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Privacy Policy

Last updated September 01, 2021
Thank you for
choosing to be part of our community at Valley Advocates for Responsible



we,” “us,” or “our“). We are committed to
protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or
concerns about this privacy notice or our practices with regard to your personal information,
please contact us at

This privacy notice describes how we might use your information if

  • Engage with us in other related ways ―
    including any sales, marketing, or events

In this
privacy notice, if we refer to:

  • Website,” we are referring
    to any website of ours that references or links to this policy

  • Services,” we are
    referring to our


    and other related services, including
    any sales, marketing, or events

purpose of this privacy notice is to explain to you in the clearest way
possible what information we collect, how we use it, and what rights you
have in relation to it. If there are any terms in this privacy notice
that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Services

Please read this privacy
notice carefully, as it will help you understand what we do with
the information that we



automatically collected
In Short:

Some information — such as your Internet
Protocol (IP) address and/or browser and device
characteristics — is collected automatically when you visit


We automatically collect certain information when
you visit, use or navigate the

. This information does not reveal your specific identity
(like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage
information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics,
operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country,
location, information about how and when you use our

and other technical information. This information is
primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our

, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

information we collect includes:
  • Log and Usage Data. Log and usage data is
    service-related, diagnostic, usage and performance information our servers
    automatically collect when you access or use our

    and which we record in log
    files. Depending on how you interact with us, this log data may include your IP
    address, device information, browser type and settings and information about your
    activity in the

    (such as the date/time stamps
    associated with your usage, pages and files viewed, searches and other actions you
    take such as which features you use), device event information (such as system
    activity, error reports (sometimes called ‘crash dumps’) and hardware

  • Device Data. We collect device data such as
    information about your computer, phone, tablet or other device you use to access the


    . Depending on the device used, this device data may include
    information such as your IP address (or proxy server), device and application
    identification numbers, location, browser type, hardware model Internet service
    provider and/or mobile carrier, operating system and system configuration

  • Location Data. We collect location data such
    as information about your device’s location, which can be either precise or
    imprecise. How much information we collect depends on the type and settings of the
    device you use to access the

    . For example, we may use GPS and
    other technologies to collect geolocation data that tells us your current location
    (based on your IP address). You can opt out of allowing us to collect this
    information either by refusing access to the information or by disabling your
    Location setting on your device. Note however, if you choose to opt out, you may not
    be able to use certain aspects of the Services.

In Short: We process
your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the
fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations,
and/or your consent.
We use personal
information collected via our

for a variety of business purposes described below. We process your personal
information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to
enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our
legal obligations. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose
listed below.
We use the
information we collect or receive:
  • To
    facilitate account creation and logon process.
    If you choose to link your
    account with us to a third-party account (such as your Google or Facebook account), we use
    the information you allowed us to collect from those third parties to facilitate account
    creation and logon process for the performance of the contract.

  • To
    post testimonials.
    We post testimonials on our

    that may contain personal
    information. Prior to posting a testimonial, we will obtain your consent to use your name
    and the content of the testimonial. If you wish to update, or delete your testimonial,
    please contact us at

    and be sure to include your name, testimonial location, and
    contact information.

  • Request feedback. We may use your information
    to request feedback and to contact you about your use of our


  • To
    enable user-to-user communications.
    We may use your information in order to
    enable user-to-user communications with each user’s consent.

  • To
    manage user accounts.
    We may use your information for the purposes of managing
    our account and keeping it in working order.
  • To
    send administrative information to you.
    We may use your personal information to
    send you product, service and new feature information and/or information about changes to
    our terms, conditions, and policies.

  • To
    protect our Services.
    We may use your information as part of our efforts to
    keep our

    safe and secure (for example,
    for fraud monitoring and prevention).

  • To
    enforce our terms, conditions and policies for business purposes, to comply with legal
    and regulatory requirements or in connection with our contract.

  • To respond to
    legal requests and prevent harm.
    If we receive a subpoena or other legal
    request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.

  • To
    send you marketing and promotional communications.
    We and/or our third-party
    marketing partners may use the personal information you send to us for our marketing
    purposes, if this is in accordance with your marketing preferences. For example, when
    expressing an interest in obtaining information about us or our

    , subscribing to marketing or
    otherwise contacting us, we will collect personal information from you. You can opt-out of
    our marketing emails at any time (see the “WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?

