Last modified: February 5, 2017
What information do we collect?
When you use the Service you provide us with three types of information: (i) information you submit via the Service; (ii) information regarding your use of the Service collected by us as you interact with the Service; and (iii) information from third party websites and services, for example, if you link your account to your Facebook account. The information we gather enables us to personalize, improve and continue to operate the Service and to provide you with the services and information you request. In connection with certain aspects of the Service, we may request, collect and/or display some of your Personally Identifiable Information. We collect several types of information from and about you, including:
Below, we detail the specific types of information we collect from our users.
When you create an account, you will provide information that could be Personally Identifiable Information, such as your name, username, password, and email address. You acknowledge that this information may be personal to you, and by creating an account on the Service and providing Personally Identifiable Information to us, you allow others, including us, to identify you, and therefore, you may not be anonymous. Furthermore, if you link your account to your Facebook account, we will also have access to your profile picture on your Facebook account.
IP Address Information and Other Information Collected Automatically
We automatically receive and record information from your web browser when you interact with the Service, including your IP address and cookie information. Generally, the Service automatically collects usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to the Service. We may use this data in aggregate form, that is, as a statistical measure, but not in a manner that would identify you personally. This type of aggregate data enables us and third parties authorized by us to figure out how often individuals use parts of the Service so that we can analyze and improve them.
Information Collected Using Cookies and Web Beacons
“Cookies” are small data files that are sent to your web browser when you access a website, and the files stored on your device’s hard drive. We use “session” cookies to keep you logged in while you use our Service, to track your preferences and to track trends and monitor usage and web traffic information on our Service. We use “persistent” cookies to relate your use of our Service to other information about you and store information about your preferences to make your user experience consistent and customized. For example, we may create a persistent cookie that includes some basic information about you, like your favorite website locations and whether customer support responded to your inquiry. These cookies stay on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire and associate your information with your account even if you are logged out.
Certain features of our Service may use local shared objects (or “flash cookies”). Flash cookies are small files similar to browser cookies that collect and store information about your preferences and where you browse and what you look at on our Service. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser or device settings that are used for browser cookies. You may adjust your Adobe Flash Player settings to prevent flash cookies from being placed on your hard drive.
We may use “clear GIFs” (aka “web beacons” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies, on our Service or in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a part of our Service or received a message. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a website or in an email or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote website on the Internet enabling the verification of an individual’s viewing or receipt of a website or message.
We may use web beacons to manage cookies, count visits, and to learn what marketing works and what does not. We may also use web beacons to tell if you open or act on our emails. We do not track our users across third party websites and thus do not respond to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals.
We do not automatically collect Personally Identifiable Information, but we may tie Personally Identifiable Information with the automatically collected information using the above tools or information collected from other sources.
How do we Use Your Personally Identifiable Information?
We may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personally Identifiable Information to:
How do we Share Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties?
We may share Personally Identifiable Information in response to a valid law enforcement request or legal process, to protect our rights and property or those of third parties, or as otherwise permitted or required by law.
Additionally, we may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information without your consent:
How do we Use Your Non-Personally Identifiable Information?
We may use your Non-Personally Identifiable Information for any purpose, including to improve, enhance and innovate the Service.
How do we Share Your Non-Personally Identifiable Information?
We may transfer and share Non-Personally Identifiable Information with third party business partners. We may also share the raw data collected by the Service through your use of the Service with third party business partners; however, such data will be shared on an aggregated basis such that the information may not be used to personally identify you.
Protecting Your Information
We have implemented policies and procedures, including technical measures, that are designed to help safeguard your information from unauthorized access, use or modification. However, we do not assure you that our systems are completely secure and advise you that we believe a persistent attacker with sufficient resources would be able to defeat the security measures we have in place.
California residents may choose to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes or choose to opt out of such disclosure. Our policy is not to disclose Personally Identifiable Information collected online to a third party for directing marketing without your approval. To make a request or to opt out at any time, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children Under Age 13
The Service is not directed to children. We do not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from subjects under 13 years of age. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, please contact us at email@example.com. If we become aware that a member is under the age of 13 and has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information without verifiable parental consent, we will delete such information from our file.