This Policy applies to all of Strive's operating divisions, branches, and entities directly controlled by Strive, including its U.S. affiliates, and any additional entities directly controlled by Strive that we may subsequently form.
2. INFORMATION WE MAY GATHER FROM YOU
The types of personal information we may collect (directly from you or from Third-Party sources) and our privacy practices depend on the nature of the relationship you have with Strive and the requirements of applicable law. Some of the ways that Strive may collect personal information include:
2.1 Information You Provide Directly to Us
2.2 Information from Other Sources.
We may receive information about you from other sources, including through Third-Party services and organizations to supplement information provided by you. This supplemental information allows us to verify information that you have provided to Strive and to enhance our ability to provide you with information about our business, products, and Services.
2.3 Cookies, Pixel Tags/Web Beacons, Analytics Information, and Interest-Based Advertising
3. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
3.1 Business Information
Generally, we use the personal information we receive to:
3.2 Human resources information
With regard to personal information we receive in connection with the employment relationship:
3.3 Additional Uses Aligned with Our Legitimate Interests
In addition, we may use your personal information for the following purposes for which we have a legitimate interest:
3.4 Instances Where We May Share Personal Information
4. YOUR CHOICES Where you have consented to Strive's processing of your personal information, you may withdraw that consent at any time and opt out of further processing by following the instructions in this section. Even if you opt out, we may still collect and use non-personal information regarding your activities on our websites and/or information from the advertisements on Third-Party websites for non-interest based advertising purposes, such as to determine the effectiveness of the advertisements.
4.1 Email and Telephone Communications
If you would like to discontinue receiving promotional communications from us, you may update your email preferences by using the “Unsubscribe” link found in emails we send to you.
Note that even if you opt out, you will continue to receive transaction-related emails regarding products or services you have requested. We may also send you certain communications regarding Strive and our Services and you will not be able to opt out of those communications (e.g., communications regarding updates to our Terms of Service or this Policy, information regarding the security, initial use, expiration, product enhancement or migration of our products or services from this site).
4.2 Cookies and Interest-Based Advertising
You may stop or restrict the placement of cookies on your computer or remove them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences. Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. However, on many mobile devices, application users may opt out of certain mobile ads via their device settings.
The online advertising industry also provides websites from which you may opt-out of receiving targeted ads from our data partners and our other advertising partners that participate in self-regulatory programs. You can access these, and also learn more about targeted advertising and consumer choice and privacy, at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp, or http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ and www.aboutads.info/choices/. You can also choose not to be included in Google Analytics here.
To be clear, whether you are using our opt-out or an online industry opt-out, these cookie-based opt-outs must be performed on each device and browser that you wish to have opted out. For example, if you have opted out on your computer browser, that opt-out will not be effective on your mobile device. You must separately opt out on each device. Advertisements on Third Party websites that contain the AdChoices link may have been directed to you based on information collected by advertising partners over time and across websites. These advertisements provide a mechanism to opt out of the advertising partners’ use of this information for interest-based advertising purposes.
5. THIRD-PARTY LINKS
Our website may contain links to other websites for news and other information. Our Policy only applies to the Strive website and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites. You should check the privacy policies of those sites before providing your personal information to them.
6. YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS
In accordance with applicable law, you may have the following rights:
6.1 Exercising these Rights
Although Strive makes good faith efforts to provide individuals with access to their personal information, there may be circumstances in which Strive is unable to provide access, including but not limited to: where the information contains legal privilege, would compromise others’ privacy or other legitimate rights, where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the individual’s privacy in the case in question or where it is commercially proprietary. If Strive determines that access should be restricted in any particular instance, we will provide you with an explanation of why that determination has been made and a contact point for any further inquiries. To protect your privacy, Strive will take commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to or making any changes to your personal information.
