Last Updated: 4/29/2018
Summary of Key Points
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about our data collection or processing practices, or if you want to report any security violations to us, please contact us using the following contact information:
Attn: Robert Yoskowitz
CEO & Co-Founder
320 W. Ohio St., #3W
Chicago, IL 60657
We do not intentionally gather Personal Data from visitors who are under the age of 13. If a child under 13 submits Personal Data to Joinesty and we learn that the Personal Data is the information of a child under 13, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we might have any Personal Data from a child under 13, please contact us at the contact information provided above.
We may collect Personal Data from you as you use our Site and Services. “Personal Data” means data that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your name, address, telephone number, email address, as well as any other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing data. We may also collect Anonymous Data. “Anonymous Data” means data that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Data; Anonymous Data does not, by itself, permit the identification of individual persons. To the extent that Anonymous Data is linked with your Personal Data, we will treat it as Personal Data.
We collect Personal Data and Anonymous Data that you provide to us directly. We may also collect Personal Data or Anonymous Data automatically, through technologies used on the Site and in the Services, as described below.
Account Information: We may collect your Personal Data when you establish an account on our Site to use the Services (your “Account”). When you establish your Account, we may collect and store the following:
Membership Information: We may collect and store the information that you provide to us regarding your “Memberships,” which include everywhere and everything for which you have a username, account number, email login, password and/or PIN or other unique participation credential. We may collect and store the following information regarding each of your Memberships:
o your log-in credentials for your Membership (“Credentials”);
o any details or notes about the Membership, such as the date on which you became a member, your account number, expiration or renewal dates, cost and billing periods, if applicable, and other information;
o any reminders that you may set up for the Membership;
o your referral link for the Membership;
o your review of the Membership;
o your rating of the Membership; and
Usage Information and Other Information that You Provide While Using the Site and Services:
(a) Email Scanning. If you choose to use the email scan option offered with the Services, the Services will scan your email box to help you identify any potential memberships that you may want to include as Memberships in your Account (“Email Scan”). You may choose to automatically load any membership information that the Email Scan identifies into your Account. If the Email Scan identifies any membership information that is not automatically recognized by the Services, you will be asked if you’d like to create a Custom Membership before the Membership information is uploaded to your Account. To run the Email Scan, we will collect and store your email address along with your email account information. You can choose to disable the Email Scan at any time by accessing your Account settings.
(d) Information About Your Friends. As part of your use of the Services, we provide you the opportunity to establish a connection with your friends or other people who are using the Services (your “Joiners”). We employ various techniques in order to help you find your friends, including offering contact importer tools to facilitate adding to your Joiner list (including, among others, Facebook friends and Gmail contacts) so that you can more readily ask your contacts to join and communicate with you through the Services. With your permission, we will access these contact lists and import your contacts’ names email addresses, and SNS system IDs to facilitate automatic connection with your friends. We do this only for contact matching to help your friends and you find each other. We do not store any passwords you may provide as part of the contact import process.
(e) Invites. If you choose to invite a friend to use our Site and the Services, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend invitation emails inviting him or her to visit the Site and join the Services as a member. Joinesty stores this information for the sole purpose of sending these invitation emails and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
(f) Sharing Credentials. If you choose to share your Credentials with a third party, we will ask you for such third party’s email address. We will automatically send such third party an email with a sharing link that notifies such third party that you have shared Credentials with him or her. Joinesty stores this information for the sole purpose of sending these emails and tracking the use of such Credentials. Such third party may contact us at email@example.com to request that we remove this information from our database.
(g) Information Collected from Third Party Companies. We may receive Personal Data from third party companies. We may add this information to the information we have already collected from you via our Site in order to improve the Services we provide.
(b) Pixel Tags. In addition, we use “Pixel Tags” (also referred to as clear Gifs, web beacons, or web bugs). Pixel Tags are tiny graphic images with a unique identifier, similar in function to Cookies, that are used to track online movements of web users. In contrast to Cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, Pixel Tags are embedded invisibly in web pages. Pixel Tags also allow us to send email messages in a format users can read, and they tell us whether emails have been opened to ensure that we are sending only messages that are of interest to our users. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to a user.
(c) Flash LSOs. When we post videos, third parties may use local shared objects, known as “Flash Cookies,” to store your preferences for volume control or to personalize certain video features. Flash Cookies are different from browser Cookies because of the amount and type of data and how the data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash Cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash Cookies, click here:http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.
(a) General Use Related to the Services. In general, we use your Personal Data to respond to your requests or to aid us in serving you better. We use your Personal Data in the following ways:
(b) User Testimonials and Feedback. We use any feedback that you may provide to us to improve the Site and Services. We may post user feedback on the Site from time to time. If we post your feedback, we will share it with your first name and last initial only. If we choose to post your first and last name along with your feedback, we will obtain your consent prior to posting you name with your feedback.
(c) Our Creation of Anonymous Data. We may create Anonymous Data records from Personal Data by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this Anonymous Data to analyze request and usage patterns so that we may enhance the content of our Services and improve navigation on our Site. We reserve the right to use Anonymous Data for any purpose and disclose Anonymous Data to third parties in our sole discretion.
(a) Third Parties Designated by You. When you use the Services, you may choose to share Personal Data with the third parties that you designate to view and/or receive such information, including your Joiners. You may share your Personal Data through your Profile (defined below) and/or through Messages that you send to your Joiners. Your Personal Data may also be shared with your Joiners through Daily Digest emails. However, these digest emails respect the privacy settings you selected for each Membership. You may change your settings at any time as to who can view your information by accessing your Account settings and changing your preferences, and by accessing your Membership Details page and changing your visibility preferences for each Membership. If you chose to share your Credentials with third parties, such third party can have such Credentials automatically inputted into the log-in page for such Memberships and may be able to see such Credentials. You can revoke such third party access to such Credentials at any time by: selecting “revoke” or “x” from the Extension or via the Site and confirming that you wish to remove that third party’s access to such Credentials. Access will be revoked upon the expiration of that third party’s current session in the Site or the Extension.
(b) Third Party Service Providers. We may share your Personal Data with third party service providers to: help us with our business activities and provide you with the Services that we offer you through our Site, such as sending you emails, SMS messages, administering surveys, or offering customer service; to conduct quality assurance testing; to facilitate creation of accounts; to provide technical support; and/or to provide other services to Joinesty. These third party service providers are required not to use your Personal Data other than to provide the services requested by Joinesty.
(e) No Disclosure to Third Party Companies for Marketing. We will not disclose your Personal Data to any third party company for the third party company’s own direct marketing purposes.
(g) Disclosure to Other Third Parties Only With Consent. Joinesty may disclose your Personal Data to any other third party only with your consent to do so.
The Profile you create on our Site will by default be viewable by all users on the Site, to allow others to find and connect with you. However, the memberships you add to this profile are, by default, only visible to your Joiners, and you control the visibility of each membership in your profile individually, as outlined below. You may change your privacy settings to make your entire Profile private, which means it will not appear in search results for any users on the Site, including your Joiners. However, your Joiners may still view your profile through their My Joiners page. You may also select and change the categories of information that will be displayed on your Profile through the Edit Profile function on the Profile page of your Account, or on the Account Settings page. For example, you may choose to show your interests but not your location on your Profile.
The names and descriptions of any Memberships you add will by default be viewable by only you and your Joiners. You can change the privacy settings for each Membership to make all or just select Memberships private, which means that they will be only viewable by you, and not be viewable by any other user of the Site, including your Joiners. You may instead choose to change the privacy settings associated with any of your Memberships to make all or select Memberships public so that they are viewable by all users on the Site. You can also change the default visibility setting so that any memberships you add to your profile from that point onward will automatically have the selected level of visibility unless / until you choose to individually modify it or change the default setting again. Changing the default does not change the visibility setting of memberships previously stored – it only impacts memberships stored moving forward.
You can make changes to your privacy settings for your Profile and your Memberships by accessing them through your Account settings. You may also access your privacy settings for your Profile through your Profile page on the Site. If you think that an unauthorized profile is created without your permission, please contact us to remove/ delete such profile using the contact information provided above.
If you do not wish to have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking here. Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here: http://www.aboutads.info/choices or http://www.networkadvertising.org.
We do not currently respond to “do not track” signals from web browsers. For more information about “Do Not Track” click here: http://www.allaboutdnt.com/.
(b) De-Linking SNS. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to have your SNS account (e.g., Facebook) linked to your Account, then you may de-link the SNS account in your Account settings. Please refer to the privacy settings of the SNS to determine how you may adjust our permissions and manage the interactivity between the Services and your social media account.
(c) Changing or Deleting Your Personal Data. You may change any of your Personal Data in your Account or delete selected Personal Data in your Account by editing your profile within your Account settings or by contacting us using the contact information set forth above. You may delete your entire account by selecting the “Delete my Account” option in your Account Settings. Please note that we may be required to keep such information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives. We may also retain your information for fraud or similar purposes.
We will retain your Personal Data for as long as your Account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
The security of your Personal Data is of utmost importance to us. We encrypt the transmission of your Personal Data using secure socket layer technology (SSL) with SHA-256 level encryption. Site Passwords are stored using SHA-512 with 256 byte salt values. Additionally, we protect any sensitive Personal Data that you enter (this includes the “Secure Content” on your account) by encrypting it at rest using a high byte depth encryption algorithm.
We also require you to enter a password to access your Account information and, as applicable, a separate PIN to protect your Membership log-in credentials. Please do not disclose your Account password or your PIN to unauthorized people. If you have any questions about security on our Site, you can contact us at the contact information provided above.