Privacy Policy Overview

At TouchPro we take your privacy very seriously. We will never sell, trace or release your contact information to any other person or organization without your explicit permission or unless required by law, in which case we will inform you of that event.

When you fill out our online registration form you are providing us with contact information that we may use for future communication. We promise to show restraint in our email marketing and always give you a way to opt out at the bottom of every email.

Details


This Master Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains the collection, use, and disclosure of “personal information” by TouchPro Corporation, a California Corporation, with its principal place of business at 180 States Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, through the websites that TouchPro operates at http://touchpro.com, http://store.touchpro.com, http://blog.touchpro.com and all other subdomains of http://touchpro.com. Furthermore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to any of the websites operated by affiliates of TouchPro.
 

This Privacy Policy also explains our commitment to you with respect to our use and disclosure of non personal browsing and site usage data that TouchPro collects as the provider of the Websites. That commitment is contained in a “Data Usage Policy,” below.
 

As used in this policy, “personal information” means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, telephone number or email address.
 

By accessing the Websites or using TouchPro, you are accepting and agreeing to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.


Our Principles

TouchPro is committed to handling responsibly the information and data we collect about you through our Websites, whether personal information or non personal browsing and site usage data. We have designed our Privacy Policy and our Data Usage Policy consistent with the following principles (the “Principles”):

  1. Privacy policies and data collection and use policies should be human readable, comprehensive, and easy to locate;
  2. Only the minimum amount of information reasonably necessary to provide you with services should be collected and maintained, and only for so long as reasonably needed or required;
  3. Information you provide through our Websites, or that we gather as a result of your use of our Websites, should not be used for marketing or advertising purposes, nor should it be provided voluntarily (without your permission) to anyone else unless required; and
  4. Unless restricted or prohibited by law, and provided your email address has been collected and retained, you should be notified when circumstances require TouchPro to provide a third party with your personal information.


Personal Information TouchPro Collects

We may collect personal information at several places on the Websites, including without limitation:

  • when you provide us with your personal information such as by sending an email to us or signing up to receive a newsletter or our events listing;
  • when you subscribe to one of our email discussion lists or register to establish a user account on any of our Websites;
  • when you donate money to us or purchase merchandise;
  • when you thereafter create/edit your profile page, identify your content, share your story; and
  • when you provide personal information in connection with your participation in any of the forums we make available to that community.


What TouchPro does with Personal Information

Emails and Newsletters. We use the personal information you provide to us when you send us emails or sign up to receive our newsletter or events listing in order to respond to your request — for example, to reply to your email or to send you communications about news and events related to TouchPro.


Personal information submitted as part of our email discussion lists is used for the purpose of managing the discussion lists. Your name and email address will typically be visible to other list participants when you correspond on the list and to the general public in the discussion archives. All emails sent to the discussions list are publicly archived.


Purchases and Donations. When you donate money to us or purchase merchandise, your personal information will be handled in one of two ways, depending on which option you choose.

  1. If you purchase merchandise from TouchPro, we will use your personal information for the purpose of sending you the items you purchased.
  2. When you donate money to TouchPro directly, we use your personal information to process your donation.


Regardless of the method by which you donate to TouchPro or purchase merchandise, we additionally use the personal information you provide for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events relevant to TouchPro. When we contact you for the first time after your purchase or donation, we will use reasonable means to give you the option to choose not to be contacted in this manner again.


Participating in Our Community: Registered Users. When you register to obtain a user account on any of the Websites (any such person, a “Registered User”), you may be asked to provide personal information to create your account and establish a password and profile. Providing your email address and/or real name is optional. If you do provide your email address, it will allow us to send you your password if you should forget it. If you voluntarily provide your real name in connection with any content you submit to any Website, your name may be associated with the content you contributed. We will also use that personal information to establish and maintain your membership and provide you with the features we provide for Registered Users, and for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events relevant to TouchPro.


Any other personal information that we may collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.


Disclosures of Personal Information

In general, it is not TouchPro’ practice to disclose personal information to third parties. We may share personal information in two instances:


First, TouchPro may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the Websites.


Second, we may disclose your personal information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our Master Terms of Use and Privacy Policy; (c) comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; or (d) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.


If TouchPro is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, TouchPro will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or TouchPro is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.


Security of Personal Information Collected via the Websites

TouchPro has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that TouchPro stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will post a reasonably prominent notice to the Websites if any such security breach occurs.


Data Usage Policy: Non Personal Browsing and Site Usage Information

Our Data Usage Policy covers how we maintain and use information about you that is collected by our Websites and server logs, including when you log into a TouchPro website.


Non Personal Browsing Information We Collect. When you use the Websites, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your “IP address”) about your activities while visiting the Websites and information about the browser you are using. In addition, whenever you log into a website, our servers (which, again, may be hosted by a third party service provider) keep a log of the websites you visit and when you visit them.


No Linking. We do not intentionally link browsing information or information from our server logs to the personal information you submit to us. We use this information for internal purposes only, such as to help understand how the Websites are being used, to improve our Websites and the features we provide, and for systems administration purposes. TouchPro may use a third party analytics provider to help us collect and analyze non personal browsing information through operation of our Websites for those same purposes.


No Selling or Sharing. Except in the unique situations identified in this Privacy Policy, TouchPro does not sell or otherwise voluntarily provide the non personal browsing information we collect about you or your website usage to third parties.


No Retention. TouchPro discards non personal browsing information from our server logs once we have used the information for the limited purposes noted above, under “No Linking.”


Notice. If TouchPro is required to provide a third party with your non personal browsing information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then TouchPro will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless TouchPro is prohibited by law from doing so or is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.


Any other non-personal information that we collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.


Reorganization or Spin-Offs

TouchPro may transfer some or all of your personal and/or non personal browsing information to a third party as a result of a reorganization, spin-off or similar transaction. Upon such transfer, the acquirer’s privacy policy will apply. In such event, TouchPro will use reasonable efforts to notify you and to ensure that at the time of the transaction the acquirer’s privacy policy complies with the Principles.


Children

The TouchPro Websites are not directed at children under the age of 13. Consistent with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without requiring parental consent. Our Master Terms of Use specifically prohibit anyone using our Websites from submitting any personally identifiable information about persons under 13 years of age. Any person who provides their personal information to TouchPro through the Websites represents that they are 13 years of age or older.


Third-Party Sites

The TouchPro Websites may include links to other websites. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other websites.


Special Note to International Users

The Websites are hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the Websites from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions. By providing your personal data you consent to:

  • the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy; and
  • the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above.


Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the Effective Date below. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the Websites constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.


Questions?

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at legal@touchpro.com.

Effective Date: April, 21, 2011

[This Privacy Policy is derived from the Privacy Policy developed by creativecommons.org used with permission under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Thanks folks!]