BIG SISTER CORP. PRIVACY NOTICE
Updated: 26 September 2018
Big Sister Corp. (“Big Sister”, “we” or “our”) understands that you are concerned about privacy, so we’ve provided this privacy notice (“Privacy Notice”) to disclose how we collect, use, share, and store your information. This Privacy Notice applies to our website (currently located at www.consciously.us), our browser extension (“Extension”), email, text, or other electronic messages between you and us, and other related services that we provide (collectively, “Services”). This Privacy Notice does not apply to information collected on sites, applications, destinations, or services linked to from our website or Services that we do not own or control.
Please read this Privacy Notice carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our website or our Services. By accessing or using our website or Services, you agree to this Privacy Notice. This Privacy Notice may change from time to time and your continued use of our website or the Services after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the Privacy Notice periodically for updates.
Information We Collect and How We Collect It
Information You Provide
When you visit our website, we collect any contact information that you voluntarily provide to us on our Sign Up page, including your name and email address, in order to communicate in response to you. If you register on our website, we will collect your username and email address so that we may provide the full Extension functionality to you and provide you with personalized information, monitor users’ compliance with our policies, send communications to you about your registration or the Services, and for other purposes set out in this Privacy Notice. We collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide in response to questions that we may ask you during registration or subsequently in order to provide you with information that is relevant to your interests and priorities, improve our content and Services, and for other purposes set out in this Privacy Notice. We also collect personally identifiable information when you communicate with us including personal correspondence such as emails or any other activity through which you identify yourself in order to send communications to you, improve our content and Services, and for other purposes set out in this Privacy Notice. To the extent we are able to do so, we may link your non-personally identifiable information with your personally identifiable information. We may also link information collected online with information we collect offline or information collected online by third parties.
Collection from Linked Applications
You may also be able to choose to link your account with certain third-party applications, such as Facebook. When you link your account to one of these third-party applications, we will request permission to access your basic information such as your name, profile picture, gender, networks, username, list of friends, and any other information you have made public on that application.
Cookies: A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. If you wish to limit, block or delete cookies from our website – or any other website – you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser or the browser settings for your mobile device to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
If you do this, however, certain features of our website or our Extension may not work correctly or cannot be provided to you.
Web beacons (tracking pixels): Web beacons (also known as tracking pixels) are bits of data that count the number of users who access a website or open an email and can also allow us to see if a cookie has been activated. Web beacons used on web pages or in emails allow us to see how successful an article has been, or whether an email message was successfully delivered and read in a marketing campaign. We also use web beacons to learn if you have clicked on any links contained in emails. We may use this information to help us identify which emails are more interesting to you and to inform third parties how many individuals have clicked on their links (the information shared with third parties is aggregated and does not identify you individually).
Local Storage: We use local storage, such as HTML5, to store content and preferences in order to provide the Services to you, including content that we believe is more relevant to your interests and priorities, and for other purposes set forth in this Privacy Notice.
Third-Party Collection Through Linked Applications
Some our Services allow you to connect your account to third party services, like Facebook, through single sign-on authorization. If you choose to connect your account with a third-party application, that third-party application may have access to certain personal information including, but not limited to, your name, username, email address, location, and age. Connecting your account may also allow a third-party application to collect your IP address, which page(s) you are visiting on our Services, and may set a cookie for its feature(s) to function properly. Additionally, that third party application may share some of your personal information on its service with us, and your interactions with it on our Services may be shared with others within your social network. Depending on the application, your ability to adjust your account settings and the sharing of your personal information may reside in our Services or within the third-party application. Please be aware that your ability to use single sign-on authorization with third-party applications may be reduced or eliminated by any limitations you set on the sharing of your personal information.
