Privacy Policy

The information below provides details about our privacy policy and we ask that you take the time to read it.

Last Updated: December 17th, 2020

Introduction

Distinkt Studios Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, Distinkt Studios, we, us, or our) are committed to protecting your privacy and complying with applicable data protection laws. This Privacy Policy outlines how Distinkt Studios collects, uses, discloses, and safeguards information about you. We also describe the choices you have about your information.

Our Services

Distinkt Studios offers a suite of social media management tools that are accessible via our websites and mobile applications. These tools allow you to bring together all of your social media accounts for easy access and management through a single online portal. Through this portal, you can manage your social media, marketing, and advertising campaigns; engage with your audiences; schedule and publish messages; and analyze the results of these activities. Collectively, we refer to these tools as our Services. Any collection, use, and management of personal information by the social networks, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn (collectively, the Social Networks), are governed by their respective privacy policies and terms. When using Social Networks, you are required to comply with their privacy policies and terms. We recommend you carefully review their privacy policies and terms, as Distinkt Studios is not responsible for the Social Networks. Our Services also enable you to customize and connect your Distinkt Studios account to third-party services (Third-Party Services), which may be available to you via our portal/dashboard. The collection of your information by these third parties is governed by the Third-Party Services' privacy policies and terms. We recommend you carefully review their privacy policies and terms, as Distinkt Studios is not responsible for Third-Party Services, including the "Black Sector Social" app.

"Black Sector Social" App

In addition to the Distinkt Studios Services, we offer integration with the "Black Sector Social" app. The "Black Sector Social" app is a social media management tool that allows you to manage your social media accounts, schedule posts, engage with your audience, and analyze the performance of your social media activities. When you choose to integrate the "Black Sector Social" app with your Distinkt Studios account, certain information may be shared between the two platforms to enable seamless functionality. The collection, use, and management of your information by the "Black Sector Social" app are governed by its own privacy policy and terms. We recommend you carefully review their privacy policy and terms, as Distinkt Studios is not responsible for the "Black Sector Social" app.

Information Collected

We collect information about visitors to our Site, our customers and their users, job applicants, and users of our customer's social media pages/properties. We collect the following information when you use our Services, including the "Black Sector Social" app:

Account Information

Your contact and profile information, including your name, email address, organization name, and address; your preferences such as language, time zone, and the types of communication you would like to receive from us; and image (if you choose to provide this). We may also obtain this information if you choose to use a social login service, such as Facebook Login, to create or access your account. Billing and other payment information (if you sign up for a paid service or purchase a Third-Party Service), including payment method details, such as credit card number. The Services you have acquired from us, including the type of plan, number of team members, and transaction information related to the Services.

Content

Your social profile information for Social Networks and the "Black Sector Social" app you choose to connect to the Services. For example, your Facebook profile information may include your Facebook username and profile image. A specific location such as an address, a city, or a place (for example, a restaurant) if you choose to share this information. Your messages, posts, comments, images, advertising, and other material you curate on and upload to the Services; and information that is collected from the Social Networks and the "Black Sector Social" app that you choose to connect to and which is displayed on our Services. Content that you may send and receive through Social Networks and the "Black Sector Social" app may contain personal information that Distinkt Studios does not directly collect or process. This may include information such as names, photos, age, gender, geographic location, opinions, preferences, and phone numbers.

Logs, Usage, And Support Data

Log data, which may include your IP address, the address of the web page you visited before using the Services, your browser type and settings, your device information (such as make, model, and OS), the date and time when you used the Services, information about your browser configuration, language preferences, unique identifiers, and cookies. Usage data and analytics, which may include the frequency of login and the different types of activity undertaken by users. General Location information, such as IP address and the region in which you are located when you are logging in and using the Services. Customer support questions, issues, and general feedback that you choose to provide.

Surveys, Events, And Marketing Information

If you choose to participate in our surveys, contests, events (such as webinars and in-person events), or those in which we are affiliated, or request information from us about our Services, we may collect information about you related to the survey, contest, or event; your contact information, such as your name, email address, telephone number, organization name, and address; and general information about your organization that you choose to provide, such as annual company revenue, number of employees, and industry. We may also use service providers to obtain additional business-related information about your company, such as the organization's legal name, size, and publicly available revenue, to assist us in offering services that are appropriate to your organization's needs. In addition, we may collect information on email open and click rates, including whether individuals clicked on links and which web pages are visited after opening the email.

Applying For Employment

Our careers site collects information you choose to provide to us when applying for employment, which may include contact information, education and employment history, credentials, and LinkedIn profile information.

Browsing Our Websites

When you use automated chat functionality (chatbots) to make an inquiry or other request, we may collect information about you such as your name and email address, your specific request, and information related to your use of our Services. Distinkt Studios and our authorized service providers use cookies and other similar tracking technologies on our websites and Services, including web beacons, pixels, and software tokens. These are described in our Cookie Policy. Aggregated website usage data, including form analysis data (such as time taken to complete the form), engagement rate, session replay, and mouse movements. If you wish to opt out of this collection, please follow the steps outlined here. Please note this requires the use of an opt-out cookie, so if you reset your cookies, you will need to opt out again.

