Effective Date: January 31, 2020
This policy explains what information we collect when you use Website Evolution LLC’s sites, services, mobile applications, products, and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. Our aim is not just to comply with privacy law. It’s to earn your trust.
Information We Collect & How We Use It
Website Evolution LLC does make money from ads on some of our websites. It’s how we pay the bills. We do log your movements on our site. It helps us understand what you’re most interested in, and thereby what we should address and advertise. We decide what and who are the most logical advertisers to have on our sites, and we approach them.
If visitors to our sites believe they could benefit from seeing advertisements from specific groups of vendors or others, those visitors can contact us via our ‘Contact Us’ page(s) and let us know of their ideas. The tracking we do at Website Evolution LLC is to make our site work as well as possible.
In order to give you the best possible experience using any Website Evolution LLC website, we collect information from your interactions with our network. Through some of this information, you actively tell us what’s important to you. Also, information such as your email address or other identifying information including but not limited to your Internet Protocol address, information about your device such as device or browser type, assists us in tracking and securing your account or may help us to communicate with you.
We use this information to help:
If and when you create an account on any of the Website Evolution LLC websites, and authenticate with a third-party service (like Twitter, Facebook or Google) we may collect, store, and periodically update information associated with that third-party account, such as your lists of friends or followers. We will never publish through your third-party account without your permission.
Website Evolution LLC won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you.
We may share your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including:
If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others. We will object to requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.
Website Evolution LLC uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Website Evolution LLC and our various websites and locations. By using Website Evolution LLC services or websites, you authorize Website Evolution LLC to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate.
Tracking & Cookies
We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you and aid you in returning to our websites. We use those technologies in various ways. For example to log you in, remember your preferences, and personalize content and other information, to name a few.
We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to provide industry standardized protection of data transmitted to and from our sites. You may notice that if type in our web address as beginning with “http://”, it will automatically be corrected to “https://”, and the security icon next to that address will indicated a secure connection. That means that any information you send or receive to or from our website(s) is encrypted and unencrypted at each end of the connection. This greatly aids in securing the connection and any information sent between you and our website(s). However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security, and never will. You use the our websites at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.
Email from Website Evolution LLC
In response to inquires or other normal business practices, we send emails. You can’t opt out of this type of “transactional” email. However, you can opt out of non-administrative emails such as digests, newsletters, and activity notifications. Simply contact us at email@example.com.
When you interact with an email sent from a Website Evolution LLC website (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction. We won’t email you to ask for your password or other similar information. If you receive an email requesting any information you consider private, DO NOT RESPOND, and please send (forward) it to us so we can investigate.
Changes to this Policy
Website Evolution LLC may periodically update this Policy. We will notify you about significant changes to it. The most current version of the policy will always be on this page and we will archive former versions of the policies.
Data Protection Statement for European Union Users
Description of Processing Activity
Website Evolution LLC collects and stores personal information about the users of all its websites in order to customize their reading experience and enable personalized distribution of content. It shares minimal data with its service providers.
Purposes of Processing to:
Website Evolution LLC also pursues its legitimate interests by collecting minimal data of logged out users to provide the services, as outlined above.
Where Website Evolution LLC collects and stores personal data about non-users, it does so under performance of contract obligations with users who use the services to publish content on web sites hosted by Website Evolution LLC. In
such cases, users authoring such content containing personal data of third parties are responsible for that content. Website Evolution LLC will consider related complaints in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation’s rights
of the data subject, as well as rights of expression and access to information.
Public Nature of Personal Data
Logged-in users may choose to interact publicly with Website Evolution LLC websites in the form of clapping for a post, highlighting parts of a post, following other user accounts, sharing links on connected social media accounts, or writing original posts. Where such personal data may reveal special category protected data, it is processed on the basis that it is manifestly made public by the user. Additional information on potential consequences of such processing can be found below. If you do not agree to this public usage, do not create an account or use these features of any Website Evolution LLC websites.
Categories of Personal Data Collected
Logged-out Users/Visitors Personal Data:
Categories of Recipients
Website Evolution LLC shares minimal personal data with third-party processors in order to provide the Services. These processors offer at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement. This includes the following categories of recipients:
Search engines will index user profiles, public interactions, and any user-generated content. Users may also share links to their content on social media.
Website Evolution LLC provides services and owns websites which provide services in conjunction with several payment processors, including but not limited to: Stripe, Paypal, Google Play, Apple Pay and others as time goes on. Users or visitors to our websites may pay for memberships or receive payment based on participation in our programs, those of our partners, or the purchasing of products and/or services. Those companies acting as payment processors, may collect and store personal data related to your billing information and history in order to provide their services, and may collect and store personal data and business data to prevent fraud and other abuse, as well as other data collecting as they document in their own Privacy Policies and other online Conditions of Use.
When you delete your account(s) from any Website Evolution LLC websites, Website Evolution LLC deletes your personal data as outlined in this document. However, to delete your payment or billing information, you will need to do so with your payment provider, as Website Evolution LLC only has minimal secure access to those records as needed to provide such payment services.
Existence of Automated Decision-Making
Website Evolution LLC collects and stores personal data about its users to customize reading. This includes automated decision-making to promote content tailored to the preferences and interests indicated by the user, and to their browsing history and network interactions.
Website Evolution LLC also filters content for the purposes of fighting and preventing spam, fraud, and other forms of abuse.
Potential Consequences of Processing
By creating an account on any Website Evolution LLC website, users may make certain personal data about themselves public and accessible to others on their profile and through network interactions. This may in some cases, constitute “special category protected data” which is considered to be “manifestly made public by the user”.
Due to the public nature of information posted to Website Evolution LLC websites, it may be possible for third parties to derive identifying personal data from posts, whether by reading, inference, supplemental research, or automated extraction and analysis.
Users are free to use their real name and information, or a pseudonym of their choosing, for their account. Users may also choose to use the websites without posting data or engaging in network interactions. However, if you do not agree with and accept the risks of such usage, you may not use the websites.
Website Evolution LLC retains personal data associated with your communication with us. For security and legal reasons, we retain such information, and said information is NOT deletable.
Our Contact Information
Website Evolution LLC
3432 Denmark Avenue, Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN 55123
United States of America
Representative: Head of
Legal — firstname.lastname@example.org