Privacy Policy

Last Updated: December 18th, 2014

Newsana Incorporated (“Newsana”, “we”, “us”, “our”) is committed to protecting your personal information. We need to collect certain personal information in order to facilitate the services provided through our MindMarket platform (“MindMarket”), and this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to inform you about our practices relating to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

The term “personal information” means information about an identifiable individual.

We may collect personal information when you:

—register for an account with MindMarket;

–become a Curator and publish content through MindMarket;

–subscribe to MindMarket;

–connect a social media account to MindMarket;

–browse content on the MindMarket platform; or

–contact us with a comment, question or complaint.

Registering for a MindMarket Account

Certain MindMarket features require that you create an account with MindMarket.  When you register for an account, we collect personal information including your username, password, name and email address for the purposes of authenticating you and administering your MindMarket account.

Becoming a Thinker and Publishing Content

MindMarket enables Curators to publish content and sell subscriptions.  When you use MindMarket to publish content, we collect and use information that you provide to us (which may include personal information) for the purposes publishing the content you ask us to post on your behalf.  If you use MindMarket to post the personal information of others, because MindMarket does not review your content prior to posting it, you are responsible for ensuring that you have the lawful authority to collect, use, and disclosure such third-party personal information.  We may also collect certain demographic information that you provide for the purposes of providing information to readers about MindMarket Curators, and in order to better understand our users.  If you sell premium content, we may also collect your mailing address and other information required (such as your bank account information) in order to remit subscription payments to you.

Subscribing to a Thinker’s paid content

MindMarket enables you to subscribe to content published by Curators through our platform.  When you subscribe to such content, MindMarket may collect and use information that you provide to us such as your payment card information, mailing address and other information required in order to process payment for a subscription the content that you request.

Connecting Social Media Accounts

If you choose to connect a social media account to MindMarket, we may collect information such as your social media account username and other information that you authorize the social media platform to disclose to MindMarket for the purposes of facilitating the connection between MindMarket and the social media platform, and to enable features that assist you in sharing content publicly.

Browse Content on the MindMarket Platform

When you use MindMarket, we collect information about your interaction with MindMarket, such as what content your view through the platform.  We also collect basic information about your web browsing session such as the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all MindMarket users and other related information such device type, operating system, the website that referred you to MindMarket.  We collect and use this information for the purposes of helping us understand how our users use MindMarket. Newsana also uses service providers to assist with collecting and analyzing this type of information, including Google Analytics (see www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ for more information).

Customer Service

If you contact us with a question, comment or complaint, you may be asked for information that identifies you (such as your name or email address) along with additional information we need to help us confirm your identity (if necessary), and to promptly answer your question or respond to your comment or complaint. We may also retain this information to assist you in the future and to improve our customer service and service offerings.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We will not disclose, trade, rent, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information, without your consent, except as otherwise set out herein.

Service Provider Arrangements

We may transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal information to our affiliates, partners and other third parties who provide services on our behalf. For example, we may use service providers to host our servers, send communications, or process payments on our behalf.

Our service providers are given the information they need to perform their designated functions, and we do not authorize them to use or disclose personal information for their own purposes.  Your personal information may be maintained and processed by our affiliates and other third party service providers in the U.S.

Sale of Business

We may transfer any information we have about you as an asset in connection with a merger or sale (including transfers made as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings) involving all or part of our operations or as part of a corporate reorganization or stock sale or other change in corporate control.

Legal

Newsana, our affiliates and our Canadian, US and other service providers may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required by applicable Canadian, U.S. or other law. We may also disclose personal information where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or as otherwise permitted by law.

Safeguards

We have implemented administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect personal information in our custody and control against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure.

Third party links

MindMarket may contain links to other sites that Newsana does not own or operate. We provide links to third party websites as a convenience to the user. These links are not intended as an endorsement of or referral to the linked websites. The linked websites have separate and independent privacy statements, notices and terms of use, which we recommend you read carefully. We do not have any control over such websites, and therefore we have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked websites may collect, use or disclose, secure and otherwise treat your personal information.

Access to your Personal Information

You have the right to access, update, and correct inaccuracies in your personal information in our custody and control, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law.  To request access, updating or correction of inaccuracies in your personal information that we have in our custody or control, you can use MindMarket to review your profile and correct your personal information, or you can email or write to us at the contact information set out below. We may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access to their personal information records.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically to reflect changes to our personal information practices. When you Privacy Policy changes, we will post a notice through MindMarket or, for material changes, notify you by email.  We also strongly encourage you to refer to this Privacy Policy for the latest information about our personal information practices.

Contacting our Privacy Officer

Please contact our Privacy Officer if you have any questions, comments or complaints about this Privacy Policy, or the manner in which we or our service providers treat your personal information. You may contact our Privacy Officer at [email protected].