Legal and Policy
Updated: March 31, 2020
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DataHoot understands that you care about your data privacy.


This privacy policy explains how we collect information about businesses and business people (Both hereby refer to Business Information) and all other types of information through our website and online services; how we maintain, use and share that information; and how you can manage the way information is handled.


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

Company name

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" containing importing/exporting information are from the Bill of Lading for shipments, reported by importers/exporters to the different governmental agencies, including the United States, India, Argentina, Mexico, etc. Please note that we do not collect all the global trade shipment records as only 29 countries' governmental agencies in the world commercialize their international shipment records and make the data publicly available.

For example, for the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security provides raw trade data directly, which consists of all available information on the bill of lading for each shipment entering a U.S. port and are considered as public records. We do not provide any data on exporting or importing records from countries that do not commercialize shipment records, such as China.


What type of information we collect. As explained in detail below, we collect two main types of information. The first type (i.e. “Business Profiles”) is used to enrich the DataHoot Database and allow us to share Business Profiles with our users, vendors and business partners. The second type of information (i.e. “User’s Data”) is mainly collected to allow users to use our app and other related services and products. The information in the DataHoot Database is collected and processed based on our legitimate interest in providing our services. The information of our users is collected and processed based on (i) users’ consent; (ii) in order to perform a contract; and (iii) to fulfill our legitimate interest. Business Profiles We collect Business Profiles which are related to contacts from different public sources and from our trusted business partners in order to enhance, optimize and enrich the DataHoot Database and make it current and up to date as possible, thus allowing us to provide our services. We collect information from the following third-party sources: (i) third parties who license, sell or otherwise provide data they have collected; or (ii) information from publicly available sources, such as via the Internet and social networks, including through public or licensed APIs. For example, we use open web services and APIs to complete and update the information we have about contacts and enrich it (e.g. by adding links to contacts verified social network profiles), in order to allow our users and vendors to find relevant Business Profiles. We do not add to the DataHoot Database any Business Profiles or any other information which is shared with us by our users when registering with our Site. User’s Data We collect two categories of information from our users: The first category of information is unidentified and non-identifiable information pertaining to a user(s), which may be made available or gathered via your use of the services (“Non-personal Information”). We are not aware of the identity of the user from which the Non-personal Information was collected. Such information includes the following: (a) We collect technical information transmitted by your device, including certain software and hardware information (e.g. the type of browser and operating system your device uses, language preference, access time and the domain name from which you linked to the services; etc.), in order to enhance the functionality of the services and to provide you with a better user experience. (b) We may also collect information about your use of the services, such as log files, time stamps, alerts, etc. This information is collected for amongst other things troubleshooting errors and bugs as well as for research and analytics purposes about your use of the services. (c) We may anonymize or de-identify the information collected by the services or via other means so that the information cannot, on its own, personally identify you. Our use and disclosure of such aggregated or de-identified information are not subject to any restrictions under this Privacy Policy, and we may disclose it to others without limitation and for any purpose. The second category of information is information about you that specifically identifies you or when combined with other information we have, can be used to identify you. Such information is collected as part of the following activities and includes the following items: (a) User activity (e.g. pages viewed, browsing activity, page viewed, etc.), (b) Location (e.g. country or origin, we do not collect your specific location); (c) In order to use our app, you will be required to register for the services (e.g. through our Site). As part of the registration process, we will collect your full name, email address, and telephone number. In addition, when you upgrade and purchase our paid version of the app you will be requested to enter your payment information (e.g. your credit card number, PayPal account, etc.). We do not collect such information directly and the processing of such payment information is made by our trusted third-party service providers. (d) We collect information which you provide us voluntarily. For example, when you respond to communications from us, performing a purchase through our site, communicate with us via email or the Site or share additional information about yourself or about others through your use of the services. We do not add to The DataHoot Database any information which is shared with us by our users when registering with our site. Cookies Cookies usually include an identification number that is unique to the device you are using. Such identifier can help us better understand our users and how they are using the Site and the services. Cookies also enable recognition of a user when they re-visit the Site, keeping their settings and preferences and ability to offer customized features. If you prefer, however, at any time you can reset your browser, so it refuses all cookies, or notifies you when a cookie is being sent. The services may implement the following types of cookies:  (i) cookies implemented by us for the purposes described above (“First Party Cookie”); and (ii) third party cookies which are set by other online services who run content on the page you are viewing, for example by third party analytics companies who monitor and analyze our web access. You may remove the cookies by following the instructions of your device preferences; however, if you choose to disable cookies, some features of our services may not operate properly, and your online experience may be limited. How do we process and use the information? We use the information we collect in the ways and for the purposes described above. We may also use such information in the following ways, and for additional purposes, as follows: Business Profiles We use Business Profiles which are related to contacts for the following purposes: To enable our users, trusted vendors and business partners to access the Business Profiles retained in the DataHoot Database (e.g. through API) for the purpose of providing our service; To enrich DataHoot Database with current and up to date Business profiles; To respond to contacts’ inquiries, support request, feedback or questions; To detect and prevent fraudulent and illegal activity or any other type of activity that may jeopardize or negatively affect the integrity of the services; To investigate violations and enforce our policies, and as required by law, regulation or other governmental authority, or to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process or respond to a government request. User’s Data We use User’s Data for the following purposes: To verify user’s registration to the services and approve user’s email address; To provide our services and help users in finding relevant Business Profiles when using top social network websites; To respond to user’s inquiries, support request, feedback or questions. To manage user’s account and provide users with customer support; To identify and authenticate user’s access to the services; To detect and prevent fraudulent and illegal activity or any other type of activity that may jeopardize or negatively affect the integrity of the services; To communicate with users and to keep them informed of our latest updates, upgrades, and products; To perform research or to conduct analytics in order to improve and customize our services to users’ needs and interests; and To investigate violations and enforce our policies, and as required by law, regulation or other governmental authority, or to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process or respond to a government request.

