Last Updated: December 18th, 2014
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).
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Contacting our Privacy Officer