EFFECTIVE DATE: March, 2016
PLEASE NOTE: Our content is intended for a general audience and we operate a business that is targeted at adult clients and customers only, and we do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a user of our Services is under age 13, we will promptly delete (or, at our discretion, initially suspend) that user’s account and any personal information that might be stored about that user.
Our Services are hosted in, and are intended for users from, the United States. If you are using the Site, the Application or our other Services from regions (such as, by way of example only, the European Union) with data collection and use laws that may differ from the data collection and use laws of the United States, then be advised that your personal information will be transferred to the United States, and by providing us with your personal information you are consenting to that transfer.
THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES THAT WE PROVIDE ARE NOT LEGAL ADVICE, NOR ARE WE ENGAGED IN THE PRACTICE OF LAW; RATHER, WE ARE PROVIDING OUR USERS WITH TOOLS AND RESOURCES TO HELP THEM AS COPARENTS, TOOLS AND RESOURCES THAT HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO FOSTER COOPERATION, COLLABORATION, AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION (OR CONFLICT AVOIDANCE) IN OUR USERS’ PARENTING DECISIONS AND PERFORMANCE OF THEIR PARENTING OBLIGATIONS.
OUR SERVICES ARE GENERAL IN NATURE, AND WE DO NOT CUSTOMIZE THESE SERVICES FOR ANY USER’S PARTICULAR NEEDS. INSTEAD, IT IS UP TO EACH USER TO DETERMINE HOW BEST TO USE THE APPLICATION, THE SITE AND OUR OTHER SERVICES TO BEST SUIT HIS OR HER PARTICULAR NEEDS. IN DOING SO, USERS MUST APPLY THEIR OWN JUDGMENT AND CARE IN USING THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES THEY FIND ON THE SITE OR IN THE APPLICATION.
THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES WE ARE PROVIDING ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS, AND ANY TIME YOU HAVE A LEGAL QUESTION OR A SPECIFIC LEGAL NEED IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARENTING OBLIGATIONS, OR IF A CONFLICT SHOULD ARISE BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR COPARENT THAT YOU CANNOT RESOLVE WITH OUR SERVICES, YOU SHOULD OBTAIN ADVICE FROM A TRAINED LEGAL PROFESSIONAL WITH THE EXPERTISE AND TO ADVISE YOU ON YOUR PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES
In operating the Site and the Application, our practice is to limit the personal information we collect from our users, so that we are only asking you to provide us with information that we need in order for you to use the Services.
If you sign up for our Services on the Site, we will collect your full name, mobile phone number, email address, and a password of your choosing. You will then be directed to the Application (or to download the Application, if you have not yet done so) to continue your registration process.
When you go to the Application to continue your registration process, or if you begin your registration from within the Application, we collect and store your full name, mobile phone number, email address, and a password of your choosing, and we also ask you to provide the Application with permission to access your location information, so that the Services can determine your current location any time you open or access the Application. We will also collect information about your coparenting obligations, as described in Section 2.2 below.
The Services include tools designed to help you and your coparent manage communication, parenting plans and scheduling, and to help you manage shared expenses, contacts and other critical information. In order for you to be able to use the Services effectively, you and/or your coparent will therefore need to provide us with information about your family, your schedules and your parenting responsibilities, as well as any shared expenses, contacts or other information that you would like to manage via the Services. You will also have the option to upload, store and search your relevant legal documents (such as court orders, judgments and agreements), which we .
Once you and your coparent have both signed up for the Services, your respective accounts will be connected so that you both will have access to the Services in order to manage and facilitate your interactions; however, information that you provide to us will not be shared with your coparent without your permission (which you will be able to provide through the Services), subject to any legal disclosure obligations we may have, as described in Section 3.2 below.
We do want you to tell your friends about us, and if your coparent is not yet regisgtered for the Services, then in order for you to take full advantage of the Services we will need him or her to register as well. Accordingly, on the Site and in the Application we have included features through which you can invite your coparent to join or recommend our Services to your friends by entering their email addresses, sharing with them via social media services or otherwise posting to social media services, sending tweets, and/or using stored email addresses. In order to invite or recommend our Services to contacts stored on your mobile device, on your computer or in an online email account, you will need to click “yes” if asked for permission to access any of your stored or online contacts or friends, and then the Services will use any email addresses or friend information that you select, and we will retain each contact’s information as described in Section 3.1 below, but we will not otherwise use that information unless without their authorization to do so.
