Privacy Central, Inc Usage Terms

Last Updated: May 31st, 2019

These Terms govern your use of this service and it's products, features, apps, services, technologies, and software we offer, except where we expressly state that separate terms apply.

1. Our Services

Our mission is to give people the power to control their private data and give a sense of peace to both users and organizations that use our platform. In order to accomplish this, we provide the Products and services described below to you for the purposes of:

  • Connect you with organizations that care about your privacy:

    We help you find and connect with businesses and organizations that are serious about protecting you. We use the data and application registry to help you know who has your data. For example, companies that have your email in their system(s).

  • Help you discover content, products, and privacy services that may interest you:

    We show you ads, offers, and other sponsored content to help you discover content, products, and services that are offered by the many businesses and organizations that use Privacy Central, Inc and other Privacy Central, Inc Products. Our partners pay us to show their content to you, and we design our services so that the sponsored content you see is as relevant and useful to you as everything else you see on our Products and have some direct correlation to privacy.

  • Combat harmful conduct and protect and support our platform:

    People will only trust and rely on Privacy Central, Inc if they feel safe. We employ dedicated teams around the world and develop advanced technical systems to detect misuse of our Products, harmful conduct towards others, and situations where we may be able to help support or protect our users. If we learn of content or conduct like this, we will take appropriate action - for example, offering help, removing content, blocking access to certain features, disabling an account, or contacting law enforcement. We share harmful conduct data with other Privacy Central, Inc Companies when we detect misuse or harmful conduct by someone using one of our Products.

  • Use and develop advanced technologies to provide safe and functional services for everyone:

    We use and develop advanced technologies - such as artificial intelligence and machine learning systems - so that people can use our Products safely regardless of physical ability or geographic location.

  • Research ways to make our services better:

    We engage in research and collaborate with others to improve our Products. One way we do this is by analyzing the data we have and understanding how people use our Products.

  • Provide consistent and seamless experiences across the Privacy Central, Inc Products:

    Our Products help you find and connect with people, businesses, organizations, and others that are important to you. We design our systems so that your experience is consistent and seamless across the services that you use.

  • Enable global access to our services:

    To operate our global service, we need to store and distribute content and data in our data centers and systems around the world, including outside your country of residence. This infrastructure may be operated or controlled by Privacy Central, Inc or its technology affiliates such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.

2. Our Data Policy and Your Privacy Choices

To provide these services, we must collect and use your personal data. We detail our practices in the Privacy Policy, which you must agree to in order to use our Products.

3. Your Commitments to Privacy Central, Inc

We provide these services to you and others to help advance our mission. In exchange, we need you to make the following commitments:

  1. Who can use Privacy Central, Inc

    When people stand behind their opinions and actions, our system is safer and more accountable. For that reason, you must:

    • Provide accurate information about yourself.
    • Create only one account (your own) and use for personal purposes except where dependents and Power of Attorney situations exist.
    • Not share your credentiasl or give access to your Privacy Central, Inc account to others, or transfer your account to anyone else (without our permission).
    We try to make Privacy Central, Inc broadly available to everyone, but you cannot use Privacy Central, Inc if:

    • You are under 13 years old.
    • We previously disabled your account for violations of our terms or policies.
    • You are prohibited from receiving our products, services, or software under applicable laws.

  2. What you can do on Privacy Central, Inc

    We want people to use Privacy Central, Inc to secure their privacy rights, but not at the expense of the safety and well-being of others or the integrity of our users. You therefore agree not to engage in the conduct described below (or to facilitate or support others in doing so):

    1. You may not use our Products to perform acts:

      • That violates these Terms
      • That is unlawful, misleading, discriminatory or fraudulent.
      • That infringes or violates someone else's rights.
    2. You may not upload viruses or malicious code or do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of our Products.
    3. You may not access or collect data from our Products using automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data you do not have permission to access. We implement very strict logging and repeated attempts to access unauthorized information will result in your service and/or account termination.

    We can remove data and accounts that are in violation of these provisions and, if applicable, we may take action against your account, for the reasons described below. We may also disable your account if you repeatedly infringe other people's rights.
    To help support our users, we encourage you to report content or conduct that you believe violates your rights or our terms and policies.

  3. The permissions you give us:

    We need certain permissions from you to provide our services:
    1. Permission to use and share your personal data: You own the data you provide Privacy Central, Inc and the other Privacy Central, Inc Products you use, and nothing in these Terms takes away the rights you have to your data. To provide our services, though, we need you to give us some legal permissions to use that data.
      This means you give us permission to store and share it with other companies that support our service or other Privacy Central, Inc Products you use.
      You can end this agreement at any time by deleting your account or specific data. However, for technical and legal reasons, content you delete may persist for a limited period of time in backup copies (though it will not be visible to other users). In addition, content you delete may continue to exist if you have shared it with external companies and they have not deleted it.
    2. Permission to use your name and information about your actions with ads and sponsored content: You give us permission to use your name and information about actions you have taken on Privacy Central, Inc next to or in connection with ads, offers, and other sponsored content that we display across our Products, without any compensation to you. For example, we may share that you are interested in an advertisement created by a brand that has paid us to display its ads on Privacy Central, Inc. You can learn more about your settings and preferences.
      If you are under the age of eighteen (18), you represent that a parent or legal guardian also agrees to this section on your behalf.
    3. Permission to update software you use or download: If you download or use our software, you give us permission to download and install upgrades, updates, and additional features to improve, enhance, and further develop it.

