TentSquare Privacy Policy

Last Updated: January 6th, 2015

These privacy policies (the “Privacy Policy”) explain how TentSquare, Inc. (“we,” “us,” “our,” and “TentSquare”) collects, stores, uses, and discloses your personal information when you use tentsquare.com (the “Website”), our mobile and desktop apps, if any (the “Apps”) and all related sites, widgets, tools, apps, data, software, and other services provided by TentSquare (collectively, the “Services”) (the Website, Apps, and Services shall be collectively referred to herein as the “Platform”). We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy thoroughly prior to using the Platform.

By using the Platform, you agree to accept and consent to the terms and practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to any of the provisions outlined in this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Platform. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact legal@tentsquare.com.

1. Information We Collect

When you use the Platform, we may collect personal information that can identify you, such as your name and email address, and other information that does not identify you.

Information You Provide

When you register for a TentSquare account, you will be required to provide your first name, last name, phone number, and email address and choose a password. You may choose to provide additional personal information for your TentSquare profile, such as video(s), photograph(s), projects, biographical information, skill lists, professional affiliations such as union(s) and representation, and social media and website URLs. You may choose to provide additional personal information when you enter a challenge, sweepstakes, or competition. You may also provide us with personal information about other people. For example, if you refer another person (friend, relative, colleague, etc.) to TentSquare or share information on TentSquare with them, we may collect and store your personal information as well as the personal information of each such recipient. If any of the content you upload, share, and/or distribute via our Website or Apps (such as videos or other submissions) contains personal information about yourself and/or others, such information may be stored as well.

Information We Collect Automatically

We may collect some information automatically as a result of your use of the Platform or through the use of web analytics services. This information may include: (i) the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the device from which you access the Website or Apps; (ii) the specific actions you take on the Website or Apps, including the pages you visit, content you watch or listen to, content you upload, voting for contests, accounts you link, content you share with other users, comments and feedback you post, and searches you perform; (iii) any search terms you may enter on the Website; (iv) the time, frequency, and duration of your visits to the Website and Apps; (v) your browser type, operating system, and the nature of the device from which you are accessing the Platform; (vi) information collected through cookies and similar technology; and (vii) information regarding your interaction with email messages.

Information We Collect Using Cookies

When you visit the Platform, we may assign your computer one or more cookies, to facilitate access to the Platform and personalize your experience. We use cookies to collect site data, such as when you visit the Website and use our Apps, the links you click and pages you visit. Most browsers have an option for turning off cookies; however, if you disable cookies, you will not be able to sign into your account or use most of the Platform content and features. We may also use other Internet technology, such as web beacons, to track your use of our site and in e-mail messages or newsletters. By choosing to use the Platform without blocking or disabling cookies or other similar technologies, you indicate your consent to our use of these technologies and to our use (in accordance with this Privacy Policy) of any personal information that we collect using these technologies. This Privacy Policy covers our use of cookies and does not cover the use of cookies by third parties. We do not control when or how third parties place cookies on your computer.

2. How We Use Your Information

We use the information that we collect about you for the following purposes:

  • Your email address and password are used to identify you when you log into the Website.
  • Additional information that you provide as part of your profile, such as your real name, uploaded content (such as videos), and links to your website and other social media profiles (but not your email address), will be published on your profile page. This information will be publicly accessible to and may be viewed by anyone accessing the Platform. Please keep this in mind when considering whether to provide any additional information about yourself.
  • If you subscribe to a premium account, if available, your name, address, and payment verification information will be used to process your account subscription and to collect your payment. All payment verification information is transmitted using industry-standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption.
  • We will send you service updates, newsletters, marketing messages, and other notifications regarding the Platform and your account to your email address.
  • We may contact you at the phone number you provide in connection with the Services and your use of the Platform.
  • If you vote on TentSquare competitions, your names may be credited in connection with such votes in any and all media, including film and tv (e.g., credit in the end titles of a TentSquare project resulting from a correct vote in a competition).

We also use the information for the following general purposes:

  • To operate and maintain your TentSquare account and to provide you with access to the Platform.
  • To identify you as the creator of the content that you upload, the comments that you post, the votes that you submit to competitions, and/or the other contributions that you make to the Website.
  • To seek your participation in competitions and surveys and to analyze the results of your participation.
  • To administer contests, sweepstakes, prizes, rewards, surveys, and other promotional activities or events sponsored or managed by TentSquare.
  • To provide you with technical support.
  • To analyze the use of the Platform.
  • To respond to you about any comment or enquiry you have submitted.
  • To customize your use of the Platform.
  • To prevent or take action against activities that are, or may be, in breach of our Terms of Use, Community Guidelines, or applicable law.
  • For other purposes, provided we disclose this to you at the relevant time, and provided that you agree to the proposed use of your personal information.

3. Sharing Your Information

There are circumstances where we may need to share some of the personal information we collect about you or which you provide to us, such as the following:

  • Other Users of the Platform: Any personal information in your member profile (other than your email address) will be publicly accessible, and anyone may view your profile information, view and listen to your uploaded content, add themselves to your list of followers, and, for premium members, send you messages. If you submit a comment anywhere on the Platform, your comments will be publicly available. We cannot control what others may do with your information that is accessible to them, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to you personal information. Once you have posted information, you may not be able to edit or delete such information.
  • Service Providers: We use certain third parties to provide us with certain services related to the Platform, such as processing credit card payments. These third parties may have access to certain information about you but only when it is necessary in order for those third parties to provide those services to us.
  • As Aggregated Data: We may aggregate the information we collect, including your personal data, with similar data relating to other users of the Platform in order to create statistical and analytic information regarding the Platform and its use, which we may then share with third parties or make publicly available. However, none of this information would include your email address or other contact information, or anything that could be used to identify you individually, either online or in real life. We may share aggregated information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers, and investors. This information may also be used to develop website content and services that you and other users will find of interest and to target content and advertising.
  • As Required by Law: We will disclose your personal information if we believe in good faith that we are permitted or required to do so by law, including in response to a court order, subpoena, or other legal demand or request.
  • To Protect Our Interests: We may disclose your personal information if we feel it is necessary in order to protect or defend our legitimate rights and interests, or those of our members, employees, directors, and shareholders, to ensure the safety and security of the Platform and the TentSquare community.
  • In a Business Transfer: We may transfer your personal information to any person or company that acquires all or substantially all of the assets or business of TentSquare, or on a merger of our business, or in the event of our insolvency.
  • With Your Consent: We may disclose your personal information if you have explicitly agreed that we may do so.

4. Third-Party Websites

There are a number of places on the Platform where you may click on a link to access other websites that do not operate under this Privacy Policy. These third-party websites may independently solicit and collect information, including personal information, from you. We recommend that you consult the privacy policies of all third-party websites you visit.

5. Your Choices

You can choose not to provide us with certain information but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of the Platform. You can delete your account on your "My Account" page.

6. Children

The Platform is not intended for use by children. Anyone under the age of 13 is not permitted to use the Platform and must not attempt to register an account or submit any personal information to us. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from any person who is under the age of 13 or allow them to register an account.

7. Using the Platform from Outside the United States

This Privacy Policy is intended to cover collection of information on or via the Platform from residents of the United States. If you are using the Platform from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using the Platform, you understand and agree that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

8. No Rights of Third Parties

This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to users of the Platform.

9. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the “Last Updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share your personal information, we will notify you by posting a notice of the change on the Website and/or by sending an email to the email address you most recently provided us in your account, profile or registration. We recommend that you check the Website from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Privacy Policy or to any of our other policies. Your continued use of the Platform after we post any such change shall indicate your agreement to be bound by the revised terms.

10. Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at legal@tentsquare.com.