Privacy Policy

Last Updated: Feb 9, 2022

Please read this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service carefully before using the Platform.

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, and disclose information, governs how we treat this information, and lets you know your associated rights. This Privacy Policy applies to the Website available at SaiseiFoundation.org (the “Website”) operated by Saisei Foundation (the “Foundation” and “we,” “our” or “us”), the services and information available via the Website (the “Services”) (the Services, together with our Website, are referred to as the “Platform”). 

Navigating this Privacy Policy

To help you navigate our Privacy Policy, we have divided the Privacy Policy into numbered sections and provided a set of definitions in Section 20 (Definitions) to allow easy reference to key concepts. The sections are as follows:

  1. Your Consent to This Privacy Policy
  2. The Information We Collect
  3. How We Collect This Information
  4. How We Use This Information
  5. How We Share This Information
  6. How We Safeguard the Information We Collect
  7. Our Retention of Data
  8. Accuracy and Minimization of Data
  9. Accessing and Updating Your Information
  10. Your Right to Opt-Out, Object to Processing, and Delete Information
  11. Do Not Track
  12. Advisory Regarding Participation by Children and Teens
  13. Relationship to Terms of Service; Incorporation of Terms of Service
  14. Notice of Privacy Rights to California Residents
  15. Notice of International Data Transfers
  16. Third Party Sites
  17. Complaints
  18. Changes to This Privacy Policy
  19. Contact Us
  20. Definitions

You may also print a copy of this Privacy Policy using the “Print” feature available from most web browsers.

By using the Platform, or otherwise providing information to us, you agree to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Platform. You may withdraw your consent by requesting deletion of your information or otherwise exercising your rights in accordance with Section 10 (Your Right to Opt-Out, Object to Processing, and Delete Information).

2 – The Information We Collect

Our Platform gives you the opportunity to learn about our mission and activities, donation opportunities, and other aspects of the Foundation. The Platform also provides you with opportunities to receive additional information on all of the above by contacting us. To provide these Services, and to otherwise conduct the Platform, we rely on information provided by and collected from our users. This information consists of the following:

2.1 – Personal Information

We collect certain information that identifies you as an individual (collectively, “Personal Information”). The Personal Information we collect may include the following:

  • Your name,
  • Your company,
  • Your email address,
  • Your social media handle (e.g., if you engage with us on social media), and 
  • Your website.

We also collect technical and device-related information that identifies or may reasonably be used to identify a particular user device (collectively, “Automatically Collected Information”). Automatically Collected Information is typically collected automatically by technical means, and for purposes of our Platform consists of the following:

  • Device identifiers, such as cookies;
  • Device information, such as hardware and software settings;
  • IP addresses and log information, such as your device’s name, the type and version of your web browser, and referrer addresses that can function to identify a user device; and
  • Tracking information that we collect or that third parties collect.

2.3 – Anonymous Information

Our Platform also collects, processes, and/or uses information that does not identify you or your devices, including Personal Information that has been made anonymous by: (i) removing identifying fields and aggregating the information with other information so that individual subjects of the information cannot be re-identified or (ii) anonymizing the information with techniques that remove or perturb the identifying data so as to prevent re-identification of the anonymized information (collectively, “Anonymous Information”). Information that meets these criteria might include, for example, demographic information, statistical information (e.g., page views and hit counts), and general tracking information about how the Website is used.

If we combine or associate Automatically Collected Information or Anonymous Information with Personal Information, we treat the resulting combination as Personal Information.

3 – How We Collect This Information

We collect the above information through the following means and technologies:

3.1 – Submitted Content

We may give you the ability through the Platform to engage with us and others in public exchanges, and these include opportunities for you to provide information that you submit to our Website or otherwise make available to us, including, but not limited to: (i) feedback, comments, and suggestions you provide to us; (ii) questions or comments that you provide to us; (iii) images and audiovisual files that you provide to us; and (iv) any other information or materials you provide to us or post directly or indirectly on our Website (“Submitted Content”). Please understand that, if you include Personal Information in Submitted Content, others will be able to read, collect, re-publish, and otherwise freely use the information. We are not responsible for Personal Information you decide to include in Submitted Content. For example, we do not assume any obligation or responsibility to take down, remove, or edit Submitted Content, except as required by Applicable Law, although we reserve the right to do so in our discretion. If you include in your Submitted Content any Personal Information relating to others, you represent that you have full permission and authority to do so.

