6. Security Overview

IdeaGist Security Overview

We provide this overview so that you can better understand the security measures we’ve put in-place to protect the information that you store on IdeaGist website.

Secure Storage

We encrypt the data that you store on IdeaGist using the AES-256 standard, which is the same encryption standard used by banks to secure customer data.

Secure Transfers

Your data is sent between IdeaGist’s desktop clients and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, the standard for secure Internet network connections. The transmission of data between our web server and your browser is automatically adjusted to SSL, regardless of your initial connection type. Your Ideas are sent between IdeaGist’s mobile apps and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL encryption where supported.

Your Data is Backed Up

IdeaGist keeps redundant backups of all data over multiple locations to prevent the remote possibility of data loss. In the unlikely event that this redundancy were to fail, IdeaGist has the capability of restoring nightly backups.

Privacy

A copy of our full privacy policy can be found at: https://www.ideagist.com/privacy. We guard your privacy to the best of our ability and work hard to protect your information from unauthorized access. Like most online services, we have a small number of employees who must be able to access user data for the reasons stated in our privacy policy (e.g., when legally required to do so). But that’s the rare exception, not the rule. We have strict policy and technical access controls that prohibit employee access except in these rare circumstances. In addition, we employ a number of physical and electronic security measures to protect user information from unauthorized access.

Third-party Apps

If you choose to access IdeaGist using third-party applications (“apps”), be aware that those apps utilize their own security protocols and have their own privacy policies. If you’re not comfortable with the privacy and security features of those apps, you shouldn’t use them to access IdeaGist. For example, third-party apps might not employ encryption when transmitting data, might collect information that IdeaGist does not, and might use information differently than IdeaGist does.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

As set forth in our privacy policy, and in compliance with United States law, IdeaGist cooperates with United States law enforcement when it receives valid legal process, which may require IdeaGist to provide the contents of your private Ideas.

I think I’ve found a security exploit. Where do I report security concerns?

We take a number of measures to ensure that the data you store on IdeaGist is safe and secure. While we’re very confident in our technology, we recognize that no system can guarantee data security with 100% certainty. For that reason, we will continue to innovate to make sure that our security measures are state of the art, and we will investigate any and all reported security issues concerning IdeaGist’s services or software. For a direct line to our security experts, report security issues to security@ideagist.com. We’ll fully credit anybody whose reports lead to the improvement of IdeaGist security. A list of those who have contributed reports leading to a bug or security issue can be found on our special thanks page.

6. Security Overview

IdeaGist Security Overview

We provide this overview so that you can better understand the security measures we’ve put in-place to protect the information that you store on IdeaGist website.

Secure Storage

We encrypt the data that you store on IdeaGist using the AES-256 standard, which is the same encryption standard used by banks to secure customer data.

Secure Transfers

Your data is sent between IdeaGist’s desktop clients and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, the standard for secure Internet network connections. The transmission of data between our web server and your browser is automatically adjusted to SSL, regardless of your initial connection type. Your Ideas are sent between IdeaGist’s mobile apps and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL encryption where supported.

Your Data is Backed Up

IdeaGist keeps redundant backups of all data over multiple locations to prevent the remote possibility of data loss. In the unlikely event that this redundancy were to fail, IdeaGist has the capability of restoring nightly backups.

Privacy

A copy of our full privacy policy can be found at: https://www.ideagist.com/privacy. We guard your privacy to the best of our ability and work hard to protect your information from unauthorized access. Like most online services, we have a small number of employees who must be able to access user data for the reasons stated in our privacy policy (e.g., when legally required to do so). But that’s the rare exception, not the rule. We have strict policy and technical access controls that prohibit employee access except in these rare circumstances. In addition, we employ a number of physical and electronic security measures to protect user information from unauthorized access.

Third-party Apps

If you choose to access IdeaGist using third-party applications (“apps”), be aware that those apps utilize their own security protocols and have their own privacy policies. If you’re not comfortable with the privacy and security features of those apps, you shouldn’t use them to access IdeaGist. For example, third-party apps might not employ encryption when transmitting data, might collect information that IdeaGist does not, and might use information differently than IdeaGist does.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

As set forth in our privacy policy, and in compliance with United States law, IdeaGist cooperates with United States law enforcement when it receives valid legal process, which may require IdeaGist to provide the contents of your private Ideas.

I think I’ve found a security exploit. Where do I report security concerns?

We take a number of measures to ensure that the data you store on IdeaGist is safe and secure. While we’re very confident in our technology, we recognize that no system can guarantee data security with 100% certainty. For that reason, we will continue to innovate to make sure that our security measures are state of the art, and we will investigate any and all reported security issues concerning IdeaGist’s services or software. For a direct line to our security experts, report security issues to security@ideagist.com. We’ll fully credit anybody whose reports lead to the improvement of IdeaGist security. A list of those who have contributed reports leading to a bug or security issue can be found on our special thanks page.

6. Security Overview

IdeaGist Security Overview

We provide this overview so that you can better understand the security measures we’ve put in-place to protect the information that you store on IdeaGist website.

Secure Storage

We encrypt the data that you store on IdeaGist using the AES-256 standard, which is the same encryption standard used by banks to secure customer data.

Secure Transfers

Your data is sent between IdeaGist’s desktop clients and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, the standard for secure Internet network connections. The transmission of data between our web server and your browser is automatically adjusted to SSL, regardless of your initial connection type. Your Ideas are sent between IdeaGist’s mobile apps and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL encryption where supported.

Your Data is Backed Up

IdeaGist keeps redundant backups of all data over multiple locations to prevent the remote possibility of data loss. In the unlikely event that this redundancy were to fail, IdeaGist has the capability of restoring nightly backups.

Privacy

A copy of our full privacy policy can be found at: https://www.ideagist.com/privacy. We guard your privacy to the best of our ability and work hard to protect your information from unauthorized access. Like most online services, we have a small number of employees who must be able to access user data for the reasons stated in our privacy policy (e.g., when legally required to do so). But that’s the rare exception, not the rule. We have strict policy and technical access controls that prohibit employee access except in these rare circumstances. In addition, we employ a number of physical and electronic security measures to protect user information from unauthorized access.

Third-party Apps

If you choose to access IdeaGist using third-party applications (“apps”), be aware that those apps utilize their own security protocols and have their own privacy policies. If you’re not comfortable with the privacy and security features of those apps, you shouldn’t use them to access IdeaGist. For example, third-party apps might not employ encryption when transmitting data, might collect information that IdeaGist does not, and might use information differently than IdeaGist does.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

As set forth in our privacy policy, and in compliance with United States law, IdeaGist cooperates with United States law enforcement when it receives valid legal process, which may require IdeaGist to provide the contents of your private Ideas.

I think I’ve found a security exploit. Where do I report security concerns?

We take a number of measures to ensure that the data you store on IdeaGist is safe and secure. While we’re very confident in our technology, we recognize that no system can guarantee data security with 100% certainty. For that reason, we will continue to innovate to make sure that our security measures are state of the art, and we will investigate any and all reported security issues concerning IdeaGist’s services or software. For a direct line to our security experts, report security issues to security@ideagist.com. We’ll fully credit anybody whose reports lead to the improvement of IdeaGist security. A list of those who have contributed reports leading to a bug or security issue can be found on our special thanks page.

6. Security Overview

IdeaGist Security Overview

We provide this overview so that you can better understand the security measures we’ve put in-place to protect the information that you store on IdeaGist website.

Secure Storage

We encrypt the data that you store on IdeaGist using the AES-256 standard, which is the same encryption standard used by banks to secure customer data.

Secure Transfers

Your data is sent between IdeaGist’s desktop clients and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, the standard for secure Internet network connections. The transmission of data between our web server and your browser is automatically adjusted to SSL, regardless of your initial connection type. Your Ideas are sent between IdeaGist’s mobile apps and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL encryption where supported.

