Privacy Policy

Our Policy

Last updated: May 20, 2024

Please read this Privacy Policy and Site Terms of Services (the “Policy”) carefully to understand how Skyword Inc. (“Skyword”, “Company”, “us”, or “we”) uses personal information and governs your access and use of the Site. By accessing or using www.Skyword.com or any other related sites, applications, services and goods, or any other website operated by Skyword that links to this policy (each, the “Site”), you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Policy. This Policy may change from time to time; any changes we make to this Policy will be posted on this Site, we will also take any other steps, to the extent required by applicable law, including notifying you about material changes. Changes to this Policy are effective as of the stated “Last Updated” date. We recommend that you check the Policy periodically for any updates or changes as your continued access or use of the Site indicates your acceptance of the applicable terms.

Terms of Service

By using the Site, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by this Policy. If you do not want to agree to this Policy, you must not access or use the Site.

Intellectual Property Rights

The Site and its entire contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof) are owned by the Company, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

This Policy permits you to use the Site for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the material on our Site, except as follows:

  • Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
  • You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
  • You may print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Site for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication, or distribution.
  • If we provide desktop, mobile, or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by our end user license agreement for such applications.
  • If we provide social media features with certain content, you may take such actions as are enabled by such features.

You must not:

  • Modify copies of any materials from this Site.
  • Use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences, or any graphics found on the Site.
  • Delete or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this Site.

You must not access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Site or any services or materials available through the Site.

If you print, copy, modify, download, or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Site in breach of this Policy, your right to use the Site will stop immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title, or interest in or to the Site or any content on the Site is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by the Company. Any use of the Site not expressly permitted by this Policy is a breach of this Policyand may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.

Trademarks

The Company name, the Company logo, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans are trademarks of the Company or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on this Site are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Prohibited Uses

You may use the Site only for lawful purposes and in accordance with this Policy. You agree not to use the Site:

  • In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries).
  • For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise.
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any “junk mail,” “chain letter,” “spam,” or any other similar solicitation.
  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate the Company, a Company employee, another user, or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing).
  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Site, or which, as determined by us, may harm the Company or users of the Site, or expose them to liability.

Additionally, you agree not to:

  • Use the Site in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Site, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Site.
  • Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Site for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Site.
  • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Site, or for any other purpose not expressly authorized in this Policy, without our prior written consent.
  • Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Site.
  • Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Site, the server on which the Site is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Site.
  • Attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site.

Reliance on Information Posted

The information presented on or through the Site is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

This Site may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, bloggers, and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators, and/or reporting services. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by the Company, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.

Changes to the Site

We may update the content on this Site from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Information About You and Your Visits to the Site

All information we collect on this Site is subject to privacy-related sections below. By using the Site, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with this Policy.

Linking to the Site and Social Media Features

You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part without our express, written consent.

This Site may provide certain social media features that enable you to:

  • Link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on this Site.
  • Send emails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on this Site.
  • Cause limited portions of content on this Site to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites.

You may use these features solely as they are provided by us, and solely with respect to the content they are displayed with, and otherwise in accordance with any additional terms and conditions we may provide with respect to such features. Subject to the foregoing, you must not:

  • Establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
  • Cause the Site or portions of it to be displayed on, or appear to be displayed by, any other site, for example, framing, deep linking, or in-line linking.
  • Link to any part of the Site other than the homepage.
  • Otherwise take any action with respect to the materials on this Site that is inconsistent with any other provision of this Policy.

You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to stop. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.

Links from the Site

If the Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

Geographic Restrictions

The owner of the Site is based in the State of Delaware in the United States. We provide this Site for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Site or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Site may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Disclaimer of Warranties

You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the Site will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY SITE LINKED TO IT.

