- the information we collect about you;
- how that information may be used;
- with whom the information may be shared;
- how you may update the information you provide us;
- how you may contact us; and
- your choices about the information.
At TAD, we encourage you to read this Policy carefully. If you have questions or concerns regarding this Policy, please feel welcome to contact us by e-mail at email@example.com if you do not agree to the terms of this Policy, you must uninstall and cease usage of the Service.
This Policy is part of our Terms of Service. [thetadproject.org/terms]. If you do not agree to the practices in this Policy and our Terms of Service, do not use our Service.
This Policy primarily concerns Personal Information, which deals with individuals, rather than organizations or businesses. “Personal Information” uniquely identifies an individual or can identify an individual by combining it with other data. It includes financial and account information, as well as email addresses, phone numbers and other information associated with the individual. The legal name and definition of personal information differs from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. TAD will not use or share Personal Information other than as described in this Policy. TAD does not collect, store or receive any health or medical information and is not a “covered entity” as defined by Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and is therefore not subject to the obligations under HIPAA.
We collect Personal Information about you that may include financial and account information such as your name, e-mail address, general usage metrics of the Service, your financial payment information, your profile, email communication history with TAD, anything you may post on the TAD website and other information associated with you or your organization, as well as other information that may or may not specifically identify you. The information collected through the Service may be stored at servers, computers, or other media located in the United States.
We may obtain information about you from third-party sources, such as Google, Apple or the institution or entity through which the Service is offered (“Institution”), when applicable. This information may be utilized, analyzed, and/or compared with information that TAD has collected from you or that you have submitted to the Service. If TAD obtains information from third-party sources, you agree that your sole legal remedy for any harm associated with that information is against the third-party that provided the information to us, and that you will not assert any cause of action, claim or demand against us other than requesting we delete any erroneous information.
Information Collection Technology
We may use various technologies, including “cookies” to collect information, pursuant to your use of the Service, from your electronic device about your activities using the Service. We may collect and store non-personally identifying information through cookies, and third-parties to profile user activity and preferences. Technical and specification information about your device and settings may be collected when you use the Service. This information may include your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, your browser type, operating system, access time(s), the content of previously accepted “cookies” from us, and the website address that referred you to our Services.
A cookie is data stored on your device that tracks non-personal information about you. When using our Service, we may assign your device one or more cookies that enable us to improve the quality of our Service and to personalize your experience. Cookies allow us to automatically collect information about your activity on our Service, such as the content you access while using our Service, the links you click, and other activity you conduct while using our Service. You may choose to modify your device setting to disable cookies or limit their use. If you choose to disable or limit cookies, or otherwise limit your device permissions to the Service, you may experience diminished performance from the Service and/or may be prevented from using some or all features of the Service. Our cookies generally fall into one of four categories: Essential, Functional, Analytics and Target.
Our Service may contain web beacons (also known as “clear gifs”) or similar technologies that gather non-personally identifiable information about your use of our Service. Such technology may also be contained in e-mail messages or newsletters from us that allow us to determine whether messages have been accessed. The purpose of our use of this technology is so that we may analyze the effectiveness of our marketing efforts and the quality of our Services.
Note to Parents
It is possible that the Services may be accessed and used by children, including those under 13 (“Children” or “Child”). Please discuss this Policy with your Children so that they will better understand how to use the Services and the information they may be asked to provide when using the Services. TAD believes that providing its visitors with accurate and adequate notice about the Services will inform choices and decisions about how to use the Services and will better protect its users' privacy. If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, please contact us using the contact information provided at the end of this section.
TAD is committed to compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), a federal law designed to protect Children online. We take Children's privacy seriously and encourage parents to take an active role in protecting their Children's privacy and online experience at all times. Except as otherwise outlined in this Policy, we do not collect personal information from users of the Services.
Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information
TAD may collect and store persistent identifiers (e.g., cookies, IP addresses, etc.) from Children without parental consent for the purpose of supporting the internal operations of the Service or as otherwise permitted under COPPA.
TAD may collect and store other personal information about Children if this information is submitted by a Child with prior parental consent or by the parent or guardian of the Child. If a Service is directed to children under COPPA, we may ask users to verify their dates of birth before collecting any personal information from them. Those users that indicate they are Children are either blocked from the activity or taken through a parental consent process.
TAD may collect and store the following types of personal information about a Child when submitted by a Child with prior parental consent or by the parent or guardian of the Child: first and/or last name, email address, parent's or guardian's name, and parent's or guardian's email address. TAD may also collect the Child's mailing address and/or telephone number when necessary to respond to an inquiry or fulfill a transaction, such as sending the winner of a contest or sweepstakes the awarded prize. TAD may also collect demographic information about a Child such as the Child's date of birth, gender, toy and game ownership and other preferences, and combine such information with the Child's personal information. Please refer to the sections entitled “Information Collected” and “Information Use and Sharing” for further details on the information we collect and the tools we use to collect it.
