Last Modified: [April 4, 2017]
Collection of Information
Information We Collect About You
We collect several types of information from and about users of the Website and Services, some of which is personally identifiable and some of which is non-identifying or aggregated, including:
We collect this information (i) directly from you and/or your Designee when you provide it to us, (ii) automatically as you and/or your Designee use the Website (which information may include usage details, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and information collected through cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies), and (iii) from third parties (such as our business partners).
Information You Provide to Us
The information we collect on or through the the Website or otherwise through your and/or your Designee’s use of the Services may include (i) information that you and/or your Designee provide about yourself or others by using our Website and/or Services, including information provided at the time of registering to use our Services, such as username, password, e-mail address, employer information, credit card, PayPal, or ACH payment information; (ii) records and copies of your and/or your Designee’s correspondence, including e-mail addresses, if you and/or your Designee contact us; (iii) your and/or your Designee’s responses to surveys that we might ask you and/or your Designee to complete for research purposes; and (iv) details of any transactions that you and/or your Designee carry out through the Services.
Information Collected Through Data Tracking Technologies
As you and/or your Designee use the Website and/or Services, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your and/or your Designee’s devices, browsing actions and patterns, including details of your and/or your Designee’s use of the Website and/or Services (such as traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data) and information about your and/or your Designee’s devices and internet connection (including your and/or your Designee’s IP address, operating system and browser type).
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
Log Information. We may automatically collect and store certain information in our server logs when you and/or your Designee use the Website, including details about how you and/or your Designee used the Website and Services, IP address, and information specific to your and/or your Designee’s device (such as system activity, hardware settings, browser type, and browser language).
Device Identifiers. We may collect information about your device, such as your operating system, hardware version, device settings, file and software names and types, mobile network information and device identifiers. This helps us measure how the Website is performing and to improve the Website for you and/or your Designee on your particular device.
Location-Based Data. We may collect and process information about your and/or your Designee’s geographic location (for example, through GPS signals) when you and/or your Designee use the Website. We will not store or track your and/or your Designee’s device location on an ongoing basis or without your and/or your Designee’s permission. We do not share precise geolocation data with third parties, other than our service providers as necessary to provide the Website and/or Services.
Analytics Data. We may also collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Website and/or Services. These third-party analytics do not collect direct personal information about any user.
Why We Collect Information
The information we collect helps us to improve the Website and Services and to deliver a better and more personalized experience, including by (i) enabling us to estimate our user size and usage patterns; (ii) store information about your and/or your Designee’s preferences, allowing us to customize our Website and Services according to your and/or your Designee’s individual interests; (iii) connect you and/or your Designee with other users who are willing to chat about issues in which you and/or your Designee have expressed an interest; (iv) recognize you and/or your Designee when you use the Website and/or Services; and (v) contact you and/or your Designee regarding the Services.
Third Party Collection of Information
Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Website may be served by third parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content and application providers, and your mobile device manufacturer and mobile device service provider. These third parties may use tracking technologies to collect information about you and/or your Designee when you and/or your Designee use the Website and/or Services. The information they collect may be associated with your and/or your Designee’s personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your and/or your Designee’s online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you and/or your Designee with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.
Venwise does not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you and/or your Designee have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you and/or your Designee should contact the responsible provider directly.
How We Use Your Information
We use information that we collect about you and/or your Designee or that you provide to us, including any personal information, to:
Additionally, we may use information that we collect about you and/or your Designee or that you and/or your Designee provide to us in any other way we may describe when you and/or your Designee provide the information or for any other purposes with your and/or your Designee’s consent.
Following termination or deactivation of an account, we may retain information and content for backup, archival, audit or other business purposes, or otherwise in accordance with applicable laws. We may maintain anonymized, de-identified or aggregated data, including usage data, for analytics purposes. If you have any questions about data retention or deletion, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose anonymized, de-identified or aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
We may disclose personal information that we collect or you and/or your Designee provide:
We may also share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly, including with users, partners or the press in order to, for example, demonstrate how our Services are used, evaluate industry trends, or to create our marketing materials. Any aggregated information shared this way will not contain any personal information.
Your Choices About Our Use and Disclosure of Your Information
We strive to provide you and/or your Designee with choices regarding the personal information you and/or your Designee provide to us. This section describes mechanisms we provide for you and/or your Designee to control certain uses and disclosures of your information.
Location Information. You and/or your Designee can choose whether or not to allow the Website to collect and use real-time information about your device’s location through the device’s privacy settings. If you and/or your Designee block the use of location information, some parts of the Website may then be inaccessible or not function properly.
Promotional Offers. If you and/or your Designee do not want us to use your e-mail address or contact information to promote our own or third parties’ products or services as provided herein, you and/or your Designee can opt-out by sending us an e-mail stating your request to email@example.com.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You and/or your Designee may review and update your account information by logging into your account and visiting your account profile page.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of the Services 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 e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your and/or your Designee’s personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. All credit card information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind SSL/TLS technology. Any information you and/or your Designee provide to us through your use of the Services will be encrypted using industry standard technology.
The safety and security of your and/or your Designee’s information also depends on you and/or your Designee. Where we have given you and/or your Designee (or where you and/or your Designee have chosen) a password for access to the Website and/or payment information for the Services, you and/or your Designee are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you and/or your Designee not to share your password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your and/or your Designee’s personal information and we take reasonable steps ensure that our Website is secure, we cannot guarantee the security of your and/or your Designee’s personal information transmitted through the Services. Any transmission of personal information is at your and/or your Designee’s own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures that we provide.
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