Privacy Policy

SCALE San Diego ("SCALE", "We") knows that you take your privacy seriously. We do, too. We are committed to giving you transparency of our privacy practices. To that end, we have developed this Privacy Policy, which describes the data we collect, how we use it, with whom we share it, and your choices regarding your data:

This Privacy Policy covers SCALE's treatment of personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") and other data that SCALE gathers when you are accessing SCALE's Services. You can control how certain information is used and shared through our Services as described below.

What Personal Information does SCALE collect?

  • Personal Information You Provide to Us: We receive and store information you enter on our Services or provide to us in any other way. The types of Personal Information collected may include your name and email address. The Personal Information you provide is used for such purposes as allowing us to contact you with important information and updates. We may also draw upon this Personal Information in order to adapt the Services of our community to your needs, to research the effectiveness of our network and Services, and to develop new tools for the community.
  • Children under 13: The Services are not directed to individuals who are younger than 13 years old.
  • Information Collected Automatically: When you use the Services, SCALE automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser or mobile platform, including your location, IP address, browser type, operating information, mobile carrier, device and application IDs, cookie information, information regarding your use of our Services and the page you requested. We treat this data as non-Personal Information, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. Unless otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, SCALE only uses this data in aggregate or anonymous form. We may provide aggregate or anonymous information to our partners about how our users, collectively, use our Services, so that our partners may also understand how often people use their services and our Services.
  • Information We Receive from Third Parties: We receive and store information from third parties that interact in some way with the Services or that provide services to us in connection with the Services, including through services, websites and applications offered to us by way of a third party application programming interface ("API") or software development kit ("SDK"). For example, you may choose to use third party services, websites or apps that share your Personal Information, activities and/or content with SCALE. For example, if SCALE receives information about a user of third party services, websites and apps that integrate our API or SDK and SCALE determines that user is a user of the Services, SCALE will combine that information into the user's Services account. Please read the privacy policy of any such app so that you understand its sharing practices.

Email Communications

By providing your email address to us, you expressly consent to receive emails from us, where permitted by law. We may use email to communicate with you, to send information that you have requested or to send information about other products or services developed or provided by us or our partners. If you have a Services account and do not want to receive commercial email or other mail from us, please indicate your preference by making a modification on your account settings page or through the 'settings' tab on our website once you're logged into the Services. Please note that if you do not want to receive legal notices from us, such as notices regarding this Privacy Policy, those legal notices will still govern your use of the Services, and you are responsible for reviewing such legal notices for changes. We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from SCALE if your computer supports this type of program. SCALE uses this confirmation to help us make emails more interesting and helpful and improve our service.

What about Cookies and Similar Technologies?

We and our agents use technologies like cookies, pixels, and local storage (like on your browser or device, which is similar to a cookie but holds more information) and identifiers (including identifiers supplied by your browser or device or by app platform companies) on our website and in our emails to provide you with a range of products and services. You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools. By continuing to use our Services through your computer or mobile device, you consent to our use of cookies, pixels and local storage in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We may work with advertisers or other partners and advertising service providers to serve ads to you on our Services that may be relevant to you based on your inferred interests, interaction with our Services or location.

In connection with the foregoing, we, and our partners, receive information through our Services, unaffiliated websites and apps and through various advertising exchanges, platforms and ad networks, including by bidding on advertising inventory on unaffiliated sites and apps directly or by working with other partners and advertising service providers. This information may include information about your activity on the Services or on unaffiliated websites and apps, including information received from a web browser, operating system, or device (including such things as the web address of a web page visited, the address of the referring or exit web pages, and the data and time of those visits; information about the browser type and browser settings; information about the operating system, device model, and carrier; location information; IP addresses; mobile device and advertising identifiers such as Apple IDFA or Google Advertising ID; and cookie information, pixel or other similar technology).

We combine the information described above with additional demographic, location and other interest-based segment data, along with cookie information, from third parties to provide services to our customers such as tools to enable the display of targeted advertisements to users, including across a user's devices, and tools to allow them to understand the effectiveness of advertising campaigns (e.g., we use the information we receive to determine the probability that a desktop web cookie and a mobile device belong to the same user and may use this information to provide advertising, analytics or other services). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, we will retain and use the information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

At this time we honor web browser Do Not Track ("DNT") signals or similar mechanisms.

We adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance's Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising.

Will there be changes to this Privacy Policy?

SCALE may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make material changes in the way we use Personal Information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on our website or sending you an email.