Privacy policy

Effective date: March 2022

This Notice and Policy (“Notice”) is provided by Stimulus M, LLC (hereinafter “us” or “we”) and applies to all users of our website, www.stimulus.com, and of our social media accounts. With respect to California residents, this Notice follows the requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) and other privacy laws. Any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this Notice.

Your rights

CCPA (as amended) provides certain rights for California residents with respect to their personal information. The following are your rights under CCPA:

  • The right to know about the personal information we collect about you and how it is used and shared;
  • The right to delete personal information collected from you (with some exceptions);
  • The right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information; and
  • The right to non-discrimination for exercising your CCPA rights.

Sales of personal information

We do not sell your personal information and have not sold your personal information to any third party in the preceding twelve (12) months.

Exercising your CCPA rights

Right to Know

You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Specifically, you may request that we disclose:

  • The categories of personal information collected;
  • Specific pieces of personal information collected;
  • The categories of sources from which we collected personal information;
  • The purposes for which we use personal information;
  • The categories of third parties with whom we share personal information; and
  • The categories of information that we sell or disclose to third parties.

Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you the requested information in a readily useable format to enable you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance, if desired.

Right to Request Deletion

You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.

We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service providers to:

  1. Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
  2. Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
  3. Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
  4. Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
  5. Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 seq.).
  6. Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information's deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research's achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
  7. Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
  8. Comply with a legal obligation.
  9. Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

Exercising Your Rights

To exercise the rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us:

Only you or a person that you authorize to act on your behalf may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.

You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:

  • Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or a legally authorized representative.
  • Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.

We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the request.

Response Timing and Format

We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. If you have an account with us, we will deliver our written response to that account. If you do not have an account with us, we will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request's receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable.

Information we collect and disclose

We collect the categories of personal information listed below and may have collected and disclosed the specific pieces of personal information listed below from consumers within the last twelve (12) months:

CategoriesSpecific pieces of personal information that may be collected
A. Identifiers.Your name, postal address, zip code, email address, IP address, online identifier, user ID, account name, login credentials or other similar identifiers. For potential winners of sweepstakes with prizes of over $600.00, we collect social security numbers for the purposes of compliance with the applicable tax laws and regulations.
B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).Any information that identifies, relates to, describes or is capable of being associated with a particular individual such as: name, address, and partial financial account information (for users wishing to add or withdraw funds to and from their account on Our Website). We do not directly collect financial information of our users but we may receive partial account or credit card numbers from third-party payment providers for display purposes. For example, we may receive the first few or the last few digits of a user’s account to be provided to the user as reference so that they may identify which accounts they have made payments with. For potential winners of sweepstakes with prizes of over $600.00, we collect social security numbers for the purposes of compliance with the applicable tax laws and regulations.
C. Commercial informationRecords of products or services purchased, or purchasing histories or tendencies.
D. Internet or similar network or application activity.IP address and information on user’s interaction with our Website.
E. Geolocation data.We do not track our users’ precise location. We may receive information from your device as to what city and state you are logging in from. This information may be changed if a user uses VPN technology. Additionally, our users have an option to indicate their location as part of their profile. The data that the user voluntarily inputs as to their location will then be collected and displayed.
F. Information uploaded, created or provided by usersWe collect and use content created, uploaded or provided by users of Our Website, such as posts/messages, social networking actions (like, follow, etc.), participation in giveaways and similar content.

Sources of personal information

We may collect some or all of this information from the following categories of sources:

  • From registered users of our website www.stimulus.com (“Our Website”). For example, we may receive and use for the business purposes listed below the information that you upload about yourself, including your name, alias, contact information, posts, messages, applications, photographs, videos and other content.
  • From other users of Our Website. For example, we may receive and display content, communications, and information about you that other users of Our Website provide when they use our website, such as when they share or comment on a photo of you or upload information about you;
  • From your device: Our Website may automatically collect information about your interaction with it and your preferences.

Purposes of collection

We provide social networking services to our users and collect personal information in furtherance of our services to you. Information is collected for the following purposes:

  • To provide and personalize social networking services to the users of Our Website;
  • To communicate with you, including to provide you with our marketing communications and marketing communications of our parent company, Sticker Mule, LLC, and to let you know about our policies and terms and to provide you with information or services that you request from us;
  • To fulfill or meet any other reason for which the information is provided;
  • To provide you with email alerts, text message and other notices concerning our services or news that may be of interest to you;
  • To host, store and otherwise process information needed for business continuity and disaster recovery;
  • To verify accounts and activity, combat harmful conduct, detect and prevent spam and other harmful activity, maintain the integrity of our services, and promote safety and security of our services;
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, and to protect us, our employees, clients, and the public against theft, legal liability, fraud, or abuse;
  • To improve Our Website and present their contents to you;
  • To provide measurement, analytics, and advertising;
  • For testing, research, innovation, analysis and development of service offerings;
  • As necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our clients or others, including system and network administration and security, infrastructure monitoring, identity and credential management, verification and authentication, and access control; monitoring and other controls needed to safeguard the security and integrity of transactions and/or recordation of information;
  • To respond to law enforcement requests, subpoenas, including to law enforcement agencies and courts in the United States and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations;
  • As described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA; and
  • To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us is among the assets transferred.

We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.

Categories of third parties

We may disclose some, or all, of the personal information we collect about you to third parties such as:

  • People and accounts your communicate and interact with;
  • People and accounts with which others share information about you;
  • Apps, websites, and third-party integrations on or using our services; and
  • Our parent Company, Sticker Mule, LLC; and
  • Vendors and service providers, including identity verification solutions (Persona), cloud platform providers (such as Google Cloud Platform), providers for delivery of text and email messages (such as Twilio and Sendgrid), and payment/financial services providers (such as Paypal, Stripe, and others)

In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have or may have disclosed some or all of the above-listed categories of personal information to one or more of these third parties.

Links to other websites

Our Website may contain links to other sites ("Third Party Website"). These links are provided solely for the convenience of our users. We do not necessarily endorse, sanction or verify the accuracy of the information contained on Third Party Websites. Once you access a Third Party Website through a link on our Website, you are no longer covered by the privacy Notice of Our Website. Concerns regarding a Third Party Website should be directed to the Third Party Website itself. We bear no responsibility for any action associated with any Third Party Website.

Third-party vendors and service providers

To the extent that we use third-party vendors and service providers, they may only use personal information pursuant to a data sharing agreement with us. Such an agreement shall impose similar data protection-related terms on the vendor or service provider that will be not less protective than those imposed on us.

We may rely on the services of the following third-party vendors and service providers in delivering our services to you:

In such case, we will provide such personal information subject to such vendor’s or service provider’s own data protection policies, which can be found at the links indicated above.

Cookies and similar technologies

Cookies are small text files placed on your device to store data that can be recalled by a web server in the domain that placed the cookie. We use cookies and similar technologies for storing and honoring your preferences and settings when accessing and interacting with Our Website, enabling you to sign in, and fulfilling other legitimate purposes.

We classify cookies in the following categories:

  • Functional cookies: These cookies allow enhanced functionality and personalization of Our Website. These cookies may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages, such as Google Analytics. If you disable or block these cookies, some portions of Our Website may not function properly.

You have a variety of tools to control the data collected by cookies and similar technologies. For example, you can use controls in your internet browser to limit how the Website you visit are able to use cookies, alert you about the cookies and to withdraw your consent by clearing or blocking cookies.

Policies for children

Our website is not directed to individuals under the age of 13, nor do they contain information which would be potentially harmful to minors in any way. However, we advise all visitors to Our Website under the age of 13 not to disclose or provide any personal information. In the event that we discover that a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information to us, we will delete the child's personal information in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.

Please see the Federal Trade Commission's website for this act.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230 (d), as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections are commercially available to assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. More information on the availability of such software can be found through publicly available sources. You may wish to contact your Internet Service Provider for more information.

We collect personal information on minors when provided by their parents or legal guardians for the purposes of requesting services from us for the benefit of such minors.

How long your personal information will be kept

Consistent with our legal obligations, we will keep your personal information for as long as you maintain an account with us, unless our legal or contractual obligations require us to retain your personal information for a longer period. Thereafter, we will keep your personal information for as long as is necessary:

  • To respond to any questions, complaints or claims made by you or on your behalf;
  • To provide services as contracted for by you;
  • To show that we treated you fairly; or
  • To keep records required by law.

We will not retain your personal information for longer than necessary for the purposes set out in this Notice. Different retention periods apply for different types of personal information. When it is no longer necessary to retain your personal information, we will delete or anonymize it.

Keeping your personal information secure

We have implemented reasonable technical, physical and administrative security measures to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way. These measures offer appropriate reasonable security level, taking into account the state of the technology, the implementation costs and also the nature, the scale, the context and the processing purposes. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to access it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorized manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality. The measures are also intended to prevent unnecessary collection and further processing of personal information. The personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

Please keep your devices and passwords secure

Please keep your devices secure and do not share devices, logins or passwords to such devices with others as there is a risk that they make access to personal information that you stored on your device or that you request be transmitted to you from us to your device. If you receive login information, including passwords, to an encrypted account or application, please do not share this information with others. PLEASE SECURE YOUR INFORMATION AND DO NOT DISCLOSE YOUR PASSWORDS AND ANY SENSITIVE INFORMATION TO ANYONE ELSE. If you believe that your personal information was compromised while requesting or receiving services from us, please notify us at help@stimulus.com

Non-discrimination

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your privacy rights. In that regard, we will not take the following actions in response to your exercising of your privacy rights, unless permitted by the applicable laws:

  • Deny you goods or services.
  • Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
  • Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
  • Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

Changes to our privacy notice

We reserve the right to amend this Notice at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this Notice, we will notify you by email, through a notice on Our Website or in another appropriate manner based on how we interact with you. We will provide you with any such updated notice prior to or before any new personal information is collected from you. You will also be able to determine the date that our current Notice has become effective, by viewing the Effective Date at the top of this document.

Contact information

If you have any questions or comments about this Notice, the ways in which we collect and use your personal information, your choices and rights regarding such use, or wish to exercise your rights under this Notice, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Stimulus M, LLC
336 Forest Avenue
Amsterdam, New York 12010
Email: help@stimulus.com