Last updated: May 30, 2022
The privacy of your data — and it is your data, not ours! — is a big deal to us. In this policy, we lay out: what data we collect and why; how your data is handled; and your rights to your data. We promise we never sell your data: never have, never will.
Our guiding principle is to collect only what we need. Here’s what that means in practice:
When you sign up for our product, we only ask for your email address. That’s just so you can create your account, log in to it later, and we can send you updates or other essential information.
When you browse our marketing pages or applications, your browser automatically shares certain information such as which operating system and browser version you are using. We track that information, along with the pages you are visiting, page load timing, and which website referred you for statistical purposes like conversion rates and to test new designs. We sometimes track specific link clicks to help inform some design decisions. These web analytics data are tied to your IP address and user account if applicable and you are signed into our Services. Other web analytics we utilize are described further in the Cookies and Do Not Track section.
We do use persistent first-party cookies to store certain preferences, make it easier for you to use our applications, and support some in-house analytics.
We partner with Google for some marketing activities. If you are coming to us from a Google ad, Google will send a cookie to your browser to determine whether you visited UsefulFormulas.com because of a particular advertisement you viewed. This enables us to evaluate the effectiveness of these ads.
A cookie is a piece of text stored by your browser. It may help remember login information and site preferences. It might also collect information such as your browser type, operating system, web pages visited, duration of visit, content viewed, and other click-stream data. You can adjust cookie retention settings in your own browser. To learn more about cookies, including how to view which cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.
When you write to us with a question or to ask for help, we keep that correspondence, including the email address, so that we have a history of past correspondences to reference if you reach out in the future.
We don’t collect any characteristics of protected classifications including age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or physical and mental abilities or disabilities. You may provide these data voluntarily, such as if you include a pronoun preference in your email signature when writing into our Support team. We also do not collect any biometric data.
Our default practice is to not access your information. The only times we’ll ever access or share your info are:
To provide products or services you’ve requested. We do use some third-party services to run our applications and only to the extent necessary process some or all of your personal information via these third parties. We choose the services of trusted companies, here are the examples:
When required under applicable law.
At UsefulFormulas.com, we apply the same data rights to all customers, regardless of their location. Currently some of the most privacy-forward regulations in place are the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) in the US. We recognize all of the rights granted in these regulations, except as limited by applicable law. These rights include:
If you have questions about exercising these rights or need assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All data is encrypted via SSL/TLS when transmitted from our servers to your browser.
We will also retain and use this information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our legal agreements and protect our legal rights.
At any time, you can choose to delete your account. All your data will be permanently deleted when you delete your account. To delete your account, contact us at email@example.com.
We may update this policy as needed to comply with relevant regulations and reflect any new practices. Whenever we make a significant change to our policies, we will also let you know in email or announce them on our website.
Adapted from the Basecamp open-source policies / CC BY 4.0