Privacy Policy

This privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") describes how and when Blogist LLC, ("Blogist" "us" "we" "our")  collects, uses, and shares your information when you use the Blogist website  located at blogist.co (the "Site")  and our related application(s), service(s) and software (collectively, with  the Site the "Services"). This Privacy Policy explains the information  gathering, use and sharing practices for the Services, including what  information is collected, how that information is acquired, maintained,  stored, shared and/or used, and your privacy choices. This Privacy Policy  is independent from our offline personal data collection practices.  By using our Services, you are consenting to the collection, transfer,  manipulation, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information  as described in this Privacy Policy now and as amended from time to  time at our discretion.

Information Collection and Use

Creating an Account and Profile Information: To use certain features of the Services, you may be required to provide  information such as your name, username, password, email address, mailing  address, zip code, telephone number, date of birth, gender, age verification  and/or country of residence. You may optionally provide us with additional  profile information, including a short bio, location, profile picture and  other information (collectively "Personal Information").  You may update or modify your profile information and contact information  at any time. Profile information may be available publicly on our Services,  such as on your profile page. In addition to using your contact information  to create your account, we may use this information to send you information  about our Services, respond to your requests and facilitate use of the  Services. We may use your name, email address and other information you  provide to notify you of new products, releases, service notifications,  events and to solicit your feedback and input. We may also use your  Personal Information to send you marketing materials or newsletters  and to improve the Services.

When You Send Email Communications: When you contact us via email, the email address you use to communicate  with us will be subject to this Privacy Policy. We may collect, store and  use the email address you used to communicate with us to communicate with  you, respond to your requests, to inform you about our products and services  (unless you opt out of receiving such communications), to answer questions,  resolve concerns or send you other information related to the Services. The  contents of your email communications including any information, resumes, ideas,  concepts or inventions, will not be subject to this Privacy Policy. We  may keep a record of your communications with us and use the contents  of those communications for any purpose.

Links: We may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including  our email notifications, third-party services, and client applications, by  redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our  Services, for example to provide relevant advertising, and to be able to share  aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.

Cookies: Like many websites, we use "cookie" technology to collect additional  website usage data and to improve our Services, but we do not require cookies  for many parts of our Services. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred  to your computer's hard disk. Blogist may use both session cookies and persistent  cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor  aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to  customize and improve our Services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept  cookies. If you do not want cookies from Blogist or other websites, you can instruct  your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to  prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. However,  some Services may not function properly if you disable cookies.

Log Data: Our servers automatically record information ("Log Data")  created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such  as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page,  pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs,  search terms, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact  with our Services, for example, when you visit our Site, sign into our  Services, or interact with our email notifications. Blogist uses Log Data  to provide our Services and to measure, customize, and improve them.

When You Make A Purchase or Receive Payment: When you send or receive payment through our Services, Blogist (or a third  party service provider) collects payment information including your credit  or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, shipping address and  billing address ("Payment Information"). Any time Payment Information  is collected, it will be used only to process the payment transaction,  and will be handled securely using commercial encryption practices. To  facilitate future payment transactions on our Services, we (or a third  party service provider) may store your Payment Information, excluding  CVV code, and shipping address, which you can remove from your account  at any time. We consider your Payment Information private and do not make  such information public. We collect and store information created by  payment transactions made on our Services.

Affiliated Sites: We offer some of our Services in connection with other third parties, and  Personal Information that you provide to those third parties may be sent to  Blogist in order to deliver the service. We process your information in accordance  with this Privacy Policy, however, such third parties may have different privacy  practices. Therefore, we encourage you to read their privacy policies prior to  disclosing any Personal Information.

Third-Parties: Blogist uses a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services,  such as to help us understand the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics.  These third-parties may collect information sent by your browser or mobile  device, such as cookies, your IP address, or device ID.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

  1. Your Consent: We may share or disclose your Personal Information at your direction or with  your consent, such as when you choose to publicly post information to your  profile or update your profile information.
  2. Service Providers: We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide  services to us, including, without limitation, hosting and maintenance,  customer relationship, database storage and management, and direct marketing  campaigns. We will share your Personal Information with these third parties,  but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such  services. From time to time, we may partner with third parties to improve your  Blogist experience. Please be aware that the privacy policy of such  partners will govern their use of your Personal Information. Furthermore,  in connection with the operation, promotion, advertising or marketing  of our Services, we may provide certain of our partners with Personal  Information (e.g., your name or Blogist username) and other content  or information related to you (e.g., your profile picture), or provide  certain of our partners with access to our application programming interfaces  ("APIs") in order to access such information using information  (such as Twitter handles) already in their possession. Please note:  each time we provide any of your Personal Information to our partners,  we only provide information to these partners that is publicly available  or publicly viewable in your Blogist profile at the time we provide it.
  3. Law and Harm: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy, we may  preserve or disclose your Personal Information if we believe that it is  reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to  protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical  issues; or to protect Blogist's rights or property. However, nothing  in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections  that you may have to a third party's, including a government's,  request to disclose your information.
  4. Business Transfers: In the event that Blogist is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition,  reorganization or sale of assets, your Personal Information may be sold or  transferred as part of that transaction. The promises in this Privacy Policy  will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity.
  5. Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal  information, such as your public user profile information, public posts, or the  number of users who clicked on a particular link (even if only one did).

Modifying Your Personal Information

If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools and account settings to access or modify the profile information you provided  to us and associated with your account. You can also permanently delete  your Blogist account by contacting Blogist via email at hello@blogist.co.

Our Policy Towards Children

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") protects the online privacy of children under thirteen (13) years of age. Our Services  are not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13). If a parent  or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personal  information without his or her consent, please contact us at hello@blogist.co.  We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from children  under 13, unless or except as permitted by law. If we become aware that  a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps  to remove such information and terminate the child's account unless  we receive verifiable parental consent. We encourage parents and legal  guardians to monitor their children's internet usage and to help  enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide  Personal Information to us without their parent's or legal guardian's  permission.

Your Privacy Choices

You may opt-out of receiving email communications and other marketing materials from us (or any third party email marketing service we may use)  via link provided in each email. We do not currently maintain any procedures  for you to review the information that we collect about you.

Information Security

We are very concerned about the security of your Personal Information. We employ administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to  protect your information from unauthorized access. However, no Internet  or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. As a result,  while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge  that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which  are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any  and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this  site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be  viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party. Notwithstanding the  foregoing, we will make any legally-required disclosures of any breach  of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted  electronically stored Personal Information to you via email or conspicuous  posting on this Site in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable  delay, consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or  (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore  the reasonable integrity of the data system.

Changes to this Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time-to-time, without advanced notice to you. The most current version of our Privacy Policy will be  posted to this URL. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy that we determine,  in our sole discretion, are material, we will notify you either via email,  if you have provided one, or by posting a notification on the Site. Once  posted, the changes to the Policy will be effective immediately. By continuing  to access or use our Services after changes have become effective, you  agree to be bound by the terms of the revised Privacy Policy. If you do  not agree with our Privacy Policy, please do not use our Services.

Third Party Sites

In some cases, you also may visit third party websites through links on our Services ("Linked Sites") who may collect and use your  personal information and other non-personal information. We encourage  you to review the policies of any such third parties before disclosing  your personal information, as we have no control over, and are not liable  for, their privacy practices.

Foreign Users

If you are outside the United States, by using the Services, you are consenting to having your Personal Information transferred to the United  States.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions, concerns or comments about this Privacy Policy or the treatment of your Personal Information please email hello@blogist.co.