Last modified [21 December 2020]
If required by law, we will make reasonable efforts to contact you about material changes or updates to this policy: if you have provided us with an email address, you agree that we may email you a notice regarding such changes or updates; if you have not provided us with an email address, you agree to view this page periodically and when our site informs you that this Privacy Notice has been updated.
What This Policy Applies to
This policy applies to information we collect:
We collect several types of information from and about users of the Website, including information:
We collect this information in several ways, either:
The information we collect on or through the Website may include:
You may also provide information to be posted or displayed on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website and third parties, such as customer comments and reviews (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk.
While navigating through and interacting with the Website, we may automatically collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns that are not tied to your user profile, including:
We may use automatic data collection technologies to gather information about your online activities on the Website over time and across third-party websites or other online services for behavioral tracking. For example, we may use various widgets and other tracking technologies to understand how you use the Website and what information you search for. You can also opt-out by sending an email to [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Automatically collected information may include personal information or non-personal information that we associate or link to personal information that we collect in other ways, including from third parties. This helps us improve the Website and deliver a better and more personalized service, including allowing us to:
The technologies we use to automatically collect data may include:
We do not control third parties’ tracking technologies or how they might use them. If you have questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.
“Do not track”
You may have a feature in your browser that allows you to change your settings to “do not track.” We are required to disclose whether the Website honors the “do not track” setting in your browser. We developed the Website to provide a consistent interface and operability to all users, and thus we do not honor your browser’s “do not track” function.
How we use your information
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
If you choose to opt-in to receive marketing materials from us, we may use your information to contact you about our own and third-parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please disable cookies used by our website or click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any marketing emails you may receive from us. You can also opt-out by sending an email to [email@example.com].
Legal Bases for Processing for Users in the European Economic Area
If you are in the European Economic Area, we collect and process information about you only where we have a legal basis for doing so under applicable laws of the European Union. The legal basis depends on the services you use and how you use them. This means we collect and use your information only where:
All of our information, including the data we collect about you described in this policy, is stored in the United States of America.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
We may also disclose your personal information:
Choices About How We Use and Disclose Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
Third party links
Inclusion of third-party websites on or through the Website in no way constitutes an express or implied endorsement of such websites’ policies.
Methods used to protect your information
We use HTTPS to protect the confidentiality of your personal information including the use of Secure Sockets Layer or SSL protocol and/or Transport Layer Security or TLS. We also use password encryption to protect all of the information stored in our database. In addition, our business practices are reviewed periodically for compliance with policies and procedures governing the security and confidentiality of information. Our business practices limit employee access to confidential information and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons.
Our Website uses commercially reasonable technologies, processes and procedures to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all personal data.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.
You have the right to know what data is being collected from you, where it’s being processed, how it’s being used, how long it is stored for, and who we share the information with. If you have consented to our use of information about you for a specific purpose, you have the right to change your mind at any time, but this will not affect any processing that has already taken place. Where we are using your information because we or a third party have a legitimate interest in doing so, you have the right to object to that use. However, in some cases, this may mean no longer using the Website or our services. You may also request that we transfer or erase your personal data.
How you can access or correct your information
We do our best to respect your privacy rights and provide you access and control over your data. You can make any of the following requests regarding your data by sending an e-mail to [firstname.lastname@example.org]:
Because we use third-party services to back up our information, we cannot delete your specific information from our backups. The third-party back up service creates images of our database and stores them. After a period, the oldest images are deleted. Furthermore, during critical stages of system changes, we sometimes create manual backups. We retain these backups for no longer than necessary.
We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change or delete information if we believe the change or deletion would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
If you delete your User Contributions from the Website, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or might have been copied or stored by other Website users. Proper access and use of information provided on the Website, including User Contributions, is governed by our Terms & Conditions.
California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits users of the Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to [email@example.com].
How long your data is stored
How long we keep information we collect about you depends on the type of information, as described in further detail below. After such time, we will either delete or anonymize your information or, if this is not possible (for example, because the information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your information and isolate it from any further use until deletion is possible.
Account information: We retain your account information until you delete your account. We also retain some of your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, to enforce our agreements, to support business operations and to continue to develop and improve the Website and services. Where we retain information for service improvement and development, we take steps to eliminate information that directly identifies you, and we only use the information to uncover collective insights about the use of our services, not to specifically analyze personal characteristics about you.
Information you share on the Website: If your account is deactivated or disabled, some of your information and the content you have provided will remain in order to allow your team members or other users to make full use of the Website. For example, we continue to display comments and content you provided to the Website.
Marketing information: If you have elected to receive marketing emails from us, we retain information about your marketing preferences unless you specifically ask us to delete such information. We retain information derived from cookies and other tracking technologies for a reasonable period of time from the date such information was created.