explains how Discussion Bar, Inc (“DiscussionBar” or “we”) collects and processes
information from members and users of the website, software applications, and
other online services we provide (collectively “DiscussionBar’s
products”). DiscussionBar’s products include, but are not
limited to, the DiscussionBar extension for web browsers (the “Extension”), the
DiscussionBar mobile application (the “Mobile App”), and the website located at
www.discussionbar.com (the “Website”).
If we ever need additional personal information for a specific reason, we will tell you and ask for your permission. Also, to the extent that DiscussionBar has links to other websites (like retailers), please note that we do not own, operate, or control them, and they may have their own controlling privacy policies that you should review.
What data we collect and why
In order to provide our products, DiscussionBar
collects information that you share directly with us..
DiscussionBar also collects technical information about your device and use of DiscussionBar to make sure that our products are working correctly.
Account and Profile Information.
If you choose to sign in with Google, you’ll have the option of importing your contacts so that you can refer your friends to DiscussionBar. We do not store your contacts and will never contact them without your permission.
DiscussionBar automatically collects information to ensure that our products work correctly on different devices and browsers. That includes data like
This data allows us to make sure DiscussionBar
products are working correctly, to make your experience better, and to detect
and prevent fraud. Also, to help us gauge the effectiveness of our
communications, we use common digital tools that allow us to see if you opened
an email we sent or visited a link in those emails.
DiscussionBar does not track your search engine
history, emails, or your browsing on any site that is not a video content
Video Content Data.
On video content sites, DiscussionBar collects the name of the site, page views, and in some cases, non-personal product information that allows us to content availability and update our content catalog. The information you share, and we collect, enables us to improve our products and gives us insights about coupons, deals, pricing, and availability of retail items, which we can share with the rest of the DiscussionBar community.
Aggregate and Anonymized Data
We may also combine the information we collect in aggregate and anonymized form. This lets us look at our users generally and does not identify you or any specific person. We use this general data for research, development, marketing, and analytical purposes.
What data we do not collect
We collect information that we believe can help us save our users time and money. This does not include, and we do not collect, any information from your search engine history, emails, or from websites that are not video content sites.
We also do not collect bank or credit card information.
How we share your data
We know how important your personal data is to
you, so we will never sell it. We’ll only share it with your consent or in ways
you’d expect (as we explain here). That means we will share your data if needed
with businesses who help us operate DiscussionBar, or if we are legally
required to do so.
We may also share information in the following cases:
How we protect your data
The security of your information is important
to us. We have a team dedicated to protecting your information and have put in
place physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards.
These measures include limiting access, using encryption, testing for vulnerabilities, advanced malware detection, employing pseudonymization and anonymization techniques, and more.
Though we hate to say it, despite our efforts, we can’t guarantee that user information will not be accessed, viewed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed as a result of a breach of any of our safeguards. You provide us with information at your own risk.
DiscussionBar only retains information about you as long as you keep using the DiscussionBar Services. We’ll also keep information if we need it to meet our legal obligations and to defend against legal claims.
Like most other online services, DiscussionBar uses
cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, and other markers (we’ll just call them
help us operate our products, analyze engagement and usage, and provide a
relevant and personalized shopping experience. See below to learn how you can
manage your cookie preferences.
Some cookies can be temporary (“session cookies” like those used for navigating your browser) and disappear once you close it. Others last longer (“persistent cookies,” like when you ask a site to remember your login) and are saved to your computer until you delete them.
Our cookies serve several important functions:
If you want to disable cookies entirely, your browser or mobile device might have an option to do that. For more information, including instructions on disabling cookies, please visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Your choices for managing your data
If you would like to delete your profile or personal information, you can always ask us by emailing privacy@DiscussionBar.com. We will delete any personal information we have, though we may still store some data in an aggregated and anonymized format that doesn’t identify you and can’t be attributed to you.
Additional rights regarding your data
Depending on where you live, you may have
additional rights as to the personal information that you share and DiscussionBar
collects. Residents of the EU and California can click below to learn more.
European Union residents.
Controller: DiscussionBar is a private company, established in the United States of America. Our address is 809 Georgina Ave, Santa Monica, California 90402, U.S.A. Our contact email address is privacy@DiscussionBar.com. For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation, we are the data controller.
Your rights: EU residents have the following rights with regard to their personal data. To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at privacy@DiscussionBar.com. Please note that these rights are limited, like for example, where fulfilling your request would adversely affect other individuals or our legal obligations.
DiscussionBar will try to respond to these requests
within 30 days, but some might take longer. You will typically not be charged
any fee for effecting these rights, but DiscussionBar reserves the right to charge a
reasonable fee (or refuse to comply) if the request is unfounded, repetitive,
Complaints: In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how we process your personal data, please contact us at privacy@DiscussionBar.com and we will do our best to resolve it. You can also choose to file a complaint with the relevant data protection authority.
California residents can ask us to identify categories of personal information shared with affiliates and/or third parties for direct marketing purposes. Again, DiscussionBar does not share personal information with any affiliate or third party for direct marketing purposes without your prior approval, but if you would like us to confirm that in writing, please submit a written request to privacy@DiscussionBar.com.
Please note that, while DiscussionBar provides tools to manage your privacy as described in this policy, we do not support “Do Not Track” browser settings at this time.
We created DiscussionBar for the exclusive use
of adults (18 and older). We don’t knowingly collect or solicit personal
information from children. If you are a child under 18, please do not attempt
to register for DiscussionBar’s products or send any
personal information to us.
If we learn we have collected personal information from someone under 18, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you are a parent or guardian of a child who you think may have given us some personal information or posted information on any public portion of DiscussionBar’s products, please let us know at privacy@DiscussionBar.com. We’ll help you remove it.
Changes to this policy
How to contact us
If you have any questions about our privacy
policies and practice, please contact us at privacy@DiscussionBar.com.
Or you can write us a letter at:
809 Georgina Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90402