At NYCxDESIGN, the privacy of your Personal Information is important to us. We are committed to providing you with an experience on all of our sites and services that is safe, secure and trustworthy. We work hard to be transparent about what Personal Information we collect and process, while striving to use clear and direct language to describe our privacy practices to help you make informed decisions.

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), NYCxDESIGN is Data Controller at 3651 FAU Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL 33431.

If you are visiting us from the State of California or the European Union, we recommend you review Section 17 (Notice to California Residents) and Section 18 (European Data Subjects) for more information on the rights available to individuals located in California and the EU in particular.

Introduction

In order to personalize and improve your experience, NYCxDESIGN collects, processes and stores your Personal Information as you use our websites, mobile apps, social media pages and services and those of our brands that link to this Statement (collectively, the “NYCxDESIGN Properties”). “Personal Information” is information that can or is capable of identifying you, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as your name, identification number, location data, online identifier, email or street address, or it may be information that could reasonably be linked back to you.

This Privacy Statement describes our practices for collecting, storing, processing and sharing your Personal Information and the controls we provide you to manage it within our Services.

By visiting and/or using any of the NYCxDESIGN Properties, you acknowledge the practices described in this Privacy Statement. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact NYCXDESIGN by e-mail at [email protected].

1. What information does NYCxDESIGN collect from you?

The below describes the information we collect from you for our NYCxDESIGN Properties. In this Privacy Statement, we refer to this as your “Personal Information”.

Information CategoryUse Description
Account Information-Your name, title, business/company
-Email address and/or mailing address
-Password that you provide when you create an account
-Mobile or other phone number that you provide
-Demographic information
-Shipping or transactional information
Credit Card/Payment Information-Payment information such as your credit card number and your billing and shipping addresses when you transact within the NYCxDESIGN Properties
Profile Information-We collect the information you provide when you voluntarily create a user profile
-Additional personal details that you provide in your profile (for example, image, name, age, location)
User Provided Content-Information you provide about yourself when you voluntarily contribute to NYCxDESIGN Properties, or participate in community discussions.
Social Media Information-If you use Facebook to log into the NYCxDESIGN Properties, we collect information from your Facebook profile that you choose to provide to us (for example, your Facebook profile information)
Additional User Information-Information that you provide to us when you answer email surveys or online questionnaires offered through NYCxDESIGN Properties (for example, user names, e-mail addresses and mailing addresses for select mailings from third parties, as well as opinions and preferences)
Other-Personal Information when you voluntarily participate in other engagements we run through any of our NYCxDESIGN Properties  

2. What information does NYCXDESIGN collect through your use of the Services?

Information CategoryUse Description
Computer and Mobile Device Information-Information about how you access any of our NYCxDESIGN Properties, including the website you visited before and after a NYCXDESIGN site
-The Internet Protocol (“IP”) address of your computer, mobile device, or proxy server you use to access the Internet, in addition to other information such as: >Computer operating system
>Web browser
>Mobile device identifier provided by your mobile device operating system and your mobile operating system
>Name of your internet service provider or mobile carrier
Information from Cookies and similar technologies-Cookies and similar technologies as described in our Cookie Policy. Please refer to our Cookie Policy to learn about our practices and the controls we provide you
Information shared through social media features-If you interact with social media through NYCxDESIGN Properties such as our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn pages, NYCxDESIGN will collect these interactions and whatever account information these sites make available to us
-Your interaction with these features are governed by the privacy statement of the applicable third-party company
Information from your use of the Services-Information about your use of any of our NYCxDESIGN Properties such as when you search, which pages you view or links you click on, or when you save/share content, etc.

3. Information we collect from other sources

Information CategoryUse Description
Information from third parties-We may also receive information about you from third parties, such as supplemental data we collect with demographic information which are licensed from third parties to personalize any of our NYCxDESIGN Properties and our communications to you

4. How do we use your Personal Information?

Information CategoryUse Description
Personal Information (generally)-We use your Personal Information to provide, personalize, improve and expand any of our NYCxDESIGN Properties. This includes: >Authenticate your access to NYCxDESIGN Properties
>Processing your payments
>Building new and improving existing content and communications >Issuing surveys and questionnaires to collect Additional User Information for use in the Services, as well as facilitating product and program development and research initiatives, and publishing or otherwise disclosing aggregated or otherwise anonymized data
>Conducting scientific and statistical research
>Detecting and protecting against error, fraud or other criminal activity and enforcing our Terms and Conditions
Communications-We use our Personal Information to communicate with you about any of our NYCxDESIGN Properties such as when we: >Respond to inquiries to any of our NYCxDESIGN Properties
>Inform you of changes or new products, programs and services
>Ask you to participate in NYCxDESIGN Properties media productions, programs or testimonials
>Provide you with information or request action in response to technical, security, and other operational issues

