When it comes to collecting, storing, and processing your data, Datacy treats your data the way we would want our own data to be treated. This can be broken down into the following principles:
Datacy puts you in charge of your data by giving you the tools to manage it, the power to control who uses it, and the opportunity to earn money every time you share it. By using the Datacy browser extension, linking existing data sources to Datacy, answering questions, or simply interacting with our products, you empower Datacy algorithms to work on your behalf to draw valuable insights and analytics from your data that you can share with participating Businesses for a reward.
By joining and participating in the Services, you are providing your consent to Datacy and the Businesses you choose to share your data with (defined below) to utilize your data as described herein.
The Services provided through the Platform allows you to determine what data you would like to share and be included in the compensation for the sale of your data to various third parties, including, but not limited to, brands, financial institutions, market researchers, and data management platforms (collectively, the “Businesses”) in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.
Datacy provides Services directly to you as the owner of the data by providing you with a medium to exchange your data with the Businesses through the Platform. The Businesses we partner with generally use your data for market research, product development, and to better understand consumer perceptions and behaviors.
Datacy is committed to safeguarding the data you collect, manage and share through our Platform. We have implemented industry-standard security procedures to protect the storage and disclosure of the data we process, including encryption in transit and at rest. No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure; therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee absolute security.
To the extent that our processing of your data is subject to certain international laws (including, but not limited to, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)), Datacy is required to notify you about the legal basis on which we process User Personal Information. Datacy processes User Personal Information on the following legal bases:
Datacy shares information with trusted third-party vendors who may help us to manage the Websites and our Platform (e.g., cloud hosting services). These third-party vendors are prohibited via written contract from using the information for purposes other than performing services for Datacy.
Datacy may be required to disclose your information to third parties when obligated to do so by law and to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected, or actual prohibited activities, including transfer, reasonably intended to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, including but not limited to fraud and situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person.
Your data is licensed by Datacy to Businesses - only with your explicit consent - at fair market value, and in turn, a portion of this revenue is given to you. We license your data on your behalf whenever a Business subscribes to get insights into your data. All transactions are made with your explicit permission and in accordance with the terms, you set. Our Platform gives you full visibility over who is subscribing to your data and for what purpose, including a right to restrict any Business you do not want to share your data with. Before any sale, all data is stripped of any association with personally identifiable information and aggregated to preserve your anonymity and privacy.
Datacy is built to give you visibility, control, and ownership over your data. Through your Datacy account you can:
If you need help in exercising any of these rights, please get in touch with us at [email protected]
If you have a complaint, please contact us and we’ll do our best to fix the problem. If you’re still not happy, you can refer your complaint to your relevant national data regulation authority.