Additionally, we are prohibited by COPPA from conditioning a Child's use of the Services on the Child's disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to use the Services. This means that if we don't need a specific piece of information (like the Child's phone number) to allow the Child to use the Services, we simply won't ask for it, even with parental consent. To read about the steps TAD takes to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of all users’ personal information, please see our section on “Information Retention and Security”.
Disclosure of Children's Personal Information
We follow our standard policy as outlined in this Policy for the disclosure of personal information collected from and about Children.
A parent who has already given TAD permission to collect and use his or her Child's personal information can, at any time, do the following: (1) review, correct, or delete the Child's personal information; and/or (2) discontinue further collection or use of the Child's personal information. To do so, please refer to the confirmation email provided to you when you gave consent or contact firstname.lastname@example.org Please be sure to include your Child's name and email address, your name and email address, and the name of the site on which your Child is registered. Alternatively, you may contact us at:
2618 San Miguel Drive Suite 501, Newport Beach, CA 92660 or email email@example.com
For any other issue, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to take your request.
The following section only applies if you use one of our mobile software applications. The Software requires certain permissions on your mobile device in order to work as intended. You can either allow or deny the Software access to the permissions. In some cases it is necessary for you to grant the Software permissions to take full advantage of features or functionality of the Software. If you disallow some or all permissions, the Software may not function properly. Some of the permissions needed may include access to your device’s: camera; calendar; location; phone; sensor; SMS; and storage. Additional permissions may be requested as new features are added in the future.
Information Use and Sharing
We may use and share your information for any legally permissible purpose. We may match, use, and share any of the information we collect from you to any personally identifiable information we obtain through third-parties. Examples of some ways we may use or share information that we collect about you include:
- providing you with use of the Service;
- providing you with products or services, whether from TAD, or any affiliates or sponsors;
- providing you with customized content and services;
- providing technical or customer support;
- performing research and analysis to gauge the use of the Service;
- communicating with you by e-mail, postal mail, telephone, text message, and/or mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest to you from TAD, any affiliates, sponsors or other third-parties;
- enforcing TAD’s Terms of Service, this Policy, or otherwise manage its business; and
- performing functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
In order to perform certain services on your behalf, we may publish certain information that you provide. You agree that any testimonial feedback, stories, posts, interactions or other comments provided by you to TAD through the Dashboard, Button, or on and TAD websites becomes its sole and exclusive property and that such information may be used for any legally permissible purpose, including, but not limited to marketing and advertising our Service.
You acknowledge and agree that TAD may use and disclose your personal and non-personal information to public or private third-parties: (i) for inspection by law enforcement officials (including in the case of potential criminal activity); (ii) to respond to cease and desist letters, arbitration proceedings, legal actions and suits, criminal and civil subpoenas, any court orders; (iii) to enforce or apply the terms of this Policy or any other agreement between us; and (iv) to protect our, our users, and others’ rights, property, or safety whether during or after the term of your use of our Service.
If you are using our Service through an Institution we may also share your information with that Institution to the extent permitted under this Policy or as necessary to provide the Services, improve the Services, or to show usage.
Accept as otherwise provided in this Policy, we will not sell, rent, license or trade your Personal Information to third party.
Unless otherwise provided in this Policy, we shall not disclose Personal Information you submit to us except (i) with affiliates, licensees, subsidiaries and successors, (ii) when we have your permission, or (iii) as necessary to:
- To our affiliates as permitted by law;
- To third parties who provide information technology services such as website hosting, computer systems maintenance, or data security and privacy services;
- To our partners, vendors or others who help us operate the Service or assess your interest or satisfaction with the Service, our organization, or our products, provided they have contractually agreed to adhere to this Policy; or
- To comply with our legal obligations, enforce our Terms of Service [hyperlink], this Policy or otherwise to protect the rights, property or safety of our users and business partners.
In addition, we may share aggregate and sell, non-individual information, incapable of identifying a particular person, with third parties for any lawful purposes.
Communications from Us
Unless you opt out of certain communication features, we may use your information to communicate with you, such as through e-mail, newsletters, and telephone. You may opt out and/or unsubscribe to communications at any time. See the Opt-Out Provisions and Updating Your Information section below for applicable contact information and directions.
Legal Process and Investigation Issues
From time to time, TAD may be required to respond to a subpoena or similar investigative demand from law enforcement, a court order, a government agency, or a private litigant. TAD reserves all rights to defend, within its sole discretion, against such legal requests, demands, and claims. For instance, TAD may raise or waive legal objections or rights. TAD also reserves the right to disclose your information, as allowed by applicable law, when we believe it is reasonably appropriate based on the situation. Such disclosure may occur, but is not limited to, disclosing your information in connection with efforts to: investigate, prevent, or commence other actions regarding suspected illegal activity or other wrongdoing; to protect; defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or enforce our End User License Agreement, Terms of Service or other agreements or policies.How to Review, Correct, Update or Opt Out..