5. When do we share your information and who receives it?

Circumstances when sharing may occurDescription
Service Providers-We use other companies to help us provide our NYCxDESIGN Properties. As a result, these partners will have some of your information in their systems. Our partners are subject to contractual obligations governing data security and confidentiality as well as applicable laws. However, we will only share such personally identifiable information as we deem necessary for our service providers to carry out their obligations to or on behalf of NYCxDESIGN Properties
-These service providers may include: >Independent contractors
>Payment processors
>Cloud services infrastructure providers
>Vendors for marketing, advertising, data, distribution analytics, scheduling and fraud prevention
Legal or regulatory process-We may share your Personal Information if we believe it is necessary to: >Comply with valid legal process
>Enforce or apply NYCxDESIGN Terms and Conditions
>Protect the security or integrity of our NYCxDESIGN Properties
>Protect the rights, property or safety of NYCxDESIGN, our employees or users. Note: If we are compelled to disclose your Personal Information to law enforcement, we will do our best to provide you with advance notice, unless we are prohibited under law from doing so.
If NYCxDESIGN is acquired-If NYCxDESIGN or any of its businesses or business lines are acquired or transferred, we will share your Personal Information with the acquiring or receiving entity. The promises of this Privacy Statement will continue to apply to your Personal Information that is transferred to the new entity.
Aggregated data-NYCxDESIGN Properties may disclose user information in an anonymized and aggregated form. We will also share demographic information with independent contractors, service providers, consultants, advertisers and other partners for purposes of research, business initiatives, collaborations, and more. Such disclosures will never include Personal Information.

6. Your choices and access to your Personal Information.

Rights that you may have by law, depending on the country in which you live, include (subject to certain exceptions): a right to request access to your Personal Information and to be provided with a copy of certain information you provided in a portable form, as well as to seek to update or correct this information, or to have us delete this information. Details and options for accessing this information are listed below.

We respond to all requests that we receive from individuals who wish to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. To submit any requests, or if you have questions or concerns, you should contact NYCxDESIGN Properties at [email protected].

For more information on the rights available to individuals located in California and in the EU in particular, please see Section 17 (Notice to California Residents) and Section 18 (European Data Subjects).

7. What are NYCXDESIGN’s retention practices?

Category of InformationRetention Period
Account Information-NYCxDESIGN Properties will retain the Personal Information you provide while creating your account until such time as you ask us to close it.
Credit Card/Payment Information-NYCxDESIGN Properties may retain Personal Information in connection with previous transactions or activity on the NYCxDESIGN Properties in a form which permits us to identify you for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the Personal Information is processed.
Usage Information-In some cases we choose to retain usage information (for example, visits to sites) in a depersonalized or aggregated form. Once aggregated, this information ceases to be personal and will not be subject to user deletion requests.

Following retention, we will use appropriate measures to delete or anonymize your personal data.  To the extent that we hold hard copies of your personal data, such records, print-outs or hard copy documents etc. will be permanently destroyed

8. How can I delete my Personal Information?

Information CategoryHow to Delete
Personal InformationIf you require assistance deleting Personal Information you provided as part of your profile or subscription, please submit a deletion request (including the exact wording of the information as it appears on the websites, and the URL where the information is found) to our team by emailing [email protected]. NYCxDESIGN Properties may also retain certain information as reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, as well as to comply with tax, payment industry, securities, and clinical regulatory compliance requirements.
Credit Card/Payment InformationNYCxDESIGN Properties may retain Personal Information in connection with previous transactions or activity on the NYCxDESIGN Properties unless applicable laws require deletion.
Usage Information-In some cases we choose to retain usage information (for example, visits to sites) in a depersonalized or aggregated form. Once aggregated, this information ceases to be personal and will not be subject to user deletion requests.

9. Security

NYCxDESIGN Properties have implemented technical, administrative and physical security measures that are designed to protect User information from unauthorized access, disclosure, use and modification. Please be aware though that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.

NYCxDESIGN Properties regularly review our security and privacy practices and enhance them as necessary to help ensure the integrity of our systems and your Personal Information. We only partner with security companies that meet and commit to our security standards. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur, we use reasonable efforts to prevent this.

It is also important for you to guard against unauthorized access to your Personal Information by maintaining strong passwords and protecting against the unauthorized use of your own computer or device.

10. Data Transfer

NYCxDESIGN operates globally so it may be necessary from time to time to transfer your information internationally. In particular, a User’s information will likely be transferred to and processed in the United States where many of our central databases operate. The data protection and related laws of other countries, such as the United States, may not be as comprehensive as those in your country. Please be assured that we take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using the NYCxDESIGN Properties, you acknowledge that your information will be collected, used and transferred as set forth in this Privacy Statement.

Where required by applicable laws, we will take appropriate measures to ensure adequate protection of your Personal Information when transferred internationally and, if necessary, seek your prior consent.  Such measures may include use of data transfer agreements and / or official transfer mechanisms such as data authority approved contractual clauses. For instance, if you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), we may store your Personal Information as described in this policy outside the EEA.  Where we transfer EEA personal data to a third party located in a country not recognized by the European Commission, or another relevant body, as ensuring an adequate level of protection, we will take appropriate steps, such as implementing Standard Contractual Clauses recognized by the EU Commission, to safeguard such Personal Information.  For further information, please contact us at [email protected].

Lastly, to the extent NYCxDESIGN is permitted to do so in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, we reserve the right to rent, sell or otherwise commercialize our Users’ data and registration information.

11. Changes to this Privacy Statement

NYCxDESIGN reserves the right to make changes to the Privacy Statement at any time. If we plan to make material changes to any of our privacy policies or practices with respect to how we use Personal Information, we will provide prominent advance notice of any material changes to this Statement, such as posting a notice through any of our NYCxDESIGN Properties, or sending you an email, before they take effect so our Users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Please review our Privacy Statement periodically to see recent changes.

Your continued use of any of our NYCxDESIGN Properties after notice of changes means that you acknowledge the updated Privacy Statement.

12. Privacy and Security Concerns

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices or your dealings with any NYCxDESIGN Properties, or if you wish to receive a printed version of this Privacy Statement, please contact us:

NYCxDESIGN
Attn: Privacy Statement Team
Email: [email protected]

13. Linking

NYCxDESIGN may offer links to other websites. Please be aware that NYCxDESIGN is not responsible for the privacy practices of such linked sites, including sites of our partners. We encourage our Users to be aware of this when they leave any of the NYCxDESIGN Properties and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

14. Children

None of the NYCxDESIGN Properties are directed at children. If you are under the age of 18, you may use the NYCxDESIGN Properties only with the involvement and authorization of a parent or guardian. Parents, please monitor your children’s use of the Internet.

15. Choice/Opt Out

NYCxDESIGN gives Users the ability to opt-out of receiving future communications. To opt-out of email communications, follow the “un-subscribe” links included at the bottom of email communications.

Please be aware that when you opt-out of receiving certain communications, it may affect the services you have chosen to receive from NYCxDESIGN where accepting the communications is necessary for NYCxDESIGN to provide the services to you.

16. Use of “Do Not Track Signals”

In order to provide you with an optimal, personalized experience, NYCxDESIGN does not respond to pre-set web browser requests signalling a User’s request not to be tracked on the website. Users may follow the opt-out instructions provided herein if they wish not to be tracked, however, NYCxDESIGN may not be able to provide the same services and offerings within the NYCxDESIGN Properties without tracking.

17. Notice to California Residents

California Consumer Privacy Act Rights

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) provides “consumers” (California residents) with specific rights regarding their Personal Information.  This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.

During the past twelve (12) months, we may have collected the following categories of Personal Information from the listed sources, used it for the listed business purposes and shared it with the listed categories of third parties.  Not all information is collected about all individuals. 

Category of information collectedSourceBusiness purposes* for useCategories of third parties receiving information
Identifiers (Account Information including name, title, business/company, email address, mailing address, password, mobile or other phone number and demographic data; Profile Information; User Provided Content; Social Media Information; and Engagement information)Individuals submitting information to us.   Information we may receive from third-party marketing and data partners.Performing services for or communicating with you.

Auditing relating to transactions. Internal research and development. Security detection, protection and enforcement. Functionality debugging, error and repair. Quality control.
Service providers (such as those listed in Section 5).   Affiliated companies. Government regulators. Law enforcement. Strategically aligned businesses/partners or potential partners  
Sensitive information (Credit Card/Payment Information)Individuals submitting information to us.   Information we may receive from third-party marketing and data partners.Performing services for or communicating with you.

