Our Privacy Principles
When it comes to collecting, storing, and processing your data, Cyder treats your data the way we would want our own data to be treated. This can be broken down into the following principles:
We ensure that you have a right to exercise control over what data is collected and shared via our Services. We will never collect, access, use, modify, sell, license, or share your data without your explicit permission.
We only process your data in accordance with your instructions, if such processing is necessary to provide the Service to you or to detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud or security issues.
We ensure that we have appropriate measures in place to handle your data securely.
What We Do
Cyder puts you in charge of your data by giving you the tools to manage it, the power to control who uses it, and the opportunity to earn money every time you share it. By using the Cyder browser extension, linking existing data sources to Cyder, answering questions, or simply interacting with our products, you empower Cyder algorithms to work on your behalf to draw valuable insights and analytics from your data that you can share with participating Businesses for a reward.
By joining and participating in the Services, you are providing your consent to Cyder and the Businesses you choose to share your data with (defined below) to utilize your data as described herein.
The Services provided through the Platform allows you to determine what data you would like to share and be included in the compensation for the sale of your data to various third parties, including, but not limited to, brands, financial institutions, market researchers, and data management platforms (collectively, the “Businesses”) in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.
Cyder provides Services directly to you as the owner of the data by providing you with a medium to exchange your data with the Businesses through the Platform. The Businesses we partner with generally use your data for market research, product development, and to better understand consumer perceptions and behaviors.
How Is Your Data Collected On Cyder?
Cyder collects data directly from you when you (i) elect to link a data source, (ii) answer profile questions, and (iii) install the Cyder browser extension.
What Data Do We Collect?
We collect your data directly from your devices through our Platform. We hold and deal with your data in accordance with our privacy principles and in accordance with your instructions. All our Services are designed to give you control of your data and enable you to directly profit every time it is used, with Cyder acting as a platform that allows you to do so. We don’t collect, store, or use your data without your consent and only access the information we need to function as a secure and feature-rich Platform. This means that, unlike most other online services, we don't use your data for ad targeting or for commercial purposes not related to our Services. We will store your data as long as your account is active, or you are being rewarded for sharing data. Any time your data is shared as part of the Services, we will use a pseudonymized ID to recognize you, your browser, and/or your device without allowing a Business to know your real-world identity.
The type of data that we collect from you may include:
Basic Account Data: You provide us with details such as your name and email address to create a Cyder account that is needed to use our Services.
Device Information: Data from which your device could be identified, such as device serial number. It may also be data that tell us about how you use your device, such as the browser type that you use.
Contact Information: Data such as name, email address, physical address, phone number and other contact information.
Fraud Prevention Information: Data used to identify and prevent fraud.
Usage Data: Data about your activity on and use of our Platform and Browser Extension.
Order Information: Data submitted to use third-party online ordering software (TOOS) and may include name, physical address, phone number and email address.
Other Information that you provide to us: Content such as your communications with Cyder, including interactions with Cyder authorized representatives or through social media.
Data You Collect Using Our Services
Our Service allows you to collect a wide range of data about yourself, ranging from your browsing habits to your data from social networking sites (collectively referred to as, “Your Data”). This may also include additional information that you agree to provide to us to increase your earnings on the platform, including your demographic data as well as your data residing on any third-party platforms, such as Twitter (a “Third-Party Platform”), when you link them to the Cyder network. As a user on our platform, you have full visibility over what data has been collected and when. You can also remove any data you do not want to share, restrict what should be collected, and choose who you want to share your data with. We will only deal with your data in accordance with the permissions you set within the Platform.
We may also store some aggregated metadata to create Cyder features that work across all your devices.
Safety And Security
As our user numbers grow, it is chances increase that we will become a lucrative target for spammers and hackers. To improve the security of your account and to prevent spam, abuse, and other violations of our Terms of Service, we may collect metadata such as your IP address, devices you’ve used, history of username changes, etc. If collected, this metadata will be kept for 12 months maximum.
The Data That We Do Not Collect
Your Payment Information
Cyder does not process payments from or to users and instead relies on payment providers around the world. It is the payment providers that handle and store your bank and/or credit card details. Your bank and/or credit card information never reaches Cyder’s servers, and we do not access or store this information. Although we work in partnership with payment providers, they are completely independent of Cyder. Please study their relevant privacy policies before sharing your financial data with them.
Data Of Minors Under The Age Of Eighteen
If you are under the age of 18, you may not have an account on Cyder.
Cyder does not knowingly collect information from or direct any of our content specifically to individuals under 18. If we learn or have reason to suspect that you are a User who is under the age of 18, we will have to close your account.
Age Requirement For Use Of Services
You must be at least eighteen (18) years old to use the Services. Our Services are not addressed, directed nor intended for individuals under the age of eighteen (18).
