- What information we collect.
- How we use and share your personal information
- Your Choices & Obligations
- Important Information
1. What information we collect.
GearSay collects both "personal information" and "other information" about Site users. For purposes of this Policy, "personal information," is information such as a name or email address that GearSay can directly associate with a specific person without additional information. By contrast, "other information" is information that GearSay cannot directly associate with a specific person without the aid of additional information. When we combine personal information with other information, we treat all of the combined information as personal information. We collect your personal and other information in the following ways:
B. Profile Information
After you create an account, you can add to your profile details of your recreational activities, such as your athletic experiences, places you go, gear you own and other information about your skills. You can list honors, awards, athletic affiliations, companies or individuals that you follow, and other information. A complete profile helps us provide you with a better user experience. It also means we can show you relevant content and ads.
C. Customer Service
D. Using the GearSay Site
We collect information when you use the GearSay website. For example, we collect information when you view or click on ads, save posts to the lockers in your profile, and share posts on GearSay.
E. Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms
F. Social Media Widgets
G. Log Files, IP Addresses, and Information About Your Computer and Mobile Device
We collect information from the devices and networks that you use to access GearSay. Among other things, this information helps us improve and secure our Services. When you visit or leave GearSay by clicking a hyperlink or view a plugin on a third-party site, we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came or the one to which you are directed. Also, advertisers receive the URL of the page that you are on when you click an ad on GearSay. We also receive the internet protocol ("IP") address of your computer or the proxy server that you use to access the web, your computer operating system, your type of web browser, your mobile device (including your mobile device identifier provided by your mobile device operating system), your general geographic location (e.g., city), your mobile operating system (if you are accessing GearSay using a mobile device), and the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier.
H. Links to 3rd Party Sites
We are constantly innovating to improve our services, which means we may create new ways to collect information. GearSay is a dynamic, innovative environment, which means we are always seeking to improve the services we offer you. We often introduce new features, some of which may result in the collection of new information. Furthermore, new partnerships or corporate acquisitions may result in new features, and we may potentially collect new types of information.
2. How we use and share your personal information
At GearSay, we strive to use your information to provide you world-class services in a professional and trustworthy manner. We also give you control over how your information is disclosed on the Site or shared directly with third parties. Our use and sharing of your personal and other information is described in detail in this section.
A. GearSay's Use of Personal and Other Information
If we have personal information about you, we may use it, for example: to respond to your questions or requests concerning the Site or other services offered by GearSay or our partners; to fulfill the terms of any agreement you have with us; to fulfill your requests for our services or otherwise complete a transaction that you initiate; to send you information about our services and other topics that are likely to be of interest to you, including newsletters, updates, or other communications; to deliver confirmations, account information, notifications, and similar operational communications; to improve your user experience and the quality of our products and services; to comply with legal and/or regulatory requirements; and to manage our business.
We use the other information that we collect for such purposes as: counting and recognizing visitors to the Site; analyzing how visitors use the Site and various Site features; improving the Site and enhancing users' experiences with the Site; creating new products and services or improving our existing products and services; enabling additional website analytics and research concerning the Site; and managing our business.
B. Consent to GearSay Processing Information About You
C. Import Contacts
You can import contacts from your Outlook or other email account address book to invite them to become members of our site. We collect the username and password for the email account you wish to import your contacts from and will only use it for that purpose.
D. GearSay and Partner Communications
We communicate with you through email, notices posted on the GearSay website, and other means available through GearSay. Examples of these messages include: (1) welcome and engagement messages - when you register on GearSay, we may send you a series of emails to inform you about how to best use GearSay as well as new features; (2) service messages -- these will cover service availability, security, and other issues about the functioning of GearSay; (3) promotional messages -- these may contain promotional information directly or on behalf of our partners, including product and service promotions; and (4) notifications - these may inform you of activities on GearSay that we believe may be of interest to you. These messages will be sent to you based on your profile information and messaging preferences. You also may receive email messages sent on behalf of GearSay business partners (such as product manufacturers or event sponsors). You may change your email and contact preferences at any time by signing into your account and changing your email settings. You can also opt out of promotional messages by sending a request to the GearSay Help Center. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from GearSay.
E. Customized Content
We use information that you provide to us to customize your experience. For example, when you sign in to your account, we will display recent updates and other content from companies or other influencers in the sports you have designated.
F. Analytics and Online Behavioral Advertising
The Site also enables third-party tracking mechanisms to collect your non-personal information for use in online behavioral advertising. For example, third parties may use the fact that you visited the Site to target online ads for GearSay services to you on non-GearSay websites. In addition, our third-party advertising networks might use information about your use of the Site to help target non-GearSay advertisements based on your online behavior in general. For information about behavioral advertising practices, including privacy and confidentiality, visit the Network Advertising Initiative website or the Digital Advertising Alliance website.
