As Dictanote evolves, we may need to update this policy to keep pace with changes in the Service and laws applicable to us and you; we will, however, always maintain our commitment to respect your privacy.
I. Information Collection and Use
We collect very little personal information about our users, especially users of our free service. A list of the "Personal Information" Dictanote may collect, and why we collect it, follows:
Dictanote's web site and applications also collect and receive information from your computer or mobile device, including the activities you perform within your account, the type of hardware and software you are using (for example, your operating system or browser), and information obtained from cookies. When you access Dictanote via an Dictanote Software application, that application will request access to certain information on your computing device.
Gathering this kind of information helps us administer the Service, provide convenient and personalized user access, improve the features and usability of our products and Service, analyze user trends and information about users use of our Service (including the extent to which our users share or make public notes and notebooks), collect information about use and growth of the Service in specific regions, and evaluate the content and organization of our site. We do NOT collect information about you to deliver any targeted advertising to you, or track your visits to any third-party websites.
In addition, we automatically gather non-personally identifiable information that indicates your association with one of our business partners or certain promotions. We use this information to determine the amount of revenue share payments to make to partners with whom we might have such arrangements and to provide anonymized aggregate reports.
Dictanote complies with the US Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"), which requires us to notify and obtain consent from a parent or guardian before we collect, use and disclose the personal information of children who are under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age without such consent, and if we learn that we have inadvertently done so, we will promptly delete it.
From time to time, we may want to contact you with information about product announcements, software updates and special offers. However these emails are very infrequent literally (~ 1 every 2 months).
II. Information Access and Disclosure
Does Dictanote Share My Personal Information or content? Dictanote is not in the business of selling or renting user information, and we only disclose information when:
Some applications that work with our Service may ask for permission to access your content or other information about your account. Those applications will provide you with notice and request your consent in order to obtain such access or information. Please consider your selection of such applications, and your permissions, carefully.
As a rule, Dictanote employees do not monitor or view your personal information or content stored in the Service, but it may be viewed if we believe our Terms of Service have been violated and confirmation is required, if we need to do so in order to respond to your requests for user support, or we otherwise determine that we have an obligation to review it as described in our Terms of Service. Your Notes also may be viewed where necessary to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Dictanote and its users, or in order to comply with our legal obligations, such as responding to warrants, court orders or other legal process.
No. Note, however, that certain portions of the Dictanote web sites and Service, such as user notebooks designated as "public" and our user forum, are open to any online viewer. Any information that you post in these locations can be read, collected and used by anyone and could enable others to send you unsolicited messages. Dictanote enables you to determine whether or not to post personal or otherwise sensitive information to publicly accessible areas of our site, so you should carefully consider how you use the services. Dictanote is not responsible for any publication or use of any Personal Information you choose to post in these locations.
III. Data Storage and Transfer
When you use Dictanote Software on your computing device, content you save will be stored locally. When you sync your computing device with the Service, that content will be replicated on our servers, which are located in the United States.
Please be aware that Personal Information and content submitted to Dictanote will be transferred to a data center in the United States. If you post information to the Dictanote sites you are confirming your consent to such information, including Personal Information and content, being hosted and accessed in the United States.
Users who wish to (i) access any Personal Information that we hold about you; (ii) request that we correct or delete the Personal Information that we hold about you; or (iii) request that we not use or stop using your Personal Information for marketing purposes may do so by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We will comply with such requests to the extent permitted or required by law.
Dictanote complies with the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework and US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information collected from users residing in the European Union and Switzerland. We have certified that we adhere to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view our certification page, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/
Dictanote is committed to protecting the security of your information and takes reasonable precautions to protect it. However, Internet data transmissions, whether wired or wireless, cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and as a result, we cannot ensure the security of information you transmit to us; accordingly, you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your data transmission, we make all commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems:
If Dictanote learns of a security system breach, we may attempt to notify you and provide information on protective steps, if available, through the email address that you have provided to us or by posting a notice on our web site. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive such notices in writing.
IV. Information Deletion
You can delete content you have posted to any notebook at any time, and you can stop using Dictanote at any time. If you delete information and material from a notebook and then sync your account, it will no longer be accessible to you or others who may access the Service, but residual copies of your deleted content may continue to exist on Dictanote's back-up and archiving systems for up to one year due to the nature of those systems operations.
If Dictanote closes your account due to a Terms of Service violation, then you may contact Dictanote to request deletion of your data, and Dictanote will evaluate such requests on a case by case basis, pursuant to our legal obligations.
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