Being a data cooperative, we aim to gather the anonymous Service data that you produce in order to help you enjoy the value of it. At this time, this data consists of online behavioral and interest data, such as browsing history and search queries.
This data will only be stored if you give us your permission to do so. You will be able to enjoy our Services regardless of your decision to let us store this data or not.
Raw online behavioral data will be automatically deleted if older than three months. Estimated and aggregated behavioral and interest data may be kept for longer only if it remains valid and commercially valuable.
In case we find a third party interested on your anonymous data, we will only provide access to it if you have previously given us permission to do so. This permission will be limited to a certain type of data, for a limited time period and for a type of third party. This permission may contain certain terms limits (minimum benefit expected, etc). Data traded will not include PII data.
If you apply to become a cooperative Member, we will request the minimum PII required by law for identifying and registering you as a Member. Once you become a Member, we will encrypt the link between your PII and your Service data with two-man rule techniques. This means that we will know that someone has visited certain website, but will not be able to know his/her personal details. This is why we will from this point forward address you by your username.
Only our Membership Committee will be able to de-anonymize your Service data if we are legally forced to do so, or if you terminate your Membership, or if you are expelled as a Member. In the latter two cases all your data will immediately be deleted after being de-encrypted.
Only your email address will remain attached to your Service data. It will be used both for password recovery as well as to send you company announcements. This is the only PII that for operative purposes cannot be detached from your Service data; if you are worried about your anonymity, we recommend you to use a non-personally identifiable email address.
The table below explains the cookies we use on our website and why.
|TGDSESSID||Session cookie||Used by the website's login system.|
|<variable>||Persistent cookie||This cookie with a random name it is used by the website's' login system when the user checked the "Remember me" option so the user still stays logged in even if the browser has been closed.|
|SESS<variable>||Persistent cookie||Used by our collaboration platform's login system.|
|piwik_ignore||Persistent cookie||Used by Piwik analytics platform. Prevents Piwik from tracking the user's browsing through TheGoodData site.|
|Begining with _pk_ref, _pk_cvar, _pk_id, _pk_ses||Persistent cookies||Used by Piwik analytics platform.|
|goodDataStartMessageDontShow||Persistent cookie||Used for user preferences in the website.|
Description of the cookie types:
|Session cookie||These are temporary cookies that only exist until you close the browser after accessing the website. Session cookies help us remember what you chose on the previous page, thereby avoiding the need to re-enter information and as a result improving your experience while browsing. These cookies do not contain personal information and cannot be used to identify you.|
|Persistent cookie||These are cookies that remain on your device after you have visited our website. Persistent cookies help us identify you as a unique visitor. They do not contain information that could be used to identify you to another person.|
In addition to using a browser extension like ours, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser's settings. To find out more about how to set these, please visit www.aboutcookies.org
We will always implement the most robust legal, procedural, physical and technical measures available to us in order to improve your anonymity and avoid unwanted access to your data by other individuals, corporations and administrations. Unwanted access refers to access to your data without your express permission.
However, no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure though. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. You do so at your own risk.
As stated in our Secondary Rules, if we should ever file for bankruptcy, or have any of our assets sold to or merged with another entity, the data that we have about you will never be transferred, nor will be the browser extensions that we have published in the different app stores.
On our website you will always have access to the data we have gathered, processed or inferred about you, as well as the opportunity to download or delete it from our servers at any time.
You may ask us to correct information you think is inaccurate by contacting us at email@example.com.
Data about terminated or expelled Members, as well as from inactive users will be automatically deleted from our records with a delay of no longer than one month. By "inactive users" we refer to individuals that have not used our Services for three months or more.
We are proud of our commitment to continuously work for your data ownership rights in an open and collaborative way. Therefore, we will provide any substantial future revisions of this Policy to the community for comment at least thirty (30) days prior to their application. Concerning changes for legal or administrative reasons, to correct an inaccurate statement, or changes in response to community comments, we will provide at least three (3) days' notice.
Substantial revisions to this Policy will be notified by email (if you have provided it), as well as by publishing them on our main communication channels, including our browser extension, website blog, twitter account and Member’s forum.
You are welcome to comment on current Policy or substantial future revisions at https://collaborate.thegooddata.org/corporate/documents/privacy-policy.
