Updated June 2020
At NeedAnything, we take online and digital privacy seriously. We respect the concerns of our users. In this policy we describe our privacy practices with regard to information we collect through NeedAnything.com and affiliated sites (the “App”), to help you make informed decisions about how you share information with us when you use or interface with the App.
Information You Choose to Provide to Us
We may collect information, including personally identifiable information, directly from you if you choose to provide that information. For example, you may provide us with your name and contact information (such as an email address), date of birth, or other details of that nature, when you sign up for our newsletters or participate in promotions or surveys on the App.
You also may choose to provide personally identifiable information about yourself when you participate in forums or discussions on the App. Please be aware that information you post in these forums may be viewed or captured by anyone who visits the App, therefore you should avoid posting sensitive or personal information that you would not want to be available to the public.
Information and Data Automatically Collected
When you use or access the App, we may automatically collect certain information about your visit or use by deploying tools such as cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies intended to collect data. This information collected automatically when you visit the App may include items such as your IP address, characteristics of your operating system, information about your browser and system settings, data about the computer or mobile device you use to access the App, unique device identifiers, clickstream data (which shows the page-by-page path you take as you browse the App), and details that generally are not considered personally identifiable information (“PII”).
To manage our automatic data collection, we may place tags (often referred to as “web beacons”) on pages within the App or in emails that we may send to you. Web beacons are small files that link web pages to particular servers and their cookies, and they may be used for a variety of purposes, such as counting the number of visitors to the App, analyzing how users navigate around the App, assessing how many emails that we send are actually opened and which articles or links are viewed by visitors.
We also may use third-party web analytics services, such as Google Analytics, on the App, to provide us with statistics and other information about visitors to the App. Click here to learn more about Google Analytics and how you may opt out.
“Do Not Track” Signals. Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “do not track” signal to websites and online services you visit. There appears to be a lack of consensus among industry participants as to the meaning of “do not track” in this context. Like many other websites, Needanything.com is not configured to respond to “do not track” signals from browsers. Click here to learn more about “do not track” signals.
Some companies provide certain third-party apps, tools, widgets, and plug-ins that may appear on the App (e.g., “Like” buttons commonly used by Facebook users) also may use automated means to collect information regarding your interactions with these features. Of course, information collected under these interactions is subject to the privacy policies or notices of those providers.
How We May Use Information We Collect
We may use the information gathered on NeedAnything for various purposes, including the purposes listed below. For example, if you were to contact us with a question and provide your email address, we would use the email address you provided to respond to your inquiry. In addition, we may use information that we collect through your use of the App to:
- Provide products and services you request (such as when you sign up to receive our email newsletters);
- Respond to requests, questions, and comments, and provide other types of user support;
- Offer you products and services, or direct you to portions of this App or other websites, that we believe may interest you;
- Communicate about, and administer your participation in, events, programs, contests, and other offers or promotions;
- Carry out, evaluate, and improve our business (which may include developing new features for the App; analyzing and enhancing the user experience on the App; assessing the effectiveness of our marketing and advertising; and managing our communications);
- Perform data analytics regarding usage of the App (including market and customer research, trend analysis, financial analysis, and anonymization of personal information);
- Guard against, identify, and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims, and other liabilities; and
- Comply with applicable legal requirements, law enforcement requests, and our company policies.
How We May Share Information
NeedAnything’s agents, vendors, and other contract service providers may have access to the data and information that we collect through usage of the App. These third party affiliates have access to such information only to carry out work on our behalf. They are restricted from using any personal information collected for purposes other than to provide the requested assistance to NeedAnything. In addition, certain service providers may collect or access information through the App to enable or provide services, digital tools, or other features available while using the App. We also may share information:
- With affiliates for internal business purposes;
- As required to do so by law, regulation, or legal process (e.g., court order or subpoena);
- In response to requests from government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities;
- If NeedAnything believes disclosure is necessary or appropriate, in our sole discretion, to prevent physical harm or material financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of alleged, suspected, or actual illegal activity;
- Analytics and statistical information reasonably necessary to inform advertisers about the nature of our user base;
- In the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including a reorganization, dissolution, or liquidation); and
- With your acknowledgement, consent, or at your direction.
How to Enact the Choices You Make
Disabling local shared objects (“Flash cookies”). NeedAnything can use other kinds of local storage that function similarly but are merely stored in a different location on your computer from ordinary browser cookies. Your browser may allow you to disable its HTML5 local storage or delete information all together that is contained in its HTML5 local storage. Check your browser help location on how to disable cookies.
Unsubscribing from emails. To unsubscribe from a recurring communication like newsletter or periodic updates, simply click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of that email newsletter. If you would like to globally opt-out from all NeedAnything email campaigns, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Unsubscribe” clearly in the subject line. We may disclose your opt-out choices to third parties so that they can honor your preferences in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
How We Protect Personal Information.
We maintain appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information that you provide against accidental, unlawful, or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure, or use. It is not possible to guarantee security for the information transmitted online, and you assume some risk with regard to the security of information you provide through any website, including the App. If you have a specific data security question, you may contact us by emailing email@example.com.
Links from NeedAnything to Other Websites
On this App we may provide links to other websites that are controlled by third parties. Linked websites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review. We are not responsible for the content, usage terms, privacy policies, or any other aspects of websites that we do not own or control.
Surveys, Quizzes and Other Features
This App is not designed or intended for use by children. NeedAnything does not knowingly collect personal information from users under the age of 13. If we are notified or otherwise become aware that the personal information from a child under the age of 13 has been collected, we will delete any and all such information.
Information for Users Outside the United States
Our Notice to California Residents
In accordance with California law, residents of California may ask us to provide them with a list of the categories of personal information that we have disclosed to third parties for use by such third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year, as well as the identity of those third parties. California residents may contact us for details on how to make a request for this information.
How to Contact Us
If you have questions about this policy or about our privacy practices, you may contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a California resident inquiring about your California privacy rights, please include “California privacy rights request” in the subject line of your email.
You may also write to: NeedAnything, LLC 34300 Woodward Avenue, Suite 200, Birmingham, MI. 48009