Last Revised and Effective Date: July 15, 2021
1. Information We Collect
We collect personal information in the course of providing the Services to you. The information we collect falls into three main categories: (1) information you choose to provide to us, (2) information we collect from you automatically, and (3) information we collect from other sources.
The are examples of the type of information that we collect from you and how we use that information.
Information You Choose to Provide to Us
Subscriber Account Registration
We collect your name and other contact information when you create an account. We also collect information relating to the actions that you perform while logged into your account.
We collect the name, and contact information, of our customers and their employees with whom we may interact.
If you apply for a job posting, we collect information necessary to process your application, to retain you as an employee, or as otherwise voluntarily provided by you. This may include, among other things, your contact information and education and employment history.
If you provide us feedback or contact us for support we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content that you send to us, in order to reply.
Information We Collect From You Automatically
Cookies and first party tracking
Cookies and Third Party Tracking
We participate in behavior-based advertising, this means that a third party uses technology (e.g., a cookie) to collect information about your use of our website so that they can provide advertising about products and services tailored to your interests on our website, or on other websites. See our Cookie Section below for more information.
Cross-Device tracking via Third Party Partners
We may collect hashed identifiers derived from email addresses provided to us to serve targeted advertising to you across other devices (e.g., your computer, tablet, and phone) connected to you (via cross-device tracking). See our Cross-Device Tracking Section below for more information.
When you access our Site via a mobile device we collect your location from the GPS, Wi-Fi, and/or cellular technology in your device to determine your location.
If you receive email from us, we use certain tools to capture data related to when you open our message, click on any links or banners it contains and make purchases.
We collect information from your mobile device such as unique identifying information broadcast from your device when visiting our website.
We use technology to monitor how you interact with our website. This may include which links you click on, or information that you type into our online forms. This may also include information about your device or browser.
We collect information, including your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when the Internet is used), domain name, click-activity, referring website, and/or a date/time stamp for visitors.
Information We Collect From Other Sources
In addition to the information that we collect from you directly, we may also receive information about you from other sources, including third parties, business partners, our affiliates, or publicly available sources. For example, if you submit a job application, or become an employee, we may conduct a background check.
We may collect billing and payment information, which may include your credit card number, billing address, and other payment related information (“Billing Information”). Billing Information may be collected and processed by our third-party payment processor operating as our agent (See, Onward Transfers to Third Parties). Amperity may not directly obtain or process any Billing Information.
2. Information Collected for Cross-Device Tracking
Some online forms on our Site may collect hashed identifiers derived from email addresses provided by you for the purposes of cross-device tracking for targeted advertising (i.e., tracking you across devices). This information is collected for our own marketing purposes. Hashing involves a family of techniques which employ hash functions to hide the true values of the original data. These types of hashing functions mix up original input into an unrecognizable output value, also called a “hashed value” or a “token.”
Where we engage in cross-device tracking, our advertising partner, NextRoll, Inc., performs a hash of your email address in order to serve targeted advertising to other devices connected to you (via cross-device tracking). For example, using cross-device tracking, we can limit the number of times you see the same ad on multiple devices, or serve you a follow-up ad on your computer after you have seen a related ad on your mobile device.
By submitting such online forms on our Site, you acknowledge NextRoll, Inc.’s hashing and cross-device activity. For more information, please see NextRoll’s Privacy Notice. You may opt-out from receiving cross-device advertising by accessing your device setting or visiting and employing the controls described on NAI’s Consumer Opt Out page. You will need to opt-out on each device and browser separately. Please note opting out of targeted advertising does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive untargeted generic ads.
3. Information Collected Using Cookies
Like most websites, we use automatic data collection technology when you visit the Site to collect information that identifies your computer. This comprises information about your operating system, your IP addresses, browser type and language, referring pages and URLs, keywords, date and time, and what sections of the Site you visit (the “Usage Information”).
We collect this Usage Information by using cookies. Cookies are small packets of data that a website stores on your computer’s hard drive so that your computer will “remember” information about your visit. You can reject cookies by following the directions provided by your browser vendor or by your Internet provider’s “help” file. If you reject cookies, you may still visit the Site, but may not be able to use some areas of the Site.
(a) Cookies We Use
We also use certain cookies which are strictly necessary for the provision of the Services to customers’ end users who have requested those Services (for example, so that we can identify customers’ end users). Use of these cookies is essential to enable us to provide the Services requested by customers’ end users.
(b) Third Party Cookies
Analytics and Performance Cookies – Google Analytics
These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our Services and how users use our Services. The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor. The information is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It includes the number of visitors to our Services, the websites that referred them to our Services, the pages that they visited on our Services, what time of day they visited our Services, whether they have visited our Services before, and other similar information. We use this information to help operate our Services more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our Services.
We use Google Analytics for this purpose. Google Analytics uses its own cookies. It is only used to improve how our Services works. You can find out more information about Google Analytics cookies here.
You can find out more about how Google protects your data here.
You can prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our Services by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via this link.
Targeted and advertising cookies – Google AdWords and Twitter
For Google AdWords, you can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.
For Twitter, please visit here.
You can disable cookies which remember your browsing habits and target advertising at you by visiting here.
If you choose to remove targeted or advertising cookies, you will still see advertisements, but they may not be relevant to you. Even if you do choose to remove cookies by the companies listed at the above link, not all companies that serve online behavioral advertising are included in this list, and so you may still receive some cookies and tailored adverts from companies that are not listed.
Social Media Cookies
These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on our Services or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking website such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. The social network will record that you have done this.
(c) Disabling Cookies
You can typically remove or reject cookies via your browser settings. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “settings”, “help” “tools” or “edit” facility). Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings.
Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and https://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/. If you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our Services. For example, we may not be able to recognize your computer or mobile device and you may need to log in every time you visit our Services.
(d) Pixel Tags
We may also use pixel tags (which are also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) on our Services to track the actions of users on our Services. Unlike cookies, which are stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device by a website, pixel tags are embedded invisibly on webpages. Pixel tags measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage of Amperity website, so that we can manage our content more effectively. The information we collect using pixel tags is not linked to our users’ personal information.
(e) User Generated Content
You may share personal information with us when you submit user generated content to our Services. Please note that any information you post or disclose on our Services will become public information and will be available to other users of our Services and to the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your personal information, or any other information, on our Services. Such personal information and other information will not be private or confidential once it is published on our Services.
If you provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback on our Services. If you have provided your consent to do so, we may post your first and last name along with your feedback on our Services. We will collect any information contained in such feedback and will treat the personal information in it in accordance with this Policy.
4. Information Collected and Stored on Behalf of Our Customers Using the Services
As part of the Services, Amperity may collect and receive authentication data about individuals as instructed by our Subscribers (“End User Authentication Data”). Amperity processes and stores End User Authentication Data for purposes of providing the Services to its Subscribers. In this context, the Subscriber (not Amperity) has the direct relationship with the individuals and is solely responsible for providing notice to, and obtaining all consents and other assurances required under applicable law from, individuals regarding the collection, transfer, processing and storage of End User Authentication Data by Amperity including, for any end users that are residents of the European Economic Area.
If you are an end user who would like to correct or delete your End User Authentication Data, please contact the Subscriber, your application, API or service provider, or contact us directly as set forth in the Section titled “Access to personal Information” below.
5. How We Use Your Information
We will use your personal information and Usage Information (together, “Information”) for the following purposes:
To identify you when you visit our Site;
To respond to your requests and to provide you with the Services;
To respond to your inquiries and contact you about changes to the Site, and/or the Services;
To send you notices (for example, in the form of e-mails, mailings, and the like) regarding products or Services you are receiving, and for billing and collection purposes;
To improve the Site and/or the Services;
To communicate with you about our products or services, events, or for other promotional purposes;
For any other purposes disclosed at the time the information is collected or to which you consent. Direct Marketing Communication will only be sent with your explicit consent;
For internal administrative purposes, as well as to manage our relationships.
In the case of employment applicants, we may use your information to make improvements to Amperity’s application and/or recruitment process, including improving diversity in recruitment practices.
Although the sections above describe our primary purpose in collecting your information, in many situations we have more than one purpose. As a result, our collection and processing of your information is based in different contexts upon your consent, our need to perform a contract, our obligations under law, and/or our general interest in conducting our business. Note, Amperity does not sell personal information.
We may analyze and share your personal information in aggregate form which does not identify you personally for statistical analysis and other business purposes.
6. Onward Transfer to Third Parties
7. Business Transfers
8. Disclosures to Public Authorities, Other Third Parties
We may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including for the purpose of meeting national security or law enforcement requirements. We may also disclose personal information to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities or required by law or regulation including, but not limited to, in response to court orders and subpoenas.
9. How We Protect Your Information
Amperity implements reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect your personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in processing and the nature of such data, and comply with applicable laws and regulations.
Please understand, however, that no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to and from us over the Internet. In particular, e-mail sent to or from the Site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. In the event that we are required by law to inform you of a breach of your personal information we may notify you electronically, in writing, or by telephone, if permitted to do so by law.
10. Your Choices
If you wish to opt-out of receiving promotional e-mails from us, please send us a message via firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also choose to unsubscribe from our emails by following the instructions in the bottom of the email. If you decide not to receive promotional emails, we may still send you service-related communications.
We do not currently recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include "Do Not Track" instructions.
12. California Residents
California residents have the following rights, which can be exercised as follows:
Access to Your Personal Information. You may request access to your personal information by contacting us at the address described below. If required by law, upon request, we will grant you reasonable access to the personal information that we have about you. Note that California residents may be entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal information (if any) we share with third parties or affiliates for direct marketing.
Deletion of Your Personal Information. You may request information about how long we keep a specific type of information, or request that we delete your personal information, by contacting us at the address described below. If we are processing your information on behalf of one of our clients we will forward your request to that client and await instructions from them on whether your information should be deleted. If required by law we will grant a request to delete information, but you should note that in many situations we must keep your personal information to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, or for another one of our business purposes.
To make a request, please send a completed Request Form to email@example.com or call us at 1-800-674-8267.
Note that, as required by law, we will require you to prove your identity. We may verify your identity by phone call or email. Depending on your request, we will ask for information such as your name, your telephone number, email address, and/or date of last communication with Amperity. We may also ask you to provide a signed declaration confirming your identity.
In some circumstances, you may designate an authorized agent to submit requests to exercise certain privacy rights on your behalf. We will require verification that you provided the authorized agent permission to make a request on your behalf. You must provide us with a copy of the signed permission you have given to the authorized agent to submit the request on your behalf and verify your own identity directly with us. If you are an authorized agent submitting a request on behalf of an individual, you must attach a copy of the following information to the request:
A completed Authorized Agent Designation Form indicating that you have authorization to act on the consumer’s behalf.
If you are a business, proof that you are registered with the Secretary of State to conduct business in California.
If we do not receive both pieces of information, the request will be denied.
Please also see the California resident section of our advertising partner NextRoll, Inc’s Privacy Notice: NextRoll’s Service Privacy Notice.
16. How to Contact Us
Please address written requests and questions about your rights to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-674-8267. In the event that you have any website security concerns, please address them to email@example.com.