Privacy Policy

Effective Date: August 1, 2020

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This Privacy Policy applies to www.floatchecker.com (the “Site”). In this Privacy Policy, the words “you,” user,” and “your” refer to each visitor to the Site; “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Site and the Site owner, Open Mind Group LLC; and “Services” refers to all information and data on this Site. This Site is not directed to persons under 18 years old. By accessing, viewing or using this Site, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old and consent to the information collection practices and information uses described herein.

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time and at our sole discretion. Unless stated otherwise, updated versions of this Privacy Policy will appear on the Site and become effective immediately upon publication. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Privacy Policy. Continued access, viewing or use of the Site after any modifications constitutes your consent to such modifications.

1. The Type of Information We Collect

The type of information we collect will depend, in part, on how you interact with the Site and Services. As with most other websites you visit on the internet, we collect information your browser sends us whenever you visit this Site (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include your internet protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, device type (such as mobile vs. desktop), website from which you are visiting, your internet service provider (“ISP”), the pages you visited while on the Site, your geolocation, and the time and date of your visits. Log Data generally does not include your name, address, email address, or telephone number; however, Log Data could be considered “Personally Identifiable Information” or “Personal Information” given that information such as your IP address is collected.

Personal Information, such as your name and email address, will also be collected if you contact us through our Contact page. At a future date, we may provide you the ability to subscribe to the Site and Services, enter giveaways and surveys, or otherwise receive communications from us, which will necessarily require you to provide us with your email address if you choose to participate. At that future time, we will provide updated information here in this Privacy Policy as to how such communications will be administered.

2. How Information is Collected

Log Data is collected using software known as Google Analytics, which is owned and operated by the popular search engine Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. Google Analytics is a web analytics service that collects and analyzes data about the behavior of site visitors on a website. Among other things, Google Analytics collects data on your browser type, location, which website you have come to this Site from (known as a referrer), which pages of the Site were accessed, and how often and how long pages on the Site were viewed.

3. Why Information is Collected; How is the Information Used

Information, such as Log Data, is collected to improve the Site and Services over time and to hopefully improve the user experience. For example, by analyzing Log Data, we can determine which Site pages and Services are popular, which layouts encourage more visitors and interaction, and conversely which Site pages, Services and layouts are not popular and can therefore be phased out or abandoned. We also use the information we collect to evaluate the effectiveness of any of our advertising, promotional or social campaigns. If you contact us through our Contact page, we will use your information to respond to your inquiry as best we can. Google Analytics may use information to better serve you internet-based advertising that is interesting and relevant to you. We may also use the information collected to comply with legal requests, such as subpoena or court orders, or to comply with applicable laws or regulations, or to prevent misuse of the Site and Services. We may also share information as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.

4. Cookie Policy; How to Delete Cookies

Like many websites, cookies and similar technologies are used to collect Log Data when you visit the Site and Services. Cookies are small and often encrypted text-based data files stored on your device or browser when you visit a website. A cookie remembers certain things about you from your prior visits, such as layout preferences or the last page you previously visited. Cookies can be short-term, known as session cookies, which disappear once you close your browser, or long-term, known as persistent cookies, which will remain on your device or browser until an expiration date. Google Analytics uses cookies on the Site and Services in order to collect Log Data and perform its functions. You can find more information on the types of cookies used by Google and Google Analytics at the following site: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types.

Cookies are automatically placed on your device when you access the Site and Services. Your device or browser may allow you to block, limit and delete these cookies. You can research the internet on how to limit, block or remove cookies for your specific device or browser. You may also find useful information on this subject at the following website: https://www.allaboutcookies.org. In addition, Google Analytics provides a browser add-on which allows you to opt-out of Google Analytics – in other words, it’s designed to prevent the software from collecting your Log Data. The browser add-on can be downloaded at the following site: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Keep in mind, however, that removing, rejecting, or limiting the use of cookies could affect the availability and functionality of our Site and Services.

