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Privacy Policy

Updated DECEMBER 4, 2017

 

About Affect Change

Affect Change is a social media application and service that allows our Members to create and share digital content in relation to life affecting stories and ideas. The Affect Change Service is available at www.Affect Change.us and through the Affect Change App which may be downloaded for certain smart phones. From time to time Affect Change may offer Affect Change Services on other websites. The Content Affect Change Members can share currently includes videos and information related to videos including comments, captions, location information, and other types of information about and relating to videos. Most Affect Change Users take videos using their camera phones and then upload and share these videos through the Affect Change App and Affect Change Service. From time to time Affect Change may expand the types of Content Members can collect, organize, and share. Affect Change provides tools that allow Members to control public access to and sharing of their Content in accordance with this policy. The system allows you to upload a video to Affect Change. When you upload a video, you will have the opportunity to provide it with a title, as well as an option to select specific challenge categories you would like the video included in. In addition, you will have the option of posting the video or photo through Facebook or Twitter.

Affect Change knows that you value your privacy. If you have any questions concerning this Privacy Policy, please email us at contact@AffectChange.us

This Policy explains how Affect Change collects, uses, and may in some cases disclose information collected through your use of Affect Change. This policy is expressly incorporated into our Terms of Use.

USER INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE BY AFFECT CHANGE

Personal Information. Affect Change collects Member-submitted information such as name, email address, and phone number to authenticate Users and to send notifications to those Users relating to the Affect Change Service. Affect Change may also collect other data, including but not limited to, personal interests, gender, age, education, and occupation in order to assist Users in finding and communicating with each other, and to enable Affect Change to deliver a more personalized service to each Member.

ADVERTISING AND AFFECT CHANGE

Affect Change’s Terms are expressly part of this Privacy Policy. The Affect Change Services may be supported and made available through advertising and related promotional support. In doing so, Affect Change may track certain technical information about you and your use of the Affect Change Services. Various technologies may be used and these technologies may change over time or as new methods and technologies develop. We want to be direct with you. Most of the Affect Change Services are free, but providing them has costs which we try to recover (and earn a profit) through the financial support of others.
Device I.D.Affect Change collects our Users’ Device I.D.s associated with their mobile device in order to enforce our Terms of Use including removal of comments that violate the terms or to limit or terminate other behavior which we deem in our sole judgment to be inconsistent with Affect Change’s mission.
IP Addresses and Technical Information.Affect Change also logs non-personally identifiable information including profile information, aggregate-user data, and browser and phone type, from Members and visitors to the website and application. This data is used to manage the website, track usage, and improve the Affect Change Services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third parties to provide more relevant services including, but not limited to, advertising to Members. User IP addresses may be recorded for security and monitoring purposes.
User Profiles.User Profile information including real name, Members’ pictures and User-chosen Affect Change usernames are displayed to other Members to facilitate User interaction in the Affect Change community. A Member’s Affect Change username is used primarily to add the User to other Members’ friends list, and to enable other Members to share their Content with the User. When a Member joins a topic or story, their username may be visible to other Members who also subscribe to that topic or story. When a Member shares Content with other Members, the User’s Affect Change username will be visible to the other Members viewing the shared Content. Because other Users may see a Member’s username, Members may consider creating a username that is not personally identifiable in and of itself. A member’s username is also used to create a profile for that User. Usernames are issued by and property of Affect Change. Affect Change reserves any and all rights to issue, modify, suspend, or otherwise limit and control the use of particular usernames although it is under no obligation to do so.
Email addresses.A Member’s email address may be used for the purposes of inviting new friends to join Affect Change. Affect Change may also use a Member’s email address to send updates, a newsletter, or news regarding the Affect Change Service.

Sharing Content with Other Members and the Public

The Content Affect Change Members can share currently includes videos and information about those videos including comments, location, captions, etc. From time to time Affect Change may expand the types of Content Members can create and share. Members may have certain levels of control over the sharing of their Content. The system defaults all Members’ Content to be public.
You may choose to share any piece of your Content present in the Affect Change Service with one or more members of the Service and/or the public.
Sharing and Channels.You may choose to share any piece of your own Content present in the Affect Change Service in an Affect Change Channel.

