We collect, use, share and protect your personal information for the purpose of providing you with the products and services of SoSoValue and continuously improving the quality of products and services under the premise of complying with laws and regulations. Including, but not limited to, supporting our marketing activities related to SoSoValue, improving the functions of existing products and services, and developing new products or services.
1.1. What This Policy Covers.
1.2. Links to Other Websites, Apps, and Services.
The Site and other Services may contain links to third-party websites, apps, and services of interest (collectively, “Third Party Services”). Please note that we have no control over such Third Party Services. Therefore, once you use any of these links to leave our Site or other Services, we are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting or using Third Party Services, and those Third Party Services are not governed by this Policy. You should exercise caution and review the privacy statement(s) applicable to the Third Party Services in question, which you use at your own discretion.
2. COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION
2.1. General Information.
We collect or receive information about your interactions with us through information you provide directly to us, information collected automatically, and information collected from other websites (such as additional information from other companies, publicly available information, information about households, or other information that we may append, combine, or match to your information collected or received by us). Depending on how you use our Services, your information may include:
(a) Registration-related information (e.g., name, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, occupation, and information imported from social login permissions granted to us);
(b) Usage-related information (“Usage Data”), which may be collected automatically by us, or through our Services or third-party services within our Services (e.g., what Services you use, how often you use them, anything you may publicly share or post using tools made available by our Services, your responses to the offerings and advertisements presented or made available by us);
(c) Technical information, including:
2.1.c.1. your browser and operating system;
2.1.c.2. your manner of connecting to the Internet and the name of your Internet service provider or wireless carrier;
2.1.c.3. your Internet Protocol (IP) address;
2.1.c.4. referring websites or services (i.e., websites or services you used immediately or shortly prior to using the Site or other Services);
2.1.c.5. exiting websites or services (i.e., websites or services you used immediately or shortly after using our Site or Services);
2.1.c.6. data relating to malfunctions or problems occurring when you use our Services; and
2.1.c.7. information about other software on your device (for the limited purpose of protecting your security or improving your online experience);
(d) Search-related information (e.g., searches you perform on our Site or through our other Services and how you use the results of those searches);
(e) Transaction-related information (e.g., credit card or other preferred means of payment, billing information, credit card number, billing address, and/or a history of purchases through our Services);
(f) Access-related information (e.g., device, connections, and methods used to access and interact with our Services);
(g) Communication-related information (e.g., text messages, emails, faxes, telephone calls, and postal mail from or with Service end-users, as well as from third-party sources including database vendors); and
(h) Customer service information about you as a user of our Services.
2.2. Information Collected Automatically.
Whenever you interact with our Services, we may automatically receive and record information from your browser or device. Usage Data may sometimes be essentially anonymous or aggregated when collected, but could be used indirectly to identify a person. Such Usage Data may include:
(a) the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by Service end-users;
(b) URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses;
(c) the time of the request;
(d) the method utilized to submit the request to the server;
(e) the size of the file received in response;
(f) the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (such as successful outcome and error);
(g) the country of origin;
(h) the features of the browser and the operating system used by you;
(i) the various time details per visit (such as the time spent on each page within the Services) and the details about the path followed within the Services with special reference to the sequence of pages visited;
(j) other parameters about the device operating system and/or your IT environment; and
(k) data, conversion rates, marketing and conversion data and statistics, reports, analytics data, reviews, and surveys.
2.3. Tracking Options; Do Not Track Disclosures.
Some web browsers incorporate a "Do Not Track" feature that signals to websites and Services that you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Each browser communicates "Do Not Track" signals to websites differently, making it unworkable to honor each and every request correctly. In order to alleviate any communication error between browsers and our Services, our Services do not support "Do Not Track" signals or requests at this time. As the technology and communication between browser and website improves, we may elect in our discretion to reevaluate the ability to honor "Do Not Track" signals and may make changes to our policy. You may adjust your browser or operating system settings to limit this tracking or to decline cookies, but by doing so, you may not be able to use certain features on the Services or take full advantage of all of our offerings. Check the “Help” menu of your browser or operating system to learn how to adjust your tracking settings or cookie preferences. Note that our systems may not recognize Do Not Track headers or requests from some or all browsers.
3. USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
3.1. How Your Information May Be Used.
Your Personal Information may be used for purposes that include:
(a) Operating and improving our Services, including to fulfill your requests for customer service, tools, software, functionality, features, and other products and services;
(b) Analyzing Usage Data and conducting research about your use of our Services (e.g., we may use Usage Data to provide better service to visitors or end-users, customize the Services based on your preferences, and compile and analyze statistics and trends about the use of our Services);
(c) Curating content in response to your usage of Services (e.g., to help offer you other products, features, or services that may be of interest, to personalize the content and advertisements provided to you, and to present offers to you on behalf of business partners and associates);
(d) Maintaining legal and regulatory compliance (e.g., to ensure that we are complying with all laws applicable to us regarding the processing of Personal Information);
(e) Ensuring network and information security (e.g., to prevent malicious attacks on our networks);
(f) Facilitating corporate acquisitions, mergers or other transactions;
(h) Detecting and preventing fraud (e.g., sharing data with third-party service providers specializing in fraud detection);
(i) For other marketing purposes (e.g., to communicate with you and to respond to your inquiries/feedback); and
(j) For any purpose for which you otherwise provide your consent.
4. SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION
4.1. General Disclosure Policy.
We may share your Personal Information with certain third-parties to provide products and services that you have requested, when we have your consent, or as otherwise described in this Policy. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to disclose Usage Data without restriction. We reserve the right to disclose or use Personal Information as described below.
4.2. De-Identified Information.
We may de-identify your Personal Information so that you are not identified as an individual, and we may share such aggregated, non-personally identifiable information, publicly or with our partners like publishers, advertisers, or connected websites (e.g., sharing information publicly to show trends about the general use of our Site or other Services).
4.3. User Profiles and Submissions.
Certain user profile information (e.g., your name, location, and any text, image, or video content that you have uploaded to the Services) may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction or to address your request for our Services. Your account privacy settings may allow you to limit the other users who can see Personal Information in your user profile and/or what information in your user profile is visible to others. Please remember that any content you upload to your public user profile, along with any other Personal Information or content that you voluntarily disclose online in a manner in which other users can view (e.g., on discussion boards, in messages or chat areas) becomes publicly available, and it may be indexable by search engines, or copied, forwarded, saved, or archived by anyone. Your username may also be displayed to other users if you send messages or comments, upload text or images, or share features publicly (e.g., a public watchlist) through the Services, and other users may be able to contact you through messages or comments.
(a) Your Personal Information may be used for the presentation of advertisements. We may use ad networks to customize and display advertising on our Services. We may share certain information about you as a user (e.g., age, zip code, or other information we have collected or received) with certain ad networks and service providers to help them deliver more relevant content and advertisements through their networks. We may work with other companies for certain services, such as analytics or advertising, and you may be subject to their privacy policies as well, though you may be able to opt-out through them directly.
(b) Please note that opting-out of advertising cookies does not mean that you will not be served ads; you will continue to receive non-personalized ads.
(c) We may deliver files to you, through the Services from an ad network, called web beacons. Web beacons allow ad networks to provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for us and for advertisers. Web beacons also enable ad networks to serve targeted advertisements to you when you visit other websites. Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network’s servers, these companies can view, edit, or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. You may be able to opt-out of web beacon tracking conducted by third-parties through our Services by adjusting the Do Not Track settings on your browser; please note that we don’t control whether or how these third-parties comply with Do Not Track requests.
(d) Our offerings may include features or functionalities provided by third-parties, or may integrate or interact with third-party products and services (including via APIs, plug-ins, links, frames, embedding, or other interactions). In the process of providing such functionalities within our Services, your browser or other tools or technology may send certain information to those third-party providers. The use of these third-party-provided features or functionalities may be subject to those third parties’ own privacy policies. For example, we may use a third-party for ad serving, retargeting, remarketing, and/or for analytics, in which case such third-party may have access to your data, subject to its policies. These third-party vendors may use their own cookies and/or other third-party cookies together to (i) inform, optimize, and serve ads across the web based on your past visits to our Services and others; and (ii) report to us how your ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to our site.
4.5. Affiliated Entities.
We reserve the right to provide your Personal Information and Usage Data to any affiliated entities we may have, including our subsidiaries. Affiliated entities are entities that we control, that control us, or with which we are subject to common control by another entity.
