As the operator of the test-iq.org/business-account website, Brain Metrics Initiative Ltd, registered in Cyprus and having its registered office address at 48 Themistokli Dervi, Centennial Building, 4th floor, Office 401, 1066, Nicosia, Cyprus (“We”, “Us”, “Brain Metrics Initiative”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
If you are a customer taking an Assessment on test-iq.org/business-account or any of its subdomains, or just visiting our website, we act as the ‘data controller’ of personal data. This means we determine how and why your data are processed. For such purposes the data controller is Brain Metrics Initiative, Ltd. Themistokli Dervi, 48 Centennial Building, 4th floor Office 401 1066, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Brain Metrics Initiative is the Data Controller in respect of the personal data of users of the Services, candidates, and business contacts of Brain Metrics Initiative. To the extent that Candidates’ contact details are provided by a Customer and with respect to Candidates’ Assessment reports, Brain Metrics Initiative and such Customer are deemed to be Joint Controllers for this information.
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|Communications Between You and Us||√||√|
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We collect and process some or all of the following types of information from you:
If you are participating in an Assessment process involving Brain Metrics Initiative, you will have been in contact with another party who is our Customer (typically a potential employer, current employer or recruiter).
Brain Metrics Initiative and/or a Customer will forward a link in an email which will enable you to sign in to the Brain Metrics Initiative Assessment. When you sign in and activate your user account (“Account”) on the Brain Metrics Initiative website, you may be asked to provide or confirm certain pieces of personal information, which may include one or more of the following:
First and last name, e-mail address. You may also be asked to provide your demographic information or evaluation information for Brain Metrics Initiative itself. However, providing such information will always be voluntary and you will always be asked to give your consent before providing this type of data. You have the right to refuse to provide such data and doing so will not have any consequences on your progression through the Candidate journey, completing the Brain Metrics Initiative Assessment or your results.
In certain cases we collect a Candidate’s first name, last name and email address in relation to a Customer that is operating an initial web-based version of the service or in other cases where Candidates contact us directly with a technical support query, we may receive their name, email, and telephone number.
We collect access credentials in relation to authorized users of the Customer including title, first name, last name, email, password and Company (Business) Name and details.
With regard to each Candidate who visits the Brain Metrics Initiative website or a Customer contact accessing to we may automatically collect the following information:
When you are making a payment via PayPal, we collect the first name, last name and email address connected with the PayPal account. When you are making a payment via Braintree, we collect the first name, last name and 4 last digits of your credit card and its expiration date.
A. Data relevant to your identity online and your location Your IP (Internet Protocol) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version, browser plug-in types, time zone setting, operating system and version, timestamp signature, device type, geolocation information about where you might be and login information relevant to our website. You may choose not to share your location details with us by adjusting your location services settings.
B. Data relevant to your use of our website Your URL clickstreams (the path you take through our site), products/services viewed, page response times, download errors, how long you stay on our pages, what you do on those pages, how often, and other actions.
In some cases, you may provide personal data to us about other people (such as Candidates). You must ensure that you have given those individuals an appropriate notice that you are providing their information to us and have obtained their consent to that disclosure. Information we collect when you use our Platform:
Log file information: We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Platform. This log file information may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Platform that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.
Google: Google AdWords remarketing service is provided by Google Inc. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting Google Ads Settings. Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your web browser. This service provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.
Pixels: We use tracking pixels from Google, Bing, Facebook, LinkedIn, and HubSpot for marketing and customer service purposes.
The Special Category Data we collect includes the results of the Brain Metrics Initiative Assessment, such as cognitive skills and personality traits. While overtaking the Brain Metrics Initiative Assessment we may also collect information and data related to your behavior and actions during the process of the Brain Metrics Initiative Assessment, including metadata about your real-time user interaction with the Brain Metrics Initiative Assessment. The data collected from the Brain Metrics Initiative Assessment may be subject to profiling and automated decision making.
All profiling is undertaken by suitable algorithms that act in the same way for every individual. The only information used to create profiles is the information you as a Candidate provide. We do not include information from third parties. Profiles are designed to help aid the decisions of humans, the platform does not make automatic decisions itself. Consent will be required from the candidate prior to any Assessment taking place. On completion of the Brain Metrics Initiative Assessments, reports are generated with the following information visible to the Customer: Name of candidate (unless we are requested to keep this confidential); Cognitive score and / or personality traits; A general Match Score may also be provided by Brain Metrics Initiative for single Candidates or groups of Candidates as requested by our Customer.
Should you not consent to any or all of this data being exchanged with the Customer on your behalf, said data shall not be sent. If a candidate withdraws consent to process data during an Assessment, that Assessment will be closed and no processing activities or data exchange with the Customer will occur.
We will store Assessment results for the duration of their validity (two years). If you wish to remove these test results prior to the two-year retention period, you can do so by submitting a written request via email at [email protected].
We may require you to confirm your identity prior to deleting these files, after which, all files in question will be deleted within five (5) working days.
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal or similarly significant effects. How we help: The data we collect is not necessarily used in automatic decision making. In case our Customer uses automated decision making, you may require human intervention. Please contact the Customer who invited you to complete a Brain Metrics Initiative Assessment.
test-iq.org/business-account may include links to other websites and other content from third-parties which are outside our control. We are not responsible for the security, privacy of the information collected by these third parties or the privacy practices of these third parties or the content on any third-party website. We thus encourage you to review the privacy policies of those third parties.
In order to collect and/or use your personal data we have at least one of the following legal basis:
You have given us clear and explicit consent to process your personal data for one or more specific purposes. If you have previously given consent to processing your data, you can withdraw such consent at any time. You can do this by emailing us at [email protected]. If you do withdraw your consent, and if we do not have another legal basis for processing your information (for example to defend a legal claim, or because we are obliged to retain such information by law), then we will stop processing your personal data. If we do have another legal basis for processing your information, then we may continue to do so, subject to your legal rights.
Processing your data is necessary for a contract to be formulated and executed with us (for the provision of services / products or otherwise), or because such information is necessary before entering into that contract.
If you have been our customer in the past, we may communicate with you via email, in order to inform you about services / products similar to the ones you showed interest in, which we think you may like (read more bellow, at the section Promotional emails)
Processing your data is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party, provided those interests are not outweighed by your rights and interests. These legitimate interests are:
In each case, we found that these legitimate interests were not outweighed by your rights and interests.
Processing of your data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject (for example, providing you invoices).
We use your personal data for the following reasons:
To Provide you the services you request
(legal basis: contract and legitimate interest)
For Customer support
(legal basis: contract and legitimate interest)
For Marketing Purposes
(legal basis: consent and legitimate interest)
For Analytics purposes /Improving our services
(legal basis: consent and legitimate interest)
Such as: to test features, interact with feedback platforms and questionnaires, manage landing pages, heat map our site, traffic optimization and data analysis and research.
(legal basis: consent and legitimate interest)
We may send promotional emails containing information about new products/services, offers/discounts etc and news and information about our website. We will only send you newsletters and promotional emails if you are an existing customer and we believe you might be interested in receiving information about our new services/products, events and offers or when you have not concluded a purchase you have initiated.
We shall only collect the email you have provided us in order to facilitate our communications and no other personal data and for no other reason.
You can always unsubscribe by following the dedicated link at the end of each newsletter or promotional email and the procedure described therein or by emailing your request at [email protected].
We use information about you as mentioned above and as follows:
We will never sell or rent your information to third parties, or share your information with third parties for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.
Other instances where we share information about you in the limited circumstances spelled out below and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy:
The website and online shop test-iq.org/business-account is operated according to applicable EU and Cypriot legislation and it stores your personal data with safety. We have physical and electronic procedures (technical and organizational measures) to secure and protect the information we collect and process.
Furthermore, we do not have access to payment transactions, as they are fulfilled by trusted third parties, which are well equipped to safeguard your financial data.
However, please keep in mind that no data transmission is guaranteed to be 100% secure. You are responsible for your username and password so please keep them safe and secret. If you believe your privacy has been breached, please contact us without delay by sending us an email at [email protected].
1. You have the right to access the information we hold about you. You can contact us and we shall inform you about:
We can also send you a copy of this information, if you wish.
2. You have the right to ask us to correct personal data about you if they are inaccurate or incomplete.
3. You can object to us using your data for profiling you or making automated decisions about you. Please note that exercising this right does not equal an obligation on our behalf to not show advertisements at all.
4. You have the right to ask us to directly transfer your data to another service, as long as it is technically feasible or to provide you a copy in a common machine-readable format. Please note that if such data also contain personal data about another person, we may elect not to include such data in our deliverables.
5. You have the right to be ‘forgotten’. All you have to do is ask and we will delete your data unless we have another legal reason to hold your personal data (such as a legal claim or a regulatory requirement).
6. You can ask us not to use your data for direct marketing purposes.
7. You can file a complaint regarding our use of your data to the Data Protection Authority.
Please tell us first and we would be happy to address your concerns. If you insist on contacting the Office of the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection, you can find out how to reach it and exercise your rights at their website (dataprotection.gov.cy).
You can exercise all the aforementioned rights (with the exception of number 7) by emailing us at [email protected]. We shall address your request within 30 days of its receipt unless it is too complicated or we are dealing simultaneously with too many such requests. In the latter case, it may take us up to two additional months to address your request, but we will let you know if that is the case within 30 days of the receipt of your initial request.
The personal data we collect is processed at our offices and servers situated in the EU and in any data processing facilities operated by the third parties identified below.
As a general rule, we will only keep your personal data for as long as it is necessary in order to provide you with our services unless we are required by law to keep them for an extended time. Any personal data stored by us will be deleted within 5 years of its collection. We may, however, keep your personal data for a longer period, in order to exercise or defend a legal claim or in case we are obliged by a legal provision to do so.
Additionally, we will only store the email addresses of our customers for up to 5 years in order to send them our newsletter and marketing emails, a function from which they may unsubscribe at any time.
As with most websites offering services and/or products, we often have to resort to third-party vendors in order to be able to keep test-iq.org/business-account up and running, to provide our website’s services and in order to be able to perform all its functions already explained above.
These third parties help us host our website, facilitate your payments, communicate with you, power our emails, help us provide you with better services, analyze the performance of our website etc.
To that extent, sometimes it is necessary for us to share your data with them in order to get these services to work well. Please note that we will never sell your personal data to anyone.
Below, you can find our main third-party service providers with which we may be sharing your personal information.
In order to effectively provide you with the services of our website and shop on test-iq.org/business-account, we make use of a hosting services provider, more specifically Hetzner Online (www.hetzner.com). By visiting our website, using our shop and the above discount programs you explicitly agree to our use of this service. You can learn more about the manner by which Hetzner Online shall process personal data, and what data they collect or we share with them, here:
In order to effectively provide you with the services of our website and store on test-iq.org/business-account,, we make use of a hosting services provider, more specifically DigitalOcean (www.digitalocean.com). By visiting our website, using our store and the above discount programs you explicitly agree to our use of this service. You can learn more about the manner by which DigitalOcean shall process personal data, and what data they collect or we share with them, here:
In order to be able to send our newsletter and promotional emails to you, we make use of the services of a third-party email service, more specifically mailgun (www.mailgun.com). By visiting our website and using our services you explicitly agree to our use of this service. You can learn more about the manner by which mailgun shall process personal data, and what data they collect, or we share with them, here:
In order to be able to send our newsletter and promotional emails to you, we make use of the services of a third-party email service, more specifically Google (G Suite) (gsuite.google.com/solutions/new-business). By visiting our website and using our services you explicitly agree to our use of this service. You can learn more about the manner by which Google shall process personal data, and what data they collect, or we share with them, here:
In order to be able to offer you better services, we make use of the services of a third-party digital marketing service, more specifically Google (DoubleClick) (www.doubleclickbygoogle.com). By visiting our website and using our services you explicitly agree to our use of this service. You can learn more about the manner by which Google shall process personal data, and what data they collect, or we share with them, here:
In order to be able to offer better services and to collect aggregated anonymized information about the use and performance of our website, we make use of the services of a third party service, more specifically Google (Analytics) (www.google.com/analytics). By visiting our website and using our shop you explicitly agree to our use of this service. You can learn more about the manner by which Google Analytics shall process personal data, and what data they collect, or we share with them, here:
You can opt-out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on, https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Please note that you can always opt out of interest-based Google ads using Google’s Ads Settings (https://adssettings.google.com)
In order to be able to offer better services, we make use of the services of a third party service, more specifically Facebook (Business) (www.facebook.com/business). By visiting our website and using our shop you explicitly agree to our use of this service. You can learn more about the manner by which Facebook (Business) shall process personal data, and what data they collect, or we share with them, here:
In order to be able to offer better services, we make use of the services of a third party service, more specifically Bing. By visiting our website and using our shop you explicitly agree to our use of this service. Bing allows us to build lists of users who have searched for certain terms and clicked on results using their search engines so that we can target our advertising more effectively.
In order to offer you effective customer support services, we make use of the services of a third party service, more specifically zendesk (www.zendesk.com). By using our customer support services you explicitly agree to our use of this service. You can learn more about the manner by which zendesk shall process personal data, and what data they collect, or we share with them, here:
In order to offer you a convenient way to pay for your purchases, we make use of the services of a third party payment processor, more specifically Braintree (www.braintreepayments.com). By using simply your credit card as a payment method you explicitly agree to our use of this service. You can learn more about the manner in which Braintree shall process personal data, and what data they collect or we share with them, here (to read agreements for a different country or region, change your location via the provided link on these pages):
In order to offer you a convenient way to pay for your purchases, we make use of the services of a third party payment processor, more specifically PayPal (www.paypal.com). By using PayPal as a payment method you explicitly agree to their terms for using their services. You can learn more about the manner in which PayPal shall process personal data, and what data they collect or we share with them, here:
Except for the information specified under the section Financial information, all information collected by the above third-party providers for purposes of processing your payments is not available to us, unless you have otherwise provided this information to us in connection with your use of our website and/or our services.
If you disagree with the processing of personal data performed by any of the aforementioned third parties, we urge to refrain from using our website and/or shop. Your information and countries outside the EU or the EEA
We always elect to cooperate with best-in-field third parties, which might also have appropriate accreditation in relation to personal data protection. We also ask any third parties outside the EU or the EEA that have access to your personal data to provide us with appropriate safeguards for your information.