We respect your privacy and are committed to managing your information responsibly. This Privacy Notice is intended to notify you of our online privacy practices, the types of information that may be collected and stored, how information is used, with whom the information may be shared, what choices are available to you regarding the collection, use and distribution of information, what kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control, and who to contact with questions or concerns.
This Privacy Notice applies to the website located at www.recs.com (the “Website”), and to any associated software, mobile applications, or other services (“Services”), to any phone, email, or mail communications concerning our operations, products, or services, as well as our marketing contacts with you. This Privacy Notice does not apply to other websites to which we may link, or to other companies or persons who might be listed as third-party contacts or partners on this Website, or to whom we may refer you if you call or write us. We may post links on this Website as a way of helping you locate related information and products easily. However, when linking to another website, you must review that website’s privacy notice because other websites may not treat information collected online in the same manner as we do.
By using this Website and/or by contacting us and providing any personal information, you consent to the collection and use of information by us in accordance with this Privacy Notice. If we decide to change our Privacy Notice, we will post those changes on this page.
We collect information to help us design, improve and deliver our Website, products and services, to communicate Recs, opportunities, news, special offers, and other information and events that may be interesting to you, and to respond to inquiries, and provide user support.
We collect information in three primary ways:
This section includes a general description of the types of information we may collect about you:On Our Website:
A web “server log” is a record of activity created by a computer that delivers certain webpages to your browser. Certain activities that you perform on our Website may record information in server logs, such as if you enter a search term into a search box located on the Website. The server log may record, for example, the search terms or the link you clicked on to bring you to our Website. The server log may also record information about your browser, such as your IP address and the cookies set on your browser and we may aggregate that information with other information we may have about the browser and/or IP address from which the search query originated.
A “widget” is generally an application that can be embedded in a webpage. Widgets can provide real-time information to the webpage. Widgets are often provided by third-parties; we may provide widgets on our website. Widgets may enable the third-parties that provide them to collect data about users visiting the Website.Surveys, Contests, Crowdsourcing and Promotions:
From time to time, we may request information from users via surveys, contests, and promotions. Participation in these surveys or promotions is completely voluntary and you have a choice whether or not to disclose any requested information. If you choose to participate, we may ask you for additional information, which may include contact information (such as name, email, and address) or other demographic information (such as postal code, age, or gender) to provide better services and options to you. We use the information you provide to administer our contests, sweepstakes and other promotions, in addition to the other purposes described in this Privacy Notice. If your information gathered via a survey will be used in a manner different from that described in this Privacy Notice, that proposed use will be described in the survey instructions. For example, the instructions might alert you if the information will be shared with anyone in addition to those parties identified in this Privacy Notice, such as a third-party sponsoring the survey, contest or promotion.Third-Party Login Information:
If you register for an account or sign in via Facebook Connect or other third-party social login, we may use information that you make available to us to personalize your experience on Recs, such as Recs, friends or follower lists, posts, pictures, video and other location-based information from your friends. You may customize what information you share by modifying your privacy preferences in the social service that you use to login.Content You Share:
You may also be able to send certain content to other individuals using the Website. To send information to others, we may request both your email address and theirs. We may retain the information you provide in connection with this feature.
