Some Spider Privacy Policy

June 7th, 2021

Some Spider Inc., dba Some Spider Studios is a media and entertainment company that provides an audio and streaming platform for market leading brands specifically for families and parents. Our Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy”) is designed to help you understand how we and our affiliates "Scary Mommy”, "The Dad”, "Fatherly”, and "FamFare” (collectively "Some Spider,”, "Some Spider Family”, "we,” or "us”) collect, use and share your personal information and to assist you in exercising the privacy rights available to you.

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This Privacy Policy applies to personal information processed by us in our business, including on our websites, mobile applications, and other online or offline offerings (collectively, the "Services”).

I. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

The categories of personal information we collect depend on how you interact with us, our Services and the requirements of applicable law. We collect information that you provide to us, information we obtain automatically when you use our Services, and information from other sources such as third-party services and organizations, as described below.

Information You Provide to Us Directly.

We may collect the following personal information that you provide to us:

  • Account Creation: We may collect information when you create an account, such as your name, email address, date of birth, username, and password.
  • Your Communications with Us. We may collect personal information from you such as name, email address, phone number, or mailing address when you request information about our Services, register for our newsletter or to receive recommendations, submit a question to one of our podcasts, request customer or technical support, apply for a job or otherwise communicate with us.
  • Surveys. We may contact you to participate in surveys. If you decide to participate, you may be asked to provide certain information which may include personal information.
  • Interactive Features. We and others who use our Services may collect personal information that you submit or make available through our interactive features (e.g., messaging and chat features, commenting functionalities, forums, blogs, and social media pages). Any information you provide on the public sections of these features will be considered "public”, unless otherwise required by applicable law, and is not subject to the privacy protections referenced herein.
  • Submit Stories and Content for our website. We may collect name, email, ideas, stories, pictures and videos. If you are selected, you may be asked for additional information in order to be featured on our website.
  • Sweepstakes or Contests. We may collect personal information you provide for any sweepstakes or contests that we offer. In some jurisdictions, we are required to publicly share information of winners.
  • Conferences, Trade Shows, Webinars and Other Events ("event"). We may collect personal information from you when you register for an event. In addition, we may attend events where we collect personal information from individuals who interact with or express an interest in Some Spider Family or our Services.
  • Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. We may collect personal information from individuals and third parties to assess and pursue potential business opportunities.
  • Job Applications. We may post job openings and opportunities on our Services. If you reply to one of these postings by submitting your application, CV/resume and/or cover letter, social media profiles or personal website information, writing sample or video submission to us, we will collect and process the personal information contained therein to assess your suitability, aptitude, skills, and qualifications for employment with Some Spider.
  • Purchases: When you purchase something from one of our online shops, we will collect name, email address, phone number, mailing address, and payment information. Any payments made via our Services are processed by third-party payment processors. We do not directly collect or store any payment card information entered through our Services, but it may receive information associated with your payment card information (e.g., your billing details).

    Information Collected Automatically or From Others

We may collect personal information automatically when you use our Services:

  • Automatic Data Collection. We may collect certain information automatically when you use our Services, such as your Internet protocol (IP) address, user settings, MAC address, cookie identifiers, mobile carrier, mobile advertising and other unique identifiers, browser or device information, location information (including approximate location derived from IP address), and Internet service provider. We may also automatically collect information regarding your use of our Services, such as pages that you visit before, during and after using our Services, such as information about the links you click, they types of content you interact with, the frequency and duration of your activities, and other information about how you use our Services. In addition, we may collect information that other people provide about you when they use our Services, including information about you when they tag you.
  • Nielson Measurement. Our services may feature Nielsen proprietary measurement software to measure content usage, contribute to market research such as Nielsen TV Ratings, and improve overall user experience. To learn more about the information that Nielsen software may collect and your choices with regard to it, please see the Nielsen Digital Measurement Privacy Policy at http://priv-policy.imrworldwide.com/priv/browser/us/en/optout.html
  • Location Information. When your device settings allow us to do so, we may collect your precise location information to provide you with enhanced Services. If you do not want us to collect this information, you can change the settings on your device.
  • Cookies, Pixel Tags/Web Beacons, and other Technologies. We, as well as third parties that provide content, advertising, or other functionality on the Services, may use cookies, pixel tags, local storage, and other technologies ("Technologies”) to automatically collect information through your use of our Services.
    • Cookies. Cookies are small text files placed in device browsers to store their preferences and facilitate and enhance your experience.
    • Pixel Tags/Web Beacons. A pixel tag (also known as a web beacon) is a piece of code embedded in our Services that collects information about engagement on our Services. The use of a pixel tag allows us to record, for example, that a user has visited a particular web page or clicked on a particular advertisement. We may also include web beacons in e-mails to understand whether messages have been opened, acted on, or forwarded.

      Our uses of these Technologies fall into the following general categories

    • Operationally Necessary. This includes Technologies that allow you access to our Services, applications, and tools that are required to identify irregular website behavior, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security or that allow you to make use of our functionality;
    • Performance Related. We may use Technologies to assess the performance of our Services, including as part of our analytic practices to help us understand how individuals use our Services (see Analytics below);
    • Functionality Related. We may use Technologies that allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using our Services. This may include identifying you when you sign into our Services or keeping track of your specified preferences, interests, or past items viewed;
    • Advertising or Targeting Related. We may use first party or third-party Technologies to deliver content, including ads relevant to your interests, on our Services or on third-party websites.

      See 'Your Privacy Choices And Rights' below to understand your choices regarding these Technologies.
  • Analytics. We may use Technologies and other third-party tools to process analytics information on our Services. Some of our analytics partners include:
    • Google Analytics. For more information, please visit Google Analytics' Privacy Policy. To learn more about how to opt-out of Google Analytics' use of your information, please click here.
  • Social Media Platforms. Our Services may contain social media buttons such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Snapchat (that might include widgets such as the "share this” button or other interactive mini programs). These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Your interactions with these platforms are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Information Collected From Other Sources

We may obtain information about you from other sources, including through third-party services and organizations. For example, if you access our Services through a third-party application, such as an app store, a third-party login service , or a social networking site, we may collect information about you from that third-party application that you have made available via your privacy settings. We may also obtain your email or other information from a third-party service if you have given that third-party service permission to share such information.

II. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION.

We use your information for a variety of business purposes, including to provide our Services, for administrative purposes, and to market our products and Services, as described below.

A. Provide Our Services. We use your information to fulfil our contract with you and provide you with our Services, such as:

  • Managing your information and accounts;
  • Providing access to certain areas, functionalities, and features of our Services;
  • Answering requests for customer or technical support;
  • Communicating with you about your account, activities on our Services and policy changes;
  • Processing your financial information and other payment methods for products or Services purchased;
  • Processing applications and transactions; and
  • Allowing you to register for events.
B. Administrative Purposes. We use your information for various administrative purposes, such as:
  • Pursuing our legitimate interests such as direct marketing, research and development (including marketing research), network and information security, and fraud prevention;
  • Detecting security incidents, protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activity, and prosecuting those responsible for that activity;
  • Measuring interest and engagement in our Services
  • Short-term, transient use, such as contextual customization of ads;
  • Improving, upgrading or enhancing our Services or device;
  • Developing new products and Services;
  • Ensuring internal quality control and safety;
  • Authenticating and verifying individual identities;
  • Debugging to identify and repair errors with our Services;
  • Auditing relating to interactions, transactions and other compliance activities;
  • Enforcing our terms and policies; and
  • Complying with our legal obligations.

C. Marketing and Advertising our Products.

Some Spider Family may use personal information to tailor and provide you with content and advertisements. We may provide you with these materials as permitted by applicable law.

Some of the ways we market to you include email campaigns, custom audiences advertising, and "interest-based” or "personalized advertising,” including through cross-device tracking.

If you have any questions about our marketing practices or if you would like to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes, you may contact us at any time as set forth below.

D. Other Purposes. We also use your information for other purposes as requested by you or as permitted by applicable law.

  • Consent. We may use personal information for other purposes that are clearly disclosed to you at the time you provide personal information or with your consent.
  • De-identified and Aggregated Information. We may use personal information and other information about you to create de-identified and/or aggregated information, such as de-identified demographic information, de-identified location information, information about the device from which you access our Services, or other analyses we create.
  • Share Content with Friends or Colleagues. Our Services may offer various tools and functionalities. For example, we may allow you to provide information about your friends through our referral services. Our referral services may allow you to forward or share certain content with a friend or colleague, such as an email inviting your friend to use our Services.

HOW WE DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION

We disclose your information to third parties for a variety of business purposes, including to provide our Services, to protect us or others, or in the event of a major business transaction such as a merger, sale, or asset transfer, as described below.

