Findera Privacy and Cookies Policy
Welcome to findera!
findera’s purpose is to help business professionals be successful. Many professional endeavors start with finding the right companies and the right people. Our goal is to help you create and nurture mutually beneficial professional relationships.
This Privacy and Cookies Policy, as amended from time to time, describes the information we receive via our website (collectively "the Services"), why we collect it, and what we do with it. This Policy applies only to information we collect through our Services. This Policy does not apply to information that we collect through other channels, such as information that we collect offline, or from other websites.
The Services are provided by Yozio Inc. a Delaware corporation DBA Findera, located at 251 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA. The terms “findera”, “we”, “our”, and “us” refer to Yozio Inc.
Information We Collect
We collect information to deliver and improve our Services, understand how our Services are used, and develop new ones. The information helps us improve the performance, speed, accuracy, ease of use, and reliability of our Services.
You may decide to actively provide personal information to us when you:
- Create an account with findera,
- Contact us for technical support or customer service,
- Reply to a survey.
Depending on how you interact with our Services, the personal information we collect from you may vary. For example, when you voluntarily complete a survey related to our Services, we may ask you to provide other information, which may include your name, phone number, and/or postal address.
Creating an account with findera is optional. You can use our Services without creating an account. Creating a findera account allows you to do more including: creating or updating your professional profile on findera, accessing some people’s contact information, customizing the way information is displayed, creating and exporting lists, and seeing your direct and indirect relationships with other people and companies.
To create a findera account, you must login with a Google or Microsoft account. This is necessary for authentication purposes. At the time you confirm the creation of the account, the authentication service (e.g. Google’s or Microsoft’s) provides us with information on your behalf. This information may include your first and last name, email address, and profile photo - if available.
In addition, the authentication service displays our request for permissions that are necessary for findera to deliver the advanced features of our Services. These include the ability to collect information from your contacts/address book, email and calendar. We only use your email and calendar metadata. No human will see the content of email messages or meeting invites. You may allow or cancel this process at the time of sign up - and you may also revoke these permissions at any time.
When you use our Services, your device automatically provides information to us so we can respond to your actions and requests.
The type of information we automatically collect includes technical information about your computer, such as your hardware model, operating system version, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, your IP address or other device identifier.
We collect usage information and statistics about your interaction with our Services, such as which query terms and filters you use to search for information. We may also collect the URLs of the pages that you visited, the URLs of referring and exiting pages, the time spent on a page, the time of visits, the number of clicks and pages viewed, as well as other information about how you use our Services.
Web Browser. When you visit our Services, your browser automatically sends us your IP address so that the web pages that you request can be sent to your computer or mobile device. We use your IP address to determine additional information, such as whether the computer or device has previously been used to visit our Services, which features were used the most often, and how much time was spent on each page.
Beacons and Log Files. We may use "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags, tracking pixels, and clear GIFs) on our websites. These web beacons allow us and third parties to collect information such as the IP address of the device, the URL of the web page, the time when the page was viewed, the type of browser used, and additional information in Cookies that may have been set by a third party. The information is typically collected in log files. The information is used for analytical purposes and to manage technical issues that may arise. In the future, we may also use this information for the management of our own online advertising to determine which ads brought users to our websites. We do not attempt to identify individual users with this information.
Location Data. Your general location may be identifiable from your device's IP address or the URLs we receive.
Cookies. We collect information using Cookies to help us identify your browser or device when you visit our Services. In the future, we may share Cookies with third-party advertisers or advertising networks to serve ads. For more information on Cookies, how we use them, and how you can control them, please see the section entitled Cookies Policy.
In addition to the above, if you create a findera account, we may also collect the following information when you sign into our Services via the Google or Microsoft authentication services:
Account Basics. This information includes your first and last name, email address, and profile photo (if available), as provided by the Google or Microsoft authentication services.
Contacts. We collect your contacts information (also called address book).
Email/Calendar Metadata. We collect some of your email and calendar metadata to determine who has actual communications with whom. We only use the metadata and do not read nor access the content or your email messages. This also helps us identify fake accounts.
Search history and preferences. We collect information about your usage of the Services including your search history, the lists you created, and your preferences for customizing the settings of search filters, and display options.
Information We Collect From Third PartiesGoogle and Microsoft 3rd party authentication services
Google or Microsoft verify your login name and password to confirm that you are indeed in control of your account. They do not provide us with your password and there is no way for us to obtain your password.
These services display the request for permissions necessary for findera to deliver some of the features of our Services. If you do not wish to grant these permissions, you may continue to use findera without setting up an account.
Information Third Parties Collect From Our Services
Third parties may collect information such as the IP address of the device, the URL of the web page, the time the page was viewed, the type of browser used, and additional information in Cookies that may have been set by the third party, via "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags, tracking pixels, and clear GIFs) on our website.
If ads on our Services are provided by third parties, those parties may set and use their own Cookies, subject to those third parties' privacy notices and policies. We do not have access to, or control over these Cookies.
If you respond to ads posted by third parties or submit information to third parties via ads displayed on our Services, such third parties receive information about you subject to their privacy policies.
If you come to our Services through social media sites, from other websites or with devices that enable third parties to collect information from or about you, such third parties may receive information about you, subject to their privacy policies.
How We Use The Information We Collect
We use the information we collect to provide, maintain, protect and improve our Services, and to develop new features.
We use information collected from Cookies and other technologies, to improve the user experience and the overall quality of our Services. For example, Cookies allow us to analyze how users interact with our services. That analysis may reveal that an action takes too many steps to complete. It also allows us to compare design solutions in terms of ease of use.
Since one of our goals is to save you time, it is critical we understand how much time is required to perform a given action in our Services. Understanding your search activities also enables us to offer you tailored suggestions – such as relevant search keywords and filters.
If you create a findera account, we use the information that you provide to us, including contacts, as well as email metadata and calendar metadata, to help you find the companies and people that matter to you, as well as help them find you. Specifically, we use this data to help you keep your profile up to date, see who you know at companies you may be researching, maintain your desired frequency of contacts with your most important business relationships person, and inform you when other people look at your profile. We do not read nor access the content of your email messages. Finally, we also use this information to detect fake accounts.
When you contact us, we keep a record of your communications to help solve any issues you might have. We may use your email address to inform you about our Services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements. You may opt out of these communications at any time.
How We Share Information
We do not share personal information with third parties, unless one of the following circumstances applies:
- We may share information with your consent;
- We may share information that is already public (for example: on the Internet or in the news);
- We may share your email address with members of our Services;
- We will disclose information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary (1) to comply with applicable laws or legal process; (2) to enforce our applicable Terms of Service and Privacy and Cookies Policy, including investigation of potential violations; (3) to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or (4) to protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of findera, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law;
- In a reorganization or sale of our company or assets, the data may be transferred, subject to the acquirer’s acceptance of the commitments made in our Policies, in compliance with applicable law.
We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners. For example, we may share aggregated usage statistics that cannot be used to identify you individually. Such information may show trends about the general use of our Services, e.g. the number of searches that were completed over a certain period of time.
We may send you service-related announcements, notifications, promotional communications, or other messages using the contact information (e.g. email address) you provided when you requested information from us. You may opt-out of continuing to receive optional messages by following the instructions included in any of the messages we send.
If you wish to disable Cookies, you may set your browser to block all Cookies, including Cookies associated with our Services, or to indicate when a Cookie is being set by us. However, it’s important to remember that Services may not function properly if your Cookies are disabled. For more information and options about Cookies, please read the following Cookies Policy section.
If you have a findera account and would like to change or update some of the information displayed on your public profile, you may do that from your Account Settings page or request that correction via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish us to remove your profile, please email us email@example.com from your work email (so we know who you are) with a link to your profile page.
By visiting our Services, you consent to their placement in your browser, in accordance with this Privacy and Cookies Policy.
We may set Cookies when you visit our Services. They may also be set by other websites or services that run content or ads on the page you're visiting.
We use two types of Cookies: "session Cookies" and "persistent Cookies." Session Cookies are temporary Cookies that remain on your device until you leave our Services. A persistent Cookie remains on your device for much longer until you manually delete it (how long the Cookie remains will depend on the duration or "lifetime" of the specific Cookie and your browser settings).
Cookies may provide information about you and your use of our Services, such as your browser type, search preferences, information that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, and the date and time of your visit. For example, if you frequently search for people location in a given city, or geography, Cookies help the web site remember your preferences. The data stored in Cookies is anonymous and is not linked to your personally identifiable information.
Cookies may link to certain unique, non-personally identifiable information such as the keywords you have searched for, but they are not linked any personally identifiable information such as your name.
- determine whether you have used our Services in the past and as you access different pages;
- provide you with personalized content such as your recent search activity;
- enable and support security features, prevent fraud, and unauthorized access;
- analyze how our visitors use our Services, monitor performance, identify and fix errors;
- research and test out different options for the improvement or our Services, or new features;
- understand how our visitors reach our Services.
You may disable Cookies by setting your browser to decline Cookies, although this may negatively impact your user experience. If you change computers or web browsers, you will need to opt out again.
You may opt out of other third-party Cookies or targeted advertising by visiting the following links: Network Advertising Initiative, Digital Advertising Alliance, European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance, The Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada.
Other Important Privacy Information
The information that we collect through our Services is stored in the United States.
Privacy of Minors
Our Services are not intended for minors. People under 18 years of age are expressly prohibited from using our Services or providing any personal information. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us a list of the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the names and addresses of those third parties. Requests may be made once a year and are free of charge.
Residents of the EU, EEA countries and Switzerland
If you are a resident of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland, findera is not offering the option of creating an account at this time.
If we make changes to our Privacy and Cookies Policy, we will post the changes here and update the effective date at the top of our policy.
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Privacy and Cookies Policy please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also write to us at Yozio Inc, DBA Findera, 251 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA