Gong I.O Ltd. (together with its affiliates companies – “Gong”, “we”, “our” or “us”) puts great efforts in making sure that the personal data processed by us is safe and used properly, and that our data practices are properly communicated to our customers, users and prospects.
(i) Customer Data: data relating to identifiable individuals (“Personal Data”), which we analyze, process and manage on our customers’ behalf, as part of the Gong Revenue Intelligence services (“Services”). Specifically, this is data which is contained in call and video recordings, transcripts, e-mails and other communications and content, as well as data submitted by our customers (including by connecting their systems with the Services);
(ii) Gong User Data: account, contact and activity data relating to individuals who use the Gong platform, mobile application, and other tools and features provided by us as part of the Services (collectively – “Platform”);
(iii) Gong Website, CRM & Prospect Data: data relating to our customers, visitors of our website (www.gong.io), participants at our events, and any other prospective customer or partner who visits or otherwise interacts with any of our websites, online ads and content, emails or communications under our control (“Sites”).
- Data Collection & Processing
- Data Uses
- Data Location
- Data Retention
- Data Sharing
- Cookies and Tracking Technologies
- Data Security
- Data Subject Rights
- Data Controller/Processor
- Additional Notice & Contact Details
You are not legally required to provide us with any personal data, and may do so (or avoid doing so) at your own free will. If you do not wish to provide us with your personal data, or to have it processed by us or any of our Service Providers (defined below), please avoid any interaction with us or use of our Services. If you are a user of the Platform on behalf of any of our customers, we suggest that you contact your account administrator with any questions.
(i) Customer Data: Our Services enable Gong customers to record, transcribe, analyze and share the contents of their sales communications, including phone calls, video conferences, email and other correspondences, as well as their CRM and customer contacts (collectively, “Customer Data”).
Customer Data typically contains data which relates to identifiable individuals, such as the customer’s sales representatives, prospects, and other parties either taking part in their communications or mentioned there.
In particular, at our customer’s choice, we may also use their Customer Data in order to identify and create unique “voice prints” of each of their users, in order to better distinguish them in those communications they take part in.
Certain privacy and data protection laws require that call recordings may only be initialized pursuant to one or more of the parties’ consent (whether explicit or implicit, depending on applicable law), or subject to certain restrictions. Certain laws also deem unique voice prints as ‘biometric’ data, which is subject to special protections and care. Accordingly, whilst Gong supports these laws by providing our customers with features and options for how they use our Services – our customer is solely responsible for determining whether and how they wish to use our Services and such features, and to ensure that all individuals using Gong on their behalf or at their request have given their informed consent to these practices, and that all legal requirements applicable to the collection, recording and use of data through our Services are fully met by them, including specifically in the context of an employment relationship.
Gong processes Customer Data, and the personal data contained in it (including any voice prints generated via such communications), strictly on our customer’s behalf, in accordance with their reasonable instructions and as further stipulated in our Data Processing Addendum and other commercial agreements with such customer.
Accordingly, to the extent that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), UK Data Protection Act (UKDPA) or any similar laws apply, our customer will be deemed the ‘data controller’ (under the GDPR, UKDPA and similar laws) or ‘business’ (under the CCPA or similar laws) of such Customer Data; and Gong will be deemed the ‘data processor’ or ‘service provider’ when processing such data.
(ii) Gong User Data: We collect and generate the following types of personal data concerning users of our Platform –
- user account information (e-mail address and, when applicable, hashed password);
- profile and contact information (name, title, team, company, e-mail and phone number, and additional information and media submitted by them, their teammates or their organization);
- Platform usage information (connectivity, technical and aggregated usage data, such as user agent, IP addresses, device data (like type, OS, device id, browser version, locale and language settings used), activity logs, session recordings, and the cookies installed or utilized on their device; and
- direct interactions and communications with us (including recordings and transcripts of your calls and emails with us, e.g. for user enablement, support and training purposes).
Whilst Gong processes such Gong User Data on its customers’ behalf (where it is included in Customer Data), we also use it for our own purposes, as described in Section 2 below. Accordingly, to the extent applicable – our customer will be deemed the ‘data controller’ or ‘business’ with respect to such data; Gong will also be deemed an independent and separate ‘data controller’ or ‘business’ with respect to such data; and with respect to those portions or copies of Gong User Data that we process on behalf of our customer – we will also be deemed a ‘data processor’ or ‘service provider’.
