Privacy

IdeaSpies is an online service that shares inspiring clever ideas. As a condition of your use of this website, you warrant that all information supplied by you on this website is accurate and that you have any necessary authority to post it. By accessing our website you acknowledge that you have read understood this Privacy Policy and the information collection and handling practices outlined in it. Ideas that are not considered by us to be suitable for our website will not be included. Ideas may also be edited.

This Privacy Policy was posted on June 1, 2015. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time so please check back regularly to keep informed of any updates.

Scope

This Privacy Policy describes our policy and practices regarding our collection, use and disclosure of information.

We understand that providing information online involves trust on your part. We take this trust very seriously, and make it a high priority to ensure the security and confidentiality of the personal information you provide to us when you visit this website.

In General

We receive and store any information you enter on this website or give us in any other way. This includes information that can be used to identify you as an individual or to contact you directly (“personal information“). Personal information includes information you provide to us.

Automatic Collection of Information

We automatically collect some information from your computer or device when you visit Idea Spies. For example, we will collect session data, including your IP address, web browser software, and referring website. We also may collect information about your online activity, such as content viewed, pages visited, and searches. One of our goals in collecting this automatic information is to help us understand the interests and preferences of users and customise your user experience.

Location Information and Other Information from Devices

When you use an application on a device, we will collect and use information about you in generally similar ways and for similar purposes as when you use the IdeaSpies website. In addition, we may collect information about your location if you have instructed your device to send such information to the application via the privacy settings on that device, or if you have uploaded photos tagged with location information. We may use the location information collected from your device or photos to enhance your use of the application by providing you with relevant content and contextual advertising. You can change the privacy settings of your device at any time, in order to turn off the functionality to share location information with the application and/or the functionality to tag your photos with location information. If you have any queries about the privacy settings of your device, we suggest you contact the manufacturer of your device or your mobile service provider for help.

Cookies and Other Web Technologies

We may collect information via cookies and other similar technologies, such as web beacons. Cookies are small text files that are automatically placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit almost any website. They are stored by your Internet browser. Cookies contain basic information about your Internet use. Your browser sends these cookies back to the site every time you revisit it, so it can recognize your computer or mobile device and personalize and improve your site experience.

We also may share aggregate or anonymous information with third parties, including advertisers and investors. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors our website receives.This information does not contain any personal information and is used to develop content and services we hope you will find of interest.

How Long We Keep Your Information

We may retain certain information associated with your account in our archives, including for analytical purposes as well as for record keeping integrity. The periods for which we retain your information depend on the purpose for which we collected it and we use it.

We will not retain your personal information for longer than is necessary for our business purposes or for legal requirements. We may retain some information for a period of time after you have closed your account with us, for instance if this is necessary to meet our legal obligations or to exercise, defend or establish legal rights.

External links

Our website may include links to third party websites. If you access other websites from the links provided on our website, the operators of those websites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from our Privacy Policy. We recommend that you examine the privacy statements posted on those other websites to understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information.

We will take reasonable steps to remedy any issues resulting from our failure to comply with our privacy obligations.