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PRIVACY POLICY

LAST UPDATED: 08 May 2018

 




The Social Edge Network, Inc. in the United States is concerned about privacy issues and wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information. This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with information that we collect through the website owned and controlled by us, or operated by us or on our behalf, from which you are accessing this Privacy Policy (the “Site”).

 

UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

The “LAST UPDATED” legend at the top of this page indicates when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Site. Your use of the Site following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

“Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable person, such as:

  • Name
  • Postal address (including billing and shipping addresses)
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Credit and debit card number
  • Profile picture
  • Social media account ID
  • Financial information required to invoice or pay you

 

Collection of Personal Information

We and our service providers collect Personal Information in a variety of ways, including:

  • Through the Site
    • We collect Personal Information through the Site, for example, when you sign up for a newsletter or make a purchase.
  • From Other Sources
    • We receive your Personal Information from other sources, such as publicly available databases;
    • joint marketing partners, when they share the information with us

 

If you connect your social media account to your Site account, you will share certain Personal Information from your social media account with us, for example, your name, email address, photo, list of social media contacts, and any other information that may be or you make accessible to us when you connect your social media account to your Site account.

We need to collect Personal Information in order to provide the Site to you. If you do not provide the information requested, we may not be able to provide the Site. If you disclose any Personal Information relating to other people to us or to our service providers in connection with the Site, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

Use of Personal Information

We and our service providers use Personal Information for legitimate business purposes, including:

 

  • Providing the functionality of the Site and fulfilling your requests.

 

    • To provide the Site’s functionality to you.
    • To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests.
    • To complete and fulfill your purchase, for example, to process your payments, have your order delivered to you, communicate with you regarding your purchase and provide you with related customer service.
    • To complete and fulfill payments to you, for example, to calculate the amount we owe you and to provide payment directly or using a third party payment service.
    • To send administrative information to you, such as changes to our terms, conditions and policies.
    • To allow you to send messages to a friend through the Site. By using this functionality, you are telling us that you are entitled to use and provide us with your friend’s name and email address.

We engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you and/or to comply with a legal obligation.

 

  • Providing you with our newsletter and/or other marketing materials and facilitating social sharing.

 

    • To send you marketing communications that we believe may be of interest to you.
    • To facilitate social sharing functionality that you choose to use.

We engage in these activities with your consent, to the extent consent is required by applicable law.

 

  • Analysis of Personal Information for business reporting and providing personalized services.

 

    • To personalize your experience on the Site by presenting content, products, and offers tailored to you.
    • We provide personalized services either with your consent or because we have a legitimate interest.
  • Allowing you to participate in sweepstakes, contests or other promotions
    • We may offer you the opportunity to participate in a sweepstakes, contest or other promotion.
    • Some of these promotions have additional rules, which could contain information about how we will use and disclose your Personal Information.

We use this information to manage our contractual relationship with you.

  • Aggregating and/or anonymizing Personal Information.
      • We may aggregate and/or anonymize Personal Information so that it will no longer be considered Personal Information. We do so to generate other data for our use, which we may use and disclose for any purpose.

     

  • Accomplishing our business purposes.
      • For data analysis, for example, to improve the efficiency of our Site.
      • For audits, to verify that our internal processes function as intended and are compliant with legal, regulatory or contractual requirements.
      • For fraud and security monitoring purposes, for example, to detect and prevent cyberattacks or attempts to commit identity theft.
      • For developing new products and services.
      • For enhancing, improving, or modifying the Site and our services.
      • For identifying usage trends, for example, understanding which parts of our Site are of most interest to users.
      • For determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, so that we can adapt our campaigns to the needs and interests of our users.
      • For operating and expanding our business activities, for example, understanding which parts of our Site are of most interest to our users so we can focus our energies on meeting our users’ interests.

    We engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you, to comply with a legal obligation, and/or because we have a legitimate interest.

 

Disclosure of Personal Information

We disclose Personal Information:

 

  • To our third party service providers, to facilitate services they provide to us.

 

    • These can include providers of services such as website hosting, data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing, and other services.

 

  • To third parties, to permit them to send you marketing communications, consistent with your choices.
    • This may include email services used to provide you with updates on our products and services.

 

 

  • To third-party sponsors of sweepstakes, contests, and similar promotions.

 

 

 

  • By using the Site, you may elect to disclose Personal Information:

 

    • On message boards, chat, profile pages, blogs and other services to which you are able to post information and content. Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services will become public and may be available to other users and the general public.
    • To identify you to anyone to whom you send a message via the Site.
    • Through your social sharing activity. When you connect your Site account with your social media account, you will share information with your friends associated with your social media account, with other users, and with your social media account provider. By doing so, you authorize us to facilitate this sharing of information, and you understand that the use of shared information will be governed by the social media provider’s privacy policy.

Other Uses and Disclosures

We also use and disclose your Personal Information as necessary or appropriate, especially when we have a legal obligation or legitimate interest to do so:

 

  • To comply with applicable law.

 

      • This can include laws outside your country of residence.

 

  • To respond to requests from public and government authorities.

 

      • These can include authorities outside your country of residence.

 

  • To cooperate with law enforcement.

 

      • For example, when we respond to law enforcement requests and orders.

 

  • For other legal reasons.

 

      • To enforce our terms and conditions; and
      • To protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others.

 

  • In connection with a sale or business transaction.

 

    • We have a legitimate interest in disclosing or transferring your Personal Information to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings). Such third parties may include, for example, an acquiring entity and its advisors.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Other Information We May Collect

“Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an individual, such as:

  • Browser information
  • Server log files
  • Information collected through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies
  • Demographic information and other information provided by you
  • Aggregated information

 

How We May Collect Other Information

We and our service providers may collect Other Information in a variety of ways, including:

  • Through your browser or device:
    • Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows, Mac, or other), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language and Internet browser type you are using. We use this information to ensure that the Site functions properly.
  • IP Address:
    • Your “IP Address” is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). An IP Address can be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user visits the Site, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited. Collecting IP Addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites, applications and other services. We use IP Addresses for purposes such as calculating Site usage levels, helping diagnose server problems, and administering the Site.
  • Using cookies:
    • Cookies are pieces of information stored directly on the computer that you are using. Cookies allow us to collect information such as browser type, time spent on the Site, pages visited, language preferences, and other anonymous traffic data. We and our service providers use the information for security purposes, to facilitate navigation, display information more effectively, and to personalize your experience while using the Site, as well as for online tracking purposes. We also gather statistical information about the usage of the Site in order to continually improve the design and functionality, understand how the Site is used and to assist us with resolving questions regarding the Site. Cookies further allow us to select which of our advertisements or offers are most likely to appeal to you and display them while you are on the Site. We also use cookies in online advertising to track responses to our advertisements and we use cookies or other files to track your use of other websites.
    • If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline cookies, or be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer to your computer of a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular site. You may also wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html and https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. However, if you do not accept these cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of the Site. For example, we may not be able to recognize your computer and you may need to log in every time you visit the Site. You also may not receive advertising or other offers from us that are relevant to your interests and needs.
  • “Do Not Track” signals:
    • The Site will continue to operate as described in this Privacy Policy, whether or not a “Do Not Track” signal or similar mechanism is received from your browser.
  • Using pixel tags and other similar technologies:
    • Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) are used in connection with some Site pages and HTML-formatted email messages to, among other things, track the actions of Site users and email recipients, measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about Site usage and response rates.
  • Physical Location:
    • We collect the physical location of your device by, for example, using satellite, cell phone tower or WiFi signals. We use your device’s physical location to provide you with personalized location-based services and content. We also share your device’s physical location, combined with information about what advertisements you viewed and other information we collect, with our service providers and/or marketing partners to enable them to provide you with more personalized content and to study the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. In some instances, you may be permitted to allow or deny such uses and/or sharing of your device’s location, but if you choose to deny such uses and/or sharing, we, our service providers and/or our marketing partners may not be able to provide you with the applicable personalized services and content.
  • From you:
    • Information such as your preferred means of communication is collected when you voluntarily provide this information.

 

Uses and Disclosures of Other Information

We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information. If we do, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information as long as it is combined.

 

THIRD PARTY SITES OR SERVICES

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site or service to which the Site contains a link. The inclusion of a link on the Site does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by us or by our affiliates.