(iii) Gong Website, CRM & Prospect Data: We collect and generate the following types of personal data concerning our website visitors, customers and prospects –
- Website usage information (connectivity, technical and aggregated usage data, such as user agent, IP addresses, device data (like type, OS, device id, browser version, locale and language settings used), activity logs, session recordings, and the cookies and pixels installed or utilized on their device;
- Customer account information (contact, contractual and billing details concerning our customers, which may also contain the details of their internal focal persons who directly engage with Gong concerning their organizational account, e.g. the account administrators, billing contacts and authorized signatories on behalf of the customer; as well as the customer’s needs and preferences, as identified to us or recognized through our engagement with them);
- Information concerning our customers and prospects (contact and business details, our communications with such customers and prospects (correspondences, call and video recordings, and analyses thereof), as well as any needs, preferences, attributes and insights relevant to our potential engagement).
We collect such data either automatically, through the data subject’s interaction with us or with our website, Platform or Services; or through third party services, social media, analytics tools, events we organize or participate in, and other business initiatives.
Gong processes Customer Data, and the personal data contained in it, strictly on our customer’s behalf, in accordance with their reasonable instructions and as further stipulated in our Data Processing Addendum and other commercial agreements with such customer.
We use other types of Personal Data (Gong User Data and Gong Website, CRM & Prospect Data) as necessary for the performance of our Services; to comply with our legal and contractual obligations; and to support our legitimate interests in maintaining and improving our Services, e.g. in understanding how our Services are used and how our campaigns are performing, and gaining insights which help us dedicate our resources and efforts more efficiently; in marketing, advertising and selling our Services; providing customer service and technical support; and protecting and securing our customers, users, visitors, prospects, ourselves and our Services.
We do not sell your personal information for the intents and purposes of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Specifically, we use Gong User Data and Gong Website, CRM & Prospect Data for the following purposes:
- To facilitate, operate, and provide our Services;
- To train our speech-to-text engine and improve our data analytics models;
- To train our customer and user-facing staff;
- To authenticate the identity of our users, and to allow them access to our Services;
- To provide our customers and users with assistance and support;
- To gain a better understanding on how individuals use and interact with our Sites and Services, and how we could improve their and others’ user experience, and continue improving our products, offerings and the overall performance of our Services;
- To facilitate and optimize our marketing campaigns, ad management and sales operations, and to manage and deliver advertisements for our products and services more effectively, including on other websites and applications. Such activities allow us to highlight the benefits of using our Services, and thereby increase your engagement and overall satisfaction with our Services. This includes contextual, behavioral and interests-based advertising based on your activity, preferences or other data available to us or to our business partners;
- To contact our customers, users and prospects with general or personalized service-related messages, as well as promotional messages that may be of specific interest to them (as further described in Section 7 below);
- To facilitate, sponsor and offer certain events, contests and promotions;
- To support and enhance our data security measures, including for the purposes of preventing and mitigating the risks of fraud, error or any illegal or prohibited activity;
- To create aggregated statistical data, inferred non-personal data, or anonymized or pseudonymized data (rendered non-personal and non-identifiable), which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services, or for any other purpose; and
- To comply with applicable laws and regulations.
We and our authorized Service Providers (defined below) maintain, store and process Personal Data in the United States of America, Israel and other locations, as reasonably necessary for the proper performance and delivery of our Services, or as may be required by law; provided that Customer Data may only be processed in such locations as permitted in our Data Processing Addendum and other commercial agreements with such customer.
Data Protection in Israel: Gong I.O Ltd. is headquartered in Israel, a jurisdiction which is considered by the European Commission to be offering an adequate level of protection for the Personal Data of EU Member State residents.
Privacy Shield: Gong.io Inc. has self-certified its compliance with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks. To learn more, please see Gong.io Inc.’s Privacy Shield Notice here. Our certification page can be found here: Privacy Shield.
In the event that the United Kingdom ceases being a Member State of the European Union, Gong.io Inc. will continue to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework also with respect to the collection, use and retention of Personal Data transferred from the United Kingdom to the United States, or with any successor framework between the United Kingdom and the United States.
We retain Customer Data strictly on our customer’s behalf, in accordance with their reasonable instructions and as further stipulated in our Data Processing Addendum and other commercial agreements with such customer.
We retain Gong User Data and Gong Website, CRM & Prospect Data for as long as it is reasonably necessary in order to maintain and expand our relationship and provide you with our Services and offerings; in order to comply with our legal and contractual obligations; or to protect ourselves from any potential disputes (i.e. as required by laws applicable to log-keeping, records and bookkeeping, and in order to have proof and evidence concerning our relationship, should any legal issues arise following your discontinuance of use), all in accordance with our data retention policy.
