Our Commitment to Your Privacy

7Summits, LLC recognizes the importance of transparent and responsible use of your personal information. This Privacy and Cookies Policy (the “Policy”) tells you what to expect and how 7Summits collects, uses and safeguards personal information about you when you visit this site and when you contact 7Summits, whether by email, postal mail or telephone using the contact options on this site. 7Summits operates a framework of organizational and technical measures to ensure the personal information you provide is kept secure and that your access rights are respected.

 

Manage your communications preferences
What information we collect when you visit our site

7Summits collects information about your Internet Service Provider, your operating system, browser type and/or domain name; The Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer (or other electronic Internet-enabled device); and Your access time(s).

This information helps us to understand which parts of the site are popular or need changing. We do not retain this information in a manner that is attributable to you as an individual and this means it is not your “personal data” (as described below).

If you use our site search facility, queries and results are logged anonymously without any user-specific details being collected. Our collection of website use information may also involve the use of cookies and web beacons. Please see the Cookies section below for more information.

If you want to contact us or to use certain facilities we provide on this site, you will need to provide us with some additional personal information so that we can liaise with you and deal with your request, query or application. This information (either on its own or in combination with other information we hold about you) may allow us to identify you as an individual. This type of personal information is called “personal data”. If you do choose to provide us with your personal data, we will collect that information for the purposes described in this Policy.

What type of personal data does 7Summits collect?

Where you choose to provide it to us, we may collect the following personal data from you:

Your full name; Your work contact details, e.g., company name, job title, address, postal code, country, telephone numbers and/or email address; Other company information, e.g., number of employees and industry sector; The reason for your contact; Information about services that interest you; Information necessary for legal compliance; and/or Where you “like” us or make posts on our pages on social networking websites.

We only collect personal data from you that is relevant for the purposes for which it is to be used.

This information will be collected primarily from you. Sometimes, where lawful to do so, we also collect personal information from (and combine it with data from) public sources, third party service providers, government, tax or law enforcement agencies, and other third parties. If you have not provided personal data directly to us, we will notify you prior to processing it.

Applying to work for 7Summits

If you apply for a role with 7Summits, we will provide you with a separate notice explaining the use of your personal information for the purpose of processing your job application. This information is available at the time you register your details on our third-party partner’s site. If we collect sensitive information from you during the recruitment process, we will seek your explicit consent to use it, disclose it to a third party or use it for a purpose other than those for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized.

How does 7Summits use your personal data?

We will only process personal data where we have a lawful reason for doing so. The lawful basis for processing personal data by 7Summits will be one of the following:

  • The processing is necessary for the performance of a contract you are party to or in order to take steps at your request prior to you entering into a contract
  • The processing is necessary in order for us to comply with our legal obligations (such as compliance with anti-money laundering legislation)
  • The processing is necessary for the pursuit of our legitimate business interests (including that of the delivery and the promotion of our services)
  • The processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

This means that we use information about you:

  • To respond to and process your request or inquiry;
  • To improve our services;
  • To administer the site;
  • For internal record keeping when necessary;
  • To contact you by email or phone for the above reasons;
  • Where necessary as part of any restructuring of 7Summits or sale of the company’s business or assets;
  • To perform management analysis, audit, forecasts, business planning and transactions, ensuring our compliance with applicable laws, regulatory requirements and 7Summits policies, and dealing with legal claims and related administrative activities and related records retention; and
  • 7Summits also converts personal data into anonymous data and uses it (on an aggregated statistical basis) for research and analysis. Aggregated personal information does not personally identify you or any other user of the site.
Does 7Summits share personal data with third parties?

Your personal data will be made available for the purposes listed in this policy (or as otherwise notified to you from time to time) on a need-to-know basis and only to management, human resources, accounting, legal, audit, compliance, information technology and other corporate staff who properly need to know these details for their functions within the company.

Use of data processors: Data processors are third parties who provide elements of our services for us, including technology providers that we use for our recruitment and marketing activities. We have contracts in place with our data processors. This means that they cannot do anything with your personal information unless we have instructed them to do it. They will not share your personal information with any organization apart from us. They will hold it securely and retain it for the period we instruct.

