Privacy Notice for Pinnacle Participants
Who We Are
Corporate Balance Concepts (CBC) is the creator of The Pinnacle Program.
This privacy notice explains how we manage and use your data and to enable us to keep you informed about, and provide opportunities for you to continue to be involved in the thought leadership and work of CBC. This includes providing you with the services you and/or your firm have requested, for administration purposes and to keep you up-to-date on relevant Pinnacle topics through our occasional email (quarterly or less) of The Pinnacle Edge newsletter.
What we gather
We are committed to ensuring that we communicate with you in the way that you want us to and that we do so securely.
We collect information about you when you communicate with us and/or when you visit, use, or download any of our services including, without limitation, when you become a Pinnacle Program participant, complete a self-assessment on pinnacleprogram.com, create an account, login, and/or provide feedback for your associate on pinnacleprogram.com. . This data may include:
We may link information we automatically collect with personal information for any lawful purpose, such as to improve and analyze the use of our services, to improve the visitor or membership experience, to deliver services, to communicate with you, to monitor the security and integrity of our services, and to analyze our operations.
We may also send a “cookie,” “pixel tag,” clear gif or web beacons to your device that contains identification unique to the device you are using. The information we receive through cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies may enable us to recognize users across devices, such as smartphones, computers, tablets, or related browsers. Depending upon your device or computer, you may be able to set your browser(s) to reject cookies or delete cookies, but that may result in the loss of some functionality of our services.
If you are an EU resident, to the extent that any cookie can uniquely identify a computer, mobile device or tablet, or the person using such device, under the GDPR, this is personal data to which, if collected by us, this privacy notice applies.
What we do with your data
The personal details held about you will be used by CBC for a variety of purposes, including, without limitation to:
With your consent, we will enter your name and email address into our MailChimp database for the purpose of sending Pinnacle Edge newsletters to you. These newsletters are sent on an occasional basis with the purpose of sharing relevant health, family and work excellence information to help you continue your Pinnacle progress. You will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from this database at any time, if you desire.
We use personal information to promote security, investigate violations of our agreements (including this privacy notice) and/or attempts to harm our users and visitors, and verify proper conduct using our services. We may also use personal information for investigations or prevention of fraud or network abuse.
Third parties may use non-personal information in order to display advertising that reflects the interests and preferences of our user community.
The GDPR requires data collectors, such as CBC, to have a legal basis to use the personal data of EU residents. Therefore, this section shall apply to any such personal data collected by CBC. CBC uses the personal data that you provide to supply you with high-quality products, content and services as you request, to send important notices, and for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to provide you with the information you need to make the most informed decisions. We may also use your personal data to offer you products, content or services that may be of interest to you, based upon your interests or the preferences you shared with us, and may share your personal data with third party sponsors of content, events, and other services or offers. The legal basis for processing your personal data is your consent. In certain circumstances we may otherwise process your personal data if CBC has a legitimate interest in doing so and CBC is not infringing any of your rights and freedoms. When CBC processes your personal data for CBC's legitimate interests, CBC will consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights under data protection and any other relevant law. Our legitimate business interests do not override your interests. CBC will not use your personal data in circumstances where your rights and freedoms override our legitimate interests, unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law.
When we may share your data:
Should you wish to limit or object to any such use, or would like further information, please email Amanda Long, our Executive Director of Business Operations at (firstname.lastname@example.org). You always have the right to withdraw consent, where given, or otherwise object to direct marketing. However, CBC may need to retain some of your details to ensure that no additional communication is sent to a particular address, email, telephone number or to you at all.
If you are an EU resident, CBC will only share your personal data with unaffiliated third parties, with your consent. If CBC shares your personal data to CBC’s affiliates or with any other third party as described in this privacy notice and your personal data will be transferred to a state which is not a member state of either the EU or the EEA, or deemed adequate by the European Commission, CBC (as a data controller/data exporter) will only conduct such transfer (to a data processor/data importer) if there are suitable safeguards in place, such as binding corporate rules, standard contractual clauses, approved Codes of Conduct, or approved certification mechanism.
CBC is responsible for onward transfers to third party agents that are processing such data on our behalf if the third party agent processes such personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Privacy Shield Principles, unless we prove that we are not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
For more information, please contact CBC’s Data Protection Officer, Amanda Long, at (email@example.com).
Protecting your data
We use a variety of physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction while it is under our control. Under our practices and policies, access to sensitive personally identifiable information is authorized only for those who have a business need for such access. Although we work hard to protect personal information that we collect and store, no data security measures are 100% secure and we cannot guarantee that our safeguards will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use, alter, destroy, or disclose personal information. CBC maintains security and incident response plans to handle incidents involving unauthorized access to private information we collect or store. We will work with you to address any problems. We retain information only as long as reasonably necessary for business, accounting, tax or legal purposes. When we dispose of personal information, we use reasonable procedures designed to erase or render it unreadable (for example, shredding documents and wiping electronic media). If you become aware of a security issue, please contact us at the address, email address or telephone number provided at the bottom of this privacy notice.
