February 19th, 2017
We will only process your personal information in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws. For the purpose of UK and European Union (“EU”) data protection legislation, the data controller is Amperity, Inc. of 2101 4th Ave, Suite 1960, Seattle, WA, 98121, USA.
Information We Collect
When you sign up to use the Services, either as an individual or on behalf of a company, you may be asked to provide us with the following information: your first name, last name, email address, and company name (if applicable).
We will collect billing and payment information, which may include your credit card number, billing address, and other payment related information (“Billing Information”). Billing Information is collected and processed by our third-party payment processor operating as our agent (See, Onward Transfers to Third Parties). Amperity does not directly obtain or process any Billing Information.
Information Collected Using Cookies
Like most websites, we use automatic data collection technology when you visit the Site to collect information that identifies your computer. This comprises information about your operating system, your IP addresses, browser type and language, referring pages and URLs, keywords, date and time, and what sections of the Site you visit (the “Usage Information”).
We collect this Usage Information by using cookies. Cookies are small packets of data that a website stores on your computer’s hard drive so that your computer will “remember” information about your visit. You can reject cookies by following the directions provided by your browser vendor or by your Internet provider’s “help” file. If you reject cookies, you may still visit the Site, but may not be able to use some areas of the Site.
Cookies We Use
|Type of cookie||Purpose|
|Essential Cookies||We also use certain cookies which are strictly necessary for the provision of the Services to customers’ end users who have requested those Services (for example, so that we can identify customers’ end users). Use of these cookies is essential to enable us to provide the Services requested by customers’ end users.|
Third Party Cookies
|Type of cookie||Purpose|
|Analytics and Performance Cookies – Google Analytics||These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our Services and how users use our Services. The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor. The information is aggregated and therefore anonymous. [It includes the number of visitors to our Services, the websites that referred them to our Services, the pages that they visited on our Services, what time of day they visited our Services, whether they have visited our Services before, and other similar information.] [We use this information to help operate our Services more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our Services.
We use Google Analytics for this purpose. Google Analytics uses its own cookies. It is only used to improve how our Services works. You can find out more information about Google Analytics cookies here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies
You can find out more about how Google protects your data here: www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
You can prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our Services by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
For Google AdWords, you can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.
For Twitter, please visit: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20171365
You can disable cookies which remember your browsing habits and target advertising at you by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices. If you choose to remove targeted or advertising cookies, you will still see adverts but they may not be relevant to you. Even if you do choose to remove cookies by the companies listed at the above link, not all companies that serve online behavioral advertising are included in this list, and so you may still receive some cookies and tailored adverts from companies that are not listed.
|Social Media Cookies||These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on our Services or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking website such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. The social network will record that you have done this.|
Cookies We Use Disabling Cookies
You can typically remove or reject cookies via your browser settings. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “settings”, “help” “tools” or “edit” facility). Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings.
Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com.uk.
If you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our Services. For example, we may not be able to recognise your computer or mobile device and you may need to log in every time you visit our Services.
We may also use pixel tags (which are also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) on our Services to track the actions of users on our Services. Unlike cookies, which are stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device by a website, pixel tags are embedded invisibly on webpages. Pixel tags measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage of Amperity website, so that we can manage our content more effectively. The information we collect using pixel tags is not linked to our users’ personal information.
User Generated Content
You may share personal information with us when you submit user generated content to our Services. Please note that any information you post or disclose on our Services will become public information, and will be available to other users of our Services and to the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your personal information, or any other information, on our Services. Such personal information and other information will not be private or confidential once it is published on our Services.
If you provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback on our Services. If you have provided your consent to do so, we may post your first and last name along with your feedback on our Services. We will collect any information contained in such feedback and will treat the personal information in it in accordance with this Policy.
Information Collected and Stored on Behalf of Our Customers Using the Services
As part of the Services, Amperity collects authentication data from your end users as per your instructions (“End User Authentication Data”), and may also receive End User Authentication Data from you. End User Authentication Data may, as determined solely by Amperity customers, include personal information regarding your end users. Amperity processes and stores End User Authentication Data for purposes of providing the Services. Amperity does not have any relationship, contractual or otherwise, with your end users. You, as the customer (and specifically not Amperity) are solely responsible for providing notice to, and obtaining all consents and other assurances required under applicable law from, your end users regarding the collection, transfer, processing and storage of End User Authentication Data by Amperity including, for any end users that are residents of the European Economic Area.
If you are an end user who would like to correct or delete your End User Authentication Data, please contact the customer, your application, API or service provider or contact us directly as set forth in the Section titled “Access to personal Information” below.
How We Use Your Information
We will use your personal information and Usage Information (together, “Information”) for the following purposes:
To respond to your requests and to provide you with the Services;
To respond to your inquiries and contact you about changes to the Site, and/or the Services;
To send you notices (for example, in the form of e-mails, mailings, and the like) regarding products or services you are receiving, and for billing and collection purposes;
To improve the Site and/or the Services;
For any other purposes disclosed at the time the information is collected or to which you consent. Direct Marketing Communication will only be sent with your explicit consent.
We may analyze your personal information in aggregate form which does not identify you personally. We may share this aggregate data with our parent, affiliates, agents, advertisers, manufacturers and business partners.
Onward Transfer to Third Parties
Opt-In to Certain Onward Transfers
We will not transfer your personal information to a third party controller without first providing you with information regarding the identity of such controller or the nature of such controller’s business, and obtaining your opt-in consent.
We will not disclose your sensitive personal information to any third party without first obtaining your opt-in consent. You may grant such consent by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In each instance, please allow up to 45 days to process your response.
Disclosures to Public Authorities, Other Third Parties
We may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including for the purpose of meeting national security or law enforcement requirements. We may also disclose personal information to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities or required by law or regulation including, but not limited to, in response to court orders and subpoenas.
Opt-Out for Direct Marketing
Amperity will only use your personal information for direct marketing purposes with your explicit consent (opt-in). After opting-in, you may opt out at any time from the use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes by contacting us at email@example.com. Please allow up to 45 days to process your request.
How We Protect Your Information
Amperity implements reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect your personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in processing and the nature of such data, and comply with applicable laws and regulations.
Please understand, however, that no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to and from us over the Internet. In particular, e-mail sent to or from the Site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.
Access to Personal Information
Retention of Personal Information
Sensitive Personal Information
Subject to the following paragraph, we ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal information (e.g., social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Services or otherwise to us.
If you send or disclose any sensitive personal information to us when you submit user generated content to our Services, you consent to our processing and use of such sensitive personal information in accordance with this Policy. If you do not consent to our processing and use of such sensitive personal information, you must not submit such user generated content to our Services.
If you wish to stop receiving e-mails from us, please send us a message via firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also choose to unsubscribe from our emails by following the instructions in the bottom of the email.
In addition, Amperity does not monitor, recognize, or honor any opt-out or do not track mechanisms, including general web browser “Do Not Track” settings and/or signals.
Important Notice for Residents of the European Economic Area
Amperity is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission. We are committed to resolving complaints from EU data subjects pursuant to the Recourse, Enforcement and Liability Principle.
Amperity has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles to BBB PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed by Amperity, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information and to file a complaint. If these processes do not result in a resolution, you may also contact your local data protection authority, the US Department of Commerce, and/or the Federal Trade Commission for assistance. If your complaint still remains unresolved, then you have the right to invoke binding arbitration by the Privacy Shield Panel upon written notice to Amperity at email@example.com.
Amperity conforms with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework for regulating privacy in data flows between the European Union and the United States. This Framework replaces the EU-US Safe Harbor Framework repudiated in 2015.
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