Effective Date: December 31, 2011
PHOTOS YOU TAKE USING CROWDOPTIC PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ARE NOT PRIVATE.
CrowdOptic may offer you the ability to take or capture photos using its products or services. In such cases where photo sharing is an implied and integral part of the service, photos that you take may be automatically shared in the background with others or with a centralized server, and to provide you with a seamless experience you may not always be made aware that such automation is happening.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
CrowdOptic collects personal information when you use CrowdOptic products or services, when you visit CrowdOptic pages or the pages of certain CrowdOptic partners, when you register with CrowdOptic, or when you enter promotions or sweepstakes on CrowdOptic properties. CrowdOptic may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.
Registration is not always necessary to use certain CrowdOptic products or services. When registration is necessary, we may ask for information such as your name, email address, birth date, gender, ZIP code, occupation, industry, and personal interests. When you register with CrowdOptic and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.
CrowdOptic collects information about your usage and transactions with us and with some of our business partners, including information about your use of products and services that we offer.
CrowdOptic automatically receives and records information from your browser and your computer or mobile device, including your IP address, CrowdOptic cookie information, software and hardware attributes, and the pages you request. Furthermore, to provide you with certain services, CrowdOptic automatically receives and records certain attributes from your computer or mobile device, including geolocation data, compass headings, and accelerometer readings.
CrowdOptic uses this information for the following general purposes: to fulfill your requests for our products and services; to customize the content and advertising you see when using our products and services; to improve our products and services; to contact you; to conduct research; and to provide anonymous reporting and aggregated data analytics for our internal and external clients.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
CrowdOptic does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
- We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with CrowdOptic under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help CrowdOptic communicate with you about offers from CrowdOptic and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.
- We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
- We transfer information about you if CrowdOptic is acquired by or merged with another company.
CrowdOptic may display targeted advertisements based on personal information. Advertisers (including ad serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click targeted ads meet the targeting criteria—for example, women ages 18-24 from a particular geographic area.
- CrowdOptic does not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.
- CrowdOptic advertisers may include financial service providers (such as banks, insurance agents, stock brokers and mortgage lenders) and non-financial companies (such as stores, airlines, and software companies).
CrowdOptic works with vendors, partners, advertisers, and other service providers in different industries and categories of business.
CrowdOptic may set and access CrowdOptic cookies on your computer or mobile device.
CrowdOptic lets other companies that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to CrowdOptic's cookies.
CrowdOptic may use web beacons to access CrowdOptic cookies inside and outside our network of web sites and in connection with CrowdOptic products and services.
YOUR ABILITY TO EDIT AND DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION AND PREFERENCES
If you are registered with CrowdOptic, you can edit your CrowdOptic account information, including your marketing preferences, at any time.
New categories of marketing communications might be added to the Marketing Preferences page from time to time. Users who visit this page can opt out of receiving future marketing communications from these new categories or they can unsubscribe by following instructions contained in the messages they receive.
We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to CrowdOptic’s products or services, including service announcements, administrative messages, and periodic newsletters, that are considered part of your CrowdOptic account, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
You can delete your registered CrowdOptic account by visiting our account deletion page.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY
We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.
We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you.
CrowdOptic may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice, if you are registered with us, to the primary email address specified in your CrowdOptic account, or by placing a prominent notice on our site.
QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS
If you have questions, suggestions, or wish to make a complaint, please contact us:
KBA2 Inc. dba CrowdOptic, Inc.
930 Montgomery Street, Suite 501
San Francisco, CA, 94133