Effective Date: 12/18/2018
Information We Collect
The STOPit App
We do not collect any personal information from you when you download the STOPit App. Additionally, unless you chose to provide personally identifiable information when you make reports, your reports are entirely anonymous and STOPit has no way to determine your identity.
However, if a user of the STOPit App chooses to provide identifying information in an incident report, then STOPit may need to disclose such information to law enforcement or others if required to do so by applicable law.
When a school, workplace or other group subscribes to STOPit, we provide them with a set of tools we call STOPit Admin to receive, review and manage reports. Each school, workplace or other group can setup user accounts in STOPit Admin for the individual(s) who will manage reports. And, all STOPit Admin users for a particular organization have access to all the reports and information related to that organization, including any data you may create in STOPit Admin, if you are a user of the toolset.
If you are a STOPit Admin user, your organization may provide us with your name, e-mail address, unique identifier in your organization or other contact information, such as telephone number(s), or we may ask you to enter and maintain such information. We may use your e-mail address or wireless telephone number to send you STOPit notifications via e-mail or text message, including messages that we may send using automated means.
Automated Information Collection on Our Apps & Websites
We may automatically collect certain information when you visit our websites or use our apps, such as your IP address; details about your browser, operating system and device/hardware; your general location, if available; the URL that referred you to one of our websites; your activities on our websites and apps; and other logging information, including the date and time of your visit and/or use of our websites or apps. We may use a variety of technologies for such data collection, including logs, and on our websites, we may use web beacons, clear GIFs, cookies and others.
Your browser, or other software, may allow you to reject or remove cookies, but if you do so, some features of our websites may not work properly, and we may not be able to immediately recognize you the next time that you visit.
Website Analytics Services & Do-Not-Track
We may use third-party website analytics services on our websites, including www.stopitsolutions.com, and these services may track details about your online activities over time and across different websites. These services help us to improve our websites, products and offers. While we do not engage in such practices, these services may allow others to provide you with targeted ads or content that you may be interested in based on your online activities. If you would like to learn more about targeted ads and consumer choice, you may wish to visit the Digital Advertising Alliance.
We perform analytics on the reports made through our STOPit app, see STOPit Analytics & How We Use Information from Reports, but these are different than general website analytics services, and any service providers who assist us with our operations are obligated to protect the privacy of your information.
Our websites do not respond to, or take any specific action in connection with the receipt of, Do-Not-Track signals or other similar mechanisms regarding the collection of information about an individual’s online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services.
How We Use the Information That We Collect
STOPit Analytics & How We Use Information from Reports
We may de-identify and aggregate information about you and your incident reports, or your other use of our websites and apps, with others information to help us operate and manage our websites and apps, and to further our mission and objectives, as well as to inform the schools, workplaces and other groups that support and use STOPit.
How and When We Share Information with Others
Further, we may share de-identified and aggregated information about users and incident reports with others to further our mission and objectives, as well as to inform the schools, workplaces and other groups that support and use STOPit.
We also reserve the right to share the information that we collect with any successor organization in the event of a merger, consolidation, transfer of our assets or other change in our organization.
Your Choices and Updating Your Information, including Deleting Your Information & Account
We strive to provide you with reasonable choices regarding your personal information. If you are a STOPit Admin user, you may send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to (a copy of) your personal information, to ask us to make corrections, or request that we delete any personal information that you have provided to us. Upon such request from you or your organization, we will delete your access and account information, but your school, workplace or other group will still have access to any data you may have created using STOPit Admin.
STOPit sends marketing e-mail messages only as permitted by law. You also may opt out of having us send you e-mail messages for promotional purposes. To opt-out, you may either use the unsubscribe instructions listed on such e-mail messages, or you may send us an e-mail stating your preferences at email@example.com. If you opt-out of promotional e-mail messages, we may still send you messages regarding your account or our operations or your use of our websites and apps.
Third Party Sites, Services & Social Media
Our websites and apps may include links to third party websites or other online services. We are not responsible for these other sites and services, and they may collect and use information about you. Our websites, such as www.stopitsolutions.com, may also include social media features from third parties that allow you to interact with online services, like Facebook, You Tube, Twitter and others. If you use these features, then we may share information about you with those third parties, and they may collect additional information from you. In all these cases, you should review the privacy policies for such third party services to understand how they collect and use information, before you use them.
How We Protect Your Information
We use commercially reasonable and industry standard security technologies and safeguards to protect the information that we collect and use. For example, when you send information to us, we use secure communications. We also use administrative, physical and technical safeguards to secure and maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our websites and apps. We require our service providers to protect your information and our online services in the same manner.
Keep in mind that the security of your information also depends on you. Always protect your phone or other device, and consider the security of their devices and e-mail accounts before sharing reports. STOPit Admin users should never share their password with anyone else, and you should change your password immediately and notify us promptly if you believe it has been compromised.
Information Transferred to the United States
Our offices and our websites and online services, including those that support our apps, are located and operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that the information that we collect from you will be transferred to and processed, stored and used in the United States, and is subject to United States law.
Privacy Rights of California Residents
If you are a resident of California, please note that under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal customer information we share with third parties or corporate affiliates for those third parties or corporate affiliates’ direct marketing purposes. That notice will identify the categories of information shared with third parties and used for direct marketing purposes and the name and address of the third parties that received such personal information. If you are a California resident and want a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to our address that appears below. In your request, please specify that you want a California Privacy Rights Notice. Please allow 30 days for a response.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you would like to review the personal information that we hold about you, or if you have any questions about our policies, our websites and apps, or how we collect, use and disclose information, using the information below:
ATTN: Privacy Office
1420 U.S. Hwy 206
Bedminster, New Jersey 07921
Effective Date: 09/07/2016
At STOPit, we are committed to protecting children and one way we do that is by complying with applicable children’s privacy laws. For residents of the United States, we protect children under the age of 13 as required by the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and its regulations. If you would like to learn more about COPPA, please see OnGuard Online or the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) COPPA FAQs. To review guidance issued by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada with respect to children’s privacy, please see “Collecting from kids? Ten tips for services aimed at children and youth.”
Information Practices Regarding Children Under 13
Our general websites, including www.stopitsolutions.com, and our STOPit Admin toolset are not intended for use by children under the age of 13, and we will not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 through those websites or through STOPit Admin. If you believe that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 on one of our general purpose websites, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The STOPit application (“app”) (including its browser-based version) may be used by children under the age of 13, but STOPit never requests, prompts, or encourages children to submit their personal information to STOPit. Although children may choose to voluntarily include personal information in an incident report made through the STOPit app, STOPit has no control over this.
Your child’s school has chosen to make STOPit available to its students. As is permitted under COPPA regulations, a school will provide children with access to the STOPit app and on the basis of the school’s authorization, STOPit presumes the school has obtained any requisite parental consent. We urge parents to contact their child’s school to learn more about how the school uses STOPit and the data we provide them, as well as details regarding other software and online services the school uses. You can learn more about COPPA and schools from the FTC at this link.
Certain information may automatically be collected when your child uses the STOPit app, such as: IP address; browser type; operating system and device/hardware; general location, if available; and other logging information, including the date and time of reports made through the STOPit app.
Reports submitted by users through the STOPit app are designed to be anonymous. When your child makes a report, we will collect the information that your child provides and transmit the report to your child’s school, which sees only that the report was made by an “anonymous user.” In the same way, if your child uses STOPit MESSENGER, which is designed to allow anonymous direct interaction with the school, STOPit will only tell the school that the communication came from an “anonymous user.” As noted, your child may choose to voluntarily provide information in a report (or while using STOPit MESSENGER) that may allow their school to identify them, but STOPit never requests, prompts, or encourages children to submit their personal information as part of a report or while using STOPit MESSENGER.
We may de-identify and aggregate information about your child’s incident reports with others’ information to: help us operate and manage our app; to further our mission and objectives; and to inform your child’s school or other groups that support and use STOPit.
Parents’ Rights & Choices
As noted, STOPit never requests, prompts, or encourages children to submit their personal information to STOPit. Your child chooses how much and what kind of information to include in reports they make through the app.
Because of functionality of the STOPit app, and particularly because reports submitted through the app are designed to be anonymous, parents may not be able to review or have deleted their child’s personal information through STOPit directly. To the extent a child has submitted personal information as part of a report, parents may review that information through the school, who has received the student’s report. As a parent, you can refuse to permit further collection or use of your child’s information.
If you would like to exercise your parental rights, or have any questions regarding your child’s use of STOPit, we urge you to first contact officials at your child’s school, which has provided your child with access to STOPit, and we may direct you to them. You may also contact us using the contact information below.
If your child’s school provides the STOPit application for your child’s use, we urge you to contact school officials regarding how data is collected, used, shared and managed, or if you would like to access, correct or delete information regarding your child.
You may also contact us using the following information:
ATTN: Privacy Office
101 Crawfords Corner Road, Suite 4-105R
Holmdel, New Jersey 07733