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PRIVACY POLICY
Last updated May 27, 2014
 

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for the DigitalGroundUp Inc. (referred to as "us" or "we") websites and their respective subdomains, and any other website owned, operated and/or controlled by us, any mobile application and related mobile services, or other services linking to this page and other related software, interactive features or downloads operated by us and that are made available by or controlled by us (all collectively, the "Website"). We are committed to protecting your privacy online. Please read the following to learn what information we collect from you (the "User" or the "End User") and how we use that information. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please email us.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the products or services of our business partners or to any other third parties, including, without limitation, Facebook, even if their products or services are linked to, or embedded within, our Website. Your use of third party products or services, even within our Website, may result in the collection or sharing of information about you, depending on the feature. We recommend that you review the privacy statements of the other parties with whom you interact before submitting your information.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the revised Privacy Policy in the "Privacy Policy" section of the Website. The revised Privacy Policy is effective immediately when posted on the Website. It is the responsibility of each User to review the Website and the Privacy Policy periodically to learn of any revisions to this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Website after the effectiveness of such revisions will constitute your acknowledgment and acceptance of the terms of the revised Privacy Policy.

TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED AND USES OF COLLECTED INFORMATION

We collect two types of information about our Website Users: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.

Personally Identifiable Information

"Personally Identifiable Information" is information that uniquely identifies a specific End User. When you engage in certain activities on the Website (collectively, "Identification Activities"), we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself. It is optional for you to engage in an Identification Activity. If you elect to engage in an Identification Activity, however, we may ask you to provide us with certain personal information about yourself, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), email address, telephone number and date of birth. When you order products or services, we, or a third party payment service, may also ask you to provide your credit card number, expiration date and authentication codes or related information. Depending on the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some is identified as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory information for a particular activity that requires it, you will not be permitted to engage in that activity.

We use Personally Identifiable Information to provide products and services to you, administer sweepstakes and contests, identify and/or authenticate you as a user of the Website, enhance the operation of the Website, improve our marketing and promotional efforts, analyze Website use, improve our product and service offerings, and to tailor your experience with third parties. For example, if you send our customer service an email we may use your comments and feedback to tell others about our services, and may post your comment in our marketing materials or on our Website. In addition, if you use our Website to send information or a product to another person, we may store your Personally Identifiable Information, and the information you provided about any recipient. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to troubleshoot, resolve disputes, accomplish administrative tasks, contact you, enforce our agreements with you, including our Website Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy, comply with applicable law, and cooperate with law enforcement activities, or otherwise as disclosed to you at the point of collection.

Personally Identifiable Information

"Non-Personally Identifiable Information" is information in form that does not identify a specific End User. This type of information may include things like the Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") of the website you visited before coming to our Website, the URL of the website you visit after leaving our Website, the type of browser you are using and your Internet Protocol ("IP") address. We, and/or our authorized third party service providers and advertisers, may automatically collect this information when you visit our Website through the use of electronic tools like cookies and web beacons or pixel tags.

A cookie is a small data file transferred to your computer (or other device) when it is used to access our Website. Cookies may be used for many purposes, including to enable certain features of our Website, to better understand how you interact with our Website and to monitor aggregate usage by visitors and online traffic routing. You may be able to instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the online services you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions or functionality of our Website.

We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose Non-Personally Identifiable Information for any purpose. We generally use Non-Personally Identifiable Information to troubleshoot, administer the Website, analyze trends, gather demographic information, comply with applicable law, and cooperate with law enforcement activities. We may also share this information with our authorized third party service providers and advertisers to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, and programming.

We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13, and do not target our Website to children under 13. If you believe we have inadvertently collected such information, please contact us. We encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests.

We may collect but do not share your location history.

To customize our Website for you, we may collect and store your precise geographic location as part of your user profile. As a default, location information is not publicly displayed on the Website.

Credit Card Data Safety

We take the privacy of your credit card information very seriously.

We are currently running all credit card transactions through Amazon Merchant Services. Consequently, DigitalGroundUp does not and will not store any of your credit card information or personally identifiable information tied to your credit card.

Amazon Merchant Services is secure and reliable. For more information on Amazon Merchant Service's Data Security, please see: http://aws.amazon.com/security/. For more information on Amazon Web Service's Privacy Policy, please see: http://aws.amazon.com/privacy/. When you give your credit card information to Amazon Merchant Services through our Website, you are subject to Amazon's privacy policy.

For more information on Stripe’s Data Security, please see: https://stripe.com/help/security. For more information on Stripe's Privacy Policy, please see: https://stripe.com/us/privacy. When you give your credit card information to Stripe through our Website, you are subject to Stripe's privacy policy.

You can request to see your personal data.

You can sign into your account to see Personally Identifiable Information we have stored, such as your name, email, address or phone number. You can also contact us by email to request to see this information. Please email info@digitalgroundup.com if you would like to see your personal data. Please note we may retain server/backup copies of all data, and that we may decline to process change or deletion requests that we deem to be unreasonable, or require disproportionate technical effort, or jeopardize the privacy of others.

We may share personal data with companies we trust.

We may share Personally Identifiable Information with trusted partners in order to provide you with relevant advertising, offers or services.

You can ask privacy questions or opt-out of marketing.

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policies, please contact us:
info@digitalgroundup.com
DigitalGroundUp Inc.
600 W Chicago Ave. Suite 775
Chicago, IL 60654

If you have given us contact information but do not want us to contact you with promotional or marketing information, you can opt-out by emailing info@digitalgroundup.com or clicking on the unsubscribe link in any promotional email.

Please allow sufficient time for us to process your request.

Service providers access data on our behalf.

We may engage third party companies and individuals to perform services on our behalf (e.g., without limitation, payment processing, software maintenance services, e-mail notifications, product delivery services, database management, web analytics and other services). These third parties may have access to your Personally Identifiable Information.

We take detailed steps to protect personal information.

We take reasonable administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to safeguard and protect your Personally Identifiable Information from unauthorized access or disclosure. This includes utilizing Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the Personally Identifiable Information you input, and storing your information in encrypted form behind a firewall designed to block access from outside our network. However, no security or encryption method can be guaranteed to protect information from hackers or human error.

Information we collect may be stored or processed on computers located in any country where we do business.

Special situations may require disclosure of your data.

To operate the Website, we also may make identifiable and anonymous information available to third parties in these limited circumstances: (1) with your express consent, (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, governmental authority, or civil process, (3) when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to protect our rights, safety or property, or the rights, safety or property of a third party, or (4) to any successor or purchaser in a merger, acquisition, liquidation, dissolution or sale of assets. Your consent will not be required for disclosure in these cases, but we will attempt to notify you, to the extent permitted by law to do so.

PRIVACY POLICIES OF THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

This Privacy Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. Other websites that may be accessible through our Website have their own privacy policies and data collection, use and disclosure practices. We urge you review third party privacy policies before interacting with third parties, even through our Website. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties.

Public Areas.

We may provide areas on our Website where you can publicly post information about yourself, can communicate with others, and submit media content. Any information you post in this manner is public information, and may be accessible by other individuals and companies and may appear on other websites or web searches, and therefore this information could be read, collected, and used by others. For example, if you post your email address along with a forum post, you may receive unsolicited messages. We have no control over who reads your postings or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so please use caution when posting any personal information.

Data Transfer

We process your information on our servers in the United States of America. Your Personally Identifiable Information may be transferred to, and used by, entities located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. Such export is a requirement of providing your information to us, and you hereby authorize and consent to such transfer and use in all respects.

CONTACTING US

Whether you're a new or loyal customer, marketer, publisher, media member or job seeker we'd like to stay connected and want to hear from you!

Corporate Address
DigitalGroundUp Inc.
600 West Chicago Avenue, Suite 775
Chicago, Illinois 60654
For Customers
Customer Service Inquiries | info@digitalgroundup.com

Changes to this Policy.

This privacy policy was last updated on May 27, 2014. Our privacy policy may change from time to time. If we make any material changes to our policies, we will provide you with reasonable notice, such as by placing a prominent notice on our website or application or contacting you via e-mail, push notification or SMS message.