Effective Date: August 26, 2019
Saturn Technologies Inc. runs Saturn, a communications platform that helps high school students stay up-to-date on their classroom schedule and homework assignments, and build a stronger school community.
When you use Saturn, we get some information from you. We want to be upfront about what information we collect, how we use it, and who we share it with. We’ll also tell you how you can access, update, and delete certain information.
. Information We Collect
There are three basic categories of information we collect:
• Information you choose to give us.
• Information we get when you use our services.
• Information we get from outside our services (third parties).
Here’s a little more detail on each of these categories.
Information You Choose to Give Us
• Profile Information. We collect information you add to your profile, such as your name, email address, phone number, grade, and profile photo.
• Social Network Service Information. Saturn only allows you to interact with other users who attend or teach at the same school. To do this, we need access to your Google, Microsoft, or other social network service (“SNS”) account information to verify which school you attend. When you click on the “Verify with Google,” “Verify with Microsoft,” or similar button from another SNS, you are allowing Saturn to access information in your SNS profile, such as your user ID, email address, name, and profile photo.
You should know that the information we collect from your Google, Microsoft, or other SNS account may depend on the privacy settings you have with that service, so you should always make sure to carefully review that SNS’s privacy and data practices.
While Saturn tries to verify your school through your SNS profile, we can’t guarantee that you or any other person will be given access to the appropriate school community on Saturn.
• Information You Share on Saturn. We have access to whatever information you send through Saturn, such as notes on homework assignments and messages to your classmates. Keep in mind that the other users you send information to can always save that content or copy it outside the Saturn app or website. So the same common sense that applies to the whole internet applies to Saturn as well: Don’t send messages or share content that you wouldn’t want someone to save or share.
• Information You Share When You Become an Ambassador. If you want to become a Saturn Ambassador, we’ll ask you for some more information about you, like your Instagram handle and mailing address. We may also ask you to refer friends at other schools to become Ambassadors. Please only refer someone if you have that person’s permission to give us their contact information.
• Information You Share When You Contact Us. Even though it’s probably obvious to you, we’ll say it anyway: when you contact customer support or communicate with us in any other way, we’ll collect the information you volunteer.
Information We Get When You Use Saturn
We collect information about how you use Saturn, like whether you add notes about a homework assignment, view a classmate’s schedule, or message someone.
Here’s a more complete explanation of the types of information we collect when you use Saturn.
• Usage Information. We collect information about how you use Saturn. For example, we may collect information about:
- how you interact with our services, such as how many hours per day you use Saturn.
- how you communicate with your classmates, such as their names, the time and date of your communications, the number of messages you exchange with your classmates, and which classmates you exchange messages with the most.
• Content Information. We collect content you create on our services, such as your course schedule, notes you write about homework assignments, and messages you send to classmates. We also collect information about the content, like the time and date you sent a message and whether a classmate has seen the message.
• Device Information. We collect information about your phone, tablet, or other device you use to open Saturn. For example, we collect:
- information about your hardware and software, such as the hardware model, operating system version, device memory, advertising identifiers, unique application identifiers, and apps installed; and
- information about your wireless and mobile network connections, such as mobile phone number, service provider, and signal strength.
• Your Contacts.
To help you interact with classmates through Saturn, we – with your permission – may collect information about your contacts. You can also invite your contacts to join Saturn.
We may collect information about your location. You can choose not to share your precise location by changing the location settings on your phone or other device.
• Information Collected by Cookies and Other Technologies.
Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can usually remove or reject browser cookies through the settings on your browser or device. Some browsers may be set to send “Do Not Track
” signals, but we currently don’t respond to Do Not Track signals. Keep in mind though that removing or rejecting cookies could affect Saturn’s performance.
• Log Information.
We also collect log information when you use our website. That information includes, among other things:
- how you’ve used our services.
- device information, such as your web browser type and language.
- access times.
- pages viewed.
- IP address.
- identifiers associated with cookies or other technologies that may uniquely identify your device or browser.
- pages you visited before or after going to our website.
Information We Collect from Third Parties and Other Users
We may collect information about you from other users. For example, if another user shares their contacts or events they plan on attending, we may combine information from that user’s contact list and activities with other information we’ve collected about you.
