Last Updated: July 7, 2023
Compliance with privacy laws is important to us. We do not actively collect Personal Information for the purpose of selling or marketing that Personal Information to third parties, Personal Information may be collected about users and visitors to the Website, as well as our Users and their end-users (collectively “Users”) who interact with our Services.
Our Services are not intended for use by minors. We do not intentionally gather Personal Information from children. If a child under 13 submits Personal Information to Gadget and we learn that the Personal Information is the Personal Information of a child under 13, we will attempt to delete the Personal Information as soon as possible. If you believe that we might have any Personal Information from a child under 13, please contact our Privacy Officer at email@example.com.
You may give us Personal Information by:
Gadget may also collect certain information from visitors to and Users of the Website, such as Internet addresses. This information is logged to help diagnose technical problems, to administer our Website and in order to constantly improve the quality of the Services. We may also track and analyze non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and Users and provide such information to third parties.
Our third-party partners also employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), images, and scripts that help them better manage content on our Website. We do not tie the information gathered to our Users' or End Users' Personal Information.
When you interact with the Website we strive to make that experience easy and meaningful. When you come to our Website, our web server sends a cookie to your computer. Cookies are files that web browsers place on a computer's hard drive and are used to tell us whether Users and visitors have visited the Website previously. If you click on a link to a third-party Website, such third party may also transmit cookies to you.
Standing alone, cookies do not identify you personally. They merely recognize your browser. Unless you choose to identify yourself to Gadget, by registering for an account, you remain anonymous to Gadget. Cookies come in two flavors: session and persistent-based. Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser software or turn off your computer. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you've closed your browser or turned off your computer. They include such information as a unique identifier for your browser.
Gadget uses session cookies containing encrypted information to allow the system to uniquely identify you while you are logged in. This information allows Gadget to process your online transactions and requests. Session cookies help us make sure you are who you say you are after you've logged in and are required in order to use the Gadget application. Gadget uses preference cookies that only Gadget can read and use, to identify the fact that you are a Gadget User or prior Gadget Website visitor (whatever the case may be). We are especially careful about the security and confidentiality of the information stored in preference cookies. We also use security cookies for security purposes and advertising cookies for targeted advertising. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s educational page at https://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
We collect the Personal Information described above in order to provide our Services to our Users and their End Users, to market our products and services, to improve our Website and to recruit staff.
We will use the information we collect in the following ways:
We may share your Personal Information with our selected business partners, suppliers and subcontractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you. For example, these business partners may include our web hosting provider and our IT service providers.
We use a number of sub processors and service providers to both assist us in providing the Website and Services and in addition, we may disclose your Personal Information to third parties:
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored in, Canada which is outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") and for which there is an adequacy decision relating to the safeguards for personal data from the European Commission. The data that we collect from you may also be transferred to, and stored at, the United States of America outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") for which there is an adequacy decision relating to the safeguards for personal data from the European Commission.
To support Gadget in delivering the Services, Gadget engages third-party service providers as sub-processors. This section identifies our sub-processors, describes where they are located, lists what services they provide to us, and identifies the type of personal information processed. Our business needs may change from time to time and Gadget will periodically update this page to provide notice of additions and removals to our list of sub-processors.
This section provides additional details about the Personal Information we collect about California consumers and the rights afforded to them under the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”). For more details about the Personal Information Gadget has collected over the last 12 months, please see the section “Information you provide us” above. We collect this Personal Information for commercial purposes described above. Gadget does not sell (as that term is defined in the CCPA) the Personal Information we collect. Subject to certain limitations, the CCPA provides California consumers the right to request to know more details about the categories or specific pieces of Personal Information we collect (including how we use and disclose this Personal Information), to delete their Personal Information, to opt-out of any “sales” or “sharing” of Personal Information that may be occurring, and to not be discriminated against for exercising these rights.
California consumers may make a request pursuant to their rights under the CCPA by contacting us at the contact information below. We will verify your request using the information associated with your account, if available, including your email address. Government identification may be required. Consumers can also designate an authorized agent to exercise these rights on their behalf.
You have the following rights in respect of your Personal Information:
As a User of Gadget, you have the following rights:
Where our processing of your Personal Information is based on your consent to that processing, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time but any processing that we have carried out before you withdraw your consent remains lawful. You may exercise any of the above rights by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a resident of the European Union, you may also lodge a complaint with your local privacy commissioner or other Supervisory Authority with respect to our processing of your Personal Information. The local Supervisory Authority in each European country can be found here.