This Policy is incorporated into and is subject to, the IEC, Inc. Terms of Service.
“Client” means a customer of IEC, Inc.
“Client Data “means personal data, addresses, and other records in electronic or print form that a User of the Service stores within the Service.
“Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
“Public Area” means the area of the Site that can be accessed both by Users and Visitors, without needing to log in.
“Restricted Area” means the area of the Site that can be accessed only by Users, and where access requires logging in.
“User” and “Visitor” mean a Client, who primarily uses either the public area or the restricted areas of the Site for the purpose of accessing the website or certification course content in such capacity.
2.The Information We Collect on the Service:
We collect personal information from or through the Service. The legal bases for IEC’s processing of personal data is primarily that the processing is necessary for providing the Service in accordance with IEC ’s Terms of Service and that the processing is carried out in IEC ’s legitimate interests, which are further explained in the section “How We Use the Information We Collect” of this Policy.
2.1 User-provided Information. When you access the website, subscribe to our service(s) as a User or as a Visitor, you may provide, and we may collect Personal Data. Examples of Personal Data include name, email address, mailing address, mobile phone number, organization’s name and credit card or other billing information. Personal Data also includes other information, such as geographic area or preferences, when any such information is linked to information that identifies a specific individual. You may provide us with Personal Data in various ways on the Service. For example, when you register or enroll for a course or program or use the Service, interact with other users of the Service through communication or messaging capabilities, or send us customer service -related requests.
2.2 Information Collected by Clients on Third Party. IEC, Inc. has no direct relationship with the individuals whose Personal Data may get hosted or recorded as part of Personal Data on third-party platforms such as, but not limited to, payment gateway/s., e-commerce platform providers, emailing tools and software. Such Third Parties is/are responsible for providing notice to for the purpose for which they collect their Personal Data.
2.3 “Automatically Collected” Information. When a User or Visitor uses the Service, we will not automatically record certain information from the User’s or Visitor’s device by using various types of technology, including cookies, “clear gifs” or “web beacons.”
2.5 Information from Other Sources. We will not obtain information, including Personal Data, from third parties and sources other than the Service, such as our partners, advertisers, and Integrated Services.
3.How We Use the Information We Collect
We use the information that we collect in a variety of ways in providing the Service and operating our business, including the following:
We use the information to operate, maintain, enhance and provide all features of the Service, to provide the services and information that you request, to respond to comments and questions and to provide support to users of the Service. We process Client Data in accordance with the directions communicated for the purpose to Client or User.
We use the information to understand and analyze the usage trends and preferences of our Visitors and Users, to improve the Service, and to develop new products, services, feature, functionality, and engage in marketing communications. Should this purpose require IEC to process Client Data, then the data will only be used in aggregated form.
We may use a Visitor’s or User’s email address or other information to contact that Visitor or User (i) for administrative purposes such as customer service, to address intellectual property infringement, right of privacy violations or defamation issues related to the Client Data or Personal Data posted on the Service or (ii) with updates on promotions and events, relating to products and services offered by us and by third parties we work with. You have the ability to opt-out of receiving any promotional communications as described below under “Your Choices.”
3.4 Cookies and Tracking Technologies
We use automatically collected information and other information collected on the Service through cookies and similar technologies to: (i) personalize our Service, such as remembering a User’s or Visitor’s information so that the User or Visitor will not have to re-enter it during a visit or on subsequent visits; (ii) provide customized content and information; (iii) monitor and analyze the effectiveness of Service and marketing activities; (iv) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed; and (v) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities on the Service.
4. To Whom We Disclose Information
Except as described in this Policy, we will not intentionally disclose the Personal Data or Client Data that we collect or store on the Service to third parties without the consent of the applicable Visitor, User or Client. We may disclose information to third parties if you consent to us doing so, as well as in the following circumstances:
4.1 Unrestricted Information
Any information that you voluntarily choose to include in a Public Area of the Service, such as ‘Networking’ page, will be available to any Visitor or User who has access to that content.
4.2 Service Providers
We work with third-party service providers who provide the website, application development, hosting, maintenance, and other services for us. These third parties may have access to, or process Personal Data or Client Data as part of providing those services for us. We limit the information provided to these service providers to that which is reasonably necessary for them to perform their functions, and our contracts with them require them to maintain the confidentiality of such information.
4.3 Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We may make certain automatically-collected, aggregated, or otherwise non-personally-identifiable information available to third parties for various purposes, including (i) compliance with various reporting obligations; (ii) for business or marketing purposes; or (iii) to assist such parties in understanding our Clients’, Users’ and Visitors’ interests, habits, and usage patterns for certain programs, content, services, and/or functionality available through the Service.
4.4 Law Enforcement, Legal Process and Compliance
We may disclose Personal Data or other information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with applicable laws, in response to a facially valid court order, judicial or other government subpoena or warrant, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or other governmental agencies.