 

THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS

We use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements regarding goods and services that may be of interest to you when you access or use the Site.

You may receive advertisements based on information relating to your access to and use of the Site and other websites or online services on any of your devices, as well as on information received from third parties. These companies place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser (including through the use of pixel tags). They also use these technologies, along with information they collect about your online use, to recognize you across the devices you use, such as a mobile phone and a laptop. If you would like more information about this practice, and to learn how to opt out of it in desktop and mobile browsers on the particular device on which you are accessing this Privacy Policy, please visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#/.

 

SECURITY

We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information within our organization. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please also be aware that we use third-party cloud service providers that provide hosting, data storage and other services pursuant to standard terms and conditions that may be non-negotiable; these service providers have informed us or the general public that they apply security measures they consider adequate for the protection of information within their system, or they have a general reputation for applying such measures. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section below

 

CHOICES AND ACCESS

Your choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information

We give you many choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information for marketing purposes. You may opt-out from:

  • Receiving marketing-related emails from us: If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out of receiving these marketing-related emails by clicking on the unsubscribe links provided in emails.
  • Our sharing of your Personal Information with affiliates for their direct marketing purposes: If you would prefer that we not share your Personal Information on a going-forward basis with our affiliates for their direct marketing purposes, you may opt-out of this sharing by turning off this feature in any services we provide you like Contempo.
  • Our sharing of your Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes: If you would prefer that we not share your Personal Information on a going-forward basis with unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes, you may opt-out of this sharing by turning off this feature in any services we provide you like Contempo.

We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that, if you opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails from us, we may still send you important administrative messages, from which you cannot opt-out.

 

How you can access or change your Personal Information

If you would like to request to review correct, update, suppress, restrict or delete Personal Information that you have previously provided to us, or if you would like to request to receive an electronic copy of your Personal Information for purposes of transmitting it to another company (to the extent this right to data portability is provided to you by applicable law), you may contact us by writing to info@the-social-edge.com or to Personal Information Request, The Social Edge, 1001 6th Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY, 10018. We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law.

In your request, please make clear what information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed from our database or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your Personal Information. For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting such change or deletion (e.g., when you make a purchase or enter a promotion, you may not be able to change or delete the Personal Information provided until after the completion of such purchase or promotion).

 

RETENTION PERIOD

We retain Personal Information for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purpose(s) for which it was obtained and consistent with applicable law.

The criteria used to determine our retention periods include:

  • The length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide the Site to you (for example, for as long as you have an account with us or keep using the Site);
  • Whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject (for example, certain laws require us to keep records of your transactions for a certain period of time before we can delete them); or
  • Whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

 

USE OF SITE BY MINORS

The Site is not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information through the Site.

 

JURISDICTION AND CROSS-BORDER TRANSFER

Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using the Site you understand that your information will be transferred to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have data protection rules that are different from those of your country. In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in those other countries may be entitled to access your Personal Information.

If you are located in the European Economic Area (comprised of the EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway, together “EEA”): Some of the non-EEA countries are recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection according to EEA standards (the full list of these countries is available here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/international-transfers/adequacy/index_en.htm. For transfers from the EEA to countries not considered adequate by the European Commission, we have put in place adequate measures to protect your Personal Information. You may obtain a copy of these measures by contacting us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section below.

 

SENSITIVE INFORMATION

We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive Personal Information (for example, social security numbers, credit card information, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Site or otherwise to us.

 

THIRD PARTY PAYMENT SERVICE

We will use a third-party payment service to process payments made through the Site. If you wish to make or receive a payment through the Site, your Personal Information will be collected by such third party and not by us, and will be subject to the third party’s privacy policy, rather than this Privacy Policy. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, this third party’s collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information.

 

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at info@the-social-edge.com, or please write to the following address:

The Social Edge
1001 6th Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Please note that email communications are not always secure; so please do not include credit card information or sensitive information in your emails to us.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUALS IN THE EEA

If you are located in the EEA, you also may:

  • Contact us at info@the-social-edge.com with any questions about this Privacy Policy.
  • Lodge a complaint with a data protection authority for your country or region, or where an alleged infringement of applicable data protection law occurs.