Privacy Policy

Grassrooter Inc. (“Grassrooter”) values your interest and participation in the projects that are posted on grassrooter.co.

As a growing community of activists, Grassrooter understands that you will be sharing Personal Information (meaning information that personally identifies you or someone else) with Grassrooter to facilitate your participation in the projects hosted by Grassrooter.co, which includes all websites, subpages, blogs, blog posts, comments, and the like in the Grassrooter.co domain.

This Privacy Policy details how Grassrooter will collect Personal Information from you when you use grassrooter.co.

You should read this Privacy Policy, along with the Terms of Service, and all other operating rules, procedures, and terms and conditions, as part of your participation in the Grassrooter community.

You may decline to provide any of your Personal Information to Grassrooter or deactivate your account at any time.  By doing so, you may be unable to participate in the Grassrooter community.  Grassrooter maintains your Personal Information so long as your account is active and as needed to comply with legal obligations or to enforce our agreements.

What We Collect from E-Mail Subscribers

If you choose to stay informed about Grassrooter via its e-mail list, Grassrooter may collect your name, e-mail address, and zip code.

What We Collect from Project Creators (“Rooters”)

If you decide to become a Rooter by sponsoring a project on Grassrooter.co, you will be prompted to provide additional information, such as that relating to your bank account.

Any Personal Information you post as content on Grassrooter.co will be available to the public without an expectation of privacy.  Such information may remain stored on archived or cached pages.

Grassrooter.co may make certain profile information visible to the public, as noted on the sign-up and account pages.

What We Collect from Project Supporters (“Seeders”)

If you decide to become a Seeder by funding a project, you will be prompted to provide your legal name, e-mail address, and certain address information.

Grassrooter.co may make certain profile information visible to the public, as noted on the sign-up and account pages. Grassrooter reserves the right to share your profile information with the Rooters you support solely to facilitate the transmission of rewards.

Other Personal Information

From time to time, Grassrooter may require you to provide additional Personal Information to verify your identity.  Grassrooter may also collect Personal Information as a result of your e-mail communications and other contacts with Grassrooter.  You agree that Grassrooter may retain these communications.

Grassrooter also integrates with third party payment processors, like Stripe, that may actively or passively collect Personal Information.  By using Grassrooter.co, you consent to such collection of Personal Information and acknowledge the policies of those third parties will govern such transmission/collection of Personal Information.

Grassrooter’s Use of Personal Information

Grassrooter uses Personal Information to operate and maintain the business conducted on Grassrooter.co.  Grassrooter uses such Personal Information, for example, to:

  • Register and identify users;
  • Administer user accounts and funds;
  • Monitor account activity;
  • Respond to queries;
  • Send communications and newsletters to users, including Seeders and Rooters; and
  • Conduct research about the Grassrooter community.

From time to time, Grassrooter may need to share your Personal Information with third parties.  Grassrooter will only do so as follows:

  • To comply with legal obligations;
  • As needed to protect Grassrooter’s rights;
  • To facilitate the sale or purchase of Grassrooter assets in the event of merger and acquisition activity or bankruptcy; and
  • To facilitate the provision of Grassrooter’s services to you (such as through the delivery of Rewards).

If you are running a campaign, Grassrooter may share your Personal Information with your Seeders to resolve any disputes relating to your delivery of Rewards.

Grassrooter may provide your Personal Information to third parties to facilitate the delivery of Rewards to you or to otherwise provide customer service.  Grassrooter will work with those third parties to ensure that they only use your Personal Information to the extent necessary to provide such services to you.

E-Mail Use

By signing up as a user or for Grassrooter’s e-mail list, you consent to receive all communications by e-mail, rather than by postal mail.  You may not opt out of receiving certain service-related communications once you sign up for Grassrooter.

Other communications, such as newsletters and advertisements, operate on an opt-in basis.  You may opt out of receiving these e-mails at any time, but by opting out, you may no longer receive important messages about Grassrooter.

Links to Social Media Websites

Grassrooter.co links to other social media websites (e.g., Facebook) whose privacy policies, if any, may differ from that of Grassrooter.  When you access another website from Grassrooter, any privacy policy of that other website will govern.  Please familiarize yourself with the privacy policy of any such website you access.

Likewise, you may access social media websites through widgets or icons found on Grassrooter.co.  Again, if you access social media websites using those widgets/icons, the privacy policy of the other website, if any, shall govern.

Mobile Use  

Grassrooter may allow you to use Grassrooter.co via a mobile-enabled website or app.  This Privacy Policy shall apply to your access and use of Grassrooter through mobile devices.  If Grassrooter offers any such mobile websites or apps, this Privacy Policy will be displayed therewith.

Tracking Users/Cookies

Like other websites, Grassrooter.co automatically gathers and stores certain information about users who access the website.  Grassrooter uses tracking technologies and analytics to gather information about users, remember users’ log-in status, understand user behavior, and to better serve users.

Grassrooter regularly receives analytics reports with information about users’ experiences.  While some of these reports are aggregated and thus do not contain Personal Information, others may include Personal Information.

Use of Grassrooter by Children

Grassrooter is available to users who are 13 years old and older.  Grassrooter does not knowingly collect Personal Information from users who are younger than 13 years old.  If you believe a child (younger than 13 years old) has submitted Personal Information to Grassrooter, please contact Grassrooter (info@grassrooter.co) to request its removal.

We encourage parents and guardians to discuss this Privacy Policy and the other terms and conditions of Grassrooter.co with their children.

Information Security

Grassrooter takes the security of your Personal Information very seriously.  Grassrooter relies upon SSL security technology to encrypt your payment information before it is transmitted to Grassrooter.  For your security, Grassrooter does not store any of your credit card or payment information.  That said, no method of transmission of Personal Information over the Internet is completely secure, so Grassrooter cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information.

If your Personal Information is compromised, Grassrooter will promptly notify you.  Grassrooter does not accept any liability for any unintentional disclosure of Personal Information or any disclosure resulting from a security breach.

You may contact Grassrooter at any time to update or correct your Personal Information.

Questions

If you have any questions about the Privacy Policy, please contact us.

(Last updated: January 31, 2017)

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