How We Use Your Information
We may use the information collected from you:
- to present our website, our Extension and their contents to you;
- to provide the Services to you;
- to improve the content of our website, our Extension or our other Services;
- to enhance users’ experiences when visiting our website or using our Extension or other Services;
- to customize the content and layout of our website, Extension or other Services for users;
- to provide you with information about our Services that you request from us;
- to provide you with notices about your account or your email subscription;
- to send you targeted messages, publications, news, or information about events, special offers, promotions or benefits;
- to use third-party service providers to send and distribute e-mail and to perform other marketing and support functions on our behalf or otherwise to assist us in providing our Services to you;
- to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
- to notify you about changes to our website, Extension or any Services we offer or provide;
- for identity management, security, and auditing;
- for any other purpose for which you provide it; or
- in any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
Sharing Your Information
Except as disclosed in this Privacy Notice, we do not share, rent, or sell personally identifiable information you have given us to any third party without your permission. We rely on service providers to help us deliver our Services. We may provide your personal information to service providers or contractors to perform functions on our behalf, including, but not limited to, communicating news; performing website or Services development or maintenance; providing functionality or other services for our website and our Services; sending postal mail, email or other communications; removing outdated and repetitive information from our lists; analyzing our data, developing, enhancing, marketing or providing any of our Services; processing payments or confirming affiliate fee amounts; or assisting us with other marketing and support functions.
During the course of our business we may also share with third parties aggregated demographic and statistical information that is not personally identifiable.
We may also disclose an individual’s personal information:
- to a person who in our reasonable judgment is seeking the information as an agent of the individual or company;
- if, in our reasonable judgment, it is necessary enforce compliance with our internal policies or the agreement for our Services; or to protect our website, Extension, other Services, users, or others;
- in situations where sharing or disclosing your information is required in order to provide you with information that you have requested;
- in connection with a legal action or other proceeding, including without limitation, in response to a court order or a subpoena;
- in response to a law enforcement agency’s request;
- to another entity as part of a merger, bankruptcy, a sale of assets or all or part of a business, or any other corporate change or re-organization; or
- to a third party or parties, where the individual consents to such disclosure or disclosure is required or permitted by law.
You can opt-out of receiving our newsletter (including marketing and promotional emails) from us at any time by selecting the opt-out link included in the email or by responding by email that you no longer wish to receive the newsletter. Although we strive to update our email list as frequently as possible, you might receive another contact before we are able to remove you. If you have previously opted out of receiving emails from us and wish to reverse this decision, please contact us, we’ll be happy to get your name back on the list to receive electronic communications from us. Please note that even if you opt-out of receiving our newsletter, you will continue to receive communications as it pertains to your account. We may use any of your contact information held on file (including email address, mailing address, or telephone numbers) to communicate with you about general administrative business such as support questions, Services alerts, or other administrative purposes.
Our Services are not intended for children under the age of 18. In particular, we do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information through our Services from children under the age of 18 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we learn that, despite these measures, a child under the age of 18 has submitted personally identifiable information to us through our Services, we will take reasonable measures to delete such information from our records and to not use such information for any purpose (except where necessary to protect the safety of the child or others as required by law).
How We Store Your Information
We are committed to protecting the security of any personal information you provide to us. We maintain commercially reasonable safeguards to maintain the security and privacy of personal information that you provide to us. In spite of these protections, we cannot guarantee the security of any data submitted over or stored on the internet. After your information reaches us, however, it is stored on servers protected by procedures and technology designed to block reasonably foreseeable intrusions by unauthorized third parties. After you have submitted your information online to us, we recommend that you end your browser session before leaving your computer. We store your information in the United States and, therefore, it is subject to the laws of the United States, and may be subject to disclosure to governments, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies of within the United States, pursuant to those laws.
This Privacy Notice applies solely to information collected by us. This Privacy Notice does not apply to other websites that are accessible through our website. Please be aware that third-party websites that are accessible through our website or our Services (including social media websites) may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such sites and will not be responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that you visit.
Do Not Track
Some web browsers have a “Do Not Track” feature. This feature lets you tell websites you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Our Services are currently set up to respond to those signals. These features are not yet uniform across browsers nor is there a common agreement about how to implement these features or interpret user intent. We have implemented the recommendation made by the World Wide Web Consortium https://www.w3.org/TR/tracking-compliance/. Please note, however, that we, like many websites, utilize Google Analytics, which does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals. As a result, Google may track your activity across the web. We do not have access to that tracking information.
Correcting or Updating Your Information
If you would like to request changes to your personally identifiable information that you have previously provided to us, please contact us using the contact information below.
Privacy Notice Changes
We may amend this Privacy Notice from time to time. Should this Privacy Notice be amended in any way, changes will be posted to this webpage. As we may make changes from time to time without notifying you, we suggest that you periodically consult this Privacy Notice. Your continued use of our website or our Services after the effective date of any modification to the Privacy Notice will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.
Questions regarding this Privacy Notice should be directed to Big Sister:
- by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org