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BenchmarkXPRT Development Community privacy policy

Last updated May 24, 2018



If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please contact us at or the following address:

Principled Technologies, Inc.
Attn: BenchmarkXPRT Development Community privacy policy
1007 Slater Road, Suite 300
Durham, NC 27703


This privacy policy covers the BenchmarkXPRT Web pages, but it does not apply to third-party Web sites to which it links or to applications that Principled Technologies, Inc. does not own or control.

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This privacy policy and all of Principled Technologies, Inc.’s data collection and stewardship practices are designed to comply with the standards of the EU GDPR. Under the terms of the GDPR, you have certain rights, including the following:

  • The right to request a copy of your data.
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the EU Data Protection Authority (DPA).
  • The right to withdraw consent at any time.

To see a complete list of the rights of European citizens under the GDPR, visit the European Commission’s web site at

Information we collect

Personal information

When you register with BenchmarkXPRT, or when you become a full BenchmarkXPRT Development Community member, you provide us with your first and last names, your corporate affiliation, and your email address.

Financial information

Full membership in the BenchmarkXPRT community requires you to pay a membership fee or, for qualifying companies, to provide your company work email address. At the time you join, to make that payment, you provide credit card information, including the name on the card, the card number, its expiration date, and its security code.


A cookie is a small data element that our Web site can store in your system. We use cookies to save your preferences to provide you with a tailored user experience. We use only browser cookies, i.e., cookies we send to your Internet browser for storage. Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To learn how to do this, check your browser’s online help documentation. Please note, however, that disabling cookies may restrict your use of the Web site or affect the way certain sections of the site operate.

How we use this information

Personal information

We use the information we collect from you only to (1) notify you when full membership registration opens, and/or (2) process your registration for full membership. Your profile information will be visible to other members of the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community. If you do not want your profile information to be visible to other community members, we will make that information invisible at your request.

Principled Technologies, Inc. will not use any of your personal information for any purpose other than administering the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, and will not share your personal information or membership status with any third party.

Principled Technologies, Inc. will retain the personal information you provide for the duration of your community membership and no longer.

Financial transaction information

We use the financial information you provide at the time you join for the sole purpose of processing your payment of the membership fee. We do not store this information on our servers; we only forward it to a third-party financial transaction processor through a secure connection that protects this information while it is in transit. We require that any third parties that process this information protect it and keep it confidential.

Information security, community notices, information removal, and membership cancellation


We store all information we collect in our secure servers behind a firewall. We take the same measures to protect your information against unauthorized access or disclosure as we do to protect our own corporate information.

Community notices

From time to time, we may use your personal information to send important notices regarding the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community. You may opt out of receiving these notices by notifying us at one of the addresses listed above or cancelling your membership in the community (see below).

Information removal and membership cancellation

Should you desire to do so, you can ask us to permanently remove all information you have provided and cancel your membership. To do so, contact us at one of the addresses above, and we will fulfill your request within 72 hours.

Sharing of information


When you join the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community and pay your membership fee, we will share any related financial transaction information with only those third parties necessary to complete the transaction.

Fraud investigations

We may share information with government agencies or companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation when (1) required by law, (2) protecting against or preventing actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions, or (3) investigating fraud that has already occurred.

Information removal and membership cancellation

Should you desire to do so, you can ask us to permanently remove all information you have provided and cancel your membership. To do so, contact us at one of the addresses above.

Changes to this privacy policy

Policy changes

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. The terms in this policy will apply to later versions of it unless we state otherwise. In no case will we reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post all changes to this Privacy Policy on this Web page. We will archive previous versions and make them available for review upon request.

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