistent cookies, which remain on your browser. The information collected by cookies generally cannot identify you individually. However, to the extent that we combine Personal Information with non-personal cookie information, we will treat that information as Personal Information.

Trade and Beyond uses cookies to facilitate access and use of the Site, improve the performance of the Site, understand the activities of Site visitors, identify patterns in Site usage, remember you as a previous user and your previously set preferences, and gain information about your internet browsing habits. Trade and Beyond may also use cookies to associate you with your account profile.

By using the Site, you agree to our use of cookies as described above. You may configure your Internet browser to notify you when a cookie is sent (giving you the option to decide whether to accept it or not), and to reject or remove cookies. To remove cookies, please follow your browser’s instructions or contact your browser provider for more information. By removing or refusing to accept cookies, you may be unable to use or access some features of our Site.

Information collected by third party cookies and other tracking devices

Trade and Beyond uses selected third parties to conduct analytics on the Site, as well as to serve relevant ads on third party Internet sites. Trade and Beyond currently uses Omniture for these purposes. Trade and Beyond does not provide any Personal Information to these companies to allow them to use such information on their own behalf, or for the benefit of any other party.

How We Use Information

Trade and Beyond may use Personal Information to provide you with Trade and Beyond products and services and inform you about other Trade and Beyond products and services that may be of interest to you. In particular, we may use your Personal Information to:

  • Process applications that you submit to Trade and Beyond;
  • Provide examination services, including processing your candidacy for, administering, and scoring an examination;
  • Register you for Trade and Beyond programs and events;
  • Process orders that you place with Trade and Beyond;
  • Correspond with you regarding examinations, events, or other Trade and Beyond-related products or services; and
  • Maintain the online Trade and Beyond Member directory.

Trade and Beyond may also send you Trade and Beyond newsletters and other informational materials that may be of interest to you. We will provide you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such information in each such communication.

How We Share Information

Trade and Beyond may share Personal Information as follows:

Third Party Processors and Transaction Processing

We may engage third parties to perform services in connection with the operation of this Site and our organization. Examples of these third parties may include website hosting service providers, technology service providers, payment processors, legal advisers and consultants, examination supervisors and/or related services. We may share Personal Information with these third parties, but we authorize them to use this Personal Information only in connection with the services they perform on our behalf. Such parties are bound by contract to establish reasonable measures to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. In addition, we may share certain Personal Information with third parties as necessary to facilitate our offering of products and services to you.

Third Party Products and Services

We may share Personal Information with select third parties that offer services or products that we believe may be of interest to you. These third parties may contact you with communications regarding their own services or products. Such third parties may include exam preparatory providers, exhibitors at and sponsors of Trade and Beyond events, University Program Partners, and other Trade and Beyond partners. If you prefer that Trade and Beyond not share your Personal Information with such third parties, you may opt-out by contacting Trade and Beyond. Please note that, if you receive any communications from such third parties, you may also wish to contact them directly to opt-out of receiving further communications from them.

Trade and Beyond Member Directories

We may make Member name, location, and status information publicly available through the Trade and Beyond online Member Directory, which is searchable on the Trade and Beyond public website, as well as by phone and email upon a third party’s request. Members may choose to make additional information available on the Member Directory by changing their account preferences. Names of individuals holding any Trade and Beyond issued certificate may be made available to the general public

Event Attendees

For some Trade and Beyond events, we may make certain Personal Information of all event attendees available to other event attendees and event sponsors. The Personal Information made available may include name, employer, address, and email address.

Trade and Beyond Networking Sites and Social Media Sites

The Site may offer opportunities to engage in social networking, interact with others and/or submit or post messages or other content, such as on Trade and Beyond blogs (“Trade and Beyond Networking Sites”). The Site may also provide for interactions with third party websites or services including social media websites through plug-ins. Please note that any information or materials that you post or submit through such Trade and Beyond Networking Sites will be publicly posted to everyone that has access to the relevant Site. Posts to third party social media or other sites (“Social Media Sites”), including any content on our Site that you “share” or “like,” will be controlled by and subject to the terms of such social media or other sites. We encourage you to use caution when you submit any information or materials on or through any Trade and Beyond Networking Site or interact with third party websites or services through plug-ins.

Accessing and Updating Personal Information

You may login to your dashboard and edit your personal information whenever required.

Security

Trade and Beyond maintains reasonable and appropriate technical, physical, and administrative measures to protect the security of your Personal Information. Access to Personal Information is limited to only those employees, contractors, or authorized agents of Trade and Beyond who have authorization to access such Personal Information and such access is limited to the extent such information is needed to fulfill the task for which the Personal Information was collected. While we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit. We recommend you to take every precaution in protecting your Personal Information when you are on the internet. For example, change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers when creating passwords, and make sure you use a secure browser.

Links

This Site provides links to websites or services created and maintained by other individuals or organizations, including Trade and Beyond Member Societies. Please note that these websites’ privacy policies may differ from this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to read the privacy statement of any website you may visit, as we are not responsible for such websites’ content and policies. Trade and Beyond does not control these links or sites nor is Trade and Beyond responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, security, or continued availability or existence of the information provided on these sites. Other organizations linked from the Site may collect information about you when you visit their websites. Trade and Beyond cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these companies directly if you have any questions about how they use the information they collect.

Changes to This Policy

If we make any material changes to our privacy practices we will post a prominent notice on our website notifying users of the change.

Please Contact Us

For further information about Trade and Beyond’s privacy practices, please contact us.