My Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 1, 2020

Minty (“Minty”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) operates the Minty.com and Minty browser extension(s) and mobile app(s) (each a “Website” and collectively the “Website,” as the context dictates). Personal information we collect via our services, products, features, technologies, and content offered through the Website or by contacting our customer service or otherwise engaging with us (the “Services”) is subject to this Privacy Policy.  By using any Services, you accept this Privacy Policy and agree to the collection and use of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  We use the term “personal information” in this Privacy Policy to describe information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular individual, household, or device.  We do not consider personal information to include information that has been aggregated and/or otherwise de-identified such that it does not identify a specific individual, household or device.

This Privacy Policy, together with our Terms of Use governs use of our Services. This Privacy Policy also describes individual choices regarding our use and the individual’s access to your personal information. 

If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us as described below. 

California residents should review the Notice to California Residents below, which describes your California privacy rights. Please know that Minty does not intend to “sell” personal information. A number of states are currently considering enacting laws similar to California’s. If you are a resident of a state that enacts such a law, please use the contact information below to contact us with any questions, requests, or comments.

Table of Contents

Personal Information We Collect and How
How We Use Personal Information
How We Share Personal Information
“Do Not Track” Requests; Third-Party Tracking
Your Choices
Third-Party Services
Security
Data Retention
Children
Notice to Residents Outside the United States
Changes to this Privacy Policy
Contact Us
Notice to California Residents

1. Personal Information We Collect and How. We collect personal information two ways: 1) through our business practices described below, including when provided to us by individuals, and 2) automatically, through our technologies. 

We collect the following personal information of our customers’ business contacts to serve our customers:  name, email address, street address, and telephone numbers.

We collect individuals’ email addresses provided to us through the Website, and as part of our business through widgets, cookies and other technologies on our customers’ and partners’ websites.  If you contact us through our Partner form on Minty.com, we collect your name, email address, and company name. Our customers may ask a question through the contact form on Minty.com; providing your email address is required for us to respond, and we may eventually need to speak to you by phone.

To the extent we combine personal information with other information which in the aggregate would be identifying to an individual, we will treat the information as personal information under this Privacy Policy. 

We and our third party service providers also automatically collect technical personal information from users of the Services, including:

Information about the device(s) you use to access the Services, including MAC address, IP address, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, device type, and device identifiers;
Information about your visits to the Website, including the full URL clickstream to, through and from pages on the Website (including date and time);
Information we need and use to facilitate your use of the Website (including to provide access to third party websites and services), such as URL requests, destination IP addresses, email addresses, or device configuration details;
Pages you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.

The technologies used for automatic data collection include “cookies” (small data files, including cookies, pixel tags, and/or other local storage provided by your browser or associated applications) on your computer, browser, mobile phone, or other device.  We may use both session cookies, which expire and no longer have any effect when you log out of your account or close your browser, and persistent cookies, which remain on your device until you erase them or they expire. We encode our cookies so that we or our third party service providers can interpret the information stored in them.  You are free to decline cookies if permitted by your computer, browser, mobile phone, or other device, although doing so may interfere with your use of some Services.

We may obtain personal information from third parties as well. Our customers may provide us with email addresses of their customers or prospective customers. We may obtain personal information from advertising networks, data analytics providers, social networks, and consumer data resellers. 

If someone chooses to use our referral service to tell a friend about our Website or one of our customer’s products or services, we will ask for the friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Website. Minty stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.  

2. How We Use Personal Information. We may use any personal information we collect for any one or more of the business or commercial purposes below:

Operate the Services, including administration, internal operations, troubleshooting, debugging, fraud prevention, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
Manage access to the Services;
Send information to use or in connection with the Services;
In response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements;
To comply with laws, regulations and legal process, such as to comply with a subpoena, bankruptcy proceedings, or similar legal process when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
Maintain the security of the Services, our assets and technologies;
Improve, test, personalize, develop and improve the Services, including to create new analytics, algorithms, or other tools; 
Advertise and market our products and services, and the products and services of our business partners, including by presenting tailored content and advertisements through our Website, third-party sites, or email; 
Measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to users, customers, and others, and to deliver relevant advertising;
Provide information about goods or services that may interest our audience;
Send emails about updates, information, or alerts regarding the Services; and
Evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us is among the assets transferred.

We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our Website in addition to other endorsements. With the testimonial giver’s consent, we may post their testimonial along with their name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us as shown below. 

3. How We Share Personal Information. We may share personal information with third parties as follows:

Service Providers.  We engage with select service providers who provide services to support our operations such as:  analytics; web hosting; app development; advertising and marketing vendors, and other service providers.  Such service providers will be limited to using your Personal Information to provide their services to Minty, or as otherwise permitted by law. Other Parties. As further described in the “HOW WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION” above, we may share your information when we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to prevent fraud, damage to person or property, protect and secure our business, assets, user accounts or enforce legal rights or comply with subpoena, court order, legal process or obligations. We may share personal information back with you at your request, and with third parties to whom you direct or consent. Successor Entities. We reserve the right to sell, disclose or transfer your personal information to a successor entity in the event of a corporate merger, consolidation, sale of assets or other corporate changes respecting Minty.  

The Website may offer publicly accessible blogs or community forums. Users should be aware that any personal information provided in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at help@Minty.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

4. Do-Not-Track Requests; Third-Party Tracking.

Unless your browser settings are configured to make your online activities and publicly available information about your online activities invisible to usage analytics tools, we do not presently have the capability to omit you from usage analytics to the extent your browser sends us a “do not track” message. However, third parties, other than our vendors assisting with making the Website available do not have authorization from us to track your uses of the Website or track what other activities you may have engaged in before or after using the Website (for example, using a different website). That said, we cannot control third-party tracking and there may be some third-party tracking that occurs without our knowledge or consent.

We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this website and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.

5. Your Choices.

You have certain choices to control the collection and use of information about you by us. By opting out of Website or mobile device tracking through your browser or device settings, you can limit the information that is collected and/or how it is used. If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, contact us as indicated below in this Privacy Policy. You may opt out of marketing emails from us at any time by using the unsubscribe link in the email, but please note that will not affect our ability to email you about our business relationship or Services you have requested.  

6. Third Party Services. This Privacy Policy applies only to the Services provided by Minty, not to any third party services.

The Services may contain links to the websites of our business partners, advertisers, social media sites, and other third parties.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these third parties have their own privacy policies, and that Minty does not accept any responsibility or liability for such third party privacy policies or practices.  Please check the individual policies before you submit any information to or through any linked third party website.

Some of our pages utilize framing techniques to serve content to/from our partners while preserving the look and feel of our Website. Please be aware that you are providing your personal information to these third parties and not to us in such instances. Our Website may include social media features, such as the Facebook® button and widgets or interactive mini-programs that run on our website. These features may collect your Internet protocol address, which page you are visiting on our website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website with third party content. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

7. Security.
We use reasonable security to protect personal information, but please be aware that there is no perfect data security.

8. Data Retention. We will retain personal information for as long as an individual user’s account with us is active or as needed to provide the Services or fulfill our business and commercial purposes. We will retain and use personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

9. Children. Minty does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 via the Website. If notified that we have inadvertently collected personal information of a child under the age of 13, we will promptly work to delete that information from our databases.

10. Notice to Residents of Countries Outside the United States. We are headquartered in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, be advised that any personal information you provide to us will be transferred to and stored in the United States and that, by submitting information to us, you explicitly authorize its transfer and storage within the United States.  We will protect the privacy and security of personal information according to this Privacy Policy regardless of where it is processed or stored.

11. Changes to this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time and may apply changes to previously collected information, as permitted by applicable law. From time to time, we may change or update this Privacy Policy.  You acknowledge and agree that we may notify you about any material changes in the way we treat Personal Information by placing a notice on the Website. Your continued use of the Services after any such posting shall constitute your acceptance of such changes.  If you do not agree with any such changes, please stop using the Services.

