The information we collect on our Site and through the use of our Services or Application generally falls into the following two categories: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. If we do combine Non-Personally Identifiable Information with Personally Identifiable Information, the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
(1) Personally Identifiable Information
“Personally Identifiable Information” refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. Smalltalk collects and stores personally identifiable information that you provide to us. The Personally Identifiable Information we collect may include: your name, date of birth, e-mail address, login name, passwords, etc. We request Personally Identifiable Information when you register on the Site or through the Application.
(2) Non-Personally Identifiable Information
“Non-Personally Identifiable Information” refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. This can be can be technical information or it can be demographic information, such as your age, gender or interests. The non-personally identifiable data we collect when you visit our Site may include: your Internet Protocol ("IP") address; “cookies” or small text files that collect information about our activity on our Site, including the Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") of the Web site that you came from before visiting our Site, which pages you visit on our Site, which URL you go to next, which browser you used to come to our Site, and any search terms entered on our Site. More information about Cookies appears below.
We may also collect and use Non-Personally Identifiable Information in the form of demographic information, such as your gender, age and interest. We use this information to provide you with personalised services and information that we believe may be of interest to you. We may also collect, analyse and use aggregated and anonymised information about you for market research.
Your use of the Application may also include collection of information from your mobile device. For example, the Application may request your permission to collect location data and/or may request access to multimedia (photos or videos) stored on your mobile device. If you do not wish for your location data to be shared with Smalltalk, please respond accordingly when prompted on your mobile device, or visit your mobile device settings. Multimedia will only be collected from your device if you affirmatively select it to upload to the Application (i.e. you choose an image or video to store within the Application).
(1) Our primary goals in collecting information from and about you are to:
We may also use Non-Personally Identifiable Information on an aggregated and anonymous basis to analyse customer behaviour and to help us understand how visitors use our Site, Services and/or Application. We use this information to gather statistical information, improve the content of our Site, Services or Application, to make our Site, Services or Application easier to use, and we may use it to customise our advertising or your experience on the Site or within the Application (but we will not provide Personally Identifiable Information to advertisers). We may also use information relating to use of the Site, Services and the Application internally for research purposes, for marketing and promotional purposes, and to develop new tools and solutions.
(2) Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-personally identifiable information is used as described above and in other ways as permitted by applicable laws, including combining non-personally identifiable information with personally identifiable information (except with respect to non-personally identifiable information collected from children under the age of 13).
We collect Personally Identifiable Information only when you provide it to us. If you do not wish for your Personally Identifiable Information to be used or collected, please do not submit it to us. There may be times, such as when a user registers through the Site and/or Application or signs up for any other product or service we may offer through the Site or the Application, when we will ask you to provide certain information about yourself, such as your name, e-mail address, etc. Whether or not you choose to provide such information is completely your own choice, but if you choose not to provide the information we request, you may be unable to use certain services, offers, and content on our Site, or that may be available by using the Application.
Our Site and Application may automatically collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information, including the web page from which a visitor enters our Site, which pages a visitor visits on our Site, and how much time a visitor spends on each page. Your mobile device may also collect certain information if permitted by you, including geolocation data.
Generally speaking, we do not shared your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties, except as follows:
California law permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Generally speaking, we do not disclose personal information to third parties for that purpose. However, if you would like to make a request to review information regarding such disclosures, if any exist, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use reasonable technological and physical safeguards to protect Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us from loss, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.
We urge you to keep any password for use of the Application and/or Site in a safe place and not to divulge it to anyone. Also remember to sign off your account and close your browser window when you have finished your visit to the Site.
If you do not want your Personally Identifiable Information collected or stored, please do not submit it to us. If you have already submitted personal information and would like us to correct or remove your information from our records, please contact email@example.com.
Our Site and Application may interface with third party sites and services, (for example, social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or other third party applications, sites or services). Our Site may also contain links to websites operated and maintained by third parties, over which we have no control.
Currently, to help facilitate login to our Application and our Site, we offer a sign-on service that allows you to sign in using login credentials from your existing social media account. This allows you to associate your existing social media profile with your Smalltalk account. By linking these accounts, Smalltalk may access to certain profile information contained within your social media profile; this may include your full name, e-mail, locale, gender, profile picture, and friends list as well as other publicly available profile information. Smalltalk uses this information only to facilitate and enhance your use of the Site, the Services and/or Application and your sharing of Smalltalk content with existing friends and contacts. You can disassociate your social media account from your Smalltalk account at any time by accessing your social media platform settings.
Please note that any information you include in a message you post as a comment in any public posting area or interactive area of our Site or Application is available to anyone who accesses our Site or Services. If you don’t want people to know your username, for example, or specific information about you, don’t post publicly or include such information in any comment you post publicly. PLEASE BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WHEN DISCLOSING ANY INFORMATION IN PUBLIC POSTING AREAS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE BY OTHERS OF THE INFORMATION THAT YOU DISCLOSE IN PUBLIC POSTING AREAS.
We communicate with users who subscribe to our Site or Services on a regular basis via email. For example, we may use your email address to confirm your request, to send you notices or information about our products and services, and to send notices and other disclosures as required by law.
We provide you the opportunity to exercise an opt-out choice if you do not want to receive certain types of communication from us, such as emails or updates from us regarding new services and products or information that we think may be of interest to you. The opt-out choice may be exercised by following instructions included within our email communications. We will process your unsubscribe as soon as possible, but please be aware that in some circumstances you may receive a few more messages until the unsubscribe is processed.
If you choose to provide us with personally identifiable information, Smalltalk may transfer that information to its affiliates and subsidiaries or to other third parties, across borders, and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you are transferring your personally identifiable information to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and by providing your personally identifiable information you consent to:
To improve the services it can offer you, Smalltalk may opt to expand its capabilities for obtaining information about users in the future. Smalltalk will update this privacy statement continually to ensure that you are aware of developments in this area. We will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we collect online on through our Application, how we use it, and what choices you have. Please be sure to check this page before proceeding to use our Site or using the Application. Any material changes will be communicated to you directly via email or other notice on the Site or within the Application.