PRIVACY POLICY

Speaker Post Privacy Policy 
Effective on April 15, 2020

Agreement between User and SpeakerPost (UGSI, LLC)
This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected through the website (the “Site”), mobile application or version, social media, electronic devices, and all other services we provide (hereinafter the “Services”). This Privacy Policy describes how the information collected about you is used and shared by UGSI, LLC (d.b.a. Speaker Post) (“Speaker Post”, “Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”), and the privacy choices we offer.

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Please read this carefully prior to using our services. By accessing and using our services, you affirm that you have read, understood, and agree to abide to this privacy policy and the company’s terms of use. if you do not agree to abide to company’s terms of use and this privacy policy, you may not enter, access, or otherwise use our services. If you use the services on behalf of someone else, you represent to us that you are authorized by such individual to accept this privacy policy and you do accept this privacy policy on such individual’s behalf.

 

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage you to review this privacy policy occasionally. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will provide prominent notice as appropriate under the circumstances, such as posting a notice on the Site or sending you an email. If you do not agree to future changes, you must stop using the Site and Services after such changes are made. Otherwise, your continued use of the Site and Services is an acceptance of the amended Privacy Policy. If you have an account with us and you wish to terminate the account and discontinue use, you may do so directly on the site or by emailing us at hello@speakerpost.com

Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties. This Privacy Policy is only applicable to the personal information you make available to us by using the Services, and not applicable to any other websites that you may be able to access from the Services via links, each of which may have data collection, storage, and use practices and policies that differ materially from this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Information

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Personal Information Some information is required to ensure you have the best experience with our Services. When you register for our Services, we may ask that you voluntarily provide us with certain personal information that may identify you or can be used to identify you (“Personal Information”), including name, email address, location, industry and alumnus.

You may choose to provide us with additional information or voluntarily post it on the site. This could be information regarding your profile, speakers you are looking for, for what occasion and where, speaking engagements that you may have been a part of, speakers you recommend, video, photo and post likes, etc.

Please know that you don’t have to provide additional information on your profile; however, profile information helps you to get more from our Services. It’s your choice whether to include sensitive information on your profile. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available

If you opt to import your Gmail contacts, we will receive your contacts. You will be able to access your contacts directly from your Inbox

You will be asked to enter some personal information.

While specific things like name, email address, location, industry and alumnus information are mandatory, some other sections are not.

Do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available.

Information We Collect Automatically

When you use or access our Services, non-personal data is collected. This includes but is not limited to: (1) the type of browser you use, (2) access times, (3) pages viewed, (4) search terms, (5) your IP address, (6) the page you visited before navigating to our Services, (7) geolocation information, (8) device used, including hardware model, operating system, mobile network information, and device identifiers, and (9) other statistics and information associated with the interaction between your browser or device and the Services (collectively “Traffic Data”).

We log usage data when you are using our services (platform technology social media, newsletters), such as when you view or click on content or ads, perform a search, share articles or posts, or apply, create or respond to a speaker opportunity. We use log-ins, cookies, device information and IP addresses to identify you and to log your use.

We receive data from your devices and networks, including location data. When you visit or leave our network, we receive the URL of the site you came from and the one you go to as well as the time of your visit. If you access SpeakerPost from a mobile device, that device will send us data about your location based on your phone settings.

Our system automatically collects browser, device, hardware and location information.

Our analytics will tell us which pages you spent most time on and what time of day you accessed the page.

How We Use Your Information

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We may use both personal Information and non-personal Data about you for various purposes, including:

To Provide, Maintain, and Improve our Services; Register and service your account and profile;

Help communicate with you and facilitate communication between you, other registered members, and respond to your comments, questions, requests, or respond to any solicitations or input from you; Enable a member to search for another member based on the information the other has made available on the Site; To track whether you have acted on a specific task and to send you reminders

We use the collected information to provide you with a decent website experience,  to maintain and service our site and your account, and to prevent, detect and investigate security breaches.

