Privacy Policy

Annoto Ltd. (“we”, “us”, “our”), respects your privacy. This policy (the “Policy”) explains our privacy practices. It describes the ways your personal information and data is collected and used and the rights and options available to you with respect to your information. The personal information you provide (as described below) depends on your volition and consent. You are not legally obligated to provide or give access to this information, but we do require it to in order to allow you to use our online service.

This policy is incorporated to our Terms of Use (the “Terms”) and constitutes an integral part of them.

About the Service

Annoto™ is an online service (the “Service”) that allows users to post and read comments (“Comments”) to digital media content on the web, such as new media, video clips, audio clips, presentations, etc. (“Content”).

Website operators can register to the Service in order to activate it on the website they own and operate (“Participating Websites”). Once a Participating Website has been set-up to utilize the Service, registered users of the Service can then post Comments to Content that appears on the Participating Website. The Comments posted are viewable by all Internet users.

Personal Information that we collect from registered users

You’ll need to sign-up and register to the Service if you wish to post Comments to Content, or wish to set-up and activate the Service on a website that you own and operate.

You may sign-up as a user through your account on one of the social networks or online platforms that the Service supports, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google (“Third Party Platforms”), or by filling-out our sign-up form.

Once signed-up, the profile tab of your account on the Service allows you to optionally provide additional information about yourself, and modify your existing profile information, such as your date of birth, Service username, profile picture, mobile phone number, gender, occupation, professional skills, interests and hobbies.

Keep in mind that the Comments that you post on the Service may contain, or be indicative of, your personal information or third parties’ personal information, depending on the particulars of the Comments. Such Comments are not treated as private or confidential and you should not have any expectation of privacy with respect to them.

Once you post a Comment and for 30 minutes thereafter, you may edit or altogether remove the posted Comment. After this timeframe, your Comment may only be removed pursuant to our

takedown policy.

BECAUSE THE COMMENTS YOU POST MAY HAVE TO DO WITH THE PRIVACY OF OTHERS, YOU MUST LAWFULLY OBTAIN THE CONSENT OF ALL INDIVIDUALS WHOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION OR PRIVATE

AFFAIRS MAY BE REFLECTED IN YOUR COMMENTS.

IN ANY CASE, USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE WHEN YOU POST COMMENTS INDICATIVE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION OF YOURSELF OR OTHER INDIVIDUALS. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL COMMENTS THAT YOU UPLOAD.

Personal Information that we collect from all users

We use third party analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, to collect information pertaining to your activities on the Service, including your session durations, the Content you accessed and your interactions and user-interface clicks with respect to such Content, the Internet protocol (IP) address of the device from which you accessed the Service, the browser you used, its version and language (i.e. locale) preferences, and the approximate city from which you accessed the Service.

If you submit a request or inquiry, you may be asked to provide additional personal details, depending on the particulars of the request or inquiry. We may also ask you for additional personal information, in order to process your request or inquiry.

Donations

If you wish to make a donation to us, you will be asked to provide your payment method information, such as you credit card information or PayPal account details. Donations are processed and handled through relevant third parties, such as credit card service providers and payment processors (e.g. PayPal) We do not collect or store your payment method information. We may also request additional information from you before accepting your donation.

Interaction with Third Party Platforms]

You may choose to share Comments you posted through Service, on or through your feed or wall on Third Party Platforms. Your use of such Third Party Platforms and their use of the Comments you share through them, are governed by their own terms of use and privacy policy, not this Policy.

Children

We do not intentionally or knowingly collect personal information about children younger than 13.

Use of collected information

We may use the personal information outlined above, for the following purposes:

Sharing collected information

We may share personal information with others in any of the following instances:

In any case other than the above, your personal information will only be shared with others if you provide your explicit prior consent.

Aggregated or anonymized information

We may use any of the information we collect, as outlined above, to compile anonymized or aggregated information, either by ourselves or with the assistance of third parties such as Google Analytics. We may share, sell or otherwise communicate and make available such anonymized or aggregated information to any other party, at our sole discretion.

Third parties and ‘do-not-track’

The following disclosures are made pursuant to the California Online Privacy Protection Act:

Choice

Reviewing and editing certain personal information

As a registered user, you may review and modify your account profile information on the Service, through your user profile page.

Cookies

We and our third party website analytics provider (such as Google) use cookies on the Service. Cookies are packets of information sent by our servers to your web browser and then sent back by the browser each time it accesses our servers. The cookies may contain a variety of information, such as the web pages you have accessed, session durations and IP addresses. Cookies are used for various purposes, such as to collect statistical information about your use of the Service and save you the need to re-login with your username and password when you use the Service.

Some cookies may expire when the session ends and you close your browser. Other cookies are saved on your computer's hard drive. If you wish to block cookies, you may do so through your browser’s settings. Please refer to the browser's Help file for further information. HOWEVER, BEAR IN MIND THAT DISABLING COOKIES MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT YOUR USER EXPERIENCE ON THE SERVICE.

Transfer of data outside your territory

The Service, by its nature as an online service, may store and process information and Comments in the United States and in other various locations throughout the globe, including through cloud services. If you are a resident in a jurisdiction where transfer of your personal information to another jurisdiction requires your consent, then you provide your express and unambiguous consent to such cross-border transfer.

Data retention

We retain your personal information for as long as we deem necessary for our business needs, and may delete it thereafter from our systems, without notice to you.

Information Security

We implement measures to reduce the risks of damage, loss of information and unauthorized access or use of information, but these measures do not provide absolute information security. Therefore, although efforts are made to secure your personal information, it is not guaranteed that the Service and its related databases will be immune from any wrongdoings, malfunctions, unauthorized interceptions or access, or other kinds of abuse and misuse.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Policy from time to time. Substantial changes will take effect 30 days after we provide you a notice of such changes through the Service. Other changes will take effect 7 days after we provide notice. However, if the Policy is amended to comply with legal requirements, the amendments will become effective immediately upon their initial posting, or as required. The most up-to-date Policy will always be accessible on our website.

Your continued use of the Service after the changes take effect will indicate your acceptance of the amended Policy. If you do not agree to the amended Policy, you must refrain from any further use of the Service.

In any event, we will seek your explicit consent if we wish to have substantial changes to the policy apply to personal information we collected prior to those changes.

Contact us

You may send requests, questions and comments via email: support@annoto.net.

Last updated: August 25, 2016.