Last update: May 24, 2018

RSS Ground provides this Privacy Policy to inform users of policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personally identifiable information received from users of RSSGround.com website and RSS Ground service and other services provided by Paytory Inc. (the “Services”). This Privacy Policy also tells you about your rights with respect to your personal information, and how you can reach us to update your contact information or get answers to questions you may have about our privacy practices.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the Terms of Services. Any terms not defined in this Privacy Policy will have the meanings set forth in the RSS Ground Terms of Services.By accepting the Terms of Services you express your consent to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. “Processing” means using cookies on a computer or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information.

If you reside outside the U.S. your personally identifiable information will be transferred to the U.S., and processed and stored there under U.S. privacy standards.

This Privacy Policy is in full compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which took effect on May 25, 2018. We are fully behind the spirit of these regulation for a safe and secure Internet.

If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Services. If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at support @ rssground.com or use our Helpdesk at https://help.rssground.com/contact

We aspire to embrace privacy by design and, whenever possible, to not collect and store personally-identifiable information.

Being a registered user of the Services, you may access and update or correct your personal information or contact us and entitle to do so. Unsubscribed users may request deleting all provided and gathered information at any time.

Personal Information We May Collect

The main aim of collecting your personally identifiable information is to grant you access to the Services, provide you with proper operation of the Services and maintain a communication with you. All this will personalize your experience of using the Services.

Where applicable, we indicate whether and why you must provide us with your personal information, as well as the consequences of failing to do so. If you do not provide personal information when requested, you may not be able to benefit from our Services if that information is necessary to provide you with the services.

Personal Information Provided By You

To use the Services you will need to provide your contact and identity information, mainly name and email, in order to set your personal user subscription tied to a personal user account or when you leave your personalized requests or feedback. If you use paid membership Services you will be asked to provide your personal billing information.

If you contact us by email or through our support systems, we usually keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and may use your email address, and any information that you provide to us in your message, to respond to you.

We do not collect your billing information. Billing information is collected and processed by our payment processors. We work with the most reliable online payment processors such as PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.net.

For the matter of providing you with the expected Services we may require you to provide your personal affiliate information:

  • Amazon: Amazon Associates ID, Amazon Access Key, Amazon Secret Key will be used to generate your private self-updating product feeds with Amazon affiliate products with your personal affiliate links embedded.
  • eBay: eBay campaign ID will be used to generate your private self-updating product feeds with eBay affiliate products with your personal affiliate links embedded.
  • ClickBank: ClickBank affiliate ID, ClickBank tracking ID will be used to generate your private self-updating product feeds with ClickBank affiliate products with your personal affiliate links embedded.
  • CJ Affiliate: CJ developer key, CJ Affiliate website ID will be used to generate your private self-updating product feeds with CF Affiliate products with your personal affiliate links embedded.

If you are a members of RSS Ground Affiliate Program we ask you to provide your PayPal email to pay out your earned affiliate commissions.

Personal information from connected social media accounts and blogs

We may allow you to connect your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google accounts and WordPress, Blogger blogs to your RSS Ground account, while you login or use the Services.

If you connect your third party social media account or your blog to your RSS Ground account, we may collect certain information stored in your social media account or blog such as:

  • Facebook: profile image, display name, username, profile ID, page ID, group ID, event ID, access tokens, sent posts.
  • Twitter: profile image, display name, username, profile ID, access tokens, sent posts.
  • LinkedIn: profile image, display name, username, profile ID, companies IDs, access tokens, sent posts.
  • Google profile image, display name, username, profile ID, access tokens, sent posts, Google+ pages IDs, Google Blogger blogs IDs.
  • WordPress: username, password, blog categories IDs, blog authors IDs, sent posts.

This information may also include the content of your post and engagement data (such as click rates, likes, re-shares, retweets , impressions, as well as general engagement counts), to the extent permitted by applicable law. This data will only be used by RSS Ground to provide you with the Services you expect and will not be shared with any third parties.

Once you share your content to a social media platform, its use will be governed by that platform’s privacy policy.

Personal Information Automatically Obtained From Your Interactions With The Services

When you use our Services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type or the domain from which you are visiting, the webpages you visit, the search terms you use, and any advertisements on which you click.

We do not process or respond to web browsers’ “do not track” signals or other similar transmissions that indicate a request to disable online tracking of users who use the Services.

Like many websites, we also use “cookie” technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve the Services. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk. RSS Ground may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with the Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on the Services, and to improve the Services. We use only third-party persistent cookies provided by reputable companies that help us analyze how the Services are used and to optimize our website to deliver the best possible experience. Our Cookies Policy is incorporated by this reference.

