Effective November 17, 2017
( Last Updated March 9, 2018 )
Safeguarding your privacy is important to us. EarthShift Systems is committed to maintaining your trust by protecting personal information that we collect and use.
Information We Collect
We collect various types of personal information in connection with the Services, namely:
through cookies, web beacons, and other internet technologies; and
Personal Information You Provide Us Directly
We collect various types of information and content that you provide us directly. For example, in order to enroll as a member or to access some of our Services, you will be requested to provide us with your name, telephone number, email address and postal address. We also collect other content and information that you provide us directly, including the content and information you may add to your member network or other community profile and photographs or other information or documentation you submit or provide us and the communications that you transmit through our networks. We also collect information that you provide us when you participate in our surveys, games or events. If you do not provide us with the requested information, we may be unable to deliver you the Services in full.
To the extent that you disclose to us any personal information of another individual, we assume that you have obtained such individual’s consent for the disclosure of such personal information as well as the processing of the same in accordance with the terms of this Policy.
Information About Your Device(s) and Your Use of the Services
We collect information about how you use our Services and, depending on the access permissions you have chosen for your device, other information, as specified below, from and about the computers, and other devices where you install or access our Services. We use standard internet technologies, such as cookies and web beacons, to collect information about your computer or device and your online activity, as explained in more detail in the section on cookies.
The information we collect in this respect is:
Use of Personal Information
We use the personal information that we collect as necessary and appropriate for the following purposes:
Sharing of Personal Information
We disclose your personal information in the following circumstances to the following parties:
on our behalf. For example, we may rely on service providers to host data and platforms, fulfill our product and service requests and answer your questions, send e-mails on our behalf, analyze data to improve our products and services.
Our Services contain links to other sites that we do not own or operate. We provide links to these third-party sites as a convenience to our Members. They are not intended as an endorsement of or referral to the linked services. The linked services are subject to their separate and independent privacy statements, notices, and terms, which we recommend you read carefully. The collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information will be subject to the privacy policies of the third party and not this Policy.
Third Parties That Provide Content or Functionality on Our Services
We also partner with certain third parties to collect, analyze, and use some of the personal information described in this Policy. For example:
Some of these companies participate in industry-developed programs designed to provide consumers choices about whether to receive targeted advertising. Please visit the websites operated by the Network Advertising Initiative and the Digital Advertising Alliance to learn more. Further information in local languages may be available at Your Online Choices.
We use commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information consistent with industry standards. For example, we use encryption technology, passwords, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information against accidental loss, unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. The security of your personal information is important to us, but please remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially reasonable means to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the absolute security of any information you transmit to the EarthShift Network, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. While we strive to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of the EarthShift Network, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask that you not share your password with anyone.
Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Internet Technologies
A cookie is a small file that may be stored on your computer or other device. A cookie enables the entity that put the cookie on your device to recognize it across different websites, services, devices, and browsing sessions. When you use a web browser to access the Services, some browsers may allow you to configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is sent. Click the “Help” menu of your browser to learn more about how to change your cookie preferences. The operating system of your device may contain additional controls for cookies. Please note that disabling cookies may affect your ability to access and use certain features of the Services.
Web beacons and similar technologies are small bits of code, which are embedded in web pages, ads, and e-mail that communicate with third parties. We may use web beacons, for example, to count the number of users who have visited a particular web page, to deliver or communicate with cookies, and to understand usage patterns. We also may include web beacons in e-mails to understand whether messages have been opened, acted on, or forwarded.
There are other local storage and Internet technologies, such as Local Shared Objects (also referred to as “Flash cookies”) and HTML5 local storage, that operate similarly to the cookies discussed above in that they are stored on your device and can be used to store certain information about your activities and preferences across different services and sessions. Please note that these technologies are distinct from cookies, and you may not be able to control them using standard browser tools and settings. For information about disabling or deleting information contained in Flash cookies, please click here.
How We Use These Technologies
Our websites use these technologies for the following general purposes:
Accessing, Reviewing, and Updating Your Personal Information
To the extent provided for under applicable law, you may access your personal information and directly update or correct inaccuracies in your personal information in light of the nature of our certain aspects of the services.
Your California Privacy Rights
You may opt out of having your personal information shared with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes by e-mailing us at: email@example.com
Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to the websites and other online services with which a user communicates. There is no industry standard that governs what, if anything, websites should do when they receive these signals. We currently do not take action in response to these signals. If and when a standard is established and accepted, we may revisit our policy on responding to these signals.
California residents who are registered members or users of the Services and are under the age of 18 may be entitled under California law to request and obtain removal of content and information that they themselves post on the Services. You may request such removal by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. In your request, please provide a description of the material that you want removed and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material, including your name, email address, year of birth, mailing address (including city, state, and zip code) and the subject line “California Removal Request.” Please note that your request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the material. For example, materials that you have posted may be republished or reposted by another user or third party.
Collection of Information From Children Under the Age of 13
The Services are not directed to children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13. Persons over 13 but under 18 years of age should ask their parents for permission before using the Services or sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
a. Parental Control Provisions
We cannot prohibit minors from visiting this Website, and must rely on parents and guardians to decide what materials are appropriate for children to view or purchase. Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. § 230(d), as amended, please note that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at Norton by Symantec (https://family.norton.com/web/), Net Nanny (https://www.netnanny.com/), or by using Google or another search engine to find websites with the search phrase “parental control.”
If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at: email@example.com
Privacy laws and guidelines are part of a constantly changing environment. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Policy at any time. We encourage you to review this Policy periodically to ensure that you are aware of our current privacy practices, although we may also elect to notify you by e-mail or by posting something on some or all of our online Services. Your continued use of our Services following any changes signifies your acceptance of these changes.
Questions or Comments
If you have any questions or comments regarding our Policy, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective: November 17, 2017