Privacy Policy & Cookies Policy

Effective August 16, 2018

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how Nerdio (https://getnerdio.com/) collects, uses and discloses information, and what choices you have with respect to the information (in serious detail). Updates in this version of the Privacy Policy reflect changes in data protection law.

When we refer to “Nerdio”, we mean the Adar, Inc. entity that acts as the controller or processor of your information, as explained in more detail in the “Identifying the Data Controller and Processor” section below.

Now let’s get into the nitty gritty. And sorry for legalese but our lawyers threatened to beat us with rubber hoses if we didn’t speak the important stuff in their jargon.

Nerdio (“Nerdio,” “we,” “us,” “our,” or “Company”) is committed to respecting the privacy of the information collected from its customers, visitors, and other users (“you” or “your”) of the Nerdio website, (the “Nerdio Site,” or “Site”).  We created this Privacy Policy (this “Policy”) to explain how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you use the Nerdio Site.

Now that we got that out of the way, we recognize that many of you may (or may not, but you’re the one reading this) be a tad concerned about the information you provide to us and how we treat that information.  Good news – there’s no need to worry.  We’ll explain everything in detail so you can sleep soundly at night.

This Policy is only applicable to the Nerdio Site, and not to any other websites that you may be able to access from the Site or via the Services, each of which may have data collection and use practices and policies that differ materially from this Policy. This Policy applies to all personal information received by Nerdio whether in electronic, paper or verbal format.

Heads up – PLEASE READ THIS POLICY CAREFULLY.  We take the security and privacy of your personal information very seriously and only collect personally identifiable information that is appropriate for you to use, interact and improve Nerdio Site.  If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, please do not download the Site, access the Services, or otherwise use the Nerdio Site.


Information we collect and receive

Personal Information. We may ask for certain personal information from you for the purpose of providing you with any content and/or services that you request (for example, your name, organization, address, phone number, email address, etc.).

We may also decide to keep the info you submit to us on file so we can properly respond to any of your questions or concerns, as well as for future communication. We pinky promise not to be annoying – we just like to stay in touch.

Testimonials. From time to time, we may specifically contact you to provide a testimonial regarding your experience, thoughts and comments about Nerdio. If you agree to provide a testimonial, we will publish your testimonial, on our Site and the information you provide such as your full name and company, will be public. However, you have right to decline our request for testimonial and not provide us any information.

Other information we collect

Automatic Collection. We may automatically collect the following information about your use of our Services: access time, device ID, Application ID or other unique identifier; domain name, IP address, language information; device name and model; operating system information; location information; your activities within the Services; and the length of time that you are logged in.

Cookies. From time to time, we may use the standard “cookies” (unfortunately not of the chocolate chip variety) feature of major browser applications that allows us to store a small piece of data on your device about your activity on our Site. We do not set any personally identifiable information in cookies, nor do we employ any data capture mechanisms on our website other than cookies. We’re always looking to improve the quality of our service and to customize your experience on our Site. Cookies help us learn which areas of our site are useful and which areas need improvement. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to disable this function, your experience with our Site may be diminished and some features may not work as they were intended.


How we use that information and with whom it may be shared

Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Nerdio uses your information in furtherance of performance of a contract to provide you our Site, information we collect with your consent and our legitimate interests in operating our Site and business as listed below. Please see how we use the information we collect from you:

Personal Information. We will not share your personal information with any third parties without your consent, except as necessary to provide you with the Nerdio Site or to comply with the law. We may use your personal information to verify your identity, to check your qualifications, or to follow up with transactions initiated on the Site. We may also use your contact information to inform you of any changes to the Site, or to send you additional information about Company. If you give your permission, we may share your contact information with our business partners or other companies that we integrate with.

Anonymous Information. We use anonymous information to analyze our Site traffic, but we do not examine this information for individually identifying information. In addition, we may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.

Marketing. We may use your personal information to:

  • to provide you with information about Nerdio Site, features we add to Nerdio Site that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about;
  • to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of Nerdio Site about additional features or services that may interest you, which may be based on your activity on Nerdio Site.
  • to provide you updates about Nerdio, and our success innovating Nerdio Site.

Use of Cookies. We may use cookies and other tracking technologies to deliver content specific to your interests, to save your password so you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit our Site, or for other purposes. Promotions or advertisements displayed on our Site may contain cookies.  Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.  Also, we may display certain advertising offers on our Site to allow service providers, advertisers, or other third parties to advertise on our Site.  Most browsers are set up to accept cookies by default.  You can remove or reject cookies, but be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Nerdio Site. 

Disclosure To Protect Lawful Interests. We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Company or its parent company, subsidiaries or affiliates, (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Company or the users of the Site, or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the Site.

Sale of Information. In order to accommodate changes in our business, we may sell or buy portions of our company or other companies or assets, including the information collected through this Site. If Company or substantially all of its assets are acquired; customer information will be one of the assets transferred to the acquirer.

Retention Period. We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you are using Nerdio Site.


Your Rights

Correcting Your Information. The accuracy of your information is important to us. We are working on make it easier for you to review and correct the information we hold about you. If you change email address, or you think any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: sayhello@getnerdio.com.

Access To Information. You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you, free of charge, and we will respond to your request within 30 (thirty) days.

Marketing. You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking or unchecking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at: sayhello@getnerdio.com.

Nerdio Site, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal information to these websites.

Right To Portability. You have the right to receive personal data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format. You also have the he right to request that we, as the controller, transmit this data directly to another controller. You may only exercise this right with respect to the personal data you have provided to us with your consent or for the performance of a contract. The right to data portability only applies to personal data. This means that it does not apply to genuinely anonymous data. If you wish to exercise your right to portability, free of charge, please contact us at sayhello@getnerdio.com. We will respond to your request within 30 (thirty) days.

Right To File A Complaint. If you are residing in European Economic Area: If you have any concerns and/or complaints regarding our information privacy practices, please contact us at sayhello@getnerdio.com, we will help to resolve your question, concern or complaint. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, after you contacted us, you have the right to file a complaint with your Data Protection Authority.


Transferring your information outside of Europe

Nerdio’s servers are located in United States. As part of the services offered to you through Nerdio Site, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”).  By way of example, this may happen if any of our or third-party providers’ servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the EU.

By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.

 

IDENTIFYING THE DATA PROCESSOR AND DATA CONTROLLER

Data protection law in certain jurisdictions differentiates between the “controller” and “processor” of information. In general, you are the controller of your data. In general, Nerdio is the processor of your data.

DATA SECURITY

We have administrative, technical, and physical security measures in place to help prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.  Any information disclosed online can potentially be intercepted and used by unauthorized parties.

CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting that you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have information about your online browsing activities monitored or collected.

Our Site do not track your browsing activities across third party websites and we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your preference not to be tracked online.  No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized.  Because there is not yet a common understanding of how to interpret the DNT signal, we do not currently respond to DNT signals which may be sent from your computer, mobile device, or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online.  If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will provide information about that practice in a revised version of this Policy.


Third Party Services

The Site may contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.

 

NOTICE CONCERNING THE INFORMATION OF CHILDREN

Nerdio Site is not directed to children.  In connection with our Services, we do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 16. Please contact us if your child has provided personal information to us and we will take reasonable measures to promptly delete the information from our records; however, please be aware that the information may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our databases, if it is kept in a de-identified manner and if we are not able to link that information to the individual.

 


Cookies Policy

 

At Nerdio, we believe in being transparent about how we collect and use data. This policy provides information about how and when we use cookies for these purposes. Capitalized terms used in this policy but not defined have the meaning set forth in our Privacy Policy, which also includes additional details about the collection and use of information at Nerdio.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files sent by us to your computer or mobile device. These files enable Nerdio features and functionality. They are unique to your account or your browser. Session-based cookies last only while your browser is open and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies last until you or your browser delete them or until they expire.

To find out more about cookies, visit this site.

Does Nerdio uses cookies?

Yes. Nerdio uses cookies and similar technologies like web plugins. We use both session-based and persistent cookies. Nerdio sets and accesses our own cookies on the domains operated by Nerdio and its corporate affiliates (collectively, the “Sites”). In addition, we use third-party cookies, such as Google Analytics.

Third-party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.

How is Nerdio using cookies?

Some cookies are associated with your account and personal information in order to remember that you are logged in. Other cookies are not tied to your account but are unique and allow us to carry out analytics and customization, among other, similar activities.

Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit a Site or use our Services, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that is consistent with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions faster and more secure. Visit our Cookie Table to learn more.

Categories of Use Description
Authentication If you’re signed in to our Services, cookies help us show you the right information and personalize your experience.
Security We use cookies to enable and support our security features, as well as to help us detect malicious activity.
Preferences, features and services Cookies can tell us which language you prefer and what your communications preferences are. They can help you fill out forms on our Sites more easily. They also provide you with features, insights, and customized content.
Marketing We may use cookies to help us deliver marketing campaigns and track their performance. Similarly, our partners may use cookies to provide us with information about your interactions with their services; however, use of those third-party cookies would be subject to the service provider’s policies.
Performance, Analytics and Research Cookies help us learn how well our Site and Services perform. We also use cookies to understand, improve, and research products, features, and services, including to create logs and record when you access our Sites and Services from different devices, such as your work computer or mobile device.

What third-party cookies does Nerdio use?

You can find a list of the third-party cookies Nerdio uses on our sites, along with other relevant information, in our cookie tables. While we do our best to keep this table updated, please note that the number and names of cookies, pixels and other technologies may change from time to time.

How are cookies used for advertising purposes?

Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help us market more effectively to users that we and our partners believe may be interested in Nerdio. They also help provide us with aggregated auditing, research, and reporting, and know when content has been shown to you.

What can you do if you don’t want cookies to be set or want them to be removed, or if you want to opt out of internet-based targeting?

Some people prefer not to allow cookies, which is why most browsers give you the ability to manage cookies to suit you. In some browsers, you can set up rules to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis, giving you more fine-grained control over your privacy. What this means is that you can disallow cookies from all sites except those that you trust.

Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see the links below for more information.

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.

You can opt out of interest-based targeting provided by participating ad servers through the Digital Advertising Alliance (http://youradchoices.com). In addition, on your iPhone, iPad, or Android, you can change your device settings to control whether you see online interest-based ads.

If you limit the ability of websites and applications to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience and/or lose the ability to access the services, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.

Does Nerdio respond to do not track signals?

Our Sites and Services do not collect personal information about your online activities over time or across third-party websites or online services. Therefore, “do not track” signals transmitted from web browsers do not apply to our Sites or Services, and we do not alter any of our data collection and use practices upon receipt of such a signal.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about these policies, shoot us an email at sayhello@getnerdio.com or give us a ring at (877) 860-0700. Now, don’t you feel better since you’ve read this?

Updates and Changes

We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Policy, simply by posting such change, update, or modification on the Site and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. It is your responsibility to review this Policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms.