PRIVACY STATEMENT AND NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
Last updated: January 5, 2015
The information, content and services provided by the Website (the “Services“) and the use of the Website are governed by this Privacy Statement. By: (a) visiting or using the Website, (b) submitting your information to the Website, and/or (c) making a Boost, you agree that you accept the practices and consent to our use of your User Information (as defined below) as described in this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your sole option is not to use our Website or the Services.
Changes to the Privacy Statement
Because the Web is an evolving medium, we may need to change our Privacy Statement at some point in the future, in which case we’ll post the revised Privacy Statement on this Website and update the above “Last Updated” date to reflect the date of the changes. The most recent version of this Privacy Statement will always be reflected by the version date located at the top of this Privacy Statement. If the changes we make are deemed to be material, we will provide to you at the email address you have provided us additional information regarding any changes to this Privacy Statement as may be required by law. We may also ask you to affirmatively consent to those changes in order to continue to use the Website.
What User Information Do We Collect from You?
When you become a registered user of the Website, we collect the following information from you: first and last name, physical mailing address for purposes of sending tax receipts, email address and a user-generated unique password, as well as credit card information to make a boost (the “Registration Details“). For more detailed information on how we use your credit card information, please see the “Payment Processing and Use of Your Credit Card Information” section of this Privacy Statement.
How Do We Collect Your User Information?
We may collect and develop additional information about you during the course of any communications (by telephone, e-mail, or postal mail) and may associate such information with the Registration Details you provide. When you contact us by sending us an e-mail, we will collect your e-mail address and any information contained in the message you send us. In addition to the foregoing, we may collect information including, without limitation, the country, state, city, zip code, or other geographic information that you input, as well as information collected about your internet connection, the type of mobile device you use, the type of browser used, browsing data (e.g., cookies), your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, and information about the way you use the Website (everything contained herein collectively referred to as the “User Information“). This information is gathered for all Website users.
California Privacy Rights
This notification is required under California law. Under California law, California residents may opt-out of our disclosing personal information about them to third parties for their marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and do not want us to disclose your information to other companies for their marketing purposes, please contact us by any of the ways described in the “Contacting Us” section below. Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to request from a business, with whom the California resident has an established business relationship, certain information with respect to the types of personal information the business shares with third parties for direct marketing purposes by such third party and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. To request a copy of such information, please contact us by any of the ways described in the “Contacting Us” section below, and we will respond within 30 days as required by law.
California law also requires us to disclose how we respond to your Web browser “do not track” signals or other mechanisms that provide you the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. We are also required to disclose whether other parties may collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use the Website.
Do-Not-Track and Third Party Advertising Cookies and Advertising Networks
Do-Not-Track is a public-private initiative, http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/, that has developed a technical “flag” or signal that an end-user may be able to activate within their browser software to notify websites that they do not wish to be “tracked” by third parties as defined by the initiative. The initiative, however, has not reached a consensus as to exactly what technical or other actions those parties receiving the signal should take. As a result, Do-Not-Track has not yet been standardized and most websites, including UBooster, do not alter their behavior or change their services when they receive a “do-not-track” flag or signal. You can, however, make decisions about your privacy and the advertisements you receive. UBooster uses online behavioral advertising. You can control whether companies serve you behaviorally-based advertising by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Web page and using the DAA’s opt-out: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
Although we currently do not utilize third party advertising cookies on the Website, at some time in the future, UBooster may elect to work with a variety of advertisers, advertising networks, advertising servers. These advertisers, advertising networks, advertising servers, and analytics companies use various technologies, and technologies from third party companies, to collect data in order to display (or serve) relevant ads to users. These technologies may include the placement of cookies or web beacons, the use of HTML5 LocalStorage, the use of unique or non-unique non-personal identifiers, or the use of other technologies on our Services, and these technologies may be used to track user behavior, to track how our Services are being used, and possibly to serve you more relevant ads. We current utilize analytics companies, including Google on the Website. We use Google Analytics to collect information about your use of the Website and enable us to improve the way it works. Analytic cookies collect information about how you use the Website, for instance, which pages you go to most. The information allows us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Website, help us record any difficulties you have with the Website, and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. While many of these technologies do not store or maintain personal or User Information, they do collect and use User Information that may include location and service provider information garnered via the IP address used to access the mobile Internet or other means, device identifiers, the type of phone or other mobile device used (e.g., iPhone, Blackberry 8800, etc.,), the date and time of a user’s mobile internet session, whether one of the mobile ads that a third party facilitated was delivered and, if applicable, a record if that ad was “clicked.” These targeted advertisements may appear on our Services or other services that you visit.
UBooster’s Use of User Information
UBooster uses your User Information for the following purposes: to provide you with Services, Content, alerts and information you request; to analyze and enable us (or our third party contractors) at some point in the future may use such information to display third party advertisements to you; to administer and improve the Website and related Services; to communicate with you and provide you necessary documentation relating to your Boosts; to provide you with promotional information from time to time either directly or in partnership with other vendors or service providers; and to meet legal requirements. We may also work with our business partners who may perform certain functions on our behalf, such as sending email messages, managing data, or hosting the Services provided by the Website. We may also at some point in the future use your User Information to contact you about our own and third parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to you (e.g., Google analytics and advertisement tracking by Google). These business partners may have access to some of your User Information only to the extent necessary to perform these specific functions and may not use it for any other purpose.
