Effective Date: July 25, 2019
“Personal data” refers to any information relating to an identifiable individual or their personal identity.
- Data collection
- Data we collect on Sites automatically
- Data processing purposes
- Legal base
- Data sharing
- International data transfers
- Third party data
- Data security
- Data retention
- Your choices and rights
- Cookies and tracking
- Privacy Shield principles
- Questions and complaints
In subscribing to our Services or filling in a contact form on our Sites, you agree and accept that we may gather, process, store and/or use the submitted personal data under the rules set forth below.
By giving your consent to us, you retain the right to have your personal data rectified and/or to be erased.
To grant you access and to use our Services, Uploadcare requests you to provide the following information, some of which may be personal data:
Contact details: We collect your contact information such as first name and last name, business email address and address, job workplace and position, telephone number.
Financial information: We collect data necessary for payment, including for invoicing purposes, such as your billing details and credit card number.
Other: When communicating with Uploadcare, Uploadcare collects and processes written communications: email and live chat sessions, for improving its Services and quality control, which includes the usage of the collected communications for the handling of claims and fraud detection purposes. Collected communications are kept for a limited amount of time and automatically deleted, unless Uploadcare has a legitimate interest to keep such communications for a longer period, including for fraud investigation and legal purposes.
When using the Services, Uploadcare also collects information automatically, some of which may be personal data. This includes data such as:
- IP address
- User agent (information about the browser type and version)
- User subscription status
- Information in user storage (See THIRD PARTY DATA)
We use the information you provide, some of which may be personal data, for the following purposes:
A. Registration and account administration: We use the information to register your property and to allow you and Uploadcare to administer and manage the Services offered to you.
B. Providing our Services: We use the information, which may include personal data, to provide our Services, facilitate their performance, improve the Services and Sites' content related to their usage.
С. Analyze the use of Services: We use the information, which may include personal data, to analyze the volume and history of your use of our Services. We use the derivatives of such analyses to conduct monitoring and reporting of your use of our Services to comply with our Terms of Service ('ToS') and Service Level Agreement ('SLA').
D. Customer Service: We use the information to provide you customer support and customer success services, such as to: respond to your requests, questions and concerns; provide you with best practices to use the Services; engage in customer success communications when encountering unusual activities (e.g., spikes) in usage of Services.
E. Marketing/Communications: We use the information to provide you with information that you request, to send our newsletter, marketing communications and updates about new products and services or other news or offers which we believe will be of interest to you. Where we use your personal data for direct marketing purposes, such as newsletters and marketing communications on new products and services or other offers which we believe will be of interest to you, we include an unsubscribe link that you can use if you don’t want us to send messages in the future. We may invite you to attend events we believe may be of interest to you. We may also use your personal data to invite you to participate in referral programs.
F. Certain Services may offer you means to deliver media to your end-users, which always includes Uploadcare as a source of that media. Uploadcare has access to these media and uses automated systems to analyze them for security purposes; fraud prevention; compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; investigations of potential misconduct; product development and improvement; research and customer or technical support.
G. Analytics, improvements and research: We use the information which may include personal data to conduct research and analysis. We may involve a third party to do this on our behalf. We may share or disclose the results of such research, including to third-parties and our affiliates, in anonymous, aggregated form. We also use the information, which may include personal data, to assess the needs of your business, to determine suitable products and to improve our Services and marketing efforts. We may invite you to take part in surveys, such as market research, and to analyze how to improve your experience, and the functionality and quality of our Services.
H. Security, fraud detection and prevention: We use the information, which may include personal data, in order to prevent fraud and other illegal or infringing activities when using our Sites as well as our Services. We also use this information to investigate and detect fraud. Uploadcare can use personal data for risk assessment and security purposes, including the authentication of users. For these purposes, personal data may be shared with third parties, such as law enforcement authorities as permitted by applicable law and external advisors.
I. Legal and compliance: In certain cases, Uploadcare needs to use the information provided, which may include personal data, to handle and resolve legal disputes or complaints, for regulatory investigations and compliance, to enforce agreement(s) or to comply with lawful requests from law enforcement insofar as it is required by law.
If we use automated means to process personal data which produces legal effects or significantly affects you, we will implement suitable measures to safeguard you rights and freedoms, including the right to obtain human intervention.
In view of purpose A to D, Uploadcare relies on the legal basis that the processing of your personal data is necessary for the performance of your agreement with Uploadcare. If you do not provide the requested information, Uploadcare cannot register your property, allow you to use, administer, and manage the Services, nor can we provide customer service to you.
In view of purposes E to I, Uploadcare relies on its legitimate commercial business interest to provide its Services to you, to prevent fraud and to improve its Services. When using personal data to serve our commercial business interest, Uploadcare will always balance your rights and interests in the protection of your information against Uploadcare’s rights and interests. For purpose I, Uploadcare relies also where applicable on compliance with legal obligations (such as lawful law enforcement requests). Where needed under applicable law, Uploadcare will obtain your consent prior to processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
If you wish to object to the processing set out under D to G and no opt-out mechanism is available to you directly (for instance in your account settings), to the extent applicable, please contact our Data Protection Officer at email@example.com.
We share your information, which may include personal data, with third parties as permitted by law and as described below. We do not sell or rent your personal data.
Service Providers: We share your information with third party service providers to provide our Services, store data and/or maintain the Sites or conduct business on our behalf. These service providers shall process personal data only as instructed by and to provide the services to Uploadcare.
Payment Providers and other Financial Institutions: To process payments between you and Uploadcare your information, as relevant, is shared with payment providers and other financial institutions.
Compelled Disclosure: When legally required, strictly necessary for the performance of the Services, or to protect our rights, we disclose your information to governmental authorities including law enforcement (subject to a lawful request), or in legal proceedings.
Sharing and Disclosure of Aggregate Data: We may share information in aggregate form and/or in a form which does not enable the recipient of such information to identify you, with third parties, for example for industry and demographic analysis.
In addition, Uploadcare can disclose your personal data to third parties, if you (or your account administrator acting on your behalf) requests or authorizes disclosure thereof.
To provide its Services, Uploadcare captures and stores information, which may include personal data, about you and your end-users uploading materials to Uploadcare: (1) IP addresses; (2) request headers; (3) data submitted to the API of our Services.
Uploadcare, upon request from you or your account administrator acting on your behalf, may use the data derived from media uploaded by your end-users to: (1) detect MIME types; (2) deliver, convert or otherwise process media upon request to our Services.
You can recover, modify or delete your data from your Uploadcare account at any time through the dedicated procedures provided within its Services.
By using our Services (receiving data from your end-users), you are considered the data controller within the meaning of the GDPR; Uploadcare is acting as a data processor. In this capacity, you are responsible in particular for:
- Making all the declarations necessary to the relative data protection authority.
- Complying with all current regulations in force.
- Obtaining the explicit consent of the individuals concerned when collecting their personal data.
- Ensuring your authority to use the personal data collected in accordance with the defined end purposes and refraining from any unauthorized use.
When using our Services to receive media from EU citizens, it is your obligation to ensure that your entire data pipeline complies with the GDPR regulations. This implies you should sign (if applicable) the Data Processing Agreement provided by Uploadcare to ensure GDPR compliance of data flows between you and the Services. Please, find the Data Processing Agreement here.
Within the framework of its Services, Uploadcare attributes the very highest importance to the security and integrity of information and personal data. Uploadcare observes reasonable procedures to prevent unauthorized access to, and the misuse of, information including personal data. We use appropriate business systems and procedures to protect and safeguard information including personal data. We also use security and managerial procedures and industry standard technical restrictions for accessing and using the personal data on our servers. Only authorized personnel are permitted to access personal data in the course of their work.
