This policy covers how Strikingly, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Strikingly," "we," "us," or "our") treats personal information that it collects and receives on www.Strikingly.com. We are not in the business of selling information about you: we use information shared with us for the sole purpose of running and improving our services. This notice tells you what information we collect, the steps we take to protect and secure it, how we use and share information, and finally, how you can contact us with questions or concerns.
Information We Gather
- Strikingly collects personal information when you register with us, use Strikingly products or services, or post content on a Strikingly website or blog. This information is limited to your email address, username, and any information you post on your site. Your password is stored securely using a salted, variable work factor, one-way hash function.
- Strikingly may also collect personal information if you enter into promotions or sweepstakes.
- Strikingly automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookies, and the pages you request. We also collect other useful information as part of our analytics services, in order to improve the service. However, we do not link such information to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.
- Strikingly may collect billing information if you sign up for a paid service, which may include your name, address, telephone number, credit card details, and other information that is necessary in order to process the transaction. Under no circumstance, do we store any of your sensitive billing details.
- When signing up for the affiliate program, Strikingly may collect additional details in order to process payments and comply with tax law, which may include your social security number or EIN, your address, and other information as appropriate.
- Strikingly uses information for the following general purposes: products and services provision, identification and authentication, services improvement, support, contact, research, and anonymous reporting.
Our third-party partners employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons), images, and scripts that help them better manage content on our site. We do not tie the information gathered to our Users' personally identifiable information.
Third Parties, with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site, also use Flash cookies to collect and store information. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser may not remove Flash cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html#117118
- Should you sign up for a Strikingly Pro account or register a domain through us, we require your billing information in order to process the transaction.
- We will retain the last 4 digits of your credit card number and credit card type, so that you may identify that card used in the future. We do not store any other billing information, as this information is discarded after your transaction has been processed.
- If your subscription is auto-renewing, a recurring subscription will be created at our payment gateway, Stripe.com. Stripe.com will store your billing information on its secure payment gateway for as long as necessary to carry out the terms of your subscription.
- Should you cancel your subscription, your billing information will be immediately removed by Stripe.com
- All transactions are processed over an industry-standard SSL/TLS connection, with a minimum of 128-bit encryption.
- Strikingly occasionally obtains IP addresses from users depending upon how you access our websites. IP addresses, browser, and session information may be used for various purposes, including to:
- Diagnose and prevent service or technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP.
- Estimate the total number of users visiting Strikingly's websites from specific geographical regions.
- Help determine which users have access privileges to certain content, services or resources that we offer.
- Monitor and prevent fraud and abuse.
- A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.
- If you reject all cookies, you may not be able to use Strikingly services or products that require you to "sign in" and you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings.
- You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies or notify you when a cookie is set.
- Strikingly uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to:
- Require you to re-enter your password after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents.
- Keep track of the preferences you specify while you are using the Strikingly Sites, Products, and Services.
- Estimate and report our total audience size and traffic.
- Conduct research to improve the content and services provided on the Strikingly Sites, Products, and Services.
Information Use, Sharing, and Disclosure
- Strikingly does not share personal information we learn about you from your use of the Strikingly websites, products, and services with others except as described in this policy.
- We do not share, sell, rent, or trade personally identifiable information with third parties for their promotional purposes.
- Strikingly may use or share your personal information where it is necessary to complete a transaction, to operate or improve the Strikingly products and services, or to do something that you have asked us to do. We use other third parties such as a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for promotional purposes.
- From time to time, Strikingly or a partner may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake, or contest on Strikingly. You may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address, or home address, or to answer questions in order to participate. This information will be used strictly for the purpose of notifying and arranging the delivery of promotional items to the person selected.
- You may opt out of emails you receive from Strikingly or any of our partners for promotions, sweepstakes, contests, or newsletters by emailing support@strikingly
- When you register for Strikingly, we collect user-submitted account information such as username and email address to identify users and send notifications related to the use of the service.
- When you post content on a Strikingly website, you have the ability to post content that may include personally identifiable information about yourself.
- If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request the removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at support@Strikingly. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
- If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Strikingly stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.
- Strikingly may share personally identifiable information about you under the following circumstances:
- We may share your personal information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal processes, to establish or exercise our legal rights, or, to defend against legal claims, and if in our judgment in such circumstances disclosure is required or appropriate.
Strikingly may revise, modify or update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your particular Strikingly account or by placing a prominent notice on our site prior to the change becoming effective.
Widgets may support functions that require that you disclose certain personally identifiable information given the user's choice of participation. This information is collected in many different ways such as: forms, surveys, contests, forums, subscribing or unsubscribing to mailings, and correcting or updating personally identifiable information, and are only used for the purpose in which they were collected. Forms that require sensitive information such as financial information (credit card) to process purchases for products or services are SSL encrypted to protect your sensitive information.
Links to 3rd Party Sites
You can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign-up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.
Social Media Widgets
Confidentiality and Security
No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make efforts to ensure security on our systems.
- We use physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information about you.
- Your account information is password-protected. Additionally, your account's password is stored using a salted, variable work factor, one-way hash algorithm.
- In certain areas, Strikingly uses industry-standard SSL encryption to protect data transmissions. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by a breach of such firewalls and secure server software.
If Strikingly learns of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using Strikingly or providing personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of those sites, products, and services. We may post a notice on our applicable websites if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a web browser to enable you to view the applicable websites. We 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 email@example.com
Changing Your Preferences and Personal Information
- You can edit your account information with Strikingly.com at any time.
- You can delete your applicable account by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; we will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, however, please note that some personal information, primarily your contact information, may remain in our records to the extent necessary to protect our legal interests or document compliance with regulatory requirements.
- If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, or delete such information by making the change on our user account page, or by emailing our Customer Support at support@Strikingly.com.
If you have a privacy concern regarding Strikingly or this policy, and if you cannot satisfactorily resolve it through the use of those sites, products, or services, you should complete you can write to us by email at email@example.com
Last updated on January 2nd, 2013