Revision Date: November 6, 2020
Please read this Policy to learn more about the ways in which we collect and use your information. By using our Services, you consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your information as described in this Policy.
Information Collection and Use
- What information we gather;
- How we gather information;
- How we use the information;
- With whom we may share information;
- Security of the information;
- Storage of the information;
- Your rights and choices; and
- Contact Information.
Please note that we may update this statement without notice from time to time by posting the updated terms on our websites. You are responsible for periodically reading this statement. If you use our websites after we have updated this statement, you acknowledge that you have read the updated terms and consent to our revised privacy practices.
If you are a resident of the State of California, please also read Your California Privacy Rights below to understand additional rights you may have pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83 and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.
Information we gather and track.
We may collect two types of information from you and other registered users of our websites: (1) "personally identifiable information" and (2) “non-personally identifiable information”.
"Personally identifiable information" is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, or company name.
"Non-personally identifiable information" can be technical information, such as aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our site, or it can be demographic information. Non-personally identifiable information does not identify you personally. If you do provide us with non-personally identifiable information, we may use it for the purposes described in this statement or for any other legal purpose.
We do not offer services directed to children. Should an individual whom we know to be a child under age 18 send personally identifiable information to us, we will take measures to remove that user's personal information from our databases. From time to time we may come into contact with persons under the age of 18 as may be necessary in the performance of our contractual obligations. In such instances we take reasonable efforts to not collect or store any personally identifiable data of such persons, but rather de-identify and anonymize such data of persons under the age of 18.
How we gather and track information.
Personally Identifiable Information.
As part of the registration process we collect your company and/or trade name, contact name, telephone number, principal address and email address.
As part of the utilization of the StarChapter services by you, we store in our databases certain information regarding your customers and prospective customers, including name, telephone number and/or email address. In some cases, individual preferences and requirements will also be maintained as part of the customer or potential customer profile.
From time to time visitors to our websites who are not registered users may request information about our sites and services and provide their name and email address. We collect and retain that information.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
Log Files. As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data.
How we use Information we gather and track.
Personally Identifiable Information.
We use personally identifiable information that we gather from registered users and store in our databases (whether the personally identifiable information relates to the registered user or any customers or potential customers of the registered user) solely to provide the service and functionality for which registered users subscribe. Under no circumstances do we divulge any personally identifiable information to any other registered user or to any third party. So, for example, we use your personally identifiable information:
To authorize your access to appropriate services, pages, screens and data in our system;
To send promotional materials to your customers and potential customers that you have requested that we send on your behalf;
To communicate with you regarding our sites and services, new services and changes to our sites and services that we may make from time to time;
To provide customer and technical service to you;
To comply with law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of law, or comply with legal process served on us, and to protect and defend our rights or property, including our rights and property and our websites, or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of you and our other visitors; and
To protect against fraud or potential fraud.
We use name and email addresses provided by visitors to our websites who expressly request information from us in order to provide the requested information to them.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
We use non-personally identifiable information that we gather and track to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
We do not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information.
We may create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors, and partners. This allows our partners to be more effective and allows our users to receive information that is pertinent to their needs.
We will not divulge or share any financial or accounting-related data input by our registered users and stored in our databases to any other registered user or to any third party at any time.
With whom we may share information
We may share, as controller or as processor providing services at the direction of our clients, your personal data to third parties who perform services on our behalf, including our technology providers, payment card processor, administrative personnel and providers and professional advisors.
StarChapter uses a limited number of third-party service providers to assist us in providing our services to customers. These third-party providers assist with the transmission of data and provide data storage services. These third parties may access, process, or store personal data in the course of providing their services. StarChapter maintains contracts with these third parties restricting their access, use and disclosure of personal data.
StarChapter does not receive or store credit card information from registered users or their customers. We use either an outside payment (credit/debit card and ACH) processing company or our parent company, Fullsteam Operations LLC for subscription services and for point of sale functionality. The payment processing company does not retain, share, store or use your personally identifiable information for any other purposes, however, we cannot guarantee that there will not be a security breach of the payment processing company.
We may disclose information if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary by law or the legal process, to protect and defend our or others’ interests or property, or to enforce agreements you or our clients enter into with us. StarChapter may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
In the event StarChapter goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or substantial portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred.
Security of the information.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information as well as the financial data submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If we learn of a breach of our security system or processes, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using our websites, or providing personally identifiable information to us through them, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of our websites. In the event of a breach, we may post a notice on our websites and/or send you an email at the email address you provided.
Storage of Information
We retain the personal data we collect for so long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the data was collected, to perform our contractual and legal obligations, and for any applicable statute of limitations periods for the purposes of bringing and defending claims.
Your rights and choices
We communicate with our registered members on a regular basis via email. For example, we may use your email address to confirm your request, to send you notice of payments, to send you information about changes to our products and services, and to send notices and other disclosures as required by law. Users can opt-out of all email communications from STARCHAPTER by contacting us. We will process your unsubscribe request as soon as possible, but please be aware that in some circumstances you may receive a few more messages until your request is processed. You also may opt-out of receiving such emails by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link within the text of the applicable email.
Third-Party Websites and Advertisers
Our websites may contain links to third-party websites. While we endeavor to work with third-parties that share our respect for user privacy, we are not responsible for the websites or privacy practices of such third-parties. We may also use third-party advertisers, ad networks, and other advertising, marketing, and promotional companies, to serve advertisements on our websites. Such third parties may gather information about your visit to our websites or other websites, monitor your access to or market products or services to you, monitor the ads you view, click-on, or interact with, when they were delivered, and the screens and pages that they are on.
California Residents – Your Privacy Rights
California Information-Sharing Disclosure
(As provided by California Civil Code Section 1798.83)
A California resident who has provided personal information to a business with whom he/she has established a business relationship for personal, family, or household purposes ("California customer") is entitled to request information about whether the business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. In general, if the business has made such a disclosure of personal information, upon receipt of a request by a California customer, the business is required to provide a list of all third parties to whom personal information was disclosed in the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of the categories of personal information that were disclosed.
California customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by e-mailing [email protected] Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this e-mail address.
California Do Not Track Disclosure:
California Consumer Additional Information under California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”)
You will not receive discriminatory treatment by us for exercising your privacy rights conferred on you by the CCPA.
You have certain additional rights regarding your personal information, pursuant to California law. These include the rights to:
- receive a list of the categories of personal information we have collected about you;
- receive a list of the categories of sources from which your personal information was collected;
- receive a list of the categories of your personal information that we have disclosed for a business purpose;
- receive a list of the categories of third parties to whom your personal information was disclosed for a business purpose;
- know the business or commercial purpose for collecting your personal information;
- receive a list of specific personal information we collected and for what purposes;
- have your personal information deleted by us and direct our service providers to delete your information. However, it may be retained pursuant to an allowed exception if applicable;
- know if personal information was collected from sources other than from you and the categories of sources from which the information was obtained; and
- receive your personal information in a useable electronic format and transmit it to a third party (right to data portability).
Please submit your request for information or deletion of information concerning you as noted below. In order to provide you with your requested information or to delete the information which we have concerning you, we must be able to verify that you are the person requesting the information or deletion. With your request please provide at least two items of information which you have previously provided to us for us to use for verification of your identity. If this is not sufficient, we will contact you for additional means of verification.
You may designate an authorized agent to make a request for you. If your agent has a power of attorney pursuant to California Probate Code sections 4000 to 4465, please provide proof to the same. If your agent does not have a power of attorney pursuant to California Probate Code sections 4000 to 4465, we will require you to provide the authorized agent written permission to make the request, verify your own identity directly with us and require your agent to submit proof that they are authorized by you to act on your behalf.
For information concerning you or for deletion of information concerning you, please email [email protected] or request by mail addressed to:
Fullsteam Operations LLC
Attn. Compliance CCPA
540 Devall Drive, Suite 301
Auburn, AL 36832
StarChapter Software LLC
20 New Plant Court, Suite 100
Owings Mills, MD 21117