M6Connect Corporation’s mission is to connect businesses to allow them to be more productive and successful. Our registered users (“members”) share their identities, engage with their network, exchange knowledge and professional insights, post and view relevant content, and find business opportunities. We believe that our services allow our members to effectively compete and achieve their full potential. The cornerstone of our business is to focus on our members.

We protect your personal information using industry-standard safeguards. All data is encrypted both when it is transmitted and at rest. 

We may share your information with your consent or as required by law, and we will always let you know when we make significant changes to this Privacy Policy.

Maintaining your trust is our top priority, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:

We protect your personal information and will only provide it to third parties: (1) with your consent; (2) where it is necessary to carry out your instructions; (3) as reasonably necessary in order to provide our features and functionality to you; (4) when we reasonably believe it is required by law, subpoena or other legal process; or (5) as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or safety of M6, our members, and the public.

We have implemented appropriate security safeguards designed to protect your information in accordance with industry standards.

This Privacy Policy applies to M6Connect.com and M6Connect mobile applications. We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time, and if we make material changes to it, we will provide notice through our service, or by other means so that you may review the changes before you continue to use our services. If you object to any changes, you may stop usin the service. Continuing to use our services after we publish or communicate a notice about any changes to this Privacy Policy means that you are consenting to the changes.

1. What information we collect

1.1. Data Controllers

Our Privacy Policy applies to all members. We collect information when you use our services to offer you a personalized and relevant experience, including growing your network and enabling business opportunities.

The personal information provided to or collected by our services is controlled by M6Connect Corporation, Omaha, NE. If you have any concern about providing information to us or having such information displayed on our services or otherwise used in any manner permitted in this Privacy Policy and the User Agreement, you should not become a member, visit our websites, apps or otherwise use our services. 

1.2. Registration

When you create an account with us, we collect information (including your name, email address, and password).

To create an account on M6Connect, you must provide us with at least your name, email address and phone number and a password, and agree to our User Agreement and this Privacy Policy, which governs how we treat your information. You may provide additional information during the registration flow (for example, your postal code, job title, and company) to help you build your profile and to provide you more customized services (for example: language-specific profile pages, updates, content, more relevant ads and career opportunities). You understand that, by creating an account, we and others will be able to identify you by your M6Connect profile. We may also ask for your credit card details if you purchase certain additional services.

1.3. Profile Information

We collect information when you fill out a profile. A complete M6Connect profile that includes professional details – like your job title, education, and skills – helps you get found by other people for opportunities.

After you create an account, you may choose to provide additional information on your M6Connect profile, such as descriptions of your skills, professional experience, and educational background. You can list honors, awards, professional affiliations, Group memberships, networking objectives, companies or individuals that you follow, and other information including content. Providing additional information enables you to derive more benefit from our services by helping you express your professional identity; find other professionals, opportunities, and information; and help recruiters and business opportunities find you. It also enables us to serve you ads and other relevant content on and off of our services.

1.4. Customer Service

We collect information when you contact us for customer support.

1.5. Using the M6Connect Sites and Applications

We collect information when you visit M6Connect, use our mobile applications, and interact with advertising on and off our services.

We collect information when you use our websites, applications, our platform technology or other services.

1.6. Using Third-Party Services and Visiting Third-Party Sites

We collect information when you use your account to sign in to other sites or services, and when you view web pages that include our plugins and cookies.

1.7. Log Files, IP Addresses, and Information About Your Computer and Mobile Device

We collect information from the devices and networks that you use to access our services.

When you visit or leave our services by clicking a hyperlink or when you view a third-party site that includes our plugin or cookies (or similar technology), we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came or the one to which you are directed. Also, advertisers receive the URL of the page that you are on when you click an add on or through our Services. We also receive the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your computer or the proxy server that you use to access the web, your computer operating system details, your type of web browser, your mobile device (including your mobile device identifier provided by your mobile device operating system), your mobile operating system (if you are accessing M6Connect using a mobile device), and the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. We may also receive location data passed to us from third-party services or GPS-enabled devices that you have set up, which we use to show you local information on our mobile applications and for fraud prevention and security purposes. Most mobile devices allow you to prevent real time location data being sent to us, and of course we will honor your settings.

1.8. Other

We are constantly innovating to improve our services, which means we may create new ways to collect information on the services.

Our services are a dynamic, innovative environment, which means we are always seeking to improve the services we offer you. We often introduce new features, some of which may result in the collection of new information. Furthermore, new partnerships or corporate acquisitions may result in new features, and as a result we may potentially collect new types of information. 

2. How we use your personal information

2.1. Consent to M6Connect Processing Information About You

You agree that information you provide on your profile can be seen by others and used by us as described in this Privacy Policy and our User Agreement.

The personal information that you provide to us may reveal or allow others to identify aspects of your life that are not expressly stated on your profile (for example, your picture or your name may reveal your gender). By providing personal information to us when you create or update your account and profile, you are expressly and voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of our User Agreement and freely accepting and agreeing to our processing of your personal information in ways set out by this Privacy Policy. Supplying to us any information deemed “sensitive” by applicable law is entirely voluntary on your part. 

2.2. Sharing Information with Affiliates

We share your information across our different services, among companies in the M6Connect family.

We may share your personal information with our affiliates (meaning entities controlled by, controlling or under common control with M6Connect) outside of the M6Connect entity that is your data controller (for example, M6Connect Corporation may share your information with M6Connect Australia, or other M6Connect operating entities) as reasonably necessary to provide the services. You are consenting to this sharing.

We combine information internally across different services. 

2.3. Sharing Information with Third Parties

Any information you put on your profile and any content you post on M6Connect may be seen by others.

We don’t provide any of your non-public information to third parties without your consent, unless required by law, or as described elsewhere in this Policy.

Other people may find your M6Connect profile information through search engines.

We offer an M6ID product that allows you as a member to publish portions of your professional profile to other members and companies. We have a similar product that allows companies to store non-public information about their company and to share it with other companies and members.

We do not rent or sell personal information that you have not posted on our services, except as described in this Privacy Policy. We will not disclose personal information that is not published to your profile or generated through engagement with our other services, except to carry out your instructions (for example, to process payment information), unless we have a good faith belief that disclosure is permitted by law or is reasonably necessary to: (1) comply with a legal requirement or process, including, but not limited to, civil and criminal subpoenas, court orders or other compulsory disclosures; (2) enforce this Privacy Policy or our User Agreement; (3) respond to claims of a violation of the rights of third parties; (4) respond to member service inquiries; or (5) protect the rights, property, or safety of M6Connect, our services, our members or the public. 

2.4. Compliance with Legal Process and Other Disclosures

We may disclose your personal information if compelled by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if necessary to enforce our User Agreement.

It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information, or information about your activities as a member when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process, whether in the United States, Australia, or other jurisdictions, or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce the User Agreement, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, or protect the security or integrity of our Service; or (3) exercise or protect the rights, property, or safety of M6Connect, our members, personnel, or others. 

2.5. Disclosures to Others as the Result of a Change in Control or Sale of M6Connect Corporation

If there is a change in control or sale of all or part of M6Connect, we may share your information with a third party, who will have the right to use that information in line with this Privacy Policy.

We may also disclose your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of the assets of M6Connect Corporation, a subsidiary, or division, or as the result of a change in control of the company or one of its affiliates, or in preparation for any of these events. Any third party to which we transfers or sells our assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy.

2.6. Service Providers

We may employ third parties to help us with the services

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our services (e.g. maintenance, analysis, audit, marketing and development). These third parties have limited access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to M6Connect not to disclose or use it for other purposes.

3. Your Choices & Obligations

3.1. Data Retention

We keep your information for as long as your account is active or as needed. 

We retain the personal information you provide while your account is in existence or as needed to provide you services. We may retain your personal information even after you have closed your account if retention is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes between members, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce this Privacy Policy and our User Agreement. We may retain personal information, for a limited period of time, if requested by law enforcement. Our Customer Service may retain information for as long as is necessary to provide support-related reporting and trend analysis only, but we generally delete or de-personalize closed account data.

4. Important Information

4.1. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will notify you when we change this Privacy Policy.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes in the way we treat your personal information, or to the Privacy Policy, we will provide notice to you on the services or by some other means, such as email. Please review the changes carefully. If you agree to the changes, simply continue to use our Services. If you object to any of the changes to our terms and you no longer wish to use our services, you should stop using the service. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account. 

4.4. California's Shine the Light Law

We don’t share any of your personal information with third parties for direct marketing.

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our customers who are California residents to request and obtain from us a list of what personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the names and addresses of those third parties. Requests may be made only once a year and are free of charge. Under Section 1798.83, we currently do not share any personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

4.5. Security

We take privacy and security seriously and have enabled HTTPS access to our site, in addition to existing SSL access over mobile devices. Also, please know that the Internet is not a secure environment, so we require the use of strong passwords.

We have implemented security safeguards designed to protect the personal information that you provide in accordance with industry standards. Access to your data on our services is password-protected, and data such as credit card information is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the services. We also offer secure https access to the M6Connect.com website. To protect any data you store on our servers, we encrypt all data stored in the system and also regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center that is FedRAMP certified. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other members are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.