What We Collect
In order for you to create an account on the BeeTheSwarm platform and use our services, we need to collect and process some information. Depending on your use of the Services, that may include:
information (including but not limited to your name, email, telephone number, date of birth, and country of residence) that you provide by completing registration on BeeTheSwarm, including if you register as a user of the Services, subscribe to our newsletters, upload or submit any material through BeeTheSwarm, or request any information;
your login and password details, in connection with the account sign-in process;
details of any requests or transactions you make through the Services;
information about your activity on and interaction with BeeTheSwarm, such as your IP address and the type of device or browser you use;
communications you send to us (for example, when you ask for support, send us questions or comments, or report a problem); and
information that you submit to BeeTheSwarm in the form of comments, contributions to discussions, or messages to other users.
This data will not be publicly displayed or revealed to other users:
any campaign funding payment information you provide
your password details
your IP address
your phone number
communications you send to us (for example, when you ask for support, send us questions or comments, or report a problem)
We don’t give your personal information to any third-party services, except when it’s necessary to provide BeeTheSwarm’s Services. When we share data with third-party services that support our delivery of the BeeTheSwarm Services, we require that they protect your personal information to the same standards we do.
We do reserve the right to disclose personal information when we believe that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with the law or law enforcement, to prevent fraud or abuse, or to protect BeeTheSwarm’s legal rights.
What’s Shared Only with Creators
When you support a campaign, the campaign’s creator will know only your account name and the number of bees you have donated.
Whenever your account name appears on the BeeTheSwarm leaderboard, people can click your account name to see your profile. The profile is not searchable on BeeTheSwarm or via search engines like Google. Here are some of the things that will be publicly viewable on your profile:
the account name
account picture (if you choose to add)
campaign categories you've supported and percentages of total campaign support
current number of Bees
total number of Bees donated towards campaign
Please note that campaign creators will be able to see a list of users (profile names) who have donated to their campaign along with how many bees each user has donated.
Uses of Your Personal Information
We will use the personal information you provide to:
identify you when you sign in to your account;
enable us to provide you with the Services;
administer your account with us;
enable us to contact you regarding any question you make through the Services;
analyze the use of the Services and the people visiting to improve our content and Services; and
use for other purposes that we may disclose to you when we request your information.
We take securing your data and preserving your privacy very seriously. We never post anything to your Facebook, Twitter, or other third-party accounts without your permission. We do not and will not sell your data.
Social Networking Integrations
We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. We try to keep emails to a minimum and give you the ability to opt out of any marketing communications we send.
We will send you email relating to your campaign funding, should your campaign reach the funding milestone.
We may send you service-related announcements on the rare occasions when it is necessary to do so.
BeeTheSwarm services include certain services that are available via a mobile device, including (i) the ability to upload content to the Services via a mobile device, (ii) the ability to browse the Platform and Services from a mobile device, and (iii) the ability to access certain features through an application downloaded and installed on a mobile device (collectively, the "Mobile Services"). To the extent you access the Services through a mobile device, your wireless service carrier's standard charges, data rates, and other fees may apply. In addition, downloading, installing, or using certain Mobile Services may be prohibited or restricted by your carrier, and not all Mobile Services may work with all carriers or devices. By using the Mobile Services, you agree that we may communicate with you regarding BeeTheSwarm by SMS, MMS, text message, or other electronic means to your mobile device and that certain information about your usage of the Mobile Services may be communicated to us. In the event you change or deactivate your mobile telephone number, you agree to promptly update your BeeTheSwarm account information to ensure that your messages are not sent to the person that acquires your old number.
To modify or delete the personal information you have provided to us, please log in and update your profile. We may retain certain information as required by law or for necessary business purposes.
On request, we will give you a copy of all the personal information about you that we hold. This information is subject to a fee not exceeding the prescribed fee permitted by law.
If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us.
Updated: February 2017