Privacy Policy

We at NationSwell, LLC (“Company”, “we” or “us”) respect your privacy and are therefore committed to affording protection to information relating to any visitor to our website, (the “Website”). In recognition of your need for appropriate protection and proper management of any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) that we may receive from the Website, we have established this Privacy Policy. By using the Website you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy, which shall take effect immediately upon your first use of the Website.

1.     Privacy Policy Updates

Due to the rapidly evolving nature of web-based technology, we may need to update this Privacy Policy from time to time.  If so, we will post our updated Privacy Policy on this page [and may communicate the change by sending e-mail notices to registered users of the Website.] We encourage you to frequently check this page for any changes to our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Website and/or continued provision of Personal Information to us will constitute your acceptance of such change and will be subject to the terms of the then-current Privacy Policy.

2.     Information Collection and Use

Like most websites, we may collect non-Personal Information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-Personal Information is to better understand how our visitors use the Website. From time to time, we may release non-Personal Information, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Website.

We may also collect Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the Website. We only disclose logged-in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that we use and disclose Personal Information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.  We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Website.  Your IP address may be used to help identify you as a returning visitor so that we can make your visit as useful as possible. We may investigate our log files to understand visitor usage patterns.

You can visit parts of the Website without revealing any Personal Information about yourself.  However, to use certain features of the Website (e.g. commenting on blog posts, submitting AllStar nominations), you must provide your name and e-mail address and other contact information that you voluntarily transmit to us, and we may share that information with outside partners involved with providing or supporting those features. By voluntarily providing NationSwell with your name and contact information, you consent to being contacted by email by NationSwell and the aforementioned partners. Additionally, we may collect Personal Information that you provide when you contact us or when you voluntarily provide us with feedback, post in blogs, chat rooms, forums or message boards available from the Website. Other users will be able to see any information that you post to such blogs, chat rooms, forums and message boards.

3.     Information from Minors

You must be at least 13 years of age to use the Website.  Accordingly, if you are under the age of 13, please do not attempt to register with our Website and please refrain from sending any information about yourself to us (including, without limitation, your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address). In the event that we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a person under the age of 13, we will delete that information as soon as reasonably practicable. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a person under the age of 13, please contact us at [email protected]

4.     Cookies

We may use small text files called cookies to improve overall website experience. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the Website user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies generally do not permit us to personally identify you.  We may also use cookies to, among other things, access your information and user preferences when you sign in.  We encourage you to logout whenever you leave your computer in order to better protect your information.

5.     Google Analytics

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information such as how often users visit the Website and what pages they visit when they do. We use this information to maintain and improve the Website, and we may share anonymous statistical information we get from Google Analytics with our business partners for such purposes. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to the Website is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to the Website by disabling cookies on your browser. In addition, if you want to prevent your data from being provided to Google Analytics, you can opt out using a Google plug-in. For more information, you can read this site: How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps.

6.     Aggregate Information

We may track the total number of visitors, the number of visitors to each page of the Website, browser type, IP addresses, external websites linked to (“Aggregate Information”) and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain Personal Information.  We use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Website, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

7.     Disclosure

We may disclose Personal Information (as well as Aggregate Information and the data generated by cookies) to those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available on the Website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country. By using the Website, you consent to the transfer of such information to such employees.

We may also disclose Personal Information to the vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us in providing our services to you. For example, we may provide your Personal Information to a credit card processing company to process your payment.

Finally, we will disclose your Personal Information (i) when we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority or when we deem it appropriate or necessary to provide such information to law enforcement authorities, (ii) to enforce our Terms of Service, (iii) to protect and defend the rights or property of the Company, or (iv) to protect the safety of our employees, agents, or users of the Website.

We will not otherwise sell or transfer your Personal Information to any company or organization, except that we may transfer your Personal Information to a successor entity upon a merger, sale, consolidation or other corporate reorganization to which the Company is a party.

8.     Ads

Ads appearing on the Website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by the Company and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

9.     Interactive Features

We may offer chat rooms, message boards, comment features and other means of communicating to other users of the Website.  Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information.  Contributions in public discussions may also be republished on the Website and in any Company publications without compensation to or express permission from the original contributor.

10.     Security

We will not be liable for any breach of the security measures on the Website or any loss, misuse or alteration of information resulting therefrom or from communications through the Internet.

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy please contact us via e-mail at [email protected]