This Policy shall supplement our Terms and Conditions of Service (the “Terms”), along with any supplemental guidelines and policies provided by us from time to time, all incorporated herein by reference.
This Policy is applicable to the information collected through your use of our Site, our platform, services and products, as applicable. As used herein and elsewhere, the words “collect”, “use”, “process”, “treat”, “disclose” and analogous shall be related to personally identifiable information (the “PI”) and other data that we may collect from our users and/or visitors, including cookies inside a computer and mobile device IDs.
By registering with us or otherwise using our products and services, you thereto consent to the collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure and other uses of your PI as described in this Policy.
Here at Speechy, we work hard to earn and keep your trust; and therefore we adhere to the following principles in order to protect your privacy:
- We will not sell or lease your PI to third parties.
- We will not disclose your PI with other users or third parties without your consent.
- Any PI that you provide to Speechy will be secured with industry standard safety protocols and technology.
In order to use our products and services, you will need to disclose your PI to us, including but not limited to: your name, last name, IP address, email address, third party platform passwords, mobile phone number, and the Speechy username and password. Your third party platform passwords are stored on Amazon, and we do not have direct access to them.
The Site may offer the functionality of using your third-party credentials (e.g. Google or Facebook) to execute single-sign-on, and in that manner we will also collect your PI as provided to us by such third-party platforms; such as your account data, text, archives, photos, bookmarks, info of your contacts and their common contacts, login data and profile information such as “about me”, “friend lists” and “interests”. We will not collect more information when using such credentials beyond the PI such third parties generally disclose to us via their services. For more information, please refer to the terms and policies of such platforms.
We may also collect and technical and statistical data for marketing purposes, in an anonymized and non-identifiable manner. We will not provide any personally identifiable information of you in this manner.
In addition, we may offer certain payment functionalities, which may or will require that certain third-party payment processing platforms collect sensitive financial information of our users (e.g. credit card and payment information).
If you do not wish to disclose any or part of your PI to us, you may still be able to use some of the functionalities of our products and services, though we will not be able to guarantee that you will be able to enjoy them at their fullest if you elect not to disclose it to us. Overall, your final remedies will be to close this web tab, delete your account with us and/or exit our products and services or the Site.
Purpose and Process of the Collected Information.
We use your information to provide and improve our services and products. By storing your PI on our secure servers (e.g. instances of cloud services), we are able to shorten your login process and allow you to modify your personal profile online. We will generally collect, use and disclose your PI to:
- Provide, operate, maintain, improve, and promote our Site and our products and services.
- Send recommendations about your browsing preferences.
- Verify your e-mail address; send password retrieval links and other account notices.
- Improve your user experience and provide you with personalized support
- Develop, research, process, safeguard and improve our services.
- Answer to comments, questions, and requests you submit to us.
- Offer promotions, newsletters, sweepstakes entries and rewards, send service related announcements and contact you about inquiries for our products and services.
- Investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions, unauthorized access to our services, and other suspicious activities.
- Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our products and services and for marketing or advertising purposes.
We may also share non-personally identifiable information with third parties, such as aggregate user statistics, analytics, demographic information, and web site usage information. We will not share PI with third parties for marketing purposes without your permission. With your consent, these third parties may offer promotions (including email promotions) or sell items or services to you through our services.
Upon the case where our business is or becomes part of any merger, acquisition, financing or similar transaction, or in the event of insolvency or bankruptcy, your PI may be disclosed and otherwise transferred to such entities. Simple use of our services entails your acknowledgement and authorization to such information transfer, if any.
As our user, you will generally be able to control and select the amount and type of PI you may disclose to us. We continuously try to improve our user experience, and strive to provide you the best choices for the disclosure, edition or removal of the PI being processed by us.
We will retain your PI only for as long as it is reasonably necessary for our business purposes (e.g. as long as your subscription is active). We will also retain and use your PI for our compliance obligations, to resolve disputes among our users, and enforce our contracts with authorized third parties.
Please take into account that closing your account may not necessarily make your email address, username, or shop name available for use on a new Speechy account.
In order to enforce of your privacy rights, please contact us as indicated in the contact section of our Site. Your privacy request must include, at the least, the following information: (i) your complete name, address and/or e-mail address in order for us to notify you the response to your request; (ii) attached documents establishing your identity; and (iii) a clear and concise description of the PI with regard to which you seek to enforce any of your privacy rights. If you request rectification, please indicate amendments to be made and attach documentation to back up your request.
Upon receipt of your privacy request, and after due review, we may then edit, deactivate and/or delete your PI from our products and services. Please take into account that we may not be able to delete all of your data from our secure databases or the databases of third parties to which your PI has already been disclosed. If that is the case, please contact such third parties directly in order to request enforcement of your privacy rights. In case of secure databases under our control where deletion becomes impossible, we will make such information inaccessible.
We use industry standard protocols and technology to protect your registered user information and PI, such as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and secure databases. Your PI is only accessible by a limited number of our employees who have special access rights. Overall, we implement and maintain reasonable security measures to protect our databases and records from unauthorized access, acquisition, destruction, use, modification or disclosure. Notwithstanding the foregoing, please take into account that the Internet and related transmissions are not secure or error free communication means.
Additionally, if you post information on a public forum, message board, blog or bulletin board, any PI you elect to disclose therein there may or will be read, collected and/or used by other users of such forums and could be used by third parties to send you unsolicited messages.
Through the simple use of the Site and our products and services, you hereby represent and warrant that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of first access thereof. If you are still a minor (which may depend on the jurisdiction where you reside), you must access our products and services under the direct supervision of your parent or legal guardian. We do not knowingly collect any kind of information from persons under the age of thirteen (13), and will delete any data and information of persons under such age, if any.
Information release and disclosure
We must reserve our right to disclose your PI when we or our affiliates, clients, contractors, licensors, officers, agents and/or representatives reasonably believe it necessary to protect our interests, or where you result to be in breach of Terms and/or this Policy. Accordingly, we will have the right to disclose any and all collected PI and/or data, under the following circumstances:
- If required under applicable law, rules or regulations.
- In response to a valid request or subpoena from a government or law enforcement agency.
- To defend ourselves and our affiliates, licensors, officers, agents and representatives from legal claims and processes brought to us by third parties (including takedown notices).
- To defend the property, rights and integrity of any of our users, advertisers or licensors.
- To stop or cause to cease any actions that we may consider to cause –whether allegedly or factually– a contingency or liability.
Newsletters and Commercial Messages
From time to time, we will ask you for express permission and consent to receive Commercial Electronic Messages (‘CEM’). A CEM is a message in an electronic format (e.g. email, SMS, push notifications and other form of communications) which is then sent to an electronic address (e.g. email, mobile device) and that contains a message asking recipients to participate in commercial activities (e.g. purchase of products, services and invitations to participate in user research). Our optional email newsletters are considered CEMs, and therefore you may subscribe or unsubscribe from them at will, usually on your account settings, or by following the unsubscribe links contained therein.
Third-party sites and services
Our Site and our products and services may display hyperlinks to the websites of our commercial partners and other third parties. If you click on such links, you are choosing to visit such websites, and will be redirected there. Please take into consideration that we are not responsible for the privacy and personal data practices undertook by such third parties (including any tools, cookies, information or content contained thereunto), and that we do not have control over the manner in which such third-parties may collect, process, treat or use your PI.
When you use such links to go to another website, our Policy and Terms are no longer into effect and your browsing thereof is in your own and final risk. In addition, any banner or ad that we may have on our Site does not constitute any endorsement of any third-party thereof.
In compliance with the provisions of Article 5 of the Organic Law on Protection of Personal Data of the Kingdom of Spain (OLPPD), it is reported that PI collected directly from our users through the resources available on the Site, will be treated in a confidential manner and will be incorporated into the respective databases and files for which Speechy is responsible. The purposes indicated in this Policy are not being used for purposes incompatible with the OLPPD.
We reserve the right to amend, change, suspend and/or update our Site, our products, our services, this Policy and/or our Terms, in whole or in part, from time to time and at our sole and final discretion. Your continued use thereof after the last effective date of modifications thereof indicates your acceptance of such modifications. We will post any updates on our Site, and may also send you an email or otherwise notify you of any material changes to this Policy.
Date of last effective update is May 23, 2018.