Privacy Policy

Questions about our privacy policy? Contact us at info@strivethru.com

StriveThru provides (a) a platform through its website at www.strivethru.com. The StriveThru Platform provides information about StriveThru and it explains how users can create a debate and back a debate.

This Privacy Policy (the "Policy") describes and governs how we collect, use, share and protect information collected in the context of our Services. Before you use or submit any information through or in connection with the Services, please carefully review this Policy. By using any part of the Services, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information as outlined in this Policy. To the extent allowed by law, the English version of this Policy is binding and other translations are for convenience only.

StriveThru is for your personal, non-commercial use, except as explained in section 4 and 5 below.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

As further described below, when you use or otherwise access the Services, we collect information in multiple ways, including when you provide information directly to us, and when we passively collect information from your browser or device (e.g., by logging how you interact with our Services).

  1. Information That You Provide Directly to Us:
    1. Registration information:

      When you register for our Services or open an account, we collect your contact and login details, your zip code, your country and any information you choose to provide us (such as a profile picture).

      If you have any questions about, or wish to review or correct the information we maintain about you on the Town Sircle Platform, send an email to info@strivethru.com.

    2. Creation of a debate:

      When you create a debate on the Platform , we collect the information you choose to provide us in relation to your debate. For example, you can provide a title, choose a category, upload images and describe your debate.

    3. Backing information:

      On the StriveThru Platform, when you back a debate, we collect your contact details (such as name and email address), zip code, country, and any information you choose to provide us. Our payment processors collect your credit card details and other information necessary to process the payment.

    4. Communications:

      Any content, including such comments, feedback, and notes are you choose to post through our Platform are available to the public by default. You may also contact us via a contact form, email, or by other means (for example, with questions about our Services, for customer support, or to let us know your ideas for new products or modifications to existing products). When you do so, we collect the information you choose to provide us, such as your contact details, any images you choose to upload and the contents and nature of your message.

      Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information for both us and other users to use and share. Please be considerate and respectful of others while using the community to share your opinions. We reserve the right, but do not have the obligation, to review and monitor such posting or any other content on our Services, and to remove postings or content that may be viewed as inappropriate.

    5. Information relating to third parties:

      You can choose to provide us with information relating to third parties. For example, if you choose to share your debate on the Platform with family and friends, we request access to information stored in your email and mobile device address books, such as names, email addresses, or phone numbers of your contacts (collectively, “Third-Party Data”).

      If you use any feature of the Services that allows you to communicate with third parties, either by submitting Third-Party Data to the Services or otherwise permitting the Services to automatically access Third-Party Data in your possession, you acknowledge and agree that you have the authority of the relevant third party for us to access and use the relevant Third-Party Data and that you have notified these third parties and informed them how their information is collected and used by StriveThru to provide the Services.

      We reserve the right to identify you as the person who has made the referral in any messages that are sent to them. We use Third-Party Data to (1) contact such third party using the Third-Party Data provided, and/or (2) provide you with an editable template message designed to facilitate communication between you and such third party through the Services. In addition to sending the foregoing communications, we may also send reminders or related messages to you and to third parties on your behalf from time to time where permitted by applicable law. In each case, any such communications sent to third parties using Third-Party Data will provide a means to "opt out" of receiving further communication of the same nature.

    6. Sensitive information:

      You can also provide us with information about yourself or third parties that is considered sensitive. When you provide such information to us directly, we may seek your consent, where appropriate, to process this information, unless you choose to provide such information to be published publicly in relation to your debate or otherwise.

      We collect the information listed in this section for the purposes described below in the section “ Our Use of Information Collected ”. While you are under no obligation to provide us with such information, should you choose to withhold such information, we may not be able to provide you with some or all of the Services.

  2. Information That is Passively or Automatically Collected:
    1. Device & Usage Information:

      When you interact with StriveThru through the Services, we automatically receive and store certain information from devices that you use to access the Services. This information is collected passively by using various technologies, and includes the type of internet browser or mobile device you use, any website from which you have come to the Services, your operating system, and location data through an IP address that identifies the city and state where you logged into the Platform or your precise geo-location if you have permitted your mobile device to provide that information to us. StriveThru either stores such information itself or such information is included in databases owned and maintained by StriveThru, or its agents or service providers.

    2. Aggregated Data:

      In an ongoing effort to better understand the use of our Services and serve you, StriveThru may conduct research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on information we collect. We can de-identify and aggregate the information collected through the Services for research purposes or any other purposes, and we can share this information with our affiliates, agents, business partners, or other third parties (e.g., Google Analytics).

    3. Cookies and Other Electronic Technologies:

      When you visit our Platform, our web server, third party business providers, and/or the social networking services integrated into the Service, use cookies or other electronic technologies (such as web beacons or pixel tags) for various purposes. Cookies are small pieces of information that are issued to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or access or use a mobile application, and that store and sometimes track information about your use of the Platform. Web beacons are transparent image files, which enable the Platform to track website usage information. Unlike cookies, web beacons are not placed on your computers. Pixel tags are tiny graphic images with unique identifiers that track online movements of our users. Unlike cookies, pixel tags are embedded in web pages. We will refer to the cookies and other technologies identified here as Cookies for purposes of this Policy.

      1. Type of Cookies

        Some Cookies are strictly necessary to make our Services available to you (“Essential cookies”).

        We also use Cookies for functional purposes in order to maintain and improve our Services or improve your experiences, and for marketing purposes (collectively “Non-Essential Ccookies”). Some of the Non-Essential Cookies used are set by us, to collect and process certain data on our behalf, and some are set by third parties and our Social Networking Services.

      2. Information to and from Social Networking Services

        Non-essential Cookies include Cookies we use in conjunction with the Social Networking Services. One of the special features of the Services is that it allows you to enable or log into the Services via various social networking services like Facebook or Twitter, or upload videos using YouTube APIs ("Social Networking Service(s)"). To take advantage of these features, we will ask you to provide your credentials for the applicable Social Networking Service in order to log in to our Services. When you add a Social Networking Services account to the Services or log into the Services using your Social Networking Services account, we will collect relevant information necessary to enable the Services to access that Social Networking Service. As part of such integration, the Social Networking Service will provide us with access to certain information that you have provided to the Social Networking Service (for example, your name and photograph, as well as other information that you permit the Social Networking Service to share with us).

        We will use, store, and disclose such information in accordance with this Policy. However, please remember that the manner in which Social Networking Services use, store, and disclose your information is governed by the policies of such third parties, and StriveThru shall have no liability or responsibility for the privacy practices or other actions of any Social Networking Services that may be enabled within the Services.

      3. Analytics

        We use third-party web analytics services on our Services to help us analyze how users use the Services, including by noting the third-party website from which you arrive, and provide certain features to you. The information (including your IP address) collected by the technology will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers, who use the information to evaluate your use of the Services.

      4. Why we use Cookies

        We use Cookies to collect information about your access to and use of the Platform: including to: (1) allow you to navigate and use all the features provided by our Platform; (2) customize elements of the layout and/or content within the Platform and remember that you have visited us before; (3) identify the number of unique visitors we receive; (4) improve the Platform and learn which functions of the Platform are most popular with users; and (5) how you use the Platform (e.g., by learning how long you spend on the Platform and where you have come to the Platform from. As we adopt additional technologies, we may gather additional information through other methods. We will notify you of such changes with updates to this Privacy Policy.)

      5. Your Cookie preferences

        Most web and mobile device browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org, which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browsers or mobile devices. You can also consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information.

        If you are accessing our Services through a mobile device, you can also update your privacy settings on your device by setting the “Limit Ad Tracking” and Diagnostics and Usage setting property located in the settings screen of your Apple iPhone or iPad, or by resetting your Android ID through apps that are available in the Play Store. You can also limit information collection by uninstalling the App on your device and you can use the standard uninstall process available as part of your device for this purpose. Finally, and in connection with the Social Networking Services, you can visit your settings with each of the Social Networking Services to exercise your choice about those technologies.

OUR USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED

StriveThru uses the information collected from the Services in a manner that is consistent with this Policy. We use the information that you provide (or otherwise permit the Services to access) for the following purposes:

  1. Your Cookie preferences

    We use the information we collect to contact you for administrative purposes (e.g., to provide services and information that you request or to respond to comments and questions). For instance, if you contact us by email, we will use the information you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. We also use the information we collect to send you communications relating to the Services, such as updates on promotions and events, communications relating to products and services offered by us and by third parties, and communications about services we believe will be of interest to you. For example, we can send periodic emails to registered users of the Services relating to their recent interactions with the Services.

  2. Providing the Services

    We use the information we collect to operate, maintain, and provide our Services such as enabling access to the Platform, customer support or to complete transactions.

  3. Analytics and Product Development

    We use the information we collect to analyze data usage trends and preferences in order to improve the accuracy, effectiveness, security, usability or popularity of our Services

  4. Customization

    We use the information we collect, such as device identifiers, to learn how users interact with our Services in order to personalize the content of our Services.

  5. Legal

    We use information we collect to defend our legal rights, comply with state, local, federal or international laws, and enforce our Terms of Service and this Policy.

OUR DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THE SERVICES

There are certain circumstances in which we share information collected through the Services with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below.

  1. Business Transfers:

    As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution, similar event, or steps taken in anticipation of such events (e.g., due diligence in a transaction), user information may be part of the transferred assets.

  2. Agents, Consultants, Vendors and Related Third Parties:

    StriveThru sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions on StriveThru’s behalf, and we provide access to or share your information with these companies so they can perform services for us. We limit the personal information provided to these service providers to that which is reasonably necessary for them to perform their functions, and we require them to agree to maintain the confidentiality of such information.

  3. Legal Requirements:

    StriveThru can access, disclose, transfer and preserve your information when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to: (i) comply with the law including with subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, and other legal process; and respond to inquiries or requests from government, regulatory, law enforcement, public authorities, or content protection organizations; (ii) protect and defend the legal rights, privacy, safety or property of StriveThru, its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, agents, contractors, or its users; (iii) permit us to pursue available remedies, commence, participate in, or defend litigation, or limit the damages we may sustain; or (iv) enforce this Policy or any applicable Terms of Service.

  4. Aggregate and/or De-Identified Information

    We aggregate and/or de-identify your information so that the information no longer relates to you individually. We may use and disclose aggregate and de-identified data for any lawful purpose.

  5. Cookies and Other Electronic Technologies

    Information is shared as stated in the Section entitled “Cookies and Other Electronic Technologies”.

  6. Other Users of Our Services

    We provide your information to other users of our Services if you choose to make your information publicly available in a publicly accessible area of the Services, such as in your debate or in the comments.

UNSOLICITED INFORMATION

Please be advised that some information you provide may be publicly accessible, such as information posted in forums or comment sections. We also collect information through customer support communications, your communication to us of ideas for new products or modifications to existing products, feedback and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, with publicly-accessible information, "Unsolicited Information"). By sending us Unsolicited Information, you further (a) agree that we are under no obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Unsolicited Information, (b) acknowledge that we may have something similar to the Unsolicited Information already under consideration or in development, (c) grant us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to use, modify, prepare derivative works, publish, distribute and sublicense the Unsolicited Information, and (d) irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, against StriveThru and its users any claims and assertions of any moral rights contained in such Unsolicited Information. This Unsolicited Information section shall survive any termination of your account or the Services.

CHILDREN

Our Services are not designed for use by individuals under the age of 13(or 16 for children located in Europe). If you are under the age of 13(or 16 for children located in Europe), please do not use the Services and/or submit any information through the Services. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13(or 16 for children located in Europe) has provided personal information to StriveThru through the Services, please contact us atinfo@strivethru.com, and we will delete that information from our databases to the extent required by law.

LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES

This Policy applies only to the Services. The Services can contain links to other web sites not operated or controlled by StriveThru (the "Third-Party Sites"). The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to the Third-Party Sites. The links from the Services do not imply that StriveThru endorses or has reviewed the Third-Party Sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their respective privacy policies.

SECURITY

StriveThru has implemented technical and organizational security measures to protect the information provided via the Services from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. For example, limiting access to information only to employees and authorized service providers who need to know such information for the purposes described in this Policy. However, no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from the Services may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any information to StriveThru via the Internet.

RETENTION OF YOUR INFORMATION

We will only retain the information for as long as necessary for the purpose for which that information was collected and to the extent permitted or required by applicable laws. When we no longer need to use your information, we will remove it from our systems and records and/or take step to anonymize it so that you can no longer be identified from it in accordance with our internal document retention policies.

When determining the retention period, we take into account various criteria, such as the type of products and services requested by or provided to you, the nature and length of our relationship with you, possible re-enrolment with our products or services, the impact on the services we provide to you if we delete some information about you, mandatory retention periods provided by law and the statute of limitations.

USERS FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

The Platform is hosted in the United States. If you are visiting the Platform from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using the Platform, you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Policy.

OTHER TERMS

Your access to and use of the Services is subject to the Terms of Service and such other terms, which may be made available to you in connection with your use of the Services.

CHANGES TO STRIVETHRU PRIVACY POLICY

Town Sircle reserves the right to update or modify this Policy at any time and from time to time. We will notify you of any updates or changes we make to this Policy. If you disagree with our revisions to the Policy, you can deactivate your account or discontinue the use of our Services. Please review this Policy periodically for any updates or changes to this Policy.

CONTACTING TOWN SIRCLE

Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Town Sircle’s Policy or the information practices of the Services.

You can contact us as follows:

Come Debate Me, Inc. (DBA Town Sircle)
Attn: Copyright Agent
7400 Center Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

info@strivethru.com