Effective as of February 27, 2015.

This web site, www.crowdskout.com, is operated by Crowdskout, LLC (“We” “Us” or “Crowdskout”). Crowdskout, LLC is located at 1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009. You may also contact us at hello@crowdskout.com.

 

INTRODUCTION

We take your privacy seriously and want you to be familiar with how we collect, use, and disclose information from and about you. This Privacy Policy governs the use and collection of information from this web site, through our services platform, mobile sites, applications (“apps”), social media websites, and widgets (collectively, the “Crowdskout Services”). By using Crowdskout Services, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. In addition, your use of this website and Crowdskout Services is at all times subject to our Terms of Use or other rules which may be posted on other pages of this web site. As set forth in our Terms of Use, the Crowdskout Services are for a general audience, are not targeted to children, and do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.

Crowdskout may change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time and, if such changes are made, we may place notices on the web site so that you can be aware of them.

This Privacy Policy applies to all users, including both those who use the Crowdskout Services without being registered with or subscribing to a Crowdskout Service and those who have registered with or subscribed to a Crowdskout Service. This Privacy Policy applies to Crowdskout’s collection and use of your personal information (i.e., information that identifies a specific person, such as name or email address), as well as Crowdskout’s collection and use of non-personal information (e.g., services usage, demographics). This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies we don’t own or control.

If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, you should not use this web site or any Crowdskout benefits or services. You agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, or any other agreement we have with you, will be governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Illinois. You also agree to arbitrate such disputes in the State of Illinois, USA, and to abide by any limitation on damages contained in any agreement we may have with you.

 

INFORMATION THAT MAY BE COLLECTED

We may supplement any information we collect with information from other sources. We gather various types of information, as explained below, and we use this information internally in connection with our Services, including to personalize and improve our Services, to allow you to use our Services, to contact you, to fulfill your requests for Services, to provide and improve the Services, and to analyze how you use the Services.

 

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE

When you visit or use our web site, you may provide us with the following types of information: name, email, username, password, gender, organization name, zip code. In addition, we may collect and use content that you provide, such as uploaded photos, video, audio, news, discussions, hash tags, comments, and votes. When you use Crowdskout Services, you may provide us with information in order for us to perform the Services.

 

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We may keep track of some of the actions you take on the web site. For example, if you upload photos, comment on posts, or share other content, in addition to storing the photos and comments, we may also log the fact that you shared these items on the web site.

Financial information connected to payments for our Services may be collected or stored by a third party payment processor and is subject to the third party’s terms and policies.

 

INFORMATION FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

If you access or log-in to Crowdskout Services through a social media service or connect to a social media service, the information we collect may also include your user ID and/or user name associated with that social media service, any information or content you have permitted the social media service to share with Us (e.g., your profile picture, email address or lists of friends), as well as information you have made public through your use of the social media service. When you access Crowdskout Services through social media services or connect from a Crowdskout Service to social media services, you authorize Crowdskout to collect, store, and use such information and content in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

INFORMATION FROM ACTIVITY

We may collect information when you access and interact with Crowdskout Services. For example, we may collect and record information about your computer, device, and browser, including your IP address, browser type, other software or hardware information, and other information about how you interact with our Services. If you use a mobile or other device to access Crowdskout Services, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device, geolocation data, or other transactional information for that device. Crowdskout does not track users, who do not interact with its sharing functionality across the web, and therefore does not use “do not track” signals.

Cookies and other tracking technologies (e.g., pixels, beacons, and Adobe Flash technology) are data that is stored by your web browser that provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the web site. These technologies may be used to collect and store information about your usage of Crowdskout Services (e.g., pages visited, content viewed, search queries, advertisements viewed). Crowdskout may use this information and combine it with other information it has to determine content and otherwise improve its Services.

Some parts of the web site may be password-protected. If you check “Remember Me” upon sign-in, we will use a cookie to enable you to return to the password-protected areas of the web site without having to re-enter your password.

If you wish to disable these cookies, please visit the help portion of your browser tool bar. If you disable these cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our web site.

 

USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION

We use and share the information we collect and you provide to operate, manage, and provide to you the Services, as well as to contact you with announcements and to provide information that might be of interest to you. We also use the information we collect and you provide internally for purposes of analyzing how the Services are used, to diagnose problems, maintain or diagnose security issues, and to personalize the Services. We may compile the information we collect and you provide with other users of the Services into an anonymized format to analyze and improve our Services.

Information may be shared with affiliated groups, including, but not limited to, third parties and administrators (for example, organizations assisting us, such as database vendors, etc.).

Non-personally identifiable information (for example, anonymous website data usage, number of clicks, etc.) may be shared with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for Crowdskout Services, as well as in advertising and with potential users of Services.

We may also share your information with law enforcement agencies. For example, to determine whether there has been misuse of the web site or other systems, we may report personal information and other information shared with us to law enforcement officials. We may disclose personally identifiable information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that disclosure is necessary to conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our related organizations, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities, to enforce our Terms of Use, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against third party claims or allegations, and to protect the security or integrity of our web site or Services.

If you terminate or deactivate your account, Crowdskout may retain your profile information and any information posted to public areas of the website or Services.

 

COMMUNICATIONS SENT THROUGH THIS WEB SITE

This Crowdskout web site is hosted by a third party service provider. Any information you submit through the web site may be processed by that third party provider. We may also use other third parties to process your information to take certain actions. For example, third party service providers may be used to process and forward information for users who subscribe to email updates or request information.

 

EMAIL AND TEXT COMMUNICATIONS

We, along with affiliated organizations and vendors, may contact you by email and texts to send you promotional materials or notifications. If you wish to be removed from either or all of these methods of communication, please click here or for text communications, please follow the instructions given to you when you provided your consent for receiving text messages. [insert live link]. Please allow up to ten (10) days for removal from these lists. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers. You may not opt out of Service-related emails.

 

SOCIAL SHARING

If you log in or connect a social media service account with Crowdskout Services, we may share your user name, picture, likes, activities and comments with other Crowdskout Services users and with your friends associated with your social media service. We may share this information with the social media service provider. You are authorizing us to share information we collect from and about you with the social media social provider, other users and your friends by logging in with or connecting Crowdskout Services with a social media service. You understand that the social media service’s use of the information will be governed by the social media service’s privacy policy. Do not connect to Crowdskout Services with your social media services account if you do not want your information shared in this manner.

 

ADVERTISEMENTS DELIVERY

We and our service providers may use the information we collect from and about you to deliver advertising to you when you use the Crowdskout Services.

 

SHARING WITH THIRD PARTIES

Crowdskout will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others. Crowdksout may share your personally identifiable information with third parties for the purpose of providing the Services to you (e.g., credit card processing, market-research assistance, validation of your registration with Crowdskout). If so, such third parties’ use of your personally identifiable information will be bound by this Privacy Policy. We may store personally identifiable information in locations outside the direct control of Crowdskout (e.g., on servers or databases with hosting providers).

 

OTHER DISCLOSURES

We may share your information when we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of Crowdskout (or its employees, directors, agents and contractors), including enforcement of our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use; to protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of the Crowdskout Services or the public; comply with the law or legal process; protect against fraud and for risk management purposes; and to respond to requests from government authorities and law enforcement.

We may transfer your information in the event of a sale, merger, assignment, or transfer of our assets.

 

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

We keep your information on a secured server and use reasonable administrative and technical measures to safeguard your information. We also use other measures to enhance security, and may limit the use of the web site in response to possible signs of abuse. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.

 

ACCESS AND CONTROL

If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, you may opt out by following the unsubscribe instructions in the email.

If you want to access, review, correct, update, or limit our use of your information you provided us, you may contact us through one of the methods listed above. We will try to comply with your request within a reasonable time. Please include at least one method to contact you as well as the information you would like to access, review, correct, update, or limit.

 

LINKS

Although Crowdskout contains links to other sites, Crowdskout does not necessarily advocate, support or condone the privacy practices or content of these various web sites. You acknowledge and agree that Crowdskout will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use or reliance on any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such linked sites.

 

MINORS

We do not solicit personally identifying information from minors. Visitors who are under the age of thirteen (13) years should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using the web site and should not submit any personally identifiable information to us.

 

OTHER TERMS

The Crowdskout web site is operated in the United States. By using this web site, you consent to having your personal information transferred to and processed in the United States. If you are located outside the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will reside on our databases in the United States. The web site operates in accordance with the privacy laws of the United States. Although we will collect and use your information only as stated in this Privacy Policy, United States law governing the protection of personal data may not be the same as those in other jurisdictions, including in your home country.

California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of Personal Information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a request to: hello@crowdskout.com

 

CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify the web site and/or the Privacy Policy at any time in our sole discretion. Visitors and users of the web site are deemed to be apprised of and bound by any such change; we will post changes to this Privacy Policy on this page. Therefore, we encourage you to visit this page periodically to review our current policy.