  4. Limits on using our intellectual property

    If you use content covered by intellectual property rights that we have and make available in our Products (for example, images, designs, videos, or sounds we provide that you add to content you create or share on Privacy Central, Inc), we retain all rights to that content. You can only use our copyrights or trademarks (or any similar marks) as expressly permitted by our Brand Usage Guidelines or with our prior written permission. You must obtain our written permission (or permission under an open source license) to modify, create derivative works of, decompile, or otherwise attempt to extract source code from us.

4. Additional provisions

  1. Updating our Terms

    • We work constantly to improve our services and develop new features to make our Products better for you and our corporate customers. As a result, we may need to update these Terms from time to time to accurately reflect our services and practices. Unless otherwise required by law, we will notify you before we make changes to these Terms and give you an opportunity to review them before they go into effect. Once any updated Terms are in effect, you will be bound by them if you continue to use our Products.
    • We hope that you will continue using our Products, but if you do not agree to our updated Terms and no longer want to be a part of the Privacy Central, Inc community, you can delete your account at any time.

  2. Account suspension or termination

    • We want Privacy Central, Inc to be a place where people feel welcome and safe to express themselves and share their thoughts and ideas.
    • If we determine that you have violated our terms or policies, we may take action against your account to protect our services, including by suspending access to your account or disabling it. We may also suspend or disable your account if you create risk or legal exposure for us or when we are permitted or required to do so by law. Where appropriate, we will notify you about your account the next time you try to access it. You can learn more about what you can do if your account has been disabled.
    • If you delete or we disable your account, these Terms shall terminate as an agreement between you and us, but the following provisions will remain in place: 3-6

  3. Software

    • Understand that this platform is software that manages software. It may occur that upstream or downstream SaaS application providers change or remove their APIs. This is completely out of our control and can happen at any time with or without notice. Application stubs are provided as-is and are subject to change. We cannot guarantee or warrent the continued operation of any particular application stub.
    • Not all application stubs are guarenteed to implement all the Data Subject Action Patterns (DSAP). Applications also implement the patterns in a standard, common way that may not fit your particular needs or requirements. We offer other customizable solutions for these use-cases.
  4. Limits on liability

    • We work hard to provide the best Products we can and to specify clear guidelines for everyone who uses them. Our Products, however, are provided "as is," and we make no guarantees that they always will be safe, secure, or error-free, or that they will function without disruptions, delays, or imperfections. To the extent permitted by law, we also DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. We do not control or direct what application vendors do or say, and we are not responsible for their actions or conduct (whether online or offline).
    • We cannot predict when issues might arise with our Products. Accordingly, our liability shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and under no circumstance will we be liable to you for any lost profits, revenues, information, or data, or consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, punitive, or incidental damages arising out of or related to these Terms or the Privacy Central, Inc Products, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Our aggregate liability arising out of or relating to these Terms or the Products will not exceed the greater of $100 or the amount you have paid us in the past six months.

  5. Disputes

    • We try to provide clear rules so that we can limit or hopefully avoid disputes between you and us. If a dispute does arise, however, it's useful to know up front where it can be resolved and what laws will apply.
    • For any claim, cause of action, or dispute you have against us that arises out of or relates to these Terms or the Privacy Central, Inc Products ("claim"), you agree that it will be resolved exclusively in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California or a state court located in San Diego County. You also agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of either of these courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim, and that the laws of the State of California will govern these Terms and any claim, without regard to conflict of law provisions.
  6. Other

    • These Terms make up the entire agreement between you and Privacy Central, Inc regarding your use of our Products. They supersede any prior agreements.
    • Some of the Products we offer are also governed by supplemental terms. If you use any of those Products, supplemental terms will be made available and will become part of our agreement with you. For instance, if you access or use our Products for commercial or business purposes, such as buying ads, selling products, or developing apps you must agree to our Commercial Terms. To the extent any supplemental terms conflict with these Terms, the supplemental terms shall govern to the extent of the conflict.
    • If any portion of these Terms are found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect. If we fail to enforce any of these Terms, it will not be considered a waiver. Any amendment to or waiver of these Terms must be made in writing and signed by us.
    • You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else without our consent.
    • You may designate a person (called a legacy contact) to manage your account if it is memorialized. Only your legacy contact or a person who you have identified in a valid will or similar document expressing clear consent to disclose your content upon death or incapacity will be able to seek disclosure from your account after it is memorialized. Legal documentation will be requried to perform these actions (such as Power of Attorney).
    • These Terms do not confer any third-party beneficiary rights. All of our rights and obligations under these Terms are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.
    • We always appreciate your feedback and other suggestions about our products and services. But you should know that we may use them without any restriction or obligation to compensate you, and we are under no obligation to keep them confidential.
    • We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.

5. Other terms and policies that may apply to you

  1. Commercial Terms: These terms apply if you also access or use our Products for any commercial or business purpose.
  2. Advertising Policies: These policies specify what types of ad content are allowed by partners who advertise across the Privacy Central, Inc Products.
  3. Developer Policy: These guidelines outline the policies that apply to your use of our Platform (for example, for developers of external/community application stubs).
  4. Branding: These guidelines outline the policies that apply to use of Privacy Central, Inc trademarks, logos, and screenshots.

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