Updated April 17, 2018
If you haven’t noticed by now, we’re a bit unorthodox here at Pathly. That weirdness extends to privacy on and off this site, about which we have some fundamental principles that we do not compromise on for anybody, anywhere, anytime:
- We only ask for personal information that we believe will improve the experience of our site visitors and customers and allow us to communicate with them effectively.
- We store personal information for only as long as we have a reason to keep it and we never sell it. Ever. All data is kept as secure as possible.
- We will never voluntarily share any personal information whatsoever with the government for any reason unless they hold a gun to our head (sorry, we don’t want to die!).
- We make it as easy as possible for you to ask for all personal data to be removed from our systems.
- We aim for full transparency in how we use your data and strive to keep our policies easy to understand (below 1,500 words) and fun to read (we know reading most privacy policies is like banging your head on a brick wall).
- We support our the right of site visitors and customers to protect their privacy by whatever means they deem necessary and encourage them to visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation to learn more and the familiarize themselves with tools and tactics so they can be as private (or transparent) as they want online.
- Unlike most companies, we’ve created our policies from scratch and know them like the back of our hand. No generators.
Obviously mistakes can be made and certain things are out of our control given the interconnected nature of the world today, but we will do our best to upload the above principles. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us anytime and we will respond within 72 hours.
What This Policy Covers
- Use our websites (currently marketingcamp.wpengine.com).
- Request to be added to our system in person or digitally (via Twitter, email, etc).
- Submit your information to us via an online form, email or live chat.
Any other information we receive voluntarily or through publicly available information is covered by this policy as well. Information given to us by mistake or which we can reasonably determine was acquired without consent will be promptly deleted.
Why We Collect Any Information
We’re going to take our tin foil hat off for a moment because while the internet and new technologies have the power to do harm to our privacy, they have also done wonders for each and every one of us as consumers.
Pathly collects data because it honestly helps us do our job better and get more customers. From surveys to opt in forms to web traffic analysis and list segmentation, data helps us help you by allowing us to create a better product that is more in line with the goals and needs of our audience.
There’s also data that we’re required to collect as part of doing business with you (name, payment information, email, etc). In today’s world, 100% privacy can only happen if you cut off all electronics and live in the woods foraging for berries. If you want to do that, we won’t fault you at all, and frankly, we’re outdoorsy people and might ask to visit.
For everyone else, we hope accepting some small compromises in privacy is a price worth paying for civilization (and Pathly).
Information You Provide Us
Your Name and Email Address: We often ask for basic information like this in order for you to receive downloadable material like free samples or eBooks, or to sign up for our mailing lists. This information might also be acquired via sources such a referral or in-person event or through communications directly with Pathly employees.
If you’ve read this far, you’re a champion. Send us an email and we’ll send you a free teeshirt. Also, close your computer and go outside,
Transactional and Billing Information: If you buy our product, we have to collect the minimum personal and payment information required for us to process your charge and get you started using Pathly. This information includes billing address, credit/debit card (use credit if online please! It’s much easier to prevent fraud), name, email, and phone.
Credentials: Users of Pathly will provide us with a name, email and username in order to create their account. At various times, they may be given the option to provide shipping information to receive Pathly promotional items like teeshirts (who wouldn’t want a Pathly tee?).
Publicly Available Information: Pathly at times might use publicly available information to help us have more accurate information on site users and customers. This includes social media accounts, Google results, email, etc.
Information We Collect Automatically
Log Information: Like most online service providers, we collect information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, IP address, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information.
Location Information: We may determine the approximate location of your device from your IP address. We collect and use this information to, for example, calculate how many people visit our Services from certain geographic regions.
Oh you know what? Even though we’ve tried to keep this short, we doubt anybody is still reading this. We could literally put anything we want here.
Maybe we invalidate everything we said above. We were only kidding! We’re going to give all your data to robocallers who will spam you with calls about your impending arrest until you finally make that trip to the T-Mobile store to change your number (this actually happened to Derek). We’re joking about this of course, all of the above applies still.
But what we didn’t mention earlier is that we store your data in a treasure chest on a deserted island along with $5 million in gold krugerrands. But don’t go looking for it because it is guarded by a minotaur…..it’s not on the island of Crete though…not anymore…
Oh and don’t give us your home address our we might show up like Jim Carry in Cable Guy.
Our lawyer tells us we can get in trouble for writing the above. Apparently people aren’t funny anymore. We showed him that scene from Jurassic Park with the lawyer as a reminder not to mess with our fun too much.
Though we doubt you’ll read this, please note that anything written in Section B (except the part about all other sections still applying) was never and will never apply to your data. Minotaurs don’t exist, after all.
Questions? Contact Us