Teamblind Privacy Policy
Welcome to Teamblind Inc. ("Teamblind", "we", "us" or "our"). This Privacy Policy explains our policies and procedures pertaining to the collection, processing, storage and protection of potentially personally identifiable information in relation to our mobile services, and any other services we provide (collectively, our “Services” or “Blind”). By using Blind, you agree to the policies and procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy. You should review this Privacy Policy to understand our practices pertaining to personally identifiable information.

By using our Services, you understand and agree that we are providing a platform for you to post text, graphics, photos or other materials (collectively referred to as "Content"), to Blind and to share Content publicly. Please be advised that other users may search for, see, use, or share any of your Content that you make publicly available through Blind, consistent with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

1. Information We collect

1.1. Information you provide to us directly. This includes your changeable username, password and entity- related email address in connection with our registration process and the maintenance of your account with us, which allows you to use our Services. Your entity-related email address is immediately one-way encrypted, making it immediately indecipherable and unable to be used for identifying individuals when you register for the Services. We do NOT collect nor retain your name, address, phone number or any additional identifying information in order to use our Services.
1.2. Content you create. The content, replies, conversations, and images you post, publish, or transmit when using Blind.
1.3. Information about your use of the Services. Information sent by your device or our Services, including device settings; internet activity information such as the pages or sections of Blind that users visit, the posts that users view, user comments, poll results, duration of use; and approximate user location information such as the metro area (in the case of US users) may be collected.
1.4. Cookies and similar technologies. Like many websites, we may use cookies, pixels, and similar technology. These may include identifiers associated with cookies or other technologies that may identify your device or browser, which solely serve to prevent unauthorized activities, such as account creation or use by users restricted due to Terms of Use violations.
1.5. Information from Third Parties. We may be provided with entity email addresses from third parties for purposes of verifying that a user continues to be affiliated with an entity. Our users may request that we invite other individuals to use our Services on their behalf. In such circumstances, the entity-related email address provided by the original user is also one-way encrypted to conceal the identity of the potential new user.
1.6. Commercial Information. If you engage in a monetary transaction with us to purchase B Money in connection with our Services, you may be required to provide billing information, including your name, address, phone number, and credit card data. Please be advised that, while we will be able to assign specific quantities of B Money to your account, Teamblind utilizes third- party payment services to effectuate these transactions and will not have access to any of this billing information.

2. Storage and Processing of Information

Your entity-related email address is immediately one-way encrypted, making it indecipherable and unable to be used for identifying individuals when you register for the Services. We store and/or process this encrypted information in the United States, South Korea, and Japan. We are able to determine the quantity of employees associated with a company who have registered to use our Services.

We use commercially reasonable safeguards and take reasonable steps to keep the information encrypted at all times so that the information will not be decrypted and accessible. Please be advised that our retention of all data and information obtained in connection with our Services is consistent with industry-accepted practices and industry security standards. We implement these security practices for the safekeeping of your data. We do not retain any personally identifiable information of our users.

You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your account information and for controlling access to our Services at all times, as we are not able to decrypt and access your encrypted account information.

We maintain our offices in the United States and South Korea. We do not have a physical presence outside of these two countries. We do not have a physical presence in the European Union (EU), any EU-member country or any member of the European Economic Area (EEA).

3. How We Use Information

In addition to some of the specific uses of information we describe in this Privacy Policy, we may use information to:
• Provide, improve, test, and monitor the effectiveness of our Services;
• Develop and test new products and features;
• Diagnose or fix technology problems;
• Conduct internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, and research;
• Display, share, or publish any Content you have submitted in connection with our Services;
• Create statistical data and poll results that do not identify you individually, which we can commercialize based on aggregate trends and usage statistics;
• Provide ads; and
• Personalize services, content, and ads

4. How We Share Information

All of the information you provide us, including your account information, will be stored in encrypted format, and we will not be able to identify who provided the information once such information is stored in our system. Therefore, the information that Teamblind can share as stated in this section does not include any information that can be used to identify a specific individual.