Please note that except as required by applicable law or our specific agreements with you, we will not be obligated to retain your Personal Data for any particular period, and we are free to securely delete it or restrict access to it for any reason and at any time, with or without notice to you. If you have any questions about our data retention policy, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal Compliance: In exceptional circumstances, and except as stipulated otherwise in our Data Processing Addendum and other commercial agreements with you, we may disclose or allow government and law enforcement officials access to your Personal Data, in response to a subpoena, search warrant or court order (or similar requirement), or in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Such disclosure or access may occur if we believe in good faith that: (a) we are legally compelled to do so; (b) disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding actual or suspected illegal activity, fraud, or other wrongdoing; or (c) such disclosure is required to protect our legitimate business interests, including the security or integrity of our products and services.
Service Providers: We may engage selected third party companies and individuals to perform services complementary to our own. Such service providers include hosting and server co-location services, communications and content delivery networks (CDNs), speech-to-text services, data and cyber security services, billing and payment processing services, fraud detection and prevention services, web analytics, e-mail distribution and monitoring services, session or activity recording services, remote access services, performance measurement, data optimization and marketing services, social and advertising networks, content providers, e-mail, voicemails, support and customer relation management systems, and our legal, financial and compliance advisors (collectively, “Service Providers“).
Our Service Providers shall each be deemed as a ‘data processor’ or ‘service provider’ in circumstances where Gong assumes the role of ‘data controller’; and where Gong acts as the ‘data processor’ or ‘service provider’ for our customer, the Service Provider shall be deemed as our ‘sub-processor’ or ‘service provider’ (as further described in Section 10 below).
Accordingly, these Service Providers may have access to Gong User Data and Website, CRM & Prospect Data; and if we have expressly listed them in our Sub-Processor List, they may also have access to Customer Data — all depending on each of their specific roles and purposes in facilitating and enhancing our Services, and may only use it for such limited purposes as determined in our agreements with them.
Sharing Personal Data with our Customers and other Users: Customer Data is typically shared and is available to the users belonging to such customer’s account. Gong User Data is shared with the administrator of the customer’s account to which such user belongs (including data and communications concerning such user’s account). In such cases, sharing such data means that the administrator(s) or other users of the same account may access it on behalf of the customer, and will be able to monitor, process and analyze the Personal Data contained therein. This includes instances where you may contact us for help in resolving an issue specific to a team of which you are a member (and which is managed by the same customer).
Please note that Gong is not responsible for and does not control any further disclosure, use or monitoring by or on behalf of the customer, that itself acts as the ‘data controller’ of such data (as further described in Section 10 below).
Protecting Rights and Safety: We may share Personal Data with others if we believe in good faith that this will help protect the rights, property or personal safety of Gong, any of our users or customers, or any members of the general public.
For the avoidance of doubt, Gong may share Gong User Data, Website, CRM & Prospect Data in additional manners, pursuant to your explicit approval, or if we are legally obligated to do so, or if we have successfully rendered such data non-personal, non-identifiable and anonymous. We may transfer, share or otherwise use non-personal and non-identifiable data at our sole discretion and without the need for further approval.
Cookies are packets of information sent to your web browser and then sent back by the browser each time it accesses the server that sent the cookie. Some cookies are removed when you close your browser session. These are the “Session Cookies”. Some last for longer periods and are called “Persistent Cookies”. We use both types.
We use Persistent Cookies to remember your log-in details and make it easier for you to log-in the next time you access the Platform. We may use this type of cookies and Session Cookies for additional purposes, to facilitate the use of the Services’ features and tools.
Whilst we do not change our practices in response to a “Do Not Track” signal in the HTTP header from a browser or mobile application, you can manage your cookies preferences, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them, through your browser settings. Please bear in mind that disabling cookies may complicate or even prevent you from using the Services.
We also use analytics tools, including Google Analytics, Mixpanel and Mouseflow. These tools help us understand users’ behavior on our Sites and Platform, including by tracking page content, and click/touch, movements, scrolls and keystroke activities.
Further information about the privacy practices of our analytics service providers is available at: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/; https://mixpanel.com/terms/ and https://mouseflow.com/terms/.
Further information about your option to opt-out of these analytics services is available at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout; https://mixpanel.com/optout; and https://mouseflow.com/opt-out/.
Please note that if you get a new computer, install a new browser, erase or otherwise alter your browser’s cookie file (including upgrading certain browsers), you may also clear the opt-out cookies installed once you opt-out, so an additional opt-out will be necessary to prevent additional tracking.
We engage in service and promotional communications, through e-mail, phone, SMS and notifications.
Service Communications: We may contact you with important information regarding our Services. For example, we may send you notifications (through any of the means available to us) of changes or updates to our Services, billing issues, service changes, log-in attempts or password reset notices, etc. Our customers, and other users on the same customer account, may also send you notifications, messages and other updates regarding their or your use of the Services. Such notifications and messages may also be sent by them to their own customers (for example, invites, recordings or meeting summaries created through our Services). You can typically control your communications and notifications settings from your Gong User profile settings, or otherwise in accordance with the instructions included in the communications sent to you. Please note that you will not be able to opt-out of receiving certain service communications which are integral to your use (like password resets or billing notices).
