MindMixer Privacy Policy

mySidewalk, Inc. (“mySidewalk,” “we,” or “us”) has established the MindMixer application/site (“the Site”) to enable you to provide input, feedback and suggestions on the topics described on the homepage and other pages of the Site and contribute to the conversation with other users of the Site, as applicable. This Privacy Policy sets forth the nature, purpose, use and sharing of any information that identifies or can be used to identify you (“Personal Information”) that we receive when you use our Services (as defined in our Terms of Use, accessible at www.mindmixer.com/terms-of-use) This Privacy Policy applies only to those websites, services and applications included within “Services” and does not govern privacy practices associated with offline activities, websites other than the Site, or practices of third parties that we do not own or control, such as our partners or advertisers. Please note that, unless we define a term in this Privacy Policy, all capitalized words used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms of Use.

Changes in Privacy Policy

Any information that we collect is subject to the privacy policy in effect at the time such information is collected. mySidewalk may change this Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we’ll notify you of such changes by posting them on the Services or by sending you an email or other notification, and we’ll indicate when such changes will become effective. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, and will be subject to, the changes to the Privacy Policy after such changes have been posted. If as the result of such changes you want to alter some of the ways in which mySidewalk is allowed to use your Personal Information, you can do so by following the procedure described in the section entitled “Updating Your Personal Information and Privacy Preferences” so long as that option is made available to you.

Collection of Personal Information

During the registration process, you will be required to provide us with your name and email address. We will follow up by sending you an email to verify that you are the owner of the email address. We will use your email address to identify you in our system. You can choose to provide us with additional optional Personal Information in your profile, including your address. If you do not provide the mandatory data required at registration, you will not be able to use the Services. Similarly, if you wish to delete your information (pursuant to the mechanism set forth in “Updating Your Personal Information and Privacy Preferences and Reporting Privacy Complaints”) that is mandatory, you will no longer be able to use the Services.

 

If you use your Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, or other social networking site ("SNS") account information to sign in to mySidewalk, we will collect and store your SNS user ID. If you connect your mySidewalk account with your SNS account, we ask for your permission to collect certain information from your SNS account (such as information from your SNS profile).

 

One of the primary reasons people use our Services is to share content with others. Examples include when you submit an idea, upload or take a photo, upload or record a video, share a link, make a comment, or send someone a message. This information is not considered Personal Information protected under this Privacy Policy. If you do not want us to store metadata associated with Content you share via the Services, please remove the metadata before uploading the content.

 

mySidewalk may also collect certain information about your computer to facilitate, evaluate and verify your use of the Services. For example, we may log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system, CPU speed, referring or exit webpages, click patterns, Session ID (a unique identifier assigned to the browser in connection to the Site), and your Internet Protocol (IP) address. mySidewalk also uses such information to measure traffic patterns on the Site. We do not match such information with Personal Information held about you by mySidewalk unless we have your consent, except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

 

By using the Services, you agree and acknowledge that with respect to certain activities, the collection, transfer, storage, and processing of your information may be undertaken by trusted third party vendors or agents of mySidewalk such as web hosting providers and mail and email service providers, to help facilitate mySidewalk in providing certain functions.

 

In order to reduce errors in our database, authenticate our users, prevent fraud and abuse of our Services, and to provide more consistent, relevant experiences to our users, we may on occasion supplement or correct the Personal Information you submit to us and your IP address with information in our other databases or information from third party sources.

 

In some cases we collect and store information about where you are located, such as by converting your IP address into a rough geolocation. We may use location information to improve and personalize our Services for you.

How Your Personal Information Is Used

In general, mySidewalk collects and uses your information in order to record, support and facilitate your participation in our Services, as well as to prevent fraud and abuse. While the input, feedback and suggestions you provide will be displayed on the Site for viewing by the general public, we will not disclose your Personal Information to either Sponsor or to any other third party, except as provided herein. Specifically, mySidewalk uses your Personal Information in the following manner:

  1. Communications. We will use email as our primary means to inform you of important service, promotional, and system-related announcements.

  2. In the Services.

    1. Contributions. The Services offer opportunities for you to vote and comment on Content submitted by others, engage in dialogue, share information, and submit original content. When you make a contribution to the Services, you will be identified by your first and last name as the author of that contribution. Other than the display of your first and last name, and except as otherwise provided herein, in using the Services, you are not required to provide or publicize any Personal Information in connection with any Content you post to the Services or any actions you take via the Services. Please note that any Content you post to the Services may be available to all persons accessing the Site and so please use your good judgment before posting. The information you share may be read, collected or used by others for any purpose. Neither mySidewalk nor the Sponsor is responsible for the Personal Information or any other information you elect to submit to the Site, or the use of such information. If you do not wish for your information to be posted or distributed in this manner, you should not contribute to the Services.

    2. Public Profile. When you register, we will create a public profile for you. You may, but are not required, to include Personal Information in your public profile. Any contributions you make to your public profile may be accessed, viewed and used by the public.

    3. Site Statistics. mySidewalk may collect information about use of Services, such as how many users/visitors we receive daily, Site pages visited, and IP address of users’ computers. This information is generally collected in aggregate form, without identifying any user individually, although IP addresses and session ID in relation to downloads may be tracked as part of mySidewalk’s fraud prevention efforts. Other exceptions to this, where an individual may be identified individually, are noted in this Privacy Policy.

