Post: June 16th, 2014
Last Modified: August 20, 2015
This Policy primarily focuses on our treatment of information, which is personallyidentifiable (“personal information”). Personal information is information that identifies or describes a particular individual, such as a person’s first and last name, email address, post address and telephone number.
Guru uses information we collect to operate, maintain and provide you the features and functionality of the Service, to analyze how the Service is used, diagnose service or technical problems, maintain security, personalize content, remember information to help you efficiently access your account, monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns, and track Content and users as necessary to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable laws. “Content” refers to information, messages, text and other data which is collected, stored, surfaced, and shared through the use of the Guru Service.
Information You Provide: You provide us information about yourself, such as your name and email address, if you register for an account with the Service, including by connecting with the Service via a thirdparty service, or by “following,” “favoriting,” “becoming a fan,” adding the Guru application, etc., on a third party website or network. We receive and store the information you input when registering for our Service, or which you otherwise provide to us in any other manner.
We may use your email address to send you Servicerelated notices (including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail). We may also use your contact information to send you marketing messages. If you do not want to receive these messages, you can opt out by following the instructions in the message. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses.
If you choose to use our invitation service to invite a friend to the Service, we will ask you for that person’s email address and automatically send an email invitation. Guru stores this information to send this email, to register your friend if your invitation is accepted, and to track the success of our invitation service.
Cookies; When you use the Service, we may send one or more “cookies” – a small data file – to your computer to uniquely identify your browser and let Guru help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may convey anonymous information about how you browse the Service to us. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser so that it can be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Service. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Service may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Log Files: When you use the Service, our servers automatically record certain information sent by your web browser. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, mobile carrier, and other such information.
Clear Gifs Information: When you use the Service, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTMLbased emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. The information is used to enable more accurate reporting and make Guru better for our users.
Do Not Track: If you enable or send a “do not track” signal or similar mechanism relating to the tracking of browsing activities, we do not have practices or protocols to honor or respond to such request. However, we only collect the types of information otherwise described in this Policy.
Your Use: We will display certain personal information about you in your profile page and elsewhere on the Service according to the preferences you set in your email account(s). Any information you choose to provide should reflect how much you want others to know about you. Please consider carefully what information you disclose in your profile page and your desired level of anonymity. You can review and revise your profile information at any time. We may also share or disclose your personal information with your consent, and also as otherwise described below.
In addition, your employer or email provider may have access to your Content and your Guru account. We have no ability to control the activities of these third parties, so we encourage you to check with regarding their practices in regard to data collection, handling and sharing of your Content and information.
Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customers, email, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions and we may transfer your personal information in these instances. We may also transfer or assign such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or dissolution. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you of any change of ownership or control in which your personal information is transferred.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement Requests; Protection of Guru’s Rights: Guru may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect Guru’s rights or property.
NonPersonally Identifiable Information: We may disclose your nonprivate, aggregated, anonymized or otherwise nonpersonally identifiable information, such as anonymous usage data, platform types, etc., with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain Guru Services.
The security of your information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) as part of our service, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
Guru uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards which are designed to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information, once we receive it. For example, we regularly back up your data to help prevent data loss and aid in data recovery. We also guard against common web attack vectors, host data in secure SOC 1/ISAE 3402, ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 compliant data center facilities, and implement industry standard firewalls and access restrictions on our servers to secure our network and better protect your information. No method of electronic transmission of storage is 100% secure, however, and we cannot ensure or warrant the absolute security of any information you transmit or store in the Service.
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Service, in which case Guru may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your account information at any time by logging in to your account. If you have any other requests or questions related to the handling, use or sharing of your personal information by Guru, please contact us at the URL specified in the “Contact Us” section below.
Our Service offers publicly accessible community services including blogs, and forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. Your posts may remain even after you cancel your account.
Our Service is not directed to persons under 13. Guru does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register with the Service. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information. If you believe that we may have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important to note that the Service is solely directed to individuals, companies or other entities in the United States. We make no representations that the Service is appropriate for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Service from other jurisdictions do so at their sole discretion and are entirely responsible for compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to export and import regulations. Please refer to our Terms of Service for additional details regarding your required compliance with export and other applicable laws in connection with your use of the Service.
We may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information, to affiliated entities, or to other third parties across borders to other countries or jurisdictions around the world, provided that your personal information is protected in substantial compliance with the terms of this Policy.