Effective as of March 31, 2022.
We collect a variety of information from you when you provide it to us directly, when we request it from you, or when you give us permission to get it from a third-party source.
Information we obtain from social media platforms:
We may receive personal information about you from third-party sources. For example, we may obtain your personal information from other third parties, such as marketing partners, publicly-available sources and data providers.
With your permission where it is required by applicable laws, we, our service providers, and our business partners may automatically log information about you, your browser, your computer or mobile device, and your activity on the Site. The information that may be collected automatically includes your computer or mobile device operating system type and version number, manufacturer and model, device identifier (such as the Google Advertising ID or Apple ID for Advertising), browser type, screen resolution, IP address, the website you visited before browsing to our website, general location information such as city, state or geographic area; and information about your use of and actions on the Site, such as pages or screens you viewed, how long you spent on a page or screen, navigation paths between pages or screens, information about your activity on a page or screen, access times, and length of access. Our service providers and business partners may collect this type of information over time and across third-party websites and mobile applications.
On our webpages, this information is collected using cookies, browser web storage (also known as locally stored objects, or “LSOs”), Flash-based LSOs (also known as “Flash cookies”), web beacons, and similar technologies, and our emails may also contain web beacons.
We use your personal information to:
We use your personal information to register your participation in the events and contests that we organize, and to send you updates about such events and contests.
We analyze use of the Site to analyze and improve the Site and to develop new products and services, including by studying user demographics and use of the Site.
With your consent where required by applicable laws, we may send you Nota-related marketing communications. You will have the ability to opt out of our marketing and promotional communications at any time as described in the opt out of marketing section below.
We work with advertising partners to display advertisements elsewhere online. These advertisements may be targeted based on your use of the Site or your activity elsewhere online. To learn more about your choices in connection with advertisements, please see the section below titled “Targeted online advertising.”
We may create anonymous, aggregated or de-identified data from your personal information and other individuals whose personal information we collect. We make personal information into anonymous, aggregated or de-identified data by removing information that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We may use this anonymous, aggregated or de-identified data and share it with third parties for our lawful business purposes, including to analyze and improve the Site and promote our business, as allowed by applicable law.
We use your personal information as we believe necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws, lawful requests, and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities.
In some cases, we may specifically ask for your consent to collect, use or share your personal information, such as when required by law.
We may sometimes share your personal information with partners or enable partners to collect information directly via our Site. Our partners include, notably, Google, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Medium, Quora, New Relic, HubSpot, and Hotjar. Please read our partners’ privacy policies to understand how they use your personal information.
If you have enabled features or functionality that connect the Site to a third-party platform or social media, we may disclose the personal information that you authorized us to share. In particular, our Site includes certain social media features, including social media share buttons. If you choose to share a post using the social media share button, information about that content will be shared with Facebook, Twitter, Messenger, etc. We do not control the third party’s use of your personal information. Please consult the third-party platforms’ privacy policies to understand how they use your personal information.
We may disclose your personal information to professional advisors, such as lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers, where necessary in the course of the professional services that they render to us.
We may share your personal information for the compliance, fraud prevention and safety purposes described above.
We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our business or assets, including your personal information, in connection with a business transaction (or potential business transaction) such as a corporate divestiture, merger, consolidation, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy or dissolution.
In this section, we describe the rights and choices available to all users.
If you have registered for an account with us, you may review and update certain personal information in your account profile by logging into the account.
You may opt out of marketing-related emails by following the opt-out or unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the email, or by contacting us at [email protected]. You may continue to receive service-related and other non-marketing emails.
Some of our business partners that collect information about your activities on or through the Site may be members of organizations or programs that provide choices to individuals regarding the use of their browsing behavior or mobile application usage for purposes of targeted advertising.
You may opt out of receiving targeted advertising on websites from members of the Network Advertising Initiative by clicking here or the Digital Advertising Alliance by clicking here. Please note that we also may work with companies that offer their own opt-out mechanisms and may not participate in the opt-out mechanisms that we linked above.
In addition, your mobile device settings may provide functionality to limit our, or our partners’, ability to engage in ad tracking or targeted advertising using the Google Advertising ID or Apple ID for Advertising associated with your mobile device.
If you choose to opt out of targeted advertisements, you will still see advertisements online, but they may not be relevant to you.
Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. We currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” or similar signals. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
Please note that we may not be able to provide you with certain services if you choose not to share with us certain personal information.
If you choose to connect to the Site via a third-party platform or social media network, you may have the ability to limit the information that we may obtain from the third-party at the time you connect your account. Subsequently, you may be able to control your settings through the third party’s platform or Site. For example, you may access and change your settings through the Facebook settings page for Apps and Websites. If you withdraw our ability to access certain information from a third-party platform or social media network, that choice will not apply to information that we have already received from that third party.
The Site may contain links to other websites, mobile applications, and other online services operated by third parties. These links are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with, any third party. In addition, our content may be included on web pages or in mobile applications or online services that are not associated with us. We do not control third party websites, mobile applications or online services, and we are not responsible for their actions. Other websites and services follow different rules regarding the collection, use and sharing of your personal information. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of the other websites and mobile applications and online services you use.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We employ a number of organizational, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information we collect.
We are headquartered in the United States and have service providers in other countries, and your personal information may be transferred to the United States or other locations outside of your state, province, or country where privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your state, province, or country.
European Union users should read the important information provided below about transfer of personal information outside of the European Union.
The Site is not directed to, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from, anyone under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us. We will delete such information from our files as soon as reasonably practicable. We encourage parents with concerns to contact us at [email protected].
