Privacy Policy

Stamen Design LLC and Stamen.com Privacy Policy

Last Updated: February 12 2021

Stamen Design LLC (referred to here as “Stamen” or “we” or “us” or “our”) values our customers and respects your privacy.

Stamen as a Processor for its Clients

When providing our services to clients, we receive personal information related to our client’s users, and other third parties. When a client chooses to use our services, we strictly follow their instructions in collecting (if applicable) and processing such personal information. We do not use or share such client data for any purposes outside of providing the services to the client. 

Please note that in relation to processing of client data, Stamen is considered as a data processor or service provider. The client is the controller and the one assuming responsibility for the processing of personal data through our services.  Our use of personal information on behalf of our clients is governed by our contract with that client, general data processing terms and the client’s own privacy policy.  

Scope of This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) applies to Stamen’s offline and online data collection practices, including when you visit our website at stamen.com, https://hi.stamen.com/, maps.stamen.com, fieldpapers.org, mapstack.stamen.com and any website owned, operated, or controlled by us (collectively the “Site”), our blog, create an account on the Site, subscribe to receiving communications from us by joining our data viz community, contact us by phone or email or when you engage with us on social media or interact with our marketing communications.

We may update this Policy from time to time, as specified in the “Changes to This Privacy Policy” section below.

Your Consent

You should read this entire Policy before submitting information to us or using our Site. Whenever you submit personal information to us, you consent to the collection, use, disclosure, transfer and storage of that information in accordance with this Policy.

We may make full use of all information that is de-identified, aggregated, or otherwise not in personally identifiable form.

Information Collection and Use by Stamen

We collect personal information about you in the following ways: (1) from you when you choose to voluntarily provide it; (2) using automated technology, including when you visit our Site or interact with our advertisements or communications; and (3) third party sources, including but not limited to service providers, entities providing data analysis and analytics, advertising, social media and social networking websites and other entities.  Automated technology collects information from your computer or mobile device and includes cookies, web beacons, local shared objects, or other similar technology.  More information is given in the “Cookies and Other Technology section below.

All personal information may be used for the purposes stated in this Policy.  We may combine data collected from third party sources.

We collect, use, and disclose your personal information as described in the chart in Annex 1 below.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Information under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), Stamen’s legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Policy depends on the personal information we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.  In addition, we process personal information with the principle of data minimization in mind.  This means that we limit ourselves to the minimum amount of personal information which is needed to achieve the particular purpose for which we process the personal information. 

Stamen’s legal basis for processing include:

·  The processing is necessary to perform a contract with you;

·  The processing is necessary for the legitimate interests of our business, including but not limited to managing our business, improving our services, fraud prevention, information security, direct marketing, or to comply with the law;

·  To fulfill a legal obligation;

·  You have provided consent for us to do so.

Retention of Personal Information

We will retain your personal information (collected through offline and online methods) for as long as it is necessary for the purposes described in this Policy. We will also retain and use your personal information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Cross-Border Data Transfers

Your personal information, may be transferred to—and maintained on—computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside of the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer your personal information, to the United States and process it there.  Our basis for cross-border transfer includes consent, necessity for performance of a contract, and our legitimate interests, as applicable. Stamen will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy. 

Security

We have implemented technical and organizational security measures designed to secure our personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction, whether in transmission or storage. Stamen takes preventative measures against malware and hacking.

Please keep in mind, however, that there is no such thing as perfect security, and no Internet transmission is ever completely secure or error-free. Although we strive to protect your personal information in accordance with this Policy, we will not be liable for disclosure of personal information obtained due to errors in transmission or security breaches.

Data Protection rights under GDPR

The data controller who collects and processes your personal information is: Stamen Design LLC, 2017 Mission St, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA, 94110 USA.

Rights Under GDPR

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights.  Barring certain situations, you have the following data protection rights:

·  The right to access, update or delete the information we have on you.  You have the right to access, update and delete your personal information.

·  The right of rectification.  You have the right to have your personal information corrected if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.

·  The right to object.  You have the right to object to our processing of your personal information.

·  The right of restriction.  You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.

·  The right to data portability.  You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information that we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.

·  The right to withdraw consent.  You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Stamen relied on your consent to process your personal information.

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us at: legal@stamen.com. Please note that for your safety and security, we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

Cookies and other automated technology

Automated technology collects information from your computer or mobile device and includes cookies, web beacons, local shared objects, or other similar technology.  A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a website that is saved on your hard drive by your computer’s browser.  A “web beacon” is a small object or image that is embedded into a web page, application, or email and is used to track activity.  They are also sometimes referred to as pixels and tags.

To find more information about cookies and for instructions on how to disable them please visit www.allaboutcookies.org or visit the help section of your browser.  Most browsers are initially set to allow cookies, but also offer the option to restrict cookies or warn you of their use.

Third Party Advertising and Analytics Disclaimer

We and/or third parties including advertising companies, social networking sites, business partners and service providers on our behalf, may use cookies, web beacons, pixels and other similar technology, to collect personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy including targeted advertising, marketing, analytics, and monitoring performance and improvement of our Site and services (traffic, errors, page load time, popular pages, etc.).

You can opt out of  remarketing and targeted advertising as follows.  Residents of the European Economic Area (EEA) that have the right to opt-out of decisions based solely on automatic decision-making may also opt-out of behavioral remarketing as follows.

Analytics

Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel.  We use Google Analytics to understand how our website, services, and products perform, how you use them, and to serve you with ads on third-party websites and social networking sites like Facebook.  To learn more about how Google processes your data, please visit:  https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.  To opt out of Google Analytics, please install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by visiting:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.  To learn more about how Facebook uses your data, please visit:  https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Advertising

Facebook Ads.  To understand more about Facebook advertising and manage your preferences, please visit:  https://www.facebook.com/about/ads.  Login to Facebook and go to Settings > Ads > Ad Settings (web) or Ad Preferences > Ad Settings (app) for more information.

Universal Opt-out. You can also opt out from companies like Google, Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA:  http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.  You can also opt out of participating companies from the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe:  http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/, or opt out using your mobile device settings.

External Links

We may make available third party applications through our Site, blog and social media applications for your use. Links to such applications, any other websites included in this Site or links on our social media accounts operate with privacy policies beyond our control. Unless otherwise indicated, once you have left our Site or our social media account, all use of information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the other website’s or social media account’s operators. We are not responsible for any transactions that occur between you and a third-party website or social media account.

Email Marketing

If you no longer wish to receive email marketing communications from us, you may opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the email to unsubscribe or sending us an email at legal@stamen.com. Please note that unsubscribing from our promotional material will not prevent us from contacting you for other reasons, such as in connection with any services we are providing to you, in response to your inquiry, etc.

Intended Audience of Site; COPPA Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and other applicable privacy laws. Our Site, social media accounts and online activities are not directed to children under the age of 16. As a result, our website does not request or knowingly collect personal data from individuals under the age of 16 or elsewhere. If you are not 17 or older, you should not visit or use our Site. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without appropriate consent, then please contact us using the details below so that we can take the appropriate steps in accordance with our legal obligations and this Policy.

California Do Not Track Notice

Because there are not yet common, industry accepted “do not track” standards and systems, our website does not respond to Do Not Track signals. In addition, we may allow third parties to collect personal information from your activity on our website, as described in the “Information Collection and Use” section above and as described in Annex 1 below.

Contact for More Information

For information and questions about the use of your personal information or this Policy, you may contact us at legal@stamen.com.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Policy may be revised from time to time for any reason. If this Policy changes, the revised policy will include a new effective date, and we will notify you of such changes by posting the revised policy on this page. Be sure to check the Policy whenever you submit personal information or use our Site, services, or engage with our social media accounts. The effective date of this Privacy Policy is February 12, 2021.

Annex 1

NOTICE OF COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE

Sources of InformationCategory and Types of Information we collectHow we use itThird parties with whom we may share this information
You when you visit our Site (including your online activities on our Site), visit out blog, when you sign up for an account with us, subscribe to receiving communications from our data viz company, engage with us on social media, communicate with us via phone, email or other contact method or otherwise interact with us including through marketing communications.We may also collect information from third-party sources, such as our business partners, social media companies like Google and Facebook, third-party service providers, opt-in lists, publicly available data, consumer reporting agencies, other companies and referralsIdentifiers – name, email address, company name,  telephone number, financial information including credit card or debit numbers, contact preference.Commercial Information – services purchased, considered, reviewed or other, consuming habits such as the maps and atlases you create, pages you upload, notes you write.To provide you with our Site, services including the maps and atlas creations;To provide you with updates regarding the data viz community, through marketing communications, newsletters and other information and materials you have chosen to receive;To provide customer service and support, to follow up with you after you have communicated with us or submitted information to us;To develop new service and product offerings;To enhance, modify, or improve our business, Site, services and products;For records, marketing, research, legal, and other business purposes;To comply with our policies, procedures, and legal obligations, including complying with law enforcement or governmental authority requests, investigating fraudulent activity, resolving disputes, and enforcing our legal agreements and policies. Service providers, and contractors that we use to support our business and operations (e.g. vendors hosting or operating our Site, data-storage vendors, delivery vendors, entities that deliver communications on our behalf, and fraud detection service providers);Third party companies that assist us with collecting donations such as BrainTree, entities that provide us with data analytics, data research, analyzing website metrics, targeted advertising, marketing, and behavioral remarketing including social media companies such as Google and Facebook;Third parties (including, without limitation, governmental agencies) if required to do so by law, regulation or court order; to respond to governmental and/or law enforcement requests;An acquirer or successor-in-interest in the event of a reorganization, merger, sale, change of control, consolidation, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any part of Stamen or its affiliates including any negotiation thereof.
Your computer or mobile device, through your online activities and interactions with us, including, without limitation, your online activity on our Site, our blog, and social media channels, your use of our services, and through third-party sources.We may also collect information from third-party sources, such as our business partners, social media companies like Google and Facebook, third-party service providers, publicly available data, consumer reporting agencies, other companies and referrals.Internet/Network Activity – IP address, your device information, domain name, browser type and operating system, webpages viewed before and after visiting our Site, time spent on webpages, links clicks, pages viewed within Site, transactions entered into, site-navigation patterns. To provide, maintain administer and expand our Site and services including our map and atlas creations;Analyze and track usage of our Site, communications, and social media accounts;Determine the popularity of our Site, services, products and social media accounts;To better understand how you use our Site, services, and products;To develop new products and service offerings;To enhance, modify, or improve our business, Site, services and products;For records, other marketing, research, legal, and other business purposes;To comply with our policies, procedures, and legal obligations, including complying with law enforcement or governmental authority requests, investigating fraudulent activity, resolving disputes, and enforcing our legal agreements and policies.Service providers, and contractors that we use to support our business and operations (e.g. vendors hosting or operating our Site, data-storage vendors, customer service centers, entities that deliver communications on our behalf, and fraud detection service providers);Third party companies that assist us with collecting donations such as BrainTree, entities that provide us with data analytics, data research, analyzing website metrics, targeted advertising, marketing, and behavioral remarketing including social media companies such as Google and Facebook;Third parties (including, without limitation, governmental agencies) if required to do so by law, regulation or court order; to respond to governmental and/or law enforcement requests; andAn acquirer or successor-in-interest in the event of a reorganization, merger, sale, change of control, consolidation, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any part of Stamen or its affiliates including any negotiation thereof.