Privacy Policy

Sway Group LLC (“Sway”) respects your privacy. This privacy statement (“Privacy Statement”) applies to the treatment of personally identifiable information submitted by, or otherwise obtained from, you in connection with all of the products, services, widgets and websites, including iSway, offered by Sway (“Services”). The Services are provided by Sway and may be provided by Sway on behalf of a Sway licensor or partner (“Services Partner”). By using or otherwise accessing the Services, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with this Statement, please do not use our Services. This policy applies to the following websites administered by Sway:

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES SWAY COLLECT?

In order to best provide our full range of Services, we collect the following types of information from our users.

Personal Information You Provide to Us:
We may receive and store any information you voluntarily submit to the Services, such as name and email for subscription to newsletters or leaving comments on blog posts. (or otherwise authorize us to obtain - such as, from (for example) your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube accounts).

We create your profile for your use of the Services based upon the information you voluntarily provide. The types of personal information collected may include:

  • your full name
  • email address
  • street address
  • gender
  • birth year
  • business type (sole proprietorship, LLC, corporation, etc.)
  • IP address
  • browser information
  • username
  • your social networks/data (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)
  • family demographic information (gender of children and birthdates, ethnicity, pets, etc.)
  • the content of your emails, messages and other correspondence with us, and
  • any other information necessary for us to provide the Services.

Personal Information Collected Automatically:

We receive and store certain types of usage related information whenever you interact with our Services. For example, Sway may automatically receive and record information regarding your computer’s IP address, browser information, Facebook user ID, Facebook Page fan status, and URLs accessed. Such information may be shared with our partners and for general marketing purposes.

Sway utilizes cookies, which are small files stored on your browser, on the Services to help identify users and remember user preferences. Cookies may also track site activity and display of advertisements. No personally identifiable information is stored within these cookies. If you would like to opt-out of the use of cookies, review the settings on your browser.

Sway uses Google Analytics to track statistics regarding our audience and Website traffic. No personally identifiable information is transferred from the Website to Google Analytics. For more information on Google's Analytics privacy policies, please visit this site. 

Sway also uses WSAnalaytics and SimpleReach Analytics to track statistics regarding our audience and Website traffic. No personally identifiable information is transferred from the Website to these analytics services.

HOW DOES SWAY USE THE INFORMATION IT COLLECTS?

Sway uses the information described in this Privacy Statement (i) internally, to analyze, develop and improve its products and services, (ii) to improve and support our marketing efforts, (iii) to display content based on your interests, (iv) to send you communications, (v) to respond to your questions and concerns, and (vi) as set forth below in the “Will Sway Share any of the Personal Information it Collects” section below.

SERVICES PARTNER TREATMENT OF PERSONAL INFORMATION. 

Sway may provide personal information to an applicable Services Partner. The Services Partner’s use of your personal information is subject to the Services Partner’s separate privacy policy – and not this Privacy Statement.

WILL SWAY SHARE ANY OF THE PERSONAL INFORMATION IT COLLECTS? 

Personal information about our users is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your personal information to anyone (with the exception of sharing your information with an applicable Services Partner – see the “Services Partner Treatment” section above). We share your personal information only as described below.

Services Partners: We will share your personal information with an applicable Services Partner (see the “Services Partner Treatment” section above).

Agents: We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, Sway’s agents do not have any right to use personal information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. You hereby consent to our sharing of personal information for the above purposes.

Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that are transferred. Moreover, if Sway, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Sway goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Sway may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Protection of Sway and Others: We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with the law; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Sway, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

With Your Consent: Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your personal information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.

CHOICES FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You can decline to submit personal information to any of our Services at any time, in which case Sway may not be able to provide those Services to you. You may request deletion of your personal information by Sway by sending an email to swaylegal@swaygroupllc.com, but please note that we may be required (by law or otherwise) to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements.) When we delete the account information, it will be deleted from the active database but it may remain in our archives.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some Sway features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

CONDITIONS OF USE.

If you decide to use or otherwise access the Services, your use/access and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Statement and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of Illinois state law.

THIRD PARTY SERVICES/WEBSITES. 

The Services may permit you to link to other Services or websites. Such third party Services/websites are not under Sway’s control, and such links do not constitute an endorsement by Sway of those other Services/websites or the services offered through them. The privacy and security practices of such third party Services/websites linked to the Services are not covered by this Privacy Statement, and Sway is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of such websites.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION CAN I ACCESS? 

Sway allows you to access the information in your iSway profile for the purpose of viewing, and in most situations, updating that information. This list may change in the event the Services change. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete and current, but we depend on you to update or correct your personal information whenever necessary.

CAN CHILDREN USE THE SERVICES? 

Our site and the Services available through Sway are not intended for children under the age of 13. Sway does not knowingly or specifically collect information about children under the age of 13 and believes that children of any age should get their parents’ consent before giving out any personal information.

SECURITY.

The security of your personal information is important to us. We use commercially reasonable safeguards to protect your personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, you can contact us at swaylegal@swaygroupllc.com.

Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, Sway transfers personal information to the United States and processes it there. Your consent to this Privacy Statement followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT. 

Sway may amend this Privacy Statement from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Statement in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes in the way we use personal information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on our Website or sending you an email. Users are bound by any changes to the Privacy Statement when he or she uses or otherwise accesses the Services after such changes have been first posted.

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy on our Website, please send us a detailed message at swaylegal@swaygroupllc.com. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.

Effective Date: May 2, 2016