Last modified: 12/31/2019
We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Policy. This Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website www.weshouldwritesometime.com (our “Website”) or when you use our application (We Should Write Sometime) for your mobile device (our “Application”), and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information. We refer to our Website and our Application cumulatively as our “Platform”. This Policy applies to any information that we collect on the Platform, including any information in any e-mails, posts, texts and other electronic messages between you and the Platform and any information about you transferred to the Platform from other websites. This Policy does not apply to any information that we collect by any other means, including offline collection.
Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We may collect several types of information from and about users of our Platform, including information by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number and photograph. In addition, if we sell any goods or Platforms on our Platform, we may collect information required for the payment for goods or Platforms, including credit card numbers, security codes and other financial information. We may also collect sensitive data includes information, comments or content (e.g. photographs, video, profile, lifestyle) that you optionally provide that may reveal your ethnic origin, nationality. We may also collect your geolocation information with your consent. The information we collect on or through our Platform may include information that you provide by registering to use our Platform, using our Platforms, posting material, requesting further Platforms or reporting a problem with our Platform. We will also retain records and copies of your correspondence (including e-mail addresses), if you contact us. All of this information is cumulatively referred to in this Policy as “Personal Information”.
By using the Platform, you are authorizing us to gather, parse and retain data related to the provision of the Platform. When you provide Personal Information through our Platform, the information may be sent to servers located in the United States and countries around the world.
As you navigate through and interact with our Platform, we may automatically collect certain traffic data and usage information to help us manage our content and improve your use of the Platform. This may include information about your equipment, your IP address, device ID and type, your browser type and language, the operating system used by your device, access times, your mobile device’s geographic location while our application is actively running, and the referring website address and your browsing actions and patterns when you visit our Platform, including the referring and exit pages. The technologies that we use for this automatic data collection may include cookies that are stored on your computer, small embedded electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) and other types of embedded code on the Platform that permit us to count users and obtain other related Platform statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain Platform content and verifying system and server integrity).
Cookies and use of cookie and similar data.
When you visit our Platform, we may assign your device one or more cookies or other technologies that facilitate personalization to facilitate access to our Platform and to personalize your experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your activity on our Platform, such as the pages you visit, the time and date of your visits and the links you click. If we advertise, we (or third parties) may use certain data collected on our Platform to show you Platform advertisements on other sites or applications.
Mobile device IDs.
If you're using our app, we use mobile device IDs (the unique identifier assigned to a device by the manufacturer), or Advertising IDs (for iOS 6 and later), instead of cookies, to recognize you. We do this to store your preferences and track your use of our app. Unlike cookies, device IDs cannot be deleted, but Advertising IDs can be reset in “Settings” on your iPhone. Ad companies also use device IDs or Advertising IDs to track your use of the app, track the number of ads displayed, measure ad performance and display ads that are more relevant to you. Analytics companies use device IDs to track information about app usage.
Information collected by third-parties for advertising purposes.
We may allow Platform providers, advertising companies and ad networks, and other third parties to display advertisements on our Platform and elsewhere. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies or web beacons, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. We do not provide any non-masked or non-obscured personal information to third parties. Some of these third-party advertising companies may be advertising networks that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies (www.networkadvertising.org
Opting out will not decrease the number of advertisements you see. To opt-out of cookies that may be set by third party data or advertising partners, please go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
You also may provide information to be posted, published or displayed on public areas of the Platform, or transmitted to other users of the Platform or third parties, including information, feedback and comments (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other users of the Platform with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
How We Use Your Information
We may use information that we collect about you to: deliver and improve our products and services, and manage our business; manage your account and provide you with customer support; perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our or others’ products, services, or content; communicate with you by email, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us or other third parties; develop, display, and track content and advertising tailored to your interests on our Platform and other sites, including providing our advertisements to you when you visit other sites; website or mobile application analytics; verify your eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with contests and sweepstakes; enforce or exercise any rights in our Terms and Conditions; and perform functions or services as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose your Personal Information for any permitted marketing purposes. We may also disclose your Personal Information for any other purpose disclosed when the information is provided, and for any other purpose with your consent. We may convert or combine some Personal Information of users into de-identified or aggregated data that does not disclose any of the Personal Information of any individual user. We may disclose any such de-identified or aggregated data without restriction.
We may disclose Personal Information to our subsidiaries and affiliates and to any contractors, Platform providers and other third parties who need to know such information to support our permitted uses of Personal Information. We may disclose such Personal Information to a buyer or other successor to our business in the event of a sale of equity or assets, reorganization, merger or a similar corporate transaction.
Some of the information that we collect from cookies, web beacons or other embedded code relates to your personal use of the Platform and allows us to store information about your preferences, speed up your searches and recognize you when you return to our Platform. Other information that we collect from cookies, web beacons or other embedded code is not tied to your Personal Information and enables us to estimate our audience size and usage patterns. This traffic data may be shared with third parties without restriction.
When you register as a user of the Platform, your profile will be viewable by other users of the Platform. Other users (and in the case of any sharing features available on the Platform, the individuals or apps with whom a Platform user may choose to share you with) will be able to view information you have provided to us directly or through Facebook. If you swipe right or use voting buttons to say “yes” to a person, you will be able to chat with that person if they swipe right or use voting buttons to say “yes” to you, e.g., when you have a “match.” If you chat with your match, your match will see the content of your chat.
We may use and share non-personal information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with other companies and third parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our Platform and on websites or applications of third parties, and to analyze and report on advertising you see. We may combine non-personal information we collect with additional non-personal information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated, non-personal information, or personal information in hashed, non-human readable form, with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis, advertising, marketing, or other business purposes. The cookies may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to data you voluntarily have submitted to us (such as your email address), that we may share with a data provider solely in hashed, non-human readable form. We may also share your geolocation information in de-identified form with other companies and third parties for the above purposes. To opt out of the sharing of your geolocation information, please discontinue use of the Platform application.
Social Media Sites and Widgets
If you log onto the Platform through Facebook or a similar social media site, certain information about you will be transferred to the Platform, and the fact that you have logged onto the Platform and some of that transferred information may be available to other users of the social media site. That information may be subject to the privacy policies of any such social media site, and you should review those policies before using a social media site to log onto the Platform. Any such transferred information will otherwise be subject to the terms of this Policy.
You may be able to use social media widgets such as the Facebook Like button on the Platform. These widgets will collect your IP address and identify which page you are visiting on the Platform, and make your preference information available to third parties. The information collected by such widgets is controlled by third party privacy policies.
Use of Personal Information for Marketing Purposes
We may use your Personal Information to provide you with promotional information about our own products and Platforms. We may use your Personal Information for our tracking purposes, but only to the extent described below. We may use and disclose the information we have collected from you to enable third parties to display targeted third party advertisements on our Platform.
Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
If you do not wish to have your Personal Information used by us to promote our own or third parties’ products or Platforms, or if you do not want us to share your Personal Information with third parties for promotional or direct marketing purposes, such as delivering advertisements according to our advertisers’ target-audience preferences, you can opt-out by logging into the Platform and adjusting your user preferences in your account profile by checking or unchecking the relevant boxes or by sending us an e-mail stating your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
. For this opt-out to function, you must have your browser set to accept browser cookies. If we have sent you a promotional e-mail, you may send us a return email asking to be omitted from future e-mail distributions. This opt out does not apply to information provided to us as a result of a product purchase, warranty registration, product Platform experience or other transactions.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Platform and visiting your account profile page. You may also send us an e-mail at
to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. If you delete your User Contributions from the Platform, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other Platform users.
Children Under the Age of 13
Our Platform is not intended for children under 13 years of age, and no one under age 13 may provide any information to this Platform. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Platform, make any purchases through this Platform, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Platform or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com
Users Outside of the United States
Our Platform is hosted in the United States and our Platforms are provided from the United States. It is possible that certain information will be stored on servers in multiple other countries on the “cloud” or other similar distributed hosting platforms. If you are a user accessing our Platform or Platforms from the European Union, Asia or any other region with laws governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your Personal Information outside your home jurisdiction, and that by providing your Personal Information you are consenting to the transfer of your Personal Information to the United States and other jurisdictions as indicated above, and to our use and disclosure of your Personal Information in accordance with this policy.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. The safety and security of your information also depends on you. When we have given you (or when you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Platform, you are responsible for keeping
that password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Platform. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Platform.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information over the Internet is not completely secure. Although we have implemented security measures that we think are adequate, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to our Platform. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Platform.
California Residents - Effective January 1, 2020
If you are a California resident, the information below also applies to you. Certain terms used in this section have the meanings given to them in the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”).
INFORMATION FOR CALIFORNIA CONSUMERS: YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS. ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURES RELATED TO COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA.
If you are a California resident, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) requires us to disclose the following information with respect to our collection, use and disclosure of personal data.
Categories of Personal Data Collected:
The right to make requests (no more than twice in a 12-month period). In the preceding 12 months, we have collected the following categories of personal data: identifiers, characteristics of protected classifications under California or U.S. law, commercial information, internet & application and electronic network activity, geolocation data, audio and visual information, inferences drawn about your preferences, and other categories of personal data that relates to or is reasonably capable of being associated with you.
Categories of Personal Data Disclosed:
In the preceding 12 months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal data for business or commercial purposes: identifiers, app activity information, audio and visual information, geolocation data, demographic information (if given by user), and other information that we have derived or inferred about you or that relates to or is reasonably capable of being associated with you.
YOUR CONSUMER RIGHTS
California consumers have the right to request access to their personal data, additional details about our information practices and deletion of their personal data (subject to certain exceptions). California consumers also have the right to opt out of sales of personal data, if applicable. We describe how California consumers can exercise their rights under the CCPA below. Please note that you may designate an authorized agent to exercise these rights on your behalf by providing written materials demonstrating that you have granted the authorized agent power of attorney. Please note that if an authorized agent submits a request on your behalf, we may need to contact you to verify your identity and protect the security of your personal data. We will not discriminate against you if you choose to exercise your rights under the CCPA.
changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you by e-mail to the
primary e-mail address specified in your account and/or through a notice on the Platform home
responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable e-mail address for you, and
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