Privacy Policy


Last updated: June 1, 2016

This privacy policy explains how SumSavy handles your personal information and data. We value your trust, so we’ve strived to present this policy in clear, plain language. The policy is structured so you can quickly find answers to the questions that interest you the most.

This privacy policy applies to all the products, services and websites offered by SumSavy Inc., except where otherwise noted. We refer to those products, services and websites collectively as the “services” in this policy. For questions regarding our privacy policy or practices, contact us.

Your forecast data is owned by you. And we respect the privacy of your forecasts. We don’t sell them to anyone and we don’t use your data for purposes unrelated to you or our services, except in a limited set of circumstances (e.g. if we are compelled by a subpoena, or if you’ve given us permission to do so).

We hold your data securely. Your data is stored on servers located in the United States. SumSavy will process your forecast data on your behalf and under your instructions (including the ones agreed to in this privacy policy).


What information does SumSavy collect?

When you use SumSavy, we collect information relating to you and your use of our services from a variety of sources. These are listed below. The sections afterward describe what we do with this information.

Information we collect directly from you

Registration information. You need a SumSavy account before you can create forecasts on SumSavy. When you register for an account, we collect your username, password and email address.

Billing information. If you make a payment to SumSavy, we require you to provide your billing details, such as a name, address, email address and financial information corresponding to your selected method of payment (e.g. a credit card number and expiration date). If you provide a billing address, we will regard that as the location of the account holder.

Account settings. You can set various preferences and personal details on pages like your account settings page. For example, your default language, time zone and communication preferences (e.g. opting in or out of receiving marketing emails from SumSavy).

Forecast data. We store your forecast data (assumptions and corresponding financial forecast) for you.

Other data you intentionally share. We may collect your personal information or data if you submit it to us in other contexts. For example, if you provide us with a testimonial, or participate in a SumSavy contest.

Information we collect about you indirectly or passively when you interact with us

Usage data. We collect usage data about you whenever you interact with our services. This may include which webpages you visit, what you click on, when you performed those actions, and so on. Additionally, like most websites today, our web servers keep log files that record data each time a device accesses those servers. The log files contain data about the nature of each access, including originating IP addresses, operating system versions, and timestamps.

Device data. We collect data from the device and application you use to access our services, such as your IP address, operating system version, device type, system and performance information, and browser type. We may also infer your geographic location based on your IP address.

Referral data. If you arrive at a SumSavy website from an external source (such as a link on another website or in an email), we record information about the source that referred you to us.

Information from third parties. We may collect your personal information or data from third parties if you give permission to those third parties to share your information with us.

Information from page tags. We use third party tracking services that employ cookies and page tags to collect aggregated and anonymized data about visitors to our websites. This data includes usage and user statistics. Emails sent by SumSavy or by users through our services may include page tags that allow the sender to collect information about who opened those emails and clicked on links in them. We do this to allow the email sender to measure the performance of their email messaging and to learn how to improve email deliverability and open rates.


How does SumSavy use the information we collect?

We treat your forecast data as information that is private to you. We know that, in most cases, you want to keep your forecast questions and corresponding results and output (which we collectively refer to as “forecast data”) private. We do not use your forecast data other than as described in this privacy policy or unless we have your express consent. We do not sell your forecast data to third parties without your permission.

Generally, we use the information we collect from you in connection with providing our services to you. For example, specific ways we use this information are listed below. (See the next section of this privacy policy to see who we share your information with.) However, this privacy policy is not intended to restrict our use of forecast data that you have chosen to make available online or publicly.

To provide you with our services. This includes providing you with customer support, which requires us to access your information to assist you (such as with forecast creation or technical troubleshooting). Certain features of our services use the content of your forecast data and your account information in additional ways. Feature descriptions will clearly identify where this is the case. You can avoid the use of your forecast data in this way by simply choosing not to use such features. For example, by using our templates and benchmark data to build your forecasts, you also permit us to aggregate the submitted forecast assumptions and we may then report statistics about the aggregated (and de-identified) data sent to you and other forecast creators.

To manage our services. We internally use your information, including certain forecast data, for the following limited purposes:

To monitor, maintain, and improve our services and features. We internally perform statistical and other analysis on information we collect (including usage data, device data, referral data, question and response data and information from page tags) to analyze and measure user behavior and trends, to understand how people use our services, and to monitor, troubleshoot and improve our services, including to help us evaluate or devise new features. We may use your information for internal purposes designed to keep our services secure and operational, such as for troubleshooting and testing purposes, and for service improvement, marketing, research and development purposes. To enforce our Terms of Use.

To prevent potentially illegal activities.

To screen for and prevent undesirable or abusive activity. For example, we have automated systems that screen content for phishing activities, spam, and fraud.

To create new services, features or content. We may use your forecast data and forecast metadata (that is, data about the characteristics of a forecast) for our internal purposes to create and provide new services, features or content. In relation to forecast metadata, we may look at statistics of the forecast and publish interesting observations about these for informational or marketing purposes. When we do this, neither individual forecasts nor forecast creators will be identified or identifiable unless we have obtained their permission.

To contact you about your service or account. We occasionally send you communications of a transactional nature (e.g. service-related announcements, billing-related matters, changes to our services or policies, a welcome email when you first register). You can’t opt out of these communications since they are required to provide our services to you.

To contact you for marketing purposes. You may opt out of these communications at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in them.

To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.


With whom do we share or disclose your information?

We don’t sell your forecast data, unless you expressly permit us to!

When might we disclose your forecast data to third parties? Only for a limited number of reasons. We share your information with our service providers who help us to provide our services to you. We contractually bind these service providers to keep your information confidential and to use it only for the purpose of providing their services. For example, we use payment processors who help us to process credit card transactions. By using our services, you authorize SumSavy to sub-contract in this manner on your behalf. In rare circumstances, we may share information if required by law, or in a corporate restructuring or acquisition context (see below for more details).

We recognize that you have entrusted us with safeguarding the privacy of your information. Because that trust is very important to us, the only time we will disclose or share your personal information or forecast data with a third party is when we have done one of three things, in accordance with applicable law: (a) given you notice, such as in this privacy policy; (b) obtained your express consent, such as through an opt-in checkbox; or (c) de-identified or aggregated the information so that individuals or other entities cannot reasonably be identified by it. Where required by law, we will obtain your express consent prior to disclosing or sharing any personal information.

We may disclose:

Your information to our service providers. We use service providers who help us to provide you with our services. We give relevant persons working for some of these providers access to your information, but only to the extent necessary for them to perform their services for us. We also implement reasonable contractual and technical protections to ensure the confidentiality of your personal information and data is maintained, used only for the provision of their services to us, and handled in accordance with this privacy policy. Examples of service providers include payment processors, hosting services, email service providers, and web traffic analytics tools.

Your account details to your billing contact. If your details (as the account holder) are different to the billing contact listed for your account, we may disclose your identity and account details to the billing contact upon their request (we also will usually attempt to notify you of such requests). By using our services and agreeing to this privacy policy, you consent to this disclosure.

Your email address to your organization. If the email address under which you’ve registered your account belongs to or is controlled by an organization, we may disclose that email address to that organization in order to help it understand who associated with that organization uses SumSavy, and to assist the organization with its enterprise accounts. (Please do not use a work email address for our services unless you are authorized to do so, and are therefore comfortable with this disclosure.)

Aggregated or de-identified information to third parties to improve or promote our services. No individuals can reasonably be identified or linked to any part of the information we share with third parties to improve or promote our services.

The presence of a cookie to advertise our services. We may ask advertising networks and exchanges to display ads promoting our services on other websites. We may ask them to deliver those ads based on the presence of a cookie, but in doing so will not share any other personal information with the advertiser. Our advertising network partners may use cookies and page tags or web beacons to collect certain non-personal information about your activities on this and other websites to provide you with targeted advertising based upon your interests. If you do not wish to have this information used for the purpose of serving you such targeted ads, you may opt-out at http://preferences-mgr.truste.com/. You will continue to receive generic ads.

Your information if required or permitted by law. We may disclose your information as required or permitted by law, or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, subpoena, or other legal process served on us.

Your information if there’s a change in business ownership or structure. If ownership of all or substantially all of our business changes, or we undertake a corporate reorganization (including a merger or consolidation) or any other action or transfer between SumSavy entities, you expressly consent to SumSavy transferring your information to the new owner or successor entity so that we can continue providing our services. If required, SumSavy will notify the applicable data protection agency in each jurisdiction of such a transfer in accordance with the notification procedures under applicable data protection laws.

Information you expressly consent to be shared. For example, we may expressly request your permission to provide your contact details to third parties for various purposes, including to allow those third parties to contact you for marketing purposes. (You may later revoke your permission, but if you wish to stop receiving communications from a third party to which we provided your information with your permission, you will need to contact that third party directly.)


What are your rights to your information?

You can:

Update your account details. You can update your registration and other account information on your Account page. Information is updated immediately.