UBooster’s Disclosure of User Information
We may disclose aggregated information about our users without restriction.
We may disclose User Information that we collect or you provide as described in this Privacy Statement: to our subsidiaries and affiliates; to third party contractors, third party service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business, including, to analyze and enable the future display of third party advertisements to you; to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of UBooster’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which User Information held by UBooster is among the assets transferred; to third parties to market their products or services to users; to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it; for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; with your consent; to comply with any court order, subpoena, warrant, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request; or, if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of UBooster, our users, or others.
Links to Third Parties
The Website may contain links to websites that are owned and operated by third parties. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites or for the collection or use of your personal information or User Information at any third party sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of any third party site you visit. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by this Website or the Services. Therefore, we disclaim any liability for any third party’s use of your personal information or User Information, however obtained. We encourage you to read more about the services provided by, and privacy policies of, the third parties we work with in connection with rendering the Services.
Changing or Removing User Information
If you have any questions about updating, modifying, or deleting your User Information provided to us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to request that we delete or no longer use your User Information, contact us at email@example.com.
Data Retention of User Information
User Information collected by UBooster is retained indefinitely and available for as long as you remain a registered user. If you delete your account (or it is terminated for any reason), we make no guarantee that your User Information will remain if you wish to return to the Website at a later time. A data sunset policy will likely be implemented in the future but does not exist today, and we cannot guarantee that your User Information is fully scrubbed from all backups and snapshots.
International Collection or Transfer of User Information
UBooster and all associated Services are intended to only be provided to individuals residing in the United States. If you are located outside the United States, you should not seek to use our Services. Nonetheless, please be aware that information we collect (including cookies) may be processed and stored in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the data protection and privacy laws may not offer the same level of protection as those in the country where you reside or are a citizen.
Information from Children under Thirteen Years of Age
We are strongly committed to preserving online privacy for all of our Website visitors, including children. Our Website is not intended for children, and we do not knowingly collect information about children. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13.
When you send an email to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You thereby consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email, SMS text messaging, or by posting notices on the Website. If you make a Boost through electronic means, you consent to receive all communications related to that Boost through electronic means. You will periodically (and no less than once per week) check any email address that you have provided to us. All agreements, notices, disclosure, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing, including those legally required to be provided in relation to your Boost.
Communications Opt Out
Notwithstanding the “Communications” section above and any communications we may be required to send to you for legal purposes, you may opt out of being contacted by us, or receiving information from us, at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We may also email you information regarding updates to the Services. Again, your email will not be distributed or shared with third parties and you can opt out of receiving any communication by emailing us at email@example.com at the time it is distributed, or at the time you register for the Services. If, at any time after registering your User Information or electing to sign up for the Services, you change your mind about receiving information from us, send us a request specifying your new choice. Simply send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Anyone wishing to make such a request, anyone having other questions about this Privacy Statement or about our privacy practices, or anyone who would like to learn more about how we protect privacy, please send an e-mail to email@example.com, call us at 864.751.4847, or write us at:
411 University Ridge, Suite C11
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
Confidentiality and Security
We maintain reasonable safeguards to protect the information collected via the Website. While we implement these measures on the Website, please note that 100% security is not always possible. We cannot guarantee that the security measures we have in place to safeguard personal information will never be defeated or fail or that those measures will always be sufficient or effective.
UBooster will assign you a unique user ID and a password as part of your participation and access to the Website and Services. Your user ID and password may only be used by you. You may not share your user ID and password with anyone else, and you are solely responsible for maintaining and protecting the confidentiality of your user ID and password. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your user ID and password. You play a role in protecting your information as well. Because your password permits access to your User Information, please keep your password secret and do not disclose it to others.
Payment Processing and Use of Your Credit Card Information
UBooster does not receive funds directly from your when you utilize the Website. UBooster utilizes a third party payment processing gateway called Authorize.Net, LLC, which is a subsidiary of CyberSource Corporation. Authorize.Net provides the infrastructure and security necessary to provide secure transmission of your credit card transaction data. As of now, UBooster can only accept credit cards from processing through Authorize.Net. To explain simply, Authorize.Net manages the routing of credit card transaction in the same fashion as a traditional credit card swipe machine you find in the physical retail world; however, Authorize.Net uses the Internet instead of a phone line.
Although we do not control the security environment for Authorize.Net, LLC and cannot make any guarantees regarding the secure processing of your credit card transaction data, we want to inform you that CyberSource is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (“PCI DSS”) as a Level 1 service provider. CyberSource has been compliant with PCI DSS since its inception in 2002. PCI DSS is the bankcard industry’s most stringent security standard. Examples of CyberSource’s security measures include: physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards; sophisticated security monitoring tools; documented security policies; use of strong encryption for transmissions of order information to and from CyberSource customers; restricting access to personally identifiable information; and periodic security audits by third party security experts. For more detailed information about how we utilize this third party payment processing gateway company and more information about the secure processing of your credit card transaction data, please see the below links:
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