Statusphere Privacy Policy

Last updated: September 22, 2020

Your privacy is really important to us, so whether you’re new to Statusphere or a long-time user, please take the time to get to know our privacy practices. We have made some major updates to our Privacy Policy as we’ve grown to help you better understand how we collect, use, share, and protect your personal information. Our previous Privacy Policy is available here. If you need help understanding any terms in this Privacy Policy, please reach out to us.

If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, do not access or use the Services, Websites or any other aspect of Statusphere’s business.

Statusphere provides this Privacy Policy to inform you of our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use, protection, and disclosure of Personal Information received from your use of this website, located at https://www.joinstatus.com (“Site”), as well as all related websites and subdomains including https://app.statusphere.com and http://app.joinstatus.com, other services provided by us (collectively, together with the Site, our “Service”), and in connection with our customer, vendor, and partner relationships.

This Privacy Policy also tells you about your rights and choices with respect to your Personal Information, and how you can reach us to update your contact information or get answers to questions you may have about our privacy practices.

If you are a California resident, our Privacy Notice for California Residents includes additional information about your rights and how we collect, use, and share information.

Registration with, use of, and access to the Service is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use located at https://www.joinstatus.com/terms-of-use. All terms not defined in this Privacy Policy will have the meanings set forth in the Statusphere Terms of Use.

Personal information we may collect

For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual. We obtain Personal Information relating to you from various sources described below.

Where applicable, we indicate whether and why you must provide us with your Personal Information, as well as the consequences of failing to do so. If you do not provide Personal Information when requested, you may not be able to benefit from our Service if that information is necessary to provide you with the service or if we are legally required to collect it.

Personal information provided by you

Registration

If you desire to have access to certain restricted sections of the Site or request to receive marketing materials, you may be required to become a registered user and to submit the following types of Personal Information to Statusphere: your name, email address, country, state, zip code, birth year, and password. We may also collect additional publicly accessible information about your social media accounts during registration to assist with determining your eligibility to join Statusphere’s Influencer Network.

Customer Support

We may collect information through your communications with our customer support team or other communications that you may send us and their contents.

Profile

We may collect information as part of your Influencer Profile, such as your collaboration preferences, your social media handles and engagement stats, as well as general information and preferences related to the categories of lifestyle, beauty, fashion, food, health, wellness, and family.

Placing an Order

When you place an order through the Service, you will need to provide Personal Information such as your mailing address.

Social Media

In order to review the content you create in exchange for the products we send to you, we may ask you to provide links to your published content links, original image or video files, your username, account ids, social handle, and email address.

User Feedback

When you participate in user feedback surveys or sessions, we may collect the information you provide about your experience with the Service.

Contests & Giveaways

If you participate in a sweepstakes, contest, or giveaway on our Services, we may ask you for your email address and/or home phone number to notify you if you win. We may also ask for first and last names, and sometimes post office addresses to verify your identity. In some situations, we may need additional information as a part of the entry process, such as a prize selection choice. These sweepstakes, contests, and giveaways are voluntary.

Personal Information Automatically Obtained from Your Interactions with the Service

Generally

When you use our Services, some information is automatically collected. For example, when you use our Services, your geographic location, how you use the Services, information about the type of device you use, your mobile network information, date/time stamps for your visit, your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address, and domain name are all collected. This information is generally used to help us deliver the most relevant information to you and administer and improve the Services.

Log Data

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (“ISP”), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to maintain and improve the performance of the Services.

Cookies, Local Storage, and Similar Technologies

Like many websites, we may use “cookie” or local storage technologies to collect additional website usage data and to improve the Site and our Service.

A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk. A session cookie enables certain features of the Site and our service and is deleted from your computer when you disconnect from or leave the Site. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. Statusphere may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with the Site and our Service, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on the Site, and to improve the Site and our Service.

You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. Please note that if you delete, or choose not to accept, cookies from the Service, you may not be able to utilize the features of the Service to their fullest potential.

A local storage is a file created by a website on your device. Our websites may use the browser’s “sessionStorage” and “localStorage” to store data; “sessionStorage” is stored temporarily, but the “localStorage” is persistent. You may erase them by deleting your browser’s history.

Third-Party Web Beacons and Third Party Buttons

We may display third-party content on the Service. Third-party content may use cookies, web beacons, or other mechanisms for obtaining data in connection with your viewing of the third party content on the Service. Additionally, we may implement third party buttons, such as Facebook “share” buttons, that may function as web beacons even when you do not interact with the button. Information collected through third-party web beacons and buttons is collected directly by these third parties, not by Statusphere. Please consult such third party’s data collection, use, and disclosure policies for more information.

Links to Other Websites

Our Site contains links to other websites. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization, or representation of our affiliation with that third party. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit Personal Information from you. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the Personal Information you submit to them. We are not responsible for the content, privacy and security practices, and policies of third-party sites or services to which links or access are provided through the Service. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.

How we may use your personal information

General Use

In general, personal information you submit to us is used either to respond to requests that you make, aid us in serving you better, or market our Services. We use your personal information in the following ways:

  • create and manage your account, provide our Service, and respond to your inquiries;
  • manage account authentication such as two-factor authentication
  • communicate with you to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as account management, customer service, or system maintenance, including by periodically emailing you service-related announcements;
  • tailor our Service (e.g., we may use cookies and similar technologies to remember your preferences);
  • match you with products for your monthly product pick experience
  • prepare and deliver your Status Box;
  • provide tailored advertising, for Statusphere services, via Google AdWords;
  • aggregate your Personal Information for analytical purposes;
  • provide customer support;
  • operate, evaluate and improve our business (including by developing new products and services; managing our communications; determining the effectiveness of our advertising; analyzing how the Service is being accessed and used; tracking performance of the Service; debugging the Service; facilitating the use of our Service);
  • send you marketing communications about products, services, offers, programs and promotions of Statusphere, and affiliated companies;
  • ensure the security of our Service;
  • manage our customer, service provider, and partner relationships;
  • enforce our agreements related to our Service and our other legal rights; and
  • comply with applicable legal requirements, industry standards, and our policies.

If you are located in the European Economic Area, we may process your Personal Information for the above purposes when:

  • you have consented to the use of your Personal Information, For example, we may seek to obtain your consent for our uses of cookies, local storage, or similar technologies, or to send you marketing communications.
  • we need your Personal Information to provide you with services and products requested by you, or to respond to your inquiries,
  • we have a legal obligation to use your Personal Information, or
  • we have a legitimate interest in using your Personal Information. In particular, we have a legitimate interest in using your Personal Information to ensure and improve the safety, security, and performance of our Service, to anonymize Personal Information and carry out data analyses

Creation of Anonymous Data

We may create anonymous data records from personal information by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this anonymous data to analyze request and usage patterns so that we may enhance the content of our Services and improve Site and App navigation. We reserve the right to use anonymous data for any purpose and disclose anonymous data to third parties in our sole discretion.

How we share personal information

We may disclose the Personal Information we collect about you as described below or otherwise disclosed to you at the time the data is collected, including with:

Our Employees and authorized contractors

We may share your information, including personal information, with any member and authorized contractors of Statusphere and its affiliates.

Service Providers

We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, including hosting and maintenance, error monitoring, debugging, performance monitoring, billing, customer relationship, database storage and management, and direct marketing campaigns. We may share your Personal Information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services. We also require these third parties to maintain the privacy and security of the Personal Information they process on our behalf.

Business Partners

In order to facilitate the shipment of your ordered items by third-party partners, we may disclose certain Personal Information about you, such a mailing address.

Other Third Parties

We may share Personal Information with our headquarters and affiliates, and business partners to whom it is reasonably necessary or desirable for us to disclose your data for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. We may also make certain non-Personal Information available to third parties for various purposes, including for business or marketing purposes or to assist third parties in understanding our users’ interest, habits, and usage patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and functionality available through the Service.

Corporate Restructuring

We may share some or all of your personal information in connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition, or dissolution transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets. In the event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, personal information may also be transferred as a business asset. If another company acquires our company, business, or assets, that company will possess the personal information collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Other Disclosures

Regardless of any choices you make regarding your personal information (as described below), Statusphere may disclose personal information if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary: (i) in connection with any legal investigation; (ii) to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on Statusphere; (iii) to protect or defend the rights or property of Statusphere or users of the Services; and/or (iv) to investigate or assist in preventing any violation or potential violation of the law, this Privacy Policy, or our Terms of Use.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) sets forth certain obligations for businesses that “sell” personal information (as sell is defined under CCPA and under current guidance). We do not engage in such activity and have not engaged in such activity in the past twelve months.

How we protect personal information

Statusphere cares deeply about safeguarding the confidentiality of your Personal Information. We employ administrative and electronic measures designed to appropriately protect your Personal Information against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, unauthorized alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, misuse, and any other unlawful form of processing of the Personal Information in our possession. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot guarantee that information about you will not be accessed, viewed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our administrative, physical, and electronic safeguards, subject to requirements under applicable law to ensure or warrant information security.

We will make any legally-required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored Personal Information to you via email or conspicuous posting on our Site in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system, and any other disclosures that may be required under applicable law.

We also take measures to delete your Personal Information or keep it in a form that does not permit identifying you when this information is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we process it, unless we are required by law to keep this information for a longer period. When determining the retention period, we take into account various criteria, such as the type of products and services requested by or provided to you, the nature and length of our relationship with you, possible re-enrollment with our products or services, the impact on the services we provide to you if we delete some information from or about you, mandatory retention periods provided by law and the statute of limitations.

Your rights and choices

Services information

When you are a Statusphere Influencer Account holder, you may access, update or correct most of your Account information by logging in to your account to edit your profile or delete your account. When you are a Statusphere Brand Account holder, you can accomplish this by contacting your account manager.

If you have requests that cannot be carried out by logging into your account, such as accessing additional information or deleting information, please contact us directly at privacy@joinstatus.com. We will take reasonable steps to respond to all requests within 30 days (or less!).

Marketing emails, advertising, and website browsing

If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive marketing communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications. You may also opt-out from receiving commercial email from us by sending your request to us by email at hello@joinstatus.com. Please be aware that, even after you opt-out from receiving commercial messages from us, you will continue to receive administrative messages from us regarding the Service.

You can opt-out of certain Behavioral Advertising activities by doing one or more of the following. Please note that you will need to opt-out of each browser and device for which you desire to apply these opt-out features.

  • Service Provider Opt-Out:  You can opt-out directly from some Advertising Service Providers and providers of Tracking Tools by using their opt-out tools.  Some of these service providers, and links to their opt-out tools, are:
    • Google Analytics: with a privacy policy at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ and opt-out at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
  • Industry Opt-Out Tools:  Some Advertising Service Providers or providers of Tracking Tools may participate in the Network Advertising Initiative’s (NAI) Opt-Out Tool (http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/) and/or the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Consumer Choice Page (http://www.aboutads.info/choices/), and you can opt-out of certain services and learn more about your choices by visiting the links included there.   Users in the EU can visit http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ for more information about your choices and to opt-out of participating service providers.
  • Web Browser Controls: You can prevent the use of certain Tracking Tools, such as cookies, on a device-by-device basis using the controls in your web browser. These controls can be found in the Tools > Internet Options (or similar) menu for your browser, or as otherwise directed by your browser’s support feature.  Through your web browser, you may be able to:
    • Delete existing Tracking Tools
    • Disable future Tracking Tools
    • Set your browser to provide you with a warning each time a cookie or certain other Tracking Tools are being set
  • Do Not Track:  Your browser may offer you a “Do Not Track” option, which allows you to signal to operators of websites and web applications and services (including behavioral advertising services) that you do not wish such operators to track certain of your online activities over time and across different websites. The Service does not support Do Not Track requests at this time, which means that we collect information about your online activity both while you are using the Service and after you leave our Service.

In certain jurisdictions you have the right to request access and receive information about the Personal Information we maintain about you, to update and correct inaccuracies in your Personal Information, to restrict or object to the processing of your Personal Information, to have the information blocked, anonymized or deleted, as appropriate, or to exercise your right to data portability to transfer your Personal Information to another company. Those rights may be limited in some circumstances by local law requirements. For example, California residents can refer to the separate California Resident Privacy Notice to learn more about their California privacy rights. In addition to the above-mentioned rights, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority subject to applicable law.

Where required by law, we obtain your consent for the processing of certain Personal Information collected by cookies or similar technologies, or used to send you direct marketing communications, or when we carry out other processing activities for which consent may be required. If we rely on consent for the processing of your Personal Information, you have the right to withdraw it at any time and free of charge. When you do so, this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before your consent withdrawal.

Data transfers

Statusphere is based in the United States. Personal Information that we collect may be transferred to, and stored at, any of our affiliates, partners, or service providers which may be inside or outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and Switzerland, including the United States. By submitting your personal data, you agree to such transfers. Your Personal Information may be transferred to countries that do not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. When we transfer or disclose your Personal Information to other countries, we will protect that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Updates to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason; each version will apply to information collected while it was in place. We will notify you of any modifications to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy on our Site and indicating the date of the latest revision. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.

In the event that the modifications materially alter your rights or obligations hereunder, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you of the change. For example, we may send a message to your email address or generate a pop-up or similar notification when you access the Service for the first time after such material changes are made. Your continued use of the Service after the revised Privacy Policy has become effective indicates that you have read, understood, and agreed to the current version of this Privacy Policy.

How to contact us

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our processing activities, or you would like to exercise your privacy rights please email us at privacy@joinstatus.com or write to us at:

Statusphere
3203 Lawton Rd #200
Orlando, FL 32803

Your California privacy rights

If you are a California resident, our Privacy Notice for California Residents includes additional information about your rights and how we collect, use, and share information.