  3. With Third Parties.

    1. Statistics. Occasionally we share anonymous, non-personal, aggregate information about our user base with our partners and we may publish these aggregate usage statistics through our Services because they may be of interest to our users. Except as otherwise provided herein, we do not tie this shared or published data to Personal Information.

    2. Providers. mySidewalk recognizes and appreciates the importance of responsible use of information collected via our Services. mySidewalk will respect your legal rights regarding access to, and correction and deletion of, your Personal Information. mySidewalk may communicate information to you regarding products, services, and special offers available from mySidewalk unless you have opted not to receive such communications or such communications are prohibited by law, although in some cases we may find it necessary to continue to communicate with you regarding your use of the Services. Except in the particular circumstances described in this Privacy Policy, mySidewalk will not provide your name to other companies or organizations without your consent. If you wish to discontinue receipt of communications from our selected Providers, please contact those third parties directly to update your preferences.

    3. Third Party Service Providers. We may engage third party service providers to work with us to administer and provide the Services, such as those discussed in the “Collection of Personal Information” section. These third-party services providers have access to your Personal Information only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf.

    4. In Connection with Business Transactions. Information that we collect from our users, including Personal Information, is considered to be a business asset. As a result, if mySidewalk goes out of business or enter bankruptcy or sells assets or interests to, or is acquired by or merged with, another person or entity, you agree that mySidewalk may disclose or provide to the third-party acquirer all information (including your Personal Information) in our possession without obtaining your further consent. mySidewalk may or may not provide notice of such sales, acquisitions, or mergers through the Services.

    5. Information We Disclose With Your Consent or at Your Request. We will share your Personal Information with third-party sites or platforms, such as social networking sites, if you have expressly requested that we do so.

  4. Sponsors; Governmental Entities.

    1. General. We will provide certain Personal Information to the Sponsor. Specifically, we will provide the Sponsor with the following information under the following circumstances: (a) a summary of the demographic information related to the Services’ user base; (b) aggregate reports containing information about users’ ages, locations and activities on the Site; and (c) other related data.

    2. Public Records. If the Sponsor is a government entity or other public body, then representatives of that government entity or public body will communicate via the Services. Consequently, any communication via the Services (whether by a government representative, you, or the general public) may be considered a “public record” in the jurisdiction of the Sponsor, and, as such, may be subject to monitoring and retention by the Sponsor, and disclosure to third parties.

  5. Other/Legal. There are other instances in which mySidewalk may divulge your Personal Information, such as when required by law, regulation, or litigation. We may also disclose your Personal Information if we determine that such disclosure should be made for reasons of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance.

Tracking, Use of Cookies, Web Beacons and Similar Devices

In order to improve the Services and provide more convenient, relevant experiences to you, we and our agents may use “cookies,” “web beacons,” and similar devices to track your activities. A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card and enables mySidewalk to record your passwords and preferences. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. A web beacon is a small transparent gif image that is embedded in an HTML page or email used to track when the page or email has been viewed. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (For some web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies or similar devices will probably not be able to access those pages.)

 

mySidewalk may hire other companies to place our banner ads on other websites. Such companies perform tracking and reporting activities on ads served and user reaction (“Third-party Advertisement Servers”). They do not collect any information other than IP addresses and behaviors associated with those IP addresses on our behalf, and we do not give any Personal Information to them. Third-party Advertisement Servers are subject to their own privacy policies.

Links to Other Sites

Our Services may contain links to other websites or services at which Personal Information is collected. Additionally, you may be able to access to the Services from other websites or services on which you will be required to provide Personal Information. In such instances, we will clearly identify situations where you are accessing or linking to or from these other sites or services through or to our Services. These third party websites or services may choose to collect your Personal Information as they deem appropriate. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to such websites or services and we and the Sponsor are not responsible for or in control of how such third parties collect, disclose or otherwise use your Personal Information. Such collection and use of your Personal Information will be governed by each applicable third party’s own privacy policy. That privacy policy should identify the third party that is collecting your Personal Information. To protect your information we recommend that you carefully review the privacy policies of other websites and services that you access.

Our Policy Toward Children

Our Services are intended for adult audiences only, and mySidewalk does not knowingly collect any Personal Information from anyone under 13 years of age. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for the Services or provide any Personal Information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately.

Reporting Suspected Piracy

We may ask you to provide information of others such as when reporting suspected piracy. In this instance, we will ask for the person’s or company’s name and contact information so that we may investigate. Personal Information supplied in these instances will only be used for the purpose being submitted.

The Security of Your Information

We take reasonable measures to protect the information that we collect from or about you (including your Personal Information) from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Please be aware, however, that no method of transmitting information over the Internet or storing information is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information.

Updating Your Personal Information and Privacy Preferences and Reporting Privacy Complaints

You have the right to access, correct and delete inaccuracies in your Personal Information and privacy preferences (such as whether you wish to receive promotional communications) at any time. If you wish to access and correct your Personal Information and privacy preferences, or if you believe that mySidewalk has not complied with this Privacy Policy with respect to your Personal Information, you may write to mySidewalk at the following address:

  • mySidewalk, Inc.
  • 304 W 8th St.
  • Kansas City, MO 64105
  • Attn: Chief Executive Officer

In your correspondence, please indicate with as much detail as possible where in the Services you provided your Personal Information, or any details surrounding your belief that we have not complied with our Privacy Policy with respect to your Personal Information. You may expect a response from us within thirty (30) days.