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Clearwater Analytics Privacy Policy

Overview

Clearwater Analytics values the trust you have placed in us and is committed to maintaining the privacy of your personal data. Our policy details the types of personal data we collect from visitors and registered users through our public website, as well as users of the Clearwater SaaS service itself. The practices defined in this policy, utilized by Clearwater, conform to and are compliant with both the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield principles. These principles can be referenced at the official website below:

https://www.privacyshield.gov

Any questions related to our Privacy Policy can be directed to [email protected].

Purpose Of Information Gathering And Usage

Clearwater gathers and processes personal data for the purpose of providing our marketing and SaaS services to our customers. To fulfill these purposes, Clearwater may access the personal data to provide the services, to address and correct technical or service-related problems, or in response to contractual and legal requirements.

Types Of Users

Clearwater collects personal data based on the level of interaction each user has with our website and our SaaS service. Below are the different user types we consider when collecting the data.

WEBSITE VISITORS

Users who visit our public website (http://www.clearwater-analytics.com) and view the content that is available, without signing in.

REGISTERED WEBSITE USERS

Users who choose to register through our public website (http://www.clearwater-analytics.com) to access special site content (web demonstrations, white papers, etc.).

CLEARWATER ANALYTICS SAAS USERS

Users who are Clearwater’s clients (or their agents) and contract with Clearwater to receive our reporting services through our SaaS portal (https://www2.clearwateranalytics.com). This group includes customers of Clearwater Partners who contract to receive reporting services through a Clearwater Partner (“Partner Customers”).

Types Of Data We Collect

WEBSITE VISITORS

  • Your IP address, domain name, referring page and time of visit.
  • Google Analytics. Clearwater uses the Google Analytics and AdWords services to advertise to previous visitors of our site. This can include advertisements on the Google search results page, or on a site in the Google Display Network. Clearwater’s use of Google Analytics adheres to Google’s Data Collection and Use Policies. You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and you may opt out of a third-party website’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.  Google also offers an opt-out browser plug-in for its advertising services here.

REGISTERED WEBSITE USERS

  • The data types already listed above under Website Visitors.
  • Your name, company name, job title, the email address you register with on the site, and state.
  • Your selected preferences when interacting with our public website.
  • Any information that you provide us by filling out the online forms provided through our public website.

CLEARWATER ANALYTICS SAAS USERS

  • Your name, company information, job title, business email address and business phone number.
  • Changes you make to your account settings.
  • Your Clearwater report usage patterns.

Our Privacy Protections

Clearwater maintains physical, technological and procedural safeguards designed to protect your personal data. Access to your personal data is granted only to those Clearwater employees who need to have it in order to offer our products or provide our services to you. Clearwater utilizes both internal and third-party auditing processes in order to ensure that our privacy practices and safeguards are effective and compliant with Privacy Shield standards.

Third-Party Information Sharing

Clearwater may share the personal data of our Website Visitors, Registered Website Users, and Clearwater Analytics SaaS Service Users with companies in our corporate family (“our affiliates”) and our vendors that support the delivery and marketing of our services to our customers. These third-parties may access, process or store your personal data in the course of providing their services. Clearwater maintains contracts with these third-parties restricting their access, use and disclosure of your personal data in compliance with our Privacy Shield obligations, and Clearwater may be liable if: 1) these third-parties fail to meet those obligations and 2) we are responsible for the event giving rise to the damage. Clearwater may be required to share personal data with public authorities that have enforcement authority over Clearwater’s compliance with Privacy Shield, and law enforcement bodies within the scope of a lawful request.

Your Rights To Access, Limit Use, And Limit Disclosure

Individuals have the right to access personal data stored by Clearwater, and also have the right to limit use and disclosure of that personal data. Clearwater has committed to respecting those rights through our Privacy Shield certifications. Any inquiries or requests relating to access, use limitation and disclosure limitation can be routed directly to Clearwater at [email protected].

Opting Out Of Personal Data Collection

Below are the publicly-facing options available to Website Visitors, Registered Website Users and Clearwater Analytics SaaS Users for opting out of selected types of personal data disclosure.

Dispute Resolution And Enforcement

If you have concerns related to Clearwater’s handling or storage of your personal data, you may direct any inquiries or complaints concerning our Privacy Shield compliance to us at [email protected]. We will respond within 45 days. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third-party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at:

https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request

Under Privacy Shield principles, if both Clearwater’s and our third-party dispute resolution firm’s efforts fail to resolve your complaint, you may have the option to engage in binding arbitration through the Privacy Shield Panel.

Clearwater’s commitments under Privacy Shield are subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the United States Federal Trade Commission.

Cookie Policy

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. These cookies are sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow Clearwater to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse Clearwater’s website, and it also allows us to improve our site.

The cookies used on this website have been categorized based on the ICC UK Cookie Guide. A list of all the cookie types used on this website by category is below.

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.
  • Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website (for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages). These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor - all information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how a website works.
  • Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, personalized features. For instance, these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They are also used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.
  • Targeting Cookies: These cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement, as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Quite often, targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.

Removal Of Cookies

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your internet browser that turns off cookie functionality. For more information about cookies, including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

This policy was updated on April 24, 2017.