5. Information We do not Collect; Scam Alert

As stated in the Terms & Conditions, we are not a registered securities advisor with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. We do not purport to provide any personalized investment, financial, legal, accounting, or tax advice or information in any form. Accordingly, we would never offer you any personalized investment advice and never ask for any access to your financial accounts (such as by requesting your social security number or bank accounts to wire or transfer money). If you receive such a request by an imposter claiming to be a representative of us, please ignore it and alert us of the scam by using our Contact page.

6. California Privacy Rights; California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA)

While the Site and Services do not qualify as a business that would fall within the scope of the CCPA, we will endeavor to comply with the CCPA requirements whenever feasible. Please send your CCPA inquiry to the email address on our Contact page.

A.  Information We Collect; Categories of information Collected

As stated above, we collect a certain category of information when you visit the Site and Services. This information or Log Data may include your IP address, browser type, device type (such as mobile vs. desktop), website from which you are visiting, your ISP, the pages you visited while on the Site, your geolocation, and the time and date of your visits. Log Data could be considered “Personally Identifiable Information” given that information such as your IP address is collected. We also collect a category of information that is based on what you voluntarily submit to us through our Contact page. This category of information would include your email address, name, and anything else you submit to us.

B. Use of Information

We use information we collect, such as Log Data, to improve the Site and Services, determine the usefulness of the materials presented on the Site and Services, evaluate the effectiveness of our advertising, promotional, or social campaigns, and monitor how the Site and Services are used. We will use information you send us through our Contact page to respond to your inquiries, including to investigate and address your concerns and monitor and improve our responses. We may also use information we collect to enforce this Privacy Policy and our Terms & Conditions, respond to law enforcement requests, and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.

C. Sharing of Information

We use certain third parties to provide the Site and Services and perform certain functions. For example, we use Google Analytics to analyze typical user behavior and improve the Site and Services. Google Analytics also uses cookies and we share data with Google Analytics in order for it to perform its functions. We do not sell any personal information. Google Analytics may disclose your personal information for their business purposes. We do not control how third parties collect and use personal information. More information on how Google and Google Analytics collect and use personal information can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

D. Access and Portability Rights

Upon a verifiable request, we will provide you the personal information we collected about you as a result of visiting the Site and Services, the purposes of why the information was collected, and the third parties with whom we shared the information. We will endeavor to work with our third party service providers, such as Google Analytics, to fulfill your request. We will provide your information in a commonly used and machine-readable format within 45 days of receipt of your request. We will not charge you a fee to process or respond to your verifiable request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request. Please provide sufficient information to allow us to verify who you are and to properly understand your request.

E. Deletion Rights

Upon a verifiable request, we will delete personal information we collected about you as a result of visiting the Site and Services. We will endeavor to work with our third party service providers, such as Google Analytics, to fulfill your request. We will delete your information within 45 days of receipt of your request. Please provide sufficient information to allow us to verify who you are and to properly understand your request. Your right to deletion does not apply where your personal information is necessary for us to exercise the right of freedom of information and expression, to comply with legal obligations, to exercise or defend legal claims, or to investigate, limit, or prevent misuse of the Site and Services. In addition, as stated in Section 4. above, Google Analytics provides a browser add-on which prevents it from collecting your Log Data. The browser add-on is located at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

F. Non-Discrimination Rights

The Site and Services are available to anyone over 18 years old. We do not discriminate and we will not discriminate against you for exercising your CCPA rights.

7. European Economic Area Privacy Rights; General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Although the Site and Services are directed toward residents of the U.S.A., we will endeavor to comply with the GDPR requirements whenever feasible. If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area, then under the GDPR you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. Please send your GDPR inquiry to the email address on our Contact page.

Under the GDPR, we would be considered the “Data Controller” as owner of the Site and Services, while our third party service providers, such as Google Analytics, would be considered “Data Processors.” Google Analytics processes data on its respective computer servers located in data centers throughout the world. To comply with the international transfer requirements of the GDPR, Google Analytics represents that it participates in, and has certified compliance with, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. For further information from Google Analytics see: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7105316?hl=en

A.  Information We Collect; Categories of Information Collected

As stated above, we collect a certain category of information when you visit the Site and Services. This information or Log Data may include your IP address, browser type, device type (such as mobile vs. desktop), website from which you are visiting, your ISP, the pages you visited while on the Site, your geolocation, and the time and date of your visits. Log Data could be considered “Personally Identifiable Information” given that information such as your IP address is collected. We also collect a category of information that is based on what you voluntarily submit to us through our Contact page. This category of information would include your email address, name, and anything else you submit to us.

B. Use of Information; Legal Basis for Collecting Information

We use information we collect, such as Log Data, to improve the Site and Services, determine the usefulness of the materials presented on the Site and Services, evaluate the effectiveness of our advertising, promotional, or social campaigns, and monitor how the Site and Services are used. We will use information you send us through our Contact page to respond to your inquiries, including to investigate and address your concerns and monitor and improve our responses. We may also use information we collect to enforce this Privacy Policy and our Terms & Conditions, respond to law enforcement requests, and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.

C. Sharing of Information

We use certain third parties to provide the Site and Services and perform certain functions. For example, we use Google Analytics to analyze typical user behavior and improve the Site and Services. Google Analytics uses cookies and we share data with Google Analytics in order for it to perform its functions. We do not sell any personal information. Google Analytics may disclose your personal information for their business purposes. We do not control how third parties collect and use personal information. More information on how Google and Google Analytics collect and use personal information can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

D. Rights of Access, Rectification, Erasure, Objection, Restriction, & Portability

As a resident of the European Economic Area, the GDPR gives you the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data. This allows you to receive a copy of your data that we process.
  • Request rectification of your data. This allows you to ask us to correct any incomplete or inaccurate information we may hold about you.
  • Request erasure of your data. This allows you to ask us to delete or remove your data where there is no legitimate reason for us continuing to process it. Your right to erasure does not apply where your personal information is necessary for us to exercise the right of freedom of information and expression, to comply with legal obligations, to exercise or defend legal claims, or to investigate, limit, or prevent misuse of the Site and Services.
  • Request the restriction of processing your data. This allows you to ask us to suspend the processing of your data, for example if you want to make a rectification request.
  • Request an objection to processing your data. This allows you to object to our processing of your data based on your particular circumstances. We will not process your data under such circumstances unless we can demonstrate an overriding legitimate purpose to process your data. You also have a right to object to our processing of your data for direct marketing purposes
  • Request the transfer of your data. This allows you to have a copy of your data in a commonly used and machine-readable format that can be transmitted to third party provided that such transmission is technically feasible.

We will work with our third party service providers, such as Google Analytics, to fulfill your GDPR request. Please provide sufficient information to allow us to verify who you are and to properly understand your request. We will reply to your GDPR request within 30 days of receiving it. Your rights under the GDPR may not apply where your personal information is necessary for us to exercise the right of freedom of information and expression, to comply with legal obligations, to exercise or defend legal claims, or to investigate, limit, or prevent misuse of the Site and Services.

8. Children’s Privacy

The Site and Services are not directed to minors under the age of 18. You should not use the Site and Services or send any personal information about yourself to us if you are under the age of 18. If you believe that a child under the age of 18 may have provided personal information to us, please let us know using our Contact page and we will take steps to remove that information.

9. Third Party Sites

This Site contains links to other third party websites as well as embedded content hosted by third party sites, such as YouTube videos, for example. As explained in this Site’s Terms and Conditions, we are not responsible for, nor do we endorse, adopt, approve, monitor or control, any such third party sites. These third party sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data, or solicit information from you. We encourage you to read the policies and information uses and practices of any third party sites included on the Site and Services.

10. Questions

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us here.