Updated: September 7, 2021
HOW WE USE AND MANAGE YOUR DATA:
Definitions of key terms are provided at the bottom.
1. OVERVIEW | THE POLICY
- 1.3 | Note to California Residents: Subject to certain limits under California Civil Code § 1798.83, California residents may ask us to provide them with (i) a list of certain categories of personal information that we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, and (ii) the identity of those third parties. To make this request, California residents may contact us as specified in the Contact Us section below.
- 1.5 | Note to International Users: PALS Project is located inside the United States and so are all of its computer servers. If you are located outside of the United States, your information will be processed and stored in the United States. As a result, United States federal and state governments, courts, or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your information through laws applicable in the United States. Your use of the Service or your submission of any Personal Data to us will constitute your consent to the transfer of your Personal Data outside of your home country, including the United States, which may provide for different data protection rules than in your country.
2. HOW WE MAKE CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
3. OUR POLICY ON CHILDREN’S INFORMATION
The PALS Project Email List is intended for people 18 or older, and in registering for The PALS Project Email List, Users are verifying that they are 18 years or older. We have also made an effort to specifically limit PALS Project appeal to people of age 18 or older. PALS Project will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 18.PALS Project does not assume responsibility for misrepresentations regarding the age of any User made in connection with any User’s registration for or use of the website. We may terminate without notice the membership of any user if we believe that the User has provided any false information to us when registering for or using this website. If you are a parent and you learn that your child is receiving The PALS Project Email List and you don’t want them to, please contact us.
4. WE COLLECT INFORMATION IN A FEW DIFFERENT WAYS
In order to provide our Service we use several different methods of data collection. We use this information in an effort to improve your experience on the Site and to communicate with you about information that you request. We may also use this information to help us target specific services or offers to you, to contact you for troubleshooting purposes, to help us develop and improve our Sites, and to tailor our Sites to your interest.
- 4.1 | When you give it to us or give us permission to obtain it:When you sign up and use the Services, consult with our Team Members, send us an email, post to our blog, or communicate with us in anyway, you are voluntarily giving us information that we collect. By giving us this information, you consent to this information being collected, used, disclosed, transferred and stored by us. Information from users of our Sites: “Personal Data” (such as name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, etc.).
- 4.3 | We also obtain technical information when you use The Site and Services: This technical information is automatically tracked by services such as Google Analytics and MailChimp, and other such services.
- 4.3.2 | Log Data: We may receive information about how and when you use the Services, store it in “Log Data” or “Log Files”: or other types of files associated with your account, and link it to other information we collect about you. This information may include, for example, your IP address, time, date, browser used, and action you have taken within the application. This type of information helps us to improve our Services for both you and for all our users.
- 4.3.4 | Device Information: In addition to log data we collect information about the device you’re using the Site on, including type of device, operating system, settings, unique device identifiers and crash data that helps us understand when something breaks, Whether we collect some or all of this information often depends on what type of device you’re using and its settings. For example, different types of information are available depending on whether you’re using a Mac or a PC, or an Iphone or Android phone.
- 4.4 | We also obtain information from other sources: We may receive more info about you by searching the Internet and querying third parties (we refer to that information as “Supplemental Information”). We use Supplemental Information to send you more relevant information and to be able to better tell your story.
- 4.4.1 | Search engines, such as Google and Yahoo, are owned and operated by third parties. PALS Project has no control over such third parties, including, without limitation, their indexing and “crawling” of information for search purposes.
5. WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
- 5.1 | We use the information to operate, maintain, enhance and provide all-features of our business, to respond to comments and questions and to provide support to users of the services and information that you request.
- 5.2 |We use the information to understand and analyze trends in those who visit or use our services, to improve the services we offer, and to develop new products, features, and functionality.
- 5.3 |In the future, we may use third party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Service. These companies may use information about your Public Content (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) and activity related to your use of the Service to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
- 5.4 |We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf, such as the creation of shipping labels, and need to share your information with them to provide services to you. Our agents do not have any right to use Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us, and they provide a comparable level of protection for your Personal Information.
- 5.6 | If PALS Project is bought out or we enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party.
- 5.7 |Users have the right to restrict how their Personal Data is processed in certain circumstances.
6. ACCESS TO PERSONAL DATA
Upon request and where required or otherwise appropriate, PALS Project will endeavor to grant individuals reasonable access to Personal Data that it holds about them. Notwithstanding, such access may be denied by PALS Project where:
- 6.1 | Such access could potentially disclose Personal Data of another person, and therefore, violate his/her privacy rights.
- 6.2 | Such access could potentially disclose information relating to any ongoing PALS Project investigation.
- 6.3 | Such access could potentially disclose
- PALS Project confidential information.
- 6.4 | The cost of such access would be significantly disproportionate to the benefits derived or to the risks to the individual’s privacy in the case in question.