Your Data is Backed Up

IdeaGist keeps redundant backups of all data over multiple locations to prevent the remote possibility of data loss. In the unlikely event that this redundancy were to fail, IdeaGist has the capability of restoring nightly backups.

Privacy

A copy of our full privacy policy can be found at: https://www.ideagist.com/privacy. We guard your privacy to the best of our ability and work hard to protect your information from unauthorized access. Like most online services, we have a small number of employees who must be able to access user data for the reasons stated in our privacy policy (e.g., when legally required to do so). But that’s the rare exception, not the rule. We have strict policy and technical access controls that prohibit employee access except in these rare circumstances. In addition, we employ a number of physical and electronic security measures to protect user information from unauthorized access.

Third-party Apps

If you choose to access IdeaGist using third-party applications (“apps”), be aware that those apps utilize their own security protocols and have their own privacy policies. If you’re not comfortable with the privacy and security features of those apps, you shouldn’t use them to access IdeaGist. For example, third-party apps might not employ encryption when transmitting data, might collect information that IdeaGist does not, and might use information differently than IdeaGist does.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

As set forth in our privacy policy, and in compliance with United States law, IdeaGist cooperates with United States law enforcement when it receives valid legal process, which may require IdeaGist to provide the contents of your private Ideas.

I think I’ve found a security exploit. Where do I report security concerns?

We take a number of measures to ensure that the data you store on IdeaGist is safe and secure. While we’re very confident in our technology, we recognize that no system can guarantee data security with 100% certainty. For that reason, we will continue to innovate to make sure that our security measures are state of the art, and we will investigate any and all reported security issues concerning IdeaGist’s services or software. For a direct line to our security experts, report security issues to security@ideagist.com. We’ll fully credit anybody whose reports lead to the improvement of IdeaGist security. A list of those who have contributed reports leading to a bug or security issue can be found on our special thanks page.

6. Security Overview

IdeaGist Security Overview

We provide this overview so that you can better understand the security measures we’ve put in-place to protect the information that you store on IdeaGist website.

Secure Storage

We encrypt the data that you store on IdeaGist using the AES-256 standard, which is the same encryption standard used by banks to secure customer data.

Secure Transfers

Your data is sent between IdeaGist’s desktop clients and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, the standard for secure Internet network connections. The transmission of data between our web server and your browser is automatically adjusted to SSL, regardless of your initial connection type. Your Ideas are sent between IdeaGist’s mobile apps and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL encryption where supported.

Your Data is Backed Up

IdeaGist keeps redundant backups of all data over multiple locations to prevent the remote possibility of data loss. In the unlikely event that this redundancy were to fail, IdeaGist has the capability of restoring nightly backups.

Privacy

A copy of our full privacy policy can be found at: https://www.ideagist.com/privacy. We guard your privacy to the best of our ability and work hard to protect your information from unauthorized access. Like most online services, we have a small number of employees who must be able to access user data for the reasons stated in our privacy policy (e.g., when legally required to do so). But that’s the rare exception, not the rule. We have strict policy and technical access controls that prohibit employee access except in these rare circumstances. In addition, we employ a number of physical and electronic security measures to protect user information from unauthorized access.

Third-party Apps

If you choose to access IdeaGist using third-party applications (“apps”), be aware that those apps utilize their own security protocols and have their own privacy policies. If you’re not comfortable with the privacy and security features of those apps, you shouldn’t use them to access IdeaGist. For example, third-party apps might not employ encryption when transmitting data, might collect information that IdeaGist does not, and might use information differently than IdeaGist does.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

As set forth in our privacy policy, and in compliance with United States law, IdeaGist cooperates with United States law enforcement when it receives valid legal process, which may require IdeaGist to provide the contents of your private Ideas.

I think I’ve found a security exploit. Where do I report security concerns?

We take a number of measures to ensure that the data you store on IdeaGist is safe and secure. While we’re very confident in our technology, we recognize that no system can guarantee data security with 100% certainty. For that reason, we will continue to innovate to make sure that our security measures are state of the art, and we will investigate any and all reported security issues concerning IdeaGist’s services or software. For a direct line to our security experts, report security issues to security@ideagist.com. We’ll fully credit anybody whose reports lead to the improvement of IdeaGist security. A list of those who have contributed reports leading to a bug or security issue can be found on our special thanks page.

