Effective date: September 10, 2018
Abcsubmit.com cares deeply about the privacy of its visitors and users, and is fully committed to protect their personal information and use it properly in compliance with data privacy laws. This policy describes how we may collect and use personal information, and the rights and choices available to our visitors and users regarding such information.
We strongly urge you to read this policy and make sure you fully understand it, before you access or use any of our services.
1. Please read carefully!
|This policy describes our privacy practices – what information we collect on our visitors and users, how we collect it, what we do with it, how we protect it, and your rights regarding your information.
2. What information do we collect?
2.1. Visitor and User Information
|We collect two types of information regarding our Visitors and Users:
||We collect two types of information: Personal Information (which could be used to uniquely identify an individual) and Non-personal Information (which is non-identifying).
We collect such information regarding our users and visitors, our users’ users, job applicant and anyone else who may provide it to us.
2.2. Users of Users Information
|We may also collect similar information pertaining to visitors and users of our User’s websites or services (“Users-of-Users”), solely for and on our Users’ behalf (as further described in Section 6 below).|
2.3. AbcSubmit Jobs Applicant Information
|We also collect information that is provided to us by AbcSubmit jobs candidates (“Applicants”), when they apply to any of the open positions published at https://www.abcsubmit.com/jobs, by e-mail or otherwise (as further described in Section 7 below).|
3. How do we collect such information?
|There are three main methods we use:
||When you visit or use our services – you may also provide us with certain information (either automatically through the process of using the Service, or by manually submitting it).|
4. Why do we collect such information?
|We collect such Non-personal and Personal Information for the following purposes:
We will only use your Personal Information for the purposes set out in Section 4 where we are satisfied that:
Our Services are not permitted to children under 18 years of age. No one under age 18 should provide any Personal Information to us through any of our Services. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 18. Parents and guardians should supervise their children’s activities at all times.
|We collect and use information in order to provide our services and make them better and safer.
We also collect and use information in order to contact our visitors, users and job applicants, and in order to comply with the laws applicable to us.
5. Where do we store your information?
||We may store and process Personal Information in the USA, Europe, Romania, or other jurisdictions, whether by ourselves or with the help of our affiliates and service providers.
AbcSubmit’s data storage providers are contractually committed to protect and secure your data.
Some jurisdictions require us to maintain and store their residents’ information locally. We may also collect, process, store and use such information elsewhere, including in the USA.
6. Users-of-users’ information.
|AbcSubmit may collect, store and process certain Non-personal and Personal Information of Users-of-Users (“Users-of-Users Information”), solely on our Users’ behalf and at their direction. For example, each of our Users is able to import their e-mail contacts from third party services like Gmail, or otherwise collect and manage contacts via their User Website. Such contacts are then stored with AbcSubmit, on the User’s behalf.
For such purposes, AbcSubmit serves and shall be considered as a “Processor” and not as the “Controller” (as both such capitalized terms are defined in the European Union General Data Protection Regulation) of such Users-of-Users Information. The Users controlling and operating such User Websites shall be considered as the “Controllers” of such Users-of-Users Information, and are responsible for complying with all laws and regulations that may apply to the collection and control of such Users-of-Users Information, including all privacy and data protection laws of all relevant jurisdictions.
You are responsible for the security, integrity and authorized usage of your Users-of-Users’ Personal Information, and for obtaining consents, permissions and providing any fair processing notices required for the collection and usage of such information.
AbcSubmit cannot provide legal advice to Users or their Users-of-Users, however we do recommend that all Users publish and maintain clear and comprehensive privacy policies on their User Websites, in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations, and that all Users-of-Users carefully read those policies and make sure that they consent to them.
For more information on how Users-of-Users Information may be handled by AbcSubmit (which may be relevant for the specific notice you provide to and/or consent you obtain from your Users-of-Users), please see Sections 8, 12 and 13 below.
If you are a visitor, user or customer of any of our Users, please read the following: AbcSubmit has no direct relationship with the individual Users-of-Users whose Personal Information it processes. If you are a visitor, user or customer of any of our Users, and would like to make any requests or queries regarding your Personal Information, please contact such User(s) directly. For example, if you wish to access, correct, amend, or delete inaccurate information processed by AbcSubmit on behalf of its Users, please direct your query to the relevant User (who is the “Controller” of such data). If requested to remove any Users-of-Users’ Personal Information, we will respond to such request within thirty (30) days. Unless otherwise instructed by our User, we will retain their Users-of-Users’ Personal Information for the period set forth in Section 12 below.
|AbcSubmit may collect and process information regarding the users of our users. We do this solely on our users’ behalf, and at their direction. Our users are solely responsible for their users-of-users information, including for its legality, security and integrity.
AbcSubmit has no direct relationship with any of its users’ users. If you are a user-of-user, please contact the AbcSubmit site or form owner directly.
7. AbcSubmit jobs applications
|AbcSubmit welcomes all qualified Applicants to apply to any of the open positions published at https://www.abcsubmit.com/jobs, by sending us their contact details and CV (“Applicants Information”) via the relevant Position Application Form on our Website, or through any other means provided by us.
We understand that privacy and discreetness are crucial to our Applicants, and are committed to keep Applicants Information private and use it solely for AbcSubmit’s internal recruitment purposes (including for identifying Applicants, evaluating their applications, making hiring and employment decisions, and contacting Applicants by phone or in writing).
Please note that AbcSubmit may retain Applicants Information submitted to it for no longer than two years after the applied position has been filled or closed. This is done so we can re-consider Applicants for other positions and opportunities at AbcSubmit; so we can use their Applicants Information as reference for future applications submitted by them; and if the Applicant is hired, for additional employment and business purposes related to his/her work at AbcSubmit.
If you previously submitted your Applicants Information to AbcSubmit, and now wish to access it, update it or have it deleted from AbcSubmit’s systems, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|We welcome all qualified job seekers to apply to any of our open positions, by sending us their contact details and CV.
We will use such information solely for our internal recruitment, employment and business purposes.
8. Sharing personal information with third parties
|AbcSubmit may share your Personal Information with third parties (or otherwise allow them access to it) only in the following manners and instances:|
8.1. Third Party Services:
AbcSubmit has partnered with a number of selected service providers, whose services and solutions complement, facilitate and enhance our own. These include hosting and server co-location services, communications and content delivery networks (CDNs), data and cyber security services, billing and payment processing services, domain name registrars, fraud detection and prevention services, web analytics, e-mail distribution and monitoring services, session recording and remote access services, performance measurement, data optimization and marketing services, content providers, and our legal and financial advisors (collectively, “Third Party Service(s)”).
Such Third Party Services may receive or otherwise have access to our Visitors’ and Users’ Personal Information and/or Users-of-Users’ Personal Information, in its entirety or in part – depending on each of their particular roles and purposes in facilitating and enhancing our Services and business, and may only use it for such purposes.
AbcSubmit is accountable for Personal Information that it receives under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party as described in the Privacy Shield Principles. In particular, AbcSubmit remains responsible and liable under the Privacy Shield Principles if third-party agents that it engages to process the Personal Information on its behalf do so in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless AbcSubmit proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
|We may share the information of our visitors, users and their users-of-users with various third parties, including certain service providers, law enforcement officials and application developers.
The information may be shared solely in accordance with this policy.
8.2. Law Enforcement, Legal Requests and Duties:
Where permitted by local data protection laws, AbcSubmit may disclose or otherwise allow others access to your Personal Information pursuant to a legal request, such as a subpoena, legal proceedings, search warrant or court order, or in compliance with applicable laws, if we have good faith belief that the law requires us to do so, with or without notice to you.
8.3. Protecting Rights and Safety:
AbcSubmit may share your Personal Information with others if we believe in good faith that this will help protect the rights, property or personal safety of AbcSubmit, any of our Users, any Users-of-Users, or any member of the general public, with or without notice to you.
8.4. Social Media Features and Framed Pages:
Our Services include certain Social Media features and widgets, single sign on features, such as the “Facebook Connect” or “Google Sign-in”, the “Facebook Like” button, the “Share this” button or other interactive mini-programs (“Social Media Features”).These Social Media Features may collect information such as your IP address or which page you are visiting on our Website, and may set a cookie to enable them to function properly. Social Media Features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Services. Your interactions with these third parties’ Social Media Features are governed by their policies and not ours.
In addition, our Services may enable you to share your Personal Information with third parties directly, such as via page framing techniques to serve content to or from Third Party Services or other parties, while preserving the look and feel of our Website and Services (“Frames”). Please be aware that if you choose to interact or share any Personal Information via such Frames, you are in fact providing it to these third parties and not to us, and such interactions and sharing too are governed by such third parties’ policies and not ours.
8.5. AbcSubmit API:
In order to further protect your and your Users-of-Users’ privacy, we contractually prohibit all Third Party Developers from combining Personal Information collected across different User Websites and Services, and from sharing Users-of-Users’ Personal Information other than with other Apps installed on the same User Website or Services, for the purposes of such specific User Website or Services. AbcSubmit however may still access and use information collected and stored via the AbcSubmit API across different User Websites and Apps, as necessary for providing and improving its Services.
You are solely responsible for notifying your Users-of-Users of the collection, processing and use of their Personal Information via the AbcSubmit API and informing them that their Personal Information will be transferred to and processed by AbcSubmit on your behalf.
To prevent the collection or sharing of Personal Information via the AbcSubmit API, you may either avoid installing Apps to your User Website, revoke the permissions granted to Apps you do install, or simply uninstall them. You should note however that previously-installed Apps may still retain certain information that was collected prior to the revocation, so if you wish such information to be deleted, we suggest that you contact AbcSubmit or the Third Party Developer directly and request them to do so.
8.6. AbcSubmit Subsidiaries and Affiliated Companies:
Sharing of Personal Information from AbcSubmit subsidiaries and affiliated companies in the European Union and Switzerland to AbcSubmit’ United States subsidiary, adheres to the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield frameworks.
To clarify, AbcSubmit may share your Personal Information in manners other than as described above, pursuant to your explicit approval, or if we are legally obligated to do so. Moreover, AbcSubmit may transfer, share, disclose or otherwise use Non-personal Information in its sole discretion and without the need for further approval.
|AbcSubmit, together with its marketing, analytics and technology partners, uses certain monitoring and tracking technologies (such as cookies, beacons, pixels, tags and scripts). These technologies are used in order to maintain, provide and improve our Services on an ongoing basis, and in order to provide our Visitors, our Users and their Users-of-Users with a better experience. For example, thanks to these technologies, we are able to maintain and keep track of our Visitor’s and Users’ preferences and authenticated sessions, to better secure our Services, to identify technical issues, user trends and effectiveness of campaigns, and to monitor and improve the overall performance of our Services.
Cookies: In order for some of these technologies to work properly, a small data file (“cookie”) must be downloaded and stored on your device. By default, we use several persistent cookies for purposes of session and user authentication, security, keeping the User’s preferences (e.g., regarding default language and settings), connection stability (e.g., for uploading media, using e-Commerce features, etc.), monitoring performance of our services and marketing campaigns, and generally providing and improving our services.
If you want to delete or block any cookies, please refer to the help and support area on your internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Information on deleting or controlling cookies is also available at www.aboutcookie.org (note that this website is not provided by AbcSubmit, and we, therefore, cannot ensure its accuracy, completeness or availability).
Please note that deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies or tracking technologies may prevent you from accessing certain areas or features of our Services, or may otherwise adversely affect your user experience.
Clear Gifs: We and certain Third Party Services may employ a software technology called “clear gifs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), which enables them and us to improve our Services by measuring their effectiveness and performance. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, however are not stored on your device, but instead embedded within our Services.
Flash and HTML5: We and certain Third Party Services may also employ certain tracking technologies known as “Flash cookies” and “HTML5”, mainly for advertising purposes. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing or blocking such technologies.
