Effective Date: May 11th, 2023
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
For purposes of providing the Services, Rivet collects both information that you provide directly to us and information that is collected automatically.
Rivet collects the following information you may provide as a user of the Services:
The types of information we collect from you will depend upon the Services you use, how you use them, and what information you choose to provide. The types of data we collect directly from you may include: (i) name, address, telephone number, email address and other optional information (such as a photograph) that you elect to associate with your account (collectively referred to as your “Profile Information”), (ii) log-in details and password (if you create an Rivet account), (iii) any email requests or questions you submit to us, (iv) with your permission, demographic information (such as your gender), and (v) user-generated content you post in public online Rivet forums (e.g., the Rivet blog).
In addition, we may collect from you the following types of information:
Payment Information. We will utilize a third party credit card payment processing company to collect payment information, including your credit card number, billing address and phone number. The third party service provider, and not Rivet, stores your payment information on our behalf.
When you use our Internet-connected Services, including, but not limited to, when you access the Services via our websites, your mobile devices, and Rivet software/applications, we automatically collect certain information. As described below, we and our service providers (third party companies that help us provide and enhance the Services) use a variety of technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting this information.
When you use the Services, our servers automatically record certain information in server logs. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type and settings, referring/exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Services, metadata associated with uploaded Data, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, mobile carrier, date and time stamp information and other such information.
When you access the Services using a mobile device, we collect specific device information, including your MAC address and other unique device identifiers. We also collect information such as the type of device you are using, its operating system, and mobile network information, which may include your mobile phone number. We may associate this device identifier with your account, and we will use data associated with your device identifier to customize our Services to your device and to analyze any device-related issues.
We collect and process general information about the location of the device from which you are accessing the Services (e.g., approximate geographic location inferred from an IP address).
Additional information we may collect includes the following:
If you choose to use third party integrations through the Services or are required to do so by a Customer, such third party providers may allow us and our service providers to have access to and store additional information about your interaction with those services and platforms as it relates to use of the Services. If you do not wish to have this information shared, do not initiate such integrations.
Rivet may receive additional information about you, such as demographic information, from affiliates under common ownership and control, and from third parties, such as business partners, marketers, researchers, analysts, and other parties that we may use to supplement the information that we collect directly from you.
We may use the information we collect — for instance, usernames, IP addresses and unique mobile device identifiers — to locate or try to locate the same unique users across multiple browsers or devices (such as smartphones or tablets), or work with service providers that do this, in order to save your preferences across devices and analyze usage of the Services.
COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
To collect information automatically, we and our service providers use Internet server logs, cookies, tags, SDKs, tracking pixels, and other similar tracking technologies. A web server log is a file where website activity is stored. An SDK is a section of code that we embed in our applications and software to allow third parties to collect information about how users interact with the Services. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a site, that enables us to: (i) recognize your computer and login session; (ii) store your preferences and settings; (iii) understand which web pages of the Services you have visited; (iv), enhance your user experience by delivering and measuring the effectiveness of content and advertising tailored to your interests; (v) perform analytics; and (vi) assist with security and administrative functions. Tracking pixels (sometimes referred to as web beacons or clear GIFs) are tiny electronic tags with a unique identifier embedded in websites, online ads and/or email, and that are designed to provide usage information like ad impressions or clicks, email open rates, measure popularity of the Services and associated advertising, and to access user cookies. As we adopt additional technologies, we may also gather information through other methods.
Please note that you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari).
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use your information we collect for various purposes depending on the types of information we have collected from and about you and the specific Rivet Services you use, including to:
Control of Your Data
You can exercise certain control regarding how your Data is used by/shared with others via your settings selections related to the Services. Rivet will view and share your Data only as necessary (i) to maintain, provide and improve the Services; (ii) prevent or address technical or security issues and resolve support requests; (iii) if we have a good faith belief, or have received a complaint alleging, that such Data is in violation of our Terms and Conditions; (iv) as reasonably necessary to allow Rivet to comply with or avoid the violation of applicable law or regulation; (v) to comply with a valid legal subpoena, request, or other lawful process; and (vi) as set forth in the Terms and Conditions with the Customer or as expressly permitted in writing by the Customer. We may also analyze your Data in aggregate and on an anonymized basis, in order to better understand the manner in which our Services is being used.