Please be aware that the visibility of an item shared in a Channel will often be different from that specified by sharing the same item with your own Friends Lists. An item shared in a Channel may be visible to a very large audience or the public. The rules for sharing of a Channel may change after you have posted your Content to the Channel.

Modifying and Removing Content. You may remove a video or photo by logging into the Affect Change System and clicking on the said video. Once selecting the video that you’d like to remove follow the settings steps outlined within the Affect Change app. Please note that Content removal or modification may not be immediate as a result of technical limitations, therefore after deleting or modifying your Content there may be a period of time where it is still visible on Affect Change.

In addition to any other purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy, Affect Change may process personal information collected through your use of Affect Change for the following purposes:

Invitations and Other Communications to Non-Members

On occasion Affect Change may enable its Members to invite friends to join the service by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system. When Members send such invitations, Affect Change will store the Member’s friends’ email addresses to facilitate the invitation and registration process. Affect Change does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders. Recipients of invitations from Affect Change may contact Affect Change at: contact@AffectChange.us to request the removal of their information from our database. Such information may be retained for legal purposes and to otherwise assist Affect Change in observing the recipient’s request.

Affect Change Members may also store email addresses, phone numbers, and other contact information of people they know in their personal Affect Change Contact list.

Use of Cookies

Affect Change uses cookies to maintain context during visits to the website, enabling a more personalized and enhanced experience for each User. When asked to do so by the User, Affect Change will also use cookies to remember repeat visitors to our website, enabling automatic login to the website.

You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set – each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. You must enable cookies from Affect Change to have the best experience using the Affect Change Service.

Affect Change may allow third-party advertisers that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Advertisers’ use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not the Affect Change Privacy Policy. See the section above to understand Affect Change’s position on advertising, promotional support, and the tracking our Users and audience so that we can deliver the Affect Change Services cost effectively.

Links

Affect Change Websites may contain links to other websites not controlled by Affect Change. Affect Change is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other websites. When linking to another website a User should read the privacy policy stated on that website. Our Privacy Policy only governs information collected on Affect Change Websites and through Affect Change Services.

Weblogs (blogs), Text (SMS) Messages, and Email Messages

Please be aware that whenever you share comments, text messages, and email messages the Content of these documents will be visible to those you share it with, possibly including the public. You should be careful about the documents you share, particularly documents that contain personal information about yourself or your correspondents. Personally identifiable information in shared documents may be used by the people the document is shared with to contact you or others. You should be particularly careful about sharing others’ identity or personal information.

Third-Party Advertising

Affect Change or one of our advertising partners may deliver ads appearing on the Affect Change Service. Our web-advertising partners may set cookies (or use similar technology to enable personalized advertising on your mobile device). These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad servers may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Affect Change and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Security

Affect Change Member accounts are secured by Member-created passwords. Affect Change takes precautions to ensure that Member-account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect Member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to Member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer-service personnel, service administrators, and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of Member-account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of Member information at any time.

If Affect Change learns of a security-systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Affect Change may post a notice on our website if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a web browser enabling you to view the website. Affect Change may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us at contact@AffectChange.us

Due to the existing regulatory environment, Affect Change cannot ensure that all of your personally identifiable information and communications will remain private and will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy. Therefore, although we maintain and make every effort to comply with evolving privacy standards, we do not promise, nor should you expect, that your personally identifiable information or private communications will always remain private.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information Affect Change Collects

Affect Change will not disclose personally identifiable information to any third party without the Member’s permission unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process received by Affect Change, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the Affect Change Terms of Use or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and Users of the service. Affect Change reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information because of the sale of Affect Change or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

From time to time we may make changes to our Privacy Policy. Our most current Privacy Policy will always be posted on all Affect Change Websites. A User is bound by any minor changes to the Policy when she or he uses the website after those changes have been posted. If, however, we are going to use Users’ personally identifiable information in a manner materially less restrictive from that stated at the time of collection we will seek to obtain your consent through reasonable means which may include posting a notice on our website for 30 days.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this Privacy statement, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at contact@affectchange.us

Affect Change, Inc., 530 Miller Road, Coral Gables, FL 33146