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Privacy Policy

Compute for Cancer, Inc.
Privacy Policy
(last modified 5/30/17)

 

This Privacy Policy explains how Compute for Cancer, Inc., a non-profit organization (“Company,” “we,” or “us”), collect, use, disclose, and protect information that applies to your use (“you, “your” or “User”) of the software application Compute for Cancer for mobile and tablet devices and your use of our sites and services (collectively, the “App(s)”), and your choices about the collection and use of your information. We harness unused computing power and dedicate it to researchers working towards a cure for cancer.

 

Company may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect the changes in our business and practices, and so you should review this page periodically. When we change the policy in a material manner we will update the ‘last modified’ date above.

 

Click on the links below to jump to each section:
1. How We Collect and Use Information
2. Sharing of Your Information
3. How We Store and Protect Your Information
4. Your Choices about Your Information
5. Children’s Privacy
6. Links to Other Websites and Services
7. How to Contact Us
8. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

 

 

1. HOW WE COLLECT AND USE INFORMATION

 

We collect the following types of information about you:

 

a. Information you provide us directly: The App(s) obtains the information you provide when you download and register the App(s). We may ask for certain information such as your username, first and last name, birthdate, location, record details, payment details, phone number and e-mail address when you register for a Company account, or if you correspond with us. We may also retain any messages you send through the App(s), We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the App(s).

 

b. Information we may receive from third parties: We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you access our App(s) through a third-party connection or log-in, for example, through Facebook Connect, by “following,” “liking,” adding the Company application, linking your account to the Company App(s), etc., that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to Company. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account (for example, your Facebook UID), an access token necessary to access that service, any information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service. If you allow us access to your friends list, your friends’ user IDs, and your connection to those friends, may be used and stored to make your experience more social, and to allow you to invite your friends to use our App(s) as well as provide you with updates if and when your friends join Company. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to the Company App(s). You may also unlink your third party account from the App(s) by adjusting your settings on the third party service.

 

c. Inviting a friend to use App(s) from the “Invite” or “Assign Task” features: If you choose to use our invitation service to invite a third party to the App(s) through our “Invite”, or other like features, you may directly choose a friend to invite through your mobile device’s native contact list; however, we do not require that you import your contacts list to the App(s). You understand that by inviting a friend to Company through the “Invite friends” or “Share” feature, if applicable, you are directly sending a text or email from your personal accounts and that we are not required to store your contact list. In addition, you understand and agree that normal carrier charges apply to communications sent from you phone. Since this invitation may come directly from your email or phone, we do not have access to or control this communication.

 

d. Finding your contacts on the App(s): If you choose, you may be able to locate your contacts with Company accounts through our features, if applicable. The feature would allow you to choose to locate friends either through (i) your contact list, (ii) social media sites (such as Twitter or Facebook) or (iii) through a search of names and usernames on Company. If you choose to find your friends through your contact list, then you agree to provide Company access to your contact list such that we can perform the search necessary to determine whether or not someone associated with the information you provide is using Company. If you choose to find your friends through social media sites, then you understand that the information these sites provide to us to conduct this type of search is governed by their privacy policies and your account settings on those sites. If you choose to find your contacts through a search of names or usernames then simply type a name to search and see if that name or username appears on our App(s). Note that we do not retain any information contained in your contacts list, or information from social media sites about your contacts, and we do not use such information for any purpose other than to help you find your friends on Company.

 

e. Analytics information. We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us improve the App(s), measure traffic and usage trends for the App(s). These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the App(s) and the Company. We use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual User.

 

f. Cookies information: When you use the App(s), we may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets Company help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the App(s) (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on the App(s)), and allow us or our business partners to track your usage of the App(s) over time. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the App(s) may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

 

g. Log file information: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access the App(s). When you use our App(s), our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the App(s), domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

 

h. Clear gifs/web beacons information: When you use the App(s), we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our Users. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information is allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the App(s).

 

i. Device identifiers: When you access the App(s) by or through a mobile device (including but not limited to smartphones or tablets), we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers,” such as a universally unique identifier (“UUID”). Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by Company. A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse and use the App(s). A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the App(s). Some features of the App(s) may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.

 

j. Location data: When you access the App(s), we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the App(s). This App does not collect precise information about the location of your mobile device. Some features of the App, particularly location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.

 

k. Service and marketing communications: We use the information we collect or receive to communicate directly with you. We may send you emails containing newsletters, promotions and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. We also use your information to send you Service-related emails (e.g., account verification, application updates, news and promotions, changes/updates to features of the App(s), technical and security notices). You may not opt out of Service-related e-mails.

 

l. Use of certain service type information we collect about you: We use or may use cookies, log file, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site or the App(s); (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) to provide and monitor the effectiveness of our App(s); (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns; (e) diagnose or fix technology problems; (f) help you efficiently access your information after you sign in; (g) to provide advertising to your browser or device, and (h) automatically update the Company application on your mobile devices.

 

 

2. SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION

 

We will not rent or sell your information to third parties outside Company and its group companies (including any parent, subsidiaries and affiliates) without your consent, except as noted below:

 

a. Who we may share your information with: We may share your information with third-party sponsors and/or business partners for the purpose of providing the services and the App(s) to you and/or others. Those business partners will be given limited access to your information as is reasonably necessary to deliver the service, and we will require that such third parties comply with this Privacy Policy.

 

b. Instances where we are required to share your information: Company will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to protect the security or integrity of our App(s); and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Company, our Users or others.

 

c. Sharing certain service type information we collect about you: We may share certain service type information, including information obtained through tools such as cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.): (i) with our third-party business partners for the purposes described in the section above on “How We Collect and Use Information.” We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.

 

e. Ads on Company: We may also share certain information such as your location, browser and cookie data and other data relating to your use of our App(s) with our business partners to deliver advertisements (“ads”) that may be of interest to you. Company may allow third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve advertisements on the App(s). These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser or mobile device, the ads and ad links that appear on the App(s), and will automatically receive your IP address when they do so. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, device identifiers, location data, and clear gifs, see above) to compile information about your browser’s or device’s visits and usage patterns on the App(s), and to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize the advertising content. Company does not sell, rent, or share the information we collect directly from you or about you from third parties with these third-party ad servers or ad networks for such parties’ own marketing purposes.

 

Please note that an advertiser may ask Company to show an ad to a certain audience of Users (e.g., based on demographics or other interests). In that situation, Company determines the target audience and Company serves the advertising to that audience and only provides anonymous aggregated data to the advertiser. If you respond to such an ad, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.

 

The Company Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party advertisers. Please consult the respective privacy policies of such advertisers or contact such advertisers for more information.

 

 

3. HOW WE STORE AND PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

 

a. Storage and Processing: Your information collected through the App(s) may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Company or its subsidiaries, affiliates or service providers maintain facilities. Company may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information, to affiliated entities, or to other third parties across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction, and you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. or any other country in which Company or its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates or service providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

b. Keeping your information safe: Company cares about the security of your information, and uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the App(s). To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email or other communications from Company, at all times. However, Company cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Company or guarantee that information on the App(s) may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings, if applicable, may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third party sites and services that you add to the Company App(s), such as social networks. Company is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.

 

c. Compromise of information: In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Company will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

 

 

4. YOUR CHOICES ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION

 

a. Uninstalling the App(s). You can stop all collection of information by the App(s) easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of our mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.

 

b. You control your account information and settings: You may update your account information and email-communication preferences at any time by logging into your account and changing your profile settings, if applicable. You can also stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications. We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. As noted above, you may not opt out of Service-related communications (e.g., account verification, changes/updates to features of the App(s), technical and security notices). If you have any questions about reviewing or modifying your account information, you can contact us directly at privacy@computeforcancer.org.

 

c. Opting out of collection of your information for Tracking / Advertising: Please refer to your mobile device or browser’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Depending on your type of device, it may not be possible to delete or disable tracking mechanisms on your mobile device. Note that disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools prevents Company or its business partners from tracking your browser’s activities in relation to the App(s), and for use in targeted advertising activities by third parties. However, doing so may disable many of the features available through the App(s). If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, you can contact us directly at privacy@computeforcancer.org.

 

d. How long we keep your User Content: Following termination or deactivation of your User account, Company may retain your profile information and User Content for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes.

 

 

5. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

 

Company does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as Users. The App(s) and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at privacy@computeforcancer.org.

 

 

6. LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES

 

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from the App(s), including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from the App(s) to another website, our Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link or advertisement on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible for and we do not have any control over any third-parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service (like Facebook) and you allow such a third-party access to your User Content you do so at your own risk. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources other than through the App(s).

 

 

7. HOW TO CONTACT US

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the App(s), please contact us at privacy@computeforcancer.org