Information Provided Directly to LightStance
Contacts through our Site & Profile Information
We collect certain information associated with you (such as your name, title, email address, phone number, or internet protocol (IP) address) that is either supplied to us in connection with your use of our Site, as well as information we generate regarding your use of the Site, in either case “Personal Information.” Personal information does not include aggregated, non-personally identifying information that does not identify you or cannot be reasonably linked or connected to you. We use Personal Information collected through our Site to respond to specific requests for information and to provide certain services.
You may choose to give us information for your account profile, such as your full name, an avatar which may include a photograph, your biography, your location, your company, and a URL to a third-party website. This information may include Personal Information. Please note that your profile information may be visible to other users of our Services.
You do not need to provide this Personal Information to us, but if you do not, we will not be able to respond to your communication or provide certain services. We collect and use this Personal Information for our legitimate business interests to understand customer/potential customer feedback and to respond to requests. We will keep this information for as long as you have a relationship with us, or for a reasonable length of time that lets us understand how people use our Site.
Payment Through Our Site
If you sign on to a paid account with us, send funds through our Site, or buy an application on the Site, we collect your full name, address and credit card information or PayPal information. LightStance does not process or store your credit card information or PayPal information, but our third-party payment processor may.
Information Collected Automatically
We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Website or when you access our services and products through a mobile device. Such information may be treated as Personal Information under certain applicable laws. This information may include information such as your computer’s IP address, the browser type and version used to access our Website, the time and date of your visit, unique device identifiers, the pages viewed and other diagnostic data. We use this type of information to understand how our Website is accessed and used. We may also collect certain information about your device, such as its IP address, browser or client application information, language preference, operating system and application version, device type and ID, and device model and manufacturer, which may include Personal Information.
Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our service. By using our Site, you acknowledge, understand, and agree that we have your consent to utilize cookies on your device and track your activity on our Site. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site. In order to disable many of the functions of tracking technologies, access your browser setting and delete existing cookies/history, then disable future cookies.
If you permit our Site to access location information, we may compile aggregate data on the city, country, or region that our Users are in whenever they access our Site. If you do not allow location information to be shared, we may gather general regional information based on your automatically collected IP address. This information is used to customize our content and marketing efforts based on the geographic location of our Site visitors.
Embedded Contact from Other Websites and Links to Other Sites
What LightStance Does Not Collect
We do not intentionally collect “Sensitive Personal Information”, such as personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation. If you choose to store any Sensitive Personal Information on our servers, you are responsible for complying with any regulatory controls regarding that data.
We do not knowingly collect information from or direct any of our content specifically to minors and we do not allow accounts for minors. Should you, as a parent or guardian, believe a minor in your charge has provided Personal Information to us, we encourage you to contact us immediately and request review and deletion of the information.
We do not intentionally collect Personal Information that is stored in your repositories or other free-form content inputs. Any Personal Information within a user’s repository is the responsibility of the repository owner.
How We Use Your Information
We may use your information for the following purposes:
- We use your registration information to create your account, and to provide you the Service.
- We use your payment information to provide you with the paid service you request.
- We use your Personal Information to identify you on the Site.
- We use profile information to fill out your account profile and to share that profile with other users if you ask us to.
- We use your email address to communicate with you.
- We may use Personal Information to invite you to take part in surveys, beta programs, or other research projects, subject, where necessary, to your consent or if it is necessary for security purposes or to investigate possible fraud or attempts to harm the Site or our users.
- We may use your Personal Information to comply with our legal obligations, protect our intellectual property and enforce our Terms of Service.
- We limit our use of your Personal Information to the purposes listed in this Privacy Statement. If we need to use your Personal Information for other purposes, we will ask your permission first. You can always see what information we have, how we’re using it, and what permissions you have given us in your profile.
- We may use collected information for various purposes and may collect, store and use aggregated anonymous information from the administration of our products and services in order to improve business operations and our products. This information does not identify any individual.
- We also use collected data to provide customer care and support, to allow you to participate in interactive features of our Site when you choose to do so, to provide analysis, and in operating, maintain, and improving our software platform and Site.
Disclosure of Data
We may share certain aggregated, non-personally identifying information with others about how our users, collectively, use the Site, or how our users respond to our other offerings, such as our conferences or events. For example, we may compile statistics on the open source activity.
We may also disclose Personal Information in response to lawful request by public authorities or if, in our sole discretion, we believe such disclosure is appropriate in connection with a governmental or regulatory investigation or in response to a perceived significant threat to a person’s health or property or to our business. We may also process your Personal Information if necessary, in the defense of a legal claim. We may also use or share any information we have collected about your or that you have submitted if we believe it necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, or fraud or to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding situations that involve significant abuse of our website infrastructure or the Internet in general (such as voluminous spamming, denial of service attacks, or attempts to compromise the security of information. We will not delete Personal Information if relevant to an investigation or dispute and will store such information until those issues are fully resolved.
We do not sell your Personal Information for monetary or other consideration.
Data Retention and Deletion
Generally, we retain Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you would like to cancel your account or delete your Personal Information, you may do so in your profile. We retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, but barring legal requirements, we will delete your full profile (within reason) within 90 days of your request. You may contact LightStance to request the erasure of the data we process on the basis of consent within 45 days.
After an account has been deleted, certain data, such as contributions to other users’ repositories and comments in others’ issues, will remain. However, we will delete or de-identify your Personal Information, to the extent possible in our systems.
Do Not Track
We do not track our customers over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore we do not currently respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals in browsers because no DNT has been adopted. However, some third party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, various browsers (including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari) allow you to set the DNT signal on your browser. You can usually access your browser’s DNT option in your browser’s preferences.
We may employ procedural and technological security measures that are reasonably designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. We may use firewalls, password protection and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to you personally identifiable information. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. We make no warranty, guarantee, or representation that your use of this Site or your Personal Information can always be secure or will never be subject to unauthorized access, misuse, or improper disclosure despite the security policies, protections and other measures we have implemented.
Users Outside of the US
Our computer systems are currently based in the United States, so your personal data will be processed by us in the United States where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world. If you use this Website from outside the United States, you agree to this Privacy Statement and you consent to the transfer of all such information to the United States, which may not offer an equivalent level of protection of that required in countries of the European Union or certain other countries, and to the processing of that information as described in this Privacy Statement.
How you can Access and Control the Information We Collect
If you already have an account with LightStance, you may access, update, alter, or delete your basic user profile information by editing your user profile or contacting LightStance. You can control the information we collect about you by limiting what information is in your profile, by keeping your information current, or by contacting LightStance. If LightStance processes information about you, such as information received from third parties, and you do not have an account, then you may, subject to applicable law, access, update, alter, delete, or object to the processing of your Personal Information by contacting LightStance.