Privacy Policy

Last updated on 21st May, 2024

We are committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how Curated Connections (“Curated Connections,” “we,” “our,” “us”) collects, uses, and discloses certain personal information obtained through our website (“Site”), which is located at https://curatedconnections.io/.

By visiting our Site and/or continuing to use the features made available to you on the Site (collectively the “Services”), you are agreeing to the terms of this Policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions.

Our Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) govern all use of our Service and, together with the Privacy Policy, constitutes your agreement with us (“agreement”).

This policy applies to information we collect through the Curated Connections website and any related services, sales, marketing, or events.

What Information We Collect and Maintain About You

We collect personal and other information from you directly when you provide it to us through the Services. We may also automatically collect certain information about you and your computer, smartphone, or other device when you use, access, or interact with our Services.

Personal information you provide.While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to Email address, First name and last name, Cookies and Usage Data.

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials, and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or by emailing at nityesh@hey.com.

Personal information collected in connection with community accounts.  We will also collect the following information from the people who organize communities (“Community Managers”) and members of the communities (“Community Members”):

Community Managers. If you are a Community Manager, we will collect information from you in order to create your account and organize your community. This information may include your name and contact information (such as email address and phone number). We will also collect information about your community. This may include your community’s name, the type of community you are registering (school, business, etc.), your community’s address, the email addresses of the Community Members that you plan on registering, and any other information that you choose to provide about your Community Members.

Community Members. If you are a Community Member, we will collect information from you and your Community Manager as part of creating your account. This information may include your name, contact information (email address and phone number), the topics you are interested in discussing, your time zone, your availability to connect with other Community Members, information about you relevant to the community (such as your position or role in your community), and any information available on your LinkedIn page. We will also collect information relating to your use of our Services. This information may include information relating to your meetings with other Community Members, including the date and time of these meetings, survey answers that you provide regarding those meetings.

Cross-account linking. For Community Members, we will collect the information above for all of the communities that you are a member of and connect your account with all of your communities (through your email address) so that you can access different communities through a single account. We also use the information that you provide to us through all of your communities to create a profile about you that improves our ability to provide you with better matches.

Web log data. When you use the Services, we may automatically receive and record certain information from your computer (or other device) and your browser. This may include such data as your IP address and domain name, the pages you visit on the Services, the date and time of your visit, the files that you download, the URLs from the websites you visit before and after navigating to the Services, your software and hardware attributes (including device IDs), your general geographic location (e.g., your city, state, or metropolitan region), and certain cookie information (see below). To obtain such information, we may use web logs or applications that recognize your computer and gather information about its online activity.

Cookies. We also use cookies on the Services. Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer by your web browser. A cookie allows the Services to recognize whether you have visited before and may store user preferences and other information. For example, cookies can be used to collect or store information about your use of the Services during your current session and over time (including the pages you view and the files you download), your computer’s operating system and browser type, your Internet service provider, your domain name and IP address, your general geographic location, the website that you visited before the Services, and the link you used to leave the Services. If you are concerned about having cookies on your computer, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being set, allowing you to decide whether to accept it. You can also delete cookies from your computer. However, if you choose to block or delete cookies, certain features of the Services may not operate correctly.

Web beacons. The Services or the emails that you receive from Curated Connections may use an application known as a “web beacon” (also known as a “clear gif” or “web bug”). A web beacon is an electronic file that usually consists of a single-pixel image. It can be embedded in a web page or in an email to transmit information, which could include personal information. For example, it can allow an email sender to determine whether a user has opened a particular email.

Third-party plugins. Our Services may include plugins from other companies, including social media companies (e.g., the Facebook “Like” button). These plugins may collect information, such as information about the pages you visit, and share it with the company that created the plugin even if you do not click on the plugin. These third-party plugins are governed by the privacy policies and terms of the companies that created them.

Use of data

Curated Connections uses the collected data for various purposes:

Personal Data

  • to provide and maintain our Service;
  • to notify you about changes to our Service;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so;
  • to provide customer support;
  • to gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service;
  • to monitor the usage of our Service;
  • to detect, prevent and address technical issues;
  • to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;
  • to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection;
  • to provide you with notices about your account and/or subscription, including expiration and renewal notices, email-instructions, etc.;
  • to provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information;
  • in any other way we may describe when you provide the information;
  • for any other purpose with your consent.

Retention of Data

We will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

We will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction. If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Curated Connections will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

We may disclose personal information that we collect, or you provide:

Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities. Business Transaction.

If we or our subsidiaries are involved in a merger, acquisition, or asset sale, your Personal Data may be transferred.

Other cases. We may disclose your information also:

  • to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it;
  • for the purpose of including your company’s logo on our website;
  • for any other purpose with your consent.

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights, covered by GDPR. – See more at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/reg/2016/679/oj

We aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please email us at nityesh@hey.com.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • the right to access, update, or delete the information we have on you;
  • the right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete;
  • the right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data;
  • the right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information;
  • the right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of your Personal Data in a structured, machine-readable, and commonly used format;
  • the right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where we rely on your consent to process your personal information;

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. Please note that we may not be able to provide Service without some necessary data.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), provide Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services, or assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

We also encourage you to review the Google's policy for safeguarding your data: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

Other Tools

Tool Privacy Policy
Cloudflare https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/
GitHub https://docs.github.com/en/site-policy/privacy-policies/github-privacy-statement
PostHog https://posthog.com/privacy
Render https://render.com/privacy
Mailgun https://www.mailgun.com/privacy-policy/
Mailerlite https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy/
Cursor https://cursor.sh/privacy

Payments

We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g., payment processors).

We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.

Lemon Squeezy

Lemon Squeezy is our merchant of record. Their privacy policy can be viewed at https://www.lemonsqueezy.com/privacy.

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

How We Use and Process Your Information

We use the information that we collect for a variety of purposes. Our legal bases for processing your personal information are:

  1. our legitimate interest in running and maintaining our business;
  2. performance and fulfillment of our contracts;
  3. your consent; and
  4. compliance with our legal obligations.

In many instances, more than one of these legal bases apply to the processing of your personal information.

The purposes for which we collect your personal information include, for example:

  • To provide you with our Services.  We use your information to provide you with our Services. For example, we use your information to fulfill your requests for our Services or otherwise complete a transaction that you initiate, such as a purchase, as well as to fulfill the terms of any agreement you have with us, such as your annual Community Subscription.
  • For operations and customer service support/inquiry information.  We use your information to respond to your inquiries about the Services and in order to improve our Services (such as where you notify us of a problem with the Services). We may also use your data to operate our Services (e.g., delivering confirmations, account information, notifications, and similar operational communications).
  • For newsletters, updates, and marketing messages.  We may use your data to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of the Services about topics that are likely to be of interest to you, including newsletters, updates, or other communications, including promotional messages.
  • For personalizing and improving our Services.  We may use your data to improve your user experience and enhance our Services, such as to improve our artificial intelligence and machine learning processes.
  • For internet-based advertising.  We may also use your information to inform online interest-based advertising.
  • For website analytics.  We may use your information to conduct research concerning the Services, such as count and recognize visitors to the Services, as well as analyze how visitors use the Services.
  • Policy enforcement and safety.  We may use your personal information as needed to enforce or apply the terms of agreements, to investigate potential breaches, or to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our personnel or customers, or others.
  • Legal requirements.  We may use your data as needed to comply with legal and/or regulatory requirements.

From time to time, Curated Connections may use the information we have collected about you to compile aggregated and de-identified statistics or reports. Such aggregated or deidentified information will not identify you personally.

We may also link information gathered through the Services with information that we collect in other contexts. But in that event, we will handle the combined information in a manner consistent with this Policy.

With Whom and Why We Share Your Information

We share your information with other parties for a variety of purposes, as described below.

To provide our Services. If you are a Community Member, we will share information about your use of our Services with your Community Manager. This information may include information about your meetings with other Community Members, including your survey answers regarding your meetings. We will also share information about your role in the community and any information available on your LinkedIn page to other Community Members as part of introducing Community Members to one another.

We may also share your information with other third parties when necessary to fulfill your requests for services; to complete a transaction that you initiate; to meet the terms of any agreement that you have with us or our partners; or to manage our business.

Analytics. We partner with certain third parties to obtain the automatically collected information discussed above and to engage in analysis, auditing, research, and reporting. These third parties may use web logs or web beacons, and they may set and access cookies on your computer or other device. In particular, the Services use Google Analytics to help collect and analyze certain information for the purposes discussed above. You may opt out of the use of cookies by Google Analytics here.

Third-party service providers. Curated Connections uses third-party service providers that perform services on our behalf, including web-hosting companies, mailing vendors, video conferencing services, and analytics providers. These service providers may collect and/or use your information, including information that identifies you personally, to assist us in achieving the purposes discussed above.

Legal purposes. We also may use or share your information with third parties when we believe, in our sole discretion, that doing so is necessary:

  • To comply with applicable law or a court order, subpoena, or other legal process;
  • To investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, violations of our terms and conditions, or situations involving threats to our property or the property or physical safety of any person or third party;
  • To establish, protect, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; or
  • To facilitate the financing, securitization, insuring, sale, assignment, bankruptcy, or other disposal of all or part of our business or assets.

Your Privacy Rights

If you want to learn more about the personal information that Curated Connections has about you, or you would like to update, change, or delete that information, please contact us by email at nityesh@hey.com.

You may also opt out of receiving marketing emails from us by following the instructions in those emails or by emailing us at nityesh@hey.com.

If you are a resident of a jurisdiction with an applicable data privacy law, you may have certain rights available to you in relation to your personal information. These rights may include:

  • The right to be informed about our data collection practices;
  • The right to access and correct your data;
  • The right to erase or delete your data;
  • The right to data portability;
  • The right to opt out of the sale or sharing of your information;
  • The right to opt out of targeted advertising;
  • The right to opt-out of marketing emails and text messages;
  • The right to limit our use of certain automated decision-making processes (including for profiling purposes);
  • The right to withdraw consent (to the extent applicable);
  • The right to confirm whether personal information about you is being processed.

Please note that not all of the rights listed above may be applicable to our data practices. For example, we do not use your personal information for profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects and, depending on your jurisdiction, we also may not be considered to be “selling” your personal information.

To exercise any of the applicable rights listed above, please contact us via email at  nityesh@hey.com. We will respond to your request as soon as reasonably possible and within the timeframe required under applicable law and will allow you to appeal any decision we make in response to such request in accordance with applicable law. Prior to complying with your request, we will first verify your identity by comparing the information you provide with the information we have on file for you.

Additionally, you may authorize an agent to make a request on your behalf. To designate an agent, please provide a written and signed document by both you and the agent that authorizes the agent to act on your behalf. You may also use a power of attorney. We will still require you to provide information to allow us to reasonably verify that you are the person about whom we collected personal information.

You may appeal any decision we make regarding your privacy rights by contacting us at  nityesh@hey.com. Depending on your jurisdiction, you may also have the right to lodge a complaint to your local supervisory authority.

External Links

This Services may contain links to third-party websites. If you use these links, you will leave the Services. We have not reviewed these third-party sites and do not control and are not responsible for any of these sites, their content, or their privacy policy. Thus, we do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software, or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party sites listed on our website, you do so at your own risk.

Data Security

We employ physical, technical, and administrative procedures to safeguard the personal information we collect online. However, no website is 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to the Services or to us, and you transmit such information at your own risk.

Children

Content on the Services is directed at individuals over the age of 18 and is not directed at children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.

Changes to this Policy

We may make changes to the Services in the future and as a consequence will need to revise this Policy to reflect those changes. We will post all such changes on the Site, so you should review this page periodically.

How to Contact Us

Should you have any questions or concerns about this Policy, you can contact us at  nityesh@hey.com