Privacy Policy

Last Updated September 13, 2022.

InspireMore values the privacy of those who use our website, products, and services and makes commercially reasonable efforts to protect it through compliance with this policy. This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices of InspireMore (“InspireMore,” “we,” “our” or “us”), which owns and operates the website, www.InspireMore.com (the “Site”). Your access to and use of the Site and services on this Site (collectively the “InspireMore Services”) are at all times subject to this policy, InspireMore’s Terms of Service found on the Site, and all applicable laws.

This privacy policy describes how and when InspireMore collects, uses, maintains, protects, and discloses information when you use InspireMore Services, including the types of information we may collect or the type of information you may provide when you visit our Site. InspireMore may receive your information through your mobile device, the Site, email notifications or other electronic messages, when you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services referencing this privacy policy, if any, or other similar or related interactions with InspireMore Services. Please read this privacy policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, including this privacy policy, your choice is not to use our Site. By accessing our Site, you agree to this privacy policy and consent to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure or other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. Regardless of which country you reside in or supply information from, you authorize InspireMore to use your information in the United States and any other country where InspireMore operates. This privacy policy may change from time to time and your continued use of this Site is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the privacy policy periodically for updates.

We value your comments about our privacy statement, privacy policy, and other policies and practices, and invite you to e-mail us with inquiries, suggestions and complaints at: [email protected]. Please read the following to learn more about what information we collect, what we do with that information, and how we may use your personal information.

Information Collected

How Information is Collected. To enhance your user experience and improve the InspireMore Services, InspireMore collects information about you from two sources: (i) information you affirmatively give to us; and (ii) information automatically collected when you use certain InspireMore Services. Third parties may also collect your information in connection with your use of InspireMore Services unless a user refuses to consent to the disclosure of information to third parties.

Information You Affirmatively Give Us. By using InspireMore Services, filling out forms or queries on our Site, subscribing to InspireMore Services, posting material, responding to requests for information, reporting problems with our Site, submitting material to us, corresponding with us, or requesting further services, you may provide us with personally identifiable information, which refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you, including information regarding your use of and activities on our Site that may be connected with or to you (collectively “Personal Information”). Personal Information that we collect may include, but is not limited to, your name, username, email address, and passwords, or such other personal identifiers by which you may be contacted online or offline. Personal Information may also include information you supply to us concerning your preferences, geographic location, and interests expressed through use of InspireMore Services. You also may provide information or Personal Information to be published or displayed (collectively “posted”) on public areas of the Site or transmitted to other users of the Site or to third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Site that may have access to your User Contributions or with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

Information Automatically Collected. We also collect information about you,  your visit, your equipment, your browsing actions, and patterns from the browser on your computer (via cookies and other tracking technologies as identified below) or mobile device  as you navigate through and interact with our Site and InspireMore Services including but not limited to the time and date you visit or use the InspireMore Services, your geographic location, IP address, operating system, browser type, device and equipment information, cookies, your internet connection, usage, traffic data, location data, logs, and the pages you request. This information does not identify you individually, but we use this information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track navigation of the Site, deliver relevant advertisements, and gather demographic information for aggregate use. The information we collect automatically is only statistical data and does not include personal information, but we may maintain or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways.

Additionally, we may aggregate information from multiple users without identifying individuals, such as geographic region, which we may share with our business partners (including third party service providers, advertisers, advertising networks and platforms, agencies, and distribution partners) to improve understanding of customer needs, estimate audience size and usage patterns, store information about preferences which may allow us to customize our Site according to your interests, provide relevant services, speed up searches, recognize you when you return to our Site, and provide more customized services.

By using InspireMore Services, you are giving InspireMore permission to collect, use, maintain, protect, and disclose both Personal Information and such other information consistent with this privacy policy.

Technologies we may use for automatic data collection may include:

Cookies. To enhance your online experience, we may use cookies and other tracking technologies. Cookies are text files stored in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your browser, pass on computer viruses, or capture your e-mail address. InspireMore Services use cookies for user authentication (such as remembering your login information to keep you logged in upon your next visit of the Site), keeping track of your preferences (such as content you’ve saved, authors and topics you follow, email newsletters to which you’ve opted-in, etc…), promotional campaigns that require user identification, keeping track of our audience size and traffic patterns, and to deliver relevant advertising from both first and third party advertising partners. You can configure your browser to accept cookies, reject cookies, or notify you when a cookie is being used. Unless you refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Site. However, by refusing cookies, you may be unable to access certain parts of our Site.

