Unscrabble Privacy Terms. Version 1.0 August 2015.
Our mission is to connect the world’s businesses to allow exchange of information between companies for trading purposes and supply chain transparency. Unscrabble is designed to promote economic opportunity for all businesses on our platform by enabling them to connect with, build relationships and exchange information with existing and potential customers.
Maintaining your trust is our top priority, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
We protect your personal information and will only provide it to third parties: (1) with your consent; (2) where it is necessary to carry out your instructions; (3) as reasonably necessary in order to provide our features and functionality to you; (4) when we reasonably believe it is required by law, subpoena or other legal process; or (5) as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or safety of Unscrabble, our Members and Visitors, and the public.
We have implemented appropriate security safeguards designed to protect your information in accordance with industry standards.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Unscrabble Pty Ltd controls the personal information provided to or collected by our Services.
We collect your personal information in the following ways:
1.3. Profile Information
After you create an account, you may choose to provide additional information on your Unscrabble profile, such as descriptions of your company capabilities and history. Providing additional information enables you to derive more benefit from our Services by helping you describe your company capabilities; find other customers and suppliers, opportunities, and information; and help other companies and business opportunities find you, follow you and connect with you.
1.4. Customer Service
1.5. Using the Unscrabble Sites and Applications
We collect information when you use (whether as a Member or a Visitor) our websites, applications, our platform technology or other Services. For example, we collect information when you view or click on profiles on our Services, perform a search, initiate and request connections, participate in polls, install one of our mobile applications.
1.7. Log Files, IP Addresses, and Information About Your Computer and Mobile Device
When you visit or leave our Services (whether as a Member or Visitor) by clicking a hyperlink or when you view a third-party site, we may automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came or the one to which you are directed. Also, advertisers may receive the URL of the page that you are on when you click an ad on or through our Services. We may also receive the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your computer or the proxy server that you use to access the web, your computer operating system details, your type of web browser, your mobile device (including your mobile device identifier provided by your mobile device operating system), your mobile operating system (if you are accessing Unscrabble using a mobile device), and the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. Most mobile devices allow you to prevent real time location data being sent to us, and of course we will honour your settings.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
2.1. Consent to Unscrabble Processing Information About You
We communicate with you through email, notices posted on the Unscrabble websites or apps, messages to your Unscrabble inbox, and other means available through the Services, including mobile text messages and push notifications. You may change your email and contact preferences at any time by signing into your account and changing email settings.
Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from us.
2.3. User Communications
Many communications that you initiate through our Services (for example, an invitation sent to a non-Member) will list your name and primary email address in the header of the message.
Once you have connected with a company, regardless of who sent the invitation, your contact information will be shared with that company
2.4. Service Development; Customized Experience
We use information and content that you and other Members provide to us to conduct research and development for the improvement of our Services in order to provide you and other Members and Visitors with a better, more intuitive experience and drive membership growth and engagement on our Services and to help connect companies to economic opportunity.
We also customize your experience and the experiences of others on our Services. For example, when you sign in to your account, we may display the names and photos of new Companies who have recently joined or recent updates from your connections and companies you follow.
2.5. Polls and Surveys
Polls and Surveys may be conducted by us, Members, or third parties. We or third parties may follow up with you regarding your participation unless you have opted out of receiving messages. You may opt out of participating in surveys by changing your settings to stop receiving these inquiries and requests.
You can search for information about companies on our Services. For example, you can find companies with particular expertise or experience, operating in certain locations, or Companies that you may know from your industry or profession. We use personal information from our Services, including Member profiles, and Company Pages, to inform and refine our search service.
2.7. Your Content
You should be aware that any information you choose to disclose using these services can be read, collected, and used by other Members, developers, and other third parties. We are not responsible for the information you choose to submit. You can remove your content at any time. However, others may have copied and used the information that you shared.
2.8. Pages for Companies
Certain pages on the Services are public (e.g., company pages), and any communications or information shared through them will be accessible by the entity that created them. If you follow an organization, you will be listed among its followers, which may be viewed by others including the page owner. We use aggregate information about followers and viewers to provide data about such pages’ performance (for example, visits and updates).
2.9. Compliance with Legal Process and Other Disclosures
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information, or information about your activities as a Member or Visitor when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce the User Agreement, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, or protect the security or integrity of our Service; or (3) exercise or protect the rights, property, or safety of Unscrabble, our Members, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their personal information when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. In light of our principles, we may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but do not commit to challenge every demand.
2.10. Disclosures to Others as the Result of a Change in Control or Sale of Unscrabble Pty Ltd
2.11. Service Providers
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Services (e.g. maintenance, analysis, audit, marketing and development). These third parties have limited access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to Unscrabble not to disclose or use it for other purposes.
2.12. Data Processing Outside Your Country
We may transfer your information and process it outside your country of residence, wherever Unscrabble, its affiliates and service providers operate.
YOUR CHOICES & OBLIGATIONS
3.1. Rights to Access, Correct, or Delete Your Information, and Closing Your Account
You have a right to (1) access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by Unscrabble regarding your profile, (2) change or remove your content, (3) de-activate or suspend your account, and (4) close your account.
If you de-activate or suspend your account, your information will remain but your account will be frozen from certain activities (such as making connections). Your company basic profile will still be able to be found and viewed by other users on the system.
If you close your account, your information will generally be removed from the Service.
Please note: Information you have shared with others or that others have copied may also remain visible after you have closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile. In addition, you may not be able to access, correct, or eliminate any information about you that other Members copied or exported out of our Services, because this information may not be in our control. Your public profile may be displayed in search engine results until the search engine refreshes its cache.
3.2. Data Retention
We may retain of non-identifying information to retain the integrity of the supply chain transparency and mappings of connections (e.g. a placeholder entity where your company previously sat). This is to allow your connections to understand the effect of your removal from the system so they may take actions to close the gap and address risks in their supply chain. Active connections will be notified that you are no longer active in the system.
4.1. Registered Company
Primary entities on Unscrabble are companies. All companies but be officially registered as indicated by relevant business registration numbers (eg in Australia must have a valid ABN or ACN). Unscrabble verifies this information with the relevant business registry before establishing your account.
Is a company becomes unregistered whilst a member of Unscrabble, the account will be suspended or de-activated.
4.3. Direct Marketing
We currently do not share any personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
We take privacy and security seriously.
We have implemented security safeguards designed to protect the personal information that you provide in accordance with industry standards. Access to your data on our Services is password-protected, and data such as credit card information is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the Services.
However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other Members are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means. Please help keep your account safe by using a strong password.