By continuing to use the Services after revisions have become effective, you are agreeing to the revised Policy. If you do not agree to the revised Policy, please refrain from using the Services.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this Policy.
First drafted - May 2014
Latest revision – December 2014
We are The Good Data Cooperative Limited, an Industrial and Provident Society Registered in England under number 32340R. Our registered office is at Unit 3, 7-15 Greatorex Street, London E1 5NF.
On this website we provide data management services once users have installed our browser extension ("Services").
Access to some of our Services requires you to download a software package — referred to as “Software”. The Software is licensed to you and not sold, subject to these Terms. We grant you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable license to use the Software solely for your personal purposes. This license enters into force through your installation or use of the Software in accordance with the Terms. All rights and licenses not expressly granted to you under this agreement are retained by TheGoodData. We may update the Software on your device automatically to provide new features and security upgrades.
We make all of our code available under open-source licenses, which constitute separate written agreements. Our open-source code can be found at https://github.com/thegooddata. There may be provisions in the open-source licenses that expressly override these terms.
In order to protect our users from fraudulent impersonators you may not duplicate or reuse any portion of the visual elements of the Services, including but not solely the logos, trademarks, domain names and other brand features or design elements without express written permission from TheGoodData.
All other content excluding code and visual elements can be shared or adapted under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution International License. This content includes blog posts, presentations, as well as any other type of commercial or legal content created by TheGoodData.
You agree that you will not attempt to or in fact do the following to the Services: probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network; breach or otherwise circumvent any security or authentication measures; access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services or areas of the Services you have not been invited to including those of TheGoodData or our service providers’ computer systems.
We claim no intellectual property rights over the content you submit to our blogs and forums platforms including posts, comments, documents or any other type of file. In case of service termination, and only for the good of our community, we reserve the right to keep your content available on our platforms unless they can damage your reputation.
All content submitted to us available through the Services is the sole responsibility of the person who submitted the content. TheGoodData does not control, monitor, or have any detailed knowledge of the content. Therefore, you may be exposed to information that is incorrect, offensive, or otherwise objectionable. TheGoodData shall not be liable for the content and other info spread or delivered through or in connection with its Services. You agree that you shall bear all risks associated with the use of such information. We have no responsibility to remove content you make public – for example, comments you make on our blog – so please be careful in terms of what you post.
We choose our third-party providers and payment processors carefully but we are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the Services, nor their information or content. When you use a link to go from the Services to another website, your browsing and interaction is subject to that website's own rules and policies, not ours. Please read over their rules and policies before proceeding.
We do our best to provide a great service, but we have no obligation to provide support or maintenance for the Services under this agreement. However, we may, at our sole discretion, provide limited technical support, upgrades and updates.
You may terminate this agreement at any time by ceasing to participate in or access the Services. We may terminate this agreement and your use at any time, without cause and without notice. This agreement will automatically terminate if you fail to comply with the Terms. Upon any termination, you agree to uninstall and stop using the Services.
Whilst we endeavor to ensure the best Service quality that is commercially possible, TheGoodData does not warrant that (i) the Services will meet your specific requirements; (ii) the Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Services will be accurate or reliable; (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material obtained by you through the Services will meet your expectations; and (v) any errors in the Services will be corrected.
You expressly understand and agree that TheGoodData will not be liable for any damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill or data (even if TheGoodData has been advised of the possibility of such damages) resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the Services; (ii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iii) statements or conduct of any third party on the Services; (iv) or any other matter relating to the Services.
If any of, or portions thereof, the Terms are invalid or unenforceable, the court shall reform the Terms to include an enforceable term as close to the intent of the original term as possible. All other terms shall remain unchanged.
The waiver or failure of TheGoodData to exercise any right provided for in the Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of any further or future rights under the Terms.
English law shall apply to these Terms. You irrevocably agree that the courts of England will have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute that may arise out of, under, or in connection with these Terms and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
We believe that community input is essential to these Terms to properly serve our users. It is also essential for a fair contract. Therefore, we will provide any substantial future revisions of these Terms to the community for comment at least thirty (30) days prior to their application. Concerning changes for legal or administrative reasons, to correct an inaccurate statement, or changes in response to community comments, we will provide at least three (3) days' notice.
Substantial revisions of these Terms will be notified by email (if you provided it), as well as by publishing them on our main communication channels, including our browser extension, website blog, twitter account and Member’s forum.
