Privacy

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: June 27th, 2018


Your privacy is important to us. Slate Solutions, Inc. (dba Transeo) and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“ Transeo,” “ we,” or “ us”), understand your concerns with regard to how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will use and share information about you carefully and sensibly. This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect about you, how we collect it, how we use it, with whom we may share it, and what choices you have regarding it. This Privacy Policy applies to your use of our web or mobile site, or other application (the “Site”) and any other means by which we may collect information about you, including information you may provide to us other than on the Site. We encourage you to become familiar with this Privacy Policy. By accessing and using the Site, you agree that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy and that you accept and consent to the privacy practices (and any uses and disclosures of information about you) that are described in this Privacy Policy.


This Privacy Policy does not apply to any other websites. We are not responsible for, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to, the privacy practices of other companies or other websites. We encourage you to seek out and read the privacy policy of each website that you visit.

 



  1.  What information do we collect, and how do we collect it?

We and our third-party service providers (“ Contractors”) may collect certain information from or about you in connection with your use of, or your submissions to or via, the Site (together, “ Collected Information”), including, but not limited to, email address. In addition, we and our Contractors may retain the content of, and metadata regarding, any correspondence you may have with us or our representatives, regardless of the mode of communication by which such correspondence was made. This information helps us to improve the Site and the online content, materials, and services that we make available on the Site, and to more effectively and efficiently respond to both current and future inquiries.

 

In order to gain access to certain portions of the services on the Site, Transeo may require you to register to create an account as set forth in the account registration procedures posted on the website.  To register, you will be asked to enter your email address and then select a password.

 

As part of your participation on the Site, you may post user generated content in certain areas of the Site.  You acknowledge that posting user generated content on the Site is at your own risk.  While the Site may provide features that permit you to limit access to your pages on the Site, you acknowledge that these security measures are limited and could be circumvented.  Transeo has no control over the actions of other users of the Site with whom you choose to share your pages and your Collected Information.  Accordingly, user generated content posted by you might be accessible to unauthorized persons.  Transeo is not responsible for any actions by third parties to circumvent the privacy and security mechanisms contained in the Website.  You further acknowledge that, even after user generated content might be removed from the Site, copies of such user generated content could still be viewable through the Site if other users of the Site have copied and stored your user generated content or if individuals have access to archived or cached versions of the pages before the user generated content was removed. 



As part of your participation on the Site, you may post user generated content in certain areas of the Site. You acknowledge that posting user generated content on the Site is at your own risk. While the Site may provide features that permit you to limit access to your pages on the Site, you acknowledge that these security measures are limited and could be circumvented. Transeo has no control over the actions of other users of the Site with whom you choose to share your pages and your Collected Information. Accordingly, user generated content posted by you might be accessible to unauthorized persons. Transeo is not responsible for any actions by third parties to circumvent the privacy and security mechanisms contained in the Website. You further acknowledge that, even after user generated content might be removed from the Site, copies of such user generated content could still be viewable through the Site if other users of the Site have copied and stored your user generated content or if individuals have access to archived or cached versions of the pages before the user generated content was removed. As with many other websites, the web servers used to operate the Site may collect certain data pertaining to you, including data regarding the equipment and communications method that you use to access the Site, and your activities on our Site. For security reasons and to confirm the integrity of the Site, we and our Contractors may combine components of this data with Collected Information, which may identify you. Unless otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, such identifying information (which is deemed “Collected Information” hereunder) will be used solely for our business purposes.



In addition, the Collected Information may reveal such things as the Internet protocol (“IP”) address assigned to your computer, specific pages that you access on the Site or prior to or after visiting the Site, and the length of time you spend at the Site. We and our Contractors may use this information to help administer the Site and the servers that provide the Site, generate statistical information, monitor and analyze Site traffic and usage patterns, and improve the Site’s content and content delivery, including any online content, materials, and services that we describe or make available on the Site. In addition, our Site may send one or more “cookies” to your computer to improve the utility of the Site by storing user preferences and tracking user trends (also deemed “Collected Information” hereunder). Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Please note that you may not be able to access the full functionality of our Site if cookies are disabled on your browser. We may collect your information through our use of Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the Site. The Google Analytics tool uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the Site and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Company. For more information regarding Google Analytics please visit Google’s website, and pages that describe Google Analytics, such as http://google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.



We may We use “pixel tags,” also known as “web beacons,” which are small graphic files that allow us to monitor the use of our websites. A pixel tag is a type of technology placed on a website or within the body of an email for the purpose of tracking activity on websites, or when emails are opened or accessed, and is often used in combination with cookies. A pixel tag can collect information such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the tag appears; the URL of the page on which the pixel tag appears; the time the page containing the pixel tag was viewed; the type of browser that fetched the pixel tag; and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server.

 



  1.  How will we use the information you provide to us?

In addition to the uses described above, we and our Contractors may use Collected Information to analyze and improve the content, materials, and services that we make available on the Site, to notify you of changes made to the Site, to evaluate user needs and improve the Site content, to send you promotional materials, and support our continuing efforts to offer users the information and services we think they want most. If you contact us for support or assistance, we may use Collected Information to provide service and support to you. We may also use Collected Information and the associated statistical data we and our Contractors generate to deliver targeted advertisements to you and other visitors of our Site.


We may also contact you to confirm registration information and regarding changes to Transeo’s Terms of Use and this Privacy Statement.  On occasion, we may send you updates, a newsletter or other news regarding the Site.  You may choose to “opt-out” of these notifications at any time, even after you have provided personally identifiable information, by following the procedures set forth below. Please note, however, that under certain circumstances, if you initially do not choose to “opt-in,” or if you later “opt-out,” you may not be eligible for certain services from us for which a name, e-mail address, telephone number or other personally identifiable information is needed.


As part of your registration on the Site, you shall receive a user profile. Your profile information, as well as your name and email may be displayed to other people on the Site in accordance with your privacy settings.


Transeo may send you, and third parties identified by you, service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the Site, such as to indicate that you have received a message from another user or to alert you of an event for which you have asked to receive alerts.


Trasneo may use information you submit to the Site in a non-identifying fashion (unless otherwise permitted by you) in order to provide aggregate statistics regarding user membership and service hours completed from the Site and to provide personalized service opportunities to you.


We and our Contractors may store Collected Information for as long as needed for the purposes indicated in this Privacy Policy, which may be indefinitely.



Except for the above, we will not share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of the Company unless we have your affirmative (and informed) consent to do so. We do not collect or share any sensitive personal information. Sensitive personal information is a particular category of personal information relating to racial or ethnic origins, political or religious beliefs or sexuality.

 



  1.  Privacy of Children

We understand that young people need special safeguards and privacy protection. We realize that they may not understand all the provisions of our policy or be able to make thoughtful decisions about the choices that are made available to our adult users. We strongly urge all parents to participate in their children’s exploration of the Internet and any online services, and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.


We prohibit registration by children under the age of 13 for the Site and no one under 13 may provide any personally identifiable information to Transeo or on the Site. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 13.  If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register on the Website or send any information about yourself to Transeo.  You agree to abide by these restrictions, and not to help anyone avoid these restrictions.  If Transeo learns that we have collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13 without parental consent verification, we will delete the information as soon as possible.  If you believe that we have any personally identifiable information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at  [email protected]. If you are a teacher or other adult who is looking to make use of the Site in connection with an event for a school event or community group that includes children under 13, please contact us at  [email protected] so that we can discuss available options with you.

 



  1. With whom do we share the information we collect?

We may share Collected Information with certain of our Contractors (e.g., our web hosting provider) in order to provide the Site to you. We may also share Collected Information with some of our third-party service provider organization partners in furthering our mission as an organization or delivering the content, materials, and services available on or through the Site to you and any complimentary services to the services provided on or through the Site. We and our Contractors may also produce reports on Site traffic, usage patterns, and similar data generated from Collected Information, and we may share these reports with our third-party service provider organization partners and others.


We may disclose Collected Information to the proper authorities if we become subject to a subpoena or court order or if we believe that we are otherwise legally required to disclose such information. We may also use and disclose information about you to establish or exercise our legal rights, to assert and defend against legal claims, or if we believe such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding actual or suspected illegal or fraudulent activities or potential threats to the physical safety or well-being of any person.


If all or part of Slate Solutions, Inc or Transeo is sold, merged, or otherwise transferred to another entity, we may transfer Collected Information to such entity as part of that transaction.

 



  1. Access to Your Information and Choices

If you have questions about personal information we have about you or need to update your information, you can Contact Us. If you would like to request to review, correct, restrict or delete personal information that you have previously provided to us, object to the processing of personal information, or if you would like to request to receive an electronic copy of your personal information for purposes of transmitting it to another company (to the extent this right to data portability is provided to you by applicable law), you can Contact Us. We will respond to your request in accordance with the applicable law that governs the collection, use and deletion of your data and information. The requested deletion will be as comprehensive as possible but is always subject to issues outside of our control, including applicable regulations and laws, your actions and the actions of third parties. You can opt-out of receiving marketing and promotional e-mails from Company by using the opt-out or unsubscribe feature contained in the e-mails. You can opt-out of receiving Company newsletters by using the opt-out or unsubscribe feature contained in the e-mails. It is important to note that we may retain a copy of the information for archival purposes and to avoid identity theft or fraud. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority of your habitual residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes applicable law. A list of EU data protection authorities is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080.

