Effective date: October 5, 2020
Last Revised December 28, 2021
“Data Controller” means the publisher and owner of the Website and the party also responsible for the collection of data.
“Data Processing Officer” means the party responsible for overseeing data protection strategy and implementation to ensure compliance.
“Content” means any content, writing, images, audiovisual content, or other information published on this website.
“Parties” means both You (the user of the Service) and the Data Controller: Prodavad Services.
“Personal Data” means any personal information collected for You in relation to your use of this service that is capable of identifying You.
“Service” means the Website, which is known as: www.prodavad.com including all pages, sub-pages, all blogs, forums and other connected internet content whatsoever.
“Products” means the goods and products both tangible and intangible offered on the Website.
“Services” means the services offered on the Website.
“Third Party Service Provider” means a party or parties who are contracted by the owner/data controller for the purposes of processing the personal data of the user.
“User Content” means any audio, video, text, images or other material users choose to display on this Website.
“You, Yours” means the user of this Website.
3. THE PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT FROM YOU
3.1 Information You Provide to Us
We collect the information you provide to us directly when you use the Services. This includes:
If you create a Prodavad account, we may require you to provide a username and password. Your username is public, and it doesn’t have to be related to your real name. You may also provide other account information, like an email address, bio, or profile picture. We also store your user account preferences and settings.
Content you submit
We collect the content you submit to the Services. This includes your posts and comments including saved drafts, videos you broadcast via RPAN, your messages with other users (e.g., private messages, chats, and forums), and your reports and other communications with moderators and with us. Your content may include text, links, images, gifs, and videos.
Actions you take
We collect information about the actions you take when using the Services. This includes your interactions with content, like voting/rating, saving, hiding, and reporting. It also includes your interactions with other users, such as following, friending, and blocking. We collect your interactions with communities, like your subscriptions or moderator status.
If you purchase products or services from us (e.g., Prodavad Premium or MTCs), we will collect certain information from you, including your name, address, email address, and information about the product or service you are purchasing. Prodavad uses industry-standard payment processor services (for example, Stripe or paystack) to handle payment information.
You may choose to provide other information directly to us. For example, we may collect information when you fill out a form, participate in Prodavad-sponsored activities and surveys or promotions, apply for a job, request customer support, or otherwise communicate with us.
3.2 Information We Collect Automatically
When you access or use our Services, we may also automatically collect information about you. This includes:
Log and usage data
We may log information when you access and use the Services. This may include your IP address, user-agent string, browser type, operating system, referral URLs, device information (e.g., device IDs), device settings, mobile carrier name, pages visited, links clicked, the requested URL, and search terms. Except for the IP address used to create your account, Prodavad will delete any IP addresses collected after 100 days.
Information collected from cookies and similar technologies
We may receive and process information about your location. For example, with your consent, we may collect information about the specific location of your mobile device (for example, by using GPS or Bluetooth). We may also receive location information from you when you choose to share such information on our Services, including by associating your content with a location, or we may derive your approximate location from other information about you, including your IP address.
3.3 Information Collected from Other Sources
We may receive information about you from other sources, including from other users and third parties, and combine that information with the other information we have about you. For example, we may receive demographic or interest information about you from third parties, including advertisers (such as the fact that an advertiser is interested in showing you an ad), and combine it with our own data using a common account identifier such as a hash of an email address or a mobile-device ID. You can control how we use this information to personalize the Services for you as described in Your Choices – Controlling Advertising and Analytics below.
If you authorize or link a third-party service (e.g., an unofficial mobile app client) to access your Prodavad account, Prodavad receives information about your use of that service when it uses that authorization. Linking services may also cause the other service to send us information about your account with that service. For example, if you sign in to Prodavad with a third-party identity provider, that provider may share an email address with us. Information sharing with linked services is described later in this section.
Information collected from integrations
We also may receive information about you, including log and usage data and cookie information, from third-party sites that integrate our Services, including our embeds and advertising technology. For example, when you visit a site that uses Prodavad embeds, we may receive information about the web page you visited. Similarly, if an advertiser incorporates Prodavad’s ad technology, Prodavad may receive limited information about your activity on the advertiser’s site or app, such as whether you bought something from the advertiser. You can control how we use this information to personalize the Services for you as described in Your Choices – Controlling Advertising and Analytics below.
3.4 Information Collected by Third Parties
We partner with audience measurement platforms (including Bing and Google) to learn demographic information about the population that uses Prodavad. To provide this demographic information, these platforms collect cookie information to recognize your device.
3.5 Information Collected from Advertisers and Potential Advertisers
If you use Prodavad Ads (Prodavad’s self-serve ads platform at Prodavad.com/advert) we collect some additional information. To sign up for Prodavad Ads, you must provide your name, email address, and information about your company. If you purchase advertising services, you will need to provide transactional information as described above, and we may also require additional documentation to verify your identity. When using Prodavad Ads, we may record a session replay of your visit for customer service, troubleshooting, and usability research purposes.
4. WE USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO:
- Provide, maintain, and improve the Services;
- Research and develop new services;
- Help protect the safety of Prodavad and our users, which includes blocking suspected spammers, addressing abuse, and enforcing the Prodavad User Agreement and our other policies;
- Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, invoices, and other support and administrative messages;
- Provide customer service;
- Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, and events, and provide other news and information we think will be of interest to you (for information about how to opt-out of these communications, see Your Choices below);
- Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Services;
- Measure the effectiveness of ads shown on our Services; and
- Personalize the Services, and provide and optimize advertisements, content, and features that match user profiles or interests.
Much of the information on the Services are public and accessible to everyone, even without an account. By using the Services, you are directing us to share this information publicly and freely.
When you submit content (including a post, comment, chat message, or forums) to a public part of the Services, any visitors to and users of our Services will be able to see that content, the username associated with the content, and the date and time you originally submitted the content. Prodavad allows other sites to embed public Prodavad content via our embed tools. Although some parts of the Services may be private or quarantined, they may become public (e.g., at the moderator’s option in the case of private communities) and you should take that into consideration before posting to the Services.
Your Prodavad account has a profile page that is public. Your profile contains information about your activities on the Services, such as your username, prior posts and comments, MTC, awards received, trophies, moderator status, Prodavad Premium status, and how long you have been a member of the Services. You can also choose for your profile to include the content you upvote and downvote.
We offer social sharing features that let you share content or actions you take on our Services with other media. Your use of these features enables the sharing of certain information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the third party that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the third parties that provide these social sharing features (e.g., Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter).
We do not sell your personal information. However, in addition to the personal information that is displayed publicly as described above, we may share personal information in the following ways:
With your consent. We may share information about you with your consent or at your direction.
With linked services. If you link your Prodavad account with a third-party service, Prodavad will share the information you authorize with that third-party service. You can control this sharing as described in Your Choices below.
With our service providers. We may share information with vendors, consultants, and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work for us. Their use of personal data will be subject to appropriate confidentiality and security measures. A few examples:
- payment processors who process transactions on our behalf,
- cloud providers who host our data and our services,
- third-party ads measurement providers who help us and advertisers measure the performance of ads shown on our Services.
To comply with the law. We may share information in response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with or required by, any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, including, but not limited to, meeting national security or law enforcement requirements. To the extent the law allows it, we will attempt to provide you with prior notice before disclosing your information in response to such a request. Our Transparency Report has additional information about how we respond to government requests.
In an emergency. We may share information if we believe it’s necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm to a person.
To enforce our policies and rights. We may share information if we believe your actions are inconsistent with our User Agreement, rules, or other Prodavad policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of ourselves and others.
With our affiliates. We may share information between and among Prodavad, and any of our parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and other companies under common control and ownership.
Aggregated or de-identified information. We may share information about you that has been aggregated or anonymized such that it cannot reasonably be used to identify you. For example, we may show the total number of times a post has been upvoted without identifying who the visitors were, or we may tell an advertiser how many people saw their ad.
5. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
We take measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. For example, we use HTTPS while information is being transmitted. However, please note that no system involving the transmission of information via electronic storage systems or the internet is completely secure. We also enforce technical and administrative access controls to limit which of our employees have access to nonpublic personal information. We store the information we collect for as long as it is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we originally collected it. We may retain certain information for legitimate business purposes or as required by law.
6. YOUR CHOICES
You have choices about how to protect and limit the collection, use, and sharing of information about you when you use the services. Some of these choices are available to everyone who uses Prodavad, while others only apply if you have a Prodavad account.
6.1 Accessing and Changing Your Information
You can access and change certain information through the Services. See our Help Center page for more information. You can also request a copy of the personal information Prodavad maintains about you by following the process described here.
6.2 Deleting Your Account
You may delete your account information at any time from the user preferences page. You can also submit a request to delete the personal information Prodavad maintains about you by following the process described in the Your Rights – Data Subject and Consumer Information Requests section below. When you delete your account, your profile is no longer visible to other users and disassociated from content you posted under that account. Please note, however, that the posts, comments, and messages you submitted prior to deleting your account will still be visible to others unless you first delete the specific content. We may also retain certain information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes after you delete your account.
6.3 Controlling Linked Services’ Access to Your Account
You can review the services you have permitted to access your account and revoke access to individual services by visiting your account’s page (for third-party app authorizations) and the Connected Accounts section of your Account Settings (for Google Sign-In, Sign in with Apple, and connected Twitter accounts).
6.5 Controlling Advertising and Analytics
Some analytics providers we partner with may provide specific opt-out mechanisms and we may provide, as needed and as available, additional tools and third-party services that allow you to better understand cookies and how you can opt-out. For example, you may manage the use and collection of certain information by Google Analytics via the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
We also offer you choices about receiving personalized advertisements. You can adjust how we personalize advertisements for you by visiting your preferences in your account settings in the Prodavad app, or here if you use Prodavad in a web browser. You can also use device-level settings to control personalized advertisements on Android (“Reset advertising ID” and “Opt-out of Ads Personalization”) and iOS (“Limit Ad Tracking”) devices. You may also generally opt-out of receiving personalized advertisements from certain third-party advertisers and ad networks. To learn more about these advertisements or to opt-out, please visit the sites of the Digital Advertising Alliance and the Network Advertising Initiative, or if you are a user in the European Economic Area, Your Online Choices.
6.6 Do Not Track
Most modern web browsers give you the option to send a Do Not Track signal to the sites you visit, indicating that you do not wish to be tracked. However, there is no accepted standard for how a site should respond to this signal, and we do not take any action in response to this signal. Instead, in addition to publicly available third-party tools, we offer you the choices described in this policy to manage the collection and use of information about you.
6.7 Controlling Promotional Communications
You may opt-out of receiving some or all categories of promotional communications from us by following the instructions in those communications or by updating your email options in your account preferences here. If you opt-out of promotional communications, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as information about your account or your use of the Services.
6.8 Controlling Mobile Notifications
With your consent, we may send promotional and non-promotional push notifications or alerts to your mobile device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your mobile device.
6.9 Controlling Location Information
You can control how we use location information inferred from your IP address for content recommendation purposes via the Safety and Privacy settings on your account. If you initially consent to our collection of more precise location information from your device, you can subsequently stop the collection of this information at any time by changing the preferences on your mobile device.
7. YOUR RIGHTS DATA SUBJECT AND CONSUMER INFORMATION REQUEST.
Requests for a copy of the information Prodavad has about your account—including EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) data subject access requests and California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) consumer information requests—can be submitted here. All other data subject and consumer requests under data protection laws should be sent via email to [email protected] from the email address that you have verified with your Prodavad account. Other inquiries related to your privacy rights can be submitted here. Before we process a request from you about your personal information, we need to verify the request via your access to your Prodavad account or to a verified email address associated with your Prodavad account. You may also designate an authorized agent to exercise these rights on your behalf. Prodavad does not discriminate against users for exercising their rights under data protection laws to make requests regarding their personal information.
Children under the age of 13 are not allowed to create an account or otherwise use the Services. Additionally, if you are in the EEA, you must be over the age required by the laws of your country to create an account or otherwise use the Services, or we need to have obtained verifiable consent from your parent or legal guardian.
9. Changes to This Policy
10. CONTACT INFORMATION