- 6.5 | PALS Project has a reasonable good faith belief that the request is not to correct data but to hide or alter data that could adversely affect the associate requisition the correction.
- 6.6 | And at any point it becomes clear that the frequency of any individual’s access requests are unjustified and harassing in nature.
- 6.7 | In the event a request is denied, PALS Project will notify the individual regarding the reasons for the denial in writing. In addition, PALS Project will endeavor to take reasonable steps to permit individuals to correct, amend, or delete information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete.
7. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL DATA
PALS Project will only allow access or transfer of Personal Data to other countries only for legal and customary business-related purposes, and only when PALS Project has assurances that the information will be processed according to law. PALS Project will routinely review local law, regulation, and policy for the most up to date protection of Personal Data. We will also use this knowledge to try to ensure the recipients in the other countries are meeting the same standards for the processing and protection of the information.
8. SECURITY | WE RESPECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA
If you have any questions or concerns please email us at email@example.com. We aim to respond in a timely manner. Plus, we really like getting mail.
- 8.1 | We use industry standard measures to protect Personal Information but we are not super heros. We cannot guarantee the security of account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time. No method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.
- 8.2 | We restrict access to personal information to PALS Project employees, service providers, and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
- 8.4 | PALS PROJECT DID NOT MAKE THE INTERNET. SOMETIMES STUFF HAPPENS LIKE YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE (INCLUDING LOSS PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, AND DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM INACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION OR INCONVENIENCE, DELAY, OR LOSS OF THE USE OF THE SITES). NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN EVENTS LIKE THIS, PALS PROJECT AND ITS AFFILIATES CANNOT AND WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE.
- 8.5 | PALS Project will make its employees who process Personal Data follow this Policy too. PALS Project will provide its personnel with appropriate training with respect to this policy. Noncompliance with the policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including discharge.
9. DO NOT TRACK POLICY
Our Sites are not designed to respond to “do not track” signals received from browsers. “Do Not Track” is a standard that is currently under development. Because it is not yet finalized, PALS Project adheres to the standards in this policy and does not monitor or follow any “Do Not Track” browser requests. That said, some of our features may have the ability to monitor or follow “Do Not Track” browser requests. We are working on it.
10. CONTROL OF PERSONAL DATA
To the extent you include Personal Data in your Public Content, third parties may be able to identify you. Please do not include information in your Public Content that you expect to keep private.
11. MANAGING PREFERENCES AND WITHDRAWING CONSENT
You may at any time withdraw your consent with future effect and without affecting the lawfulness of processing your Personal Data based on the consent you provided before you withdraw it, and exercise other controls regarding website and online data collection. Depending on the Service, collection and use of Personal Data may be required for the Services to work.
- 11.1 | Opt-out: If you prefer not to receive our newsletter or other marketing emails from PALS Project, please let us know by clicking on the unsubscribe link within any newsletter or marketing email you receive.
12. HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We will keep your Personal Data for as long as you maintain an account and/or subscription or as otherwise necessary to provide you the Services. We will also keep your Personal Data as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
- 12.2 | Where permissible, we will also delete your Personal Data upon your request. Please contact us here for a deletion request.
- 12.3 | If you have questions about data retention practices, please contact us.
Contact Us If You Have Any Questions:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Service, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this policy, the following definitions are used:
- Data Controller: A Data Controller is the individual or the legal person who controls and is responsible for keeping and use of Personal Data on computer systems or in manual files. The Data Controller is a person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and manner in which any personal data are, or are to be, processed.
- Log Data: Information that your browser automatically sends whenever you visit a website.
- Personal Data: Personal Data is information that can be used to identify you, directly or indirectly, alone or together with other information. This includes such things as your full name, email address, precise location, device IDs certain cookie and network identifiers.
- Public Content: Profile Pictures, Social Media Activity, blog posts, contact information, or anything available to the general public that you published online.
- Supplemental Information: Information We may receive about your demographic information, and use of social media websites, by searching the Internet and querying third parties.
- Processing: Processing of Personal Data (or simply Processing) refers to any operation or set of operations that are performed upon Personally Identifiable Information, whether done by automatic means or otherwise. This includes the collection, recording, organization, storage, updating or modification, retrieval, consultation, review, use disclosure by transmission, dissemination or making available in any other form, linking, alignment or combination, blocking, erasure or destruction of Personal Data. We like to process data about what your interests are so that we may provide you with the most exciting brand opportunities.
- Sensitive Information: Sensitive Information is a special designation of Personal Information that warrants additional protection. Although the definition can vary by country, Sensitive Information is often described as data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, data concerning health, personal relationships, personal activities, and data relating to offenses, criminal convictions or security measures.
- The “Site”, “Service” “We”, “Us”: PALS project
- Team Member: A PALS Project employee or volunteer.
- “You” and “Your” “Subscriber”: You, the visitor and user of the Service.