Whether you’re using FeedBlitz to send emails to your list(s), or you’re a subscriber getting (or signing up for) updates that we send, or simply visiting a FeedBlitz owned web site, this policy applies to you.
- You have the right to control your personal information.
- FeedBlitz never sells, rents or buys email addresses.
- List owners can see the information you give them as part of our services.
- FeedBlitz emails globally, but is a US-based business with a US-based infrastructure.
- You can set or change your personal privacy and cookie settings at any time.
- You can contact us to exercise your right to access your data, right your to be deleted, and your right to prevent FeedBlitz selling anonymized information with third parties.
That’s what all the words below basically mean. It’s consistent with the way we’ve done business over the years. There are links in the policy to third party sites where you can control how analytics and ad networks we participate in treat you.
So the above is the bite-sized summary. But it’s the words below that count (our lawyers made us say that). If you’re using FeedBlitz, as a visitor, publisher or subscriber, you agree to all of this.
Here’s the legally binding part:
Information you provide to FeedBlitz and How It Is Used
Viewing the FeedBlitz Website:
We may receive and store certain types of usage-related information when you interact with the FeedBlitz website, located at https://www.feedblitz.com and any associated subdomains (the “Website”), including but not limited to, your computer’s IP address and browser information. The information we collect is used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor.
The Website uses Google Analytics to track statistics regarding our audience and Website traffic. No personally identifiable information is transferred from the Website to Google Analytics. For more information on Google’s Analytics privacy policies, please visit this site.
From time to time, the Website may also use other third-party services to track statistics regarding our audience and Website traffic. No personally identifiable information is transferred from the Website to any of these third-party services.
Information You Voluntarily Provide to FeedBlitz:
If you register with the Website, or opt-in to receiving notifications when providing personal information, FeedBlitz may use your mailing address, telephone number, or email address to alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information, and new services. You may opt-out of these methods of contact.
Use of Email Addresses for Subscribers
When you subscribe to a mailing list published using the Services, FeedBlitz shares your email address with the publisher of that mailing list. If you set your profile preferences to be anonymous, FeedBlitz will not share this information with the publisher.
If you subscribe to a feed using the Services, you may elect the option of receiving updates via email, Facebook wall posts (which will be visible to your friends), Tweets (which will be shared with your followers), LinkedIn status updates (which will be displayed to your connections), or other services which may become available and enabled on the Website. You will voluntarily elect the method in which the updates are sent and provide the personal information for the Services to complete the operation. The personal information that you provide for these updates is not shared, other than described in the paragraph above.
Your email address will never otherwise be shared by FeedBlitz with third parties. To prevent spamming, we require all new subscription requests to be confirmed via email (known as confirmed dual opt-in) before they are activated. If you believe your email address was added to a list FeedBlitz powers without your permission or knowledge, you should contact abuse@FeedBlitz.com immediately.
When FeedBlitz emails are sent to Subscribers, the Services embed tracking pixels into the emails to track performance, such as who opened the emails and who clicked on the links within the emails. This information is shared with our Publishers and is used to track performance and to assist in improving our features. The tracking pixels may also track information such as IP address, browser type, or other similar details.
The FeedBlitz web server and parts of the FeedBlitz application log activity to file. We use logs to provide site-wide reporting, to ensure smooth operation of the services FeedBlitz delivers, and for general web site and application maintenance. Like almost all Internet servers, logged information may include timestamps, your client IP address (as it appears to the server), and the page(s) you visit. Our detailed server logs will not be shared with any third party. We may however elect to publish aggregate statistics on visitor activity from time to time based on log information (e.g. “we had 1,234 visitors yesterday”). We will never publish any personally identifiable information in these analyses.
Some personal information, such as name and email address, are securely stored by FeedBlitz for purposes of order fulfillment and customer service.
FeedBlitz (First-Party) Cookies
FeedBlitz requires cookies to ensure the correct functioning of the service we provide. FeedBlitz uses such cookies (“first party cookies”) only for this purpose. If you disable first party cookies in your browser you will be unable to use FeedBlitz services.
Detailed information about the cookies FeedBlitz uses is on our cookie page.
Sharing of Personal Information with Third-Parties
The safety of your personal information is critical to our business. Unless we have your explicit consent, we do not rent, sell, or share your personal information, except as detailed below:
Publishers: If you are a FeedBlitz Subscriber, your personal information is available to the publishers to whose newsletters you subscribe. Publishers will have access to the personal information that you voluntarily share with that Publisher. Their use of your information is subject to their individual privacy policies.
Billing and Collections: If you are a FeedBlitz Publisher, we may use your personal information for purposes of billing and collecting money owed to FeedBlitz. Use of your information may include emails with invoices, receipts, notices of delinquency, and requests to update payment methods.
FeedBlitz’s Agents: From time to time, we may employ other companies or independent contractors to perform tasks on behalf of FeedBlitz. During the course of these services, we may share your personal information with these agents. Only the information needed to fulfill these services will be shared.
Asset Transfer: In some cases, FeedBlitz may choose to buy or sell its business assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that are transferred. Moreover, if FeedBlitz, or substantially all of its assets are acquired, or in the unlikely event that FeedBlitz goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. Any acquirer of FeedBlitz may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy, or they may amend the policy with new terms.
Legal: Personal information may be released when necessary to comply with the law; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of FeedBlitz, our employees, our users, or others.
Deleting your Personal Information
You can decline to submit personal information to any of our Services at any time. However, if you decline to submit personal information, we may not be able to provide the Services. You may request deletion of your personal information by sending an email to email@example.com, but please note that we may be required (by law or otherwise) to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete the account information, it will be deleted from the active database but it may remain in our archives for compliance purposes.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The Services may not function properly if you do not have cookies enabled.
Sharing of Anonymized Information with Third Parties
FeedBlitz never shares or sells personally identifiable information (PII) about you, except as explained above.
FeedBlitz may however share anonymized (not human readable, and not personally identifiable (PII)) information (also known as “hashes”) for use in third party partner ad networks.
Our partners may link these hashes to a cookie stored on your browser or device, and as part of that process they may collect information such as your IP address, browser or operating system type and version, and demographic or inferred-interest information. They may use this information to recognize you across different channels and platforms, and they may combine it with data collected elsewhere. Anonymized data about you collected by our partners may be transferred outside of the country from which it was originally collected.
You may opt out of anonymized third party sharing by FeedBlitz by contacting FeedBlitz technical support via phone, email or chat here, or by changing your privacy settings and disabling the “Third Party Partners” option. There’s more information about CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) compliance here, and European GDPR compliance here.
Conditions of Use
Links to Third-Party Websites
Due to the nature of the Services, email newsletters that you receive from FeedBlitz may contain links to third-party websites. Such third-party websites are not under FeedBlitz’s control, and delivery of such links via the Services does not constitute FeedBlitz’s endorsement of those third-party websites or the services offered through them. The privacy and security practices of such third-party websites are not covered by this Privacy Statement, and FeedBlitz is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of such third-party websites.
What Personal Information Can I Access through the Services?
FeedBlitz allows you to access the information in your registration profile for the purpose of viewing, and in most situations, updating that information. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, but we depend on you to update or correct your personal information whenever necessary.
Can Children Use the Services?
The Services are not intended for anyone under the age of 18. Please see the TOS for additional details.
Security of Your Personal Information
The security of your personal information is important to us. We use commercially reasonable safeguards to protect your personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event of a breach of security, FeedBlitz will take commercially reasonable steps to mitigate the breach and email its Publishers to ensure that they are able to notify their Subscribers.
Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction.
Storage of Personal Information
FeedBlitz is located in the United States and uses multiple private servers located in the United States. FeedBlitz abides by the laws of the United States regarding data protection, privacy, and other laws. By using the Services, you understand and consent to the use and storage of your information in the United States.