6. Security Overview

IdeaGist Security Overview

We provide this overview so that you can better understand the security measures we’ve put in-place to protect the information that you store on IdeaGist website.

Secure Storage

We encrypt the data that you store on IdeaGist using the AES-256 standard, which is the same encryption standard used by banks to secure customer data.

Secure Transfers

Your data is sent between IdeaGist’s desktop clients and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, the standard for secure Internet network connections. The transmission of data between our web server and your browser is automatically adjusted to SSL, regardless of your initial connection type. Your Ideas are sent between IdeaGist’s mobile apps and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL encryption where supported.

Your Data is Backed Up

IdeaGist keeps redundant backups of all data over multiple locations to prevent the remote possibility of data loss. In the unlikely event that this redundancy were to fail, IdeaGist has the capability of restoring nightly backups.

Privacy

A copy of our full privacy policy can be found at: https://www.ideagist.com/privacy. We guard your privacy to the best of our ability and work hard to protect your information from unauthorized access. Like most online services, we have a small number of employees who must be able to access user data for the reasons stated in our privacy policy (e.g., when legally required to do so). But that’s the rare exception, not the rule. We have strict policy and technical access controls that prohibit employee access except in these rare circumstances. In addition, we employ a number of physical and electronic security measures to protect user information from unauthorized access.

Third-party Apps

If you choose to access IdeaGist using third-party applications (“apps”), be aware that those apps utilize their own security protocols and have their own privacy policies. If you’re not comfortable with the privacy and security features of those apps, you shouldn’t use them to access IdeaGist. For example, third-party apps might not employ encryption when transmitting data, might collect information that IdeaGist does not, and might use information differently than IdeaGist does.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

As set forth in our privacy policy, and in compliance with United States law, IdeaGist cooperates with United States law enforcement when it receives valid legal process, which may require IdeaGist to provide the contents of your private Ideas.

I think I’ve found a security exploit. Where do I report security concerns?

We take a number of measures to ensure that the data you store on IdeaGist is safe and secure. While we’re very confident in our technology, we recognize that no system can guarantee data security with 100% certainty. For that reason, we will continue to innovate to make sure that our security measures are state of the art, and we will investigate any and all reported security issues concerning IdeaGist’s services or software. For a direct line to our security experts, report security issues to security@ideagist.com. We’ll fully credit anybody whose reports lead to the improvement of IdeaGist security. A list of those who have contributed reports leading to a bug or security issue can be found on our special thanks page.

6. Security Overview

IdeaGist Security Overview

 

We provide this overview so that you can better understand the security measures we’ve put in-place to protect the information that you store on IdeaGist website.

 

Secure Storage

We encrypt the data that you store on IdeaGist using the AES-256 standard, which is the same encryption standard used by banks to secure customer data.

 

Secure Transfers

Your data is sent between IdeaGist’s desktop clients and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, the standard for secure Internet network connections. The transmission of data between our web server and your browser is automatically adjusted to SSL, regardless of your initial connection type.

 

Your Ideas are sent between IdeaGist’s mobile apps and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL encryption where supported.

 

Your Data is Backed Up

IdeaGist keeps redundant backups of all data over multiple locations to prevent the remote possibility of data loss. In the unlikely event that this redundancy were to fail, IdeaGist has the capability of restoring nightly backups.

 

Privacy

A copy of our full privacy policy can be found at: https://www.ideagist.com/privacy.

 

We guard your privacy to the best of our ability and work hard to protect your information from unauthorized access.

 

Like most online services, we have a small number of employees who must be able to access user data for the reasons stated in our privacy policy (e.g., when legally required to do so). But that’s the rare exception, not the rule. We have strict policy and technical access controls that prohibit employee access except in these rare circumstances. In addition, we employ a number of physical and electronic security measures to protect user information from unauthorized access.

