INFORMATION THE COMPANY MAY COLLECT:
“Personal Information” means information that may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone or fax number. We do not consider Personal Information to include information that has been de-identified or aggregated so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.
“Usage Information” means certain personally non-identifiable information that we or our third-party service providers may collect through a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with the Services. Usage Information may include, but is not limited to, the type of browser, device, and operating system you are using, the URL that referred you to our Services, all of the parts of the Services that you interact, the time of day you use the Services, how and on what device you use one of our mobile applications (an “App”) including your usage of any image available to you within an App or other functionality of the App itself, any third-party applications in which you use the Services, and at any third party venues or Company events.
If we associate Usage Information with your Personal Information, we will treat it as Personal Information.
HOW THE COMPANY MAY COLLECT YOUR INFORMATION:
Personal Information Collection Directly From You. We may collect Personal Information when you register for any of the Services, visit certain areas of the Services, attend our events, purchase products, subscribe to any communications from us, or otherwise voluntarily provide it to us.
Social Media Connection. We may collect Personal Information from social media websites, such as Facebook or Twitter, when you connect to any of our Company accounts using your social media account. For example, when you log in with your Facebook credentials, we may collect certain information from Facebook, such as your email address, profile picture, and friend list. We may also collect Personal or Usage Information from social media websites or apps when you choose to use the Services in connection with that social media provider, such as when you use one of our mobile application keyboards to insert a sticker in Facebook Messenger.
Customer Support. We may collect Personal Information that you provide to us through your communications with our customer-support team.
Cookies, Automatic Data Collection, and Related Technologies. We and third parties that provide functionality for our Services may collect Usage Information, by using cookies, server logs, and other similar technology as you use the Services. This Usage information may be used to improve the quality of the Services, such as to store your preferences, customize the Services, and provide more relevant advertising.
A “cookie” is a small line of text that is stored with your Web browser for record-keeping purposes and to help provide better service to you. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. However, if you do that, the Services may not work properly. As you navigate the Services, cookies may collect information including internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), device identifiers, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. This information may be used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ overall movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use only, to help us understand how users interact with our Services.
By using the Services, you are authorizing us to gather, parse, and retain data, including Personal Information, related to the provision of the Services.
HOW THE COMPANY USES YOUR INFORMATION:
Internal and Service-Related Usage. We use information, including Personal Information, for internal and service-related purposes and may provide it to third parties to allow us or such third party to facilitate the Services and/or to improve our services.
Service Communications. We may send email to the email address you provide to us to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as account management, customer service, or system maintenance.
Marketing. We may use Personal Information and Usage Information for marketing purposes, but we do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission to do so. We also do not provide Personal Information to any third-party ad networks. We may use your Personal Information and other information to communicate with you by email, text messages, or push messages to provide you with information we think may be of interest to you. We will send you text messages only with your consent, which we will ask for at the time you provide us with your mobile telephone number, and you may opt out of emails by using the opt-out link in an email.
Aggregate Data. We may de-identify and aggregate data collected through the Services and use it for any purpose. It is important to remember that such information does not identify you individually.
HOW THE COMPANY MAY DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION:
We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission to do so. We may share Usage Information or de-identified or aggregate information with third parties for marketing or other purposes.
Vendors and Service Providers. We may share any Personal Information or Usage Information we receive with vendors (including but not limited to a third party venues, caterers, or staffing companies who provide services on our behalf) and service providers retained in connection with the provision of the Services.
Business Partners. We may share any Personal Information or Usage Information we receive with our business partners, such as the companies that sponsor our events or other services, in connection with the provision of the Services.
Social Networking and Other Website Services. You may choose to utilize the Services in connection with third-party services and social networking websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, in which case we may share information, including Personal Information, with such third parties. Their use of the information will be governed by their privacy policies, and you may be able to modify your privacy settings on their websites.
As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures. We may access, preserve, and disclose any information, including Personal Information, if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; respond to your requests; or protect yours’, ours’ or others’ rights, property, or safety.
Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another provider, your information, including Personal Information, may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract. We cannot control how such entities may use or disclose such information.
With Your Consent. We may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION:
By using the Services or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Services. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Services or sending an email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach involving your Personal Information (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use Personal Information from children under 13 years of age, and no part of the Services is directed to children under the age of 13. If you learn that your child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, you may alert us at email@example.com. If we learn that we have collected any Personal Information from children under 13, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.
If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your information to the United States and processing globally. By providing your information you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Policy.
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LINKS TO OTHER SITES:
Our Site(s) may contain links to other web sites and services operated by third parties (the “Third Party Services”). The Company assumes no responsibility for the content or the privacy policies and practices of any such Third-Party Service. The Company encourages you to read the privacy statements of each applicable Third-Party Service as those privacy statements will apply to information collected through those Third Party Services.
BUSINESS TRANSITION INCLUDING MERGER OR ACQUISITION:
If the Company undergoes a business transition such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, your Usage Information and Personal Information may become part of the assets transferred.