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 legal@datahoot.com. 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 legal@datahoot.com



California Privacy Notice supplements the DataHoot Privacy Policy and applies specifically to visitors and users who are California residents. This Notice details DataHoot’s compliance with, and the rights of consumers under, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) as well as other California privacy laws. Any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used herein.

Rights as a consumer. The CCPA grants you specific rights in and to your personal information. Specifically, you have the rights set forth below and may exercise them, as applicable, as further described below. Right of Access to Collected Information; You have the right to request that DataHoot disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal information that we have collected about you. Upon receipt of any request, we will send you a verification notice and, once your identity has been verified, we will disclose to you: The categories of your personal information that we have collected. The specific pieces of your personal information that we have collected. The categories of sources from which we have collected your personal information. The commercial reason for our collection or sale of your personal information. The categories of third parties, if any, with whom we have shared your personal information. DataHoot will disclose this information to you either electronically or by mail. If provided electronically, the information will be in a portable and, to the extent feasible, readily useable format so as to allow you to transmit the information to another party without hindrance. Right of Access to Information Sold or Disclosed for a Business Purpose You have the right to request that DataHoot disclose the categories of personal information that we have sold or otherwise disclosed to a third party about you. Upon receipt of any request, we will send you a verification notice and, once your identity has been verified, we will disclose to you: The categories of your personal information that we have collected. The categories of your personal information that we have sold. The categories of your personal information that we have otherwise disclosed to a third party for a business purpose. The categories of third parties to whom we have sold your personal information. Right to Request Deletion You have the right to request that DataHoot delete any of your personal information that we have collected and retained about you, subject to certain exceptions. Upon receipt of any request, we will send you a verification notice and, once your identity has been verified, we will delete (and direct any third party service providers to delete) your personal information. DataHoot may deny your deletion request if retaining your personal information is necessary for us to: complete the transaction for which we originally collected your personal information; provide a service that you requested; take reasonably anticipated actions within the context of our ongoing business relationship; to comply with a legal obligation; or otherwise as set forth in the CCPA. If we deny your deletion request, we will provide you with the reason(s) for such denial.

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