We strive to keep our customer records as accurate as possible. If you have provided personal information to us and wish to revoke our use of it, you will need to send us a written request (first class mail, email, or other reliable form of written communication) to delete or cease use of your personal information. We are not required to alter or delete information stored for purposes of backup or disaster recovery (or as otherwise required by law). In addition, you should be aware that it may not be technologically possible to remove each and every record of information you have provided to use from our servers. You play an important role in ensuring the security your personal information. We encourage you to use safeguards to protect your information.
If you are an EU resident, under the GDPR, you may, among other things, send CBC a request to (a) confirm that CBC is processing your personal data, or to access, update or correct the personal data CBC holds about you, or to obtain a copy to reuse for your own purposes, (b) erase your personal data, (c) opt-out of marketing communications from CBC or (d) restrict CBC's processing of your personal data. We kindly ask you to send such concerns (or objection) in written form stating your name, address and phone number, so that we can confirm your identity. If you inform us that you want your personal data erased (if you are an EU resident), or that you no longer wish for us to communicate with you for marketing purposes, or to otherwise restrict CBC's processing of your personal data, we may retain some basic information in order to avoid sending you unwanted materials in the future, and to keep a record of your request and our response.
How long we retain your data
We will keep your data for as long as is needed to complete the task for which it was collected or as otherwise required by law. The relationship between alumni and CBC is often long-term, and so we expect to keep your data for as long as that relationship exists.
Links to Other Websites or Applications.
On or through the services, we may provide links to third party websites. We are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those sites, including their privacy policies. Please review their privacy policies and content or information collection practices before using such third party applications or visiting their sites.
Anonymous or De-identified Data.
CBC may anonymize and/or de-identify information collected by CBC via the services or other means so that the information does not identify you. Notwithstanding any other provision in this privacy notice, CBC’s use and disclosure of aggregated and/or de-identified information is not subject to any restrictions under this privacy notice, and we may disclose it to others without limitation for any purpose.
THE REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES SET FORTH IN THIS PRIVACY NOTICE, IF ANY, ARE CBC’S ONLY REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES AND NO OTHER REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WILL APPLY. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEITHER CBC NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH CBC MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER CBC NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH CBC REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE SERVICES OR THE CONTENTS THEREIN WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SERVICES OR THE SERVER OR PLATFORM THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS. CBC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SERVICES, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SERVICES. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties, so such disclaimer may not apply to you.
Limitation of Liability.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL CBC BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, COVER, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE, ANTICIPATED PROFITS, BUSINESS OR SALES, ANY LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, OR THE COSTS OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, EVEN IF CBC OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE THEREOF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING CONTAINED HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF CBC TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM THIS PRIVACY NOTICE OR YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, $100.00. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of damages, so such exclusions may not apply to you.
Limitation on Time to File Claims.
ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN SIX (6) MONTHS AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES, OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Corporate Balance Concepts, Inc. commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. European Union individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Corporate Balance Concepts, Inc at:
Or by Mail at:
Corporate Balance Concepts, Inc.
55 E Monroe Street, Suite 3800
Chicago, IL 60603 USA
Corporate Balance Concepts, Inc. has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to ICDR-AAA an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not resolved your complaint, please contact or visit http://go.adr.org/privacyshield.html for more information or to file a complaint. The services of ICDR/AAA are provided at no cost to you. In addition, under certain conditions more fully described on the Privacy Shield website in Annex 1: Section C, EU data subjects may invoke binding arbitration for non-monetary issues when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.
The Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over Corporate Balance Concept’s compliance with the Privacy Shield.
By accessing any of the services, you agree that this privacy notice and your use of the services shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to conflict of laws principles, regardless of your location when accessing the services. This privacy notice is entered into and performed in Chicago (Cook County), Illinois. This privacy notice does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over CBC, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than Illinois. CBC makes no representation that the services are appropriate or will be available for use in other locations. If you use a site from outside the United States of America, you are entirely responsible for compliance with applicable local laws, including but not limited to the export and import regulations of other countries in relation to the services and third party content.
The parties shall attempt to resolve any disputes through good faith business negotiations or facilitative mediation in Chicago, Illinois. Except as otherwise determined by CBC, in its sole discretion, all disputes or claims arising out of or relating to this privacy notice shall be settled by arbitration, to be conducted by a single arbitrator in Chicago, Illinois, by and in accordance with the then effective commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association; provided that the arbitrator shall not have authority to issue injunctions. The costs of the arbitration and the reasonable attorneys’ fees of CBC shall be included in any award rendered by the arbitrator. The proceedings shall be conducted only in the English language. Judgment upon the award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Other legal proceedings, if any, shall be initiated and maintained in Cook County, Illinois, and in the event CBC brings such legal proceeding against you to enforce CBC’s rights hereof, the costs and expenses incurred by CBC (including attorneys’ fees) in connection with such legal proceeding shall be paid for by you. The parties expressly submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of these courts and waive any objection on the grounds of personal jurisdiction, venue, or forum non conveniens.
We may amend this privacy notice from time to time. Any significant changes to this privacy notice or to the way we treat your data will be will be posted on pinnacleprogram.com or through our other services. It is your responsibility to check periodically for changes to this privacy notice.
If you have questions about this privacy notice, how we retain your data, or if you wish to change the way we use your data, including how we communicate with you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.