THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND STORE
We may collect and store the following information when running The Notify Network Service:
Information You Provide
When you post or join a Notify Accident Pin, we collect some personal information, such as your email address and the location of the accident in reference. When you join an existing Notify Accident Pin on The Notify Network, our system sends other parties listed under that Notify Accident Pin a one-time email indicating a new member has joined. Your email address will not be communicated in that email correspondence. In order to access your email address, the user will have to follow the link provided to view the Notify Accident Pin’s contents within The Notify Network web application.
Communication you choose to conduct using The Notify Network
If you choose to use The Notify Network to communicate with other The Notify Network users or third parties through The Notify Network Services, such as chat messages or sending pinned locations on The Notify Network platform. We may also collect information when you exchange communication with The Notify Network, for example, if you submit a request, contact The Notify Network’s support team, or report a violation to the abuse team.
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 visit, and other interactions with the Service.
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.
HOW WE USE 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.
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.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
Subject to any exceptions stated in this document, should The Notify Network collect any of your personal information, we will follow these practices regarding the distribution of that information.
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS ALWAYS PROTECTED
The Notify Network uses reasonable precautions to protect your Personal Information and store it securely. Access to your Personal Information is restricted to those personnel who need it, and have been pre-screened to be industry professionals, The Notify Network takes reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information.
The Notify Network only uses and discloses your Personal Information if it helps us facilitate your needs, improve our products and services, meet legal and regulatory requirements, or – to the limited extent possible – manage our internal business operations. Additionally, if there are any disclosure or use restrictions in your consent to the collection of your personal information, The Notify Network will abide by those restrictions.
The Notify Network may combine your information with other information into an aggregate form, so your information no longer personally identifies you. We may then disclose the aggregate information to third parties, so they can obtain an overall picture of The Notify Network’s products, services, customer sectors and/or usage patterns. We may also disclose any other information that is not considered to be private or personal information by law.
WE ONLY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH YOUR CONSENT
The Notify Network provides your information to third parties only for purposes to which you have consented, and we require such third parties to keep your information confidential. In a few situations, The Notify Network may be required to disclose your information without your prior consent. For example, The Notify Network may disclose your information if we are required to do so by law, or if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to:
- Comply with law or legal process
- Protect and defend our rights and property, or the rights and property of a third party
- Protect against misuse or unauthorized use of any of The Notify Network’s products, software, services, or other proprietary materials
- Protect the personal safety of any person
The Notify Network will always try to provide you with prior notice of such disclosure; however, such notice may not always be possible or reasonable given the circumstances.
Additionally, the nature of the Services requires the routine use of your information in the provision of the Services. Your Personal Information will only be used to the limited extent necessary to provide the services that you have requested, and may include the following uses:
- To allow third party suppliers, vendors, contractors and other parties to provide products and services to us or to you, or to otherwise act on our behalf (this may include, without limitation, our authorization of such third parties to email our users regarding updates, surveys and other inquiries regarding their experience with our software and service)
- To allow for audits, and surveys to, among other things, validate the size and composition of the users of The Notify Network’s services, and understand their experience with The Notify Network’s software and Services.
PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT YOU SHARE
The Services are based on a community of users sharing information with The Notify Network and with other members of automobile accident resolution professionals’ community.
We, at The Notify Network, take great measures to provide you with the best experience you can have while using the Services. However, The Notify Network has no control over the conduct of any user and disclaims all liability in this regard. Users are advised to carefully and thoroughly consider whether or not to make public or available any information and carefully examine all necessary details related to any communication with other users prior to any engagement or communication being made.
Participating in any user’s activities as a result, directly or indirectly, from using The Notify Network, is entirely at your own risk. The Notify Network is not a party to any agreement entered into between the users in any circumstances. The user has the sole and ultimate responsibility regarding compliance with all laws, regulations or any other duty. We do not accept any liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense that you may suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with your participation in any activity or event initiated, held or conducted by a user or a third party nor in connection to any agreement between the users or third parties, including any activity or event related in any way, directly or indirectly, the Services or the use thereof.
Please note that the Notify Accident Pins that you post will be visible to others. While your email address listed within Notify Accident Pin will be hidden to all users. With exception of users that join that particular Notify Accident Pin and pass email screening process. Those users will be able to see your email address.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. 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.
Our Service offers publicly accessible community services 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 may remain even after you cancel your account. For questions about your Personal Information on our Service, please contact email@example.com.
Our site includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of The Notify Network. 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.
The Notify Network allows advertisers to run ad campaigns on the Services.
The information and advertisements that you see when accessing the Services may be targeted on the basis of your current The Notify Network activity, such as your current location, or contextual information based on your location.
- We don’t knowingly collect nor do we show you personalized ads based on sensitive categories, such as race, religion, sexual orientation, or health.
- We don’t share information that personally identifies you with advertisers, such as your name or email, unless you ask us to.
Please note however that other The Notify Network users are not allowed to use your contact details or our internal messaging account for commercial advertising purposes. If you have encountered any user generated advertising material, please inform us through the integrated support chat or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is clarified that we are not responsible for the content of said advertisements and the products delivered or services rendered thereby by third parties and you irrevocably and unconditionally agree that we shall not be held responsible or liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense that you may suffer or incur as a result or in connection thereof.
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 contact us at email@example.com.
OUR POLICY TOWARD CHILDREN
Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will take steps to delete such information from our files.
Last modified: 5 March 2019