  • Deliver targeted advertising to
    We may use your information to
    develop and display personalized content and advertising (and work with third parties who do
    so) tailored to your interests and/or location and to measure its effectiveness.

In Short: We only share
information with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to
protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations.
We may
process or share your data that we hold based on the following legal basis:
  • Consent: We may process your data if you
    have given us specific consent to use your personal information for a specific

  • Legitimate Interests: We may process your
    data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.

  • Performance of a Contract: Where we have
    entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill
    the terms of our contract.

  • Legal Obligations: We may disclose your
    information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable
    law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such
    as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public
    authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).

  • Vital Interests: We may disclose your
    information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action
    regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving
    potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in
    litigation in which we are involved.

specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the
following situations:
  • Business Transfers. We may share or
    transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger,
    sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to
    another company.

In Short:
We keep your information for as long as
necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy
notice unless otherwise required by
We will only keep your personal
information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set
out in this privacy notice, unless a longer retention period is
required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other
legal requirements). No purpose in this notice will require us
keeping your personal information for longer than

2 years

When we have no ongoing legitimate
business need to process your personal information, we will
either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not
possible (for example, because your personal information has
been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store
your personal information and isolate it from any further
processing until deletion is possible.

In Short:
We aim to protect your personal
information through a system of organizational and technical
security measures.
We have implemented appropriate
technical and organizational security measures designed to
protect the security of any personal information we process.
However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your
information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or
information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100%
secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers,
cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be
able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access,
steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best
to protect your personal information, transmission of personal
information to and from our


is at your own risk. You should only access the


within a secure environment.


You may review,
change, or terminate your account at any time.

If you are a resident in the EEA
or UK and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal
information, you also have the right to complain to your local
data protection supervisory authority. You can find their
contact details here:
If you are a resident in
Switzerland, the contact details for the data protection
authorities are available here:

Most web browsers and some mobile
operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track
(“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your
privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing
activities monitored and collected. At this stage no uniform
technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals
has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT
browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically
communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard
for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the
future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised
version of this privacy notice.
In Short:
Yes, if you are a resident of California,
you are granted specific rights regarding access to your
personal information.
California Civil Code Section
1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our
users who are California residents to request and obtain from
us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories
of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties
for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all
third parties with which we shared personal information in the
immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California
resident and would like to make such a request, please submit
your request in writing to us using the contact information
provided below.
If you are under 18 years of age,
reside in California, and have a registered account with

the Website

you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you
publicly post on the


To request removal of such data, please contact us using the
contact information provided below, and include the email
address associated with your account and a statement that you
reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly
displayed on the


but please be aware that the data may not be completely or
comprehensively removed from all our systems (e.g. backups,

Privacy Notice
The California
Code of Regulations defines a “resident”
(1) every individual who is in the
State of California for other than a temporary or transitory
purpose and
(2) every individual who is
domiciled in the State of California who is outside the State of
California for a temporary or transitory
All other individuals are defined
as “non-residents.”
If this definition of “resident”
applies to you, we must adhere to certain rights and obligations
regarding your personal information.
What categories of
personal information do we
We have collected the following
categories of personal information in the past twelve (12)





Contact details,
such as real name, alias, postal address,
telephone or mobile contact number, unique
personal identifier, online identifier, Internet
Protocol address, email address and account


B. Personal
information categories listed in the California
Customer Records statute

Name, contact
information, education, employment, employment
history and financial


C. Protected
classification characteristics under California
or federal law

Gender and date of


D. Commercial

information, purchase history, financial details
and payment information


E. Biometric

Fingerprints and


F. Internet or
other similar network

Browsing history,
search history, online behavior, interest data,
and interactions with our and other websites,
applications, systems and


G. Geolocation



H. Audio,
electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or
similar information

Images and audio,
video or call recordings created in connection
with our business


I. Professional or

Business contact
details in order to provide you our services at
a business level, job title as well as work
history and professional qualifications if you
apply for a job with us


J. Education

Student records
and directory information


K. Inferences
drawn from other personal

Inferences drawn
from any of the collected personal information
listed above to create a profile or summary
about, for example, an individual’s preferences
and characteristics


We may also collect other personal
information outside of these categories instances where you
interact with us in-person, online, or by phone or mail in the
context of:

  • Receiving help through our
    customer support channels;

  • Participation in customer
    surveys or contests; and

  • Facilitation in the delivery
    of our Services and to respond to your

How do we use and share
your personal information?

