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This Privacy Policy sets out the approach taken by Snips Media, LLC ("Snips Media", "we", "us", "our") to the personal data of visitors or users ("you" or "your") of our web site, sni.ps, our advertising platform, and any other tools or services we provide (collectively, the "Service"). The term "Content" refers to the website you are using in conjunction with the Service. This Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with our Terms & Conditions, Advertising Policy, and any Subscription Agreement you are subject to. All terms not specifically defined herein shall have the same meaning as set forth in the Terms & Conditions or Advertising Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to you whether you are an Advertiser, Influencer, or visitor to the Service.

BY USING AND VISITING OUR SERVICE YOU AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, AND YOU HEREBY CONSENT TO OUR COLLECTION, USE, DISCLOSURE, TRANSFER, AND STORAGE OF INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

INTRODUCTION

Snips Media respects the privacy and confidentiality of personal information of visitors to our Service. Snips Media treats personal data in the strictest confidence and operates a strict privacy policy. This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect when you visit or use our Service, how we use that information, and under what circumstances we share or disclose it. Snips Media will only process personal data as set out in this Privacy Policy. This policy also gives you more information about how you can manage the personal information you provide to us.

The policy outlined here is our pledge to protect your personal information and our commitment to preserving your online safety by preserving your privacy anytime you visit or communicate with our site. This Privacy Policy is updated from time to time; therefore, it should be reviewed occasionally. If you have any questions or other feedback about our Privacy Policy, please email us. We will be happy to address your concerns.

ANONYMITY

You can explore pages of this web site without providing any information about yourself. We do use tools to record information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, cookie information, software and hardware attributes, referring pages, and the page you request in order to compile reports of aggregate visitor information. All individual users remain entirely anonymous. However, from time-to-time, we will ask you for information that personally identifies you (Personal Information) or allows us to contact you. We describe further below what personally identifiable information we collect and how we use that information. If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use most of the Snips Media web site, but will not be able to access areas that require registration.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

Data can be collected and processed during the operations of our website. The following are ways we may perform these actions:

  1. Data regarding your visit(s) to our Service and any resources used are collected. The following is included and not limited to: location data, weblogs, traffic data, and any other communication information.
  2. Any forms you filled out on our site allows us to collect data such as registering for information or when you complete a purchase.
  3. If for any reason you communicate with our personnel or Service we may collect information.

Automatically Collected Information

Snips Media automatically receives and records information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, cookie information, software and hardware attributes, referring pages, and the page you request. We refer to this information as "Device Information." Some of this Device Information is shared with our users through our services. Snips Media uses Device Information for the following general purposes: to provide statistics on website traffic, to customize the advertising and content visitors see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.

Information You Provide

In addition to Device Information, there are some instances in which we either collect or require you to disclose "Personal Information." Personal Information is information that could personally identify you, for example, your name, photo, address, phone number, e-mail address, and requested payment information. When you register for the Service, we also ask you to provide certain other Personal Information, including birth year, gender, zip code, social security number (for tax purposes), banking and financial information, and if you are an organization, basic legal information related to it, such as business address and contact information (collectively, "Registration Data"). For the avoidance of doubt, "Personal Information" as used herein includes your Registration Data.

In the following instances, we need you to actively submit Personal Information: (1) when you want to contact us via electronic means or website submission; (2) when you create your account (either as an Influencer or an Advertiser); (3) when you connect your social media account to the Snips platform; (4) when you set up a campaign through the Service; (5) when you submit content or otherwise participate in a campaign on behalf of an Advertiser; (6) when you share a link with or through the Service; (7) when you join our customer loyalty programs, email lists, or social media networks; (8) when you invite another user to the Service; or (9) when you respond to one of our surveys.

Note that e-mail or other forms of electronic communication, including website submissions, are not secure and/or confidential means of communication.

Cookie Usage

When we collect personal data about you through your use of our Service we may record this by assigning each person visiting the site a unique digital identity. This is done by placing a unique identifier in a file on your computer, called a "cookie". Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. We may assemble information about your common internet use with a cookie file. When used, the cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. The cookie is stored on the hard drive, with the transferred information.

The cookie is used for tracking content preferences and traffic patterns in order to provide the most value to you. There are instances where we may use cookies to gather information regarding our services in a mathematical collection for our Service and our advertisers. The data sought by the cookie helps us improve our Service and our services offered to you. Any cookie information collected will not have any personally identifiable data. It is statistical data about our visitors and how they have used our site. No personal details will be shared that could identify you.

Cookies cannot be used by themselves by a third party to identify you. We may use personal data obtained to communicate with you to link the personal data gathered through the cookie to you. We will not disclose any personal data to any other person in any way which enables them to identify you through the cookie.

You may prevent us recording this personal data and opt-out by setting your browser so that it will not accept cookies. This may prevent us from fully communicating with you. Note: if you do decline the download of cookies, some aspects of our Service may not work or allow you access.

Our advertisers may download cookies to which we have no control. If used, these cookies are downloaded by clicking on an advertisement found on our Service.

Information We Receive or Collect from Third Parties

We may receive or collect information about you from third parties and store it on our servers with other information we may have already received or collected from you, including data from marketing companies and data providers that create professional marketing lists or sell other marketing data have compiled. For instance, certain influencer information and audience profiles are derived from third party sources and/or publicly available data. These third parties and the information collected may include: publicly available information provided on third party platforms or social media, as well as any aggregated information about you and your audience, including photos, bios, email address, social media handles, social media posts, and audience demographic profiles.

Snips Media is not responsible for, and will assume no liability, if a business partner or other entity whom you have authorized collects, uses or shares any information about you in violation of its own privacy policy or any applicable laws, rules, or regulations.

COMMUNICATIONS THROUGH THE SERVICE

In General

When you register for the Service, you may elect to receive promotional, marketing, or other similar emails or notifications that we think you will find useful and interesting, including newsletters and notification about our products and services ("Marketing Communications"). We may also use your email address, usage data, or other Registration Data to provide you with technical support or send you notices about the Service. If you opt-in to receive such Marketing Communications, you consent to receive these communications from us. You may choose to opt out of receiving Marketing Communications any time by unsubscribing to these emails in your profile, or you may contact us at support@snipsmedia.com to request that your email be removed from our mailing lists.

Even if you do not opt-in to receiving Marketing Communications, you may still receive business related communications. Similarly, when you send an email to us, or provide your email address to us, you are communicating with us electronically and consent to receive communication from us electronically. Where appropriate, we may retain the content of your emails, your email address, and our responses in order to service your needs.

Communications from Users

In addition to receiving Marketing Communications and other communications from Snips Media, there are certain features of the Service that require users to communicate with each other. For instance, as described further in our Advertising Policy, an Influencer who proposes to and is ultimately selected by an Advertiser for a given campaign must be able to communicate directly with each other.

For this reason, when you register for the Service, you consent to Snips Media sharing your name, email address, and social media information (collectively, "Contact Information") to other users – namely Advertisers. You further consent to receiving emails and other communications directly from any Advertisers who are registered for the Service. If you do not consent to such communications, you may not use certain portions of the Service, including the Snips Platform.

OUR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

Where we collect Personal Information or Device Information (collectively, "Information") from you for the purposes set out above, we will use this to personalize communications and advertisements to you through our Service, as well as to improve your Service experience and enhance our offerings. The following list contains how we might use your Information for our legitimate business purposes:

  1. Any request you make of our Service or personnel allows us to use information you provided us with, relating to the products or services we have.
  2. We may send information on products or services you may be interested in, as long as consent has been received. By visiting our Service, or using our service, you are giving us consent to display or send you information on advertising opportunities, or products and services on the Snips platform you may be interested in.
  3. Contract Commitments: To meet any commitment we make to you.
  4. Changes or Improvements made to the Service can warrant use of your Information, with regard to notification of such changes.
  5. We may use your anonymized Information to analyze Service usage and enhance the user experience on our Service. We may aggregate or otherwise strip Information of all personally identifying characteristics and share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties for research and analysis purposes.
  6. An existing customer may be contacted regarding products and services related to any item of previous sale you made on our Service.
  7. We may use data or allow third parties to use information that is not related to goods or services you may be interested in. We or third parties contact you only if consent has been provided by you at any time, based on information we collected. By visiting our Service, you are giving us consent to use data or allow third parties to use information that is not related to goods or services you may be interested in. By visiting our Service, you are giving us consent to have us or third parties contact you based on information we have collected.
  8. None of the information collected about you that is shared with third parties for purposes consistent with this policy will offer identifiable characteristics. We will not reveal who you are, only mathematical information about our visitors.
  9. We may use your Information to investigate, detect and protect Snips Media and other third parties against error, negligence, breach of contract, fraud, theft and other illegal activities.
  10. We may use your Information to comply with legal requirements, judicial process, and our company policies (including to verify users’ identity in connection with access or correction requests)

PERSONAL DATA STORAGE

We take all reasonable action to ensure the safety of your personal data in agreement with this Privacy Policy. The information we are provided will be stored on secure servers. Transaction data is encrypted for your safety.

