Effective date: Dec 2, 2022
Information We Collect, Purpose and Use
|Category||Purpose of Collection||Disclosed to Third Parties|
|User provided information, such as contact information and other information you provide us directly (message content)||We use this information to answer and manage your questions or complaints, provide you with information you request, for advertising and marketing purposes, and for analytics, statistics and research.||We may need to disclose this information to service providers such as our cloud storage, data analytics, and operations providers. We may also disclose this information to third parties for advertising and marketing purposes.|
|Location Information (geolocation information and commercial information)||We use this information to provide you customized services near you and for marketing.||We may need to disclose this information to service providers such as our cloud storage, data analytics, and operations providers. We may also disclose this information to third parties for advertising and marketing purposes.|
|Survey responses||We use your survey responses to improve our services and better understand your preferences.||We may need to disclose this information to service providers such as our cloud storage providers, data analytics, and survey processing providers.|
|Information shared directly by users while engaging in public activities on the website (reviews, comments, etc.)||We publish this information on our website along with your content and may republish on affiliate websites or in advertisements.||In addition to publishing publicly, we may need to disclose this information to service providers such as our cloud storage, payment processing, order management, shipping fulfilment, data analytics, and operations providers. We may also disclose this information to third parties for advertising and marketing purposes.|
|Sweepstakes or Contests||We use this information to determine and contact winners.||We may need to disclose this information to service providers such as our cloud storage providers, data analytics and survey processing providers. In some jurisdictions, we are required to publicly share information of sweepstakes and contest winners.|
|Referral information (pages that you visit before and after using the website, browsing history, and search history)||We use this information to better understand how you arrived at our website to customize your experience on our services and to evaluate our marketing programs.||We may need to disclose this information to service providers such as our cloud storage, order management, data analytics, operations providers and marketing providers.|
|Website and account usage information (e.g. pages viewed, and customer service inquiries)||We use this information to better understand how you use the service and to customize your experience on our services.||We may need to disclose this information to service providers such as our cloud storage, data analytics, and operations providers.|
|Device level information (e.g. internet and other network activity information, including ADIDs, cookies, IP address, and other device hardware and software information)||We use this information to protect the security of your account and remember your personalized settings. We may also use certain device level information for advertising and marketing purposes.||We may need to disclose this information to service providers such as our cloud storage providers, data analytics providers, and advertising partners.|
|Inferred Data (e.g. inferred user information, preferences or tastes)||We may use this information to provide you with recommendations and customize your experience, optimize or improve our services, and run analytics, statistics and research.||We may need to disclose this information to service providers such as our cloud storage, data analytics, operations providers, and advertising partners.|
|Employment Applications||We will collect and use your information to assess your qualifications and maybe to contact you.||We may need to disclose this information to service providers such as our cloud storage, data analytics, and recruitment and other operations providers.|
We also receive the categories of information described above from other sources, including from users of our website, and third-party services and organizations. For example, if you access any social media or similar services through our website to login or to share information about your experience with our products or services with others, we may collect information from these third-party services.
In addition to the uses and disclosures described above, we also may share information with third parties as follows:
- Corporate Affiliates. We may share your information with our corporate affiliates for promotional purposes or to customize your experience.
- Business Transfers. We may share your information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as a merger, consolidation, asset sale, or initial public offering.
- Legal Purposes. We may disclose information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, law enforcement requests, legal claims or government inquiries, and to protect and defend the rights, interests, safety, and security of the company, our affiliates, users, or the public.
- With Your Consent. We may share information for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect the information or pursuant to your consent.
Use of Web Technologies
The types of cookies and similar technologies used by us and our partners in connection with the website can be classified into the five categories below.
|Type of cookie||What it does|
|Functional Cookies||These cookies are essential to provide you with the website and any services available through this website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like transactional pages and secure login accounts, would not be possible. In addition, these cookies allow us to:
|Preference Cookies||Preference cookies record information about choices you’ve made and allow us to tailor the website to you. These cookies mean that when you continue to use or come back to the website, we can provide you with our services as you have asked for them to be provided.
These cookies allow us to:
|Performance Cookies||We use performance/analytics cookies to analyze how the website is accessed, used, or is performing in order to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve the website.
These cookies allow us to:
Among other technologies, we use Google Analytics, which is a web analytics tool that helps us understand how users engage with the website. Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track user interactions, as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how users use our site. This information is used to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The reports disclose website trends without identifying individual visitors. For more information on Google Analytics, see here. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
|Advertising Cookies||We allow third party companies, including advertising and social media companies, to place cookies on our website.
These cookies enable such companies to track your activity across various sites where they display ads and record your activities so they can show ads that they consider relevant to you as you browse the Internet.
Cookies also allow us and third parties to know whether you have seen an ad or a type of ad, and how long it has been since you’ve last seen it. This information is used to help tailor the ads you see and to measure the effectiveness of ads.
We can use information from one device to help personalize your experience on another device.
Because of how cookies work, we cannot access cookies placed by third parties, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by us.
Your Rights and Choices
You may be entitled, in accordance with applicable law, to request access to and/or a copy of certain information we have about you, to request that we delete certain information we have about you, or request more information about our privacy practices. See below under EU Citizens or California Residents for more information.
Limiting Tracking Using Your Settings
You can block cookies and similar technologies by changing your device, app or browser settings. Blocking essential cookies, however, are likely to impact your use of the website.
Opt-Out of Third-Party Tracking
You can visit https://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/ to learn more about interest-based advertising and your choices regarding having this information used by third parties and your “opt out” choices. Opting out through the Digital Advertising Alliance (the “DAA”) or the National Advertising Initiative (the “NAI”) only means that those DAA or NAI members will no longer be able to deliver targeted content and/or ads to you, which will affect our website as well as other unaffiliated websites, but does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content and/or ads. Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit these opt out pages, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different computer or change web browsers, your opt out choices could not (or could no longer) be effective.
Click https://www.youronlinechoices.com/opt-out-interface for the Ad Tech Network opt-out page.
Opt-Out of Direct Marketing
We use tracking pixels and similar technologies in some emails and push notifications which enable us to understand whether you have opened the email and how you have interacted with it. If you have enabled images, cookies will also be set on your computer or mobile device and will also be set if you click on any link within the email.
If you want to be removed from our marketing list and do not want us to send you email, postal mail or other messages about our products and services, you can opt out. To do so, please send an email to email@example.com, with the word “REMOVE” in the subject line.
Do Not Track
When you use the website, you may have set your browser or other means used to access the website to send “do not track” requests to us. At this time, we do not respond to such “do not track” requests, although we may choose to do so in the future.
As described more fully below, as our parent company is based in the United States, we primarily process data in the United States and many of our servers and offices are in the United States.
If you are a user in the EU, you have the right to access personal data we hold about you and to have certain personal data corrected or erased. You also have the right to data portability, and to restrict certain processing of your data in certain circumstances. You also have the right to complain to your data protection authority if you have any complaints about how we process your personal information.
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data at any time, and you can withdraw your consent to marketing at any time.
To make any of these requests please use this <<form>>. We will respond as soon as practicable and no later than one month after receipt of your request. We will request proof of identification to verify your identity.
We reserve the right to deny or restrict fulfillment of your request in certain cases, such as when your access to data places another individual’s privacy rights at risk, or the continued processing or your data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation. If so, we will notify you of the reason(s) for this denial.
In the event that you have a concern about our collection and processing of your data, please contact us first at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to fix it. You also, have the right to lodge a complaint directly with your local supervisory authority.
If you are a California resident, you may make requests to us as provided by the CCPA and set out below. We will review all requests received and determine the extent to which and how to respond. We will not discriminate against any California resident who makes such requests.
- request from us a list of: (i) the personal information that we have collected about you; (ii) the categories of third parties to whom we have disclosed your personal information; and (iii) the categories of third parties to whom we have sold your personal information. You have the right to up to 2 access requests each twelve 12 months
- request to delete your account and your personal information
- request, at any time, to direct us to stop “selling” (for the purposes of the CCPA) your personal information
You may contact us to make the requests described above by completing <<form>>. We will not use the information you provide as part of your request for any other purpose other than to fulfill your request.
You may also submit such requests through an authorized agent. To designate an authorized agent, please send us a notarized power of attorney / notarized letter authorizing said agent. Requests from agents that do not submit such proof that they have been authorized by you to act on their behalf will be denied.
Our parent company is based in the United States, and some of our servers and offices are headquartered in the United States. Please be aware that information you provide to us or that we obtain as a result of your use of the website, an account, or any services provided by us will be processed and transferred to, and be subject to the laws of, the United States. The privacy and data protection laws in the United States will be different from similar laws in your country of residence. By using the website or an account, or by providing us with your information, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage and processing of information to and within the United States. If our cookies or other software detects IP addresses located in a country outside the United States, we reserve the right to modify or deny access to any and all of our services.
Manage Accurate Information
Data Retention and Security
Information will be retained only for so long as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out above, in accordance with applicable laws.
We take reasonable precautions to protect the confidentiality and security of your personally identifiable information by using industry recognized security safeguards, including physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of your personally identifiable information. Unfortunately, no data security system or method of transmission over the Internet is completely secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information within industry standards, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Our employees are trained and required to safeguard your information. Our internal controls limit access to personally identifiable information based on job functionality.
No Information Collected from Children
We do not knowingly collect or sell any information from children, as defined by applicable law, without parental consent or as otherwise permitted by applicable law.