YOUR USE OF THE SITE, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE SITE, ITS CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE SITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, THE COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Limitation on Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, ANY SITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE SITE OR SUCH OTHER SITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates, licensors, and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of this Policy or your use of the Site, including, but not limited to, any use of the Site’s content, services, and products other than as expressly authorized in this Policy, or your use of any information obtained from the Site.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

All matters relating to the Site and this Policy, and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Delaware without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Delaware or any other jurisdiction.

Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to, this Policy or the Site shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of Delaware, in each case with jurisdiction over Dover, Delaware – although we retain the right to bring any suit, action, or proceeding against you for breach of this Policy in your country of residence or any other relevant country. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

Arbitration

At Company’s sole discretion, it may require you to submit any disputes arising from this Policy or use of the Site, including disputes arising from or concerning their interpretation, violation, invalidity, non-performance, or termination, to final and binding arbitration under the Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association applying Delaware law.

Limitation on Time to File Claims

ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS POLICY OR THE SITE MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES; OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

Waiver and Severability

No waiver by the Company of any term or condition set out in this Policy shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of the Company to assert a right or provision under this Policy shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any provision of this Policy is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of this Policy will continue in full force and effect.

Privacy

Skyword is committed to protecting the personal information of its customers, sellers, and other visitors browsing the Site (“users”) as well as others interacting with Skyword. We believe that you have a right to know our practices regarding the information we collect when you visit and/or use the Site. This Policy explains our privacy practices for the Site and services provided by Skyword. By accessing and/or using the Site and its related sites, applications, services, goods and/or registering for an account, you acknowledge that you understand how we process your personal data in accordance with this Policy, including our collection, use, disclosure, processing and retention of personal information. You can also learn how to limit sharing of information in this Policy.

Skyword complies with the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework and Swiss-U.S. Data Privacy Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and/or the United Kingdom and/or Switzerland to the United States. Skyword has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Data Privacy Framework Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Data Privacy Framework Principles, the Data Privacy Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Data Privacy Framework program and to view our certification, please visit https://www.dataprivacyframework.gov/.

Skyword is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Dispute Resolution and Binding Arbitration

For questions or complaints regarding your personal data processing, please contact us via email at: privacy@skyword.com.
We will seek to respond to your inquiry within 45 days. Skyword has further committed to refer unresolved Data Privacy Framework complaints to PrivacyTrust, an alternative dispute resolution provider. There will be no cost to you for using this service. For more information or to begin the complaint process, please visit Data Privacy Framework Dispute Resolution (privacytrust.com)
As a last resort in limited situations EU and Swiss individuals may seek redress from the Data Protection Framework Panel, a binding arbitration mechanism.

Information We Collect

Information You Provide. When you register to the Site, use it, complete forms, participate in surveys, or use the Site as contributor, we may ask you to provide certain personal information, including a valid email address, other account login details, and username. We may also ask you to provide or otherwise collect additional information, such as, your name, profile details, physical address or billing information, telephone number or other contact details, transactional information, payment information, taxpayer information and forms, details about other social networks linked accounts, education, profession and expertise, information, and files uploaded by you to the Site, and additional authentication information (such as copies of your government issued ID, passport, or driving license, as permitted by applicable laws). We may also collect information about or contained in your communications with Skyword as well as any of your posts on our blogs or forums and your communication with other users of Skyword.

Information We Collect Automatically. We collect information while you access, browse, view or otherwise use the Site. In other words, when you access the Site we collect personal information on your usage of the Site, which may include transactions and communications with others through the Site, your searches, the pages you visited, as well as other actions on Site. We also, collect, use and process the information relating to such usage, including geo-location information, IP address, device and connection information, browser information and web-log information, and the URLs of the web pages you’ve viewed or engaged with before or after using the Site. We also collect and process information relating to the use of cookies and similar technologies, as detailed below. We use that information to provide you our services, enhance user experience, personalize your browsing experience as well as monitor the Site for preventing fraud and inappropriate content or behavior.

Additionally, in order to improve your online experience at Skyword, we have implemented impression reporting. While you view our site or advertisements therefor, we gather user Global Unique Identifier, HTTP request data like, user agent, IP, host, URL, country/continent from which request made, browser info, device/operating system/operating system version.

Information We Receive from Third Parties. We receive information from third party vendors and/or other commercially available sources, such as:

  • Third party vendors who provide us data to supplement the information we collect about you, in accordance with applicable laws. For example, we receive fraud warnings from service providers for our fraud prevention and risk assessment efforts. We also receive information from enrichment service providers to enhance and personalize your experience as well as from advertising and marketing partners in order to manage and measure our campaigns.
  • If you link, connect, or login to your account with a third-party service (e.g. Google, Facebook, LinkedIn), we receive certain information, such as your registration and profile information from that service. This information varies and is controlled by that service or as authorized by you via your privacy settings at that service.
  • We will also use aggregated anonymized information for our internal purposes.
  • If you integrate into your account information from third parties or otherwise integrate your account with third party systems, tools or products, we will receive certain information about you according to your permissions at such third parties.
  • We also receive certain information about you, if you are invited to Skyword by another user (for example, as part of our collaboration tools and referral program), in such case we will receive limited information, such as your email address or other contact information, and we will use it for the same purpose it was provided and in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

We combine your personal information with information we collect automatically or obtain from other companies and use it for the purposes detailed in this Policy.

Our Legal Basis for Using Your Personal Information

Where relevant under applicable laws, all processing of your personal information will be justified by a “lawful ground” for processing. In the majority of cases, processing will be justified on the basis that:

  • you have provided your consent for us to use your personal information for a specific purpose;
  • our use of your personal information is necessary to perform a contract or take steps to enter into a contract with you (e.g. to provide you with services which you have purchased);
  • the processing is necessary to comply with a relevant legal obligation or regulatory obligation that we have (e.g. fraud prevention); or
  • the processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests as a business (e.g. to improve our services to you), subject to your interests and fundamental rights and provided it is conducted at all times in a way that is proportionate.

How Do We Use The Information Collected?

We will use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to provide you with quality service and security, to operate the Site, to perform our obligations to you and to develop and improve our service. For example, we use personal information to verify your identity. We may also use this information to establish and set up your account, verify or re-issue a password, log your activity, enable your communications with other members, provide customer support and contact you from time to time. The information helps us to develop and improve our services, to understand and analyze our performance as well as your preferences and performance and to customize and personalize our service and enhance your experience.
  • to prevent fraud and maintain a safe and secure environment. For example, we may use personal information to monitor, track and prevent fraudulent activities and other inappropriate activities, monitor content integrity, conduct security investigations and risk assessments, verify or authenticate information provided by you, enforce this Policy and comply with applicable laws. We may conduct certain behavioral analytics to achieve the above objectives and in limited cases, if we detect activity that we think poses a risk to Skyword, other users, our community, or third parties, we may restrict or limit your ability to use Skyword. If you would like to challenge any such decision, please contact us at privacy@Skyword.com.
  • to contact you, as requested by you or as otherwise approved by you or permitted according to this Policy.
  • to promote and advertise the Site and our products or services. For example, we may use the information collected from you for the purpose of sending direct marketing messages (as detailed below), to show you information that may be of interest to you, to organize and facilitate referral programs, contests, or other promotional activities or events.
  • to maintain appropriate business records, to comply with lawful requests by public authorities, and to comply with applicable laws and regulations or as otherwise required by law.

We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those set out in this Policy.

Direct marketing:

  • We may use your personal information to send you direct marketing communications about our products, services or promotions from Skyword that may be of interest to you. This may be via email, mail, text message, telephone, or targeted online advertisements.
  • Our processing of your personal information for marketing purposes is based on our legitimate interest, or on your consent, or as otherwise permitted according to applicable laws. You have a right to prevent direct marketing of any form at any time – this can be exercised by following the opt-out link attached to each communication or by sending an email to privacy@Skyword.com.
  • We take steps to limit direct marketing to a reasonable and proportionate level, and to send you communications which we believe may be of interest or relevance to you, based on the information we have about you.

