Effective Date: January 19, 2020
By using the Service, you signify your acceptance of this policy and any changes to this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Service. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
We may use Personal Information, without having to look at your Content, for various purposes, including to: (i) facilitate and improve your online shopping experience; (ii) provide the products and services you request, process transactions and send you related information, including confirmations and receipts; (iii) respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service; (iv) communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards and events and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you; (v) manage your online account(s) and send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages; (vi) personalize your online experience and provide advertisements, content or features that match your profile and interests; (vii) monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities; (viii) process and deliver contest, promotion and sweepstakes entries and rewards; (ix) link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and (x) carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.
We do not sell or rent your Personal Information. We may share information about you as follows: (i) with vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf, including those service providers specifically listed below in this section; (ii) with our business partners for purposes of sending their own direct mail; (iii) in response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation; (iv) if we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of us or any third party; (v) in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or transfer of all or a portion of our business to another company; or (vi) with your consent or at your direction. We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you.
Beastnotes uses the following third party vendors (“subprocessors”) to help provide the Service to our customers.
With respect to your Content, you have control over who sees your Content. We limit the use of your Content to make sure that no one at Beastnotes can view it unless you expressly give us permission or it’s necessary to comply with our legal obligations. Specifically: (i) If you contact our customer support team for help with specific pieces of Content in your account (for example, if you can’t find a note you believe should be in your account), we may ask for your temporary permission to look at your Content. This permission terminates when the issue is resolved; (ii) To help refine or improve the Service, we may ask you for permission to review portions of your Content, such as asking you to provide us feedback on how well a Service feature is performing along with a sample of the Content in question. Choosing to give us such permission is completely voluntary; or (iii) If we become aware of a potential violation of our a Terms of Service, we may suspend or close your account until the problematic material is removed. Under such a circumstance, we would only look at the Content in your account if you give us consent or if necessary to comply with our legal obligations, including to protect the safety of you or any other person.
Beastnotes respects your need to access and control your Personal Information and Content, so we give you certain choices that you may exercise, including:
You may correct, update, and delete your account.
You may change your choices for subscriptions, newsletters, and alerts.
You may choose whether to receive from us offers and promotions for our products and services, or products and services that we think may be of interest to you.
You may request access to the Personal Information we hold about you and that we amend or delete it, including your Content. Please note that we may be required to keep such information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but residual copies may remain in our Service’s back-up systems due to the nature of those systems’ operations.
We may also retain your information for fraud or similar purposes.
You can exercise these controls and choose to opt in or out of services and communications by visiting your account preferences, contacting our customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org, or following the instructions directly provided in the communications we send you.
Do Not Track is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers. When a user turns on the Do Not Track signal, the browser sends a message to websites requesting them not to track the user. At this time, Beastnotes does not currently respond to or otherwise take action in response to web browser "do not track" signals or other mechanisms that provide consumers the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personal information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across third party websites or online services. For information about Do Not Track, visit www.allaboutdnt.org.
We take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. We use organizational, procedural, and technical safeguards to secure data in our possession, consistent with the sensitivity level of such data. When sensitive information (such as a credit card data) is collected on our Service it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol and may be processed by third parties using similar levels of protection. Regardless of the precautions we take, no transmission of data over the internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under our control to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect Personal Information and your Content, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.
You may have the following data protection rights:
To access, correct, update or request deletion of Personal Information. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the data we collect is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete and up to date. As a registered user, you can manage many of your individual account and profile settings within your account provided through the Service, or you may contact us directly by emailing us at email@example.com. We will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws.
In addition, individuals who are residents of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) can object to processing of their Personal Information, ask to restrict processing of their Personal Information or request portability of their Personal Information. You can exercise these rights by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Similarly, if Personal Information is collected or processed on the basis of consent you can withdraw consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your Personal Information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
EEA residents have the right to complain to a data protection authority about the collection and use of Personal Information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. Contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA are available here.
We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection law. We may ask you to verify your identity in order to help us respond efficiently to your request.
Consumers residing in California are afforded certain additional rights with respect to their Personal Information under the California Consumer Privacy Act or (“CCPA”) (California Civil Code Section 1798.100 et seq.). If you are a California resident, these terms and conditions apply to you.
We provide the following additional disclosures related to the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information under the CCPA:
Categories of Personal Information Collected. In the preceding 12 months, we have collected the categories of Personal Information listed below.
Identifiers such as your first name, last name, email address, IP address, unique device identifiers or other online identifier;
Commercial information such as your payment method and related information if you purchase the Service;
Internet or other electronic network activity information, including connection information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, browser type, language and time zone, mobile phone number and IP address;
Interaction with our software or apps such as usage data, type and version of operating system, hardware version, device settings, software types, and Internet browser type and version;
Audio, electronic, visual, or similar information, that you upload to your account or otherwise provide to us;
Student and course-related information;
Other information that relates to or is capable of being associated with you, including categories we may associate with you, based on the information we or our partners collect, so that we may contact you with messaging that we think will interest you.
Categories of Personal Information Disclosed. In the preceding 12 months, we have disclosed the following categories of Personal Information for business or commercial purposes: identifiers, commercial information, Internet or other electronic network information, and geolocation data.
California consumers have the right to request access to the specific pieces of Personal Information we have collected about them in the last 12 months. You may also request additional details about our information practices, including the categories of personal information we have collected about you, the categories of sources of such collection, the business or commercial purpose for collecting Personal Information, the categories of third parties with whom we share your Personal Information, and the categories of Personal Information we have disclosed about you in the preceding 12 months. If you are a California consumer, you also have the right to (i) request deletion of your Personal Information (subject to certain exceptions), (ii) opt out of sales of Personal Information, and (iii) receive equal service and price and not be discriminated against even if you exercise any of your other CCPA rights.
California consumers may make requests by following these instructions:
You may email your request to email@example.com. In the subject line of your email, please write “CCPA Rights Request.”
Mail your request to the address listed below in our Contact Us section.
Note that in order to fulfill your request, we may need you to provide certain information to verify your identity. You can also designate an authorized agent to exercise these rights on your behalf. We will not discriminate against you if you choose to exercise your rights under the CCPA.
The Service is designed for adults, not children under the age of 16. As such, we do not intend to collect Personal Information from children under the age of 16, and our Service is not designed to manage such information. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.