A. Disclosures to Provide our Services. The categories of third parties with whom we may share your information are described below.

  • Service Providers. We may share your personal information with our third- party service providers who use that information to help us provide our Services. This includes service providers that provide us with IT support, hosting, payment processing, customer service, and related services.
  • Business Partners and Merchants. We may share your personal information with business partners or merchants to provide you with a product or service you have requested or with whom we jointly offer products or services. For example, we may share your information with Merchants who offer products through FamFare. Business partners and merchants will process your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies.
  • Affiliates. We may share personal information with our affiliated companies, for our administrative purpose including activities such as IT management, for them to provide services to you, or support and supplement the Services we provide. We may also share personal information with our affiliated companies for marketing purposes to inform you about Some Spider Family products or services that may be of interest to you.
  • Advertising Partners. We may share your personal information with third-party advertising partners. These third-party advertising partners may set Technologies and other tracking tools on our Services to collect information regarding your activities and your device (e.g., your IP address, cookie identifiers, page(s) visited, location, time of day). These advertising partners may use this information (and similar information collected from other services) for purposes of delivering personalized advertisements to you when you visit digital properties within their networks. This practice is commonly referred to as "interest-based advertising" or "personalized advertising."
  • APIs/SDKs. We may use third-party Application Program Interfaces ("APIs”) and software development kits ("SDKs”) as part of the functionality of our Services. For more information about our use of APIs and SDKs, please contact us as set forth below.

B. Disclosures to Protect Us or Others. We may access, preserve, and disclose any information we store associated with you to external parties if we, in good faith, believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement or national security requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; protect your, our or others' rights, property, or safety; enforce our policies or contracts; collect amounts owed to us; or assist with an investigation or prosecution of suspected or actual illegal activity.

C. Disclosure in the Event of Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, purchase or sale of assets, or transition of service to another provider, then your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction, as permitted by law and/or contract.

III. YOUR PRIVACY CHOICES AND RIGHTS

Your Privacy Choices. The privacy choices you may have about your personal information are determined by applicable law and are described below.

  • Email and Telephone Communications. 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. Note that you will continue to receive transaction-related emails regarding products or Services you have requested. We may also send you certain non-promotional communications regarding us and our Services, and you will not be able to opt out of those communications (e.g., communications regarding the Services or updates to our Terms or this Privacy Policy).

    We process requests to be placed on do-not-mail, do-not-phone and do-not-contact lists as required by applicable law.
  • Mobile Devices. We may send you push notifications through our mobile application. You may at any time opt- out from receiving these types of communications by changing the settings on your mobile device. We may also collect location-based information if you use our mobile applications. You may opt-out of this collection by changing the settings on your mobile device.
  • "Do Not Track." Do Not Track ("DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. Please note that we do not respond to or honor DNT signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Advertising. You may stop or restrict the placement of Technologies on your device or remove them by adjusting your preferences as your browser or device permits. However, if you adjust your preferences, our Services may not work properly. Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. However, you may opt-out of personalized advertisements on some mobile applications by following the instructions for Android, iOS and others.

    The online advertising industry also provides websites from which you may opt out of receiving targeted ads from data partners and other advertising partners that participate in self-regulatory programs. You can access these and learn more about targeted advertising and consumer choice and privacy by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative, the Digital Advertising Alliance, the European Digital Advertising Alliance, and the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada.

    Please note you must separately opt out in each browser and on each device.

Your Privacy Rights. In accordance with applicable law, you may have the right to:

  • Access Personal Information about you including: (i) confirming whether we are processing your personal information; (ii) obtaining access to or a copy of your personal information; and (iii) receiving an electronic copy of personal information that you have provided to us, or asking us to send that information to another company (the "right of data portability");
  • Request Correction of your personal information where it is inaccurate or incomplete. In some cases, we may provide self-service tools that enable you to update your personal information;
  • Request Deletion of your personal information;
  • Request Restriction of or Object to processing of your personal information, and;
  • Withdraw your Consent to our processing of your personal information.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us as set forth below. We will process such requests in accordance with applicable laws.

IV. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION.

We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Unfortunately, no system is 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure.

By using the Services 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 the Services. If we learn of a security system's breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Services, by mail or by sending an e-mail to you.

V. INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS.

All information processed by us may be transferred, processed, and stored anywhere in the world, including but not limited to, the United States or other countries, which may have data protection laws that are different from the laws where you live. We endeavor to safeguard your personal information consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.

VI. RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.

We store the personal information we collect as described in this Privacy Policy for as long as you use our Services or as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected, provide our Services, resolve disputes, establish legal defenses, conduct audits, pursue legitimate business purposes, enforce our agreements, and comply with applicable laws.

VII. SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

This Supplemental California Privacy Notice only applies to our processing of personal information that is subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ("CCPA”). The CCPA provides California residents with the right to know what categories of personal information Some Spider has collected about them and whether Some Spider disclosed that personal information for a business purpose (e.g., to a service provider) in the preceding 12 months. California residents can find this information below:

Category of Personal Information Collected by Some Spider Category of Third Parties Information is Disclosed to for a Business Purpose
Identifiers. A real name, alias, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers.
  • Advertising networks
  • Internet service providers
  • Data analytics providers
  • Operating systems and platforms
  • Social networks
  • Service providers
Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law (may be collected in a survey on a volunteer basis only) 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.
  • Service Providers
Commercial information Records of, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.
  • Service Providers
Internet or other electronic network activity Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer's interaction with an internet website, application, or advertisement.
  • Advertising networks
  • Data analytics providers
  • Social networks
  • Service providers
Geolocation data Physical location or movements.
  • Data analytics providers
  • Service providers
Professional or employment-related information Current or past job history
  • Service Providers
Inferences drawn from other personal information to create a profile about a consumer Profile reflecting a consumer's preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.
  • Advertising networks
  • Data analytics providers
  • Service providers

The categories of sources from which we collect personal information and our business and commercial purposes for using personal information are set forth above.

"Sales” of Personal Information under the CCPA For purposes of the CCPA, Some Spider does not "sell” personal information, nor do we have actual knowledge of any "sale” of personal information of minors under 16 years of age.

Additional Privacy Rights for California Residents

  • Non-Discrimination. California residents have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of their rights conferred by the CCPA.
  • Authorized Agent. Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child. To designate an authorized agent, please contact us as set forth below.
  • Verification. To protect your privacy, we will take steps the following steps to verify your identity before fulfilling your request. When you make a request, we will ask you to provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative, which may include your name, address and email address.

    If you are a California resident and would like to exercise any of your rights under the CCPA, please contact us as set forth below. We will process such requests in accordance with applicable laws.
  • Accessibility. This Privacy Policy uses industry-standard technologies and was developed in line with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, version 2.1. If you wish to print this policy, please do so from your web browser or by saving the page as a PDF.
  • California Shine the Light. The California "Shine the Light” law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those parties.

VIII. SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE FOR NEVADA RESIDENTS

If you are a resident of Nevada, you have the right to opt-out of the sale of certain personal information to third parties who intend to license or sell that personal information. You can exercise this right by contacting us at [support email] with the subject line "Nevada Do Not Sell Request” and providing us with your name and the email address associated with your account. Please note that we do not currently sell your personal information as sales are defined in Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A.

IX. CHILDREN'S INFORMATION.

The Services are not directed to children under 17 (or other age as required by local law), and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children.

If you are a parent or guardian believe your child has uploaded personal information to our site without your consent, you may contact us as described below. If we become aware that a child has provided us with personal information in violation of applicable law, we will delete any personal information we have collected, unless we have a legal obligation to keep it and terminate the child's account if applicable.

X. OTHER PROVISIONS.

Third-Party Websites/Applications. The Services may contain links to other websites/applications and other websites/applications may reference or link to our Services. These third-party services are not controlled by us. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each website and application with which they interact. We do not endorse, screen or approve, and are not responsible for, the privacy practices or content of such other websites or applications. Providing personal information to third-party websites or applications is at your own risk.

Supervisory Authority. If you are located in the European Economic Area, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, or Brazil you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe our processing of your personal information violates applicable law.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy. We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time in our sole discretion. If there are any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you as required by applicable law. You understand and agree that you will be deemed to have accepted the updated Privacy Policy if you continue to use the Services after the new Privacy Policy takes effect.

XI. CONTACT US.

If you have any questions about our privacy practices or this Privacy Policy, or to exercise your rights as detailed in this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Some Spider, Inc.
20 w 22nd Street, Suite 301
New York, NY 10010
privacy@somespider.com