Privacy Statement

Privacy Policy for SiMPLIdeas.com Effective 03152021

Your privacy is important to us. We want to make your experience on the Internet as enjoyable and rewarding as possible, and we want you to use the Internet's vast array of information, tools, and opportunities with complete confidence.

We have created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy and security. This Privacy Policy describes how our company and how its websites collect information from all end users of our Internet services, social media, platforms, systems, methods, and apps (individually and collectively the "Services"). This Privacy Policy is also referred to in our Terms of Service, please read that document as well before accepting our Agreement to use these Services.

Those who access some of our Services are called Users or Members (herein “User or Users”). Users may be authorized by this SiMPLIdeas.com (also SiMPLPlatform.com; SiMPLInnovations.com; BlueprintsLab.com; IOS or Android Apps; we; us; or collectively the “Platform”), according to the Terms of Use, or by a Source as defined in our Simulator on SiMPLPlatform.com by the Terms of Use.  

Personal Information We Collect and How It Is Used. The Platform, according to our Terms of Service, collects information in different ways from Users who access the various parts of our Platform and its Services including related third-party websites, APIs, and apps accessible through our Service. We use this information primarily to provide a customized experience as you use our Services, and generally, do not share this information with outside third parties. However, we may disclose personal information collected if we have received your permission beforehand or in very special circumstances, such as when we believe that such disclosure is required by law or other special cases described below.

Registration: Users may be asked to provide certain personal information when they sign up for our Services including name, address, telephone number, social media identification, email, and the type of personal computer being used to access the Services. The personal information collected from Users during the registration process is used to manage each User's account.  We do not store credit card information. This information is not shared with third parties, unless specifically stated otherwise or in special circumstances. However, in instances where this Platform and a third-party jointly offer Services, we may provide the third party certain personal information, such as the name, address, email, and username of persons who subscribed to the Services as a result of the joint activity for the sole purpose of allowing us and the third-party to assess the results of the activity. In this instance, personal information may not be used by the third party for any other purpose beyond our control and subject to their Privacy Policy which we do not control.

We may also generate non-identifying and aggregate profiles from personal information Users provide during registration (such as the total number, but not the names, of Users). As explained in more detail below, we may use this aggregated and non-identifying information that appear on the Services. Additionally, third parties may have advertisements or co-branded Web Pages that are cosponsored by an affiliate, independent contractor seller, or non-affiliated partner. Our company may share non-identifying and aggregate information (except as described above), but not personal information, with such third parties as a condition of offering their services to our Users.

Online Shopping: At some Websites, etc. you can purchase products and services or register to receive materials, such as a newsletter, catalog or new product and service updates. In many cases, you may be asked to provide contact information, such as your name, address, email address, phone number, and credit/debit card information. If you complete an order for someone else, sent directly to a recipient, you may be asked to provide information about the recipient, such as the recipient's name, address, and phone number. We have no control over the third parties' use of any personal information you provide when placing such an order. Please exercise a reasonable standard of care when doing so. If you order Services or products directly from us, we will use the personal information you provide only to process that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order or otherwise stated herein.

Online Advertisements: Some Websites, etc. may display our online advertisements. In those cases, we may share aggregated and non-identifying information about our Users collected through the registration process as well as through online surveys and promotions with these advertisers. Additionally, in some instances, we use this aggregated and non-identifying information to deliver tailored advertisements. For instance, an advertiser or joint venture company tells us the audience they want to reach and provides us an advertisement tailored to the audience. Based upon the aggregated and non-identifying information we have collected; we may then display or send the advertisement to the intended audience. Our company does not share personal information about its Users with these advertisers or joint venture companies, except as otherwise stated herein.

Responses to Email Inquiries: When Users send email inquiries to our company, the return email address is used to answer the email inquiry we receive. Our company does not use the return email address for any other purpose and does not share the return email address with any third party unless the sender of that email is one of our Users, then we follow this Privacy Policy.

Voluntary Surveys: We may periodically conduct both business and individual Users for surveys. We encourage our Users to participate in these surveys because they provide us with important information that helps us to improve the types of products and services we offer and how we provide Services to you. Your personal information and responses will remain strictly confidential, even if the survey is conducted by a third party. Participation in our surveys is voluntary. We may take the information we receive from individuals responding to our surveys and combine (or aggregate) it with the responses of others we may have, to create broader, generic responses to the survey questions (such as gender, age, residence, hobbies, education, employment, industry sector, or other demographic information). We then use the aggregated information to improve the quality of our Services to you, and to develop new products and services. This aggregated, non-personally identifying information may be shared with third parties. If you do not “opt out,” and by providing your personal information to us, you have “opt in” for purposes described herein. However, we may disclose personal information about Users, or information regarding your use of the Services or Web sites, APIs or apps accessible through our Services, for any reason if, in our sole discretion, we believe that it is reasonable to do so, including: credit agencies, collection agencies, merchant database agencies, law enforcement, or to satisfy laws, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Child Online Privacy Act, regulations, or governmental or legal requests for such information; to disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Acceptable Use Policy or Terms Of Service, or other user policies; to operate the Services properly; or to protect our company and our Users.

"Cookies" and How Our Company Uses Them. A "cookie" is a small data file that can be placed on your hard drive when you visit certain Websites. We may use cookies to collect, store, and sometimes track information for statistical purposes to improve the Services, products and services we provide and to manage our Platform and networks. If you are a User, we may use a cookie to save your settings and to provide customizable and personalized services. These cookies do not enable third parties to access any of your User information. Additionally, be aware that if you visit other Websites where you are prompted to log in or that are customizable, you may be required to accept cookies. Advertisers and partners may also use their own cookies. We do not control use of these cookies and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them.

Our Company Commitment to Children's Privacy. See our Terms of Service. Protecting children's privacy is especially important to us. It is our policy to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, or revisions thereof, and all other applicable laws. Therefore, we restrict our Website to persons eighteen (18) years or older. YOU MUST BE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OR OLDER TO ACCESS OUR PLATFORM. IF YOU ARE UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ACCESS THIS PLATFORM FOR ANY REASON. DUE TO THE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR USE OF THIS PLATFORM, NO INFORMATION OBTAINED BY THIS PLATFORM, FALLS WITHIN THE CHILD ONLINE PRIVACY ACT (COPA) AND IS NOT MONITORED AS DOING SO. 

Public Forums: Please remember that any information you may disclose in any User Directory, or other public areas, newsfeeds, groups, boards, etc. of our Websites, APIs, apps, or the Internet, becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these public areas.  DO NOT PLACE INFORMAITON ON THIS PLATFORM OR ANY INTERNET SERVICE YOU WOULD NOT WANT SHARED WITH AN EMPLOYER, FAMILY MEMBER OR NEWS OUTLET.  The first amendment to the U.S. Constitution is for ALL Users.

Our Company's Commitment to Data Security: Services and Websites, APIs, and apps we access have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our Platform, Websites, APIs, apps, network, and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third party "hackers" from illegally obtaining this information.  Buyer Beware – Use this and any other Internet service at your own risk.

Where to Direct Questions About Our Privacy Policy: If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices described herein, you may contact us through the contact information provided on the Platform.

Revisions to This Policy: Our Platform reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this Privacy Policy, our Terms Of Service agreement, and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner, by updating this posting and you relieve us of any right to have any other written or electronic notice.