Privacy

Privacy Policy
Welcome to GrowInfluence! GrowInfluence (“GrowInfluence,” “us,” “we” or “our”) is committed to respecting the privacy rights and concerns of all our users and visitors to our Site (the homepage of which is located at www.growinfluence.com). We hereby refer to the GrowInfluence Site (“Site”), the Marketplace (The “Marketplace” or “User Profiles”) and all the services made available through the Site, collectively, as the “GrowInfluence Features”.
This Privacy Policy hereby incorporates by reference all terms, conditions rules, policies and guidelines on the Site, including the GrowInfluence Terms of Use ("Terms of Use," “Terms of Service”). Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy are defined in the Terms of Service. By visiting the Site or using any of the GrowInfluence Features, you consent to GrowInfluence’s collection, use, storage, deletion and disclosure of information relating to you as set forth in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to modify the provisions in this Privacy Policy without prior notice to you, so please check back often for any changes or updates. This Privacy Policy is effective as of December 26, 2014.
Your use or continued use of the Site after such time will signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.
We have established and implemented this Privacy Policy to inform visitors to the Site and Users (“Users”) of the GrowInfluence Features how we use and protect the Personal Information as well as Anonymous Information we collect through the Site.
"Personal Information" is information about you that is personally identifiable to you as a User or registered Members (“Members”) on the Site, such as your name, email address, phone number, age, address as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing. "Anonymous Information" means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information; Anonymous Information does not permit the identification of individual persons. We may create Anonymous Information from (i) automatically gathered information or (ii) Personal Information by excluding information (such as your name) that make the information personally identifiable to you.
This Privacy Policy answers the following questions:
  • What information does GrowInfluence collect and how do we use it?
  • What choices do you have about the collection and use of your personal information?
  • How do we monitor your information and communications within the GrowInfluence Marketplace?
  • Will your personal information be shared with third parties?
  • What security measures do we take to safeguard your personal information?

Types of Information We Collect
Personal Information Personal Information means information that can be used to identify and/or contact you. You do not need to submit personal information to access certain areas of the Site, but if you do not want to disclose certain personal information to us, you will not be able to access certain aspects of the GrowInfluence Features including the GrowInfluence Marketplace which is accessible only to registered Members (“Members”) and gives access to your Personal Account, Influencer and Marketer Profiles, posted Projects and other features accessible once you have registered with GrowInfluence to buy or sell Content Creation, Content Sharing/Placement services.
We collect and store Personal Information when you create an Account or update information within the GrowInfluence Features; register through the Site; work with our team; or receive customer or technical support. If you register to buy or sell the aforementioned services using GrowInfluence, we collect Personal Information that specifically identifies you or your Account. At this time, the primary information you would be required to submit is your first name, last name, email address, User ID, password, street address, city, state, zip/postal code, country, phone number, gender, Company name (if applicable), website URL, and Twitter ID (if applicable). Other information requested on our Registration page, may be optional. We may, in the future, include other optional requests for information from you to help us to tailor the Site for you and deliver personalized information to you. Without your agreement, we will not share, rent or sell any Personal Information with third parties in any way other than what is disclosed in this Privacy Policy. In addition, to post a first-time Content Project, GrowInfluence may require Members to consequently collect your credit card number and/or other financial account information as described in the section titled "The GrowInfluence Payment System" below.
Automatically Gathered Information Our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit the Site. Additionally, some of the GrowInfluence Features may collect information regarding your computer system. This information includes your Internet Protocol address (IP address), your browser type and version, domain names, physical location, which GrowInfluence Features you use and when and how long you use them. We use this information to monitor and analyze how users use the GrowInfluence Features, to provide customer service, to maintain and improve the GrowInfluence Features, to help prevent fraud and misuse and for other security purposes. Our Web server software automatically records a log of IP addresses that access the Site. We can and will use logged IP addresses to identify a User when we determine that it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms of Service or to protect our service, Site, customers or others, according to our own discretion.
We may also collect additional automatically gathered information from or about you in other ways not specifically described here. For example, we may collect information in relation to your contact with our Customer Service or retain information when you respond to surveys or correspond with GrowInfluence through email, online chat, or otherwise.
Cookies
“Cookies” are small bits of electronic information that a website sends to a visitor’s browser and are stored on the visitor’s hard drive. Like many websites, we employ cookies in certain areas of the Site in order to allow us to provide information which is targeted to you and to make your online experience more convenient. Additionally, analytics tools that are managed by third parties which may appear on the Site use cookies. These analytics tools use cookies to collect non-personal information while you utilize the Site. You may not realize this information is being collected. In some cases, we may have access to information from cookies used by these analytics tools on the Site and this information may permit us to identify other sites that you have visited.

How We Use Your Personal Information
The personal information you provide to us will allow us to complete your transaction and provide the services offered through the Site; provide marketing data to you about your websites and your videos; handle/route your customer service questions or issues; to provide you our newsletter; and/or notify you of promotions and offers. We may also contact you via e-mail, text message, telephone, or postal mail to send you messages about the GrowInfluence Features, to request your feedback and to provide other general announcements. We keep track of your interactions with us, including but not limited to your activity within the GrowInfluence Features. We may use personal information that you provide to us to send messages to you in response to your questions, inquiries or requests. We may also use your personal information to contact you when necessary.
Children’s Privacy
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. We take children’s privacy seriously, and encourage parents to play an active role in their children’s online experience at all times.
Other Members
We share the email addresses of Contractors and Clients to each other once a project is awarded on our Site to enable work on the project to be completed. In addition, Members involved in a transaction may request full contact information of the other party, including name, company name, phone number and mailing address. If you request the contact information of another User, your contact information will also be released to that User. If another User requests your contact information, we will disclose it to him or her. You agree not to use the disclosed information of other Users for any purpose other than providing the applicable services or resolving a dispute.
The Marketplace
This area of the Site is for the benefit of Users of the site. Once logged in to your private GrowInfluence Account (“My Account”), Users will have access to the private and shared areas of the Site that facilitate communication and the exchange and sharing of information between Influencers and Marketers including Profile information, Portfolios, posted Projects, Communications and other information. GrowInfluence reserves the right to monitor communications in the Marketplace in order to verify compliance with our Terms of Service, international, federal or state laws and/or our other stated policies.
The GrowInfluence Payment System
Our Payment Service requires Members to pay with a credit card, debit card, wire transfer, check, or PayPal. Accordingly, GrowInfluence will collect Member’s credit card number and/or other entered financial institution information such as bank account numbers, or PayPal email ID and will use that information when billing Marketers for any pending payments and/or in order to perform the billing operation on behalf of the Marketer, including but not limited to the use and disclosure of such credit card number and information to third parties as necessary to complete such billing operation. Verification of credit information, however, is conducted solely by the Member through the authentication process.
Third Party Payment Service Providers We use credit card and other payment processing companies to bill you for goods and services. We will share your Personal Information as necessary for third parties to provide these services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use Personal Information for any other purposes.
What Choices Do You Have About The Collection and Use of Your Personal Information?
Control of Your Information
You may update or delete your personal information or modify your account preferences for the GrowInfluence Features by accessing the “My Account” area of the GrowInfluence Features or sending us an email to contact@growinfluence.com requesting us to update or delete your personal information. Please note that when you delete your account, we may retain your account information thereafter for the purpose of internal account management and fraud prevention activities.
Opting Out of Receiving Communications from Us
If you no longer want to receive our newsletter, e-mails or other announcements, you may unsubscribe by writing to us at contact@growinfluence.com or replying to the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our e-mails. Please note that you cannot unsubscribe from certain correspondence from us.
Terminating Your Membership We save your Personal Information until your membership with us is terminated and you unsubscribe to email notifications. To terminate your membership, contact Customer Support. If you terminate your membership, your Personal Information cannot be recovered. You may continue to receive email communications for a short period of time until we have updated all of our databases. After termination of your membership, your Personal Information may remain on our archived database and records. Notwithstanding the above, we will maintain information on Users who have been removed for violating our Membership Agreement.
Mediation
You also agree that, in the event any dispute or claim arises out of or relating to this Privacy Policy that you and GrowInfluence will attempt in good faith to negotiate a written resolution of the matter directly between the parties. You agree that if the matter remains unresolved for forty-five (45) days after notification (via certified mail or personal delivery) that a dispute exists, all parties shall join in mediation services in Los Angeles, California with a mutually agreed mediator in an attempt to resolve the dispute. Should you file any arbitration claims, or any administrative or legal actions without first having attempted to resolve the matter by mediation, then you agree that you will not be entitled to recover attorney’s fees, even if you would otherwise be entitled to them.
Sharing of Information
We may use your non-personal information on an anonymous basis to provide analyses of our users in the aggregate to prospective partners, advertisers and other third parties.
In addition, we will share the personal information we collect from you under the following circumstances:
Protection of rights. We will share personal information if we have a good faith belief that (i) access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, such as a court order or subpoena, credit card rules or a request by law enforcement or governmental authorities, (ii) such action is appropriate to enforce the Terms of Use or Terms of Service, including any investigation of potential violations thereof, (iii) such action is necessary to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (iv) such action is appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of GrowInfluence, its employees, users of the GrowInfluence Features or others.
Asset transfers. If we become involved in a merger, acquisition or other transaction involving the sale of some or all of GrowInfluence’ assets, user information, including personal information collected from you through your use of the GrowInfluence Features, could be included in the transferred assets. Should such an event occur, we will use reasonable means to notify you, either through email and/or a prominent notice on the Site.
Service providers. We may share your personal information with service providers that we engage for the purpose of processing information on our and your behalf, fraud prevention, bill collection, marketing, search engine optimization, sales and technology services. For example, we have partnered with other companies to process payments. While providing services for us, these companies may access your personal information. To the extent applicable, we require these entities to only use your personal information in connection with the services they perform for us and not for their own benefit.
Information About Third Party Sites
GrowInfluence is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any other websites to which the Site links to or which link to the Site. This Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of third party websites. By clicking on a link, logo or other hyperlinked item, please note that you may no longer be on the GrowInfluence Site. To verify which Internet location you are on, note the URL at the top and/or bottom of your browser. As we are not responsible for third party sites or their collection and use of your personal information, we encourage you to read the posted privacy statement of that website or contact the respective webmasters of those websites to obtain information regarding their information collection, use, and disclosure policies.


What Security Measures Do We Take to Safeguard Your Personal Information?
The personal information that you provide to us is stored on servers, which are located in secured facilities with restricted access, and protected by protocols and procedures designed to ensure the security of such information. In addition, we restrict access to personal information to GrowInfluence employees, independent contractors and agents who need to know this information in order to develop, operate and maintain the GrowInfluence Features and provide you marketing services. However, no server, computer or communications network or system, or data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect user information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or through the use of any of the GrowInfluence Features and you acknowledge and agree that you provide such information and engage in such transmissions at your own risk. Once we receive a transmission from you, we will endeavor to maintain its security on our systems.
Notification of Changes
This Privacy Policy may change from time to time and we will post all changes on this page. If substantial changes are made to this Privacy Policy, we will post the updated policy on this page and once these become effective, your continued use of the Site after such time will signify your acceptance of the new terms.
Questions? Contact Us
If you have any questions about our privacy practices or this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at contact@growinfluence.com.
Terms of Service
Please read the Terms of Use and Terms of Service governing the use of the Site and the GrowInfluence Features here.