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Empacgh Privacy Policy

Effective Date:November 18, 2020

Welcome to Empacgh!

Empacgh is a platform where Fans or followers can support and engage with creators. This  updated Privacy Policy applies to Fans or followers, creators, and all users of our platform, and is part of our Terms of Use.

Empacgh is a global company. By using our platform, you agree that your personal information that you provide directly to us, or that we collect through your use of the platform, may be transferred to and stored in the United States and handled as described in this Policy.

Information You Provide Through Your Account

This is information that you provide to us through text fields, such as your name, payment information and benefits. The information we collect differs depending on if you make an account, become a patron, or become a creator.

You may also sign up using a Facebook or Google account. We will ask permission to access basic information from your Facebook or Google account, such as your name, email, and profile picture. You can choose to stop sharing that information with us at any time by going to Facebook or Google to remove Empacgh’s access to that account and your ability to log in.

You also have the option to add more information to your public profile, such as a location, social media links, and an about section, which we store along with any comments or messages you submit on Empacgh.

Fans or followers

A patron is someone who joins Empacgh’s membership platform to support a creator’s membership content. As a patron you must provide your payment information to our payment processors. You can see the privacy policy for these payment processors on the PayPal, Stripe, Paystack and Checkout sites. At this time, Empacgh does not receive your full card number. Payment processors provide us with a token that represents your account, your card’s expiration date, card type and the last four digits of your card number. If you are required to provide your name and email address to the payment processor, then they also provide us with that information.

We collect and process information about the creators you support, the level at which you support them, what benefits you receive and how often you support them. As a patron, if you select a benefit tier with a physical benefit, then you will provide your shipping information, including phone number, so the creator or Empacgh can ship you the benefit, or provide updates related to the shipment.

Creators

A creator is someone who creates and provides content for their Fans or followers through Empacgh’s membership platform. To become a creator, you must create a page that describes what you are creating and any benefits you are offering. To receive payouts you have to create an account with one of our payment partners: Mobile Money, PayPal, Stripe, or Payoneer. We may also require your bank account information to process payouts. You must also provide us with additional information for tax purposes. Depending on your location you may have to fill out a form with some combination of your:

Additional Information We Collect

Automatically Collected Information

We collect information automatically as you navigate the site or through our third party analytics providers. We may store usage information such as the type of device you use to access Empacgh, your operating system, browser type, IP address, and device ID, the pages you visit or request, links clicked, referring sites, user interactions and your search terms. We also derive your location from your self-disclosed country, your IP address, and from your payment card.

Forums and Messaging

When you participate in a forum, we collect the comments you make as well as record how many times users visit, the activity on the site, where users have replied, with whom they’ve communicated, private messages, IP address, and from which location the user was last logged in.

User Surveys

From time to time, we may solicit your participation in user surveys. We may ask you demographic information, including information related to your gender, ethnicity, race, age, sexual orientation, earnings, and accessibility to better understand and serve our user base which you may elect to share or not. We collect such information to ensure we provide fair and equal access to our services, and to showcase creators to Fans or followers for greater discoverability. To the extent that you participate, we will store your survey responses.

Event Information

At in-person and online events, we may request information from you. This is done to better tailor the event experience to those in attendance. This information may include your name, email address, payment details, mobile phone number and QR code, demographic information, social media and other online accounts you maintain, details around the types of works you create, and survey or feedback responses.

Blogs

We may collect and store your email address, your comments, and your profile information from our blog sites to better understand your interests and improve our services to you.

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Information Collected by Third Parties

Cookies

We use Cookies on our website that collect information to allow us and third parties to understand your use of Empacgh. Please see our cookie policy for more information on our use of cookies on Empacgh.

Social Media Features and Widgets

We use social media features, including the Facebook Like button and widgets, such as the Share button or similar interactive mini-programs that run on Empacgh. If you provide your social media information to us, we may use it to interact with you on these social networks. These features may collect your IP address and other personal data including which page you are visiting on our site and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on Empacgh. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it. For more information on the technologies used by these social networks, please refer to their specific privacy notices. We have provided links to the most used social networks below for easy reference:

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How We Use Your Information

We process your information to:

Information We Share with Creators

By becoming a patron of a creator, you agree to have the following information shared with that creator:

Creators agree to the terms of our Data Processing Agreement (DPA) when they start their membership program. This DPA is called the Creator Privacy Promise. The Creator Privacy Promise is a creator’s promise to protect the privacy of their Fans or followers during and beyond their Empacgh relationship.

Information We Share with Third Parties

We never sell your information to third parties. We will only share data with third parties, other than with creators, under the following circumstances:

Information Empacgh Collects from Third Party Apps

When you create a Empacgh account, you can elect to connect your social account(s) (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitch) with Empacgh, and we will collect and store some social information from those platforms, such as:

This social information allows us to provide you a better Empacgh experience, and also helps guide future development of Empacgh. We use this data to:

Information We Share with the Public

The following information is publicly accessible:

Your Preferences and Rights over Data

Choosing Your Preferences

The Settings link is located by clicking on your avatar or profile at the top right hand of your screen, after your log into your Empacgh account. Settings lets you see your account preferences. You can see and adjust your settings by viewing your preferences and, if you wish, by changing your selections.

Marketing Activities

By agreeing to our terms of use, you expressly agree that Empacgh may:

Opting out of Marketing

You may object to the use of your data for marketing purposes at any time, free of charge, when we collect your personal information and in every marketing communication. You may also object to the use of your data for marketing upon creation of your account or anytime thereafter, by opting out.

Opting out will stop marketing emails. Please allow up to 30 days for your opt-out request to be processed.  If you have an account with Empacgh, you will continue to receive service-related emails, and texts, if you have opted into receiving texts. You will also continue to receive service-related shipments of benefits to the designated delivery address.

We will never sell your information to third parties for marketing purposes without your prior consent.

Accessing, Updating or Exporting the Information in Your Account

You can access and update certain information associated with your account on the settings pages. Additionally, you can delete your account, or export your personal information, by going to privacy.Empacgh.com.

Deleting Your Account

You may self-initiate a deletion of your account directly at privacy.Empacgh.com, clicking on the Take Control button, and submitting an “Erase” request. Please be aware that this is a final act and cannot be reversed. If you would like to transport your data, please be sure to download your data first, before you delete your account.

Turning off Email Notifications

You can change your email notifications in your email settings. While this allows you to stop many notification emails, we will still send some critical service emails.

Turning off Mobile Notifications

If you download the Empacgh App you may also receive notifications on your mobile device. These can be disabled in the App settings.

Verification of Requests

Users maintain password protected accounts with Empacgh. If you submit a request to exercise your privacy rights, you will be asked to verify the request by logging into your Empacgh account.

If we are unable to verify your request, then for your protection, we reserve the right to deny the request.

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Compliance with EU Privacy Laws and Privacy Shield

Empacgh is an international company that complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We act as Data Controllers, as defined under the GDPR, and process personal data based on our legitimate interests, and for contractual necessity in providing you the Service as described in “How We Use Your Information.” We  also process and share personal information based on notification and users’ consent, which our users may revoke at any time.

Empacgh relies on various legal bases to lawfully execute international transfers of personal information, including the European Union Commission approved standard contract clauses.

Empacgh complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States. Empacgh has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles.  If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.  To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.

Under limited circumstances, you may invoke binding arbitration before the Privacy Shield Panel. More Information about this arbitration process can be found at https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=G-Arbitration-Procedures.

Empacgh is responsible for the processing of personal information it receives or subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on Empacgh’s behalf. Empacgh complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal information, including the onward transfer liability provisions.

With respect to personal information received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Frameworks, Empacgh is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Exercising Your Data Rights

Users in certain locations may have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regarding data that Empacgh controls as a Data Controller as defined under the GDPR, including:

You can exercise rights over your data on Empacgh in the following ways:

If you are unable to log into your account, and are unable to recover your account with a password reset in order to lodge your privacy request, then you may reach out to admin@Empacgh.com. We reserve the right to decline you access to or recovery of your account, at our discretion, to prevent an unauthorized takeover of your account.

Account Holders with Disabilities

Empacgh is committed to accessibility for its account holders with disabilities. If you are having difficulty accessing your account, please email us at admin@Empacgh.com for assistance.

Establishing an Authorized Agent

You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. In order to designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf, you must provide a valid power of attorney, the requester’s valid government ID, and the authorized agent’s valid government ID. Please contact admin@Empacgh.com with your request. To protect your information from account takeover, we may decline access to or recovery of your account at our discretion.

Prohibition against Discrimination

We do not discriminate against users who exercise their privacy rights.

Our Data Retention Period

We retain your account information for ten years after your account is last active, unless you delete, or you request us to delete, your account. We may continue to retain some information, even after you delete your account if we are required to do so in order to comply with various laws.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us and we follow industry standards to protect it. You can learn more on our Security Policy page.

Children

Empacgh is not directed at children under the age of 13, and children may not create an account or otherwise use Empacgh.

Changes

We may sometimes make changes to this policy. If we make material changes that adversely affect your rights under this policy, we will let you know by posting an announcement on the site or sending you an email in advance of the changes coming into effect. Continuing to use Empacgh after a change to this policy means you accept the new policy. If you have any questions, please email admin@Empacgh.com.

Effective immediately for existing users and users joining Empacgh on or after November 18, 2020.