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Privacy Policy

Last Updated: March 1, 2021

Tarmika (“we,” “us,” or “our”) respects your privacy. We developed this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, use, share, and protect Personal Information (defined below), and your choices about the collection and use of Personal Information.

This Privacy Policy applies to Personal Information collected or processed to provide our services (the “Services”) and through www.tarmika.com and any other Tarmika-operated website, app, or social media page that links to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Site and Services”).

To jump to a section of this Privacy Policy, click on the links provided below:

  1. What is Personal Information?
  2. How We Use Personal Information
  3. Types of Personal Information We Collect and Use
  4. Disclosure of Personal Information
  5. How We Protect the Confidentiality of Personal Information
  6. Accessing, Updating, or Deleting Personal Information
  7. Opting Out of Receiving Electronic Communications
  8. International Use of the Site and Services
  9. California Residents
  10. Children’s Privacy
  11. Other Websites, Including Social Media
  12. Changes to Our Privacy Policy
  13. How to Contact Us

1.     What is Personal Information?

Personal Information” is information that identifies or relates to a particular individual. Examples of Personal Information include, among others, name, email address, phone number, mailing address, and online identifiers.

2.     How We Use Personal Information

We use Personal Information the following purposes:

  • Providing our Site and Services to you;
  • Analyzing, administering, and improving the Site and Services;
  • Enabling secure use of the Site and Services;
  • Sending information and promotional materials;
  • Protecting our rights or our property;
  • Meeting legal obligations; and
  • For other purposes related to the reasons for which you provide Personal Information.

We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes for which your Personal Information has been collected as outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required by law.

3.     Types of Personal Information We Collect and Use

A. Information that You Provide Us

In various places on the Site, we request information from you via forms.  The exact information we need to collect (including Personal Information) will depend on the purpose of the form.  For example, if you use the form on our “Request Demo” page, we collect your name and email address.  We will indicate on the form whether a particular field of information is mandatory or optional.  If you choose not to provide certain information, we may not be able to provide requested services.

B. Information We Automatically Collect from You

We collect the following types of information automatically through your use of the Site and Services:

  • Cookies, Device Identifiers, and Similar technologies

When you use or access the Site and Services, we and our service providers use cookies, device identifiers, and similar technologies such as pixels, web beacons, and local storage to collect information about how you use the Site and Services.  We process the information collected through such technologies, which may include or be combined with Personal Information, to help operate certain features of the Site, to enhance your experience through personalization, and to help us better understand the features of the Site that you and other users are most interested in.

Most browsers provide you with the ability to block, delete, or disable cookies, and your mobile device may allow you to disable transmission of unique identifiers and location data. If you choose to reject cookies or block device identifiers, some features of the Site may not be available or some functionality may be limited or unavailable.  Please review the help pages of your browser or mobile device for assistance with changing your settings.

Some of our service providers may use cookies or other methods to gather information regarding your use of the Site and Services, and may combine the information in these cookies with any Personal Information about you that they may have.   The use of such tracking information by a third party depends on the privacy policy of that third party.  We do not respond to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals sent to us by your browser at this time. To learn more about how DNT works, please visit http://allaboutdnt.com/.

  • Analytics

To assist us with analyzing our website traffic through cookies and similar technologies, we use analytics services, including Google Analytics.  For more information on Google Analytics’s processing of your information, please see “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps.”

  • Advertising

We may engage third parties, including social media platforms, who use cookies, pixel tags, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from our website and elsewhere on the internet to provide marketing services to us, including targeted advertising.  If you want to learn more, including how you may opt-out of targeted advertising, you should visit the following sites: https://www.aboutads.info/choices/, https://www.networkadvertising.org, https://www.youradchoices.com  (please note: we do not operate or control these third party sites, and there may be additional ways for you to opt out of online advertising).  Please note that by opting out, you will continue to see ads, but ads may not be as relevant to your interests.

  • Log File Information

When you use our Site and Services, our servers automatically record information, including your Internet Protocol address (“IP Address”), browser type, referring URLs (e.g., the site you visited before coming to our Site and Services), domain names associated with your internet service provider, information on your interaction with the Site and Services, and other such information (collectively, “Log File Information”). We may also collect similar information from emails sent to you which then help us track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients.

We use Log File Information collected from our implementation of the Site and Services to help secure the Site and Services by identifying potential threats and vulnerabilities and in analyzing the effectiveness of our Site and Services to improve the functionality and content.

4.     Disclosure of Personal Information

Generally, we will disclose information as required to provide the Services you request.  We will not disclose Personal Information except as set forth in this Privacy Policy or with your consent. Specifically, we do not sell Personal Information.  This section describes to whom we disclose Personal Information and for what purposes:

  • Our Service Providers. We engage service providers to perform tasks on our behalf and to assist us in operating the Site or providing our Services. For example, we engage third parties to provide analytics services and Site-infrastructure hosting.  We take commercially reasonable steps to help ensure our service providers provide at least the same level of protection for Personal Information as we do.
  • Companies Involved in Mergers and Acquisitions Transactions. If we sell or otherwise transfer part or the whole of our business or assets to another organization (g., in the course of a transaction like a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, or liquidation), any information collected through the Site and Services, including Personal Information, may be among the items sold or transferred.
  • Law Enforcement, Government Agencies, and Courts. We may disclose Personal Information at the request of law enforcement or government agencies; in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to establish, protect, or exercise our rights; to defend against a legal claim; to protect the rights, property, or safety of any other person; or as otherwise required by law.

5.     How We Protect the Confidentiality of Personal Information

We protect the confidentiality and security of information we obtain in the course of business. We use commercially reasonable safeguards, such as industry-standard encryption technology, to help keep the information collected through the Site and Services secure.

Despite these efforts to store Personal Information in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee the security of Personal Information during its transmission or its storage on our systems. Further, while we attempt to ensure the integrity and security of Personal Information, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third parties such as hackers from illegally obtaining access to Personal Information. We do not represent or warrant that Personal Information about you will be protected against, loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties.

6.     Accessing, Updating, or Deleting Personal Information

If you would like to otherwise access, update, or delete Personal Information about you, you may submit a request [email protected].    We will promptly review all such requests in accordance with applicable law.

If you are a resident of California, please see the information below in Section 9 (California Residents) for more information regarding your rights.

7.     Opting Out of Receiving Electronic Communications

With your permission, we may send notifications, promotions, or other information via email or text message (“Communications”). You may choose to stop receiving Communications by indicating your preference in your account profile or settings. Please note that certain Site and Services-related Communications are necessary for the proper functioning and use of the Site and Services (e.g., to verify the phone number associated with your account) and you may not have the ability to opt out of those Communications.

8.     International Use of the Site and Services

If you accessing our Site from outside the United States, please be aware that personal information may be collected, stored, and processed in the United States. Our Site and Services are not intended for nor offered to individuals located outside of the United States. Please be aware that the data protection laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in your country.

9.     California Residents

This section applies to our collection and use of “Personal Information”, as defined under California law, if you are a resident of California.

A. Categories of Personal Information Collected, Used, and Disclosed

In accordance with California law, we collected the following categories of Personal Information within the preceding 12 months:

  • Identifiers such as your name, alias, email address, mailing address, IP address, and online identifiers;
  • Certain categories of Personal Information described in subdivision (e) of California Civil Code Section 1798.80;
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information, including information on your usage of our Website (“Usage Information”);
  • Information used to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences or behavior;
  • Electronic, audio, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information;
  • Commercial information, including records of products or services purchased or other purchasing histories; and
  • Professional or employment-related information.

We share each of these categories of Personal Information with our service providers to the extent necessary for them to facilitate our business purposes (including any purpose specified in Section 2, above).

Additionally, within the past 12 months, some of our online advertisers may have used and disclosed Usage Information collected automatically from the Service. This may be a “sale” as broadly defined under the CCPA.  Therefore, we provide you the right to opt out of this “sale” of Personal Information as described, below.

B. Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a resident of the California, you have the following rights:

  • Right to Know. You may have the right to request information on the categories of personal information that we collected in the previous twelve (12) months, the categories of sources from which the Personal Information was collected, the specific pieces of Personal Information we have collected about you, and the business purposes for which such personal information is collected and shared. You also have the right to request information on the categories of Personal Information which were disclosed for business purposes, and the categories of third parties in the twelve (12) months preceding your request for your personal information.
  • Right to Delete. You may have a right to request us to delete Personal Information that we collected from you.
  • Right to Opt-Out. You have a right to opt-out of certain disclosures of Personal Information to third parties, if such disclosures constitute a “sale” under California law. As noted above, in the past twelve (12) months we enabled advertisers to collect certain information from the Site and Services, which the advertisers may use to improve their interest-based advertising networks.  Regardless of whether this is a “sale,” you may opt-out of interest-based advertising as described in Section 3(B), above.

If you would like to exercise your rights listed above, please contact (or have your authorized agent contact) us at [email protected].  When doing so, please tell us which right you are exercising and provide us with contact information to direct our response.

We must verify your identity before fulfilling your requests.  If we cannot initially verify your identity, we may request additional information to complete the verification process. Any Personal Information you disclose to us for purposes of verifying your identity will solely be used for the purpose of verification.

You have a right not to receive discriminatory treatment by any business when you exercise your California privacy rights.

10.  Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect or solicit any Personal Information from children. In the event that we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child, we will promptly take steps to delete that information.

11.  Other Websites, Including Social Media

We are not responsible for the practices employed by any websites or services linked to or from our Site and Services, including the information or content contained within them.  A link to a third party’s website should not be construed as an endorsement.  We encourage you to investigate and ask questions before disclosing Personal Information to third parties.

12.  Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please review it periodically. We may provide you with notice of material changes to the Privacy Policy as appropriate under the circumstances. Unless otherwise indicated, any changes to this Privacy Policy will apply immediately upon posting to the Site and Services.

13.  How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Site and Services, please email us at [email protected] or write to us at Tarmika, 600 Unicorn Park, Woburn, MA 01801.