Effective Date: November 1, 2018; Last Updated: December 4, 2014
Thanks for using Broadstripes. Our goal is to put powerful technology in the hands of people making positive change in the labor and social sector, and we take the respect and protection of your privacy and security very seriously.
Because of changes in technology and the growth and development of our business, Broadstripes may need to modify this Policy from time to time. Changes to this Policy are discussed at the end of this document.
Section 1. Types of Information We Collect About You
Broadstripes collects, uses and discloses two types of information: Personal Information and Non-Personal Information. “Personal Information” is information that is directly associated with a specific person or entity such as a user’s name, initials or nickname, e-mail address, and user-chosen ID and password. “Non-Personal Information” is information that, without the aid of additional information, cannot be directly associated with a specific person or entity.
Section 2. Children
The Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.
Section 3. Gathering, Use, and Disclosure of Non-Personal Information
3.1 Gathering Non-Personal Information
3.1.1 Web Browsers
Like most Site operators, Broadstripes gathers from users of the Site Non-Personal Information of the sort that Web browsers, depending on their settings, may make available. That information includes the user’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, operating system and browser type, and the locations of the Web pages the user views right before arriving at, while navigating and immediately after leaving the Site.
3.1.3 Google Web Analytics Service
3.1.4 Internal Web Analytics Service
3.1.5 Web Beacons
A “Web Beacon” is an object that is embedded in a web page or email message. It is usually invisible to users but allows Site operators to check whether a user has viewed a particular web page or email message. Web Beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page or message view, and a description of the page or message on which the Web Beacon resides.
You may not decline Web Beacons, however, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. Third parties are not permitted to use Web Beacons on the Site.
3.2 Use of Non-Personal Information
Broadstripes analyzes Non-Personal Information gathered from Site users to help Broadstripes better understand how the Site is being used. By identifying patterns and trends in usage, Broadstripes is able to better design the Site to improve users’ experiences, both in terms of content and ease of use. Broadstripes does not link information gathered using cookies and Web Beacons to Personal Information.
3.3 Disclosure of Non-Personal Information
We use cookie technology to: (i) collect information so that we can improve our Site by seeing which areas and features are most popular; (ii) personalize the Site and improve the Site experience; and (iii) allow you to visit the Site without re-entering your member ID and/or password during a continuous session.
We may share Non-Personal Information about our users in the aggregate with third parties for various purposes, including to help us better understand and improve our Service.
Section 4. Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personal Information
4.1 Collection of Personal Information
As defined above, Personal Information is information that can be directly associated with a specific person or entity. We collect a range of Personal Information from and about Site users. Much of this Personal Information is information provided by users themselves when they register with the Site and use the Site and Service. For example, when you register with the Site to use the Service, you may submit, your name, initials or nickname, and e-mail address. You also create a user-chosen password for your use when accessing the Service. In addition, we may collect and retain information that identifies you personally when you send us feedback comments, questions or suggestions.
Site users are under no obligation to provide Broadstripes with Personal Information of any kind, with the caveat that a user’s refusal to do so may prevent the user from using certain Site features. BY REGISTERING WITH THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED IN THIS COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION SECTION.
4.2 Use of Personal Information
4.3 Disclosure of Personal Information
As described in Section 4.1 (“Collection of Personal Information”), users may, at their option, disclose their own Personal Information by any means they choose. Broadstripes will also disclose Personal Information, in the following circumstances:
4.3.1 Material You Choose to Reveal in On-line Forums, Blogs, Message Boards, Chat Rooms, Project Web Services or Similar Services
You may post Personal Information on areas of the Site that may be viewed by other users or the public, although we recommend that you not do so. We urge you to use good judgment and not post Personal Information that you do not want other users to know.
Users may not be able to change or remove public postings once they are posted. Such Personal Information may be used by visitors of these pages to send you unsolicited messages.
YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS OF PRIVACY OR OTHER HARM RESULTING FROM YOUR VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.
4.3.2 DMCA Infringement Notifications, Notices of Violations of Site Terms of Service and Other Communications Directed to Broadstripes
By submitting a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Infringement Notification or other communication (including communications about content stored on or transmitted through the Site) you consent to have this communication forwarded to the person or entity who stored or transmitted the content addressed by your communication, in order to facilitate a prompt resolution. For notices other than DMCA Infringement Notifications, upon request, Broadstripes will edit out your name and contact information. However, DMCA Infringement Notifications (including any personally identifiable information set forth in the Notifications) will be forwarded as submitted to Broadstripes without any deletions.
All use of the Site and the Service is subject to the Broadstripes LLC DMCA Policy.
From time to time, Broadstripes may also ask Site users to participate in surveys designed to help Broadstripes improve the Site. Any Personal Information provided to Broadstripes in connection with a survey will be used only in relation to that survey, and will be disclosed to third parties not bound by this Policy only in non-personally-identifying, aggregated form.
4.3.4 Employees and Third Party Processors
Broadstripes will disclose Personal Information to those Broadstripes employees, contractors, affiliates, vendors and suppliers who process Personal Information on Broadstripes’s behalf or participate with Broadstripes in the provision or operation of the Site.
4.3.5 By Law, to Protect Rights and to Comply with Broadstripes Policies
Broadstripes discloses Personal Information if: (1) required to do so by law, or in response to a subpoena or court order; (2) Broadstripes believes at its sole discretion that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect against fraud, to protect the property or other rights of Broadstripes, other users, third parties or the public at large; and (3) Broadstripes believes that you have abused the service by using it to attack other systems or to gain unauthorized access to any other system, to engage in spamming or otherwise to violate applicable laws.
4.3.6 Business Transfers; Bankruptcy
Section 5. Collection and Use of Information by Third Parties Not Covered by This Policy.
Third parties are under no obligation to comply with this Policy with respect to Personal Information or Non-Personal Information that users provide directly to those third parties or that those third parties collect for themselves (including, without limitation, Google as described in Section 3.1.3). Please be aware that we may provide links to third party Sites as a service to our users and we are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those sites. Broadstripes does not control the third party websites accessible through the Site. This Policy does not apply to information provided to or gathered by third parties that operate them. Third parties’ privacy policies will differ from those of Broadstripes. Therefore, we encourage you to review and understand third parties’ privacy practices before visiting third party sites or providing third parties with information, and take those steps necessary to, in your discretion, protect your privacy.
Section 6. Security
Broadstripes takes reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorized release, corruption, or loss of your personal and project data. However, neither people nor security systems are foolproof. Therefore, while we have taken efforts to guard your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Section 7. Modifying Your Personal Information
If you are a registered user of our Service, you may view, correct, and delete your personal information, simply by logging into the Service and editing your profile.
Section 8. Updating This Policy
We may revise and update this Policy if our practices change, as technology changes, or as we add new services or change existing ones. The first time you log in to the Service after any revision is made to the Policy, you will be alerted to the change, and your acceptance of it will be required for continued use of the Service. In addition, any changes to this Policy will be posted on the Site, and we will update the “last updated” date set forth above.
Section 9. Contacting Broadstripes
Any questions about this Policy should be addressed to:
PO Box 3309
New Haven, CT 06515
or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.