Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains the collection, use, and disclosure of “personal information” of visitors (“you” or “your”) accessing or using websites owned and operated by Clarity Innovations, Inc. (“we”, “our”, “us”), an Oregon corporation with a business office at 1001 SE Water Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, Oregon 97214, United States, effective as of September 9, 2013 (“Effective Date”).

This Privacy Policy includes services provided through websites that we operate.

This Privacy Policy also explains our commitment to you with respect to our use and disclosure of non-personal browsing and site usage data that we collect as the provider of the websites. That commitment is contained in a “Data Usage Policy,” below.

As used in this policy, “personal information” means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, telephone number or email address.

By accessing our websites, you are accepting and agreeing to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Our principles

We are committed to handling responsibly the information and data we collect about you through our websites, whether personal information or non-personal browsing and site usage data. We have designed our Privacy Policy and our Data Usage Policy consistent with the following principles (the “Principles”):

  1. Privacy policies and data collection and use policies should be human readable, comprehensive, and easy to locate;
  2. Only the minimum amount of information reasonably necessary to provide you with services should be collected and maintained, and only for so long as reasonably needed or required;
  3. Information you provide through our websites, or that we gather as a result of your use of our websites, should not be used for marketing or advertising purposes without your permission;
  4. Any information you provide should not be voluntarily (without your permission) to anyone else unless required; and,
  5. Unless restricted or prohibited by law, and provided your email address has been collected and retained, you should be notified when circumstances require us to provide a third party with your personal information.

Personal information we collect

We may collect personal information at several places on the websites, including without limitation:

  • When you provide us with your personal information such as by sending an email to us or signing up to receive a newsletter or our events listing;
  • When you subscribe to one of our email discussion lists or register to establish a user account on any of our websites;
  • When you purchase services from us;
  • When you apply for a job opening; and/or,
  • When you provide personal information in connection with posting content on our websites.

What we do with your personal information

Emails and Newsletters. We use the personal information you provide to us when you send us emails or sign up to receive our newsletter or events listing in order to respond to your request — for example, to reply to your email or to send you communications about news and events related to us.

When you subscribe to our newsletter, events list or one of our email discussion lists, your name and email address is sent to and stored in a secure database we maintain. Personal information submitted as part of our email discussion lists is used for the purpose of managing the discussion lists. Your name and email address will typically be visible to other list participants when you correspond on the list and to the general public in the discussion archives. All emails sent to a discussion list may be publicly archived.

Purchasing services. We use the personal information you provide for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events related to the work we do. When we contact you for the first time after your engagement with us ends, we will use reasonable means to give you the option to choose not to be contacted in this manner again. When you purchase services from us, your name may be published in our portfolio unless you request otherwise.

Applying for a job. When you apply for a job with us, you provide personal information to create your job application. We use that personal information to evaluate your qualifications, expertise, and abilities for the purpose of employment with us, for contacting you about your application and again in the future when potential job openings are posted. You authorize us to use the information you publish in your job application for investigation and evaluation whether such information is of public record or not.

Participating on our websites. When you post content on our websites, you may be asked to provide personal information to establish your identity. If you voluntarily provide your real name in connection with any content you submit to any Website, your name may be associated with the content you contributed (such as when you comment on a blog post). We will also use that personal information for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events.

Please note that the information you publish on our websites may be used by anyone who views that information for any lawful purpose and, where relevant, is subject to license terms set forth in our terms of use. If provided, your name may be associated with content you contribute to our websites.

Any other personal information that we may collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.

Disclosures of personal information

In general, it is not our practice to disclose personal information to third parties. We may share personal information in two instances:

  1. We may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of our websites; and,
  2. We may disclose your personal information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
    1. Take action regarding suspected illegal activities;
    2. Enforce or apply our websites terms of use and Privacy Policy;
    3. Comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; or,
    4. Protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.

If we are required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, we will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or we are otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.

Security of personal information collected via our websites

We have implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that we store and control. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will post a reasonably prominent notice on our websites if any such security breach occurs.

Data Usage Policy: non-personal browsing and site usage information

Our Data Usage Policy covers how we maintain and use information about you that is collected by our Websites and server logs, including when you access or use one of our websites:

Non-Personal Browsing Information We Collect. When you use our websites, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your “IP address”) about your activities while visiting our websites and information about the browser you are using. In addition, whenever you post content on our websites, our servers (which, again, may be hosted by a third party service provider) keep a log of when and what was posted.

No Linking. We do not intentionally link browsing information or information from our logs to the personal information you submit to us. We use this information for internal purposes only, such as to help understand how our websites are being used, to improve our websites and the features we provide, and for systems administration purposes. We may use a third party analytics provider to help us collect and analyze non personal browsing information through operation of our websites for those same purposes.

No Selling or Sharing. Except in the unique situations identified in this Privacy Policy, We do not sell or otherwise voluntarily provide the non personal browsing information we collect about you or your website usage to third parties.

No Retention. We discard non-personal browsing information from our server logs once we have used the information for the limited purposes noted above, under “No Linking.”

Notice. If we are required to provide a third party with your non-personal browsing information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then we will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless we are prohibited by law from doing so or is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.

Any other non-personal information that we collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.

Reorganization or spin-offs

We may transfer some or all of your personal and/or non-personal browsing information to a third party as a result of a reorganization, spin-off or similar transaction. Upon such transfer, the acquirer’s privacy policy will apply. In such event, we will use reasonable efforts to notify you and to ensure that at the time of the transaction the acquirer’s privacy policy complies with the Principles.

Children

Our websites are not directed at children under the age of 13. Consistent with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), we will never knowingly request personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without requiring parental consent. Our terms of use specifically prohibit anyone using our websites from submitting any personally identifiable information about persons less than 13 years of age. Any person who provides their personal information to us through our websites represents that they are 13 years of age or older.

Third-party sites

The Websites may include links to other websites. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other websites.

Special note to international users

Our websites are hosted in the United States. If you are accessing our websites from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions. By providing your personal data you consent to:

  • The use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy; and,
  • The transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above.

Changes and updates to this privacy policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the Effective Date above. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the Websites constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

Using this privacy policy for your own purposes

Creative Commons LicenseThis Privacy Policy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. You are free to use and adapt this Privacy Policy for your own purposes. However, please keep in mind that this policy, as written, may not be completely suitable for your situation. We strongly encourage you to seek the advice of your own attorney or counsel before using this Privacy Policy.

Attribution of original work

This Privacy Policy is a derivative work of the Creative Commons Privacy Policy, copyright 2010 by Creative Commons, and is used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.