AUTOMATIC COLLECTION. Our servers can automatically recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses and may also identify users’ computer/mobile device type and connection information, as well as information about browser type and browser settings and (where possible) geographic location. No personal information about you is revealed in this process. We may also use clear gifs (also known as web beacons) and other methods to gather anonymous “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, but that may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving our Services. Clear gifs may also be used in email messages that we send to users and to your contacts that you permit us to email, so that we can track whether recipients have opened those messages.
COOKIES. From time to time, we may use the standard “cookies” feature of major browser applications that allows us to store a small piece of data on your computer about your visit to the Site. We do not set any personally identifiable information in cookies, nor do we employ any data capture mechanisms on the Site other than cookies. Cookies help us learn which areas of the 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 at the Site may be diminished and some features may not work as they were intended. Promotions or advertisements displayed on the Site or in the Application may also contain cookies, and we do not have access to or control over information collected by outside advertisers when you click on any such promotions or advertisements, whether on the Site or in the Application.
We understand that some users may have enabled a “do not track” feature or other mechanism intended to provide consumers with a choice regarding the collection of their personally identifiable information; however, consistent with our rights under applicable law, we do not respond to any such “do not track” requests or other signals sent from a web browser.
While you always have the option not to provide us with any personal information, effective use of the Services requires that you provide us with the information we will need in order to assist you in your parenting decisions and to facilitate your coparenting collaborations and other interactions. When you provide your personal information to us, we will use that personal information to deliver the Services to you, to communicate with you about the Services and features of the Site and the Application, and to comply with the law, and we will only disclose that information as follows:
If you need to invite your coparent use the Services, or you wish to recommend the Services to other friends, we will automatically send an email, text message, or other form of message (as selected by you) to each person that you select to receive your recommendation. We store the contact information you provide so that we can (a) send an initial message to your contact, and (b) monitor the effectiveness of our invitation services. For contacts that do not respond, or that do respond but do not elect to give us their email addresses for subsequent information and updates, we will delete those email addresses when we periodically purge our files.
We use anonymous information to analyze traffic and usage of the Site and the Application, 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 the Site, the Application and the other Services, or to display content according to your preferences, and we may use clear gifs (or similar features) to anonymously track how users are using the Site, the Application and the other Services and to improve our reporting and marketing systems. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
If we should ever sell our company or the Site and/or Application to a third party, then we expect that our database of user information would be one of the assets sold in such a transaction, and we would ask that the buyer notify you of any changes to this Policy after the sale closes.
You can notify us at any time that you want to terminate our storage of your personal information, and upon receipt of that notice, we will remove all information about you from our database, at which point you will no longer receive email notices and updates from us, and you may lose your ability to use some or all of the Services. You can also review your account information on the Site or from within the Application at any time, in order to make changes to your personal information and other information stored in your account. Please keep in mind that any information or content that you have posted to public areas of third-party social media services may remain on those areas irrespective of the status of your user accounts with those social media services. The deletion of your personal information from our files will not cause the removal of any content you had previously provided to social media services, even if provided from the Site or the Application or otherwise with the use of the Services.
CoParenter, the Site and the Application have security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of your content and information, both during transmission and while stored by us, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any loss, misuse, or alteration of such content or information, and we and our owners, partners and affiliates will have no liability to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration. In addition, your CoParenter account and your social media account information should be protected by user names and passwords that you have selected, and it is up to you to protect the confidentiality of your this account information and to prevent unauthorized access to your accounts. When you use any Services to connect or post to any social media platform, you are authenticating with and posting to the applicable social media platform, and your login and password information will be processed by that platform. Except as specifically authorized on the Site or from within the Application, the Services will not save any of your social media account information as part of this process, and security of this information will be as provided by the applicable social media platform. You should back up all of your mobile and other computing devices regularly, so that you might be able to restore the Application and/or any of your account information in the event of loss of data or loss of the device.
If you have any questions about this Policy, our practices related to the Site, the Application, or our Services, or if you would like us to remove your information from our database, please feel contact us using the contact information provided in Section 1.1 above.
We reserve the right, at any time, to change, update, or modify this Policy, simply by posting the changed, updated, or modified Policy on the Site and in the Application and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective as soon as the revised Policy has been posted. It is your responsibility to review this Policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms.