Privacy and Data Management
1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
We may collect and store information about you in connection with your use of our website, including any information you transmit to us. We use that information to provide the websit's functionality, fulfill your requests, improve the site's quality, engage in research and analysis relating to our site, personalize your experience, track usage of our site, provide feedback to third party applications used by our site, display relevant advertising and marketing campaigns, provide customer support, message you, back up our systems, allow for disaster recovery, enhance the security of the site, and comply with legal obligations. Even when we do not retain such information, it still must be transmitted to our servers initially and stored long enough to process.
Please also note:
Account Information: If you create a SteelCore account, we may store and use the information you provide during that process, such as your full name, email address, zip code, physical address, and other information you may provide with your account, such as your gender, phone number, and birth date. We may publicly display your first name and last initial, as well as any photo or other content you submit through the registration process, as part of your account profile. You can modify some of the information associated with your account through your account settings. If you believe that someone has created an unauthorized account depicting you or your likeness, you can request its removal by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Content: Your contributions to the SteelCore website are intended for public consumption and are therefore viewable by the public, including your photos, ratings, reviews, tips, lists, collections, compliments, and edits to business listing information. Your account profile (e.g., first name, last initial, city, month joined, profile photos and friends) is also intended for public consumption, as is some of your other activity through the website, like how you vote on other people’s contributions (e.g., useful, funny, cool, helpful, not helpful), where you check-in, which users you follow, and which businesses you bookmark. You can limit the public nature of some of these activities through your account settings.
Communications: When you sign up for an account or use certain features, you can manage some of your messaging preferences through your account settings, but note that you cannot opt out of receiving certain administrative, transactional, or legal messages. We may also store information that you provide through communications to us, including from phone calls, letters, emails and other electronic messages, or in person.
Transactions: If you initiate a transaction through the website, such as a purchase or class registration, we may collect and store information about you, such as your name, phone number, address, email, as well as any other information you provide to us, in order to process your transaction, send communications about them to you, and populate forms for future transactions. This information may be shared with third parties, and third parties may share such information with us, for the same purposes. When you submit credit card numbers, we encrypt that information using industry standard technology.
Activity: We may store information about your use of the website, such as your search activity, the pages you view, the date and time of your visit, and reservations and purchases you make through the website. We also may store information that your computer or mobile device may provide to us in connection with your use of the website, such as your browser type, type of computer or mobile device, browser language, IP address, WiFi information such as SSID, mobile carrier, phone number, unique device identifier, advertising identifier, location, and requested and referring URLs. You may be able to limit or disallow our use of certain location data through your device or browser settings.
Different Devices: You may access the website through different devices (e.g., your mobile phone or desktop computer) and different platforms. The information that we collect and store through those different uses may be cross-referenced and combined, and your contributions through one platform will typically be similarly visible and accessible through all other website platforms.
|Processes||Intended to make the website work in the way you expect. For example, we use a Cookie that tells us whether you have already signed up for an account.|
|Preferences||Intended to remember information about how you prefer the website to behave and look. For example, we use a Cookie that tells us whether you have declined to allow us to send push notifications to your phone.|
|Notifications||Intended to allow or prevent notices of information or options that we think could improve your use of the website. For example, we use a Cookie that stops us from showing you the signup notification if you have already seen it.|
|Analytics||Intended to help us understand how visitors use the website. For example, we use a Cookie that tells us how our search suggestions correlate to your interactions with the search page.|
You can set some Cookie preferences through your device or browser settings, but doing so may affect the functionality of the SteelCore website. The method for disabling Cookies may vary by device and browser, but can usually be found in your device or browser preferences or security settings. For example, iOS and Android devices each have settings which are designed to limit forms of ad tracking. Please note that changing any of these settings does not prevent the display of certain advertisements to you.
3. THIRD PARTIES
Third parties may receive information about you as follows:
Content Partners: We allow third party partners to use some of the public content available through the website, such as your photos, reviews, and other information detailed in Section 1(b) above.
Service Providers: We may rely on third party providers to support or provide some of the services that are available through the website. We may also rely on third party providers to perform certain services for us in connection with your use of the website, such as network security, technical and customer support, tracking and reporting functions, quality assurance testing, payment processing, our own marketing of the website, and other functions. We may share information from or about you with these third party providers so that they can perform their services or complete your requests. These third party providers may share information with us that they obtain from or about you in connection with providing their services or completing your requests. Third party providers may also share this information with their subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control. Some of our web pages utilize framing techniques to serve content to you from our third party providers, while preserving the look and feel of the website. In such cases, please note that the information you provide is being provided to the third party.
Aggregate or Anonymous Information: We may share user information in the aggregate with third parties. For example, we may disclose the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, advertisements.
Investigations and Legal Disclosures: We may investigate and disclose information from or about you if we have a good faith belief that such investigation or disclosure: (a) is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process or law enforcement requests served on us; (b) is helpful to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service; or (c) protects our rights, reputation, property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public. If you flag or otherwise complain to us about content through the website, we may share the substance of your complaint with the contributor of that content in order to provide an opportunity for the contributor to respond.
Links: The SteelCore website may link to third party services, like a business’s URL. Except as set forth herein, we do not share your personal information with them, and are not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy policies on or applicable to all such third party services.
Third Party Accounts: If you sign up for, or log into, SteelCore website using a third party service like Facebook or Google, or link your website account to your account with a third party service like Facebook or Twitter, we may receive information about you from such third party service. If you post content to a third party service through the website, that third party service will also receive that content, which will be visible to anyone that has access to it through that third party service.
4. CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Other users may be able to identify you, or associate you with your account, if you include personal information in the content you post publicly. You can adjust the settings for this feature in your account settings. Please also note that the messages you send or receive using the website are only private to the extent that both you and the person you are communicating with keep them private. For example, if you send a message to another user, that user may choose to publicly post it. Also, we may access and disclose such messages in the course of investigations relating to use of the website.
We use various safeguards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.