Privacy Policy

[DRAFT] Updated: August 19, 2016

This is a draft Privacy Policy, and it is very likely to change regularly. Please come back to this page to check if there are any updates.

Thank you for visiting and using CarryLinks LLC is a limited liability company (LLC) located in Missoula, MT, USA. We are fully committed to protecting your privacy and have therefore written this Privacy Policy explaining what information may be collected through our website and for what purposes this information will be used. This Privacy Policy applies to information collected online as well as to other information provided to us offline by our customers, users, and website visitors.

1. Consent

By using the Services you consent to this Privacy Policy and confirm that you are at least 13 years of age. By providing us with your Personal Information or other data, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of such data as described in this Privacy Policy. We do not authorize users under 13 years of age to use the Services. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy or if you are under the required minimum age, you may not use the Services of CarryLinks LLC. Information gathered through the Services is stored on our server in the United States.

2. Collection of Personal Information

We collect Personal Information in connection with our Services. “Personal Information” is defined here as information used to identify an individual and may include, but is not limited to your name, email address, phone number, other contact information, date of birth, and information contained in any form you submit or profile you use through our Services. "Personal Information" also includes any financial account information you may provide CarryLinks or our third-party payment application provider for billing purposes (premium accounts). You have the option to not provide some Personal Information, but this may prevent you from receiving certain Services. We do not knowingly solicit or collect Personal information from users younger than 13 years old nor do we knowingly market to them our services. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13, we will delete that data from our systems upon being notified that we have collected such information. Please note that the Services may provide links to third party sites (such as ads). We are not responsible for privacy policies, practices or the website content owned by others that you may link to via these ads or that may be linked to from the Services. Therefore, we encourage you to review the privacy policies and terms of service of all third party websites so that you understand how those websites collect, use and share Personal Information.

3. Use of Personal Information

CarryLinks may use Personal Information to assist us in setting up accounts; improving online operations; processing transactions; providing customer service, and/or other communications or services such as advertisements, videos and search results that are customized to your interests or preferences; sending account-related communications; performing research and analysis aimed at improving our services and technologies; and managing our systems. CarryLinks only uses your Personal Information in the way we specified when it was collected (including as described in this Privacy Policy). Please note that CarryLinks may store any information you enter through the Services or otherwise provide to us, including without limitation Personal Information such as information contained in “Contact Us” forms, user registration, or subscriptions to information-related services. You can unsubscribe from CarryLinks marketing emails by contacting us or by following the unsubscribe instructions in any message you receive. Please note, however, that even by unsubscribing from marketing emails, you may still send receive emails regarding your CarryLinks account.

4. Disclosure of Personal and Non-Personal Information

CarryLinks may disclose Personal and non-Personal information to our contractors, service providers, agents, business partners, companies, clients, investors or other key personnel engaged to perform functions on our behalf (such as payment processing, provision of data storage, website hosting, marketing our services, and performing audits and web analytics). These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations. We may also disclose your Personal Information to third parties when we, in our good faith and sole discretion deem such disclosure reasonably necessary to (a) enforce or apply the terms and conditions of the Services, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (b) comply with legal or regulatory requirements or an enforceable government request, (c) protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our users, or other third parties. (d) prevent a crime or protect national security, or (e) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues. We will NOT sell, rent, share or trade your Personal Information to third parties for their own marketing purposes without your prior affirmative consent. With your consent, we may disclose Personal Information and non-Personal Information to other CarryLinks users. For example, users can search for other users via first name, last name, email address, or account name. Finally, CarryLinks reserves the right to transfer information (including your Personal Information) to a third party in the event of a sale, merger, or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of our company, or in the unlikely event of a bankruptcy, liquidation or receivership of our business. You will be notified via e-mail or prominent notice on our website any such change in ownership or control of your Personal Information.

5. Accessing and Updating Personal Information

After logging into your account, you will be able to update your Personal Information or to submit a request to delete your account, which we will process within a timely manner after receipt. Please be aware that account deletion will also result in deletion of all links and CarryLinks recommends backup of links before sending the request to delete your account. Despite account deletion, CarryLinks may retain certain information for a limited time to enforce our agreements and satisfy our legal, audit, and/or dispute resolution requirements. We ordinarily retain your information while your account is active or as needed to provide the services you request.

6. Cookies and Automatic Information Gathering Technologies

CarryLinks and our authorized service providers (e.g. Google Analytics) may collect Non-Personal Information (aggregate, non-individually identifiable, technical, or demographic information) including, but not limited to IP addresses to perform internal CarryLinks functions, use information, browser, browser speed, bandwidth of your internet connectivity, your server’s general location, and viewed website pages during a visit. We collect Non-Personal information through standard operation of our Internet servers, logs, other automatic data collection tools such as “cookies” and other similar technologies. A “cookie” is a small text file recorded temporarily or persistently on your hard drive allowing a website to recognize recurring visitors so as to facilitate their ongoing access to and use of the website. By using the Services, you expressly consent to our use of cookies. While you are using our website, we may also use cookies or other automatic information gathering technologies to display advertisements and offers of interest to you. We do NOT use these technologies to track your behavior across the web or to store your Personal Information or browser history. CarryLinks collects non-Personal Information for internal purposes only to help us diagnose problems, monitor traffic patterns, and otherwise continually improve our Services.

7. Information Security

CarryLinks utilizes reasonable information security measures to safeguard your Personal Information. For example, we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology when data is transmitted over the Internet. We restrict administrative access as well as access to Personal Information to CarryLinks’ key personnel: employees, contractors, service providers, and agents for whom that information is necessary in order to operate, develop, or improve our Services or website. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations. No data transmission over the Internet and no data storage method can be guaranteed 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its security.

8. Changes to this Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to our information practices and we will notify you via your account email of any material changes. We encourage periodically reviewing this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

9. Questions

To ask questions about our Privacy Policy or to lodge a complaint, please contact us online.