LAST UPDATE: October 1, 2016
SSP understands and respects your desire for privacy. To that end, we would like you to know how we use the Personal Information (as defined below) you provide to us.
1. Information We Collect
1.1. User-Provided Information. You provide us personally identifying information (that is, information which may allow someone to identify you, including but not limited to your name, address, telephone number, email address, and date of birth) (hereinafter, “Personal Information”) when you register for a member account with the Site (if registration is offered, including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to the Site, etc.), enter contests and sweepstakes, participate in other interactive online activities (e.g., providing comments, participating in social media, surveys or games), provide us with feedback or otherwise contact us via email, and when you post messages on our Site; we may also collect Personal Information at other places on the Site that specifically state that such information is being collected. In making your decision whether to provide Personal Information, you should be aware of the general risks of transmitting information over the Internet. This Site has implemented appropriate safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and make proper use of the information we collect. However, no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. Thus, while we attempt to prevent unauthorized persons from accessing or tampering with the Site or accessing your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee that these efforts will be successful.
If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses. We may also retain any messages you send through the Site. You may provide us information in any content you post to or on the Site.
A cookie allows us to store the personal preferences that you set during each visit to this Site, which in turn allows us to speed up your future activities at this Site.
The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry.
1.3. Log File Information. Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page. When you use the Site, our servers may automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include information such as 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 Site, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
1.4. Clear Gifs Information. When you use the Site, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our Users to track which emails are opened by recipients. The information is used to enable more accurate reporting, improve the effectiveness of our marketing, and make the Site better for our Users.
1.5. Third Party Services. We may use third party analytics services to help understand use of the Site. These services collect the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address, and their use of such information is governed by their respective privacy policies.
2. How We Use Your Information
2.1. Email. By providing your email address to us (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to the Site, etc., on a third party website or network), you consent to our using the email address to send you Site-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You also agree that we may send you notifications of activity on the Site to the email address you give us, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings. We may use your email address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, changes to features of the Site, or special offers.
If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out or change your preferences on the Site or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.
2.2. Retention. Following termination or deactivation of your user account, we may retain your profile information and any content submitted by you (“User Content”) for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. Furthermore, we may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including User Content) contained in your communications to other Users or posted to the Public Areas of the Site after termination or deactivation of your account.
2.3 Others. We may use certain information about you and/or your User Content internally for purposes such as analyzing how the Site is used, diagnosing service or technical problems, maintaining security, and personalizing content. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor the information and materials you post on the Site.
3. How We Share Your Information
3.2. Non-Personally Identifiable Information. We may use non-personally identifiable information for any purpose, and may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns on the Site.
3.3 Public Forums
Whenever you voluntarily disclose Personal Information online in social media, chat rooms, message boards, or other similar posting areas, the information can be reviewed and collected by anyone. Therefore, do not post any information that you do not want to be made available to the general public. SSP is not responsible for unsolicited communications that may arise as a result of your postings on this Site.
3.4 Purchase of Products
3.5 Referral Service
If users elect to use our referral service for informing a friend about this Site, we ask for the friend’s e-mail address, and we will send an e-mail in response to the user’s request inviting their friend to visit the Site. This information is stored at this Site solely for the purpose of sending the e-mail.
4. How We Protect Your Information
We care about the integrity and security of your Personal Information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or guarantee that your information on the Site may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of our distributors, such as social networks. We are not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from us, at all times.
5. Compromise of Personal Information
6. Your Choices About Your Information
You may decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Site, in which case we may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your account information and email preferences at any time by logging in to your account.
If a user’s Personal Information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our Service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users’ Personal Information. This can be done by emailing our Customer Support through email@example.com.
When a request for user deletion is received, we will make all reasonable efforts to purge said data from our systems. However, due to the nature of our service, some information may not be fully removed due to backups or archived copies.
7. Children’s Privacy
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. For that reason, we do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to post to the Site or to register to receive emails. . No one under the age of 13 is allowed to provide any Personal Information to us or on the Site. In the event that we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13 without verification of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Non-U.S. Residents
9. Links to Other Web Sites
10. Notification Procedures
12. Your California Privacy Rights
Personal information submitted at the time of submission may be used for third-party marketing and promotional purposes only with your permission. Whenever you allow us to collect Personal Information, we provide you with an option to prevent such information from being shared for marketing and promotional purposes with third parties. Furthermore, you may exercise this cost-free option at any time by clicking on the link below:
Acceptance of these Terms