Privacy Policy | Simple Smart Science

Simple Smart Science Privacy Policy

Effective: May 25, 2018

Introduction

Simple Smart Science respects and understands customer concerns about the privacy of their personal information. We are a leading company that understands the need to treat customer’s information in a responsible manner. This Privacy Statement explains Simple Smart Science’s commitment not only to your privacy, but to you as a valued customer. To that end, we have created this Privacy Statement to explain the types of personal and non-personal information we collect through the website simplesmartscience.com. We will discuss how we use this information and to whom and under what circumstances we disclose such information.

BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION, USE AND TRANSFER OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR PROCESSING IN THE UNITED STATES AS DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU ARE LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT WILL BE PROCESSED AND STORED IN THE UNITED STATES, A JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY LAWS AND PRINCIPLES, INCLUDING YOUR DATA SUBJECT RIGHTS, MAY NOT OFFER THE SAME LEVEL OF PROTECTION AS THOSE IN THE COUNTRY/REGION WHERE YOU RESIDE OR ARE A CITIZEN. BY USING OUR SERVICES AND PROVIDING INFORMATION TO US, YOU CONSENT TO THE TRANSFER TO AND PROCESSING OF THE INFORMATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY, SIMPLE SMART SCIENCE USES THIS CONSENT AS THE LEGAL GROUND FOR THAT DATA TRANSFER. WHEN COLLECTING YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE USE OF OUR SERVICES, YOU MAY BE ASKED FOR YOUR EXPLICIT CONSENT TO THIS DATA TRANSFER AS PART OF ACCOUNT CREATION.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, as your access to and use of the Services signifies that you have read, understand and agree to all terms within this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any part of this Privacy Policy, please do not access or continue to use any of the Services or otherwise submit your Personal Data to Simple Smart Science.

Note to Residents of the European Union : In order to comply with the requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation (“ GDPR ”) for our European consumers and users, this Privacy Policy outlines the legal basis on which we process your Personal Data and provides other information required by the GDPR.

Your Personal Information

Simple Smart Science collects information from you when you visit our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to our surveys or fill out any forms. Any information that we request is voluntary and optional. The only information that is required is when you are placing an order so that we can fulfill your order and collect payment. We will require your full name, shipping address, billing address, email address, phone number, and credit card information. We keep this information offsite in a secured facility and all credit card information is encrypted and not available to our employees.

We also collect Personal Data when you communicate with us via customer support or sign up to receive promotional materials and information. If you consent to such messages, we may use your information to communicate with you about our services and products, provide you with personalized advertising and promotional messages, notify you of products and services we think may be of interest to you and for other marketing purposes. We may use your Personal Data to respond to your requests for technical support, online services, product information or to any other communication you initiate. 

We may also launch surveys that ask you to answer questions about a range of topics from Personal Data to brand and lifestyle questions.  Promotions or survey may be run by a Simple Smart Science service provider. In such instances, Personal Data may be collected directly by and/or shared with Simple Smart Science, the service provider, and/or our business partners.

Simple Smart Science may collect your Personal Data when you engage with our online communities, summits, and social groups. This includes when you leave comments, on our blogs, message boards, events and other community forums sponsored or affiliated with Simple Smart Science.

You may choose to enable or login through various social media and networking services such as Facebook or Twitter. When you connect using these accounts, Simple Smart Science may collect Personal Data that you have provided to that service provider. We may collect Personal Data from your profiles that is permitted under Facebook's Terms of Use, such as your email address, profile picture, and friends list. Simple Smart Science may use this data to provide, enhance, and personalize our services to you. If you do not want to provide us with this data, you need to adjust the privacy settings on your social accounts.

We may collect certain Personal Data using cookies and other technologies. We specifically use browser cookies for different purposes, including cookies that are strictly necessary for the functioning of of personalized, performance, and advertising utilities. 

Your Non-Personal Information

Non-Personal Information: As part of the standard operation of our Site, we may collect certain non-personal information from visitors to our Site, including, but not limited to, their browser type (e.g., Netscape or Internet Explorer), operating system (e.g., Windows or Macintosh), IP address, and the domain name from which they accessed the site (e.g., lycos.com). In addition, we may collect information about visitors' browsing behavior, such as the dates and times they visit our Site, the areas or pages of our Site that they visit, the amount of time spent viewing our Site, the number of times the visitor returns to our Site, and other click-stream data. We may use cookies (small text files that are stored on the hard drives of visitors' computers when they access our Site) to collect this information as well as for other purposes, including, but not limited to, recognizing prior users, retrieving information previously provided by visitors to the Site, remembering passwords of individuals, and for direction to certain areas of our Site.

