This Policy applies to the Site and also applies to all software and services that we offer through the Site when you register (collectively referred to as the “Services”). This Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control or to individuals that we do not employ or manage.
By using this Site or the Services you are accepting the terms described in this Policy. If you do not agree with this Policy, delete all cookies from your browser cache after visiting the Site and do not visit or use the Site or Services. Your continued use of the Site or Services signifies your acceptance of this Policy.
- How We Collect Your Information
- Cookies and Other Technologies
- How We Use Your Information
- How We Share Your Information
- How We Store and Protect Your Information
- Your Choices About Your Information
- Children’s Privacy
- Links to Other Web Sites and Services
- Browser Do Not Track
- Cross Border Transfer
- Your California Privacy Rights
- How To Contact Us
1. How We Collect Information
When you visit our Site or use the Services we collect information in three ways: (1) when you provide it directly to us, (2) passively through technology such as “cookies,” and (3) when we obtain information about you through trusted third parties (e.g. third-party analytics or advertising providers).
Information you provide:
Registration Information: When you sign up for a Service, we may ask you for information such as your full name, email address, full street address, and credit card information. Credit card information is shared with our third-party provider for payment processing and we do not get access to the credit card information.
Blog: If you choose to post comments to our blog, we may store any information that you choose to provide, including questions, comments, or feedback. This information will also be accessible to other registered users and/or the public.
Information collected automatically:
Log File Information: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or device each time you access our Site. These server logs may include information such as: your web request, search queries, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, hardware settings, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, dates and times of requests, number of clicks and how you interact with links on our Site, and other such information.
Activity Data: We use technologies to identify you when you log into our Site and when you return. We also use these technologies to track how you use our Site, including the content viewed, and to track your actions with respect to emails we send you such as when you open them and what you click in them. To learn about cookies and other technologies we use to do this, please see “Cookies and other Technologies” below.
Location Information: We may collect information about your estimated location which may be deduced by various technologies including IP address.
Information collected from third parties:
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics may set cookies on your browser or mobile device or read cookies that are already there to collect information. Google Analytics may also receive information about you from apps you have downloaded that partner with Google. Google Analytics collects information such as how often you visit our Site, what pages you visit within our Site, and what other sites you visited prior to coming to our Site. We use the information provided by Google Analytics to improve our Site and the Services. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information.
2. Cookies and Other Technologies
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device. When you visit our Site, we may send one or more cookies to your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the Site (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions you take on the Site), and allow us to track your usage of the Site over time. We use session cookies, which expire once you close your web browser, and persistent cookies, which remain on your computer or mobile device after you have signed offline and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Site.
Pixel tags, clear gifs, web bugs, or web beacons are transparent graphic images placed on our Site or in emails we send to you. They are used to track how you use the Site, similar to cookies, and the actions you take in emails (opening the emails, clicking on links in the emails, etc.). [Confirm whether the Company uses any other collection methods]
3. How We Use Your Information
We may use the information we collect, including information which identifies or together with other information may identify you, in the following ways:
a. to service you with relevant online advertisements
b. to authenticate you when you use the Site and analyze how you use the Site, including how you interact with different parts of the Site, including whether you open emails or click on links in them;
c. to improve our Site and Services and your experience with them, for example by remembering your account information for future visits and by optimizing of the Site’s layout or otherwise enhancing navigation through the Site;
d. to provide technical support for using the Site or Services;
e. to develop new products and services;
f. to communicate with you about the Services by email or notifications within the Site, which you agree to receive, including service-related emails (e.g., purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Services, and technical and security notices);
g, to prevent or detect fraud; and
4. How We Share Your Information
We may sell or rent any of your personally identifiable information to third parties for their own marketing purposes. [CA law requires that this explain the categories of information shared as well as with whom it is shared.]
We allow companies such as advertising providers to use tracking technologies like cookies and web beacons to collect information about users who use the Services. The tracking technologies allow the third parties to deliver targeted advertisements of our products and services on other websites or on social media networks and gauge their effectiveness. To learn about your choices regarding this sharing of your information please see “Your access and choices regarding your personally identifiable Information” section below.
We may also share information collected about you as follows:
a. with service providers to perform functions and process your data and to help provide our Site and Services including hosting and storage providers;
b. with analytics providers, including Google Analytics, to help us understand your use of our Site and Services;
c. with payment processors, to conduct payment processing;
e. with third parties, including buyers or service providers if we are involved in a sale, divestiture, or transfer involving all or a portion of the company or its products or services including: corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganizations, liquidations, or similar transactions or proceedings. In these situations, information such as customer names and email addresses and other user information related to the Services may be among the items sold or otherwise transferred; and
f. with other third parties, but only if you consent or direct us to do so.
In addition to using your information to help us with providing our Site and Services, such providers may use your personally identifiable information internally to improve their own services and may share it in connection with a sale, divestiture, or transfer of business assets or to protect their rights or to comply with the law (similar to the way we may share your information – see below). In addition, our providers may share your personally identifiable information with their own third-party service providers. [amend as needed per third party provider practices]
Compiling information: Our third-party providers or their respective third-party providers may combine the information about you that we share with them with contact and social media information related to you that they collect from publicly available sources (e.g. Internet, social networks, or public or licensed APIs); from third parties who license, sell, or otherwise provide data they have collected. This additional information about you may include: first and last name, email addresses, mailing address, birth date, age, gender, company, job titles, photos, website URLs, social network handles, and instant messenger handles. [amend as needed per third party provider practices]
We may share, at our discretion, information that has been anonymized so that it does not identify a specific user through de-identification or aggregation (“De-Identified Data”) and we do not limit our third-party providers from using, selling, licensing, distributing, or disclosing De-Identified Data.
5. How We Store and Protect Your Information
6.Your Choices About Your Information
Your Account: You may cancel your account by contacting us at [________]. When you close your account your personally identifiable information will no longer be used by us in the provision of services or shared with third parties. We will retain personally identifiable information about you for as long as necessary in order to provide the Services. We will retain and use this personally identifiable information only as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements and then delete it.
Even if you request to close your account, keep in mind that deletion by third parties to whom the information had been provided may not be immediate and that the deleted information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others). Also, information that had already been shared with or disclosed to third parties may not be deleted by them.
For any privacy or data-protection-related questions, please write to email@example.com
Email: You can stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications. We make efforts to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. You may not opt out of Service-related communications (e.g., purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Services, and technical and security notices). If you have any questions about Service-related communications or unsubscribing from our communications, you can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Unsubscribing or opting out of communications with us will not stop communications you receive from third parties separately. Please review their terms and conditions for relevant options for opting out of their communications. [If third parties require that you include an opt out for their service in your policy, please add it here]
Cookies and other technologies: Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. Turning off the browser’s cookies will prevent web beacons from tracking your specific activity. The web beacon may still record an anonymous visit from your IP address, but unique information will not be recorded. If you do not want to receive tracking pixels, you will need to disable HTML images in your email client, and that may affect your ability to view images in other emails that you receive. To find out how to see what cookies have been set and how to reject and delete the cookies, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org.
Analytics: You can control the information provided to Google and opt out of certain ads provided by Google by using the methods set forth at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ or by using the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.[If other analytics providers that you use require that you include an opt out for their service in your policy, please add it here.]
Advertising: You can understand which third parties have currently enabled cookies for your browser or mobile device and how to opt out of some of those cookies by accessing http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp or http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ from your browser and from your mobile device. If you use multiple browsers or devices, you will need to opt out on each browser or device. Even if you opt out of targeted advertising you will continue to see advertising of a generic nature. [Depending on the providers you use for these advertising practices, you may be required to provide another disclosure here.
7. Children’s Privacy
Use of the website is limited to individuals aged 18 and up. IPD does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as users. In the event that we learn that we have collected personally identifiable information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com.
8. Links to Other Web Sites and Services
We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from the Site, including the information or content contained in such websites or services, and this Policy does not apply to them. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. Please read the terms of such websites carefully and exercise care when providing your personally identifiable information.
9. Browser Do Not Track
Our Site does not support Do Not Track at this time. Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference you can set in your web browser to indicate that you do not want certain information about your web page visits collected across websites when you have not interacted with that service on the page. For all the details, including how to turn on Do Not Track, visit www.donottrack.us.
10. Cross Border Transfer IPD transfers, processes, and stores information about you on servers located in the United States. Therefore, your information may be transferred to, stored, or processed in the United States, whose data protection, privacy, and other laws may not provide the same level of protection as those in your country of residence. For example, government entities in the United States and other countries may have certain rights to access your personally identifiable information.
By using our Site or the Services you understand and consent to the collection, storage, processing, and transfer of your information to our facilities in the United States and to those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Policy.
11. Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our customers who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
12. How To Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Policy or the Services, please contact us at email@example.com
13. Changes to This Policy
We may make changes to this Policy from time to time, in our sole discretion. When we make changes we deem material we will provide you with prominent notice as appropriate under the circumstances, e.g., by displaying a prominent notice on our Site or by sending you an email. In some cases, we will notify you in advance of the changes taking effect. Your continued use of the Site or the Services after the changes have been made will constitute your acceptance of the changes. Please therefore make sure you read any such notice carefully. If you do not wish to continue using the Site or Services under the new version of the Policy, please cease using the Site and the Services.