Behavioral Targeting/Re-Targeting: Certain Third Party Services and ad networks may display advertising on our Website, on AbcSubmit Apps and on AbcSubmit mobile apps, or manage our advertising on other websites. Such parties may use certain tracking technologies to collect certain information about your activities on the Services and different third party Services to provide you with targeted advertising based on your interests and preferences. Please note thant when you opt out from those advertisers, this does not opt you out of receiving all advertising and that your opt-out will only be in relation to the specific advertising. You will continue to receive advertising for which you have not opted out.
User Data Supplementation: We may receive information about you from other sources, including publicly available databases or third parties from whom we have purchased data, and combine this data with information we already have about you. This helps us to update, expand and analyze our records, identify new customers, and provide products and Services that may be of interest to you. Where we obtain your Personal Information from these third parties, we ensure that such parties are contractually committed to inform you that your Personal Information will be disclosed to us and we take steps to ensure the accuracy of your Personal Information before using it. If you provide us personal information about others, or if others give us your information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us.
“Do Not Track” Signals: Please note that we do not change our practices in response to a “Do Not Track” signal in the HTTP header from a browser or mobile application.
These technologies are used mostly for stability, security, functionality, performance and advertising purposes.
You may block, opt-out of or otherwise manage such tracking technologies by yourself, through your browser settings or other sources – but please note that this may adversely affect the way you experience our services.
10. Communications from AbcSubmit
10.1. Promotional Messages:
|We may use your Personal Information to send you promotional content and messages by e-mail, text messages, direct text messages, marketing calls and similar forms of communication from AbcSubmit or our partners (acting on AbcSubmit’s behalf) through such means.
If you do not wish to receive such promotional messages or calls, you may notify AbcSubmit at any time or follow the “unsubscribe” or STOP instructions contained in the promotional communications you receive.
We take steps to limit the promotional content we send you to a reasonable and proportionate level, and to send you information which we believe may be of interest or relevance to you, based on your information.
|We may send you promotional messages and content.
You can easily opt-out of receiving promotional messages by contacting us or unsubscribing.
10.2. Service and Billing Messages:
|AbcSubmit may also contact you with important information regarding our Services, or your use thereof.
For example, we may send you a notice (through any of the means available to us) if a certain Service is temporarily suspended for maintenance; reply to your support ticket or e-mail; send you reminders or warnings regarding upcoming or late payments for your current or upcoming subscriptions; forward abuse complaints regarding your User Website; or notify you of material changes in our Services.
It is important that you are always able to receive such messages. For this reason, you are not be able to opt-out of receiving such Service and Billing Messages unless you are no longer a AbcSubmit Visitor or User (which can be done by deactivating your account).
|We may also contact you with service and billing-related messages and content. You will not be able to opt-out of receiving such messages.|
11. Your rights in relation to your personal information
|It is imperative that you have control over your Personal Information. That’s why AbcSubmit is taking steps to enable you to access, receive a copy of, update, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Information.
Before disclosing the requested Personal Information, we may ask you for additional information in order to confirm your identity and for security purposes. We reserve the right to charge a fee where permitted by law (e.g., if your request is unfounded or excessive).
You have the right to file a complaint with your local supervisory authority for data protection (but we still recommend that you contact us first).
If you are a AbcSubmit Visitor or User, and you wish to receive a copy, access and/or request us to make corrections to the Personal Information that you have stored with us (either yours or your Users-of-Users’), or wish to request a list of what Personal Information (if any) pertaining to you we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes, please follow the instructions provided in these Help Center articles: “GDPR: Retrieving Your AbcSubmit Account Data” or “GDPR: Permanently Deleting Your AbcSubmit Account”. You can also email us in such cases.
We will make all reasonable efforts to honor your request promptly (unless we require further information from you in order to fulfil your request), subject to legal and other permissible considerations. You may also correct, update or remove certain parts of such Personal Information by yourself, through your User Account or User Website settings.
Please note that permanently deleting your AbcSubmit account erases all of your information from AbcSubmit’s databases. After completing this process, you can no longer use any of your AbcSubmit services, your account and all its data will be removed permanently, and AbcSubmit will not be able to restore your account or retrieve your data in the future. If you contact AbcSubmit Support in the future, the system will not recognize your account and Support agents will not be able to locate the deleted account.
|You may request to access, receive a copy of, update, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Information you have stored with us. Just send us an e-mail or fill out our dedicated GDPR form. You may also correct and/or update your information through your account or website settings.
You can delete your Personal Information by deleting your entire account.
We will respond to your requests within a reasonable timeframe.
12. Data Retention
We may continue to retain such Personal Information even after you deactivate your User Account and/or cease to use any particular Services, as reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes regarding our Users or their Users-of-Users, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our agreements and/or protect our legitimate interests.
We maintain a data retention policy which we apply to information in our care. Where your Personal Information is no longer required we will ensure it is securely deleted.
|We may keep your information for as long as your account is active, and longer as needed (for example, if we are legally obligated to keep it longer, or need it to protect our interests).|
|AbcSubmit has implemented security measures designed to protect the Personal Information you share with us, including physical, electronic and procedural measures. Among other things, we offer HTTPS secure access to most areas on our Services; the transmission of sensitive payment information (such as a credit card number) through our designated purchase forms is protected by an industry standard SSL/TLS encrypted connection; and we regularly maintain a PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) practice. We also regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and regularly seek new ways and Third Party Services for further enhancing the security of our Services and protection of our Visitors’ and Users’ privacy.
Regardless of the measures and efforts taken by AbcSubmit, we cannot and do not guarantee the absolute protection and security of your Personal Information, your Users-of-Users’ Information or any other User Content you upload, publish or otherwise share with AbcSubmit or anyone else.
We therefore encourage you to set strong passwords for your User Account and User Website, and avoid providing us or anyone with any sensitive information of which you believe its disclosure could cause you substantial or irreparable harm. Furthermore, because certain areas on our Services are less secure than others (for example, if you browse to a non-SSL page), and since e-mail and instant messaging are not recognized as secure forms of communications, we request and encourage you not to share any Personal Information on any of these areas or via any of these methods.
If you have any questions regarding the security of our Services, you are welcome to contact us at email@example.com.
|We are committed to securing your personal information, and use various security measures to better protect it.
However, as we can’t guarantee absolute protection – we encourage you to be careful, set a strong password for your account, and avoid submitting any sensitive information which, if exposed, could cause you major harm.
14. Public forums and user content
|Our Services offer publicly accessible blogs, communities and support forums. Please be aware that any information you provide in any such areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your Personal Information from our blogs, communities or forums, feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your Personal Information from such areas. For example, if you use a third party application to post a comment (e.g., the Facebook social plugin application) while logged in to your related profile with such third party, you must login into such application or contact its provider if you want to remove the Personal Information you posted on that platform.
In any event, we advise against posting any information (or use any posting means to post information) you don’t wish to publicize on these platforms.
If you upload any User Content to your User Account or post it on your User Website and provide it in any other way as part of the use of any Service, you do so at your own risk.
We have put adequate security measures in place to protect your Personal Information. However, we cannot control the actions of other Users or members of the public who may access your User Content, and are not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures you or we may have placed on your User Website (including, for instance, password-protected areas on your User Website). You understand and acknowledge that, even after its removal by you or us, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if any third parties (including any of your Users-of-Users) have copied or stored such User Content. To clarify, we advise against uploading or posting any information you do not wish to be public.
|Avoid posting any information to any of the public areas on our Services, or to your own website, if you don’t want it to become publicly available.|
15. Updates and interpretation
Any heading, caption or section title contained herein, and any explanation or summary under the right “#Summary” column, is provided only for convenience, and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof, or legally binds any of us in any way.
|We may change this policy at any time. We will notify you of any material changes.
Only the left column is legally binding (this column is just for clarity).
Translated (non-English) versions of these terms are provided for convenience only.
16. Contacting us