Updated May 27, 2021
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy practices, accessible via the headings below, and contact us if you have any questions.
How does Project Purpose Define Personal Data?
At Project Purpose, we believe strongly in fundamental privacy rights — and that those fundamental rights should not differ depending on where you live in the world. That’s why we treat any data that relates to an identified or identifiable individual or that is linked or linkable to them by Project Purpose as “personal data,” regardless of where the individual lives. This means that data that directly identifies you — such as your name — is personal data, and also data that does not directly identify you, but that can reasonably be used to identify you — is personal data.
Your Privacy Rights at Project Purpose
At Project Purpose, we respect your ability to know, access, correct, transfer, restrict the processing of, and delete your personal data. We have provided these rights to our global customer base and if you choose to exercise these privacy rights, you have the right not to be treated in a discriminatory way nor to receive a lesser degree of service from Project Purpose. Project Purpose does not sell you data.
To exercise your privacy rights and choices, log in through our Project Purpose Member’s Area. To help protect the security of your personal data, you must sign in to your account. If you are unable to log in, you can make privacy rights requests at firstname.lastname@example.org
There may be situations where we cannot grant your request — for example, if you ask us to delete your transaction data and Project Purpose is legally obligated to keep a record of that transaction to comply with law. We may also decline to grant a request where doing so would undermine our legitimate use of data for anti-fraud and security purposes, such as when you request deletion of an account that is being investigated for security concerns. Other reasons your privacy request may be denied are if it jeopardizes the privacy of others, is frivolous or vexatious, or would be extremely impractical.
Personal Data Project Purpose Collects from You
At Project Purpose, we believe that you can have great products, services and great privacy. This means that we strive to collect only the personal data that we need. The personal data Project Purpose collects depends on how you interact with Project Purpose.
When you create a Project Purpose ID, apply for commercial credit, purchase and/or activate a product, download an E-Module, register for classes or events, connect to our services, contact us (including by social media), participate in an online survey, or otherwise interact with project Purpose, we may collect a variety of information, including:
Account Information. Your Project Purpose ID and related account details, including email address, account status, and age
Contact Information. Data such as name, email address, physical address, phone number, or other contact information
Payment Information. Data about your billing address and method of payment, such as bank details, credit, debit, or other payment card information
Transaction Information. Data about purchases of Project Purpose products and services or transactions facilitated by Project Purpose, including purchases from Project Purpose platforms
Fraud Prevention Information. Data used to help identify and prevent fraud
Usage Data. Data about your activity on and use of our offerings, such as app launches within our services, including browsing history; search history; product interaction; crash data, performance and other diagnostic data; and other usage data
Location Information. Precise location and coarse location
Health Information. Data relating to the health status of an individual, including data related to one’s physical or mental health or condition. Personal health data also includes data that can be used to make inferences about or detect the health status of an individual
Fitness Information. Details relating to your fitness and exercise information where you choose to share them
Government ID Data. In certain jurisdictions, we may ask for a government-issued ID in limited circumstances including when setting up services, managing event reservations, or as required by law
Other Information You Provide to Us. Details such as the content of your communications with Project Purpose, including interactions with customer support and contact through social media channels
You are not required to provide the personal data that we have requested. However, if you choose not to do so, in many cases we will not be able to provide you with our products or services or respond to requests you may have.
Personal Data Project Purpose Receives from Other Sources
Project Purpose may receive personal data about you from other individuals, from businesses or third parties acting at your direction, from our partners who work with us to provide our products and services and assist us in security and fraud prevention, and from other lawful sources.
Individuals. Project Purpose may collect data about you from other individuals — for example, if that individual has sent you a product or gift card, invited you to participate in a Project Purpose service or forum, or shared content with you.
At your Direction. You may direct other individuals or third parties to share data with Project Purpose. For example, you may direct someone to our Member’s Area or to our products or services, to share information about your participation
Project Purpose Partners. We may also validate the information you provide — for example, when creating a Project Purpose ID, with a third party for security, and for fraud-prevention purposes.
For research and development purposes, we may use datasets such as those that contain images, voices, or data that could be associated with an identifiable person. When acquiring such datasets, we do so in accordance with applicable law, including law in the jurisdiction in which the dataset is hosted. When using such datasets for research and development, we do not attempt to reidentify individuals may appear therein.
Project Purpose’s Use of Personal Data
Project Purpose uses personal data to power our services, to process your transactions, to communicate with you, for security and fraud prevention, and to comply with law. We may also use personal data for other purposes with your consent.
Project Purpose uses your personal data only when we have a valid legal basis to do so. Depending on the circumstance, Project Purpose may rely on your consent or the fact that the processing is necessary to fulfill a contract with you, protect your vital interests or those of other persons, or to comply with law. We may also process your personal data where we believe it is in our or others’ legitimate interests, taking into consideration your interests, rights, and expectations.
Power Our Services. Project Purpose collects personal data necessary to power our services, which may include personal data collected to personalize or improve our offerings, for internal purposes such as auditing or data analysis, or for troubleshooting.
Process Your Transactions. To process transactions, Project Purpose must collect data such as your name, purchase, and payment information.
Communicate with You. To respond to communications, reach out to you about your transactions or account, market our products and services, provide other relevant information, or request information or feedback. From time to time, we may use your personal data to send important notices, such as communications about purchases and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. Because this information is important to your interaction with Project Purpose, you may not opt out of receiving this important notices.
Security and Fraud Prevention. To protect individuals, employees, and Project Purpose and for loss prevention and to prevent fraud, including to protect individuals, employees, and Project Purpose for the benefit of all our users, and prescreening or scanning uploaded content for potentially illegal content, including child sexual exploitation material.
Comply with Law. To comply with applicable law — for example, to satisfy tax or reporting obligations, or to comply with a lawful governmental request.
Project Purpose does not use algorithms or profiling to make any decision that would significantly affect you without the opportunity for human review.
Project Purpose’s Sharing of Personal Data
Project Purpose may share personal data with service providers who act on our behalf, our partners, or others at your direction. Further, Project Purpose does not share personal data with third parties for their own marketing purposes.
Partners. At times, Project Purpose may partner with third parties to provide services or other offerings. Project Purpose requires its partners to protect your personal data.
Others. Project Purpose may share personal data with others at your direction or with your consent. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate. We may also disclose information about you where there is a lawful basis for doing so, if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or to protect our operations or users, or in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale.
Protect of Personal Data at Project Purpose
At Project Purpose, we believe that great privacy rests on great security. We use administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect your personal data, taking into account the nature of the personal data and the processing, and the threats posed. We are constantly working to improve these safeguards to help keep your personal data secure.
Children and Personal Data
Project Purpose understands the importance of safeguarding the personal data of children, which we consider to be individuals under the age of 13 or equivalent age as specified by law in your jurisdiction. This is why Project Purpose has implemented additional processes and protections to keep children’s personal data safe.
If we learn that a child’s personal data was collected without appropriate authorization, it will be deleted as soon as possible.
Cookies and Other Technologies
Project Purpose’s websites, online services, interactive applications, email messages, and advertisements may use “cookies and other technologies” such as pixel tags and web beacons. These technologies help us to better understand user behaviour including for security and fraud prevention purposes, tell us which parts of our websites people have visited, and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches.
Communications Cookies. These cookies are used to enable network traffic to and from Project Purpose’s systems, including by helping us detect any errors.
Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are set as required to provide a specific feature or service that you have accessed or requested. For example, they allow us to display our websites in the proper format and language, to authenticate and verify your transactions, and to preserve the contents of your Bag when shopping online at www.spe-projectpurpose.com
Other Cookies. These cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with our website and online services, including by helping us to assess the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches. Project Purpose also uses these cookies to remember choices you make while browsing, so we can provide you with a customized experience.
In addition to cookies, Project Purpose uses other technologies that help us achieve similar objectives.
In some email messages Project Purpose sends to you, we provide a “click-through URL” that links you to content on the Project Purpose website. When you click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate server before arriving at the destination page of our website. We track this click-through to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure whether we are communicating with you effectively. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click graphic or text links in email messages.
Pixel tags enable us to send emails in a format that you can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this data to reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers.
Ads that are delivered by Project Purpose’s advertising platform may appear across our social media integrated platforms.
Transfer of Personal Data Between Countries
Project Purpose’s products and services connect you to individuals and entities across the world. To make that possible, your personal data may be transferred to our accessed by entities around the world. Project Purpose complies with laws on the transfer of personal data between countries to help ensure your data is protected, wherever it may be.
The Project Purpose entity that controls your personal data may differ depending on where you live.
Our Companywide Commitment to Your Privacy
To make sure your personal data is secure, we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to Project Purpose employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company.
Project Purpose takes your privacy questions seriously. In most cases, all substantive contacts receive a response within seven days. In other cases, we may require additional information or let you know that we need more time to respond.
Where your complaint indicates an improvement could be made in our handling of privacy issues, we will take steps to make such an update at the next reasonable opportunity. In the event of a privacy issue has resulted in a negative impact on you or another person, we will take steps to address that with you or that other person.
If you are not satisfied with Project Purpose’s response, you may refer your complaint to the applicable regulator. If you ask us, we will endeavour to provide you with information about relevant complaint avenues which may be applicable to your circumstances.
Project Purpose Inc. Canada