The TOPO Collective Website (www.topocollective.com, or “Website”) may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize TOPO Collective pages, or register with TOPO Collective site or services, a cookie helps TOPO Collective to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same TOPO Collective website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the TOPO Collective features that you customized.
One purpose of cookies is to simplify the use of the Website. A cookie may save a user's login details for example, so the user does not need to login every time. Cookies, by themselves, do not provide us with your personal information.
Cookies may be either "persistent" or "temporary" (or "session") cookies. A persistent cookie retains user preferences for a particular Website allowing them to be used in future browsing sessions and remains valid until its set expiry date (unless previously deleted by the user). A temporary cookie expires at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies are also used for statistical or marketing purposes, to determine how the Website is used, as well as to serve ads to you while you are on the Website. These cookies are provided by us as well as third parties (e.g., advertising partners). While we do not control or have access to the advertiser cookies we do permit them to be used on this Website to facilitate tailored advertising and to monitor patterns of buying specific goods or interest in - for example, holidays or hobbies. These cookies run advertisements tailored to users based on their online buying habits.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the TOPO Collective services or websites you visit.
Your privacy is important to us. It is TOPO Collective’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, www.topocollective.com, and other sites we own and operate.
You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.
Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.
What We Collect
We may collect the following information:
Contact information - including email and physical address
Employment information - including employer and job title
Demographic information - such as gender, age, zip code, preferences, and interests
Other information to help provide project quotes and customer service
We may collect information from you when you interact with us such as when you:
Contact us with a question or request, including by use of any Website chat features
Use our Services
Provide a testimonial or story, or submit a review or comment
Participate in a competition, promotional activity or sweepstake
"Like", "Follow" or otherwise connect with or post to one of our Social Media Pages
Provide services to us (for example, as a vendor or contractor)
Other information we may collect about you:
Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to help us better understand how visitors use this Website and to facilitate interest based advertising associated with your Google Account and other devices you use. The information generated by the Google Analytics cookie about your Website use is transmitted to and stored by Google. If you do not want your activity on this Website to be tracked by Google Analytics, you may opt out by using this link:
Pixels, Beacons: We or third party ad servers may use invisible pixels or beacons on this Website to count how many users visit certain pages. This information is collected and reported in the aggregate. We may use this information to improve our marketing programs and content, and to target advertisements at this Website and/or on other sites.
From Other Sources: We may receive your information from other sources, such as public databases; joint marketing partners; data firms; social media platforms; from people with whom you are friends or otherwise connected on social media platforms, as well as from other third parties.
Mobile Devices: When you use or access our Services from a mobile device, we may collect information such as your unique device ID and your location information. If you download and use an App, we and our service providers may track and collect data in connection with the App in accordance with this Privacy Notice and any additional notice posted for that App.
Internet Based Advertising: We may use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements regarding goods and services that may be of interest to you when you access and use our Services and other websites, apps or online services, based on information relating to your access and use of our Services and other websites, apps and services on any of your devices, as well as information received from third parties. To do so, these companies may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser (including through the use of pixel tags). They may also use these technologies, along with information they collect about your online use, to recognize you across the devices you use, such as a mobile phone and a laptop.
We may also aggregate and/or anonymize personal information for research, to improve our products and services; and for other business purposes.
What We Do with This Information
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with the service you expect, and to keep our clients or potential clients updated on new services, projects, offerings, or marketing material. We will never sell your personal information to third parties. From time to time, we may share your information with third parties that we partner with for content distribution. For example, if we co-host a webinar or online training with a third party partner and you register for the webinar, we may share your personal information with them.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, or you wish to have your information removed from our systems, please contact us (see below). We will promptly comply with your request.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
TOPO Collective does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
TOPO Collective may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to TOPO Collective, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
TOPO Collective may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on TOPO Collective or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of TOPO Collective; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of TOPO Collective, or the public.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
We will take reasonable steps to protect the information you provide us from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. We have implemented appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to help safeguard and secure your information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. Unfortunately no security system is 100% secure, thus we cannot ensure the security of information you provide to us via the Services.
Tracking User Behavior
Email Subscription List & Data Collection
If you submit a form on our website, you may be automatically added to our email marketing list. If you ever wish to unsubscribe, you can do so by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email we send. Alternatively, you can email and ask to be unsubscribed. If you’d like to have all of your data removed from our records, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by TOPO Collective. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the TOPO Collective website.
From time to time, TOPO Collective may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from TOPO Collective or click on a link therein.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from TOPO Collective, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button.
External Data Storage Sites
We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Links to Other Websites
Our website may contain links to visit other websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites. These sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Children Under Eighteen
TOPO Collective does not knowingly collect, maintain or use personal information from children under 18 years of age, and no part of the Services is directed to individuals under the age of 18. If you are under the age of eighteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
Notice to California Residents
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 allows you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by us to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. With respect to these entities, this Notice applies only to their activities within the State of California. To make such a request, please contact us at email@example.com.
Changes to this Statement
TOPO Collective welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that TOPO Collective has not adhered to this Statement, please contact TOPO Collective at:
296 Murphy Ave., Sebastopol, CA 95472
Effective as of April 25, 2020