This privacy notice was last updated May 2, 2017.
Welcome to a Visa Developer Center (the “Platform”). Please read below to learn how we collect, protect and use your data when you interact with us through this Platform.
Please note that other Visa services, websites, applications and promotions may have different privacy practices. In those cases, we will display a different privacy notice that applies when you interact with those services, websites, promotions or applications.
Personal Information we collect
We collect Personal Information (information which can be used to identify an individual) such as:
We may collect Personal Information when you choose to provide us through the Platform, as well as through other sources, such as joint marketing partners; social media platforms; from people with whom you are friends or otherwise connected on social media platforms, and from other third parties.
Other information we collect
We may collect information about your use of the Platform such as:
We also collect or compile other information about you (such as enrollment numbers or demographic group information) on an aggregated and de-identified basis. We may use or share any other information with third parties for any lawful purpose.
How and why we use Personal Information
This Personal Information together with all other information that we may collect will also be used in line with our legitimate interests and/or to provide you with the best user experience. We primarily use this Personal Information to provide the Platform and related features to you and to:
If you do not wish to provide certain Personal Information, you may not be able to (1) benefit from certain features of the Platform; and/or (2) have access to the Platform altogether.
A cookie is a small file, typically made up of letters and numbers, downloaded on to your device when you access certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to originating website on each subsequent visit and allow a website to recognise your device.
When you use the Platform, Visa or other parties providing services to us may set and access cookies and similar tracking technologies on your computer or device in order to collect information about your online web-browsing activities over time and across different websites and services (including online or cloud computing services and online applications) or mobile applications as described in this privacy notice. Visa may engage third parties to serve advertisements that may be of interest to you, based on information that such parties have collected about your visit to the Platform and third party websites and applications. For example, we may use third party advertising networks to serve advertisements to you related to Visa because you previously visited the Platform (a behavioural advertising practice sometimes called "retargeting").
Click on the “Adjust Ad Preferences” link to learn more about the collection and use of your information or to opt out of such collection in the future. Please keep in mind that: (i) you will need to opt-out on each browser on each of the computers or devices that you wish to exclude; and (ii) even if you opt out, you may still receive ads that are not customised for you.
In addition, you may be able to take advantage of the tool to opt out of interest-based advertising developed by the Network Advertising Initiative and the Digital Advertising Alliance. This tool provides a list of parties that may target advertisements based on your online web-browsing activities and the ability to opt out of their use of your information for that purpose.
To find out more about cookies, including browser-specific instructions on how to restrict or block cookies, go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Remember, though, without cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all of our website features.
How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals
Many internet browsers allow users to send a "Do Not Track" signal to websites they visit. The Platform has no mechanism to respond to such a signal.
Emailing news and updates
We may offer you the choice to receive news and updates by email. This will not affect the frequency of any administrative emails that Visa may send in connection with your use of the Platform. Each news and updates email will include a link allowing you to unsubscribe from future such emails and may include a link to adjust your email preferences.
We may use any preference information you provide to help us tailor the news and updates emails you receive. We may also use your interactions with the Platform to tailor the emails you receive. We will not share your preference information or information about your interactions with the Platform with anyone except Visa affiliates and service providers.
How we share Personal Information
We will only share Personal Information collected through the Platform as described in this notice, unless we provide you with choices. Specifically, we may share your Personal Information:
Please note that any information you post to public areas of a Platform such as on our social media pages may be seen by other visitors.
Where your information may be stored and processed
Whenever you submit any information to us using one of our Platforms, please be aware that we may store and process of this information in different countries from where you reside, including in the US. Please note that these countries may have different laws and requirements about privacy and data use than where you live.
If we process or transfer any of your Personal Information outside the European Economic Area, we will do so in full compliance with EU data privacy laws. In order to ensure an adequate level of privacy protection for your Personal Information, we will enter into standard contractual clauses (as approved by the European Commission) with those who will be receiving your Personal Information where required.
You can choose not to provide us Personal Information when you use the Platform. However if the information request is not identified as optional and you choose to not provide required Personal information, then you may not be able to use the features of the Platform.
You can opt out of receiving promotional emails from the Platform managed by Visa by following the unsubscribe link in those email messages or by emailing email@example.com.
How you can access or edit your Personal Information
You have the right to request the following from us:
Some of our Platforms allow you to review and edit Personal Information that you entered. Otherwise, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to or that we update, or correct the Personal Information collected by our Platforms. Please note, that consistent with local law, Visa may retain your Personal Information for auditing purposes, to troubleshoot problems, assist with investigations, enforce our policies or comply with legal requirements. Please note that we are not responsible for permitting you to review, or for updating or deleting Personal Information that you provide to a third party, including any app, social media platform, or wireless service provider.
How we protect your Personal Information
Visa uses security technologies including firewalls and Secure Socket Layers to help protect the Personal Information we collect from you through the Platform. Our policies restrict access to Personal Information to those employees and service providers who need to know the information in order to provide you the Visa services that you use. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect Personal Information.
This privacy notice does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site or service to which the Platform links. The inclusion of a link on the Platform does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by Visa
Please note that we are not responsible for the collection, usage and disclosure policies and practices (including the data security practices) of other organisations, including any Personal Information you disclose to other organisations through or in connection with our Platforms.
Changes to this Privacy Notice
We may change this privacy notice at any time by posting an updated privacy notice.
We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this notice unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
Use of the Platform by minors
The Platform is not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information through the Platform. If we were to discover that a child (under 13) submitted personally identifiable information, we would delete the information immediately.
We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Platform.
How to contact Visa regarding your privacy concerns and questions
If you have questions or comments about our privacy practices, please email us at email@example.com or write to us at: Visa U.S.A. Inc., Attention: Chief Privacy Officer, P.O. Box 8999, San Francisco, CA 94128, with a copy to Visa Europe Services LLC., Attention: Chief Privacy Officer, 1 Sheldon Square, London, W2 6TT.
Please note that you have a right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority regarding the use of your Personal Information. In the UK, the relevant supervisory authority for data privacy is the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) https://ico.org.uk/.