Posted/Revised: September 25, 2021 (the “Effective Date”)
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH OUR POLICIES AND PRACTICES, YOU SHOULD NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SITE.
This policy is in accordance with the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (also known as “COPPA”), among other applicable privacy laws, and outlines our practices in the United States regarding children’s information collected from users of the Services (see Section 10, Protecting Children).
If you are (i) a California resident, please see Section 9 , California Privacy Notice , in order to learn more about your California privacy rights; or (ii) a Nevada resident, please see Section 8(e) , Residents of California and Nevada, in order to learn more about your Nevada privacy rights.
Section 2. Personal Information That We Collect
We may collect the following information:
(a) Information You Provide to Us.
You can use some of the Services without actively submitting any information, but some portions of the
Services may require or allow you to provide personal information, such as the following:
- Personal Identifiers and User Profile Information such as your name, email address, or phone number (collectively, “PII”);
- Payment/billing Information such as a credit card number and associated identifiers, and your billing address (which may be collected by our payment processing services);
- Account and Support Information. Account login credentials (username and password), avatar, interests, or troubleshooting and support data (for example, data you provide or that we collect in connection with a support query that we receive from you including, but not limited to, contact or authentication data, the content or transcript of your communication with us, and information regarding the product or service you are using related to your help inquiry);
- Marketing information such as your contact preferences and desired frequency of emails; and
- Historical Information in order to maintain a record of your purchases, transactional information, history and usage, support logs and history, or any communications and responses with us.
(b) Information We Automatically Collect.
There is some information that we may automatically when you access and use the Services, including:
- Device Information such as IP address, mobile advertising ID, media access control (MAC) address, and identifiers associated with browser cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies we deploy on the Services;
- Network Information such as your internet service provider (ISP), browser type, and operating system version, language settings, access times, pages viewed, the routes by which you access the Services, and your use of any hyperlinks available within the Services;
- Log data such as the nature of each access and applicable data that we record each time a device accesses an applicable server, which may include your originating IP address and your activity while using the Services (for example, date and time stamps, pages and files viewed, searches and other actions you take such as which features you accessed), device event information (for example, system activity, error reports or crash dumps), hardware settings, and metadata (or other data about data), and other information associated with files that you upload to the Services; and
- Usage data such as the dates and times you access the Services and browsing activities (for example, the portions of the Services you used) as well as performance data regarding the Services, including metrics related to the deliverability of emails and other communications you send through the Services that allows us to improve the content and operation of the Services and facilitate research and analysis of the Services.
Section 3. How We Use Personal Information
We may use the PII we collect or receive through the Services (alone or with other data we source) consistent
with our legitimate interests to operate and administer the Services including to:
- provide, maintain, and improve the Services, as well as to develop new content and features;
- create, maintain, and service your account;
- send notifications related to your account;
- enable you to participate in interactive features of the Services;
- send newsletters, postcards, or messages you request;
- enable you to participate in sweepstakes, contests, or promotions;
- respond to your support requests;
- process or fulfill orders and transactions;
- conduct internal research and development;
- debug the Services to identify and repair errors;
- perform our contractual obligations;
- analyze traffic and user activities on the Services, identify popular areas or features, and optimize and personalize the Services;
- protect our rights and property as well as the rights and property of others;
- comply with our legal obligations, including to detect, investigate, and prevent fraud and other illegal activities, and to enforce our agreements;
- enforce our Terms of Service and applicable law or to protect the rights and safety of our users; and
- communicate suggestions and tailored features to you within the Services to optimize and personalize your experience.
BLC takes the privacy of PII seriously, and we will continue to implement appropriate safeguards to protect
this PII from misuse or unauthorized disclosure.
