FlashInfo Privacy Policy

FlashInfo understands that you care about how information about you is used. This privacy policy (the “Policy”) explains how we collect information pertaining to businesses and business people (“Business Information”) and all other types of information through our website and online services (the “Site”); how we maintain, use and share that information; and how you can manage the way information about you is handled.

For residents of the State of California, please click The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 | Morrison & Foerster (mofo.com)to find out more about your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”).

Business Information for its Public Profiles

FlashInfo creates profiles of business people and companies, which we call “Public Profiles,” from different sources. Once we have collected Business Information about a person or company, we combine multiple mentions of the same person or company into a Public Profile. The resulting directory of Public Profiles (the “Directory”) is then made available to the users of the Site and our customers and strategic partners.

FlashInfo obtains the data for its Public Profiles in several ways including:

1. Personal information: Refers to all kinds of information recorded electronically or otherwise that can identify a specific natural person or reflect the activities of a specific natural person, either alone or in combination with other information.

2. Flashinfo Platform Operator: The main body of Flashinfo platform's network provision, software technical services, support, information inquiry and platform operation is Podtype Hongkong Limited.

3. Personal information deletion: Refers to the act of removing personal information from the system involved in the realization of daily business functions, so that it can be kept in a state where it cannot be retrieved or accessed.

Part II Intellectual Property Protection

We respect intellectual property rights and oppose and fight against infringement of intellectual property rights. Intellectual property rights holders who believe that the content of the Flashinfo platform infringes their legitimate rights and interests may file a complaint through the platform, and we will promptly deal with it in accordance with the corresponding laws and regulations and the rules of the platform after receiving a contractual notice from the intellectual property rights holder.

Unless otherwise stated by Flashinfo, all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights in the Flashinfo platform, as well as all information content related to Flashinfo (including but not limited to text, images, audio, video, graphics, interface design, layout frames, related data or electronic files, etc.) belong to the Flashinfo Platform Operator owns the Flashinfo platform. Without permission, no one is allowed to copy, disseminate, display, mirror, upload, download, etc. any content in the Flashinfo platform without permission.

Flashinfo logos and text, as well as other Flashinfo logos, product and service names, are owned by the Flashinfo Platform Operator or Flashinfo right holders. If you need any use for promotion, display, etc., you must obtain prior written authorization from the Flashinfo right holder.

The works reproduced on the Flashinfo platform are for the purpose of conveying more information and do not imply that they endorse their views or have confirmed the authenticity of their content.

Part III Privacy Policy

Collect and Use Information

Visitors to our Site may choose to submit their name, email address and/or other information so that they can learn more about our services, register to take part in a FlashInfo-sponsored event, or participate in a survey, contest or sweepstakes, among other things. By accessing, using, and/or submitting information through the Site, you consent to the practices described in this Policy with regard to the information collected thereby as described herein. If you do not agree with this Policy, you must delete all cookies from your browser cache after visiting the Site and refrain from visiting or using the Site.

In order to use certain FlashInfo products and services, you may be required to register as a user. From time to time, we may use your email address to send you information and keep you informed of products and services in which you might be interested. You will always be provided with an opportunity to opt out of receiving such emails. Your contact information may also be used to reach you regarding issues concerning your use of our Site, including changes to this Policy. A more detailed description of how we may collect and use customer information is found below under “Customer Information Collected.”

If you choose to use our referral service to invite a friend to join FlashInfo, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Site. FlashInfo will use this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and will not store your friend’s name or email address.

FlashInfo may aggregate collected information about our users in a form that does not allow users to be personally identified for the purpose of understanding our customer base and enhancing the services that we and our strategic partners and customers can provide you.

If you purchase one of our online subscription-based services, you will need to provide credit card information. We will use that information solely for the purpose of fulfilling your FlashInfo purchase request. We will store credit card information in an encrypted form and will not sell, share or use it again without your prior consent. (The only exceptions are described in the sections below on “Disclosures to Service Providers,” “Disclosures for Legal Reasons,” and “Disclosures to a Buyer of the Company”).