By using the Services, you represent that you meet this minimum age requirement. If we discover that an individual under the age of 18 has provided personally identifiable information to us, we will make efforts to delete the individual’s information along with the entire account in accordance with any applicable regulations.
If you are a parent or guardian and aware that your children have provided us with their personally identifiably information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cyder will never knowingly collect personal information about individuals under the age of eighteen (18).
Keeping Your Data Safe
How We Keep Your Data Safe
Cyder is committed to safeguarding the data you collect, manage, and share through our Platform. We have implemented industry-standard security procedures to protect the storage and disclosure of the data we process, including encryption in transit and at rest. No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure; therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee absolute security.
Third Party Parties
How We Use Your Personal Information
We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any redemption request through the extension (including processing your payment information, arranging for payout, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:
Communicate with you;
Screen our redemptions for potential risk or fraud; and
When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.
We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Extension (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Extension, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
Compliance With Laws And Regulations
Cyder accesses, preserves, shares, and discloses all personal information with regulators, law enforcement, or others where we reasonably believe such is needed to:
Satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request.
Enforce applicable Terms and Conditions clauses, including the investigation of possible violations thereof.
Detect, prevent, or otherwise address illegal or suspected illegal activities, security, or technical issues.
Maintain and protect the security and integrity of our Platform and Extension.
We may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us, in our sole discretion, in such cases.
Preventing Spam Abuse
To prevent phishing, spam and other kinds of abuse and violations of our Terms of Service, our systems may check your data. If you abuse any of the terms of our Terms and Conditions, your account may be suspended – temporarily or permanently. In case of more serious violations, your account may be banned. We may also use automated algorithms to analyze the data to stop the abuse.
We may use aggregated data about how you use Cyder to build useful features. For example, when you open the Search menu, Cyder may display the data you are more likely to search in a box at the top of the screen. To do this, we calculate a rating that shows which data you search for frequently.
Generally, the remainder of the processing of your data and personal information we perform is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interest, for example, for legal compliance purposes, security purposes, or to maintain ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability, and resilience of Cyder’s systems, Website, and Service.
If you would like to request deletion of data we process based on consent or if you object to our processing of personal information, please email us at email@example.com.
Cyder shares information with trusted third-party vendors who may help us to manage the Website and our Platform (e.g., cloud hosting services). These third-party vendors are prohibited via written contract from using the information for purposes other than performing services for Cyder.
Cyder may be required to disclose your information to third parties when obligated to do so by law and to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected, or actual prohibited activities, including transfer, reasonably intended to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, including but not limited to fraud and situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person.
Sharing Personal Information and Data
We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Wix to power our website--you can read more about how Wix uses your Personal Information here: https://www.wix.com/about/privacy. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Extension--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.
Based on user preferences, data may be shared with third parties for analytical and advertising purposes. Any revenue generated from this process will be shared with the users. Cyder maintains the ability to change the percentage shared on an as-needed basis.
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or another lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
Your data is licensed by Cyder to Businesses - only with your explicit consent - at fair market value, and in turn, a portion of this revenue is given to you. We license your data on your behalf whenever a Business subscribes to get insights into your data. All transactions are made with your explicit permission and in accordance with the terms, you set. Our Platform gives you full visibility over who is subscribing to your data and for what purpose, including a right to restrict any Business you do not want to share your data with. Before any sale, all data is stripped of any association with personally identifiable information and aggregated to preserve your anonymity and privacy.
We rely on your consent to use your data and personal information when you use the Cyder browser extension, fill out the information in your profile; when you take surveys or answer questions about yourself, or when you link other data sources with the intention to receive a reward for doing so. You can access, modify, and delete this data at any time. You may withdraw your consent for us to use this data at any time by removing the data from sale or restricting data from being collected through the Cyder browser extension.
As described above, we 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 by emailing your name and email with the subject line “Opt Out of Targeted Advertising”.
FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
GOOGLE - https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
BING - https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads
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/.
Empowering Your Rights
Cyder is built to give you visibility, control, and ownership over your data. Through your Cyder account you can:
Access all data you collect or sell through Cyder
Control how your data is collected or sold
Delete or amend your personal information
Restrict, or object to, the processing of any of your data
Withdraw any consent you’ve previously given us
Correct any inaccurate or incomplete personal data we hold on you
Data Deletion and Retention
You can delete your account at any time from your settings page. Deleting your account will remove all your data from the Cyder network. When you delete your data on Cyder it’s gone forever and cannot be recovered.
By default, if you stop using Cyder for at least 1 year, your account will be deleted along with all your data held on the Cyder network. You can go to your Settings to change the exact period of inactivity, after which your inactive account will self-destruct. In some circumstances, like cases of anti-money laundering or fraud, we may have to keep your data for longer.
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re still not happy, you can refer your complaint to your relevant data regulation authority.