3.2 – Beacons and Tags

The Platform may use certain data collection technologies that rely on (i) beacons, (ii) pixel tags and object hyperlinking tags, and (iii) other means to link an object to an Internet address, a remote software application, a remote database, or other remote means of receiving or processing information. We may use these technologies to tell us what parts of our Platform have been visited or to measure the effectiveness of searches that users perform on our Platform. These technologies also enable us to send email messages in a format users can efficiently read, to learn whether these email messages have been opened, and to help ensure, for example, that our messages are of interest to our users. These technologies provide us with Anonymous Information, Automatically Collected Information and, in certain instances, Personal Information.

3.3 – Device Identifiers; Logs; IP Addresses

To determine whether your device is supported by our Platform, we may collect certain information about your device and network, including your IP address, your operating system and browser, your device model, information about your use of the Platform, as well as the presence of any software that our Platform may require to operate with your device, or other third party software or mobile apps on your device. We automatically receive and record this information in log files, and this is generally Automatically Collected Information.

3.4 – Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data which is sent to your browser from a website’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies can be used to provide you with a tailored user experience and to make it easier for you to use a website upon a future visit. We may include cookies on our Platform and use them to recognize you when you return to our Platform. You may set your browser so that it does not accept cookies; however, you may need to enable cookies on your web browser if you wish to access certain personalized features of our Services. Cookies are a form of Automatically Collected Information. Please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ and https://cookies.insites.com/disable-cookies/ for more information on how you can disable some or all cookies. For additional information, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

3.5 – Click-Throughs

We may send email messages or display links that use a “click-through URL” linked to our Platform or to another resource. When you click one of these URLs, you pass through our web server before arriving at the destination website page or other resource. Click-throughs may use and collect Anonymous Information and Automatically Collected Information. We may track this click-through data to help determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our user communications.

3.6 – Other Technologies and Data Sources

We currently do not augment Personal Information you provide us with data from other third-party sources, such as privately-held marketing databases. We do not, for example, link your Personal Information with third-party demographic information (such as age, sex, household income, job industry, or job title). If we later choose to use these data sources or technologies other than those listed above in this Section 3 (How We Collect Your Information), we will treat any information we collect or generate in that manner in full accordance with this Privacy Policy.

4 -How We Use This Information

We use the information we collect or process, including Anonymous Information, Automatically Collected Information, and Personal Information, as permitted under Applicable Law, including where the use is, based on (a) the consent you provide to us, (b) performance of our agreement to provide you with the Services, (c) compliance with our legal obligations, and/or (d) our Legitimate Interests, as well as a third party’s Legitimate Interests. More specifically, we use the information we collect for some or all of the following:

Our Use of the InformationThe Basis for Our Use
To provide you with the Services you request and, specifically, to allow us to send you email with informationPerformance and management of our agreement with you
To conduct fraud monitoring, prevention, and detection activitiesOur Legitimate Interests
To allow you to post Submitted ContentPerformance and management of our agreement with you, Your Consent
To respond to your inquiriesPerformance and management of our agreement with you
To customize your visit to and use of the PlatformOur Legitimate Interests
To determine which services and content (including marketing content) might interest youYour Consent, Our Legitimate Interests
To inform you of products and services that we think (or our marketing partners think) would be appealing to you, whether the goods or services are provided by us or by others and whether the goods or services are available via our Platform or via some other channel (including channels operated by third parties)Your Consent, Our Legitimate Interests
To track access to and use of our Platform and conduct data and other analyses, including anonymization and aggregation of Personal InformationOur Legitimate Interests
To perform internal administration, auditing, operation, and troubleshooting for our PlatformOur Legitimate Interests
To engage in the activities specified in Section 5 (How We Share This Information)Our Legitimate Interests, Compliance with our legal obligations, Performance and management of our agreement with you
To evaluate and improve our Platform and our communications and to develop and test new services and contentOur Legitimate Interests
To comply with Applicable LawCompliance with our legal obligations

5 – How We Share This Information

We value your privacy, and we share the information we collect only in the manner set out below.

5.1 – Our Affiliates

We may choose to rely on and share any of the information we collect with our affiliates. By “affiliate” we mean an entity that is closely related to us, such as an entity that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Saisei Foundation. Our affiliates will be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. By accessing the Platform, signing up for Services, or otherwise providing us with Personal Information, you consent to this transfer of your information.

5.2 – Our Service Providers

We engage third parties to perform functions on our behalf, and these may include maintaining the Platform, collecting information, responding to and sending email or other messages, and other functions useful to our business. In this capacity, we may provide service providers with Personal Information, Automatically Collected Information, and Anonymous Information as applicable. The following are examples:

  • We use service providers (a) to fulfill your requests (where applicable); (b) to provide customer service (where applicable); (c) to process and distribute email, including newsletter; (d) to process and display Submitted Content; and (e) to manage promotions, special offers, and similar activities. These service providers generally require access to your Personal Information in order to perform these services.
  • We use analytics service providers to assist us in understanding and using Automatically Collected Information. A service we use in this regard is Google Analytics, and information concerning how Google uses the information is available at https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners, and opt-out options specific to Google Analytics are available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
  • We may use service providers to anonymize and aggregate Personal Information in order to generate Anonymous Information.
  • We may engage service providers to analyze the interests and attributes of our users and, using techniques based on Anonymous Information and Automatically Collected Information, identify others who might share those interests and attributes. We then use this information to reach out to relevant market segments to provide them information concerning the Platform.

We require our service providers to contractually commit to protect the privacy and security of the Personal Information they process on our behalf.

We may disclose your Personal Information and Automatically Collected Information to third parties, including law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and private investigator organizations, where it is necessary, or where we have a good faith belief that it is necessary:

  • To comply with legal process;
  • To protect and defend our rights and property, including the Platform and associated content;
  • To protect against fraud, misuse or unauthorized use of our Services;
  • To protect the personal safety or property of Platform users or the public, including your personal safety or property (it being understood that we assume no duty to provide, or monitor the need for, such protections);
  • To cooperate with public and government authorities including, where required, authorities outside your jurisdiction.

While you are not able to opt out of this use of information, we will take reasonable steps to limit such use and disclose only the information we reasonably believe is necessary for the above purposes. If we receive legal process calling for the disclosure of your Personal Information, where required under Applicable Law, we will attempt to notify you within a reasonable amount of time, unless such notification is not permitted.

5.4 – Transfer of the Platform

We shall be entitled to transfer information that we collect (including Personal Information, Automatically Collected Information, and Submitted Content) to a third party in connection with a reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition (including a disposition in connection with a bankruptcy or similar proceedings) of all or substantially all assets or stock of the business unit or division responsible for the information under this privacy policy, provided the acquiring third party has agreed to safeguard your information with protections that are compatible with those set out in this privacy policy.

6 – How We Safeguard the Information We Collect

We recognize the sensitivity of our users’ Personal Information and we have put in place security systems designed to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of this information. Our security systems include physical, technical, and administrative information security controls, and we take commercially reasonable steps to secure and safeguard such Personal Information in accordance with Applicable Law.

7 – Our Retention of Data

We retain Personal Information for the period of time necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we obtained the Personal Information and consistent with Applicable Law. We use the following criteria to set our retention periods: (a) the duration of our relationship with you; (b) the existence of a legal obligation as to the retention period; and (c) the advisability of retaining the information in light of our legal position (for example, in light of applicable statutes of limitations, litigation, or regulatory investigations).

8 – Accuracy and Minimization of Data

We take reasonable steps (a) to maintain the accuracy of the Personal Information we process and (b) to limit the Personal Information that we process to that which is reasonably necessary for the purposes for which we obtained the information. 

9 – Accessing and Updating Your Information

If you would like to review, correct, or update the Personal Information that you have provided to us, or if you would like to request an electronic copy of your Personal Information, you may make such requests by emailing us at legal@tim.blog.  If you email us, please provide your full name, email address you have used to access the Services, and specify the type of request you are making.  We will verify your identity using the email address we have in our records. 

10 – Your Right to Opt-Out, Object to Processing, and Delete Information 

10.1 – Unsubscribing to Email

If you no longer wish to receive email messages from us, you can opt out of this Service by either (1) following the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each email message, or (2) emailing us at legal@tim.blog.

10.2 – Deleting Your Information

You may request that we delete your Personal Information, and we will do so within the time frames (if any) set out in Applicable Law. Please note that deletion requests are subject to certain limitations. For example, we may retain information as permitted by Applicable Law, such as for tax- or other record-keeping purposes, to maintain an active account, and to process transactions and facilitate requests. 

10.3 – Anonymous Information

We will not delete Anonymous Information from our database, and nothing in this Privacy Policy restricts our use of Anonymous Information.

10.4 – Objections

If you object to our processing of your information, and a request for us to delete this information is not, in your view, sufficient, please contact us as provided below. 

11 – Do Not Track

We do not monitor or follow “Do Not Track” signals because there is no standard interpretation or practice for DNT signals. Therefore, we handle all user information consistent with this Privacy Policy.

12 – Advisory Regarding Participation by Children and Teens

Under U.S. Federal Law (as reflected in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), WE DO NOT COLLECT OR STORE ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION FROM INDIVIDUALS THAT WE KNOW ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 13. If you wish further information concerning privacy policies in general, and concerning online social networking and safety, you should visit the following website: http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/index.html.

13 – Relationship to Terms of Service; Incorporation of Terms of Service

This Privacy Policy must be read in conjunction with our Terms of Service, and the provisions of our Terms of Service are incorporated herein. To the extent the Terms of Service conflict with the terms of this Privacy Policy, the terms of this Privacy Policy will control.

14 – Notice of Privacy Rights to California Residents

We do not monetize users’ Personal Information, and under California law, we do not “sell” Personal Information to third parties. Nor do we disclose the categories of information listed in California’s “Shine the Light” law to third parties for their direct advertising purposes.

15 – Notice of International Data Transfers

We are based in the United States. If you live or reside outside the United States, be aware that your Personal Information will be transferred and processed in the United States. By using the Services or Platform, or providing us with your information, you fully understand and consent to this transfer and processing of your Personal Information in the United States — a jurisdiction may have data protection rules that are different from those in your country.

16 – Third Party Sites

The Platform may link to third party websites, social media platforms or other online services, and such links are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over such third parties, and if you decide to access any of the third party links from the Website, you do so subject to the terms and conditions of use and privacy policies for such third parties.

17 – Complaints

We want your feedback. If you have suggestions on how we can improve our Services or complaints you would like us to address, please contact us at the address set out in Section 19 (Contact Us). 

If you are protected by the GDPR with respect to our use of your information, you may lodge a complaint with a data protection authority for your country or region. A list of EU data protection authorities is available at http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080.

18 – Changes to This Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may change this Privacy Policy for our business purposes and to comply with changes in Applicable Law. In the event of any substantive or material changes, we will communicate these changes to you by posting the updated Privacy Policy on the Platform and/or notifying you of the change via the Platform, email, or other methods. To the extent permitted by Applicable Law, your continued use of the Platform following such notice constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the updated Privacy Policy.

19 – Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the Platform, or your dealings with this Platform, please contact us. You may contact us, for any reason, using the contact information below:
legal@tim.blog 

20 – Definitions

Below are definitions applicable throughout this privacy policy.

20.1 – Anonymous Information

“Anonymous Information” has the meaning set out in Section 2.3 (Anonymous Information). If you are protected by the GDPR with respect to our use of your information, the term “Anonymous Information” has the same meaning as information generated by “pseudonymisation” processes, as that term is defined under the GDPR.

20.2 – Applicable Law

“Applicable Law” means statutes, regulations, and any other laws that apply to your use of the Website, the Services, or the Platform. For example, if you are protected by the GDPR with respect to our use of your information, the term “Applicable Law” includes the GDPR.

20.3 – GDPR

“GDPR” means the European Union General Data Protection Regulation.

20.4 – Legitimate Interest

“Legitimate Interest” means, for purposes of the GDPR, that there is a good reason for the processing of your Personal Information, and that the processing is carried out in a way that minimizes impacts (if any) on your privacy rights and interests. The term “Legitimate Interest” also refers to our use of information in ways that you would reasonably expect, based on your relationship to us. For example, there is a Legitimate Interest in collecting and processing your Personal Information: (a) to safeguard our Platform, networks, content, and related information and resources; (b) to administer and generally conduct our business; and (c) to prevent fraud.

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