Effective Date: October 30, 2023
Last Reviewed: October 30, 2023
At Own, one of our key company values is building trust through transparency. We know that you care how information about you is used and shared. With this Privacy Notice, we aim to provide you transparency into the types of data we collect about you and what we do with it.
Own provides cloud-based solutions that help businesses, organizations and government agencies protect against data loss and corruption (the “Services”). The Services include backup, comparison, recovery, archiving, and management of large, complex SaaS-based data sets.
This Privacy Notice applies to the processing of information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“Personal Data”), collected by Own for its own purposes and in the context of operating any of the Own websites, including www.owndata.com as well as any other sites, applications, and third party plugins that may be used to access the service (the “Website”). This Privacy Notice does not cover the use of your Personal Data by Own on behalf of Own’s customers (e.g., when Own processes your Personal Data in the context of the Services) or by third parties on other Own branded websites. To learn more about the privacy practices of Own’s customers, please visit their respective websites.
This Privacy Notice describes the types of Personal Data we collect, the purposes for which we collect that Personal Data, the other parties to whom we may disclose it and the measures we take to protect the security of the data. It also tells you about your rights and choices with respect to your Personal Data, and how you can contact us to update your contact information or get answers to questions you may have about our privacy practices.
We may collect the following Personal Data:
Personal Data collected via cookies and similar technologies.
We obtain Personal Data relating to you from various sources described below.
Where applicable, we indicate whether and why you must provide us with your Personal Data, as well as the consequences of failing to do so. If you do not provide Personal Data when requested, you may not be able to use the relevant service if that information is necessary or if we are legally required to collect it.
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time. Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like.
When you use the Website, we may collect certain information by automated means (e.g., via cookies, plugins, and similar technologies), including for example IP address, browser type, operating system, referring URLs and information on actions taken or interaction with our Website, and other mobile trackers. We may use third-party plugins and/or web analytics services on our Website. The providers that administer these services use technologies such as cookies and web beacons to help us communicate with visitors and analyze how visitors use our Website.
We use this information to improve our Website by, for example, assessing how many users access or use our Website, which content, products, and features most interest our visitors, what types of offers our customers like to see, and how our service performs from a technical point of view.
If you are applying for a job at Own, we may collect certain Personal Data from your job applications, such as your contact information (including name, postal address, email address and phone number), job history, resume or CV, contact details of your references and any other Personal Data you choose to submit along with your application.
i) We may obtain Personal Data about you when we (as a Data Processor) process data uploaded by our customers (as Data Controllers) for use in the Services (“Customer Owned Data”). The Data Controller which collected your data can provide you with information as to why they use our service.
This information typically may include, the following elements:
First and last name
Contact information (company, email, phone, physical business address)
Professional life data
Personal life data
For the sake of clarity, Customer Owned Data is not covered by this notice, and we mention this purely as a courtesy.
ii) We may obtain Personal Data about you when we (as a Data Controller) collect data from you for the purpose of providing certain components of the Services, for example, when you sign up as an administrator during the service onboarding process.
This information typically may include, the following elements:
First and last name
We may collect Personal Data from individuals working for one of our customers, partners or suppliers, including name, job title, department and name of organization, business email address, business postal address and business telephone number. We may use this information for the purposes set forth below, including to manage our business relationships, for marketing, and to comply with applicable law, as well as for accounting, auditing and billing purposes.
We may use your Personal Data to:
Operate, support, improve, and develop our Services.
Analyze and understand use of the Website and Services.
Protect against fraud and ensure safety and security.
Advertise, market, and promote our Services to you, subject to any preferences you have communicated to us.
Enforce our Terms and Conditions (including our Master Subscription Agreement) and comply with our legal obligations.
Comply with our own legal and regulatory obligations.
We may use Personal Data we obtain about you for the purposes set below. The laws of certain countries require that we inform you about the legal basis we rely upon for processing personal data. Where those laws apply, we rely on the legal bases for processing as listed below:
As described in more detail below, we may disclose Personal Data:
To our affiliates and alliance partners.
We do not disclose Personal Data we collect about you except as described in this Privacy Notice or otherwise disclosed to you at the time the Personal Data is collected.
We disclose Personal Data to our affiliates and alliance partners, subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice or as otherwise disclosed to you at the time the data is collected.
We also may disclose Personal Data to our vendors who perform services on our behalf and in relation to the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. These vendors include, without limitation, data storage and hosting providers, email providers, network and system management providers, analytics providers, advertising and marketing providers, accounting services, and CRM providers.
We also may disclose Personal Data about you: (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) in response to a request from a court, law enforcement authorities, or government officials, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss; to obtain legal counsel; to protect the rights, safety, and property of ourselves, our employees and agents, and others; or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual fraudulent or illegal activity.
We also reserve the right to disclose or transfer Personal Data we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in connection with the negotiation of such a transaction). Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use Personal Data you have provided to us in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice. Following such a sale or transfer, you may contact the entity to which we transferred your Personal Data with any inquiries concerning the processing of that information.We may also disclose Personal Data about you for any other lawful purpose (where required by applicable law, with your consent).
