Mashed Life - We Promise & Protect Anyone's Privacy


Your Privacy

  • We don't want to know more about you than we have to.
  • Your email is used to contact you in an emergency, or to verify support requests.
  • We encourage you use anonymous email service.
  • We won't sell, trade or disseminate information about you.

Your Rights

  • You can change the account password whenever you'd like.
  • You can delete your account whenever you'd like.
  • You can ask us what information we have (yes, we'll answer).
  • You can request that we delete all traces of you in our systems, including support emails.
We appreciate your visit to our site and welcome your interest in our services. Mashed Life recognizes the importance of the Personally Identifiable Information by which you can be identified, such as your name, address, or e-mail address ("Personally Identifiable Information"). Privacy protection is, after all, our mission.

When you visit this web site, Mashed Life may collect Personally Identifiable Information about you, either directly (where you are asked to provide the data, for example during registration for the service) or indirectly, as hereinafter better explained. Mashed Life will, however, only use this Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with the purposes set forth in this Privacy Statement and is committed to safeguarding the personal information collected.

This Privacy Statement sets out the purposes of Mashed Life's data processing in respect of this web site, the use of cookies and how to effect your rights in respect of your Personally Identifiable Information.

By using the Mashed Life service and this website, you consent to the information practices described in this policy. Keep in mind that your use of the Mashed Life service is also subject to, and controlled by, the Mashed Life Terms and Conditions.

Data Controller (this is us)



Should you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or our data processing activities, recommendations or complaints concerning the protection and privacy of your Personally Identifiable Information, or should you want to exercise the rights mentioned here within, please contact us via e-mail at: info@mashedlife.com or via regular mail at: 440 N. Wolfe Rd., Sunnyvale, CA 95014, USA to the attention of: Privacy Data processing associated with customer support for the Mashed Life website and service is located at the Data Controller's address and is subject to US Laws. The data center where Mashed Life's servers are housed is located in USA, and is subject to USA Laws.

Rights of the Data Subject (that's you)



You can request a summary of the information that we have about you by telling us. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct them promptly.

These are your rights: "A data subject shall have the right to a) update, rectify or, where interested therein, integrate the data; b) obtain erasure, anonymization or blocking of data that has been processed unlawfully, including data whose retention is unnecessary for the purposes for which they have been collected or subsequently processed; c) obtain certification to the effect that the operations as per letters a) and b) have been notified, as also related to their contents, to the entities to whom or which the data were communicated or disseminated, unless this requirement proves impossible or involves a manifestly disproportionate effort compared with the right that is to be protected."

That means that if we have wrong information about you, you have the right to correct it. And if you feel that we wrongly used your data, or if you feel there is no longer any reason why we should have it (for example, if you delete your account), you can request that we remove every reference to you in our systems. Letter C is a little harder to explain, it states that you can request certification from Mashed Life that all of your information has indeed been removed. This is usually only applicable when the removal happens in person, as once we remove your data, we no longer have any means of getting in contact with you.

"A data subject shall have the right to object to, in whole or in part, a) on legitimate grounds, to the processing of Personally Identifiable Information concerning him/her, even though they are relevant to the purpose of the collection; b) to the processing of Personally Identifiable Information concerning him/her, where it is carried out for the purpose of sending advertising materials or direct selling or else for the performance of market or commercial communication surveys."

That means that you always have the right to object to the way your data is being treated, or even which data we require of you. Please keep in mind that Mashed Life only collects the minimum data needed to offer our service to you.

Changing or Removing Information



In an effort to facilitate your ability to enact your rights, and to ensure that you have appropriate control over your Personally Identifiable Information, the Mashed Life service includes an interface where you can change your Registration or Customer Information. You can access this interface by clicking on the "Account" tab from within your personal account on the Mashed Life service.

If at any time you would like to delete your Personally Identifiable Information from other systems outside of the Mashed Life service (for example, customer service emails) you can send a request to us. After verifying your request, such information will be deleted assuming (i) Mashed Life does not believe it is reasonably necessary to keep such information for any pending legal action; and (ii) we are under no other legal obligation to retain such information. If such information is deleted, however, any unfulfilled subscriptions will be canceled without refund and you will have to re-register with Mashed Life in order to use the Mashed Life service.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information



Personally Identifiable Information is information that can be used to locate you, contact you, or determine your specific identity. When other information is linked to Personally Identifiable Information, it also becomes Personally Identifiable Information.

In general, you can visit the Mashed Life web site without providing Personally Identifiable Information. It is Mashed Life's goal to collect as little Personally Identifiable Information as possible, however there may be some occasions where it may be collected. For example:
  1. When you register for the Mashed Life service, we will request an Email address ("Registration Information"). An activation code will be sent to the email address provided to confirm its validity and to ensure that it was not accidentally mistyped. The Mashed Life application provides an interface where you can correct this information, request a new activation code to be sent, or even change the email associated with your account in the future. There is a grace period of 7 days to complete this process. Should a valid email account not be provided in that time, all information collected will be promptly removed from Mashed Life's servers and the account deleted.
  2. When you submit a request for more information, support or assistance, Mashed Life will keep a record of the request and the manner in which it was processed ("Customer Service Information").
  3. We may ask you for voluntary personal information at other times, including but not limited to when you provide opinions, enter a contest or promotion, or report a problem with the Mashed Life service ("Optional Information").
Your response to the above requests for information is strictly voluntary: if you do not provide the information we request, you can still visit the informative sections of our website but you may be unable to register or maintain an account with the Mashed Life service.

By submitting your information you consent to the use of that information as set out in this Privacy Statement. Collection of Non-Personally Identifiable (Anonymous) Information Whenever you visit the Mashed Life site, we may also automatically receive and record information in our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, your computer's name, the type and version of your web browser, referrer addresses, and other generally-accepted log information. We may also record page views (hit counts) and other general statistical and tracking information. This information is collected automatically by the system and the software procedures dedicated to the operating of this web site and requires no action on your part. With the exception of your IP address which is used to enable Mashed Life's antiphishing protecting and in other strictly security related measures, this information will not be associated with your Personally Identifiable Information. This data enables us to become more familiar with which parts of the world visitors to our site come from, how often they visit, and what parts of the site they visit most often. We analyze this data for trends and statistics, we use them exclusively to help us better understand how our site is being used, to improve the value and user-friendliness of our web site and to detect any technical problems as early as possible.

Sensitive Data



The very nature, however, of the Mashed Life service is to provide a place for you to store and protect sensitive data such as, but not limited to, account names, passwords. The data you choose to store and manage via the Mashed Life application is not considered "collected" data in that it is encrypted and can not be decrypted or read by Mashed Life personnel or any other third party except being used programmatically to help you login into your target web sites.

Data Processing



Your Personally Identifiable Information will be processed manually and/or by automated systems that guarantee security and confidentiality, in strict accordance with, and complete respect of, the purposes described in this Privacy Statement.

Cookies



This site uses "cookies," which are small files that the site places on your hard drive. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard disk which help our servers recognize your computer when you visit again, so that it is easier for you to navigate on our web site and make the best use of your visit. You should note that cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive. Your web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. By not accepting cookies, you may not be able to access functionalities on this site normally. Cookies on our site link to your login email address and are only used to (i) keep track of your login sessions, and to (ii) pre-fill the login form with your email.

Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information



Your Personally Identifiable Information will not be matter of dissemination. We will not provide, sell, barter or trade any information about you to/with any third parties, without your express permission and, above all, we will not sell this data to commercial users or make them available in any other form. In general, we will not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to unaffiliated third parties without your express consent. If we seek your consent to disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to a third party, we will do so unambiguously, explaining precisely what information we seek to disclose, the entity to whom we wish to disclose it, and the purpose for the disclosure. There are, however, some limited circumstances in which we may need to disclose Personally Identifiable Information about a user, and we want you to know about them:
  1. Mashed Life will reveal information, including Personally Identifiable Information, to the extent it reasonably believes it is required to do so by law. If we receive legal process calling for the disclosure of any of your personally identifiable information we will, if permitted by law, attempt to notify you via your e-mail address, if, and only if, we have one on record, within a reasonable amount of time before we respond to the request.

Use and disclosure of Anonymous Information



Anonymous Information is any information collected from you or by the Mashed Life service, other than Personally Identifiable Information, including aggregate information derived from Personally Identifiable Information. Mashed Life may use Anonymous Information to improve the Mashed Life website and service, to monitor traffic and general usage patterns, and for other general business purposes. Mashed Life may disclose Anonymous Information to third parties for a variety of business reasons, including to publishers to inform them as to what content is appealing to their readers, to advertisers to inform them of the usage habits or characteristics of the interested audience, and to potential investors so that they may better understand Mashed Life's user base, etc. Anonymous Information will not include any Personally Identifiable Information and Mashed Life will not disclose any Personally Identifiable Information except as expressly stated elsewhere in this policy. Security We employ reasonable and current security methods to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information. Your personal data will be stored within a database that is located behind a firewall for added security. The server housing the database is physically protected at a secure data center. Any transmission to the Mashed Life web site or service of Personally Identifiable Information information uses SSL encryption.

Other Web Sites



Please note that the informative note is given ONLY for the Mashed Life web site and application: this Privacy Statement does not extend to third party sites linked to this web site.

Amendments



From time to time, Mashed Life may change this Privacy Statement. If we make any changes regarding disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to third parties, then we'll notify you on our front page prior to the date the modified policy takes effect. We will also post conspicuous notice of the new policy on our home page. Any new policy will have prospective effect only, meaning it will not apply to information previously gathered without your express consent.

Please check this Privacy Statement from time to time for any changes.

Testimonials



We post customer testimonials on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the customer's consent to post them.

Last Updated on Feb/22/2009

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