Thus and in accordance with the GDPR, Uploadcare undertakes to take all pertinent precautions in order to preserve the security of the data and, in particular, to protect them against any accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, corruption, unauthorized circulation or access, as well as against any other form of unlawful processing or disclosure to unauthorized persons.
To this end, Uploadcare implements industry standard security measures to protect personal data from unauthorized disclosure. In using industry recommended methods of encoding, Uploadcare takes the measures necessary to protect information connected with payments and credit cards.
Uploadcare in no way undertakes to store all your data indefinitely. You can access data so long as you hold an active account with us and for a period that varies depending on the type of data concerned and the subscribed plan, but, in no event no longer than 12 months after the closing of your account. The data may be deleted at any time during active use of your account in accordance with the provisions set forth above.
If you have a question about a specific retention period for certain types of personal data we process about you, please contact our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
We want you to be in control of how your personal data is used by us. In accordance with the The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks and European General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR), you can do this in the following ways:
- You can ask us for a copy of the personal data we hold about you.
- You can inform us of any changes to your personal data, or you can ask us to correct any of the personal data we hold about you. You are also able at any time to modify your personal data by accessing your account settings on our Sites.
- In certain situations, you can ask us to erase or block, or restrict the processing of, the personal data we hold about you, or object to particular ways in which we are using your personal data.
- In certain situations, you can also ask us to send the personal data you have given us to a third party.
Where we are using your personal data on the basis of your consent, you are entitled to withdraw that consent at any time subject to applicable law. Moreover, where we process your personal data based on legitimate interest or the public interest, you have the right to object at any time to that use of your personal data subject to applicable law.
We rely on you to ensure that your personal data is complete, accurate and current. Please do inform us promptly of any changes to or inaccuracies of to your personal data by contacting email@example.com. Your requests will be processed within 30 days. We may require your request to be accompanied by a photocopy of proof of identity or authority.
You retain the right to lodge any complaints on data protection with EU Data Protection Authorities for EU/EEA Data Subjects, and the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner for Swiss Data Subjects.
You can choose to decline acceptance of all cookies, but your ability to browse certain pages of our Sites may be reduced. The cookies used by Uploadcare are intended to enable or facilitate communication, to enable the Services requested by users to be supplied, to recognize users when they re-visit the site, to secure payments which users may make, or other preferences necessary for the service requested to be supplied and to enable Uploadcare, internally, to carry out analyses on hit rates and browsing experience so as to improve content, to track email open rates, click rates, and bounce-back rates at individual levels.
By default, cookies are not installed automatically (except for those cookies needed to run the Uploadcare Sites and Services, and you are informed of their installation by a clickable banner with a text description). In accordance with the regulations that apply, Uploadcare will require your authorization before implanting any other kind of cookie to your local storage. To avoid being bothered by these routine requests for authorization and to enjoy uninterrupted browsing, you can configure your device to accept Uploadcare cookies, or we can remember your refusal or acceptance of certain cookies. By default, browsers accept all cookies.
Any material changes made will be notified to you via our Sites or by email, to the extent possible, three (3) business days at least before any changes come into force.
Uploadcare complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Uploadcare commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Uploadcare at firstname.lastname@example.org or at our mailing address below:
18401 Collins Ave, Ste. 100-241, Sunny Isles Beach, FL, 33160 To: Elena Sosnovskaya
In the event we are unable to resolve your concern, you may contact EU Data Protection Authorities for EU/EEA Data Subjects and Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner for Swiss Data Subjects which provide an independent third-party dispute resolution body. A binding arbitration option may also be available to you in order to address residual complaints not resolved by any other means.
Uploadcare has further committed to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) and the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) with regard to complaints concerning data transferred from the EU and Switzerland.
18401 Collins Ave, Ste. 100-241, Sunny Isles Beach, FL, 33160 To: Elena Sosnovskaya
For EU data subjects, you can send your requests to:
“Uploadcare,” CIC Rotterdam, Netherlands Groot Handelsgebouw Stationsplein 45, A4.004 3013AK Rotterdam
or to email@example.com.