Effective as of: August 19, 2020
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has jurisdiction over GaggleAMP’s compliance with Privacy Shield.
Information Collection and Use
Information Collected Upon Registration and Adding Social Media Accounts.
GaggleAMP may collect information about you, when you interact with the Website, including, your IP address, name, email address, location, time zone, billing information if you are a Gaggle Operator (as defined in the GaggleAMP Terms and Conditions), social media usernames, Log Data, and other data as specifically described herein.
You may provide us with this personal information when you:
If you send information through our contact forms, customer service, and/or chat functions on the Website. You will be asked to provide, your name and email. In communicating with us, You will also have an opportunity to share additional information with GaggleAMP, in your sole discretion, which may include personal information. This information is seen only by GaggleAMP and is not publicly available. Use discretion when sharing information through chat functions, emails, and contact forms.
You have the right to obtain our confirmation of whether we maintain personal information relating to you. You may access, review, update, erase, or block any information in your account dashboard on the Website, as permitted by applicable law and GaggleAMP policies. Deletion or removal of certain information may prohibit you from utilizing the Website or GaggleAMP services.
Use of Information.
GaggleAMP uses the information you provide to:
GaggleAMP uses non-personally identifiable information to monitor the use and performance of the Website so that GaggleAMP can learn more about how people use the Website which helps us improve GaggleAMP’s services and significantly enhance your experience on the GaggleAMP Website.
In addition to providing you services, we may use your contact information to market to you, and provide you with information about, our products and services, including but not limited to services on GaggleAMP.com. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such information or communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications or in your Manager or Member dashboard.
Aggregate Information Accessible by Gaggle Manager.
Certain information is used in the aggregate to provide analytics to the Gaggle Manager. This information is not tied to you personally, but may contain demographic information about the Members of the Gaggle in part or as a whole. This aggregated information is also made available outside the Gaggle in order to provide overall Website demographic information. This aggregate and non-personally identifiable information may be used by GaggleAMP and shared with or sold to third-parties.
Personal Information Accessible by Gaggle Manager. By becoming a GaggleAMP Member, you authorize your personal information in the form of your name, username, friend and follower count (where applicable, but not social media registration credentials or other personal information) and contact information (in the form of your email address) to be made available to the Gaggle Manager in part to facilitate Reward delivery and communication. Additional information generated through the use of this Site including shared content click rates and social engagements such as number of likes, comments etc. may be exposed to the Gaggle Manager to assist in marketing analytics and reports.
Member-Level Tracking Functionality
GaggleAMP offers Member-Level tracking functionality on a per Gaggle basis. This functionality is optional and at the election of the Gaggle Operator. If the Gaggle Operator for your Gaggle has Member-Level tracking functionality enabled, then the Gaggle Operator and Gaggle Manager will have access to additional information about your use of the Website as described below.
Through this functionality, Gaggle Member activity may be tracked in three ways: (1) via Custom UTM parameters, (2) via Member-level detailed activity reports, or (3) via Gaggle Member Message customizations reports.
When a Gaggle has Custom UTM tracking enabled, each social media post shared by a Gaggle Member through the Website has a unique identifier in the applicable URL. That identifier can be used to track how many third parties clicked on a link contained within the individual Gaggle Member’s social media posts. This functionality allows the Gaggle Operator/Gaggle Manager to see how clicks are distributed among the Gaggle Members.
When a Gaggle has Gaggle Member-level detailed activity reports enabled, the Gaggle Manager can access additional activity data for each Gaggle Member, that includes the URL to a Gaggle Member’s shared post (publicly available post on the third party social media platform), and the number of likes, comments, and/or clicks generated by that Gaggle Member’s shared post. The information contained in the Member-level detailed activity reports is limited to what is permissible by the applicable third-party social media platforms restrictions and policies.
When a Gaggle has Gaggle Member Message customization reports enabled, the Gaggle Manager will be able to see if a Gaggle Member changed the content of any shared post and what those changes were. Some Gaggle Operators, such as publicly traded companies or companies within certain industries, are required to track this information to fulfill their legal compliance obligations.
Personal Information Accessible by Third Parties. GaggleAMP allows you to post and share content within your Gaggle. That Gaggle Member generated content can be seen by the Gaggle Manager and all other Gaggle Members. Gaggle Members may comment on and interact with such content within the Gaggle. The Gaggle Manager may utilize such content for the Gaggle Operator’s purposes, including sharing such content publicly. If the content you contribute contains personal information, that information may be shared publicly. Use discretion when sharing content within your Gaggle.
Do Not Track:
Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. DNT is a way for users to inform websites and services that they do not want certain information about their webpage visits collected over time and across websites or online services. GaggleAMP does not recognize or respond to browser-initiated DNT signals, as the Internet industry is currently still working toward defining exactly what DNT means, what it means to comply with DNT, and a common approach to responding to DNT.
