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About Us:

Performance Solutions Technology, LLC (PST) was formed in September 1998 by a group of experienced consultants and corporate leaders who acquired the rights to ManagePro software, and later ReviewWriter from Avantos Performance Systems. ManagePro was initially developed in 1992 by Avantos Performance Systems, winning numerous awards within its first couple of years of being introduced into the market.

PST has continued to improve upon ManagePro and its employee appraisal companion, Review Writer, with an average of one major release per year. PST’s project management and review software leverages the value of information across all the functions of an executive-manager, whether it is managing people, projects, meetings, documents, knowledge or outside suppliers, vendors and partners. Working through people to plan and achieve strategic and project goals, PST’s software tools create an easy link between strategic goals and daily operations, a software suite where for management it truly is “One place where it all comes together. The development of a cloud based version of ManagePro started in 2001, with the goal of delivering ManagePro’s primary feature sets and solutions into a web-based product.

PST’s target customer base is individuals in management roles across all types of businesses, and currently numbers more than 100,000 installations across both small business and Fortune 100 firms. Appealing to individuals and organizations looking for systems to improve performance and execution, PST’s customer base places a high value on planning, tracking and achieving measureable results. PST has developed comprehensive management solutions that go beyond what the competition offers in its two flagship management products, desktop-based ManagePro and browser-based MproLite, previously called MProWeb.

Dr. Rodney Brim, as principle and managing partner, came to this position from a multi-threaded background in psychology, consulting and technology. He first practiced as a clinical psychologist for 20 years, and then functioned as a senior management consultant to a wide range of firms in the area of change and project management, and leadership development. As a consultant, his clients included: Citicorp, Inc., Atlantic Richfield Co. Inc., Warner Bros, Inc., Blue Shield Blue Cross, Nokia-Mobura, Inc, Platinum Software and TRW – Information Systems.

At PST we are excited about providing a project management software solution that significantly increases the effectiveness of management and teams in the coordination of projects, information and people. Deeply attuned to impact of people and the psychology behind performance improvement, ManagePro creates a platform for planning, tracking and ultimately getting it all done with mission-critical information organized and at their fingertips across increasingly dispersed sites.

Contact Us:

We welcome your thoughts, inquiries and questions. Please contact us at:

Performance Solutions Technology, LLC

301 Nautical Heights Drive

Smith River CA

95567

Phone: (707) 487-3000

Email: PST@ManagePro.com        

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ManagePro

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rodneybrim    

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/managepro

Privacy Shield Statement

Performance Solutions Technology LLC (“PST”) and RBCo Consulting Company have adopted this Privacy Shield Policy (“Policy”) to establish and maintain an adequate level of Personal Data privacy protection. This Policy applies to the processing of Personal Data that PST obtains from Customers.

PST complies with the US-EU Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. PST has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice and Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability. If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification page, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov.

All PST employees who handle Personal Data from Europe are required to comply with the Principles stated in this Policy.

Definitions

“Customer” means a prospective, current, or former partner (distributor or reseller), vendor, supplier, customer, or client of PST. The term also shall include any individual agent, employee, representative, customer, or client of a PST Customer where PST has obtained his or her Personal Data from such Customer as part of its business relationship with the Customer.

“Data Subject” means an identified or identifiable natural living person. An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to a name, or to one or more factors unique to his or her personal physical, psychological, mental, economic, cultural or social characteristics.

“Employee” means an employee (whether temporary, permanent, part-time, or contract), former employee, independent contractor, or job applicant of PST or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, who is also a resident of a country within the European Economic Area.

“Europe” or “European” refers to a country in the European Economic Area.

“Personal Data” as defined under the European Union Directive 95/46/EC means data that personally identifies or may be used to personally identify a person, including an individual’s name in combination with country of birth, marital status, emergency contact, salary information, terms of employment, job qualifications (such as educational degrees earned), address, phone number, e-mail address, user ID, password, and identification numbers. Personal Data does not include data that is de-identified, anonymous, or publicly available.

“Sensitive Data” means Personal Data that discloses a Data Subject’s medical or health condition, race or ethnicity, political, religious or philosophical affiliations or opinions, sexual orientation, or trade union membership.

“Third Party” means any individual or entity that is neither PST nor a PST employee, agent, contractor, or representative.

Scope

This Policy applies to the processing of Customer Personal Data that PST receives in the United States concerning Customers who reside in Europe. PST provides products and/or online services to businesses.

This Policy does not cover data from which individual persons cannot be identified or situations in which pseudonyms are used. (The use of pseudonyms involves the replacement of names or other identifiers with substitutes so that identification of individual persons is not possible.

Responsibilities and Management

PST has designated an internal team to oversee its information security program, including its compliance with the Privacy Shield program. The internal team shall review and approve any material changes to this program as necessary. Any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this Policy also may be directed to PST@ManagePro.com.

PST will maintain, monitor, test, and upgrade information security policies, practices, and systems to assist in protecting the Personal Data that it collects. PST personnel will receive training, as applicable, to effectively implement this Policy. Please refer to Section 7 for a discussion of the steps that PST has undertaken to protect Personal Data.

Renewal and Verification

PST will renew its Privacy Shield certification annually, unless it subsequently determines that it no longer needs such certification or if it employs a different adequacy mechanism.

Prior to the re-certification, PST will conduct an in-house verification to ensure that its attestations and assertions with regard to its treatment of Customer Personal Data are accurate and that the company has appropriately implemented these practices. Specifically, as part of the verification process, PST will undertake the following:

  1. Review this Privacy Shield policy and its publicly posted website privacy policy to ensure that these policies accurately describe the practices regarding the collection of Customer Personal Data
  2. Ensure that the publicly posted privacy policy informs Customers of PST’s participation in the Privacy Shield program and where to obtain a copy of additional information (e.g., a copy of this Policy)
  3. Ensure that this Policy continues to comply with the Privacy Shield principles
  4. Confirm that Customers are made aware of the process for addressing complaints and any independent dispute resolution process (PST may do so through its publicly posted website, Customer contract, or both)
  5. Review its processes and procedures for training Employees about PST’s participation in the Privacy Shield program and the appropriate handling of Customer Personal Data

Collection and Use of Personal Data

PST provides various solutions to its Customers, which are predominantly business customers, although individual consumers are not restricted from purchasing such products. PST collects Personal Data from Customers when they purchase our products, register with our website, log-in to their account, complete surveys, request information from us, submit tickets to our support or sales teams, participate in our Community or otherwise communicate with us.

The Personal Data that we collect may vary based on the Customer’s interaction with our website and request for our services. As a general matter, PST collects the following types of Personal Data from its Customers: contact information, including, a contact person’s name, work email address, work mailing address, work telephone number, title, and company name.

When Customers use our services online, we will collect their IP address and browser type. We may associate IP address and browser type with a specific customer. We also may collect Personal Data from persons who contact us through our website to request additional information; in such a situation, we would collect contact information (as discussed above) and any other information that the person chooses to submit through our website.

For certain products, PST serves as a service provider to its Customers. In our capacity as a service provider, we will receive, store, and/or process Personal Data owned and/or controlled by our Customers, including information about their employees, clients, customers, agents, or other individuals. In such cases, we are acting as a data processor and will process the personal information on behalf of and under the direction of each particular Customer. The information that we collect from our Customers in this capacity is used for managing transactions, reporting, invoicing, renewals, other operations related to providing services to the Customer, and as otherwise requested by the Customer.

PST uses Personal Data that it collects directly from its Customers and Customers’ customers indirectly in its role as a service provider for the following business purposes, without limitation: (1) maintaining and supporting its products, delivering and providing the requested products/services, and complying with its contractual obligations related thereto (including managing transactions, reporting, invoices, renewals, and other operations related to providing services to a Customer); (2) satisfying governmental reporting, tax, and other requirements (e.g., import/export); (3) storing and processing data, including Personal Data, in computer databases and servers located in the United States; (4) verifying identity (e.g., for online access to accounts); (5) as requested by the Customer; (6) for other business-related purposes permitted or required under applicable local law and regulation; and (7) as otherwise required by law.

Disclosures / Onward Transfers of Personal Data

Except as otherwise provided herein, PST discloses Personal Data only to Third Parties who reasonably need to know such data. Such recipients must agree to abide by confidentiality obligations. Examples of Third Parties that may receive personal information include analysts or consultants that have been contracted on behalf of your employer (the Customer with which we are contracted) and will only be provided with advance written notice. All Third Parties receiving personal information must have a written confidentiality agreement in place between Customer and Third Party and PST and Third Party that meets or exceeds Privacy Shield standards.

PST may provide Personal Data to Third Parties that act as agents, consultants, and contractors to perform tasks on behalf of and under our instructions. For example, PST may store such Personal Data in the facilities operated by Third Parties. Such Third Parties must agree, via contract, to provide adequate protections for the Personal Data that are no less protective than those set out in this Policy. PST also may disclose Personal Data for other purposes or to other Third Parties when a Data Subject has consented to or requested such disclosure.