Section 4. Sharing of Personal Information
We will not share the personal information we collect with any unrelated third parties other than with our:
- Service Providers that perform services on our behalf, including customer support, payment processors, or others who assist us in fulfilling orders or transactions, web hosting, information technology, and analytics services;
- Potential Buyers as part of, or during negotiations for, any purchase, sale, lease, merger, or any other type of acquisition, disposal, or financing involving BLC, but only with confidentiality agreements in place that protect your information from further disclosure;
- Professional Advisors such as our legal, financial, insurance, or other advisors in connection with the corporate transactions described above or the management of our business and operations;
- Law Enforcement Authorities and Individuals Involved in Legal Proceedings when it is necessary for us to comply with applicable law or legal process, to respond to legal claims, or to protect the rights, property or personal safety of BLC, our users, employees, or the public; and
- With Your Consent or At Your Direction to third parties to who you ask us to share.
We reserve the right to share, license, or sell aggregated and/or anonymized data that is data after your personal information has been removed with or to third parties for their own uses. When we work with suppliers or service providers, they are obligated to keep data received on our behalf in confidence, provide adequate security measures, and they may not use that data for any other purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for us.
Section 5. Payments
We may provide paid products and/or services within Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
Section 6. Cookie Notice
(a) What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
We refer to cookies created by us as “BLC Cookies” and those created by parties other than us as “third- party cookies”. Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the Services (for example, advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that provide these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
In addition to the party which sets the cookie, the duration of the cookie’s retention in your browser can help define its purpose. “Session cookies” are cookies which are stored on your device for the duration of the browser session. When you close your browser, the session cookies are cleared. “Persistent cookies” are stored either until you manually delete them or until your browser deletes them based on the duration set within the persistent cookie file.
We use both BLC Cookies and third-party cookies for several reasons which can be delineated into broad
categories as follows:
- Essential cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with the Services and to use the features, such as access to secure, member-only, and private areas. Refusal of these cookies may impact website functionality;
- Performance/Functionality cookies are used to enhance performance or functionality of the Services but are non-essential. Without these cookies, however, certain functionality may become unavailable;
- Analytics/Customization cookies collect information in aggregate form either (1) to help us understand (A) how the Services are being used or (B) how effective marketing campaigns are or (2) to help us customize the Services for you;
- Advertising cookies are used to ensure advertising messages are relevant to you, for instance, by preventing the same ad from reappearing continuously, ensuring that ads are properly displayed, or, in some cases, selecting advertisements based on your interests; and
- Social Networking cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content you find interesting throughout the Services through third-party social networking or other websites (including, potentially for advertising purposes related to social networking).
(d) Third-Party Cookies
|Google Analytics cookies help us measure and evaluate the Services’ performance by providing insights into user behavior and actions.
|ConvertKit cookies help us to administer the Services, track movements around the Services, analyze trends, serve targeted advertisements, and gather demographic information.
|Facebook cookies help us to deliver ads to users who have previously visited the Services or purchased our products and to recommend products and services based on user activity.
Electronic devices and software applications on these devices may offer you tools to opt out of or block advertisements on the device or in specific applications. Consult the help documentation and settings specific to your devices and applications to learn more about your options. You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can withdraw your consent at any time for any cookies or other tracking technologies used by us by deleting them from your device. Should you choose to remove or block cookies, some functionality of the Services may become unavailable or unreliable.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
(f) Other Tracking Technologies
Other than the cookies listed above, we have also implemented the following tracking technologies within certain parts of the Services.
- Local and Session Storage to temporarily store information to improve user experience while interacting with the website.
(g) Cookies and CCPA
Section 7. Advertising and Analytics Technologies
(a) Third-Party Data Collection
With respect to the Services or portions of the Services we may give you the option to share with others on social media platforms, such as Instagram, Facebook or Twitter (“Social Media Links”). When you share using Social Media Links, the privacy practices of the social media platform control who has access to your information and how it is treated by the social media platform. We ask that you consult the privacy policies of any social media services (or other third party) with which you share information in this manner to learn about the social media platform’s data practices.
(h) Data Storage
We store the personal information we collect for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we originally collected it. We may also retain personal information as required by law.
(i) Analytics Technologies
We may use Google Analytics, ConvertKit, or other similar technologies (the “Analytics Technologies”) to collect and process certain information about you and your use of the Services. The information collected by the Analytics Technologies is statistical data and does not include PII, and we do not maintain it or associate it with PII we collect in other ways or receive from third parties.
Our web server and/or the Analytics Technologies may collect and store the following general information about you:
- the originating name of the domain from which you access the internet;
- the date and time you access the Services;
- the pages of the Services you visit;
- the internet address of the website from which you linked directly to us; and
- the type of device, device ID and web browser you use to access the Services.
This information is collected automatically. It is used to help us improve the Services by tabulating the number of visitors to the Services in terms of new users, origin of referrers, popularity of pages, amount of use, types of errors, and to make the Services more useful to you.
Our web server and/or the Analytics Technologies may also collect internet protocol addresses (the internet address of a device) to track a user’s session while the user remains anonymous. We analyze this data for certain trends in statistics, such as which parts of the Services users are visiting and how long they spend there.
(j) Google Analytics.
You can learn more about Facebook’s interest-based advertising by visiting the “How Ads Work on Facebook” page (located at https://www.facebook.com/help/516147308587266/).
To opt-out from Facebook’s interest-based ads, follow its instructions on the page “How can I adjust how ads on Facebook are shown to me based on data about my activity from partners?” (located at https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217/).
Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA (located at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/), the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada (located at http://youradchoices.ca/) or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe (located at http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/), or opt-out using your mobile device settings.
Section 8. Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the PII you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
(a) Marketing Communications
Our marketing emails tell you how to “opt out.” You may choose to opt out of receiving promotional communications from us by following the instructions in those messages. Please note, that even if you do opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as emails or text messages about your account or orders from us. We do not knowingly send marketing communications to children.
(m) By Request
You may send requests about personal information to the email in Section 13, Contact Information . You
can request to change contact choices, opt out of our sharing with others, and update your personal
(n) Cookies & Other Tracking Technologies
You can typically (i) remove and reject cookies from the Services with your browser settings, (ii) set your
browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or (iii) alert you when cookies are being sent. Many
browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings. If you disable, remove, or reject
cookies, it could affect how the Services works for you and some parts of the Services may be
inaccessible or not function properly. See Section 6 , Cookie Notice , for more information about cookies.
(o) Google Analytics Opt-out Option
If you do not want your information collected with Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. To opt out of Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page (located at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout) and install the add-on for your browser. For more details, visit the “Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on” page (located at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en).
(p) Residents of California and Nevada
California residents may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see Section 9, California Privacy Notice , for more information.
Nevada residents who wish to exercise their sale opt-out rights under Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A may submit a request by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Nevada Removal Request.” However, please know we do not currently sell data triggering that statute’s opt-out requirements.
Section 9. California Privacy Notice
If you are a California resident, you may have certain rights. For example, California law may permit you to request that we:
- provide you with the categories of (1) PII we have collected or disclosed about you in the last twelve months; (2) sources of such information; (3) third parties with whom we shared PII;
- provide you with the business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling your PII;
- provide access to and/or a copy of certain information we hold about you; and
- delete certain information we have about you.
You also have the right to receive information about the financial incentives that we offer (if any) and the right to not be discriminated against for exercising your rights. Certain information may be exempt from such requests under applicable law. For example, we need certain types of information so that we can provide the Services to you. If you ask us to delete it, you may no longer be able to access or use the Services.
Please review these additional privacy disclosures, which provide a summary of how we collect, use, and
disclose personal information from you, and explain your rights under California law.
