Last Updated: March 28, 2018
Welcome to Betafish!
1. What is Personal Information?
“Personal Information” is information that, either alone or in combination with other information, identifies you. When we combine Personal Information with other information (i.e., information that does not, on its own, identify you), we treat the combined information as Personal Information.
2. How We Collect and Use Personal Information
A. Information that You Provide Us
We collect the following types of information that you provide to us:
Contact, Account, and Payment Information
To create an account, you must provide your name (first and last) and an email address. We also process payment information, via a third-party service provider.
We process this Personal Information only as necessary to provide the Service to you under the terms of our Terms of Service [d]or for our legitimate interests in providing a Service that meets your needs and expectations. For example, we use this information to:
If you apply to be a reader, we collect Personal Information such as your address, phone number, date of birth, resume, relevant experience, and references. We use this Personal Information as necessary to process your application. Decisions on whether or not to accept a reader are made based on our review of the application, and not solely based on an algorithm.
If you are accepted as a reader, we will process additional Personal Information necessary to verify your identity, which helps prevent fraud against us and our Service and helps us comply with legal requirements in certain jurisdictions. To help make this process as secure and efficient as possible, we implement a third-party service, used by many other online services to perform the same function, to conduct identity verification.
We process content that you upload through the Service, including manuscripts, questions that you ask and answer, biographical materials, and other content. We process your content and related metadata only as necessary to provide the Service to you under the terms of our Terms of Service.
B. Information We Receive from Your Use of the Services
We collect the following types of information through your use of the Service:
Cookies, Device Identifiers, and Similar technologies
Most browsers provide you with the ability to block, delete, or disable cookies, and your mobile device may allow you to disable transmission of device identifiers. If you choose to reject cookies or block device identifiers, some features of the Service may not be available or some functionality may be limited or unavailable. If you disable cookies or device identifiers, you may continue to receive advertisements, but these advertisements will no longer be tailored to you. Please review your help pages of your browser or mobile device for assistance with changing your settings.
Without an industry or legal standard of interpreting Do Not Track Signals (“DNT”) sent to us by your browser, we do not respond to DNT signals at this time. To learn more about how DNT works, please visit http://allaboutdnt.com/.
Log File Information:
When you use our Service, our servers automatically record information, including your Internet Protocol address (“IP Address”), browser type, referring URLs (e.g., the site you visited before coming to our Site), number of clicks, and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names associated with your internet service provider, pages viewed, and other such information (collectively, “Log File Information”). We may also collect similar information from emails sent to you which then help us track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. We use Log File Information collected from our implementation of the Service to further our legitimate interests in securing the Service by identifying potential threats and vulnerabilities, and in analyzing the effectiveness of our Service to improve the Service’s function and content.
3. SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
This section describes to whom we disclose Personal Information, and for what purposes:
4. PERSONAL INFORMATION TRANSFERRED FROM OUTSIDE THE U.S.
5. HOW WE PROTECT THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use commercially reasonable safeguards to help keep the information collected through the Service secure and take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account.
Despite these efforts to store Personal Information in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee the security of Personal Information during its transmission or its storage on our systems. Further, while we attempt to ensure the integrity and security of Personal Information, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third parties such as so-called hackers from illegally obtaining access to Personal Information. We do not represent or warrant that Personal Information about you will be protected against, loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties.
6. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Betafish does not knowingly collect or solicit any Personal Information from children. In the event that we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child without parental consent, we will promptly take steps to delete that information.
7. YOUR DATA SUBJECT RIGHTS
If you would like to access, amend, erase, export (i.e., data portability), or object to or restrict the processing of, your Personal Information, you may submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will promptly review all such requests in accordance with applicable laws.
Depending on where you live, you may have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority or other regulatory agency if you believe that we have violated any of the rights concerning your Personal Information. We encourage you to first reach out to us at email@example.com, so we have an opportunity to address your concerns directly before you do so.
8. OPTING OUT OF RECEIVING E-MAIL COMMUNICATIONS
With your permission, we may send notifications, newsletters, promotions, or other information via email (“Communications”). You may choose to stop receiving Communications by indicating your preference in your account profile or settings. You may also follow the unsubscribe instructions in any email you receive. Please note that certain Service-related Communications are necessary for the proper functioning and use of the Service and you may not have the ability to opt out of those Communications.
9. RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
10. OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES
We are not responsible for the practices employed by any websites or services linked to or from our Service, including the information or content contained within them. We encourage you to investigate and ask questions before disclosing your Personal Information to third parties, including social media sites on which you choose to share your Betafish content.
12. HOW TO CONTACT US