Effective Date: July 11th, 2019
NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS – YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (known as the “shine the light” law), California residents have a right to request an information-sharing disclosure from a business to which they have provided personal information and which has disclosed their personal information to a third party in the prior calendar year for that third party’s direct marketing use (i.e., not for use in the business’s own marketing).
DO NOT TRACK (DNT) DISCLOSURE:
Some web browsers (including Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome) incorporate a “Do Not Track” (DNT) or similar feature that can signal to websites that a user does not want to have his/her online activity and behavior tracked. If a website responds to a web browser’s DNT signal, the browser can block that website from collecting certain information about a user. Because the technological standards for DNT signals are not yet uniform, presently responding to DNT signals is optional for websites and many websites do not respond to DNT signals. The Canal Circle™ platform does not currently respond to DNT signals of web browsers. However, should the industry establish uniform technological standards for recognizing and implementing DNT signals, we would be open to following such industry standards.
WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT
PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION (“PII”):
This is information that identifies you personally, such as your real name, email address, mailing address, phone number, photos of yourself, and your account username and password. We do not collect PII from you unless you voluntarily provide it to us or allow us to receive it from a third-party source. We collect your PII when you engage in an activity on the Canal Circle™ platform that identifies who you are or how you may be contacted, such as creating an account, posting content for others to view, submitting a request or inquiry to us, subscribing to our emailing list, etc. (each, an “Identification Activity”). An Identification Activity also includes linking your account on a third-party social media site with your account on the Canal Circle™ platform. For example, if you have an account with Facebook or Instagram, you can register on the Canal Circle™ platform using your Facebook or Instagram account, provided that you allow us to access and import your profile (including your name, email address, and profile photo) from Facebook or Instagram, as the case may be, to the Canal Circle™ platform.
Whether or not to disclose PII is completely your choice. However, without providing PII you will not be able to engage in or complete an Identification Activity. You must be at least 13 years of age to engage in an Identification Activity on the Canal Circle™ platform.
AGGREGATE AND ANONYMOUS INFORMATION (“AAI”):
USER ACTIVITY INFORMATION (“UAI”):
WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION
The following describes how we use and share your information (including PII) collected on the Canal Circle™ platform:
TO OPERATE, MANAGE, MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE THE CANAL CIRCLE™ PLATFORM:
This includes using your PII to enable, process, administer, and respond to your Identification Activities on the Canal Circle™ platform. For example, when you create an account on the Canal Circle™ platform, we collect and use your PII to set up, maintain and administer your account.
TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE CANAL CIRCLE™ PLATFORM:
TO SHARE WITH OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS:
We may share your information (including PII) with third-party service providers who have a legitimate need to access your information in order to provide services or support for the operation, maintenance or security of the Canal Circle™ platform. We require that our service providers limit their use of your information solely to providing services to us and that they safeguard your information and not make unauthorized use or disclosure of the information.
TO PROTECT OUR RIGHTS, ETC.:
TO COMPLETE A MERGER, SALE OF BUSINESS OR ASSETS, ETC.:
USE AND SHARING OF AAI:
COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
Cookies are small data files that websites and online services send to and store on your computer or mobile device through your web browser (if you allow). Cookies enable websites and online services to recognize your browser and record certain information about your visits. If a cookie is placed by the website or online service you’re currently using, it is called a “first-party cookie.” If a cookie is placed by a website or online service other than the one you are currently using, then it is called a “third-party cookie.”
For more information on how to manage cookies, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
NOTE: Flash cookies (also known as “local shared objects” or “LSOs”) cannot be rejected, disabled, turned off, opted out, or deleted in the same way as regular cookies such as HTML cookies. Flash cookies may remain on your computer even after you have rejected, disabled, opted out or deleted regular cookies. For information on how to manage and remove Flash cookies, please visit:https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html,http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.
The Canal Circle™ platform may also use “web beacons” (also known as “clear GIFs,” “pixel tags,” etc.) – which are small bits of code embedded in web pages or in emails – to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited a web page, and to understand usage patterns. We may also include web beacons in emails to help us recognize activities such as when an email was opened, how many times an email was forwarded, which links in the email were clicked on, etc. Web beacons cannot be declined when delivered via a regular web page. However, web beacons can be refused when delivered via email. If you do not wish to receive web beacons via email, you will need to disable HTML images or refuse HTML (select Text only) emails via your email software.
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics tool provided by Google that helps websites and online services collect and analyze information about how visitors use and interact with their sites and services, and based on information collected and analyzed through Google Analytics websites and online services can measure the performance of and make improvements to their sites and services. Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions on the Canal Circle™ platform and to collect information about how visitors use the Canal Circle™ platform. We use the information collected through Google Analytics to help us understand the demographics, usage patterns and interests, trends, etc. about visitors to the Canal Circle™ platform. Google Analytics collects and reports usage information anonymously without identifying any particular visitor individually.
INFORMATION ACCESS; DATA RETENTION
If you have an account on the Canal Circle™ platform and you wish to view or update your information, please email us at email@example.com.
DELETION OF INFORMATION:
If you have an account on the Canal Circle™ platform, you may request to cancel your account and have your information deleted from our database by emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that account cancellation will also terminate further access to the Canal Circle™ platform.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that we reserve the right to retain your information (including PII) for as long as we deem reasonably necessary to comply with law or legal process (including a court order or subpoena), to cooperate with law enforcement (including investigation of an alleged or suspected crime, fraud or other illegal activity), to complete a transaction you have made with us, to resolve a claim or dispute between you and us, and/or to enforce an applicable agreement between you and us. Because of its non-personally-identifiable nature, AAI may be retained indefinitely.
CHOICE REGARDING MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS FROM CANAL CIRCLE™:
This refers to communications from Canal Circle™ (such as emails) that contain advertising or promotional information, such as information about special offers, promotions, discounts, etc. from brands/retailers. You have the choice to stop receiving further marketing communications from us. To exercise such choice, please email your request to us email@example.com. Alternatively, to stop receiving further marketing emails from us, you may also use the “unsubscribe” link provided in a marketing email you previously received from us.
CHOICE REGARDING NON-MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS FROM CANAL CIRCLE™:
We use commercially reasonable measures to safeguard the security of the Canal Circle™ platform and our user information, including limiting access to our user information to only those of our employees, agents, contractors and service providers who need to access such information in order to perform tasks for us, and we require that they not make any unauthorized use or disclosure of the information.
Unfortunately, no security system is impenetrable and no data transmission over the Internet can be 100% secure. Consequently, Canal Circle™ cannot warrant or guarantee the security of the Canal Circle™ platform, nor can Canal Circle™ warrant or guarantee that any information you provide to Canal Circle™ will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet. Canal Circle™ is not liable for the illegal acts of third parties, such as criminal hackers.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES
YOUR POSTS ON CANAL CIRCLE™ PLATFORM
When you post content on the Canal Circle™ platform for others to view, only your username (not your real name) will be made visible to others in connection with your posts. However, if you choose to reveal personal or private information (including your or another’s identity) in your posts on the Canal Circle™ platform, such information will be visible to others. Please exercise caution when revealing information about yourself or another in your posts on the Canal Circle™ platform. Others could use information revealed by you to harm or harass you or another. Canal Circle™ cannot control and is not responsible or liable for how others may use information obtained from your posts on the Canal Circle™ platform.
The Canal Circle™ platform is a general audience website and is not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that a user from whom we have collected personal information is a child under the age of 13, we will make every effort to promptly delete that user’s information from our database. We urge parents and guardians to participate in and supervise the online activities of their children.
For privacy related questions or requests, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.