(a) Categories of Information We Collect, Use, and Disclose for Business Purposes
We collect personal information as described in Section 2, Personal Information That We Collect. We collect this information from you, your child, third parties, or as otherwise described in this policy. We use these categories as described in Section 3, How We Use Personal Information , and disclose these categories of personal information for business purposes as described above and in Section 4, Sharing of Personal Information. In addition, we and our service providers may collect the below categories of information for the following business or commercial purposes (as those terms are defined in applicable law):
- operational purposes of us or our service providers;
- auditing your interactions on the Services, such as measuring analytics like frequency of use of links;
- detecting and protecting against, and prosecuting security incidents and fraudulent or illegal activity;
- bug detection and error reporting;
- short-term (or transient) use, such as customizing content that we or our service providers display on the Services (such as contextual ads);
- providing the Services including account servicing and maintenance, order processing and fulfillment, customer service, advertising and marketing, analytics, and communication about the Services;
- improving existing and developing new services (for example, by conducting internal research to develop new products or features);
- verifying or maintaining the quality or safety of, or upgrading or enhancing the Services;
- other uses that advance our commercial or economic interests, such as third-party advertising and communicating with you about relevant offers from third-party partners; and
- other uses about which we notify you.
(q) California Residents’ Rights
Under the California Consumer Privacy Protection Act, California residents have the right to request access to or deletion of their personal information, to request additional details about our information practices, and to not be discriminated against for exercising their rights.
You may exercise your right to access, edit or delete information we have collected about you by emailing us at email@example.com with the subject line “California Removal Request.” If you need further assistance regarding your rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws. Note that even if we honor your request to delete your information, we may retain certain information as required or permitted by law.
California residents who are under 18 years of age may request and obtain removal of any postings on the Services that they themselves post by emailing us at email@example.com. Please also note that any requests for removal do not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information from the Services for example, content that you have posted that may be republished or reposted by another user or third party.
(r) Exercising Your Rights
If would like to exercise any of your California Contact rights, please submit a request to CCPA@beyondlightcreations.com. You will be required to verify your identity before we fulfill your request. To do so, you will need to provide us with certain account information, such as the full name and email address you used to create your account and your most recent activity with us. You can also designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. To do so, you must provide us with written authorization for the agent to act on your behalf, however, you will still need to verify your identity directly with us.
(s) California Online Privacy Protection Act
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the
California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”) and thus will not distribute your personal
information to outside parties without your consent or as specifically described above. We also agree that:
- users can visit our publicly available website anonymously;
- users will be able to change their personal information by emailing us at the email in Section 13;
- we allow third-party behavioral tracking through the use of Analytics Technologies as noted in Section 7, Advertising and Analytics Technologies.
(t) California Shine the Light.
We do not sell or disclose personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
Section 10. Protecting Children
THIS SITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.
The Services are not directed to children and BLC does not knowingly collect PII from children. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on the Services or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, email address, or date or place of birth as required for registration. If we learn we have collected or received PII from a child under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us at the email in “Contact Information” below.
(a) Children’s Privacy
(u) Parental Control
Section 11. Access and Update Your Information
Depending on the jurisdiction in which you reside, you may have the rights to access, correct, update, port, delete, restrict, or object to our processing of your PII; the right to complain to a data protection authority about the collection and use of PII; and the right to withdraw your consent to our use of PII. You can manage your individual account and profile settings within the dashboard provided through the Services to assist you with responding to requests to access, correct, update, port or delete information that you receive from your Contacts. You can also contact us at any time to update your own marketing preferences.
Upon your request, we will provide to you the PII under our control, if any, as well as information about the ways in which that information is being used and disclosed. We use reasonable efforts to ensure that PII we may be using or disclosing is accurate and complete. If you demonstrate that your information is inaccurate or incomplete, the information will be amended as appropriate. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to respond to any request and update your PII, if necessary. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
If your PII is collected or processed on the basis of your consent, you, as a data subject, can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent, however, will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal nor will it affect the processing of your PII conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. We may ask you to verify your identity in order to help us respond efficiently to your request.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that the data we collect is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete and up-to-date.
Section 12. Governing Law
Section 13. Contact Information
If you have any questions about our information handling practices, including our practices with respect to your personal information with respect to the Services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.