Privacy Policy


This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Platform and SPADE, the owner and provider of this Platform. SPADE takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Platform which comprises of both website and mobile application. Please read this privacy policy carefully.

Definitions and interpretation

In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used :

Data : Collectively all information that you submit to SPADE via the Platform.

Cookies : A small text file placed on your computer by this Platform when you visit certain parts of the Platform and/or when you use certain features of the Platform. Details of the cookies used by this Platform are set out in the clause below (Cookies).

SPADE, or us : SPADE of 425 E Washington St, Apt 1012, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

User or you : Any third party that accesses the Platform and is not either (i) employed by SPADE and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to SPADE and accessing the Platform in connection with the provision of such services.

Platform : The Platform that you are currently using, Website and/or Mobile Application, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation :

a. The singular includes the plural and vice versa.
b. References to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy.
c. A reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships
d. "Including" is understood to mean "including without limitation"
e. Reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it
f. the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

Scope of this privacy policy

This privacy policy applies only to the actions of SPADE and Users with respect to this Platform. It does not extend to any Platforms that can be accessed from this Platform including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media Platforms.

Data collected

We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you but is not limited to :

a. Name, Gender, Age.
b. Contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers.
c. IP address (automatically collected).
d. in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Our use of Data

For purposes of the Data Protection Act, SPADE is the "data controller".

We will retain any Data you submit for 3 years.

Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to any third party disclosures specifically set out in this policy, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties. This does not include our affiliates and / or other companies within our group.

All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act. For more details on security see the clause below (Security).

Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Platform. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons :

a. Internal record keeping.
b. Improvement of our products / services.
c. Contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customize or update the Platform.
in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Third party Platforms and services

SPADE may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with certain processes necessary for the operation of the Platform. The providers of such services have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Platform.

Any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that we request. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties will be processed within the terms of this privacy policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Links to other Platforms

This Platform may, from time to time, provide links to other Platforms. We have no control over such Platforms and are not responsible for the content of these Platforms. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such Platforms. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other Platforms prior to using them.

Changes of business ownership and control

SPADE may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of SPADE. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.

In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.

Controlling use of your Data

Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following :

a. use of Data for direct marketing purposes
b. Sharing Data with third parties

Functionality of the Platform

To use all features and functions available on the Platform, you may be required to submit certain Data.

You may restrict your internet browser's use of Cookies. For more information see the clause below (Cookies).

Accessing your own Data

You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal Data held by SPADE (where such Data is held).

Security

Data security is of great importance to SPADE and to protect you’re Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected via this Platform.

If password access is required for certain parts of the Platform, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

We endeavour to do our best to protect your personal Data. However, transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure and is done at your own risk. We cannot ensure the security of your Data transmitted to the Platform.

Cookies

This Platform may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. SPADE uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Platform and to improve our range of products. SPADE has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

All Cookies used by this Platform are used in accordance with current United States of America Privacy Policies.

Before the Platform places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling SPADE to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Platform may not function fully or as intended.

This Platform may place the following Cookies :

Type of Cookie Purpose Analytical/performance cookies, they allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Platform when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Platform works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.

You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Platform more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalization settings.

It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

General

You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.

Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

This privacy policy is governed by and interpreted according to the laws of the state of Michigan law. All disputes arising under this privacy policy are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Michigan state courts.

Changes to this privacy policy

SPADE reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Platform and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Platform following the alterations.

You may contact SPADE by email at Alex@spadeamerica.com.

Effective as of March 30, 2016