Privacy Policy

The Social U, LLC (“The Social U”) is the operator of TheSocialU.com, and a variety of related websites and activities. As part of its business, The Social U gathers personally identifiable information on its websites as well as anonymous data regarding the website and your activities on the site. We know that the protection of your personal information is important to you and The Social U takes its privacy obligations very seriously. We appreciate your trust and we want to assure you that we will value the protection of your privacy on our site.

This policy outlines the treatment of information The Social U collects online. By visiting and using our site, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information as Part of The Social U Report Card: The Social U, as part of its core product and service, collects registration data from its users and uses its proprietary technology to scan the open web and those social media networks connected by the user to obtain and consolidate publically available information about the individual on whose behalf the report is created. This publically accessible information is consolidated into The Social U Report Card which is then seen by the individual.

HOW WE MAY USE YOUR INFORMATION

We will use the information we collect, including your personal information and social media feed information: (i) for internal and service-related purposes, such as to provide, improve, and personalize our Services, and to develop new ones; (ii) to communicate with you in order to provide you with information we think may be useful or relevant to you; (iii) to promote The Social U; (iv) to analyze information in order to offer anonymized data products to third parties; (v) to facilitate the sharing of anonymized information, including social media feed data, as set forth below; (vi) to enforce this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Service, and to protect the rights, property, or safety of The Social U or its users; and (vii) as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy.

We may rent, sell, or share personal or social media feed information with other people or non-affiliated companies for certain purposes.

From time to time, The Social U will allow its Sponsors or marketing partners to offer The Social U site visitors an opportunity to “opt-in” to receive marketing information directly from that Sponsor or marketing partner. In such cases, on the registration page, an “opt-in” question will appear clearly explaining that by checking the box you agree to share your personally identifiable information with that particular Sponsor or marketing partner.

Service Providers. The Social U may disclose your information, including personal information and social media feed information, to service providers for the purposes of managing, providing, and improving our services, analyzing usage of the services, and for a variety of marketing activities including, but not limited to, email, direct mail, site personalization, telephone marketing and other digital and traditional methods of advertising and communication.

Vendors and Suppliers. We may share information, including personal and social media feed information, with vendors and suppliers to collect additional information about you from them or to help us provide anonymized data to others.

Anonymous Use and Sharing. We may share with others anonymized social media feed information for market research, data modeling, and analytics. Such information will not include personal information, but may include unique identifiers such as device identifiers or “hashes” of email addresses.

For Legal Reasons. We may access, preserve, and disclose collected information if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; respond to your requests; or protect the rights, property, or safety of you, The Social U, or others.

Merger or Sale. If all or a portion of The Social U or its assets are sold or transferred, personal information and other information we have collected may be treated as an asset and transferred in accordance with this Policy.

Your Permission. We may also disclose your personal information with your permission.

All information entered onto the site is transmitted to The Social U only through a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Software connection, which encrypts information you input into the site.

If you want to “opt-out” of receiving marketing messages from The Social U or you wish to correct the information you have provided to The Social U, you may do so by logging into the site and amending your profile. If you wish to have your profile removed from the The Social U system entirely, send an email to privacy@TheSocialU.com with “Opt-Out” and your full name in the subject line of the email. In the body of the email, you must write “Opt-Out” along with your full name and email address.

The Social U does use cookies on its site to learn about the activities of its site users. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web site’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Each web site 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 web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to use The Social U products or services that require you to “sign in” and you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings. However, some The Social U products and services do not require that you accept cookies.

The Social U uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to: Access your information when you “sign in,” so that we can provide you with customized content, Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using The Social U’s site, display the most appropriate banners and content, based on your interests and activity on The Social U, estimate and report our total audience size and traffic, conduct research to improve The Social U’s content and services, require you to re-enter your The Social U password after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents.

Collection of Non-Personally Identifiable Information: The Social U’s site technology has the ability to collect data other than personally identifiable information. The Social U may collect information about your computer configuration, such as your browser type, operating system, or ISP domain name. The Social U may collect information about the site you last visited prior to The Social U or about your activity during your visit to a The Social U site. This information will not reveal your personal identity (it is anonymous), may be used by The Social U to administer the technical and operational aspects of this site, and may include identifying and using your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server. Your IP address may also be used to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Special Note about Children: The Social U and its sites are not available to anyone under the age of 13 and The Social U does not market to or seek to collect information from anyone under the age of 13.

Contact The Social U: If you wish to contact The Social U about Privacy related issues or for any reason at all, you may do so by sending an email to privacy@TheSocialU.com.

Material Changes to Policy: The Social U may make material changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. Therefore, you should periodically visit this page to view the current Privacy Policy. In the event of a material change to this Privacy Policy, The Social U shall send an email advising of the change to all whose email addresses we have collected and retained pursuant to the terms set forth above.

Last Updated: February 20, 2017