Use of Information

We may use personal information collected from visitors to our Site for any of the following purposes: (1) to fulfill product orders and requests for information about certain products and services; (2) to contact visitors to our Site when necessary (e.g., to respond to inquiries); (3) to send information, promotional materials, and newsletters from our company; (4) to administer contests and sweepstakes offered on our Site; (5) to administer the interactive and training portion of our Sites; (6) to help address problems with our Site; (7) to conduct internal reviews of our Sites (e.g., to determine the number of visitors to specific pages within the Site); (8) to help us better understand visitors' use of our Site; (9) to protect the security or integrity of our Site; (10) to conduct market research; (11) to customize our Site or marketing communications for our visitors and customers; and (12) to help us provide better service to our visitors and customers. Non-personal information will be used for these purposes as well as for conducting internal reviews and monitoring of our Site and providing a greater online experience for our visitors.

Your information is also used to improve our customer service. This information helps us understand your visit to our site and will give us information that will help us solve any issues you may have. We strive to provide the customer service that we would expect from anyone, top notch and responsive.

Your information is used to process transactions. This information is keep very private and is not sold, traded, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever. The only reason we keep any purchase information is to help us deliver product to you and provide you with exceptional customer service.

Your information is used to send you email newsletters and promotions are entirely voluntary and every email we send includes several easy options to cancel your subscription(s). Your email address is used to send you information regarding your orders or customer service requests, occasional company news, updates on products and offerings, product and/or service information, in addition to general newsletters. We never sell your email address.

Disclosure of Information: We may transfer or otherwise disclose information collected from visitors to our Site for the following purposes: (1) to Simple Smart Science’s employees, independent contractors, subsidiaries, affiliates, consultants, business associates, service providers, and suppliers, if the disclosure will enable that party to perform a business, professional, or technical support function for Simple Smart Science; (2) as necessary if Simple Smart Science has reason to believe that such disclosure is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with our rights and property, other users of our Site, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities; (3) to announce winners of sweepstakes and contests; (4) to announce the results of surveys and polls; (5) to respond to judicial process and provide information to law enforcement agencies or in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law; and (6) as provided for under unforeseen circumstances section below.

Your Information Is Secure

The Simple Smart Science site(s) uses secure certificates with 128 bit encryption for all orders to protect your personal information. Your credit card information is not stored on our servers. We have implemented strong security measures to prevent the loss, misuse or theft of your private information. We treat your information like we want our own private information to be treated - with respect and importance.

These measures include password protected directories and databases safe-guarding your information.

Children

We do not and will not knowingly collect information from any unsupervised child under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you may not use the Services unless your parent or guardian has provided us with their consent for your use of the Services.

Legal Basis For Processing

This section addresses the legal basis for processing Personal Data if you reside outside of the United States. For the purposes of applicable data protection laws, Simple Smart Science is the controller of the Personal Data you provide to us (the “ Data Controller ”).

As a Data Controller, we process the Personal Data we maintain about you in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the processing of your Personal Data, or if you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please see below for appropriate contact information.

  • The following shall apply to users residing in the European Economic Area:
  • (a) No Requirement to Participate . You may choose not to provide Simple Smart Science with your Personal Data; however, if you choose not to provide your Personal Data, you may not be able to enjoy the full range of Services.
  • (b) Rights with Respect to Personal Data . You have the following rights:
  • (i) Right of access to your Personal Data (Art. 15 GDPR). You have the right to ask Simple Smart Science for confirmation on whether we are processing your Personal Data, and access to the Personal Data and related information on that processing (e.g., the purposes of the processing, or the categories of Personal Data involved).
  • (ii) Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR). You have the right to have your Personal Data corrected, as permitted by law.
  • (iii) Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR). You have the right to ask Simple Smart Science to delete your Personal Data, as permitted by law. This right may be exercised among other things: (A) when your Personal Data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed, (B) when you withdraw consent on which processing is based according to Art. 6(1)(a) or Art. 9(2)(a) GDPR and where there is no other legal ground for processing, (C) when you object to processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or when you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(2) GDPR, or (D) when your Personal Data has been unlawfully processed.
  • (iv) Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR). You have the right to request the limiting of our processing under limited circumstances, including: when the accuracy of your Personal Data is contested, when the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of your Personal Data and request the restriction of the use of your Personal Data instead, or when you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of Simple Smart Science override your grounds.
  • (v) Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR). You have the right to receive the Personal Data that you have provided to Simple Smart Science, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit that information to another controller, including to have it transmitted directly, where technically feasible.
  • (vi) Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR). You have the right to object to Simple Smart Science’s processing of your Personal Data, as permitted by law. This right is limited to processing based on Art. 6 (1)(e) or (f) GDPR, and includes profiling based on those provisions, and processing for direct marketing purposes. After which, we will no longer process your Personal Data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
  • (c) Disclosure . Simple Smart Science may disclose your Personal Data in the following ways:

    (i) GDPR . The GDPR permits the sharing of Personal Data relating to users who are residents of the European Economic Area with third parties only under certain circumstances. If you reside in the European Economic Area, Simple Smart Science will only share your Personal Data as described in our Privacy Policy if we are permitted to do so under applicable European and national data protection laws and regulations.

    (ii) Marketing . Where Simple Smart Science is legally required to do so, we ask you for your prior consent before providing you with promotional materials or information. You may revoke your consent at any time (this will not affect the processing of your Personal Data undertaken until the revocation). If you want to stop receiving promotional materials, etc., you can do by contacting our data controller.

    (iii) Additional use of Personal Data . Additional use of your Personal Data that is not described in this Privacy Policy will only take place as required by statute or when we has obtained your consent.

    (d) Legal Basis for Processing under the GDPR . In this section, Simple Smart Science hereby provides information on the legal basis for processing of your Personal Data as required by Art. 13 and 14 of the GDPR:

    (i) When you register for a Company account or interact with our Services, such processing is necessary for the performance of our Services. Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.

    (ii) When we collect Location Data following your prior consent, we process such data on the basis of your prior consent. Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. In other cases, where we process your Location Data without consent, for example in order to provide our Services, such processing is necessary for the performance of our Services. Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.

    (iii) When you communicate with us or sign up for promotional materials, we process such data on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) and our legitimate interest is to provide you with our promotional messages. Where we are required under applicable local law to obtain your consent for sending you marketing information, the legal basis is your consent. Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.

    (iv) When you participate in special activities, offers, or programs. For non-sensitive Personal Data, we process such data on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) and our legitimate interest is to provide you with our promotional messages or to allow you to participate in our special activities, offers or programs.

    (v) When you engage with our advertising and we actively collect your Personal Data in this context, we process such data on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR), and our legitimate interest is to provide you with our promotional messages.

    (vi) When you access third party products and services and we obtain Personal Data about you from such third party sources. For Personal Data that we need in order to perform the Services (e.g. if you pay for third party products through our Services), such processing is necessary for the performance of our Services. Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.

    (vii) Regarding other Personal Data, we process such data on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) and our legitimate interest is to enhance your experience and to improve our Services.

    (viii) When you connect with us through social media, where we obtain your consent in such case (e.g., for marketing purposes), we process such data on the basis of your prior consent. Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. Where we do not collect your consent in such case, we process such data on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) and our legitimate interest is providing you with better Services and to enable you to use the full range of our Services.

    (ix) When we collect data from third parties or publicly-available sources, for Personal Data which we need in order to perform the Services (e.g., for email verification purposes), such processing is necessary for the performance of our Services. Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. Regarding other Personal Data, we process such data on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) and our legitimate interest is providing you with better Services and to enable you to use our Services more efficiently.

    (x) When we leverage and/or collect cookies, device IDs, Location Data, data from the environment, and other tracking technologies, we process such data on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR), and based on our legitimate interest (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR), where we do not obtain your consent and our legitimate interest is to provide you with better Services or marketing.

    (xi) When we aggregate or centralize data, such processing is either necessary for the performance of our Services (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR) or we process such data on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) and our legitimate interest is to provide you with better or customized Services and marketing.

    (xii) When you sign up for our services that consist of social sharing and communication with others, where we collect your consent in such case, we process such data on the basis of your prior consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) and where we do not collect your consent in such case, such processing is necessary for the performance of our Services (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR).

    (xiii) When we disclose Personal Data to our affiliates and partners, and to our service providers and vendors, where we collect your consent in such case, we process such data on the basis of your prior consent. Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. Where we do not collect your consent in such case, such processing is necessary for the performance of our Services (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR), or we process such data on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR), and our legitimate interest is to provide you with better Services and marketing.

    (xiv) When we process or share Personal Data in the event of an actual or contemplated sale, we process such data for our legitimate interest in offering, maintaining, providing, and improving our Services. Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

    (xv) When we conduct analytics, we process such data on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR), and our legitimate interest is to enhance your experience and to develop and improve our Services.

