Disclosure Regarding Collection and Use of Personal Information
Last Updated July 26, 2018
What information do we collect on the Site?
We collect two general types of information from Site users: (1) personal information that identifies or can be used to identify or contact an individual, and (2) nonpersonal information concerning the use of the Site.
- Personal Information: Personal Information is information that would allow someone to contact or identify you, including, for example, your name, organization, address phone. The personal information we collect is limited to information you submit to us. For example, we may collect your name, email address, age, gender or other information you provide when you contact us through the Site. We may also collect names, home addresses, or other types of personal information from our investors and business partners to help verify that they are authorized to access the pages of the Site dedicated to them, if any such pages exist.
- Nonpersonal Information: Nonpersonal information is data that does not identify you personally. As is the case with many websites, our servers automatically collect your browser type and Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (anonymized for residents of the European Economic Area) when you visit the Site. In addition, we may use standard tracking technologies (e.g., cookies, local shared objects, and pixel tags) and website analytics tools to monitor and better understand user behavior on the Site. Data captured may include, for example, the referring page that linked you to the Site, the country from which you are conducting your browsing session, the next website you visit when you leave the Site, and any search terms you have entered on the Site or a referral site.
How do we use your information?
We use the personal information you provide to us to provide the information you requested. For example, when you sign up to be on one of our our email lists, we use your personal information to send you the information and updates that you asked us for. We may also use personal information when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or those of third parties, to protect your safety or the safety of others, to investigate fraud or other illegality, or to comply with a court order or other legal obligation.
We use the nonpersonal information collected about Site visits, including the pages you view, information you search for, and the average time spent on the Site, in the aggregate to better understand our audience and increase the functionality and user-friendliness of the Site. Aggregate information is anonymous.
Sharing with third parties
We generally do not share personal information collected through the Site. We may, however, share your personal information (i) with trusted third parties who provide services to us, (ii) as required by law and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or those of third parties, to protect your safety or the safety of others, to investigate fraud or other illegality, or to comply with a court order or other legal obligation. .
In addition, the third parties that support our website analytics tools may be able to view aggregate Site usage information that we obtain.
While we endeavor to protect the security and integrity of Personal Information in our care, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that any information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.
Links to third-party websites
To enhance your online experience with us, many of our web pages use “cookies.” Cookies are text files that our web server places on your hard disk to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your email address or other personal information unless you choose to provide this information to us. But, once you choose to provide the personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
Google Analytics and Clicky Analytics
We use Google Analytics and Clicky Analytics to collect the following information when users access or interact with the Site: the browser and operating system you are using, the URL or advertisement that referred you to the Site, the search terms you entered into a search engine that led you to the Site, areas within the Site that you visited, and other information commonly shared when browsers communicate with websites. This information may also include x/y coordinates of mouse events, unique ID tracking cookie, IP address (anonymized for residents of the European Economic Area), unique device identifier (“Device Identifier”) for any device (computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc.). A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned or connected to the device you use to access the Site, and our servers identify your device by its Device Identifier. Some mobile service providers may also provide us or our third-party service providers with information regarding the physical location of the device used to access the Site.
We use the information from Google Analytics and Clicky Analytics in order to assemble statistics regarding usage of the Site as well as to help us understand how users engage with the Site on an individual and aggregate basis in order to improve it; to help with customer service needs (such as troubleshooting issues that users report to us); and for research and analytical purposes such as service performance, customer behavior and common navigation through the Site. Google Analytics data is then fed into our Google AdWords account in order to help us monitor how our internet advertising is performing.
Opting out of remarketing, advertising and website tracking
Accessing Personal Information
To access the personal information that we have collected about you online or to request that we correct or delete that information, please send an email to email@example.com. To protect your privacy and security, we may take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections or deletions.
How long we hold Personal Information
We retain personal information for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.
Transmission of information
The Site is operated in the United States, so information submitted to the Site will be transmitted to us in the United States. United States law may not provide the same level of data protection as does the law in other parts of the world. As noted above, we take steps to protect the information you provide to us, but we cannot guarantee that these measures will prevent a third party from unlawfully accessing this information. We also cannot guarantee that errors will not occur in the administration of the Site that could allow that information to be accessed.
Consent to processing
Special note for parents
The Site is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. The Site does not knowingly collect or store personal identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you have concerns about this Site or its services, if you want to find out if your child is a member or has registered for one of our services, or if you want to cancel your child’s membership, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you believe that your child under 13 has gained access to the Site without your permission, you may contact us at email@example.com.
We welcome your questions and comments about privacy. Please feel free to contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.