Updated: November 2, 2018
Who We Are
Our Commitment to Candor
Our Commitment to the Law
We strive to understand and abide by all applicable privacy laws in how we collect, store, use, and share your information. If any part of our Policy is unlawful, it is inadvertent and void.
Usage Indicates Consent
How We Collect Information about You
Information from What You Say – As you use our website, there are numerous contexts in which you may freely give us your personal information. For example, you may give us your name and email address.
Outside Information – We may receive information about you from third parties or public databases.
How We Store Your Information
Storage in United States – Even if you access our site from a foreign country, we store your information in the United States in accordance with its laws. By using our site, you consent to the transfer of your information to and storage of your information in the United States.
Deleting Personally Identifiable Information – If you want us to delete personally identifiable information that we’ve collected about you, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll try to accommodate your request. But we won’t be able to any delete information when doing so would cause harm, like when the information is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies.
Security Measures But No Warranty – We implement a variety of reasonable security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is stored in secured networks that are only accessible to individuals with special access rights. In addition, all sensitive information, like credit card information, will usually be encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. That said, security can never be guaranteed. We don’t warrant the security of any information that we collect.
Handling Breaches – If we learn of a security breach with respect to your personally identifiable information, our first priority will be to determine the scope of the damage, notify and work with law enforcement, and engage in remedial measures, as appropriate. We’ll also notify you via email as soon as reasonably possible.
How We Use Your Information
Payment Processing – We may collect and store information created by your purchases, including payment method information, merchant’s name, and the date, time, and amount of the transaction. To streamline future purchases, we may store your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, and billing and shipping addresses.
Experience Enhancement – We may use the personal information we collect to provide you services and enhance your user experience. For example, we may use your location to provide local trends, stories, or ads. We may use the information we collect to make inferences about you, like what topics you may be interested in, what teams you may like, etc., to customize content, including ads.
Marketing Purposes – We use the information we collect to inform you about opportunities we believe you may be interested in. You may unsubscribe from any notification by following the instructions contained within the notification or emailing us at email@example.com with your request.
- Phone numbers. By default, if you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive marketing text messages to that number and pay any associated fees for receiving such messages.
- Email addresses. By default, if you provide us your email address, you agree to receive emails from us, including marketing emails.
Protection – We may access, process, and retain for an extended period of time any information collected about you when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm. We may retain information from accounts disabled for violations of our terms for at least one year to prevent repeat abuse or other violations.
How We Share Your Information
Information for Specific Third Parties – There are many contexts in which we may share the information we collect about you with specific third parties. While not all inclusive, here is a list of some instances when it may be shared:
Business transfers. If we’re involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of assets, all of your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. This Policy will apply to your transferred information.
Sales to third parties. Non-personally identifiable information may be sold to third parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Though not currently our practice, personally identifiable information, like email addresses or phone numbers, may also be sold as permitted by law.
At your direction. We may share your information at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your account.
Our site may contain links to other sites for your convenience. We have no responsibility for the content or privacy practices of any third party site.
Internal Resolution – If you have concerns or claims with respect to how we handle your information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll investigate and attempt to promptly resolve any complaints.
Effective: June 13, 2017
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