Discuss.io Inc. (“us”, “we”, “the Company”, or “our”) operates the www.discuss.io website (the “Service”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information when you use our Service.
We are under the enforcement authority of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
- What personal information and personally identifiable information are
- How personal information is collected by Discuss.io or by any third party through our site
- How Discuss.io uses this information;
- With whom Discuss.io may share this information;
- What choices are available to you as a user of the site with respect to collection, use and distribution of the information;
- What types of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control;
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
“Personal Information” is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person recorded in any medium. It includes information such as name, address, birth date, and requested manner of communication (e.g, email, phone, etc.). It may also include certain highly sensitive information about an individual, such as race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, medical/health records, credit card information, dietary requirements, and political beliefs. Additional legal safeguards apply in the case of Sensitive Personal Information (see definition below).
Examples of Personal Information relevant to Discuss.io business may include, but is not limited to: name, email address, postal code, IP address, username, phone number, credit card and other payment information, age, birthday, sex, profession, marital status, product purchase history, employer/ company-related information, website registration, subject matter preference information, or other personal information that the user has voluntarily sent to Discuss.io . This information may be found on marketing/mailing/contact lists (e.g., in contacts function of MS Outlook or on a PDA), in corporate data bases, on spreadsheets.
“Personally identifiable information” is information that can be used to uniquely identify a user such as name, address or credit card number. If you are an EU user, “personally identifiable information” means “personal data” within the meaning of article 2 a) of the Directive 95/46 of 24 October 1995. You may be asked to provide personally identifiable information during the sign in process, and then in connection with the use of Discuss.io’s products, services and online sites. While Discuss.io collects personally identifiable information on a voluntary basis, for certain products and services Discuss.io’s collection of personally identifiable information may be a requirement for access to the product or service or to process a user’s order.
“Processing” means any operation that is performed on Personal Information, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, blocking, erasure or destruction.
“Sensitive Personal Information” is a subset of Personal Information, which due to its sensitive nature has been classified by law or policy as deserving heightened privacy protections. Sensitive Personal Information includes, without limitation: race, ethnicity, or medical records.
Information Collection And Use
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information (PII) that can be used to contact or identify you. This information may be provided by you, directly or another designated by you to schedule or complete a service. For example: When you login in to view a scheduled Discuss.io project or recording, you will be asked to supply us with your name, email address, phone number and company name. This information is referred to as your personal login information (PLI).
Information we obtain during this login process is treated differently than personal information we obtain via other means as noted below. We may also collect information about your visits to our website, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with our site and services. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site addresses.
When you receive newsletters or promotional email from Discuss.io, we may use web beacons (described below), customized links or similar technologies to determine whether the email has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you more focused email communications or other information. We may also supplement the information we collect with information obtained from other companies. For example, we may use services from other companies that enable us to associate your activity while on our website with your IP address in order to improve our site and services.
Use of Your Personal Login Information (PLI)
Discuss.io collects and uses your personal login information, provided to us during the login process, solely to deliver the services you have requested, for security purposes and to provide you with important communications such as product improvements and technical service issues.
Use of Your Personal Information (other than PLI)
Discuss.io also collects and uses personal information provided to us during service scheduling or by other means including third party providers to deliver important information on our services and complete transactions you request. These uses may also include making our site or services easier to use by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information; conducting research and analysis to improve our products, services and technologies; and displaying information that is customized to your preferences. We also use your personal information to communicate directly with you. We may send important communications such as service and security announcements, product improvements and technical service issues. We may also occasionally send you product surveys or promotional mailings to inform you of other products or services available from Discuss.io. All personal information collected by Discuss.io, information collected during login and otherwise, is stored in a secure manner (see Security of your Personal Information below) at our U.S. headquarters in Seattle, WA. By using a Discuss.io site or service, you acknowledge that your information may be stored outside of your country.
Except as described in this statement, we will not disclose your personal login information outside of Discuss.io without your consent.
Security of Your Personal Information
Discuss.io is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. Security technologies and procedures are employed to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Personal information is stored on computer servers with limited access, located in secured facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. If a password is provided to help protect your projects and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Accessing Your Personal Information
You have the ability to view or edit your personal information online. In order to help prevent your personal information from being viewed by others, you will be required to login with information provided by Discuss.io.