 



  1. How Do We Protect Information Collected About You?

We have put in place certain security measures to safeguard Collected Information, but the storage and communication of Collected Information can never be completely secure. Hence, we do not guarantee that information that you transmit or otherwise supply to us, or any communications conducted on or through the Site, is or will be totally secure. If you become aware of any breach of Site security or this Privacy Policy, please notify us immediately.

 



  1. Interactive Areas

We may provide areas within the Site that allow users to post commentary and other materials. If we do, these interactive areas, such as discussion forums, are intended to enhance the user experience and build a healthy community around the products and services available through the Site. Trasneo is not liable for information posted in interactive areas of the Site. You acknowledge that, should you participate in such interactive areas, the information you voluntarily post about yourself and third parties in such areas might be accessed, collected and used by third parties other than Trasneo or our Contractors.

 



  1. Access To and Correction of Information

Most of the Collected Information about you on the Site is directly accessible by you through the Site’s features and you may modify or edit such information at any time by logging into your account and using the Site’s account editing functions.  Please note that information you remove through such means may still remain in backup copies for a reasonable period of time.


You acknowledge and are aware that personally identifiable information that you have shared with other users of the Site through one of the communication channels on the Site generally cannot be removed by you.


If you would like to review any of the other personally identifiable information we have retained about you in our database, please send us an e-mail request for this information at  [email protected]. To help us address your request, please specify which information you wish to review. Once you have reviewed this information, at your request we will correct personally identifiable information about you that you state is erroneous. To request such a correction, please send an e-mail to  [email protected]. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request.

 



  1. Choice/Opt-Out

If at any time you would like to stop receiving notifications or opt-out of a feature, you may choose to opt-out by unsubscribing from notifications and messages within your user profile. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request.

 



  1. We may change this Notice

From time to time, we may change our privacy practices, and this Privacy Policy, because of changes in relevant and applicable legal or regulatory requirements, our business practices, or in our attempts to better serve your needs and those of our other customers.  We will try to notify you of any such changes, and a revised policy will be posted on this Site.  We encourage you to regularly review the current version of this Privacy Policy on the Site.

 



  1. Location of this Site

This Site is hosted and operated in the United States. However, we and our Contractors may, in our effort to provide the Site, store Collected Information in the United States, or we may transfer it to, and store it within, other countries.


Those who access or use the Site from jurisdictions outside the United States do so at their own choice and risk and are solely responsible for compliance with local law. If you are not a resident of the United States, you acknowledge and agree that we may collect and use your personal information outside your home jurisdiction, and that we may store your personal information in the United States or elsewhere. Please note that the level of legal protection provided in the United States or other non-European countries from which you may access our Site may not be as stringent as that under European Union privacy standards or the privacy laws of some other countries, possibly including your home jurisdiction.

 



  1. Third Party Service Providers

Service opportunities appearing on the Site may be delivered to users by Transeo or one of our third-party service provider organization partners. Our partners may set cookies or web beacons or use other technologies that allow the partner’s server to recognize your computer each time they send you a service opportunity or update. In this way, third-party servers may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their service opportunities and determine which opportunities are clicked on. This information allows a service provider network to deliver targeted opportunities that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies and tracking technologies by Transeo and does not cover the use of cookies or other tracking technologies by any third-parry service providers.

 




  1. California Privacy Rights

Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us once a calendar year information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g. requests made in 2012 will receive information regarding 2011 sharing activities).



To obtain this information, please send an email message to [email protected] with “Request for California Privacy Information” on the subject line and in the body of your message. We will provide the requested information to you at your e-mail address in response. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the “Shine the Light” requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.

 




  1. International Privacy Practices

Company’s websites, including websites directed to residents in countries and jurisdictions outside of the United States, are operated and managed on servers located and operated within the United States. If you are using our Site out of the United States, your data and information is collected in the country in which you are located and is transferred to the United States or another country where our servers are located.



This Site is hosted and operated in the United States. However, we and our Contractors may, in our effort to provide the Site, store Collected Information in the United States, or we may transfer it to, and store it within, other countries. 75. Some countries that are not members of the European Economic Area (EEA) are recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection according to EEA standards (the full list of these countries is available here). For transfers from the EEA to countries not considered adequate by the European Commission, we have put in place adequate measures, including by ensuring that the recipient is bound by EU Standard Contractual Clauses, to protect your personal data. You can find a copy of these measures at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/model-contracts-transfer-personal-data-third-countries_en.

 




  1. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your consent in accordance with applicable law. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.




  1. Questions and How to Contact Us

For any questions, or to request further information regarding this Privacy Policy or our use and disclosure of Collected Information, please contact us at  [email protected].