Privacy Policy - AfreSHeet

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 11/12/2015

Last Updated Date: 11/12/2015

This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into the AfreSheet Terms of Use.[link to page]  The term “AfreSheet,” “we,” and “us” includes AfreSheet Ventures Media, Inc. and our affiliates.  The Privacy Policy explains how AfreSheet may:

collect, use, and disclose information it obtains through the AfreSheet Service.

The “AfreSheet Service” is defined as any website, mobile application, or Internet service under the control of AfreSheet. LLC, whether partial or otherwise, in connection with providing an online platform for AfreSheet’s services.

Policy Scope.  This Privacy Policy covers how AfreSheet treats personal information (“Personal Information”) and other information that AfreSheet collects through the AfreSheet Service. 

Personal Information Defined.  AfreSheet considers “Personal Information” to include information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, [email protected], or phone number.  AfreSheet does not consider Personal Information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.

Use and Acceptance.  By using this website or the AfreSheet Service and accepting the Terms of Use, you also agree to this Privacy Policy.  If you do not accept this Privacy Policy, you must not use this website or the AfreSheet Service.

New Uses of Personal Information and Other Information.  From time to time, AfreSheet may use Personal Information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our Privacy Policy.  If our information practices change regarding information previously collected, AfreSheet will make reasonable efforts to provide notice and obtain consent to any such uses as may be required by law.

Posting of Revised Privacy Policy.  AfreSheet will post any adjustments to the Privacy Policy on this web page.  The revised version will be effective at the time it is posted.  If you are concerned about how your information is used, bookmark this page and read the Privacy Policy periodically.

Other Websites and Pages.  When you navigate away from the AfreSheet Service to websites or apps controlled by third parties, you leave the AfreSheet Service, at which point this Privacy Policy no longer applies.  You will not receive a notice warning when you leave the AfreSheet Service.

The AfreSheet Service Collects Your Information

Personal Information Collection.  You may use parts of the AfreSheet Service without creating an account.  However, to post or comment on articles or to interact with other users on the AfreSheet Service, such as authors(writers) and companies (brands), you must register and create an account.  To register, you will need to provide Personal Information, such as your name, password, and [email protected]

You may also register by using your log-in credentials from social networking websites or connect your AfreSheet Service account with such websites, including Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.  When you register in this way, we may collect Personal Information from the social networking websites.  For example, when you log in with your Facebook credentials, we collect the Personal Information you have made publicly available in Facebook, such as your name and profile picture.  We may also obtain other information with your permission, such as your gender, date of birth, city, and friend list.  The information the AfreSheet Service obtains may depend on your privacy settings with the social networking website.

Credit Card Information.  We may collect billing and credit card information from authors who write sponsored articles.

Customer Support.  We may collect Personal Information through your communications with our customer-support team. 

Cookies, Automatic Data Collection, and Related Technologies.  In addition, the AfreSheet Service collects and stores information that is generated automatically as you use it, including anonymous usage statistics.   

When you visit the AfreSheet Service, we and our third-party service providers also receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, and from cookies and similar technology.  Cookies are small text files that we place in visitors’ computer browsers to store their preferences.  Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies.  However, if you do that, the AfreSheet Service may not work properly.

By using the AfreSheet Service, you are authorizing AfreSheet to gather, parse, and retain data related to the provision of the AfreSheet Service.

How AfreSheet Uses Your Information

Internal and Service-Related Usage.  AfreSheet uses Personal Information for internal and service-related purposes only and may provide it to third parties to allow AfreSheet to facilitate the AfreSheet Service.  For example, users of the AfreSheet Service may view your profile along with the content you publish, or the AfreSheet Service may display your Personal Information when you contact other Users using the AfreSheet Service.

Direct Marketing.  AfreSheet does not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for direct marketing purposes [without your permission].  AfreSheet may allow access to other data collected by the AfreSheet Service to enable the delivery of online advertising on this website [or other websites,] [direct marketing and offers,] or otherwise facilitate transmittal of information that may be useful, relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you.

Improve Service.  We may retain any data you provide to:

Provide customer support;

Track the types of questions we receive;

Analyze trends;

Track user movement;

Personalize your experience; and

Otherwise enhance the Service.

Aggregate Data.  AfreSheet may anonymize and aggregate data, such as demographic information, collected through the AfreSheet Service and use it for any purpose.

Communications.  We may send you a welcome email to verify your account and other emails for operational purposes, such as billing, account management, or system maintenance.

AfreSheet May Disclose Your Information

Vendors and Suppliers.  AfreSheet may share any information it receives with vendors and service providers retained in connection with the provision of the AfreSheet Service. 

Social Networking Websites.  We may share Personal Information about you, such as your name, if you use the AfreSheet Service to share articles with your friends on social networking websites.  The AfreSheet Service will share this information only with your friends; however, your friends could share this information with others outside of AfreSheet’s control.

Search Engines.  Your content and profile information may be displayed through search engines or similar services when you publish your content on the AfreSheet Service.

As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures.  We may access, preserve, and disclose your Personal Information, other account information, and content if it believes doing so is required by law or if those actions are reasonably necessary to:

comply with legal process, such as a court order or subpoena;

enforce this Privacy Policy or AfreSheet’s Terms of Use;

respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties;

respond to your requests for customer service;

respond to law enforcement;

investigate and prevent unauthorized transactions or other illegal activities; or

protect our or others’ rights, property, or personal safety.

Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers.  Information about you in AfreSheet’s possession may be disclosed as part of a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another provider, as well as in the unlikely event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which your Personal Information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company.  AfreSheet does not guarantee that any entity receiving such information in connection with one of these transactions will comply with all terms of this Privacy Policy.

AfreSheet may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission.

Security of Your Information

We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  Unfortunately, AfreSheet cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit through the AfreSheet Service, and you do so at your own risk.  AfreSheet does not accept liability for unintentional disclosure.

By using the AfreSheet Service or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the AfreSheet Service.  If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the AfreSheet Service or sending an email to you.  You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing.  To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please notify us at [email protected]

Children’s Privacy

AfreSheet does not knowingly collect, maintain, or use any Personal Information from children under 13 years of age.  No part of the AfreSheet Service is directed to persons under the age of 13.  In fact, you must be at least 13 years of age to set up an account with the AfreSheet Service.  IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS the AfreSheet Service AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER.

If we become aware that we have collected any Personal Information from children under 13, we will promptly delete such information from our databases.  If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 13 has obtained a AfreSheet Service account, then you may alert us at [email protected] and request that we delete that child’s Personal Information from our systems.

international users

By choosing to visit the AfreSheet Service or otherwise provide information to AfreSheet, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by the law of the state of [state] and the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with AfreSheet or the AfreSheet Service will be in accordance with the [link to Terms of Use].

If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your Personal Information to the United States to us. By providing your Personal Information you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Policy.

UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION OR POSE A QUESTION OR SUGGESTION

If you would like to update or correct any information that you have provided to AfreSheet through your use of the AfreSheet Service or otherwise, or you have suggestions for improving this Privacy Policy, please send an email to [email protected]

Contact Info

AfreSheet, LLC.

1 Little West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

[email protected]