We also reserve the right to disclose Personal Data or other information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to (i) take precautions against liability, (ii) protect ourselves or others from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activity, (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (iv) protect the security or integrity of the Service and any facilities or equipment used to make the Service available, or (v) protect our property or other legal rights, enforce our contracts, or protect the rights, property, or safety of others.
5.1 Access, Correction, Deletion
We respect your privacy rights and provide you with reasonable access to the Personal Data that you may have provided through your use of the Services. If you wish to access or amend any other Personal Data we hold about you or to request that we delete or transfer any information about you that we have obtained from an Integrated Service, you may contact us as set forth in the “How to Contact Us” section. At your request, we will have any reference to you deleted or blocked in our database.
You may update, correct, or delete your Account information and preferences at any time by accessing your Account settings page on the Service. Please note that while any changes you make will be reflected in active user databases instantly or within a reasonable period of time, we may retain all information you submit for backups, archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, analytics, satisfaction of legal obligations, or where we otherwise reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so.
You may decline to share certain Personal Data with us, in which case we may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality of the Service.
any time, you may object to
the processing of your
Personal Data, on legitimate
grounds, except if otherwise
permitted by applicable law.
If you believe your right to
privacy granted by
applicable data protection
laws has been infringed
upon, please contact IEC at
Service may contain features
or links to websites and
services provided by third
parties. Any information you
provide on third-party sites
or services is provided
directly to the operators of
such services and is subject
to those operators’
policies, if any, governing
privacy and security, even
if accessed through the
Service. We are not
responsible for the content
or privacy and security
practices and policies of
third-party sites or
services to which links or
access are provided through
the Service. We encourage
you to learn about third
parties’ privacy and
security policies before
providing them with
7. The Following
Types of Cookies Are Used
on the Site:
cookies - Essential
cookies must be allowed in
your browser to provide
continuity and to remain
logged in when browsing the
site. When you log out or
close your browser, the
cookie is destroyed (both in
your browser and on the
Functinality cookies - These are purely for convenience purposes. They remember choices you make (such as your username in the browser). That means that when you return to the site, the username field on the login page is pre-filledin for you. You may safely refuse these cookies. You will just need to type in your username each time to return to the site to login.
follow generally accepted
industry standards to
protect the information
submitted to us, both during
transmission and once we
receive it. We maintain
technical and physical
safeguards to protect
Personal Data against
accidental or unlawful
disclosure or access,
misuse, and any other
unlawful form of processing
of the Personal Data in our
possession. This includes,
for example, firewalls,
password protection and
other access and
However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to store or us on the Service, and you do so at your own risk. We also cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If you believe your Personal Data has been compromised, please contact us as outlined in the “How to Contact Us” section.
If we learn of a security systems breach, we will inform you and the authorities of the occurrence of the violation following the applicable law.
only retain the Personal
Data collected from a User
for as long as the User’s
account is active or
otherwise for a limited
period as long as we need it
to fulfill the purposes for
which we have initially
collected it unless
otherwise required by law.
We will retain and use
information as necessary to
comply with our legal
disputes, and enforce our
agreements as follows:
The contents of closed customer accounts are retained for 6 months, unless the User requests an extension.
Although we may allow you to adjust your privacy settings to limit access to specific Personal Data, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on the Service. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users with whom you may choose to share your information. Further, even after information posted on the Service is removed, caching and archiving services may have saved that information, and other users or third parties may have copied or stored the information available on the Service. We cannot and do not guarantee that information you post on or transmit to the Service will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
11. Data Controller and Data Processor
IEC, Inc. does not own, control or direct the use of any of the Client Data stored or processed by a Client or User via the Service. Only the Client or Users are entitled to access, retrieve and direct the use of such Client Data.
IEC, Inc. is not responsible for the content of the Personal Data contained in the Client Data or other information stored on its servers (or its subcontractors’ servers) at the discretion of the Client or User nor is IEC responsible for the manner in which the Client or User collects, handles disclosure, distributes or otherwise processes such information.
We will comply with GDPR requirements providing adequate protection for the transfer of personal information. Also, we may transfer your data to other countries or regions deemed by the European Commission to provide adequate protection of personal data in connection with storage and processing of data, fulfilling your requests, and operating the Service.
12.Changes and Updates to this Policy
Please revisit this page periodically to stay aware of any changes to this Policy, which we may update from time to time. If we modify the Policy, we will make it available through the Service, and indicate the date of the latest revision, and will comply with applicable law. Your continued use of the Service after the revised Policy has become effective means that you have read, understood and agreed to the current version of the Policy.
13.Compliance with Laws.
IEC, Inc. will comply with all laws related to telephone and email marketing, including anti-spam laws such as the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, which allows for opting out of future communication.
14.Third-Party Privacy Policies.
15.How to Contact Us
Please contact us with any questions or comments about this Policy, your Personal Data, our use and disclosure practices, or your consent choices by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any concerns or complaints about this Policy or your Personal Data, you may contact email@example.com.
Last update: April 24, 2020