How Long Do We Keep Personal Information?

We apply a general rule of keeping personal information only for as long as is required to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected. However, in some circumstances, we will retain your personal information for longer periods of time. We may retain personal information for the following purposes:

  • as long as it is necessary and relevant for our operations, e.g. so that we have an accurate record of your dealings with us in the event of any complaints or challenge; and
  • in relation to personal information from closed accounts to comply with applicable laws, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigation, enforce our Site terms, and take other actions as permitted by law.

Children

This Site is offered and available to users who are at least 18 years of age or older and of legal age to form a binding contract. Minors under 18 and at least 13 years of age, are only permitted to use the Site through an account owned by a parent or legal guardian with their appropriate permission. Minors under 13 are not permitted to use the Site or the Skyword services. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. Parents and guardians should at all times supervise their children’s activities. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13, we will delete that personal information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at privacy@Skyword.com.

Sharing Personal Information with Third Parties

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent.

We share your personal information with third parties as detailed below:

  • With other users and Site visitors. Once you register, your username and additional information regarding your activity may be made public and visible to other users of the Site. This information may include photos you upload, your published portfolio, and additional information you may choose to add to your account.
  • We may also offer you the opportunity to participate and post content publicly in forums, blogs and on other similar features. Please be aware that certain information, such as your username and profile, together with the content uploaded by you, may be publicly displayed when you use such features. Your information may also be shared with other users when you message or otherwise communicate with such users.
  • When you publish your information and/or share your data with other Skyword users, you do so at your own risk. If you choose to share personal information with other users, such personal information is shared with other users as separate controllers.

Sharing with Service Providers

We may share personal information for business purposes with service providers that provide us with services for the purpose of operating the Site, opening and operating your account as well as providing ancillary services and solutions. These may include, among others, hosting services, billing and payment processors and vendors, CRM systems, forum hosting, community management services, data and cybersecurity services, web analytics and performance tools, translation tools, IT SaaS services, session recording, communication systems, mailing systems, data optimization and marketing services, data enrichment services, legal and financial advisors or technical consultants. Consistent with applicable legal requirements, we take appropriate technical and organizational measures to require third parties to adequately safeguard your personal information and only process it in accordance with our instructions.

Sharing for Legal Reasons.

We may share personal information with law enforcement agencies, public authorities or other parties in order to respond to a subpoena or court order, judicial process or to regulatory authorities, if we believe we are required to do so by law, or that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with legal processes; when we believe it necessary or appropriate to disclose personal information to law enforcement authorities, such as to investigate actual or suspected fraud or violations of law, breaches of security, or breaches of this Policy; to respond to claims against us; and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Skyword, our customers, or the public.

Sharing for Payments and Fraud Detection.

We share personal information with payment processors, fraud detection agencies and similar third parties for the purpose of facilitating payments done via the Site and securing the Site and protecting it against fraud, unauthorized transactions (such as money laundering), claims or other liabilities;

Sharing With Social Media Partners.

Our Site may include certain social media features, including single sign on features. We may also share limited personal information with such social media platforms and marketing partners, such as Facebook and Google, to promote our services or products. Such features and third party services collect certain information about you and may set a cookie to enable their functionality. Such third parties’ features are governed by their policies.

Sharing With Users With Whom You Interact.

We may share personal information to help facilitate interactions between users.

Sharing With Our Corporate Affiliates.

We may share personal information with Skyword’s corporate affiliates that are related by common control for the purpose of operating the Site, providing our services to you, and for other purposes listed herein.

Sharing In the Context of a Corporate Transaction.

Personal information may also be disclosed if we go through a business transition such as a merger, sale or transfer of all or a portion of Skyword’s assets, acquisition, bankruptcy or similar event. In the event that we sell any business or assets, we will disclose your data to the prospective buyer. If we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, information held by us about our users will be one of the transferred assets.