These links may not represent all opt-out options available or third parties collecting information via the Site.
Your California Privacy Rights:
In addition to other rights provided for herein, if you live in California and have an established business relationship with us, you can request a list of the personal information we have shared with third parties for their marketing purposes. We will also give you a list of the third parties that have received your information. You can make a request one time each year. To exercise your rights, you can email us or write to us at the address below. Mention in your letter that you are making a "California Shine the Light" inquiry. We will respond within 30 days.
You may also request that we provide you with an accounting of your personal information held by GaggleAMP. You may also request that GaggleAMP delete your personal information.You may submit that request to via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or toll free at (888) 677-4528. Upon verification of your identity and within 45 days, we will provide you with a paper copy of your personal information via the United States Postal Service. GaggleAMP will not discriminate against any end user for exercising their rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act.
GaggleAMP does not sell your personal information, as those terms are defined under the California Consumer Privacy Act.
Information Sharing and Disclosure.
The Service Providers engaged by GaggleAMP, and links to their individual privacy policies, are listed at: https://www.gaggleamp.com/subprocessors and may be updated from time to time.
If we ever were to engage in any onward transfers of your data with third parties for a purpose other than which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized, we would provide you with an opt-out choice to limit the use and disclosure of your personal data.
Pursuant to GDPR and Privacy Shield, GaggleAMP remains liable for the transfer of personal data to third parties acting as our agents unless we can prove we were not a party to the events giving rise to the damages.
GaggleAMP may also release your information when GaggleAMP, in GaggleAMP’s sole discretion believes that such release is necessary or appropriate to:
to permit GaggleAMP to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that GaggleAMP may sustain
GaggleAMP also may be required to disclose an individual’s personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. In cases of onward transfer to third parties of data of EU individuals received pursuant to GDPR and the EU-US Privacy Shield or Swiss individuals received pursuant to the Swiss-US Privacy Shield, GaggleAMP is potentially liable.
GaggleAMP may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your personally identifiable information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy. You will be provided with notice in the event of such sale or transfer and have the opportunity to opt out of any such transfer.
GaggleAMP believes in the privacy of our website users. We safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. We employ administrative, physical, and electronic measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. We will make any legally-required disclosures of any breach of security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically-stored personal data to you via email or conspicuous posting on this Website in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of government authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.
Links to Other Websites.
GaggleAMP.com and messages posted in any Gaggle may contain links or references to other websites. GaggleAMP.com cannot control and cannot be held responsible for the content that appears on those sites, and is not an endorsement, authorization, or representation of our affiliation with that third party. Furthermore, GaggleAMP is not responsible for the privacy policies of any third-party site or for how they treat information about their users. These third-party sites may place their own cookies on your computer, collect data, or solicit personal information. You may be consenting to those websites through use of ours. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements and terms of service for each of the other websites you visit.
How does GaggleAMP secure and store your information?
The security of your personal information is important to us. GaggleAMP uses an SSL Protocol to secure the Website. GaggleAMP employs industry standard precautions designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. GaggleAMP will make any legally-required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored personal data to you via email or conspicuous posting on this Website in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system. Remember that no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. cannot promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private. GaggleAMP cannot guarantee complete security.
GaggleAMP currently stores user information via secure cloud based web hosting services, provided by Amazon Web Hosting, and the information is stored on servers located within the United States.
Retention of Data
GaggleAMP retains personal information when we have an ongoing legitimate business, legal, or compliance need to do so. Our retention periods will vary depending on the type of personal information. The general factors we consider in determining whether to retain personal information are:
When GaggleAMP has no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, when personal information has been stored in backup archives), then GaggleAMP will securely store such personal information until deletion of such information is possible.
Our Policy Towards Children.
The Website is not directed to persons under 18. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personally identifiable information without their consent, he or she should contact us at email@example.com. We will take actions to promptly remove such data. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. If we become aware that a child under 18 has provided us with personally identifiable Information, we will delete such information from our files.
Use of this Site by individuals located in the EU
If you are a resident of the European Union or provide personal information through this website while located in the European Union, we offer you certain choices in connection with the personal information we collect from you on this Site.
Users in the European Union may have the choice:
To update your preferences and consents, ask us to remove your information from our mailing lists or submit a request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GaggleAMP, Inc. Attn: Chief Technology Officer 9450 SW Gemini Drive, PMB 95302, Beaverton, Oregon 97008-7105, email@example.com.
GaggleAMP has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles to BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information and to file a complaint.
In addition to the above dispute resolution mechanisms, users may invoke binding arbitration if their complaint is not resolved by the BBB or by the Department of Commerce after referral from the relevant data protection authority in the EEA. For more information about binding arbitration, visit https://www.privacyshield.gov.