Effective date: August 4, 2015
Social Delta, LLC (“Social Delta”) is committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals who visit Social Delta’s website located at SocialDelta.com, which includes all subdomains, present and future (the “Website”).
When you first register for a Social Delta account we may collect some Personal Information about you such as: your full name, username, email address, password, the geographic area where you use your computer and mobile devices, and other optional information that you provide as part of your account profile. The Website will assign you a unique Social Delta user ID (an alphanumeric string) upon registration.
Alternatively, you may register for a Social Delta account using Supported Platforms such as Twitter and other third-party services such as OpenID. When you register with a Supported Platform or when you link a Supported Platform to your Social Delta account, we may access other information related to your social profiles. When that occurs, a prompt from the Supported Platform will inform you of the details that will be accessible by Social Delta. This Personal Information may include:
As a registered user of Social Delta, we may also collect the following:
Social Delta uses the collected information for the following general purposes:
By submitting information to Social Delta when registering, you consent to the use of your information for these purposes.
Social Delta may gather Personal Information about organizational representatives via various methods (phone, email, online forms, in-person meetings) but only if such Personal Information is submitted voluntarily. Social Delta may use such Personal Information for sales, marketing, and support of the Website.
Social Delta automatically collects and receives certain information from your computer or mobile device, including the activities you perform on our Website, the Supported Platforms, the type of hardware and software you are using (for example, your operating system or browser), and information obtained from cookies (see “Cookies and Related Technologies” below). For example, each time you visit the Website or otherwise use the Website, we automatically collect your IP address, browser and device type, access times, the web page from which you came, the regions from which you navigate the web page, and the web page(s) you access (as applicable) (collectively referred to as “Traffic Data”). We may link this Traffic Data to your unique Social Delta user ID to better understand your needs and the needs of users in the aggregate, diagnose problems, analyze trends, provide services, improve the features and usability of our Website, and better understand and market to our customers and website users.
Social Delta also makes use of non-identifiable information gathered for statistical purposes to keep track of the number of visits to the Website and Website pages with a view to introducing improvements and improve usability of our Website. We may share this type of statistical data so that our partners also understand how often people use our Website, so that they, too, may provide you with an optimal experience. Your IP address and other relevant non-identifiable information may be used in order to trace any fraudulent or criminal activity or any activity in violation of the Terms.
The Website use “Session Cookies”, which improve your user experience by storing certain information from your current visit on your device, such as login information. These enable us to remember your login session so you can move easily within the Website or the other Website. These Session Cookies have limited functionalities and expirations, and you will be required to re-enter your Social Delta login information after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents and related Personal Information. Other examples of our use of Session Cookies include to track the number of visits by a particular visitor to a page.
Social Delta uses a specific cookie in order to facilitate the use of Google Universal Analytics for users logged-in to the Platforms (“Logged-In User”). If you are a Logged-In User, Social Delta may use your Social Delta user ID in combination with Google Universal Analytics and Google Analytics to track and analyze the pages of the Website you visit. We do this to better understand how you use the Website with a view to offering improvements for all Social Delta users; and to tailor our business and marketing activities accordingly, both generally and specifically to you. Google Analytics cookies do not provide Social Delta with any Personal Information. Learn more about privacy at Google and to opt-out of this feature by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Additionally, Social Delta uses Google Analytics code that allows for certain forms of display advertising and other advanced features. Subject to change, the Google Display Advertising features Social Delta currently uses are Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager Integration, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting.
These features are used to advertise online; to allow third-party vendors, including Google, to show you advertising across the Internet; to allow Social Delta and third-party vendors, including Google, to use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to the Website and to report how ad impressions, uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to the Website. Data from Google's interest-based advertising or third-party audience data (such as age, gender, and interests) is also combined with Google Analytics to better understand the needs of Social Delta users and to improve the Website.
You may opt out of such display advertising at any time by visiting your Google Ads Settings page or by installing and running the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Social Delta uses other third-party performance and remarketing cookies, and further information on those third-party cookies can be obtained by contacting us.
Social Delta may also use related technologies including web beacons, bugs, pixels, and software tokens in order to facilitate your use of the Website. Most notably, the Website uses software tokens (stored securely on Social Delta-controlled servers) in order to facilitate the logging in to and the functioning of both the Supported Platforms.
Most computer and some mobile web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. The Network Advertising Initiative has also developed a tool that may help you understand which third parties have currently enabled cookies for your browser and opt-out of those cookies. Further information can be found at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. Please note however that, by blocking or deleting cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website and Platforms. If you do not want to receive tracking pixels, you will need to disable HTML images in your email client, and that may affect your ability to view images in other emails that you receive.
(1) when you explicitly consent to the disclosure of such information to a third party when connecting to a third-party service that asks you if you consent to such sharing;
(2) where we are legally required to do so, such as in response to court orders or legal process, or to establish, protect, or exercise our legal rights or to defend against legal claims or demands;
(3) if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the rights, property, or personal safety of any person;
(4) if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding situations that involve abuse of the Website infrastructure or the Internet in general (such as voluminous spamming, denial of service attacks, or attempts to compromise the security of the Website infrastructure or the Website generally);
(5) to a parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control with Social Delta;
(7) if this information is not private, is aggregated or is otherwise non-personal information, such as your public user profile information and related public data (such as Tweets, likes, etc.) or the number of users who clicked on a particular link (even if only one did so).
We use industry best practices to keep any information collected and/or transmitted to the Supported Platforms secure. This includes the use of HTTPS with TLS (Transport Layer Security), which encrypts all transmitted data, and OAuth 2.0 protocols for authentication and data transfer to Supported Platforms.
Certain Personal Information, most notably Social Delta login details, is encrypted during transmission using TLS. Once validated within our system, passwords are deleted from our system. In addition, Social Delta uses third-party vendors and hosting partners such as Amazon to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Website. These vendors have been selected for their high standards of both physical and technological security, including ISO and SSAE16 certifications.
You should bear in mind that submission of information over the Internet is never entirely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of information you submit via the Website whilst it is in transit over the Internet and any such submission is at your own risk, and this risk is specifically disclaimed in our Terms.
If you are a Logged-in User, it is advisable that you log out of your account at the end of every session and not leave a logged-in account unattended for any period of time, particularly if you use a shared computer or device.
Social Delta aligns itself with the Safe Harbor privacy principles as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, storage, use, transfer and other processing of Personal Data transferred from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or Switzerland to the United States. While Social Delta itself is not certified by the US Department of Commerce, the information that you submit via the Website is hosted on secure servers by Amazon Web Website located in the United States that are certified under the Safe Harbor Scheme for transfers of Personal Information outside the European Economic Area. Safe Harbor is an EU-recognized program that provides a way for US businesses to demonstrate that they provide adequate protection for Personal Information transferred to it according to EU data protection standards. Further information on Safe Harbor is available from the US Department of Commerce's website.
Social Delta uses email as the primary mode of communications with our users. We want to respect your privacy by only sending emails of interest to you. You may opt out or unsubscribe from any future email communications from within a link provided in each email correspondence that we send you.
You can contact us to obtain a copy of the Personal Information held about you by us. This may be subject to a fee not exceeding any prescribed fee permitted by applicable law. You can also ask us to correct and, where relevant, erase that information. Please note that certain Personal Information may need to be retained by Social Delta for a period of time following cancellation of your account where this is necessary for our legitimate business purposes or required or authorized by applicable law. As mentioned above you have a right to change your email preferences at any time.
You should be aware that Social Delta acts as a conduit between our users and the various Supported Platforms. In several instances, the content published via Social Delta will not be in Social Delta’s custody or control, and any content that has been shared by you through any Supported Platform via the Website may continue to be available to third parties and the public at large, as this content is now under the control of the operators of the Supported Platforms.
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