Please direct any questions or comments about this Policy or privacy practices to [email protected]. You may also write to us via postal mail at:
Attn: Legal – Privacy, 5318 E. 2nd Street, PMB 42540
Long Beach, California 90803
This section describes how we collect, use, and share Personal Information of California residents in our capacity as a “business” under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and their rights with respect to that Personal Information. For purposes of this section, the term “Personal Information” has the meaning given in the CCPA but does not include information exempted from the scope of the CCPA. In some cases, we may provide a different privacy notice to certain categories of California residents, such as job applicants, in which case that notice will apply instead of this section.
California residents have the rights listed below under the CCPA. However, these rights are not absolute, and in certain cases we may decline your request as permitted by law.
You may submit requests to exercise your right to information, access or deletion at our webform or via email to [email protected].
Like many companies, we use services that help deliver interest-based ads to you. Our use of some of these services may be classified under California law as a “sale” of your Personal Information to the advertising partners that provide the services because they collect information from our users (e.g., device data and online activity data) to help them serve ads more likely to interest you. You can request to opt-out of this “sale” of your personal information here: Do Not Sell My Personal Information.
We cannot process your request if you do not provide us with sufficient detail to allow us to understand and respond to it.
We will need to verify your identity to process your information, access and deletion requests and reserve the right to confirm your California residency. To verify your identity, we may require government identification, a declaration under penalty of perjury, or other information. Your authorized agent may make a request on your behalf upon our verification of the agent’s identity and our receipt of a copy of a valid power of attorney given to your authorized agent pursuant to California Probate Code Sections 4000-4465. If you have not provided your agent with such a power of attorney, you must provide your agent with written and signed permission to exercise your CCPA rights on your behalf, provide the information we request to verify your identity, and provide us with confirmation that you have given the authorized agent permission to submit the request.
California Customer Records (as defined in California Civil Code §1798.80):
Internet or Network Information:
Protected Classification Characteristics:
Categories: Images, including profile pictures and other images you upload to the site or provide in communications to us and audio users choose to upload
Sources: You, Third-party sources (including social networks)
Shine the Light. Under California Civil Code section 1798.83, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of personal customer information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to us via email at [email protected] or physical mail at 5318 E. 2nd Street, PMB 42540, Long Beach, California 90803. You must put the statement “Your California Privacy Rights” in your request and include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or do not have complete information.
The information provided in this “Notice to Users located in the EU and the UK” section applies only to individuals located in the European Union or in the United Kingdom.
We have appointed a European Data Protection Office (EDPO) as our representative in the EU for data protection matters. While you may also contact us, EDPO can be contacted on matters related to the processing of personal information. To contact EDPO, please use this online request form: https://edpo.com/gdpr-data-request/ or by writing to Nota EDPO at Avenue Huart Hamoir 71, 1030 Brussels, Belgium.
Contact Information for UK Representative.
We have appointed a European Data Protection Office (EDPO) as our representative in the UK for data protection matters. While you may also contact us, EDPO can be contacted on matters related to the processing of personal information. To contact EPPO, please use this online request form: https://edpo.com/gdpr-data-request/ or by writing to Nota EDPO UK at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5BY, United Kingdom.
Performance of a contract
Where we receive your personal information as part of providing our Services to you to fulfill a contract, we require such personal information to be able to carry out the contract. Without that necessary personal information, we will not be able to provide the Services to you.
We process certain information based on your consent, which you may revoke at any time. For example:
When you take part in our personal assessment quiz, we may process sensitive personal information about you, such as information about your political beliefs, mental health, sexual orientation, ethnic or racial origin, religious or philosophical beliefs. We will only process such sensitive personal information when you have explicitly consented to it and will only use it to provide you with your Doe print and personalized content.
Where we process your personal information based on your consent, you may withdraw it at any time. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of our processing before you withdrew your consent. It will also not affect the validity of our processing of personal information performed on other lawful grounds.
We may process your information where it is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests or our partners’ legitimate interests. In particular, we process your information in furtherance of the following legitimate interests:
When we rely on legitimate interests as a lawful basis of processing, you have the right to ask us more about how we decided to choose this legal basis. To do so, please contact us at [email protected].
We may process your information in order to comply with a legal obligation, a court order, or to exercise and defend legal claims. For example:
We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements, to establish or defend legal claims, or for fraud prevention purposes.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
When we no longer require the personal information we have collected about you, we will either delete or irreversibly anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible. If we anonymize your personal information (so that it can no longer be associated with you), we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
EU and UK data protection legislations give you certain rights regarding your personal information. If you are located within the European Union or the United Kingdom, you may ask us to take the following actions in relation to your personal information that we hold:
How to exercise your rights.
You may submit these requests by:
We may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and process your request. Applicable law may require or permit us to decline your request. If we decline your request, we will tell you why, subject to legal restrictions.
If the GDPR applies to our processing of your personal information, you would like to submit a complaint about our use of your personal information or our response to your requests regarding your personal information, you may contact us or submit a complaint to the data protection regulator in your jurisdiction. Specifically, you can lodge a complaint in the Member State of the European Union of your habitual residence, place of work, or the alleged violation of the GDPR. You can find your data protection regulator here:
If we transfer your personal information outside of respectively the European Union or the United Kingdom to a country not deemed by the European Commission or the UK Government (as and where applicable) to provide an adequate level of personal information protection, we will either:
You may contact us by email at [email protected] if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal information out of Europe.