You are welcome to comment current Terms or substantial future revisions at http://collaborate.thegooddata.org/corporate/documents/terms-of-use.
By continuing to use the Services after revisions become effective, you are agreeing to the revised Terms. If you do not agree to the revised Terms, please refrain from using the Services.
You can contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions about these Terms.
First drafted - May 2014
Latest revision – May 2014
"Address" means a postal address or, for the purposes of electronic communication, a fax number, email address or telephone number for receiving text messages;
"the Act" refers to the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 or any Act or Acts amending or in substitution of it or them for the time being in force;
"Auditor" means a person eligible for appointment as a company auditor under section 25 of the Companies Act 1989;
"The Board of Directors" or "Board" means all those persons appointed to perform the duties of directors of the society;
"Board Meeting" includes, except where inconsistent with any legal obligation a physical meeting, a meeting held by electronic means and a meeting held by telephone;
"Clear Days" in relation to the period of notice does not include the day on which the meeting is to be held and the day on which the notice is handed to someone or left at their Address, or the day on which it is sent, is in the process of being sent and is assumed to be delivered;
"Co-operative" means the above-named society;
"Co-operative Principles" are the principles defined in the International Co-operative Alliance Statement of Co-operative Identity. The principles are those of voluntary and open membership, democratic member control, member economic participation, autonomy and independence, education, training and information, co-operation among co-operatives and concern for the community;
"Director" means a director of the Co-operative and includes any person occupying the position of director, by whatever name called;
"Document" includes, unless otherwise stated, any document sent or supplied in electronic form;
"Electronic Means" shall include, for example, email, video links and secure authenticated website transactions;
"Employee" means anyone over the age of 16 holding a contract of employment with the Co-operative to perform at least eight hours of work per week for the Co-operative;
"Extraordinary Resolution" means, unless the context requires otherwise, those decisions requiring an Extraordinary Resolution as detailed under ‘Resolutions’ in these rules;
"Founder Member" means a subscriber to these rules for the purposes of registration;
"Member" has the meaning as detailed under ‘Membership’ in these rules;
"Office Holder" means a receiver, administrative receiver, liquidator, provisional liquidator or administrator of a Member of all or substantially all of the Member's assets;
"Officer" has the meaning as detailed under ‘Officers’ in these rules;
"Person" means, unless the context requires otherwise, a natural person, unincorporated body, firm, partnership, corporate body or the nominee of an unincorporated body, firm, partnership or corporate body;
"Registrar" means the Financial Services Authority (FSA) or any body that succeeds its function;
"Regulations" has the meaning as detailed under ‘Regulations’ in these rules;
"Rules" means these Rules;
"Secretary" means any person appointed to perform the duties of the Secretary of the Co-operative;
"Transferable" means shares that are transferable to another Person who also qualifies for membership of the Co-operative in accordance with these Rules;
"User" means those persons admitted into membership under these Rules that wish to use the services of the Co-operative and have agreed to pay any subscription or other sum due in respect of membership for the use of the Co-operative's services for a continuous period as decided by the Board from time to time;
"Withdrawable" means shares with the associated right for the Member to withdraw and receive in return the value of their shares from the Co-operative in accordance with the provisions of these Rules;
"Writing" means the representation or reproduction of words, symbols or other information in a visible form by any method or combination of methods, whether sent or supplied by Electronic Means or otherwise.
This agreement (our secondary rules) sets out the commitment between The Good Data Cooperative Ltd. (“TheGoodData”) and you , its Members. These should be read in addition to our Company Principles and our Company Rules as an Industrial and Provident Society, Cooperative Consortia. Both are available on our website. TheGoodData is a learning organization that aims for an ongoing increase in collaboration with its Members; therefore, these rules will evolve over time through consultation with them.
TheGoodData is a cooperative of Customers that aim to help its Members to regain ownership over the data that they produce. This implies supporting them in identifying, gathering, producing, securing and/or processing the data that they directly or indirectly collaborate to generate, as well as supporting them to keep it private if they choose to do so, or trade it, or to set up services that trade it with corporations, administrations or other Customers in exchange for a financial benefit and/or any other tangible or intangible benefit.
By regaining data ownership, Customers will have more freedom of choice, more negotiation power and ultimately will ultimately be more satisfied and happier in their relationships with corporations.
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First drafted – May 2014
Latest revision – May 2014