Last Updated: August 16, 2023
We are headquartered in California and our Platform is provided to you by ABI If you are a resident of the European Union (“EU”), ABI is the controller of your personal data for the purposes of the EU data protection legislation.
1. WE COLLECT, USE, SHARE AND OTHERWISE PROCESS INFORMATION
- as necessary to provide the Service and fulfill what we promised in our Terms of Service (https://www.appbind.com/terms). For example, we cannot provide you with a BindCard if we do not collect and use your personal information and disclose it to our third-party BindCard Provider;
- where you have consented to the processing of your information;
- where necessary to comply with a legal obligation, such as a court order or to exercise or defend legal claims;
- to protect your vital interests, or those of others, such as in the case of emergencies;
- where you have made the information public;
- where necessary in the public interest; and
- where necessary for the purposes of our or a third party’s legitimate interests, such as those of our service providers and partners.
2. OUR LEGITIMATE INTERESTS
The legitimate interests of ABI and our third-party service providers and partners include:
- providing and improving the Platform. We do so as it is necessary to provide the Platform to you, and to keep developing and improving our Service.
- Keeping the Platform safe and secure. We do so as it is necessary to ensure the Platform is secure, and to protect against fraud, spam and abuse, etc.
3. INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
When you use AppBind, we collect various types of information about you. Some of this information like email address, can be used to identify you (“Personally Identifying Information” or “PII”), and some of this information, like activity and log data, cannot be used to identify you (“Non-Personally Identifying Information” or “Non-PII”).
The amount and type of personal information we ask for depends on the nature of the interaction. We will only collect such information as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of your requested interaction with AppBind.
We collect information in a few different ways, including information that you entered when you sign up, from third parties (for example, and if applicable, if you choose to log in with Google), and automatically when you use the app (for example, when you navigate within AppBind).
Information you provide us
We collect information that you provide us, including:
- Account and profile information: We collect information you provide us to sign up for an account, such as your name, email, username and password, physical address, phone number, etc.
- Content you submit: We collect information and content that you submit to the app, such as when you submit information about your or your Clients’ app subscriptions.
- Payment source information: We collect certain information in order to process your order, such as billing address and payment details (credit card, Paypal information, etc).
- Communications: When you communicate with us (via email, etc.), we store a copy of your communications.
Such information is generally considered to be personally identifying information.
Information from third parties
We collect information that third parties provide us, including information from other platforms, publicly available information, and information from our service providers. The information we receive from these other platforms for log in or sign up purposes will generally be considered Personally Identifiable Information.
- Other Platforms: If available, AppBind may allow you to sign up and log in to the Platform using accounts that you have created with third-party platforms, such as Google. If you access AppBind with a third-party account, we will collect information that you have agreed to make available, such as your name, email address, public profile information, etc. This information is collected by the third-party account provider and is provided to us under their privacy policies. You can generally control the information that we receive from these sources using the privacy settings in your third-party account.
- Publicly available information: We may collect information that you make available to the public, such as when you make an Instagram post about AppBind on your public Instagram page.
- Information from your Reseller: If you are working with a Reseller who acts as an agent on your behalf for the purpose of purchasing and managing your Cloud Services, your Reseller may be using AppBind to purchase and manage your Cloud Services and in the process of doing so will disclose information about you to AppBind. Because of this, we receive information about you from our Resellers.
- Service Providers: We may receive information about you from our service providers. For example, Zendesk may provide us with your updated contact details or Stripe may provide us with your updated creditworthiness or ability to pay.
Information automatically collected when you use the Services
We collect certain information automatically whenever you use the Services:
- Website activity: We collect information about your use of the Platform, including your app search activity, your transaction history, your BindCard usage, your Markup history, etc.
- Device information: We also collect information that your device provides us in connection with your use of the Platform, such as your desktop device type, system language, mobile carrier, browser type, IP address, etc.
- Web Beacons/Pixel Tags. These are invisible tags placed on certain pages of our Website. When you access our Website, pixel tags generate a notice of that visit. They usually work in conjunction with cookies, registering when a particular computer visits a particular page. If you turn off cookies, the pixel tag will simply detect an anonymous website visit. We may use web beacons to recognize users and access traffic patterns.
4. USE OF INFORMATION
In general, we use both Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information in order to administer, operate and provide AppBind to you.
Here are some of the ways that we use your information:
How we use your Personally Identifiable Information
- trouble shooting technical issues that you encounter;
- to analyze, evaluate and improve the functionality and experience of our Platform. For example, we use crash reporting to be able to fix issues promptly.
- to respond to customer service inquiries when you contact us;
- to prevent fraud and to maintain a quality experience for our business purposes or legal reasons, including checking for accounts created for the sole purpose of obtaining BindCards;
- to adjudicate any charge-backs initiated by you with our payment networks;
- to provide you with system or administrative messages relating to the Platform;
- to send you information about your relationship or transactions with us;
- to send you marketing communications (where you have opted-in to receive such messages);
- to administer surveys, contents or promotions (to the extent that you have opted-in to participate in these).
How we use your Non-Personally Identifiable Information
- to analyze, evaluate and improve our Platform functionality and experience. For example, we use crash reporting to be able to fix issues promptly and analytics to gain insight into what actions you are taking within AppBind
- to personalize your AppBind experience, such as listing the most popular Cloud Services that you search for or add;
Aggregated Statistics. We may also de-identify or aggregate the information collected in connection with the Platform, in ways that do not personally identify you. From time to time, we may use this non-identifying aggregated information to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and demographics in order to measure the interest in and use of AppBind, or to publish trends such as number of downloads, number of active users, etc.
Any use of your information that is incompatible with these uses will be disclosed to you in advance so that you may opt out of such uses at your discretion.
5. SHARING YOUR INFORMATION
We will not rent or sell your information to anyone. If any of your information is shared or disclosed to third parties, it will only be so that we can provide you with the full suite of our Services.
We share your information in the following ways:
Legal Requests. We cooperate with law enforcement inquiries and demands for information that are made under force of law. Therefore, we may disclose your information (a) to any governmental authority as part of an investigation to determine our compliance with any applicable law, rule, or regulation (including privacy laws, rules, and regulations), in accordance with the applicable law (b) in response to a court order, subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful judicial or administrative proceeding, in accordance with the applicable law (c) as otherwise required under any applicable law.
We may also disclose your information if we determine in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary or appropriate to protect the property rights of ABI, third parties, yourself or the public at large.
Sale of Business. If we becomes involved in a business merger, acquisition, securities offering, bankruptcy, reorganization, dissolution or other similar transaction, we may share or transfer your information in connection with such transaction. If we do this, such disclosure will be subject to confidentiality arrangements that are typical of such transactions.
Marketing. We do not share your information with third parties for promotional purposes unless you have opted-in to such disclosure. If you have opted-in to have your information shared, you may choose to opt-out from receiving further communications from any third party that is not our agent or service provider at any time by contacting the marketing partner/affiliate directly.
FAQ. If you send us a request for information or support in relation to our Services, we reserve the right to publish the content of your request (with any PII removed) for the purposes of clarifying our Service for other users (e.g. in a “FAQs” section).
6. PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION
We strive to protect your information. We use commercially reasonable administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard your information in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. For data transmission security, we use standard encryption protocols (SSL/HTTPS) for transmission of information. The encryption process protects your information by scrambling it before it is sent to us from the App. Our hosting service providers for our database and application are reputable third-party hosting service providers whose privacy, security, transparency and industry-specific standards are best-in-class. Our systems and databases are backed up regularly to help protect your information in case of an incontrollable catastrophe.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over AppBind and the internet and no storage of data can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to make all reasonable efforts to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you acknowledge that there is always some risk when transmitting information to us through the Services.
7. DATA RETENTION
Information about you that is no longer necessary and relevant to provide our Services to you may be de-identified and aggregated with other non-personal data to provide insights which are commercially valuable to us, such as statistics related to the use of the Services.
