Distinguished values user privacy, above all else. It guarantees the complete safety of your personally identifiable information. In this privacy policy, Distinguished explains what information it collects, how it is used, and more. The data is gathered from online and offline surveys and through Distinguished.io

Read the privacy policy to understand how Distinguished operates and caters to its users. The words ‘you’ or ‘users’ denotes the visitors to the site or clients who submit their information to Distinguished, online or offline. By sharing your information, you consent to its use, collection, and disclosure according to the Privacy Policy.

What is Distinguished?

Distinguished is a platform that gathers industry experts specializing in all sorts of software development, event management, mobile app development, and more. It provides detailed information, including company description, clientele, contact details, hourly rates, and more for buyers and sellers in the service provider sector. Distinguished aims to help clients make informed decisions and choosing the company that meets their goals.

The platform acts as a bridge between the service providers and the clients looking to develop a mobile app, organize an event, or a new digital marketing strategy. Based on past client feedbacks, portfolio, methodologies, and more, Distinguished lists only globally-renowned companies that lie above the rest.

Information We Collect

Distinguished bases its judgment through inquiries, surveys, and research methodologies. It lists industry-leaders after thorough analysis. Interested parties can participate in the polls by sharing their company information, testimonials, and reviews for other organizations. You can sign up for a user account and profile to avail services from Distinguished. We also ask for credit card information if you wish to purchase our services.

Distinguished collects company details via online and offline sources, including website, user logins, registration forms, third-party logins, emails, over the phone, and more. Apart from organizations’ information, Distinguished collects personal details, including name, occupation, home, and email addresses, telephone numbers, education, gender, date of birth, and other demographic data.

Using tools like Google Analytics and Cookies, Distinguished collects visitor information. Visiting Distinguished.io means you consent to the use of cookies to gather your data. Thus, from the time of your visit to the Distinguished websites, your IP address, the links and pages you view to the operating system of your device, its model, and more, is collected automatically.

How We Use Information

Distinguished collects details of your visit and records your information for research and administrative purposes as well as creating user profiles. User profiles help in monitoring and analyzing user behavior, which further helps improve the user experience of the website.

Your visiting details, including date, time, and day helps in scheduling maintenance services. Whereas, the personally-identifiable information assists in contacting you to keep you informed or asking for reviews about Distinguished services. The contact details also help Distinguished with statutory and regulatory compliance and with the processing of any complaints and inquiries you raise.

The testimonials may or may not be posted with the respective service provider along with the name of the speaker, their company name, and other information provided. Furthermore, cookies help Distinguished identify your interests, track your activities around the website, and more. Cookies help in processing your requests and with engagement.

How We Share Information

Distinguished may share your information with third-party vendors provided they guarantee complete confidentiality and ensure the same level of security as Distinguished. If presented a court order, Distinguished may disclose personal information to related parties and legal authorities as permitted by the law during on-going legal proceedings.

Edit or Delete Information

Your account on Distinguished is under our retention policies and applicable law, but you hold the right to deactivate or delete your account. You can access, edit, add, or remove any information you provided. However, if the company receives even a single review, we cannot delete the company profile or delete the information provided by third-parties.

Distinguished uses cookies to analyze visitor behavior, but you can view, block, or delete the cookies via your browser settings. If you are concerned about the information, you share with Distinguished in the manner stated within the Privacy Policy, refrain from visiting the website or contact us for any queries about reviews and testimonials.

Data Retention & Security

Distinguished retains any information gathered unless we are specifically asked to delete it. For users with a registered account, your information is retained until the account is active or required for legal, administrative, or regulatory purposes. However, we may keep your information even after you close the account to prevent frauds, resolve disputes, and as part of data backup.

Distinguished takes all precautionary measures to ensure the safety of your information. They implement all possible standards of security to safeguard your details from unauthorized access, disclosure, or loss of data during transmission. Systems are monitored at regular intervals for any vulnerabilities and attacks.

Third-Party Links & Services

Distinguished may feature third-party links to websites, services, and applications, including social media services, embedded images, and other types of third-party content. The use of these features may lead to collecting, processing, and sharing of your information.

Distinguished do not claim responsibility for the security of third-parties, their content, or features. Our Privacy Policy does not protect these third-party vendors or any information you choose to provide them.

Changes to the Policy

By visiting the Distinguished website and using its services, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your details by Distinguished in any manner described in the Privacy Policy.

Distinguished reserves the right to make any alterations to the Privacy Policy at any time. Your continued use of its services implies your acceptance of the changes.