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privacy policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in United States privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect, or otherwise handle your PII in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from people who visit our website?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, or other details to help you with your experience.

In addition, any agreements (such as account registration, API key generation, etc.) which are construed as legal documents may also record your IP address, browser agent info, and timestamp of the agreement. That data will be retained as needed by Derwen, Inc.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a notification, fill out a form, or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, or use certain other site features, in the following ways:

How do we protect your information?

Do we use "cookies"?

Yes. Cookies are small files which a site or its service providers transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) enabiling the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to:

Through your browser settings, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. Since each browser may be different, refer to your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie settings.

If you turn cookies off, it may degrade the performance of your experience on this site, though it will not reduce your access to the publically available content.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, share, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information data.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. Therefore we have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these third-party sites.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It's also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.

Google

Google's advertising requirements can be summarized by Google's Advertising Principles, which are put in place to provide a positive experience for people using online resources.

We have not enabled Google Ads on our site, though we may do so in the future.

You can opt out of Google Analytics data collection by using the tools available here.

California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

CalOPPA is the first state law in the United States to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the US (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting PII from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. For more information, see: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission -- the consumer protection agency within the US -- enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online:

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

To be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have rights enforceable against those who use their data, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN-SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and specifies strict penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can contact us by following the instructions at the bottom of each message and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

do not track

We honor Do Not Track signals and thus we do not track, plant cookies, or use any targeted advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. DNT represents a complete and explicit opt out for any data collection or other stateful interactions.

By continuing to use this site with DNT you acknowledge that many services will no longer be available to you, and you agree to those terms.

For more details, please refer to our Do Not Track policy document.

security measures

This site implements an https-only approach, such that remote requests are transacted over encrypted communications (TLS) as much as possible. This helps to:

DNS, SMTP, HTTPS, and other services related to this site use cryptographically secured approaches. Similarly, we encourage all of our clients to employ encrypted methods for both email as well as text messaging and voice when communicating with us.

Overall, this site employs a range of contemporary security measures involving HTTP Strict Transport Security, certificates, symmetric keys, and public/private key encryption. In addition, our security measures receive periodic audits. For more information about these methods and more, please see the excellent article "Building web apps that respect a user's privacy and security" by Adam Scott.



website disclaimer

The content contained in this website is for general information purposes only. That information is provided by Derwen, Inc., and while we endeavor to keep this content up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Derwen, Inc. We have no control over the nature, content, and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation nor endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. Derwen, Inc., however takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Note that any automated processes or services (e.g., "crawlers") accessing this site, and its associated APIs and services, must observe the limitations defined by the Robot Exclusion Protocol, which we specify in the https://derwen.ai/robots.txt file.

licensed works

All product names, logos, and brands are property of their respective owners. Unless otherwise noted, all other works herein are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

By continuing to use the resources presented through this site -- even as an anonymous viewer of this site -- you agree to observe the rights asserted for these licensed works. Moreover, you agree that any automated processes or services accessing this site and any associated APIs or services also observe the obligations of their respective owners.

contacting us

If you have any questions regarding these policies, you may contact us using any of the following methods:

https://derwen.ai/contact
[email protected]
970 Gravenstein Highway South
Sebastopol, CA 95472 USA


personal obligations

Employees, contractors, and other representatives and associates of Derwen, Inc., including but not limited to clientele of this site, may not, under any circumstances, be compelled to:

Furthermore, the employees, contractors, and other representatives and associates of Derwen, Inc., including but not limited to clientele of this site, are not authorized to:

... unless specifically granted authorization for such actions by the Board of Directors of Derwen, Inc.

Moreover, the Employees of Derwen, Inc., per their work agreements and the laws of the State of California, have legal protections in the workplace against any and all requests for:

Any aggressions conducted by our clientele or their representatives, related to the prohibitions and restrictions listed above, will be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law.

code of conduct

We do not condone harassment or offensive behavior at our consulting engagements, nor at our events or discussion forums, whether those are held online or in-person.

We invite you to help us make each engagement or event organized by Derwen, Inc., a place which is welcoming and respectful to all participants regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, or national origin.

Examples of harassment include: offensive comments; verbal threats or demands; sexualized images in public spaces; intimidation; stalking; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of events or discussion forums; and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention. Harassment also includes slights and negative messages (both unintended and intentional) and other forms of microaggression, as well as advocating for, or encouraging, any of the offensive behaviors listed above.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately and may be expelled from an event without a refund and banned from future engagement at the discretion of Derwen, Inc.

Please bring any concerns to the immediate attention of our staff.

ethics and clientele

We reserve the right to refuse service. While some businesses espouse a belief such that the customer is always right, our business is defined by the integrity of our clientele. To that end, some expectations of civil behavior define minimum requirements for inclusion over and beyond simply engaging in transactions in commerce.

Conversely, per the ethical stance embraced by this business, exclusion may be based on attempted abuses of our resources, including: misogyny, racism, bullying, and other creepiness; abuse or aggression toward our staff or clientele; attempting to tamper with our site, APIs, or other resources; promoting righteous indignation in any form; technology scouts working on behalf of hostile states; proselytizing for religions based on sacred texts; engaging in cyberthreats, spam, trolling, or related actions; promoting a corporatist agenda; or advocating for, or encouraging, any of the behaviors listed above. Those activities are strictly forbidden here.

Accounts which get shutdown for ethical reasons will be fully refunded for their remaining balances. All associated data (excepting financial records and legal documents) will be purged immediately.

Meanwhile, our company has committed to engaging in ethical professional conduct which abides by the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct in all consulting engagements on behalf of our clientele.



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