Data Collected by Company.
When you utilize the Website, Company may collect personally identifiable information that you provide to Company, such as your name, address, phone number, email addresses, photo or nickname. Company will ask you to create a password for your user account.
With your permission, Company may also access other profile and personal information from third-party Websites. Such information may include passwords, usernames, profile pictures, and other such data that you have posted on third-party sites and Websites.
The contents of any entry that you post directly to the Website, including any text, images, photos, videos and audio, are stored and maintained on Company’s servers in order to publish these items and provide the Website. Your submitted content will be associated with your account.
Company’s systems may also associate personal information with your activities in the course of providing the Website to you (such as pages you view).
When you send email or other communication to Company, Company may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve Company’s Website.
Company uses certain user information to better understand how users use Company’s Website. This information is commonly made available by web browsers and servers, and may include data about browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.
Company’s Use of Data.
Company maintains and processes your personal information in order to provide your account and access.
Company uses your name and email address to notify you of updates that you have selected in "Settings", as well as other information.
Company stores passwords for third-party Websites if it is required by that Website to display the information on Company’s Website. Company does this in order to provide Company’s Website to you. Company does not store passwords for third-party sites when you provide them as part of contact information retrieval.
Company may also process personal information for: (1) fulfilling purchases; (2) sending you information related to your account; (3) auditing, research and analysis in order to maintains, protects and improves Company’s Website; (4) ensuring the technical functioning of Company’s network; and (5) developing new Websites.
To operate the Website, Company may make identifiable and anonymous information available to third parties in these limited circumstances: (1) with your express consent, (2) when Company has a good faith belief it is required by law, (3) when Company has a good faith belief it is necessary to protect Company’s rights or property, or (4) to any successor or purchaser in a merger, acquisition, liquidation, dissolution or sale of assets. Your consent will not be required for disclosure in these cases, but Company will attempt to notify you, to the extent permitted by law to do so. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Company may also use data as detailed in Company’s Terms of Service.
Unaffiliated Third Parties. Despite Company’s policy against the sale or use of personal information without user consent, users should be aware that what they share on the Website may be discovered by third parties without the involvement of Company, including, without limitation, search engine crawlers and bots. Users should always take that into consideration whenever they share anything.
Unauthorized Minors. Company does not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of 18. If you believe Company has inadvertently collected such information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, so Company can promptly obtain parental consent or remove the information.
Security. Information collected by Company may be stored or processed on computers located in any country where Company does business. Company takes reasonable steps to secure your personally identifiable information against the unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. Company encrypts transmission of data on pages where you provide payment information. However, no security or encryption method can be guaranteed to protect information from hackers or human error.
Access to Data; Account Deletion. Company will remove personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, email or phone number) and other preferences associated with your account promptly after you delete your account. Company may retain other data indefinitely. Company takes reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information Company processes is accurate, complete, and current, but also depends on Company’s users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.
Cookies and other technologies. As is standard practice on many websites, we may set and access cookies, web beacons, browser web storage, Flash cookies, and other technologies on your computer. Please note that third parties, such as ad networks, advertising agencies, advertisers, and audience segment providers, may also set and access cookies, web beacons, browser web storage, Flash cookies, and other technologies on your computer when you visit our website and/or use our Website. Cookies. Cookies are small amounts of information stored in files within your computer's browser. Web sites can access only the cookies that they have stored on your computer. For example, if Acme computer company stores a cookie on your browser, Acme may access its own cookie but not that of another company.
Web Beacons. We may use web beacons (also called transparent GIFs, web bugs, pixels, or action tags). These technologies are strings of code that deliver a tiny graphic image on a web page or in an email. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on your computer such as cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, and a description of the page on which the web beacon is placed. In general, any file served as part of a web page can act as a web beacon.
We use web beacons for various tracking purposes, like determining whether or not you are logged into any part of our Website and whether or not you are connected to a third-party service.
Third parties also may use web beacons on our Website to receive auditing, research, and reporting information, or to understand your interests and select and deliver to you advertisements that are tailored to your interests.
Flash cookies. Some of the Site's third-party partners may use Flash cookies, otherwise known as locally shared objects (LSOs), to track user behaviors in various ways. LSOs keep collections of cookie-like data stored in a directory on a user's computer, and are installed through Adobe's Flash video player. Browser Web Storage. We may also use a html5 localstorage api which stores data locally on your browser.
We use browser web storage techniques such as html5 localstorage for various tracking purposes, like determining whether or not you are logged into any part of our Website and whether or not you are connected to a third-party service, for improving interface responsiveness by temporarily caching downloaded data, and for saving user preferences. Third parties also may use browser web storage techniques on our website and/or Website to receive auditing, research, and reporting information, or to understand your interests and select and deliver to you advertisements that are tailored to your interests.
Log Information. We collect log information about your use of the Services, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed on our site, and your IP address.
Encryption. All data is encrypted via SSL/TLS when transmitted to and from our servers. Data is also encrypted when transmitted to and from our databases. Data isn’t encrypted while it's live in our database (since it needs to be ready to send to you when you need it), but we go to great lengths to secure your data at rest.
Surveys and Contests
We might provide you with an opportunity to participate in surveys or contests on our Website. If you participate, we may request certain personal information. The requested information typically includes contact and demographic information.
We may use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes, monitor Website traffic, or to personalize the Website (in the case of anonymous information provided in surveys) and to send participants email notifications which may include a newsletter. By participating in a survey or contest you submit to that activity’s terms and conditions, including providing us with permission, if applicable, to share your personal information with sponsors of that survey and/or contest.
Special Offers and Updates
We may occasionally send you information on services, products, special deals, and/or promotions. You can take advantage of promotions by entering the promotion code provided at checkout. Out of respect for your privacy, we will present the option not to receive these types of communications.
We may send newsletters, usually by email. If so, you may opt out of this and decide to not receive newsletters.
Messages about our Service and User Accounts
We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when necessary. For example, if our Services are temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you may deactivate your account.
Based upon the personal information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password. We will communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, manage your account, and in order to provide the best customer service possible.
Social Sharing Features
The Sprucy Service may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools, which let you share actions you take on the Sprucy Website with other media, and vice versa. The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature.