Privacy & Cookie Policy

Your privacy matters to us

Background:

Sociamonials, Inc. understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits Our Site and will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you and in a manner consistent with your rights and Our obligations under the law.

This Policy applies to Our use of any and all data collected by us in relation to your use of Our Site. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of Our Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of Our Site. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using Our Site immediately.

  1. Definitions and Interpretation

    In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

    "Account"

    means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;

    "Cookie"

    means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in section 12, below;

    "Our Site"

    means this website, www.sociamonials.com;

    "USA and EU Cookie Law"

    means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015; and]

    "We/Us/Our"

    means Sociamonials, Inc., a California Corporation, whose registered address and main trading address is 5000 Laguna Woods Dr., Elk Grove, CA 95758.

  2. Information About Us

    2.1.1

    Our Site, www.sociamonials.com, is owned and operated by Sociamonials, Inc. Sociamonials, Inc., a California Corporation, whose registered address and main trading address is 5000 Laguna Woods Dr., Elk Grove, CA 95758.

    2.1.2

    [Our data protection officer is Craig Sherman who can be contacted at craig@sociamonials.com]

  3. Scope – What Does This Policy Cover?

    This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of Our Site. It does not extend to any websites that are linked to from Our Site (whether We provide those links or whether they are shared by other users). We have no control over how your data is collected, stored or used by other websites and We advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

  4. What Data Do We Collect?

    Some data will be collected automatically by Our Site. For further details, please see section 12 on Our use of Cookies, other data will only be collected if you voluntarily submit it and consent to Us using it for the purposes set out in section 5, for example, when signing up for an Account. Depending upon your use of Our Site, We may collect some or all of the following data:

    4.1.1

    [Name;]

    4.1.2

    [business/company name]

    4.1.3

    [job title;]

    4.1.4

    [profession;]

    4.1.5

    [contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;]

    4.1.6

    [demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests;]

    4.1.7

    [financial information such as credit / debit card numbers;]

    4.1.8

    [IP address (automatically collected);]

    4.1.9

    [web browser type and version (automatically collected);]

    4.1.10

    [operating system (automatically collected);]

    4.1.11

    [a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on Our Site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);]

  5. How Do We Use Your Data?

    5.1.1

    All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR). For more details on security see section 6, below.

    5.1.2

    We use your data to provide the best possible services to you. This includes:

    5.1.2.a.1

    Providing and managing your Account;

    5.1.2.a.2

    Providing and managing your access to Our Site;

    5.1.2.a.3

    Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our Site;

    5.1.2.a.4

    Supplying Our services to you;

    5.1.2.a.5

    Personalising and tailoring Our services for you;

    5.1.2.a.6

    Responding to communications from you;

    5.1.2.a.7

    Supplying you with email newsletters, alerts etc. that you have subscribed to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link within each email;

    5.1.2.a.8

    Market research;

    5.1.2.a.9

    Analysing your use of Our Site [and gathering feedback] to enable Us to continually improve Our Site and your user experience;

    5.1.3

    In some cases, the collection of data may be a statutory or contractual requirement, and We will be limited in the [products and] services We can provide you without your consent for Us to be able to use such data.

    5.1.4

    With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email with information, news and offers on Our services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that We fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015.

    5.1.5

    Under GDPR we will ensure that your personal data is processed lawfully, fairly, and transparently, without adversely affecting your rights. We will only process your personal data if at least one of the following basis applies:

    1.5.a)

    you have given consent to the processing of your personal data for one or more specific purposes;

    1.5.b)

    processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at the request of you prior to entering into a contract;

    1.5.c)

    processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject;

    1.5.d)

    processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of you or of another natural person;

    1.5.e)

    processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller; and/or

    1.5.f)

    processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.

  6. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?

    6.1.1

    We only keep your data for as long as We need to in order to use it as described above in section 5, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it. In any event, We will conduct an annual review to ascertain whether we need to keep your data. Your data will be deleted if we no longer need it in accordance with the terms of our Data Retention Policy. Our Data Retention Policies are:

    - We delete all data one year after your account is closed.

    6.1.2

    Some or all of your data may be stored or transferred outside of the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). You are deemed to accept and agree to this by using Our Site and submitting information to Us. If We do store or transfer data outside the EEA, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the EEA and under the GDPR. Such steps may include, but not be limited to, the use of legally binding contractual terms between Us and any third parties We engage and the use of the EU-approved Model Contractual Arrangements.

    6.1.3

    Data security is of great importance to Us, and to protect your data We have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Site.

    6.1.4

    Steps We take to secure and protect your data include:

    6.1.4.a.1

    We use secure pages wherever data collection takes place. Only two officers have access to our server credentials, the CEO and the CTO.

    6.1.5

    Notwithstanding the security measures that We take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting to Us data via the internet.

  7. Do We Share Your Data?

    7.1.1

    We may contract with third parties to supply services to you on Our behalf. These may include payment processing, delivery of goods, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, Our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law. We currently contract with:

    Stripe, for payment processing. Google Analytics, for website analytics.

    7.1.2

    We may compile statistics about the use of Our Site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying information. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.

    7.1.3

    In certain circumstances We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal information, for example, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with the requirements of legislation, a court order, or a governmental authority. We do not require any further consent from you in order to share your data in such circumstances and will comply as required with any legally binding request that is made of Us.

  8. What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?

    8.1.1

    We may, from time to time, expand or reduce Our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Our business. Data provided by users will, where it is relevant to any part of Our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Privacy Policy, be permitted to use the data for the purposes for which it was originally collected by Us.

    8.1.2

    In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will be contacted in advance and informed of the changes. When contacted you will not, however, be given the choice to have your data deleted or withheld from the new owner or controller.

  9. How Can You Control Your Data?

    9.1.1

    When you submit information via Our Site, you may be given options to restrict Our use of your data. We aim to give you strong controls on Our use of your data (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from Us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in Our emails and by managing your Account).

    9.1.2

    You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the USA: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.

  10. Your Right to Withhold Information and Your Right to Withdraw Information After You Have Given it

    10.1.1

    You may access the home page of Our Site without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on Our Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.

    10.1.2

    You may restrict your internet browser’s use of Cookies. For more information, see section 12.

    10.1.3

    You may withdraw your consent for Us to use your personal data as set out in section in 5 at any time by contacting Us using the details set out in section 15, and We will delete Your data from Our systems. However, you acknowledge this may limit Our ability to provide the best possible services to you.

  11. How Can You Access Your Data?

    You have the legal right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by Us (where such data is held). Please contact Us for more details at craig@sociamonials.com, or using the contact details below in section 14.

  12. [What Cookies Do We Use and What For?

    12.1.1

    Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve Our services. For more details, please refer to section 5, above, and to section 12.6 below. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

    12.1.2

    By using Our Site you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. We use third party Cookies on Our Site for marketing analytics. For more details, please refer to section 5, above, and to section 12.6 below. These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of Our Site.

    12.1.3

    All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current English and EU Cookie Law.

    12.1.4

    Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, subject to section 12.5 AND/OR section 12.8, you will be shown a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By closing this message bar and continuing to use Our Site, you are giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended.

    12.1.5

    Certain features of Our Site depend on Cookies to function. [Your Country] and EU Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown below in section 12.6. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below in section 12.10, but please be aware that Our Site may not work as intended if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.

    12.1.6

    The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

    Name of Cookie Purpose Strictly Necessary
    N/A N/A N/A

    and the following third party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

    Name of Cookie Provider Purpose
    _gat Google Statistical data on how visitors use site
    _ga Google Statistical data on how visitors use site
    _gid Google Statistical data on how visitors use site
    loglevel Wistia Video playback statistics
    fbp Facebook Facebook Ads tracking pixel
    ads/ga-audiences Google Used for retargeting ads
    fr Facebook Facebook Ads tracking pixel
    tr Facebook Facebook Ads tracking pixel
    wistia-http2-push-disabled Wistia Video playback statistics
    LaSID LiveAgent Customer Service Chat & Ticketing
    LaVisitorId LiveAgent Customer Service Chat & Ticketing
    LaVisitorNew LiveAgent Customer Service Chat & Ticketing
    unless_visitorId Unless Cookie acceptance bar
    __distillery Wistia Video playback, to remember where you left off
    wistia Wistia Video playback statistics

    12.1.7

    Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling Us to better understand how people use Our Site. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, as detailed below, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

    12.1.8

    The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) Cookies to gather the required information. Certain of these Cookies may be placed immediately when you first visit Our Site and it may not be possible for Us to obtain your prior consent. You may remove these Cookies and prevent future use of them by following the steps set out below in section 12.10.

