Last updated: February 17, 2017
Types of Data Collected
We may gather three basic types of information: Personal Data, Monitoring Data and IP Addresses.
Collection of Personal Data
Personal data is information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you, e.g., your name, email address, user name, address, phone number, or any other personal information that would allow LocaleIQ to identify you or contact you if needed (“Personal Data”). LocaleIQ may request Personal Data from you when you register on the Site or at any point thereafter via the LocaleIQ portal in the course of doing business with you. In addition to information collected during registration, we may ask you to provide certain other information such as general demographic information, ZIP code, preferences, and job title. The information we gather from our users enables us to manage our business with you and to personalize and improve the LocaleIQ Service.
We may receive and store any information you enter on the Site or provide to us in any other way. The Personal Information you provide may be used for providing attribution to content, multimedia, data you create or upload, edits you make, within your private LocaleIQ account and attribution to publically posted Content based on your account name, to operate and improve the Site, and to better deliver the LocaleIQ Service.
Safeguard your username and password carefully and do not disclose it to any other person
You do not have to provide us with any Personal Data to visit the Site. However, if you choose to withhold requested information, you will not be able to visit all sections or use all features of the Site.
Collection of Monitoring Data and Use of Certain Online Tools
In addition to Personal Data, LocaleIQ and its service providers may collect, track and store information whenever you interact with the Site and LocaleIQ Services that by itself cannot be used to identify or contact you, e.g., demographic information, domain names, computer type, browser types, screen resolution, the page you requested and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of the Site (“Monitoring Data”).
LocaleIQ uses these technologies to understand how the Site is used and to customize and enhance the Internet experience of individual users. When you revisit the Site, LocaleIQ__________ may recognize you by a Tool and customize your experience accordingly. For example, once you have completed the registration process, a cookie and/or Tool will be used to avoid having you register again. We believe cookies and Tool technologies add value to the user experience, and the information resulting from these technologies is not sold or otherwise made available by LocaleIQ to third parties for such third parties’ marketing purposes. We similarly expect our service providers to do the same.
Collection of IP Addresses
When you visit and interact with the Site, we and third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services to us may collect IP Addresses. Your Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This number is identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever you visit the Sites, along with the time(s) of your visit(s) and the page(s) that you visited. Where required by applicable law, this log information may be treated as Personal Data.
Information to Social Networking Websites
The LocaleIQ Services allow you to share Content with third party social networking websites (collectively, the “Social Networks”), such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. You have full control of the user and/or account name and Content that you share with these sites when passing information from the LocaleIQ Services to these Social Networks; LocaleIQ does not share any information with the Social Media Networks and is not responsible for the information you share.
Use of Data Collected
Use of Personal Data Collected
Fulfillment of Requests. LocaleIQ may use Personal Data about you to fulfill the purpose for which such Personal Data was provided (e.g., to send newsletters to you or to deliver products and services). You may opt-out of receiving such communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” option or by notifying firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Communications. From time to time, we may use Personal Data about you to inform you of products, programs, services and promotions that we believe may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving such communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” option or by notifying email@example.com. However, after you unsubscribe to cease receiving e-mails, LocaleIQ may still contact you via e-mail for administrative or informational purposes, including messages regarding the administration of your account and/or any services or events to which you have registered.
Internal Business Purposes. We may also use Personal Data about you for our internal business purposes, such as data analysis, editorial and feedback purposes, providing customer support, customizing and improving the content and layout of the Site or other web sites, completing business transactions, marketing & promotion, statistical analysis of user behavior, product development, administering individual accounts, and meeting government regulatory requirements such as sales tax collection, audits and so forth.
LocaleIQ may occasionally hire other companies to provide limited administrative, sales, support and communication services on our behalf, such as hosting websites, the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, or performing statistical analysis of the Services. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only such personal information as necessary for them to deliver the service. Those companies are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information for the above purposes.
Syndication of Published Content. Pursuant to the license granted by you to LocaleIQ under the Terms of Service, which can be accessed at www.localeiq.com/termsofuse, LocaleIQ has the right to gather or distribute for publication (hereafter referred to as a right to “syndicate” or “syndication”) any Content you post publically and approve for syndication via the LocaleIQ Services, to our publishing partners who may republish your content, data, maps, ideas, information, multimedia or links on their site or via their publishing network. Syndication is LocaleIQ’s primary way of making sure that your publically shared Content gets seen by as many potential customers, visitors, online viewers and partners as possible. You hereby consent to LocaleIQ’s syndication and republication by publishing partners of such content by LocaleIQ to third parties, including the use and disclosure by LocaleIQ and any third party of your personal or account information, depending on how you label the published materials, for purposes of attributing such content to you.
Use of Monitoring Data Collected
Monitoring Data may be used for internal or external purposes such as researching and identifying market segments and needs. Because Monitoring Data does not personally identify you, we may use such information for any purpose. In addition, we reserve the right to share Monitoring Data with affiliated entities and other third parties, for any purpose.
In some instances, we may combine Monitoring Data with Personal Data (such as combining your name with your geographic location). If we do combine Monitoring Data with Personal Data, the combined information will be treated by us as Personal Data as long as it is so combined.
Security and Protection of Personal Information
We maintain reasonable standards of security and confidentiality and store Personal Information collected in a database. However, while we employ reasonable standards of security, no security system is impenetrable. For most internet sites, it is possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions you submit. As such, LocaleIQ cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to LocaleIQ over the internet. We recommend that you do not disclose your user name or password to anyone
We will retain Personal Data about you for the period reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy and consistent with retention periods required by law and/or regulation.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection
The safety of children is important to us. The Site is a general audience site and is not directed to children under the age of 13. Similarly, services available on or through the Site are not directed to nor intended for anyone under the age of 13. We will not knowingly accept, collect or maintain Personal Data from or about anyone under the age of 13. If you believe we have any information from or about anyone under age 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Modifications of this Privacy Notice
LocaleIQ MAY MODIFY THIS PRIVACY NOTICE AT ANY TIME, IN LocaleIQ’S SOLE DISCRETION, AND SUCH MODIFICATION SHALL BE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON EITHER POSTING OF THE MODIFIED PRIVACY NOTICE ON THE SITE OR NOTIFYING YOU. YOU AGREE TO REVIEW THIS PRIVACY NOTICE PERIODICALLY TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF ANY MODIFICATIONS. YOUR CONTINUED ACCESS OR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR THE SOFTWARE SHALL BE DEEMED YOUR CONCLUSIVE ACCEPTANCE OF THE MODIFIED PRIVACY NOTICE