Your privacy is critically important to us. At Social Assurity we have a few fundamental principles:
We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it to deliver the results you expect from us.
We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, prepare your selected deliverables, or protect our rights.
We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us.
Social Assurity LLC (“Social Assurity”) operates SocialAssurity.com. It is Social Assurity’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, Social Assurity collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Social Assurity’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Social Assurity’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Social Assurity may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Social Assurity also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users, email addresses for our newsletter, eCourses and for users leaving comments on Squarespace blogs. Social Assurity only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Social Assurity’s websites choose to interact with Social Assurity in ways that require Social Assurity to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Social Assurity gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Social Assurity collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Social Assurity. Social Assurity does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Social Assurity discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Social Assurity’s behalf or to provide services available at Social Assurity’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Social Assurity’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Social Assurity will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Social Assurity discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Social Assurity believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Social Assurity, third parties or the public at large. If you have supplied your email address, Social Assurity may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Social Assurity and our products.
If Social Assurity, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Social Assurity goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Social Assurity may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Cookies and Ads
On both Social Assurity-owned and operated sites and unaffiliated sites, Social Assurity displays interest-based advertising using information you make available to us when you interact with our sites, content, or services. Interest-based ads, also sometimes referred to as personalized or targeted ads, are displayed to you based on information from activities such as visiting our site or visiting sites that contain Social Assurity content or ads. In providing interest-based ads, we follow the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising developed by the Digital Advertising Alliance (a coalition of marketing, online advertising, and consumer advocacy organizations).
We do not provide any personal information to advertisers or to third party sites that display our interest-based ads. However, advertisers and other third-parties (including the ad networks, ad-serving companies, and other service providers they may use) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized ad or content are part of the group that the ad or content is directed towards (for example, parents with college-aged children). Also, some third-parties may provide us information about you (such as the sites where you have been shown ads or demographic information) from offline and online sources that we may use to provide you more relevant and useful advertising.
You can also generally opt-out of receiving personalized ads from third party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAA website.