Sounding Board Privacy Policy

Effective Date: May 23, 2018

This policy describes how Sounding Board Labs, Inc. (“Sounding Board” or the “Company”) collects, aggregates, stores, safeguards and uses the data and information (including non-public personal information, or “NPI”) provided by users through our website, www.soundingboardinc.com (the “Site”), as well as information collected by us through other means, including by email, over the phone, or in offline communications. This Site is operated by the Company and has been created to provide information about our company and our coaching services and related services (together, the “Services”). We take your privacy and the security of your information seriously. This policy explains:
  • What information we collect, and how we use it
  • Choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used
  • How we protect personal information electronically and physically
This policy is incorporated into and a material term of your registration and/or use of Sounding Board’s products and services, including our website, www.soundingboardinc.com. By using the Site or Services, you consent to the practices set forth in this Privacy Policy.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Information You Provide to Us

Sounding Board collects information from you when you choose to provide it to us through the Site or through any other means. This may include when you create an account on the Site, register or request coaching services, request information from us, sign up for newsletters or our email lists, use our Site, or otherwise contact us.
The information we collect may include your name, address, email address, telephone or mobile phone number, information relating to your employment or professional activities and financial account information. You may be required to provide certain personal information to apply for and receive Sounding Board services.

Information We Automatically Collect

We may use cookies or other technologies to automatically collect certain information when you visit our Site or interact with our emails. For example, if you are responding to an offer, promotional email or other email from us, we may automatically populate your personal information into our system once you enter your offer code or similar identifying device or otherwise accept your offer or promotion. Additionally, we may automatically collect certain non-personal information from you such as your browser type, operating system, software version, and Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. We also may collect information about your use of the Site, including the date and time of access, the areas or pages that you visit, the amount of time you spend using the Site, the number of times you return, whether you open, forward, or click-through emails, and other Site usage data.
You may adjust your browser or operating system settings to limit this tracking or to decline cookies, but by doing so, you may not be able to use certain features on the Site or take full advantage of all of our offerings. Check the “Help” menu of your browser or operating system to learn how to adjust your tracking settings or cookie preferences. Please note that our system may not respond to Do Not Track requests or headers from some or all browsers.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Sounding Board uses the data and information you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy and applicable law. If you provide personal data for a certain reason, we may use the personal data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by email, we will use the personal data you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. Also, if you provide personal data in order to obtain access to the Site or Services, we will use your personal data to provide you with access to such services and to monitor your use of such services.

Sounding Board may also use your personal data and other personally non-identifiable information collected through the Site or the provision of the Services to help us improve the content and functionality of the Site or the Services, to better understand our users and to improve the Site and the Services. Sounding Board and its affiliates may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about services we believe will be of interest to you. If at any time you wish not to receive any future marketing communications or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us as indicated below.

SHARING OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Sounding Board is not in the business of selling your information. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your personal data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:
Agents, Consultants and Third Party Service Providers:

Sounding Board, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases and processing payments. When we employ another entity to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.

Business Transfers:

As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, personal data may be part of the transferred assets.

Related Companies:

We may also share your personal data with our corporate affiliates and subsidiaries, if any, for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Legal Requirements:

Sounding Board may disclose your personal data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Sounding Board, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site, the Services or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

The Site may have links to third-party websites, which may have privacy policies that differ from our own. We are not responsible for the practices of such sites, nor does any such link imply that Sounding Board endorses or has reviewed the third party site subject to such link. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.

CHILDREN AND MINORS

Sounding Board does not knowingly collect personal data from minors under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please do not submit any personal data through the Services. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide personal data without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a minor under the age of 18 has provided personal data to Sounding Board through the Site or the Services, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

DATA SECURITY

We have taken certain physical, administrative, and technical steps to safeguard the information we collect from and about our customers and Site visitors. While we make reasonable efforts to help ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee our security measures. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any personal data to the Company via the Internet.

ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

To keep your personal data accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via the Services.

Information for EEA Users 

What Rights Do I Have?

Individuals located in the European Economic Area (EEA) have certain rights in respect of your NPI, including the right of access, rectification, restriction, opposition, erasure and data portability. Where possible, we rely on user consent as a lawful basis for processing personal data and obtain such consent in compliance with applicable laws. In some cases, Sounding Board may process NPI pursuant to legal obligation or to protect your vital interests or those of another person.

How May I Exercise My Individual Rights?

Sounding Board users may access and update their NPI through their account settings in the Sounding Board platform. Users located within the EEA may contact us with questions or requests regarding their NPI using the contact information below. Please note that Sounding Board may request additional information from you to verify your identity before we disclose any personal or account information. We only send marketing communications to users we believe to be located in the EEA with your prior consent, and you may opt out of such communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link found within Sounding Board email updates and changing your contact preferences. Please note, you will continue to receive essential account-related information, even if you unsubscribe from promotional emails.

Who Can I Contact at Sounding Board Regarding Data Protection Issues?

Sounding Board has designated a Data Protection Officer to assist with data privacy and data protection issues. You may contact him or her by emailing support@soundingboardinc.com and addressing your questions or concerns to the Data Protection Officer.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or the practices described herein, you may contact us at: support@soundingboardinc.com

CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT

Sounding Board reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we will post the change(s) on the Site. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Site and the Services after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.

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Lori Mazan

Co-Founder & Chief Coaching Officer

Lori Mazan is the Co-Founder and Chief Coaching Officer of Sounding Board, the preeminent global leadership development enterprise platform changing the face of leadership development through innovative technology for leaders at all levels of an organization. Lori is a seasoned executive coach who has guided hundreds of corporate executives through 1:1 coaching focused on business outcomes and developing critical leadership skills. Client companies advanced by Lori’s expertise include Fortune titans such as Chevron and Sprint as well as high growth and public companies like Intellikine, and Tapjoy, plus 10XGenomics, which became a public company in 2019 while top executives worked with Lori and the Sounding Board team.
Lori has spent the last 25 years coaching C-Suite executives to leadership excellence. Many of those public and private company CEO’s expressed that they would have liked this caliber of coaching earlier in their careers. Inspired by these experiences, Lori joined with Christine to launch Sounding Board as a feedback-driven, cloud-based leadership coaching platform that could maintain best-in-class leadership coaching while lowering costs to make it affordable and scalable for leaders at every level of their careers.
Before founding Sounding Board, Lori received her Masters’ in Adult Educational Psychology/Counseling from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelors’ in Psychology from the University of Virginia. Lori is an educator and has spent over 10 years as a professor of social psychology and group dynamics while acting as the interim Dean of Students at Holy Names University, She is certified by the industry’s gold standard, the Coaches Training Institute, and is a founding member of the Genentech Preferred Network of Coaches. Sounding Board is one of <3% of sole female founded startups receiving venture funding. In 2019 Sounding Board was selected as 1 of 7 startups (out of 100+ applicants) as part of SAP’s HR tech cohort, a group that represents the rising stars of the next-gen HR ecosystem.

Christine Tao

Co-Founder & CEO Sounding Board, Inc.

Christine Tao is the co-founder & CEO at Sounding Board, a Silicon Valley startup redefining how organizations are developing their leaders. Her extraordinarily rapid career growth to executive management in the media, mobile and tech sectors of Silicon Valley became her inspiration for founding Sounding Board. As she began to manage larger teams and be responsible for growing revenues, it became clear that she needed a “sounding board” to coach her on the development of her leadership skills. That’s where her Sounding Board co-founder, Lori Mazan came on the scene. A seasoned executive coach focused on leadership development, Lori coached Christine on real-world leadership skills that had a direct impact on business outcomes. Based on her positive and impactful experience with leadership development, Christine was driven to make leadership development coaching accessible to people at all levels of the organization.
Christine advises several startups, is a budding angel investor and is also a Tory Burch Foundation Fellow, a foundation dedicated to investing in the success and sustainability of women entrepreneurs.
Prior to co-founding Sounding Board, Christine was a Senior Vice President of Developer Relations at Tapjoy, a venture-backed, leading mobile advertising & publishing network. She led the growth of Tapjoy’s publisher advertising business from 0 to over $100 million in revenues in less than 3 years. Prior to that she led e-commerce partnerships and strategy at YouTube. Christine holds an MBA in Marketing & Operations from Wharton and a BA in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.

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