Updated November 12, 2013
1. Important Information
1.2. Contact Us
ideaMachine Studio, 325 Gold Street, Suite 304, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Attn: Privacy.
2. Information We Collect
2.1. When You Visit our Websites
You are free to explore the Websites without providing any information about yourself. When you visit the Websites or request more information from ideaMachine Studio, we request that you provide Personal Information about yourself, and we collect Navigational Information.
2.2. When You Use our Mobile Application
In addition to information we collect on our Websites, when you use our Mobile Application we also collect your city location, device model and version, and OS version.
2.3. “Personal Information”
This refers to any information you voluntarily submit to us and that identifies you personally, including contact information, such as your name, e-mail address, company name, address, phone number, and other information about yourself or your business. Personal Information can also include information about any transactions, both free and paid, that you enter into on the Websites, and information about you that is available on the internet, such as from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google, or publicly available information that we acquire from service providers.
2.4. “Navigational Information”
This refers to information about your computer and your visits to this Website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and pages viewed. Please see the “Navigation Information” section below.
2.5. Information About Children
The Websites are not intended for nor targeted at children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly or intentionally collect information about children under 13 years of age. If you believe that we have collected information about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at ideaMachineStudio@gmail.com, so that we can delete the information.
3. How We Use Information We Collect
3.2. We Never Sell Personal Information
We will never sell your Personal Information to any third party.
3.3. Use of Personal Information
interest to you from some of our marketing partners; (d) enable participation in promotions and facilitate your relationship with us; (e) provide other companies with statistical information about our users — but this information will not be used to identify any individual user. Such third parties are prohibited from using your Personal Information, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
3.4. Use of Navigational Information
We use Navigational Information to analyze trends, diagnose problems with our server and to administer, operate and improve the Websites. We may also use Navigational Information alone or in combination with Personal Information to better understand your needs and provide you with personalized information about ideaMachine Studio.
3.5. Customer Testimonials and Comments
We post customer testimonials and comments on our Websites, which may contain Personal Information. We obtain each customer’s consent via email prior to posting the customer’s name and testimonial.
3.6. Use of Credit Card Information
If you give us credit card information, we use it solely for payment processing. We use a third-party service provider to manage credit card processing. This service provider is not permitted to store, retain, or use information you provide after processing a payment unless you grant permission to retain your credit card information for future purchases.
3.7. Service Providers
We employ other companies and people to provide services to visitors to our Websites and our customers, and may need to share your information with them to provide information, products or services to you. Examples may include removing repetitive information from prospect lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, supplementing the information you provide us in order to provide you better service, and providing customer service. In all cases where we share your information with such agents, we explicitly require the agent to acknowledge and adhere to our privacy and customer data handling policies.
3.8. Security of your Personal Information
We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. ideaMachine Studio does not guarantee or warrant the security of our servers nor can we guarantee that information you supply through the Websites will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet. We secure the
Personal Information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use and disclosure during transmission and once received. When sensitive Personal Information (such as a credit card number) is collected on our Websites and/or transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
3.9. Social Media Features
3.10. External Websites
3.11. Public Forums
We offer publicly accessible message boards, blogs, and community forums. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose any information through our public message boards, blogs, or forums, this information may be collected and used by others. We will correct or delete any information you have posted on the Websites if you so request, as described in “Opting-Out and Unsubscribing” below.
3.12. Retention of Personal Information
We retain Personal Information that you provide us as long as we consider it potentially useful in contacting you about our services, and we then securely delete the information. We will delete this information from the servers at an earlier date if you so request, as described in “Opting-Out and Unsubscribing” below.
3.13. International Transfer of Information
3.14. Business Transition
In the event ideaMachine Studio goes through a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personal information will likely be among the assets transferred.
3.15. Compelled Disclosure
We reserve the right to use or disclose your Personal Information if required by law or if we reasonably believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or to comply with a law, court order, or legal process.
4. Navigational Information
We use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you register your Personal Information on our website, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. When you return to the same Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the ideaMachine Studio Websites you visit. ideaMachine Studio keeps track of the Websites and pages you visit within ideaMachine Studio, in order to determine what portions of the ideaMachine Studio websites are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and promotions within ideaMachine Studio to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
4.2. Log Files
We may collect demographic information, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites using log files that are not associated with your name or other personally identifying information. There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by us. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by ideaMachine Studio to provide general statistics regarding use of the ideaMachine Studio Website. For these purposes, we do link this automatically-collected data to Personal Information such as name, email address, address, and phone number.
4.3. Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
We employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage the Websites by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages or in emails and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. We tie the information gathered by clear gifs in emails to our customers’ Personal Information. If you would like to opt-out of these emails, please see “Opting-Out and Unsubscribing.”
4.5. Flash Cookies and Other Third Party Tracking Technologies
The Adobe Flash Player (and similar applications) use technology to remember settings, preferences and usage similar to browser cookies but these are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. This technology creates locally stored objects that are often referred to as “Flash cookies.” ideaMachine Studio does not use Flash cookies.
4.6. Third Party Tracking Technologies
5. Opting Out and Unsubscribing
5.1. Reviewing, Correcting and Removing Your Personal Information
If you provide us with your Personal Information, you have the following rights with respect to that information:
To review the user information that you have supplied to us
To request that we correct any errors, outdated information, or omissions in user information that you have supplied to us
To request that your user information not be used to contact you
To request that your user information be removed from any solicitation list that we use
To request that your user information be deleted from our records
To opt out of being solicited by ideaMachine Studio or third parties
To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at ideaMachineStudio@gmail.com or by mail to ideaMachine Studio, 325 Gold Street, Suite 304, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Attention: Privacy. We will promptly change, correct, or delete your information and notify you of the action we have taken.
5.2. Anti-Spam Policy
Our Anti-Spam Policy is in accordance with HubSpot’s Acceptable Use Policy, which can be found at http://www.hubspot.com/acceptable-use, and applies to us and to our customers and, among other things, prohibits use of the Subscription Service to send unsolicited commercial email in violation of applicable laws, and requires the inclusion in every email sent using the Subscription Service an “opt-out” mechanism and other required information. We require all of our customers to agree to adhere to the Acceptable Use Policy at all times, and any violations of the Policy by a customer can result in immediate suspension or termination of the Subscription Service.
5.3. To Unsubscribe From Our Communications
You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of our emails or by sending us an email at at ideaMachineStudio@gmail.com or by mail to ideaMachine Studio, 325 Gold Street, Suite 304, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Attention: Privacy. USA, Attention: Privacy. Customers cannot opt out of receiving transactional emails related to their account with us or the Subscription Service.