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We take your privacy super seriously. Not just because we’re legally obliged to  – GDPR, whaddup! – but because we endorse a strict MYOB (Mind Your Own Business) policy. If you tell us your secrets, which is, in this case, your personal data, we take that shit seriously and we will keep our mouths shut.

Rest assured that personal data you share with us will be under lock and key, where we have extensively reviewed and updated our data protection practices to comply with the global Data Protection Acts, including the EU’s comprehensive General Data Protection Regulation.

To be perfectly transparent (and v. lawyer-y), CULT WHY Limited, through its online platform, CULTWHY.com (referred to below as “the Website,” “we,” “us,” “our” or “ours”), does not sell or give out your personal information, email address, or any other information to third parties unless, on exceedingly rare occasions, we are required to do so by law. More specifically, though, this is how we will and won’t use your personal information/online behaviour: 

CHILDREN

The Website does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from persons under 13 years of age. If you are under age 13, please do not be naughty and attempt to register for Website email updates or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website, even if using a screen name in place of their real name. 

YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide may be collected when you: sign up for email alerts/newsletters, post a comment to an article on our Website, or participate in our social networking features. We will collect such information as well as any other content that you provide to us in engaging in any of the above activities or any other activities on the Website. Additionally, if you elect to post material to any blogs, forums, or participate in our community boards that may be offered on our Website, then such materials will be collected and may be publicly available for others to view. Even after you terminate your account, all such materials submitted by you on the Website or our social media channels may be retained by us and we may continue to disclose such materials publicly. 

When you subscribe to our email marketing you must tick an agreement box that acknowledges you want us to contact you and you have read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, and you acknowledge that upon signing up your personal data will be communicated and stored on Mailchimp, the third party platform we use for email marketing. If you do not select this box you will not receive email marketing from us. When contacting The Website via our Contact and Collaborate page contact forms you acknowledge that this personal information will be shared with a linked CULT WHY email account, hosted by Gmail. We have taken every precaution to minimise data breaches on these GDPR-compliant, third party platforms, Mailchimp and Gmail, and, in the very unlikely event of a personal data breach, we will inform you and the Information Commissioner’s Office of this breach within 72 hours.

At any time you can contact us via the Contact page to request what personal information of yours that we have stored, and may request that this be deleted free of charge. We will evaluate your deletion of personal data request and respond within 30 days. Every 30 days we will review our Mailchimp email marketing list and delete all personal information of newly unsubscribed users as a means of protecting their personal information, unless we are required to keep specific users’ personal information by law.

YOUR ONLINE ACTIVITY

We may also collect certain information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking), such as page visits and how often and for how long they are visited. We may use various technologies and features to collect this information, which may include personal information, such as tracking your activities through your Internet Protocol (IP) address, computer settings or most-recently visited URL, as well as through the use of “cookies” and “web beacons” and other automated technologies.

All of this above information is collected to help us create a better, faster, more efficient website so we can provide you with better content. We may also share this aggregate usage information, in aggregate anonymous form, with our prospective and actual business partners, advertisers and other third parties for any business purpose.

PAID COLLABORATIONS AND SPONSORSHIPS

Paid collaborations and sponsorships are disclosed within the respective editorial. We periodically monetize outbound product links via affiliate marketing programs and other such services. You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with the Website. The Website is not responsible for the content of linked sites.

EXTERNAL LINKS AND THIRD PARTIES 

As with outbound product links, clicking any links to external websites from the Website is your responsibility. The Website is not responsible for the content of linked sites. Third parties may display advertisements on the Website. These advertisements may contain cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies. These third parties may collect information or insert cookies or similar technologies without our knowledge. For questions about these sites, please consult their individual privacy policies. The Website is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party.

SOCIAL NETWORKS

If you use your login credentials from a social networking site (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest) (“SNS”) on our Website, we may receive information from such SNS/s in accordance with the terms and conditions of the SNS. If you elect to share your information with these SNS, we will share information with them in accordance with your election. The SNS Terms of these SNS will apply to the information we disclose to them. Additionally, if you make an election with respect to a SNS while on our Website (for instance, if you elect to “follow” us on one of the SNS, or “Like” us on Facebook), your election will be reflected and may be shared with your social network within the applicable SNS. We reserve the right to use and disclose all personally identifiable information and other information about you that we receive through SNS in the same ways described in this privacy policy.

MODIFICATIONS

The Website may make changes to this privacy policy at any time. If and when this occurs, we will inform you by posting the revised privacy policy on this Website without other notice to you. You are responsible for periodically visiting the Website’s privacy policy to check for any changes. 

CONTACT US

If you have questions about this privacy policy, or about the Website, please contact us at sayhi@cultwhy.com.