Effective Date: 11/12/2015
Last Updated Date: 11/12/2015
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.
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.
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;
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;
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.
AfreSheet may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission.
Security of Your Information
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]
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.
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.
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