Privacy Policy

OWNER AND DATA CONTROLLER

BLANKET MEDIA INC.

DELAWARE C-CORP
 

Street: Tilton Ave
City: San Mateo
State: California
ZIP: 94401
Country: United States
E-mail: team@blanket.media

 

TYPES OF DATA COLLECTED

Among the types of Personal Data that Blanket Media Inc. collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies and Usage Data. Complete details on each type of Personal Data collected are provided in the dedicated sections of this privacy policy or by specific explanation texts displayed prior to the Data collection. Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using Blanket Media’s website, services or apps. Unless specified otherwise, all Data requested by Blanket Media Inc is mandatory and failure to provide this Data may make it impossible for Blanket Media Inc. to provide its services. In cases where Blanket Media Inc. specifically states that some Data is not mandatory, Users are free not to communicate this Data without consequences to the availability or the functioning of the Service. Users who are uncertain about which Personal Data is mandatory are welcome to contact the Owner.

Any use of Cookies – or of other tracking tools – by Blanket Media Inc. or by the owners of third-party services used by Blanket Media Inc. serves the purpose of providing the Service required by the User, in addition to any other purposes described in the present document and in the Cookie Policy, if available. Users are responsible for any third-party Personal Data obtained, published or shared through Blanket Media Inc. and confirm that they have the third party's consent to provide the Data to the Owner.

Mode and place of processing the Data

Methods of processing

The Owner takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data. The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT-enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Owner, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of Blanket Media Inc. (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Owner at any time.

The legal basis of the processing

The Owner may process Personal Data relating to Users if one of the following applies:

  • Users have given their consent for one or more specific purposes. Note: Under some legislations, the Owner may be allowed to process Personal Data until the User objects to such processing (“opt-out”), without having to rely on consent or any other of the following legal bases. This, however, does not apply, whenever the processing of Personal Data is subject to United States data protection law;

  • provision of Data is necessary for the performance of an agreement with the User and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof;

  • processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Owner is subject;

  • processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Owner;

  • processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner or by a third party.

In any case, the Owner will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of Personal Data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.

Place

The Data is processed at the Owner's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. Depending on the User's location, data transfers may involve transferring the User's Data to a country other than their own. To find out more about the place of processing of such transferred Data, Users can check the section containing details about the processing of Personal Data. Users are also entitled to learn about the legal basis of Data transfers to a country outside the United States or to any international organization governed by public international law or set up by two or more countries, such as the UN, and about the security measures taken by the Owner to safeguard their Data. If any such transfer takes place, Users can find out more by checking the relevant sections of this document or inquire with the Owner using the information provided in the contact section.

Retention time

Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for. Therefore:

  • Personal Data collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between the Owner and the User shall be retained until such contract has been fully performed.

  • Personal Data collected for the purposes of the Owner’s legitimate interests shall be retained as long as needed to fulfil such purposes. Users may find specific information regarding the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner within the relevant sections of this document or by contacting the Owner.

  • The Owner may be allowed to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever the User has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn.

  • Furthermore, the Owner may be obliged to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.

Once the retention period expires, Personal Data shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after the expiration of the retention period.

The purposes of processing

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its Services, as well as for the following purposes: Analytics, Backup saving and management, Traffic optimization and distribution and SPAM protection. Users can find further detailed information about such purposes of processing and about the specific Personal Data used for each purpose in the respective sections of this document. The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its Services, as well as for the following purposes: Contacting the User, Registration and authentication, Access to third party services' accounts, Analytics, Interaction with support and feedback platforms, Managing support and contact requests, Displaying content from external platforms, Managing contacts and sending messages, Hosting and backend infrastructure, Remarketing and behavioral targeting, Handling payments, Interaction with external social networks and platforms, Interaction with live chat platforms, Infrastructure monitoring, User database management, Commercial affiliation, Tag Management and Data transfer outside the US.

Users can find further detailed information about such purposes of processing and about the specific Personal Data used for each purpose in the respective sections of this document.

 

DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA

Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

Analytics - The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.

 

Google Analytics (Google Inc.) - Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of Blanket Media Inc., to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out. Privacy Shield participant.

SPAM protection - This type of service analyzes the traffic of Blanket Media Inc., potentially containing Users' Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognized as SPAM.