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Enable us to provide a safer community for all users, and to Verify information you provide us as well as the representations and warranties you make to us in the Terms of Use or on the Site; To contact you when necessary or requested, To send emails and other communications that display content that we think will interest you and according to your preferences; To track and analyze trends and usage in connection with our Services;  To prevent, detect, and investigate security breaches, fraud, and other potentially illegal or prohibited activities; To enforce the legal terms that govern your use of the Services; To protect our rights or property; For any other purpose disclosed to you in connection with our Services.

For the purposes for which you provided the information; To send you information about your relationship with us; To customize and tailor your experience with the Services, including notifying you about certain resources, communications, or other users we think you may be interested in learning more about;

To combine information received from third parties with the information that we have from or about you and use the combined information for any of the purposes described in this Privacy Policy; To use statistical information that we collect in any way permitted by law, including from third parties in connection with their commercial and marketing efforts.

Your information helps us connect you with other members, for you to search others on the site safely (and for them to find you)  and to notify you of community members in your industry or location that may interest you. In other words, we need to analyze and tabulate user data so that you can build better relationships with our community members. 

We use your information to contact you for a variety of reasons, when necessary or when requested. 

We also collect information to track trends and usage and to help us with our marketing efforts.

Sharing of Information

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We may share personal information that we collect about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • Sharing with third parties to provide, maintain, and improve our Services, including service providers who access information about you to perform services on our behalf;
  • Sharing in connection with, or during the negotiation of, any merger, sale of company stock or assets, financing, acquisition, divestiture or dissolution of all or a portion of our business (but only under non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements and protections);
  • Sharing if disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; to enforce applicable the Terms of Use or other user agreements or policies; to protect the security or integrity of our website, mobile application or Services; and to protect us, our users or the public from harm or illegal activities;
  • With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through our Services that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.
  • We may also share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information with third parties.

Your information is safe. SpeakerPost will never directly sell your information to an advertiser - we may use it in aggregate to provide you with the best ‘site’ experience.

In some cases, we may have to share personal information that we collect with our web development team OR during a merger, sale or acquisition OR if the law requires us to do so which protects our users or the public from harm.

Access to and Control Over Your Information

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You can easily review and update your online user profile information by logging on www.speakerpost.com. What you have entered in that profile is your information. Through your browser, you are able to print this information as well.

Information on your profile belongs to you. You can edit or delete it anytime.

If you wish to close your account, you should be able to delete it under Account Settings. If you have trouble with this, email us at hello@speakerpost.com. Please note, however, that we reserve the right to retain information from closed accounts, including to comply with law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, enforce the Terms of Use, and take other actions permitted by law. Please notify us promptly if any of your account data is lost, stolen or used without permission.

It is easy to delete your account. We may need to retain some information from closed accounts to prevent fraud or resolves disputes.

We take security of your Personal Information very seriously, and we try hard to securely store your Personal Information and ensure this information is not open to the public.

We cannot however guarantee the security of your Personal Information. If at any time during or after our relationship we believe that the security of your Personal Information may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development.

If a notification is appropriate, we will endeavor to notify you as promptly as possible under the circumstances. If we have your email address, we may notify you by email to the most recent email address you have provided us in your account profile. Please keep your email address in your account up to date.

You can update that e-mail address anytime in your account profile. If you receive a notice from us, you can print it to retain a copy of it. To receive these notices, you must check your email account using your computer or mobile device and email application software. You consent to our use of email as a means of such notification.

If you prefer for us to use the U.S. Postal Service to notify you in this situation, please email us at hello@speakerpost.com. Please include your address when you submit your request. You can make this election any time, and it will apply to notifications we make after a reasonable time thereafter for us to process your request. You may also use this address to request a print copy of an electronic notice we have sent to you regarding a compromise of your Personal Information. You may need to pay postage for this service.

We definitely take steps to protect your information.

But sometimes, bad things happen. We will notify you if we have a security breach, so please ensure you are receiving our emails.

Links To Other Websites

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Our site may contain links to or embedded content from third party websites, including websites of our advertisers or Social Media websites. A link to or embedded content from a non-Speaker Post website does not mean that we endorse that website, the quality or accuracy of information presented on such website or the persons or entities associated with such website. If you decide to visit a third-party website, you are subject to the privacy policy of the third party website as applicable and we are not responsible for the policies and practices of the third party website. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your information to others.

You may have arrived on our site from, or began your use of the site at, a third party website, including a third party website that links to the Site or embeds Speaker Post content. The presence of such links or content on third party websites does not mean that we endorse that website, the quality or accuracy of information presented on the non-SpeakerPost website or the persons or entities associated with the non-SpeakerPost website. You may be subject to the privacy policy of the third party website as applicable and we are not responsible for the policies and practices of the third party websites. In addition, the policies and practices of third parties do not apply to your information, including Personal Information, obtained pursuant to this Privacy Policy.

People post whatever they want on our timeline. If you click on their links and visit those sites, we cannot control what you see. 

If you click on any of the advertiser boxes, you are subject to their policies and practices. Their website will open in another tab. 

You may have come to our site from a third-party website. We do not endorse that site or people who referred you to our site.

Our goal at www.speakerpost.com is to connect educators with working professionals for guest speaking engagements. Speaker Post does not endorse any members on this portal.

Updates and Changes To Our Privacy Policy

The effective date of this Privacy Policy is set forth at the top of this webpage. We will notify you of any material change by posting notice on this webpage. Your continued use of the Services after the effective date constitutes your acceptance of the Privacy Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on or amendments to our privacy policy. Any amended Privacy Policy supersedes all previous versions. If you do not agree to future changes to this privacy policy, you must stop using the services after the effective date of such changes.

Questions and Contact Information

If you have any comments, concerns or questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at hello@speakerpost.com

SpeakerPost California Privacy Disclosures. 
Effective on April 15, 2020

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The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 requires us to provide certain information to California consumers. As a consumer, you have the right to 

  1. Request a copy of your personal information
  2. Request how we collect, use or share your information
  3. Delete your personal information

We do not sell your personal information. We do use personal information, as well as shares, views and likes on our timeline  to create better user experiences and to serve you with the most relevant content and ads but we do this internally - we will never sell your email address or any other identifying information with an advertiser. We may share some user information with our tech partners to identify / fix bugs in our system or to secure our services. We will not collect any new categories of information without notifying you first. We will not discriminate against you in any way if you choose to exercise your rights under the law.  Please refer to our privacy policy and website terms as well. 

This notice describes the rights of Californians under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). The CCPA requires businesses like SpeakerPost, that receive information from California consumers, to provide certain information to them. This is a separate notice to ensure that we meet the CCPA’s requirements. 

We Do Not Sell Your Personal Information. We do not sell personal information, so we don’t have an opt out. 

You have the right to request information. You can request a copy of your personal information. You can also request to disclose how we collect, use or share your personal information over last 12 months, including the categories of personal information we collect and our purposes for doing so; the categories of third parties with whom we shared it (we do not) for a business purpose and our purposes for doing so. Companies that sell personal information (we do not) must make additional disclosures.

Your Right to Notification: Under the CCPA, SpeakerPost cannot collect new categories of personal information or use them for materially different purposes without first notifying you.

Nondiscrimination for exercising your CCPA Rights: The CCPA prohibits businesses from discriminating against you for exercising your rights under the law. Such discrimination may include denying services, charging different prices or rates for services, providing a different level or quality of services, or suggesting that you will receive a different level or quality of goods or services as a result of exercising your rights. 

Your Right to Delete Personal Information: You can request we delete your personal information by closing your SpeakerPost account. We honor such requests, unless an exception applies, such as when the information is necessary to complete the transaction or contract for which it was collected or when it is being used to detect, prevent, or investigate security incidents, comply with laws, identify and repair bugs or ensure another consumer’s ability to exercise their free speech rights or other rights provided by law.

While we do not sell your personal information, we may share it to support our own operational purposes in providing Services to you, as described in our Privacy Policy. These operational purposes, known as “business purposes” under the CCPA, are described below. In addition, we may share personal information at your direction, such as when you choose to communicate with other members through our Services.

We may audit interactions and transactions to count or verify number of likes or quality of ad that we place on the timeline. For this, we may review your personal information or profile. In order to secure our Services, including to detect, prevent and investigate security incidents or violations of our Professional Community Policies or applicable laws, we may share the types of personal information listed in the Privacy Policy with our partners, service providers, law enforcement and related companies.

In order to improve our Services (such as to identify bugs, repair errors or ensure that services function as intended) or conduct internal research and analysis to improve our technology, we may share the types of personal information listed in the Privacy Policy with our partners, service providers and related companies

We may share the types of personal information listed in the Privacy Policy with Service Providers, as defined by the CCPA, in order to have them perform services specified by a written contract or with others for a notified purpose permitted by the CCPA (e.g., to respond to law enforcement requests).

Our Privacy Policy describes the information we collect and its sources. This notice organizes that information around the personal information categories set forth in the CCPA. We use this personal information for the purposes outlined in our Privacy Policy.

CCPA Personal Information Category

Sources of this Information

Identifiers (e.g., real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers)

Information you provide directly or through your interactions with SpeakerPost Services or its advertisers. 

Characteristics of protected classifications under California or Federal law (e.g., your gender or age) (“Characteristics of Protected Classifications”)

Information you provide to us directly and inferences we make based on that information; Information from our customers

Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity Information (e.g., browsing history, search history, and information regarding your interactions with our Services)

Your interactions with our Services; your visits to third party sites advertised on our site or via our services, and your interactions with the services of partners and customers that use SpeakerPost 

Geolocation Data

Information you provide to us directly or through your interactions with our Services

Professional or Employment-Related Information

Information you provide to us directly or from other members 

Inferences

Information you provide to us directly or through your interactions with our Services, information from our customers or partners

Personal information described in Cal. Civ. Code §1798.80(e)(such as name, address, telephone number, education, employment history)

Information you provide directly or through your interactions with our Services, information from our customers or partners

Audio, electronic, visual or similar information

Information you provide directly or through your interactions with our Services, customers or partners

 

SpeakerPost Copyright Law  
Last updated: April 15, 2020

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Take permission before using or sharing someone else’s content. Attempt at accuracy with what you share. Please don’t hold us liable for member copyright infringement. There is a process in place to deal with this issue, find those details below.

If you download an image from the Internet and post it on SpeakerPost.com, you're likely committing copyright infringement. Copying or sharing of images, video, audio and content without the permission of the creator (whether SpeakerPost member or not) can constitute infringement, even if you link back to their website, book, article, blog or original post on social media. The best way to protect yourself and to avoid serious risk is to take permission from the user before using their content.

Complaints regarding content posted on the SpeakerPost networking portal

SpeakerPost respects your intellectual property rights and also that of others. The information that you post should be lawful, accurate and not in violation of third parties. All SpeakerPost community members must also abide by the same rules.

By creating an account, signing up and using this portal, you agree that SpeakerPost is not responsible for member copyright infringements and should not be held liable. That said, we do have a process in place for submission of any complaint concerning content posted by SpeakerPost members.

When we get a complaint, we will attempt to send the written notification with the complainant’s contact information to the SpeakerPost member who posted the content. Based on the situation, we may or may not disable the content but we will try to notify the member regarding the alleged violation. In appropriate circumstances, we will use our discretion to terminate or disable the member’s SpeakerPost account on our portal if we see either no response, repeat infringement or more unlawful content.

If and when you send us a complaint or a counter-notice, we hope that it is truthful and that it is submitted under penalty of perjury. Deceitful or false notices may give rise to personal liability so please seek the advice of legal counsel before submitting your complaint or counter-notice.

Claims regarding copyright infringement

Per the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512), if you believe that your copyright have been infringed, please contact us with the following information: 

Name:

Contact Information (mailing and email address, phone number)

Copyrighted Work (in detail) 

Copyright Registration Number and Country of Registration

Nature of Infringement

If you believe that a notice of copyright infringement has been improperly submitted against you, you may contact us with a Counter-Notice, pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. This notice should have the following information:

Name

Contact Information (mailing and email address, phone number)

Material in question or disabled access (in detail)

Please note that once the notice / counter notice is received, there may be additional steps involved. You may be requested to submit documents or required to sign affidavits.