Website hosting and management: The site is hosted on Digital Ocean and the content management system (CMS) is WordPress. Here are links to their privacy policies:

Digital Ocean Privacy Policy

WordPress Privacy Policy

If you register to receive updates from 7Summits, your data will be stored in our CRM and communication technologies, which are provided by the following third parties:

  • We use Salesforce for managing our sales (customer relationship management) and marketing (communications, campaigns and event management) activities.
  • We use Jazz for our recruitment activities.

Individuals within the European Economic Area (“EEA”) should be aware that recipients of their personal data may be located in countries or territories outside the EEA which may not have adequate data protection laws equivalent to those in the EEA. If you object to your data being transferred outside the EEA, please visit our Preference Center to revoke your consent or email contact7s@7summitsinc.com.

Where personal data is transferred to countries outside of the EEA and Switzerland, 7Summits will put in place other measures to ensure that those transfers are adequately protected (as required by applicable law). Individuals may also have their personal data transferred outside their own country.

Direct marketing

7Summits will provide you with information about our services, promotions, industry updates, events and offers, which may be of interest to you, and may invite you to take part in market research or request feedback. This communication will occur by email, SMS or telephone. We will obtain your consent where we are required to do so in accordance with applicable law. You can update your preferences here.

7Summits will ensure that any direct marketing or market research that you receive or are contacted about by electronic means will provide a simple means for you to refuse further marketing. For example, in emails it may provide you with an ‘unsubscribe’ link, or an email address to which you can send an opt-out request. 7Summits will take steps to stop any direct marketing to you to which you object or in respect of which you withdraw your consent within a reasonable period, in order to allow sufficient time for the change to be administered. In such cases 7Summits would not necessarily remove all your personal data from its database(s) but would note and respect your modified direct marketing preferences. If you would like for your data to be removed from 7Summits’ database, please convey this request via our Preference Center or email contact7s@7summitsinc.com.

What safeguards are in place to protect your personal data?

7Summits takes steps to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal data in accordance with applicable laws. As for all website operations, we cannot guarantee the security of any transmission of personal data over the Internet on a non-encrypted connection. Communications over the internet such as emails are not secure unless they have been encrypted. So, while we strive to protect such information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us while in transit. Please do not submit personal data through the site unless you accept the security implications of doing so.

If you apply for roles at 7Summits, the recruitment platform uses encryption to transmit and store your personal data and the service providers comply, under contract, with international information security standards.

Disclosure of personal data

If requested and as governed by applicable law, we may disclose specific information upon lawful request by government authorities, law enforcement and regulatory authorities where required or permitted by law and for tax or other purposes. Personal data may also be released to external parties in response to a legal process, and when required to comply with laws, or to enforce our agreements, corporate policies and terms of use, or to protect the rights, property or safety of 7Summits, our employees, agents, customers and others, as well as to parties to whom you authorize 7Summits to release your personal data. In addition, we may disclose your personal data as necessary in the event that 7Summits restructures, assigns, sells or otherwise disposes of all or any of its business or assets.

Your rights

We take steps to ensure that data about you is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete and current. In certain circumstances under applicable laws, such as the EU GDPR, you have the following rights:

  • Request access to or a copy of your personal data. 7Summits will work to resolve Subject Access Requests within a calendar month of the request being received. Your data will be provided free of charge. For each additional copy provided, a reasonable administrative fee will apply;
  • Request for your personal data to be rectified;
  • Submit a request for us to cease processing your personal data;
  • Submit a request to permanently erase your personal data;
  • If you have manually inputted your data in web form, you can request a copy of your personal data in a portable-machine readable format.
  • If you would like to exercise any of your rights, please write to us at: 200 North Jefferson Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, or place your request via email: contact7s@7summitsinc.com.
  • Keeping you informed: We will first acknowledge and get in touch to discuss your request and any specific queries you may have. We will maintain a record of your personal data until we have completely dealt with your inquiry or application and then for a period afterwards, as it may be required by applicable law.
Cookies

We use “cookies” for certain areas of our website. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. Cookies help us monitor and improve the functionality and usage of our site and your experience. We use cookies to see which areas and features are popular and to count visits to our website, to recognize you as a returning visitor and to tailor your experience of the site according to your preferences. We also use cookies for targeting or advertising purposes. We also use “web beacons” on our site or in our emails. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage of the site and to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon. To delete or block cookies by browser settings at any time and for more general information about cookies, including the difference between session and persistent cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

By default almost all browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. You can decide to disable the use of cookies or limit their functions by customizing the settings of your browser. Through the browser preferences it is also possible to delete cookies installed in the past. It is important to note that disabling, blocking or deleting cookies may adversely affect your user experience and functionality of our site. Even the deactivation of third-party cookies could interfere with the proper functioning of the site. Continuing browsing by closing the information banner or clicking in any part of the page or scrolling to highlight further content, implies acceptance and understanding of this Cookie Policy and cookies will be set and used normally. The user will always have the possibility to remove these cookies at any time through the methods described above.