Google reCAPTCHA (Google Inc.) - Google reCAPTCHA is a SPAM protection service provided by Google Inc. The use of reCAPTCHA is subject to the Google privacy policy and terms of use. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

Traffic optimization and distribution - This type of service allows Blanket Media Inc. to distribute their content using servers located across different countries and to optimize their performance. Which Personal Data are processed depends on the characteristics and the way these services are implemented. Their function is to filter communications between Blanket Media and the User's browser. Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain Personal Information User are transferred.

CloudFlare (Cloudflare) - CloudFlare is a traffic optimization and distribution service provided by CloudFlare Inc. The way CloudFlare is integrated means that it filters all the traffic through OwlURL, i.e., communication between Blanket Media Inc. and the User's browser, while also allowing analytical data from Blanket Media Inc. to be collected. Personal Data collected: Cookies and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

 

CONTACTING THE USER

Contact form (Blanket Media Inc and Owlurl.io) - By filling in the contact form with their Data, the User authorizes Blanket Media Inc. to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header. Personal Data collected: company name, country, email address, first name, last name and website.

 

Mailing list or newsletter (Blanket Media Inc) - By registering on the mailing list or for the newsletter, the User’s email address will be added to the contact list of those who may receive email messages containing information of commercial or promotional nature concerning Blanket Media (owlurl). Your email address might also be added to this list as a result of signing up to Blanket Media Inc or after making a purchase. Personal Data collected: company name, email address, first name, last name and website.

Interaction with live chat platforms- This type of service allows Users to interact with third-party live chat platforms directly from the pages of owlurl, for contacting and being contacted by Blanket Media Inc. support service. If one of these services is installed, it may collect browsing and Usage Data in the pages where it is installed, even if the Users do not actively use the service. Moreover, live chat conversations may be logged.

MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC.) - MailChimp is an email address management and message sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC. Personal Data collected: email address and first name. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

Managing landing and invitation pages - This type of service helps with building and managing landing and invitation pages, i.e., pages for presenting a product or service, where you may add your contact information such as an email address. Managing these pages means that these services will handle the Personal Data collected through the pages, including Usage Data.

MailChimp Landing Page (The Rocket Science Group, LLC.) - Mailchimp Landing Page is a landing page management service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC., that allows Blanket Media Inc. to collect the email addresses of Users interested in its service. MailChimp Landing Page allows the Owner to track and analyze the User response concerning web traffic or behavior regarding changes to the structure, text or any other component of the created landing pages. Personal Data collected: company name, country, email address and first name. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

Registration and authentication - By registering or authenticating, Users allow Blanket Media Inc. to identify them and give them access to dedicated services. Depending on what is described below, third parties may provide registration and authentication services. In this case, Blanket Media Inc. will be able to access some Data, stored by these third-party services, for registration or identification purposes.

Facebook Authentication (Facebook, Inc.) - Facebook Authentication is a registration and authentication service provided by Facebook, Inc. and is connected to the Facebook social network. Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

 

Google OAuth (Google Inc.) - Google OAuth is a registration and authentication service provided by Google Inc. and is connected to the Google network. Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

 

Linkedin OAuth (LinkedIn Corporation) - Linkedin Oauth is a registration and authentication service provided by Linkedin Corporation and is connected to the Linkedin social network. Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

 

Twitter OAuth (Twitter, Inc.) - Twitter Oauth is a registration and authentication service provided by Twitter, Inc. and is connected to the Twitter social network. Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

Tag Management - This type of service helps the Owner to manage the tags or scripts needed on Blanket Media Inc. in a centralized fashion. This results in the Users' Data flowing through these services, potentially resulting in the retention of this Data.

Google Tag Manager (Google LLC) - Google Tag Manager is a tag management service provided by Google LLC. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

 

 

Data transfer from US to the EU

The Owner is allowed to transfer Personal Data collected within the US to third countries (i.e. any country not part of the EU) only pursuant to a specific legal basis. Any such Data transfer is based on one of the legal bases described below. Users can inquire with the Owner to learn which legal basis applies to which specific service.

Data transfer from the US to EU and/or Switzerland on Privacy Shield (Blanket Media Inc.) - If this is the legal basis, the transfer of Personal Data from the US or Switzerland to the EU is carried out according to the US - EU. and Swiss - U.S. Privacy Shield. In particular, Personal Data is transferred to services that self-certify under the Privacy Shield framework and therefore guarantee an adequate level of protection of such transferred Data. All services are listed within the relevant section of this document and those that adhere to Privacy Shield can be singled out by checking their privacy policy and possibly also by specifically checking for Privacy Shield adherence in the official Privacy Shield List. Privacy Shield also specifically guarantees rights to Users which can be found in its most current form on the website run by the US Department of Commerce. Personal Data may be transferred from within the US or Switzerland to the EU. to services that are not, or not anymore, part of Privacy Shield, only based on other valid legal grounds. Users can ask the Owner to learn about such legal grounds. Personal Data collected: various types of Data.

 

Data transfer abroad based on standard contractual clauses (Blanket Media Inc.) - If this is the legal basis, the transfer of Personal Data from the US to third countries is carried out by the Owner according to “standard contractual clauses” provided by the US Department of Commerce. This means that Data recipients have committed to processing Personal Data in compliance with the data protection standards set forth by US data protection legislation. For further information, Users are requested to contact the Owner through the contact details provided in the present document. Personal Data collected: various types of Data.

 

Data transfer abroad based on consent (Blanket Media Inc.) - If this is the legal basis, Personal Data of Users shall be transferred from the US to third countries only if the User has explicitly consented to such transfer, after having been informed of the possible risks due to the absence of an adequacy decision and appropriate safeguards. In such cases, the Owner shall inform Users appropriately and collect their explicit consent via Blanket Media Inc.

 

Data transfer to countries that guarantee US standards (Blanket Media Inc) - If this is the legal basis, the transfer of Personal Data from the US to third countries is carried out according to an adequacy decision of the US Department of Commerce. The US Department of Commerce adopts adequacy decisions for specific countries whenever it considers that country to possess and provide Personal Data protection standards comparable to those set forth by US data protection legislation. Users can find an updated list of all adequacy decisions issued on the US Department of Commerce’s website. Personal Data collected: various types of Data.

 

Other legal bases for Data transfer abroad (Blanket Media Inc.) - If no other legal basis applies, Personal Data shall be transferred from the US to third countries only if at least one of the following conditions is met:

  • the transfer is necessary for the performance of a contract between the User and the Owner or of pre-contractual measures taken at the User’s request;

  • the transfer is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract concluded in the interest of the User between the Owner and other natural or legal person;

  • the transfer is necessary for important reasons of public interest;

  • the transfer is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;

  • the transfer is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of other persons, where the data subject is physically or legally incapable of giving consent. In such cases, the Owner shall inform the User about the legal bases the transfer is based on via Blanket Media.

Personal Data collected: various types of Data.

Displaying content from external platforms - This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of Blanket Media Inc. and interact with them. This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

 

Google Maps (Google Inc.) - Google Maps is a maps visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows Blanket Media Inc. to incorporate the content of this kind on its pages. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

 

YouTube video without cookies (Google Inc.) - YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows Blanket Media Inc. to incorporate the content of this kind on its pages. This is set up in a way that ensures that YouTube won't store information and cookies about Users on Blanket Media Inc. unless they play the video. Personal Data collected: Usage Data. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

 

YouTube video (Google Inc.) - YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows Blanket Media Inc. to incorporate the content of this kind on its pages. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

Further information about Personal Data

Push notifications – Blanket Media Inc. may send push notifications to the User.

 

Analysis and predictions based on the User’s Data (“profiling”) - The Owner may use the Personal and Usage Data collected through Blanket Media Inc. to create or update User profiles. This type of Data processing allows the Owner to evaluate User choices, preferences and behavior for the purposes outlined in the respective section of this document. User profiles can also be created through the use of automated tools like algorithms, which can also be provided by third parties. To find out more, about the profiling activities performed, Users can check the relevant sections of this document. The User always has a right to object to this kind of profiling activity. To find out more about the User's rights and how to exercise them, the User is invited to consult the section of this document outlining the rights of the User.

