DigiCert uses a third party to either display advertising on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on our site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking here (or if located in the European Union click here). Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.
In order to provide quality communication, DigiCert collects information such as the name, organization, and email address of website visitors who voluntarily submit that information to download software or to submit sales or technical support questions. We also collect information required to issue certificates (as specified in our Certification Practices Statement on the Legal Repository) when you buy certificates from our site. This information is voluntarily submitted by the customer or is obtained from third party databases during the validation process.
Regardless of the source, DigiCert protects personal information as confidential information except where the information is embedded in an issued digital certificate. This information is necessary for the digital certificate’s operation and is considered public information.
When performing validation, DigiCert uses third party sources to confirm or supplement customer information. We may receive information about you from other sources, including third parties from whom we have purchased access to certain data, and combine this data with information we already have about you. We may confirm or supplement, for instance, address, email and company name for validation and verification purposes.
Accessing and Updating Personal Information
Generally, a customer can review, delete inaccuracies, and update personal information through its DigiCert account interface by clicking edit under the Account Profile tab. Upon request DigiCert will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. You may also access, correct, or request deletion of your personal information by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing DigiCert at the address listed in this policy. Emailed and mailed requests are subject to DigiCert’s satisfaction regarding the authenticity of the request. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
DigiCert retains information about customers while the customer’s account is active, while a certificate remains unexpired, and in accordance with industry standards. A customer may request account cancellation or request that DigiCert no longer provide services by emailing email@example.com. DigiCert may retain certain customer information after receiving a request to cancel services or disable an account, as necessary to comply with industry standards and legal obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce customer agreements.
Personal information embedded in a digital certificate cannot be directly edited. Customers wishing to update personal information in a digital certificate must submit a change request through the customer account. DigiCert may require that the updated information be verified for accuracy prior to accepting the change request. In addition, even if information is updated in DigiCert’s databases, the information will generally not be updated in the issued digital certificate. If information embedded in a digital certificate needs updating, DigiCert may require revocation of the digital certificate.
Use of Information
Products and Services
DigiCert may use personal information to market, sell and provide its products and services, send an order confirmation, respond to customer service requests, and fulfill your order, including using the information to verify the identity of the customer or to contact the customer in order to discuss support, renewal, and the purchase of products and services.
As discussed further in the “Sharing With Third Parties” section below, DigiCert may allow its business partners to assist in providing requested products and services. All such DigiCert service providers are required to keep personal information confidential and are only allowed to use the information to the extent necessary to provide the requested products and services.
Live Chat Sales/Support
DigiCert utilizes a live chat tool for assisting our customers with sales questions and technical support needs; in addition to the customer’s name and email address (for purposes of communication), this tool collects information in accordance with the “Non-Personal Information” section above.
DigiCert may send out promotional emails (such as a newsletter) to individuals who provide personal information and have not opted-out of DigiCert’s mailing list. These emails may include beacons that communicate information about the email back to DigiCert. This communication allows DigiCert to gauge the effectiveness of its advertising and marketing campaigns. Recipients may opt-out of receiving promotional communication from DigiCert by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each promotional email or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
DigiCert also sends out advisory emails. Advisory emails are related to the primary purpose for which the information was collected and are used to respond to inquiries, provide support and validation services, provide upgrade information and security updates, and inform the customer about ordered products and services. Because advisory emails contain essential information related to the use and security of DigiCert’s products and services, customers may not unsubscribe from advisory emails.
DigiCert may use third parties, with which it has a confidentiality agreement, to send promotional or advisory emails. However, DigiCert restricts its partners from sending spam associated with DigiCert’s site, brand, or products. A customer receiving an unsolicited email related to DigiCert’s products and services should forward the entire message and headers to email@example.com.
Sharing With Third Parties
DigiCert never sells personal information to third parties. We may share your information with third parties who provide services on our behalf to help with our business activities. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
DigiCert uses a third party to process credit card payments and may provide credit card numbers and identifying financial data directly to the third party credit card processor. These companies do not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes. DigiCert does not permanently store any provided credit card information.
DigiCert also uses a third party to provide its chat-based support. The support software allows users to input information, including an email address, to request support and clarify their problem. The software provider does not share inputted information with anyone other than DigiCert.
DigiCert may disclose information when required by law or when disclosure is necessary to protect DigiCert’s rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, bankruptcy proceedings, or similar legal process.
DigiCert will notify all interested parties if DigiCert is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets that materially affects how DigiCert collects and stores personal information. Typically, this notice will be by email and/or a prominent notice on our website.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. DigiCert collects this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking success of the referral program.
Your friend may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
With prior permission from the customer, DigiCert displays personal testimonials of satisfied customers on its website in addition to other endorsements. Customers wishing to update or delete a testimonial may contact DigiCert at email@example.com.
Our website offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them.
Social Media Widgets
The security of your personal information is of the utmost importance to DigiCert. DigiCert only transmits personal information, including sensitive information (such as credit cards), using secure sockets layer technology (SSL). To learn more about SSL, follow this link
Unfortunately, no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure. While DigiCert strives to use commercially acceptable standards to protect personal information, DigiCert cannot guarantee absolute security. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your personal information may be transferred to other countries in order for you to benefit from our services. The United States, European Economic Area (EEA) Member States and other countries all have different laws. If your data is moved from your home country to a different country, the laws and rules that protect your personal information in that different country may be different from those in the country where you live. For example, the circumstances in which law enforcement can access personal information can vary from country to country. In particular, if your data is in the US, it may be accessed by government authorities in accordance with US law.
Third party sites may link to or from DigiCert websites. DigiCert is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other websites. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of those third party sites.
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As noted above, 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.
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