Circle Social Inc (“Circle Social“) operates circlesocialinc.com and may operate other websites. It is Circle Social’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Circle Social 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. Circle Social’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Circle Social’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Circle Social may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Circle Social also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on circlesocialinc.com blogs/sites. Circle Social only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Circle Social’s websites choose to interact with Circle Social in ways that require Circle Social to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Circle Social gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at circlesocialinc.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Circle Social are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Circle Social collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Circle Social. Circle Social does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Circle Social may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Circle Social may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Circle Social does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Circle Social 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 in order to process it on Circle Social’s behalf or to provide services available at Circle Social’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Circle Social’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Circle Social 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, Circle Social discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Circle Social believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Circle Social, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Circle Social website and have supplied your email address, Circle Social may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Circle Social and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. Circle Social takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
By entering your contact information on this site or through platforms on which we advertise, such as Facebook, you authorize Circle Social Inc. (or its agents), to make telemarketing calls and send marketing text messages to the telephone number entered including the use of an automatic telephone dialing system. Checking the box and agreeing to this consent is not a condition of purchasing services through us. If you do not wish to receive sales or marketing calls or texts from us, you should not submit your number. You understand that your mobile phone service provider may charge you fees for calls made or texts sent to you, and you agree that we will have no liability for the cost of any such calls or texts. At any time, you may withdraw your consent to receive marketing calls and text messages by calling us at 800-396-9927, emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by other reasonable means.
If Circle Social, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Circle Social goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Circle Social may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.