 

Automated decision-making - Automated decision-making means that a decision which is likely to have legal effects or similarly significant effects on the User is taken solely by technological means, without any human intervention. Blanket Media Inc. may use the User's Personal Data to make decisions entirely or partially based on automated processes according to the purposes outlined in this document. Blanket Media inc. adopts automated decision-making processes as far as necessary to enter into or perform a contract between User and Owner or on the basis of the User’s explicit consent, where such consent is required by the law. Automated decisions are made by technological means – mostly security related and based on algorithms subject to predefined criteria – which may also be provided by third parties. The rationale behind the automated decision making is:

  • to reduce the potential harm derived from human error, personal bias and the like which may potentially lead to discrimination or imbalance in the treatment of individuals etc.;

  • to reduce the risk of User's failure to meet their obligation under a contract.

  • to find out more about the purposes, the third-party services, if any, and any specific rationale for automated decisions used within owl URL, Users can check the relevant sections in this document.

Consequences of automated decision-making processes for Users and rights of Users subjected to it. - As a consequence, Users subject to such processing, are entitled to exercise specific rights aimed at preventing or otherwise limiting the potential effects of the automated decisions taken. In particular, Users have the right to:

  • obtain an explanation about any decision taken as a result of automated decision-making and express their point of view regarding this decision;

  • challenge a decision by asking the Owner to reconsider it or take a new decision on a different basis;

  • request and obtain from the Owner human intervention on such processing.

To learn more about the User’s rights and the means to exercise them, the User is invited to consult the section of this document relating to the rights of the User.

Personal Data collected through sources other than the User - The Owner of Blanket Media Inc. may have legitimately collected Personal Data relating to Users without their knowledge by reusing or sourcing them from third parties on the grounds mentioned in the section specifying the legal basis of processing. Where the Owner has collected Personal Data in such a manner, Users may find specific information regarding the source within the relevant sections of this document or by contacting the Owner.

 

Further rights of the Users - We don't sell or rent Users' Data to any third parties for any purpose. The only uses of Data are those highlighted in this policy. Users are the only owner of their Data and can request modification or deletion at any time.

The rights of Users - Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by the Owner. In particular, Users have the right to do the following:

  • Withdraw their consent at any time. Users have the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their Personal Data.

  • Object to the processing of their Data. Users have the right to object to the processing of their Data if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent. Further details are provided in the dedicated section below.

  • Access their Data. Users have the right to learn if Data is being processed by the Owner, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the Data undergoing processing.

  • Verify and seek rectification. Users have the right to verify the accuracy of their Data and ask for it to be updated or corrected.

  • Restrict the processing of their Data. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of their Data. In this case, the Owner will not process their Data for any purpose other than storing it.

  • Have their Personal Data deleted or otherwise removed. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their Data from the Owner.

  • Receive their Data and have it transferred to another controller. Users have the right to receive their Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance. This provision is applicable provided that the Data is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on the User's consent, on a contract which the User is part of or on pre-contractual obligations thereof.

  • Lodge a complaint. Users have the right to bring a claim before their competent data protection authority.

Details about the right to object to processing - Where Personal Data is processed for a public interest, in the exercise of an official authority vested in the Owner or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner, Users may object to such processing by providing a ground related to their particular situation to justify the objection. Users must know that, however, should their Personal Data be processed for direct marketing purposes, they can object to that processing at any time without providing any justification. To learn, whether the Owner is processing Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, Users may refer to the relevant sections of this document.

 

How to exercise these rights - Any requests to exercise User rights can be directed to the Owner through the contact details provided in this document. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by the Owner as early as possible and always within one month.

Additional information about Data collection and processing

Legal action - The User's Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Owner in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of Blanket Media Inc. or the related Services. The User declares to be aware that the Owner may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.

 

Additional information about User's Personal Data - In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, Blanket Media inc. may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular Services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.

 

System logs and maintenance - For operation and maintenance purposes, Blanket Media Inc. and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with Blanket Media inc (System logs) use other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.

 

Information not contained in this policy - More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Owner at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.

 

How “Do Not Track” requests are handled - owl URL actively and fully supports “Do Not Track” requests. To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honour the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.

 

Changes to this privacy policy - The Owner reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page and possibly within Blanket Media Inc. and/or - as far as technically and legally feasible - sending a notice to Users via any contact information available to the Owner. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom.  Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of the User’s consent, the Owner shall collect new consent from the User, where required.

Cookie Policy - owl URL uses Cookies. To learn more and for a detailed cookie notice, the User may consult the Cookie Policy.


 

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