The cookies used on our site are categorized as follows:

  • Cookies which are “strictly necessary” for functionality of the site’s platforms. These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
  • “Functionality” cookies allow the site to remember choices you make and your preferences, for example, where you register/sign-up for events and/or services.
  • “Performance/Analytical” cookies collect information about how users navigate the site, for example, which pages users access most frequently. They identify how users interact with our site, any errors that occur, which pages are not used often, which pages take a long time to load, which pages users tend to visit and in what order. These cookies do not collect any information which could identify you and are only used to help us improve how our site works and understand what interests our site’s users. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
  • “Targeting” cookies are used to deliver advertisements relevant to an identified machine or other device (not a named or otherwise identifiable person) and are tailored to interests associated with the website activity tied to that machine or device. The tracking cookies on our site are operated by third parties with our permission. As described more fully herein, we allow our advertising partners to collect personal information about your online activities when you leave our site. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising. If your browser sends a “do not track” signal or similar mechanism to indicate you do not wish to be tracked or receive interest-based ads, we will alert our partners to suspend use.
  • Google Analytics: The site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses its own cookies to help us analyze how you and other users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the site (which may include your IP address, the internet browser and language you use, preferences, the date and hour of your access to the web page and the websites you access after visiting the site) 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 site, 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 the site. By using the site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
  • Pardot: The site uses Pardot as its Marketing Automation platform provided by Salesforce.com, Inc. which tracks visitors and potential clients activities on the website and on the Landing Pages by setting cookies on their browsers. The combined use of proprietary and third-party cookies is the standard in the marketing automation sector. Pardot cookies do not store personally identifiable information, but only a unique identifier.
  • Social Media: During navigation, the user may receive third-party cookies, set by websites or web servers other than the one you are currently visiting. These services allow you to perform, for example, interactions with social networks, or other external platforms. It is possible that, even if the user does not use the service, it collects traffic data relating to the pages in which it is installed. The installation of cookies and other tracking systems operated by third parties can not be technically controlled by the site operator, each specific reference is therefore to be considered indicative. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. For more information, please refer to information on any third-party services.

The below explains the cookies used on this website. If you visit the site, they will be placed on your machine.

Category

Provider

Cookies (Lifespan)

Performance

Google Analytics

_ga (729 days)

   

_gat (< 1 days)

   

__utmc (Session)

   

__utma (729 days)

   

_gat (< 1 days)

   

__utmb (< 1 days)

   

__utmz (182 days)

Targeting

Google

APISID (498 days)

   

SSID (498 days)

   

PREF (498 days)

   

SID (498 days)

   

SAPISID (498 days)

   

HSID (498 days)

Targeting

Bing

_uetsid (< 1 days)

   

MUIDB (389 days)

   

MUID (389 days)

Contact Us

This Privacy and Cookies Policy applies to the website www.7SummitsInc.com (referred to as the “site” or “website” throughout the document) which is owned by 7Summits, LLC (“7Summits”, “we”, “us”, “our”) headquartered at 200 North Jefferson Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202.

If you have any questions about this Privacy and Cookies Policy, please contact us at contact7s@7Summitsinc.com.

Complaints and Dispute Resolution

Please direct any complaints or requests for dispute resolution under this Policy to: Ben Kessler who acts as Chief Financial Officer at 7Summits at contact7s@7summitsinc.com.

Changes to this Privacy and Cookies Policy

We change this Policy from time to time by updating this page in order to reflect changes in the law and our privacy practices. We will update the date at the top of the Policy accordingly. If you have opted in to receive information from 7Summits, we will contact you to inform you that our Policy has been updated.

By using the site and/or submitting your personal data to us, you consent to the use of your personal data as described in this Policy (as amended from time to time).