Where We Store Your Personal Information

Some of the personal information you provide to us will be stored or processed on our behalf by third party suppliers and data processors and may be located in other jurisdictions, such as the United States, whose laws may differ from the jurisdiction in which you live. Whether to third parties or internally, there may also be transfers of personal information from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to countries outside of the EEA not deemed to provide an adequate level of data protection from a European data protection perspective, such as the United States. With regard to data transfers to such recipients outside of the EEA we provide appropriate safeguards, in particular, by way of entering into European Union (EU) standard contractual clauses as amended from time to time, and/or equivalent data transfer safeguards. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.

Cookies

We may use cookies and similar technologies (such as web beacons, pixels, tags, and scripts) to improve and personalize your experience, provide our services, analyze Site performance and for marketing purposes.

At Skyword, we believe in being transparent about how we collect and use data. This policy provides information about how and when we use cookies for these purposes.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a Site.

They are unique to your account or your browser. Session-based cookies last only while your browser is open and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies last until you or your browser delete them or until they expire. To find out more about cookies, visit this definition site.

Does Skyword use cookies?

Yes. Skyword uses cookies. Skyword sets and accesses our own cookies on the sites we operate. In addition, we use third party cookies, like Google Analytics.

How is Skyword using cookies?

We use cookies to improve the quality of our site and to better understand how people interact with us. We do this by storing user preferences in cookies and by tracking user trends and patterns of how you use our Platform and operated sites.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit a site or use our services, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that’s consistent with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions faster and more secure.

  • Preferences, features and services
    • Cookies store user preferences and track user trends and patterns of how you use our Platform and operated Sites.
  • Marketing
    • We may use cookies to help us deliver marketing campaigns and track their performance.
  • Performance, Analytics and Research
    • Cookies help us learn how well our Platform performs. We use cookies to understand, improve, and research products, features, and services, including to create logs and record when you access our Platform and operated Sites from different devices, such as your computer or your mobile device.

What types of Cookies do we Use?

Skyword uses 3 types of cookies:

  • Session cookies: These cookies expire when the browser is closed or cache is cleared.
  • Permanent cookies: These remain in operation, even when you have closed the browser.
  • Third-party cookies: These are installed by Skyword Third parties processors with the aim of collecting certain information to carry out various research into behavior,
    demographics etc.

How are cookies used for Marketing purposes?

Cookies help us market more effectively to users that we and our partners believe maybe interested in Skyword and its operated Sites. They also help provide us with aggregated auditing, research, and reporting, and know when content has been shown to you.

What can you do if you don’t want cookies to be set or want them to be removed, or if you want to opt out of interest-based targeting?

You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Some people prefer not to allow cookies, which is why most browsers give you the ability to manage cookies to suit you. In some browsers you can set up rules to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis, giving you more fine-grained control over your privacy. What this means is that you can disallow cookies from all sites except those that you trust.

Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their
products. Please see below for more information.

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer
provides.

You may opt-out of third party cookies from Google Analytics on its Site.

You can opt out of interest-based targeting provided by participating ad servers through the Digital Advertising Alliance ( http://youradchoices.com). In addition, on your iPhone, iPad or Android, you can change your device settings to control whether you see online interest-based ads.

If you limit the ability of Sites and applications to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience and/or lose the ability to access the services, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings, like login information.

Does Skyword respond to Do Not Track Signals?

The Skyword tracking cookie uses pseudonymization techniques to avoid collecting personally identifying information about your online activities, but does maintain a record of the Skyword-generated content you have visited. However, we will not even record pseudonymized information if you set your browser to send a “do not track” signal. In this case, we will only record that a view occurred, with no unique information about who the viewer was.

Do Not Track

Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that users can set in some web browsers, allowing users to opt out of tracking by Sites and online services. We do not honor browser requests not to be tracked online (known as “Do Not Track”), but you can opt out of receiving cookies.