The use of online tracking mechanisms by third parties is subject to those third parties' own privacy policies, and not this Policy. If you prefer to prevent third parties from setting and accessing cookies on your computer, you may set your browser to block cookies. Additionally, you may remove yourself from the targeted advertising of companies within the Network Advertising Initiative by opting out here, or of companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance program by opting out here. Although our website currently does not respond to "do not track" browser headers, you can limit tracking through these third-party programs by taking the steps discussed above.
G. Sharing Information with Affiliates
H. Sharing Information with Third Parties
Search engines. Your GearSay profile may be indexed and displayed through public search engines when someone searches for your name. Unless you delete it, your profile on GearSay is always viewable on GearSay. However, third-party search engines may not automatically update their caches, which may contain old public profile information.
Third-party service providers. GearSay uses third-party service providers to help us manage and improve the Site and other GearSay services. Thus, we may disclose your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as offering customer service, hosting our Site, or targeting and implementing our email communications.
Your direct sharing of personal information through third-party websites and services. The Site may enable you to share directly personal information with websites or online services operated by third parties. For example, the Site contains links to and integrations with third-party websites that incorporate comment and social media features. If you choose to use these features, you may disclose your personal information not just to those third-party websites and services, but also to their users and the public more generally. For example, you can easily share content from GearSay to Twitter or Facebook. Because these third-party websites and services are not operated by GearSay, we are not responsible for the content or practices of those websites or services. The collection, use, and disclosure of your personal and non-personal information will be subject to the privacy policies of the third party websites or services, and not this Policy.
Aggregated information. From time to time, GearSay may also share anonymized and aggregated information about Site users, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Site.
You can search for information about companies and influencers and community content on GearSay. We use personal information from GearSay to inform and refine our search service.
J. Compliance with Legal Process and Other Disclosures
K. Disclosures to Others as the Result of a Change in Control or Sale of GearSay, Inc.
3. Your Choices & Obligations
A. Rights to Access, Correct, or Delete Your Personal Information, and Closing Your Account
You have a right to (1) access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by GearSay regarding your profile by making these changes in the settings, or the profile edit pages of your online account, or by contacting us through any of our contact details below, (2) change or remove your content, and/or (3) close your account. You can also contact us for any account information which is not on your profile or readily accessible to you. Please note: Information you have shared with others (for example, through content sharing) or that others have copied may also remain visible after you have closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile. In addition, you may not be able to access, correct, or eliminate any information about you that other Members copied or exported out of GearSay, or that GearSay has shared with third parties, because this information may not be in our control. Your public profile may be displayed in search engine results until the search engine refreshes its cache.
B. Data Retention
C. Marketing Preferences
You have choices about our use and sharing of your personal information for marketing purposes. You may, at any time, ask us not to:
- Use your personal information to contact you by email, postal mail, or phone regarding products, services, promotions, and special events that might appeal to your interests
- Share your name and contact information with third parties so that they may contact you by email, postal mail, or phone regarding products, services, promotions, or special events that might appeal to your interests
You may exercise these preferences by emailing us at email@example.com, by sending a request to the GearSay Help Center, or by writing to us at GearSay, Inc., 30 Newbury Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116.
D. Your Obligations
As a Member, you have certain obligations to other Members. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations and others have become commonplace in communities of like-minded Members such as GearSay:
- You must not upload or otherwise disseminate any information that may infringe on the rights of others or which may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist, or xenophobic, or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of GearSay and its community of Members.
4. Important Information
A. Minimum Age
Persons must be of Minimum Age to use GearSay. The Minimum Age is 13. GearSay does not knowingly collect personal or other information from anyone who is under the age of 13. We recommend that persons over 13 but under 18 years of age ask their parents for permission before using the Site or sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
C. California Residents: Your California Privacy Rights
Under California law, our users who are California residents may request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. In addition, as discussed above in Section 3.C, you may opt out of having your personal information shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. You may contact us via our support page or at GearSay, Inc., 30 Newbury Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116. You can also contact us by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
D. Information for Site users from outside the United States
The personal and non-personal information that we collect through or in connection with the Site is transferred to and processed in the United States for the purposes described above. GearSay also may subcontract the processing of your data to, or otherwise share your data with, affiliates or third parties in the United States or countries other than your country of residence. The data-protection laws in these countries may be different from, and less stringent than, those in your country of residence. By using the Site or by providing any personal or non-personal information to us, you expressly consent to such transfer and processing.
GearSay uses commercially reasonable safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or unauthorized access, use, modification, or deletion. However, no security program is foolproof, and thus we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal or other information.
F. Contact Us
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you may contact us through the following:
30 Newbury Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 500-3867
Effective date: December 5, 2015