Subject to applicable law(s), you may have the right to:
Access your Personal Data, correct it, restrict its processing, or request its deletion.
The above rights are subject to certain limitations and exceptions under applicable law. You may submit a request to exercise your rights by contacting us as specified in the “How to Contact Us” section below.
If we fall short of your expectations in processing your Personal Data or you wish to make a complaint about our privacy practices, please tell us because it gives us an opportunity to fix the problem. To assist us in responding to your request, please give full details of the issue. We attempt to review and respond to all complaints within a reasonable time and, in any event, within the legal time limit for responding, where applicable.
i) Cookies and similar technologies. As noted above, we collect some Personal Data via cookies and other similar technologies.
We and our vendors use certain automated analytics tools (including cookies and other technologies operated by third parties) to track and evaluate usage of our Website. We use these tools to understand your interactions with the Website and to help us improve our Website, such as by improving our performance and your user experience. We may combine analytics information, including Personal Data, with other Personal Data we collect, and we may provide the third-party analytics providers with Personal Data about you.
To opt out of Google Analytics in a particular browser, you may be able to install a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on in that browser. We recommend using the Cookie Consent tool at the bottom of our Website to adjust third-party analytics cookies generally. If you clear your cookies after doing that, use a browser that automatically clears cookies, or access the Website from a different device or browser, you will need to set your preferences again.
iii) Tailored advertising.
To learn more about tailored advertising and how you can generally control cookies from being put on your computer to deliver tailored ads, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative's (“NAI”) Consumer Opt-Out Link and the Digital Advertising Alliance's (“DAA”) Consumer Opt-Out Link to opt-out of tailored advertising from companies that participate in those programs. To opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising or customize Google Display Network ads, you can visit the Google Ads Settings page. Please note that you may still see ads about us and our Services even if you opt out of tailored advertising, but such ads may not be tailored to your interests. We do not control any of the above opt-out links and are not responsible for the continued availability or accuracy of these mechanisms or any choices you make using them. If your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit these opt-out pages, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different computer or change web browsers, your opt-out may no longer be effective.
iii) Marketing communications.
You may opt out of marketing emails by clicking on the unsubscribe link within the marketing emails you receive from us or by contacting us as indicated below. It may take up to 10 business days to process your request. Please note that if you opt out of marketing emails, we may still send you non-marketing emails about your use of the Services, such as your transactions with us, for customer support purposes, to respond to your inquiries, and to notify you of changes to our terms and policies
iv) “Do Not Track” (“DNT”).
DNT is a setting that users can enable in certain web browsers. DNT signals do not have a commonly agreed upon meaning and we do not currently recognize or respond to DNT signals. DNT is different from any automated opt-out signals mentioned in state-specific sections of this Privacy Notice.
We maintain appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect Personal Data against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, unauthorized alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, misuse, and any other unlawful form of processing of the Personal Data in our possession.
We also take measures to delete your Personal Data or keep it in a form that does not permit identifying you when your Personal Data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we processed it or when you request deletion (subject to limitations and restrictions on this right), unless we are required by law to keep the information for a longer period. We complete periodic reviews of our databases, taking into account the type of data collected, the type of services provided, and the length of the customer relationship, possible re-enrollment with the Services, mandatory retention periods, regulatory requirements and the statute of limitations.
Own is a global business. We may transfer your Personal Data to the United States and other countries which may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information, but we will protect your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Notice, or as otherwise disclosed to you.
If you are located in the EEA, the UK or Switzerland, we will transfer your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Notice and make use of accepted data transfer mechanisms, such as data transfer agreements that incorporate Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission or the corresponding mechanisms applied under UK and Swiss data protection laws. We may also transfer Personal Data to countries for which adequacy decisions have been issued. You may contact us as specified in the “How to Contact Us” section below to obtain a copy of the safeguards we use to transfer Personal Data outside of the EEA, UK and Switzerland.
You may choose to use certain features for which we partner with other entities that operate independently from Own.
On our Website, you may choose to use certain features that can be accessed through, or for which we partner with, other entities that are not otherwise affiliated with Own. These features, which may include, social networking, geo-location, security, and spam filtering tools, are operated by third parties, including social networks, and are clearly identified as such. We have no control over, and make no representations about, these third parties or how they may use or disclose your Personal Data. These third parties use or disclose Personal Data in accordance with their own privacy policies and not subject to this Privacy Notice. We strongly suggest you review these third parties’ privacy policies if you use these features.
Own’s products and services are not directed to or intended for children.
Own does not offer services to minors and does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 18. If you believe we have collected Personal Data from your child in error, please notify us using our contact details in the “How to Contact Us” section below
In compliance with the DPF Principles, Own commits to:
a) resolve questions or complaints about our collection or use of your personal information under the Data Privacy Frameworks by following the Dispute Resolution process set out here;
b) cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs), the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) with regard to unresolved DPF complaints concerning data transferred from the EU, the UK and Switzerland;
c) submit to binding arbitration before the EU-U.S. DPF, UK-U.S. DPF or Swiss-U.S. DPF Panel (as applicable) if this option has been invoked by you, as is your right under certain circumstances;
d) cooperate with the DPAs, the ICO and FDPIC and comply with the advice given by such authorities with regard to human resources data transferred from the EU, the UK and Switzerland in the context of any applicable employment relationship; and
e) accept responsibility (including any potential liability) for onward transfers of personal data to third parties.
