Data protection is of a particularly high priority for 2 Steps Forward.ca. Personal data processing, including your name, address, email, or phone number, will always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other data protection regulations applicable to TemplateMonster.com.
Via this data protection statement, we inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use, and process. Furthermore, this data protection declaration contains information on the website users' rights.
As the data controller and processor, TemplateMonster.com has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure your data's complete protection throughout the website. Since Internet-based data transmissions may have security gaps, absolute protection is not guaranteed. Moreover, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via direct and indirect means, e.g., email or phone support.
We collect certain information about visitors and users of our websites. The type and scope of information differ according to the referral source and user status.
We can collect author name, company name, physical address, email address, phone number(s), social media account URLs, payment details (like credit card and billing information), survey responses initiated for research purposes.
We use this information to provide authors with/or improve our services. E.g., this data is necessary to pay commissions, verify authors' identity, deliver advertising and marketing services, contact, support, and invoice them.
We collect buyer name, username, email address, phone number(s), physical location, and contact details. Moreover, we can collect, store, and use information about buyers' devices used to visit and interact with our websites. It includes information about the browser, referring source, and buyer's IP address. We can also collect responses to the surveys initiated for research purposes, payment details (like credit card and billing information), transaction details, support queries, web analytics data, and data buyers provide when filling in forms on our websites.
We may use this information to respond to buyers` requests or correspondence, to provide customer service, to administer the website, improve products/services, send technical notices/updates, security alerts, changes in policy notifications, administrative messages. We can also use this data for statistical, analytical, and management purposes and prevent fraud, breach of policies/terms, including threats and harm.
We collect partner name, company name, website URL, phone number(s), physical address, business type, email, and information from merchant processors like PayPal, etc. We use this information to work with partners, confirm their identity, contact, pay, support, screen for risk, fraud, or other similar issues. Moreover, we use this data to send technical notices, updates, security alerts, administrative messages, and information regarding our policies' changes.
We collect the visitors` device type and browser, network connection, IP address, cookies, and other web analytics data. We may also collect personal information submitted by visitors via any forms available on our websites, i.e., chat, ticket system, subscription, and contact forms.
In addition to the data we get from the visitors, we may collect, store, and analyze users` personal information from other sources.
We mainly require users' personal information when we need to define their identity for accurate order processing on any of our websites, e.g., when they purchase items and services from our marketplace.
Other legitimate uses include but are not limited to the following cases.
We can use your personal information when you give us consent:
If necessary, we can handle personal user information for purposes required by the law. E.g., for granting court of law, law enforcement authorities, government requests, or any other occasions that may relate to judicial investigations.
Personal information of our users may be accessed by:
We may share users` personal information with third parties in the following cases.
To keep user information secure, we apply certain measures to protect it against unauthorized or illegal use, accidental loss, or destruction.
We are not responsible if users try to circumvent privacy settings on our websites. If we provide users with access to certain parts of our website, they are responsible for keeping them safe. Users must not share access details with third parties.
Due to obvious reasons, we cannot control all users' actions on our websites, e.g., in public comments, forums, etc. Therefore, we recommend customers share their information in public areas wisely, as we cannot guarantee that unauthorized parties will not view the data, which users publish to the web.
All personal information that we collect about users is available in their accounts. Users have the right to make all the necessary edits and changes to this data.
Users can receive personal information in a structured, machine-readable format, edit, erase, or restrict its processing. They can also object to their data processing for a set of company interests, such as profiling for direct marketing and other cases when we need their consent to data processing.
There are several situations when these rights can be limited, and we can retain user information after they withdraw the consent. Those are cases where we may require personal data to be compliant with legal or contractual obligations. If users do not provide us with such data, we can not complete the service. In all other cases providing requested information can be optional.
If users have some unresolved concerns, they have the right to complain to the data protection authorities. If you believe that our company violates your privacy rights, please contact us.
If we have users' consent, we can send them marketing materials with information about products, services, or discounts. If they decide not to receive such email notifications, they can easily opt-out using the unsubscribe option or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another technology we use is web beacons. It is a means to track the website's use on occasions, like promotions or newsletters. The data we collect via web beacons allow us to track the number of users who opened our newsletters. Also, web beacons help us to understand user behavior and improve UX.
In turn, Google uses this data to evaluate user behavior in general, compile reports for site managers, and provide data to services related to website activity and Internet usage. Google may transfer various data to third parties when required to do so by law or when such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
In no way will Google associate user IP addresses with any other data held by Google. If users do not want to provide Google with the browsing data, they can block cookies via browser settings. Users can find more information on Google opt-out, Privacy, and Google Analytics.
In addition to various endorsements, we display testimonials on our website. We publish testimonials only after receiving users' consent to specify their names. If users want to delete or modify their existing testimonials, they can contact us.
All our websites have embedded social media features, e.g., Facebook `Like` button. These features may collect users' data like IP address or place a cookie in their browser to gather statistical information about their interactions with our websites. Social media features are hosted both on our website and servers of a specific social media network.
Apart from these features, we maintain profiles on major networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Linked In, etc. Any information users submit on these networks in public areas, like comments, can be easily read, collected, or stored by all users of these networks. We cannot control the actions of other social media users or the actions of these platforms. According to their privacy policies, only the related social media platforms manage user activity and interaction with those features.
The information controller shall process and store the data subject's data only for the time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage according to the U.S. legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.
If the storage purpose isn't applicable or a storage time prescribed by the U.S. legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data is blocked or erased.
We hold the right to block users` accounts and erase the related data if they didn't log in and take any actions for 6 (six) months or more. It relates to customer, author, and affiliate accounts.
Children under 13 years old should not use our websites, products, and services. No one under the age of 13 (thirteen) years old can provide personal information to or on our websites. We are not collecting information from children under 13 years old. Users under 13 years old cannot use any of our websites, buy products from the marketplace, comment on blog posts, social media posts, or provide personal information about themselves, including their name, address, phone number, and email. If we learn that users violated this term, we will immediately delete their accounts and all information. If you believe that we may have some information provided by your child, please contact us.
Depending on the context of personal information users provide, We can be a data controller and processor. We are a processor of personal information submitted to the services or collected through the related services.
Non-English translations of this Policy are provided for user convenience only. To avoid ambiguous interpretation and translation inaccuracies, users should use the English version as the source.