Last Updated: February 11, 2012
Welcome to our website, which is operated by Chyzly LLC (referred to as “Operator, “we,” “us” or “our”). Chyzly LLC is the legal name of Sprigster. The Operator also operates www.BoostAHero.com (which, with this website, are referred to collectively as the “Website”).
We collect personally identifiable information from our Users at several different points on our Website. When this Privacy Notice uses the term "personally identifiable information," we mean information that identifies a particular individual, such as the individual’s name, postal address, email address, and telephone number. When other information, such as consumer preferences, is directly associated with personally identifiable information, this other information also becomes personally identifiable information for purposes of this Privacy Notice.
As discussed below, we will take reasonable measures to secure the personally identifiable information Users provide to us. However, there is a remote possibility that Internet transmissions containing a User's personally identifiable information may be intercepted by others. There is no way for us to ensure or guarantee the privacy of User information before it arrives at the Website or after it leaves the Website, and we are not responsible for the actions of any third parties that may receive any such information.
We collect and store information you enter on the Website. All Users have the option of providing various types of personally identifiable information to us through the Website. To perform the services offered through the Website, we need to collect and distribute personally identifiable information. We are committed to the responsible handling of any personal information you provide to us. This means we will use it only as outlined below. Users are welcome to browse our Website. However, to participate in some of our services, Users will be required to complete brief registration forms or enter other information. These forms will ask for personally identifiable information, including your name, address and phone numbers. If you want to take full advantage of the community sharing features we offer, we might also ask you to create a publicly visible profile, which may include your name and, if you choose to upload it, your profile photo. PayPal processes all of our transactions and we do not see or retain your credit card information. When personally identifiable information is collected, it is subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice. Information entered by Users may be transmitted to our trusted business partners who fulfill the services requested by those Users or relating to items where Users have expressed interest. Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose in our public areas becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by other Users. You should exercise caution before disclosing your personal information via these public venues. We may also use information entered by you to respond to your requests and communicate with you.
By entering into our Project Listing Agreement, Project Proponents must agree to not use other Users' personal information for an unauthorized purpose or for any purpose other than related to their project. Project Proponents do not receive Users' credit card information. Project Proponents will receive supporting User’s email addresses only upon successful funding of their project.
Providing your personally identifiable information is completely voluntary. You may choose not to provide us with your personally identifiable information. You will still have access to the Website even if you do not provide us with your personally identifiable information, but you will not be able to support projects or use certain services or features available through the Website that require you to enter your personally identifiable information to function.
We receive and store certain types of information each time you access the Website. We log your IP address to help us to diagnose problems with our servers, administer the Website, and track usage statistics. We match IP addresses to completed User registration forms for validation and error checking purposes. If you reached the Website by clicking on a link or ad from another website, then we may also log that information. This helps us to maximize our Internet exposure and to understand the interests of our Users. In general, this information is used to generate overall anonymous reports on our Users that enable us to improve the effectiveness of the Website.
We may employ software technology that enables us to track certain aspects of a User's visit to the Website. This technology helps us better manage content on the Website by informing us what content is effective. The software typically uses two methods to track User activity: 1) "trackers" and 2) "clear gifs". Trackers are pieces of executable code that are embedded in a web page that track usage activity including which pages are viewed, when they are viewed, and how long the pages are viewed. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with unique identifiers, which are embedded in web pages and email messages that track whether or not a User has viewed a particular web page or email message. User activity information may be associated with additional information about a User's session, such as IP Address and the type of browser used, and personally identifiable information, if provided by the User.
If you arrive at the Website by "clicking through" from another website, and you have registered with that other website, then certain information about you that you provided to that other website, such as the terms you were searching on that led you to the Website, may be transmitted to us and we may use it. You should review the Privacy Notice of any website from which you reached the Website in order to determine what information was collected by that website and for what purpose(s) you agreed that website could use that information. We may or may not retain information about you provided to us by other websites. If we do, we will only use it in accordance with this Privacy Notice. Such information may or may not be associated with other User activity data or personally identifiable information.
We may use the information (whether or not personally identifiable) that you provide to us to:
From time-to-time our Website may request personally identifiable 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 personally identifiable information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Contact information will be shared with the contest or survey sponsors to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of the Website. Users' personally identifiable information collected through surveys or contests is not shared with third parties who are not agents, service providers or business partners, unless we give prior notice and receive your permission for the sharing. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, these intermediaries will not use the Users' personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
We may contract with third parties to provide various services relating to the Website on an outsourced basis. For example, we may contract with an email provider to handle the distribution of email messages to Users of the Website. We may contract with a website hosting provider to host the Website for us. We may also contract with various validation services to confirm contact information that you provide. By visiting the Website, all Users consent to us providing all information (whether or not personally identifiable) received or collected from those Users to such third party providers for the purpose of enabling the third party provider to provide these outsourced services to us. In addition, all Users consent to the collection, maintenance, and processing of their information (whether or not personally identifiable) by us and these third party providers.
We will share information provided by Users (whether or not personally identifiable) with certain trusted business partners in our network so that they can contact you with information about the services in which you have expressed interest. In order to provide the services available to you on this Website, we may also supplement your information (whether or not personally identifiable) with information from third party sources with whom we have contracted for the purpose of verifying the contact information you have provided. You have the option to not have your information shared with business partners by not requesting these services.
We may also share information about Users (whether or not personally identifiable) with our business partners and affiliated companies so that we can offer you a broader range of services and information. If you would prefer not to have your information shared with our business partners and affiliated companies, you may opt out by emailing email@example.com. To assist us in processing your request, please include the phrase “Opt Out” in the header of the email.
Please be aware that our affiliated institutions, promotional partners, advertisers, sponsors, and other third-party websites accessible through the Website may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. We are not responsible for any actions, content of websites or privacy policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information through linked websites.
We may release account information and other personally identifiable information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with applicable law, to enforce our legal and contractual rights, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Operator, Users, or others. We may in some circumstances be required to disclose information (including personally identifiable information) in response to requests from law enforcement authorities, or in response to a subpoena or other legal process. We may also turn over information about you if we believe we must do so in order to prevent a violation of the law, and by accepting this Privacy Notice, you consent to our right to do so, in our sole discretion. You also consent to our disclosing information about you in the course of legal proceedings if we believe we are legally required to do so, if we reasonably believe that doing so may mitigate our liability, or if doing so will assist us.
At some point, we may establish subsidiaries or other related companies, or merge with or be acquired by another company. When that happens, then we may disclose to them your personally identifiable information, in which case we will request them to abide by this Privacy Notice. We may also disclose some personally identifiable information to a potential acquirer, although such disclosure would be subject to normal and customary confidentiality requirements.
The Website is not intended for children under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18.
If you do not agree to our uses of your personally identifiable information as we have described for you, you are not required to provide that information to us. Consistent with this Privacy Notice, we will send you administrative emails regarding your account activity, as well as emails containing information about our products or promotional offers. You may not opt-out of administrative emails. However, you may opt out of receiving promotional (non-administrative) emails from us by contacting us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting removal of your personally identifiable information from our systems. To assist us in processing your request, please include the phrase “Opt Out” in the header of the email. You may also opt out of receiving promotional (non-administrative) emails from us by simply selecting the “unsubscribe” option.
We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will contact you either through email, telephone, or postal mail.
When it is necessary to do so, we will send you service-related announcements, primarily via email. For example, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we may send you email. Generally, you may not opt out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account by e-mailing email@example.com. To assist us in processing your request, please include the phrase “Deactivate Account” in the header of the email.
You may correct and update your personally identifiable information by logging into your account or sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To assist us in processing your request, please include the phrase “Update Information” in the header of the email. You may also send us a letter with your specific request at the following address:Sprigster LLC
Please provide your name, address, email address, and the information that you would like us to update. You may ask to have to have information deleted or removed. However, you cannot delete information included with past transactions, and it may not be possible for us to completely delete all of your information from backup media. We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes).
If we materially change this Privacy Notice, we will post the changes to this Privacy Notice. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Notice at any time, so please review the Website frequently for any changes. Amendments to this Privacy Notice will be posted on the Website and will be effective when posted. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted, the changes to any amended or revised Privacy Notice by your continued use of our services or the Website.
If you have questions specifically about this Privacy Notice, or to legal issues pertaining to the practices of the Website or your use of the Website, you may contact us via email at email@example.com. You may also send us a letter at the following address: