Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.upstartblog.com.

We recognise the importance of protecting your privacy and our policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information (your name, email, and other details) you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using Upstart Blog websites. This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers’ needs.

When you visit this website you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our website.

PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO PROVIDE

Non-disclosure agreement

I completely understand and honour the intellectual property of my clients and I do not claim any rights on design and code that I produce.

UPSB is a 100% Confidential service. Web development is the core of what I do and I am not interested in stealing, selling or revealing the information you share with me. I will be willingly sign a NDA or Non-Disclosure Agreement with you for protection and security of your proprietary information if so you wish.

  • I will not claim rights over any design my clients provide.
  • I will never contact your clients or the clients of your clients.
  • All information that you share with me, including artwork, contact information, and client notes will not be shared with third parties under any circumstances.

Registration information

When you register for any of our products, services or newsletters you will provide us with information about yourself. This information is almost always your name and email, however sometimes we may request additional details as well.

Credit card information

If you choose to avail of our services, you may need to give personal information and authorisation to obtain information from various credit services.

For example, you may need to provide the following information: name, mailing address, email address, credit card number(s), name on credit card, credit card billing address, business and home phone number, etc.

Email information

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your name, email address and our responses. We provide similar protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you may alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function as effectively when viewed by the users. A cookie can’t retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How do we use the information that you provide to us?

Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing the products and services you requested, to process your payment, to monitor the use of the service, our marketing and promotional efforts and improve our content and service offerings, and customise our site’s content, layout, services and for other lawful purposes. These uses improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs.

Furthermore, such information may be shared with others on an aggregate basis. Personally identifiable information or business information will generally only be shared with parties where required by law, however also whenever Upstart Blog deems sharing this information as important and / or necessary.

Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us directly, or simply unsubscribing through the link provided on our emails.

How do we use information we collect from cookies?

As you visit and browse our website, the site uses cookies to differentiate you from other users. In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from having to log in more than is necessary for security purposes. Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our website and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback to constantly improve our website and better serve our readers and customers. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we don’t intentionally store any personal information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.

Selling, lending or leasing information

We do not sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identifies a subscriber (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions or provide services that you have requested.

How can you access and correct your information?

You may request access to your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us at: legal(at)upstartblog(dot).com

What about legally compelled disclosure of information?

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights. We may also disclose account information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Service or to protect the safety of our Users and / or The Public.

What about other websites linked to our website?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our website or the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our website to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link on our website, is subject to that website’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Your consent

By using Upstart Blog website you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy as well as our ongoing retention of any personal information you share with us. We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time with or without notice.

Our commitment to data security

Please note that your information will be stored and processed on our computers in Europe, the United States and / or other international countries as well. The laws on holding personal data in Europe and the United States may be less stringent than the laws of your Country of residence or citizenship. To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Choice / opt-in / opt-out

This site allows visitors to unsubscribe so that they will not receive future messages. After unsubscribing we will discontinue sending the particular messages as soon as technically feasible.

Surveys & contests

From time-to-time our website requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the usability and user satisfaction of this site.

Acquisition or changes in ownership

In the event that the website (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

To be in accordance with can spam, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in a reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honour opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

In order to be in line with fair information practices

We will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur, we will notify you via email within 7 business.

Also, agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

SOCIAL SHARING

Facebook like, Facebook recommend, Facebook share official buttons

We embed a Facebook widget to allow you to see the number of likes/shares/recommendations and “like/share/recommend” our web pages. This widget may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the widget (such as “liking/sharing/recommending” our web page), if you are logged in to Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update.

Twitter tweet official button

We use a Twitter Tweet widget on our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Twitter’s servers for you to be able to tweet our web pages using your Twitter account. These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy#update

Google plus, google plus share official buttons

If we use a Google Plus widget on our website, the website makes requests to Google’s servers for you to be able to share our web pages using your Google Plus account. These requests make your IP address visible to Google, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

LinkedIn share official button

We use a LinkedIn Share widget on our website to allow you to share our web pages on LinkedIn. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Pinterest save official button

We use the Pinterest Save widget at our website to allow you to pin images to Pinterest from our webpages. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at legal[@]upstartblog[dot]com.

Policy modifications

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically.