Summary: We do our best to protect your data. Third party vendors process your data too, and you're bound by their privacy policies too.
The categories of personal information we collect depend on how you interact with us. We collect information that you provide to us, automatically when you use our Services, and from other sources such as organizations.
We collect information that you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information directly from you when you create an account, fill out a form, submit or post content through our Services, make a purchase, communicate with us via third-party platforms, participate in a contest or promotion, request customer support, or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information that we collect include name, email address, postal address, phone number, and any other information you chose to provide. Additionally, if you make a purchase, we work with a third-party payment processor to collect and process your payment information.
We collect certain information automatically when you interact with our Services, including:
We obtain information from other sources. For example, we may collect information about you from other merchants that run on the Beyond the States platform. We may also collect information about you from third-party services and organizations such as: identity verification services, financial services providers, data brokers, advertising networks, data analytics providers, or mailing list providers. This information may include identifiers such as real name, alias, postal address, or other similar identifiers, and inferences reflecting your consumer preferences, characteristics, and predispositions. Additionally, if applicable, if you create or log into your account with us through a third-party application, such as an app store, a third-party login service, or a social networking site, we will have access to certain information from that application, such as your name, birthday, and profile picture, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such application.
We use the information we collect to provide our Services and deliver the products you request, to customize your experience with us, and to improve and develop new products and services. We also use the information we collect to:
We share personal information in the following circumstances or as otherwise described in this policy:
We also share aggregated or de-identified information that cannot reasonably be used to identify you.
We also work with third parties to serve ads to you as part of customized campaigns on third-party platforms (such as Facebook and Instagram). As part of these ad campaigns, we or the third-party platforms may convert information about you, such as your email address and phone number, into a unique value that can be matched with a user account on these platforms to allow us to learn about your interests and serve you advertising that is customized to your interests. Note that the third-party platforms may offer you choices about whether you see these types of customized ads.
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.100 et seq.) (“CCPA”) provides consumers residing in California with certain rights with respect to their personal information. If you are a California resident, this section applies to you. In the preceding 12 months, we have collected the following categories of personal information: identifiers; categories of personal information described in Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e); commercial information; Internet or other electronic network activity information; and inferences drawn from any of the categories identified above. For details about the precise data points we collect and the categories of sources of such collection, please see the “Collection of Personal Information” section above. We collect personal information for the business and commercial purposes described in the “How We Use Your Information” section above. In the preceding 12 months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for business purposes to the following categories of recipients:
Category of Personal InformationCategories of Recipients Identifiers
Personal information categories listed in Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)
Internet or other electronic network activity
Professional or employment-related information
Inferences drawn from other personal information to create a profile about a consumer
Additional Privacy Rights for California Residents
“Sales” of Personal Information under the CCPA. For purposes of the CCPA, we do not “sell” personal information, nor do we knowingly “sell” personal information about consumers under 16 years of age. We may, however, share information between and among other merchants owned and operated by Beyond the States. We also allow our advertising partners to collect certain device identifiers and electronic network activity via our Services to show ads that are targeted to your interests. To opt out of having your personal information used for targeted advertising purposes, please see the “Advertising and Analytics Provided by Others” section above.
Subject to certain limitations, you have the right to (1) request to know more about the categories and specific pieces of personal information we collect, use, and disclose, (2) request deletion of your personal information, (3) opt out of any “sales” of your personal information that may be occurring, and (4) not be discriminated against for exercising these rights. You may make these requests by contacting us as set forth in the “Get Help” section below. We will verify your request by asking you to provide information related to your recent interactions with us, such as asking you to answer questions regarding your account and use of our Services. We will not discriminate against you if you exercise your rights under the CCPA.
If we receive your request from an authorized agent and they do not provide a valid power of attorney, we may ask the authorized agent to provide proof that you gave the agent signed permission to submit the request to exercise rights on your behalf. In the absence of a valid power of attorney, we may also require you to verify your own identity directly with us or confirm to us that you otherwise provided the authorized agent permission to submit the request. If you are an authorized agent seeking to make a request, please contact us as set forth in the “Contact Us” section below.
If you are a resident of Nevada, you have the right to opt-out of the sale of certain personal information to third parties who intend to license or sell that personal information. Please note that we do not currently sell your personal information as sales are defined in Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A. If you have any questions, please contact us as set forth below.
The Services are not directed to children under 13 (or other age as required by local law), and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you are a parent or guardian and believe your child has uploaded personal information to our site without your consent, you may contact us as described in “Contact Us” below. If we become aware that a child has provided us with personal information in violation of applicable law, we will delete any personal information we have collected, unless we have a legal obligation to keep it, and terminate the child’s account if applicable.
Third-Party Websites/Applications. The Services may contain links to other websites/applications and other websites/applications may reference or link to our Services. These third-party services are not controlled by us. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each website and application with which they interact. We do not endorse, screen, or approve, and are not responsible for, the privacy practices or content of such other websites or applications. Providing personal information to third-party websites or applications is at your own risk.