Effective Date: 01/23/2020
Springbot Inc. is subject to the investigatory and enforcement authority of the Federal Trade Commission.
Information We Collect
We collect information about you directly from you, from third parties, and automatically through your interaction with our Services. We may combine information that we collect from these various sources.
- Information We Collect Directly from You. We may collect information about you directly from you. For example, if you create an account with us, we will collect your name, email address, password, and store URL; if you pay for any Services, we will also collect your payment card information and billing address. We will also collect any other information that you provide to us through our Services, such as your name, email address, and the contents of your message if you contact us through our Site.
- Information We Collect from Third Parties. We may collect information about you from third parties. For example, if you are an End User, we will collect information about you from our Customers. We will also collect information about you from social media platforms, data aggregators, and providers of marketing services. Springbot is not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties from which it receives information about you. Please see our Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms section below for more information. In addition, we also automatically collect information about your use of our Services, such as transaction data (e.g., date and time of purchase, amount of purchase), product data (e.g., product purchased, category of product purchased), and behavioral data (e.g., time spent engaging with a particular product).
How We Use Information
We use the information that we collect, including personal information, for the following purposes:
- Providing and Improving Our Services. To provide and maintain our Services; to improve our Services; to develop new features or services; to perform technical operations, such as updating software; and for other customer service and support purposes.
- Research and Analytics. To analyze how you interact with our Services; to monitor and analyze usage and activity trends; and for other research, analytical, and statistical purposes.
- Marketing and Communications. To communicate with Customers about their use of our Services, including to send them updates, respond to their inquiries, and provide them with news and newsletters, special offers, promotions, and other information we think may interest them, and for other informational, marketing, or promotional purposes. Our communications with Customers may include communications via email. Please see our section regarding Your Choices for more information about how to change your communications preferences.
- Legal Compliance. To comply with applicable legal or regulatory obligations, including as part of a judicial proceeding; to respond to a subpoena, warrant, court order, or other legal process; or as part of an investigation or request from law enforcement or a governmental authority.
How We Disclose Information
We disclose the information that we collect, including personal information, as described to you at the time of collection or as consented by you before disclosure, or as follows:
- Service Providers. We may disclose information to our vendors, service providers, agents, or others who perform functions on our behalf. For example, we may disclose information to partners in our data co-op to help Customers expand their markets.
- Customers. We may disclose information about End Users to our Customers for purposes of providing our Services.
- Other Unaffiliated Third Parties. We may disclose your information to third parties, including so that those third parties may send marketing information to you.
- Business Transfers. We may disclose information to another entity in connection with, including during negotiations of, an acquisition or merger, sale or transfer of a business unit or assets, bankruptcy proceeding, or as part of any other similar business transfer.
- Legal Compliance. We may disclose information to comply with applicable legal or regulatory obligations, including as part of a judicial proceeding; in response to a subpoena, warrant, court order, or other legal process; or as part of an investigation or request from law enforcement or a government official.
- Aggregate and De-Identified Information. We may disclose aggregate, anonymous, or de-identified information for marketing, advertising, research, compliance, or other purposes.
Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms
Cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to a computer’s hard drive through a web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Services, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities while using our Services. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers provides information about how to prevent a computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify upon receiving a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Users who disable cookies will be able to browse certain areas of the Services, but some features may not function.
Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (also referred to as web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags) in connection with our Services to, among other things, track user activities, help us manage content, and compile statistics about usage of our Services. We and our service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML emails to you, to help us track email response rates, identify when our emails are viewed, and track whether our emails are forwarded.
Do Not Track Disclosure
Our Services do not respond to Do Not Track signals. For more information about Do Not Track signals, please click here. You may, however, disable certain tracking as discussed in the Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms section above (e.g., by disabling cookies).
We use third parties such as network advertisers to display advertisements on our Services, to assist us in displaying advertisements on third-party services, and to evaluate the success of advertising campaigns. You may opt out of many third-party ad networks, including those operated by members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”). For more information regarding this practice by NAI members and DAA members, and your choices regarding having this information used by these companies, including how to opt out of third-party ad networks operated by NAI and DAA members, please visit their respective websites: www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp (NAI) and www.aboutads.info/choices (DAA).
Opting out of one or more NAI member or DAA member networks (many of which will be the same) only means that those members no longer will deliver targeted content or ads to you. It does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content or ads on our Services or other services. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing (i.e., contextual advertising). Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit an opt-out page, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different computer or change web browsers, your NAI or DAA opt out may no longer be effective.
Transfers to Third Parties. As described above, we transfer personal information from the EU to third parties. We contractually require third parties to whom we transfer personal information to provide the same level of protections as the Principles. If we transfer personal information to a third party for its own use, individuals may opt-out of this type of transfer by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Springbot Inc. remains responsible for the personal information we receive and transfer under Privacy Shield.
We have taken steps to help protect the personal information we collect. However, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security. You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your devices by, among other things, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess and keeping your log-in and password private.
Opting out of Email Communications. We may send periodic promotional or informational emails to Visitors and Customers. Visitors and Customers may opt out of such communications by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email or contacting us at the Contact Us information below. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for us to process opt-out requests. If Visitors or Customers opt out of receiving marketing emails from us, we may still send them non-promotional emails (e.g., about their account with us). If you are an End User that receives emails from one of our Customers and you no longer want to be contacted by that Customer, please unsubscribe directly from that Customer’s communication or contact the Customer directly to update your email preferences.
Your California Privacy Rights — California Residents Only
This section contains information that applies solely to the visitors, users and others who are residents for the State of California, as defined in Section 17014 of Title 18 of the California Code of Regulations. This section is effective as of January 1, 2020 to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (‘CCPA”).
Any terms defined in CCPA have the same meaning when used in this section.
Information We Collect and the Purposes for Which this Information is Used. We collect information that identifies, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked with a particular customer or device.
Below are the CCPA categories of personal information we have collected from consumers within the last twelve months. Personal information in certain categories may overlap with other categories.
Sharing Personal Information. We may disclose your personal information to a third party for a business purpose (as set out above) or sell your personal information, subject to your right to opt-out of those sales.
Disclosure of Personal Information for a Business Purpose
With the exception of the Springbot Exchange, Springbot’s Services do not amount to a sale of personal information. Instead, Springbot discloses personal data for business purposes, primarily to perform its advertising, marketing and analytical Services.
In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for our business purposes and/or the Springbot Exchange:
- Category A: Identifiers;
- Category B: California Customer Records personal information categories;
- Category C: Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law;
- Category D: Commercial information;
- Category F: Internet or other similar network activity;
- Category G: Non-precise geolocation derived from IP address; and,
- Category K: Inferences drawn from other personal information.
Sales of Personal Information. In the preceding (12) twelve months, as part of participation in the Springbot Exchange, we have sold personal information in the form of business emails from Category A (Identifiers).
Other than the Springbot Exchange, we do not consider that our Services constitute a ‘sale of personal information’ under the CCPA. Instead, in the course of providing our Services, we disclose personal information for business purposes.
However, we aim to provide consumers with control over the collection and use of their personal information. Consistent with this goal, we will honor requests from consumers to “opt-out” of the collection and disclosure of their personal information. Your Rights and Choices section below provides instructions on how to opt-out of our collection and disclosure of personal information.
Your Rights and Choices. The CCPA provides California residents with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes the rights of California residents under CCPA and provides information on how to exercise those rights.
Right to Know and Data Portability Rights. You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you:
- The categories of personal information we collected about you;
- The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you;
- Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that personal information;
- The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information;
- The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (otherwise known as a data portability request); and
- Two separate lists where we have sold or disclosed your personal information for a business purpose:
- Sales: identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient purchased; and
- Disclosures for a business purpose: identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained
Right to Delete. You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collect from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our services providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.
Exercising Right to Know, Data Portability and Right to Deletion. To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit verifiable consumer request to us by either:
Only you, or an authorized agent that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. An authorized agent can be any person or business entity. If it is a business entity it must be registered with the California Secretary of State. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.
Personal Information Sales Opt-Out Rights. To exercise the right to opt-out of our sale of your Contact Data or to opt out of interest-based advertising, you (or your authorized representative) may submit a request to us by visiting the Do Not Sell My Personal Information webpage.
Non-Discrimination. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights.
However, we may offer you certain financial incentives permitted by CCPA that can result in different prices, rates or quality levels. Any CCPA-permitted financial incentive we offer will reasonably relate to your personal information’s value and contain written terms that describe the program’s material aspects. Participation in a financial incentive program requires your prior opt in consent, which you may revoke at any time.
Our Services are not targeted to children under thirteen (13) years of age, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will promptly delete such personal information from our systems.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Springbot commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Springbot at:
email@example.com or 404-487-0041
Springbot has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to VeraSafe, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, please contact or visit VeraSafe for more information or to file a complaint. The services of VeraSafe are provided at no cost to you.
Contacting Us, Complaints and Dispute Resolution. EU individuals who have questions or complaints about how we process their personal information may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our E.U resolution partner Verasafe. We will work to resolve your issue as quickly as possible, but in any event no later than 45 days of receipt.
Within the scope of this privacy notice, if a privacy complaint or dispute cannot be resolved through Springbot Inc.’s internal processes, Springbot Inc. has agreed to participate in the VeraSafe Privacy Shield Dispute Resolution Procedure. Subject to the terms of the VeraSafe Privacy Shield Dispute Resolution Procedure, VeraSafe will provide appropriate recourse free of charge to you. To file a complaint with VeraSafe under the Privacy Shield Dispute Resolution Procedure, please submit the required information to VeraSafe here: https://www.verasafe.com/privacy-services/dispute-resolution/submit-dispute/
Individuals may also submit complaints through their local Data Protection Authority (DPA). We will work with the Department of Commerce to resolve any complaints forwarded by a DPA. Finally, if we are unable to resolve any complaints through any of the above methods, an EU individual may invoke binding arbitration in accordance with the Privacy Shield Framework.
If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Services or for further information about our data privacy policies and practices, please contact us at email@example.com or (404) 487-0041.