External Links

Please note that the Site may contain links to third party sites and if you navigate to a third party site from the Site, any data you provide to that site and any use of that data by the third party are not under the control of Skyword and are not subject to this Policy. You should consult the privacy policies of each site you visit. This Policy applies solely to personal information collected by our Site. If you upload content, including personal information, to a social network and then tag the Site, your submission will be subject to that social network’s terms of use and privacy policy, even where you post on an official Skyword page on the social network. We do not have control over these terms of use and privacy policies and have not reviewed their adequacy. You should therefore review these before submitting any personal information.

Security

We implement technical and organizational measures to maintain the security of the Site, our services and personal information and in preventing unauthorized access, loss, misuse, alteration, destruction or damage to it through industry standard technologies and internal procedures. However, the transmission of data via the internet is not completely secure, and although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Site. Once we have received your data, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

Users who have registered to the Site agree to keep their password in strict confidence and not disclose such password to any third party.

Further information about our data security practices can be provided on request.

Rights of EU, EEA and UK Users

This section of the Policy applies to you if you are in the EU, the European Economic Area (EEA) or UK.

The Controller (within the meaning of the EU and UK General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)) for the processing of personal data as described in this Privacy policy is: Skyword Inc. at privacy@skyword.com.

Under applicable EU regulation, you have the following rights in respect of your personal information:

  • to obtain information about how and on what basis your personal information is processed and to obtain a copy;
  • to rectify inaccurate personal information;
  • to erase your personal information in limited circumstances where (a) you believe that it is no longer necessary for us to hold your personal information; (b) we are processing your personal information on the basis of legitimate interests and you object to such processing, and we cannot demonstrate an overriding legitimate ground for the processing; (c) where you have provided your personal information to us with your consent and you wish to withdraw your consent and there is no other ground under which we can process your personal information; and (d) where you believe the personal information we hold about you is being unlawfully processed by us;
  • to restrict processing of your personal information where: (a) the accuracy of the personal information is contested; (b) the processing is unlawful but you object to the erasure of the personal information; (c) we no longer require the personal information for the purposes for which it was collected, but it is required for the establishment, exercise or defense of a legal claim or (d) you have objected to us processing your personal information based on our legitimate interests and we are considering your objection;
  • to object to decisions which are based solely on automated processing or profiling;
  • where you have provided your personal information to us with your consent, to ask us for a copy of this data in a structured, machine-readable format and to ask us to share (port) this data to another data controller; or
  • to obtain a copy of or access to safeguards under which your personal information is transferred outside of the EEA.

Under certain circumstances, you may have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data by us and we may be required to no longer process your personal data. Moreover, if your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. In this case your personal data will no longer be processed for such purposes by us.

In addition to the above, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for data protection.

Please note that the right of access and the right to erasure do not constitute absolute rights and the interests of other individuals may restrict your right of access or erase in accordance with local laws.

We will ask you for additional data to confirm your identity and for security purposes, before disclosing data requested by you. We reserve the right to charge a fee where permitted by law. We will decline to process requests that jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or would cause us to take any action that is not permissible under applicable laws. Additionally, as permitted by applicable laws, we will retain where necessary certain personal information for a limited period of time for record-keeping, accounting and fraud prevention purposes.

By providing any information to Skyword you fully understand and unambiguously consent to the transfer, processing, and storage of such information in the U.S.

Specific Provisions for California Residents

This section of the Policy applies to you, if you are a California resident.

