LAVANTE PRIVACY POLICY

 

Effective Date:  April 1, 2011
We, at Lavante, Inc. (“Lavante,” or “we”), are committed to protecting the privacy of users of the Lavante Connect website (“Site”). This Privacy Policy tells “you” about the information Lavante collects through our Site, how we use that information, and how you can opt-out under certain circumstances.

Consent
By using the Site, you consent to the policies and practices described in this Privacy Policy as it relates to the Site. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. When it changes, we will post an updated document on our Site. You are encouraged to check the date of our Privacy Policy whenever you visit our Site to stay informed of any changes. The generality of the foregoing notwithstanding, if you are, or represent a Customer accessing the Site pursuant to an executory hosted services agreement with Lavante, in the event any term or provision of such hosted services agreement directly conflicts with a term or provision set-forth in our Privacy Policy, the term or provision of the hosted services agreement shall control as between such Customer and Lavante.

Site Location
Your data will be stored and processed in whole or in part in the United State. If you access the Site outside of the United States, your usage of the Site constitutes consent to the transfer of your data out of your country and to the United States.

IP Addresses
The Site captures usage information such as: date and time of visit, referring address (location from which a visitor comes to the Site), type of Internet browser, and visitor’s IP address and DNS name. This information helps us to support and improve the operation of the Site.

Cookies
Lavante uses cookies to improve the quality of your interaction with the Site and to facilitate certain features. If you have set your browser to reject cookies, some features of the Site may not work properly.

Collection of Information
Lavante offers products and services in the business-to-business market sector. As such, the information that Lavante collects about individuals is solely related to their role at a company, and not to them as a person or as a consumer. That said, Lavante does collect a person’s name, business contact information (e.g., business email address, business phone number, business fax number) and role within a company.

Access to and use of the Site as a supplier or vendor requires you to complete the registration process, becoming a “Registered User”. Information collected may be used by Lavante to handle your inquiries, to communicate to you regarding administrative issues about the Site, and to communicate information about you to your accepted trading partners. In addition, if you have not opted-out, we may contact you about Lavante products or partner offerings, request your participation in surveys, or communicate other special offers and promotions. As part of the registration process, you will be required to agree to the Terms of Use applicable to the Site.

The business information we collect through the Site falls under one of the four categories:

  • Public Profile Information. Public Profile Information includes your basic corporate or company information: its official name, headquarters address and contact information (including phone number), standard industry codes (SIC), geographical service scope, and the like.
  • Controlled Profile Information. Controlled Profile Information includes more sensitive information such as federal tax ID number (TIN), reseller tax ID data, insurance information and the like.
  • Customer-Specific Profile Information. Customer-Specific Profile Information includes information you provide for a specific Customer through the Site. This includes statements of accounts, bank account information, contract terms, Customer contact information and the like.
  • Private Profile Information. Private Profile Information is protected and visible only to you. Your password and challenge question are protected for security purposes, and your Lavante Supplier Network registration status is visible only to you.


A complete list of information collected along with the associated categories is available here: Profile information categories. You acknowledge and agree that high level statistical reports relating to the Site may utilize Your business information so long as such reports contain only anonymous, aggregated data so as not to identify Your company, and that such reports may be reported publicly.

Sharing of Information
Lavante will not share your information with any third party, except as specifically provided in this Privacy Policy.

  • Public Profile Information. Public Profile Information will be made available to (searchable by) Lavante Customers that use the Site Unless you opt-out of the Lavante Supplier Network, in which case your Public Profile Information will be shared only with your accepted Customer or Customer(s), as applicable.
  • Controlled Profile Information. Controlled Profile Information will be shared only with your accepted Customers.
  • Customer-Specific Profile Information. Customer Specific Profile Information will be shared only with the specific, accepted and applicable Customer for which you provided the Customer Specific Profile Information.
  • Private Profile Information. Private Profile Information is not shared with anyone.


Additionally, Lavante may disclose information collected through the Site in special cases if lawfully compelled to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith such action is necessary to (i) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (ii) identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating Lavante’s Terms of Use or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Lavante’s rights or property, or those of other Users or of a Customer; or (iii) prevent a crime.

Commitment to Data Security
Lavante is committed to protecting the security and integrity of information maintained within the Site. We employ commercially reasonable security measures to prevent loss, misuse, alteration, and unauthorized access of information under our control. Some of those measures include:

  • Multiple-level firewalls are used to secure the network.
  • Data transmission is encrypted using industry-standard secure socket layer (SSL) technology.
  • Digital certificates are used to verify our identity.
  • Primary data center facility uses 24-hour video surveillance and security guards to control physical access.
  • Comprehensive security monitoring is performed.
  • Security scans are performed daily by a third party security specialist.
  • A detailed backup and secure off-site storage strategy is in place.
  • Redundant systems, power supplies, and network connections are in use.


Updating Your Information
As a vender or supplier you may edit your profile at any time by logging into the Site using your user ID and password. After successful login, you are able to update, correct, or delete your business information with exception of email address, legal company name and federal tax identification number, which we use to uniquely identify you and your company.

Opting out of Optional Communications
You may also opt out of receiving information about Lavante products, partner offerings, and other special offers and promotions by sending an email to optout@lavante.com. In addition, all optional communications will include instructions on how to opt-out.

Opting-out of the Lavante Supplier Network
Any vendor or supplier may opt-out of participating in the Lavante Supplier Network by updating your profile information on the Site. When you opt-out of the Lavante Supplier Network, your company will not be discoverable by other Lavante Customers.

U.S. – E.E.A Safe Harbor Privacy Statement
With regard to certain personal information about an individual that Lavante receives from the European Economic Area and Switzerland (for convenience, collectively the “EEA”), we have committed to handling such personal information in accordance with the U.S. – EEA Safe Harbor Principles.

Questions

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at privacy@lavante.com or write to us at Lavante, Inc., Attn: Privacy Policy, 5285 Hellyer Ave., Suite 200, San Jose, CA. 95138-1081.