Last modified on April 4, 2022
This Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website www.theunsealed.com (our “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
This Policy applies to information we collect:
— On our Website.
— In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and our Website.
— When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this policy.
This Policy does not apply to information collected by:
— us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by us or by any third party; or
— any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on our Website.
Children Under the Age of 13
Our Website is not intended for children under thirteen (13) years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features, do not register on our Website, do not make any purchases through our Website, do not use any of the interactive or public comment features of our Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we later learn that we have nevertheless inadvertently collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at Lauren@theunsealed.com.
Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:
— by which you may be personally identified, such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (”personal information”);
— that is about you but individually does not identify you; and/or
— about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details.
We collect this information:
— Directly from you when you provide it to us.
— Automatically as you navigate through our Website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking
technologies; or from third parties — for example, our business partners.
Information You Provide to Us.
The information we collect on or through our Website may include:
— Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Website, subscribing to our service, posting material, or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our Website.
— Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.
— Your responses to surveys that you have been kind enough to complete for our research purposes.
— Details of transactions you carry out through our Website.
You may also provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of our Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “PostedContent”). Your Posted Content is posted to our Website and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although we limit access to certain areas of the Website, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your Posted Content. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your Posted Content will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
— Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data, and the resources that you access and use on our Website.
— Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). Click here [https://duckduckgo.com/] for information on how you can opt out of behavioral tracking on our Website and how we respond to web browser signals and other mechanisms that enable consumers to exercise choice about behavioral tracking.
The information we collect automatically is statistical data and may include personal information, or we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
— Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
— Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests.
— Speed up your searches.
— Recognize you when you return to our Website.
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
— Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
— Web Beacons. Pages of our Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related Website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain Website content and verifying system and server integrity).
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.
How We Use Your Information
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
— To present our Website and its contents to you.
— To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.
— To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
— To provide you with notices about your Membership Account, including expiration and renewal notices.
— To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
— To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide though it.
— To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website.
— In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
— For another purpose, but only with your consent.
We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please email us at Lauren@theunsealed.com.
We may use the information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.
Disclosure of Your Information
— We may disclose aggregated information about our Members without restriction.
— To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
— To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business.
— To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Lauren Brill Media LLC’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or a similar proceeding, in which personal information held by Lauren Brill Media LLC about our Website Members may be among the assets transferred.
— To third parties to market their products or services to you if you have not opted out of these disclosures.
— For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide information with your consent.
We may also disclose your personal information:
— To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
— To enforce or apply our Terms of Service and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes.
— If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Lauren Brill Media LLC, our Members (including you), or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
— Disclosure of Your Information for Third-Party Advertising. If you do not want us to share your personal information with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties for promotional purposes, you can always opt-out by sending us an email stating your request to Lauren@theunsealed.com.
California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)
Categories of Personal Information Collected
We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular Consumer or Device. The following is a list of categories of personal information which we may collect or may be collected from California residents. Please note that the categories and examples provided in the list below are those defined in the CCPA. This does not mean that all examples of that category of personal information are in fact collected by us, but reflects our good faith belief, to the best of our knowledge, that some information from the applicable category may have been collected. For example, certain categories of personal information would be collected only if you provided such personal information directly to us.
• Category A: Identifiers.
Examples: A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.
• Category B: Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).
Examples: A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.
• Category C: Protected classification characteristics under California or USA federal law.
Examples: Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).
° Category D: Commercial information.
Examples: Records and history of products or services purchased or considered.
• Category E: Biometric information.
Examples: Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, face-prints, voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data.
• Category F: Internet or other similar network activity.
Examples: Interaction with our Website or advertisement.
• Category G: Geolocation data.
Examples: Approximate physical location.
• Category H: Sensory data.
Examples: Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.
• Category I: Professional or employment-related information.
Examples: Current or past job history or performance evaluations.
Category J: Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)).
Examples: Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records.
• Category K: Inferences drawn from other personal information.
Examples: Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.
Under CCPA, personal information does not include:
— Publicly available information from government records
— “De-identified” or aggregated consumer information
— Information excluded from the CCPA’s scope, such as: Health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), or clinical trial data.
–Personal Information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994.
Sources of Personal Information
We obtain the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:
— Directly from you. For example, from the forms you complete on our Service, preferences you express or provide through our Service, or from your purchases on our Service.
— Indirectly from you. For example, from observing your activity on our Service.
— Automatically from you. For example, through Cookies we or our Service Providers set on your Device as you navigate through our Service.
— From Service Providers. For example, third-party vendors for payment processing, or other third-party vendors that we use to provide our Service to you.
Our Use of Personal Information for Business or Commercial Purposes
We may use or disclose personal information we collect for “business purposes” or “commercial purposes” (as defined under the CCPA), which may include the following:
— To operate and provide you with our Service.
— To provide you with support and to respond to your inquiries, including to investigate and address your concerns and monitor and improve our Service.
— To fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information. For example, if you share your contact information to ask a question about our Service, we will use that personal information to respond to your inquiry. If you provide your personal information to purchase a product or service, we will use that information to process your payment and facilitate delivery.
— To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
— As described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA.
— For internal administrative and auditing purposes.
— To detect security incidents and protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activity, including, when necessary, to prosecute those responsible for such activities.
Please note that the examples provided above are illustrative and not intended to be exhaustive.
Our Disclosure of Personal Information for Business or Commercial Purposes
We may use or disclose the following categories of personal information for business or commercial purposes:
— Category A: Identifiers
— Category B: Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e))
— Category D: Commercial information
— Category F: Internet or other similar network activity
Please note that the categories listed above are those defined in the CCPA. This listing does not mean that examples of that category of personal information have in fact been disclosed, but reflects our good faith belief to the best of our knowledge that some of that information from the applicable category may be and/or may have been disclosed.
When we disclose personal information for a business purpose or a commercial purpose, we enter into contracts that describe the purpose and require the recipient both to keep that personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose except performing the contract.
Sale of Your Information
As defined in the CCPA (California), “sell” and “sale” mean selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a consumer’s personal information by the business to a third party for “valuable consideration”. This means that we have received some kind of benefit in return for sharing your personal information, but not necessarily a monetary benefit.
Please note that the categories listed below are those defined in the CCPA. This listing does not mean that examples of that category of personal information have in fact been sold, but reflects our good faith belief to the best of our knowledge that some of the information from the applicable category may be and/or may have been shared for value in return. We may sell the following categories of personal information:
— Category A: Identifiers
–Category B: Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e))
–Category D: Commercial information
— Category E: Internet or other similar network activity
Privacy Rights Under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)
of the European Union
Legal Basis for the Service’s Processing of Your Personal Data under GDPR:
We may process Personal Data under the following conditions:
— Consent: you have given your consent for processing Personal Data for one or more specific purposes.
— Performance of a contract: Provision of Personal Data is necessary for the performance of an agreement with you and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof.
— Legal obligations: Processing Personal Data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Service is subject.
— Vital interests: Processing Personal Data is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or those of another natural person.
— Public interest: Processing Personal Data is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Service.
— Legitimate interests: Processing Personal Data is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests of the Service.
In any case, the Service will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of Personal Data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.
Your Rights under the GDPR
— Request access to your Personal Data. The right to access, update or delete the information we have about you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you. This also enables you to receive a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you.
— Request correction of the Personal Data that we hold about you. You have the right to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
— Object to processing of your Personal Data. This right exists where we are relying on a legitimate interest as the legal basis for our processing, and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to our processing of your Personal Data on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes.
— Request erasure of your Personal Data. You have the right to ask us to delete or remove Personal Data when there is no good reason for us to continue processing it.
— Request the transfer of your Personal Data. We will provide to you, or to a third-party you have chosen, your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Please note that this right applies only to automated information which you initially consented for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
— Withdraw your consent. You have the right to withdraw your consent to our using your Personal Data. If you withdraw your consent, however, we may not be able to provide you with access to certain specific functionalities of the Website.
Exercising your GDPR Data Protection Rights
You may exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition by contacting us at Lauren@theunsealed.com. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. If you make a request, we will try our best to respond to you as soon as possible.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, if you are in the European Economic Area (EEA), please contact your local data protection authority in the EEA.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on our Website.