Web Beacons. Pages of our Site and/or electronic communications may contain small electronic files known as web beacons that may permit InspireMore to count users who have visited those pages, opened communications, and other related website statistics.

Third-Party Use of Cookies or Other Tracking Technologies. Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Site are served by third parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our Site. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based advertising or other targeted content. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

If you would like more information about web beacons, tags, and cookies associated with online advertising or to opt-out of third-party collection of this information, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative or Digital Advertising Alliance. To the greatest extent permissible under applicable law, we are not responsible for the tracking practices of third parties in connection with the InspireMore Services or Site.

Creating an InspireMore Account and Profile Information. There are currently two types of InspireMore accounts that can be created: one for select authors chosen by InspireMore and the other for the general public. When you create an InspireMore account, you provide access credentials in the form of a username, email address, and password or by authentication using another third-party service, such as FacebookTM, etc…. You may optionally provide us with additional profile information, including a short bio, location, and profile picture. If you create your InspireMore account by connecting through another service, we may use public information from the connected account to help complete your InspireMore profile. You may update or modify your profile information and contact information at any time. Profile information is available publicly on InspireMore Services, such as on your profile page.

Public Information. InspireMore’s Site was designed to inspire others on a daily basis, so by providing information to us, you agree such information may become public. This includes not only the content that you post, and data provided with such content (such as when it was posted), but also the content you follow, the content that you like or comment on, and other public interactions on the Site and with InspireMore Services. Your content and public information is broadly and instantly disseminated. For instance, your profile information and content are immediately delivered to a wide range of users and other services that access the Site and InspireMore Services. When you share information or content via InspireMore Services, you should think carefully about what content and information you are agreeing to make public.

Location Information. In addition to profile information, you may also tell us your exact location if you choose to enable your mobile device to send us location information. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services.

 How We Use Information

Personal Information may be used for the following purposes:

  • To present our Site and its content to you;
  • To provide you with information, products, or services you may request from us or that we wish to provide;
  • To administer or improve InspireMore Services, including providing you with notices about your subscription and account or changes to the Site or InspireMore Services;
  • To enable you to enjoy and easily navigate the InspireMore Services and participate in interactive features of our Site;
  • To better understand your needs and interests and to fulfill requests you may make;
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection;
  • To personalize your experience, including in any other way we may describe when you provide information;
  • To provide or offer software updates and product announcements;
  • To provide you with further information and offers from us or third parties that we believe you may find useful or interesting, including newsletters, marketing or promotional materials, advertising, and other information on services and products offered by us or third parties; and
  • For any other purpose with your consent.

We use information we obtain by technical means (such as the automatic recording performed by our servers or through cookies and other technology) for the above purposes and to monitor and analyze use of InspireMore Services; to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences (even though we do not disclose Personal Information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume you meet its target criteria); for technical administration of InspireMore Services; to increase functionality and user-friendliness of InspireMore Services; to better tailor InspireMore Services to user needs; and to generate and derive useful data and information concerning the interests, characteristics, and behavior of our users.

Disclosure of Information. When you send any information to the Site or through your usage of InspireMore Services, you grant InspireMore permission to use your information as InspireMore sees fit, in its sole discretion, in compliance with the terms of this privacy policy or the Terms of Service. For the avoidance of doubt, (i) we may disclose aggregated information about our users without restriction, (ii) we may disclose Personal Information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy, and (iii) we may use all other information in our discretion in compliance with this privacy policy.

We do not share, sell, rent or otherwise distribute your Personal Information to others, except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy. InspireMore may share your Personal Information:

  • With our subsidiaries and affiliates;
  • With our contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business;
  • With a buyer or other successor if InspireMore should ever sell its assets, merge with another entity, be acquired, or file for bankruptcy (including change of control transactions or other similarly related transactions as those listed herein), information collected from this Site, specifically including the information outlined in this privacy policy, including the Site and InspireMore Services may be transferred as assets of InspireMore.
  • If we have your explicit consent to share the information;
  • To fulfill your service request or other reason with which you provide it;
  • If we wish to contact you with information about services from our business partners or regarding billing and collection purposes;
  • If we have a good faith belief that sharing or otherwise permitting access, disclosure, use or preservation of such information is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, including complying with a court order, law, legal process, or responding to a government or regulatory request or to protect the rights, property, or safety of InspireMore, our customers, or others;
  • To investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud or potential threats against persons or property;
  • To investigate potential violations of our Terms of Service, or to enforce those Terms of Service; or
  • If we have a relationship with an affiliate or partner you have an online or off-line (non-Internet) relationship with or have visited the affiliate or partner’s website that links to or mentions InspireMore Services and have registered for InspireMore Services through the partner or affiliate’s program or website.

With Whom Information Is Shared

Public Information and Aggregated Information – InspireMore may share as it sees fit, in its sole discretion, information that you voluntarily make public or that InspireMore aggregates.

Since such public information can be accessed by the public and used by any member of the public, such use by third parties is beyond the control of InspireMore. When you post content on the InspireMore Services, we also collect, process, and store the contents of the InspireMore Services on our servers. The contents of the InspireMore Services can also be temporarily stored on the devices of users. We cannot prevent others from making copies of your content or otherwise protecting your content once you make it public. You should not use InspireMore Services or Site to send messages that you do not intend to be made public.

InspireMore may share with third parties your non-personal information and related aggregated data. For example, InspireMore may share IP addresses or general demographic information of its users to provide anonymous aggregated data to business partners (i.e. third party service providers, advertisers, advertising networks and platforms, agencies, and distribution partners) about the volume of use on InspireMore Services and the specific InspireMore Services in which users are most interested. Because this form of data does not identify particular users, these third parties will not be able to contact you based solely on this data.

Choices About How We Collect, Use, Share, and Disclose Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the Personal Information you provide to us. You have the choice about whether to disclose your personal information or other information about yourself to InspireMore. Regardless of your choices regarding promotional communications and updates regarding content, InspireMore may send you administrative messages, service announcements, terms and conditions of your account, or other similar communications, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.

You may stop using your account on the InspireMore Services at any time by simply logging out. You can also choose to remove your account by contacting us via the contact methods provided below. Please note that if you choose to cancel your account, InspireMore may retain some information about you such as for analytical purposes, the content you submitted to the Services, as well as for record keeping integrity. You can set your browser to refuse all or some cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note some parts of this Site may be inaccessible or not function properly.

If you do not want us to share your personal information with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties for promotional purposes, you can opt-out by adjusting your user preferences or by sending us an email at the email address provided below. If you do not wish to have your Personal Information used by the Company to promote our own or third parties’ products or services, you can opt-out by adjusting your user preferences in your account or by sending us an email at the email address provided below. If we have sent you a promotional email, you may send us a return email asking to be omitted from future email distributions or unsubscribing thereto.

We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI“) on the NAI’s website through the hyperlink given above.

Agreement to Abide by Applicable Laws

InspireMore agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to abide by applicable legislation governing the collection, use, maintenance, protection, and disclosure of Personal Information, including, but not limited to the following, as they may be updated from time to time:

  • For Personal Information collected from the European Union while the Safe Harbor program was in place and applicable to InspireMore, InspireMore agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to comply with the Safe Harbor program.
  • For Personal Information collected after the Safe Harbor program was invalidated by the European Union and while the EU-US Privacy Shield was in place and applicable to InspireMore, InspireMore agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to comply with the terms of the EU-US Privacy Shield program.
  • After the European Union invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield program, InspireMore agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to comply with the existing EU-US Privacy Shield program until the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework is developed, to the extent applicable to InspireMore, at which time InspireMore agrees to comply with the terms of the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, as applicable to InspireMore.
  • To the extent applicable to InspireMore, InspireMore agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • To the extent certain state laws are applicable to InspireMore, InspireMore agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to comply with each applicable state law, as further expanded upon below.
  • To the extent Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act is applicable to InspireMore and its users, InspireMore agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to comply with such law, as further expanded upon below.

 Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Information

You may have certain rights regarding your Personal Information processed by us, subject to certain limitations and restrictions set forth in specific laws applicable to your Personal Information:

  • You can review and change Personal Information by logging into the Site and visiting your account page.
  • You can contact us via the contact methods provided below to request access to, correct, or delete any Personal Information that you have provided to us. We may not be able to delete your Personal Information without also deleting your account. We reserve the right to not accommodate any requests made if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirements applicable to us or cause any information to be incorrect.
  • If you request we delete certain content you chose to make public, copies of such content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or might have been copied or stored by Site users. Access and use of information provided on the Site is governed by our Terms of Use.
  • Other rights may exist, as applicable to you and us. As these rights exist, we agree to use commercially reasonable efforts to comply with these rights upon notification by you of your desire to exercise these rights and an allotment of commercially reasonable time to help you.

Your state may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your Personal Information. While we agree to use commercially reasonable efforts to remain informed of and compliant with all applicable laws to our services, you are responsible to make us aware of any rights you wish to exercise by contacting us via the contact methods provided below and we agree to use commercially reasonable efforts to respond to you in a timely manner.

