Section 1: Information collected
Pearltrees will collect personal information when you register with Pearltrees, when you use Pearltrees Services made available through the Site and, if you activate the record function (“pearl button“) of the Pearlbar, when you browse the Web.
Information required for your registration
You can connect to and surf on the Site without having to register and create an account, but you will not be able to use some of the Services offered by Pearltrees.
Your full user name and your photo, if you decide to upload one, are displayed to people in the Pearltrees network and to any other Site visitor.
Once registered as a member on the Site, you may provide additional information in your profile, including (but not limited to) your biography, location, personal Web site, etc. Please note that any additional information that you give by using the Service, and more particularly when you fill-in your profile, will be made available to all other users of the Site.
We remind you that any sensitive information about yourself, in particular in relation, to your political, religious, sexual preferences or private life that you provide for publication on the Site will be publicly available.
Providing additional information which is not required for registration is not compulsory, and is left to your choice. Please note that such additional information is useful for identifying you better and to find new friends and opportunities within the Pearltrees community. If you contact us by email through the Site, we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence.
Web browsing information
As the main purpose of the Services offered by Pearltrees is to map the Web and to allow you to create and share Web maps with other users of the community, some information concerning your Web surfing will be collected only when you activate the record function (“pearl button“) of the Pearltrees’plug-ins.
The Pearltrees’plug-ins thus record url, favicon, page title and time of visit only when activated and only for the sites that you ask to record. Pearltrees values your privacy greatly. By no means does the Pearlbar record your browsing information when the record function (“pearl button“) is not activated. The Pearlbar is in open source under a GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 3 (GNU GPL 3 - http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt) licence and the code source is available here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/11255/and http://www.pearltrees.com/s/collectorChrome/source.
When you interact with the plug ins, our servers automatically record information (“log data”).This log data may include your Internet Protocol address, the address of the web pages you visited, browser type and settings, the date and time of your request, how you used Pearltrees plug ins, and cookie data. Our primary goals in collecting information are to improve our Plug ins features and content.
If you do not accept the collection of such information by Pearltrees, you may deactivate Pearltrees’ plug-ins by clicking on the activation/deactivation button of the respective Pearltrees’ plug-ins.
When you access Pearltrees Services, our servers record information sent by your Web browser ("Log Data").
Log Data may include information such as time and date of visit, last Pearlbar type (if relevant), your IP address, browser type, the Web pages you visit on our Site, incoming links (including search requests), advertisements or hypertexts, and outgoing links you follow once you leave our Site. When the record function (“pearl button“) of the Pearlbar is activated, they also record url, favicon, page title and turns this information into a pearltree in your account (i.e. a visual representation).
We use the above-mentioned Log Data to monitor the use of the Site and of our Services, and for the technical administration of the Site.
Cookies & LSO
The cookie is implemented in your personal computer after your registration and at any identification session (in the case the cookie has been removed from your computer). This is a persistent cookie which remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Site. Persistent cookies may be removed by following your Web browser help file directions. Information about how to refuse implementation of cookies may be available on the website of your personal data commissioner/authority. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.
A visit to a page on the Site may generate the following types of cookie:
- Site performance cookies
This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on the Site, so you don't have to re-set them each time you visit.
- Anonymous analytics cookies
Every time someone visits our website, software provided by another organization generates an 'anonymous analytics cookie'. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the Site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don't, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site. Unless you are signed in to the Site, we cannot use these cookies to identify individuals. We use them to gather statistics, for example, the number of visits to a page. If you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us for this, such as your username and email address.
- Registration cookies
When you register with the Site, we generate cookies that let us know whether you are signed in or not. Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with.
- Third party advertising cookies
Some advertisements you can see on the website are provided by other organizations. Some of these organizations use their own cookies to track how many people have seen a particular ad, or to track how many people have seen it more than once. The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and we have no access to read or write these cookies. These organizations may use their cookies to anonymously target advertising based on your visit on other websites.
Section 2 : Processing and rights
Pearltrees only processes personal information for the following purposes:
- Providing you with the Services made available trough the Site;
- Managing your registration account;
- Developing the Pearltrees network community and improve our Services;
- Promote our Services and/or any new functionality offered through our Services;
- Displaying customized content and advertising destined to you.
By using our Services you consent to the processing of your personal information for the purposes mentioned here above.
Your personal information is processed for the purposes of internal management of the Site and for providing/improving our Services. We will offer you an effective way to opt out of such process by following the instructions included in our communications or placed on the Site.
For any processing of your personal information for other purposes, your prior consent will be requested.
Right of access and removal of your personal information
You have the right to access, modify or remove any of your personal data in relation to the Site or Services at any time by sending us an email to that effect at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your right of access, modification and removal of any personal information collected when you register on the Site, use our Services and/or fill-in your personal profile, is governed by the local legislation applicable to you, depending upon your country of residence.
Section 3: Information sharing and disclosure
Third parties service providers
Protection and confidentiality of your personal data is a major concern of Pearltrees.
We do not share with thirds parties any personal information about you, except to the extent strictly required for Site hosting and maintenance, database storage and management.
We will share your personal information with such technical contractors, but only to the extent strictly necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only pursuant to binding contractual obligations requiring such third parties to maintain the privacy and security of your data.
Information storage location and duration
Pearltrees servers are located in France. By using the Site and providing us with your personal information in the event you reside out of France, you consent to the transfer of your personal information to France, where it will be processed and stored under French privacy standards.
Section 4: Confidentiality and security
The confidentiality and security of your personal information is a priority for Pearltrees.
We set up and use physical and electronic measures designed to protect your information from inappropriate processing.
In particular, we have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures aiming at protecting your personal data from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification and unlawful destruction or accidental loss.
Section 5: Links to other Websites
Section 6: Children policy
The Site is not directed to persons under 18. If a parent or guardian discovers that his or her child has provided us with personal information without their consent, he/she should contact us at email@example.com and we will immediately delete such information from our file.