Effective Date: March 7, 2022
OUR PRODUCTS COLLECT YOUR INFORMATION
We collect personal information in the following circumstances:
REGISTERING AN ACCOUNT
Some of our Products give you the option of creating a user account. If you create an account, you will provide us with certain personal information, such as your user name and password. You are not required to register to use our Products.
PURCHASING A PRODUCT
When you make a purchase, you are given the option of logging into an account or checking out as a guest. In either case, when you purchase a Blaynk Product, you will provide us with personal information, such as your name, email address, payment information, and shipping address.
MAKING A PAYMENT
You may need to provide personal information to our third-party payment processors when you make a purchase from Blaynk. Such personal information may include sensitive personal information, such as your credit card number.
SUBMITTING INFORMATION TO US
We collect information you submit to us. For example, when you post a review of a Blaynk product on Blaynk.com or refer a friend to Blaynk on Blaynk.com, we receive the information in your submission, including any personal information. If you choose to submit content to any public area of Blaynk.com, such content will be considered “public” and will not be subject to the privacy protections set forth herein.
COMMUNICATING WITH US
We may also collect personal information from you when you communicate with us. For example, you may send us personal information by writing an email to us, calling our customer service department, subscribing to Blaynk communications, or making a reservation for an event hosted by Blaynk.
TAKE A SURVEY
From time to time, we may contact you to participate in optional online surveys. If you do decide to participate, you may be asked to provide certain information which may include personal information.
Our websites and applications collect and store information that is generated automatically as you use them, including your preferences and anonymous usage statistics. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, cookie identifier, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our websites and applications (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We use this data to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer our Products. Information that we passively collect may be combined with other information about you, including personal information such as when you are logged into your Blaynk account.
INFORMATION PROVIDED BY 3RD PARTIES
Blaynk may collect information about you from third parties or supplement the information we collect from you with additional records received from third parties. If you place an order with a third-party retailer, that retailer will send your personal information to Blaynk so that we can fulfill you order. We also collect information from third parties in order to enhance our ability to serve you, to tailor our content to you, and to offer you information that we believe may be of interest to you.
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO A 3RD PARTY
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about Blaynk, we may collect your friend's personal information, such as name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to purchase a Blaynk product. We store your friend’s information in order to send this one-time email and to track the success of our referral program.
NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED WHEN YOU USE OUR PRODUCTS
Some of our Products may collect information when you use them. When you use our Glow light and accompanying application, we collect information about how you use Glow, such as when you turn it on, off, or change the brightness setting; your device type; and information about the light levels in the room you’re in to provide the right light settings (collectively, “Glow Usage Data”). Glow and its accompanying app do not collect personal information other than your Internet Protocol address.
HOW BLAYNK USES YOUR INFORMATION
Except as provided below, we do not share or disclose your personal information. We never monetize your information; we use your information to continue developing excellent products to help you sleep better and to optimize your experience with relevant offers and promotions.
WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
We use and retain information, including personal information, to improve and facilitate our Products, including: to analyze interactions with and performance of our Products;
- To debug and identify errors that impair functionality;
-To detect security incidents, protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity;
-Tor research related to technological development and demonstration;
-To improve or enhance our Products or website.
We may use personal information to help us deliver targeted advertising including to consumers directly and through unaffiliated advertising partners, to measure the effectiveness of advertising on behalf of our advertising partners, and to identify the audience most likely to respond to an advertisement.
We may send communications via email or SMS to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as account management, customer service, or system maintenance.
We may use information about you, including personal information, to send you information about Blaynk’s Products, including by email, SMS, phone, or mail.
We may use aggregated or other data that is not personal information for any purpose, including marketing. These uses may include but are not limited to analyzing interactions with and performance of our Products, enabling us to improve our Products, and sharing such information with our business partners, affiliates, or any other third party. Similarly, we may enhance any such and aggregated data collected via our Products with other information collected from our business partners.
HOW WE USE AUTOMATIC COLLECTION TECHNOLOGIES
-Operationally Necessary: This includes technologies that allow you to access our Products and tools that are required to maintain functionality and monitor and protect our Products.
-Performance-Related: This includes technologies that allow us to assess the performance of our Products and help us understand how our users and visitors interact with our Products.
-Functionality-Related: This includes technologies that allow us to offer you an enhanced experience when using our Products, such as identifying you when you sign in to your account or keeping track of your preferences.
