Business Data Only
Company Data Source
Trade Data Source
Use of Data
DataHoot understands that you care about your data privacy.
The information provided by DataHoot is not directly created by DataHoot but rather is retrieved from the web, public sources, or from the contribution of relevant data from business partners.
We collect the business profiles from publicly available sources and from our trusted business partners. The data are stored in the DataHoot Database. The DataHoot Database includes Business Profiles relating to individuals, which were lawfully obtained by DataHoot from business partners who own established and legitimate directories or publicly available sources.
Our core purpose is to make online engagement safe and efficient. The DataHoot service provides its users with valuable insights and assists in authenticating individuals' identities in the online sphere.
DataHoot allows you to access your personal information, edit or obtain data collected about you. If you want to remove your data, please fill in the Remove Request form at the end of the page and submit it to us.
We only collect “publicly available” information concerning business profiles, including information associated with company executives. We do not collect or provide sensitive personal information of any kind such as health information, political or religious ideology, any kind of financial information, internet search history, etc.
DataHoot enables its users to receive information only regarding individuals who already voluntarily provided information about themselves over the internet in the business context ONLY. The DataHoot services are based on “adding” information to an existing social profile, which an individual has created on the internet. DataHoot’s solution, therefore, applies only to those internet users who have made themselves “publicly available” by sharing information online in the business context.
We collect the following Business Information
Description of company
Company’s website domain
Company’s website URL value
Year company was founded in
Link to company’s LinkedIn page
Company’s headquarters address
Company’s headquarters country
Company’s headquarters state
Company’s headquarters region
Company’s headquarters city
Company’s headquarters street
Company’s headquarters zip code
Official ‘Contact Us’ phone number
Estimated employee ranges for company
Estimated revenue ranges for company
People publicly linked to company’s leadership or LinkedIn page
Full name of Key contact people
Contact’s job title at given company
List of contact’s business emails
List of contact’s business phone numbers
DataHoot collects information from publicly available sources and from its trusted business partners who collect data in accordance with all applicable privacy laws. DataHoot also uses algorithms and machine learning to complete email addresses based on standard corporate email patterns.
DataHoot ensures that data collection and processing are done following all applicable privacy laws, including providing individuals with greater control over their data. We do our best to bring together contact information from various public sources (such as is available on the internet through Bing Search).
The "trade data", which contain importing / exporting information, are from the Bill of Lading for shipments, reported by importers / exporters to the different governmental agencies.
In the U.S., maritime records have been public for decades. The Department of Homeland Security provides raw data, which consists of all available information on the bill of lading for each shipment entering a U.S. port. The United States data is obtained through the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) and is considered public records.
While for countries like Germany or China, it is illegal to buy and sell B/L details from Customs shipping records. So we do not provide any data on China's exporting or importing records in our database. We only provide data from countries that commercialize their international shipment records and make the data publicly available.
We may share information with third parties in the ways and for the purposes described above. We may also share and disclose such information, if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary or required: (i) to comply with a law, regulation, governmental or securities exchange requirement, court order, judicial proceeding or legal process, such as a subpoena or a search warrant; (ii) to address a violation of the law; (iii) to investigate fraud or criminal activity, and to protect our rights or those of our affiliates, vendors and users, or as part of legal proceedings affecting or may affect us or our affiliates, vendors or users; and (iv) to allow DataHoot to exercise its legal rights or respond to a legal claim.
We may also share information in the following ways, and for additional purposes, as follows: Business Profiles We share Business Profiles which are related to contacts with our users, trusted vendors and business partners. Specifically, we may disclose to them (or permit their access to) Business Profiles retained in the DataHoot Database for the purposes of ensuring that their prospective or existing Business Profiles are authentic, current and up to date. At any time, you may decide to opt-out from enabling us to disclose or allow access to your Business Profile information stored on the DataHoot Database by filling in your relevant details here. We may also share Business Profiles stored in our database with the following recipients: (i) our subsidiaries; (ii) subcontractors and other third-party service providers (e.g. hosting services, etc.); (iii) auditors or advisers of our business processes; and (iv) any potential purchasers or investors in DataHoot. User’s Data We may share Business Profiles that are related to contacts with our users, trusted vendors and business partners. Specifically, we may disclose to them (or permit their access to) Business Profiles retained in the DataHoot Database for the purposes of ensuring that their prospective or existing Business Profiles are authentic, current and up to date. At any time, you may decide to opt-out from enabling us to disclose or allow access to your Business Profile information stored on the DataHoot Database by filling in your relevant details here. We may also share Business Profiles stored in our database with the following recipients: (i) our subsidiaries; (ii) subcontractors and other third-party service providers (e.g. hosting services, etc.); (iii) auditors or advisers of our business processes; and (iv) any potential purchasers or investors in DataHoot. Retention Personal Information will be retained by DataHoot for as long as necessary to provide our services, and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our policies. Retention periods will be determined considering the type of information that is collected and the purpose for which it was collected, bearing in mind the requirements applicable to the situation and the need to destroy outdated, unused information at the earliest reasonable time. If you wish to remove Business Profiles existing in our servers or if you prefer that we will not share your Business Profiles with our users, vendors or business partners, you may opt-out by filling in your relevant details here. In this case, we shall not continue to process your Business Profiles. Please be notified: while we respect the removal of privacy requests, since the DataHoot Database relies on various data sources, including publicly available sources, we may obtain in the future other records of personal data that may be associated with you. In this case, since we have complied with your deletion request, we will not have records regarding your personal data and such additional information may be reintroduced into the DataHoot Database. We recommend you to periodically check your profile or the services to ensure that your then-existed profile or account includes only the Information you chose to have displayed. How do we safeguard and transfer your information? We take great care in implementing and maintaining the security of the services and your information. We employ industry standard procedures and policies to ensure the safety of your information and prevent unauthorized use of any such information. Since we operate globally, it may be necessary to transfer your Personal Information to countries outside the European Union. In such cases we will transfer your Personal Information only to such countries as approved by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection, rely on our self-certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, and/or enter into legal agreements ensuring an adequate level of data protection. If you feel that your privacy was treated not in accordance with our policy, or if any person attempted to abuse our services or acted in an inappropriate manner, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Marketing We may use users’ Personal Information, such as names and email addresses, ourselves or by using our third-party subcontractors for the purpose of providing our users with promotional materials and newsletters concerning our services, which we believe may interest them. Out of respect to their right to privacy, at any time, users may request to unsubscribe and discontinue receiving marketing offers.
About GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
Organizations established in the EU and processing personal data of EU-based individuals are, in almost all cases, required to comply with the GDPR as of May 25, 2018. The GDPR updates and harmonizes the framework for processing personal data in the European Union, and brings with it new obligations for organizations and new rights for individuals. Our Commitment Although, DataHoot is not subject to the statute’s territorial scope provisions of the GDPR, the team at DataHoot is fully committed to the principals of the GDPR. We have closely analyzed the requirements of the GDPR and continue to monitor new guidance on best practices for implementing the requirements of the GDPR. We have taken these GDPR principals seriously and made changes to our products, contracts and policies to ensure that we are fully aligned with the GDPR. DataHoot services are aligned with the GDPR as of May 25, 2018. Worldwide Product Compliance Many of our customers operate in multiple jurisdictions around the world. To ensure a consistent user experience, DataHoot has also adopted the GDPR principals to its entire platform and supports it worldwide. We believe that the use of uniform rules and program logic will greatly enhance our customers’ ability to comply with the GDPR’s requirements (if they are subject to GDPR). Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Information We respect your privacy rights no matter where you are from and therefore you may contact us at any time and we shall work diligently to respect your choices and requests regarding your Personal Information. Access Data: You may request access to your personal information and obtain a copy of your personal information which is being processed by DataHoot. If you wish to find out what personal information is being processed by DataHoot, we will provide you with the following, free of charge: purposes of processing, categories of personal information processed, recipient(s) of personal information, length of time during which the information will be stored; your privacy rights; and information on data transfers. Such requests are made by contacting our Privacy Team. Please be sure to provide the relevant details. Rectification of Data: You may request to change, update or complete any missing data we process about you, by contacting our Privacy Team with your relevant details. Please note that we may rectify, replenish, or remove incomplete or inaccurate information, at any time and at our own discretion. Removal of Data: You may at any time request the deletion of your personal information. In this case, if there is no overriding legitimate interest to continue processing your personal information we will erase your data. Such a request will be made by contacting our Privacy Team with your relevant details. Restriction of Data Processing: You may request that we restrict processing your personal information if the accuracy of the Personal Information is contested by you. To make such a request, please contact our Privacy Team and provide all relevant information. Object to Data Processing: You have the right to object to the processing your data. Such a request will be made by contacting our Privacy Team with your relevant details. However, please note that these rights are not absolute, and may be subject to our own legitimate interests and regulatory requirements. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are collecting or processing your Personal Information not in accordance with the laws, you can complain to the applicable data protection authority. Retention Personal Information will be retained by DataHoot for as long as necessary to provide our services, and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our policies. Retention periods will be determined taking into account the type of information that is collected and the purpose for which it was collected, bearing in mind the requirements applicable to the situation and the need to destroy outdated, unused information at the earliest reasonable time. You may request deletion of your personal data, as specified above. Please be notified: If your information is fully deleted from the DataHoot Database, it may be obtained again in the future, if it is collected through public platforms or our business partners. In this case, since we have complied with your deletion request, we will not have records regarding your contact data and your contact information may be reintroduced into the DataHoot Database. We recommend you to periodically check your profile or the Services to ensure that your then-existed profile or account include only the Information you chose to have displayed. Legal Basis for processing The biggest myth about the GDPR is that consent is the ONLY way to lawfully process personal information concerning EU data subjects. While consent is one basis for lawful processing, it is not the only one. DataHoot’s lawful basis for processing is its legitimate interest in providing its services to its users, for more information please contact our Privacy Team. The categories of recipients of the personal data In order to provide our service, we may share certain personal data with companies and individuals that subscribe to our service. We may also share personal data with the following recipients: (i) our subsidiaries; (ii) subcontractors and other third-party service providers (e.g. payment processors, advertisers and marketers, hosting services, etc.); (iii) auditors or advisers of our business processes; and (iv) any potential purchasers or investors in DataHoot. Transfer of Data to a Third Country If we transfer personal data outside of the EU or EEA, we only do so in accordance with the legal mechanisms are providing an adequate level of protection and aligned with the GDPR. Contact us if you have any additional question on our privacy practices, please feel free to address us at email@example.com