Auditing relating to transactions. Internal research and development. Security detection, protection and enforcement. Functionality debugging, error and repair. Quality control.
Service providers (such as those listed in Section 5).   Affiliated companies. Government regulators. Law enforcement. Strategically aligned businesses/partners or potential partner  
Commercial information (Additional User Information; and shipping or transactional information, engagement history, and preferences)Individuals submitting information to us.   Information we automatically collect from website visitors.    Performing services for and communicating with you.   Auditing relating to transactions. Internal research and development. Security detection, protection and enforcement. Functionality debugging, error and repair. Quality control.Service providers (such as those listed in Section 5).   Affiliated companies. Government regulators. Law enforcement. Strategically aligned businesses/partners or potential partners    
Professional or employment-related informationIndividuals submitting information to us.   Information we may receive from third-party marketing and data partners.Performing services for and communicating with you.   Auditing relating to transactions. Internal research and development. Security detection, protection and enforcement.    Service providers (such as those listed in Section 5).   Affiliated companies. Government regulators. Law enforcement. Strategically aligned businesses/partners or potential partners.  
Internet or other electronic network activity (Computer and Mobile Device Information; Information from cookies and similar technologies;Information shared through social media features; andInformation from your use of the Services)Information we automatically collect from website visitors.    Communicating with you. Auditing relating to transactions. Internal research and development. Security detection, protection and enforcement. Functionality debugging, error and repair. Quality control.Service providers (such as those listed in Section 5).   Affiliated companies. Government regulators. Law enforcement. Strategically aligned businesses/partners or potential partners .  
GeolocationInformation we automatically collect from website visitors.    Auditing relating to transactions. Internal research and development. Security detection, protection and enforcement. Functionality debugging, error and repair. Quality control.Service providers (such as those listed in Section 5). Affiliated companies. Government regulators. Law enforcement. Strategically aligned businesses/partners or potential partners
Inferences from the above (preferences, characteristics, behaviour, attitudes and abilities, etc.)Internal analyticsAuditing relating to transactions. Internal research and development. Security detection, protection and enforcement. Functionality debugging, error and repair. Quality control.Service providers (such as those listed in Section 5).   Affiliated companies. Government regulators. Law enforcement. Strategically aligned businesses/partners or potential partners

*The business purposes also include those listed throughout this Privacy Statement.

 Your rights and choices

As of January 1, 2020, if you are a verified California resident, you have the right to obtain certain information about our collection and use of Personal Information over the past twelve (12) months, including:

You have the right to request that we do not sell Personal Information about you, and to request that we delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your Personal Information subject to certain exceptions. 

Personal information sales opt-out and opt-in rights

If you are sixteen (16) years of age or older, you have the right to direct us to not sell your Personal Information at any time (the “right to opt-out”). We do not sell the Personal Information of individuals we actually know are less than eighteen (18) years of age.  To exercise the right to opt-out, you (or your authorized representative) may submit a request to us by e-mail at [email protected]

Once you make an opt-out request, we will wait at least twelve (12) months before asking you to reauthorize Personal Information sales.

Exercising your rights

You can exercise any of these rights by contacting us using the contact details set out above or you may submit a request to us by e-mail at [email protected]  You may make a request up to twice within a twelve (12) month period. 

We will ask you for information that allows us to reasonably verify your identity (that you are the person about whom we collected Personal Information) and we will use that information only for that purpose. We cannot respond to your request or provide you with Personal Information if we cannot verify your identity and confirm that the Personal Information relates to you.

Response timing and format

We will endeavour to respond within forty-five days of receipt of your request, but if we require more time (up to an additional forty-five days) we will notify you of the reason and extension period in writing.

Where you request a copy of your Personal Information, we will endeavour to provide the information in a format that is readily useable, including by mailing you a paper copy or providing an electronic copy.  Any disclosures we provide will only cover the twelve (12) month period preceding the receipt of your verified request.

We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.

We will not discriminate against you as a result of your exercise of any of these rights. 

18. European Data Subjects

This section shall apply to any personal data collected by NYCxDESIGN Properties from EU residents to whom the GDPR applies.

Where you have consented to data processing, your consent provides the legal basis to process your Personal Information. This may include where you have given your consent to receive marketing communications from NYCxDESIGN, our affiliates and/or our partners.  You have the right to withdraw consent at any time. Please note that your withdrawal of consent to collect and process your Personal Information will not affect the lawfulness of processing your Personal Information based on your consent before you withdrew your consent.

We may also process your Personal Information on the basis of contractual necessity to perform a contract we have with you. This includes:

We may also process your Personal Information on the basis of our legitimate interests, including in providing and improving the Services. This includes:

Where we rely on legitimate interests to process your Personal Information, you have the right to object to such processing (meaning that you can ask us to stop). You can use the links referenced above regarding your account at NYCxDESIGN Properties, or follow our Cookie Policy, to control certain ways in which we process your data. You can also contact us to object to other forms of processing.

We may also process your Personal Information in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another person.

European Data Subject Rights

Under European data protection law, in certain circumstances, you have the following rights:

In addition, where you believe that we have not complied with our obligations under this Privacy Statement or European law, you have the right to make a complaint to your local Supervisory Authority such as the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), the UK Supervisory Authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk).  We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach a Supervisory Authority so please contact us in the first instance.

You can exercise any of these rights by contacting us at [email protected].  We reserve the right to request the provision of additional information necessary to confirm the identity of the enquirer.