Last Modified: March 1, 2023
Welcome to Covver, a platform provided by Covver, Inc. (hereinafter “Covver”, “us” or “we”). Covver knows that you care about how your personally identifiable information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. Personally identifiable information is information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer, household, or device (hereinafter “Personal Information”). Personal information does not include publicly available information from government records or deidentified or aggregated consumer information.
I. User Age Restrictions
Covver is not intended for use by children. Anyone under the age of 13 is not permitted to use the Service and must not attempt to register an account or submit any Personal Information to us. We do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from any person who is under the age of 13 or allow them to register an account. If it comes to our attention that we have collected personal data from a person under the age of 13, we will delete this information as quickly as possible. If you have reason to believe that we may have collected any such data, please notify use immediately at [email protected].
II. What Personal Information Does Covver Collect?
The Personal Information we gather from our Users enables us to personalize and improve our services and to allow our Users to set up an account if they wish to do so. We collect the following types of information from our Users:
(a) Personal Information You Provide to Us
You can create an account directly on the Service, or you may connect either your Facebook or Google account (each a “Third Party Platform”). Such Third Party Platforms will provide us with information about you described in Personal Information Collected From Other Sources below. Furthermore, in the event that you opt in to a Covver subscription or premium subscription, you will also be required to either (i) provide credit card information and a valid billing address or (ii) link your account to your PayPal account.
You may choose, at your discretion, to provide additional Personal Information to Covver, such as your interests. This information is not mandatory, and any information you provide may be deleted, edited, amended, or changed at any time. For more information, please see the Access, Choice and Control section below.
You will also provide certain Personal Information if you open an email or similar digital communication from Covver, or contact us via email or other communication (including, but not limited to, mail, fax, phone, or other offline means). Covver uses this information to make our communications more interesting and helpful and to improve our Service. If you do not wish to receive email or other communications from us, please see the Access, Choice and Control section below.
(b) Personal Information Collected Automatically
We receive and store certain types of information as a result of your interaction with our Service, or through the use of web analytics services as described in our Cookies and Similar Technology section. Covver automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including:
(1) The Internet Protocol (“IP”) address of the device from which you access the Service (which can sometimes be used to derive the country or city from which you are accessing the Service);
(2) Information collected through cookies and similar technology;
(3) The page you requested and the page that you visited immediately prior to visiting the Service;
(4) The specific actions you take on the Service and any search terms you may enter on the Service;
(5) The time, location, frequency, and duration of your visits to the Service;
(6) Your browser type, operating system and mobile provider;
(7) Metadata that is uploaded along with user Content describing how, when, and by whom the piece of Content was collected, how that Content is formatted, account name, and data that you chose to provide with your Content, e.g. any hashtags used to mark keywords and captions.
(8) The nature of the device from which you are accessing the Service, for example, whether you are accessing from a personal computer or from a mobile device; and
(9) Information regarding your interaction with messages, for example, whether you opened, clicked on, or forwarded the message.
(c) Personal Information Collected From Other Sources
In the event you connect your accounts from a Third Party Platform, such as Facebook or Google, to the Service, then we will receive certain information, which information may be used to instantly personalize your account with the Service. The information that Covver may access, collect and store may include the following, among other information, as allowed by you, by the third party API (for example, Facebook’s API):
· Your name
· Your profile picture
· Your email address
· Your gender
· Your birthday
· Your location
· The names and pictures of your friends, followers, persons you follow, pages you like, or other connections on such third party site.
· Your interests and affinity networks.
· Other information you make publicly available on such third party site.
III. Cookies and Similar Technology
(a) The Network Advertising Initiative at Opt Out - NAI: Network Advertising Initiative
(b) The Digital Advertising Alliance at YourAdChoices.com | Welcome to YourAdChoices.com
(c) The Internet Advertising Bureau (US) at Home
IV. How Does Covver Use the Personal Information We Collect?
Personal Information about our Users is an integral part of our business. Covver uses the Personal Information that we collect about you for the following purposes:
(a) To present our Service and its contents to you.
(b) To provide you with information or services that you request from us.
(c) To fulfill and enforce our Terms of Service.
(d) To identify you as a User of the Service when you login to your User Profile.
(e) To customize and personalize the Content provided to you.
(f) If you pay for our subscription service(s), to process payment for a Covver subscription.
(g) To measure and understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you and others and to deliver targeted advertising.
(d) Your email address may be used to send you service updates and notifications regarding your account, newsletters, marketing communications, and certain email notifications. For information on how to change your preferences, and to unsubscribe from various Covver communications, please see the Access, Choice and Control section below.
(e) To operate and maintain your Covver account, and to provide you with access to the Service that you may request from time to time;
(f) To provide you with technical support;
(g) To respond to you about any comment or inquiry you have submitted;
(h) To customize your use of the Service and/or content of any email or other material we may send you from time to time;
(i) To conduct research and analysis, and to improve our marketing efforts;
(k) For other purposes, provided that we disclose this to you at a relevant time.
V. How Does Covver Share Your Personal Information?
There are circumstances where we need to share some of the personal information we collect about you or which you provide to us:
(a) We will disclose your Personal Information if you have explicitly agreed that we may do so. We will make this clear to you at the point at which we collect your Personal Information or at another time prior to disclosure of the information.
(b) We will disclose your Personal Information if we believe in good faith that we are permitted or required to do so by law, including in response to a court order, subpoena or other legal demand or request.
(c) We may disclose your Personal Information if we feel it is necessary in order to enforce our Terms of Service and other agreements, policies, and standards, including investigation of any potential violation thereof; and to protect or defend our legitimate rights, property, and interests, or those of our Users, employees, directors, shareholders, or any other third party, and/or to ensure the safety and security of the Service and/or the Users community.
(e) We may disclose your Personal Information to contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
We will be selling advertising space on the Service. For the purpose of selling ads, we will be disclosing certain anonymized or aggregated user data, such as:
· the number of subscribers you have;
· broad demographic information based solely on de-identified, aggregated, or anonymized data;
· the number of ‘hits’ your magazine has received.
Likewise, there are other types of data that we will never tell advertisers without your affirmative consent, such as:
· the amount of revenue your magazine generates;
· any information that constitutes Personal Information;
· any other financial data.
Additionally, we require advertisers to abide by the following rules:
· They must abide by all applicable privacy laws, rules and regulations governing the use of your data;
· They must not use your data for any purpose (including retargeting, commingling data across multiple advertisers’ campaigns, or allowing piggybacking or redirecting with tags), except on an aggregate and anonymous basis (unless authorized by you and us); and
· They must not transfer any of your data (including anonymous, aggregate, or derived data) to any ad network, ad exchange, data broker or other advertising or monetization related service.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls. Any payment transactions and confidential information will be encrypted using SSL technology with DDoS protection[AAG1] .
Covver endeavors to protect User account information to ensure that account information is kept private, however, Covver cannot guarantee the security of User account information. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Service. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Service, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Service. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Service.
VIII. Access, Choice and Control
You can always opt not to disclose information, even though it may be needed to take advantage of certain features of the Service. You are able to add or update certain information in your account settings. When you update your information, however, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. You can unsubscribe from email newsletters and notifications (other than essential email notifications) at any time by clicking on the link at the end of each email.
Your mobile device may include a feature that allows you to opt out of some types of targeted advertising ("Limit Ad Tracking" on iOS and "Opt out of Interest-Based Ads" on Android).
You can switch off GPS location information functionality on your mobile device if you do not wish to share GPS information.
You may be able to refuse or disable Cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Because each browser is different, please consult the instructions provided by your browser. Please note that you may need to take additional steps to refuse or disable certain types of Cookies.
As a Covver User, you have the right to review and obtain a downloadable copy of your Personal Information from Covver, to request corrections to your Personal Information, and to request deletion of your Personal Information from Covver. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. You may also withdraw your consent to receive e-mail communications from us at any time. You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Information at any time by sending an e-mail request to [email protected].
IX. Deleting Your Account
You may terminate this Agreement at any time by deleting your account (if applicable), and thereafter ceasing to use the Service. Simply deleting the Service from your mobile device will not effectively terminate this Agreement. If you ask us to delete your account, we will do so within a reasonable period of time.
Once your account has been terminated, any and all information within your account will be irretrievably deleted by Covver, except to the extent that we are obliged or permitted to retain such data or information for a certain period of time in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and/or to protect our legitimate business interests. You are advised to save or back up any material that you have uploaded to your account before terminating your account, as Covver assumes no liability for any material that is irretrievably deleted following any termination of your account.
XI. Questions or Concerns
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy at Covver, please send us a detailed message to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.