We use the information we collect internally in our business for many business purposes, such as to: (i) operate, evaluate, develop, manage and improve our business (including operating, administering, analyzing and improving our products and services; developing new products and services; managing and evaluating the effectiveness of our communications; performing accounting, auditing, billing reconciliation and collection activities and other internal functions); (ii) analyze trends and conduct research in order to improve our, and our clients’, products and services; (iii) provide support and respond to questions from users and Website visitors; (iv) improve our Website, products and/or services; (v) learn about users’ needs; (vi) contact users for research, informational, and marketing purposes; (vii) track traffic patterns and Website usage, including customizing our recommendations and promotions to you based upon your information and prior registrations; (viii) enable online registration, and identify and authenticate access to our products and services; (ix) correlate information with other commercially available information to identify demographics and preferences to assist us in our marketing efforts; (x) provide specific relevant marketing, promotional, or other information to you; (xi) address information security and/or privacy practices control, network functioning, engineering, and troubleshooting issues; (xii) investigate claims and/or legal actions, violations of law or agreements, and compliance with relevant applicable laws and legal process; (xiii) comply with law, or based on our good-faith belief that it is necessary to conform or comply with the law, or otherwise to disclose information to prevent fraud and reduce credit risks, to cooperate with police and other governmental authorities, or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to the Website or the public; and, (xiv) process or engage in a sale of all or part of our business, or if we go through a reorganization or merger. We may also share personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information externally with our affiliates, licensees, and joint venture partners, as well as with other third-party service providers who help us provide operational services for the Website and our business, which might include: business entities that provide e-mail address management and communication contact services, network equipment and application management providers and hosting entities, credit and debit card payment gateways and processors and the issuing and acquiring banks involved in the funds settlement procedures necessary to charge your cards or financial accounts, entities that obtain information such as demographic information, that might be aggregated with other information we have about you, judicial, administrative and/or legal or financial accounting providers if information must be reviewed or released in response to civil or criminal investigations, claims, lawsuits, or if we are subject to judicial or administrative process (such as a subpoena) to release your information or to prosecute or defend legal actions, as we believe is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with any investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity, and with other service providers that may be involved in the other types of services and activities discussed in this Privacy Notice. We may also use your personally identifiable information to contact you in ways other than e-mail or regular mail, such as via telephone contact, facsimile, or SMS, consistent with your disclosed communications preferences.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, we retain personal information we obtain about you as long as (1) it is needed for the purposes for which we obtained it, in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Notice or (2) we have another lawful basis for retaining that data beyond the period for which it is necessary to serve the original purpose for collecting the data. Business Transfers
If the owner of the Website or any of its assets are acquired, or in the event that it goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information could be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third-party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and consent to the use of your personal information by any acquirer or successor in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
If you do not consent to the ways in which we may use your personal information, please do not submit any personal information to us. If you do not wish to receive emails containing information, special offers, or other promotions from us, please click the relevant unsubscribe link located in those emails. If you do not wish to receive other marketing materials from us or if you do not want us to share your personally identifiable information with other entities as stated in this Privacy Notice, please provide us with your exact name and address and advise us that you wish to opt-out from information sharing or receiving information, or both, as the case may be, using the contact information specified in the How to Contact Us section of this Privacy Notice.
As required by law, you may (1) have the right to access certain personal information we maintain about you; (2) request that we update or correct your personal information; (3) object to the processing of your personal information or withdraw your prior consent, if applicable; and (4) ask us to block or delete your personal information from our database. To exercise these rights, please contact us as indicated in the How To Contact Us section of this Privacy Notice. To help protect your privacy and maintain security, we may take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to the information. To the extent permitted by applicable law, a charge may apply before we provide you with a copy of any of your personal information that we maintain.Notice to California Residents
Subject to certain limits under California law, California residents may ask us to provide them with (1) a list of certain categories of personal information we have disclosed to third-parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, and (2) the identity of those third-parties. To make this request, California residents may contact us as specified in the How to Contact Us section below.
We recognize the importance of children's safety and privacy. The Website is not designed to attract children, and is not intended for use by any children under the age of 13. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), the Company does not request, or knowingly collect, any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware of any mistaken or inadvertent collection of information from a child under the age of 13 through their misuse of our Website, we will take all necessary measures to promptly delete such information from our records. We ask all parents and guardians to assist us in our efforts to comply with COPPA by prohibiting children under the age of 13 from providing the Company with any of their personal information or using the Website without parental oversight and assistance.
If you are visiting the Website from a location outside of the United States, your connection may be through and to servers located in the United States. All information that you receive from the Website may be created on servers located in the United States, and all information you provide may be maintained on web servers and systems located within the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the data protection laws in the United States and other countries might not be the same as those in your country. By using this Website or submitting information to us, you specifically consent to the transfer of your information to the United States and to the facilities and servers we use, and to those with whom we may share your information.
We maintain reasonable physical and electronic safeguards designed to limit unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information.
This Privacy Notice may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our personal information practices. We will indicate at the top of the Privacy Notice when it was most recently updated.
If you have questions or concerns with respect to our Privacy Notice, or if you would like to exercise other applicable data protection rights, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at:
Recs Attn: Privacy Officer 348 Baltic Street, Suite 4 Brooklyn, NY 11201