More information about our data
collection and sharing practices can be found in this privacy


You may contact us
by email at

or by referring to the contact details at
the bottom of this document.
If you are using an authorized
agent to exercise your right to opt-out we may deny a request if
the authorized agent does not submit proof that they have been
validly authorized to act on your behalf.
Will your information be
shared with anyone else?
We may disclose your personal
information with our service providers pursuant to a written
contract between us and each service provider. Each service
provider is a for-profit entity that processes the information
on our behalf.
We may use your personal
information for our own business purposes, such as for
undertaking internal research for technological development and
demonstration. This is not considered to be “selling” of your
personal data.

Valley Advocates for Responsible

has not disclosed or
sold any personal information to third parties for a business or
commercial purpose in the preceding 12 months.
Valley Advocates for
Responsible Development

will not sell personal information
in the future belonging to website visitors, users and other

Your rights with respect
to your personal data
Right to request deletion of
the data – Request to delete
You can ask for the deletion of
your personal information. If you ask us to delete your personal
information, we will respect your request and delete your
personal information, subject to certain exceptions provided by
law, such as (but not limited to) the exercise by another
consumer of his or her right to free speech, our compliance
requirements resulting from a legal obligation or any processing
that may be required to protect against illegal
Right to be informed – Request
to know
Depending on the circumstances,
you have a right to know:

  • whether we collect and use
    your personal information;

  • the categories of personal
    information that we collect;

  • the purposes for which the
    collected personal information is used;

  • whether we sell your personal
    information to third parties;

  • the categories of personal
    information that we sold or disclosed for a business

  • the categories of third
    parties to whom the personal information was sold or
    disclosed for a business purpose; and

  • the business or commercial
    purpose for collecting or selling personal information.

In accordance with applicable law,
we are not obligated to provide or delete consumer information
that is de-identified in response to a consumer request or to
re-identify individual data to verify a consumer
Right to Non-Discrimination for
the Exercise of a Consumer’s Privacy
We will not discriminate against
you if you exercise your privacy rights.
Upon receiving your request, we
will need to verify your identity to determine you are the same
person about whom we have the information in our system. These
verification efforts require us to ask you to provide
information so that we can match it with information you have
previously provided us. For instance, depending on the type of
request you submit, we may ask you to provide certain
information so that we can match the information you provide
with the information we already have on file, or we may contact
you through a communication method (e.g. phone or email) that
you have previously provided to us. We may also use other
verification methods as the circumstances
We will only use personal
information provided in your request to verify your identity or
authority to make the request. To the extent possible, we will
avoid requesting additional information from you for the
purposes of verification. If, however, we cannot verify your
identity from the information already maintained by us, we may
request that you provide additional information for the purposes
of verifying your identity, and for security or fraud-prevention
purposes. We will delete such additionally provided information
as soon as we finish verifying you.
Other privacy

  • you may object to the
    processing of your personal data

  • you may request correction of
    your personal data if it is incorrect or no longer relevant,
    or ask to restrict the processing of the data

  • you can designate an
    authorized agent to make a request under the CCPA on your
    behalf. We may deny a request from an authorized agent that
    does not submit proof that they have been validly authorized
    to act on your behalf in accordance with the CCPA.

  • you may request to opt-out
    from future selling of your personal information to third
    parties. Upon receiving a request to opt-out, we will act
    upon the request as soon as feasibly possible, but no later
    than 15 days from the date of the request submission.

To exercise these rights, you can
contact us

by email at

or by referring to the contact details at
the bottom of this document. If you have a complaint about how we handle
your data, we would like to hear from you.


In Short:
Yes, we will update this notice as necessary to stay
compliant with relevant laws.
We may update this privacy notice
from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an
updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective
as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this
privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting
a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a
notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice
frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your

If you have questions or comments
about this notice, you may
email us at

or by post

Valley Advocates for
Responsible Development

285 E Little Ave

POB 1164




United States