IPS Tech, Inc. d/b/a/ Spark Equation, Inc.
Effective Date: January 1st, 2023
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect information about you directly from you, from third parties, and automatically through your use of our services. We may combine information collected from or about you from these various sources.
We collect information about you directly from you.
For example, if you create an account with us, we will collect your first name, last name, email address, and company. We will also collect any other information that you provide to us through our services. For example, we may collect your full name, phone number, biography, gender, and interests, if you provide us with such information through our services.
Information We Collect About You from Third Parties.
We also collect information about you from third parties. For example, if you log into our services using a third-party platform (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter), then we may collect the following information:
We automatically collect information about you through your use of our services.
We automatically collect information about you through your use of our services, including, without limitation your IP address, location, browser type, device type, domain name, the website that led you to our services, the website to which you go after leaving our services, the dates and times you access our services, and the links you click and your other activities within the services. If you authorize use to collect your geolocation information, we will do this while visiting our site. You can disable our access to your location services by changing the location settings on your device. Please see our Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms section below for more information. We may combine information we collect automatically with information we collect directly from third parties.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We may use your information, including personal information and Content, for the following purposes:
Providing and Improving Our Services
To provide and maintain our services; to improve our services; to develop new features, products, or services; to authenticate users; to perform technical operations, such as updating software; to validate our users and ensure their qualifications to use our services; and for other customer service and support purposes.
Marketing and Communications
To communicate with you about your account and use of our services, including to send you product updates; to respond to your inquiries; to provide you with news and newsletters, special offers, promotions, and other information we think may interest you; and for other informational, marketing, or promotional purposes. Our communications with you may include communications via email or text message (SMS). SMS / Text messages will only be used with your explicit consent. Please see our section regarding your choices for more information about how to change your communications preferences.
We may use the information we collect about you to personalize the information and content we display to you, including marketing, promotional and sponsored content and advertising within the services.
Research and Analytics
To analyze how you interact with our services; to monitor and analyze usage and activity trends; and for other research, analytical, and statistical purposes.
Protecting Rights and Interests
To comply with applicable legal or regulatory obligations, including as part of a judicial proceeding; to respond to a subpoena, warrant, court order, or other legal process; or as part of an investigation or request, whether formal or informal, from law enforcement or a governmental authority.
Protecting Rights and Interests
We may disclose your information to comply with applicable legal or regulatory obligations, including as part of a judicial proceeding; in response to a subpoena, warrant, court order, or other legal process; or as part of an investigation or request, whether formal or informal, from law enforcement or a government official. Aggregate and De-Identified Information. We may disclose aggregate, anonymous, or de-identified information about users for marketing, advertising, research, compliance, or other purposes.
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING MECHANISMS
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our services, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities while using our services. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Visitors to our services who disable cookies will be able to browse certain areas of the services, but some features may not function (e.g., you may not be able to stay logged into your account).
Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies.
Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (also referred to as web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our services to, among other things, track the activities users of our services, help us manage content, and compile statistics about usage of our services. We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML emails to our customers, to help us track email response rates, identify when our emails are viewed, and track whether our emails are forwarded.
DO NOT TRACK DISCLOSURE
Our services do not respond to Do Not Track signals. For more information about Do Not Track signals, please click here. You may, however, disable certain tracking as discussed in the Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms section above (e.g., by disabling cookies). You also may opt-out of targeted advertising by following the instructions in the Interest-Based Advertising section below.
We have taken steps to help protect the personal information we collect. However, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security. You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your device and account by, among other things, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess and keeping your log-in and password private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.
You may access, modify, or delete the personal information that you have provided to us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with what you would like updated. Please note that we may retain certain information about you as required by law or as permitted by law for legitimate business purposes. For example, if you request that we delete your information but we believe that you have violated our Terms and Conditions we may retain information about you in order to attempt to resolve the issue before deleting it.
Opting out of marketing emails. We may send periodic promotional emails to you. You may opt out of such communications by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email. Please note that it may take up to ten (10) business days for us to process opt-out requests. If you opt out of receiving emails about recommendations or other information we think may interest you, we may still send you emails about your account or any services you have requested or received from us.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
If you are a California resident then under Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.83 you may request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us at the contact information provided below. In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for your response.
Our services are not targeted to children under thirteen (13) years of age and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will promptly delete such personal information from our systems.