Societly Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how and when Societly collects, uses and shares your information when you use our Services. Societly receives your information through various products, services, websites, partners and other third parties (collectively, the “Services”). When using any of our Services you consent to the collection, transfer, storage, disclosure, and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

The data controller responsible for your information gathered through Societly is xUpery Inc. Irrespective of which country you reside in or supply information from, you authorize Societly to use your information in the United States and any other country where Societly operates.

 

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@societly.org

 

Information Collection and Use

Basic Information: Upon registering for updates you provide some personal information, such as your name and email address. Some Societly Services, such as our Voter Advice Application (VAA) available at Societly.com do not require registration.

 

Contact Information: When you register your name and email address for updates with Societly, Societly may use this contact information to send you relevant information based on the preferences you have submitted. You may unsubscribe from notifications by following the instructions contained within the notification.  Under the terms of this Privacy Policy, no party other than Societly will be able to interact directly with you by way of the name and email address you provide. As Societly enhances features, Societly will give users who have chosen to register for updates the opportunity to create an account and connect with other users regarding political and social issues, among other topics.

 

Additional Information: If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request. Providing the additional information described in this section is entirely optional and your information will be kept confidential.

 

Location Information: Societly may receive information about your location. We may also determine location by using other data from your device, such as information about wireless networks or cell towers near your mobile device, or your IP address. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services

 

Cookies: Like many websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer or mobile device. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. However, some Services may not function properly if you disable cookies.

 

Log Data: When you use our Services, we may receive information (“Log Data”) such as your IP address, the referring web page, pages visited, political statement preferences, location, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our website, interact with our email notifications or visit a third-party website that includes a Societly button or widget. Societly may use Log Data to provide, understand, and improve our Services, to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in, and to customize the content we show you.

 

Widget Data: We may tailor the Services for you based on your visits to third-party websites that integrate Societly buttons or widgets. When these websites first load our buttons or widgets for display, we receive Log Data that includes the web page you visited and a cookie that identifies your browser (“Widget Data”). We may use Widget Data to tailor content for you. For Log Data, and other information that we receive from interactions with Societly buttons or widgets, please see the other sections of this Privacy Policy.

 

Third-Parties and Affiliates: Societly uses a variety of third-party services to help provide and improve our Services. These third-party service providers may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP address. Third-party partners may share information with us, like a browser cookie ID, website URL visited, and mobile device ID to help us measure and tailor content. For example, this allows us to display or deliver content to you about things you may have already shown interest in.

 

Links to Third Party Websites

You may come across links and other references to sites that are not part of our service. Please remember that we don't have any control over these third parties, and they are not governed by this Privacy Policy.

 

The Services may contain links to and from third party websites, such as other content providers, partners, advertisers, social media sites, and campaign sponsors. Our users may post links to third party websites as well. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies. Please check the individual policies before you submit any information to those websites.

 

Information Sharing and Disclosure

User Consent or Direction. If you’ve registered for updates with Societly through a third-party service or partner, keep in mind that non-personally identifiable information may be shared with the third-party service.


Law and Harm: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Policy, we may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect Societly’s rights or property. However, nothing in this Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your information.


Business Transfers and Affiliates: In the event that Societly is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. This Policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity.


Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personally identifiable information.

 

Security and Storage of Information

Societly cares about the security of your information and uses commercially reasonable physical, administrative, and technological safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information we collect and that we share with our service providers. However, no security system is impenetrable and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%. In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations

 

Our Policy Towards Children

Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at info@societly.org. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account.

 

Changes to this Policy

We may revise this Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at Societly.com. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Policy.

 

Last Updated: November 2, 2015