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Privacy Policy

Last Updated: Social Misfits. 

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) explains the information collection, use, and sharing practices  of Social Misfits (“we,” “us,” and “our”). 

Unless otherwise stated, this Policy describes and governs the information collection, use,  and sharing practices of Social Misfits with respect to your use of our website (www.social misfits.co.uk) and the services (“Services”) we provide and/or host on our servers. 

Before you use or submit any information through or in connection with the Services, please  carefully review this Privacy Policy. By using any part of the Services, you understand that  your information will be collected, used, and disclosed as outlined in this Privacy Policy. 

If you do not agree to this privacy policy, please do not use our Services.

Our Principles

Social Misfits has designed this policy to be consistent with the following principles: 

  • Privacy policies should be human readable and easy to find. 

  • Data collection, storage, and processing should be simplified as much as possible to  enhance security, ensure consistency, and make the practices easy for users to  understand. 

  • Data practices should meet the reasonable expectations of users. 

Information We Collect 

We collect information in multiple ways, including when you provide information directly to  us; when we passively collect information from you, such as from your browser or device;  and from third parties. 

Information You Provide Directly to Us 

We will collect any information you provide to us. We may collect information from you in a  variety of ways, such as when you: (a) create an online account, (b) make a donation or  purchase, (c) contact us or provide feedback, (d) subscribe to our newsletter, or (e) subscribe  to our newsletter. This information may include but is not limited to your name, email  address, phone number, mailing address, payment information and your geographic location. 

Information that Is Automatically Collected 

Device/Usage Information 

We may automatically collect certain information about the computer or devices (including  mobile devices or tablets) you use to access the Services. As described further below, we may  collect and analyze (a) device information such as IP addresses, location information (by country and city), unique device identifiers, IMEI and TCP/IP address, browser types,  browser language, operating system, mobile device carrier information, and (b) information  related to the ways in which you interact with the Services, such as referring and exit web  pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages  and content viewed and the order of those pages, statistical information about the use of the  Services, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used the  Services, the frequency of your use of the Services, error logs, and other similar information.  As described further below, we may use third-party analytics providers and technologies,  including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting this information. 

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies 

We also collect data about your use of the Services through the use of Internet server logs and  online tracking technologies, like cookies and/or tracking pixels. A web server log is a file  where website activity is stored. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer  when you visit a website, that enables us to: (a) recognize your computer; (b) store your  preferences and settings; (c) understand the web pages of the Services you have visited and  the referral sites that have led you to our Services; (d) enhance your user experience by  delivering content specific to your inferred interests; (e) perform searches and analytics; and (f) assist with security 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, measure popularity of the Services and associated advertising, and to  access user cookies. We may also use tracking technologies in our license buttons and/or  icons that you can embed on other sites/services to track the website addresses where they are  embedded, gauge user interaction with them, and determine the number of unique viewers of  them. If you receive email from us (such as the CC newsletter, campaign updates, or other  ongoing email communications from CC), we may use certain analytics tools, such as clear  GIFs, to capture data such as whether you open our message, click on any links or banners  our email contains, or otherwise interact with what we send. This data allows us to gauge the  effectiveness of our communications and marketing campaigns. As we adopt additional  technologies, we may also gather additional 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. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies, you may not have access to  certain features or offerings of the Services. 

For more information about how we use cookies, please read our Cookie Policy.

 

Information from Third Parties 

The extent permitted by law, we may also collect information from third parties, including  public sources, social media platforms, and marketing and market research firms. Depending  on the source, this information collected from third parties could include name, contact  information, demographic information, information about an individual’s employer,  information to verify identity or trustworthiness, and information for other fraud or safety  protection purposes.

How We Use Your Information 

We may use the information we collect from and about you to: 

  • Fulfill the purposes for which you provided it. 

  • Provide and improve the Services, including to develop new features or services, take  steps to secure the Services, and for technical and customer support. 

  • Fundraise, accept donations, or process transactions. 

  • Send you information about your interaction or transactions with us, account alerts, or  other communications, such as newsletters to which you have subscribed. • Process and respond to your inquiries or to request your feedback. 

  • Conduct analytics, research, and reporting, including to synthesize and derive insights  from your use of our Services. 

  • Comply with the law and protect the safety, rights, property, or security of Social  Misfits, the Services, our users, and the general public; and 

  • Enforce our Terms of Use, including to investigate potential violations thereof. 

Please note that we may combine information that we collect from you and about you  (including automatically collected information) with information we obtain about you from  our affiliates and/or non-affiliated third parties, and use such combined information in  accordance with this Privacy Policy. 

We may aggregate and/or de-identify information collected through the Services. We may  use de-identified and/or aggregated data for any purpose, including without limitation for  research and marketing purposes. 

When We Disclose Your Information 

We may disclose and/or share your information under the following circumstances:

 

Service Providers. 

We may disclose your information with third parties who perform services on our behalf,  including without limitation, event management, marketing, customer support, data storage,  data analysis and processing, and legal services. 

Legal Compliance and Protection of Creative Commons and Others. 

We may disclose your information if required to do so by law or on a good faith belief that  such disclosure is permitted by this Privacy Policy or reasonably necessary or appropriate for  any of the following reasons: (a) to comply with legal process; (b) to enforce or apply our  Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy, or other contracts with you, including investigation of  potential violations thereof; (c) enforce our Charter including the Code of Conduct and  policies contained and incorporated therein, (d) to respond to your requests for customer  service; and/or (e) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Social Misfits, our  agents and affiliates, our users, and the public. This includes exchanging information with  other companies and organizations for fraud protection, and spam/malware prevention, and  similar purposes.

Business Transfers. 

As we continue to develop our business, we may engage in certain business transactions, such  as the transfer or sale of our assets. In such transactions, (including in contemplation of such  transactions, e.g., due diligence) your information may be disclosed. If any of our assets are  sold or transferred to a third party, customer information (including your email address)  would likely be one of the transferred business assets. 

Affiliated Companies. 

We may disclose your information with current or future affiliated companies.

 

Consent. 

We may disclose your information to any third parties based on your consent to do so.

Aggregate/De-identified Information. 

We may disclose de-identified and/or aggregated data for any purpose to third parties,  including advertisers, promotional partners, and/or others. 

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data 

The laws in some jurisdictions require companies to tell you about the legal ground they rely  on to use or disclose information that can be directly linked to or used to identify you. To the  extent those laws apply, our legal grounds for processing such information are as follows: 

To Honor Our Contractual Commitments to You. 

Much of our processing of information is to meet our contractual obligations to provide  services to our users. 

Legitimate Interests. 

In many cases, we handle information on the ground that it furthers our legitimate interests in  ways that are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the  affected individuals, these include: 

  • Customer service 

  • Marketing, advertising, and fundraising 

  • Protecting our users, personnel, and property 

  • Managing user accounts 

  • Organizing and running events and programs 

  • Analyzing and improving our business 

  • Managing legal issues 

We may also process information for the same legitimate interests of our users and business  partners.

Legal Compliance. 

We may need to use and disclose information in certain ways to comply with our legal  obligations. 

Consent. 

Where required by law, and in some other cases where legally permissible, we handle  information on the basis of consent. Where we handle your information on the basis of  consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent; in accordance with applicable law. 

Online Analytics 

We may use third-party web analytics services (such as Google Analytics) on our Services to  collect and analyze the information discussed above, and to engage in auditing, research, or  reporting. The information (including your IP address) collected by various analytics  technologies described in the “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies” section above 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 to our Site, analyzing usage trends, assisting with fraud prevention, and providing  certain features to you. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for  analytics, you may install the official Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. 

Your Choices and Data Subject Rights 

You have various rights with respect to the collection and use of your information through  the Services. Those choices are as follows: 

Email Unsubscribe 

You may unsubscribe from our marketing emails at any time by clicking on the  “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each newsletter or by emailing rebecca@social misfits.co.uk with your request. 

Account Preferences 

If you have registered for an account with us through our Services, you can update your  account information or adjust your email communications preferences by logging into your  account and updating your settings. 

EU Data Subject Rights 

Individuals in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and other jurisdictions have certain  legal rights (subject to applicable exceptions and limitations) to obtain confirmation of  whether we hold certain information about them, to access such information, and to obtain its  correction or deletion in appropriate circumstances. You may have the right to object to our  handling of your information, restrict our processing of your information, and to withdraw  any consent you have provided. To exercise these rights, please email us at rebecca@social-misfits.co.uk with the nature of your request. You also have the right to go directly to the  relevant supervisory or legal authority, but we encourage you to contact us so that we may  resolve your concerns directly as best and as promptly as we can. 

International Transfers 

As described above in the “When We Disclose Your Information” section, we may share  your information with trusted service providers or business partners in countries other than  your country of residence in accordance with applicable law. This means that some of your  information may be processed in countries that may not offer the same level of protection as  the privacy laws of your jurisdiction. By providing us with your information, you  acknowledge any such transfer, storage or use. 

If we provide any information about you to any third parties information processors located  outside of the EEA, we will take appropriate measures to ensure such companies protect your  information adequately in accordance with this Privacy Policy and other data protection laws  to govern the transfers of such data. 

Security Measures 

We have implemented technical, physical, and organizational security measures to protect  against the loss, misuse, and/or alteration of your information. These safeguards vary based  on the sensitivity of the information that we collect and store. However, we cannot and do not  guarantee that these measures will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use, or  disclose your information since despite our efforts, no Internet and/or other electronic  transmissions can be completely secure. 

Children 

The Services are intended for users over the age of 18 and are not directed at children under  the age of 13. If we become aware that we have collected personal information (as defined by  the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) from children under the age of 13, or personal  data (as defined by the EU GDPR) from children under the age of 16, we will take reasonable  steps to delete it as soon as practicable. 

Data Retention 

We retain the information we collect for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes set forth  in this Privacy Policy or as long as we are legally required or permitted to do so. Information  may persist in copies made for backup and business continuity purposes for additional time. 

Third-Party Links and Services 

The Services may contain links to third-party websites (e.g., social media sites like Facebook  and Twitter), third-party plug-ins (e.g., the Facebook “like” button and Twitter “follow”  button), and other services. If you choose to use these sites or features, 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. Creative Commons is not responsible for  the content or privacy practices of such third party websites or services. The collection, use  and disclosure of your information will be subject to the privacy policies of the third party  websites or services, and not this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to read the privacy  statements of each and every site you visit. 

Changes to this Privacy Policy 

We will continue to evaluate this Privacy Policy as we update and expand our Services, and  we may make changes to the Privacy Policy accordingly. We will post any changes here and  revise the date last updated above. We encourage you to check this page periodically for  updates to stay informed on how we collect, use and share your information. If we make  material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will provide you with notice as required by law. 

Questions About this Privacy Policy 

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, you can contact  us at: rebecca@social-misfits.co.uk.

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