Use of Personal/Anonymous Data
When you access the Site, purchase, download trial or evaluation versions, register for any associated products and/or services, or use the Software, we may collect Personal Data and Anonymous Data from you. We may also collect Personal Data and Anonymous Data when you send us information or communication. “Personal Data” means data that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example and without limitation, your name, phone number, physical address, credit card information, and email address for the purposes of recording the transaction when you access the Site or when you use any of the Software or any associated products and/or services. “Anonymous Data” refers to data about you that is not associated with, or linked to your Personal Data; Anonymous Data does not permit the identification of individual persons.
We may use Personal Data collected from you for the following general purposes: (1) to fulfill your requests for our Software; (2) to improve the Site and Software; (3) to contact you to resolve problems; (4) to send you information about the Software including confirmations, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages; (5) to communicate with you about products and services offered by us and our selected partners; (6) to engage with third-party service providers so that you can access and use the Software; and (7) to periodically conduct product and market research regarding your use of the Software. If and when we use a third-party payment processing merchant, third-party technical support provider, or third-party hosting provider, we ensure that the same privacy criteria, as defined herein, are in place with such third parties. We do not knowingly collect personal information from persons under the age of eighteen.
Sharing of Personal Data
We will never sell, trade, or rent any Personal Data to any third-party that we collect from you when you access the Site or use the Software.
In certain special cases, we may disclose Personal Data when we have reason to believe that disclosing such information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to you, or is otherwise injuring or interfering with our rights, property or operations, other users of the Software, or anyone who could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose your Personal Data and any Application Data when we believe the law requires it, or in response to any demand by law enforcement authorities in connection with criminal investigation, or civil or administrative authorities in connection with a pending civil case or administrative investigation.
If we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have engaged in conduct that might be considered unlawful, fraudulent, or might harm or damage the reputation or standing of Bastion Media Inc. with either the general public or with a business partner or potential business partner of Bastion Media Inc., we reserve the right to release your Personal Data to such persons or third parties, as we consider necessary, to prevent you from causing injury to, or otherwise injuring or interfering, now or in the future, with our rights, property or operations or otherwise the rights, property or operations of anyone which could be harmed by such conduct.
Third-Party Links. The Site and the Software may contain links to other third-party owned and/or operated websites and, where you request information from third-party providers, we may transfer you directly to the websites of such third-party providers. Bastion Media Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third-party websites. In some cases, you may be required to provide certain information to register or complete a transaction at such website. These third-party websites have separate privacy and data collection practices and Bastion Media Inc. has no responsibility or liability relating to them. We do not endorse, nor are we responsible for the accuracy of, the privacy policies and/or terms and conditions of such third-party website. These third-party entities are independent third parties and are not affiliated with Bastion Media Inc.
Third-Party Offers. Bastion Media Inc. may provide you with the opportunity to receive special offers, products and/or services from third parties. Where you indicate the desire to receive certain offers, products or services from a third party during the applicable information collection process, your Personal Data that was provided during that information collection process will be shared with the applicable third party so that such third party may provide their products and/or services to you so that you do not have to complete another information collection form to purchase or receive that product or service. Clicking on any third-party offers may add and place cookies from third-party affiliate marketers on your computer prior to directing you to the applicable advertiser’s site. Cookies from third-party affiliate marketers are used only for tracking and reporting purposes. No personally identifiable information is collected or stored by Bastion Media Inc. during this process.
Third Party Technology and Software. The Site or the Software may contain certain software technologies and services licensed from third-party providers. These third-party providers have separate privacy and data collection practices and policies, and Bastion Media Inc. has no responsibility or liability relating to them. We do not endorse, nor are we responsible for the accuracy of the terms and conditions of any third-party privacy policies. These third-party entities are independent third parties and are not affiliated with Bastion Media Inc.
How We Collect and Use Application Data
The Software may collect certain information from you including, but not limited to: User IP addresses, OS version, OS localization, version of the application, localization of the application, device, bug reports, etc. The Software obtains this information as a result of data being sent to our servers from our software “agent” embedded in the Software or on the website that you are accessing. The Software generates a globally unique identifier (“GUID”) that is stored on your computer to uniquely identify it. The GUID is a randomly generated number; it does not contain any Personal Data. The GUID is stored on your computer and sent with every report generated by the Software. The Software does not, and will not, collect any Personal Data from your computer(s) without your prior approval. Application Data we collect is primarily used to report application usage, improve the Software, and track the performance of various marketing initiatives. Application Data may also be used by Bastion Media Inc. to answer questions that customers have about their account.
Search Results History & Browsing History
When using the Software, the Software will collect and store data regarding your search results history and your browsing history. This data will be used to recommend and display any search results history and browsing history data in the Software’s auto-suggested search recommendations to enhance your browsing experience. Search history results and browsing history data will be collected and stored only on the device that the Software is installed on. Bastion Media Inc. does not store, nor will it collect, use, or transfer any search results history or any browsing history data collected by the Software and stored on your device. Previous search history results and browsing history data can be cleared manually within the Software’s settings, or to prevent the collection of your search history results and browsing history data, you can use the Software in private/incognito mode. Search results history and browsing history data only contain Anonymous Data and will not contain any Personal Data.
Google Account Authentication
Accounts are added to the Software using OAuth authentication. OAuth is a secure mechanism which gives the Software access to your Google account login data without letting us know your password. This token is valid during your use of the Software. If you remove an account, or uninstall the Software, you’ll be prompted to re-authorize the Software for each Google Account using OAuth.
We only use the authorization to provide you with the Software’s cross device profile syncing features. This information is local, and not stored on, or transmitted to, our servers.
Security of Data
Bastion Media Inc. is committed to protecting the security of any Application Data and Personal Data that is collected by Bastion Media Inc. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect any Application Data and Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Despite these measures, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Bastion Media Inc. cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with the collection and storage of any Application Data and Personal Data, including without limitation, any mistakes and security breaches that may happen. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect the Application Data and Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Bastion Media Inc.
305-31 Bastion Square
Victoria, BC, V8W 1J1, Canada