In general, we must keep your data for at least one year.
The only data we keep is the data you store in your profile page which is used to send GDPR requests to applications.
The data that is returned from the applications is stored in their respective storage locations. We only store the link to it (which is encrypted in our database using our key OR your key). See Security for more information on Bring-Your-Own-Key (BYOK)
Privacy Central, Inc is itself a GDPR application. Because of the nature of GDPR and privacy, it presents a recursive issue of data creation. You can request that we delete your data, but it will only be placed in a hold status until one year after your last request at which point it will be deleted. If you have no requests, your data is deleted immediately.
Our privacy commitments
Here’s some of the information we collect:
Here are the three basic ways we collect it:
Here are just some of the ways we use it. To:
Some examples of who we share your Personal Information with:
Understanding Personal, Anonymous & Aggregate Information
Your Choices & Controls
Your California Privacy Rights
California Web Site Data Collection & "Do Not Track" Notices
California customers who wish to request further information about our compliance with these requirements, or have questions or concerns about our privacy practices and policies may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to us at:
Privacy Central, Inc
Chief Privacy Officer
315 S. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024.
How should this Policy be used? We encourage you to read the whole policy so you will understand fully our relationship. To find specific information, here is an outline of where you will find answers to your questions about key topics:
Visit these links for more information.
What we mean when we say:
Some areas outside the United States require us to work a little differently. In that case, we may adopt separate privacy policies as necessary to reflect the requirements of applicable local laws.
Yes. You're responsible for making sure all family members or other users under your account understand and agree to this Policy.
Yes, that can happen. For example:
Sometimes we will work with other, unaffiliated companies to provide a service. In that case your information may be subject to this Policy and that of the other company. For example, you purchase one of our products or services from a retailer like Microsoft, any information you provide to them may be subject to both their policy and ours.
We may have written product or service agreements with our business customers that contain specific provisions about confidentiality, security or handling of information. When one of these agreements differs from or conflicts with this Policy, the terms of those agreements will apply. In all other instances, the terms of this Policy apply.
We may collect different types of information based on your use of our products and services and on our business relationship with you.
In three basic ways:
We use your information to improve your experience and to make our business stronger. Some examples include:
We only use it to provide you with that service, unless we first get your permission to use it for something different.
We will only share your Personal Information with other non-PrivacyCentral.com companies for them to use for the marketing of their own products and services when we have your consent through the "Privacy Core" application.
Yes. We may use information like the preferences you have expressed and interests you have demonstrated on our websites, through use of our products and services, to provide you with marketing information and advertisements for our products and services. Those ads may be delivered on our websites and mobile applications. This is called "first party" advertising.
Yes. We may also use information we get through your use of our products and services, from our advertising partners, and information like your age and gender to deliver Relevant Advertising that is not Online Behavioral Advertising. We combine your anonymous information with that of other users into aggregate "audience segments". These segments are based on particular interests and/or factual characteristics that everyone in that audience segment is likely to share. We might use that information to send you advertisements that are relevant to those interests or characteristics. We are careful to only use non-personally identifiable information to create Relevant Advertising with aggregate audience segments that are large enough that you can't be identified individually.
We currently do not use your location for any type of advertising purposes.
We may provide reports to advertisers and other business customers about the success of its advertising campaigns. Those reports contain aggregate information about the number of times a particular ad was viewed, when it was viewed, whether it was viewed on a TV, a mobile device or a computer, demographics associated with the viewing audience and other similar information. Your anonymous information will not be included in aggregate reports about the success of Relevant Advertising campaigns if you have opted-out.
Exactly what it sounds like! It includes your postal-code and street address, as well as the whereabouts of your device.
We use it in all kinds of ways, here are some examples:
It depends on the technology been used. For example, we can locate your device based on an IP address, or based on its GPS reported location. Wi-Fi networks provide more accurate location information, associating you with the place where the network is located - like a coffee shop - or to an area within or around that place.
Other companies may also be able to locate your device. For example, your handset manufacturer and your operating system provider may be able to locate your device. If you download mobile applications, those apps may be able to obtain your location directly from your handset or the operating system. Mobile applications that give you access to your employer's network may also give your employer the ability to locate your device.
We urge you to review policies of all providers.
Sometimes we'll collect information about how you use our products using cookies and other similar technologies. This information doesn't include your Personal Information and is considered anonymous.
When we collect information that identifies you personally, we may anonymize it for certain purposes. We remove data fields (such as name, address and telephone number) that can reasonably be used to identify you. We also use a variety of statistical techniques and operational controls to anonymize data. Anonymizing information is one of the tools we use to protect your privacy.
