Privacy Policy

Effective Date: November 3, 2017

This privacy notice describes how Cognant LLC (“we,” “us,” or “our”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Machine Zone, Inc., collects, uses, and shares information through its website located at https://www.cognant.com, or any Cognant-owned or Cognant-licensed website (collectively the “Site”).

Information Collection

We may collect a variety of information when you visit our Site.  For example, we may collect certain personal information when you contact us, request services, or otherwise provide it to us.  This personal information may include your name, email address, phone number, and any other such information you provide to us. We may also collect personal information from third-party sources to supplement or combine with the information that we collect.

We may also collect certain technical information when you visit the Site.  This type of information may include your browser type, operating system, the areas you visit on the Site, time and date of your visit, and device type and identifiers.  We may collect this technical information through cookies, web beacons, or other similar technologies.  We may combine personal and technical information together.

How We Use Information

We may use any of the information we collect for any lawful purpose, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • To respond to your inquiries and requests;
  • To provide you with any services you request;
  • For internal purposes, such as recordkeeping, and to operate our business;
  • To operate and improve the Site;
  • To perform analytics and research;
  • To comply with law and to maintain the security of the Site; and
  • As otherwise disclosed at the time of collection or use.

Information Sharing

We may share the information we collect with third parties for a variety of purposes, including with: 

  • Affiliates;
  • Service providers or agents that perform services on our behalf, hosting services, research and analytics, and   customer service;
  • As part of a corporate sale, merger, or acquisition, or other transfer of all or part of our assets including as part of a  bankruptcy proceeding;
  • Pursuant to a subpoena, court order, governmental inquiry, or other legal process or as otherwise required by law, or   when we believe it is necessary to protect our rights or the rights of third parties; and
  • With your consent or as otherwise disclosed at the time of data collection or sharing.

We may share information that has been de-identified or aggregated without limitation. 

Social Media Tools and Links to Other Websites

The Site may provide links to other websites that we do not control.  We encourage you to review the privacy policy of those websites you may visit.

The Site may include social media tools or “plug-ins”, such as social networking and blogging tools offered by third parties.  These social media companies may collect information about you and may use and share such information in accordance with your social media account settings, including by sharing such information with the general public.  Your interactions with third-party social media companies and the use of their features are governed by the privacy policies of the social media companies that provide those features.  We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of any social media accounts you create and use.

Your Choices: Digital Advertising and Analytics

We may work with various third parties that collect information on the Site, and across non-affiliated websites and mobile apps over time to infer consumer interests to deliver relevant advertising, as well as to associate devices together to deliver relevant advertising across those devices.     

We may also work with third parties that collect data about your use of the Site and other sites or applications over time for non-advertising purposes.  We use Google Analytics and other third-party services to improve the performance of the Site and our Services and for analytics and marketing purposes.  For more information about how Google Analytics collects and uses data when you visit our Site or use our Services, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and to opt out of Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.  

Data Security

We implement reasonable security measures to help protect the security of information we collect through the Site.   

Children

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 on the Site.

Updating Information

If you would like to update the personal information you have previously provided to us, you can do so at by submitting your updated information to us through the “Support” button on the Site.  

Changes to This Notice

If we make changes to this privacy notice, we will post the new policy here.  We encourage you to periodically check back to remain up to date on our privacy practices.

Contact Us

If you have questions, comments, or concerns about this privacy notice, please contact us by submitting your questions, comments or concerns to us through the “Support” button on the Site.