GRAVITYFED PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated October 1, 2017

  1. Introduction
    GravityFed ("we", "us") is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (together with our Terms of Use and any other documents referred to in it) applies to www.gravityfed.com and sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be handled by us. In this Privacy Policy, the term "personal data" means information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person.
    We know that you, the user of the Service, are concerned about how we use and disclose personal data. We are dedicated to openness regarding the ways in which we use and disclose personal data, and we are committed to complying with data protection and privacy laws that apply to us. Importantly, we want to give you control over personal data that we process about you when you use the Service.
    We wish to remind you that this Privacy Policy applies to personal data that we process when you use the Service. It does not apply to any links to third parties' websites and/or services that you may encounter when you use the Service.
    Please be aware that other users of the Service may be able to see certain personal data you have submitted to the Service. If you register with the Service, you will create a publicly visible user profile under your username. The profile allows other users of the Service to see for instance your name, website, location, your picture/avatar and profile text (if such data is provided to us by you). Such data may be shown on your profile page, in connection with the posts you like in the Service, on profile page or social features of the Service.
    BY USING THE SERVICE, YOU ACCEPT THE PRIVACY PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY.
  2. Collected Data
    In Section 2 we describe the personal data we collect.
    (i) Personal data you provide to the Service - We may collect the following information from our users that may, in certain circumstances, alone or in connection with other data, constitute personal data:
    • Full name
    • Username
    • E-mail address
    • Password
    • Location
    • Websites
    • User picture, logo or avatar (provided that you give this information)
    • User profile text (provided that you give this information)
    • Blogs owned by you and the related blog profile text (provided that you give this information)
    • Information on your interactions with other users of the Service
    • Information on your use of the Service, such as information regarding the posts that you "like"
    • If you use a third party service, such as Facebook Connect, for signing into the Service, we may collect personal data, such as your user ID, name, e-mail address, profile picture/avatar that are available in your public profile with the third party service you use for signing into the Service. We may also share the information that you "liked", "commented" on or "shared" on third party service.
    (ii) Data Collected Automatically - When you use the Service, we automatically collect data that may in certain circumstances constitute personal data:
    • We may place a "cookie" on the hard drive of the device that you use to access the Service. Cookies are text files that are saved on the hard drive of your device by means of your browser, enabling us to recognize your browser for purposes such as automatically authenticating you and logging you in to the Service, saving your preferences and directing relevant content to you.
    • We may also place tracking pixels in the Service. A tracking pixel is a transparent graphic image that is placed on a web page and, in combination with a cookie, allows for the collection of information regarding the use of the web page that contains the tracking pixel.
    • We use API keys of third-party software to authenticate the user to us.
    • Google Analytics is an element of the Service. By using cookies, Google Analytics collects and stores data such as time of visit, pages visited, time spent on each page of the website, the Internet Protocol address, and the type of operating system used in the devices used to access the Service. By using a browser plugin http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin/ provided by Google, you can opt out of Google Analytics.
    • We also use the Google Analytics service to provide us with statistical information related to your blogs or websites as they relate to the use of the Service.
  3. The Purposes for Which We Use the Data
    We use the data we collect for the following purposes:
    a) Personal data you provide to the Service: We may use the personal data you provide to the Service for the following purposes:
    • To set up and maintain your registration with the Service;
    • To communicate with you;
    • To provide features available in the Service;
    • To develop, improve, and protect the Service;
    • For direct marketing and market research in accordance with applicable law;
    • To prevent and investigate fraud and other misuses;
    • To protect our rights and/or our property.
    b) Data collected automatically: We may use the data collected automatically for the following purposes:
    • To manage the Service;
    • To provide features available in the Service;
    • To personalize the Service and provide relevant recommendations;
    • To develop, improve, and protect the Service;
    • For market research and data analysis, including for example recommendations and behavioral targeting and targeted marketing, in accordance with applicable law;
    • To audit and analyze the Service;
    • To ensure the technical functionality and security of the Service.
  4. How We Disclose Data
    The data collected in the Service may be disclosed in the following manner:
    a) Personal data you provide to the Service: We may disclose personal data you provide to the Service with the following categories of third parties:
    • To other users of the Service in accordance with this Privacy Policy;
    • To our advertising partners in compliance with applicable laws;
    • To service providers, such as email communications providers, customer support tools and feedback service providers;
    • To public authorities, such as law enforcement, if we are legally required to so or if we need to protect our rights or the rights of third parties;
    • To our subsidiaries and affiliates; or a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Service and their advisors in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, or the sale of substantially all of our stock and/or assets or other corporate reorganization, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
    b) Data collected automatically: The data collected automatically in the Service may be disclosed to the following categories of third parties:
    • To service providers, such as data analysis companies;
    • To our advertising partners in compliance with applicable laws;
    • To public authorities, such as law enforcement, if we are legally required to do so or if we need to protect our rights or the rights of third parties;
    • To our subsidiaries and affiliates; or a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Service and their advisors in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, or the sale of substantially all of our stock and/or assets or other corporate reorganization, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
    • To third parties in an aggregate format that does not constitute personal data and does not allow the identification of individual users.
  5. Your Rights You have the following rights with respect to the personal data we hold about you:
    • The right to know what data we hold about you.
    • The right to have incomplete, incorrect, outdated, or unnecessary personal data corrected, deleted, or updated.
    • The right to opt out of receiving electronic direct marketing communications from us.
  6. Data Security
    The security of personal data is important to us. For example, your user account is protected by a password, the servers we use are secured and protected, and we restrict access to personal data to employees, contractors and agents who need to know such personal data in order to operate, develop or improve the Service. Even so, we cannot guarantee that your personal data are always secure because data security measures in use from time to time may be vulnerable. Consequently, please be mindful of the risks that personal data about you may be exposed to when you use the Service.
  7. International Transfers of Personal Data
    If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the servers where the Service is hosted are located in the United States. The laws applicable to the protection of personal data in the United States may be different from your home country.
  8. Children's Privacy
    The Service is not intended for users younger than eighteen (18) years of age. We do not intend to collect any personal data from children under eighteen (18) years of age.
  9. Changes to the Privacy Policy
    From time to time we may change this Privacy Policy. You can tell when changes have been made to the Privacy Policy by referring to the "Last Updated" legend on top of this page. If we materially change the ways in which we use and disclose personal data, we will post a notice in the Service and send an e-mail to our registered users. Your continued use of the Service following any changes to this Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of any such changes made.
  10. Questions or Concerns?
    Should you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, your privacy as it relates to the use of the Service, or the protection of the personal data we hold about you, please contact us at privacy@gravityfed.com. We seek to swiftly resolve any concerns you may have.

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