-Advertising or Targeting-Related: We may use first- or third-party Technologies to deliver content, including ads relevant to your interests on our Products or on third-party websites and applications.
Blaynk may disclose your information in the following ways:
We may share personal information with our vendors and Service providers who perform services on our behalf. These third parties are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us, such as fulfilling orders, processing payments, sending and improving communications, developing and improving our Products, detecting, preventing, and remediating fraud or other prohibited activities, and other support for the provision of our Products.
DISPLAYING TO OTHER USERS
The content you post to Blaynk.com may be displayed on Blaynk.com. Other users may be able to see some information about you, such as your name if you submit a review. We are not responsible for privacy practices of the other users who will view and use the posted information.
AS REQUIRED BY LAW AND SIMILAR DISCLOSURES
We may access, preserve, and disclose your personal information, other account information, and content if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order, government request, or subpoena. We may also access, preserve, and disclose your personal information, other account information, and content if we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect yours’, ours’ or others’ rights, property, or safety, or investigate fraud.
We may also disclose your personal information with your permission.
Your Choices and Rights
In accordance with applicable laws, you may have the right to:
- Access personal information about you that we have collected.
- Request correction of personal information that is incomplete or inaccurate. We may offer self-service tools for you to correct this information.
- Request deletion of personal information that we hold about you.
- Request restriction of or object to processing, including the right to opt out of the sale of your personal information to third parties.
You can make any of these requests by emailing email@example.com. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe. We may ask you to verify your identity, such as by logging in to your Blaynk account or confirming your email address. You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment for the exercise of your privacy rights. If you wish to designate an unauthorized agent to make a privacy request for you, please email us from the email address associated with your Blaynk account and inform us of this designation, along with the designated agent's name and email address. We reserve the right to save transaction data as is necessary to comply with legal obligations or for purposes of standard business operations.
SHINE THE LIGHT
Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, you may have the right to request from us once per year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed Personal Information for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of Personal Information disclosed to those third parties.
You may stop or restrict the placement of cookies on your computer or remove them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences. Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. However, on many mobile devices, application users may opt out of certain mobile ads via their device settings.
To manage our advertising on other sites, we engage third-party advertising partners. These third-party partners may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on Blaynk.com and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. Notwithstanding the foregoing, our third-party advertising partners do not have access to, nor do we share with such third parties. Certain of our third-party advertising partners participate in self-regulatory organizations, and those organizations operate websites that give you the ability to opt-out of receiving targeted ads from those partners. You can access these websites, and also learn more about targeted advertising and privacy, at Network Advertising or AboutAds. You can also choose not to be included in Google Analytics here.
To be clear, whether you are opting out by adjusting your browser/device settings or by using a website established by a self-regulatory group, these cookie-based opt-outs must be performed on each device and browser that you wish to have opted out. For example, if you have opted out on your computer browser, that opt-out will not be effective on your mobile device. You must separately opt out on each device.
DO NOT TRACK MECHANISMS
Please note that we do not respond to or honor “do not track” signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.
If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can use the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of the email to opt out of receiving future emails. We will process your request within a reasonable time after receipt. We are not responsible for removing your personal information from the lists of any third party who has previously been provided with your information in accordance with this policy.
THIRD-PARTY SITES AND SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
Our Products may contain links to other websites and other websites may reference or link to Blaynk.com or our other Products. These other domains and websites are not controlled by us. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each and every website and application that they interact with. We do not endorse, screen, or approve, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites or applications. Visiting these other websites or applications is at your own risk.
Our Products may also contain links and interactive features with various social media platforms. If you already use these platforms, their cookies may be set on your device when using our Products. You should be aware that personal information which you voluntarily include and transmit online in a publicly accessible blog, chat room, social media platform or otherwise online, or that you share in an open forum may be viewed and used by others without any restrictions. We are unable to control such uses of your information when interacting with a social media platform, and by using such services you assume the risk that the personal information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties for any number of purposes.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
By using our Products or providing personal information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of our Products. If we learn of a security breach, we may notify you by posting a notice on Blaynk.com, sending an email to you, or by mail, as required by law.
We retain information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide Products or services. We will also retain and use information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under 16 years of age, and our Products are not directed to children under the age of 16. If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may alert us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from children under 16, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.
By using our Products, you will transfer data to the United States.
If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your information to the United States and processing globally. By providing your information you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Policy.
With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Frameworks, Blaynk, Inc is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, Blaynk, Inc may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
Contact information for Privacy issues: