Below you can find detailed information on when and why we collect personal information, how we use it and the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others. Specifically, the information below how we handle the personal information, information that can be used to contact or identify a natural person (“Personal Information”), gathered by the Services.
ACCESSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
You may view or edit your Personal Information and preferences by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can choose to receive or stop the delivery of future newsletters, promotional e-mail, and surveys from This Dot. Please note that this does not apply to the display of online advertising, nor does this apply to the receipt of mandatory service communications that are considered part of the Services, which you may receive periodically unless you unsubscribe.
COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
When you subscribe with This Dot, or to enter your information to sign-up for one of our random draws at an event or online, we ask you to provide certain Personal Information, such as your name, e-mail address, job title, company where you work, home or work address, and/or telephone number. We may also collect general demographic information, such as your age, gender, ZIP code, preferences, and interests. We may also collect information about your visit to the Website, such as pages viewed, links clicked and other similar navigation action in connection with the Website. By giving us this information, you are giving implied consent for us to be able to use that information.
When you receive promotional e-mails or newsletters from This Dot, we may use customized links or similar technologies to determine whether such newsletters or e-mail has been opened and which links you click. This information is used to provide you more focused e-mail communications and/or other information.
PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT IS AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED.
In addition to Personal Information you provide to us, This Dot may receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our websites or services. This Dot may choose to automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, This Dot cookie information, and the page you requested.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
This Dot collects and uses your Personal Information to operate and improve the Website and better deliver the Services. These uses may include performing analysis aimed at improving the Service; making the Website or Services more user friendly by reducing the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information; and displaying advertising and content that are tailored to your preferences and interests.
This Dot may support the Website and the Service by advertising, and accordingly, we may use some of the information collected in order to customize the advertisements to your interests and preferences.
We also use your Personal Information to communicate with you, such as providing you with mandatory notices or discretionary notices about the Service. Personal information collected on This Dot sites and services may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which This Dot or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using a This Dot site or service, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
SHARING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Your Personal Information will be used only by This Dot and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates. By signing up, you may choose to share your Personal Information with select This Dot partners so that they can contact you about their respective products, services or offers.
We share your Personal Information only with your consent or as described below:
Agents: We may employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, This Dot’ agents do not have any right to use Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information for the above purposes.
Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, your Personal Information as a client of This Dot is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if This Dot, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, your Personal Information as a client of This Dot would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. By using or accessing the Service, you acknowledge and agree that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of This Dot may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.
Protection of This Dot and Others: We may release Personal Information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with law, (ii) enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements, or (iii) protect the rights, property or safety of This Dot, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
THIS DOT’S PARTICIPATION IN DATA SHARING AND BENCHMARKING.
Data sharing is the ability to share the same data resource with multiple applications or users. Shared data will be used to improve the services This Dot provides and can help create more powerful features for you to choose from. By accessing the Website or the Services, you choose to participate in anonymous data sharing and, should This Dot choose to use your data for data sharing purposes. This Dot can use this data to improve products and services we provide you and enable benchmarking in your account.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
The personally identifiable information This Dot collects is securely stored within our database, and we use standard, industry-wide practices such as firewalls, encryption, and (in certain areas) Secure Socket Layers (“SSL”) for protecting your information. However, as effective as encryption technology is, no security system is impenetrable. This Dot cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won't be intercepted while being transmitted to This Dot over the Internet. We recommend that you not disclose your password to anyone.
SECURITY BREACH POLICY
In the event that individual personal information is acquired or is reasonably believed to have been acquired, by an unauthorized person and applicable law requires notification, This Dot will notify the applicable regulatory authority and the affected individual of the breach. Affected individuals will be contacted by email or, if This Dot is unable to contact the individual by email, then by mail. Notice will be given promptly, consistent with the legitimate needs of law enforcement and any measures necessary for This Dot or law enforcement to determine the scope of the breach and to assure or restore the integrity of the data system. This Dot may delay notification if This Dot or a law enforcement agency determines that the notification will impede a criminal investigation, unless and until This Dot or the agency determines that the notification will not compromise the investigation.
COLLECTION AND USE OF CHILDREN'S PERSONAL INFORMATION.
The Website and the Service are intended for general audiences, and This Dot does not knowingly collect any personal information from children.
ADVERTISEMENTS DISPLAYED BY THIRD PARTIES.
This Dot may allow third-party ad serving companies, including ad networks, to display advertisements on the Website. Ad serving companies may place a persistent cookie on your computer in order to recognize your computer each time they display an online advertisement to you, and as such, they may be able to compile information over time about whether you reviewed or clicked on advertisements they display. These companies may use this information to display targeted advertisements and may associate this information with your subsequent visits, purchases or other activities on participating advertisers’ websites.
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
The GDPR is a new European data protection law that became effective on May 25th, 2018. It sets out various requirements for data protection and applies to virtually all organizations that process personal data of EU residents as a result of services offered to them, regardless of whether the organization physically resides in the EU.
The GDPR distinguishes between organizations that are “data controllers” and those that are “data processors”. Under EU law, EU citizens have the right to:
- View, edit, and request deletion of any Personal Information that has been collected by This Dot for any reason (some limitations do apply)
- Have personal data transmitted to another controller in a commonly used machine-readable format (data portability)
- Receive more information about This Dot data processing through a “Request form”
- Request This Dot to provide detailed information about our personal data handling practices
- Request This Dot to stop using their personal data for direct marketing purposes
CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT (CCPA)
The CCPA went into effect on January 1 2020. If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding how we may use your personal information.This section describes your rights as a California resident and explains how to exercise those rights.
Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights You have the right to request that This Dot disclose information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your request, we will disclose to you:
Categories of personal information we collected about you and the sources of such personal information as well as the categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information.
Our purpose for collecting or selling that personal information and if we sold or disclosed your personal information for a business purpose.
Deletion Request Rights You have the right to request that This Dot delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your request, we will delete and/or direct our service providers to delete your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.
SOLE STATEMENT OF PRIVACY.
Last modified on February 29, 2020.