 

Third-party Apps

If you choose to access IdeaGist using third-party applications (“apps”), be aware that those apps utilize their own security protocols and have their own privacy policies. If you’re not comfortable with the privacy and security features of those apps, you shouldn’t use them to access IdeaGist. For example, third-party apps might not employ encryption when transmitting data, might collect information that IdeaGist does not, and might use information differently than IdeaGist does.

 

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

As set forth in our privacy policy, and in compliance with United States law, IdeaGist cooperates with United States law enforcement when it receives valid legal process, which may require IdeaGist to provide the contents of your private Ideas.

 

I think I’ve found a security exploit. Where do I report security concerns?

 

We take a number of measures to ensure that the data you store on IdeaGist is safe and secure. While we’re very confident in our technology, we recognize that no system can guarantee data security with 100% certainty. For that reason, we will continue to innovate to make sure that our security measures are state of the art, and we will investigate any and all reported security issues concerning IdeaGist’s services or software. For a direct line to our security experts, report security issues to @ideagist.com”>security@ideagist.com.

 

We’ll fully credit anybody whose reports lead to the improvement of IdeaGist security. A list of those who have contributed reports leading to a bug or security issue can be found on our special thanks page.

 

 


 

 

 

6. Security Overview

IdeaGist Security Overview

We provide this overview so that you can better understand the security measures we’ve put in-place to protect the information that you store on IdeaGist website.

Secure Storage

We encrypt the data that you store on IdeaGist using the AES-256 standard, which is the same encryption standard used by banks to secure customer data.

Secure Transfers

Your data is sent between IdeaGist’s desktop clients and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, the standard for secure Internet network connections. The transmission of data between our web server and your browser is automatically adjusted to SSL, regardless of your initial connection type. Your Ideas are sent between IdeaGist’s mobile apps and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL encryption where supported.

Your Data is Backed Up

IdeaGist keeps redundant backups of all data over multiple locations to prevent the remote possibility of data loss. In the unlikely event that this redundancy were to fail, IdeaGist has the capability of restoring nightly backups.

Privacy

A copy of our full privacy policy can be found at: https://www.ideagist.com/privacy. We guard your privacy to the best of our ability and work hard to protect your information from unauthorized access. Like most online services, we have a small number of employees who must be able to access user data for the reasons stated in our privacy policy (e.g., when legally required to do so). But that’s the rare exception, not the rule. We have strict policy and technical access controls that prohibit employee access except in these rare circumstances. In addition, we employ a number of physical and electronic security measures to protect user information from unauthorized access.

Third-party Apps

If you choose to access IdeaGist using third-party applications (“apps”), be aware that those apps utilize their own security protocols and have their own privacy policies. If you’re not comfortable with the privacy and security features of those apps, you shouldn’t use them to access IdeaGist. For example, third-party apps might not employ encryption when transmitting data, might collect information that IdeaGist does not, and might use information differently than IdeaGist does.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

As set forth in our privacy policy, and in compliance with United States law, IdeaGist cooperates with United States law enforcement when it receives valid legal process, which may require IdeaGist to provide the contents of your private Ideas.

I think I’ve found a security exploit. Where do I report security concerns?

We take a number of measures to ensure that the data you store on IdeaGist is safe and secure. While we’re very confident in our technology, we recognize that no system can guarantee data security with 100% certainty. For that reason, we will continue to innovate to make sure that our security measures are state of the art, and we will investigate any and all reported security issues concerning IdeaGist’s services or software. For a direct line to our security experts, report security issues to security@ideagist.com. We’ll fully credit anybody whose reports lead to the improvement of IdeaGist security. A list of those who have contributed reports leading to a bug or security issue can be found on our special thanks page.

3. IdeaGist Acceptable Use Policy

IdeaGist Acceptable Use Policy

 

IdeaGist is used by a large number of people, and we are proud of the trust placed in us. In exchange, we trust you to use our services responsibly.

 

You agree not to misuse the IdeaGist services. For example, you must not, and must not attempt to, use the services to do the following things:

·       Act dishonestly or unprofessionally, including by posting inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content;

·       Add content that is not intended for, or inaccurate for, a designated field (e.g. submitting a telephone number in the “title” or any other field, or including telephone numbers, email addresses, street addresses or any personally identifiable information for which there is not a field provided in Ideagist Profile);

·       Use an image that is not your likeness or a head-shot photo for your profile;

·       Create a false identity on Ideagist;

·       Misrepresent your current or previous positions and qualifications;

·       Misrepresent your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present;

·       Misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym;

·       Create a Member profile for anyone other than yourself (a real person);

·       Invite people you do not know to join your network;

·       Use or attempt to use another’s account;

·       Harass, abuse or harm another person;

·       Send spam or other unwelcomed communications to others;

·       Scrape or copy profiles and information of others through any means (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, and any other technology or manual work);

·       Act in an unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable manner;

·       Disclose information that you do not have the right to disclose (such as confidential information of others (including your employer));

·       Violate intellectual property rights of others, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights;

·       Violate the intellectual property or other rights of Ideagist, including, without limitation, using the word “Ideagist” or our logos in any business name, email, or URL except as provided in the Brand Guidelines;

·       Use Ideagist Connection Requests to send messages to people who don’t know you or who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact;

·       Post any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation unauthorized by Ideagist;

·       Send messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases, or group aliases;

·       Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code;

·       Manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or post transmitted through the Services;

·       Create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution.

·       Creating or operate a pyramid scheme, fraud or other similar practice;

·       Copy or use the information, content or data of others available on the Services (except as expressly authorized);

·       Copy or use the information, content or data on Ideagist in connection with a competitive service (as determined by Ideagist);

·       Copy, modify or create derivative works of Ideagist, the Services or any related technology (except as expressly authorized by Ideagist);

·       Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology, or any part thereof;

·       Imply or state that you are affiliated with or endorsed by Ideagist without our express consent;

·       Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to the Services or related any information or data;

·       Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetize an Ideagist Community or any other feature of the Services, without paid subscription, unless authorized by Ideagist through a clear consent;

·       Deep-link to our Services for any purpose other than to promote your profile or Community on Ideagist (as set forth in the Brand Guidelines), without Ideagist’s consent;

·       Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on our Service;

·       Remove, cover or obscure any advertisement included on the Services;

·       Collect, use, copy, or transfer any information obtained from Ideagist without the consent of Ideagist;

·       Share or disclose information of others without their express consent;

·       Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to access, “scrape,” “crawl” or “spider” the Services or any related data or information;

·       Use bots or other automated methods to access the Services, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages;

·       Monitor the Services’ availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose;

·       Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services;

·       Access the Services except through the interfaces expressly provided by Ideagist, such as its mobile applications, ideagist.com and special community URLs;

·       Override any security feature of the Services;

·       Interfere with the operation of, or place an unreasonable load on, the Services (e.g., spam, denial of service attack, viruses, gaming algorithms); and/or

·       Violate Community Guidelines for the communities you are member of.

 

 


 

4. IdeaGist Privacy Policy

IdeaGist Privacy Policy

 

Last Modified: September 1, 2015

 

This Privacy Policy provides our policies and procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing your information. Users can access the IdeaGist service (the “Service”) through our website www.IdeaGist.com, applications on Mobile Devices, through APIs, and through third-parties. A “Device” is any computer used to access the IdeaGist Service, including without limitation a desktop, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, or other consumer electronic device with a central processing unit. This Privacy Policy governs your access of the IdeaGist Service, regardless of how you access it, and by using our Services you consent to the collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure and other uses described in this Privacy Policy. All of the different forms of data, content, and information described below are collectively referred to as “information.”

 

 

1.    The Information We Collect and Store

 

We may collect and store the following information when running the IdeaGist Service:

 

Information You Provide.   When you register an account, we collect some personal information, such as your name, phone number, credit card or other billing information, email address and home and business postal addresses. You may also ask us to import your contacts by giving us access to your third party services (for example, your email account) or to use your social networking information if you give us access to your account on social network connection services. When you invite others to join IdeaGist by using our referral page, we send them a one-time email for that referral. You may also provide us with your contacts’ email addresses when sharing Ideas with them. We may also receive Personal Information (for example, your email address) through other users, for example if they have tried to share something with you or tried to refer IdeaGist to you.

 

Ideas.   We collect and store ideas in form of special posts that can be access with the IdeaGist Wbesite (“Ideas”).

 

Log Data.   When you use the Service, we automatically record information from your Device, its software, and your activity using the Services. This may include the Device’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, the web page visited before you came to our website, information you search for on our website, locale preferences, identification numbers associated with your Devices, your mobile carrier, date and time stamps associated with transactions, system configuration information, metadata concerning your Files, and other interactions with the Service.

 

Cookies.   We also use “cookies” to collect information and improve our Services. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your Device. We may use “persistent cookies” to save your registration ID and login password for future logins to the Service. We may use “session ID cookies” to enable certain features of the Service, to better understand how you interact with the Service and to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on the Service. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all aspects of the Service.

 

 

2.    How We Use Personal Information

 

Personal Information.   In the course of using the Service, we may collect personal information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information is or may be used: (i) to provide and improve our Service, (ii) to administer your use of the Service, (iii) to better understand your needs and interests, (iv) to personalize and improve your experience, and (v) to provide or offer software updates and product announcements. If you no longer wish to receive communications from us, please follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided in any of those communications, or update your account settings information.

 

Geo-Location Information.   Some Devices allow applications to access real-time location-based information (for example, GPS). Our mobile apps allows you to share such information when sharing a post or status update with your friends. You may decide to share this information with your friends on IdeaGist or you may opt out of it. IdeaGist does not track your location data and does not store it at any other place, with the exception of wherever you chose to share with your friends. Some photos and videos you place in IdeaGist may contain recorded location information. We may use this information to optimize your experience. If you do not wish to share files embedded with your geo-location information with us, please do not upload them. If you don’t want to store location data in your photos or videos, please consult the documentation for your camera to turn off that feature. Also, some of the information we collect from a Device, for example IP address, can sometimes be used to approximate a Device’s location.

 

Analytics.   We also collect some information (ourselves or using third party services) using logging and cookies, such as IP address, which can sometimes be correlated with Personal Information. We use this information for the above purposes and to monitor and analyze use of the Service, for the Service’s technical administration, to increase our Service’s functionality and user-friendliness, and to verify users have the authorization needed for the Service to process their requests. As of the date this policy went into effect, we use Google Analytics. To learn more about the privacy policy of Google Analytics, click here, and to learn how to opt out of that service click here.

 

 

3.    Information Sharing and Disclosure

 

Your use.   We will display your Personal Information in your profile page and elsewhere on the Service according to the preferences you set in your account. Any information you choose to provide should reflect how much you want others to know about you. Please consider carefully what information you disclose in your profile page and your desired level of anonymity. You can review and revise your profile information at any time. We do not sell your personal information to third parties. We may also share or disclose your information with your consent, for example if you use a third party application to access your account (see below). Through certain features of the Service, you may also have the ability to make some of your information public. Public information may be broadly and quickly disseminated.

 

Service Providers, Business Partners and Others.   We may use certain trusted third party companies and individuals to help us provide, analyze, and improve the Service (including but not limited to data storage, maintenance services, database management, web analytics, payment processing, and improvement of the Service’s features). These third parties may have access to your information only for purposes of performing these tasks on our behalf and under obligations similar to those in this Privacy Policy. As of the date this policy went into effect, we use Arvixe Web Hosting service to store your information (for example, your Ideas, Pictures, Files, etc.).

 

Third-Party Applications.   We may share your information with a third party application with your consent, for example when you choose to access our Services through such an application. We are not responsible for what those parties do with your information, so you should make sure you trust the application and that it has a privacy policy acceptable to you.

 

No Commercial Sharing of your data.  Data you store on ideagist.com and other sites hosted on ideagist platform is not shared with any third-party for any commercial exploitation. We do present advertisement on our site but your personal data is not shared back with the advertisers, unless you contact the advertisers yourself and share your information through ideagist site.

 

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement Requests; Protection of IdeaGist’s Rights.   We may disclose to parties outside IdeaGist Ideas stored in your IdeaGist and information about you that we collect when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with a law, regulation or compulsory legal request; (b) protect the safety of any person from death or serious bodily injury; (c) prevent fraud or abuse of IdeaGist or its users; or (d) to protect IdeaGist’s property rights. If we provide your IdeaGist files to a law enforcement agency as set forth above, we will remove IdeaGist’s encryption from the files before providing them to law enforcement. However, IdeaGist will not be able to decrypt any files that you encrypted prior to storing them on IdeaGist.

 

Business Transfers.   If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your information may be transferred as part of that transaction, but we will notify you (for example, via email and/or a prominent notice on our website) of any change in control or use of your Personal Information or Files, or if either become subject to a different Privacy Policy. We will also notify you of choices you may have regarding the information.

 

Non-private or Non-Personal Information.   We may disclose your non-private, aggregated, or otherwise non-personal information, such as usage statistics of our Service.

 

External Links and Content. Our Site includes links to other Web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of IdeaGist. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any Web site you visit.

 

 

4.    Changing or Deleting Your Information

 

If you are a registered user, you may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information provided in your registration or account profile by changing your “account settings.” If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may update or delete it by making the change on your account settings. In some cases we may retain copies of your information if required by law. For questions about your Personal Information on our Service, please contact privacy@IdeaGist.com. We will respond to your inquiry within 30 days.

 

 

5.    Data Retention

 

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, you may delete your account here. We may retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Consistent with these requirements, we will try to delete your information quickly upon request. Please note, however, that there might be latency in deleting information from our servers and backed-up versions might exist after deletion. In addition, we do not delete from our servers files that you have in common with other users.

 

 

6.    IdeaGist for Communities

 

Our Service offers publicly accessible community pages and sites, such as blogs, forums, and wikis. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. Your posts and comments may remain on the site even after you cancel your account. For questions about your Personal Information on our Service, please contact privacy@IdeaGist.com.

 

 

7.    IdeaGist for Communities Users

 

Ideagist Website offers community sites to companies, organizations, institutions, informal meetups, and entrepreneurial groups. If you decided to access one or more IdeaGist Communities membership, through ideagist.com, you hereby agree to the Ideagist for Communities Agreement. In particular, you agree that your Administrator may be able to:

·       access information in and about your IdeaGist for Communities account;

·       disclose, restrict, or access information that you have provided or that is made available to you when using your IdeaGist for Communities account; and

·       control how your IdeaGist for Communities account may be accessed or deleted.

 

If you have questions about your Community Administrator’s rights, please refer to Community Specific Privacy Policy, provided by your Community Administrator.

 

 

8.    Security

 

The security of your information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

 

We follow generally accepted standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, you can view our Security Overview Page or contact us at security@IdeaGist.com.

 

 

9.    Our Policy Toward Children

 

Our Services are not directed to persons under Minimum Age, defined in the Section 4 of the Terms of Service Agreement. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children or minors under the Minimum Age. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at privacy@IdeaGist.com. If we become aware that someone under the Minimum Age has provided us with Personal Information, we will take steps to delete such information from our files.

 

 

10.         Safe Harbor

 

IdeaGist complies with the U.S. – E.U. Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S. – Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. IdeaGist has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view IdeaGist’s certification, please visit http://export.gov/safeharbor.

 

If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first contact us at privacy@IdeaGist.com.

 

 

11.         Contacting Us

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@IdeaGist.com or at Ideagist Privacy Manager c/o Bir Ventures USA Ltd, 7900 International Drive, Suite 300, Bloomington, MN 55425.

 

 

12.         Changes to our Privacy Policy

 

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. If we make a change to this privacy policy that we believe materially reduces your rights, we will provide you with notice (for example, by email). And we may provide notice of changes in other circumstances as well. By continuing to use the Service after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.