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Empact Collaboration Platform Privacy Policy

Last updated: September 13, 2016

Empact, Inc., along with its corporate affiliates, which include UTW82, LLC, UTW82 For Good, Inc., and Empact For Good, Inc. (collectively “The Empact Collaboration Platform,” “we,” “our”) offers our users (“Users” or “you”) the next generation in knowledge transfer and collaboration. Through our Service, you may post and share a variety of important and compelling content, and collaborate with others to transfer knowledge and create new methods of working, sharing and solving problems. If you are interested in the rights that apply to the information you submit to us, please read this Privacy Policy (and our Terms of Service) carefully.

The Empact Collaboration Platform operates the “Service,” which is defined as any website, web page or mobile app on which this Privacy Policy appears (including www.getempact.com and any Content, services, activity or transactions that are offered, made available or facilitated through any of the above, except that where our Services are provided through a website or app that is owned and operated by a third party, the services and content created by that third party are not part of the Empact Collaboration Platform “Service.”

This Privacy Policy applies to information The Empact Collaboration Platform, receives or collects from users and visitors of the Service. By accessing the Service, you acknowledge the collection, use, disclosure and other handling of your information as described below.

1. Information Collected From You on the Service

Information You Submit to Us

You may provide a variety of information to us through the Service:

  • Contact information, such as name, email address and telephone number
  • Personal information about yourself, such as age, occupation or interests
  • Content that you post or make available on the Service
  • Information about your interactions with content on the Service, such as whether you have watched it and whether you liked it
  • Any of the above information, or other information, that we collect when and if you establish a connection with a third-party social network platform(see the end of the section below for details)

Automatically Collected Information

We and third parties may use automated means to collect information about you, your computer or other device, and your use of the Service. These automated means include technologies such as cookies, Web server logs, Web beacons and JavaScript, as well as functionality that can collect data from a mobile device.

Cookies are files that websites and online services create and access on your computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings on your device. Our Service may use HTTP cookies, HTML5 cookies, Flash cookies and other types of local storage (such as browser-based or plugin-based local storage). Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies and how to restrict or disable certain cookies. You also may be able to delete your Flash cookies or adjust your Flash cookie settings by visiting the Adobe Flash Website Storage Settings Manager by following Adobe’s instructions here (instructions vary depending on your operating system and version of Flash). Please note, however, that without cookies or local storage you may not be able to use all of the features of our Service.

In conjunction with the gathering of information through cookies and other automated means, Web servers may log information such as your device type, operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. The Web server logs also may record information such as the address of the Web page that referred you to our Service and the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. They also may log information about your interaction with our Service, such as which pages you visit. To control which Web servers collect information by automated means, we may place tags on our Web pages called "Web beacons," which are files that link Web pages to particular Web servers and their cookies. We also may include Web beacons in e-mail messages. We or third parties also may send instructions to your device using JavaScript or other computer languages to store or gather the sorts of information described above and other details about your interactions with the Service.

If we provide a mobile app, we or third parties may collect information similar to the data mentioned above. In that case, we also may collect unique device identifiers (such as advertising IDs) and other mobile-specific types of information. For example, depending on your device and/or browser settings, we may collect your device’s geolocation.

If you connect an external account to your account on our Service (for example, when you use Facebook to sign up for or login to our Service – if we make that available), we may collect information from the external account. The specific types of information depend on the external account. If you connect via Facebook, for example, we may collect your public profile, friend list and email address. Please see your external accounts’ privacy policy and support documents for more information about their sharing of information with connected accounts.