Third Party Content And Links

We may display third-party content on the Services, including third-party advertising. Third-party content may use cookies, web beacons, or other mechanisms for obtaining data in connection with your viewing of the third party content on the Services. Additionally, we may implement third party buttons, such as Facebook “share” buttons, that may function as web beacons even when you do not interact with the button. Information collected through third-party web beacons and buttons is collected directly by these third parties, not by RSS Ground. Please consult such third party’s data collection, use, and disclosure policies for more information.

Our Services contain links to other websites. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, where not otherwise indicated. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We are not responsible for the content, privacy and security practices, and policies of third-party sites or services to which links or access are provided through the Services. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.

How Do We Use Your Personal Information

  • provide and tailor our Services;
  • manage your account authentication;
  • publish your content on social media platforms and blogs;
  • generate self-updating private content feeds
  • resolve disputes, calculate and collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
  • encourage a safe online experience and enforce our terms and policies;
  • comply with applicable legal requirements and industry standards;
  • personalize users’ experience;
  • aggregate your personal information for analytical purposes;
  • inform users about Services, products and updates;
  • communicate marketing and promotional offers to our users;
  • provide customer support;
  • pay out affiliate commissions;

If you are located in the European Economic Area, we may process your Personal Information for the above purposes when:

  • you have consented to the use of your personal information, for example, we may seek to obtain your consent for our uses of cookies or similar technologies, or to send you marketing communications;
  • we need your personal information to provide you with services and products requested by you, or to respond to your inquiries;
  • we have a legal obligation to use your personal information, or
  • we have a legitimate interest in using your personal information. In particular, we have a legitimate interest in using your personal information to ensure and improve the safety, security, and performance of our Services, to anonymize personal information and carry out data analyses.

How Do We Share Your Personal Information

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes. We may share and you hereby consent to our sharing of personal information with the following:

  • Service providers and others who help with our business operations and assist in the delivery of the Services, including, but are not limited to, the following: maintaining servers, sending emails, removing repetitive information from user lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing payments, reviewing content and providing customer service. Such service providers and other companies and people do not have any right to use personal information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.
  • Government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of RSSGround.com and Paytory Inc. or a third party, the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.
  • RSS Ground may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including personal information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization, sale of assets, or similar transaction, or in the event of insolvency or bankruptcy. You will have the opportunity to opt out of any such transfer if the new entity’s planned processing of your information differs materially from that set forth in this Privacy Policy.

How Do We Protect Your Personal Information

We use physical, administrative, and technical safeguards that are designed to protect the personal information that we collect and maintain. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.

In order to be on a secure side you must keep username and password to your service account safe, and never disclose it to a third party. We also suggest changing your account password from time to time.

User Rights

If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive marketing communications from us (our newsletters), please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications. You may also opt out from receiving commercial email from us by sending your request to us by email at support @ rssground.com or using our Helpdesk at https://help.rssground.com/contact. Please be aware that, even after you opt out from receiving commercial messages from us, you may still continue to receive administrative messages from us regarding the Services.

In certain jurisdictions you have the right to request access and receive information about the personal information we maintain about you, to update and correct inaccuracies in your personal information, to restrict or object to the processing of your personal information, to have the information blocked, anonymized or deleted, as appropriate, or to exercise your right to data portability to transfer your personal information to another company. Those rights may be limited in some circumstances by local law requirements. In addition to the above-mentioned rights, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority subject to applicable law.

Where required by law, we obtain your consent for the processing of certain personal information collected by cookies or similar technologies, or used to send you direct marketing communications, or when we carry out other processing activities for which consent may be required. If we rely on consent for the processing of your personal information, you have the right to withdraw it at any time and free of charge. When you do so, this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before your consent withdrawal.

To update your preferences, ask us to remove your information from our mailing lists, delete your account or submit a request to exercise your rights under applicable law, please contact us.

Children Under 16

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 16. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personally identifiable information without their consent, he or she should contact us through our support system.

Updates Of This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason; each version will apply to information collected while it was in place. We will notify you of any modifications to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy on our website and indicating the date of the latest revision. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.

In the event that the modifications materially alter your rights or obligations hereunder, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you of the change. For example, we may send a message to your email address or generate a pop-up or similar notification when you access the Services for the first time after such material changes are made. Your continued use of the Services after the revised Privacy Policy has become effective, indicates that you have read, understood and agreed to the current version of this Privacy Policy.

Effective: October 7, 2014