Effective and last updated: February __, 2018
By using this website, you understand and agree to the terms of this policy. This site is owned by Pepper and may be accessed in the United States and abroad. For data protection purposes, Pepper is the controller and, unless otherwise noted, is also the processor of data. Information collected may be retained, and may be stored, processed, accessed, and used in jurisdictions whose privacy laws may be different and less protective than those of your home jurisdiction.
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Data Pepper Collects
As a visitor to the website, you can engage in many activities without providing any Personal Information.
However, when you order products or services, we may collect the following Personal
Information from you: [is this applicable?]
- Contact information such as your name, phone and fax numbers, address and email address; and
- Billing information such as the number, expiration date, card type and billing address of your credit card; and
- Demographic information such as your job title, job description and company name and company type.
If you submit content to Pepper for licensing, you may be asked to provide the following information:
- Contact information such as your name, phone number, primary address, and email address.
- Pepper will verify this information by asking you to either: a) upload a scan of a government issued ID (which will be stored on our servers); or b) provide a credit card number. Your credit card number will be used solely for the purpose of verifying your name and address. The credit card number will not be stored. [Is this applicable?]
- Payment and contributor information including, but not limited to, payout method, payout email, desired display
- Name, skill level, content focus, etc.
Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.
As is true of most websites, when you use the website, Pepper or third parties authorized by Pepper may also collect certain technical and routing information about your computer to facilitate your use of the Website and its services. For example, we may log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system, CPU speed, and the Internet
Protocol (IP) address of your computer. We use these environmental variables to facilitate and track your use of the Website and its services. Pepper also uses such environmental variables to measure traffic patterns on the Website. To better understand the needs of our visitors to the Website we may occasionally match such information with your Personal
In order to reduce errors in our database, authenticate our users, and prevent abuse of our system, we may on occasion supplement the Personal Information you submit to us with information from third-party sources. For example, we may supplement your contact information with address information provided by the U.S. Postal Service to qualify your
information and prevent errors in our database. As permissible, we may also supplement the information you provide to us with demographic and other information (such as age or interest in photography) stored in third-party databases in order to make it more likely that marketing communications we send will be of interest to you.
Data Collected by Pepper’s Vendors
Pepper uses one or more outside credit card processing companies to bill you for our goods and services. To the best of our knowledge, these companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
We also share Personal Information with certain companies that perform services on our behalf. We only share the Personal Information which is necessary for them to perform those services. We require any company with which we may share Personal Information to protect that data in a manner consistent with this policy and to limit the use of such Personal Information to the performance of services for Pepper.
Pepper does not sell or otherwise provide Personal Information to other companies for the marketing of their own products or services.
How Pepper Uses Your Data
Pepper or one of our trusted partners may use this information to:
- Process your financial transactions.
- Send you order confirmations.
- Register your rights, if any, to technical support or other benefits that may be made available to registered users.
- Respond to customer service requests, questions and concerns.
- Administer your account.
- Send you requested product or service information.
- Keep you informed about special offers and services of Pepper and selected third parties.
- Investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities and/or violations of our Terms of Service or license agreements.
- Meet our research and product/service development needs and to improve our Website, services and offerings; and
- Customize your experience, including targeting our services and offerings to you.
Pepper stores information that we collect through cookies, log files, transparent images, and/or third-party sources to create a summary of your preferences. We tie your personally identifiable information to information in the summary, in order to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers, to improve the content of the Website for you and/or to determine your preferences.
FIX In certain situations, Pepper may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We further reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information as required by law (e.g., to comply with a subpoena, warrant, court order, or legal process served on Pepper) and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, avoid litigation, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, and/or respond to a
government request. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that such disclosure should be made for reasons of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to delete your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at email@example.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Protection of Your Personal Information
The Personal Information that you provide in connection with the use of the Website is protected in several ways.
Access by you to your account profile is available through a password and unique customer ID selected by you. This password is encrypted. You should strive to use a strong, alphanumeric password which you should not divulge to anyone. [is this applicable?]
Your Personal Information resides on a secure server that only selected Pepper personnel and contractors have access to via password. Your Personal Information is encrypted whenever it is transmitted to Pepper. [accurate?]
When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). [accurate?]
We strive to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. While we use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our Web Site, you can send email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not intend to solicit or collect Personal Information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, do not enter information on this site or engage our services. If you believe a child of yours under the age of 18 has entered Personal Information please contact email@example.com to have the data removed and terminate the child’s account. [applicable/will there be online accounts?]
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