If you are a resident of California, please see the following links to the CCPA and the CPRA to learn about additional rights that may be available to you. Specifically, California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of certain technology that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us via the contact methods provided below.

If you are a resident of Colorado, please see the following link to learn more about additional rights that may be available to you.

If you are a resident of Virginia, please see the following link to learn more about additional rights that may be available to you.

If you are a resident of Utah, please see the following link to learn more about additional rights that may be available to you.

If you are a resident of Connecticut, please see the following link to learn more about additional rights that may be available to you.

If you are a resident of Nevada, please see the following link to learn more about additional rights that may be available to you.

As these laws change, are modified, amended, or supplemented, or as new states or jurisdictions implement additional laws applicable to our services, we remain committed to using commercially reasonable efforts to comply with each applicable law including providing you with the rights you have. Under each applicable law, we agree to disclose:

  • Personal Information categories collected or processed
  • Processing purposes
  • Personal Information categories shared with third parties, if any
  • Categories of third parties the controller shares Personal Information with, if any
  • Whether the controller sells Personal Information to third parties or processes Personal Information for targeted advertising and how you may exercise the right to opt out of this processing
  • How you may exercise such other consumer rights, including how to submit requests and provide you with appeal information.

In any case, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the contact methods provided below to exercise your rights and we commit to using commercially reasonable efforts to respond in a timely manner to help you exercise your rights.

To the extent General Data Protection Regulation is applicable to you, you may also have the following rights, among others:

  • The right to be informed about how Personal Information is being collected, used, how long it will be retained, and whether it will be shared.
  • The right to access the Personal Information we hold about you.
  • The right to request the correction of inaccurate personal information we hold about you.
  • The right to request we erase your Personal Information in certain circumstances.
  • The right to restrict processing of your Personal Information.
  • The right to obtain and reuse your Personal Information for your own purposes across different services.
  • The right to object to processing activities in certain circumstances.
  • The rights to withdraw consent in certain circumstances.
  • Certain rights related to automated decision-making including profiling.
  • The right to file a complaint.

Exercising Your Rights

You may exercise all rights to the extent applicable to you by emailing InspireMore at [email protected] or by contacting us via the contact methods provided below.

We agree to use commercially reasonable efforts to respond to your request within the applicable time frame prescribed by applicable law, and in any event, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to respond within 30 days of receipt of your request. InspireMore expressly reserves the right to (i) refuse any request outside the parameters of applicable law and (ii) verify your identity, to the extent not excluded by law, before accommodating your request.

Data Security

We have implemented certain measures designed to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. The safety and security of your Personal Information also depends on you. You are responsible for keeping your Personal Information safe, secure, and confidential. We ask you not to share your password or account information with anyone or otherwise make public your Personal Information that you do not want to be made public. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Site. The information you share in public may be viewed by any user of the Site.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we agree to use commercially reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to our Site. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for, and specifically hereby disclaim any responsibility for, circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contains on the Site.

Location

When you first launch any features of the InspireMore Services that collect location information, you will be asked to consent to our collection of this information. You may stop our collection of location information by following the standard uninstall process to remove the InspireMore Services from your device.

Links

The InspireMore Site and services may contain links to other sites. InspireMore is not responsible for the privacy policy or other practices employed by websites linked to, or from, our Site nor the information or content contained therein. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this Site.

Our Policy Toward Children

Neither our Site nor our InspireMore Services are intended for or directed to children under 16 years of age. No one under age 16 may provide any information to, on, or through the Site. We do not knowingly collect information from children under 16. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on this Site or through any of its features, register for the Site, use any of the interactive or public comment features, or provide any information about yourself to us. If a parent or guardian learns his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at [email protected] or via the contact methods provided below. If we learn a child under 16 has provided us with information without parental consent, we will delete such information from our files.

Changes and Updates

From time to time, we may change this privacy policy. To ensure that you are familiar with our most updated policies and practices, check the effective date indicated above of this privacy policy each time you use InspireMore Services. If we make any changes, we will notify you of such changes by posting the updated privacy policy on the InspireMore Site. We may also send you an email alerting you of such changes. By continuing to access our Site or InspireMore Services, you agree to any such changes to the privacy policy after those changes have been posted. If we make material revisions concern practices where we have represented we will obtain your consent to use or disclose your personal information, we will obtain your consent before taking any action inconsistent with those representations.

How to Contact Us

InspireMore welcomes your feedback regarding this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service. If you have questions, comments, or concerns about either one, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected]. You can also reach us by mail at:
InspireMore
500 N. Akard Street, Suite 3240
Dallas, Texas 75201