Your privacy is critically important to us. At Smart Bean Inc, we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers or the offsite servers of the third party service providers we use to provide our core services unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
- In our social networking and mobile application products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what is visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
Smart Bean Inc operates several websites (collectively, the “Websites”), as well as a number of mobile applications on behalf of our customers (collectively, the “Applications”). It is Smart Bean Inc policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our Websites and Applications.
Website Visitors and Application Users
Smart Bean Inc collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose of Smart Bean Inc in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors of Smart Bean Inc use its Websites and Applications. From time to time, Smart Bean Inc may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its Websites or Applications.
Smart Bean Inc also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Such information can include location data and information of end users. Smart Bean Inc does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Smart Bean Inc Websites and users of Smart Bean Inc Applications choose to interact with Smart Bean Inc in ways that require Smart Bean Inc to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Smart Bean Inc gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a social network at Smart Bean Inc to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Smart Bean Inc are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Smart Bean Inc collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor interaction with Smart Bean Inc. Smart Bean Inc does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Website-related and Application-related activities.
Smart Bean Inc may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its Websites and users of its Applications. For instance, Smart Bean Inc may monitor the most popular social networks on the Smart Bean Inc site. Smart Bean Inc may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Smart Bean Inc does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Smart Bean Inc discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information to process it on behalf of Smart Bean Inc or to provide services available at Smart Bean Inc Websites and Applications, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. For instance, Smart Bean Inc uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, data storage, and related technology required to run the services available at Smart Bean Inc Websites, and Applications. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Smart Bean Inc Websites and Applications, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Smart Bean Inc will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Smart Bean Inc discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Smart Bean Inc believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Smart Bean Inc third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Smart Bean Inc Websites or Applications and have supplied your email address, Smart Bean Inc may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what is going on with Smart Bean Inc and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Smart Bean Inc takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Our Websites and all Applications promulgated through it, are not directed to or should be available to children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect any kind of personal data from children under 13 years of age. If we become aware of such data collection, we will immediately delete such data. If any parent or guardian learns or otherwise becomes aware of a child under 13 years of age using the Platform or otherwise providing personal information, please contact us.