observIQ Privacy Policy

Last Updated: January 23, 2023


observIQ, Inc. (“observIQ”, “us”, “we”, and “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors, customers, business partners, and end users.

This page informs you of the policies regarding observIQ’s collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

By using our website, products, or services, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

What personal information do we collect?

“Personal Information” we collect may include the following:

  • Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address, Company Name, Job Title, and Department Information
  • IP addresses and referring URLs

Additionally, when purchasing observIQ products or services, we may collect billing and financial information you provide.

In order to provide an easier login experience, certain observIQ products and services, including BindPlane OP, may allow users to login with Google credentials through the Google login API or similar self-authenticating methods. User email addresses, profile pictures and other identifying information associated with such self-authentication are collected and stored to allow access to such products or services when authorized by the user during sign-up.

When do we collect information?

When ordering, registering or logging into observIQ products, completing surveys, product reviews, “open answer” sections of forms, requesting support, using live chat, using observIQ demo environments, entering information on our website, participating in observIQ webinars, or subscribing to newsletters or marketing communications you may provide information we may collect including Personal Information. Additionally, we may collect such information at events you attend or during phone calls or emails with observIQ representatives. This information is collected when you choose to provide it to us.

BindPlane OP collects user email addresses and profile pictures if the user authorizes BindPlane OP access to their Google account during sign-up.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products.
  • To follow up with you after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries).
  • To develop new tools, products, or services.
  • To send emails and communications related to our products, policies, new product features, and promotional communications.
  • Logged IP addresses are used as a business critical need to prevent  unauthorized access to our website and demo environments.
  • Referring URLs are logged as a means to better understand the usage of our website and demo environments.
  • To authenticate and grant account access to products and services, including BindPlane OP, during login.

How do we protect your information?

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access or use, destruction, modification, or disclosure.

The observIQ website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We encourage responsible reporting of potential security vulnerabilities. Our security team is dedicated to working with you to validate and respond to legitimate reports. If you believe you’ve identified a potential security vulnerability, please email your discovery to infosec@observiq.com.

We ask that you do not share or publicize an unresolved vulnerability. If you responsibly submit a vulnerability report, the observIQ security team will use reasonable efforts to:

  • Validate the reported vulnerability; if additional information is required in order to validate or reproduce the issue, observIQ will work with you to obtain it
  • Keep you informed of our progress as we investigate your reported security concern
  • Notify you when the vulnerability has been fixed

Your Personal Information is stored behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, we implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your Personal Information.

observIQ will only retain personal data for as long as it is necessary, and in accordance with applicable law.

Compliance With Laws

We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our products and services.

International Transfer

Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to, and maintained on computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to observIQ, please note that we may transfer the information, including Personal Information, to the United States and process it there. Your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

User Privacy Rights

Marketing Communications: You can opt-out of marketing communications by clicking the “unsubscribe” link included at the bottom of all marketing emails. Additionally, you may contact us at support@observiq.com anytime to opt-out of these communications.

Additional Rights for the European Union:

Right of Access: You may have the right to obtain the personal data we hold about you and the purposes of the processing.

Right to Erasure: You may have the right to request we erase personal data we hold about you in certain situations.

Right to Restriction of Processing: You may have the right to restrict processing of your personal data.

Right to Object: You may have the right to object to us processing your Personal Information or to stop sending you marketing communications.

Right to Data Portability: You may have the right to receive the personal data we hold about you, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

Right to Rectification: You may have the right to correct any inaccurate Personal Information.

Please contact us at support@observiq.com if you would like to utilize any of the above rights, so that we may consider your request in a timely manner. To further protect your Personal Information, we may use precautionary steps to verify your identity before complying.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  • Keep track of advertisements.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If cookies are disabled within a browser or if you turn cookies off, some features may not function properly.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your Personal Information to outside parties.

Third-party links

Our website or services may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third-party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or at a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

  • On our Privacy Policy Page

You can change your Personal Information:

  • By emailing us
  • By calling us
  • By logging in to your account
  • By chatting with us or by sending us a support ticket

How does the observIQ site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does the observIQ site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

We may use third-party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase our service’s functionality. These third-party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.

Children’s Privacy

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old (“Children”), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect Children’s privacy and safety online.

Only persons age 18 or older have permission to access our services. Our services are not directed at Children.

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from Children. If you are a parent or guardian and you learn that Children have provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from Children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of January 23, 2023 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of our website or services after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.


3225 N Evergreen Drive NE #103

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525

United States


(616) 719-4550