FlashInfo will use personal information only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by the individual about whom the information pertains. FlashInfo will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete and current.

We also collect information using cookies, as described below.


Most websites, including our Site, use a feature of your browser to set a small text file called a “cookie” on your computer. The site placing the “cookie” on your computer can then recognize the computer when you revisit the site to allow auto log in and track how you are using the site. When you visit our Site, our servers and/or those of our service providers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends, such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, referring/exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, time and date of use and other information. We may link this information to information that you submit while on our Site, which does allow you to be personally identified.

You are free to decline “cookies”. You can configure your browser to accept all “cookies”, reject all “cookies”, erase “cookies” or notify you when a “cookie” is set. Electing to reject or disable “cookies” may substantially limit your ability to use our Site.

FlashInfo may adopt other technologies that serve similar functions as “cookies”. If we do so, we will disclose it in this Policy.

Third Party Cookies

The use of cookies and similar technologies by our partners, affiliates, tracking utility company, service providers is not covered by this Policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our partners, affiliates, tracking utility company and service providers may use session ID cookies in order to:

A)personalize your experience

B)analyze which pages our visitors visit

C)provide website feature such as social sharing widgets

D)measure advertising effectiveness

E)track which areas of our site you visit; in order to remarket to you after you leave

To disable or reject third-party cookies, please refer to the third-party’s relevant website.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., on our Site. Google Analytics uses cookies or other tracking technologies to help us analyze how users interact with and use the Site, compile reports on the Site’s activity, and provide other services related to Site activity and usage. The technologies used by Google may collect information such as your IP address, time of visit, whether you are a return visitor, and any referring website. The Site does not use Google Analytics to gather information that personally identifies you. The information generated by Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google and will be subject to Google’s privacy policies. To learn more about Google’s partner services and to learn how to opt out of tracking of analytics by Google click here.

Do Not Track Signals

Your browser or device may include ‘Do Not Track’ functionality. Our information collection and disclosure practices, and the choices that we provide to visitors, will continue to operate as described in this Policy, whether or not a Do Not Track signal is received.

Web beacons

Our Site contains electronic images known as “web beacons” (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.

Customer Information Collected

FlashInfo may collect the following information from or regarding its customers: (1) personal contact information regarding users of the Services (“User Information”); (2) information uploaded to our system by a user of the Services (“Uploaded Information”); (3) and usage logs regarding the use of the Site, including logins and other actions taken, time stamps, IP address, and other usage data (“Usage Logs”) (collectively, “Customer Information”).

You may be a user that has been provided access to the Site through your company license agreement. Your employer may require that one or more users have global rights to access any and all information of every user that has access through the company. If you have questions or concerns regarding the rights of other individuals in your company to access your User Information, Uploaded Information, or Usage Logs, you should raise those concerns with the appropriate person at your company.

Use of Customer Information

Customer Information may be used for FlashInfo’s legitimate business interests in connection with your use of the Site, including to respond to user inquiries and fulfill user requests, complete transactions, provide customer service, send administrative information, and to personalize user experience with the Site. We may use Customer Information to better understand our users in general and to improve the content and functionality of the Site. We may use Customer Information to contact you in the future to tell you about services, promotions, opportunities, and other general information about FlashInfo we believe will be of interest to you. We may use Customer Information to investigate and prosecute potential breaches of FlashInfo’s security or license agreements.

FlashInfo will not disclose Customer Information to any third party except in connection with a legitimate use as set forth herein, in connection with a bona fide legal dispute to which such information is relevant, in response to valid, compulsory legal process, or as otherwise required by law. FlashInfo will, whenever possible, obtain confidentiality agreements from any person or entity to whom Customer Information is disclosed and ensure any recipients are committed to employing appropriate technological security measures.

FlashInfo employs reasonable security and back-up procedures to protect Customer Information. However, in the unlikely event there is a loss or corruption of Customer Information, FlashInfo is not responsible or liable for such loss or corruption. We encourage our users to retain copies of all Uploaded Information on their own system.