2. Use of Your Information

We may use the information we collect to provide, improve, maintain and evaluate the Service and to help us develop other services. We also may (but do not necessarily) use some or all of the information we collect for a range of other purposes. These uses may include:

  • To verify your identity and establish your account.
  • To offer customized content to you, others you connect with through the Service, such as to suggest content, channels or other aspects of the Service that you may be interested in.
  • To help others find or connect with you through the Service. For instance, if you sign up using a Facebook account or provide your contacts to us, we may help your Facebook friends or other contacts find your account on The Empact Collaboration Platform, or we may allow people to search for your account on The Empact Collaboration Platform using your email address.
  • To send you updates, emails, newsletters and other information that may be of interest to you.
  • To send ads to you when you are on the Service or visit other websites (or other media channels and applications); create, tailor, deliver and study the effectiveness of advertising and promotional material both on and off of the Service; and to perform other analytics (including as described in the Analytics, Advertising and Do-Not-Track section below).
  • To administer surveys.
  • To moderate content and to try to keep the Service safe, and to detect, investigate or respond to security issues.
  • To create aggregated, anonymized or de-identified information, which we may use and disclose without restriction, whether for research or commercial purposes.
  • To investigate, prevent, or take action regarding unlawful or harmful activities, including potential threats to the physical safety of a person,potential fraud, and violations of our Terms of Service.
  • To otherwise administer and troubleshoot the Service; and
  • To contact you for other purposes.

3. Sharing Your Information

We may share your information to provide the Service and for other purposes. For example, we may share your information:

  • As part of social aspects of the Service, for example:
    • Publishing profiles, photos or other information or activity and Content you provide (subject to your settings).
    • We may publish information through other sharing and publishing features on the Service.
    • We may offer a feature in which we allow people with your contact information (such as email address or telephone number) to find you through tools we may provide, such as contact importers, even if you have not shared your contact information with them on the Service.
    • If you connect your Empact Collaboration Platform account to your account on another service (for example, to enable cross-posting), or access the Empact Collaboration Platform Service through another service or website, we and the other service or website may exchange registration info, profile info, or other details.
  • At your direction (such as when you authorize a third-party app or social networking service to access your Empact Collaboration Platform account, if we permit that);
  • When you use the Service to interface with a third-party service (for example, if you use a feature that allows you to access The Empact Collaboration Platform within a service or website hosted by another party, we may share some information with that third party);
  • With companies that perform services for us, with us, or on our behalf, including without limitation advertising and data companies, providers of technical infrastructure and technical and customer support, hosting providers, billing support, content moderation companies, and e-mail service providers.
  • With other members of our evolving corporate family.
  • With our joint marketing partners.
  • In connection with efforts to detect and address fraud, credit risk, security or technical issues.
  • Without restriction when the information is aggregated, anonymized or de-identified.
  • In connection with significant corporate events (for example, we may share or disclose information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets — such as in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, dissolution or liquidation — or take steps such as due diligence in anticipation of any such event).
  • When we believe in good faith that such sharing is reasonably necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding possible unlawful activities or to comply with legal process or other legal requirements; when we deem disclosure appropriate in situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, potential violations of our terms (such as our Terms of Service), or claims of violation of the rights of third parties; or when we deem disclosure appropriate to protect the rights, property and safety of us, our employees, users, or another person or entity (the disclosures described here may involve the good faith sharing of your information with, for example, law enforcement, government agencies, courts, or other parties); and
  • In any other circumstance where we have your consent or are otherwise permitted by law to share it.

4. Analytics, Advertising and Do-Not-Track

Online Analytics Providers

To help us better understand your use of the Service, we may use third-party analytics on our Service, such as Google Analytics or Flurry. These third parties use the sorts of technologies described in the “Automatically Collected Information” section above. The information collected by this technology will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers. (We also may use these third parties’ technology as described in the following section.) To restrict Google Analytics’ handling of your information, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on. You also may visit Flurry’s opt-out page to restrict Flurry’s handling of your information.

Advertising Technology Providers

As with many websites and web-based services, data about your activities on our Service may be collected by us or by advertising technology providers for use in delivering advertising (both online and offline) tailored to your individual characteristics, activities, interests and other factors. These ad services may track your online activities over time by collecting information through automated means, including through the use of the automated technologies described above, and they may use this information, and other information they receive from us or other sources, to deliver advertisements to you. We and third-party vendors may use first-party cookies and third-party cookies together, and other automated technologies, and in some cases additional information, (i) to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on past visits to our Service or other factors and (ii) to report how ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to our Service or other factors.

