Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 7.31.20

https://standards.site, including all of its features and content (“Website”), is a service made available by Standards Site LLC (“Standards Site”).

How This Privacy Policy Applies

Your privacy is very important to us, and in order to best protect your information, we have adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”), which applies to any and all information you submit to us in connection with your access to and/or use of the Website. This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect from you through the Website, how we use that information, and our legal basis for doing so. It also covers whether and how that information may be shared and your rights and choices regarding the information you provide to us. It also covers whether and how that information may be shared and your rights and choices regarding the information you provide to us.

By using the Website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy (including new versions of this Privacy Policy when and as they go into effect).

What Information We Collect and Receive

While using our Website, you may provide to us your email address so that you can apply for early access of the Website’s services.

Types of Cookies We Utilize

We use the following types of cookies and other technologies:

  • Security: We secure the Website with cookies that facilitate security features and allow us to detect unauthorized access or activity.
  • Localization: Some cookies help us provide localized experiences, such as displaying the Website in the local language.
  • Site Features and Services: Certain cookies provide greater functionality to the Website and help us deliver our products and services.
  • Performance: We use performance cookies to help us route traffic between servers and understand how the Website is performing so we can provide users with the best experience possible.
  • Analytics and Research: Cookies and other technologies also help us to understand, improve, and research features and content on the Website.

Limiting or Blocking Cookies and Our Do Not Track Policy

Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies, which may depend on the type of cookie, and browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. However, blocking or deleting cookies may prevent you from using the Website.

Some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. If you block cookies, certain features on the Website may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop.

Note that certain options you select are browser- and device-specific.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We use the information we collect for the following purposes:

  • To enable us to promote our Website and services;
  • To address inquiries and respond to customer service requests, questions, and comments;
  • To contact you with newsletters, offers, promotions, and other product specials or to customize your experience on the Website;
  • To track and analyze use of the Website and our services, such as to identify trends, conduct data analysis, and determine the effectiveness of our marketing and promotion and other service offerings, so that we can improve how Standards Site is performing and provide our users with the best experience possible;
  • To enforce applicable law; and
  • For other purposes that we believe are necessary to protect our rights and the rights of others, or as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.

California Users

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California customers are entitled to request information relating to whether a business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes. As explained elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, we will not sell or transfer your personal Information to any third-party companies for their direct marketing purposes without your consent. California customers who wish to request further information about our compliance with this statute or who have questions more generally about our Privacy Policy and our privacy commitments to our customers and Website users should not hesitate to contact us at hi@standards.site.

European Union Users

European Union data protection law requires a “lawful basis” for collecting and retaining personal information from citizens or residents of the European Economic Area. Our lawful bases include:

Consent: In certain cases, you have affirmatively provided us with your consent to collect your personal data for a specific purpose, such as providing your email address when you sign up for the opportunity to apply for early access of the our Website’s services.

Legitimate Interests: This is a technical term that means we have a good and fair reason to use your data and we do so in ways which do not harm your interests and rights, such as to pursue our legitimate interests in a way that might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and that does not materially impact your rights, freedom, or interests. For example, we use identity, device, and location information to prevent fraud and abuse and to keep the Website secure, may also send you promotional communications about our Website and services subject to your right to opt out, analyze how users interact with our Website so we can understand better what elements do or do not work well, which allows us to improve and develop the quality of the online experience we offer all our users.

How We Share the Information We Collect

Information We Never Share Publicly

Your email address, IP Address, and any communications you sent to us are never publicly displayed

Information We Share to Protect Standards Site and Comply with the Law

We reserve the right to disclose information we collect from or about you when we believe that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with the law or law enforcement, to prevent fraud or abuse, or to protect Standards Site’s legal rights, property, or the safety of Standards Site, its users, or others. You hereby authorize us, to share or disclose your personal information, including, without limitation, any content, records, or electronic communications of any kind, when we determine, in our sole discretion, that the disclosure of such information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against you if and to the extent:

  • You are or may be violating this Privacy Policy;
  • You are interfering with the rights or property of Standards Site or a third party;
  • You are violating any applicable law, rule, or regulation;
  • Necessary or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation; and/or
  • Requested by governmental authorities in the event of any investigation, act of terrorism, or instance of local, regional, or national emergency.

In the event that Standards Site is acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, or sells all or substantially all of its assets, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information and content we have collected from our users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Data Retention

We will retain the information we collect from or about you as long as necessary to provide you with the Website or our services, or as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy, and to the extent set out in this Privacy Policy and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, and protect Standards Site’s legal rights. Additionally, we may retain indefinitely any aggregated, anonymized, or pseudonymized information which we may collect and maintain, and may from time to time transfer or merge your information collected off-line to our online databases or store off-line information in an electronic format.

Cross-Border Data Transfers

Standards Site is based in the United States so your information will be collected and processed in the United States, which has its own laws governing data protection and access to it, including by the government. If you reside outside of the United States, be advised that the rules that protect your personal information under United States federal, state, and local law may differ from those of your home country.

With respect to any personal information that may be originally collected and stored in the European Economic Area, if and when we transfer your personal information to countries outside the European Economic Area, we will do so under the Commission’s model contracts for the transfer of Personal Information to third countries (i.e., standard contractual clauses) pursuant to 2004/915/EC or 2010/87/EU (as appropriate). For a copy of these Standard Contractual Clauses, please contact us at hi@standards.site.

Children’s Privacy

The privacy of children is of the utmost importance, and we are committed to complying with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Standards Site does not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13). If we ever discover that we have inadvertently collected personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13) on or through the Website, we will delete it from our records as soon as possible. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of thirteen (13) and believe that we have collected personal information from your child, please email us at hi@standards.site, and we will take steps to delete such personal information from our records as soon as possible.

Accessing Your Information

Users residing in certain countries, including citizens or residents of the European Economic Area, are afforded certain rights regarding their personal information. Except where an exception or exemption applies, these rights include the ability to access, correct, and request deletion of such user’s personal information. Even after you request we delete your personal information, we may retain certain information as required by law or as necessary for our legitimate business purposes.

More specifically, these users have the following rights:

  • The right to require free of charge (i) confirmation of whether we process your personal information and (ii) access to a copy of the personal information retained;
  • The right to request proper rectification, removal or restriction of your personal information;
  • Where processing of your personal information is either based on your consent and processing is carried out by automated means, the right to receive the personal information concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to have your personal information transmitted directly to another company, where technically feasible (data portability);
  • Where the processing of your personal information is based on your consent, the right to withdraw your consent at any time without impact to data processing activities that have taken place before such withdrawal or to any other existing legal justification of the processing activity in question;
  • The right not to be subject to any automatic individual decisions which produces legal effects on you or similarly significantly affects you; and
  • The right to take legal actions in relation to any breach of your rights regarding the processing of the personal information, as well as to lodge complaints before the competent data protection regulators.

As far as we process your personal information on the basis of our legitimate interests, you can object to processing at any time. You can find a detailed description of our processing activities and the legal basis herein. If you object to such processing, we ask you to state the grounds of your objection in order for us to examine the processing of your personal information and decide whether to adjust the processing accordingly.

Email Notifications

We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. We will send you email relating to your transactions with us. You may also elect to receive certain marketing email communications, in accordance with your preferences, and from which you may opt out at any time by adjusting your notification settings. We will also send you service-related announcements when and as necessary. We try to keep emails to a minimum and give you the ability to opt in to any marketing communications we send.

We maintain a strict no-spam policy. We will not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses, identify the message as an advertisement in a reasonable way, include the physical address of our business, monitor our third-party email marketing services for compliance, honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly, and allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email. If you are having problems unsubscribing please contact us at hi@standards.site by forwarding the email communication and including the word “Unsubscribe” in the subject line and we will use reasonable efforts to remove you within seven (7) business days. Please note that we will not process any unsubscribe requests submitted as direct replies to any newsletter.

Security

We take security seriously, and the security of your personal data is important to us. We follow industry-standard practices to protect the data we collect and maintain.

However, the Internet is, by nature, not a secure environment and the nature of security risks is constantly evolving as are the technical and organizational industry standards relating to management of those risks. While we strive to keep current our security technology and will review, refine, and upgrade our security technology as we deem appropriate based on new tools that may become available in the future, the complete security of any information collected, stored or used by us cannot therefore be guaranteed. In the unlikely event that an unauthorized third-party compromises Standards Site’s security measures, Standards Site will not be responsible for any damages directly or indirectly caused by an unauthorized third party’s ability to view, use or disseminate such information.

Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may change the terms of this Privacy Policy at any time. Whenever we make a material change, we will post on the Website or send you an email. The effective date of the most recent version of this Privacy Policy will appear at the top of this page. New versions of this Privacy Policy will never apply retroactively.

Contact

Questions or comments about this Privacy Policy should be sent by email to hi@standards.site or mail to 212 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222.