What information SlideshowGo collects and why
Categories of personal information
"User Personal Information" is any personal information about one of our users which could, alone or together with other information, personally identify them. Information such as a user name and password, an email address, a real name, and a photograph are examples of “User Personal Information.” User Personal Information includes Personal Data as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation.
"Technical Information" may include information we collect from website browsers, such as web server logs, or other log information, such as User session or activity logs. Technical Information may be connected to User Personal Information such as a username or an email address, or to other potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
User Personal Information does not include aggregated, non-personally identifying information. We may use aggregated, non-personally identifying information to operate, analyze, improve, and optimize our website and service.
Information from users with accounts
If you create an account, we require some basic information at the time of account creation. You will create your own user name and password, and we will ask you for a valid email address. You also have the option to give us more information if you want to, and this may include "User Personal Information."
Information from website browsers
If you're just browsing the website, we collect the same basic information that most websites collect. We use common internet technologies, such as cookies and web server logs, to collect Technical Information. This is stuff we collect from everybody, whether they have an account or not.
The information we collect about all visitors to our website includes the visitor’s browser type, language preference, referring site, additional websites requested, and the date and time of each visitor request. We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
Why we collect this information
We need your User Personal Information to create your account, and to provide the services you request, including to provide the SlideshowGo service or to respond to support requests.
We use your User Personal Information, specifically your user name, to identify you on SlideshowGo.
We will use your email address to communicate with you, if you've said that's okay. Please see our section on email communication for more information.
We collect Technical Information to better understand how our website visitors use SlideshowGo, and to monitor and protect the security of the website.
We use your User Personal Information and Technical Information for internal purposes, such as to maintain logs for security reasons, for training purposes, and for legal documentation and compliance.
We limit our use of your User Personal Information to the purposes listed in this Privacy Statement.
Our legal basis for processing information
Under certain international laws (including GDPR), SlideshowGo is required to notify you about the legal basis on which we process User Personal Information. SlideshowGo processes User Personal Information on the following legal bases:
When you create a SlideshowGo account, you provide your name and an email address. We require those data elements for you to enter into the Terms of Service agreement with us, and we process those elements on the basis of performing that contract. We also process your user name and email address on other bases. SlideshowGo does not collect or process a credit card number, but our third-party payment processor does.
Generally, the remainder of the processing of personal information we perform is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests. For example, for legal compliance purposes or to maintain ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of SlideshowGo's systems, website, and service, we must keep logs of Technical Information; and, in order to respond to legal process, we are required to keep records of users who have sent and received DMCA takedown notices.
If you would like to request erasure of data we process on the basis of consent or object to our processing of personal information, please use our Privacy Statement.
What information SlideshowGo does not collect
We do not intentionally collect sensitive personal information, such as social security numbers, genetic data, health information, or religious information. Although SlideshowGo does not request or intentionally collect any sensitive personal information, we realize that you might store this kind of information in your account, such as in images. If you store any sensitive personal information on our servers, you are responsible for complying with any regulatory controls regarding that data.
If you're a child under the age of 13, you may not have an account on SlideshowGo. SlideshowGo does not knowingly collect information from or direct any of our content specifically to children under 13. If we learn or have reason to suspect that you are a user who is under the age of 13, we will close your account. Please see our Terms of Service for information about account termination. Other countries may have different minimum age limits, and if you are below the minimum age for providing consent for data collection in your country, you may not use SlideshowGo without obtaining your parents' or legal guardians' consent.
SlideshowGo employees do not access your gallery images unless required to for security reasons, to assist the account owner with a support matter, or to maintain the integrity of the service. Our Terms of Service provides more details.
How we share the information we collect
We do not share, sell, rent, or trade User Personal Information with third parties for their commercial purposes.
We do not host advertising on SlideshowGo. We may occasionally embed content from third party sites, such as YouTube, and that content may include ads. While we try to minimize the amount of ads our embedded content contains, we can't always control what third parties show. Any advertisements on individual SlideshowGo Pages are not sponsored by, or tracked by, SlideshowGo.
We do not disclose User Personal Information outside SlideshowGo, except in the situations listed in this section or in the section below on Compelled Disclosure.
We do share certain aggregated, non-personally identifying information with others about how our users, collectively, use SlideshowGo, or how our users respond to our other offerings. For example, we may compile statistics on the usage of our platform. However, we do not sell this information to advertisers or marketers.
We do share User Personal Information with a limited number of third party vendors who process it on our behalf to provide or improve our service, and who have agreed to privacy restrictions similar to our own Privacy Statement by signing data protection agreements. Our vendors perform services such as payment processing, customer support ticketing, network data transmission, and other similar services. While SlideshowGo processes all User Personal Information in the United States, our third party vendors may process data outside of the United States or the European Union. If you would like to know who our third party vendors are, please contact us.
We do share aggregated, non-personally identifying information with third parties. For example, in the event of a security incident, we may share the number of times a particular file was accessed.
We may share User Personal Information if we are involved in a merger, sale, or acquisition. If any such change of ownership happens, we will ensure that it is under terms that preserve the confidentiality of User Personal Information, and we will notify you on our website or by email before any transfer of your User Personal Information. The organization receiving any User Personal Information will have to honor any promises we have made in our Privacy Statement or in our Terms of Service.
How you can access and control the information we collect
If you're already a SlideshowGo user, you may access, update, alter, or delete your basic user profile information by editing your user profile or contacting [email protected]
. You can control the information we collect about you by limiting what information is in your profile, by updating out of date information, or by contacting [email protected]
Data retention and deletion of data
Generally, SlideshowGo will retain User Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services.
We may retain certain User Personal Information indefinitely, unless you delete it or request its deletion. For example, we don’t automatically delete inactive user accounts, so unless you choose to delete your account, we will retain your account information indefinitely.
If you would like to cancel your account or delete your User Personal Information, you may do so by contact [email protected]
. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, but barring legal requirements, we will delete your full profile (within reason) within 90 days. You may contact [email protected]
to request the erasure of the data we process on the basis of consent within 30 days.
Upon request, we can provide details on the cookies we set, the needs we have for those cookies, and the types of cookies they are (temporary or permanent). We can also provide information on our third party analytics providers and subprocessors, and details exactly which parts of our website we permit them to track upon request.
Tracking and analytics
We use a number of third party analytics and service providers to help us evaluate our users' use of SlideshowGo; compile statistical reports on activity; and improve our content and website performance. We only use these third party analytics providers on certain areas of our website, and all of them have signed data protection agreements with us that limit the type of personal information they can collect and the purpose for which they can process the information. In addition, we use our own internal analytics software to provide features and improve our content and performance.
How SlideshowGo secures your information
SlideshowGo takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect User Personal Information from unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction; maintain data accuracy; and help ensure the appropriate use of User Personal Information.
- aligns with industry recognized frameworks;
- includes security safeguards reasonably designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, availability, and resilience of our users' data;
- is appropriate to the nature, size, and complexity of SlideshowGo’s business operations;
- complies with applicable information security related laws and regulations in the geographic regions where SlideshowGo does business.
In the event of a data breach that affects your User Personal Information, we will act promptly to mitigate the impact of a breach and notify any affected users.
Transmission of data on SlideshowGo is encrypted using SSH, HTTPS, and SSL/TLS. While our data is not encrypted at rest, we utilitize top-tier data centers with excellent physical and network security, and when data is stored with a third party storage provider, it is encrypted.
No method of transmission, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
SlideshowGo's global privacy practices
We store and process the information that we collect in the United States in accordance with this Privacy Statement (our subprocessors may store and process data outside the United States). However, we understand that we have users from different countries and regions with different privacy expectations, and we try to meet those needs even when the United States does not have the same privacy framework as other countries'.
We provide a high standard of privacy protection — as described in this Privacy Statement — to all our users around the world, regardless of their country of origin or location, and we are proud of the levels of notice, choice, accountability, security, data integrity, access, and recourse we provide. We work hard to comply with the applicable data privacy laws wherever we do business.
- SlideshowGo provides clear methods of unambiguous, informed consent at the time of data collection, when we do collect your personal information using consent as a basis.
- We collect only the minimum amount of personal information necessary for our purposes, unless you choose to provide more. We encourage you to only give us the amount of data you are comfortable sharing.
- We offer you simple methods of accessing, correcting, or deleting the User Personal Information we have collected.
- We provide our users notice, choice, accountability, security, and access, and we limit the purpose for processing.
How we respond to compelled disclosure
SlideshowGo may disclose personally-identifying information or other information we collect about you to law enforcement in response to a valid subpoena, court order, warrant, or similar government order, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our property or rights, or those of third parties or the public at large.
In complying with court orders and similar legal processes, SlideshowGo strives for transparency. When permitted, we will make a reasonable effort to notify users of any disclosure of their information, unless we are prohibited by law or court order from doing so, or in rare, exigent circumstances.
How we, and others, communicate with you
We will use your email address to communicate with you, if you've said that's okay, and only for the reasons you’ve said that’s okay. For example, if you contact our Support team with a request, we will respond to you via email. You have a lot of control over how your email address is used and shared on and through SlideshowGo. You may manage your communication preferences in your user profile.
Depending on your email settings, SlideshowGo may occasionally send notification emails about changes, new features, requests for feedback, important policy changes, or offer customer support. We also send marketing emails, based on your choices and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. There's an unsubscribe link located at the bottom of each of the marketing emails we send you. Please note that you can not opt out of receiving important communications from us, such as emails from our Support team or system emails.
Our emails might contain a pixel tag, which is a small, clear image that can tell us whether or not you have opened an email and what your IP address is. We use this pixel tag to make our email more effective for you and to make sure we’re not sending you unwanted email.
If you have concerns about the way SlideshowGo is handling your User Personal Information, please let us know immediately. We want to help. You may email us directly at [email protected]
with the subject line "Privacy Concerns." We will respond promptly — within 45 days at the latest.