7. DATA RETENTION
Strive will retain personal information for as long as needed to provide Services or as otherwise permitted by law. Strive will retain and use this personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We consider the protection of all personal information we receive as critical. Please be assured that we have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of any personal information we receive from you. As with any transmission over the Internet, however, there is always some element of risk involved in sending personal information. In order to try to minimize this risk, we encrypt all information that you submit in ordering the Services using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
9. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Because of the nature of our business, this website is not designed to appeal to children under the age of 13 (or 16 in certain jurisdictions) and we do not knowingly request or receive any information from children under the age of 13 (or 16 in certain jurisdictions). If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may alert us at email@example.com. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from children under 13 (or 16 in certain jurisdictions), we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.
Parents can always refuse to permit us to collect further Personal Data, request to review their child's Personal Data, or request that we delete from our records the personal data collected from or about their child. To exercise any of these options, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that to protect children’s privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify a parent or legal guardian’s identity before granting access to any personal data.
9.1 EU Child Users
If your child is a resident of a Member State of the European Union, we will treat their Personal Data as a child's Personal Data if they are under 16 years of age, and receive consent of the holder of parental responsibility as required for the processing of Personal Data. All residents of the European Union further have specific rights granted by the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
9.2 How do we secure your and your child's Personal Data?
We are committed to protecting your and your child's Personal Data in our custody. We take reasonable steps to ensure appropriate physical, technical and managerial safeguards are in place to protect Personal Data from unauthorized access, alteration, transmission and deletion. We ensure that the third parties who provide services to us under appropriate contracts take appropriate security measures to protect Personal Data in line with our policies.
9.3 How long do we keep your and your child's Personal Data?
We keep the Personal Data we collect about you and your child for as long as it is required for the purposes set out in this Privacy Notice and for legal or regulatory reasons. We may take reasonable steps to delete or permanently de-identify your Personal Data that is no longer needed.
10. INTERNATIONAL USERS
By using the website, you will transfer data to the United States. By choosing to visit the website, utilize the Services or otherwise provide information to us, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Policy will be governed by the laws of the State of California and the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with Strive or the website will be in accordance with the Terms.
If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your information to the United States and processing globally. By providing your personal information, you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Policy.
11. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those parties. Strive does not share personal information with third parties for their own marketing purposes.
12. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
We may update this Policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we may notify you by email or by means of a notice on this site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
If you are an EU citizen and feel that Strive is not abiding by the terms of this Policy or is not in compliance with the Standard Contractual Clauses, please contact us as described in the “How to Contact Us” section below.
In addition, you may lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority if you believe that your data protection rights relating to your personal data have been breached by Strive or that your personal data has been compromised in some way. A list of data protection authorities is available at http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080.
This Policy shall be implemented by Strive and all its operating divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates. Strive has put in place mechanisms to verify ongoing compliance with Standard Contractual Clauses and this Policy. Any Employee who violates these privacy principles will be subject to disciplinary procedures.
14. HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have questions about this Policy or would like to exercise any of your rights described in this Policy, please contact us at:
The following capitalized terms shall have the meanings herein as set forth below.
“Agent” means any Third Party that Processes personal information pursuant to the instructions of, and solely for, Strive or to which Strive discloses personal information for use on its behalf.
“Employee” refers to any current, temporary, permanent, prospective or former employee, director, contractor, worker, or retiree of Strive or its subsidiaries worldwide.
“Process” or “Processing” means any operation which is performed upon personal information, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction.
“Sensitive Data” or “Sensitive Personal Information” is a subset of personal information which, due to its nature, has been classified by law or by policy as deserving additional privacy and security protections. Sensitive Personal Information includes personal information regarding EU residents that is classified as a “Special Category of Personal Data” under EU law, which consists of the following data elements: (1) race or ethnic origin; (2) political opinions; (3) religious or philosophical beliefs; (4) trade union membership; (5) genetic data; (6) biometric data where Processed to uniquely identify a person; (6) health information; (7) sexual orientation or information about the Individual’s sex life; or (8) information relating to the commission of a criminal offense.
“Standard Contractual Clauses” is a data transfer mechanism described in Article 46(2)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and approved by the EU Commission Decision 2010/87/EU on February 5, 2010 and includes any successor standard contractual clauses that may be adopted pursuant to an EU Commission decision.
“Third Party” is any company, natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or body other than the Individual, Strive or Strive's Agents.