Last updated: May, 2018
Personal Information We Collect
We collect Personal Information about you when you provide such information directly to us, when third parties such as our business partners or service providers provide us with Personal Information about you, or when Personal Information about you is automatically collected in connection with your use of our Services. Following is a description of the types of data we collect and the purposes of collection and processing.
Information We Collect Directly From You
Essential Account Data
We receive Personal Information directly from you when you provide it to us as part of creating an account, including at least:
- Email address
These data are processed in order to provide you with Services and secure access to your account.
Optional Account Data
As part of creating and maintaining an account with us, you may voluntarily submit additional information, including:
- Phone number
- Company name
- Company size
- Additional notification email addresses
- Profile photo
Optional Account Data is used for various purposes:
- Username, Company name and profile picture are collected so that you can better and more easily identify yourself to other users on the site.
- Phone number is processed so that we can communicate with you about the Services and contact you about Service announcements, updates or offers.
- Company title and company size is used by us to understand our user base and for direct marketing purposes.
- Notification email address(es) are processed in order to provide notifications to you as part of the Service.
We may collect contact information for both present and prospective customers including name, address, phone number, title and company name, from various sources, including offline marketing activities.
We process this information for marketing purposes and to provide support to present and prospective customers.
For customers who pay by credit card, we will also collect payment information and will associate it with a Forte Subscription ID. (We do not store any payment card information ourselves; payment card data is collected and retained by our subprocessor for this information, Forte. We retain only the Subscription ID).
For other paid customers we will collect and maintain billing information (outside of the web site).
For all paid customers, we maintain a record of Service subscriptions, invoices and payments.
Billing information and payment records are processed in order to provide Services to our paid customers and to comply with legal and contractual requirements.
If you access our Site or Service through a third-party connection or log-in or connect an application to D-Tools, that third party you connected with may pass certain information about your use of its service to D-Tools. This information could include, but is not limited to, the User ID associated with your account, an access token necessary to access that service, any information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that third-party service.
Connection Data is processed in order to provide application connectivity, which is part of the Service.
Online Form, Email and Chat Data
When you fill out an online form, for example to subscribe to a newsletter, or engage in email or online chat communications with us, you may voluntarily supply us contact and other information and we may also retain a record of any communications with you or activities you perform.
Data from these sources is processed in order to supply you with information that you request from us, and may be used for direct marketing and analytic purposes.
When you register for a D-Tools event, we will collect contact information from you and when you attend, we will retain a record of your participation.
Event subscription data is collected in order to provide you with access to events that you have requested. We may also use your contact information for direct marketing purposes. Event attendance data is processed by us to better understand our user base and for marketing purposes.
Support Ticket Data
When you submit a support ticket through our systems, we will collect company and contact data, and record activity related to your request.
Information submitted as part of support tickets is processed by us in order to provide help to you in using the Service, to contact you about your request(s), and to improve our products and services.
Blogs and Community Forums
D-Tools offers publicly-accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information provided in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. If you elect to post something in a public area of our Service, any Personal Information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Service, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy settings. If you remove information that you posted to the Service, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Service, or if other Users have copied or saved that information. To request removal of your Personal Information from our blog or community forum, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your Personal Information.
From time to time, we post customer testimonials on the Sites which may contain Personal Information. We obtain the customers’ consent to post their names along with their testimonials.
Information submitted by you to our blogs and community forums is processed by us in order to help users report and resolve problems with the Service, to communicate with users of the Service, and to improve our products and services.
Information We Receive From Third Party Sources
Some third parties provide us with Personal Information about you, such as the following:
- Account information for third party services: If you interact with a third party service when using our Services, such as if you use a third party service to log-in to our Services, or if you share content from our Services through a third party social media service, the third party service will send us information about you, such as information from your public profile, if the third party service and your account settings allow such sharing. The information we receive will depend on the policies and your account settings with the third party service.
We process this information in order to provide Single Sign-On, which is part of our Services.
We may also receive information associated with your use of the website from third-party software:
- Augmented tracking data: If you visit our site and your email or other identifying data is known from interactions with our own site or with other sites, then our third-party service providers may supply additional information to us, associated with your site usage history. This information could include your name, social media user id(s) and profiles, if known and publicly available.
We process this information in order to better understand our website users and improve our Service, and may use it for direct marketing purposes.
Information We Automatically Collect When You Use Our Services
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
D-Tools may use Personal Information provided to operate, improve upon, and personalize the Service, for billing identification and authentication, to contact and communicate with you about the Service and your use of the Service, to support use of the Service, to send marketing materials (subject to your opt-out option), for research purposes, and to generally improve the content and functionality of the Service. We may also combine your Personal Information with third-party analytics information to build a broader profile of our individual Users so that we can serve you better and provide custom, personalized content and information. Additionally, we may use the Personal Information we collect for identification and authentication and fraud prevention, to analyze Site usage and improve the Service, for internal market research, troubleshooting problems, to enforce our Terms of Service, and as otherwise set forth in this Policy. Note that we will never email you to ask for your account information; if you receive such an email, please forward it to email@example.com.
D-Tools may use your cell phone number to call or text you in order to provide the Service. If you would like more information about our policy, or to opt out, please review our Terms of Service.
We use financial information solely as authorized by you in accordance with the Service, in order to process your payments.
D-Tools shares Personal Information with its third party service providers (such as its credit card processors and hosting partners) to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and other services we use to operate the Service and maintain a high quality user experience.
We use third party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including the web pages you visit, your browser add-ons, and other information that assists us in improving the Service.
D-Tools may store Personal Information in third-party marketing, CRM and mail-management software, in order to facilitate interactions with users or potential customers.
Analytics and Logs
We may collect and use the analytic information from our own systems and from third parties together with your Personal Information to build a broader profile of our individual Users so that we can serve you better.
D-Tools gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes internet protocol addresses as well as browser, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, search terms, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. Occasionally, we may connect Personal Information to information gathered in our log files, as necessary to improve the Service for individual customers. Otherwise, we generally use this information as we would any Usage Data, to analyze trends, administer and maintain the Service, or track usage of various features within the Service.
Other Information Sharing
In addition to the purposes described above, we disclose Personal Information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, on legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We may also share such information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations or our Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.
We may share information, including Personal Information with any member of the D-Tools which includes any entity that controls, is controlled by, or under common control with D-Tools.
Customer Data may be stored in our systems temporarily as part of processing and retained for a limited time to support Service features such as history logging and error recovery.
D-Tools protects Customer Data using commercially feasible methods from interception or alteration.
D-Tools will not examine or distribute any Customer Data except as provided in our Terms of Service, or as required by law. D-Tools may however use automated tools to examine Customer Data in aggregate, in order to improve the Service.
Links to Other Websites
The Service contains links to websites and applications other than the Service, including websites and applications operated by affiliates and other third parties. Please be aware that we do not determine and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of websites and applications operated by third parties. Your browsing and interaction on any third party website or service, including those that have a link on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Service, and read the privacy statements of third party websites and applications linked to the Service. D-Tools does not endorse and is not responsible for the practices of third parties or their websites or applications. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible for and we do not control any third parties that you authorize to access your User Content or Recipe Content. If you are using a third party website or service and you allow such a third party access to your User Content or Recipe Content, you do so at your own risk. This Policy applies only to information collected by the Service.
We process and store information on behalf of our customers. You may decline to submit any Personal Information through the Service, in which case we may not be able to provide certain services to you. Please refer to your mobile device or browser’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Note that disabling cookies on your mobile device or browser may prevent us or our business partners from tracking your browser’s activities in relation to the Service. However, doing so may disable many of the features available through the Service. If you are a D-Tools customer and would like to opt-out of getting marketing communications from D-Tools please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests to opt-out of transfers to our third-party vendors may also be submitted, but limitations on data sharing may make it difficult or impossible to provide the Service after an opt-out.
Correcting and Updating Your Information
Customers may update or change the Personal Information they have provided D-Tools by logging into the Service and providing such additional information where applicable. If you are our customer and would like to gain access to, or request deletion of information we have collected as data controllers, please contact us at email@example.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to respond to such queries within 30 business days but are not liable for any failure to do so.
D-Tools has no direct relationship with the individuals, or companies with whom our customers may interact using the Service. Any such individual seeking access to, or who would like to correct, amend, or delete data which may be stored in the Service should direct his query to the applicable D-Tools customer acting as the data controller for such information.
Do Not Track
We do not track or respond to browser “Do Not Track” Requests.
D-Tools will retain Personal Information we process on behalf of our customers or collect directly from our customers for as long as needed to provide Service to our customers, subject to our compliance with this Policy. We may further retain and use this Personal Information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, maintain accurate accounting, financial and other operational records, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We have established internal policies for the deletion of data from customer accounts following termination of a customer’s subscription to the Service.
Children's Personal Information
D-Tools does not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Information through our Service. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Information on our Service without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Information to D-Tools through our Service, please contact us, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete that information from our databases.
Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of Personal Information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to: firstname.lastname@example.org or D-Tools Inc., 1850 Gateway Blvd, Suite 1060, Concord, California, 94520, Attn: Legal.
We may, in our sole discretion, modify or update this Policy from time to time. If we make any material changes to this Policy, we will endeavor to notify you by email or by posting a prominent notice on the Sites prior to the change becoming effective but will not be liable for any failure to do so. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. Your continued use of the Service constitutes your agreement to be bound by such changes to this Policy. Your only remedy, if you do not accept the terms of this Policy, is to discontinue use of the Service.
If you have questions regarding this Policy or about the privacy practices of D-Tools, please contact us by email at email@example.com,