Opt-Out Provisions and Updating Your Information
You may contact TAD to review, update and correct your Personal Information.
Our emails will include a link to opt out from receiving further electronic communications from us. At places on our website where you give us your personal information, you may opt out of receiving those communications. You may also opt out of future electronic communications by contacting us as provided below.
We may need to verify your identity before providing you with Personal Information or updating it in our system.
Third Party Privacy Policies May Be Applicable
The Service may link to other websites, including but not limited to health care provider pages, or through advertisements. We disclaim any and all responsibility for the privacy practices of third-parties that may have links to or from our Service. We encourage you to review the privacy policies/statements of every website that you visit that collects personally identifiable information.
California Privacy Rights
We will not share any personal information about you with other companies if prohibited by applicable California law or to the extent your prior consent to share is required by applicable California law.
If you are a California resident, you may have certain rights with respect to your Personal Information including the following rights:
- the right to know, by way of our Policy and any specific inquiries you direct to us, where personal information we have about you comes from, what we use that information for, whether it is being disclosed or sole, and to whom it is being disclosed or sold;
- the right to “opt-out” of TAD’s sale of your personal information to any third parties;
- the right, with some exceptions, to have your personal information deleted from TAD’s possession or control; and
- the right to receive equal service and pricing from TAD even if you exercise any of your privacy rights.
To make such a request, or if you have any questions or concerns about your California privacy rights, our Policy or our use of your personal information, please contact us at as provided below:
Information Retention and Security
We may store your information from the time of initial submission, as well as automated personal information about you. However, if we obtain or collect your social security number, that information will be encrypted and securely stored.
We take reasonable security measures to protect users’ information against unauthorized access, loss, alteration, or destruction. These measures include encryption, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, anti-malware endpoint protection and industry standard data center security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal information, and the usage of reputable third-party vendors. Despite these reasonable measures, we cannot guarantee our security measures are impenetrable. Therefore, although we take reasonable steps to secure your information, we cannot and do not promise or warrant that your information will always remain secure.
Visitors Outside the United States
This Policy is intended to cover collection of information on our Service from residents of the United States. The laws in other countries may or may not be as comprehensive as those in the United States. If you are a resident of another country and/or are using our Service from outside the United States, you acknowledge and agree that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated.
EU Resident Rights under the GDPR
These disclosures apply only to our processing of Personal Information within the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) from one or more of the European Union Member States plus Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway (together known as the “European Economic Area” or “EEA”).
The GDPR went into effect on May 25, 2018. As a resident of the EU or EEA, you have certain rights with respect to the processing of your personal data, including:
- Access. You have the right to know if we are processing personal data about you and, if so, to access and obtain a copy of personal data about you, as well as information relating to the processing of that data.
- Correction. You have the right to have us promptly correct or update any personal data about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Erasure. You have the right to request deletion or erasure of your personal data in a number of circumstances as required by law, including when no longer need the personal data for the purposes for which it was collected, you have withdrawn consent or, when we are relying on legitimate interests as a legal basis, and your rights override our legitimate interests.
- Portability. You have the right to obtain a copy of the personal data we hold about you in a structured machine-readable format and to have it transmitted to another controller. This right only occurs where we are relying on your consent or performance of a contract as our legal basis and the processing is carried out automatically.
- Restriction of Processing. You have the right to restrict or limit the ways in which we process your personal data when you contest the accuracy of the personal data, when your data has been obtained by us unlawfully, when you have objected to our processing of the data and we are considering whether to cease processing, or when we no longer need to process the personal data.
- Withdrawal of Consent. When we rely on consent as the basis for processing personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent.
- Objection. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data when we are relying on legitimate interests as our legal basis and your rights override our legitimate interests in processing their personal data. You also have the right to object to our processing of their personal data for direct marketing purposes.
- Complaint. You have the right to make a complaint about our personal data handling practices to your local Supervisory Authority.
This Policy may be updated from time to time. We reserve the right to modify the Policy at any time without notice, so please review the Policy frequently. When changes are made to this Policy, we will revise the “last updated” date at the bottom of this Policy. Your continued use of our Service after we have posted any Policy changes indicates your agreement to the changes unless you notify us otherwise.
If you wish to retain a copy of this Policy, you should print a copy or save a copy for your records.
Terms of This Policy Survive
If any terms of this Policy are held invalid and/or unenforceable by a court of law or a competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions of this Policy shall remain in full force and effect.
Contact TAD at email@example.com by email,9:00 am through 5:00 pm Pacific time, with the exclusion of Federal Holidays, or by writing to us at:
2618 San Miguel Drive Suite 501, Newport Beach, CA 92660
On any email or postal letter you send, please include “Privacy” in the subject line.
Date Last Modified: May 21, 2021