Effective Date: 15 October 2021
1. Who Collects Your Information On Our Service?
We do. We collect personal information (“Personal Information” or “PII”) from you on the Service,and we are responsible for protection of your information. We collect three types of information about persons who use the Service: voluntarily provided personal information; information collected from third-party sources; and automatically collected information. Any information that you post in a publicly available area of the Service, such as your profile page, blog, our social media pages, and our Site, may be available to the public at large, and we cannot guarantee the security of such information once you post it in such public forums. Please also note that you are not required to post your PII in any public forum in order to use the Service.
2. What Information Do We Collect?
A. Personal Information. We collect certain Personal Information about you, which may be supplied when you sign-up for the Service, when you complete a survey, when you create or update an account, when you use the Service, when you request services, when you link your account on the Service to your social media account(s) via our optional integration, third-parties, or otherwise when you submit such information. The types of personal information we collect and save include:
You may provide us with information when you interact with us through email, read an email from us, online chat, messaging functions within the Service, or otherwise. We may retain such information in order to provide you with services, and you agree that we may share this information as needed to provide the Service.
The Service may also request permission and access to your call history, photo gallery, camera roll or other device storage area holding your images, audio and/or videos, in order for you to upload and transmit them through the Service, or to interact with your phone contacts through the Service.
The Service may send text messages, access the internet, send push notifications, record pictures, audio, or video, or use your mobile data plan in order to use certain features of the Service, such as communication with other users through the Service, and serve you with targeted advertisements.
Although it may appear as though we collect your financial information, we actually use a third-party payment processor, Stripe, Inc., (“Payment Processor”), which collects your financial PII and process payments for the Service. The Payment Processor may collect information such as banking information or credit card number, name, CVV code or date of expiration, from you on the Service.
B. Non-personal Information. Non-Personal Information is non-personally identifiable or anonymous information about you, including but not limited to links and materials posted, enrollment history, purchase history, geo-fencing, the type of device you used and its operating system, browser information, the pages accessed most frequently, how pages are used, when and how you use the applications downloaded, search terms entered, and similar non-personal data.
Automatically tracking Internet Protocol (IP) addresses is one method of automatically collecting information about your activities online and information volunteered by you. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your device whenever you surf the internet. Further, the Service may utilize web beacons, pixel tags, cookies, embedded links, and other commonly used information-gathering tools. Through collecting your IP address, we may be able to approximate your geographic location, however, unless and until this is information is paired with your Personal Information, it cannot be used to identify you. If non-personal information is paired to any of your Personal Information, we will treat the non-personal information as if it was Personal Information too.
Although it may be possible to turn off the collection of cookies through your device, that may interfere with your use of the Service.
Part of the purpose of the Service is to share materials you make available. Anything you publicly post will not be considered Personal Information.
C. Aggregate Information. We may also collect anonymous, non-identifying and aggregate information, the date and time of any request, language preference, referring website, the website you go to after visiting our Site, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.
3. Why Is My Information Being Collected?
We accept and gather information in an effort to provide the Service to you. We need to collect your personal information so that we can respond to your requests for information or to be added to our email lists, to integrate with social media platforms, and to process your payment for the Service. Your Biometric Information is collected in order to allow you to use the Service. We also collect aggregate information to help us better design the Service. We collect log information for monitoring purposes to help us to diagnose problems with our servers, administer the Service, calculate usage levels, and otherwise provide services to you.
4. How Do We Use the Information We Collect?
A. We use the personal information you provide for the purposes for which you have submitted it including:
B. We may use anonymous information that we collect to improve the design and content of our Service, and to enable us to personalize your internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze how our Site is used, as well as to offer you programs or services. We may use any anonymous, aggregate information, of which your information may be a part of or the basis of, without restriction.
5. Do We Share Your Personal Information?
We will not share your personal information except: (a) for the purposes for which you provided it; (b) with your consent, or as you direct, such as other users of the Service; (c) as may be required by law or as we think necessary to protect our organization or others from injury (e.g., in response to a court order or subpoena, in response to a law enforcement agency request, or when we believe that someone is causing, or is about to cause, injury to or interference with the rights or property of another); or (d) on a confidential basis with persons or organizations with whom we contract to carry out the Service, internal operations, or business activities, and with whom we may also disclose your Biometric Information.
We may also share aggregate information with others, including affiliated and non-affiliated organizations.
Finally, we may transfer your PII, including but not limited to your Biometric Information, to a third party, or our successor-in-interest, in relation to, or in the event of, a merger, acquisition, sale of all or substantially all of our assets, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other change of control. After such disclosure or transfer, the third party or successor in interest may use the information in accordance with applicable law.
6. How Can You Access And Control Your Information? After becoming a user of the Service, you may revise or edit your information by sending an email to email@example.com or through your personal profile/account. For instructions on how you can further access your personal information that we have collected, or how to correct errors in such information, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also promptly stop using your information and remove it from our servers and database at any time upon your e-mail request. Furthermore, you may opt out of our sharing of your PII with third parties (you will also be able to opt in to this sharing), our use of your information other than for your primary purpose for using the Service, being including in an online directory, and promotional emails by sending an email to email@example.com with “Opt Out” in the subject line. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access, making corrections or removing your information.
7. How Do We Store and Protect Your Information?
A. After receiving your personal information, including your Biometric Information, we will store it on our servers for future use. We have physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in place to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or data storage solution can ever be completely secure. As a result, although we take industry-standard steps to protect your information (e.g., strong encryption), we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or receive from us or that we store on our or our service providers' systems.
B. If you are visiting the Site from outside of the USA, you understand that your connection will be through and to servers located in the USA, and the information you provide will be securely stored in our servers and internal systems located within the USA.
C. Retention and Destruction. We store your personal information until you request us to remove it from our servers. We store our logs and other technical records indefinitely. We will store your Biometric Information for the duration of the Services and for up to three (3) years thereafter, at which time it will be destroyed according to our destruction guidelines for personal information.
A. To enhance your online experience with us, our web pages may presently or in the future use "cookies." Cookies are text files that our web server may place on your hard disk to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other PII unless you choose to provide this information to us. Once you choose to provide PII, however, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. Although it may be possible to turn off the collection of cookies through your device or browser, certain features of the Services may not function properly without the aid of cookies.
C. Techfunic or its service providers may also use "pixel tags," "web beacons," "clear GIFs" or similar means (collectively, "Pixel Tags") in connection with some of our Site pages and HTML-formatted email messages for purposes of, among other things, compiling aggregate statistics about website usage and response rates. A Pixel Tag is an electronic image, often a single pixel (1x1), that is ordinarily not visible to website visitors and may be associated with cookies on visitors’ hard drives. Pixel Tags allow us and our service providers to count users who have visited certain pages of our Site, to deliver customized services, and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns. When used in HTML-formatted email messages, Pixel Tags can inform the sender of the email whether and when the email has been opened.
D. As you use the internet, you leave a trail of electronic information at each website you visit. This information, which is sometimes referred to as "clickstream data”, can be collected and stored by a website's server. Clickstream data can reveal the type of computer and browsing software you use and the address of the website from which you linked to our Site. We may use clickstream data as a form of non-personally identifiable information to determine how much time visitors spend on each page of our Site, how visitors navigate through the Site, and how we may tailor our web pages to better meet the needs of visitors. We will only use this information to improve our Site and Services.
E. Do Not Track. At present, the Site does not specifically respond to browser do-not-track signals.
10. Collection of Information by Others.
Our Terms of Service document identifies certain third party websites to which we may provide links, and that you may click on our Site or in our Service. Please check the privacy policies of these other websites to learn how they collect, use, store and share information that you may submit to them or that they collect.
11. Children and Young People’s Information.
Our Service is designed to comply with the GDPR, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), and associated Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) rules for collecting personal information of/from minors. Under COPPA, Techfunic is an “operator” and as such subject to certain obligations under COPPA with regard to Personal Information pertaining to children under the age of 13. We endeavor to not collect, use, or disclose the Personal Information of a child under the age of 13 without the verified consent of their parent.
Upon signing up for an Account, we will verify the parent or guardian’s consent by collecting their full credit card information and billing them for the requested monetary transactions. If however, no transaction is requested, we may still collect the parent’s credit card information for the purposes of obtaining verified consent, and will verify consent by charging the card a nominal non-refundable fee.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, we shall not retain the Personal Information of any child under the age of 13 longer than is reasonably necessary to fulfill the Service requested, to allow the child to participate in the Service, to ensure the security of our users and our Services, or as otherwise required by applicable law.
A parent may review, edit, object to additional processing, or request the deletion of their child’s Personal Information by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To protect the child’s privacy and security, we shall take reasonable steps to verify the identity of the parent before giving them access to such PII. We shall also delete a child’s personal information in the event that we find it is collected, used, or disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with the GDPR’s or COPPA’s requirements, or immediately seek the parent’s consent for the same. If you believe that your child under 13 has gained access to our Site without your permission, please contact us at email@example.com.
Please see the FTC's website (www.ftc.gov) for more information on COPPA.
12. ‘EEA’ Privacy Rights. A. If you currently reside in the EEA, the GDPR applies to your PII and you are a Data Subject. The GDPR requires that we, in our capacity as a Controller, have a legal basis to process your PII. We process your PII under one or more of the following legal bases:
B. Under the GDPR, as a Data Subject you have certain rights. They are:
13. California Privacy Rights
California law allows California residents to request information regarding our disclosures in the prior calendar year, if any, of their personally identifiable information to third parties. To make such a request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Request for Privacy Information" in the subject line. Please include enough detail for us to locate your file; at a minimum, your name, email, and username, if any. We will attempt to provide you with the requested information within thirty (30) days of receipt. We reserve our right not to respond to requests sent more than once in a calendar year, or requests submitted to an address other than the one posted in this notice. Please note that this law does not cover all information sharing. Our disclosure only includes information covered by the law.
14. Contact Information