Use Of Information

We use your information for the purposes described below: We need to identify and authenticate our users to ensure, for example, that only those authorized users are able to use the Services for their organization and to make changes to their accounts. We use information that you provide when signing up to set up your account, process payments, contact you regarding the Services, and manage your account. We use your contact information and information related to your request to respond to your inquiries, manage our contract with you, respond to your questions and requests, and send you updates and information about the Services. We use logging and other data such as general location information—for example, the IP address of your browser or device, to help us manage the performance, security, and compliance of the Services. Where you have chosen to share your specific location information, we use this information to provide location-based features, such as enabling you to share your location on your posts for Social Networks and the "Black Sector Social" app that support this functionality, and to use any functionality that relies on location information. We analyze usage information, your feedback, support queries, and survey responses to help us understand and make improvements to our Services. We use information about you to help us understand usage patterns and other activities on our websites and applications so that we can diagnose problems and make improvements, including enhancing usability and security.

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Authorized employees, representatives, and agents will have access to your personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

International Data Transfer

We may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information, to affiliated entities or to other third parties (as provided herein) across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in Ontario, Canada, or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from Canadian law, please note that you are transferring information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction, and you consent to the transfer of information to Ontario, Canada, and other countries and the use and disclosure of information about you, including personal information, as described in this Privacy Policy.

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (Service Providers), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services, or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your personal information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

Google Analytics 

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its advertising network. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Firebase

Firebase is an analytics service provided by Google Inc. You may opt-out of certain Firebase features through your mobile device settings, such as your device advertising settings, or by following the instructions provided by Google in their Privacy Policy: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ We also encourage you to review Google's policy for safeguarding your data: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Behavioral Remarketing

We use remarketing services to advertise on third-party websites to you after you visited our Service. We and our third-party vendors use cookies to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.

Google AdWords

Google AdWords remarketing service is provided by Google Inc. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page: http://www.google.com/settings/ads Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout - for your web browser. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Twitter

Twitter remarketing service is provided by Twitter Inc. You can opt-out from Twitter's interest-based ads by following their instructions: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170405 You can learn more about the privacy practices and policies of Twitter by visiting their Privacy Policy page: https://twitter.com/privacy

Facebook

Facebook remarketing service is provided by Facebook Inc. You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page: https://www.facebook.com/help/164968693837950 To opt-out from Facebook's interest-based ads, follow these instructions from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217 Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in Canada, the United States, and other countries: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

YouTube

This policy informs the user that Distinkt Studios uses YouTube API Services as an online resource to which our website may link or otherwise reference that you may access through our website Third-Party Services. Therefore, our website utilizes the YouTube API Services, and you are agreeing to be bound by the YouTube Terms of Service https://www.youtube.com/t/terms, Privacy Policy http://www.google.com/policies/privacy, and API Services Terms of Service https://developers.google.com/youtube/terms/api-services-terms-of-service when engaging YouTube content and services through our website. We take no responsibility for the content or privacy practices of any Third-Party Services, including the "Black Sector Social" app. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of any Third-Party Services you access.

Payments

We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g., payment processors). We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information. The payment processors we work with are: Stripe, Inc. (https://stripe.com/us/privacy)

Your Rights

When using our Services, you may access, update, or correct most of your Account information by logging in to your account to edit your profile or organization record. If you have requests that cannot be carried out by logging in to your account, such as accessing additional information or deleting information about you, please contact us at legal@distinktstudios.com. Please note that we may need to retain certain information about you for as long as you maintain an account for our Services, to provide you with our Services, for record-keeping purposes, for payment processing, to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, or to enforce the applicable terms of service or other agreement in place between you (or your organization) and Distinkt Studios (the Terms of Service). For marketing communications, you may opt out of marketing communications sent by Distinkt Studios by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the marketing email you receive. Distinkt Studios participates in interest-based advertising (where you may have visited our websites or another website which allows us to display advertising relating to our Services). The Network Advertising Initiative has developed a tool that may help you understand which third parties have currently enabled cookies for your browser and how to opt out of those cookies. For more information and to opt out of interest-based advertising, you can visit this page. You may also opt out of the collection of aggregated usage data as described above in Browsing our websites by following the steps outlined here. In addition to Distinkt Studios' normal procedure for deleting stored data, you will be able to revoke the data of YouTube API Services via the Google security settings page at https://security.google.com/settings/security/permissions.

Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. Our Service is not directed to persons under 13. Distinkt Studios does not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register with the Service. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.

Retention Of Data

We will retain your personal information on our servers or those of our service providers only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your personal information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies. We will also retain Use of Information for internal analysis purposes. Use of Information is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Business Transfers

We may, from time to time, expand or reduce Our business, and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Our business. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of Our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part, and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Privacy Policy, be permitted to use the data for the purposes for which we originally collected it. In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.

Links To Other Websites

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the Service, nor the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from the Service to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including those that have a link on our website, is subject to that website's own rules and policies.

Notification Of Changes

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the effective date at the top of this Privacy Policy. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Notices To You

Distinkt Studios may give notice to you by placing a banner notice on the Distinkt Studios platform or Distinkt Studios' website. We may also contact you through your Distinkt Studios account or email address. You may contact us by email at legal@distinktstudios.com.