    12.1.9

    The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) the following Cookies:

    Name of Cookie First / Third Party Provider Purpose
    _gat [First/Third] Google Statistical data on how visitors use site
    _ga [First/Third] Google Statistical data on how visitors use site
    _gid [First/Third] Google Statistical data on how visitors use site

    12.1.10

    You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

    12.1.11

    You can choose to delete Cookies at any time however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.

    12.1.12

    It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.]

  13. Summary of Your Rights under GDPR

    Under the GDPR, you have:

    13.1

    the right to request access to, deletion of or correction of, your personal data held by Us;

    13.2

    the right to complain to a supervisory authority;

    13.3

    be informed of what data processing is taking place;

    13.4

    the right to restrict processing;

    13.5

    the right to data portability;

    13.6

    object to processing of your personal data;

    13.7

    rights with respect to automated decision-making and profiling (see section 14 below).

    To enforce any of the foregoing rights or if you have any other questions about Our Site or this Privacy Policy, please contact Us using the details set out in section 15 below.

  14. Automated Decision-Making and Profiling

    14.1

    In the event that We use personal data for the purposes of automated decision-making and those decisions have a legal (or similarly significant effect) on You, You have the right to challenge to such decisions under GDPR, requesting human intervention, expressing their own point of view, and obtaining an explanation of the decision from Us.

    14.2

    The right described in section 14.1 does not apply in the following circumstances:

    1.1.a.a)

    The decision is necessary for the entry into, or performance of, a contract between the You and Us;

    1.1.a.b)

    The decision is authorised by law; or

    1.1.a.c)

    You have given you explicit consent.

    14.3

    Where We use your personal data for profiling purposes, the following shall apply:

    1.1.a.a)

    Clear information explaining the profiling will be provided, including its significance and the likely consequences;

    1.1.a.b)

    Appropriate mathematical or statistical procedures will be used;

    1.1.a.c)

    Technical and organisational measures necessary to minimise the risk of errors and to enable such errors to be easily corrected shall be implemented; and

    1.1.a.d)

    All personal data processed for profiling purposes shall be secured in order to prevent discriminatory effects arising out of profiling.

  15. Contacting Us

    If you have any questions about Our Site or this Privacy Policy, please contact Us by email at craig@sociamonials.com, by telephone on 800-337-7779, or by post at 5000 Laguna Woods Dr., Elk Grove, CA 95758. Please ensure that your query is clear, particularly if it is a request for information about the data We hold about you (as under section 11, above).

  16. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

    We may change this Privacy Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time, or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on Our Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of Our Site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

 

Google Play Privacy Policy

Sociamonials, Inc. built the Sociamonials app as a Free app. This SERVICE is provided by Sociamonials, Inc. at no cost and is intended for use as is.

This page is used to inform visitors regarding my policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use my Service.

If you choose to use my Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The Personal Information that I collect is used for providing and improving the Service. I will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at Sociamonials unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

 

Information Collection and Use

For a better experience, while using our Service, I may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to None. The information that I request will be retained on your device and is not collected by me in any way.

The app does use third party services that may collect information used to identify you.

Link to privacy policy of third party service providers used by the app

Log Data

I want to inform you that whenever you use my Service, in a case of an error in the app I collect data and information (through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing my Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.

Cookies

Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device's internal memory.

This Service does not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the app may use third party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collect information and improve their services. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Service.

 

Service Providers

I may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

I want to inform users of this Service that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

 

Security

I value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and I cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

Links to Other Sites

This Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by me. Therefore, I strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. I have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

 

Children’s Privacy

These Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. I do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the case I discover that a child under 13 has provided me with personal information, I immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact me so that I will be able to do necessary actions.

 

Changes to This Privacy Policy

I may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. I will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about my Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact me.

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