You should understand data via online transmission is not completely secure. We cannot guarantee full protection and security data, only that we take all reasonable action to protect information sent to us electronically. Transmission of any data by you is at your own risk. Where applicable you may be given access to sections of our Service that require a password. You are responsible for the passwords safety and confidentiality.

INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

Snips Media displays targeted advertisements based on Personal Information. Snips Media may provide non-personally-identifiable data to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad, which may include your IP address, software and hardware attributes, referring pages, and the page requested (i.e. Device Information). By interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the advertisement.

Snips Media does not sell, trade or rent your personal data with other people or non-affiliated companies. At times, we may disclose Personal Information to persons in our group, which may include subsidiaries, holding companies, or any other subsidiaries involved in our business, if applicable. We may also supply non-personally-identifiable data to trustworthy partners or third parties who work on behalf of or with Snips Media under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help Snips Media communicate with you about offers from Snips Media and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to use or share this information.

As described above, we also share your Contact Information with other users of the Service.

We will never willfully disclose any of your individually identifiable Personal Information to any third party in breach of this Privacy Policy, unless such disclosure is required for the following reasons:

  1. In order to comply with any legal obligation incumbent upon us.
  2. Selling any or all of our business to a third party may result in sharing your information.
  3. To prevent fraud and help in fraud protection in order to reduce credit risk.
  4. The sale of non-personally-identifiable data to third parties.
  5. In order to protect our legitimate interests.

Any third parties to whom we may disclose Personal Information (identified herein) may have their own privacy policies which describe how they use and disclose your Personal Information. Those policies will govern use, handling and disclosure of your personal information once we have shared it with those third parties as described in this Privacy Policy. If you want to learn more about their privacy practices, we encourage you to visit the websites of those third parties

THIRD PARTY LINKS

Third party links may be discovered on our Service. These third party links have their own privacy policy, which you agree to when you click on the link. We are not responsible nor do we accept responsibility for third party links. Our liability covers us only on our Service, and thus we do not accept liability for third party links, their privacy practices, or the content of such web sites, as we have no control over them.

DO NOT TRACK

Please note that we do not alter our Service’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

INFORMATION ACCESSIBILITY

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right (which you may do at any time), please contact us through the contact information below. We will respond to any request as promptly as possible.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example to provide the Snips Platform in furtherance of a Subscription Agreement), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above.

Additionally, please note that your Information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States. When we transfer your information to the U.S., we will protect it as described in this Privacy Policy. We further will make best efforts to protect information from EU residents in accordance with applicable law.

MINORS

This Service is not intended for individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect age identifying information, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13 years. However, we hereby advise all visitors to our site under the age of 13 not to disclose or provide any personally identifiable information on our Service. In the event that we discover that a child under the age of 13 has provided personally identifiable information to us, in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (please see the Federal Trade Commission’s website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec08.shtm for more information about this Act), we will delete the child’s personally identifiable information from our files to the extent technologically possible.

YOUR CONSENT AND FEEDBACK

By using our Service, you consent to the processing and use of your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Our goal is to protect your privacy. To help us improve our Privacy Policy, please give your feedback via email to support@snipsmedia.com.

PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION

You have several options when deciding how you can best protect your Information. One option is simply not to volunteer it. This approach would allow you to still visit our Service, although it may prevent you, for example, from placing orders. The Federal Trade Commission’s website, www.ftc.gov, also offers useful information about how to protect personally identifiable information provided to a website.

SUSPECTED VIOLATIONS

If at any time you believe we have not adhered to the policies and principles set forth in this Privacy Policy, please notify us using the contact information provided below. We will make all commercially reasonable efforts to promptly respond to your concerns.

UPDATE AND CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY STATEMENT

We reserve the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update or modify our Privacy Policy. We will post such changes, updates or modifications on our Service so that you are always aware of what personal data we collect about you and how we use such personal data. Any such change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on this Service. Unless we clearly express otherwise, we will use Personal Information in accordance with the Privacy Policy then in effect. YOU ARE HEREBY ADVISED THAT YOUR CONTINUED USE OF OUR SERVICE CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF ANY AMENDMENTS TO AND THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to support@snipsmedia.com or write us: Snips Media, LLC, INSERT ADDRESS INFORMATION.

CONTACTING US

Please feel free to contact us with queries, requests, or comments you may have about our Privacy Policy. We welcome any communication via our contact form, by sending us an email at support@snipsmedia.com, or by mail using the details provided below:

Snips Media
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60606.

 

Effective Date: May 22, 2018.

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