Last Updated: April 19, 2021
The information we collect and how we collect it.
We may collect the following kinds of information when you use the Sites:
Information you provide directly to us.
For certain activities, such as when you subscribe to our alerts, download our datasets, or contact us directly, we may collect some or all of the following types of information:
Information we collect automatically.
We may collect different types of information about your location, including general information (e.g., IP address, ZIP code) and more specific information (e.g., GPS-based functionality on We may automatically collect certain information about the computer or devices (including mobile devices) you use to access the Sites. For example, we may collect and analyze information such as (a) IP addresses, geolocation information (as described in the next section below), unique device identifiers including mobile advertising identifiers and other information about your mobile phone or other mobile device(s), browser types, browser language, operating system, the state or country from which you accessed the Sites; and (b) information related to the ways in which you interact with the Sites, such as: referring and exit pages and URLs, platform type, clicked items, interaction with advertisements, domain names, landing pages, pages and content viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, mouse hover including location and time spent on each area of the page, the date and time you used the Sites, the frequency of your use of the Sites, error logs, and other similar information. As described further below, we may use third-party analytics providers and technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting and analyzing this information.
We may collect different types of information about your location (e.g., IP address, ZIP code) and may use that information to customize the Sites with location-based information, advertising, and features. For example, if your IP address indicates an origin in downtown Los Angeles, the Sites may be customized with downtown Los Angeles-specific information and advertisements.
Cookies and other electronic technologies.
We may sometimes target ads to you through ‘onboarded’ audiences: to do this, we may share information you have provided to us with advertising platforms on Google, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter who will de-identify the information and associate it with cookies that enable us to reach you with display media.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies by visiting the Help portion of your browser’s toolbar. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that advertisements you see may not be as relevant to you. Please note that limiting third-party cookies through your browser controls will not necessarily opt you out of first- or third-party interest-based advertising, as some technologies (including those we may use) may not respond to these browser controls.
To opt-out of interest-based advertising that is enabled by many industry platforms and providers (including much of the advertising described in this section), please see the choices we have described in Section 4.2, in particular the DAA’s opt-out page.
Information from third parties.
We may obtain additional information about you from third parties such as marketers, partners, researchers, social networks, data services companies (e.g., for data enhancement) and others. We may combine information that we collect from you with information about you that we obtain from such third parties and information derived from any other subscription, product, or service we provide.
What we do with information we collect.
We use the information that we collect for the following purposes:
How we share and disclose user information with third parties.
We may provide access to or share basic contact information with select third party business partners who perform marketing, advertising, or data storage services on our behalf. The use of that information will also be governed by those advertisers’ or operators’ privacy policies or practices.
Online analytics and tailored advertising.
Your data protection rights.
We provide many choices about the collection, use and sharing of your personal information including:
Updating or restricting use of your information.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We take each request seriously. We will comply with your request to the extent required by applicable law. We will not be able to respond to a request if we no longer hold your Personal Data.
How we protect information.
We have implemented a variety of strict administrative, technical, and physical security measures to protect against the unauthorized access, destruction, or alteration of your information. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the information that we collect, process and store and the current state of technology. Your information will not be made available to any unauthorized person. Any information collected by us is stored on our Web server or database but is not publicly accessible from our websites. We use a multi-level, password protected security system to control access to information stored about users. We also maintain strict physical security of our properties and facilities and only provide access to authorized personnel.Docufree provides the highest levels of security and reliability with role-based access controls, high-grade TLS encryption on transit and 256-bit AES encryption at rest. Docufree is certified PCI DSS v3.1, HIPAA/HITECH and ISO 9001:2015 compliant, undergoes annual SOC2 Type II audits.
Linked sites and advertisements.
The Sites may contain links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those third-party websites.
The Docufree SaaS Platform.
The Docufree SaaS platform does not collect, log or track any personal information.
How to contact us.
California Do-Not-Track disclosure requirements.
We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information collected on our Sites for third-party purposes, and that is why we provide above the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-out link, Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out Link, TrustArc’s Advertising Choices page, and the Google opt-out link information in Sections 4.1 and 4.2. However, we do not recognize or respond to browser-initiated Do Not Track signals, as the Internet industry is currently still working on Do Not Track standards, implementations and solutions.
Supplemental privacy notice for California residents.
Summary of information we collect.
California law, including the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and related regulations (the “CCPA”), requires us to disclose information regarding the categories of personal information that we have collected about California consumers, the categories of sources from which the information was collected, the business or commercial purposes (as those terms are defined by applicable law) for which the information was collected, and the categories of parties with whom we share personal information.
California notice of collection.
We may collect the below categories of information for the following business purposes (as those terms are defined in applicable law):
Do not sell my personal information.
California residents may opt out of the “sale” of their personal information. Under the CCPA, sale is defined such that it may include allowing third parties to receive certain information, such as cookies, IP address, and/or browsing behavior, to deliver targeted advertising on the Sites or other services. Advertising, including targeted advertising, enables us to provide you certain content for free and allows us to provide you offers relevant to you.
Depending on what Sites you use, we may provide the following categories of personal information to third parties for these purposes:
If you would like to opt out of our use of your information for such purposes that are considered a “sale” under California law, please submit a sale opt-out request by emailing us at email@example.com.
Rights for California consumers.
If you are a California resident, you may have certain rights. California law may permit you to request that we:
You are also permitted to designate an authorized agent to submit certain requests on your behalf. In order for an authorized agent to be verified, you must provide the authorized agent with signed, written permission to make such requests or a power of attorney. We may also follow up with you to verify your identity before processing the authorized agent’s request.
If you would like further information regarding your legal rights under California law or would like to exercise any of them, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
California law may require us to compile metrics for the previous calendar year regarding consumer requests and responses. If required by applicable law, we will update this section after the CCPA has been in effect for a calendar year.
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