Personally Identifiable Information defined
“Personally Identifiable Information” refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains. This includes information that is used in a way that is personally identifiable, including linking it with identifiable information from other sources, or from which other Personally Identifiable Information can be easily derived, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, bank account and credit card information. To the extent unique information (which by itself is not Personally Identifiable Information) such as personal profile, unique identifier, and IP address is associated with Personally Identifiable Information, then such unique information will also be considered Personally Identifiable Information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (i.e. without individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual. EDC® does not ask or collect special categories of personal data (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, political opinions, trade union membership, your health, sex life, sexual orientation or genetic/biometric data) or information about criminal convictions or offenses, and they are not included in the definition of Personally Identifiable information.
Collection and Use of Information
In general, you can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself.
EDC® does collect Personally Identifiable Information from you under various circumstances.
Legal Basis for Processing
EDC® will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. We may use your Personally Identifiable Information in order to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you. If you fail to provide Personally Identifiable Information required to perform the contract, we may not be able to perform the contract and we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us. We will notify you if this is the case at that time.
EDC® may use your personal data based on your consent. By providing EDC® your Personally Identifiable Information, you are actively agreeing to interact with us and giving us consent to use your Personally Identifiable Information. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us. Please remember that withdrawing your consent does not remove the legal basis to use your information to perform the contract where applicable.
Links to Third Party Websites
This website may contain links to other third-party sites. Please be aware that even if these third-party websites are listed as affiliated, EDC® has no control over these linked websites. These websites each have their separate privacy and data collection policies independent of EDC®. Information collected by these affiliated websites is not received, stored or used in any way by EDC®. As such, EDC® is not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or actions of any such other sites. These links are only provided for your convenience and you therefore access them at your own risk. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects Personally Identifiable Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by EDC®.
EDC® stores the login (user name) and password that you create when you request an administrator account and the logins and passwords you create for the other authorized users. This is done for account security and management purposes.
Sharing and Disclosure of Information
Changes to this Policy
EDC® may make changes to this policy from time to time. We may not inform you at the time these changes are made, so please review this policy periodically. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of the policy that is in force at that time.
Special Note to Parents
We sell business products and services.
Pursuant to the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are not permitted, and therefore do not, knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of 16, without the consent of that child’s parent or legal guardian. In fact, we require that all persons who review the site or contact us through the website be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children, to participate in the interactive activities offered online, and for children to consult with their parents before submitting any information to this or any other website.
Please keep in mind that the internet environment is never failsafe. EDC® will strive to maintain personal information with modern security methods. But, computer systems do fail from time to time, and devious individuals are always becoming more sophisticated. We’ll do the best we can, but nothing in this world is absolutely foolproof.
To better ensure compliance with updated security technology, EDC® recommends using website browsers that adhere to today’s security standards. To ensure the highest level of security available today, EDC® suggests that you select the highest-bit encryption level. When you submit information to us (or to any other web site) over the internet, the information may travel over many systems and networks that are not under the control of EDC®. The Internet is not completely secure and others may intercept the information that you are sending. Further, anything you voluntarily provide in any public area of the internet, including on EDC’s website, will be publicly available to others on that website and potentially to other third parties, and you should always use caution when deciding to publicly disclose any of your personal information.
EDC® is headquartered in the United States and your Personally Identifiable Information may be transferred to the United States or other locations. EDC® collects and transfers from the European Union to the U.S. the Personally Identifiable Information only with your consent, to perform a contract with you, or to fulfill compelling legitimate interest of EDC® in a manner that does not outweigh your rights and freedoms. EDC® has and endeavors to continue applying suitable safeguards to protect your information.
European Union Privacy Rights
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (also known as GDPR), if you are an individual protected by the GDPR, you have the following rights:
Data Storage and Retention
Your Personally Identifiable Information is stored by EDC® on its servers, located in the United States.
Terms of Service
Please also visit our Terms of Service establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of the entire EDC® website.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please send an email to Info@EDCUS.com or write to us at the mailing address listed in the Contact Us section of this website.