By using the Services, you acknowledge that Formspree will use your information in the United States and any other country where Formspree operates. Please be aware that the privacy laws and standards in certain countries, including the rights of authorities to access your personal information, may differ from those that apply in the country in which you reside. We will transfer personal information only to these countries to which we are permitted by law to transfer personal information, and we will take steps to ensure that your personal information continues to enjoy appropriate protections. Please read on to learn more about how we protect personal information that’s transferred outside of Europe.
Collection of your Personal Information
Formspree may collect and store personal information, such as your name and email address. If you purchase Formspree’s products and services, billing and credit card information may be necessary in order for us to provide a particular service. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information that you may provide to us in the future.
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Formspree. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. We may combine this information from your browser or your mobile device with other information that we or our partners collect about you, including across devices. This information is used to prevent fraud and to keep the Services secure, operate the services, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Formspree website.
Formspree encourages you to review the privacy statements of third party websites that may be linked to Formspree or which use the Formspree Service so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. You agree not to use the Formspree Service to collect sensitive personal data. Formspree is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content of third party websites and disclaims any liability for the third party collection of sensitive personal data using the Formspree Service.
Use of your Personal Information
Formspree collects, stores and uses your personal information to operate the Service and deliver the services you have requested.
Formspree may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Formspree and its affiliates. Formspree may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Formspree does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
Formspree may share data with trusted partners to help perform research and statistical analysis, to facilitate email communications or to provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Formspree, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Formspree may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Formspree, in order to determine what Formspree services are the most popular. This data may also be used to deliver customized content and advertising within Formspree to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Formspree will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Formspree or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Formspree; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Formspree, or the public.
Choice and Control
Depending on your location, you may also have certain additional rights with respect to your information, such as: (i) data access and portability (including the right to obtain a copy of your personal data you provided to Formspree, via your settings); (ii) data correction (including the ability to update your personal data); (iii) data deletion (including the right to have Formspree delete your personal information, except information we are required to retain, by contacting us); and (iv) withdrawal of consent or objection to processing (including, in limited circumstances, the right to ask Formspree to stop processing your personal data, with some exceptions, by contacting us).
The Formspree website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Formspree pages, or register with Formspree site or services, a cookie helps Formspree to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. When you return to the same Formspree website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Formspree features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Formspree services or websites you visit.
Information Uses, Sharing, and Disclosure
When you access or use the Services, we collect, use, share, and otherwise process your personal information as described in this policy. We rely on a number of legal bases to use your information in these ways. These legal bases include where:
- you have consented to the processing, which you can revoke at any time;
- necessary to comply with a legal obligation, a court order, or to exercise or defend legal claims;
- necessary for the purposes of our or a third party’s legitimate interests, such as those of visitors, members, or partners;
- you have expressly made the information public;
- necessary in the public interest; and
- occasionally necessary to protect your vital interests, or those of others.
Note that we principally rely on consent (i) to send marketing messages, (ii) for third-party data sharing related to advertising, and, to the extent applicable, (iii) for the use of location data for advertising purposes.
Where we process your information on the basis of legitimate interests, we do so as follows:
Providing and improving our Services: We may use your information to improve and customize our Services, including sharing of your information for such purposes, and we do so as it is necessary to pursue our legitimate interests of improving our Services for our users. This is also necessary to enable us to pursue our legitimate interests in understanding how our Services are being used, and to explore and unlock ways to develop and grow our business. It is also necessary to allow us to pursue our legitimate interests in improving our Services, efficiency, interest in Services for users and obtaining insights into usage patterns of our Services.
Keeping our Services safe and secure: We may also use your information for safety and security purposes, including sharing of your information for such purposes, and we do so because it is necessary to pursue our legitimate interests in ensuring the security of our Services, including enhancing protection of our community against spam, harassment, intellectual property infringement, crime, and security risks of all kind.
We respect your privacy. We use your information to provide and improve the Services and our products, for billing and payments, for identification and authentication, for targeted online and offline marketing including through tools like Facebook Custom Audience and Google Customer Match, to contact members or interested parties, and for general research and aggregate reporting. For example, in accordance with our existing case resolution process, we may use information you provide to resolve disputes with Formspree or other members. We may learn the sorts of products that you’re interested in from your browsing and purchasing behavior on (and off) the Site or Apps and suggest potential purchases as a result. As a core part of our Services, we have a legitimate interest in customizing your on-site experience to help you discover relevant information. As part of this, we may work with advertising partners such as Facebook or Google.
If Formspree receives a lawful, verified request for a member’s records or information in one of the limited circumstances described in the previous paragraph, Formspree may disclose personal information, which may include, but may not be limited to, a user’s name, address, phone number, email address, and company name.
Aggregated Information: Formspree may share aggregated and de-personalized information, so that personal information is not revealed.
Service Providers: Formspree also needs to engage third-party companies and individuals (such as payment processors, research companies, and analytics and security providers) to help us operate, provide, and market the Services. These third parties have only limited access to your information, may use your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf, and are obligated to Formspree not to disclose or use your information for other purposes. Our engagement of service providers is often necessary for us to provide the Services to you, particularly where such companies play important roles like processing payments and shipments and helping us keep our Service operating and secure. In some other cases, these service providers aren’t strictly necessary for us to provide the Services, but help us make it better, like by helping us conduct research into how we could better serve our users. In these latter cases, we have a legitimate interest in working with service providers to make our Services better.
Business Reorganization: In some cases, Formspree may choose to buy or sell assets. Such transactions may be necessary and in our legitimate interests, particularly our interest in making decisions that enable our business to develop over the long term. In these types of transactions (such as a sale, merger, liquidation, receivership, or transfer of all or substantially all of Formspree’s assets), member information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred.
We can speak only for ourselves; this policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Formspree does not own or control or individuals that Formspree does not employ or manage. If you provide your information to others, different practices may apply to the use or disclosure of the information that you provide to them. Formspree does not control the privacy policies of third parties. Formspree is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of API users, or other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the Services. We encourage you to read the privacy policies and ask questions of third parties before you disclose your personal information to them. For the purposes of European law, these sellers and API users are independent controllers of data, which means that they are responsible for providing and complying with their own policies relating to any personal information they obtain in connection with the Services.
Necessary for the performance of the contract between Formspree and its members
Security of your Personal Information
Formspree secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When sensitive personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol.
Formspree will retain your information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this policy, for as long as your account is active, as described in this policy, or as needed to provide the Services to you. If you no longer want Formspree to use your information to provide the Services to you, you may close your account. Formspree will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your information to comply with applicable tax/revenue laws), resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, and as otherwise described in this policy. Please note that closing your account may not free up your email address for reuse on a new account. We also retain log files for internal analysis purposes. These log files are generally used for site safety and security, to improve site functionality, or we are legally obligated to retain them for longer time periods.
Children Under Thirteen
Formspree does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
If you live in California, you also have rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to request certain information from certain businesses that collect that information from you. We are generally a service provider of the websites with whom you interact (for example, we’re a service provider of the website with a contact form using Formspree). Where we are a service provider, the website is the “business” under CCPA and you can exercise your CCPA rights directly with your website.
Here are the rights that CCPA gives to California residents that you may exercise:
Right to Know
You may have the right to request, up to twice in a 12-month period, to see the following information about the personal information Formspree has collected about you during the past 12 months:
- The categories and specific pieces of personal information Formspree has collected about you;
- The categories of sources from which Formspree collected the personal information;
- The business or commercial purpose for which Formspree collected the personal information;
- The categories of third parties with whom Formspree shared the personal information; and
- The categories of personal information about you that Formspree disclosed for a business purpose, and the categories of third parties to whom Formspree disclosed that information for a business purpose.
- California law gives you the right to ask if Formspree discloses your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. You also have the right to know if Formspree sells your personal information, and if they do, to opt out of such sale. Formspree does not sell your personal information to third parties.
Right of Deletion
You can ask Formspree to delete the personal information they have collected from you (subject to exceptions the law provides).
Right of Non-Discrimination
You have the right to not be discriminated against if you exercise these privacy rights. Formspree cannot discriminate against you, deny, charge different prices for, or provide a different quality of goods or services if you choose to exercise these rights.
How to Exercise Your Rights
To make such a request, contact Formspree at email@example.com or visit our data request page. All such requests are subject to verification of the identity of the requestor and the legitimacy of the request. We respond to all legitimate CCPA data requests within 45 days. We take steps to determine whether the request is legitimate, but this does not extend the 45 days. The time period to provide the information may be extended once by an additional 45 days when reasonably necessary, and in this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
To the extent we act as the website’s service provider (for example, when we process your submissions on their behalf), you can exercise your CCPA rights directly with the website(s) you use.
If you use Formspree’s API, you may receive and determine what to do with certain personal information, such as when communicating with users. This means you process personal information (for example, email address, and name) and, to the extent you do so, under EU law, you are an independent controller of data relating to other users that you may have obtained through the Services.
As a data controller, to the extent that you process user personal information outside of the Services, you may be required under applicable data protection and privacy laws to honor requests for data access, portability, correction, deletion, and objections to processing. Also, if you disclose personal information without the user’s proper consent, you are responsible for that unauthorized disclosure. This includes, for example, disclosures you make or unintentional data breaches. For example, you may receive a user’s email address or other information as a result of entering into a relationship with that user. This information may only be used for Formspree-related communications or for Formspree-facilitated transactions. You may not use this information for unsolicited commercial messages or unauthorized transactions. Without the user’s consent, and subject to other applicable Formspree policies and laws, you may not add any Formspree member to your email or physical mailing list or use that user’s identity for marketing. Please bear in mind that you’re responsible for knowing the standard of consent required in any given instance.
If Formspree and you are found to be joint data controllers of personal information, and if Formspree is sued, fined, or otherwise incurs expenses because of something that you did as a joint data controller of buyer personal information, you agree to indemnify Formspree for the expenses it occurs in connection with your processing of user personal information.
Information Related to Privacy Shield
For details about the Privacy Shield program: https://www.privacyshield.gov/
Formspree is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and individuals have a right to contact the FTC regarding services provided by Formspree.
- the right of individuals to access their personal data
- the choices and means your organization offers individuals for limiting the use and disclosure of their personal data
- the requirement for your organization to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements
Formspree’s Privacy Shield self-certification does not cover human resources data.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Formspree commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Formspree at firstname.lastname@example.org
Formspree has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to JAMS, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, you can visit https://www.jamsadr.com/file-an-eu-us-privacy-shield-or-safe-harbor-claim for more information or to file a complaint, at no cost to you.
Formspree is committed to the Privacy Shield Principles of (1) notice, (2) consent, (3) accountability for onward transfer, (4) security, (5) data integrity and purpose limitation, (6) access and (7) recourse, enforcement and liability with respect to all Personal Data received from within the EU in reliance on the Privacy Shield.
Formspree provides appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or
access, and understands whether onward transfer is allowed. Formspree complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of Personal Information from the EU, EEA and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions.
Because adequate protection is provided by Privacy Shield participants, contracts with Privacy Shield participants for mere processing do not require prior authorization (or such authorization will be granted automatically by the EU Member States), as would be required for contracts with recipients not participating in the Privacy Shield or otherwise not providing adequate protection.
Under Privacy Shield, an individual has the right, under certain conditions, to invoke binding arbitration for complaints regarding Privacy Shield compliance not resolved by any of the other Privacy Shield mechanisms. Under Privacy Shield, Formspree must respond to individual complaints within 45 days. For additional information, visit: https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=ANNEX-I- introduction
Where you have provided your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent to our processing of your information and your use of the Services. For example, you can withdraw your consent to email marketing by using the unsubscribe link in such communications or by changing your account settings. You can choose to withdraw your consent to our processing of your information and your use of the Services at any time by closing your account through your account settings and then emailing email@example.com to request that your personal information be deleted, except for information that we are required to retain. This deletion is permanent and your account cannot be reinstated.
Opt-Out & Unsubscribe
Formspree may send you messages about the Services or your activity. Some of these messages are required, service-related messages for members (such as transactional messages or legal notices). Other messages are not required, such as newsletters. We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving marketing communications. Users may opt-out of receiving marketing communications from Formspree by clicking the “unsubscribe” link embedded within the communication you receive.
Changes to this Statement
Formspree will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Formspree encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Formspree is protecting your information.
Formspree welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. For inquiries or concerns regarding Formspree’s privacy practices, please contact Formspree at firstname.lastname@example.org.