Aggregate information is a form of anonymous information. We combine data that meet certain criteria into anonymous groups. For example, we might want to compare how customers in the US use the platform to how customers in Canada. In order to do that, we would combine customer data in each of the geographies into anonymous groups and look at all that aggregate data to understand how the two groups are different or similar.
Yes, we may share this information with other companies and entities for specific uses, which may include:
We share this information in external reports with investors and board members.
We use aggregate information to create External Marketing & Analytics Reports that we may sell to other companies for their own marketing, advertising or other similar uses.
These reports may be a combination of information from website browsing and mobile application usage and other information we have about you and other customers. You have a choice about whether your anonymous information is included in the reports that we sell or provide to other companies.
Yes. For example, we might share anonymous Information with media research companies that combine this data with other information to provide audience analysis services about what shows certain audience segments are watching. When we provide individual anonymous information to businesses, we require that they only use it to compile aggregate reports, and for no other purpose. We also require businesses to agree they will not attempt to identify any person using this information, and that they will handle it in a secure manner, consistent with this Policy.
Yes, we may use your anonymous information to provide Metrics Reports to our business customers and service suppliers. These reports are considered part of the underlying service and we do not sell them to other customers or suppliers.
For example, the applications that customers are most concerned about and the applications that tenants add to their registry
We do not knowingly collect personally identifying information from anyone under the age of 13 unless we first obtain permission from the child's parent or legal guardian through the "Dependents" feature.
Internet and wireless devices and services purchased for family use may be used by children without our knowledge. When that happens, information collected may appear to us to be associated with the adult customer who subscribes to our services and will be treated as the adult's information under this Policy.
We encourage you to spend time online with your children, and to participate in and monitor their online activity.
If you create an Privacy Central, Inc dependent account for a child under the age of 13:
You may e-mail us at
email@example.com or write to us at privacycentral.com
Chief Privacy Office
315 S. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
No. We do not sell your Personal Information to anyone, for any purpose. Period.
We keep your Personal Information as long as we need it for business, tax or legal purposes. After that, we destroy it by making it unreadable or undecipherable.
We've worked hard to protect your information. And we've established electronic and administrative safeguards designed to make the information we collect secure. Some examples of those safeguards include:
Laws and regulations guide us in how to give you notification when certain types of sensitive information are involved in a security breach. We will provide you with notice in accordance with these laws and regulations.
Yes. We are happy to help you review and correct the Personal Information we have associated with your account and billing records within a reasonable time.
Information about our customers and users, including Personal Information, may be shared and transferred as part of any merger, acquisition, sale of company assets or transition of service to another provider. This also applies in the unlikely event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which customer and user records would be transferred to another entity as a result of such a proceeding.
Because first party notifications are a part of the service you receive when you visit our websites and use our mobile applications, we don't offer an opt-out for first party notifications. However you can choose how you receive those notices in your account prefrences.
We realize that unwanted marketing contacts can be a hassle and we've worked hard to meet the expectations of customers and potential customers who have expressed a desire to limit certain types of solicitation communications from us.
We may use services provided by analytics companies to obtain information about website performance and how you use our mobile applications and other products and services. Go here for more information about the opt-outs made available by some of those vendors, and to make choices about participation. Based on your permission, we may share your mobile device location or other mobile subscriber information with third parties when you use Third-Party Services, such as to prevent fraud when making a bank transaction. If you want to change that permission, you can opt out directly with the third party or you can opt out by going to Manage Your Privacy Choices.
We take measures to protect the technical information collected by our use of Google Analytics. The data collected will only be used on a need to know basis to resolve technical issues, administer the Site and identify visitor preferences; but in this case, the data will be in non-identifiable form. We do not use any of this information to identify Visitors or Users.
For questions not related to privacy click on the "Contact Support" link at the bottom of any PrivacyCentral.com page. You also can access your online account from the upper right hand corner of our home page at PrivacyCentral.com for additional service options.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, you may contact our U.S.-based third-party ombudsperson program at https://www.truste.com/consumer-resources/dispute-resolution/dispute-resolution-faqs/. If you are not satisfied with our resolution of any dispute, including with respect to privacy or data use concerns, please review our dispute resolution procedures at dispute resolution.
You also have the option of filing a complaint with the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, using an online form, or by calling toll-free 877.FTC.HELP (877.328.4357; TTY: 866.653.4261). Other rights and remedies also may be available to you under federal or other applicable laws.