Teamblind does NOT sell your personal information to third parties in exchange for monetary compensation. However, we may share your data with third-party vendors, service providers, contractors, or agents who perform services for us and may use such information only for that purpose. These third parties are prohibited from using, sharing, or retaining your personal data for any secondary purposes, and their use of personal data will be subject to appropriate confidentiality and security measures. The categories of third parties we may share personal information with are limited to data analytics services, ads providers, payment processors, and cloud computing services.

We may access, preserve, and share part of information in response to a legal request such as a subpoena if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. We may also disclose information as necessary to protect the legal rights, property, or safety of our users, the public, and/or Teamblind. As mentioned above, the information that Teamblind can provide to such requests does NOT include any information that can be used to identify a specific individual.

5. Change of Control

If we sell or otherwise transfer part or all of Teamblind or our assets to another entity (e.g., in the course of a transaction such as a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, or liquidation), your information, such as username and encrypted email address, Content, and any other information collected through the Services may be among the items shared or transferred. You will continue to own your User Content. The purchaser or transferee will be required to honor the commitments we have made in this Privacy Policy.

6. Policy Pertaining to Children

Teamblind does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from individuals under the age of 16, as they are prohibited from using our Services. Teamblind does not knowingly allow such persons to register for the Services. The Services are not directed to individuals under the age of 16. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information from anyone under the age of 16, we will promptly take all reasonable steps to delete such information and terminate the associated account. If you believe that we have mistakenly or unintentionally collected information from an individual under 16, please notify us at support@teamblind.com.

7. Rights to Your Data

Users of our Services possess the following rights pertaining to the processing and retention of personally identifiable information:

• Right to Know. You can request, free of charge up to twice a year, a copy disclosing the personal information we have collected over the past 12 months. This includes specific pieces and categories of your personal information, sources from which it was collected, third parties we share it with, and the purpose of using your personal information.
• Right to Deletion. You have the right to request that we delete the personal information we have about you.
• Right to Correction. You have the right to request that we correct inaccurate personal information we may have about you.
• Right to Opt Out of Sharing. You have the right to stop us from sharing your information using cookies and pixels with third parties for optimizing service experience. You can opt out via this link: Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
• Right to Nondiscriminatory Treatment. You are entitled to not face any discrimination from us when exercising these rights.

You may exercise these rights by submitting an email request to us at support@teamblind.com. As we mentioned above, we neither store your email address nor share it with others. Your email address is not linked with your Blind account. Therefore, we require you to provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the owner of the account. If you are acting as an authorized representative, you must provide evidence of your authorization and sufficient information to verify both your identity and the identity of the account owner. Further steps and the specific information that we need will be detailed at the time of your request.

8. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Teamblind may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please review it periodically. We may provide you additional forms of notice, modifications, or updates as appropriate under the circumstances. Your continued use of our Services after any modification to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such modification.

We welcome you to contact us if you have any concerns regarding our Privacy Policy and/or Teamblind’s processing of potential personally identifiable information. You may contact us at support@teamblind.com.

9. Additional Information for California Residents

This section is provided in line with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (collectively, “CCPA/CPRA”). If you are accessing or using our Services from California, the following information applies to you alongside our Privacy Policy.

We have collected the following categories of personal information during the 12-month period prior to the effective date of this Privacy Policy. These data are collected directly from you, through automated technologies as you navigate our Services, or from third parties for verification purposes.

• Your entity-related email address which will be immediately one-way encrypted upon collection, making it immediately indecipherable and unable to be used for identifying individuals.
• Internet or other similar network activity information, such as cookies and information about your activity on our Services.
• Approximate user location information such as the metro area (in the case of US users).
• Mobile device settings.
• Content you create.
• Inferences we make based on other collected data, for purposes such as recommending content, advertising, and analytics.

You can find more information about what we collect and sources of that information in the "Information We Collect" section of this notice, the purposes for collecting that information in the "How We Use Information" section.

We do NOT sell your personal information to third parties in exchange for monetary consideration. For further information on how we share information for business purposes, please refer to the “How We Share Information” section above.

Under the CCPA/CPRA, California residents have certain additional rights regarding their personal information. Our Privacy Policy already reflects the CCPA/CPRA requirements. For further information on your specific rights and ways to exercise them, please refer to the “Rights to Your Data” section above.

Attn: 123 E San Carlos St, Unit #113, San Jose, CA 95112

Effective: September 18, 2014
Last Updated: May 21, 2024