You may visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-Out page or the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out page to opt out of receiving tailored advertising from many companies involved in that type of advertising – for instance, ads based on your Internet browsing activities. The opt-outs apply only to the browser in which you set them. For example, if you set the opt-out while using Firefox, but then use Chrome, the opt-out will not be active in Chrome. To opt out in Chrome, you will need to repeat the opt-out process.

The opt-outs described in this Privacy Policy do not block or delete cookies, or prevent the use of cookies or other technologies for purposes other than selecting ads based on your interests as inferred by your online behavior. If you opt out, data may still be collected about your web browsing activities and you will still see advertising. Ads may be delivered based on other factors, such as the content of the web page in which they are shown, or demographic information obtained through other means.

Do Not Track Disclosure

We do not change our own collection of information in response to web browser “do-not-track” signals or other third-party tools that let consumers exercise choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information. Also, we generally do not require third parties collecting information on our websites and online services to respond to these technologies.

5. Your Choices, and How to Remove Your Content and Information

We may offer self-serve options for updating your information and indicating your Service preferences. To learn about these, please visit Menu >> Manage Account >> My Profile.

You also may request deletion of your Empact Collaboration Platform account as described in Section 6 of this Privacy Policy.

Any removal and deletion options we may offer may not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information you posted on the Service. For example, it generally will not remove content or information that has been stored, shared or re-posted by other users and other third parties.

6. Deleting Your Account

To delete your account, please send an email to help@getempact.com from the email address we have on file for your account. We reserve the right to permanently erase your account from our systems immediately or at any time after we receive the request or to preserve a record of the account for some time for legitimate business purposes and as required by law. (We also reserve the right to delete accounts on our own initiative.) In some cases, the deletion process may take some time. Account deletion may not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information you posted on or submitted to the Service.

7. Security

We understand the importance of the security of the information we collect, but we cannot promise that our security measures will eliminate security risks or avoid security breaches. When you provide information to us, you do so at your own risk. Please help to do your part by taking steps such as (1) using a strong, unique password for our Service (or for the social network that you use to login to our Service) that never has and never will be used anywhere else, (2) protecting the confidentiality of your password, and periodically changing it, (3) accessing our Service only from devices that have an up-to-date operating system, and (4) notifying us of any suspected unauthorized activity or any breach of the confidentiality of your login credentials. Taking these steps will not guarantee security but may help lower the risk or impact of certain security threats. Please also see the important security warning in the next section.

8. Third Party Links and Services

The Service may contain links to third-party websites, applications and services – or may itself be embedded in such a site, application or service -- and the Service also may contain cookies, embedded video and other third-party content and features. Your clicking on these links or your viewing or interaction with any of these items, or third parties may result in the collection, use and sharing of information about you by third parties. We are not responsible for the content, security or practices of any third parties. The information you choose to provide to or that is collected by these third parties is not covered by our Privacy Policy – you should review those parties’ policies and terms to determine how the data they collect from you will be handled.

9. Children

The Service is not intended for use by children under the age of 13.

10. International Users

The Service is hosted in the United States. If you access the Service from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from United States laws, you understand that through your continued use of the Service you may be transferring your personal information to the United States and if so, you consent to that transfer. Additionally, you understand that your personal information may be processed in countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing Personal Information may be less stringent than in your country.

11. Changes to this Policy

This Privacy Policy may be modified from time to time as our business practices and legal requirements evolve. If this Privacy Policy is modified, we will provide notice of the change by posting the updated Privacy Policy on this website (or its successor), and we will include the effective date of the update.

Please review the changes carefully. If you disagree with the Privacy Policy, you must delete your account by following the process described above in the Deleting Your Account section of this Privacy Policy.

12. How to Contact Us

If you have any requests, questions, comments, or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy or practices, please contact us as at privacy@getempact.com.