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NineSights Privacy Policy
1/27/16 10:26 AM


(Effective January 25, 2016)
NineSigma has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our commitment to secure and trustworthy Internet commerce and the individual's right to privacy. In addition to the terms set forth in the Terms Of Use Agreement For NineSights Open Innovation Community, the terms of this NINESIGHTS COMMUNITY NETWORK PRIVACY STATEMENT shall also apply to your use of the NineSights Open Innovation Community Network Website ("NineSights").
By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of the information as described here. If we decide to make changes to this privacy statement, we will post the changes on this page so that you will always know what information we collect, and how we use it.
Use and Purpose of Collected Personal Data
On our website, we only store personal information relating to you with your permission. You may choose to reveal information to us if, for example, you register or complete a survey. NineSigma may use the information internally in connection with processing your inquiries and orders or to help improve our products and services. We would only share such information with third parties outside NineSigma with your express permission or as required by applicable law. Information is used solely for the purposes described below.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyze how users use the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above and in accordance with the Google Analytics privacy policy available here.
How We Share the Information We Collect
The following are some of the ways we share your information:
  • Challenge Sponsors: We may share your personal data with organizations on whose behalf we offer innovation challenges on NineSights (“Challenge Sponsors”). Challenge Sponsors may use your personal data in accordance with their terms and conditions or rules, if any, for their sponsored challenge.
  • Third-Party Service Providers: We will share your personal data with third-party service providers under contract with Nine Sigma to help us provide services to you.  We may also disclose your personal data to an attorney in the process of obtaining legal advice.
  • Required Disclosures: We may be required to share personal data in response to a court order, subpoena, civil discovery request, other legal process, or as otherwise required by law.
  • Legal Compliance and Protections: We may disclose account and other personal data when we believe disclosure is necessary to comply with the law or to protect the rights, property, or safety of NineSigma, our users, or others. This includes exchanging personal data with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Privacy Across the Entire NineSights Network
As a global company, NineSigma operates the NineSights website around the world. Any information that you submit through the NineSights website to one of our sites in any country may be sent electronically to a server in another country. We safeguard your privacy interests around the world by ensuring that the NineSights website adheres to our international data-protection principles such as notice, purpose, consent, security, disclosure, access and accountability. We bind our employees to observe your privacy and confidentiality rights.
Online Security
NineSigma supports secure online communication using secure server technology because we want your experience to be simple and safe. There are state-of-the art security arrangements and facilities on the NineSights website to prevent security abuse.
Details: What Information Do We Collect and Why?IP Addresses
We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems, to administer our website, and to gather information. When you visit our website, we recognize only your domain name and not your e-mail address. We will see your e-mail address only if you give it to us by filling out a form or by sending us an e-mail message.
We use cookies to deliver personalized content, to save you from having to re-enter your password repeatedly, and to tailor our information offerings to how you and others use the website.
User Registration
If you choose to register, we can send you requested information, services or products, other service and product information, news, or promotions according to the decisions you make during the registration process or through subsequent user profile updates.
E-mail Addresses
If you choose to give us your e-mail address, we will communicate with you via e-mail. We do not share your e-mail address with others outside NineSigma except in compliance with this privacy statement.  You can choose not to receive any more e-mail at any time. Depending on how your e-mail application is set up, information about you may be transmitted automatically when you send e-mail to NineSigma. If you choose to register for third-party services, we may need to send some information from your NineSights registration to the service provider, possibly including your e-mail address - but only if your requested service cannot be provided otherwise.
Service or Event Registration
Our website includes order forms that you fill out to request information, products, and services.
Online Surveys
Our surveys may ask you for demographic information, such as postal codes or your industry sector. If the online survey collects contact data, we may use that data to send you further information only if we specifically asked for your permission in the survey. You are free to retract any permission you gave.
Links to Other Websites
This site contains links to other websites. NineSigma is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites.
Your ‘Do Not Track’ Browser Setting
We do not support the Do Not Track (DNT) browser setting. DNT is a preference you can set in your browser’s settings to let the websites you visit know that you do not want the websites collecting your personal data.   
U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If you are under the age of 13, you are not authorized to use this website.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance/Your California Privacy Rights
California residents who use this website may request that we provide certain information regarding our disclosure of your personal data to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. You can make such a request by e-mail to PHD@ninesigma.com or by mail to:
NineSigma Inc.
23611 Chagrin Blvd, Ste. 320
Beachwood, OH 44122
Attention: PHD Help Desk
You can opt out of receiving e-mail communications from us whenever you like. You only need to e-mail us to have your name and details removed from NineSights's e-mail list or registration database. Registered users may opt out at any time by modifying their NineSights user profile.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement - if, for example, you wish to inspect or update the information we hold about you - feel free to contact our member support team.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement - if, for example, you wish to inspect or update the information we hold about you - feel free to contact our member support team.