The below is a long legal explanation of your rights, and a background into how we think about them. If you have interest in learning more about these, please give this a read—they are important. As a general principle, regardless of this legal boilerplate, you can be confident that Alkemy takes (and will continue to take) a “user first” approach to considering how ‘functionality-meets-security-meets-privacy’ on the subjects pertinent to these policies.
At the core of our mission, Alkemy is seeking to better connect people to their data, and to provide the means for our users/members to leverage their data however they would like to. Ideally, this would be for a positive(+), and hence, we came up with “Alkemy” (converting data → value).
This Statement of Rights and Responsibilities ("Statement," "Terms," or "SRR") is our terms of service that governs our relationship with users and others who interact with Alkemy, as well as Alkemy brands, products and services, which we call the “Alkemy Services” or “Services”. By using or accessing the Alkemy Services, you agree to this Statement, as updated from time to time in accordance with Section 11 below. Additionally, you will find resources at the end of this document that help you understand how Alkemy works.
Because Alkemy provides a wide range of Services, and because these services may expand or change in the future, we may ask you to review and accept supplemental terms that apply to your interaction with a specific app, product, or service. To the extent those supplemental terms conflict with this SRR, the supplemental terms associated with the app, product, or service govern with respect to your use of such app, product or service to the extent of the conflict.
What kinds of information do we collect?
Depending on which Services you use, we collect different kinds of information from or about you. Here is an overview of such.
Things you do and information you provide.
We collect the content and other information you provide when you use our Services, including when you sign up for an account, create or share, make exchanges, connect certain information from 3rd party applications to your Alkemy account, and message or communicate with others. This can include information in or about the content you provide, such as the location of an answered question or the date a file was created. We may also collect information about how you use our Services, such as the types of content you view or engage with or the frequency and duration of your activities.
Things others do and information they provide.
We may also collect content and information that other people provide when they use our Services, including information about you, such as when they send a message to you, or upload, sync or import your contact information.
Your networks and connections.
We collect information about the people and groups you are connected to and how you interact with them, such as the people you communicate with the most or the groups you like to share with. We also collect contact information you provide if you upload, sync or import this information (such as an address book) from a device.
Information about payments or exchanges (i.e. interactions).
If you use our Services for purchases or financial transactions (e.g. when you send or receive money in an exchange), we will collect information about the purchase or transaction. If you authorize us, this may include your payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other card information, and other account and authentication information, as well as billing, shipping and contact details.
We don’t currently collect detailed device information. In the future, we will. This is helpful in maintaining account security, and opens up much more dynamic functionality. We will collect information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices where you install or access our Services. We may associate the information we collect from your different devices, which helps us provide consistent Services across your devices. Here are some examples of the device information we collect:
Information from websites and apps that use our Services.
We collect information when you visit or use third-party websites and apps that use our Services. This includes information about the websites and apps you visit, your use of our Services on those websites and apps, as well as information the developer or publisher of the app or website provides to you or us.
Information from third-party partners.
In the future, we may receive information about you and your activities on and off Alkemy from third-party partners, such as information from a partner when we jointly offer services or from an advertiser about your experiences or interactions with them.
Alkemy Business Users.
We may receive information about you from companies using our platform. This may be the exclusive right of the company, or may be able to be shared with you too (for your benefit). These rights and terms will be defined further in the future (as is applicable), and will naturally relate to the terms of service you have with those individual 3rd parties.
How do we use this information?
We are passionate about creating engaging and customized experiences for people. We are also obsessed with maximizing the value of data as we move towards this “Internet of Everything”. We use all of the information we have to help us provide and support our Services.
Provide, improve and develop Services.
We are able to deliver our Services, personalize content, and make suggestions for you (e.g. your feed) by using this information to understand how you use and interact with our Services and the people or things you’re connected to and interested in on and off our Services.
When we have location information, we use it to tailor our Services for you and others. An example of such would be helping “match-make” a question bundle to eligible answerers (e.g. you are inside of a convention center, and a news broadcast is focused on analyzing sentiment from only your co-attendees).
Communicate with you.
We use your information to send you marketing communications, to communicate with you about our Services and to let you know about our policies and terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.
We use the information we have to improve our services.
Promote safety and security.
We use the information we have to help verify accounts and activity, and to promote safety and security on and off of our Services, such as by investigating suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies. We work hard to protect your account using teams of engineers, automated systems, and advanced technology. We also are building easy-to-use security tools that add an extra layer of security to your account (e.g. two-factor authentication).
How is this information shared?
Sharing On Our Services.
People use our Services to connect and share and to interact with others. We make this possible by sharing your information in the following ways:
People you share and communicate with.
When you share and communicate using our Services, those parties will see what you share.
Public information is any information you share with a public audience. Public information is available to anyone on or off our Services and can be seen or accessed through online search engines, APIs, and offline media, such as on TV.
In some cases, people you share and communicate with may download or re-share this content with others on and off our Services. When you engage with content run or owned by another user’s or non-users account on or off Alkemy, that person decides the audience who can see your comment or data. If their audience is public, that could be viewed publicly.
People that see content others share about you.
Alkemy or other users may use our Services to share content on our platform and/or Alkemy or other users/non-users may use data from our platform off of our platform (e.g. the results of a question bundle). This may include information about you if you have provided that information (e.g. your location as part of a location plot based on the responses to a question). If you have concerns with someone’s post or activities, let us know directly.
Apps, websites and third-party integrations on or using our Services.
When you use third-party apps, websites or other services that use, or are integrated with, our Services, they may receive information about what you do on Alkemy. In addition, when you download or use such third-party services, they may be able to access certain parts of your profile (i.e. similar to a Facebook login/authentication services). Information collected by these apps, websites or integrated services is subject to their own terms and policies.
Sharing within Alkemy (or other companies owned or operated by us).
We may share information we have about you within the family of companies that are part of Alkemy.
If the ownership or control of all or part of our Services or their assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner.
Sharing with Third-Party Partners and Customers.
We may work with third party companies to help us provide and improve our Services or who use our products, to make it possible to operate our companies and provide services to people around the world.
Alkemy may use the information we have on you to improve our platform, services or the experience of our users. If you have provided data to Alkemy or 3rd parties (inside or outside our network), the terms of agreement between you and said party are what we will respect.
Vendors, service providers and other partners.
In the future, we may transfer information to vendors, service providers, and other partners who globally support our business, such as providing technical infrastructure services, analyzing how our Services are used, measuring the effectiveness of services, providing customer service, facilitating payments, or conducting academic research and surveys. These partners must adhere to strict confidentiality obligations in a way that is consistent with this Data Policy and the agreements we enter into with them.
How can I manage or delete information about me?
You are able to manage the content and information you generate, share or are involved with through your Alkemy account.
We store data for as long as it is necessary to provide products and services to you and others, including those described above. Information associated with your account will be kept until your account is deleted, unless we need the data to provide products and services.
In the future, you will be able to delete your account at any time & change the content and information associated with your Alkemy account. For now, if you would like to delete your account, please contact our company at the provided email address under the below section 'How to contact Alkemy with questions?'
How do we respond to legal requests or prevent harm?
We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. For example, we may provide information to third-party partners about the reliability of your account to prevent fraud and abuse on and off of our Services. Information we receive about you, including financial transaction data related to purchases made with Alkemy, may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm. We also may retain information from accounts disabled for violations of our terms for at least a year to prevent repeat abuse or other violations of our terms.
How our global services operate?
Currently, we are not global yet, so please see section 15. However, Alkemy Inc., plans in the future, to comply with the relevant and best practice data laws which help provide a framework for the collection, use and retention of information.
Alkemy may share information internally within our family of companies or with third parties for purposes described in this policy. Information collected within the European Economic Area (“EEA”) may, for example, be transferred to countries outside of the EEA for the purposes as described in this policy.
How will we notify you of changes to this policy?
We’ll update this page if we make changes to these terms, which will give you the opportunity to review the revised terms before continuing to use our Services.
How to contact Alkemy with questions?
We currently do not have an office (#StartUpLife). But, please contact Alkemy Inc. at “Info” @ “Alkemy.io” if you have any questions regarding these terms. Please understand that we will not guarantee response, and any legal/pseudo-legal communication will either be ignored or forwarded to counsel at the Company's discretion.
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While non-exhaustive, here are some examples:
Security, site and product integrity.
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Analytics and research.
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How can you control your Cookies?
Your browser or device may offer settings that allow you to choose whether browser cookies are set and to delete them. For more information about these controls, visit your browser or device's help material. Certain parts of the Alkemy Services may not work properly if you have disabled browser cookie use.
By using or accessing Alkemy Services, you agree that we can collect and use such content and information in accordance with the Data policy (see Section 14), as amended from time to time.
This agreement was written in English (US). To the extent any translated version of this agreement conflicts with the English version, the English version controls.
Date of Last Revision: November 5, 2016