Last updated: April 2015
- Information You Provide
Some of our services require you to provide personal information, specifically your name and email address. You can refuse to supply personal information, but doing so may prevent you from engaging in certain Site activities or features.
- Information We Receive About You
Like most online service operators, we may collect information about your use of the Site. The amount and type of information we gather depends on the nature of your interaction with the Site. The types of information we may collect are your internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, language preference, time zone setting, operating system, platform, URL clickstream (e.g., website(s) visited before the Site), Site page(s) viewed, access date and time, time spent on the Site or a Site page, and cookie data (see below). We collect this information to better understand how visitors use the Site.
- How We Use Information We Collect
We use the information we collect, including personal information and non-personal information, to (i) operate, maintain, and improve the Site, our products, or our services; (ii) keep internal records; and (iii) contact you for market research purposes. We may store or process your information on servers located outside of your home country; by using the Site, you consent to the transfer of such information to such servers.You may opt out of receiving promotional, event, news, and/or marketing communications at any time by emailing your opt-out request to email@example.com.
- Information We Share
Generally, we disclose your personal information only to our employees, contractors, agents, service providers, and affiliated organization that (i) need to know such information to process it on our behalf or to provide services available on the Site, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. However, we may also disclose your information, including personal information and non-personal information, in certain other circumstances, as described below.From time to time, we may provide personally identifying information to third-party plug-ins and analytic services that assist us in operating, maintaining, and improving the Site, our products, or our services.From time to time, we may provide non-personally identifying information (e.g., non-personal information or personal information with any personally identifying information removed) to third party plug-ins and analytic services, to assist us in operating, maintaining, and improving the Site, our products, or our services. We may also share aggregated non-personally identifying information with our investors and partners, and with third-party plug-ins and analytic services.If we believe in good faith that disclosure of your information is (i) legally required in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request, and/or (ii) legally required or reasonably necessary to protect our property or rights, or those of third parties or the public at large, we will disclose the information.If Company is involved in a merger, acquisition, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event that Company goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information may be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. By using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Company may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.We will not rent or sell your personal information to anyone.
- Protecting Your Information
We take reasonable measures to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of personal information (e.g. through encryption, passwords, physical security, etc.). However, it remains possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications and may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the Site. Although we work hard to protect your privacy, we cannot guarantee that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.
- California Online Privacy Protection Act Notice
Under California law, commercial website and online service operators are required to disclose how they respond to web browser “do not track” signals or other similar mechanisms that provide consumers the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personal information about their online activities over time and across third-party websites, to the extent the operator engages in that collection. The Site tracks users’ personal information over time and across third-party websites, and the Site responds to Do Not Track signals sent by users. Please note that third parties may collect personal information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you visit the Site or other online websites and services. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
- International Users
If you access the Site from a location outside the United States, you may be subject to laws governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from United States law. For example, The European Union Directive on Data Protection (the “E.U. Directive”) generally prohibits the transfer of personal data to countries outside the European Union that fail to ensure an “adequate level of [privacy] protection.” “Personal data” under the E.U. Directive means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An “identifiable person” is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity. Therefore “personal data” includes information that you may transmit to the Site. We do not currently guarantee compliance with the E.U. Directive or the U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor Frameworks as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries. We have not certified that we adhere to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. By using the Site, you consent to the transfer of your personal information to the United States, and to utilize services and applications whose use are governed by the laws and jurisdiction of the United States, notwithstanding the requirements of any other jurisdiction, including, without limitation, the E.U. Directive.