Effective Date: 1-Dec-2020
Platform Studio Inc (“Platform”) is a Venture Studio that creates and funds startup ideas and, if and when meeting certain criteria, spins them out as separate businesses.
When you (collectively “user” or “you”) interact with Platform or the products we are developing, you may share information with us. We want to be upfront about the information we collect, how we use it, whom we share it with, and inform you about the controls we give you to access and change it.
We may collect Personal Data in the following ways:
- information you provide,
- information we get when you use our Service, and
- information we collect from users and third parties.
Information You Provide
We collect information from you when you interact with our Services. The specific Personal Data we collect is dependent on which specific products and services you access.
If you use our Services as a Guild member, we collect information to maintain your Guild profile, including contact information and various data to match you to opportunities to help Platform companies, as well as data on the outcomes of those interactions.
If you use our Services as a Builder-in-Residence, we collect information during your application process, including contact details.
If you use our Services as a beta tester, early customer, or regular customer, you will create an account with a specific product and service. This product or service will collect the required information to create your account and enable you to use the product or service.
Information We Get When You Use Our Services
When you use our Services, we collect information about how you’ve used them. We collect information when you visit any website or mobile applications provided by Platform or Platform-developed products and services, or when you communicate with us through email or other communication channels.
Here are the types of Personal Data we collect when you use our Services:
Account Creation. When you create an account, we collect Personal Data from you, such as your name, address, zip code, location, email address, professional title, photographs, company name, and password.
Third-parties authorized by us. Our authorized third parties (e.g. email providers, text messaging providers, and payment processors) may collect Personal Data including your credit card number, bank account information, and location for the purpose of providing related services that are necessary to your use of our Services.
Communicating with us. We also retain information on your behalf, such as the Personal Data described above and any information that you submit to us. If you provide us feedback or contact us via email, we will collect your name and email address, any other information to verify you, as well as any other content included in the email.
Public forums. When you create a public profile, participate in our events, or post in our public forums, you consent to the collection and disclosure of your information to other users of our websites and forums. The information contained in your posting will be stored on our servers and shared with other users who have access to the forum.
Usage information. We collect information about your activity when you visit our websites and use our mobile applications. This includes information such as access dates and times, app features or pages viewed, app crashes and other system activity, type of browser, and third-party sites or service you were using before interacting with our services.
Location information. When you use our Services, we may collect information about your location using methods that include GPS and IP-based location services.
Information We Get From Users and Third Parties
We may collect information from public and commercially available sources. If you choose to share any Personal Data with us, you agree that you have obtained permission to share such information with us.
We use the information you submit to us to provide our Services, to improve our Services, to facilitate the relationship we have with our community, users, and customers, and to provide you with a personalized experience when using our Services.
To provide our Services. We use information you provide to keep our Services and operations up and running. Specifically, your Personal Data is used for the creation and security of your account, to identify you as a user in our system, to provide administration of our Services, to send you an email to verify ownership of email addresses provided by you when your account was created, to send you email notifications, to send you alerts and push notifications you have configured, and to send you promotional communications.
To improve our Services. We use the information you provide to develop and test new products and features, and improve our current products and features.
For marketing and advertising. We use information we receive from you through the use of your activity on our websites, mobile applications, and related services to improve our advertising services, ad targeting, and ad measurement, so that we can provide you with a personalized experience. This means that you may see ads that are personalized to you based on your location or your interests. You grant Platform a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free license to use, copy, modify (for formatting purposes only), transmit, publicly and digitally display and perform and distribute any content that you provide to or share with Platform. Such license shall also permit Platform to use that content and other information related to your use of our Services for the purposes of conducting marketing activities and analyses, conducting statistical analyses and; maintaining or making improvements to our Services.
Authorized service providers. We share your Personal Data with service providers that are authorized by us and perform services on our behalf, including messaging, payment processing, customer support, hosting, fraud detection and control, direct mail and email distribution, events, contest, sweepstakes and promotion administration, marketing, and analytics services. We may also share Personal Data that is aggregated or de-identified information with authorized third parties for legitimate business purposes. We use third-party cloud data hosting and storage providers such as AWS to store your information. In any event, we only share with authorized service providers the Personal Data that they need to perform services for us.
Compliance, Safety, and Security. We may also disclose your Personal Data for legal, safety, and security reasons. We may share information about you if we reasonably and in good faith believe that disclosing this information is necessary to:
- comply with any valid legal process, governmental or regulatory request, or applicable law, rule, or regulation, including responding to subpoenas or warrants served on Platform;
- investigate, remedy, or enforce potential violations of any agreement between you and Platform
- protect or defend the rights or property of Platform, users of our Services, third parties, or the general public; and
- detect and resolve any fraud or security concerns.
Corporate Transactions. In the event we enter into a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, we may disclose your Personal Data with third parties to facilitate this transaction.
You have control over your Personal Data and can change your account information, deactivate your account, or request opt-out in the following ways:
Change your account information. You may change some parts of your Personal Data in your account via our websites, mobile applications or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or the designated support contact for the specific product or service you are using.
Deactivate your account(s). You may deactivate your account(s) by sending us a message.
Platform Studio Inc
58 West Portal Ave PMB 750