Customer Use of FlashInfo Integrations

As part of the Site, FlashInfo may make available to its customers certain “Integrations”. In using FlashInfo’s Integrations, such as FlashInfo’s SFNA and web browser extensions, Business Information from customer’s CRM, MAT, or sales enablement software may be transmitted to FlashInfo for purposes of matching or cleansing customer’s data against FlashInfo’s database as a feature of the Site. In that event, FlashInfo may retain and store such Business Information for purposes of identifying potential contacts to supplement the Site, verifying the accuracy of such Business Information, removing out-of-date Business Information from the Site, or otherwise improving FlashInfo’s research processes and the content provided through the Site. Information so received will not be attributable to the source. In the event that any customer wishes to opt out of FlashInfo’s use of such information, they may do so by visiting the ‘Privacy Center’ within the FlashInfo Salesforce Native Application and adjusting the appropriate controls.

Disclosures of Public Profiles

We may make any Business Information that our users contribute for inclusion in our Directory, that we collect from public web sources or that we license from third parties available to users of the Site, to our strategic partners and to our customers.

Disclosures to Service Providers

FlashInfo may from time to time disclose Business Information or other collected information to service providers, solely for providing functions related to our operation of the Site and for no other purpose. For example:

A)FlashInfo uses service providers to process credit card payments on our Site. When you use a credit card to pay for FlashInfo services, information such as your name, billing address, phone number, email address and credit card Information will be submitted to service providers for verification and to manage any recurring payments.

B)FlashInfo uses software hosted by a service provider to provide us with information regarding our visitors’ activities on our Site. When you visit our Site, that service provider may set cookies on our behalf and may receive information about your browsing activity on our Site.

Disclosures for Legal Reasons

We may disclose collected information, including Business Information, to a third party if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary or desirable:

(A) to comply with lawful requests, subpoenas, search warrants or orders by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements,

(B) to address a violation of the law,

(C) to protect the rights, property or safety of FlashInfo, its users or the public, or (iv) to allow FlashInfo to exercise its legal rights or respond to a legal claim.

Disclosures to a Buyer of the Company

If our company or substantially all of our assets are acquired, or in the event of a merger or bankruptcy, information about you and/or information you provide to FlashInfo may be among the transferred assets. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

Other Disclosures

If you register for a FlashInfo event with a third-party speaker, your information will generally be shared with the speaker.

If you provide information, including Business Information, in creating or updating your Public Profile, that information will be included in the Directory and thus can be viewed by third parties.

We post customer testimonials on our Site which may contain the customer’s name. We always get consent from the customer prior to posting any testimonial. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at [email protected]

Our Site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any content you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. You can request the removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, by contacting us at [email protected] In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

FlashInfo may have liability to you in case of failure to comply with the law or this Policy in handling onward transfer of your Information to third parties.

Professional Profiles

To find out if you are in the FlashInfo database, search for your first name and last name on the FlashInfo home page. If you have a common name, you can limit your search based on geographical location or companies where you have worked.

Once you have located one or more FlashInfo profiles in your name, consider these options for managing your professional profile on FlashInfo:

Update Your Own Professional FlashInfo Profile

Make sure your FlashInfo profile is up to date for recruiters and others who may want to reach you. Simply, verify your FlashInfo profile and you can update your work history, contact information and even delete web references you do not want associated with your professional profile. You can also consolidate multiple FlashInfo profiles in your name to create a comprehensive snapshot of your professional background. Please Click here to view, verify and update your FlashInfo Directory profile.

Remove Profile Completely

If you wish to completely remove your existing individual profile from the Directory, please visit Remove Your FlashInfo Professional Profile or email [email protected] If you make this choice, your name, employment history, web references and contact information (including email address) will be removed from our search results as soon as possible.

Company Profiles

To find out if your company is in the FlashInfo database,search for your organization on the FlashInfo home page. Once you have located the FlashInfo profile, consider these options for managing your company profile on FlashInfo:

Update Company Profile

Simply, verify your FlashInfo company profile to update your company description, industry, company location, and more. You can also consolidate multiple FlashInfo profiles to create a comprehensive snapshot of your company. Please contact us to verify and update your FlashInfo company profile.Email [email protected]

Remove Company Profile Completely

FlashInfo is a specialized web search engine, but focused on finding information about companies and professionals. We gather all information about companies from corporate web sites, press releases, and/or SEC documents filed with the US government. The company summaries are created automatically by FlashInfo’s software based on the information we find on those documents. As a company policy, FlashInfo does not remove company information from our search engine. If any of the company information is incorrect, please update your company profile.

Data Retention

We will retain your information for a period of time consistent with the original purpose(s) for which we collected it, as described in this Privacy Policy. We will retain your information

(A)for as long as we have an ongoing relationship with you and as needed to provide you services;

(B)as necessary to comply with our legal obligation(s);

(C)as necessary to resolve disputes or to protect ourselves from potential future disputes; or

(D)as necessary to enforce our agreements. Retention periods will be determined taking into account the amount, nature and sensitivity of your information and the purpose(s) for which it was collected. After the retention period ends, we will delete your information. Where we are unable to do so, we will ensure that appropriate measures are put in place to prevent any further use of your information.

Opt Out of Certain Uses of Information

FlashInfo gives you the opportunity to “opt out” of having your information used for certain purposes.

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by visiting /unsubscribe. After we receive your request, we will send you an email message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed. FlashInfo will not share information about you that you submit when you register for our services with third parties for promotional uses unless you opt in to such sharing within your FlashInfo account or FlashInfo has separately acquired such information from other sources, in which case FlashInfo will give you the opportunity to opt out via email.

If you have registered for a FlashInfo account and opted in to share your personal information with FlashInfo subscribers, you may opt out by signing in to your FlashInfo account and changing your preferences by clicking “Edit” next to your contact information on the Profile page.

If you have subscribed to FlashInfo Community and opted in to share your business contacts with FlashInfo in exchange for free access to our premium services, you may opt out of any further sharing of business contacts by uninstalling the Software. If you uninstall the Software, your subscription to FlashInfo Community will immediately expire and FlashInfo will no longer collect Business Information from you through this method (however, you will not be able to ‘unshare’ the Business Information you have previously provided to FlashInfo).

You may also communicate your opt-out request to FlashInfo by telephone or postal mail by using the contact information at the bottom of this Policy.

Keep Information Secure

The security of your information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our registration forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of Internet transmission or electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

This Site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by FlashInfo. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage when you leave our Site to be aware and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Policy applies only to information collected by this Site or in the method(s) otherwise discussed herein.

Social Media Widgets

Our Site includes social media features, such as the Facebook “Like” button and “Widgets”, such as the “Share” button or interactive mini-programs that run on our Site. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

EU Residents

In the course of obtaining data to be included on the Site, if FlashInfo obtains business contact information regarding an individual that FlashInfo has reason to believe is based in the European Union, FlashInfo will provide such individual with a notice detailing the information FlashInfo has on such person, the purpose for which it will be used, and informing such person of their rights with respect to such information, including the right to know what information FlashInfo possesses on them, to correct such information, or to opt out of data collection entirely. Such persons may opt out of the FlashInfo database by visiting /update/remove or emailing [email protected]

Information for Users in Europe and Elsewhere Outside the U.S.

If you use our Site outside of the United States, you understand that we may collect, process, and store your personal information in the United States and other countries. The laws in the U.S. regarding personal information may be different from the laws of your state or country. Any such transfers will comply with safeguards as required by relevant law.

Users in the European Union (EEA) and Switzerland: If you are a resident of the EEA or Switzerland, the following information applies.

Purposes of processing and legal basis for processing: As explained above, we process personal data in various ways depending upon your use of our Sites. We process personal data on the following legal bases:

A)with your consent;

B)as necessary to perform our agreement to provide Services; and

C)as necessary for our legitimate interests in providing the Sites where those interests do not override your fundamental rights and freedom related to data privacy.