Access and correct your personal information. You may access and correct the personal information that SumSavy holds about you. This right may be exercised by visiting your Account page or by contacting customer support. This right is subject to some exceptions, such as where giving you access would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of other individuals. We will respond to your request for access or correction within a reasonable time and, where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will provide access to your personal information in the manner requested by you.

Download/backup your forecast data. Depending on what subscription plan you have, we provide you with the ability to export, share and publish your forecast data in a variety of formats. This allows you to create your own backups or conduct offline data analysis.

Delete your forecast data. Deleting forecast data through the “delete” link on your My Forecasts page will not permanently delete forecast data immediately. As long as you maintain an account with us, we may retain your deleted data for a limited time in case you delete something by accident and need to restore it (which you can request by contacting customer support). To the extent permitted by law, we will permanently delete your data if you request to cancel your account.

Cancel your account. To cancel and delete your account, please contact customer support. Deleting your account will cause all the forecast data in the account to be permanently deleted from our systems within a reasonable time period, as permitted by law, and will disable your access to any other services that require a SumSavy account. We will respond to any such request, and any appropriate request to access, correct, update or delete your personal information within the time period specified by law (if applicable) or without excessive delay. We will promptly fulfill requests to delete personal data unless the request is not technically feasible or such data is required to be retained by law (in which case we will block access to such data, if required by law).

For how long do we retain your data? We generally retain your data for as long as you have an account with us, or to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce our agreements. Data that is deleted from our servers may remain as residual copies on offsite backup media for up to approximately 12 months afterward.

Security, cookies and other important information

Changes to this privacy policy. We may modify this privacy policy at any time, but if we do so, we will notify you by publishing the changes on this website. If we determine the changes are material, we will provide you with additional, prominent notice as is appropriate under the circumstances, such as via email or in another conspicuous manner reasonably designed to notify you.If, after being informed of these changes, you do not cancel your subscription and continue to use our services beyond the advance-notice period, you will be considered as having expressly consented to the changes in our privacy policy. If you disagree with the terms of this privacy policy or any updated privacy policy, you may close your account at any time.

Security. We are committed to handling your personal information and data with integrity and care. However, regardless of the security protections and precautions we undertake, there is always a risk that your personal data may be viewed and used by unauthorized third parties as a result of collecting and transmitting your data through the internet.

Data locations. Our servers are based in the United States, so your personal information will be hosted and processed by us in the United States. Your personal information may also be processed in, or transferred or disclosed to, countries in which SumSavy subsidiaries and offices are located and in which our service providers are located or have servers.

Cookies. We and our partners use cookies and similar technologies on our websites. Cookies are small bits of data we store on the device you use to access our services so we can recognize repeat users. Each cookie expires after a certain period of time, depending on what we use it for. We use cookies and similar technologies for several reasons:

To make our site easier to use. If you use the “Remember me” feature when you sign into your account, we may store your username in a cookie to make it quicker for you to sign in whenever you return to SumSavy.

For security reasons We use cookies to authenticate your identity, such as confirming whether you are currently logged into SumSavy.

To provide you with personalized content. We may store user preferences, such as your default language, in cookies to personalize the content you see. We also use cookies to ensure that users can’t retake certain forecasts that they have already completed.

To improve our services. We use cookies to measure your usage of our websites and track referral data, as well as to occasionally display different versions of content to you. This information helps us to develop and improve our services and optimize the content we display to users.

To advertise to you. We, or our service providers and other third parties we work with, may place cookies when you visit our website and other websites or when you open emails that we send you, in order to provide you with more tailored marketing content (about our services or other services), and to evaluate whether this content is useful or effective. For instance, we may evaluate which ads are clicked on most often, and whether those clicks lead users to make better use of our tools, features and services.

Google Analytics. In addition to the above, we have implemented on our websites and other services certain Google Analytics features that support Display Advertising, including re-targeting. Visitors to our websites may opt out of certain types of Google Analytics tracking, customize the Google Display Network ads by using the Google Ad Preferences Manager and learn more about how Google serves ads by viewing its Customer Ads Help Center. If you do not wish to participate in Google Analytics, you may also download the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Blogs and Forums. Our websites may offer publicly accessible blogs and community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. We’re not responsible for any personal information you choose to submit in these areas of our site. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact customer support. In some cases, we may not be able to fulfill your request and we will let you know why. Commenting systems on our blogs are managed by a third party application that may requires you to register to post a comment. Please review that application’s privacy policy to learn how the third party uses your information.

Online Tracking. We currently do not process or comply with any web browser’s “do not track” signal or other similar mechanism that indicates a request to disable online tracking of individual users who visit our websites or use our services (unless otherwise stated in a service-specific privacy statement).

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