PST may be required to disclose an individual’s personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

PST will provide an individual opt-out or opt-in choice before we share their data with third parties other than our agents, or before we use it for a purpose other than which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized. To limit the use and disclosure of your personal data, you may opt-out by submitting a written request to security@smartertools.com.

PST’s liability under this agreement will be governed by the contract in place between Customer and PST.

In cases of onward transfer to third parties of data of EU individuals received pursuant to the EU-US Privacy Shield, PST is potentially liable.

Sensitive Data

PST does not collect Sensitive Data from its Customers.

Data Integrity and Security

PST uses reasonable efforts to maintain the accuracy and integrity of Personal Data and to update it as appropriate. PST has implemented physical and technical safeguards to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alternation, or destruction. For example, electronically stored Personal Data is stored on a secure network with firewall protection, and access to PST’s electronic information systems requires user authentication via password or similar means. PST also employs access restrictions, limiting the scope of employees who have access to Customer Personal Data. Further, PST uses secure encryption technology to protect certain categories of personal data.

Despite these precautions, no data security safeguards guarantee 100% security all of the time.

Notification

PST notifies Customers about its adherence to the Privacy Shield principles through its publicly posted website privacy policy, available at http://www.managepro.com/company/privacy-shield-statement.

Accessing Personal Data

PST personnel may access and use Personal Data only if they are authorized to do so and only for the purpose for which they are authorized.

Right to Access, Change or Delete Personal Data

Right to Access. As a user of the PST product(s) and/or service(s), you have the right to access your data at any time. Data subjects have the right to know what Personal Data about them is included in the databases and to ensure that such Personal Data is accurate and relevant for the purposes for which PST collected the Personal Data. Data Subjects may review their own Personal Data stored in the databases and correct, erase, or block any data that is incorrect, as permitted by applicable law. Upon reasonable request and as required by the Privacy Shield principles, PST allows Customers access to their Personal Data, in order to correct or amend such data where inaccurate. Upon permanent closure of Customer accounts, personal information remains accessible and editable. PST will, upon Customer request, edit or delete any personal information or the Customer may do so as needed.

Customers may edit their Personal Data by logging into their account profile or by contacting PST by phone or email. In making modifications to their Personal Data, Data Subjects must provide only truthful, complete, and accurate information. To request erasure of Personal Data, Customers should submit a written request to PST. Persons that have submitted their Personal Data to a PST Customer should contact the Customer in the first instance to update their data.

Requests for Personal Data. PST will track each of the following and will provide notice to the appropriate parties under law and contract when either of the following circumstances arise: (a) legally binding request for disclosure of the Personal Data by a law enforcement authority unless prohibited by law or regulation; or (b) requests received from the Data Subject. If PST receives a request for access to his/her Personal Data from a Customer’s customer, then, unless otherwise required under law or by contract with such Customer, PST will refer such Data Subject to Customer.

Satisfying Requests for Access, Modifications, and Corrections. PST will endeavor to respond in a timely manner to all reasonable written requests to view, modify, or inactivate Personal Data. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data, should direct his query to PST@ManagePro.com.

Limiting Use of Personal Data. You may request limitations on the use of your personal data specified in this agreement by contacting us at PST@ManagePro.com.

Changes to This Policy

This Policy may be amended from time to time, consistent with the Privacy Shield Principles and applicable data protection and privacy laws and principles. We will make employees available of changes to this policy either by posting to our intranet, through email, or other means. We will notify Customers if we make changes that materially affect the way we handle Personal Data previously collected, and we will allow them to choose whether their Personal Data may be used in any materially different manner.

Questions or Complaints

Customers may contact PST with questions or complaints concerning this Policy at the following address PST@ManagePro.com.

Enforcement and Dispute Resolution

Customers with questions or concerns about the use of their Personal Data should contact us at security@smartertools.com. If a Customer’s question or concern cannot be satisfied through this process, Customers may bring a complaint before the BBB EU Online Privacy Shield. Information about how to file a complaint before the BBB EU Privacy Shield program can be found at: http://www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/bbb-eu-safe-harbor-dispute-resolution/.

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, PST commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. Individuals in the European Union with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact security@smartertools.com.

PST has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles to BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information and to file a complaint.

Please note that if your complaint is not resolved through these channels, under limited circumstances, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield Panel.

As part of this agreement, PST subjects itself to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).