Corrections, Updates and Removal of Personally Identifiable Information
If you are concerned about the accuracy of personally identifiable information maintained by Discuss.io or wish to review, access, amend or correct it, or would like your personally identifiable information removed from Discuss.io’s records or otherwise deactivated, please contact us. We may decline requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or are extremely impractical.
Providing Personal Information to Third Parties
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
We may access and/or disclose your personal information if we believe such action is necessary to: (a) comply with the law or legal process served on Discuss.io; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Discuss.io (including the enforcement of our agreements); or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Discuss.io services or members of the public.
Our Service complies with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the FTC’s Rule interpreting COPPA (16 CFR § 512) and hence does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“Children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we discover that a Children under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.
Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation Principle
We take reasonable steps to limit data processing to the purposes for which it was collected. Any personal data collected is retained for its intended use, accurate, complete, and current. We only retain personal information for as long as needed for the purpose of collection. We adhere to this principle for as long as we retain said information.
You can stop the delivery of future promotional email from Discuss.io sites and services by following the specific instructions in the email you receive. In order to help prevent your personal information from being viewed by others, you may be required to login with information provided by Discuss.io.
Discuss.io uses “cookies” to enable you to sign in to our services more easily, and to help personalize your online experience. A “cookie” is a set of data that a web server stores on your computer that enables the server to recognize your computer. Cookies enable websites to “remember” your entries as you move from page to page, or when you revisit the site from time to time using the same computer. The data set that makes up a cookie will typically not have any meaning to anyone other than the party that placed the cookie. A cookie cannot retrieve other data from your computer’s hard drive or pass on computer viruses. Two different types of cookies are used in connection with our website: “Session cookies” track the user’s progression through our sites in a single visit. These cookies enable us to remember things as the user progresses from one page to another. With most Internet browsers, session cookies are either deleted or rendered inaccessible to us, and to our agents as soon as the user closes his or her browser. “Persistent cookies” allow us to remember a user at the user’s next visit. Persistent cookies are neither automatically erased nor rendered inaccessible upon closing the user’s browser, although persistent cookies will typically “expire” after some number of years. Upon expiration, such cookies may be deleted by the user’s browser or rendered inaccessible to us. (If you do not want these cookies to remain on your computer, you can erase them through use of your browser settings.) Both session and persistent cookies may also be used in connection with html email sent by us. Your browser or other software you install may permit you to restrict the use of session cookies, persistent cookies or all cookies. If you elect to not permit the use of persistent cookies only, you may enjoy the full functionality of our website; however, if you do so, you will need to re-enter some data upon your return visit or during the login process.
We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase our Service’s functionality. These third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.
Links To Other Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us.
Do Not Track Disclosure – California Residents Only
Residents of the State of California may request a list of all Third Parties to which Discuss.io has disclosed certain Personal Information (as defined by California law) during the preceding year for those Third Parties’ direct marketing purposes. California Business & Professions Code Section 22575(b) (as amended effective January 1, 2014) provides that California residents are entitled to know how Discuss.io responds to “Do Not Track” browser settings. Discuss.io does not currently respond to Do Not Track signals because a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed. Discuss.io continues to review new technologies and may adopt a standard once one is created.
Privacy Shield Program
We have a firm commitment to the Privacy Shield Principles and Framework and use the Insights Association Privacy Shield Program as our independent recourse mechanism. This is outlined as follows:
We have further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles to the Insights Association Privacy Shield Program, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by Insights Association. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit http://www.insightsassociation.org/get-support/privacy-shield-program/privacy-shield-eu-swiss-citizens-file-complaint for more information and to file a complaint. This dispute resolution service is offered and no cost to you.
Under limited conditions, individuals are able to invoke binding arbitration before the Privacy Shield Panel to be created by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission.
Compliance With Laws
We may be required to disclose personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including but not limited to, meeting national security or law enforcement requirements. We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our Service.
Changes to This Privacy Statement
We will occasionally update this privacy statement to reflect changes in our services and customer feedback. When we post changes to this Statement, we will revise the “last updated” date at the top of this statement. If there are material changes to how Discuss.io will use your personal information, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing the change or by directly sending you a notification. We suggest you periodically review this statement to be informed of how Discuss.io is protecting your information.
Discuss welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you have questions about this statement or believe that we have not adhered to it, please contact us at:
1300 North Northlake Way Suite #103,
Seattle, WA 98103
Last updated: May 23, 2017