Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to https://www.desktopalert.net owned and operated by DesktopAlert, Inc., a New York corporation (“DesktopAlert,” “we,” “our,” or “us”).


This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for DesktopAlert. The Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the information you provide to us through our website (www.DesktopAlert.net), the DesktopAlert customer portal (www.DesktopAlert.net) (“Customer Portal”) (each, and collectively, “Website(s)”) and our mobile applications, and to assist you in making informed decisions when using these services. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.


You acknowledge that this Privacy Policy is part of our Terms of Use (as defined below), and by accessing or using the Websites, you agree to be bound by both this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to abide by both this policy and the Terms of Use, please do not use the Website.


Our Commitment to Privacy
We value the trust you place in DesktopAlert and maintain strict privacy policies. We are committed to providing our customers and users with a secure environment, unparalleled customer service, and state of the art technologies to safeguard your information.


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U.S. – E.U. Safe Harbor
DesktopAlert complies with the U.S. – E.U. Safe Harbor framework and the U.S. – Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. DesktopAlert has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view DesktopAlert’s certification, please visit https://www.export.gov/safeharbor/


Additional Definitions

“Customer” refers to a natural person, entity, organization, or agency that has entered into a Customer Services Agreement with DesktopAlert for DesktopAlert Services. The Customer Portal is available only to DesktopAlert Customers and their designees.

“Customer Data” refers to contact information for the Customer and the Customer’s intended message recipients, which are provided to DesktopAlert by the Customer pursuant to the provision of the DesktopAlert Services. Customer Data may or may not include personally identifiable information. Customer Data is imported from the Customer’s database into the DesktopAlert database via a secured connection on the Internet and over encrypted lines using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).


“Customer Services Agreement” refers to the written contract executed by, and applicable to, a Customer in receipt of the DesktopAlert Services. These may be in the form of a services agreement (typically our Core Platform Agreement), (beta) license agreement, pilot agreement, end user agreement, or any other written agreement between DesktopAlert and the Customer.


“DesktopAlert Services” are available only to a Customer who has executed a Customer Services Agreement with DesktopAlert, and refer to any one or all of the services provided by DesktopAlert product solutions.


“Mobile App” refers to any of the DesktopAlert applications that are available to download on a mobile device.


“Terms of Use” “TOU” refers to our policy on the acceptable use of the DesktopAlert Services located at https://www.desktopalert.net/terms-of-usage/.


“User” refers to any natural person, entity, organization or agency which uses the DesktopAlert Website and/or the DesktopAlert Services. Accordingly, a User may or may not be a Customer.


We value the trust you place in DesktopAlert, and maintain strict privacy policies. We are committed to providing our customers and users with a secure environment and state of the art technologies to safeguard your information. In the event that you terminate your customer relationship with us, or become an inactive Customer, DesktopAlert will continue to adhere to the policies and practices described in this notice.


What Information Do We Collect and How?
When you visit our Website as a User, we may collect, retain and use non-public personal information about visitors and our potential, current and former, Customers. We are likely to record two kinds of information:


Information You Provide to Us. The information we collect on or through our Website may include:
Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website when registering for white papers or webinars, DesktopAlert University, posting material, or requesting further services and information about our solutions or when you report a problem with our Website. This includes information such as name, email address and phone number.
Records and copies of your correspondence (including e-mail addresses), if you contact us.
Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.
Your search queries on the Website.
We may also collect the following information from you
Information about your business, such as organization and industry.
Demographic information, such as country and state.


Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies.
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you. We do this to improve our offered services, marketing, analytics, and site functionality.
Please note that DesktopAlert does not attempt to collect any sensitive information; such as personal financial information, social security or driver’s license numbers, or personal health information on our Websites.


Some of our pages utilize framing techniques to serve content to and from our partners while preserving the look and feel of our site. Please be aware that you are providing your personal information to these third parties and not to www.DesktopAlert.net.


How Do We Collect Information on our Mobile Application?
When you download access and use the Mobile App, it may use technology to automatically collect:
Usage Details. When you access and use the Mobile App, we may automatically collect certain details of your access to and use of the App, including traffic data, logs and other communication data, and the resources that you access and use on or through the App.
Device Information. We may collect information about your mobile device and internet connection, including the device’s unique device identifier, IP address, operating system, browser type, mobile network information and the device’s telephone number.
Stored Information and Files. The Mobile App also may access metadata and other information associated with other files stored on your device. This may include, for example, photographs, audio and video clips, personal contacts and address book information.
Location Information. We may ask you for your location when using our Mobile App in connection with sending or receiving messages from one of our Customers. You will have the option to include your location which will only be used to assist our Customers, with whom you are affiliated generally, either as an employee or citizen, to provide better communication in the event of an incident or emergency. You may opt-out of location based services at any time by editing the setting at the device level.
Mobile Analytics. We use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our Mobile App on your phone. This software may record information such as: how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from. We do not link the information we store within the analytics software to any personally identifiable information you submit within the Mobile App.


How Do We Use Information We Collect?
Customer Data. We use Customer Data only for purposes pursuant to the provision of the DesktopAlert Services and in accordance with the Customer Services Agreement. These uses include, but are not limited to, the provision of our notification services, customer support, notification of new features and services, and changes to the Customer Portal. We may also use Customer Data to contact you regarding administrative notices, to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our Customer Services Agreement.
User Data. We use User data as described throughout this Privacy Policy.


With Whom Do We Share Your Information?
We may disclose aggregated information about our Users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this Privacy Policy:
To our subsidiaries and affiliates to provide support to you in connection with our Websites or DesktopAlert Services.To contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them. Our service providers are authorized to use Customer Data we share with them only as necessary to provide services to us.
To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it. For example, if you give us an e-mail address to use the “e-mail a friend” feature of our Website, we will transmit the contents of that e-mail and your e-mail address to the recipients.
For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
With your consent.
We may also disclose your personal information:
As required by law, such as to comply with any court order, subpoena, or similar legal process, including responding to any government or regulatory request.
To enforce or apply our Terms of Use or our Customer Services Agreement (as applicable) and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes.
If we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of DesktopAlert, our customers or others, investigate fraud. However, all such disclosure shall comply with any applicable Customer Services Agreement.
We do not sell, trade, or rent Customer or User data to others.


Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
Disclosure of Your Information for Third-Party Advertising. We do not share your personal information with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties for promotional purposes.
Promotional Offers from the Company. If you do not wish to have your e-mail address/contact information used by the Company to promote our products or services, you can opt-out by e-mailing us at support@desktopalert.net. If we have sent you a promotional e-mail, you may send us a return e-mail asking to be omitted from future e-mail distributions.
Push Notifications. We may occasionally send you push notifications through our mobile applications to send you game updates and other service related notifications that may be of importance to you. You may opt-out from receiving these types of communications, at any time, by turning them off at the device level through your settings.


Changes to Your Personal Data
For general users on our Website you can fill out a new form to update or request deletion to your information or email us at marketing@DesktopAlert.net. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days.
If you are a general user of our www.DesktopAlert.net Website, we retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, subject to our storage requirements. We will retain and use your information as necessary to offer services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
If you are using our DesktopAlert Services or receiving communications from DesktopAlert Services as an employee or resident of one of our Customers, We will retain your information in accordance with the relevant Customer Services Agreement. Please see “Information Related to Data Collected for our Customers” below.


Information Related to Data Collected for our Customers
DesktopAlert collects information under the direction of its Customers, and has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes from Customers. If you are an employee, resident or other designee of one of our Customers and would no longer like to be contacted by one of our Customers that use our service, please contact the Customer that you interact with directly (see also Data Controlled by our Customers below). We may transfer personal information to companies that help us provide our service. Note: Transfers to subsequent third parties are covered by the service agreements with our Customers.


Data Controlled by our Customers
Please note that if you are accessing DesktopAlert Services as an employee, resident or other designee of one of our Customers, you will need to make any changes to your contact information through that Customer. DesktopAlert has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes on behalf of Customers. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data should direct his query to the Customer (the data controller). If the Customer requests DesktopAlert to remove the data, we will respond to their request within 30 business days.