FlashInfo’s collection of Business Information, and the creation and licensing of FlashInfo’s Public Profiles and Directory, are within FlashInfo’s legitimate interests to organize and make available business contact information given the limited impact of this data on an individual’s private life and that this information, unlike personal contact details, is widely disclosed. FlashInfo has put in place safeguards to protect personal privacy and individual choice, including disclosures of its data processing activities, the use of consent or opt-outs wherever possible, and the implementation of a privacy center:

Right to lodge a complaint: Users that reside in the EEA or Switzerland have the right to lodge a complaint about our data collection and processing actions with the supervisory authority concerned

Transfers: Personal information we collect may be transferred to, and stored and processed in, the United States or any other country in which we or our affiliates or subcontractors maintain facilities. Per the applicable requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we will ensure that transfers of personal information to a third country or an international organization are subject to appropriate safeguards as described in Article 46 of the GDPR. Please see “Privacy Shield Frameworks” below regarding our compliance with the EU- and Swiss-US Privacy Shields.

Individual Rights: If you are a resident of the EEA or Switzerland, you are entitled to the following rights under the GDPR. Please note: In order to verify your identity, we may require you to provide us with personal information prior to accessing any records containing information about you.

A)The right to access and correction. You have the right to request access to, and a copy of, your personal data at no charge, as well as certain information about our processing activities with respect to your data. You have the right to request correction or completion of your personal data if it is inaccurate or incomplete. You have the right to restrict our processing if you contest the accuracy of the data we hold about you, for as long as it takes to verify its accuracy.

B)The right to request data erasure. You have the right to have your data erased from our Site if the data is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, you withdraw consent and no other legal basis for processing exists, or you believe your fundamental rights to data privacy and protection outweigh our legitimate interest in continuing the processing.

C)The right to object to our processing. You have the right to object to our processing if we are processing your data based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest as an exercise of official authority (including profiling); using your data for direct marketing (including profiling); or processing your data for purposes of scientific or historical research and statistics.

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)

FlashInfo endeavors to comply with the provisions of the GDPR as to any information in its possession regarding European Union-based persons (“data subjects”). As such, FlashInfo only processes personal information on data subjects where it has a lawful basis to do so, which may include the consent of the person (especially in the case of website visitors who provide their information), performance of a contract, compliance with a legal obligation, or the legitimate interest of the controller or a third party. FlashInfo provides notice to all data subjects as required by GDPR Article 13 or 14, as appropriate, and honors the rights of data subjects provided in Articles 12-23, including the right to be forgotten. For any opt-out requests or other inquiries related to privacy, please contact email [email protected]

Privacy Shield Frameworks

While FlashInfo continues to be certified by and adhere to the principles of the Privacy Shield Frameworks, in light of Court of Justice of the European Union decisions regarding the legal effect of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, FlashInfo does not rely upon the framework to ensure the lawful transfer of data from EEA to non-EEA countries.

FlashInfo complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States. FlashInfo has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the policies in this Policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.

For information received under the Privacy Shield, FlashInfo and Datanyze will require third parties to whom they disclose personal information to safeguard that personal information consistent with this Policy by contract, obligating those third parties to provide at least the same level of protection as is required by the Privacy Shield Principles. EU and Swiss citizens may choose to opt-out of such disclosures. FlashInfo may have liability to you in case of failure to comply with the law or this policy in handling onward transfer of your information to third parties.

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, FlashInfo commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and its collection or use of your personal information. European Union or Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this Policy should first contact FlashInfo at [email protected]. European Union and Swiss individuals have the right to access their personal data.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, California law permits you to request certain information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by us to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send your request, by mail or email, to the address at the end of this Policy.

Changes to this Policy

FlashInfo reserves the right to modify this Policy from time to time, so please review it regularly. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, and/or by means of a notice on our homepage prior to the changes becoming effective.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, please contact us at:


Attn:UNIT 417 4/F




Email: [email protected]