How We Use Information
What do we do with the information we collect? The short answer is: Give you a better experience using our services that we believe improves your life in a variety of ways, through the following activities:
• Developing, operating, improving, delivering, maintaining, and protecting Saturn products and services.
• Communicating with you, including by email. For example, we may use email to respond to support inquiries or to share information about our products, services, and offers that we think may interest you.
• Creating anonymous data that we use for things like analytics.
• Personalizing your experience by, among other things, suggesting friends or customizing the content we show you.
• Enhancing the safety and security of our products and services.
• Verifying your identity and preventing fraud or other unauthorized or illegal activity.
• Using information we’ve collected from cookies and other technology to enhance our services and your experience with them.
• Enforcing our Terms of Service and other usage policies.
How We Share Information
Saturn is designed to help you share information with others. As a result, we share some of the information generated through our platform publicly or with third parties. We may share information about you in the following ways:
• With other Saturn users.
We may share the information below with other Saturn users. All Saturn users, especially teachers, should read the Community Guidelines
to make sure you understand how you’re allowed to use Saturn.
- Information about you, such as your username, name, and profile photo.
- Content you post or send. How widely your content is shared depends on your account settings.
- Any other information you’ve decided to share through your account settings. You can learn more about your account settings under Control over Your Information.
• With an SNS. When you use an SNS, like Google or Microsoft, to sign up for Saturn, we share some information with that SNS. Make sure you read the SNS’s privacy policies to learn how the SNS will use your information.
• With service providers. We may share information about you with service providers that help us run our business, like the company that helps us store our data.
• With third parties. We may also share your information with third parties in the following ways:
- With third parties for legal reasons. We may share information about you if we reasonably believe it’s necessary to:
• comply with legal process, governmental request, or applicable law, rule, or regulation.
• investigate, remedy, or enforce potential Terms of Service violations.
• protect the rights, property, and safety of us, our users, or others.
• detect and resolve any fraud or security concerns.
- With third parties as part of a merger or acquisition. If Saturn gets involved in a business transaction, like a merger, asset sale, financing, liquidation or bankruptcy, or acquisition, we may share your information as part of that transaction.
- De-identified data. We may also share aggregated, non-personally identifiable, or de-identified information with third parties.
Saturn may contain links to third-party websites or apps. If you visit a third-party website or app, we are not responsible for how that third party collects or uses your information. As always, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party service that you visit or use.
How Long We Keep Your Information
We store your basic account information—like your name, phone number, and email—for as long as you have an account with Saturn. If you ever decide that you don’t want us to keep your information, you can just ask us to delete it.
When we delete any information, it might still be in our archives. Keep in mind that in some cases we may not delete your information if we’re legally required to store your information or to suspend our deletion practices, or if we receive reports of abuse or other Terms of Service violations.
We may also keep certain information in backup for a limited time.
Control over Your Information
We want you to be in control of your information, so we provide you with these choices regarding use of information on our platform:
• Account Mode. You can use Saturn in either public or private mode. If your account is in public mode, any Saturn user from your school can see your class schedule and any homework notes you’ve made. If you are in private mode, only Saturn users who you approve to follow you can see your class schedule and homework notes. Even in private mode, you can choose to make your homework notes public.
• Email Communications. We may send you newsletters and other emails describing things like new features. When you receive these emails from us, you can “opt out” by following the unsubscribe instructions in the email, or you can just contact us directly. Even if you “opt out”, we may still send you emails about our services, like information about your account.
• Changing or Deleting Your Personal Information. You can change some of your information, such as your profile picture, by adjusting your account settings. You can also request to change or delete your personal information by contacting us. We may keep some personal data for legal, security, and business reasons. When we delete any information, it may still be in our archives.
• Delete Your Account. You can contact us to request to delete your account. When we delete your account, we may keep some of the information we’ve already collected about you to help us operate and improve Saturn.
Your Information is Secure
The security of your personal information is important to us. We take steps to protect the personal information we collect. Remember, security risk exists across all websites and apps, so we can’t guarantee the security of your information. Children
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturn Technologies Inc.
Attn: Legal – Privacy
176 Grant Street, Suite 602
New York, NY 10013