Effective Date June 6, 2016
Cureate collects personally-identifying information like your name, business name, address, email address, and telephone number when you voluntarily provide it. We ask you to provide personally-identifying information when you contact us or 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 or upload, email transmit, and otherwise submit comments, messages, images and information about themselves and their businesses on or through the Cureate Services (collectively referred to as "User Materials").
Any information that you submit on or through the Cureate Services in the form of comments related to questions or content posted on the Cureate and/or Cureate Connect websites may become public, including the full name and nickname that you provide when registering for our services or creating a public profile.
Cureate uses Google's Universal Analytics service to collect information that enables us to recognize a visitor as the same user when the visitor accesses the Cureate Services using different browsers or devices. See the "Opting Out of Cookies" section below for more information about opting out of this collection of information by Google Analytics.
Like other web servers, the server Cureate uses automatically creates log files for each visitor who accesses the Cureate Services. These "access logs" allow us to make our site more useful to you. The access logs do NOT record your name, address, email address, credit card information, or other similar personally-identifying information. Rather, they contain some or all of the following information:
- The Internet Protocol address (IP address) of the machine which accessed the Cureate Services.
- General location information (based on IP address or latitude and longitude).
- The date and time of your visit.
- The path taken through the Cureate Services and patterns in the way you move through our services.
- Other content preferences,
- The browser and operating system being used.
- A list of files downloaded or viewed.
- The amount of time spent viewing files.
- Any errors encountered.
Cookies and Other Technologies
Cureate also 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 set the cookie can read it, and it can only be used as a record-keeping device to store IDs and information that the site already has. It cannot be used to read other information from your hard drive.
Cureate and its third-party vendors also may use web beacons, 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 time and date a page is viewed. We may use web beacons on this site from time to time for these and other purposes.
Opting Out of Cookies and Web Beacons
If you wish to prevent certain or all cookies and web beacons from being set to your hard drive or device, or to clear existing cookies from your browser's or device's cache, you may be able to disable them in your browser's or device's preferences, although your browser or device might then be unable to accommodate certain functionalities on the Cureate Services. Visitors desiring to prevent data from being collected by Google Analytics, including user ID information collected through Google's Universal Analytics service, may use the opt-out browser add-on developed by Google for this purpose.
Using and Sharing Information
The information Cureate collects is used primarily to personalize your experience and verify your identity for use within the system, but there are a few other purposes. Use of your personally-identifying information includes, but is not limited to, managing and administering the Cureate Services; responding to your questions, comments, and messages; listing name and location (city, state and/or country) information provided by you when registering to use our services, posting or responding to RFPs, contacting you for online surveys, use by our third-party vendors to operate the online payment and comment functions, other internal purposes, and marketing. We will not rent or sell your personally-identifying information to third parties for marketing purposes. However, we may send communications to you from our vendors or partners who want to reach Cureate's users and subscribers.
In addition, Cureate, its 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 further notice to you or request for consent. In addition, if you send User Materials to the Cureate Services, we may print them, take excerpts from them, or otherwise publish them, together with your name and location (city, state and/or country) if you provide that information to us. We may also need to contact you regarding your account or submissions in certain circumstances.
Except for information that you provide when participating on our social networking pages or sending us User Materials, which may become public as discussed above, Cureate does not provide personally-identifying information to outside parties, except to our contractors, and licensees when you specifically consent to such distribution. We also will not willfully share your contact information with another user without your consent.
Cureate, with the assistance from time to time of its third-party service vendors, uses non-identifying information (in aggregated and non-aggregated form), including non-identifying aggregate data regarding age, gender and/or visitor interests, to analyze use of and better design the Cureate Services. For example, Cureate may use information to recognize a visitor as the same user when the visitor accesses the Cureate Services using different browsers or devices. Cureate may share information with third parties in aggregate, non-identifying form as appropriate. For example, we may tell a third party that a certain number visitors accessed a particular RFP on the Cureate Services. We may share non-identifying information, in aggregated or non-aggregated form, with third-party vendors to help Cureate analyze and improve the Cureate Services. However, we will not disclose any information that could be used to identify our visitors.
Cureate has procedures in place to safeguard the information that we collect online. However, you should take special care when deciding what information to send to us, since no Internet, email or mobile transmission is ever fully secure or error free and most are not encrypted.
Cureate celebrates entrepreneurs of all ages, but must set boundaries regarding use of our services by children.
Under age 13: Children should always get permission from their parents or a guardian before sending any information to us or to anyone else about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) via the web or their mobile devices. The Cureate Services are not directed at or intended for children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly allow anyone under the age of 13 to provide any personally-identifying information to us. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not send Cureate any information about yourself, including your name, address or email address. If we discover that we have collected any personally-identifying information from a child under the age of 13, we will remove that information from our database as soon as possible.
Age 13 to 18: If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you must obtain permission from your parent or guardian before using the Contact Us function or otherwise sending any personally-identifying information through the Cureate Services. You must be 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.
Corrections to Registrations; Opting Out of Communications
Please contact us to (a) correct or update any registration information that you have provided through the Cureate Services, (b) opt-out of future communications from us, or (c) request to cancel your account.
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International User Notice
The Cureate Services are intended for businesses and individuals controlled, located and operated within the United States. If you and/or your business is located in a country other than the United States, you should not provide personally-identifying information through the Cureate Services. If you provide such information, you acknowledge that it is necessary to internationally transfer and process it in the United States. By submitting User Materials and using the Cureate Services, you agree to have your information transferred to and possibly used in the United States as set forth in this policy. You also agree that you are responsible for compliance with applicable laws, including local laws regarding online conduct and content and U.S. export laws and regulations.
International User Notice