Promotional Communications: We may also notify you about new features, additional offerings, events, special opportunities or any other information we think you will find valuable, as our customer, user or prospect. We may provide such notices through any of the contact means available to us (e.g. phone, mobile or e-mail), through the Services, Platform or Sites, or through our marketing campaigns on any other sites or platforms.
If you do not wish to receive such promotional communications, you may notify Gong at any time by sending an e-mail to: email@example.com, changing your communications preferences in your User Profile settings, or by following the “unsubscribe”, “stop”, “opt-out” or “change e-mail preferences” instructions contained in the promotional communications you receive.
We and our hosting services implement systems, applications and procedures to secure your personal data, to minimize the risks of theft, damage, loss of information, or unauthorized access or use of information.
These measures provide sound industry standard security. However, although we make efforts to protect your privacy, we cannot guarantee that our Sites, Platform or Services will be immune from any wrongdoings, malfunctions, unlawful interceptions or access, or other kinds of abuse and misuse.
To learn more, please visit www.gong.io/security.
Individuals have rights concerning their Personal Data. If you wish to exercise your privacy rights under any applicable law, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), such as the right to request access to, and rectification or erasure of your Personal Data held with Gong, or to restrict or object to such Personal Data’s processing, or to port such Personal Data, or the right to equal services and prices (each to the extent available to you under the laws which apply to you) – please contact us by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that when you ask us to exercise any of your rights under this policy or applicable law, we may need to ask you to provide us certain credentials to make sure that you are who you claim you are, to avoid disclosure to you of personal information related to others and to ask you to provide further information to better understand the nature and scope of data that you request to access. Such additional data will be then retained by us for legal purposes (e.g. as proof of the identity of the person submitting the request), in accordance with Section 4 above.
We may redact from the data which we will make available to you, any personal data related to others.
If you would like to make any requests or queries regarding Personal Data that we process on our customer’s behalf, please contact the administrator of such customer’s account directly. For example, if you are our customer’s customer or prospect, or if you are a user of Gong on behalf of our customer, and wish to access, correct, or delete data processed by Gong on behalf of our customer, please direct your request to the relevant customer (who is the “data controller” of such data – see Section 10 below). Note that if you do contact us, we may share your communications with our customer and its account users; and that we may also share the contact details of the account administrator with individuals who sent us such a request or query relating to this account.
Certain data protection laws and regulations, such as the GDPR or the CCPA, typically distinguish between two main roles for parties processing Personal Data: the “data controller” (or under the CCPA, “business”), who determines the purposes and means of processing; and the “data processor” (or under the CCPA, “service provider”), who processes the data on behalf of the data controller (or business). Below we explain how these roles apply to our Services, to the extent that such laws and regulations apply.
Gong is the “data processor” of Customer Data, which we process on behalf of our customer (who is the “data controller” of such data; and our Service Providers who process such Customer Data on our behalf are the “sub-processors” of such data.
Gong is both a “data controller” and “data processor” of Gong User Data. Such data is processed by Gong for its own purposes (as described in Section 2 above), as an independent ‘controller’; whilst those certain portions of it which are included in Customer Data will be processed by us on our customer’s behalf, as a ‘processor’.
Accordingly, Gong processes Customer Data strictly in accordance with such customer’s reasonable instructions and as further stipulated in our Data Processing Addendum and other commercial agreements with such customer. The customer, as controller of such data, will be responsible for meeting any legal requirements applicable to data controllers (such as establishing a legal basis for processing and responding to Data Subject Rights requests concerning the data they control).
For the avoidance of doubt, each customer is solely responsible for providing adequate notice to their account users and customers whose data may be contained in Customer Data – including sufficient reference to the processing of their Personal Data via the Services, and any other information necessary to comply with all applicable privacy and data protection laws; and to obtain all approvals and consents from such individuals as required under such laws.
Our Services are not designed to attract children under the age of 16: We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children and do not wish to do so. If we learn that a person under the age of 16 is using the Sites, Platform and/or Services, we will attempt to prohibit and block such use and will make our best efforts to promptly delete any Personal Data stored with us with regard to such child. If you believe that we might have any such data, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com.
EU Representative: Mr. Rickert Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft has been designated as Gong’s representative in the European Union for data protection matters pursuant to Article 27 of the GDPR. Mr. Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft may be contacted only on matters related to the processing of Personal Data. To make such an inquiry, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective Date: February 3, 2020