We collect personally identifiable information to provide you with products and services made available through our website, including, but not limited to, provision of the service, communicating with you and managing your registered user account. leanGears collects your personal data such as Name, Email address and your Organization name when you register for using our products. We use this information to fulfil your requests for products and our services to you. We contact you for license expirations, to answer general product queries and to improve our services toward you in the process.
This section explains how we may have process your information.
leanGears, LLC is the data controller of this information as mentioned in GDPR (EU General Data Protection Policy) and we decide how and why the information you provide to us is processed. This policy explains how we use this information in providing quality services.
This policy may be amended or updated from time to time to reflect changes on how we process the information provided and based on changes in law. Read the policy carefully and from time to time to review any changes that we make.
We may process your personal details (Name), contact details (email address), purchase details (payments, product license information), information about your interactions with us and any views, opinions and feedback you provide to us.
“Personal information” referred in this document means information about an individual or from which any individual is directly or indirectly identifiable.
“Process”, “Processing”, “Processed” means anything that is done with any Personal Information, whether by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation use, disclosure by transmission, making it available, alignment, restriction, destruction or deletion. All this activity takes place in US and India.
As mentioned in the previous section, leanGears LLC is a company registered in Delaware, USA. However, the server that runs leanGears are with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and are in US and India. Even if you reside outside US and India, your personal information will still be transferred to the servers that reside in US. The information stored in US and India will comply with the privacy standards of both these countries. leanGears will transfer your personal data on demand to other countries where it does business.
We may process the below personal information about you:
< TBD “Other information” such as Page visits, IP address and GeoIP data if any, on page chat data (tawk.to), type of browser, OS and device information, log files, analytics, embedded scripts>
Under certain circumstances and depending on applicable laws, some of this other information may constitute personal information. Personal Information together with Other Information in hereafter referred to as “User Information”.
We do not collect or otherwise process your sensitive personal information. Where we need to process your sensitive personal information for legitimate purpose, we do so in accordance with applicable law. The services are not intended for use by children.
We do not collect or otherwise process personal information about race or ethnicity, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life, any actual or alleged criminal offences or penalties, or any other information that may deemed to be sensitive under GDPR in the ordinary course of our business.
Where it becomes necessary to Process your Sensitive Personal Information under GDPR or any other regulation, we would rely on one of the following legal bases:
You must be at least sixteen years of age, or the age of majority in the jurisdiction where you reside if that age is greater than 16, to use the product and services. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child have provided us with personally identifiable information without their consent, he or she should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 16. If we become aware that a child under 16 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete such information from our database.
leanGears reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time without for any reason.
We may collect or obtain user information from you: directly from you (such us when you contact us); in the course of our relationship with you (for example, if you make a purchase, free or otherwise); when you make your Personal Information public (for example, if you make public posts about us on social media); when you use our products; visit our services; when you register to any of our products.
We may also receive User Information about you from third parties (such as from our social network, partners and resellers). We may also create User Information about you, such as records of your interaction with us.
leanGears is not responsible for Personal Information you volunteer about yourself in public areas of the services, such as Social Media forums. This policy does not cover the practices of third parties who may provide information about you to leanGears.
Collection of User Information: We may collect User Information about you from the following sources:
Please note that leanGears is not responsible for the information you volunteer about yourself in the discussions in certain public areas of the services or information that you choose to make public in your member profile or other areas of the services that allow users to upload or post content. You can change your publicly available information at any time via your profile page.
We may also create User Information about you, such as records of your interactions with us and details of your purchase history, for internal administrative purpose and analysis. We may also combine data you have provided to us with data obtained from third parties such as social networks.
We may process User Information for the following purposes:
The purpose which we may process User Information, subject to applicable law, include:
We may process your User Information to contact you via email or other methods of communication to provide you with information regarding the services that may be of interest to you. We may send information regarding the services, upcoming promotions and or other information that may be of interest to you, using the contact details that you have provided to us and always in compliance with applicable law.
You may unsubscribe from our newsletter lists at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions included in every email we send. We will not send you any such emails from a list you have selected to be unsubscribed from, but we may continue to contact you to the extent necessary for the purposes of any other Services you have requested or for additional emails you have signed up for.
We may Process your User Information by placing or reading Cookies and similar technologies on the Services.
Certain technologies enable us to assign a unique identifier to you and relate information about your use of the Services to Other Information about you. We and our partners also use these technologies to analyse trends; administer the Services; collect and store information such as user settings and anonymous browser identifiers; supplement to our server logs and other methods of traffic and response measurement; gather demographic information about our user base; and to improve our understanding of traffic on the Services.
Certain third parties may collect information about you for online behavioral advertising purposes for you to receive relevant interest-based advertising on the Services and on other websites, platforms and media channels. We may use Online Data as well as other User Information to send you online behavioral ads we believe are more relevant to your interests.
We and our partners (including but not limited to e-commerce partners, affiliates, and analytics providers) also may use technologies such as pixel tags, IP addresses, and Local Storage such as HTML5 to analyse trends; administer the Services; collect and store information such as user settings and anonymous browser identifiers; supplement our server logs and other methods of traffic and response measurement; track users’ location and movements around the Services; gather demographic information about our user base; and to improve our understanding of traffic on the Services and visitor behaviour. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these third-party companies on an individual and aggregated basis. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing Local Storage.
The specific providers we use for OBA are subject to change. Currently, we do NOT use any such services. If we do, we will list them here or somewhere relevant on our Site.
We may process your User information, where: you have given your consent; the Processing is necessary for a contract between you and us; the Processing is required by applicable law; the Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of any individual; or where we have a legitimate interest in the Processing.
In Processing your User Information in connection with the purposes set out in this Policy, we may rely on one or more of the following legal bases, depending on the circumstances:
We may disclose your User Information to: legal and regulatory authorities; our external advisors; parties who Process User Information on our behalf; any party as necessary for investigating, detecting or preventing criminal offences; any purchaser of our business; and any third-party providers of advertising, plugins or content used on the Services.
We may disclose your User Information to other entities within the Company group, for legitimate business purposes, in accordance with applicable law. In addition, we may disclose your User information to:
With respect to surveys, should leanGears choose to undertake them, if responses are publicly disclosed, users will be notified at the time they take the survey. Otherwise, we will disclose only aggregate information regarding its user’s responses in surveys to the other participants in the survey. Where survey allows users to write comments, and where leanGears advises users of the possibility of such disclosure at the time they take the survey, leanGears reserves the right to disclose any information provided by users, provided that no User Information identifying a specific user is disclosed.
Some of our advertisers may use third party advertising service companies to serve advertisements, for OBA or otherwise, and perform related services when you interact with the Channels. Often, these third-party advertising companies employ cookies and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of website, app and email advertisements and to create a record of interaction with our content that they use in conjunction with their advertising which appears on other sites or applications, or for reporting website traffic, app use, statistics, advertisement data and/or other activities on the Services. We may also engage third party providers to assist with the segmentation of this data.
We may engage third party providers to assist with the collection, storage and segmentation of Online Data. Such providers are required to maintain the confidentiality of this information. These third-party providers may collect User Information from our Services for their own purposes, such as to monitor fraud around the web
If we engage a third-party Processor to Process your User Information, the Processor will be subject to binding contractual obligations to: (i) only Process the User Information in accordance with our prior written instructions; and (ii) use measures to protect the confidentiality and security of the User Information; together with any additional requirements under applicable law.
We may transfer your Personal Information to recipients in other countries. Because of the international nature of our business, we may need to transfer your User Information within the leanGears products, services and to third parties as noted in the section above, in connection with the purposes set out in this Policy. For this reason, we may transfer your User Information to other countries that may have different laws and data protection compliance requirements to those that apply in the country in which you are located.
leanGears is a US registered company and so may not participate in the E.U. Privacy Shield Framework. However, leanGears is committed to the principles upon which the framework is founded.
In certain situations, leanGears may be required to disclose Personal Information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
If you are a European individual with a privacy related complaint, concern or question about leanGears’ privacy practices, please contact us by writing to email@example.com and we will respond within a reasonable timeframe after receiving your request.
Where we transfer your Personal Information from the EEA to recipients located outside the EEA who are not in a jurisdiction that has been formally designated by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection for Personal Information, we do so based on standard contractual clauses.
Please note that when you transfer any Personal Information directly to a Company entity established outside the EEA, we are not responsible for that transfer of your Personal Information.
We implement appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your User Information. Please ensure that any Personal Information that you send to us is sent securely.
We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect your User Information against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized access, and other unlawful or unauthorized forms of Processing, in accordance with applicable law. In certain instances, we may use Secure Sockets Layer encryption and/or transfer certain User Information in a non-human readable format to provide protection. However, we cannot guarantee there will not be a breach, and we are not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of any third parties.
Because the internet is an open system, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will implement reasonable measures to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to us using the internet. Any such transmission is at your own risk and you are responsible for ensuring that any Personal Information that you send to us is sent securely.
We take every reasonable step to ensure that your User Information that we Process is accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date, and any of your User Information that we Process that you inform us is inaccurate (having regard to the purposes for which they are Processed) is erased or rectified.