During the last twelve (12) months we have collected the following categories of personal information from users:

  • Information that you chose to upload or otherwise provided by you to Skyword, which may include: (i) Identifiers and personal information, such as name, postal addresses, online identifiers, email addresses, passport number or driving license number, social security number; (ii) characteristics of protected classifications, such as gender; facial image; audio, electronic or similar information; (iii) professional or employment-related information; (iv)education information; (v) commercial information; (vi) Audio or other sensory information, for example if you provide audio or video-based services on Skyword.
  • Information we collect when you use Skyword, including (i) Identifiers and personal information, such as online identifiers, internet protocol (IP) addresses, access device and connection information such as browser type, version, and time zone setting and browser plug-in types and versions; (ii) commercial information, including products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies; (iii) Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to log-in and log-out time, the duration of sessions, the content uploaded and downloaded, viewed web-pages or specific content on web-pages, activity measures; (iv) Location information.
  • Information that we collect or receive from third parties, such as service providers, advertisers, and third-party accounts you link with Skyword, including: (i) Identifiers and personal information, such as name, online identifiers, email addresses, internet protocol (IP) addresses, access device and connection information such as browser type, version, and time zone setting and browser plug-in types and versions; (ii) Professional or employment-related information; (iii) Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to log-in and log-out time, the duration of sessions, the content uploaded and downloaded, viewed web-pages or specific content on web-pages, activity measures; (iv)Commercial information; and (v) Location information.

Inferences drawn from any of the information identified above may be used to create a profile about you.

We use the personal information that we collect or receive for the business purposes as described above under the Section titled “How Do We Use the Information Collected?”.

We may disclose the above listed categories of personal information to third parties for business purposes as described above under the Section titled “Sharing Personal Information with Third Parties” in the Privacy Policy. In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have disclosed all the categories of personal information detailed above for business purposes.

As previously mentioned in this Policy, we do not “sell” (as such term is defined in the CCPA) personal information.

You are entitled to the following specific rights under the CCPA, subject to certain exceptions, in relation to personal information related to you:

  • You have a right to request access to the personal information we have collected about you over the past 12 months, including: (i) the categories of personal information we collect about you; (ii) the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected; (iii) the business or commercial purpose for collecting your personal information; (iv) the categories of third parties with whom we have shared your personal information; (v) the specific pieces of personal information that we have collected about you.
  • You have a right to request that we delete personal information related to you that we collected from you under certain circumstances and exceptions.
  • You also have a right not to be discriminated against for exercising your rights under the CCPA.
  • You also have a right to submit your request via an authorized agent. If you use an authorized agent to submit a request to access or delete your personal information on your behalf, the authorized agent must: (1) be a person or business entity registered with the California Secretary of State to conduct business in California; (2) provide proof of such registration; and (3) provide documentation or other proof indicating that they are authorized to act on your behalf. We may also require you to verify your identity directly with us, and directly confirm with us that you provided the authorized agent permission to submit the request.

To make such requests, we kindly ask that you please contact us at privacy@Skyword.com.

We will verify your request using the information associated with your account, including email address. Government identification may also be required.

A request for access can be made by you only twice within a 12-months period. Any disclosures that we provide will only cover the 12-months period preceding receipt of your request. We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable User request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will inform you of the reasons for such decision and provide you with a cost estimate before processing further your request.

Updating Personal Information

We take steps to ensure that the personal information we collect is accurate and up to date, and we provide you with the opportunity to update your information through your account profile settings. In the event that you believe your information is in any way incorrect or inaccurate, please let us know immediately. We will make sure we investigate the matter and correct any inaccuracies as quickly as possible where necessary or give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we will ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request. If for any reason you have a problem with deleting your personal information, please contact Skyword Customer Support and we will make reasonable efforts to delete any such information pursuant to any applicable privacy laws.

You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Site and visiting your account page.

If you delete any user generated content (“UGC”) from the Site, copies of your UGC may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other Site users.

Contact Us

To exercise any of your rights in connection with your personal information, we kindly ask that you please contact us at privacy@Skyword.com. Please include all the relevant details, so your request can be handled correctly. We will process any requests in line with any local laws and our policies and procedures.

If you have any questions (or comments) concerning this Policy, please email our team at privacy@Skyword.com, and we will make an effort to reply within a reasonable timeframe.