If you accept or agree to this Agreement on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to the Agreement and, in such event, "you" and "your" will refer and apply to that company or other legal entity.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
In the course of operating the Digital Properties, TARTLE collects or receives the following types of information from visitors to our Website, Buyers, and Sellers, which may include personal information. Below we describe the various types of information we collect when you engage with our Digital Properties, how we collect it, and how we use it.
Contact and Account Information
We collect contact information on our Digital Properties; contact information typically includes your name, email address, phone number, and any information you provide in messages to us (collectively, "Contact Information"). We use such contact information for purposes such as registering you for an account on the Platform, providing you with information about the Digital Properties, responding to your inquiries, sending you email alerts (including marketing emails), or providing you the Digital Properties.
Once you create an Account, in addition to requesting your Contact Information, we will also ask that you provide us with, among other things, your birthday, gender, ethnicity, race, location, education level, relationship status, household income, causes you are passionate about, how much you plan to earn, and how much you want to donate, as applicable. This information is checked against international databases to screen out bad actors. If you are a Seller, this information will also constitute your first Published Data Packet that you can choose to sell for profit.
Like most websites today, our web servers keep log files that record data each time a device accesses those servers. The log files contain data about the nature of such access, including the device's IP address, user agent string (e.g., operating system and browser type/version), and referral URL (i.e., the external source by which you arrived at our Digital Properties or the pages you’ve clicked on while on our Digital Properties). We may use these log files for purposes such as assisting in monitoring and troubleshooting errors and incidents, analyzing web traffic, or optimizing the user experience.
Similar to other online services, we collect information using "cookie" technology and other similar technologies. Cookies are small packets of data that a website stores on your computer's or mobile device's hard drive (or other storage medium) so that your computer will "remember" information about your visit. We use both first- and third-party session cookies and persistent cookies. Below is a general primer on session and persistent cookies; information collected by cookies depends on its particular purpose. For more information, please see the information regarding analytics providers discussed further below.
- Session Cookies: We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our Digital Properties. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser.
- Persistent Cookies: A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time or until you delete them. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your web browser’s "help" file. To the extent we provide a log-in portal or related feature on our Digital Properties, persistent cookies can be used to store your passwords so that you don’t have to enter it more than once. Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our visitors to personalize the experience on our Digital Properties.
In some cases, we may associate information that you have provided to us (e.g., email address) with the cookies that we use. In addition to facilitating the purposes described above, this is useful in understanding your engagement with other content related to our Digital Properties (e.g., email open rates, URL click-throughs).
If you do not want us to place a cookie on your hard drive, you may be able to turn that feature off on your computer or mobile device. Please consult your browser’s documentation for information on how to do this and how to delete persistent cookies. However, if you decide not to accept cookies or similar technologies from us, certain aspects of the Digital Properties may not function properly or as intended.
Third-Party Analytics Providers
For Google Analytics, please visit: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en and https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
- For Google Ads, please visit: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en-US
- For Facebook Ads, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217
- For Tiktok Ads, please visit: https://ads.tiktok.com/i18n/official/policy/product
- For Snapchat Ads, please visit: https://support.snapchat.com/en-US/a/advertising-preferences
Usage and Aggregate Data
In an ongoing effort to better understand our users and the Digital Properties, we might analyze Usage Data and Aggregate Data to operate, maintain, manage, and improve the Digital Properties. Usage Data and Aggregate Data do not identify you personally. We may share this data with our affiliates, agents, and business partners. We may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe the Digital Properties to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
How We Transfer Your Information to Third Parties
Like many businesses, we hire other companies to perform certain business-related services. The types of companies that may receive personal information and their functions are: hosting services, storage providers, cloud software providers, technical assistance, database management/back-up services, use analytics, advertising/remarketing, email marketing platforms, customer relationship management, customer service, and payment processing.
Sellers are able to choose how they want to sell to Buyers Published Data Packets containing their Seller Data. One way is by creating your own Published Data Packets with your Seller Data and selling that through the Platform. Another way is by responding to Buyer Data Packet bid requests. When a Buyer submits a bid for a Data Packet, if your demographics match the parameters of the Data Packet bid request, you can set your Account preferences to either (i) require your approval before responding to a bid and sending the Buyer a Published Data Packet ("Manual Sale"), or (ii) automatically complete the Data Packet with your Seller Data and sell the Published Data Packet any time you meet the Data Packet parameters ("Automatic Sale"). You can also be more specific with your choices, such as requiring Manual Sales if bids are below market price and approving Automatic Sales when bids are at or above market price. You can change your preferences at any time through your Account.
Disclosure to Public Authorities
We are 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; EMAIL MANAGEMENT
You may opt out at any time from the use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes by emailing the instructions to [email protected] or by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link located on the bottom of any TARTLE marketing email and following the instructions found on the page to which the link takes you. Please allow us a reasonable time to process your request. You cannot opt out of receiving transactional e-mails related to the Digital Properties.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION; THIRD PARTY SECURITY RISKS
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NON-US RESIDENTS
Our servers are located in the US. Please be aware that your information may be transferred to, processed, maintained, and used on computers, servers, and systems located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your country of origin. If you are located outside the United States and choose to use the Digital Properties, you do so at your own risk.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to obtain certain information about the types of personal information that companies with whom they have an established business relationship (and that are not otherwise exempt) have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year, including the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. If you wish to submit a request pursuant to Section 1798.83, please contact TARTLE via email at [email protected].
DO NOT TRACK
Where technically feasible, TARTLE responds to "Do Not Track" settings or other related mechanisms at this time.
NEVADA PRIVACY RIGHTS
If you are a resident of Nevada, you have the right to opt-out of the sale of certain personal information to third parties who intend to license or sell that personal information. You can exercise this right by contacting us at [email protected] with the subject line "Nevada Do Not Sell Request" and providing us with your name and the email address associated with your account. Please note that we do not currently sell your personal information as sales are defined in Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A because TARTLE obtains your consent to sell your information and uses your information for purposes consistent with your reasonable expectations.
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