8. MANAGING YOUR SETTINGS
Adjusting Notification and Email Preferences. If you originally subscribed or opted-in to receive newsletter communications from us, you may unsubscribe by following the instructions contained at the bottom of each type of email. All other notification settings, if applicable, may be found in the “My Account” section of AppBind.
Updating Account Information. You may correct, amend or update User account information that is inaccurate at any time by adjusting that information in the “My Account” section of AppBind.
Deleting Information and Accounts. You may request that your account is deleted by contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will generally respond to your request within 10-14 business days.
9. EU MEMBER RIGHTS
If you are habitually located in the European Union, you have the right to access, rectify, download or erase your information, as well as the right to restrict and object to certain processing of your information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited circumstances. We describe these rights below:
Access and Porting. You can access much of your information by logging into account and accessing the “My Account” screen. If you require additional access or to download a copy of your data, please contact us at: email@example.com. We will generally respond to your request within 10-14 business days.
Correcting and Deleting. You can also rectify, restrict, limit or delete much of your information by logging into your account and accessing the “My Account” screen. If you are unable to do this please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will generally respond to your request within 10-14 business days.
Object. Where we process your information based on our legitimate interests explained above, or in the public interest, you can object to this processing in certain circumstances. In such cases, we will cease processing your information unless we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue processing or where it is needed for legal reasons.
Revoke Consent. Where you have previously provided your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your information at any time. In certain cases, we may continue to process your information after you have withdrawn consent if we have a legal basis to do so or if your withdrawal of consent was limited to certain processing activities.
Complain. Should you wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local supervisory authority.
Response. We will respond to all requests that we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. We may ask you to verify your identify in order to help us respond efficiently to your request.
10. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
AppBind is hosted and operated from within the United States and Canada. If you are located outside of the United States or Canada and choose to use the Services or provide information to us, you acknowledge and understand that your information will be transferred, processed and stored in the United States or Canada, as it is necessary to provide the Services and our obligations to you under the Terms of Service.
11. We participate in the Data Protection Framework
If you have any inquires or complaints, contact email@example.com
. In the event of a dispute, you can refer the matter to the appropriate dispute resolution body designated to address complaints and provide appropriate recourse free of charge to you is the panel established by the EU DPAs and, as applicable, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) (and the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA)), and/or the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC).
Binding Arbitration Notice
Under this framework, AppBind is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Department of Transportation or any other U.S. authorized statutory body. This may allow you to invoke binding arbitration under certain conditions. AppBind may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, and our liability in cases of onward transfers to third parties.
Individuals retain the right, under specific conditions, to resort to binding arbitration for complaints regarding our compliance not addressed satisfactorily by us. As part of our commitment to address any concerns, we are obligated to partake in arbitration proceedings when initiated by an individual, subject to the conditions detailed in Annex I of the DPF Principles. An individual may invoke such arbitration by delivering a formal notice to our organization and adhering to the procedures set forth in Annex I of the Principles.
Onward transfer liability
We recognize our potential liability in cases of onward transfers of personal data to third parties. If personal data transferred by us to third parties is processed in a manner inconsistent with the principles set forth in the DPF Principles, we will remain responsible and liable unless we can demonstrate that we are not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
The Services are not intended for individuals under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 18 years of age. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under 18 years of age, we will take appropriate steps to delete that information. If you become aware or believe that a child has provided us with personal information, lease contact us as provided in the “Questions” section.
13. ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Feedback. We welcome any feedback you may have as a potential or current member of the AppBind community. Please feel free to send us comments, register a complaint, or ask questions about our Services. We may store your communications, including any personal information you include in them, so that we can effectively respond to you.
Links To Other Websites. AppBind may contain links to other websites on the internet maintained by third parties. Clicking on a link to a third party site will make you leave the Platform and go to the site you requested. We cannot control the activities of third parties. Therefore, we cannot accept responsibility for any use of your PII by such third parties, and we cannot guarantee that these third parties will adhere to the same privacy practices as ours. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of any other service provider from whom you request services.