Ideacracy

Privacy Policy

Effective date: October 7, 2019

Welcome to Ideacracy. Ideacracy provides a quick and easy way for you to see and share content related to social causes ("Causes"). Just pick a Cause, add a statement, include any photos, videos or links (if you like) and share.

  • This Privacy Policy explains how Ideacracy Inc. ("Ideacracy", "we", "us" or "our") and some of the companies we work with collect, use, share and protect information in relation to our mobile services, web site, and any software provided on or in connection with Ideacracy (collectively, the "Ideacracy Platform"), and your choices about the collection and use of your information.

  • By using the Ideacracy Platform, you understand and agree that we are providing a platform for you to post content, including photos, comments and other materials ("User Content"), to the Ideacracy Platform and to share User Content publicly. This means that other Users (defined below) may search for, see, use, or share any of your User Content that you make publicly available through the Ideacracy Platform, consistent with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service.

  • Our Policy applies to all visitors, users, and others who access the Ideacracy Platform ("Users").

1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect the following types of information.

Information you provide us directly:

  • Your username, password and e-mail address when you register for an Ideacracy account.

  • Profile information that you provide for your user profile (e.g., first and last name, email and picture). This information allows us to help you or others be "found" on Ideacracy.

  • User Content (e.g., photos, comments, and other materials) that you post to the Ideacracy Platform.

  • The Causes and other Users you choose to follow in relation to your newsfeed.

  • Communications between you and Ideacracy. For example, we may send you service-related emails (e.g., account verification, changes/updates to features of the Ideacracy Platform, technical and security notices). Note that you may not opt out of service-related e-mails.

Use of Linked Networks:

  • You can elect to sign in or sign up to Ideacracy through a linked network (i.e., Facebook, Twitter or Apple) (a "Linked Network").

  • If you elect to sign up through a Linked Network, we receive certain profile and account information about you from the Linked Network. The specific information provided to us by Linked Networks is determined by these third parties and may vary by network. In all cases, the permissions page for the Linked Network will describe the information being shared. You should consult their respective privacy policies for information about their practices.

  •  You may elect to use information from the Linked Network to populate your profile Ideacracy.

Finding other Users on Ideacracy:

  • If you choose, you can find other Users through a search of names on Ideacracy. Simply type a name to search and we will perform a search on the Ideacracy Platform.

Analytics information:

  • We use third-party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Ideacracy Platform. These tools collect information sent by your device or the Ideacracy Platform, including the web pages you visit, add-ons, and other information that assists us in improving the Ideacracy Platform. We collect and use this analytics information with analytics information from other Users so that it cannot reasonably be used to identify any particular individual User.

Cookies and similar technologies:

  • When you visit the Ideacracy Platform, we may use cookies and similar technologies like pixels, web beacons, and local storage to collect information about how you use Ideacracy and provide features to you.

  • We may ask advertisers or other partners to serve ads or services to your devices, which may use cookies or similar technologies placed by us or the third party.

Log file information:

  • Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you make a request to access (i.e., visit) a web page or app. It can also be provided when the content of the webpage or app is downloaded to your browser or device.

  • When you use the Ideacracy Platform, our servers automatically record certain log file information, including your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Ideacracy Platform, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information. We may also collect similar information from emails sent to our Users which then help us track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Ideacracy Platform.

Device identifiers:

  • When you use a mobile device like a tablet or phone to access the Ideacracy Platform, we may access, collect, monitor, store on your device, and/or remotely store one or more "device identifiers." Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device's operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by Ideacracy.

  • A device identifier may deliver information to us or to a third party partner about how you browse and use the Ideacracy Platform and may help us or others provide reports or personalized content and ads. Some features of the Ideacracy Platform may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.

Metadata:

  • Metadata is usually technical data that is associated with User Content. For example, Metadata can describe how, when and by whom a piece of User Content was collected and how that content is formatted.

  • Users can add or may have Metadata added to their User Content including a Cause (e.g., to mark content as relating to a particular Cause), comments or other data. This makes your User Content more searchable by others and more interactive.

2. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

In addition to some of the specific uses of information we describe in this Privacy Policy, we may use information that we receive to:

  • help you efficiently access your information after you sign in;

  • remember information so you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Ideacracy Platform;

  • provide personalized content and information to you and others, which could include online ads or other forms of marketing;

  • send you news and digests, special offers, and promotions, or to otherwise contact you about products or information we think may interest you, including information about third party products and services;

  • provide, improve, test, and monitor the effectiveness of the Ideacracy Platform;

  • develop and test new products and features;

  • monitor metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns;

  • diagnose or fix technology problems;

  • automatically update the Ideacracy application on your device; and

  • Ideacracy or other Users may run contests, special offers or other events or activities on the Ideacracy Platform.

3. SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION

We will not rent or sell your information to third parties outside Ideacracy without your consent, except as noted in this Policy.

Parties with whom we may share your information:

  • We may share User Content and your information (including but not limited to, information from cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data, and usage data) with businesses that are legally part of the same group of companies that Ideacracy is part of, or that become part of that group ("Affiliates"). Affiliates may use this information to help provide, understand, and improve the Ideacracy Platform (including by providing analytics) and Affiliates' own services (including by providing you with better and more relevant experiences). But these Affiliates will honor the choices you make about who can see your posts.

  • We also may share your information as well as information from tools like cookies, log files, and device identifiers and location data, with third-party organizations that help us provide the Ideacracy Platform to you ("Service Providers"). Our Service Providers will be given access to your information as is reasonably necessary to provide the Ideacracy Platform under reasonable confidentiality terms.

  • We may remove parts of data that can identify you and share anonymized data with other parties. We may also combine your information with other information in a way that it is no longer associated with you and share that aggregated information.

Parties with whom you may choose to share your User Content:

  • Any information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Ideacracy Platform, such as User Content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy settings that you set. To change your privacy settings on the Ideacracy Platform, please change your profile setting. Once you have shared User Content or made it public, that User Content may be re-shared by others.

  • Subject to your profile and privacy settings, any User Content that you make public is searchable by other Users and subject to use under our Ideacracy API.

  • If you remove information that you posted to the Ideacracy Platform, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Ideacracy Platform, or if other Users or third parties using the Ideacracy API have copied or saved that information.

What happens in the event of a change of control:

  • If we sell or otherwise transfer part or the whole of Ideacracy or our assets to another organization (e.g., in the course of a transaction like a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, liquidation), your information such as name and email address, User Content and any other information collected through the Ideacracy Platform may be among the items sold or transferred. You will continue to own your User Content. The buyer or transferee will have to honor the commitments we have made in this Privacy Policy.

Responding to legal requests and preventing harm:

  • We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; and to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. Information we receive about you may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm.

4. HOW WE STORE YOUR INFORMATION

Storage and Processing:

  • Your information collected through the Ideacracy Platform may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Ideacracy, its Affiliates or Service Providers maintain facilities.

  • Ideacracy, its Affiliates, or Service Providers may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction.

  • By registering for and using the Ideacracy Platform you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. or to any other country in which Ideacracy, its Affiliates or Service Providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

  • We use commercially reasonable safeguards to help keep the information collected through the Ideacracy Platform secure and take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. However, Ideacracy cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to Ideacracy or guarantee that information on the Ideacracy Platform may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed.

  • Please do your part to help us. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to emails between you and Ideacracy, at all times. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes the social media services you connect to Ideacracy make to their services. We are not responsible for the functionality, privacy, or security measures of any other organization.

5. YOUR CHOICES ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION

Your account information and profile/privacy settings:

  • Update your account at any time by logging in and changing your profile settings.

  • Unsubscribe from email communications from us by clicking on the "unsubscribe link" provided in such communications. As noted above, you may not opt out of service-related communications (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Ideacracy Platform, technical and security notices).

How long we keep your User Content:

  • Following termination or deactivation of your account, Ideacracy, its Affiliates, or its Service Providers may retain information (including your profile information) and User Content for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, and/or audit purposes.

6. CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

Ideacracy does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Ideacracy Platform. the Ideacracy Platform and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected]

7. OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES

We are not responsible for the practices employed by any websites or services linked to or from the Ideacracy Platform, including the information or content contained within them. Please remember that when you use a link to go from the Ideacracy Platform to another website or service, our Privacy Policy does not apply to those third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link on our website, are subject to that third party's own rules and policies. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible and do not have control over any third-parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service and you allow them to access your User Content you do so at your own risk.

 

8. HOW TO CONTACT US ABOUT A DECEASED USER

In the event of the death of an Ideacracy User, please contact us at [email protected]. We will usually conduct our communication via email; should we require any other information, we will contact you at the email address you have provided in your request.

9. HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Ideacracy Platform, please contact us at [email protected].

10. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

It may be necessary for Ideacracy to modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time, for example to reflect updates to the Ideacracy Platform or where required by law. We will notify you before we make changes to this Privacy Policy and give you the opportunity to review the revised Privacy Policy before continuing to use the Ideacracy Platform. Your continued use of the Ideacracy Platform after any modification to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such modification.

  

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