Effective Date June 6, 2016
II. Gathering Information
Cureate collects personally identifiable information such as your name, business name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number when you voluntarily provide such information. We will ask you to provide personally identifiable information when you contact us, sign up to use the Cureate Services, create a public profile for your account, post requests for proposals (each, a "RFP"), bid on RFPs, join our mailing list, share content from our websites on social media, and post, transmit via e-mail, or otherwise submit comments, messages, images or information about yourself and/or your business on or through the Cureate Services (collectively, the "User Materials").
Any information that you submit on or through the Cureate Services in the form of questions or comments related to content posted on the Cureate and/or Cureate Connection websites may become public, including the full name and nickname you provide when registering for the Cureate Services or creating a public profile.
Cureate uses Google's Universal Analytics service to collect information that enables us to recognize a visitor when the visitor accesses the Cureate Services using a different browser or device. See the “Opting Out of Cookies” section below for more information about how to opt out of the collection of information by Google Universal Analytics.
Cureate’s server (similar to other web servers) automatically creates log files for each individual who accesses the Cureate Services (the “Access Logs”). The Access Logs allow Cureate to make the Cureate Services more useful to visitors and users. The Access Logs do not record your name, address, e-mail address, credit card information, or other personally identifiable information. The Access Logs contain some, or all, of the following information:
- The Internet Protocol (IP) address of the machine used to access the Cureate Services;
- Your general location when you visited the Cureate Services (based on IP address or latitude and longitude);
- The date and time that you visited the Cureate Services;
- The path that you took through the Cureate Services and patterns in the way that you moved through the Cureate Services;
- Other content preferences;
- The browser and operating system used to access the Cureate Services;
- A list of the files downloaded or viewed;
- The amount of time you spent viewing files;
- Any errors that you encountered.
III. Cookies and Other Technologies
Cureate uses "cookies" to collect information. A cookie is a string of characters that can be written to a file on your hard drive when you visit a website, application or service. Only the website, application, or service that stored the cookie can read it. A cookie can only be used as a record-keeping device to store identification and information that the website already has. It cannot be used to read other information on your hard drive.
Cureate and its third-party vendors may use web beacons, either alone or in conjunction with cookies. A web beacon is an electronic image, also known as a single-pixel (1x1) or clear .gif., which can be used to recognize certain information on your computer, such as cookies or the date and time a page is viewed. We may use web beacons on the Cureate Services from time to time to recognize certain information on your computer and for other purposes in our discretion.
IV. Opting Out of Cookies and Web Beacons
If you would like to prevent some or all cookies and web beacons from being stored to your hard drive or device, or you would like to clear existing cookies from your browser’s or device’s cache, then you may be able to disable cookies and web beacons by visiting “preferences” on your browser or device. If you disable cookies or web beacons, then your browser or device might not be able to accommodate certain functionalities of the Cureate Services. Visitors and users who do not want Google Analytics to collect their data, including user information collected through Google’s Universal Analytics service, may opt out by using Google’s opt-out browser add-on.
V. Using and Sharing Information
The information Cureate collects is primarily used to personalize your experience on the Cureate Services and verify your identity for use within the Cureate system. However, other uses of your personal information include, but are not limited to: (1) managing and administering the Cureate Services; (2) responding to questions, comments, and messages; (3) listing the name and location (city, state and/or country) you provided when registering to use our services, posting RFPs, or responding to RFPs; (4) contacting visitors or users for online surveys; (5) use by Cureate’s third-party vendors to operate Cureate’s online payment and comment functions; (6) other internal purposes; and (7) marketing.
Cureate will not rent or sell the personal information of visitors or users to third parties for marketing purposes. However, Cureate may send communications to visitors or users from vendors and/or partners who want to reach Cureate’s users.
Cureate and its partners, contractors, or other producers or providers of content on the Cureate Services (collectively, the "Content Providers") and their licensees may use, copy, modify, transmit, display, index, cache, tag, encode, and/or adapt any User Materials and any information contained therein in any and all media formats, channels or platforms, including digital and mobile formats (whether now known or hereafter devised), without payment and without notice to you or request for consent from you. If you send User Materials to the Cureate Services, Cureate may print, take excerpts from, or otherwise publish the User Materials, together with your name and location (including city, state, and/or country), if you provide that information. Cureate may need to contact you regarding your account or submissions in certain circumstances.
Cureate does not provide personally identifiable information to outside parties other than Cureate’s contractors and licensees with your specific consent, except for information you provide when participating in Cureate’s social networking pages or sending Cureate User Materials, which may become public as discussed in this section. Cureate will not willfully share your contact information with another user absent your consent.
Cureate uses non-identifiable information (in aggregated and non-aggregated form), including non-identifiable aggregate data regarding age, gender, and/or interests of visitors and users, to analyze the use of and improve the design of the Cureate Services. Cureate will occasionally share non-identifiable information (in aggregated and non-aggregated form) with third-party vendors to help Cureate analyze and improve the Cureate Services. For example, Cureate may use information to recognize a visitor when the visitor accesses the Cureate Services using a different browser or device. Cureate may share non-identifiable information in aggregate form with third parties as appropriate. For example, Cureate may tell a third party that a certain number of visitors accessed a particular RFP on the Cureate Services. Curate will not disclose any information to third-party vendors that could be used to identify our visitors or users.
Cureate has procedures in place to safeguard the information that we collect via the Cureate Services. However, you should still take special care when deciding what information to send to Cureate. No internet, e-mail or mobile transmission is fully secure or error free, and most transmissions are not encrypted.
While Cureate celebrates entrepreneurs of all ages, we must set boundaries regarding the use of our services by children under the age of eighteen (18).
A. Children Under Age Thirteen (13)
Children should always get permission from a parent or guardian before sending any personal information (such as their name, e-mail address, and phone number) to us or to anyone else via the internet or a mobile device. The Cureate Services are not intended for use by or directed at children under the age of thirteen (13), and we do not knowingly allow any individual under the age of thirteen (13) to provide us with any personally identifiable information. If you are under thirteen (13) years of age, please do not send Cureate any personal information, including, but not limited to, your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number. If we discover that we have collected any personally identifiable information from a child under the age of thirteen (13), we will remove the information from our database as soon as possible.
B. Children Aged Thirteen (13) to Eighteen (18)
Children between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) must obtain permission from a parent or guardian before using Cureate’s “Contact Us” function or otherwise sending any personally identifiable information through the Cureate Services.
You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to sign up for the Cureate Services, create a public profile, post a RFP, or bid on a RFP.
VIII. Corrections to Registrations; Opting Out of Communications
Please Contact Us to: (1) update any information that you have provided through the Cureate Services; (2) opt-out of future communications from the Cureate Services; or (3) request to cancel your account.
X. Links to Other Sites and Services
XI. International User Notice
The Cureate Services are intended for businesses and individuals controlled, located and operated within the United States. Do not provide personally identifiable information through the Cureate Services if you and/or your business are located in a country other than the United States. If you are located in a country other than the United States and you provide personally identifiable information, then you acknowledge that it is necessary to internationally transfer the information and process it in the United States. Use of the Cureate Services and submission of User Materials constitutes consent to have any personally identifiable information transferred to and possibly used in the United States in accordance with this policy. You are responsible for complying with any and all applicable laws, including local laws regarding online conduct and content and United States’ export laws and regulations.