In addition, it is important for you to be aware that, with respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Data Privacy Frameworks, Own is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Transportation.
For the sake of clarity, the U.S. entity of Own adhering to the DPF Principles is the entity identified in the “How to Contact Us” section below.
This Supplemental Notice for California Residents applies solely to residents of California regarding their “Personal Information” as defined in the California Consumer.
Privacy Act, as amended (“CCPA”). This Supplemental Notice for California Residents supplements the Privacy Notice above. This section does not apply to information collected about our employees, former employees, candidates, or independent contractors.
We collect Personal Information as described in the “Personal Data We May Collect” section of the Privacy Notice, and we use such Personal Information for the purposes set forth in the “How We May Use Personal Data” section above. We disclose Personal Information as discussed in the “How We Disclose Your Personal Data” section above.
In addition to this, the CCPA requires us to provide the “categories” of Personal Information we collect and the categories of entities to which we disclose such Personal Information. In the 12 months leading up to the effective date of the Privacy Notice, we have collected and disclosed Personal Information as follows:
We retain Personal Information as described in the “How We Protect Your Personal Data” section of the Privacy Notice above.
As part of a few of our uses and disclosures of Personal Information, during the 12 months leading up to the effective date of the Privacy Notice, we may have “sold” and “shared” (as those terms are defined under the CCPA) California residents’ Identifiers, Professional or employment-related information, and Internet or other electronic network activity information (each as described above) to advertising, marketing, and analytics services to assist with such activities. This practice continues today. We do not “sell” or “share” Personal Information (as those terms are defined under the CCPA) if we have actual knowledge that the consumer is less than 16 years of age.
To exercise your CCPA right to opt out of what the CCPA calls “sales” or “sharing” of Personal Information, please follow the process set out here.
Your browser may also offer a way to activate the Global Privacy Control signal (“GPC”). Our Website treats qualifying browsers for which the user has activated the GPC signal as having opted out of what CCPA calls a “sale” of any California Personal Information that is collected on the Website from that browser using cookies and similar technology. If you are using a GPC-enabled browser but you choose to opt into cookies via the Cookie Consent tool on our Website, you may opt into “sales” or “sharing” via cookies and similar technologies, overriding the GPC signal.
If you are a California resident, the CCPA may permit you to request that we:
Provide you the categories of Personal Information we have collected or disclosed about you in the last 12 months; the categories of sources of such information; the business or commercial purpose for collecting or (if applicable) selling your Personal Information; and the categories of third parties to which we disclosed Personal Information, and more specific information about what categories of Personal Information were “sold,” “shared,” or disclosed to particular categories of third parties (much of this information is already provided above).
Certain Personal Information is exempt from such requests under applicable law. You also may have the right to receive information about the financial incentives that we offer to you (if any). You also have certain rights under the CCPA not to be discriminated against (within the meaning of the CCPA) for exercising your CCPA privacy rights.
To request to exercise these CCPA rights, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may take certain steps to verify your identity before processing your request, including, where applicable, by requesting additional information. For security and legal reasons, we may not accept requests that require us to access third-party websites or services.
You may also designate an authorized agent to submit certain requests on your behalf. For an authorized agent to be verified, you must provide the authorized agent with signed, written permission to make such requests or a power of attorney. We have no obligation to honor requests from purported agents if we lack sufficient confidence that this has occurred and that they are authorized to submit the request on your behalf. We may require you to verify your identity directly with us before processing an agent's request.
Although the CCPA also now confers certain rights to limit certain uses of what the CCPA calls “sensitive personal information,” we do not use that sort of information in a manner relevant to that opt-out right.
The California “Shine the Light” law gives California residents the right under certain circumstances to opt out of the disclosure of certain categories of personal information (as defined in the Shine the Light law) with to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not disclose personal information in this way.
This Privacy Notice may be updated periodically to reflect changes in our privacy practices. We may change this Privacy Notice to reflect changes in the law, our information practices or the features of the Services. We will indicate the date of the most recent update in this Privacy Notice. If we make a material change to this Privacy Notice, you will be provided with appropriate notice in accordance with legal requirements. By continuing to use the Services and/or visit the Website, you are confirming that you have read and understood the latest version of this Privacy Notice. This Privacy Notice will be reviewed at least once every twelve months and accordingly we will indicate at the top of this notice the last time that this review occurred, even if that review did not result in a change to the Privacy Notice.
You can e-mail us at email@example.com with any questions, comments, or concerns around our privacy practices and policies and to submit a request to exercise your rights regarding your Personal Data or you can contact us at:
940 Sylvan Ave
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
You can also contact us from the United States on this toll-free number: (888) 299-2910