4.6. Business Partners.
Business partners or other third-parties may receive data about groups of our users, but, except as otherwise permitted herein, do not receive Personal Information of individual users. In certain situations, businesses or third-party websites we are affiliated with may offer or provide products or services to you, through or in connection with, the Services (either alone or jointly with us). We may share your Personal Information with these affiliated businesses only to the extent that it is related to such transaction or service. We have no control over the policies and practices of third-party websites or businesses as to privacy or anything else, so if you choose to take part in any transaction or service relating to an affiliated website or business, please review all such related policies.
4.7. Service Providers.
We reserve the right to provide access to your Personal Information and Usage Data to our trusted service providers that assist us with the operation and maintenance of our Site and other Services. We may contract with third-parties to process payments, host our servers, or to provide security, production, fulfillment, optimization, analytics, reporting, legal, accounting, Internet, and other services. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that our service providers will be given access to your Personal Information only as is reasonably necessary to provide the services for which they are contracted.
4.8. Business Transfers; Successors.
We may choose to buy or sell assets or other interests in third-parties and may share or transfer Personal Information in connection with the evaluation of, and entry into, such transactions. Also, if we (or all or some of our assets or other interests) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, Personal Information could be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third-party. If such an action results in a material change in the use of your Personal Information, you will be provided notice (which may be via updates to this page) about your potential ability to decline to permit such a transfer.
4.9. Legal Process, Enforcement, and Security Notice.
(a) To satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request (e.g., to comply with a subpoena or court order);
(b) To detect, prevent, and address fraud or other illegal activity; and
5. ACCESS TO AND CHOICES ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION
5.1. Accessing Your Information.
The information you may view, update, and delete may change as the Services change. Through your account settings, you may access, and, in some cases, edit or delete the following information that you have provided to us:
(a) Account email address and password;
(b) Identifying name or username, or legal name;
(c) Location; and
(d) User profile information (including text, images, and other content you may have uploaded to the Site or other Services).
5.2. Notes Regarding Information Requests.
(a) Please bear in mind that if you exercise any rights regarding your Personal Information, this may affect our ability to provide our Services. While We will make commercially reasonable efforts to accommodate your request, we also reserve the right to impose certain restrictions and requirements on such requests, if allowed or required by applicable laws.
(b) In the event that we cannot take action with respect to a request relating to your Personal Information, in certain jurisdictions, you may have the right to appeal that decision. If you choose to exercise your rights, we may ask that you provide sufficient information, including the Services you have used in the past, your state and country of residence, identification, and contact information, in order for us to verify your identity and process your request. Depending on the types of requests, we may ask for additional information.
(c) You may use an authorized agent to submit a request on your behalf related to your Personal Information. If you choose to use an authorized agent, you should supply your agent with written permission to act on your behalf in relation to your request, and your agent must provide us with proof of such authorization before we process your request.
(d) Please be aware that even after you delete or update information within our Services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems. Similarly, if and to the extent any information is indexable by search engines (including public profile information), it may not be updated by such search engines when we update it, and old versions may be archived by them or by other third-parties.
5.3. Legal Basis.
In addition to and without limiting any other legal basis described in this Policy, our legal basis for collecting and using your Personal Information is to do so with your consent, which you may withdraw at any time; where we need the Personal Information for performance of a contract or requested service; or where the collection and use is in our or another’s legitimate interest(s) and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect and use the Personal Information in question. You understand and agree that we may collect, use, disclose, and otherwise process any information that you provide.
6. INFORMATION SECURITY
6.1. Our Commitment to Security.
We have established commercially reasonable safeguards to protect the Personal Information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, but we cannot guarantee that your Personal Information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Policy (e.g., as a result of unauthorized acts by third-parties that violate applicable law, or our or our affiliated providers’ policies). Please be aware that despite our efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security.
6.2. Your Obligations.
Your account is protected by a password for your privacy and security (We may use passwords and other technologies to register or authenticate you and to enable you to take advantage of our Services). You must prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and by limiting access to your computer or device and browser by signing-off after you have finished accessing your account. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords, or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.
In cases where personal information of minors is collected with the consent of. parents or guardians to use our products or services, we will only use, share, transfer or disclose this information as permitted by laws or regulations, with the express consent of parents or guardians, or as necessary to protect minors. If we discover that we have collected personal information from a minor without the prior consent of a verifiable parent or legal guardian, we will try to delete the data as soon as possible.
7. DATA STORAGE AND RETENTION