Your privacy is important to us. We have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose, and make use of personal information.
Last modified: 1 March 2020
Gathering of Information
When you use the Site, your user information may be collected, used, and shared in a variety of manners. As detailed below, the type of user information collected may vary based on how it was gathered, but may include, among other things, user information that you voluntarily submit, user information automatically collected about your usage of the site, and user information that our third party partners may share with us if such third party partners have received your consent to do so.
We may collect user information that is voluntarily provided by you or with your permission. You always have the option not to provide the information we request. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit most of the Site, but you may be unable to access certain options and services. In the event that you wish to provide user information to us about a third party, such as your friend or colleague, please only do so if you have the permission of that third party. When you register or become a member of the Site or provide information to Forbes in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current, and complete information.
When you visit our site, we may collect certain user information automatically from your device. In some territories, including California and countries in the European Economic Area, this information may be considered personal data or personal information under applicable data protection laws. Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technologies. If you would like to manage your cookie preferences or learn more information about this practice and your right to decline (or opt-out-of) cookies, please visit TrustArc.
We may use web beacons on our Site for our business purposes of recognizing users, assessing traffic patterns, identifying preferred content and measuring site engagement. We may also include web beacons in our email communications, including newsletters, in order to measure engagement with our communications.
The Site’s web and ad servers log information about a user’s IP address, browser type and the current URL the user is requesting. This information is always provided by a user’s browser and automatically logged by most websites. These log files are stored in a secure location and used for our business purpose of internal analysis of traffic patterns within our Site.
Information that We Obtain from Third Party Sources
From time to time, we may collect personal information about you from third party sources which we will use for our business purposes. However, we will only use this information where these third parties either have your consent or are otherwise legally permitted or required to disclose your personal information to us.
Use of your information
Your user information may be used for the purposes outlined below. We will not use your user information without a valid legal basis to do so.
To Target Content and Advertising
We may use your user information for advertising purposes in order to promote our Site or our other products or services, and the products and services of third parties. To develop and provide content and advertising to you that is targeted to your interests, we use the analytics collected by the systems described above to determine which areas of our Site you prefer based upon the frequency of your visits and engagement with those areas. We may make reasonable assumptions based on your browser provided data to target relevant content and advertising to you on our site and elsewhere where we may be acting as a 3rd party. We may also make reasonable geographic and demographic assumptions based on your presented IP address to target relevant content and advertising.
To Provide Interactive Communications from the Site
To enhance your experience, we may provide you with interactive communications, such as notifications of activity by topic or contributor to the email address that you provide to us. Such interactive communications are provided only to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive them as part of their user profile.
From time to time we may provide emails highlighting new features, promotions or contests on the Site to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to send such communications as part of their user profile, or where we are otherwise permitted by law.
Sharing of Information
You may be requested to voluntarily provide certain user information during your use of the Site. If you choose to do so, that user information may be shared with us as well as our business partners, third party vendors and service providers who fulfill our business purposes. These third parties provide hosting and other services for us, and otherwise process user information for purposes that are described in this Policy.
We use third parties for a number of business purposes, including to provide credit card processing, to provide email services and to host services on the Site. When you sign up for such services, we will share your user information only as necessary for the third party to provide that service. These third parties are prohibited from using your user information for any other purpose. With respect to credit card processing, we do not collect, store, or process any credit card information. If you do not want your information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer of your information by not using that particular service.
In addition, if you provide any user information via an advertiser promotion, please be aware you are directly providing your user information to that advertiser. Similarly, we may share certain attendee user information with sponsors of our events (e.g., attendee name, title, company name), subject to applicable law.
Regarding California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
The CCPA requires all companies that serve California residents, and either a) have at least $25 million in annual revenue or, b) have personal data on at least 50,000 people or, c) collect more than half of their revenues from the sale of personal data to comply with the regulation. Unbuilt Labs does not satisfy any of the above conditions, and so CCPA does not apply. We generally collect information in aggregate. However, if you are concerned about your data, you are welcome to email Support@UnbuiltLabs.com.
Aggregate Information with Advertisers
We derive revenue on the Site from advertising, and sharing information is essential to keeping our services affordable to users. In order to attract and retain advertisers, we use the aggregated, information that we gather (as well as aggregated information from third-party market researchers) to describe our services to partners and to assist our advertisers and sponsors to better understand our audience.
If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out or modify your choices on TrustArc, if you are a California resident, by clicking the “Cookies on Unbuilt Labs” tab or, if located in the European Union, by visiting YourOnlineChoices.eu. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive non-targeted ads.
In the Event of Sale or Bankruptcy
As Required By Law
We may disclose your user information to any competent law enforcement body, regulatory, government agency, court or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary: (i) as a matter of applicable law or regulation (such as to comply with a subpoena or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law), (ii) to protect your safety or the safety of others, (iii) to investigate fraud or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on Unbuilt Labs, or (iv) to protect and defend our rights or property.