We collect information, such as usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and similar technologies.
If you elect to use certain features, we also collect information from other sources, such as social media services, invitations, and imported contacts.
Information You Provide to Us
We collect information that you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information that you provide when you create an account, fill out a form, or communicate with us. The types of information that we may collect include your name, username, password, email address, postal address, phone number, payment method data, and any other information that you choose to provide.
Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Community Platform
When you use our Community Platform, we automatically collect information about you, including:
Operating our Platform
We may use information about you for various purposes related to operating our Platform, including the following:
Communicating with You
We may use information about you for various purposes related to communicating with you, including the following:
Legal Basis for Processing
Our legal basis for collecting and using the information described above will depend on the type of information and the specific context in which we collect it.
Through Our Platform
We share some of the information that we collect by displaying it on our Platform according to your member profile and account settings. We recommend that you check the settings to ensure that you are agreeable with the information that is visible.
With Our Service Providers
We may use service providers in connection with operating and improving the Platform to assist with certain functions, such as payment processing, email transmission, conducting surveys or contests, data hosting, and some aspects of our technical and customer support. We take measures to ensure that these service providers access, process, and store information about you only for the purposes we authorize, subject to confidentiality obligations, and per applicable privacy and security laws and regulations.
Following the Law and Protecting Simplus
We may access, preserve, and disclose information about you to third parties, including the content of messages, if we believe disclosure is in accordance with or required by applicable law, regulation, legal process, or audits. We may also disclose information about you if we believe that your actions are inconsistent with any Simplus Terms of Service; if we believe that your actions are inconsistent with related guidelines and policies; if necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of Simplus websites or Platforms; or if necessary to prevent fraud or abuse of Simplus websites or Platforms.
Affiliate Sharing and Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers
If Simplus is involved in a merger, acquisition, financing, reorganization, bankruptcy, or sale of our assets, information about you may be shared, sold, or transferred as part of that transaction. We may also share information about you with current or future corporate parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates.
We may de-identify or aggregate information about you and share it freely so that you can no longer be identified. We may also share information about you with your consent, at your direction, or where we are legally entitled to do so.
Transfer of Information to the United States and Other Countries
We employ technical and organizational measures designed to appropriately protect your information that is under our control and that we process on your behalf from unauthorized access collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, or disposal, both during transmission and once we receive it. We store all information that you provide to us on secure servers. We train employees regarding our data privacy policies and procedures and permit authorized employees to access information on a need-to-know basis, as required for their role. We use firewalls designed to protect against intruders and test for network vulnerabilities. However, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure.
Where you have a password, which enables you to use our services, you are responsible for keeping this password complex, secure, and confidential.
We retain certain information that we collect from you while you are a member of the Platform, and in certain cases where you have deleted your account, for the following reasons:
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your information, we will either delete or anonymize it.
Simplus is a data processor and does not fit the definition of a controller. Simplus employees and administrators are NOT directly responsible for complying with requirements of applicable EU privacy laws in connection with the information that they obtain.
Revisions to this Policy
We respond to all requests that we receive from individuals who wish to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. You can contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rights that you may have, depending on the country in which you live, include:
Under European data protection law, the processor of your information is Outbox Systems, Inc.