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CROWD PROOF STATEMENT OF PRIVACY
Last modified February 6, 2018
Crowd Proof (or “our” or “we”) values the privacy of its customers, research participants, and others who visit, share information or use services (collectively or individually, “Visitors” or “you” or “your”) on the www.crowdproof.com website (the “Website”) and any applications, services or other websites directly owned, offered or operated by Crowd Proof (“Services”). Crowd Proof’s business address is 15 Hayden St., Essex Junction, VT 05452.
Information Crowd Proof Collects
Personally Identifiable Information. You may provide personally identifiable information to Crowd Proof, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, postal mailing address, and home/mobile telephone number (collectively “Personally Identifiable Information”). Personally Identifiable Information may be collected, without limitation, in connection with participation in (or attendance at) Crowd Proof research activities, attendance (or participation as a speaker or vendor) at a Crowd Proof conference, receipt of electronic newsletters, or your viewing of content on the Website.
Cookies. When you visit the Website, we may send one or more cookies—small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters—to your device. The Website uses both session cookies and performance cookies, which are persistent. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Website. Specifically, performance cookies are in place so that traffic patterns and uses on the Website may be measured and optimized.
Crowd Proof collects cookies on our Website to capture information about page visits. This information is anonymous and Crowd Proof uses this information only internally to deliver the most effective content to our visitors. Information from the cookies is used to gauge page popularity, analyze traffic patterns on our site and guide development of other improvements to our site. Crowd Proof does not require that you accept cookies, however, some functionality on our Website may be disabled if you decline to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. Crowd Proof never gives away information about our users. If you choose to email us and provide Personally Identifiable Information about yourself, Crowd Proof will use this information only to respond to your inquiry. Crowd Proof will not sell, rent or otherwise disclose that information to third parties unless such disclosure is necessary for the purposes set forth in this Policy, by law or a policy or notice contained or associated with a specific Crowd Proof product or service.
Crowd Proof may use analytics data and the cookie to serve ads based on a Visitor’s prior visits to our Website. Visitors may opt out of the cookie by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page or they may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page.
Google has additional information available about their Remarketing Privacy Guidelines, Policies, and Restrictions.
You can prevent the setting of such cookies by changing your settings within your browser. Furthermore you can adjust your browser so that the browser asks you for permission before each cookie is dropped on your device. Also you can delete all your cookies on your device within your browser. You can find more information about cookies, browser settings and cookie deletion on allaboutcookies.org
How Crowd Proof Uses Your Information
In General. Crowd Proof uses the PII that we collect so that we may provide you with the Services. For example, we will use your email address to send you opt-in email newsletters, and notices about special events, products or services available from Crowd Proof or on the Website.
Usage tracking. As described more specifically in the Cookies section above, Crowd Proof tracks user traffic patterns throughout the Website, to improve the user experience and interactions of Members.
Search terms. Crowd Proof may track search terms that users enter in Google to find our Website, or in our “Search function” if or when that function is added to the Website. We use tracking information to determine which areas of the Website users prefer. To better customize the content that is most relevant to you, we may also track what individual Visitors read on the Website, This helps us continuously improve our offerings.
When Crowd Proof Discloses Information
Crowd Proof may disclose some types of Personally Identifiable Information to certain third parties or other businesses or persons who fulfill orders, offer certain functionality, or help improve or create new features on our Website, among other services that assist Crowd Proof in its mission.
Crowd Proof may disclose Personally Identifiable Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws or respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant. In some cases, and at our sole discretion, we may make such disclosures without providing notice to you.
We also reserve the right to disclose Personally Identifiable Information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to: take precautions against liability; protect Crowd Proof from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; assist government enforcement agencies; protect the security or integrity of the Website; and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Crowd Proof clients or other persons.
You may, of course, decline to share your Personally Identifiable Information with Crowd Proof, in which case you may not be able to fully participate on the Website and the Services in general. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to or enrolling you in Services. However, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your enrollment identification at all times.
Commitment to Data Security
Crowd Proof uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of Personally Identifiable Information. Crowd Proof utilizes secure cloud data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. We periodically review and enhance our security and privacy policies as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our Visitors. HOWEVER, 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.
Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Crowd Proof does not knowingly collect or maintain PII on the Website from persons under 13 years-of-age, and no part of the Website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Website at any time or in any manner. If Crowd Proof learns that PII of persons less than 13-years-of-age has been collected, then Crowd Proof will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
If you are a parent or guardian who has discovered that your child has submitted his or her personal information without your permission or consent, Crowd Proof will take reasonable steps to remove that information from the its database at your request. To request removal of your child’s information, please email email@example.com and be sure to include the same email address that your child submitted in your message.
If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States and by providing your personal data, you consent to that transfer.
In the Event of Merger or Sale
In the event that Crowd Proof is acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, we reserve the right to transfer or assign the information we have collected from Visitors as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.