Effective date: August 30, 2023
The chart in this section details the categories of Personal Data that we collect and have collected over the past 12 months:
|Category of Personal Data||Personal Data We Collect||Source(s) of Personal Data||Categories of Third Parties With Whom We Share this Personal Data for a Business Purpose|
|Personal identifiers||Name, email address, postal address, phone number||You||Service Providers, Community Partners|
|Protected classification characteristics under state or federal law||Gender, race, age||You||None|
|Biometric data||Voice recording, likeness||You||Service Providers, General Public|
|Internet or other similar network activity information||IP address, cookies, analytics information||Third Parties||Service Providers|
|Geolocation data||Location of Conversation||You||None|
|Professional or employment-related information||Job application information, resumes, cover letters||You||Service Providers|
|Personal Data about children under the age of 16||Name, Email Address, Birthdate||You||Service Providers, Community Partners|
We collect Personal Data about you from the following categories of sources:
We use the following types of Cookies:
You can decide whether or not to accept Cookies through your internet browser’s settings. Most browsers have an option for turning off the Cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new Cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allow you to decide on acceptance of each new Cookie in a variety of ways. You can also delete all Cookies that are already on your device. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit our website and some of the Services and functionalities may not work.
To explore what Cookie settings are available to you, look in the “preferences” or “options” section of your browser’s menu. To find out more information about Cookies, including information about how to manage and delete Cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
We process Personal Data to operate, improve, understand and personalize our Services. We use Personal Data for the following purposes:
We will not collect additional categories of Personal Data or use the Personal Data we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.
As noted in the list above, we may communicate with you if you’ve provided us the means to do so. For example, if you’ve given us your email address, we may send you promotional email offers or email you about your use of the Services. Also, we may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us, which helps us improve our Services. If you do not want to receive communications from us, please indicate your preference by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We disclose your Personal Data as indicated in the chart above to the following categories of other parties:
Your Personal Data may also be transferred to a third party if we undergo a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy or other transaction in which that third party assumes control of our business (in whole or in part).
We disclose your Personal Data to service providers and other parties for the following business purposes:
We seek to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use and disclosure using appropriate physical, technical, organizational and administrative security measures based on the type of Personal Data and how we are processing that data. For example, the Services use industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of Personal Data you provide to us. You should also help protect your data by appropriately selecting and protecting your password and/or other sign-on mechanism; limiting access to your computer or device and browser; and signing off after you have finished accessing your account. Although we work to protect the security of your account and other data that we hold in our records, please be aware that no method of transmitting data over the Internet or storing data is completely secure. We cannot guarantee the complete security of any data you share with us, and except as expressly required by law, we are not responsible for the theft, destruction, loss or inadvertent disclosure of your information or content.
We retain Personal Data about you for as long as you have an open account with us or as otherwise necessary to provide you with our Services. In some cases we retain Personal Data for longer, if doing so is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes or collect fees owed, or is otherwise permitted or required by applicable law, rule or regulation. We may further retain information in an anonymous or aggregated form where that information would not identify you personally.
We may collect Personal Data from children under 18; if that data is shared by their parent or legal guardian and in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 18 without obtaining verifiable consent from that child’s parent or guardian, except for the limited amount of personally identifiable information we need to collect in order to obtain parental consent (“Required Information”). Until we have received parental consent, we will only use Required Information for the purpose of obtaining parental consent. If we learn we have collected Personal Data from a child under 18, without parental or legal guardian consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child that has used Fora, or if you believe that a child under 18 may have provided us Personal Data, please contact us at email@example.com.
We will not authorize Fora Content, and information derived from Fora Content, to be used by, or knowingly displayed, distributed, or otherwise made available to:
If you are a California resident, you have the rights set forth in this section. Please see the “Exercising Your Rights” section below for instructions regarding how to exercise these rights. Please note that we may process Personal Data of our customers’ end users or employees in connection with our provision of certain services to our customers. If we are processing your Personal Data as a service provider, you should contact the entity that collected your Personal Data in the first instance to address your rights with respect to such data.
You have the right to request certain information about our collection and use of your Personal Data over the past 12 months. In response, we will provide you with the following information:
To exercise the rights described above, you must send us a request that (1) provides sufficient information to allow us to verify that you are the person about whom we have collected Personal Data, including your email address used for fora.io and the date and location of the conversation you participated in (if applicable) and (2) describes your request in sufficient detail to allow us to understand, evaluate and respond to it. Each request that meets both of these criteria will be considered a “Valid Request.” We may not respond to requests that do not meet these criteria. We will only use Personal Data provided in a Valid Request to verify your identity and complete your request. You do not need an account to submit a Valid Request.
We will work to respond to your Valid Request within 45 days of receipt. We will not charge you a fee for making a Valid Request unless your Valid Request(s) is excessive, repetitive or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that your Valid Request warrants a fee, we will notify you of the fee and explain that decision before completing your request.
You may submit a Valid Request using the following methods:
You may also authorize an agent (an “Authorized Agent”) to exercise your rights on your behalf. To do this, you must provide your Authorized Agent with written permission to exercise your rights on your behalf, and we may request a copy of this written permission from your Authorized Agent when they make a request on your behalf.
We will not sell your Personal Data, and have not done so over the last 12 months.
Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to contact us to prevent disclosure of Personal Data to third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes; in order to submit such a request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a resident of Nevada, you have the right to opt-out of the sale of certain Personal Data to third parties who intend to license or sell that Personal Data. You can exercise this right by contacting us at email@example.com with the subject line “Nevada Do Not Sell Request” and providing us with your name and the email address associated with your account. Please note that we do not currently sell your Personal Data as sales are defined in Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A.