Smallknot Inc. Privacy Policy

Last Updated June 12, 2012

We respect your right to privacy. We do not give or sell your data or any of your personal information to third parties without your permission (such as to facilitate fulfillment of a transaction you entered into on Smallknot.) Stripe, a secure third party payment processor, processes all of the transactions on Smallknot. No one sees your credit card information besides Stripe, not even us.

User Privacy

Smallknot Inc. (“Smallknot” or “we”, “our” or “us”) understands your concern about how information about you is used and shared. We have prepared this Privacy Policy to let you know about our policy regarding personal data that is collected through smallknot.com (the “Website”) or use of the services, features, content, applications or widgets offered by us (collectively with the Website, the "Service").  Please read this notice carefully and do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.

We reserve the right to revise and update this Privacy Policy at any time. Notice of any revisions or updates to this Privacy Policy will be made available through the Service, and any such revisions or updates will be effective upon the posting of such notice, unless otherwise expressly stated. Your continued use of the Services, after the posting, will constitute your acceptance of those revisions and updates. Therefore, you should frequently review this Privacy Policy to understand the terms and conditions that govern use of information that you provide to us. If you do not agree to any revisions or updates to this Privacy Policy as they may occur, you must terminate your registration immediately and discontinue your use of the Service.

Use of Your Private Information

2.1 Email Address. We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. We will only use this email address to contact you as part of the transaction process, to send you periodic emails that you have signed up for, or for purposes that are intended to enhance your user experience. We may also occasionally contact you to obtain feedback on a specific campaign (a “Campaign”) in which you have participated. We will not share your contact information with third parties, except as provided in Section 4.1. We will generally ask you to indicate whether or not you want to receive certain types of email communication from us, and we will adhere to your preferences unless we consider a particular communication to be necessary.

2.2 Name and Address. You are required to provide your full name while using the Services and funding a Campaign. We only share this information with merchants listed on a particular Campaign, so that the merchant can deliver rewards that you have requested through use of the Service (“Reward”) and so that the merchant can verify your identity when you redeem a Reward. When signing up for our mailing lists, a Smallknot account, or other services or promotions that require registration, you may also be asked to provide your name at that time so that we can personalize all communications you receive from us.

2.3 Credit Card Information. All payments and credit card transactions are processed by a secure third party payment processor (as of the date of this Privacy Policy, Stripe). Neither Smallknot nor any merchants that list on Smallknot ever see or receive your credit card information.

2.4 Demographic Information. We may occasionally collect demographic data, such as age, gender or profession.  We may use all of the information we collect to tailor the Service, and related products and services. We believe that this benefits you, as it provides you with access to products, services and ads that are more likely to correspond to your needs and interests. We do not identify you as an individual to any advertiser or third party product/service provider without first obtaining your explicit consent.

2.5 Information Collected from Third Parties. If you provide personally identifiable information to this Service, we may combine such information with actively collected information in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services.

2.6 Facebook. We allow users the ability to login to the Service using Facebook credentials. By logging in to the Service with your Facebook credentials, you give Smallknot the ability to access certain personally identifying information stored in your Facebook profile. We will not view or store any data available to us from your Facebook profile without first obtaining your consent. We may allow you to share our content with your Facebook contacts. We do not store lists of your friends or the specific messages that you send to your friends, although we may display other friends that have registered for the Service with their Facebook credentials, and we may record the number of times that particular content has been shared.

Passive Information Collection

3.1 During your use of the Service, certain information may be passively collected using various technologies such as Google Analytics, and means, such as your physical location, navigational data, and which Campaigns you have viewed. We may share the types of data described in this section with third parties, but any such data will be aggregated and will not contain any personally identifying information.

3.2. We may occasionally record your IP address, use cookies, and assign Internet tags to your use of the Service. We may also record information about your use of the Site and collect operational information about the technology you use, such as your browser, type of computer, operating systems, Internet service providers and the domain name of the website from which you linked to our Service.

In addition, when you view the Service, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a cookie or similar file and will help us tailor the Service to better match your interests and preferences. Most Internet browsers enable you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. We do not collect personally identifiable information without your consent, but we may tie information collected automatically to your previously submitted personally identifiable information.

Use and Disclosure of User Information

Smallknot only shares your personally identifying information with third parties in limited circumstances and, except as provided in this section, we only do so after first obtaining your consent to share your personally identifying information. However, by using the Service, you hereby consent to us sharing personally identifying information under the specific circumstances set forth herein.

Disclosure to Third Parties

We may provide personally identifying information to our subsidiaries, partners, and other affiliated companies for the purpose of processing personally identifying information on our behalf. We reserve the right to transfer or assign the personally identifying information we have collected from you in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution, reorganization, assignment, or other transfer of Smallknot or the business of this Service to which the information relates, in which case we will require any such buyer to agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Policy or terms substantively similar hereto. We may share your personally identifying information when we believe in good faith that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) to enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the right, property or safety of Smallknot, its users or the public as required or permitted by law. Minors

People under 18 are not permitted to use Kickstarter on their own, and so this privacy policy makes no provision for their use of the site.

Protection of Your Personal Information

We use a variety of security measures, including encryption and authentication tools, to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information. Your personal information is stored behind firewalls and is only accessible by a limited number of people who are required to keep the information confidential. When you place orders we use a secure server. To the extent you select the secure server method and your browser supports such functionality, all credit card information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. Regardless of these efforts by us, no data transmission over the public Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Wrap Up

To modify or delete any or all of the personal information you have provided to us, or if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us directly at info@smallknot.com.