12. Contact Us.

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or our information practices, please contact us by email at help@minty.com or our contact form. California residents may also use the contact information shown below under “NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS.”

Toll-free:(877) 266-3548

https://www.minty.com/contact

13. Notice to California Residents.

The information included in this section applies to residents of California. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, including anything in this section for California residents, or would like a printed copy of this Privacy Policy, please contact us at (877) 266-3548 or by email to help@Minty.com. If you would like to print a copy of this Privacy Policy, please select the “Print” button in your web browser.

COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

For details on the Personal Information we collected about California residents in the last 12 months, the sources of that information, our business or commercial purposes for collecting that information, and the third parties with whom we shared that information, please refer to the corresponding sections of this Privacy Policy as follows:

See chart below for categories of Personal Information we collected. See “PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW” above in this Privacy Policy for sources from which the information was collected 
See “HOW WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION” above in this Privacy Policy for our business or commercial purposes for collecting personal information
See “HOW WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION” above in this Privacy Policy for third parties with whom we share personal information

In particular, as part of the Services, we have collected the following categories of personal information of California residents within the last twelve (12) months:

Category Examples Collected
1. Identifiers. A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers. YES
2. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)). A name, social security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories. YES
3. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law. Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information). NO
4. Commercial information Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies. NO
5. Biometric information Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data. NO
6. Internet or other similar network activity. Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.YES7. Geolocation data.Physical location or movements. YES
8. Sensory data. Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information. NO
9. Professional or employment-related information. Current or past job history or performance evaluations. NO
10. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)). Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records. NO
11. Inferences drawn from other personal information. Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes. YES

We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.

YOUR CCPA RIGHTS AND HOW TO EXERCISE THEM

If you are a California resident, you have certain rights, pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Protection Act (“CCPA”). These CCPA rights may only apply in certain circumstances and are subject to certain exemptions.  Please see the information below for a summary of your rights, how to exercise your rights and the information we require in order to respond to your requests. Please note that we may ask for certain information to verify the request in accordance with applicable law.   

Right to Opt-Out of Sale. We do not presently sell personal information within the meaning of the CCPA, and so do not offer a mechanism to opt-out or ask us not to sell your Personal Information.  
Right to Know. You have the right to request that we disclose what personal information we collect, use, disclose and/or sell about you. To exercise your right to know, please Contact Us to submit your request. You will be required to provide certain information which we will use to verify your request.
Right to Delete. You have the right to delete personal information that we collect or maintain about you. To request deletion of your information, please Contact Us to submit your request. You will be required to provide certain information which we will use to verify your request. Please note that certain exceptions apply to this right, such as when we must retain your information to comply with law. We will notify you of any such exceptions as applicable to your request. 
Right to Non-Discrimination. You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of any of your CCPA rights. However, we may offer certain financial incentives, charge reasonable fees related to your requests, or deny your right to know, right to request deletion, or right to opt-out of sale in accordance with applicable law.

You can exercise your CCPA rights yourself or you can designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. Your authorized agent must be able to demonstrate authority to act on your behalf as further instructed when submitting a verifiable request. 

DISCLOSURE OR SALE OF PERSONAL INFORMATIONIn the last 12 months, we disclosed or sold personal information to third parties as follows:

Minty does not intend to “sell” personal information going forward, but we are required to tell California residents that in the past 12 months, we sold the categories of personal information shown in the chart above in this “NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS” section when we shared it with our service providers and partners because of how broadly “sell” is defined under the CCPA. 
The same categories of personal information were also disclosed to our service providers and partners in the past twelve (12) months for the business or commercial purposes described in “HOW WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION” above.

THIRD-PARTY MARKETING DISCLOSURE

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents with whom we have a business relationship can request certain information regarding what types of personal information, if any, we shared with third parties for the direct marketing purposes of the third parties and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information in the immediately preceding 12 months. You may request this information by contacting us using the contact information at the top of this “NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS” section or under the Contact Us section.

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