PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date: 1-22-24 

Stimulus, Inc., (“Stimulus”, “we”, “our” or “us”), is committed to transparency in our collection and processing of information of our customers, prospects, and website visitors (“you”). This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, disclose and protect information from and about you through our website https://getstimulus.io/ any other website or mobile application that links to this Privacy Policy (the “Site”), and any other interactions (e.g., customer service and other communications) that you may have with Stimulus (collectively, the “Offerings”). This Privacy Policy details our commitment to your privacy.

  1. What does this Privacy Policy cover?

Stimulus is a provider of the Stimulus Relationship Intelligence Platform, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, dedicated to providing buyer and suppliers solutions for a variety of clients. This Privacy Policy describes our privacy practices regarding personal information we receive in connection with the services and products we provide to our clients (the “Client Services”), as well as through our website (the “Site”).

By using our Client Services, visiting the Site or otherwise interacting with us, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you review this Privacy Policy periodically, as it may be updated from time-to-time.

  1. What information does Stimulus collect, and how is it used and shared?

Category of Personal Information

How We Use this Personal Information

Categories of Third Parties to Which We Discloses this Personal Information

Categories of Third Parties to Which We “Share” and “Sell” this Personal Information for Advertising/Analytics Purposes

Contact information: such as full name, address, email address and phone number

  • Provide the services and respond to your requests
  • Contact you with relevant information and offers
  • Customize content, and analyze use of and improve the services
  • Comply with law or defend our legal rights
  • Security/fraud prevention
  • Create aggregate/de-identified information

Service providers; Partners; Online advertising and analytics partners; Entities for legal purposes

Online advertising and analytics partners

Financial Information (such as credit card information if you make a purchase)

  • Provide the services and respond to your requests
  • Comply with law or defend our legal rights
  • Security/fraud prevention

Service providers; Partners; Entities for legal purposes

We do not share/sell

Professional or Employment Information (such as the name and address of the company you work for and your title)

·      Provide the services and respond to your requests

·      Contact you with relevant information and offers

·      Customize content, and analyze use of and improve the services

·      Comply with law or defend our legal rights

·      Security/fraud prevention

·      Create aggregate/de-identified information

Service providers; Partners; Online advertising and analytics partners; Entities for legal purposes;

Online advertising and analytics partners

Device and Online Information (such as mobile device content, IP address, browsing history, and usage information)

  • Provide the services and respond to your requests
  • Contact you with relevant information and offers
  • Customize content, and analyze use of and improve the services
  • Comply with law or defend our legal rights
  • Security/fraud prevention

Service providers; Partners; Online advertising and analytics partners; Entities for legal purposes;

Online advertising and analytics partners

Customer service interaction information

·      Create aggregate/de-identified information

·      Provide the services and respond to your requests

·      Contact you with relevant information and offers

·      Customize content, and analyze use of and improve the services

·      Comply with law or defend our legal rights

·      Security/fraud prevention

·      Create aggregate/de-identified information

Service providers; Partners; Entities for legal purposes

We do not share/sell

Geolocation information (such as your approximate location based on IP address)

  • Provide the services and respond to your requests
  • Contact you with relevant information and offers
  • Customize content, and analyze use of and improve the services
  • Comply with law or defend our legal rights
  • Security/fraud prevention
  • Create aggregate/de-identified information

Service providers; Partners; Entities for legal purposes

We do not share/sell

Browsing information: such as your IP address, MAC address or other device identifier, the kind of browser or computer you use, pages and content that you visit on the Site, what you click on, the state and country from which you access the Site, date and time of your visit, and web pages you linked to our Site from.

Our Site and your interactions with the Site, including through the use of cookies and other tracking technologies explained further below

To evaluate usage of the Site and improve performance and Client Services; to protect the security and integrity of the Site and our business, such as preventing fraud, hacking, and other criminal activity or to meet legal obligations.

Our service providers who help us with fraud protection and website analytics

Other information (any other information you choose to provide directly to us)

·      Provide the services and respond to your requests

·      Contact you with relevant information and offers

·      Customize content, and analyze use of and improve the services

·      Comply with law or defend our legal rights

·      Security/fraud prevention

·      Create aggregate/de-identified information

Dependent on the information you choose to disclose.

Dependent on the information you choose to disclose.

 

Stimulus will only use personal information to the extent it is necessary to deliver the Client Services and the Site. In some jurisdictions, individuals may have the right to withdraw consent from certain uses. If you reside in such jurisdictions, you may have additional rights. In all cases, any service providers will be contractually limited in the way they may use personal information maintained by Stimulus, including requirements that such information be maintained in a confidential and secure manner.

In Connection with Business Transfers: In the event that a division, a product or all of Stimulus is bought, sold or otherwise transferred, or is in the process of a potential transaction, personal information will likely be shared for evaluation purposes and included among the transferred business assets, subject to client contractual requirements and applicable law.

To Comply with Laws: Stimulus may also disclose specific personal information when such disclosure appears necessary to comply with applicable law, a subpoena in the course of managing a dispute, governmental inquiry or other litigation process. We may also disclose information to our accountants, auditors, agents, lawyers, and other advisors in connection with the enforcement or protection of our legal rights or to protect the interests or safety of our clients, our clients’ customers or employees or others, in accordance with or as authorized by law.

  1. What are cookies and how do we use them and other technologies?

A cookie is a small piece of information that a website, online application, or email may save to your browser or your computer’s hard drive for use in subsequent visits to the website or online application. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive new cookies or how to disable cookies altogether. If you reject cookies, you may not be able to participate in certain activities or receive a promotion tailored to you. Stimulus does not control and does not guarantee the effectiveness of browser-based tools for managing cookies.

Stimulus does not currently participate in interest-based or behavioral online advertising, and information automatically collected from the Site is not used by Stimulus for that purpose.

Stimulus may use Google Analytics to evaluate use of the Site for our internal purposes such as evaluating usages of the Site. To learn how Google Analytics collects and processes data, please visit: “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.

Any and all personal information collected on the Site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, disclosed, or loaned to third parties, except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

Do Not Track (DNT): This is a privacy preference that users can set in some web browsers, allowing users to opt out of tracking by websites and online services. At the present time, the World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C, has not yet established universal standards for recognizable DNT signals, and therefore Stimulus and the Site do not recognize DNT.

  1. How does Stimulus protect personal information?

Where applicable, Stimulus uses industry-standard technology in connection with our Client Services and on the Site to help protect personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

  1. How long does Stimulus retain my personal information?

Personal information that we collect, access or process will be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfilment of the purposes for which it was collected, unless otherwise provided for under services contracts with clients or as required or authorized by law. Personal information that is no longer required to fulfil the identified purposes will be destroyed, erased or deidentified.

  1. What are my choices concerning my personal information? 

Our clients are responsible for notification of purpose and for obtaining appropriate consent, to the extent required by law, when they collect personal information that is transferred to Stimulus.

Our clients are responsible for ensuring that any commercial emails sent by them comply with applicable law. If we are instructed by our clients to transmit communications on their behalf, clients remain responsible for ensuring that recipients have consented to receiving such communications and that the information contained in the communications are accurate and complete.

We do not sell, rent, or share the personal information of our users with third parties for such third parties’ own marketing purposes.

Stimulus may, subject to applicable laws, use personal information from our users to contact them about the Site and Client Services, including to provide them with information on additional products from Stimulus that may be of interest to them. Our users may exercise choices regarding these communications as follows:

  1. How is this Privacy Policy enforced?

Stimulus has put in place mechanisms to monitor and verify our ongoing adherence to this Privacy Policy. We encourage individuals covered by this Privacy Policy to raise any concerns that they have about the way that we process their personal information by contacting Stimulus as described below. We take your questions and concerns seriously and will do our best to resolve them.

  1. Stimulus Blog & Community

Our Service offers publicly accessible community services including blogs, and forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. Your posts may remain even after you cancel your account.

  1. What is Stimulus’ policy on kids’ privacy?

The Offerings are intended for general audiences and not for children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently collected “personal information” (as defined by the United States Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) from children under the age of 13 without valid parental consent, we will take reasonable steps to delete it as soon as possible. We also do not knowingly process data of EU residents under the age of 16 without parental consent. If we become aware that we have collected data from an EU resident under the age of 16 without parental consent, we will take reasonable steps to delete it as soon as possible.  

  1. Access, Objection, Correction and Deletion

In certain jurisdictions, you may have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether your personal information is being processed, information about the purposes of that processing, and information about the recipients to whom your personal data have been or will be disclosed. You may also have the right to receive a copy of the personal data you have provided and/or request its deletion.

Our clients are responsible for managing any request made by their suppliers or customers regarding access to and rectification of their personal information that is transferred to us. However, if you have questions about your rights, please feel free to contact using the contact information detailed in the Contacting Us section below.

  1. Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, California law provides you with the following rights with respect to your personal information:

When you exercise these rights and submit a request to us, we will verify your identity by asking you for your email address, telephone number, information about your company’s contract with Stimulus, or (if applicable) the last four digits of a credit or debit card used at Stimulus.  We also may use a third-party verification provider to verify your identity. 

Your exercise of these rights will have no adverse effect on the price and quality of our goods or services.

For the 12-month period prior to the date of this Privacy Policy, Stimulus has not sold any personal information about its Clients or about the customers of our Clients; nor does it have any plans to do so in the future.   

Please note:  If you are a customer of one of our Clients, you should contact them first concerning your California Privacy rights.

  1. Cross-border transfer of personal information

All personal information processed by us may be transferred, processed, and stored anywhere in the world, including, but not limited to, the United States or other countries, which may have data protection laws that are different from the laws where you live. We endeavor to safeguard your personal information consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.

If we transfer personal information which originates in the European Economic Area, Switzerland, and/or the United Kingdom to a country that has not been found to provide an adequate level of protection under applicable data protection laws, one of the safeguards we may use to support such transfer is the EU Standard Contractual Clauses

For more information about the safeguards we use for international transfers of your personal information, please contact us as set forth below. 

  1. Right to Lodge Complaints

We are transparent about the ways in which we collect and use personal information and welcome your questions and concerns. If you have any concern or complaint about the way we handle your personal information, please contact us as described below. To the extent you believe we have not addressed your concerns or otherwise choose to do so, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the country where you reside and/or in the United States.  For information on how you can file a privacy complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, please visit: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

  1. Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time to reflect changes in the law, our data collection and use practices, or advances in technology. We will make the revised Privacy Policy accessible on the Offerings, so you should review the Privacy Policy periodically. You can know if the Privacy Policy has changed since the last time, you reviewed it by checking the “Effective Date” included at the beginning of the document. If we make a material change to the Privacy Policy, you will be provided with appropriate notice in accordance with legal requirements. By continuing to use the Offerings, you are confirming that you have read and understood the latest version of this Privacy Policy.

  1. Contact Information

Stimulus welcomes your comments and questions regarding this Privacy Policy and the collection and use of your information. If you have questions or concerns, please email us at privacy@getstimulus.io, or write to: Stimulus Inc., 3675 Market St. Suite 200 Philadelphia, PA 19104