April 20th 2012
Like most website operators, Spredfast collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Spredfast’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Spredfast’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Spredfast may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Spredfast may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Spredfast may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Spredfast does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information and Onward Transfer
Spredfast discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Spredfast’s behalf or to provide services available at Spredfast’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Spredfast’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Spredfast will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Spredfast discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Spredfast believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Spredfast, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Spredfast website and have supplied your email address, Spredfast may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Spredfast and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Spredfast takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Data Integrity and Security
Spredfast maintains reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect personally identifiable Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alternation and destruction. Further Spredfast maintains a separation of environments limiting direct access to data only to authorized personnel.
Links to Third Party Sites
Participation in Online Forums
This website provides you the opportunity to participate in various online forums. If you contribute any content to an online forum, you retain your rights to any content you post. However, by posting content on or through an online forum, you grant a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute your content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed) for any and all purposes.
Any content you post to an online forum may be publicly viewed and used by anyone on the internet. You are responsible for any content you post, and for any consequences thereof, including the use of your content by other users. To protect your privacy, Spredfast reminds you not to submit personal information in a public forum.
You agree not to post any content that (i) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (ii) you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (iii) infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party; or (iv) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
Spredfast may pre-screen, refuse, or remove any content that you post. We may also modify or adapt your content in order to transmit, display or distribute it.
Spredfast does not control the content posted by public users to our sites and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content. Under no circumstances will Spredfast be liable in any way for any user-contributed content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any user-contributed content.
Anti-SPAM Policy and EMail policy
An email is spam or UCE (unsolicited email) if the recipient’s personal identity and context are irrelevant because the message is equally applicable to many other potential recipients; AND The recipient has not verifiably granted deliberate, explicit, and still-revocable permission for it to be sent; ANDThe transmission and reception of the message appears to the recipient to give a disproportionate benefit to the sender. Spredfast does not send out unsolicited email, Spredfast does not knowingly do business with any company that participates in sending SPAM; Spredfast does not sell or exchange personal information.
Safe Harbor Compliance Statement
Definitions as it pertains to Safe Harbor:
“Personal Information” means any information that (i) is transferred from the EEA or Switzerland to Spredfast in the U.S.; (ii) is about an identified or identifiable individual; and (iii) is recorded in any form; and (iv) is not captured through the acquisition of data on public websites or online forums.
“Data Controller” means an entity that alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and the means of the processing of Personal Information.
“Data Processor” means an entity that processes Personal Information on behalf of a Data Controller in accordance with the Data Controller’s instructions.
To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Spredfast’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/
How to Contact Us
Please address any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or Spredfast’s practices concerning Personal Information by:
You may also write to:
Attention: Chief Privacy Officer
412 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701
If your inquiry is not satisfactorily addressed, contact the American Arbitration Association (www.adr.com) for a Dispute Resolution Process. The American Arbitration Association will serve as a liaison with the website to resolve your concerns.