    (xvi) When we investigate suspected illegal or wrongful activity, we process such data on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR), and our legitimate interest is to ensure compliance with legal requirements and law enforcement requests and for public safety purposes.

    (e) Right to lodge a complaint before the Data Protection Authority . Viral Launch encourages you to contact us directly and allow us to work with you to address your concerns. Regardless, you have the right to communicate a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority, in particular in the EU Member State where you reside, work or the place of the alleged infringement. You have the right to do so if you consider that the processing of Personal Data relating to you infringes applicable data protection laws.

    (f) Changes to this Privacy Policy . In order to enhance our Services, it might be necessary to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Viral Launch reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy in accordance with the applicable data protection laws. Please visit our Website from time to time for information on updates to this Privacy Policy.

    (g) How to contact us or our Privacy Office . In case of questions about the processing of your Personal Data please contact us at [email protected] . If we are required under applicable law to appoint a data protection officer (DPO), you can contact the DPO that is responsible for your country/region at [email protected]

Internet Based Advertising

Interest-based advertising is advertising that is targeted to you based on your web browsing and Internet usage over time and across websites. Simple Smart Science’s advertising practices also include the creation and use of “audience segments”. You have the option to restrict the use of information for interest-based advertising and to opt-out of receiving interest-based ads. You may also be asked to consent to our use of cookies, including advertising cookies. Additional information choices for interest-based advertising is found below. For all of the interest-based advertising described, you have the choice to not have your data used to target and serve you interest-based advertising—including third party advertising—regardless of where such ads might be served. These opt-outs require that strictly necessary cookies are not blocked by the settings in your web browser. If you live in the United States, Canada, or the European Union, you can visit Ad Choices (US), Your Ad Choices (Canada), or Your Online Choices (EU) for more information regarding opting-out of interest-based advertising with participating entities for each region. These websites also provide detailed information about how interest-based advertising works. Opting-out does not mean that you will no longer receive advertising from us, or when you use the Internet; rather, it means that the data collected from the Website will not be used for interest-based advertising and that the advertising you see displayed on websites will not be customized to your interests.

IP Address And Cookies

When you visit our site we may log your IP address and use certain computer cookies. These cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that help us keep track of our visitors and customers. They are transferred from our servers to your browser via the site. This allows us to recognize you as an individual and set special preferences ahead of time, enhancing your experience.

In order for this to work, your browser must be set to accept cookies (most are from default). You can set your browser to deny cookies at any time, but if you do you will not be able to access or use certain portions of our site. Cookies allow you to add our products to your shopping cart, keep track of coupons, and to help us track what content is most important to you.

Security is always a top priority for us. Our cookies DO NOT ALLOW US TO SEE ANYTHING PERSONAL ON YOUR COMPUTER OR HARD DRIVE. Your personal information is ALWAYS kept private. Cookies are not 'spyware'.

We may use third-party advertising companies to help create site content specific to users or to serve ads for certain products and promotions. These companies may use their own cookies to measure advertising effectiveness (such as which web pages are visited or what products are purchased and in what amount). Your personal information entered into our site is not accessable by any of these third-party companies.

For example, if you visit on of our science pages and we have a Facebook cookie on that page, we will know and be able to help you with additional content that is related to what you are looking for. Facebook will not have any other access other than which pages you visited on our site.

Who Uses Your Information?

Simple Smart Science does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your information to any outside parties. We will however use information between trusted partners, vendors, and third parties whom we trust and help us operate our website, provide customer service, conduct our business as long as those third parties have similar privacy policies and have agreed to keep any information private. We may also release your information when appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, to help protect our customers, their rights, property, and safety. Non-personally identifying information may be provide to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Our Site may contain links to other third-party web sites, which may have Privacy Policies/Statements that differ from our own. We are not responsible for the activities and practices that take place on these web sites. Accordingly, we recommend that you review the Privacy Policy/Statement posted on any web site that you may access through our Site.

CAN-SPAM Compliance

Simple Smart Science takes all necessary steps to comply with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 by never sending our misleading information.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Simple Smart Science may change its Privacy Policy from time to time. Simple Smart Science encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If we make changes, we will notify you by emailing updates, and, in some cases, we may provide additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage, or sending you a notification through email). Your further use of the Services after a change to our Privacy Policy will be subject to the updated policy.

You Consent

By using our site, you consent to our Privacy Policy.

Any questions, comments, or concerns should be addressed. Please contact us or call our customer service number at 888-503-2911.