Privacy Policy

SoMA, Inc. (“we”, “us” or “SoMA”) has created this privacy policy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. The following discloses our information gathering, use and dissemination practices solely for the web site located at www.somainc.com (the “Web site”). By using or accessing the Web site, you signify your assent to our Privacy Policy.

Personal and Non-Personal Information
When using the Web site, in order to utilize some of the services you may be asked to provide, or you may choose to upload, certain personally identifiable information about yourself (“Personal Information”). Personal Information is information that can identify you such as your name and email address. We collect Personal Information from you when you interact with us on the Web site. In addition, we may also collect non-personally identifiable information, such as IP addresses, pages viewed, computer type, screen resolution, operating system version, Internet browser type and version, information collected through cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, and other technologies, and other data. We may aggregate Personal Information so that the aggregated information does not personally identify you or anyone else, such as by using Personal Information to calculate the percentage of our customers who live in a particular area (“Aggregate Information”). Because Non-Personal Information does not personally identify you, we may collect, use and disclose Non-Personal Information for any purpose. In some instances, we may combine Non-Personal Information with Personal Information (such as combining your name with your geographical location). If we combine any Non-Personal Information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated by us as Personal Information as long as it is combined, and may aggregate any information collected in a manner which does not identify any individual.

Information Usage
We use non-personally identifiable information to analyze site usage (aggregate information about which pages were visited by our users) in order to improve the design and content of our web site.

We use personal information to contact you about our products and services, personalize your experience with us and allow you to use, communicate and interact with others on our Web site. This may include sharing information with third parties such as website hosting, data analysis, infrastructure provision, information technology services, customer service, e-mail delivery services, auditing, and other similar services. These third parties may have access to Personal Information necessary to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. We will never sell your Personal Information to any third party not affiliated with SoMA without your consent except in connection with the sale or merger of SoMA or the division responsible for such services. We may disclose Personal Information as we believe necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our Terms of Use; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain. We may use Aggregate Information to improve and enhance your experience on the Web site and for our market research activities. For example, we may share Aggregate Information with unaffiliated third parties, such as business partners and manufacturers in an aggregate, anonymous form, which means that the shared information will not contain nor be linked to any Personal Information. We may at times share our customers’ email addresses (on a non-sale basis) with affiliates, manufacturers and/or other services that we believe will be of interest to the SoMA audience.

Cookies
“Cookies” are pieces of information that may be placed on your computer by a web site for the purpose of facilitating and enhancing your communication and interaction with that web site. Many web sites use cookies for these purposes. We may use cookies to customize your visit to the Web site and for other purposes to make your visit more convenient or to enable us to enhance our service. You may stop or restrict the placement of cookies on your computer or flush them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences, in which case you may still use our Web site, but it may interfere with some of its functionality. We do not use cookies to retrieve personal information from your computer for purposes that are unrelated to the Web site or your interaction with the Web site.

Clickstream
As you use the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left at each web site you visit. This information, which is sometimes referred to as “clickstream data,” can be collected and stored by a web site’s server. Clickstream data can tell us the type of computer and browsing software you use and the address of the web site from which you linked to the Web site. We may collect and use clickstream data as a form of Aggregate Information to anonymously determine how much time visitors spend on each page of our Web site, how visitors navigate throughout the Web site and how we may tailor our web pages to better meet the needs of visitors. This information will be used to improve our Web site and our services. Any collection or use of clickstream data will be anonymous and aggregate, and will not intentionally contain any Personal Information.

Site Analytics
We may work with third-party service providers who use the technologies described in this section to conduct website analytics to help us track and understand how visitors use our Site.

Social Network and Interactive Tools
Certain features on our Web site may give you an opportunity to interact with us and others. These may include blogs, message boards, messaging functionality and chat functionality. When you use these features you should be aware that any information you submit, including your name, location and e-mail address, may be publicly available to others. We are not responsible for any information you choose to submit through these interactive features and we strongly discourage you from disclosing any sensitive Personal Information (such as health or credit card information) through these features. If you use these features, your Personal Information may remain on the Web site even after you cease use of the Web site.

Security
The security of your Personal Information is very important to us. We attempt to provide for the secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers by utilizing encryption software. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and SoMA, or information stored on the Web site or our servers, will be free from unauthorized access by third parties such as hackers and your use of the Web site demonstrates your assumption of this risk. We have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to perform their duties are authorized to have access to your Personal Information. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with the Contact section below.

Protection for Children
We have no intention of collecting personal information from children under the age of 13. When we become aware that personal information from a child under 13 has been collected without such child’s parent or guardian’s consent, we will use all reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.

Other Web sites
Our Web site may contain links to other web sites not maintained by SoMA. Other web sites may also reference or link to our Web site. The inclusion of a link on the Web site does not imply endorsement of the linked site by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of websites operated by third parties that are linked to or integrated with our Web site, or for the privacy practices of third party Internet advertising companies. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Web site, or surf the Internet, and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that you visit.

Changes to policy; Opt-Out Process
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this policy at any time. However, if at any time in the future we plan to use Personal Information in a way that differs from this policy, we will post such changes here and provide you the opportunity to opt-out of such differing uses. Your continued use of the Web site following the posting of any changes to this policy means you accept such changes.

Communications with SoMA
By providing your email address to SoMA, you expressly consent to receive emails from us. We may use email to communicate with you, to send information that you have requested or to send information about other products or services developed or provided by us. If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can simply reply and ask not to receive future emails. We also give you the option to remove your personal information from our list of active users completely. All unsubscribe or opt-out requests should be sent to us at info@somainc.com and we will process your request within a reasonable time after receipt.

Web site Terms of Use
Use of this Web site is governed by, and subject to, the legal notices contained at “Terms of Use” (below). Your use, or access, of the Web site constitutes your agreement to be bound by these provisions.

Contact
For questions or concerns relating to privacy, we can be contacted at: info@SoMA.com.

United States of America
Our Web site is maintained in the United States of America. By using the Web site, you authorize the export of Personal Information to the USA and its storage and use as specified in this policy.

Last updated: January 2014

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