We may aggregate and/or de-identify information collected through the Services so that such information can no longer be linked to you or your device (“Aggregate/De-Identified Information”). We may use Aggregate/De-Identified Information for any purpose, including without limitation for research and marketing purposes, and we may also share such data with any third parties, including advertisers, promotional partners, sponsors, event promoters, and/or others.
ONLINE ANALYTICS AND ADVERTISING
We use third party web analytics services (e.g., Google Analytics) on our Services to collect and analyze the information we obtain, and to engage in auditing, research and reporting. The information (including your IP address) collected by various analytics technologies (described in the “Cookies and Similar Technologies” section) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers, who use the information to evaluate your use of the Services, including by noting the third party website from which you arrive, analyzing usage trends across Rivet products and mobile devices, assisting with fraud prevention, and providing certain features to you.
If you receive email from us, we may use certain analytics tools, such as clear GIFs, to capture data such as when you open our message or click on any links or banners our email contains. This data allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our communications and marketing campaigns.
Third parties or affiliates may deliver Rivet advertising and other online marketing on non-Rivet websites and services. To do so, these parties may set and access first-party cookies delivered from a Rivet domain, or they may use third party cookies or other tracking mechanisms. For example, a third party provider may use the fact that you visited the Rivet website to target online ads for Rivet services to you on non-Rivet websites. Or a third party ad network might collect information on the Services and other websites to develop a profile of your interests and target advertisements to you based on your online behavior. These technologies may collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking).
The parties using these technologies may offer you a way to opt out of ad targeting as described below. If you are interested in more information about behavioral advertising and how you can generally control cookies from being put on your computer to deliver such advertising, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-Out link or the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out link to opt-out of receiving tailored advertising from companies that participate in those programs. To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customize Google display network ads, you can visit the Google Ads Settings page. Please note that we do not control any of the above opt-out links or whether any particular company chooses to participate in these opt-out programs. We are not responsible for any choices you make using these mechanisms or the continued availability or accuracy of these mechanisms.
Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. Note, however, there is no uniform or consistent standard or definition for responding to, processing, or communicating Do Not Track signals. At this time the Services do not function differently based on a user’s Do Not Track signal. For more information on Do Not Track signals, see All About Do Not Track.
HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
Rivet may share your information in the following ways:
THIRD PARTY LINKS AND SERVICES
The Services contain links to third party websites such as social media sites, and also contain third party integrations. If you choose to use these sites or integrations, you may disclose your information not just to those third parties, but also to their users and the public more generally depending on how their services function. Because these third party websites and services are not operated by Rivet, Rivet is not responsible for the content or practices of those websites or services. The collection, use, and disclosure of your personal and other information will be subject to the privacy policies of the third party websites or services, and not this Policy. We urge you to read the privacy and security policies of these third parties.
YOUR CHOICES AND RIGHTS
If you want to learn more about the information collected through the Services, or if you would like to access or rectify your information and/or request deletion of information we collect about you, or restrict or object to the processing of your information, please contact us using the contact information below (Contact Us section). Where you have provided consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing that was carried out prior to withdrawing your consent.
HOW LONG WE STORE YOUR INFORMATION
The Services are intended for a general audience and are not directed to children under 13 years of age. Rivet does not knowingly collect personal information as defined by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) in a manner that is not permitted by COPPA. If you are a parent or guardian and believe Rivet has collected such information in a manner not permitted by COPPA, please contact us as at email@example.com and we will remove such information to the extent required by COPPA.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
Rivet takes technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, and no means of electronic or physical storage, is absolutely secure, and thus we cannot ensure or warrant the security of your information. If you have any questions about the security of our Services, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.