Thank you for using Fakespot. Our mission is to bring transparency and trust back to the Internet. As part of that mission, we believe it is important to be open and clear with our users on what personal information we collect and how we use it.
To be clear, we do not sell any user’s personal information. We may share your personal information only to maintain and improve the Service for you and for marketing purposes.
When you use our Services, we automatically collect the following information about you (collectively referred to as “Personal Information”):
When you use our Services, you may choose to provide the following personal information to us:
We keep all of this information confidential and only use it for communicating directly with you or to resolve a support request.
Depending on the way you access our Services We may use your personal information in several ways:
Depending on how you use Fakespot, we may or may not link data we collect on Fakespot to your personal identity (e.g. your name and location).
Apple iOS Applications (“Fakespot’s Apple Apps): We collect the following data when you use Fakespot’s Apple Apps, but we do not link it to your personal identity:
Browser Extensions: We collect the following data when you use Fakespot’s Browser Extensions, and may link it to your personal identity in order to effectively market our products and services to you and others:
Fakespot.com: We collect the following data when you use Fakespot.com, and may link it to your personal identity in order to effectively market our products and services to you and others:
Android Applications: We collect the following data when you use Fakespot’s Android Applications, and may link it to your personal identity in order to to effectively market our products and services to you and others:
Except for your Personal Information shared with us via Fakespot’s Apple Apps, we may share your Personal Information with third parties to use it as described above. We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Service.You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
As described above, we may use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. As described above, we may use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
You can opt-out of targeted advertising from the most popular internet advertising providers here:
Other internet advertising providers may have their own targeted advertising opt-outs and we encourage you to be aware of them. These providers include, but are not limited to, SnapChat, TikTok, and Reddit.
Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.
Please note that we do not alter our Service’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.
This section addresses legal obligations and rights laid out in the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). These obligations and rights apply to businesses doing business in California and to California residents and information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with California consumers or households ("California Information").
In the year before the date this policy was issued, on the Services we may have collected the following categories of California Information:
We may have collected these categories of California Information for the following purposes:
We may have obtained California Information from a variety of sources, including:
California Information We Shared
In the year before the date this policy was issued, for some Sites we may have shared these categories of California Information for operational purposes with providers who provide services for us such as our hosting providers:
The California Consumer Privacy Act defines 'sale' very broadly. It includes the sharing of California Information in exchange for anything of value. According to this broad definition, in the year before the date this policy was issued, on some Sites we may have sold the following categories of California Information:
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information about our practices related to the disclosure of your personal information by Fakespot Inc. to certain third parties for their direct marketing purposes. You may be able to opt-out of our sharing of your personal information with unaffiliated third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes in certain circumstances. Please send your request (along with your full name, email address, postal address, and the subject line labeled "Your California Privacy Rights") by email at email@example.com
In addition, if you are a California resident, the CCPA grants you the right to request certain information about our practices with respect to California Information. In particular, you can request the following:
You can submit a request to us for the following additional information:
To exercise your CCPA rights with respect to this information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . These requests for disclosure are generally free.
Upon your request, we will delete the California Information we have collected about you, except for situations when that information is necessary for us to: provide you with a product or service that you requested; perform a contract we entered into with you; maintain the functionality or security of our systems; comply with or exercise rights provided by the law; or use the information internally in ways that are compatible with the context in which you provided the information to us, or that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us.
To exercise your right to request the deletion of your California Information, please email us at email@example.com . These requests are generally free.
You can always tell us not to sell your California Information by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Once we receive and process your request, we will not sell your California Information unless you later allow us to do so.
We do not currently take actions to respond to Do Not Track signals and similar signals because a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed. We continue to review new technologies and may adopt a standard once one is created.
See the Your Choices section to learn how to control data collection for certain purposes.
CCPA has specific rules regarding the use of California Information from consumers under 16 years of age. In particular, consistent with the CCPA, if we knowingly collect the California Information of a consumer under the age of 16, we will not sell the information unless we receive affirmative permission to do so.
If the consumer is between the ages of 13 and 16 years of age, the consumer may provide that permission; if the consumer is under the age of 13, the consumer's parent or guardian must provide the permission.
If you would like further information on how we handle California Information from consumers under the age of 16 years of age, or if you have questions about these information practices, you may contact us at: email@example.com .
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org the subject “GDPR Request” and please provide your specific request within the body of the email so we can efficiently accommodate your request.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you, or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to the United States.
When you use the Service, we will retain your Personal Information and use it as described above unless and until you ask us to delete this information.
You must be at least 13 years old to use the Service. The Service complies with the rules of the Children’s Online Privacy Protect Act (“COPPA”). COPPA applies to the online collection of personal information from children under 13. Accordingly, the Service does not permit anyone under the age of 13 to use the Service. In addition, the Service does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13. If the Service unknowingly collects personal information from a child under the age of 13 without parental consent, we will delete that information as soon as possible. Please contact us at email@example.com with the subject “COPPA” if you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13.