We take every reasonable step to ensure that your User Information that we Process is limited to the User Information reasonably necessary in connection with the purposes set out in this Policy or as required to provide you services or access to the Services.
We take every reasonable step to ensure that your User Information is only retained for as long as it is needed.
We take every reasonable step to ensure that your User Information is only Processed for the minimum period necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy. The criteria for determining the duration for which we will keep your User Information are as follows: we will retain copies of your User Information in a form that permits identification only for as long as is necessary in connection with the purposes set out in this Policy, unless applicable law requires a longer retention period. Unless there is a specific legal requirement for us to keep the information, we plan to retain it for no longer than is necessary to fulfil a legitimate business need.
You can directly take steps to change your preferences for newsletters and other Online Behavioral Advertising as outlined in this section.
If you are an EU resident, you may have certain rights including: the right not to provide your Personal Information to us; the right of access to your Personal Information; the right to request rectification of inaccuracies; the right to request the erasure, or restriction of Processing, of your Personal Information; the right to object to the Processing of your Personal Information; the right to have your Personal Information transferred to another controller; the right to withdraw consent; and the right to lodge complaints with supervisory authorities. We may require proof of or need to verify your identity before we can give effect to these rights.
You may directly take steps to change your preferences as follows:
You can opt out or unsubscribe to a newsletter or other email list at any time by following the instructions at the end of the newsletters or emails you receive, or in your account settings. Please allow five to ten business days for changes to take effect.
On some parts of the Service, member service-related communications are an integral part of such Services to which you subscribe, and you may continue to receive emails as part of that portion of the Services unless you cancel your account, even if you opt out of the newsletters or email list. If you have provided more than one email address to us, you may continue to be contacted unless you request to unsubscribe each email address you have provided.
We may send you push notifications from time-to-time to update you about any events or promotions that we may be running. Under those circumstances, we will provide you with the ability to turn these off by adjusting the permissions in your mobile device. Please note that opting out is limited to the device used and will not affect subsequent subscriptions or non-promotional communications, such as those about your account, transactions, servicing or leanGears’ ongoing business relations.
There are a variety of tracking technologies that may be included in mobile applications. These are not browser-based like cookies and cannot be controlled by browser settings. Some use device identifier or other identifiers such as “Ad IDs” to associate app user activity to an app and to track user activity across apps. You can stop all collection of information via our mobile applications by uninstalling them. Also, you may be able to exercise specific privacy choices, such as enabling or disabling certain location-based services, by adjusting the permissions in your mobile device (which is usually located in the Settings area of your device).
You may stop or restrict cookies and pixel tags on your computer or purge cookies from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences. However, if you “turn off,” purge, or disable cookies or pixel tags, although you may still use the Services, you may not be able to use all the features, functions, or services available on the Services.
For California Residents: in accordance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act, we may collect Personal Information about your online activities when you use the Services. While we give our users many avenues to opt out of providing Personal Information, we do not respond to Web browsers’ “do not track” signals. California’s “Shine the Light” law, Civil Code Section 1798.83, permits our users who are California residents to periodically request and obtain certain information about any Personal Information disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and wish to make such a request or if you wish for us to refrain from gathering your Personal Information, please submit your request in writing to the contact details set out in Section 17 below.
For EU Residents: GDPR provides certain rights for EU residents. You may decline to share certain information with us, in which case we may not be able to provide some of the features and functionality of the Services. These rights include, in accordance with applicable law, the right to object to or request the restriction of processing of your information, and to request access to, rectification, erasure and portability of your own information. Where we process your information on the basis of your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent (noting that such withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of any Processing performed prior to the date on which we receive notice of such withdrawal and does not prevent the Processing of your Personal Information in reliance upon any other available legal bases). Requests should be submitted by contacting us (using the contact instructions in Section 17 below). If you are an EU resident and have any unresolved privacy concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily after contacting us, you have the right to contact the appropriate EU Supervisory Authority and lodge a complaint.
We recommend that you review our Terms and Conditions regularly, to review any changes, we might make from time to time.
If you have any comments, questions or concerns about any of the information in this Policy, or any other issues relating to the Processing of User Information carried out by us, or on our behalf, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at the following address:
16192 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, Delaware, USA 19958
This is a list of third-party services we use in accordance with our legitimate interests, including internal administrative purposes. This list is subject to change and we recommend you revisit it from time to time. We have provided links, so you can easily see what these services do and read the privacy policies they provide.
We will also share data with legal authorities and other relevant agencies where required for legitimate purposes, including compliance with the law and prevention of fraud or other legal activities.