Effective as of July 27, 2020.
Table of Contents
● Personal Information We Collect
● How We Use Your Personal Information
● How We Share your Personal Information
● Your Choices
● Other sites, mobile applications and services
● Security practices
● International data transfers
● How to Contact Us
Personal Information We Collect
Information you provide to us. Personal information you provide to us through the Platform or otherwise includes:
● Business and personal contact information, such as your first and last name, email and mailing addresses, business address, phone number, professional title and company name.
● Content you choose to upload to the Platform, such as text, images, audio, and video, along with the metadata associated with the files you upload.
● Profile information, such as your username and password that you may set to establish an online account with us, your photograph, interests, and preferences.
● Registration information, such as information that may be related to a service to be provided through the Platform or your User Account.
● Feedback or correspondence, such as information you provide when you contact us with questions, feedback, or otherwise correspond with us online.
● Transaction information, such as the amount and date of your transactions, the parties involved in the transaction and the services purchased through the Platform, but we do not collect credit card or account information.
● Usage information, such as information about how you use the Platform and interact with us, including information associated with any content you upload to the Website or otherwise submit to us, and information you provide when you use any interactive features of the Platform.
● Marketing information, such as your preferences for receiving communications about our Platform, activities, and publications, and details about how you engage with our communications.
Information we obtain from other third parties. We may receive personal information about you from third-party sources. For example, a business partner may share your contact information with us if you have expressed interest in learning specifically about our Platform, or the types of services you may offer or procure on our Platform. We may obtain your personal information from other third parties, such as marketing partners, and we may supplement the information we collect about you with information from publicly available sources (such as content you have published on your business website or other website aggregators) and data providers.
Cookies and Other Information Collected by Automated Means
We, our vendors, and our business partners may automatically log information about you or your computer, and activity occurring on or through the Platform, including but not limited to, your computer operating system type and version number, manufacturer and model, device identifier (such as the Google Advertising ID or Apple ID for Advertising), browser type, screen resolution, IP address, the website you visited before browsing to our website, general location information such as city, state or geographic area; information about your use of and actions on the Platform, such as pages or screens you viewed, how long you spent on a page or screen, navigation paths between pages or screens, information about your activity on a page or screen, access times, and length of access; and other personal information. Our vendors and business partners may collect this type of information over time and across third-party websites and mobile applications.
On our webpages, this information is collected using cookies, browser web storage (also known as locally stored objects, or “LSOs”), web beacons, and similar technologies, and our emails may also contain web beacons.
A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor‘s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. Browser web storage, or LSOs, are used for similar purposes as cookies. Browser web storage enables the storage of a larger amount of data than cookies. A “web beacon,” also known as a pixel tag or clear GIF, is typically used to demonstrate that a webpage was accessed or that certain content was viewed, typically to measure the success of our marketing campaigns or engagement with our emails and to compile statistics about usage of our websites.
Web browsers may offer users of our Platform the ability to disable receiving certain types of cookies; however, if cookies are disabled, some features or functionality of our Platform may not function correctly. Please see the “Targeted online advertising” section for information about how to exercise choice regarding the use of browsing behavior for purposes of targeted advertising.
Users of the Platform may have the opportunity to refer friends or other contacts to us. If you are an existing user, you may only submit a referral if you have permission to provide the referral’s contact information to us so that we may contact them.
How We Use Your Personal Information
To operate the Platform. We use your personal information to:
● provide, operate and improve the Platform
● provide information about the services available on the Platform
● establish and maintain your User Account on the Platform
● facilitate social features of the Platform, such as by identifying and suggesting connections with other users of the Platform and providing chat or messaging functionality
● communicate with you about the Platform, including by sending you announcements, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages
● understand your needs and interests, and personalize your experience with the Platform and our communications
● provide support and maintenance for the Platform
● to respond to your requests, questions and feedback
For research and development. We analyze use of the Platform to analyze and improve the Platform and to develop new products and services, including by studying user demographics and use of the Platform.
To send you marketing and promotional communications. We may send you Rocketplace-related marketing communications as permitted by law. You will have the ability to opt-out of our marketing and promotional communications as described in the Opt out of marketing section below.
To comply with law. We use your personal information as we believe necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws, lawful requests, and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities.
For compliance, fraud prevention, and safety. We may use your personal information and disclose it to law enforcement, government authorities, and private parties as we believe necessary or appropriate to: (a) protect our, your or others’ rights, privacy, safety or property (including by making and defending legal claims); (b) enforce the terms and conditions that govern the Platform; and (c) protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity.
With your consent. In some cases we may specifically ask for your consent to collect, use or share your personal information, such as when required by law.
To create anonymous, aggregated or de-identified data. We may create anonymous, aggregated or de-identified data from your personal information and other individuals whose personal information we collect. We make personal information into anonymous, aggregated or de-identified data by removing information that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We may use this anonymous, aggregated or de-identified data and share it with third parties for our lawful business purposes, including to analyze and improve the Platform and promote our business.
How We Share your Personal Information
Other Users of the Platform and the Public. We may provide functionality that enables you to disclose personal information to other users of the Platform or the public. For instance, you may be able to maintain a User Account with information about yourself that you can make available to other users or the public. You may also be able to submit content to the Platform (such as comments, reviews, surveys, blogs, photos, and videos), and we will display your name, username, and a link to your user profile along with the content you submit. We do not control how other users or third parties use any personal information that you make available to such users or the public.
We will not share contact information between users of the Platform until they have consented to us doing so.
Professional advisors. We may disclose your personal information to professional advisors, such as lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers, where necessary in the course of the professional services that they render to us.
For compliance, fraud prevention and safety. We may share your personal information for the compliance, fraud prevention and safety purposes described above.
Business transfers. We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our business or assets, including your personal information, in connection with a business transaction (or potential business transaction) such as a corporate divestiture, merger, consolidation, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy or dissolution.
In this section, we describe the rights and choices available to all users.
Access or Update Your Information. If you have registered for an account with us, you may review and update certain personal information in your User Account by logging into the account.
Opt out of marketing communications. You may opt out of marketing-related emails by following the opt-out or unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the email, or by contacting us at email@example.com. You may continue to receive service-related and other non-marketing emails.
Targeted online advertising. Some of the business partners that collect information about users’ activities on or through the Platform may be members of organizations or programs that provide choices to individuals regarding the use of their browsing behavior or mobile application usage for purposes of targeted advertising.
Users may opt out of receiving targeted advertising on websites through members of the Network Advertising Initiative by clicking here or the Digital Advertising Alliance by clicking here. Please note that we also may work with companies that offer their own opt-out mechanisms and may not participate in the opt-out mechanisms that we linked above.
If you choose to opt-out of targeted advertisements, you will still see advertisements online but they may not be relevant to you. Even if you do choose to opt out, not all companies that serve online behavioral advertising are included in this list, so you may still receive some cookies and tailored advertisements from companies that are not listed.
Do Not Track. Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. We currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” or similar signals. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
Choosing not to share your personal information. Where we are required by law to collect your personal information, or where we need your personal information in order to provide the Platform to you, if you do not provide this information when requested (or you later ask to delete it), we may not be able to provide you with our services. We will tell you what information you must provide to receive the Platform by designating it as required at the time of collection or through other appropriate means.
Other sites, mobile applications and services
The Platform may contain links to other websites, mobile applications, and other online services operated by third parties. These links are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with, any third party. In addition, our content may be included on web pages or in mobile applications or online services that are not associated with us. We do not control third party websites, mobile applications or online services, and we are not responsible for their actions. Other websites, mobile applications and services follow different rules regarding the collection, use and sharing of your personal information. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of the other websites, mobile applications and online services you use.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We employ a number of organizational, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information we collect. However, security risk is inherent in all internet and information technologies and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.
International data transfers
We are headquartered in the United States and have service providers in other countries, and your personal information may be transferred to the United States or other locations outside of your state, province, or country where privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your state, province, or country.
How to Contact Us
Please direct any questions or comments about this Policy or privacy practices to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also write to us via postal mail at:
Attn: Legal – Privacy
2390 El Camino Real Suite 100
Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA